I rarely stop by the Phase I or Avenues I branch of Boots (wedged in wall-to-wall with yet another Starbucks). Normally, I’d visit the Phase II or Avenues II branch of Boots (because it’s one store over from Bath & Body Works which is my usual haunting ground). However, I’ve been hitting up pretty much every single branch of Boots that I can think of, in search of Batiste Dry Shampoo – A Hint of Colour Medium & Brunette (featured here) because it seems to have vanished, country-wide (which makes me very, very sad). It had the nicest scent out of all of them, and the powder was tinted (matching my hair perfectly). That stuff was my favorite! So, if anyone happens to know where I can find it locally, please do share. I’d be much obliged to ya! Anyways, I was at Boots and opposed to just the Buy Two Get One Free deal that they’re usually promoting (which forces your hand into purchasing more stuff), they actually had a legitimate Sale going on (25% off most items), so I stocked up on a few “necessities”.
Since the Bath and Body Works offerings at Marina Mall were pitiful, I decided to check out what they had in stock at The Avenues, and brought my adorable sister-in-law with me. We also stopped by a Sephora but that’s another haul for another day.
I was at Marina Mall when I stopped by Bath & Body Works because I noticed they were having their Big Sale. Nothing really stood out to me (I wasn’t blown away or instantly smitten with anything). In fact, it feels like they just brought out some of their products that didn’t do well (sales-wise) throughout the year and put them up on display. I was really disappointed with this year’s Big Sale offerings. With that being said, I decided to pick up a few “necessities” (read: Deep Cleansing Hand Soap) seeing as how they were on sale.
Now that for whatever reason I can no longer order online (from Sephora, Ulta, Cherry Culture, MAC, Nars, Beauty.com/Drugstore.com and more recently E.L.F.), I’ve been going through withdrawal symptoms which consequentially has put me in dire need of a quick fix… like any “normal” makeup junkie, obviously. Ever since the brand Colourpop first entered the scene, people have been singing them praises, nonstop. Based on my past experiences, I’ve learned (the hard way) that newer is not necessarily better and just because everyone loves Colourpop (like literally the world over) at this moment in time, might possibly have more to do with the brand being the “in” thing (read: trending) rather than the actual performance and quality of the products. I think of it like this, whenever a new iPhone is released, there’s always handful of bugs that need fixing and rather than get the first version, I wait for them to iron out the kinks and whatnot before actually purchasing a less faulty version. So I waited for the hype to die down… and waited… and waited… and waited. Finally, Black Friday rolled around and I figured I’d be getting a good deal on products that were already super inexpensive and insanely budget friendly and apparently still getting stellar reviews (worldwide) so I placed my first order ever with Colourpop. The package arrived to Kuwait pretty quick but got held up by the MOI for a good long while, as per usual (the thought of them puzzling over the unsual texture amused me immensely). This here is my attempt at an “unboxing”. I got out my trusty X-Acto Knife and made quick work of the packaging. Doesn’t the packaging look like it’s about to take flight (bottom left corner photo)? Kinda’ looks like a Transformer to me (lawl).
Follow Bath and Body Works MENA (Middle East and North Africa) on Facebook and Twitter ‘cuz they post about random deals going on at the moment (for example, they’ll have a sale on all hand soaps for 50% off during the weekend or something equally random). Unexpectedly, Bath and Body Works MENA (Middle East and North Africa) have actually retweeted my Bath and Body Works hauls a handful of times on twitter @BBWMENA which was kinda’ cool.
I picked up a bunch of stuff accumulated through several trips. Some of them were purchased during the big sale, and some were purchased before that.