Originally I had freaked out over some Urban Decay products but I passed them up in favour of a few different items when I went back today. The UD products had been ransacked and some stupid idiot had opened all the boxes! Plus the shades weren't really what I was looking for - I do really want that ''Jilted'' lipstick now that I don't have it though! It's insane for my standards but sigh...still...
T.K Maxx is so affordable, I can't wait to go shopping with Pearl and go to a even bigger store!
Sorry for the ramble, on to the products!
At RRP £13.50 this product was being sold at £3.99! Huge saving or what?!
This product has quite fond memories for me, for one it is from the sole reason why beauty products are so fascinating for me today. I was on YouTube one day and the featured video was from Bubzbeauty. I fell in love instantly with the concept of make-up videos and it opened my eyes to the true art and beauty behind something I once considered so vain. I remember when she had only about 11k subbies (me included!) and whenever she did a hair tutorial she used her trusty Sebastian Crude Clay. Since then, it has been renamed a few times. I once agonised over the fact that it is discontinued and very expensive online, to get it at £3.99 is so amazing imo! ^^ Okay, end of story/ramble haha!
The product itself is very hard so I was worried at the start that it had gone bad. You actually need to dip your finger in quite a bit or use something, i.e. spatula, to scoop it out. It then melts beautiful on your finger tips and ''emulsifies'' so you can run it through your hair. So far, I've been enjoying playing with this in my hair and giving it a bit of extra volume!
The smell is interesting - a bit like Vicks/toothpaste. But pleasant!
Next up is a real bargain - The Balm products!I grabbed the bronzer, Bahama Mama, and the blush/eyeshadow in Hot Mama. They are both RRP at £19 (way too expensive!) and I got them at £5.99! So I only paid £11.98 out of the £38 I was supposed to pay!
As you can see, the packaging is pretty cool. It's a little bit cringe-worthy, I felt so awkward at the till!
Nevertheless, it adds a certain power to the products. I have heard a lot of stuff about ''copying'' from Benefit and in my opinion The Balm is fantastic for doing this. Benefit tests on animals so I don't support them!
Bahama Mama is a matte, midtone bronze colour. I think it would be perfect for pale people (i.e. me) when blended a fair bit & also darker skin tones. If you catch it in the light, it has a SLIGHT shimmer. It is however barely noticeable, which is great & it makes this a fantastic bronzer!
L-R: Blended, swatched Bahama Mama - It felt quite silky and was a heaven to swatch!
Hot Mama is gorgeous. It's a slight shimmery-golden-peachy-pink that is apparently not unlike Nars Orgasm blush. This felt even better to swatch, so silky! It is truely amazing. I think it's quite a universal colour and I couldn't pass it up at this price!