Technically, it was a few days before Valentine’s Day, but the title sounded nicer this way! I was actually on the hunt for some Herbal Tea (as much as I enjoy them, my pseudo-coffee drinks, they weren’t much help in the sleep department) which was the main reason why I hit up several branches of Sultan Center (Promenade – Salmiya – Souq Sharq)… on the same day… back-to-back (totally sane behavior).
I really delved into Netflix in 2018 and found a ton of entertaining shows and documentaries, and even a few movies! One show that I enjoyed quite a lot, that didn’t happen to be by Netflix was Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan! The entire season was only just 8 episodes, but each episode was satisfyingly meaty (no fluff)! The main character Jack Ryan was played by none other than the adorably charming John Krasinski (he of The Office fame) with the supporting role played by Wendall Pierce (who has been in everything, except I recognize him as Megan Markle’s dad on Suits lol). Basically, Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst (desk job) that gets thrust into field work operations… unwillingly.
The Haunting of Hill House was yet another show that debuted on Netflix during October. Everyone has been raving about it! Even the King of Horror, Stephen King described the show as “close to a work of genius.” in his tweet!
My latest trip to Sephora was quite eventful! For starters, I lost my White Sephora Card, again. So, I had to sign up for a new one, all over again. I used the same e-mail and phone number, so I’m hoping that the points got transferred (forgot to check). If not, that’s still okay, because I purchased no less than 3 perfumes as birthday gifts (2 girls, 1 guy) which will definitely help me rack up the points to get upgraded from a White Sephora Card to a Black Sephora Card (deets here) that much faster. The perfumes are not shown because I already gifted them to the recipients. I did ask for some fragrance samples (because buying perfumes for others kinda’ made me wanna’ play around with some of my own) and surprise surprise, they’d “just ran out of samples“. However, I was promised that my perfume picks would get decanted into tiny little vials in lieu of fragrance samples (which made me happy)! Plus, I got everything shown in the photo above as a gift with purchase (unprompted) which put a hole in my samples theory (mentioned here) where I mistakenly thought that if you purchased skincare and makeup-y bits, you could only get skincare samples and makeup-y samples, and if you purchased perfumes then you could only get perfume samples. Apparently, the Sales Assistants just hand out whatever to whomever, whenever.
This pretty notebook shouts summer with a sky blue cover and palm tree design featuring graphic print glitter text ‘Choose Happy‘ written across the front.
How adorable is this notebook? I absolutely love the graphics and the color scheme! It’s all so very cute and summer-y! I know, I know. As an adult female, I really should stop visiting Claire’s (namely because it’s a little girls’ store) but I just can’t help stopping by from time to time, because it really is such a cute store and I always find the cutest things there (like this notebook)! ^_~
Even the beauty world (Urban Decay, OPI) is getting in on the action!
Inspired by the Twilight Saga book/movie franchise, the people behind Duwop have created a new cosmetic brand “Twilight Beauty“. The two lines that have debuted appropriately in time for Halloween are “Luna Twilight” aimed at the more mature fans, and the less costly “Volturi” which is geared towards the younger fans (extra emphasis on glitter and such).