Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers

Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers retail for KD 15/000 each

These detachable rollers are the quickest and easiest way to get that celeb blow dry look. It’s super-easy to nail this style, just blow dry your mane as you usually would before using the detachable radial brush rollers to get those big bouncy curls. Perfect before a big night out!

So I spotted these at Boots (Avenues). Initially, I was drawn to the Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers because of the 80’s color scheme (like I said, I’m currently on an 80’s kick) which I thought was so cool! However, when I realized they were actually Hair Rollers, I was highly intrigued!

I’ve always wanted to create a salon-worthy blow-out/blow-dry at home. However, I’ve never quite mastered the art of of using a Round Brush in one hand and a Blow-Dryer in the other. Something about it just too complex for me lol That’s why I turned my eye to Hair Rollers, so sure that they’d give me the results I wanted, and that they’d be much easier to use. I’d fill up my Amazon (UK) wish-list with so many Heated Rollers and would frequently check back to read the reviews, but I would never actually purchase any of them. It’s been that way for years.

That’s why when I spotted these Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Rollers, I just had to get them. A sane person would’ve purchased just the one. However, Boots were having a Buy Two Get One Free deal going on, at the time. I figured I was actually saving money (when I got back home, my family were like, “that’s not how it works”) and also, down the line, I may wanna’ have more defined curls as opposed to big voluminous yet shapeless curls so more curlers were needed (it made sense in my mind, ok?)

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Co Lab Tropical Dry Shampoo (Boots)

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!

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Boots Mini Haul (Charles Worthington Warm Brown Instant Root Concealer)

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!

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Spotted at Boots (November)

They were having a Buy 2 Get 2 Free over at Boots (the one facing Carrefour at the Avenues) so I decided to pop in and check it out.

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Boots “Buy 2 Get 2 Free”

As you can see, it clearly states “Buy 2 Get 2 Free” and also “Mix & Match“. However, just to be 100% sure, I asked the nearest SA and she also confirmed that I could in fact mix & match (each item could be from a different brand and I’d still qualify for the Buy 2 Get 2 promo), store-wide. I knew Kuwait all too well, so I was skeptical (because it sounded too good to be true). However, I went along with it and filled up my shopping basket anyway. I wasn’t that interested in anything (bad mood) up until I spotted the St. Tropez display, which showcased all kinds of new products from the brand!

I mean… they had the Gradual Tan 1 Minute Everyday Pre-Shower Tanning Mousse (which you’re supposed to wash off after literally just 1 minute!) and the Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse (Bronzing Water! I die!) and the one in the gorgeous oil-slick packaging is the Self Tan Extra Dark Bronzing Mousse. They also had the rest of the St. Tropez range (about 3 rows of the stuff) including the Bronzing Lotions and Facial Oils and even the Tan Applicator Mitts!

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Boots Sale Haul

I rarely stop by the Phase I or Avenues I branch of Boots (wedged in wall-to-wall with yet another Starbucks). Normally, I’d visit the Phase II or Avenues II branch of Boots (because it’s one store over from Bath & Body Works which is my usual haunting ground). However, I’ve been hitting up pretty much every single branch of Boots that I can think of, in search of Batiste Dry Shampoo – A Hint of Colour Medium & Brunette (featured here) because it seems to have vanished, country-wide (which makes me very, very sad). It had the nicest scent out of all of them, and the powder was tinted (matching my hair perfectly). That stuff was my favorite! So, if anyone happens to know where I can find it locally, please do share. I’d be much obliged to ya! Anyways, I was at Boots and opposed to just the Buy Two Get One Free deal that they’re usually promoting (which forces your hand into purchasing more stuff), they actually had a legitimate Sale going on (25% off most items), so I stocked up on a few “necessities”.

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Boots Collective Haul (mostly pink stuff)

Also at Soug Sharq, I stopped by Boots. I wasn’t planning on getting anything especially since I literally just bought some makeup-y bits at Debenhams (hauled here), but then I saw that they had so many cool new products and several new brands too.

For starters, they had the SpaWax (stripless wax warming kit) by the brand Veet which I’d been lusting after, ever since I saw one of my favorite YouTubers plugging it in one of her videos… years ago. Second, I noticed two new brands which were House of Lashes (which I’d been dying to try) and GOSH Cosmetics, and even though I don’t particularly enjoy Soap & Glory (reviews here), they had the cutest Gift Set that was shaped like an actual Christmas Cracker, which I just couldn’t resist. Also, they had a Buy Two Get One Free deal on all Hair Care, and my hair was in dire need of some serious TLC. I only got one makeup-y item which was a mascara, but the rest are all personal care, hair care and body care stuff. Plus, they even tossed in a free makeup bag.

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Rivage Dead Sea Bath Salts

Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt – Two thousand years ago Flavius wrote about the healing qualities of the Dead Sea Salts, and today we continue to rely on these rich salts to promote healing. Bathing in high quality sea salt can replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism. Calcium can help to prevent water retention, increase circulation and strengthen bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, while helping to balance out skin moisture and replenish the body following exercise. Bromides ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Magnesium fights stress and fluid retention, while reducing the signs of aging and soothing the nervous system. Sodium supports the lymphatic fluid balance. By promoting cell regeneration, the salts can renew and rejuvenate your skin, while also reducing cellulite, slowing skin ageing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dead Sea Salts can simultaneously moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin, while helping to treat conditions including acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema and scabies. The salts are also treasured for their ability to reduce stress, relax muscles and eliminate toxins.

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Lierac Purifying Cleanser

Star anise and lime extracts make this crystalline and delicately foaming gel the favorite cleanser for normal to combination skin.

Holy Grail Status, right here! Funny thing is, I wasn’t expecting much when I purchased this Purifying Cleanser from Boots. I just wanted to try something (anything really) from the brand Lierac because I’ve never actually owned – let alone tried – anything from Lierac prior to this Purifying Cleanser. Initially, the vivid green packaging is what caught my eye and drew me in but the scent is what sold me (you’re not supposed to unscrew products in-store just to give them a sniff but what can I say? I’m a rebel)! I couldn’t believe how amazing it smelled! The scent was everything! It was fresh, zesty, and uplifting! I purchased the Lierac Purifying Cleanser, then and there, for KD 9/250 at Boots and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

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Soap and Glory

I promised that I’d be reviewing some Soap & Glory products a good while ago but ended up deciding to just lump everything together into one post, and so here we are.

I really don’t like this brand… I always get suckered into buying their products based on the adorable packaging (all pink and cutesy, with vintage glam pin-up models), funny product names, and tongue-in-cheek blurbs and excerpts, only to end up being disappointed by the performance of the actual product. To be fair, the products generally do what they’re supposed to do, just not in the way that I prefer. I also find most of their scents to be downright vile, particularly Original Pink fragrance which seems to be featured in most of their products. Although the Original Pink fragrance is loved by many, I find it too floral-y and perfume-y for my taste. Their prices aren’t exactly budget-friendly either, especially when you factor in the sub-par performance of most of their products.

I’ve mostly tried some Bath & Body Products, some Skincare Products, but aside from a single Lipgloss (purchased online via Drugstore.com) I haven’t really delved much into their Beauty Products. I’ve also got a handful of Minis (from the KD 1/000 “bargain bins” at Boots), and some products that came in a Holiday Set (that they come out with during every Holiday Season). So, I feel like I have a good selection of products here to form a valid opinion. You can purchase Soap & Glory products at Boots.

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