Halfway into June, and I finally get down to it!
Without further ado..
Clothes, books, cosmetics, stationary- everything needs boxes and corners and tiny little cubicles; at least in my humble opinion. It is my most recent obsession. I have done the rounds at Ikea and Dragon Mart. Sadly Dragon Mart proved to be a disappointment; but we picked up loads of organisation trinkets from Ikea and it’s down to work for now. And Daiso, here I come…
2. Smelling edible.
This little beauty remains true to it’s name- to a T!
It might not be the most fantastic body lotion, but it sure makes you smell like a summery, fruit parfait! The scent lingers too. The Mister says I smell like fruity chewing gum, me thinks this thing makes you smell deliciously divine!
*Rush to B&BW folks, tis on sale I heard. Shhhh.
3. Cherry crush.
I would not normally be considered a cherry fan, but these are so succulent and sugary- sweet that I cannot help but gorge. But I do have to compete for them though; both The Mister and The Almighty Princess love to gobble them up.
4. Skin- loving.
Make-up artists swear by it. Models vouch for it. YouTube gurus swoon over it. I am a fan too. It is not miraculous by any standards, but it does work; especially as treatment for extra-dry hands and chapped lips. It is always on my bed-side table and if I can remember to, I slather it on generously (wherever I deem fit) before hitting the sack. I even lend it to The Mister when his chapped lips are ready to bleed, give- up and die 🙂
As you can see, I even have back-up.
A tip though- if possible, pick it up at the airport (I always do); it is usually over- priced outside in Doha.
5. My news fix.
By now, you would know my “thing” for news apps. Here’s another that is mention- worthy, and one The Mister has been an addict of, for eons now. Me? More recently (I’m a Flipboard fiend).
6. Summer blush of the year.
When women talk of spring, summer, fall and winter blushes and shades, I usually think to myself “I will damn well wear whatever shade I like / or that looks good on me”. But this honestly screams SUMMER. NARS is back to Qatar (Sephora, Villagio since the end of March). And God! Am I glad or what. Sheer GLOW my love, I missed thee!
I digress 🙂
This blush is a burnt- orange sort of color, and is very, very pigmented. Perfect for the scorching summer. I might do a review on this, it deserves one.
7. Turquoise grocery lists!
I always fill my trusty Lamy Safari with blue/ royal- blue ink. But recently, I have been pulled to the turquoise side of things- from planner entries to grocery lists everything is turquoise and I’m, loving it.
8. Some footsie love.
I use it more as a pre- sock, post odour- spray, foot cream. At the end of a long, tiresome day, the poor feet-sies are supple, hydrated and and still fresh, alive and kicking.
9. Size 3 work- shoes that fit!
Only women of a particular foot size will truly understand my predicament. Finding decent shoes that fit are as rare as “actual” rain in Doha. And lightening struck twice last month, so to say. I found suede- pumps with a comfortable enough heel height, and a couple of boots and a really, chic pair of men- style formal shoes all in a span of a week. And on sale too! So, I’m currently crushing all the androgynous work shoes; they are uber comfortable and unique.
That is all for the month of May folks. Ramadan is screeching down upon us, and there is tons to do before that.
Have a pious and blessed Ramadan folks! And for those who do not observe the month as holy, enjoy the shorter workdays, and the reprieve from this horrid heat 🙂
Till next time.