Friday, March 18, 2011

Little TK Maxx Haul

Well ladies, I've taken it easy this week blog-wise and am now back to continue my ramblings :)  Last weekend I was in TK Maxx and picked up a few bits.  I was given a voucher as a Christmas pressie and have been keeping my eye out for stuff that tickled my pickle.

First up is this really cute brush set which was €8.99.

First of all, how cute are they?!  I got it mainly for the brush on the left.  I got a duo fibre brush from Gosh last year that is slightly bigger than this one and love it and have been on the lookout for another one to add to my collection.

From left to right we have the duo fibre brush, concealer brush, highlighter brush, small concealer brush and foundation brush.  I love that they're pink, this makes me happy :)  This week I used the duo fibre brush to apply my foundation and it gives an absolutely flawless finish.  I also used it to apply my blush and it's perfect for giving a light wash of colour on the cheeks.  I think this would be a good brush to apply my 2 Good to be True cheek stain, so I shall try that out and report back.  The only other brush I've tried out so far is the small concealer brush.  I used it to apply a base from the Sleek primer palette, which I shall also review soon.  For €8.99, I'm a happy chappy.

Next up is some Jemma Kidd products.  I'm a huuuuuge fan of the Pixiwoo sisters on Youtube and have tried various looks that they've done on their channel.  They talk about and use some Jemma Kidd products so I gave a little "ooh" when I saw that TK Maxx had them!

They came all together in a plastic pouch, so I couldn't tell what colours they were.  Even much panicked googling of swatches in the shop didn't give more information.  I figured if I didn't like them, that I'd give them away, so off I went and bought them.  I don't know how much each individual item was since the pouch just had one price for all 3 items.  They cost €23.99 altogether.  Not sure if this is good/bad because I've never seen Jemma Kidd products in the shops here in Ireland.

First up is the Crushed Jewel Creme Duo in the shade Lolite.  The top part of the product is a gorgeous violet/blue cream eye base and underneath it twists off to reveal a little pot of purple/silver glitter.  I have high hopes for this and think it'll help create some dramatic looks for going out and especially for Christmas!

Next up is the Stardust Creme Shadow in the shade Orbit.  I think this'll make a great base for a light, shimmery eyeshadow look and think I'll be using it in the inner corner a lot.

Finally is the Iridescent Eye Silk Crayon in the shade Mercury.  I've been wanting a silver cream base for a while now so hopefully this will do the job.  I haven't tried these out yet except for the small swatch I did on the back of my hand with the Cream Shadow and Silk Crayon.  The annoying thing about blogging like this is I can't play with the products until I've photographed them properly! 

I'm really excited to try these new products and will let you know how I get on.  TK Max don't return any makeup at all, so if you are picking any Jemma Kidd stuff up, be aware that they've no testers out, so you have to hope for the best :)  I think I did well though buying these blind!

Has anyone tried any Jemma Kidd products?  And do we know if they're available anywhere else in Ireland?


  1. Welcome back honey! If you don't mind me asking, in which TK Maxx did you shop??? I love the brush set:).

  2. I went to the one in Swords, tis the closest one to me :) Am heading into town tomorrow for a looksee so might have a squizz in the Stephen's Green one and see if there are any good finds there :)

  3. They look fab, especially the cute brush set. Love shopping for beauty bits in TK Maxx cos you never know what you might mind.

  4. Aw, thanks love! The Swords one is the closest to me too! Wasn't expecting that :) Will rush in there tomorrow! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. I have four make-up pallettes from Jemma Kidd and some other bits (all from TK Maxx) - they're quite good I believe, but have no idea whether Ireland stocks these babies and where :(

  6. Love the brush set. Can you go wrong wit pink brushes

  7. Hiya

    I've never used any Jemma Kidd products but I have seen them stocked in Boots in Liffey Valley but that was a while ago so I don't know if there are still there.


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