So here’s a little skin secret I can’t wait to share. I’ve been using the @skindeva.kw Vitamin C serum for exactly 2 months now and over the course of this time, I can’t tell you the number of people who have asked what I’ve been using differently. Though it can take up to 12 weeks for you to fully see results, I’ve been enjoying the improvements this serum is slowly doing to my skin and can’t wait to share. Skin Deva is also cruelty free by the way!
Ok, so what does Vitamin C actually promise? Even skin tone and a smoother and brighter appearance, both which I’ve been noticing with daily usage. Blemishes have been fading a lot faster and my skin has stayed soft and supple throughout these drying winter months. It also claims to reduce fine lines but I can’t attest to that just yet.
The formula is lightweight and absorbs instantly into your skin. I detest anything that feels heavy on the skin and so this is perfect! I love the faint citrus smell it has and as I’ve been keeping my serum in the refrigerator, it delivers a nice coolness as I apply it. Refrigerating also increases the shelf life too! I then wait about 15 minutes before following up with my regular moisturizer. A little goes a long way and after 2 months of use, I’m only a third of the way through my bottle.
If you’re new to Vitamin C, here’s few pointers for you: your Vitamin C serum should be clear or a very pale yellow at most. It should also be packaged in a tinted glass bottle, stay clear of brands that use clear bottles, for example, Boots sells one in a clear glass bottle, avoid it! With exposure to light and air, the colour of the serum will change slightly due to oxidation however the serum is still safe to use, it just won’t be as effective so you’re not getting your money’s worth.
All in all, I have been really enjoying this and I applaud brands like Skin Deva for making amazing products that deliver without having a high price tag attached. Contact @skindeva.kwfor pricing and the entire list of their products. They have free shipping throughout Kuwait too!
*It sure has been a while since I was last here, but hey, there's no time like the present to start again, right?
I have something pretty big to share with you all! Souk Safar (@souksafar) by Boodai Aviation, in collaboration with Atlantis, The Palm, has a really awesome campaign running at the moment.
Starting January 3rd until the 5th (Saturday), Souk Safar have set up a display in the space in front of The Cheesecake Factory. I passed by today afternoon and was met by all the festivities planned by Souk Safar and Atlantis. There are lots of upgrades, free gifts and activities for the kids. Upgrades include add-ons like buffet lunches and dinners at the Saffron and Kaleidoscope Restaurants, access to the Imperial Club, snorkeling in the Ambassador Lagoon, access to the Shark Safari, treatments at the ShuiQi Spa, etc when you book one of the amazing Atlantis packages on offer.
I have to add that the rooms and suites at Atlantis, The Palm have been recently refurbished and the new interiors look fantastic! Just loving the clean and fresh vibes, who wouldn't want to relax here?
Guests at Atlantis also have complimentary unlimited access to the Aquaventure Park. If you're an adrenaline junkie, I recommend Poseidon's Revenge. It literally takes your breath away! The Leap of Faith comes in at a very close second. There are so many water slides and a separate area for the children too, something for everyone! I learned that there have been a lot of new rides added to Aquaventure, including a Wave House that has a wave machine to surf till your heart's desire, a restaurant, bar and even a bowling alley. Looks like I'll need to make another trip soon.
Do visit the kiosk for more information or visit the Souk Safar store. Wondering exactly where they're located? They're on the first floor of the Avenues Mall, just above the back entrance to Victoria's Secret. This is where Iconic used to be located and is on the same line as North Face, if that helps.
Souk Safar is also running a contest at the moment. What's up for grabs? A trip to Atlantis, The Palm for the whole family! Just take a photo with the Atlantis mascots, follow @souksafar and DM (direct message) them the photo on Instagram.
So, head on down to Souk Safar at the Avenues and explore these amazing packages. You wouldn't want to miss this!
I'm sure we've all seen vans and minibuses with the City Van logo emblazoned on the side driving around Kuwait. I just assumed they were transporting staff and never really thought that they were for the public. But a call from the lovely Marketing Manager over at City Van set me straight. Did you know that City Van offers some pretty amazing services to the public? Neither did I, hence this post.
They have 3 very convenient and competitively priced services to choose from. The laws here in Kuwait are constantly changing regarding just which expats are privileged enough to drive (let me not get started on the latest ruling regarding engineers, sigh). Unfortunately in Kuwait, being allowed to drive doesn't depend solely on capability, but rather what you decided to major in University, your job position, your salary and of course, how much vasta you have in many cases. I'm not exaggerating when I say that services like what City Van has to offer are a Godsend. So, what exactly are these services?
Scheduled Rides: these are your point A to B rides. Just enter from, to, date, time and the number of passengers and you're good to go. Convenient, no standing stranded on the road in the 50 plus degree weather and no haggling with rude drivers. I've lost count of the number of times I've stood on the road praying a taxi would drive past. And just how many girls' day or night outs have gone awry because of transportation issues? These rides are affordable too. A scheduled ride with City Van from Salmiya to the Airport is under 6KD for example.
Pool Rides: use these rides to get to work on time. They're booked on a monthly basis, both one and two ways. Could it get any more convenient? Definitely the most easiest and stress free way to get to work. No more negotiating traffic, just sit back and relax or catch up on some Zzzzzzs.
Rentals: special day planned ahead for the entire family? Or maybe you're entertaining visiting business associates? You can rent a van for as little as an hour or even up to a few days (though these are processed as special requests). You will also be provided with a driver who will take you anywhere your heart desires. Not bad right?
And if you weren't already impressed, City Van can accommodate any group size! You also have the option of booking their premium rides which I got the chance to experience for myself over the Eid holidays. We had the use of one of their Hyundai H1 vans, complete with our very own driver for the day. Now, don't get me wrong, I love driving! But it was just so relaxing to tell someone else where to go and to just chill and enjoy the ride for once.
My friends and I planned a small girls' day out and set our starting location as Fahaheel. Our driver, Mr. Gokula picked up my friend right on time and then from there, Mr Gokula and our City Van premium ride made its way from house to house picking the entire gang up. The seats could be swiveled around so that we were all facing each other, which just added to our excitement. The van was very comfortable, the air conditioning just perfect and we spent our ride belting out tunes. probably a little off key too. To be honest, we could have spent our entire day in that van and come out feeling on top of the world!
Our first stop were the Kuwait beaches where we jet skied! I'd never been before, but it was an exhilarating experience just being out on the water. The wind in my hair, going neck-breaking speeds with nothing but the ocean in front of me! We caught the sunset and then moved onto the next stop in our itinerary.
Every step of the way, our driver was just a phone call away. He was always ready and waiting to take us to each stop. He was courteous, friendly and we were very comfortable with him. A very safe driver too, not once did he exceed the speed limit!
Our day finally ended with dinner and of course sheesha. It was an amazing day, made even more special by our City Van premium ride.
Having experienced the service for myself, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend City Van over and over again. Download the app and have a browse through the features using the following links: IOS and Android. I'll have a coupon code for you all shortly that you can use while trying out the City Van services for yourself. So keep checking back in for that. If you've used the service, let me know your experience below.
Here's links to City Van's social media pages for more info: