Saturday, March 31, 2012

T.J. Maxx Haul Part 2- Makeup, Nails, and Hair

Hey everyone!

If you haven't checked out part one of this haul the link is here. It's the clothes and accessories part of my haul and an explanation as to why this is in two parts to begin with.

Alright, so the whole reason I went into T.J. Maxx was to see if I could find any products from theBalm. I had seen so many people who had gotten AMAZING deals on sets there and I just had to see if I was lucky enough to find one too. And guess what?? I DID! It was hidden away in a sad corner, but I found it and immediately put it in my cart. It needed a good home and I was just the person to give it that. This set is the Black Tie Kit and is amazing! So well rounded to create an awesome look and comes with SEVEN full sized products! I'll go one by one on the breakdown.

First thing is their Hot Mama! blush. It is a beautiful peach-pink hue and has a bit of shimmer to it. The packaging says this can be used as an eyeshadow as well and I might just take them up on that claim. It is just so pretty and reminds me of NARS' Orgasm blush. Price wise, this blush alone would cost me $19.

Next products are two of their Shady Lady pressed powder shadow/liners. These retail for $16 each and I received the colors Caught in the Act Courtney and Shameless Shana. The Courtney shade is a deep chocolate brown with a bronze shimmer in it. I love brown and neutral shadows, so this one is a HUGE hit as a crease color for me. The Shana color is a dark bronze color and is equally as gorgeous as the other color included. This is also one of the shades that MyGlam had sent out in their January bag, but I didn't get a shadow that month. These shadows are ones I can see myself reaching for all the time and I am so thrilled to have them!

Next product included is a product called Overshadow and it is designed to do just that. It is a super fine milled mineral shimmer that you put over your shadows as a highlight and boost. This is in the color No Money, No Honey. The color is fantastic. It is extremely shimmery as to be expected and is in a light golden honey color. It swatched so smoothly and I am interested in how this will make my shadows POP like it claims. Also, this product is $15.

Next product is a nail polish from their Hot Ticket line. This was the product that I received in my January MyGlam bag from theBalm, only in a different color. I loved the formula of these polishes, but the $10 price tag is a little steep for my taste. I am so happy to have another one of these polishes though and in the color Better Off Red, which is a true pin-up girl red. And believe it or not, I don't have a single red polish in my collection.

The last two products are the Cheater! Volumizing Mascara in Black and the Balm Shelter tinted lip gloss in Pin Up Girl. These retail for $18 and $19 respectively. The mascara seems extremely promising. It has a great big brush and the formula seems just about perfect. I love mascara. It is the one beauty product I could never live without, so I am more than happy to give this product a try. The lip gloss is in beautiful red tint and when applied is not sticky like regular glosses either. The color is super sheer, but build-able and looks really great with my fair skin! Very happy! So if we're keeping track that total came to $113 retail and I got this set for $12!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the price tag!

Now onto the non-Balm products, the next purchase that I made was also hidden away in that same sad corner. I found two color cubes from Essie in their summer and wedding collections for 2011. I love sets like these since I never use a full bottle of polish anyways. The colors in these two boxes are awesome and I can't wait to try them out. In the wedding collection, the four colors were Maid of Honor (Light Nude Cream), First Dance (Red-ish Pink), Borrowed & Blue (Light Baby Blue Cream), and Better Together (Light Pink Cream). My favorite just from looks in the bottle is probably Borrowed & Blue. In the summer collection, the colors were Meet Me at Sunset (Bright Tangerine Orange), Smooth Sailing (Periwinkle with blue and pink shimmer), Braziliant (Traffic Cone Orange with Pink Shimmer), and Super Bossa Nova (Bright Fuschia Pink with pink shimmer). I love all of these ones, but my favorite was Super Bossa Nova. Gorgeous summer color! I snagged these cuties for $9 each when they are regularly $17. Best way for me to add to my polish stash and try out new colors all in one!

The last item I picked up, I know this is never ending, but it is a thermal protectant spray by Rusk for when I flat iron my hair. I have been wanting a bottle of this stuff forever and my sister has it and wouldn't let me steal it! ;) I LOVE this stuff, it smells amazing and works even better! My hair always ends up silky smooth and gorgeous after using it! I picked this up for $9 when I could only ever find it for $20 anywhere else! So happy with this one and my sister is jealous of the deal that I got.

This was a great shopping trip for me, even if I ended up spending way more than I anticipated! I definitely suggest anyone to visit their local T.J. Maxx and see if you can get any of these great products for yourself!

Check out Part One!

Until next time,



  1. I'm really jealous of your essie steal! I never find anything good at TJ Maxx like everyone else.

  2. I had never really gone in there. I always saw that place as like a dirty garage sale and I feel bad now for thinking that. haha I was extremely surprised with the stuff I found even if it did take a lot of searching. Hopefully you can find something great too!

  3. I think I like your TheBalm set better than mine!! Lucky You! :) and the Essie's are so cute. They only had the wedding set at the TJ Maxx here. The other set looks like something I would wear more though. Great finds!

    1. I couldn't believe my luck on that find. They did have another Balm product, one of their shadow palettes, in the clearance section, but it was opened and the poor thing looked like it went through a war. It was so sad. haha I'm currently wearing the purple color from the summer set and it's so pretty. I will be making my way back there very soon!

  4. In England/Wales it's called T.K Maxx and i can never find anything good there :L it takes ages because you have to look through everything before you find something good :/
    Good stuff you got there by the way :)


    1. I thankfully I went at a fairly slow store traffic time because I generally have to swim through all the people and give up on searching for things because of it. You're right though, you do have to dig a lot before any gems show up.

  5. I love the home stuff in the stores and sometimes you can get a nice designer addition for your wardrobe !
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  6. gosh, i love love tj! they got awesome stuff for awesome prices!