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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Best Nail Polish Remover Ever

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Conditioning Nail Polish Remover

Enriched with apricot kernel oil and pro-vitamin B5 to help keep nails in top condition.

I’ve tried so many nail polish removers from so many different brands over the years, from high-end to low-end. The more gentle removers usually need a little elbow grease for them to completely remove everything off my nails and when using darker polishes, brighter polishes or glitter polishes, I’ll have to use almost half a pack of cotton pads just to get everything off. Some nail polish removers will leave some sort of “hydrating” residue behind (which totally skeeves me out) while others will completely dry out my hands. The one thing they all have in common is that they all have a horrible scent. I was always on the lookout for a decent nail polish remover until Boots opened up shop in Kuwait. Normally, the quality of home-brand products are sub-par but I purchased the Conditioning Nail Polish Remover (150ml) from Boots (by Boots) for KD 1 and have been repurchasing it ever since.
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