TK Maxx bargain & makeup storage

TK Maxx bargain & makeup storage


Jul 30, 2017 Beauty Bits 13 Comments

Thank god it’s Saturday because let me tell ya, I’ve had a rubbish week! I won’t go into the gory details but I thought I had a serious health problem after visiting my GP last week. After a trip to the hospital with Lauren I found out what I have can be fixed with some physio and stretching exercises. I was panicked as my wedding plans could have seriously been thwarted but thankfully I’m okay. The lesson I learned this week is to start taking my long-term health seriously. I’m too busy to do anything about it now in the run up to the wedding but it will be my number one priority when I get back from my honeymoon. Enough with the moaning stuff here are some things I picked up after my roller coaster week!

If you are familiar with beauty brand Malin & Goetz then you’ll know that their lovely stuff isn’t cheap. This ‘Rum Tonic’ EDT normally retails at Space NK for £37 and I got it for £6.99 at my TK Maxx. I spotted this gem as soon as I rolled up to the beauty section, the bright coloured box with the white lettering was already etched in my brain from previous purchases. This warm, earthy unisex fragrance is perfect for Autumn/Winter although I will start using before then.

My little nail polish collection has grown from about eight in April to over 30 several months later! Umm gee I wonder why that could be? The blame lies with my fellow beauty bloggers, you know who you are. Anywho, to contain my ever growing collection I got this 5L storage tub from Wilkinson or Wilkos as we say here in Nottingham. I don’t think £5 is too much fork out to keep my little treasures safe.

Now I don’t have a massive collection of makeup brushes like some of you do but I’ve been on the lookout for a pretty container to store them in. This mint green cutlery drainer is just what I was looking for as it matches my rose print makeup storage box. The only thing I have to be careful of is the thinner brushes falling through the bottom drainage holes. But for £1 I can’t complain!

What goodies have you nabbed this week ladies?


  • Lily
    Jul 30, 2017 at 12:18 am Reply

    All your polishes look beautifully bright! Especially all stored side by side like that :) You could pop a coaster in the bottom of the cutlery drainer to stop brushes poking through? Or cut a circle disk from a cereal box? *feels very Art Attack*

    1. Jul 31, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply

      That is a good idea, the only culprit at the moment is a thin Smashbox brush that my mom gave me but if it keeps happening I shall tear up my Weetabix box. :D

  • Vintage Makeup
    Jul 30, 2017 at 12:27 am Reply

    I love the colour of the container you use for your brushes! Fab storage :)

    1. Jul 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm Reply

      Thanks VM, if my kitchen can’t look good at least my brushes will!

  • Michelle
    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:02 am Reply

    Wish my polishes were better coordinated, like yours.

    1. Jul 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm Reply

      Well I dont’ have that many at the moment in years time they could be all over the place. Maybe you need a nail polish sorting out day – I bet it would be a lot of fun too! :D

  • Ayshe
    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:48 am Reply

    Glad to know you are not in too poor health. I love TK Maxx for beauty, I even spotted bare minerals and Nars makeup in there the other day! Your nail polish collection is so bright, I love it and there is room for more :-)

    1. Jul 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm Reply

      Thanks Ayshe, nothing like a health scare sh*t you up eh? Yes there is room for more polishes I agree, and I hadn’t realised I had so many bright ones either. xoxo

  • Claire
    Jul 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply

    That box of polishes looks like a lovely box of sweets! I love Wilkos, I recently moved and there isn’t one in my new ‘locale’ for some unknown reason :(
    Rum Tonic looks really interesting, might have to go see if I can find some!

    1. Jul 31, 2017 at 7:18 pm Reply

      Hey Claire – Anything by Malin & Goetz is fab but if you can get it for next to nothing it’s even better. Where on earth do you live with no Wilkos? :(

      1. Claire
        Jul 31, 2017 at 8:13 pm Reply

        Norwich, I can’t believe it either! I think there’s one 20 miles away…
        Thanks I’ll keep an eye out for that brand :)

  • Aysh
    Aug 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Oh gosh, hope you’re okay me lovely?? Be sure to take care of yourself bride to be ;) Oh I need something for my nail polishes too! Got a few ideas from the #bbloggers chat on storage, my minds thinking on maybe one of those nail polish shelves like you get in the salons?? I can just imagine the look on my dads face when I ask him to put it up for me…. :/ Lol!

    Love Aysh xoxo

    1. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:26 pm Reply

      Yes the only problem with asking your dad to put them up is that he’s going to say that you have too many if you have to put shelves up for them!

      I am looking after myself hun – thanks for your thoughts! xoxo

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