I-Really-Wasnt-Planning-To-Buy-This Sephora Tarina Tarantino Haul | xSparkage

I-Really-Wasnt-Planning-To-Buy-This Sephora Tarina Tarantino Haul

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Today I was out at Whole Foods with Tyler, le BF, which happens to be really close to Sephora. Since it’s winter time, we have been using my favorite lip balm of all time, Jack Black Lip Balm, like it’s going out of style. I wanted to grab another one just for him, because he keeps stealing mine and then they get lost (as all lip balms tend to do) and since he is leaving for AZ on Friday (the boy is DRIVING. 16 hours. he’s crazy!) I figured I should just get him one.

Usually when we go to Sephora, he is asking me every 2 minutes if it’s time to leave yet. He’s not a good shopping buddy in that aspect, that’s for sure, but this time was different. I went straight for the Jack Black display, and he starts saying “Did you see, they sell Tarina Tarantino here! Oh look, you have that MUFE palette!” (yup, he pronounces Makeup Forever “moo-fee”) and so on. He practically dragged me to the Tarina display, which I have looked at a few times but never bought anything from. I used my VIB Giftcard on Saturday online, and they were sold out of the only palette I was interested in, the Aurora Violet Storm Palette.

OF COURSE, my Sephora had it in stock! Thanks to Tyler, I walked out with three things I had no intention of getting. Didn’t expect that to happen :)



Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Violet Storm
I clearly have been missing out on the awesomeness of Tarina Shadow Palettes. These shadows are super velvety smooth, have great color payoff and are really fun colors :) I had a hard time picking out one! Ultimately chose this one because Tyler and I liked the way it looked on the model for this collection.


Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure in Nude
I’m actually a little mad I didn’t know about these, and even more mad that they photograph like crap! I literally gasped in the store when i swatched these.. they are SOOO sparkly. I was debating getting this one and Crystal, which has a more white sparkle to it. The photos don’t do this justice. I cannot waaait to use it all the time!!


sephoratarinaTarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liner in Glitter Mist
I have never had a pink opal glitter liner! I looove the way this looks plain and over black (it looks WAY more hot pink in person!) I almost bought Black Diamond, and probably will in the near future, because its crazy pretty too!


So there you have it, unintentional haul! :)





  1. diane mary

    December 13, 2011 at 2:28 am

    these are all gorgeous! i want that palette and sparkly pink liner now too!! o_o

  2. Jessi

    December 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

    HHHMMMM. . . I don’t understand why it posted ad the 13 when it is still DEC 12 OH WELL!!!!!!!!! All I csn say to your little haul here is I love glitter! can’t wait to see tutorials to these products! ***Keep it up***

    • Inge

      December 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Probably you life in another time zone then Leesha

  3. Rachel

    December 13, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I can’t wait until “moo-fee” catches on!

    • Leesha

      December 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

      lol! he’s been calling it that for as long as I can remember, simply because he ALWAYS sees it shortened as MUFE. I’m pretty sure if I called it Makeup Forever he wouldn’t know what I was talking about

      • Sarah

        December 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        aw moo-fee.

    • Cynthia

      December 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

      This is so sad and embarrassing but I totally call it that in my head anytime I see it. LOL

    • Laina

      December 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      I always say muffy but I think I like moo-fee better. :)

  4. Jenn

    December 13, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Her stuff is really gorgeous!! I want the blush palette so badly. I might have to invest in the eyeshadow now too. Oh my.

  5. Laura

    December 13, 2011 at 2:36 am

    All the items are so pretty! Love the holo packaging, not to mention the crazy nude glitter, haha!

    • Leesha

      December 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

      I’m so bummed its not showing even a quarter of the sparkly awesomeness!

  6. Kimberly

    December 13, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Those shadows look so pretty! :) Your boyfriend sounds like my hubby, tehe :) Fortunately, our only sephora is in the mall so he can go look elsewhere. Although he does enjoy looking at all the cologne in sephora… :)

  7. Cassy

    December 13, 2011 at 3:04 am

    moo-fee is just cracking me up. I’m sure I do the same to other acronyms, though, can’t blame the boy for trying!

  8. audra

    December 13, 2011 at 3:25 am

    i loved Tarina Tarantino displays, and my husband discovered her Sparklicity sparkle dust atomizers for me… and now i want ALL HER SPARKLY STUFF!!!! Thank you so much for swatching more of her sparklies!!! =D

  9. Abby

    December 13, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Moo-fee lol I love Tyler, can you be my BFF’s?

  10. Alyssa

    December 13, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Yeah I need that eyeliner STAT

    • yoshimi

      December 13, 2011 at 4:33 am

      FOR. REAL.

  11. Kath

    December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I love it when the men in our lives totally understand our makeup world. I like Tarina, those you picked up are definitely must-try’s for me. Much aloha!

  12. Pamela almeida

    December 13, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Wow I want those liners! I can’t believe I was just there saturday and missed this item! I will definitely be going back.

  13. yoshimi

    December 13, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Wow, I usually ignore TT stuff, and I was just at Sephora a couple hours ago! The shadows never really dazzled me, but seeing them swatched totally changes the ballgame. That cobalt blue right in the middle is SICK! And that glitter eyeliner… are you kidding me? How the hell did I miss this?


  14. Molly

    December 13, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I like it when bf’s are supportive of their girls wanting to get dolled-up. :) Mine can’t stand shopping with me, let alone go in Sephora, ha ha! He did go in with me to see the Tokidoki display, since he knows I like it so much.

    I really like that eyeshadow palette too! I have a Maybelline one that has a similar blue…(which I bought in a weak moment…instead of sticking to my guns about cruelty-free makeup)

    That eyeliner is phenomenal. I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to wear hot pink, liner…I might be a little old and pale for it, Lol, but the black might be right up my alley!

  15. Jennifer Huang

    December 13, 2011 at 5:02 am

    LOL, I love how your bf calls it moo-fee XD

    Also, i know this is silly, but you meant plain not plane right? >.<

  16. Riti Chetty

    December 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

    ugh another awesome brand that isn’t available in Australia!!! can’t wait to see you use these in some new looks, Leesha!

  17. Kissy

    December 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Now I want to buy that palette! The colors are so much more vibrant than in the palette, love the color choices too!!! Very practical for me!

  18. Michelle

    December 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Oooh shiny. That’s funny that Tyler knows makeup by name brand. When I get excited about makeup and show my boyfriend he’s like.. yep… it’s makeup..

  19. Black Cat

    December 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    colours are so great!!!

  20. Kelly

    December 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    All these products look amazing, I wish they would sell Tarina Tarantino in The Netherlands

  21. deema

    December 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    its so amazing i really love them

    • deema

      December 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      can you do a look using this product ?

  22. Lesleykat

    December 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I literally had the same reaction to the Sparklicity guys. I gasped! I have nude and opal. They are so beautiful.

  23. Visagist Vanity

    December 14, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Oh man that sparkle powder stuff is gorgeous! I have a sweet spot for nude colours with orangey-pink duochrome

  24. Sandee

    December 14, 2011 at 3:00 am

    leesha you have a great boyfriend!!! lucky girl!! Now you gotta do a tutorial w/ the palette! Cant wait girl!!

  25. Amy

    December 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    OMG the Sparklicity Pure powders are absolutely gorgeous! I need to get one.

  26. Marta

    December 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Love the packaging ! xx

  27. Amy

    December 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Wowiiiee! That eyeliner is SUPER pretty! Shame we don’t have Sephora over here in the United Kingdom!!

  28. Steph

    December 15, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Haha! My husband says “muffy” ^_^

  29. theartismakeup

    December 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    OMG those liners! that palette and and and EVERYTHING love it!!

  30. Tinkerbeth

    December 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Sooo pretty=D

  31. Pappetee

    December 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the amazing swatches of the Violet Storm palette. I had been waiting for a blogger to feature it as it looks very pretty and bright in the pan. Now, I really really want it more! :-)

  32. Rachael

    December 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I love TT sparkle. I need to get that eyeliner. That is going on my Hanukkah list. haha. And not like its any of my business… but you mentioned it. I must have missed something… your boyfriend is moving????

  33. Nikki

    December 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I bought the original nude and opal glitters! they are ridiculous get every where but sooo AMAZING. I swear but the whole collection, its will NOT disappoint

  34. Joane

    December 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I love your tutorials keep them coming. I’ve learned so much. My friends come to me for makeup application and now I’m really showing off. One problem. All the stuff your showing me I’m going broke I’m a makeup junkie also lol no problem thanks a million keep it coming!!!!!

  35. Kelly

    March 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I have the glitter mist eyeliner and I find it flakes really easily and does not dry well by itself. Have you used this yet? Any suggestions on better ways to use it? 

  36. Valerie39

    April 14, 2012 at 3:50 am


  37. Valerie39

    June 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    my god

  38. Kat

    October 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    How much is the eyeshadow and the liner ?

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