Sultan Center Haulage (Souq Sharq) (Sept 2020)

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…)

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Amazon UK Hair Care Haulage (Summer 2020)

On July 20 2020 I placed an online order on Amazon UK for some Hair Tools and Hair Accessories and even Hair Removal Stuff.

I was swimming in the pool with my family almost daily and cooking pretty much regularly (Chef LuLu Part 4) which meant there was no point in curling or straightening or waving my hair, because I was constantly hopping in an out of the shower.

In fact, I relied pretty heavily on the Garnier Ultra Doux Mythic Olive Extreme Nutrition Oil Replacement (haulage here), which I would work into my hair and let it air-dry, until my next shower.

However, I’d really enjoyed the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (reviewed here) and wondered if I was missing out on any more gems. Not satisfied with the small selection at taw9eel.com (it’s not their specialty) I figured I’d check out Amazon UK and ended up with a few hits and a few misses.

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Carrera Curling Tong No.537

A longer curling tong means a bigger surface area that can style thicker strands in one go.

The result?

Dream curls, 25 percent faster.

Inspired by the success of the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (hauled and reviewed here), I decided to get another Curling Tong.

I mean, read that description. How could I not get it?

On July 12, (during the lockdown), I placed yet another order on taw9eel, which included the Carrera Curling Tong (No.537) for KD 19/750

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BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron C625SDE

On July 2 (during the lockdown), I placed yet another order on taw9eel, which included the BaByliss Sensitive Curling Iron (model number C625SDE) for KD 14/900

If you enlarge the picture, you’ll see at the bottom it says 160-210 Celsius. The fact that it went all the way up to 210 Celsius was mainly why I chose this particular model.

I learned early on that my hair cannot and will not hold a curl, unless I use extremely high heat.

In the past, I’ve tried using tools from some of the more cheap-y brands (low heat) and although they did curl my hair, the effect barely lasted for an hour. The curl would fall loose and sorta’ become shapeless (which is not what I wanted).

Although it’s not healthy (at all), my personal preference is extremely high heat. The higher the better lol While 210 Celsius was not that extreme (for my hair), it was still pretty hot, so I took a chance and it payed off!

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My Pantry

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Al Mansour Haul (November)

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

As per usual, I popped by the Al Mansour booth (pics here) for my makeup-fix.

– x8 Brow Products
– x5 False Lashes
– x1 Mascara
– x2 Eyeshadows
– x5 Blushes

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Boots Hair Care Haul (August)

– Umberto Giannini “Mermaid Hair” Volume Mousse
– Soap&Glory “Junk The Gunk” Deep Cleansing Shampoo
– Umberto Giannini “Beach Care” Coconut Oil Conditioner
– Umberto Giannini “Pool Proof” Leave-In Hair Protection Cream
– Soap&Glory “Control Sleek” Heat-Activated Smoothing Cream
– Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Express Blow Dry Primer

Boots (Avenues) had a “Buy 3, Get 3 Free” promo going on, around the beginning of August. Since my latest obsession seems to be Hair Care, I decided to take advantage of that opportunity and snag some things from the newBeach Collection” from Umberto Giannini. I also got some stuff from the all new Hair Care Range from Soap&Glory and just the one thing from Charles Worthington.

I didn’t do any “research” beforehand and just grabbed stuff based on the cutesy packaging and fun names, and what they claimed to do. As such, I found some of them kinda’ disappointing. That said, I’m not about to open up all of them in one go (not that crazy) so I’ve only gotten around to using 3 out of the 6, for now.

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Carrefour Haul (July)

I’d been meaning to hit up Carrefour (Avenues) to repurchase the Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara. Plus, our driver couldn’t find my beloved Torabika Cappuccino Instant Coffee in any of the local cooperatives. Plus, my older brother wanted me to pick up some Beef Jerky for him. Plus, my younger brother wanted me to pick up some Americana Mini Croissants to take to work with him (for his coworkers). Plus, the last time I’d popped in to Carrefour was back in January (dis) so it’s been a minute.

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Saveco Haul

I accidentally spent KD 75 (almost $250) at Saveco! lol

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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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