Deliveroo

Your favourite restaurants and takeaways, delivered straight to your door

I was craving a Cheeseburger from Five Guys but didn’t feel like braving the overcrowded streets during Ramadan. Since neither Talabat nor Carriage delivered Five Guys, I decided to finally give Deliveroo a shot (shout out to my girl Sonia for recommending Deliveroo)!

I ordered a Little CheeseBurger (with the works) which cost KD 2/500 and Little Fries which cost KD 1/250. The total for my order was KD 3/750. It was a little bit late, but I didn’t even notice until I got this e-mail… only an hour later!

Next time you order, it’s on us

We’re sorry your order was late – here’s KD 3.750 towards your next one.

Great service matters to us, so we want to say sorry and give you KD 3.750 credit towards your next order. Just follow the link below to add the credit to your account. It will be automatically added when you place your next order and is available for the next 14 days.

Wow! I’ve only ever heard of these things happening and mainly these stories take place abroad (if your pizza is late, it ends up being free, etc…), but never actually experienced it for myself… until now! I’ve shared my disdain for local take-out joints years ago (Nom Nom) and more recently my absolute nightmare of an experience with Carriage (Carriage Sucks!), but that’s all I’ve ever known. It’s unfortunate, but I’ve gotten used to placing and order via Carriage only to have it arrive about a week later and usually missing a few items to boot.

As such, I honestly didn’t even notice that my order with Deliveroo was a little late (because Carriage tends to be very, very, very late), up until they e-mailed me, to not only apologize, but also to give me credit towards me next order (which was the total amount of my “late” order)!

So professional! I mean… is this even Kuwait? Is this even real life? Needless to say, I was not only impressed by Deliveroo, but veritably blown away and will definite, definitely be ordering with them in the future (in fact, I already used up the credit on another order from Five Guys and have been ordering with them on and off throughout Ramadan! btw their Coffee Shake is ah-maze!) ♥

Nordstrom Skincare Sample Pack (April)

Free 16pc Natural Beauty Gift with Purchase (a $188 Value) with any $125 Beauty or Fragrance Purchase

I contacted Nordstrom through their Live Chat App (up on their website) to double check something on a recent order (couldn’t remember if I’d used the code or not, but turns out that I did), when I was informed that I also qualified for the Natural Skincare Sample Pack, before they promptly sent it over. They had this whole Natural Beauty Event (eco-friendly, vegan, etc…) going on during the month of April and the Natural Skincare Sample Pack (as shown) was the Gift with Purchase during that month.

I’d like to say it was “free”, but they sent it over separately, which meant I had to pay extortionate shipping charges (from my U.S. Aramex mailbox to Kuwait) for one measly pack… of samples lol I understand that it’s not possible for them to group all the items into a single shipment, but I sure wish it was! To add insult to injury, everything arrived sopping wet (something had spilled in transit). It was my first real “incident” with Nordstrom, whom my experience with, has been nothing but perfect, up to this point. That said, there was a bunch of cool stuff in the Natural Skincare Sample Pack!

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Sultan Center Haulage (April)

I stopped by Sultan Center (Souq Sharq) because I’d run out of my new favorite psuedo-coffee drink (Torabika) and neither I nor any of my friends or family could seem to find it anywhere. I was just as unsuccessful at Sultan Center, which was why I ended up getting x2 sachets of Nescafe Gold Cappuccino and x2 sachets of Nescafe Gold Double Chocolate Mocha to tide me over.

Since I was there anyway, I stocked up on some snackage (which was why I’ve been regaining weight lol)! Most of this stuff was “spotted” earlier in my previous Sultan Center post (here) and some of it was hauled earlier as well (here).

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KitKat Coconut

My cousin’s cat (he’d named her Trouble lol) had just given birth to 3 beautiful kittens (1 female in a patchwork of black and brown and 2 all-white males). All 3 were just so darn cuuute! While watching them walk (or bounce, rather), I couldn’t help but think of cotton-balls (because they were just so fluffy lol).

The female kitten was such a scaredy-cat (literally, lol)! Any time anyone would visit my cousin, she’d run and hide and refuse to come out until they’d left, which was a bummer, because she looked the cutest and I would’ve loved to play with her, but I didn’t want her to have a heart attack either. Meanwhile, the other two male kittens (who were absolutely gorgeous, mind you) walked side-by-side with such purpose and intent, you’d think they were exploring the Serengeti, not my cousin’s living room, or more specifically, his couch lol They practically looked like tiny lions! Just watching those two balls of fluff “prowling” around the place, melted my heart repeatedly over the course of my visit! They were just so stinkin’ cute! ♥

As such, I was pretty much living at my cousin’s place.

During one of those visits, I was stuffing my face in his kitchenette, when I stumbled upon a box of KitKat in the flavor Coconut. Honestly, I wasn’t all that intrigued (I’m not big on chocolate). However, he kept insisting I try one. So, I did. It was surprisingly really, really good!

Being the glutton that I am, I asked him (I’m shameless lol) if I could take one more (to inhale at my leisure, back home). He insisted I take two (isn’t he a sweetie? … despite dis lol). Ever since then, I’ve been on the lookout for KitKat Coconut (which surprise, surprise isn’t stocked at my local co-op). I have spotted them and purchased them at Sultan Center since, though. They had a whole bunch of new(er) KitKat flavors, but I was only interested in KitKat Coconut.

If you happen to spot KitKat Coconut, do give it a try!

Sultan Center Haulage (February)

My first Sultan Center Haulage of the year! This was about 3 or 4 days before Valentine’s Day so I kinda’ went crazy over the Limited Edition stuff and also… I was hangry (which is appropriate, since I’m posting this during Ramadan, the time when people default to hangry)! Like I said in my previous Spotted at Sultan Center post (here), I hit up three different locations on my hunt for Herbal Tea. Even when I’d succeeded in averting my eyes and avoiding certain items at the first branch, by the time I hit up the final branch, my will power was non-existent (all tapped out) lol

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Spotted at Sultan Center (Valentine’s Day)

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).

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Carrefour Haulage (January)

Once again, I was at the Avenues and on my way back to my car, popped by Carrefour to replenish my stock of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and pick up another Colgate 360 Toothbrush (every time I open up a new one to start using, I like to go out and purchase a back-up as quickly as possible, especially since I don’t always find these babies at any given local co-op).

While there, I couldn’t resist picking up these bars of KitKat because the name of the flavor (Cookie Crumble) made me lol Inspired by recent success with Lux Soap (here), I decided to try out a random scent, which smelled nice in-store, but was so floral and just awful during use!

At the Makeup Aisle, I was completely smitten with a Maybelline Nail Polish in the most delicious shade of coffee brown that was appropriately named Dark Roast! Keeping up with the chocolate-y theme (you know how much I love my themes), I snatched up a tiny pot of Cocoa Butter Body Cream from the brand Himalaya (or Himalaya Herbals? I dunno… it’s just one of those brands that’s always been around, in every drugstore and local co-op, since the beginning of time) to stash in my car for when I forget to moisturize. Lastly, I hit up the Essence counter and picked up a few things (more on that below).

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