Tuesday, 16 August 2011

TJ Hughes Haul

I recently popped into my local TJ Hughes, to see if I could find any bargains during their closing down sale. I don't go there often, but do pop in on occasion to stock up on things like Batiste dry shampoo, and to find brands that have disappeared everywhere else (like Pout :o( ).

It was a sad sight to behold, with all the 'closing down' signs and 'everything must go'. There was still quite a bit of stock in the beauty section however, and this is what I came away with;

L-R St Moriz tanning mousse, Tigi Bedhead Dumb Blonde Coniditioner, Tigi Bedhead Dumb Blonde Shampoo, Batiste Boho Dry Shampoo, Goody Ceramic Hot Round Brush

1. St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse, £2.99 £1.79
I love this stuff, I don't fake tan regularly (because a. I can't really be bothered and b. I don't mind the 'pale and interesting' look!) but though I'd stock up. Not sure where I'll get it from once TJ Hughes has gone!
2+3. Tigi Bedhead Dumb Blonde Shampoo/Conditioner £6.00 each, £3.00
Dumb blonde was the first ever Tigi shampoo I owned, back in 2006! I've been an avid fan ever since, using only Tigi shampoos until just a couple of weeks ago when I ran out and hadn't bought in any more. I made a rush Tesco purchase of some L'Oreal Elvive (review to follow!), but when I found these in TJ Hughes I was overjoyed. The shampoo can be used on any colour of hair, smells lovely and fruity (not in the bottle though, it doesn't smell that nice till it's in your hair) and the conditioner is really nourishing for my long, fine, and increasingly straw like hair.
4. Batiste 'Boho' Dry shampoo £1.99, £0.99
Batiste is a staple for thousands of us these days, including me! I use it to freshen up my fringe between washes, I've never been able to get any volume from the stuff like some can (and I've not tried the XXL version yet). Boho is probably my least favourite scent, but it's all they had left!
5. Goody Ceramic Hot Round Brush
This was an impulse purchase - I am forever looking for anything that can help get a bit of oomph into my fine, flat hair, and I was hoping this was it! I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it, it was 50% off though and I paid in the region of £3. To put this in perspective, the same brush, in a smaller barrel size version, currently retails for £9.18 at Boots! First impressions are good, it is very light and easy to use, and has a button on the end which draws in the bristles to release your hair if you get tangled (which I often do!). A proper review on this one will follow.

So there you have it, a nice little haul I think, with some real bargains in there. I'm not sure when TJ Hughes will close for good, the staff don't seem to know either, so I might pop back for more...they had lots of perfume in there, sun cream, some premium skincare brands (e.g. Elizabeth Arden), and lots of make up/nail polish, but quite a lot of items were used/broken. Definitely worth a look if you are passing!

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