What A Doll!

If you’re a Canadian girl like me then you’re probably not very familiar with Tarina Tarantino, but you will be very soon thanks to a new beauty range by the American accessories designer available exclusively at Sephora. Tarantino is best known for her ultra girly jewelry and accessories that don’t shy away from colourful crystals, big bows and chunky Lucite beads, hearts and skulls. She’s given Hello Kitty, Barbie, The Wizard Of Oz and now Alice In Wonderland her hyper cute touch.

Tarina Tarantino And Her Signature Fuchsia Locks

Now the pink-haired Tarantino has waved her sparkly wand and created a beauty collection. I’m sure it was much more difficult than that, it’s just so easy to imagine her flitting around with a tiara and wand. Tarina Tarantino Beauty borrows from the designers inspirations, which range from ’60s cinema and psychedelic art to nostalgic fashion influences including Victoriana and glam rock. The colour-saturated collection includes eyeshadow, liner, mascara, primer, blush, lipgloss, powder and even a spray-on shimmer dust, and much more.

Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss $19. Available in 12 shades.

Tarina Tarantino Kapinki Brush $38

Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen $22. Available in 12 shades.

Tarina Tarantino will debut her beauty collection this upcoming Tuesday, March 16 at Sephora Eaton Centre in Toronto. From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. you can meet Tarantino, get a makeover and receive an autographed collection book when you purchase an item from the collection.

— Jodi Goulart

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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