Sephora got a whole bunch of NEW MAKEUP BRANDS!!!! Well, new to Kuwait, at least. In fact, I could only get my hands on them (in the past) by ordering online, and even then not all the brands were easily accessible. During my visit to Sephora, I noticed that they had Anastasia (which I used to order from Beauty.com back in 2007 before all the hype) and Tarte (also ordered from Beauty.com only much later, around the time when they first introduced the Amazonian Clay Blush) and Becca (never owned anything from this brand before, but I’ve been dying to try the Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighters) and Kat Von D (never got a chance to order anything from this brand before either, but apparently everyone loves their Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks), just to name a few. They also sectioned off a whole area focused on skincare with the usual brands, some newer brands, and brands I’ve never even heard of before. Just before the cash register, they had an entire shelf dedicated to Face Masks and Scrubs (namely GlamGlow but there were some other brands including Peter Thomas Roth and Starskin). Best of all, when you queue in line at the check-out counter, instead of it being a straight line, it’s now more of a zigzag, with shelves on either side, chock-full of travel-sized minis of their most-loved and best-selling products!
I got a really cool Makeup Brush from Becca, and one of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks from Kat Von D in an absolutely stunning shade, but while waiting my turn at the new zigzag-y queue, couldn’t resist snatching up yet another travel-sized GlamGlow product. As intended, the zigzag-y queue is meant to sucker us into buying even more products before we leave Sephora. Myself as well as others will probably fall victim to the adorable travel-sized minis at the zigzag-y queue, many times over. So… kudos, Sephora, for your ploy has succeeded!
Pure Active Fruit Energy Gel Wash is a foaming wash that helps target imperfections, leaving skin looking revitalised and reduces the appearance of visible pores.
Enriched with extracts of grapefruit, pomegranate and with vitamin C derivative selected for their purifying qualities. The invigorating fresh fragrance washes over your face with a fruity burst.
This foaming wash, with salicylic acid, purifies and tightens the feel of pores whilst helping to protect against the appearance of imperfections.
Cleansed and purified; your skin feels energised and more beautiful. Dermatologically tested on imperfection-prone skin.
Hauled it earlier (here) from Sultan Center but I’m pretty sure you can find this Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Gel Wash at most local cooperatives in the country. I couldn’t decided between this Gel Wash or the Gel Scrub Wash (that had little exfoliating beads suspended in the liquid). Normally, I’d opt for the latter but for some reason the packaging on the Gel Wash really appealed to me, which is why I got it.
Since I’m on a skincare kick, I figure why not keep it going? As I’ve mentioned before, my skin is a combination of dry skin with an oily T-zone so I’ve never really suffered from much acne or other skin-related problems but as an adult, I figure I should add more products to my pretty much spartan skincare regimen. Face scrubs are great for exfoliation once or twice a week but I wanted something to use on the daily, so I picked up the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash for a few KDs from the local supermarket mainly because it was pink and apparently I’m drawn to pink packaging or pink liquid… basically all things pink.
Way back in the day, before the beauty community exploded on the internet scene, before “beauty blogging” and “youtube gurus” was the norm, all we had was MakeupAlley for reviews on beauty products and such. One of the most reviewed scrubs was the St. Ives Apricot Scrub and the other was the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. I’ve never actually seen the Queen Helene one but St. Ives has always been around in every single jam3iya (local co-op, drugstore, market, etc…) ever since the beginning of time. I myself bought it once before a looong time ago but only used it a few times before I had to throw it out because it had expired. The reason why I didn’t use it much was because when I was younger, I was extremely afraid of the product getting into my eyes and burning them. That’s mainly why I stayed away from using lots of things around the household, I was afraid of “the burn”.