DevaCurl and Hair Loss (Warning Graphic Pictures)

I was on a full on Hair Care kick, around June of last year and purchased a ton of hair stuff online from Nordstrom (haulage here) including products from the brand DevaCurl which was “Curly Girl Method Approved”!

Shortly after, as if on cue, there was a scandal and a following lawsuit involving the brand. Apparently, DevaCurl products (allegedly) caused hair loss and hair damage and other hair-related issues.

Thankfully, I hadn’t gotten around to using any of the travel-sized products in the DevaCurl Super Curly Curls On The Go Kit.

Unfortunately though, I did get around to using the DevaCurl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip.

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Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers

Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers retail for KD 15/000 each

These detachable rollers are the quickest and easiest way to get that celeb blow dry look. It’s super-easy to nail this style, just blow dry your mane as you usually would before using the detachable radial brush rollers to get those big bouncy curls. Perfect before a big night out!

So I spotted these at Boots (Avenues). Initially, I was drawn to the Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers because of the 80’s color scheme (like I said, I’m currently on an 80’s kick) which I thought was so cool! However, when I realized they were actually Hair Rollers, I was highly intrigued!

I’ve always wanted to create a salon-worthy blow-out/blow-dry at home. However, I’ve never quite mastered the art of of using a Round Brush in one hand and a Blow-Dryer in the other. Something about it just too complex for me lol That’s why I turned my eye to Hair Rollers, so sure that they’d give me the results I wanted, and that they’d be much easier to use. I’d fill up my Amazon (UK) wish-list with so many Heated Rollers and would frequently check back to read the reviews, but I would never actually purchase any of them. It’s been that way for years.

That’s why when I spotted these Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers, I just had to get them. A sane person would’ve purchased just the one. However, Boots were having a Buy Two Get One Free deal going on, at the time. I figured I was actually saving money (when I got back home, my family were like, “that’s not how it works”) and also, down the line, I may wanna’ have more defined curls as opposed to big voluminous yet shapeless curls so more curlers were needed (it made sense in my mind, ok?)

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Carrefour Haulage (December)

I just happened to be in the vicinity (because I usually park my car in the underground parking lot) and figured I’d replenish my stock of Beef Jerky. One thing led to another and I ended up with… dis. To be fair, I can’t find Beef Jerky anywhere else, other than Carrefour, which is why I buy the stuff in bulk (Avenues isn’t exactly around the corner from my place). Also, our local co-op is always out of whichever coffee drink I happen to enjoy at the time, so that’s why I buy a pack or two at a time.

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Spotted at Boots (November)

They were having a Buy 2 Get 2 Free over at Boots (the one facing Carrefour at the Avenues) so I decided to pop in and check it out.

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Spotted at Perfume & Makeup Exhibition

(Photo nicked off the Mishref Fair Grounds Website).

I try to make it a point to visit the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition at least once a year. The Perfume & Cosmetics Exhibition takes place twice a year (March and then again in Oct-Nov) in Hall 5 and Hall 6 and Hall 8 at Mishref Fair Grounds. As you can see, the Halls are huge! They’ve always got something or other going on there (sometimes simultaneously), year-round! This year, I noticed that they had strung up pretty fairy lights and arranged a seating area somewhere outside, with a ton of trendy pop-ups in cute little shacks that were catering the event, on either side of the seating area! I actually took a handful of pics, but people’s faces were on full display so I can’t show ’em (privacy blah blah blah consent blah blah blah).

Unfortunately, the majority of the halls participating in the Perfume & Cosmetics Exhibition mainly feature Oud and Teeb (Arab Fragrances), with only a smaller portion of booths featuring “French Perfumes” and an even smaller portion featuring Makeup. Heck, one of the Halls (I wanna’ say Hall 7) was reserved solely and entirely for Boutiqaat (at one point, I saw a tumbleweed roll by).

I’ve been going to the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition for years decades! In fact, even before I used to go there, my mom would get me a Lancome Mascara Gift Set when I was a teen (drugstore brands weren’t as readily available in Kuwait back then). Even just 8 years back, Victoria’s Secret used to participate (here) as did Sephora (here). It’s also where I first spotted China Glaze (here) and Lush (here). Now, it’s so very different (not in a good way) from what it once was…

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Spotted at Boots (October)

Dry Shampoo

After begging Boots to bring back Batiste Dry Shampoo in the shade a Hint of Color – Medium & Brunette (because I couldn’t find it anywhere in the country) and then later on, any Dry Shampoo from any brand (it’s like all the Dry Shampoo in the country just disappeared), Boots finally brought back not only Batiste Dry Shampoo, but they even brought out their own (in-house brand) Boots Dry Shampoo! LOL

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H&M Buy 3 Get 1 Free Accessories Haul

Once again, I found myself at the Avenues branch of H&M. Once again, they were having some sort of deal. Once again, I couldn’t resist picking up a few items to take advantage of said deal. I picked up a pack of pretty falsies (3x per pack), another one of those sleek hair brushes, and 2 aviators (I’ve always had a thing for aviators, they just look so cool!) and managed to get one of the aviators for free (as part of the deal). Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I got and haven’t experienced any buyer’s remorse since these are all quite practical (for a change)!

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