Thursday, 20 January 2011

Spring Time Nails from TKMaxx!

Every time I venture into a TKMaxx I always spend a good half hour rootling through the beauty section to see if I can find any little gems. I must admit I usually leave empty handed, but last week I found myself at the checkout with this cute little set.

I'd never heard of the brand Alessandro before (from a little googling online I believe they are German!) but there were a tonne of these in various sets, shades and sizes in my local shop (which usually means they are making an appearance all over the place!)


I picked out this particular set because I thought the colours were great spring shades, and Chanel's Orange Fizz is the only member of the orange/coral nail polish family that I own.

My favourite shade is this golden peach/coral colour. You can see the shimmer in the bottle in this snap but not on the nail. In real life I'd say the shimmer translates to about 50% what it looks like in the bottle... so a really pretty effect.


The second colour was another orange/coral tone, this one actually very similar to Chanel's Orange fizz: very pretty!


I think this shimmery pink is my second favourite shade. It has very a very subtle shimmer to it and will look great come spring time.


The next colour is not particularly unique, but a very useful shade to have in your collection: an opaque baby pink. A great 'not-quite-natural' nail.


The final shade is a funny one. It's a bright red/pink with blue-toned pink shimmer. I love the idea of this colour but on the nails, something about it looks slightly cheap... or maybe it's just me? A pretty toe colour I think.


Overall I was very impressed with the application of these polishes. Despite having mini brushes (as they are mini-bottles!) they applied smoothly and lasted the standard amount of time.

The set was £6.99 reduced from an original RRP of £18

I'd love to know if anyone else has tried or heard of this brand before? If not, what's your favourite TKMaxx beauty purchase?!
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34 comments

  1. They all look really pretty - especially the baby pink one + the 3rd one :) Thanks for the review, I think I might get these :D

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  2. love them for the price! the last colour does look a bit weird I agree lol.

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  3. lovelove the last two, esp the opaque bb pink!

    www.lavielajoiexo.blogspot.com

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  4. Alessandro is a swiss brand as far as I know. You picked a very pretty set!

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  5. love those colors! everyone seems perfect for what i like!

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  6. I live in Switzerland and we have that brand here so I'm assuming it's Swiss or maybe German since we have a lot of German brands here as well. Love the peach and coral colors! a friend of mine has the same coral one I think :)

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  7. The first polish is divine...I've never found anything decent in TK Maxx...the Kensington one is always a bit of a bunfight :(

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PEACH COLOUR! and the pink one

    ahhh i want!!

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  9. Omg I love those colors! They are all perfect for spring!! That is so funny that in England you call the store TK Maxx because in the United States we call it TJ Maxx! lol

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  10. Gorgeous colours! I love the baby pink :)

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    x

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  11. Gorgeous colours for spring/summer. What a bargain! x

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  12. I saw these in my local TK Maxx last week but wasn't sure whether to try them or not because I'd never heard of the brand and had forgotten the name by the time I got home! I might pick them up next time I'm in there.

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  13. I love all of these!! great colours! btw. I wrote a message to your youtube because I found one of your videos on a Swiss hair extension website but I'm sure you get a ton of messages so you probably havent seen it. If you want to check it out it's: www.rubin-extensions.ch/pages/so-funktionierts
    xx

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  14. Gorgeous colours! I'll definitely have to pop into TKMaxx and have a mooch when I'm next in town. I do love a good rummage in TKMaxx, you can find the most amazing stuff! And their Stila packets are amazing.

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  15. Wow! THese colours are amazing! Perfect for summer! I always re-start the hunt for the perfect 'coral' colour for my nails in Spring/Summer and this has a few to choose from. Need to head to TKMAXX pronto! x

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  16. Oooh I love the cosmetics in TK Maxx lol... Fab colours!

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  17. I've seen this brand around here (I'm from Slovenia by the way) but to be honest, I've actually never tried their products-although I heard from some people that they're great!

    After seeing this set of gorgeous nailpolishes I just wanna run to the store and get it, but I don't think they have it here...I haven't seen any sets from this company before...

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  18. alessandro is a very well known german brand- for gel nails as well ;)

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  19. That is a great buy! I am on the lookout for coral colored polishes as well!

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  20. These colours seriously reminded me of the Golden Globes, see for yourself: http://www.bloglovin.com/m/278531/167855300/a/0/aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5mcnVnYWwtZmFzaGlvbmlzdGFzLmNvbSUyRjIwMTElMkYwMSUyRmJvbGQtcGlua3MtYW5kLXBlYWNoZXMuaHRtbA==
    I don't like the lost one, the baby pink one is too obvious but the corals are all lovely! :)
    xx

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  21. Ooh those colours look so nice!!

    I used to have a black nail polish by this make. We sold in the shop I used to work in and it was reduced to like £1 a bottle so it flew out! Deffo going to see if my local TK maxx has these!!

    xxx

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  22. i always spend ages in the beauty section there too!
    My local store currently has st.tropez tanning lotion for only £3.00!
    x

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  23. all of them look very pretty for spring!

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  24. Those colors are so pretty. I love the first one and the third one the most!!

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  25. Hi Fleur!

    I absolutely love your blog and youtubechannel! I don´t live in the UK, but nest week I am going to London, so I was wondering if you could tell me where to go shopping for makeup?

    You are amazing!

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  26. It's a Russian phrase on the packaging "лак для ногтей",ha-ha)

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  27. these nail colours are gorgeous! They would look so pretty in Spring, I might just have to make a trip to TK Maxx and purchase these, thanks Fleur! :) xx

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  29. Hey Fleur!
    Check out my review on a similar set of alessandro polishes I found im my local TK Maxx

    http://alistyles.blogspot.com/2011/01/alejandro-alessandro.html

    http://alistyles.blogspot.com/

    x.

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  30. In germany you get one little bottle for 4€ so i think the 7pounds are a great price for them :)

    I love their nail polishes. i have about 6 of them in all different colours:)

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  31. One of the blogs I follow does swatches for this brand constantly. They have a magnetic line as well which looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  32. I heard of the brand as I am German but I haven't seen this set before. Gonna look for it (:

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