At location numero uno, I ran into these...
Clinique Sample Set #1: $12.99
Contents: Clear, plastic cosmetics zip lock bag with gray floral etching, Take the Day Off Make Up Remover for Lids, Lashes, & Lips, High Impact Mascara, and Dual Sided Cream Shaper for Eyes
Clinique Sample Set #2: $29.99
Contents: Clear, plastic cosmetics zip lock bag with pink floral etching, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, and Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
Estee Lauder Sample Set: $14.99
Contents: Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream, Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara
For some reason, I felt TJM has something bigger in store (haha, get it?) for me, so I held out on these items and moved on to the next location. There I found a few Perricone Active Tinted Moisturizers clearanced price at $15.00! I was so shocked, I knew something had to give. Sure enough, that thing was that they were expired by a few months! Booooo. So I moved on yet again to the next location and found these...
This lil plastic fish bowl thingy had Lancome products galore! Most were Jelly Pots, some Color Fever Glosses, a couple of loose eyeshadow vials, some eyeshadow singles, cream blushes, skin illuminating powders, liquid bronzers, and skin care items. The prices ranged from $5.99 to $7.99, a majority were $7.99. I almost got a couple of items until I locked eyes[brows] with this beautiful creature...
$12.99 @ TJ Maxx
I have started to notice this brand pop up all over the internet and of course with my brow obsession I am always on the look out for new stuff to try. Who am I to turn down a product created by a guru of brows? I snatched up this bad girl stat!
After hitting three locations back to back and becoming faint with hunger, I still felt a bigger and better thing was waiting for me and stopped at just one more. I am so glad that I did because I found these...
Weapons of Mass Seduction - $75.00 Retail vs. $7.99 @ TJ Maxx
Paint By Numbers - $45.00 Retail vs. $5.99 @ TJ Maxx
Full Face Artillery - $95.00 Retail vs. $7.99 @ TJ Maxx
The colors in these palettes were so "me", I just couldn't pass these up! And the brushes were natural bristles, which is unheard of to be sold at such a low price. The handles are an awesome hot pink, so girly! I have already tried everything out, so stay tuned for the product reviews!
In addition, I would like to add that those people out there (you know who you are) who abuse perfectly good discounted cosmetics items should be locked away forever and EVER! I saw a few potentially great products that were literally man handled and destroyed. It was awful, too awful to even look at. I wonder when Nordstrom Rack and these other discount retailers figures it out and implement a tester system a la CCS. Time to fill up those suggestion boxes ladies! Who's with me? Huh? Huh? Alone on this one, eh? That's alright, it only takes a pioneer to make a change! (or a nutcase ;p) Which is how one woman looked at me when she caught me poppin' a squat and taking photos on the store floor! Haha, it was classic, I wish I had seen it through her eyes.