So these two coupled up Theo Von (Rat King… deliciously appropriate) and Brendan Schaub (Sting…?) to create their own podcast (separate from the millions of other podcasts they already have, individually) called King and the Sting! They’re still working out all the kinks because it’s relatively new, but give ’em a listen!
No clue who Jain was before hearing this song on the radio and now I’m utterly charmed by her!
Tropical: Sunset Sweet, Papaya and Pineapple Scent
I took a pic of the entire range – or at least the ones that made it to Kuwait – in my “Spotted at Boots” post (here). Like I said, initially, I was drawn to Fruity because of the adorable packaging but ended up going with Tropical based on the scent. I wish we’d gotten the fun ones too, like Galactic and Unicorn, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers and I’m so glad we even got these in Kuwait at all!
I really wish I’d gotten this post up sooner (like, December), but you know… life. In this post, I’ll be going over some New Items, Skincare, Hair Care, Perfume, cute stuff at the “Aisle of Doom“, the Brand Gift of the month, and most importantly, a few of the discounted items during “Beauty Friday” (Sephora’s version of Black Friday)! I’ll start by going over all the Sephora Holiday Sets.
Sephora had released a whole slew of Gift Sets for the Holidays! You could differentiate them by their lovely navy blue packaging (to mimic the night sky) with a golden moon and stars scattered all over them! Around every corner there was a different Holiday Display. At first, it was a bit overwhelming, but I quickly realized it was mostly the same stuff, except rearranged differently. I tried to take pictures of as many of them as I could. I believe I managed to get all of them (sorry in advance for the glare in some of the photos!)
This (shown above) was literally on the opposite side of the Too Faced Counter. All the other Holiday Displays scattered throughout Sephora featured several of the same products, which led me to believe that this was the main display.
I Am is literally located wall-to-wall with Claire’s, facing Carrefour on one end, and Bath & Body Works on the other end (Avenues). I spotted some of those huge fluffy scarves by the entrance and decided to pop in for a looksy. I didn’t end up getting any scarves, but after a quick lap around the store, I picked up yet another Black Headband (it’s an addiction, I tell ya’) and a stack of colorful Rings!
I Am sells all kinds of accessories at an extremely affordable price point! More people should shop there!
As you might’ve gathered by the timing on these receipts, I usually hit up the Avenues at night, because my days are so full. I have work during the day and social obligations (friends + family) during the evenings. Only at night is my time my own. As such, by the time I’m done, most of the stores are usually closing down for the night or already closed (as evident by the photo).
It might sound cliche, but walking around Avenues, after-hours, is quite fun and makes me feel a bit naughty (like I’m seeing something I’m not supposed to or being let in on some sorta’ secret)! Also, it makes taking pics much easier (for example, pics of Dean & Deluca below) because there aren’t any people around.
Anyways, L’Occitane was already closed, but I noticed the newer window display – which in keeping up with one of the current trends – featured a celestial theme complete with stars and moons and their version of constellations (each symbol signifies a certain value)!
This year, more than ever, we need true values behind our gifts.
L’Occitane has collaborated with the starry pop-art world of CASTELBAJAC Paris fashion house on a collection of limited edition gifts that tells the True Story of our brand.
Immediately conceal stubborn greys and reappearing roots for up to 72 hours between each wash. This transfer resistant, quick-drying formula provides a seamless finish allowing you to delay your next trip to the salon. Simply washes out after use.
– Dark Blonde (suitable for golden and caramel shades)
– Warm Brown (suitable for auburn and chestnut shades)
– Brown (suitable for chocolate and mahogany shades)
– Dark Brown (suitable for espresso and dark chocolate shades)
Like I said earlier when I first spotted these Instant Root Concealers (pics here), I was quite intrigued, because my hair was in dire need of the stuff! I mean, I hadn’t gotten my roots “touched up” since… I first dyed my hair (pics here) which was back during Summer lol Apparently this was available in several shades, but it seems we only got Warm Brown and Dark Brown (because… Kuwait). Aside from the the Instant Root Concealer Spray, the same brand came out with Instant Root Concealer Powder which sounds just as intriguing, but we didn’t get those (because… Kuwait). After the sales assistant spritzed some on my hair, it wasn’t an exact match, but I really liked how it “concealed” my darker roots to match my lighter hair!