Pink and Glitter

The last couple of weeks at work have been extra lousy for me, so I’ve been coping with some major retail therapy. And did I mention my birthday is coming up, so I’ve also been receiving a whole bunch of wonderful birthday coupons, needless to say I’m going to have a lot of new items I will be able to discuss on here. First up is the new Tarina Tarantino makeup line at Sephora.

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I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Tarina. I mean her stuff is adorable, she has pink hair, and she did an entire line of Hello Kitty jewelry, which automatically makes her super fabulous and amazing. On the other hand, her jewelery is SOOOOO expensive. I wouldn’t complain as much, but the majority of is just plastic. It’s like, let’s just call it lucite and charge over a hundred bucks for it, no one will know. Not like it ever stops me from contemplating on bidding on her stuff on ebay. Sephora even proved this point by giving away free bracelets to VIB members (which btw are selling on ebay for $5-10). So now I own my first piece of TT jewelry yay!

On to the makeup…

Tarina definitely stayed true to her style, offering fun, vibrant, and punky colors. I guess since the line is still new there wasn’t as much stuff available at my store yet. But all of the employees where wearing pink wigs, which was def very cute. Unlike her jewelry, the makeup all seemed pretty reasonable priced (compared to the other brands at Sephora) with eye and lip colors running from $19-22.

I decided to purchase the gem gloss in Neon Vanity.
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For a lip gloss the color is amazingly bright and vibrant, really no under lip color is needed. It is a little sticky at first, but my lips felt increasingly softer while I was wearing it. It says it has a plumper, but I didn’t notice any tingling or plumping, but the way it makes my lips feel is good enough for me. The hint of sparkly is girly but not overwhelming. Overall I love and think its worth it, my only complaint is I wished it lasted longer! I hate reapplying makeup at work, but for a gloss it does stay on longer than cheaper brands, so beggars can’t be choosers. But I think I might try the regular lipstick next.

Here’s what it looks like on me!
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If you visit sephora.com there are quite a few collection items which include matching eyeshadow, gloss, and a super cute ring with lip gloss inside, just like we had when we were little girls! I am especially lovin the Victorian Punk and Candy Cameo collections.

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From these pictures, I’m really hoping that they come out with more items, especially eyeliners!

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