After hitting up Debenhams (here) and Bath & Body Works (here) and The Body Shop (here), I finally made it to Sultan Center.
Between my brother and his wife’s weekly visits to the local co-op, and my online orders from taw9eel.com (My Pantry), we were all set on groceries.
So, this haul was mostly snackage (stuff I couldn’t find online) and personal care stuff (face wash, cotton pads, etc…)
After Boots (dis) and Bath & Body Works (dis), since I was at the Avenues anyway, I hit up Carrefour for some snackage. Annoyingly, I forgot to include some things in the main photo again, but I did add them below.
I was running
low out of my Personal Care favorites and had to replenish my stock. By now, regular readers will know that my “go to” was Sultan Center (Souq Sharq). While there, I snatched up some random snackage, which turned out to be yummy! Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the receipt (meaning no prices will be listed).
It was towards the end of summer…
I was starving and I was in a spend-y mood (deadly combination). Now, despite the huge haulage (as evident by the photo above), I was actually very, very, very disappointed with the Shuwaikh branch of The Sultan Center! There were bugs having a party on all the exposed fruits and veggies, fridge doors were left open (meaning the frozen food items like burger patties, seafood, and whatever else were just left to melt), every single tub of ice-cream I picked up was sticky (gross!), the seal was broken on a lot of food items, other food items (an entire row of Lay’s Forno Lemon & Black Pepper Baked Potato Chips in the smallest size) had expired months ago (yet still remained on the shelves), the whole place was a mess! Some areas (with the most traffic) were relatively alright but for the most part, the entire place looked like a scene from Mad Max… lol imagine how much larger this haul would’ve been if I hadn’t been grossed out.
Chromium coating for long lasting blades.
Lubrastrip with lubricants for added comfort.
Soft Ultragrip handle for great control.
I’ve mentioned these in the previous post (here) but they deserve a post of their own. Personally, I alternate between shaving and waxing depending on my whim. If my mood is leaning more towards shaving rather than getting a wax, I’ll most probably be using a Gillette Blue II Razor (disposable). These razors have been my favorite by far for the past few years. As I said before, I’m not quite sure if it’s because of the way they are designed but these razors perform fantastically. The Ultragrip handle really does offer great control as it fits comfortably in my grasp which consequentially lessens the chance of mishaps. The Lubrastrip (the little strip designed to react with water) isn’t as slimey as some of the others I’ve used in the past. As for the blades themselves, they result in the closest shave ever and because of the chromium coating, you can re-use the razors and still have the same ultra smooth results. In the interest of full disclosure, I would not recommend them to newbies as they aren’t designed like women’s diposable razors and I actually have cut myself a handful of times with them, when I first started shaving. Readily available at most cooperatives (jam3iyas) in the country and almost every drugstores abroad, these razors come in a pack, and are quite affordable (read: dirt cheap). I always make it a point to have a pack of Gillette’s navy blue disposable men’s razors on hand at all times.
Best shaving tip ever: Use men’s razors (disposable) for the closest shave and best results ever!
Hair removal. Most people perform some form or other of this practice yet it’s not something as freely discussed; viewed as somewhat of a taboo, if you will.