H&M was quickly becoming my favorite clothing store because I could pick up a lot of wardrobe staples at a relatively inexpensive price, as opposed to only one or two pieces from a more higher-end store. As such, I went back to H&M again at the beginning of February and got some more stuff.
I don’t like Forever 21 because I always get suckered into buying things I’d never actually wear. I can’t help it though. Everything they’ve got in the entire store looks so stinkin’ cute! That’s saying something because I’m not even a clothes person (you know what I mean). I just wear whatever (namely jeans) and be done with it. Even back before Forever 21 opened up in Kuwait, I’d always purchase a bunch of stuff from the Forever 21 in Dubai (because Dubai is way cooler than Kuwait and they already had a Forever 21 over there years before we did) and end up with buyer’s remorse as soon as our plane touched down in Kuwait. With that being said, I prefer not dealing with the whole underground parking situation at the Avenues (zero sense of direction) so I’d park right outside Forever 21. As such, I usually pass through Forever 21 to get to the rest of the mall, which means all those cute clothes dead-eyeing me as I pretty much gallop out of the store in my haste to avoid the cuteness! More often then not, I’m able to resist their siren song. This haul however is the result of my giving in (which I do, from time to time). I’m only human after all…
I went to H&M (Salmiya Branch) again in December because they were having a Buy Two Get One Free deal on cosmetics. I’ve always enjoyed H&M cosmetics because they’ve got a vast array of products and everything is so inexpensive! I’ve purchased so many of their face masks, scented wet-wipes, eyeshadow palettes, colored eyeliners, black liquid liner (which is amazing!), nail polishes, and so much more from them, in the past. In fact, I always used to purchase at least one pink-y lip gloss every single time I visited H&M. However, I stopped purchasing makeup-y bits from them because everything always looks so ratchet (severely picked over) now. Plus, I feel like they bumped up the prices. With that being said, I downloaded the AlShaya Privileges Club Application on my phone (which is supposed to tell me whenever any of the AlShaya Stores such as H&M, Victoria’s Secret, etc… are having some sort of “offer” which normally aren’t even that enticing). That’s how I found out about the Buy Two Get One Free deal on select cosmetics (not all). I wasn’t really in the mood to try anything on in the changing room so I only purchased another one of those stripe-y pajama pants, aside from all the makeup-y bits. Now on to the haulage…
Over the years, I’ve only ever visited the two H&M branches at the Avenues (H&M Phase I and H&M Grand Avenues). I know of the H&M branch in Salmiya (facing Fanar Mall) but it’s so far out of my way, and the parking situation is a nightmare so I never felt the need to go there. However, I’ve begun to suspect that different branches have different items, like certain collections will only be sold in certain branches. I mean I can understand it when they do that in the U.S. or U.K. or anywhere else in the world where it can take a year to get from one branch to the next but in little old Kuwait, where it takes all of five minutes to get from one border to the next? C’mon now.
The first time I went to the Salmiya Branch of H&M (this past December), I was bit overwhelmed. I was only there for quick peek because I was with a friend and we just happened to be in Salmiya. The 3-floor H&M store seemed huge! Once I got a feel for the place, it seemed less so. The basement floor was for children. The ground floor had a mish-mash of all their clothing items with a sufficient changing room area. The top floor had even more clothing items (smart evening wear, business casual, and active wear) with a section dedicated to pajamas and lingerie, including only two changing rooms. There was an entire section dedicated to accessories and a somewhat smaller cosmetics section directly by the cash register. They’ve also got an entire area just for men, which I didn’t notice until my second or third visit.
Let me preface this by saying I think Jeffrey Dean Morgan is ridiculously hot! He’s made me swoon in the movie P.S. I Love You. He’s made me cry as Denny Duquette on Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve loved him as John Winchester on Supernatural. Now, I pretty much worship him as Negan on The Walking Dead! As such, just like when any normal girl crushes on a guy… I’m trying to emulate him (no really, that’s totally normal).
Step 1 – Get a cool leather jacket (like the one he rocks on The Walking Dead).
Step 2 – Get rid of every ounce of fat on my body (because said leather jacket looks mighty loose on him).
Step 3 – Grow a foot taller (He is 6’1 whereas I am 5’1).
The first two are doable but I dunno’ about that last one. I’m pretty sure it requires surgery. Also, sounds painful.
You were always there for me when I needed you. Your steadfast support helped me during the most heated of times. Your cooling touch soothed my soul like no other. Even towards the end, you were never too stern or stiff with me, even though I was the very reason you became clouded with darkness. I never meant to hurt you… they were all only a momentary distraction in comparison to you. You were the one. It was always going to be you. My one regret, we hadn’t met sooner in life (like say highschool). Goodbye, old friend. Goodbye, true friend. You are gone but as long as I live, never forgotten. Please, let us all have a moment of silence for H&M Eyebrow Fix. We lost a good one, folks. Rip H&M Eyebrow Fix.
I was at the Avenues a couple months ago (towards the end of November) when I popped by H&M. I was actually looking for my favorite eyebrow gel (dries clear, holds brows in place, not too stiff) but apparently it’s already been discontinued, sadly. A bunch of other stuff caught my eye like a really cool all-black faux-suede biker jacket, gorgeous burgundy treggings and green treggings as well as some cutesy pajama bottoms but I wasn’t really in the mood to try anything on…
I was at the Avenues heading towards my favorite clothing store Express but couldn’t find it in its usual spot. I figured they might have moved it to somewhere else, just like they did with the clothing store New Look (I believe New Look used to be where Forever 21 is now… or was it Next?) ages ago. I searched high and low for it before I realized that Express was gone for good. Obviously, I was devastated because I had truly, truly loved Express. With that being said, during my search for Express, I stumbled upon the newer location of New Look (top floor)… again. I’ve been to the newer location of New Look before (I wanna’ say two years ago) but somehow keep forgetting its exact location. Now I’ll remember for sure because I noted that New Look was facing VaVaVoom (second floor), wedged between Accessorize on one side and Mammas & Papas on the other. In any case, this was back in November when New Look were having a Buy Two Get One Free deal going on so obviously I decided to take advantage of that deal.