I’ve had a thought about doing a series of monthly pick ups from TK Maxx. As you all know at the moment my main focus is beauty here at the moment but we officially have our move date (29th October… eek!) after finally exchanging contracts yesterday and plan to mix it up each month with my favourite finds from TK Maxx.
TK Maxx is my favourite happy place, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of scoring a deal and if I’m having a rough week at work you can guarantee that one lunch time I’ll be found perusing the housewares and beauty aisles for some bargains. It’s not very often I leave TK Maxx empty handed, so what I’m thinking is I’ll collect up my purchases over the month and do a showcase at the end.
Some months it may be more beauty focused (depends how good the brands they have in are) and other months there could be more homeware (and likely as the move comes there will be more and more homeware!). I decided to skip the one oven mitt I bought this month until I’ve properly introduced interiors content, but there’s a little picture snippet at the end!
So here’s the first of many, meet my Found in TK Maxx Haul
Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser
RRP £24.00 / Price £6.99
Okay… my cleanser stash had been running low but I ended up placing an order for three from Beauty Pie for a post review, but when all the Milk Makeup items turned up in TK Maxx at the start of the summer, I was on the hunt for this and couldn’t find it anywhere! I’ve decided to just stash it away for now as I’ve now got three new ones on the go for comparison, but I’m guessing by the new year I’ll be onto this and ready to give it a try. I spotted a few other items from Milk lingering, mainly nail stuff and the Urban Defence mask I tried a couple of months ago.
Glow Lab Facial Serum
RRP $20NZ (approx £10.00) / Price £6.99
I got a bit excited when I found this and I realised when I left the shop I had mistaken the brand for Glow Recipe (who I had been wanting to try products from!). Good news is I’ve been out of a serum and it was cheap so I haven’t necessarily lost out too much – The brand is made in New Zealand and I’m struggling to find it sold anywhere online – there’s one online store called Countdown who stocks it and that’s it as far as I can see. The brand is quite budget friendly anyway, but it seems to have a good free from list and it’s cruelty free. We’ll see how this pans out, hopefully I don’t love it as it may be difficult to find again!
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
RRP £39.00 / Price £16.99
For about a month I’ve been visiting TK Maxx’s more than normal as they’ve had a lot of ABH in (particularly the Subculture and highlight palettes), but thus far I’ve had no luck tracking them down. This however proved a great stand in for the ABH bargains lingering somewhere! The box for this was open and I was expecting that it was going to be swatched, who ever had taken a peek at it left me a happy lady as it didn’t have a mark on it!
I know the Chocolate Bar palettes are some people’s most loved, and I’ve gone so long without trying one I thought it was about time! Funnily just a few weeks go I was looking at all the Too Faced palettes in a store and one of the ones I was drawn to most (if not most!) was this one! It has a really pretty mix of neutrals, golds and pops of sparkly blues and pinks.
I’m thinking of doing a full face of makeup I’ve never tried post (maybe video if I can work out the logistics!) and this will probably be the palette of choice reserved for that!
So that’s my three items I picked up from the store this month, grand total spend (Oven mitt included!) was £36.96 and it should have been £89.95 – a pretty good saving!
Let me know if you’re a TK Maxx/Winners/TJ Maxx shopper and what deals you’ve managed to snag recently or whether you’ve tried any of the items I picked up!