Sultan Center (Shuwaikh) Collective Haul

It was towards the end of summer…

I was starving and I was in a spend-y mood (deadly combination). Now, despite the huge haulage (as evident by the photo above), I was actually very, very, very disappointed with the Shuwaikh branch of The Sultan Center! There were bugs having a party on all the exposed fruits and veggies, fridge doors were left open (meaning the frozen food items like burger patties, seafood, and whatever else were just left to melt), every single tub of ice-cream I picked up was sticky (gross!), the seal was broken on a lot of food items, other food items (an entire row of Lay’s Forno Lemon & Black Pepper Baked Potato Chips in the smallest size) had expired months ago (yet still remained on the shelves), the whole place was a mess! Some areas (with the most traffic) were relatively alright but for the most part, the entire place looked like a scene from Mad Max… lol imagine how much larger this haul would’ve been if I hadn’t been grossed out.

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Riffi Exfoliating Loofah Massage Strap

SHAPE UP WITH A STIMULATING MASSAGE
A daily riffi massage has lots of benefits:

  • Stimulates Circulation
  • Invigorates Blood Flow
  • Results in smoother, clearer, better toned skin
  • It even helps combat cellulite
  • Superhygienic and durable due to riffi original fibre
  • Prevents and soothes tension of the back muscles, even in zones which are difficult to reach

If you’ve got sensitive skin (in any way), feel free to stop reading at this point.

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Al Mansour Collective Haul

Once I spotted the Al Mansour Booth at the Perfume and Makeup Exhibition, I cautiously approached the booth. Why cautiously? Because Al Mansour (mentioned previously – here) sold everything from L.A. Girl, LASplash, Milani, Deborah, etc… basically all the drugstore brands (read: inexpensive products). Now that every single girl in the world has joined the darkside (read: has turned into a makeup junkie of sorts) the ones in Kuwait have quickly sussed out that Al Mansour sells great products at a relatively inexpensive price. In case you missed it, basically it means their booth is now always swarmed by women and consequentially men who are trying to “pick up” said women, much to my dismay. I can understand the hand-holding couple who are so in love that they can’t bear the thought of being apart even for a second and I actually kinda’ think it’s cute! I can understand the grumpy older husband being dragged by his much younger and consequentially much hotter wife to these things. I can understand the gay guy whose brow game is so next level it hurts, browsing the same brow products shelf as I am and sizing me up (or my brows, more accurately) as I do the same to him, like two samurai warriors acknowledging each other as worthy adversaries before they do battle. I can understand the younger men sent by their significant others (who for whatever reason couldn’t make it) and shopping on their behalf. I understand the men who are there to purchase Oud and such from the neighboring booths. I cannot however understand the fully grown men who gather on the outskirts of these makeup booths just to leer at women. Aside from being creepy AF they also create an obstruction to the already narrow pathways and add unnecessary participants to an already large crowd!!!! *end rant*

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The Body Shop Collective Haulage

Looking at the sun right now, it’s kinda’ hard to believe it was raining, just a few hours earlier. I think it’s hilarious that people who live in Kuwait get so excited when there’s a little sprinkle of rain (myself included) whereas people who live in countries where it’s constantly raining, actually prefer sunny days to rainy days, to the extent that they’ll even get depressed when there’s a slight overcast. Life is funny! Personally, I love, love, love the rain! Which side of the fence are you on? Do you love the rain or do you prefer clear skies? I’ve been in the mood to listen to this song so I figured I’d share it with you guys. For those who’ve never heard it before, as well as those of you who are listening to it again, hope you enjoy!

I really must visit The Body Shop more often because I wait so long in-between visits and miss out on a whole slew of new releases that I end up going crazy (and purchase everything) when I eventually do go.
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Haul: Bath and Body Works Provence Collection

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I don’t do florals. Aside from my new-found love for rose-scented anything, I strongly dislike overly floral scents and I’m not a fan of anything with a botanical theme but when I previewed this collection here, the packaging suckered me in. I mean come on, pink! And those candles in mason jars? Too cute! I actually snapped up 3 French Lavender candles in mason jars (not shown) because of their cuteness but promptly gave them away to friends and family because I found the scent to be irritating which correct me if I’m wrong but is the exact opposite effect of what lavender is supposed to promote. And the perfume? The rounded glass perfume bottle reminded me of those old time-y perfumes. It totally gave me romantic fantasies about sitting at my old time-y vanity (which doesn’t exist, mind you) and spritzing this on. That is, until I actually gave it the ‘ol sniff test in store. The overly floral scent quickly made me get over that fantasy.

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