Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ode to TK Maxx

Bit of an unusual one today. I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I actually work in a Tk Maxx and I am fully aware that it's a bit sad to do a blogpost solely dedicated to the shop you work in. However spending so much time in the shop means I am seeing the gems that come in on an almost daily basis.  My room is full of trinketty homeware bits that you won't find anywhere else (that mint green 'A' that keeps cropping up in pictures? tk! Those fake flowers? tk!) You can also find some amazing makeup and skincare pieces for discounted prices. So today I thought I would share with you some of the hidden treasures I've come across whilst rummaging around the shop floor. 
YSL Touche Eclat- RRP: £25.00 TK Maxx: £19.99
 My most recent and exciting find! Although you can probably get this on websites for a similar price I wouldn't have gone looking for it and it wouldn't be on my face right now as I type. I was so excited when I saw it and no customer was getting to it before me.

Real Techniques Eye Starter Set- RRP: £21.99 TK Maxx: £14.99
Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brushes RRP: £23.99 TK Maxx: £16.99
I can never say no to an expansion of my brush collection and whilst the store stocks many dupes, nothing beats the real thing especially at a discounted price!

Seche Vite Top Coat RRP: £9.00 TK Maxx: £4.99
That's a more reasonable price for a top coat, am I right? You can also get Essie, Nails Inc, Leighton Denny, O.P.I and Orly nail varnishes at the moment.

However there are things I've missed out on which is the dark under belly of TK Maxx- when it's gone, it's gone. For example, why didn't I buy that Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream for £12.99 when I had the chance? And how I let that black ceramic miniature daschshund (seriously) slip out of my grasp I'll never know. I could go on forever telling you the brands we have (& Other Stories, Burberry, Physician's Formula) but I guess you'll just have to go and look for yourself!

That's pretty much it for today! Thanks for stopping by and hopefully see you again soon! Let me know what gems you've found in your local TK Maxx in the comments :)


  1. Nothing wrong with TK Maxx! You can find some good bargains there. I'm over in the UK right now and really love TK Maxx - in the US we have the exact same store that's called TJ Maxx instead, for some odd reason, and I've always found a lot of doodads, as my grandmother would have called them - great for odds and ends! :)


    1. Exactly, I always find something I didn't know I wanted. I hope you enjoy your time in the UK :) xx