It’s been a long time since I set foot in Al Othaim Mall between Exit 14 and 15 that I almost forgot what gems of stores are there. It was in 2011 when The Pink Tarha featured Daiso Japan, one of the stores in Othaim Mall which made our hearts go aflutter. It’s like a riyalin store but more expensive with their stuff priced from SR 7 and above. I call it a “wasteland” but in a good kind of way because I find things here that I didn’t know exist or things that I didn’t know I need (or more like want).
Last night, I entered the store with my husband and we spent a good deal of minutes going through each aisle. We were more amused of the things we saw and I tried so hard to resist buying (really tried hard haha). Here are some items that caught our eyes:
Who goes shopping without their shopping basket? Hep! While these look like your grocery store shopping baskets, they’re the smaller version so you won’t be able to put in your veggies, fruits, and meats. Unless they’re tiny versions too. Haha! These are cute containers for small toys and items that are otherwise scattered in your floor or desks. If you’re not into plastic baskets, then these wooden cases will do the trick for your shabby chic homes:
Going back to miniature versions, how cute are these chairs?!? OMG, I know I need this in my desk top. The thing is, I’m not sure what I’m putting on top of them. Clearly it won’t be able to hold my phone in place and it’s too small to hold anything important among the items in my desk but heck, I want a chair anyway!
Speaking of chairs, I found these chair leg covers! You put them on the tips of chair legs to prevent scratches on the floor and they also minimize the noise when you’re dragging your chair from one place to another. Haha! They can probably work well on tables too.
This kind is circular and creates a rounded bunch of fabric at the base of the chair’s legs. However these ones are cuter:
Chair socks?!? Haha! I hope they also keep the chair legs warm and comfy. Haha! I wanted to buy these for the cuteness factor but our floors are carpeted so uh, I won’t be needing them anytime soon. Meanwhile, these baskets remind me of the handwoven crafts in the Philippines. They’re good for organizing things in the house. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes.
For home decors, I found these stickers with stained-glass window effect. It’s an easy way to spruce up a boring wall, window or door. They come in fancy colors too. I want the rose design on the right.
Another quick decor ides are these paper lanters which is perfect for a girl’s room. It can also be used in party decorating. It has that lovely vibes goof for bridal or baby showers. The yellow colors are great for summer parties! Hmn, these definitely gave me an idea!
You can add these paper flowers to the bunch and you get yourself an instant party decor:
Daiso has a small corner for cosmetics and makeup. The only think that caught my attention was this powder blush that has a nice packaging. It has a huge diamond stone like effect on top and it has a puff that makes the blush easy to apply. And that’s why it’s called the Happy Puff Blush!
I also got this small brush that targets hard to scrub areas on the face like the corners of the nose. I’m praying this will help me get rid of my blackheads and whiteheads. Not to mention the makeup gunk that is sitting prettily on my pimple scars haha. Fingers crossed!
One of my favorite aisles in Daiso is the stationery and craft aisle. They have this aisle dedicated for craft punchers and pens and notebooks. This is my particular wasteland. I love hanging out in this aisle just looking at the pens and notepads and notebooks.
I probably missed a lot of more interesting items because I hung out on the stationery aisle for quite a while. If you’re visiting Daiso any time soon, let me know what you got or what you’ve seen that are unique or funny or just intresting. Happy Friday!
Ground Floor, Al Othaim Mall
Exit 14/15, Eastern Ring Road
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [MAP]