Who doesn’t love a good bargain?? Here’s 5 things you can get for under $6 at TJ Maxx & Marshalls!
Like any college student on a budget, I love me a good bargain. Luckily, Boston was full of my two favorite places to shop: TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
Now before you start protesting, hear me out. I’m not sure why these stores (which are both owned by the same company, btw) get a negative rep sometimes (they do tend to inspire thoughts of that Broad City episode with the hostile pop-up shop), but they’re actually great for finding clothes at a discount and contributed to my Romper Boom of ’16 and fueled my new-found obsession for rompers and allowed me to single-handedly wear a different romper every day of my vacation, but I digress. They are also a great place to find some beauty steals!
Here are 5 things you can pick up at TJ Maxx or Marshalls (for less than $6!):
1. Makeup Brushes
TJ Maxx/Marshalls hold a variety of really pretty makeup brushes for a great price (usually between $4.99 and $9.99 for single brushes). Most of the time, the brushes are from EcoTools, but you can occasionally find some other less-known brands there. The one pictured above is my most recent purchase from the new TJ Maxx that opened on the corner of Newbury Street in Boston. When I saw the display it was in, I immediately did a double take – I thought this brush (along with the other brushes in the display) was actually a Real Techniques brush because it looks like it belongs in their Bold Metals collection.
Upon further inspection, I realized it was not actually a Real Techniques brush, but the resemblance is uncanny. It was too pretty to pass up – especially for the affordable $5.99 price tag. After cracking open the box at home, I was pleased to find it’s super soft. I also did some research and found that it does look almost identical to their 100 Arched Powder brush, which retails for $21. The only noticeable difference from the website (I don’t actually own any of the Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes because they’re a little too pricey for me) is that this version from TJ Maxx is rose gold and the base of the bristles are pink.
Thinking back, I wish I picked up more of the brushes, and I wish I saved the packaging so I could tell you guys the exact name of it (I only remember that it said “Powder Brush” on the box and the price of it). I know there was another brush that looked identical to the Real Techniques 101 Triangle Foundation brush in the display.
2. Face Wash
TJ Maxx/Marshalls always has the most interesting face products, and I was surprised to find a lot of Korean beauty products at my latest trip to Marshalls. This “Green Tea Deep Cleansing Foam Cleansing Story” (what’s a Cleansing Story??) was $4.99 and it’s quickly become my favorite face wash – maybe of all time!
The thing that surprised me about this face wash is that it actually foamed up like it said it would. I know that sounds weird, but hear me out – most face washes that claim to foam up, but don’t come in some kind of pump that will pre-foam it for you actually don’t foam. This product is kind of strange because it has a similar texture to a cream cleanser, yet foams up almost immediately. I like this because the Green Tea coupled with the foam makes my skin feel super clean – there was also an Aloe variation of this, which I’m tempted to go back for to see if it’s still there.
3. Beauty Oils
In the same trip to Marshalls where I found the above face wash, I was also pleased to see that Marshalls had a wide display of beauty oils – rose hip and jojoba, to name a few. I was also excited to see that they had tea tree oil. This one pictured above was $3.99 and I snagged it pretty quickly, considering I was in the midst of a breakout and hadn’t had tea tree oil in my collection for quite some time. This tiny guy was great for travel!
4. Makeup-Removing Wipes
Wipes can be pretty costly for something you’re literally throwing away at the end of every makeup-filled day. TJ Maxx and Marshalls has a huge selection of wipes in a bunch of fun varieties (such as Dead Sea Mineral, Collagen, etc.) that are meant to help your skin while taking off your makeup. I’m not sure if this pack above helped my skin at all, but it was $3.99 (I’m beginning to realize how much these stores like this $3.99 price point) for a pack of 60, which is about $0.7 per sheet!
These face wipes really are a great bargain, considering you can usually only get around half the wipes for the same cost (i.e. the Up & Up wipes from Target are $3.59 for 30 sheets).
5. Dry Shampoo
This is one of my favorite TJ Maxx/Marshalls “tips” – if you need dry shampoo, just head over to one of their stores. As someone who hates washing her hair, I love dry shampoo, and Batiste makes the best dry shampoo I’ve ever tried. A full-size bottle can run you anywhere from around $5.99 (Target) to $7.99 (ULTA), and this one from TJ Maxx (still a full-sized bottle!) was only $4.79. The one in Boston had an impressively large array of Batiste dry shampoos – even bigger than the one City Target had.
Sidenote: I’ve tried this, the original, the blush, and the coconut one, and I think my favorite out of the bunch is the coconut. Has anybody tried any other scents they might be able to recommend??
And that’s all I have for now! I’m a frequent shopper at TJ Maxx/Marshalls, so I’m sure I’ll find other great things to share with you guys in the future!
*Disclaimer: I purchased all above product(s) with my own money and am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the brands mentioned (I wish!). As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own (unless stated otherwise)!