Teeez Cosmetics

Has anyone actually seen or heard of this brand before? I was at Mishref Fair Grounds (October) when I came across the Teeez Cosmetics booth and because it was my first time ever seeing this brand, I decided to pick up one thing to try out from them (but you know how that goes, and I ended up with three instead) regardless of how expensive this brand was. I mean it wasn’t Chanel expensive but their price point was higher than MAC‘s… if that makes any sense. Honestly, the wacky packaging is what drew me in, but the gorgeous shades is what made me actually buy.

I picked up a single Lipbalm and two Eyeshadows.

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Bomb Cosmetics Haulage

I was on a much-needed vacation abroad, traipsing through the cutesy souvenir shops nestled amongst darling little cafes on cobblestoned streets, when my nose detected a ridiculously yummy scent! I broke away from my friends and immediately followed my nose which led me to Beauty Bar. As soon as I set foot in-store, I was hit with an explosion of mouth-watering scents! They sold all kinds of beautifully-scented body and bath products including stuff from Bomb Cosmetics. It was the perfect place to buy gifts for my family and friends. I’ve never tried Bomb Cosmetics before but if I had to liken them to anything, I’d say Bomb Cosmetics was a mash-up of Lush products with Bath & Body Works scents. Bomb Cosmetics products are hand-made from natural ingredients, vegan-friendly, and they don’t test on animals. I wasn’t in the UK but apparently Bomb Cosmetics is a UK-based brand that supplies several European countries with their extremely affordable products. When my friends eventually caught up to me, we all ended up purchasing stuff from Bomb Cosmetics for our friends and family back home. Obviously, I’ve already given the gifts to the people they were intended for but I also picked up a handful of stuff for myself, as you can see.

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Clarins Holiday Haul

The great big box in the background with Christmassy frosted biscuits is a Face & Body Set called My Weekend Getaway Essentials. In the forefront we’ve got tiny Crayon Kohl Pencils in the shade 01 Intense Black (x3) which were free, a deluxe sample-sized Wonder Perfect Mascara which was part of the My Weekend Getaway Essentials Set, and finally an Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and Mascara Supra Volume.
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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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Alshaya Haul

I was at Mishref Fair Grounds last month for the Perfume and Makeup Exhibition when I came across the Alshaya booth. I used to visit Alshaya (Soug Sharq branch) regularly, back when I was a teenager, to purchase their shower gels, every time I got bored of my Strawberry Shower Gel from The Body Shop (that was the only shower gel I’d use, aside from the random ones I bought from our local co-op, or the ones my mom got for me). Alshaya sold a Pina Colada Shower Gel (I wanna’ say by the brand Cottage but I’m not sure) which I was constantly repurchasing because it smelled amazing and only cost KD /950 (read: dirt cheap)! Then, when I learned about Philosophy 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath and was dying to try them out, I found the Chocolate Shower Gel (I wanna’ say by the brand Cleo but I’m not sure either) which was always pretty inexpensive and smelled delightful (I love chocolate-scented products, I just don’t like eating actual chocolate) too. Once Alshaya stopped restocking my favorite Pina Colada Shower Gel, I stopped visiting them.
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ChapStick Green Apple

Normally, I prefer my lipbalms to be scented, flavored, and have nice packaging. I’ve never really been into ChapStick because the only one readily available in Kuwait was the boring old regular one (Classic). It goes without saying that I never tried it because I was never even tempted to. Even when Katy Perry mentioned it in her song, all I thought was “ewww… cherry” (can’t stand the scent and taste of artificial cherry). When drugstore.com started selling ChapStick Green Apple, I was ecstatic! I quickly added it to the rest of the items in my shopping cart and placed my online order. I loved it so much that I’ve been repurchasing it (in bulk) every time I place an order on drugstore.com/beauty.com ever since, but unfortunately that’s no longer an option because drugstore.com and beauty.com closed down (read all about it – here).
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