Vaseline Rosy Lips + Nivea Lemongrass & Oil Soap

In the past few years, Vaseline and Nivea have really impressed me with their offerings! The two products shown aren’t new, by any means, but they’ve pretty much become my favorites! They do their job (perform well) while smelling crazy good and looking stupid cute! What’s not to love?

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Canvas Tote Bags

These are the 2 Canvas Tote Bags I mentioned towards the end of the 5th paragraph of My Story: Handbags Post (here). I purchased the Marks & Spencer Twiggy Tote myself, from the Marks & Spencer Flagship store in Salmiya either in 2007 or 2008 (around the peak of the Anya Hindmarsh “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” trend). My younger brother got me the Green Elephant Tote as a gift from his trip to Sri Lanka for charity, where he and other Kuwaiti volunteers, built houses over there, around 2016 (most guys usually celebrate their bachelor party in Vegas or go on all-guys trip to somewhere like Spain for one last hurrah, before getting married, but my younger brother is definitely not like most guys). As such, I associate both Tote Bags with “Feel Good” vibes!

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Throwback Thursday: Budget-friendly Handbags and Clutch Bags

Our live-in chauffeur was going back to India for a two-month vacation and aside from the usual cash bonus, asked me for some things that he could gift to his wife back home. His plane was leaving in less than a few hours (he hadn’t mentioned anything earlier) so I had nothing prepared, not to mention that I’ve never actually met the woman before and he did a really bad job at describing her to me (I still know next to nothing about her), but I feel that I gave him a pretty good selection of stuff, regardless. First, I let him take his pick from all my shoes and even tried coaxing him into selecting a few high-heels (because he was mostly choosing flats and sandals), but he explained to me that the ground was uneven (not flat) in the area that they lived in (back in India) and so his wife wouldn’t get any use out of high-heeled shoes. I felt quite ignorant when he told me that. So, I tried to make up for it by giving him a handful of my most prized possessions, my makeup! I felt that that was the epitome of generosity, because I don’t care about much in this world, but I’m extremely attached to my makeup (and also anything makeup adjacent), so for me personally, giving away even a single makeup item is akin to me giving away my own child. My sacrifice was lost on him because he didn’t seem all that impressed, but took them and graciously thanked me for them, just the same.

At this point, I was quite perplexed because I didn’t know what would make him happy. So, I just started grabbing my nearest perfumes and handing them to him. That seemed to placate him. In fact, he seemed particularly happy with J’Aime by La Perla (reviewed here). In my excitement, I got a bit overzealous and accidentally handed him my beloved Femme from Zara (reviewed here) which I’d grown quite fond of, but was too embarrassed to ask for it back, especially since he actually smiled after spritzing it on his wrist and giving it a sniff. I kept handing him perfumes, up until he stopped me, declaring that he didn’t want to get stuck paying extra for going over the weight limit, which is why I was surprised when he gestured towards my Handbags (asking for the blue one in particular). I hadn’t even thought of giving away any of my Handbags because most of them showed very obvious signs of wear and tear. I even pointed out the damages to him but he didn’t care. So, I asked him if he could just give me a few minutes so I could hurriedly snap a few photos of them for my blog before handing them over to him, to which he obviously agreed. That’s why the photos are a bit haphazard.

So these are some of the Handbags and Clutch Bags I mentioned in the My Story: Handbags post (here) and the ones that our chauffeur took to gift to his wife back home in India.

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H&M Buy 3 Get 1 Free Eyeshadow Haul

Towards the end of September, I picked up 4 Eyeshadows or Infinite Impact Eye Colours from H&M (Avenues). I’d just finished having an early dinner with some friends, and had some time to kill (after we parted ways). So, I managed to swatch all the eyeshadow singles, at H&M (in that little “beauty section area” that used to have kid’s clothes before they renovated the place). Worthy of note, the Avenues branch had a much wider selection than the Salmiya branch. However, I did notice that the “makeup-stuff area” was already looking pretty ratchet (as evident by the state of the eyeshadow boxes, as shown). Also, the “mattes” and “glitters” were a bit chalky and less pigmented than the rest. I fell in love with 2 eyeshadows, but they were having a Buy 3 Get 1 Free Deal (as stated in the title of this post), which is why, I picked out 2 more (clearly can’t resist a “deal”). That said, these retail for only KD 3/500 each, making them super affordable, even without said “deal”. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, since these were so cheap wallet-friendly, but I was veritably blown away! The application was a dream (went on like buttah)! Wear-time was pretty great too! The shades I chose were stun-ning! Excellent quality over all!

I’m so in love with each and every single shade that I’d picked out!

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Miaow Miaow Green Peas Snack

These Miaow Miaow Green Peas Snack are so addictive!

Case in point, I’ve been buying them in packs, ever since this past Ramadan, which is around the same time I discovered the Lay’s Forno Lemon & Black Pepper Baked Potato Chips (reviewed here) but unlike the Lay’s ones, I haven’t grown sick of the Miaow Miaow ones… yet. I came across these Miaow Miaow Green Peas Snack at the Faiha Co-op, of all places, and decided to grab just two, to try them out. After finishing an entire bag in a single sitting, I promptly went back to Faiha to purchase a pack (10 bags per pack) of this stuff, ‘cuz basically it’s kinda’ like crack (except it’s Halal). Shortly after, this stuff started popping up in all the local co-ops and now I can find it almost anywhere. Strangely enough, I’ve never spotted it at The Sultan Center though. If you ever happen to come across the Miaow Miaow Green Peas Snack, try it (I’ll add you to the list of people who are already upset with me for getting them addicted to this stuff). That said, I’m pretty sure there’s nothing remotely healthy about this stuff, so, if you’re into… you know… living, then don’t try it.

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The Body Shop Collective Haul

As I mentioned in my previous The Body Shop haulage posts (here) and (here), I wasn’t going to wait so long between visits (so that I wouldn’t go crazy when I finally did go). I was at the Marina Mall branch of The Body Shop (even though it’s not the largest in the country, it’s my fave branch, for some reason) and noticed that they were having a sale. So I made a quick stop and picked up a few things (mostly skincare). I haven’t gotten a chance to try everything out yet, but there’s a few items in here that have already seriously impressed me!

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