Every person has a place they consider their "candy store." These are places which, if given a chance or brought about by some luck, you'll choose to be stuck in for a long period of time because you enjoy yourself like a "kid in a candy store store." That would be hypermarkets and book stores for me. Leave me in those places for a few hours and you won't hear me complain.
Eyecandy and I found another place which we can put under that category... Whites Pharmacy. Yes, a pharmacy and more! We were toured by Ms. Haifa Alhumaid, Whites' marketing executive, in one of their biggest branches and boy are we lucky! We get to check out the products they offer and you're also lucky because we're sharing the information to you! At least now you'll have an idea where to get the stuff you'd been asking us about! We found really interesting brands and products that we'd like to buy for ourselves. We tell you, Whites Pharmacy is one of those places you'd choose to get stuck in.
|Welcome to Whites!|
WHITES is a group of retail shops and pharmacy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that brings you health and beauty products. Most of these products you won't find anywhere in Riyadh. They offer exclusive brands that are of high quality and guaranteed to bring results.
|You may now begin your shopping spree.|
I have to make two entries because Whites Pharmacy has so much wonderful products I might cause your computer to freeze due to the many photos I'll be uploading. So this is part 1 and I'm doubtful I can categorize it into beauty first and then health next. But let's just think of it as such. :)
What's the most problem-prone area of one's body? The skin, of course. That's why it's necessary to have the right skin care products before even using makeup and cosmetics that can cover the problem areas. Prevention is better than cure, yes?
Let's start with one of White's most popular brand, Avene, the leading skincare line in European pharmacies. Avene carries everything from facial wash, lotion, and creams to toners, scrub, and serum. Whatever your skin needs, Avene has it. Lines include Hydrance (for regular use), Cleanance (for acne-prone skin), Eluage (anti-aging), and a lot more. Although a little bit more expensive than what most of us are paying for our daily skincare regimen, Avene promises to be worth every single riyal.
|Have you tried Avene?|
|From singles to packs, Greenland has it!|
|Greenland packs perfect for gifts.|
|Lots of choices!|
|Smells so sweeeeet!|
|Every thing organic right here!|
|An entire shelf is dedicated to organic products.|
|Organic lip balm anyone?|
|Miessence and its minimalist packaging.|
|Protect your skin from the sun.|
|Good for the out of town trips, and everyday use.|
|Tanning lotion and oil spray|
|The beauty bar|
One of the best finds in Whites Pharmacy is Essie Nail Polish. It's a line of multi-awarded nail lacquers that started in 1981. Through the years, Essie has been known as one of the world's best nail polish for its vibrant color and consistent finish. Whites does not only have Essie nail polish (SR 30 each), they also carry its nail care products.
Have you heard of Shellac? The long lasting nail polish that lasts for weeks? Well, Whites doesn't carry it because you'll be needing a UV lamp to use it... but Whites carry the regular polish created by CND, maker of Shellac. They have the usual colored nail polish and the ones that you put on top the regular ones to provide an effect (ex. pearl, shimmer, sparkle). CND nail treatments and essentials are also available.
|CND's regular nail polish line|
|Additional nail and hand care products from CND|
Whites is also introducing a new beauty brand in the Riyadh market, Polish cosmetics brand Bell, which produces high quality cosmetics using modern technologies and techniques. They have a lot of products for the face and among their bestsellers are Diamond Eyes (diamond mousse eyeshadow), Milky Shake (yogurt lip glosses), and Push Up mascara. Their range of lipstick are also nice and comes in various classic, timeless shades.
Eyebrows are one of the most important parts of our face which we tend to ignore most of the time. If you've been reading The Pink Tarha for a long time, you'll know how obsessive Eyecandy and Sampaguita Pride can get on their eyebrows. I, for one, can't be bothered by it (seriously, I have no skills in drawing an eyebrow) so I'm delighted to find this eyebrow makeup kit by Christian in Whites. It contains 3 stencils that help design a thick, thin, or natural-shaped eyebrows, a two-way ended brush, and a water-resistant powder which comes in various colors. This kit makes putting on well-defined eyebrows effortless and guess what, no touch-ups needed!
After wearing makeup the whole day, it's time to take them off. Seriously ladies, you shouldn't go to bed with a gunk of makeup on. These makeup removers exclusive to Whites are easy to use and won't take an hour wiping off that grime and dirt caused by cosmetics.
Let's talk about tattoo. A few readers have been asking us where they can get one. Well, permanent tattoo makers are hard to come by in this side of the world but you can always opt for something temporary, just in case you change your mind. Would you believe Whites carry Tattoo Yourself, a line of temporary art tattoos that you can put yourself? They have the stencils and the ink.
And that's not all. How about some body jewelry? They have a case full of jewelries for your piercings. Cool eh?
|Get inked! For a few days.|
|Belly? Ear lobes? Eyebrows?|
Whites Pharmacy has more products but we don't have space on this entry anymore. Fret not though. We have a second entry on Whites and its products up in a few days! :) In the meantime, visit Whites Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for faster updates. ~ Sundrenched
Mecca Road, Takhasussi (near Panda)
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T: +966 1 288-6877 / 489-5994/ 489-7750/ 489-7751