Winners, oh how I love thee! For non-Canadians, Winners is the Canadian version of TJMaxx (or TKMaxx in the UK). It’s owned and operated by the same parent company as Marshalls. Winners used to be the only game in town but now we also have Marshalls (I don’t really understand the differentiation between the two?) For Canadians, Winners is probably a bigger deal than TJMaxx is in the US – we don’t really have a lot of options for discount stores… or department stores in general. Lots of people treat Winners like another department store since they stock pretty much everything. Personally, I go to Winners for the beauty products, and sometimes footwear / accessories. Here’s my January Winners / Marshalls haulage:
These were all acquired between Jan 2 and Jan 31st! 😀 I also had a couple of gift cards that I’d been saving so those went to good use!
Anna Sui Tempting Sweets in 02 Sugary Sweet (from 2014 Holiday collection)
$39 originally – got it for $20
I honestly don’t even remember seeing this collection at the stores in 2014. I initially wasn’t sure if I was going to buy this but eh, I do really like Anna Sui makeup in general. At this Winners they also had a couple boxes of the Anna Sui loose powder but I already own it. This set includes: Creamy Eye Color in Pink Almond, Creamy Cheek Color in Strawberry, Moisturizing Lip Color in Pink Cherry, and a Lip Balm Jelly.
Sukin Micellar Water $10
I can’t wait to try this – if it’s anything like their toner, it’s going to be awesome!
Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Feather $6
I’m not sure what the regular price of this but I have a feeling $6 for this blush is a great deal. I have one of her eye shadow palette from when Sephora was clearing out her line – I suppose there’s still some lingering stock they needed to clear out. I noted that this blush is made in Canada!
Sekkisei Clear Cleansing Oil $20
I saw that some Shoppers carries this line and this product retails for $45 but I scored big at Winners! I’ve been quite curious about this luxury Japanese skincare line – I hope I hate it because I don’t want to pay full price for it. 😛
I’m beyond shocked that I found this skincare line at Winners! I paid $17 for each of the items. The first item I spotted was the Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream (reg $54), randomly abandoned by the check out area with the candies. On a separate visit to another location, I found the other 2 items in the natural skincare section: Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream (reg $55), and Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum (reg $53). They have the expiry dates stamped on them: all in 2018. And the jars are shrink wrapped sealed too. I’m so excited to give these a try! 😀
Bobbi Brown Camel eye shadow
I’m a little regretful about buying this single eye shadow for $20. I think I was just excited by the colour (very much a MAC Uninterrupted mustard baby poo colour) and finding Bobbi Brown at Marshalls. But I honestly didn’t need this, nor is it really a super deal ($9 off from regular).
Bourjois Little Round Pot Trio Smokey Eyes Grey Eyeshadow Collection $8
I *really* did not need this but it was such a good price for THREE Bourjois eye shadows! I’ve owned a handful of these little baked eye shadows and they’re great. The trio includes: 90 Blanc Diaphane, 25 Argent Pailettes, and 14 Gris Delicat.
Japonesque 150 Angled Eye Crease Brush $8
This brush felt really substantial in my hand and the natural hairs are soft. I’m curious about the idea of an angled eye shadow brush. I’ve used angled liners and I find them to be really handy to get right close to the lash line – let’s see how this goes!
Tokyo Milk Bon Bon lip balm in Opera Mint $8
I remember Jodi (a brash attitude) saying that she really liked the Tokyo Milk lip balm and then I spotted them at a Winners! I wouldn’t have even given it another glance if she hadn’t mentioned it. They had 2 scents available (the other was Iced Green Tea) and my friend and I liked this one better – it smells like sweet vanilla mint.
Yoksine Enzymatic Anti-Wrinkle Peeling $8
I love looking at random skincare brands at Winners – there are some amazing gems with odd unrecognizable names but I could spend hours reading ingredients on boxes. This one was made in Poland and contains a decent ingredient list – I also love that the box was shrink wrapped.
Pulanna Bio-Gold Essence Eye Cream $9
Another random skincare brand with good ingredients (witch hazel, panax ginseng, hyaluronic acid) – box states it was made in the EU. I mainly bought this because it looks holographic with the little colourful specks.
Cake Supreme Body Mousse in Milk Made and Creamy Coconut
I was so stoked to spot these at Marshalls! Unfortunately I didn’t find the Lemon Chiffon scent but ah well, these 2 scents also smell divine! And only $13 for 1 litre bottles (funny, now I noticed these products are listed on Cake’s site, including Lemon Chiffon, but for a “promotional price” of only $36).
Laura Geller Baby Cakes Baked Blush Palette
Before this, I only owned one Laura Geller baked blush (Blush-n-Brighten in Berry, also acquired at Winners) and I love it! I was really happy to find this in the clearance section for $15. The shades included are: Sugar Free Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit, Golden Apricot and Sunswept. And it comes with a retractable brush.
Bourjois Soir de Paris Eau de Parfum
I knew nothing about this perfume. I spied it peeking behind a bunch of men’s colognes and decided to do some on-the-spot investigation (how many of you stand in front of makeup displays and google products swatches / reviews on your phone? Hands up!). It turns out that this perfume is based on the signature scent by Bourjois launched in 1928 – its notes are violet, iris and rose. I took a page out of fivezero’s book and bought this perfume untried! I figured it was only $10, I don’t have much to lose. It’s a soft floral scent that reminds me a bit of the Guerlain Meteorites – I hope it works with my body chemistry.
Have you tried any of the items I got? What memorable beauty deals have you scored from Winners / Marshalls / TJMaxx / TKMaxx / wherever? 😉