They were having a sale and it had been a minute since my previous haul, so on Nov 12 2020, I placed another online order with our local Bath & Body Works store.
Aside from the fact that I wanted to pick up a few more things for myself, I was horrified to find that Mera (my friend at the time, but we have since parted ways) was using expired products.
“I don’t believe in expiration dates”, was a direct quote from her.
It’s not that she didn’t have the means. She just genuinely didn’t believe in expiry dates. Also, she was a bit stingy (okay, very stingy) with her money.
Worse still, her stuff (shower gels, lotions, makeup, hair stuff) had expired years ago and she was still completely fine with using them.
Not on my watch! No, sir!
I’d already given her Mon Guerlain EDP (dis) as a Birthday Gift earlier and a full sized Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion (dis) and Summer Tiramisu Foaming Hand Soap (dis) at some point.
In this haul, I picked up some Shower Gels for her (well, just the two) and demanded she get rid of her expired Shower Gels, immediately.
– Shower Gels were reduced from 5/500 to KD 1/750
– PocketBac Holders retail for KD 2/750
Another month, another H&M haul.
I loved the Green Parka that I’d gotten earlier so much (here) that I just had to get it in other colors!
While I was at it, I picked up some more Jeans, a few T-Shirts and a few Shirts.
I also got several Jumpers and two adorable Scarves for Winter.
All in all, yet another excellent haul from H&M!
Cook had traveled to India, promising to come back in January (which he didn’t and totally ditched us lol) and I had officially moved out of my apartment and into the guest rooms (pics here).
I say rooms (plural), because one room was for my makeup and clothes and whatnot, while the other was for my pc and where I slept.
Between the painter and carpenter and electrician, not to mention having to cook my own meals, I had almost no time for much else.
Rather than dig out my Winter Clothes from storage (everything was stuffed in boxes, stacked on top of each other, in the basement), I figured I’d just place an order with H&M with whatever was left of my money.
As it turns out, this was one of my most favorite hauls from H&M! It was very Winter-themed and focused mostly on Faux Leather and I found so many great pieces! ♥
Every single one of my friends had a Balmain T-Shirt and despite myself, I was starting to feel left out.
A quick google searched turned up a UK website called Matches Fashion that sold designer brands.
It didn’t make sense to pay crazy shipping fees just for one expensive t-shirt, so I added a pair of expensive jeans lol and on October 18 placed my first order with them.
On September 29, a day after we went to The Avenues (Etude House + Nyx), Mera and I went to Al Jarir Bookstore because Mera wanted some coloring books.
While there, I saw a bunch of interesting things (pics here) and consequentially walked out with a small haul of my own!
On September 28, after hitting up Etude House (haulage here), Mera and I walked over to Nyx.
While browsing in-store, we got the call telling us our table was ready, so we payed for our stuff and headed to Trapani for our dinner reservation (pics of us here).
Aside from my health issues, we were supposed to wear a mask (pandemic rules), so I kinda’ didn’t see the point in getting a bunch of makeup. That’s why my haul was more of a mini haul.
On September 28, Mera came over and brought lunch. Afterwards, I got dressed in my H&M Grey Mom Jeans (hauled here) and we went to The Avenues.
We were going to check out the new Hilton Garden Inn (which had just opened up at the time), because we were thinking of taking the kids and spending the night there. We wanted to pretend we were traveling abroad (because traveling for fun wasn’t a thing anymore, on account of the pandemic).
The rooms were pretty basic and the view was abysmal (you can see the room and what I was wearing, here) so we opted out. Instead, I suggested we make dinner reservation at Trapani, one of my favorite restaurants in Kuwait.
While we waited for them to call us for our reservation, we browsed around the mall. We hit up Boots (tiny store), but didn’t get anything from there. Then we went to Etude House, which I knew had opened up some time ago, but had never gotten a chance to visit.
The place looked like it had been ransacked! Shelves were half-empty. Everything had been picked over. Just what exactly had happened here? Undeterred, I managed to snag a few items.
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…)
After hitting up Debenhams (here) and Bath & Body Works (here), I hotfooted it to The Body Shop (across from Aldo), as my last stop, before exiting the mall and heading towards Sultan Center.
I was in desperate need of the Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub. I wasn’t running low on the stuff… I’d already run out!
This stuff was a forever-favorite and therefore a constant repurchase (here)!
Using this stuff on my feet felt amazing! I’m not one for massages, but this stuff was practically a foot massage in a jar! It felt so good! That’s why it was my absolute favorite!
Next, I hit up Bath & Body Works which was nestled between Victoria’s Secret and MAC, working my way from the far left of the mall (Debenhams). I did take a quick lap around Boots. I also noticed that they’d opened up a Nyx which I had to visit as well.
Bath & Body Works were having a Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) promo going on at the time, but I couldn’t find any interesting scents.
Eventually, I settled on getting Travel-Size Shower Gels in the scents Gingham (because it was their feature scent) and Perfect Peony (because it listed vanilla sandalwood in the notes). They both ended up being too floral for me.
Normally, the Travel-Size Shower Gels retail for KD 2/750 each, but I payed just that for both.