I kept putting it off, until I could put it off no longer lol 6 months or so later, I finally went and got my roots “touched up”.
I was actually more diligent about it, back when I was younger. Now that I’m older, it’s not really that high on my list of priorities lol However, enough was enough. As you can see, my hair looked horrible (the brassiness wasn’t doing me any favors either) so I decided to just get on with it.
At this point, everyone knows or at least should know of Carriage. Chances are you’ve probably spotted their delivery guys (sporting a t-shirt with the Carriage logo) or even seen them on those ubiquitous bikes (with a bright orange box on the back) out and about in Kuwait. No joke, once I counted no less than 5 different delivery dudes roaming around, while having dinner with a friend at one of the restaurants at the JACC/Opera House/Fountain!
I decided that I’m going to be doing hauls and reviews of all my Colored Contacts, starting with my favorites. The objective of the photos (ideally, they should’ve been way less, lol) is to show how they look in different lighting, and with different makeup and so on.
Also, sorry for the million and one photos. I tried to go through them and delete as many as I could, but the more time passed, the more I had to add other photos of other stuff to the Media Library, for my other posts. It made it difficult to go back and find the photos for this post in the Media Library on my blog. It got to be too much for me and eventually, I just… gave up. Many of the pictures are just awful lol but like I said, I’m so done editing and as such, this is the final product that you guys get lol Hopefully, the photos will be much less in my other posts about my other contacts.
Like I said in my Colored Contact Lenses Post (here), I cut my teeth on FreshLook Green Colored Contacts. They were pretty much the only pair I wore, if I was going to be wearing contacts at all. However, after some time, for whatever reason, I picked up Freshlook Honey Colored Contacts (on a whim) and gave them a try. They were pretty bright and quickly became another favorite of mine!
Man, Lux Perfumed Hand Wash is quickly becoming a favorite of mine! I’d spotted them earlier (here), but had already stashed these 2 scents in particular, in every bathroom in our household (each floor has a minimum of 7 bathrooms because… Arabs). The larger size (500mL) retails for KD 1/100 and the smaller size (250mL) retails for KD /700 so any way you slice it, this stuff is considerably cheaper than other *cough* Bath & Body Works *cough* Liquid Hand Soaps. Also, this stuff is available literally everywhere, from Carrefour to Sultan Center to your local co-op! More importantly, they smell absolutely lovely! Tempting Whisper in particular smells simply divine! Magical Beauty aint half bad, either!
Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna – Givenchy Ange ou Démon – Elie Saab Girl of Now Shine – Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
Rihanna Reb’l Fleur Eau de Parfum retails for KD 22 but was reduced to KD 14/500 (haulage here)
Givenchy Ange ou Démon Eau de Parfum retails for KD 46/000 but was reduced to KD 20/000 (haulage here)
Elie Saab Girl of Now Shine Eau de Parfum retails for KD 43/250 but was reduced to KD 34/750 (haulage here)
Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme Eau de Parfum retails for KD 44/500 but was reduced to KD 38/000 (haulage here)
I guess I should be grateful that I spent KD 107/250 ($354) instead of KD 155/750 ($700) on these perfumes (perks of purchasing them during the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition), but I’m more bummed out by the fact that each and every one of them was not what I was expecting.
To be fair, the scent of Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna was everything I’d hoped for and more! It’s just that the other items in the Gift Set were suspect and the box itself smelled like a small animal had crawled in there to die.
I’d gotten tricked into purchasing the newer Elie Saab Perfume, which was Girl of Now Shine (gold petals on the bottle) instead of Girl of Now (which had blue petals on the bottle and was the the one I’d actually wanted).
As for Givenchy Ange ou Demon, I was expecting it to have somewhat similar DNA to the flanker I’d grown to love, called Ange ou Demon Le Secret Elixir (review here), but they had pretty much nothing in common.
Gucci Guilty Pour Femme was just an all around mess (it didn’t know whether it wanted to be floral or gourmand or woodsy and masculine).
Basically, all of them were a total fail (for different reasons). With that being said…
So this was my final haul of 2018 and took place at Salmiya branch of Sultan Center (spotted here). I porked up almost immediately (my clothes were noticeably tighter and didn’t fit as well anymore) and I credit this haul for single-handedly causing me to balloon in size… practically over-night lol I’ve gained 7 kg (which is around 15.4 lb) in total since, but whatever (as long as my tummy is happy)!
So it appears that Snyder’s Pretzels are used in these Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels. It also seems that everyone is collabing with everyone else over everything.
At the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition (here), I just had to hit up the Beidoun booth! Aside from offering fragrances from all kinds of different brands (as you can see in the background of this photo), they also ran the Lancome booth. Usually, every time I shop at the Beidoun booth (I’m talkin’ decades here), my experience is always a rather pleasant and positive one. The sales assistants are always lovely (non-aggressive and quite helpful), knew what they were talking about (well-informed on the products they were selling) and also quite generous with samples! Unfortunately, this particular visit was quite… unpleasant.