Beauty shopping at TK Maxx is definitely not on my radar – TK Maxx is a bit like Ikea shopping in that you have to brace yourself and if you’re going as a couple, have your lawyer on speed dial. Divorce can follow. I just ended up at a small branch (New Cross) yesterday when I was dropping Mr BBB off at the station and was so surprised at the brands I found there. Ciate, Stila and Neom to name but a few. I think those brands would have a heart-attack if they saw how they were presented – let’s just say it wasn’t all that tidy.TK Maxx Beauty Shopping
But, what I did find were these beautiful soaps for £3.99 each. That’s an amazing bargain! I can imagine them being at least triple the price in Liberty. I love proper soap, so these chunky blocks are a real find. The Lotus soap doesn’t really have a predominant scent other than that ‘soapy’ smell that’s very clean and fresh, and the orange wrapped soap is orange with a sherberty top note; sweet but not overpowering.
These are both Italian brands; I couldn’t find out much about them on-line but I guess I don’t really need to know – they’re just great little gifts … in this instance, to self!
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TK Maxx is brilliant for beauty products – Claus Porto soaps, Annick Goutal are just two of my favourites purchased there recently (both online and instore) – I shouldn’t think the brands are particularly bothered about how their goods are being sold, just as long as they are sold, they’re likely more than aware of the TK Maxx ‘experience’ – it’s “bums on seats” after all! I’m loathe to add Park’s Candles to the list (they’re a fraction of the price anywhere else and are delicious, with the added bonus of not paying Jo Malone prices, even though Park’s manufacture the JM candles)….
RE TK Maxx – I to love a wander (def on my own as time and partners just disappear in there!) and especially love the beauty area as you just never know what you will find – previously I’ve purchased Burberry and Sue Devitt cosmetics oh and for a while (they seem to have disappeared just now) they regularly had Deborah Lipman nail polishes often 3 in a pack for less then £10. They also stock Dr Bronners liquid soap (a great cleaning product for make up brushes and much more expensive everywhere else). What I have also noticed is they often seem to get in brands or products that Space NK discontinue eg Beautania and MOR to name just two and cost 75% less. I to also LOVE love love the bars of soap – a brand I would recommend is Fringe Alchemy, their soaps smell divine (and I’m super fussy!) the packaging is beautiful and the soaps often come in tins or tied into small matching dishes with ribbon. Products coming and going is that is the thing with TK – you just never know exactly what you will find but that’s probably half the fun – oh and if I find tins of Fringe Alchemy with a double red sticker then even better!
Our local had Illamasqua polish the other day. Its a great place to stock up on Tigi hair products too, as well as Nails Inc, and a whole load of other brands, its very pot luck though!
I am rubbish at going into TK Maxx! It’s just so hectic and chaotic but I must admit so many people find really great things in there. Loving the look of these soaps.xx
Hit at the right time and treasures to be found. Dr.Bonner liquid soaps. L’Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligons,Burberry make up, Butter London nail polishes,Bare Minerals,Shisiedo, OPI, Nails Inc,Leighton Denny. Once some years back I actually found a boxed L’Occitane kit which was the QVC TSV that day. TKMaxx cheaper as well. No idea how that happen. LOL
I love shopping at TK Maxx for beauty & over the years have had some brilliant buys. The best one being a brilliant pair of Tweezerman eyebrow scissors that I haven’t even been able to see anywhere online.
For anyone that doesn’t like the way people handle & damage the beauty products, have a look at TK Maxx online as they have plenty on there & it hasn’t been damaged. I order regularly online, as you can return it to the store. However, you can’t post it back for free returns, so if you don’t live near a store, order carefully.
I love TKMaxx. It’s good for American brands too. It’s a great way to try a brand out at a discount to see if it’s a good fit etc. You find yourself buying full price items that you first tried in TKMaxx, so it’s def a good move for brands to get their products in there. I love trying new stuff as well, so perfect for someone like me.
I love tk maxx for beauty stuff (:
I am a big fan of TK Maxx when it comes to beauty products. I always find hidden gems when shopping in TK Maxx.
tk’s is my first port of call for beauty goodies. recent finds have included monu, emma hardie, real techniques, deep steep and cover girl. total addiction!!!!
Love TK MAXX more and more each time I go in store. I love their homeware section and have had some real bargains there. I’ve slowly been making my way into the beauty aisles but my local stores beauty aisles are terrifying, you literally take your life in your hands going down there, I’ve actually had people physically grab things out of my hands and run off to purchase. I mean the deals are good but not THAT good!
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We’re very civilised in the Bristol TK Maxx – no grabbing. Interesting about Park’s making JM. I recently bought a Park’s diffuser from TK Maxx and it’s really lovely (and was very cheap). I love the fact that people are put off by it’s untidiness as it means more for me. It’s my first stop for sunglasses, sweaters, kitchen stuff and beauty.
I really have to steel myself before I go in & whilst I often try to look at the Beauty bit, it’s all such a jumble I give up very quickly.
It’s all about the candles for me. I do a monthly stock up on Aquiesse, Bahoma & Arran Aromatics candles. However, i do absolutely HATE the experience & do it out of pure necessity.
I’ve had some great beauty products from tk’s: Rodial glamtox for £12 was probably the best bargain ever! I’ve also had Illamasqua, Stila and Freeze 24/7 in the last 12months. Well worth checking out their skincare and cosmetics section if passing a store!
TK Maxx is the best. I’ve owned tons of things from there, from jeans to shoes to shampoo to weird cooking gadgets. If TK Maxx were an eligible bachelor, I’d marry him. 😀
I love the sister stores here in the US, Marshalls and Home Goods. Actually, Home Goods gets my money, unbelievable stuff in the gourmet department. Cookware is great and so are the home furnishings stuff. There is even a section for things for your pets! I admit though, TJmaxx (over here) and Marshalls do have great soaps and cosmetic buys. I recently bought a couple of MUFE pencils for less than $7, cheaper than most drugstore ones.
Jane, you ended up at my local TK Maxx! I pop in there regularly and have found Decleor, Bliss, and Crabtree & Evelyn. They seem to merchandise everything by colour, but it is so much more peaceful in there that having a browse along the shelves is not too unpleasant! It’s the only TK Maxx I go into.
I did notice that they colour match – I was looking for something strawberry actually but they didn’t have anything. Didn’t stop me heading the the orange section though!
Ha yes! You know there’s probably an opportunity there to teach them how to merchandise their stock.
PS I’m looking forward to tonight’s meet and eat dinner
TK Maxx does a beautiful range of soap (mostly Italian), and I regularly see Miller Harris products there. Mostly body products and candles but the odd perfume shows up.
I get all my Korres supplies from TKs. They also have some great make up at times too (YSL mascara, touche eclat etc)
I do like a bit of beauty shopping at TK Maxx but it can be very hit and miss. Sometimes there’s some real bargains and other times it’s just full of rubbish! I do like to scope out the nail varnishes in there. Some you can visibly see are past their best but more recently they’ve had Ciate sets that are pretty much brand new out so you know they’re good
TK Maxx has a sister shop called HomeSense, where the shopping experience is a lot more civilised! Generally speaking they don’t have the makeup (although sometimes they do) but they do have skin and hair and bath and body products, and candles. Loads of candles!