Take A Colourful Trip To Alice’s Wonderland

When I was a young girl I watched my VHS tape of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland religiously while acting out the part of Alice – movements, expressions, words and all – along to the film. My love of Alice and her magical adventures still lives on and with the film release this March of Tim Burton’s adaptation of the beloved Lewis Carroll story the warm fuzzy spot in my heart has been rekindled.

There’s no doubt that the merchandising surrounding the film will be overwhelming and tap into that cherished nostalgia shared by me and so many others. So I was really excited to learn that Urban Decay, one of my favourite cosmetics brands, has come out with the limited edition Alice In Wonderland Inspired Book Of Shadows. Just like a pop-up book, the palette opens to reveal Alice on her journey through the mushroom forest. The palette contains 16 best-selling shades with new names inspired by the film, such as White Rabbit, Curiouser, Jabberwocky and Midnight Tea Party. Also included are two travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencils and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Inspired Book Of Shadows, $62 at Sephora. Available February 1

Also getting in on the phantasmical action is OPI with its four limited-edition nail lacquers inspired by Burton’s film. My favourites are Absolutely Alice; a glittery blue shade similar to Alice’s dress and Mad As A Hatter; a purple multi-glitter. Be sure to pick-up the OPI Top Coat as the glitter polishes do chip easily. Enjoy the trip!

OPI Alice In Wonderland Nail Lacquer Collection, $10.95 per lacquer at salons and spas

— Jodi Goulart

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