Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Joys of... | TKMAXX

Recently I have been drawn into the depths of my local TKMaxx where all of the bath and beauty bargains can be found and I have found a surprisingly large amount of reasonably reduced goodies - so many that I felt it had to be shared in a haul type of way.

My first find was the Elizabeth Arden Maximum Volume Mascara in Black. I generally wear waterproof mascara as my eyes have a tendency to water throughout the day, however I have found that when wearing this it doesn't smudge and last for a whole day out. It really separates my lashes, however I wouldn't say it adds any more thickness than other mascaras do. The wand is very generic but does the job intended. For a mascara that is usually over $19, the fractional price I paid (sorry I lost the receipt so can't give you how much I paid, but it was definitely under £10) makes the purchase even better :)

I also managed to come across two different face products. My most exciting find was a Physicians Formula Pressed Powder in Peach Nude. This was only £4.99 and with the brand hard to find in the UK I thought it would be silly to not grab it. The powder has a mosaic look to it and when applied has very little tone which makes it great for touch ups during the day. My second 'face' product was a Stila Perfecting Foundation Stick in shade B. This product has been discontinued so I can't find out how much it originally was, however I managed to pick it up in a set along with two eyeshadows and a eyeshadow refillable compact for around £12. Either this had been packaged wrong or I found a complete bargain. It isn't the greatest product and I have generally used it when I am in a rush in the mornings as a quick cover up, but for such a small price I am not going to complain.

My Stila finds then continued into the realms of eyeshadow. Over a couple of visits I managed to find 3 different eyeshadows along with 3 compacts. As they were in sets I can't give you an exact price but if a single eyeshadow pan usually costs $18, I am certain I saved at least $15 if not more on each eyeshadow. The 3 colours I found were Illimani - a  matte dark rusty red/brown, Oasis - a shimmery light gold, and Makalu - a matte black (I am not sure if any of these have been discontinued or how readily available they are). For the prices I paid I can't believe my luck!

Finally, I was drawn into the nail polish and managed to find 3 Deborah Lippmann Nail Varnishes in Through the Fire, Billionaire and Glitter in the Air for £18. At between £10-£15 usually this was a bargain! Through the Fire is a brilliant Christmas red colour, Billionaire is a dark khaki green and Glitter in the Air is a light blue top coat with blue and pink glitter flakes. All three are colours which are unique to my collection and I am really pleased with this find!

Have any of you found any good beauty finds in TKMaxx? Obviously, stocks differ between different stores and many of these purchases have been made over the last few months, but if there have been this many things recently then I see no reason for there not to be many more! Enjoy your shopping!!


  1. Deborah lipmann in tkmaxx is an absolute steal! Good haul

    1. I know, I was so surprised to find it there but i've been again and it seems like it isn't uncommon!