Natural Products in TK Maxx

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Natural Products in TK Maxx

Today I am coming at you with a short post on what you can find in the beauty section in your local TK Maxx, or TJ Maxx for my US green beauty sisters. This has been my secret weapon for years, and I I hope more of you will discover this great place to shop and save a bit of money too. This is especially great for people like me, when you have no Wholefoods or Detox Market or any place indeed where you can get anything your heart desires under one roof in your city. A good few stores are now jumping on the natural beauty bandwagon, but when you actually look into the selection, it is oftentimes very expensive or just plain greenwashing brands and products. So what’s a gal to do? Apart from going online, check out TK Maxx!

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I know not everyone is a fan of TKMaxx, as many people don’t like the store in general, but even if it’s you, you can still come in for a couple minutes to check the beauty section only, because let me tell you, whoever is doing the buying for the beauty section, gets two big thumbs up from me! Don’t ask me how this works and why the items are often cheaper than everywhere else, but one thing for sure, they are not expired and there’s nothing wrong with them, so don’t be afraid and go for it.
I am including a few pictures on what I’ve spotted in a couple of stores in Dublin over the last weekend, and you can also check out my old post on my old blog here, where you will be able to see 80+ย  pictures of products. At first I thought to re-upload all the photos to this post, but since I switched blogging platforms and no longer have these old photo, I would have to download them all and re-upload them again, so in a bid to avoid all this unnecessary work, I am taking an easy route just linking the blog post. I hope you won’t mind. I will also include my own purchases that I’d posted on IG for the last couple of months as well.

Please be aware that brands and products vary from store to store, so I cannot guarantee you will find the same stock all over Dublin, and these things are not a permanent stock either, so if in doubt, grab it while you can! Some things do reappear, but mostly they are one offs, and I had my cases where I would fall in love with something I got from TKMaxx, to never find it there ever again. In some cases the products end up being too expensive to repurchase online due to the high shipping costs from outside EU and extra custom fees that I loathe so much. As always, there are plenty of “greenwashing” brands and products sitting next to the truly natural ones, so make sure to read the labels. If it has a long list of ingredients you can’t understand nor pronounce – put it back. Look for minimal list with the purest possible ingredients. If you have one of those scan-to-get-toxicity-score, then so much better, use them!
So, what did I find in the shop? Lots of goodies from Dr Hauschka, Nourish, Skinfoods, Ermana, Zatik, DrBronners,ย  Laidbare, Andalou Naturals, Giovanni, John Masters Organic, Absolis Patyka, Mama Mio, Organic Surge, Balance Me, Tisserand, Deep Steep, EO Essentials, Neom, Korres, Westlab products – all that you would possibly need- skincare, haircare (make up is more sparse, it is always full of Bare Minerals which I no longer use because of bismuth oxychloride, but I have spotted Burts Bees lipglosses and Ecotools brushes and lashes with their non-formaldehyde glue). Make up wise, I have spotted and/or bought, BellaPierre, The Organic Pharmacy and Organic Wear by Physicians Formula before, but as I already mentioned things come and go so grab a bucked load of the good stuff while you see it, it certainly won’t be there on your next visit!
You can also find some truly natural food items that are often organic in the food section, but that area is always very messy and you have to root around to find the good stuff. I saw some good ayurvedic teas, organic coffee and honey (this I could not pass) and coconut nectar, as well as organic lemon curd and coconut oil. They also have green cleaning products, but I do not touch that section with a barge pole since my dermatitis was triggered by Ecos liquid detergent bought there.
Btw, sorry for the crappy pictures, not my usual style, but I couldn’t arrange stuff in an artful displays (obv) and I decided not to touch/crop the pictures in order of them to remain the same size, but I still wanted to illustrate the blog post visually instead of just me talking here. So I hope you will excuse my pictures here.

 

 

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Where are my Green Beauty Sistas at? Getting ready for Christmas yet? I want to decorate already, but kind of want to postpone it a bit too – I always wait until after my Cake ๐ŸŽ‚ Day. I also need to scrub the house real well before too. Anyways, I was transferring my photos from my phone before I send it off for repairs and I came across this photo, one of my latest hauls from #tkmaxx – you either love or hate that store, and if you are a hater, hear this out – it is one of my worst kept secrets to where get #naturalandorganic #greenbeauty products! I have been shopping for years, and even made a post about it – as I always want to share the good places and products with you guys. I honestly have no idea how they do that, but they constantly have #naturalskincare #naturalbodycare #mineralmakeup #naturalwellnessproducts and the like. They are not expired or anything. Someone who does buying job over there gets big thumbs up from me! Everying you could want, from #neom #tisserand #thisworks #organicpharmacy to #zatik #balanceme #absolispatyka #patyka #korres #organicsurge #eoessentials #deepsteep #westlab #bynature #urbanveda #sukin and I could go on! To see this post of mine you can go to: . https://greenlifeindublin.blogspot.com/2016/03/green-beauty-items-spotted-in-tkmaxx.html . Cut 'n' paste this link into your browser or click the link tree link to my old blog (not website). The post has 80+ photos, as always, I worked hard on it. . Perfect place if you love discovering new #naturalproducts and save money while doing so. You are welcome ๐Ÿ’• . Oh, and it is #TJMaxx for my American friends. . Do you also shop there and what was your best bargain?

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Guess who has been in TKMaxx recently? Umm, with that shop there's nothing in between, I either leave empty handed or see a bunch of stuff that I want/need and can't put any of it down ๐Ÿ˜ these little babies were among the things I got, and I think I will add photos to my own blog post where I wrote/photographed all the things that can be found in their beauty section – this is my worst kept secret to where to find #greenbeauty products in #Ireland (and all the other countries that have this shop, of course). My blog post has over 80 photos – I worked hard on it! Just be careful, truly natural products sit next to greenwashing ones, so please please be sure to flip the bottles to make sure there are no bad ingredients lurking in there. At the moment I am obsessed with essential oils and rollerballs, so I was super duper happy to get all of these three babies you see in this photo for 13โ‚ฌ! Amazing or what? The one on the right was 6โ‚ฌ and the first two were in a set in a clearance section for 7โ‚ฌ for two of them – and they are both nice rollerballs. A score! I also love their home wares section so much ๐Ÿ’• What's your best buy from TKMaxx?

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And teeny tiny mid week TKMaxx haul ๐Ÿ’• I love that shop so much that I think I should name my channel "I ๐Ÿ’— TKMaxx" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† Buyers of the beauty section clearly do a great job! I have a whole blog post dedicated to it with 60 or 80 pics if you want to take a look? Some days are better than the others, and today I walked out with Alaffia Coconut and Strawberry shampoo and body wash (a brand I used and liked before) and some new to me products – Mindful Earth aromatherapy mists (ingredients include water, alcohol and essential oils, and damned phenoxyethanol), soy wax melts from Ecoya (also new to me, not something I ever noticed there). The mickey mouse tee you see here was picked out for me by my hubby. He knows me well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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#organicteas from @etsteas and #natural #bathsalts with #essentialoils from @tisseranduk for only 6.99โ‚ฌ each? Why yes please, I will take that! That's why I love #tkmaxx so much – you can find so many gems like these ๐Ÿ’• It is one of my #worstkeptsecrets where you can find #naturalandorganicproducts for very decent prices! Seriously, I don't know how they do it, but they do it so well – the products aren't expired or damaged in any way ๐Ÿค” I actually have a blog post with well over 80 photos in my (now old) blog, so if you want to see, please head to my link tree link in my bio and hit the search button. Or cut n paste this link into your browser: . https://greenlifeindublin.blogspot.com/2016/03/green-beauty-items-spotted-in-tkmaxx.html . The only thing I am not happy about is the excess of #plastic in #englishteashop tea boxes – each of those boxes you see here was wrapped in plastic, which is sort of fine (?!?) and expected, but I was not pleased to find extra plastic wrapped around each normal sized tea box inside (you get four in each) and when I opened one of those I saw, well you can guess it, each tea bag wrapped in plastic!! Isn't that excessive and unnecessary? ๐Ÿ˜• Even if the tea turns out to be amazing, (I purchases it because it is #organictea) I doubt I will get more. And that's a real pity, because I saw more variety than what I have gotten here. What's wrong with paper only? . What do you guys buy in TKMaxx? What was your best score? I don't mean just cheapest price, it might be not-so-cheap item that you absolutely love to pieces? ๐Ÿ’•

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Five boxes of organic tea? Yes please ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ I first spied those teas on @eccoverde and needless to say practically all of them went into my wishlist. Guess what? The next day I went to TKMaxx and spy them on clearance. I was like "you are all going home with me ๐Ÿ˜€" and I will keep my eagle ๐Ÿฆ… eyes open for them every time I am there. I hope I can find it in tins too – the packaging is #toocute and I am like 12 all over again at the thought of having a cute tin collection ๐Ÿ˜ love the fact that tea is #organic too – after reading reports about #pesticides and whatnot in tea, I don't want to drink anything else than organic, because who wants concentrated pesticides in their body? No one! As someone with a small budget I am so happy I can find them at discounted prices too, because saving is the new black people ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you want to, you can also check my #blogpost on #greenbeauty products you can also find there – it is one of my worst kept secrets: . https://greenlifeindublin.blogspot.com/2016/03/green-beauty-items-spotted-in-tkmaxx.html . I worked really hard on that post, 80+ photos will prove it ๐Ÿ˜‰ . In yesterday's haul I also scored 60 bags of #blacktea heavily discounted simply because the #cardboardbox was missing a lid! Sweet or what? (the tea was intact in packaging) . What's your best bargain from TKMaxx (or TJMaxx for my US friends)? Please share, I want to know ๐Ÿ’•

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Look what I found on my phone – dozens of fresh photos of what can be found in the beauty section of TKMaxx! Brands include ๐Ÿ”ธamir ๐Ÿ”น zatik ๐Ÿ”ธorganic surge ๐Ÿ”นkorres ๐Ÿ”ธurban veda ๐Ÿ”นplantlife๐Ÿ”ธby nature ๐Ÿ”นbotanicals ๐Ÿ”ธneom ๐Ÿ”นsukin ๐Ÿ”ธspatopia ๐Ÿ”นdeep steep and more! You can read the updated blogpost here: http://greenlifeindublin.ie/2016/03/green-beauty-items-spotted-in-tkmaxx.html โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡ Blog post features 49 new photographs with dozens of products! Nearly 60 photos in total, what can l say, l love me some picture heavy blogposts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• oh, and this time l spotted vegan leather Mat & Nat handbags, l only know this brand via Youtube, but from what l gathered it's a luxury vegan leather handbag company with a price point to match. Conclusionโž– go to your local TKMaxx if you have it. Don't go, run! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŠ๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš’๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿš

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So, my green beauties, on your marks, ready, steady, go!
Joking aside, have you ever bought anything in TKMaxx when it comes to green beauty? How did you like it? I hope more of you will give this shop a chance, because all of us benefit from it, if we buy it there, the shop will see it as a growing trend and will increase the choice, and more customers is always a good thing for the brands. A true win-win situation!

P.s. I don’t use some brands pictured here like Andalou Naturals, but I still included them here as it might be a option for someone who’s just starting their green beauty journey – we are all on the different levels of spectrum you and that’s ok. If you are a real purist, you will enjoy Dutch Health Store, if you are ever so slightly less strict with your ingredients, I would suggest online stores LoveLula, Detox Market, Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, Glow Organic Brighton, Big Green Smile, The Ethical Store, Safe & Chic –ย a few good online options, if you don’t have a TKMaxx nearby, or not even in your country. If you do, bookmark my post and/or make a few screenshots and happy shopping! Tag me on the social media later, I want to see what you got ๐Ÿ™‚

*Update 10/2019

and my own purchases, the ones I remembered to record, ha!

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6 thoughts on “Natural Products in TK Maxx”

    1. Thanks for reading Bryanna! Yes, love the options, TKMaxx seems to be expanding the green beauty range lately. Wishing you happy bargain hunting ๐Ÿ™‚

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