Trixie Mattel’s “Oh Honey” Sugarpill Collection

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Well Sugarpill has done it again. They’ve come out with a new makeup line that I was incredibly excited to get and when I did, it was fabulous! Yes I’m talking about Sugarpill’s “Oh Honey” palette created by one of my all-time favorite drag queens and talented singer/songwriter, Trixie Mattel.

You all know that I have loved Sugarpill for a long time, but one of the reasons why I do, which you may not know, is because of all the love and support they give drag queens and the LGBTAQ community. When I was at DragCon this year, I knew they would be one of the top booths I would see. They appreciate the beautiful art of drag and have worked with some of the fiercest queens besides Trixie such as Kim Chi, Ongina, and Laganga Estranja just to name a few. If you check out Sugarpill’s youtube channel, you can see tutorials that some of the queens have done which is very cool. Also if you have never seen any of of Trixie’s shows or don’t know anything about her, stop reading this right now, and go google her and watch her be absolutely hilarious and brilliant.

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   Now let’s talk about the brand new limited edition “Oh Honey” collection by my girl Ms. Trixie Mattel. First of all, the packaging is so adorable and screams Barbie doll and Trixie Mattel. It’s called “Oh Honey” as almost an inside joke that she says in her shows as well as her t.v and youtube show that she did with fellow draq queen and friend, Katya. Trixie loves Barbie, hence her last name being Mattel, and uses Barbie and the whole concept of Barbie as a huge reference and inspiration. Trixie is also extremely intelligent and knows the whole history of the Barbie doll. The eye shadow palette is a six pan palette that consists of three matte shadows, two frosted shadows, and one metallic shadow. They are all beautiful and they look beautiful on, even the frosted shadows which  I’m usually very picky about. The eyeshadows are in the natural range so they are easy to wear on an every day basis. All the makeup names are in one way or another reference to Trixie or they have been mentioned in her acts or shows.  Here are the names and descriptions of the eye shadows:

 Oh Honey – (frosted shade) Pale Honey

 Sidesaddle – (matte shade) Rich Camel color

 Ponyboy – (matte shade) Deep Chocolate color

 Dolly – (frosted) Champagne Pink color

All Star – (metallic shade) Duo-chrome Rose Gold color

 Romy – (matte shade) Cinnamon Brown Color, (which by the way is the color of Romy White’s chunky lowlights from “Romy and Michelle’s Highschool Reunion, which was filmed at my high school. Just a little fun fact.)

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The “Oh Honey” palette also comes with it’s own blush which is the first blush from Sugarpill Cosmetics. It’s called, “Life Size” which is appropriate because the pan is very large and is a beautiful matte watermelon color which I’ve been wearing almost every day. The long lasting liquid lipstick that comes with the “Oh Honey” makeup is called, “Barbara” which has the scent of a honey-suckle and is Barbie pink with rose-gold sparkles in Sugarpill’s famous matte to sparkle liquid lipstick formula that sparkles more the longer you wear it.

The minute I heard Trixie Mattel was coming out with her own collection, I shrieked with joy. Before Trixie became a drag queen, he was Brian Michael Firkus a talented makeup artist, so he knows a lot about makeup, how to apply it, and can create different looks. He’s very talented in many ways. I definitely recommend checking out this palette, not just because it’s Trixie’s or it’s from Sugarpill Cosmetics, but because it’s also colors that you can wear every day, even if you’re not a “makeup person” or super adventurous when it comes to makeup. The shadows are also easily blendable. The blush is the perfect shade and the lipstick is so beautiful. Remember this collection is limited edition and if it’s sold out still, place your order with them as soon as possible so you’ll be the first one to get it, when it’s back in stock.

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10 Looks for Summer: Number Three, Girlie Girl in Jeans and a Tank Top

 A tank top and jeans is always a cute go to, especially during the summer time but I like to add a little extra flare to this look. I rolled and cuffed up my jeans like any good rockabilly gal and wanted to be pretty in pink in my cute barbie pink heart Trixie Mattel tank top. If your tank is a little big, pair it with a pretty lacy bra or thin camisole (that will still keep you cool) to give a little sexy but tasteful edge. It also dresses up the outfit a bit more as well do some big high heels or stilettos. I sported my new pair of HUGE flamingo pink and green- jeweled cat-eyed sunglasses. I love them and they are so fun as well as protect my peepers from the sun.

    To give your look more glamour, wear some beautiful jewelry with it. Here I wore a beautiful shell heart bracelet to go with my hearts on my top and my finishing touch were some beautiful pearl drop, vintage-inspired chandelier earrings that I just got as a gift from my girl Kirsty Giuliani that she made. Thank you girlie, I am I love with them!

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Drag Queen Merchandise

   I definitely wanted to do a post just on my goodies that I got at Drag Con from my that was separate from my main article on my experience at the convention. Here they are and I hope you enjoy! I thought this was a fun post to do!

    First drag merchandise I got is my fabulous Alyssa Edwards pin with her tongue pop and one of her famous sayings, “BackRolls.” I had to have that pin and it makes me laugh every time I see it. IMG_6130

I loved meeting Michelle Visage as you read in my previous post on my time at Drag Con and this is the ring she gave me that she actually wore on RuPaul’s Drag Race! I love you Michelle and thank you! 

I bought these two fans, one that says “Oh Honey” and the other one says, “Thwoorp.” I got these two for twenty five bucks which was a fantastic deal. I chose these two particular fans to represent Trixie Mattel and Katya on their youtube show because Trixie is known for saying “Oh Honey,” and Katya is known for her hot fan flipping and saying “Thwoorp.”

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Also for my Katya merchandise since she is one of my all time favorite queens, here are my tank top and shorts which I was so excited to find!

As you know Ben Dela Creme is my burlesque drag sister and I love her and her whole style. Here are my merchandise from her. It’s a shirt that I love wearing, a candle that was handmade, and of course a sparkly gorgeous autographed photo!IMG_5525

Here are my merch from the fabulous Neon DETOX! The shirt I had to have because it’s a horror glam Bride of Frankenstein LIMITED EDITION shirt. I love wearing it with my Kreepsville666 glow in the dark Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein leggings. The tote bag cracked me and I had to have it!

My mom actually ordered this for me before I attended which tells you that she is the coolest mom. I met Alaska briefly and bought one of her shirts for one of my best friends but I thought my little drag queen POP Alaska doll was the cutest!IMG_6129

I also bought one of my best friends up north a Shangela shirt since she’s her top fave queen of my friend. The quotes on the shirt is iconic from season 3 of Rupaul’s Drag Race.IMG_6148

Here’s my stunningly gorgeous autographed photo from Chad Michaels who if you read my first post on my experience at Drag Con, you’ll know what I think of her. The most professional queen I’ve ever met. Thank you Chad aka Cher! IMG_6142

Last but not least, here’s my autographed photo from on of my favorite queens, the famous and funny Bianca Del Rio. Glad I got to meet her, especially after seeing one of her shows a month before and here is my copy of her new book which is hysterical and I definitely recommend reading.

Thank you for reading and checking out all my drag queen merchandise. Like I said above, I thought this would be a fun post!

   Please post your likes and comments below.

   Especially let me know who your favorite drag queens are! I’m curious. Lets compare and chat about our favorite fabulous queens! 

XOXO CARLIE

 

 

 

 

 

RuPaul’s Drag Con, Los Angeles 2018

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   Hello there! I’m here to talk about my experience at RuPaul’s Drag Con, 2018.  There’s so much I saw and experienced there that I can’t list every person I saw and met here otherwise it would be a really long post, but here are some of the highlights. I’ve always wanted to attend this convention before and this year I was finally able to go. I’ll start by saying the whole experience of drag con was so magical and positive. There wasn’t any negativity anywhere. The convention this year was the biggest turn out that they’e ever had. There was so much positive energy from the moment we got there before even entering the actual convention. I knew it was going to be a fun day.

When the convention started, I immediately ran to my favorite drag queen’s stage, Miss Alyssa Edwards. If you read my past posts on drag queens, you already know that she’s my favorite. She looked so beautiful and glamorous in all gold. When I met her, the first thing I said to her is that she’s inspired me with new dance ideas since Alyssa is wonderfully talented dance teacher and choreographer. She was so sweet to me. After meeting her, I was asked to walk the runway near her in my mermaid skater dress that I put together. I definitely had fun doing my “shantay on the runway.” Besides the picture below, here’s the vid my husband took of me on the runway. He recorded me meeting her too which is very cool. She was such a darling.

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   One of the funnest things at drag con is seeing what everyone’s wearing, both drag queens and people attending the convention.  My hubby and I had fun snapping photos of the coolest looks we saw there. There were also random props and backdrops, such as this huge horse specifically there to take pictures with which was fun.

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   The next person I met was the famous Michelle Visage. If you don’t know who she is, (how could you not?) she is RuPaul’s long time best friend as well as one of the main judges on Drag Race. As a judge she can be intimidating, but when you meet her outside of the show, she is such a sweet woman. The fact that she was walking around in furry slippers without caring and still looked stunning is so fucking cool. She said I looked like an iridescent mermaid which I took as a huge compliment. I actually got a piece of jewelry from her that she actually wore on the show. She had a couple pieces to choose from and I chose this gorgeous black diamond rose ring. I’m going to post a picture in my next article on DragCon merchandise. Thank you Michelle for my new jewelry and being so wonderful.

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One of the queens that I definitely wanted to meet was the famous Detox. My husband thinks she is so funny on the show so I was looking forward to telling Detox that she was my husband’s favorite drag queen. She looked so correct at her booth. She was donned in a judge’s robe with her courtroom back drop and her neon judge’s wig. It was a perfect setup. Detox is also such a cool and sweet queen as well as extremely creative and talented. 

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   During the day, there was only one nagging issue I had. The only critique I have about Drag Con is that the booth numbers and names were really small to read. Also I didn’t get to do actual meet and greets with some of them because the VIP lines and the regular lines weren’t clear and would take up to 3 hours. Also the fabulous James St, James, the original club kid, who came up to me to hug and take a picture with me specifically said to not wait for three hours to meet someone, so I definitely listened to him. Fortunately I got to quickly meet and hug some of my favorite people there when they took a break from their meet and greets, such as Ben Dela Creme which you all know is one of my all-time favorite drag queens, Trixie Mattel who I love, Bianca Del Rio, which is also one of my top favorites, and Jeffree Star who I had been wanting to see for awhile because I wasn’t able to attend his last grand opening. It was really cool to be able to say hi to them and without waiting for a long time in a crazy long line..

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It was really fun seeing the entire cast from season 10 of RuPaul’s drag race, which is airing right now every Thursday night. I wish I had photos of every person I met to show but what can you do? At least I got to see and meet them. 

   The last queen I met before the convention ended was the famous Cher Impersonator and All Stars 1 winner, Chad Michaels. I almost can’t even describe how amazing she is. First of all, she doesn’t believe in charging a minimum amount to spend to get a photo and autograph. She is strictly there for the fans. That alone shows how extremely professional and classy, Chad is. Another thing that I loved is that after taking a few photos and signing an autograph, she didn’t immediately push me to the side or rush me. We chatted with her for awhile and talked about the business side of drag which was very fascinating. Also she looked gorgeous and classy in her blouse and pants. When saying goodbye to Chad, while giving each other hugs and kisses, she actually turned to my husband, and thanked him for bringing me, which actually made me teary eyed because it was such a sweet thing to say, and it felt very genuine. That was the perfect ending to my time at Drag Con.

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   I’m so happy I finally got to go, and can’t wait until next year. I’ll probably post more photos from the convention later this week. Thank you so much for reading about my time and love for drag queens.

I’m in love with my Favorite Hollywood Glam Pinup/ Burlesque “Terminally Delightful” Drag Queen, Miss BenDeLaCreme

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    In my article “My Top Three Favorite Drag Queens,” I didn’t include the fabulous Ben De La Creme because even though she is definitely one of my all time favorite drag queens, I felt she needed an article post all to herself.

Here is a little information about Ben de la creme and why I love her:

   First off, when I first saw her on RuPaul’s drag race, she came out and introduced herself and stated that Ben de la creme  is “terminally delightful” which I thought was brilliant. I instantly loved her look and fashion and fell in love immediately with her personality. Because of her wonderful personality, she won “Miss Congeniality” on Season 6.  Every time I watch anything with De La, she instantly makes my smile and laugh, whether I’m in a sad mood or not.

Another reason I love DeLa is because her performances include COMEDY, BURLESQUE, (WHICH OF COURSE I LOVE AND AM OBSESSED WITH BECAUSE I’M A BURLESQUE PERFORMER AS WELL) and ALL AROUND GLAMOUR, including PINUP GLAMOUR, (WHICH OF COURSE IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY TOO!) 

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I wish Ben De La Creme was my brother or my sister because of all the things we  have in common. He is so gorgeous as a man and as a woman.

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ONE OF MY WISHES AND GOALS IS TO DO A DOUBLE BURLESQUE STYLE ROUTINE WITH BEN DE LA CREME AND TO DO A DOUBLE HOLLYWOOD PINUP SHOOT WITH HER!   

I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET Ben De La Creme at RUPAUL’S DRAG CON in Los Angeles in May!

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Here’s De La’s website with links to her social media:

http://www.bendelacreme.com

 

 

 

 

My Top Three Favorite Drag Queens

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Since I just did a small post mentioning my love for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race, I decided to post my top three drag queens that were all on Drag Race. They also all extremely intelligent and do wonderful things for the LGBT community! I recommend checking all of them out!

1. ALYSSA EDWARDS- She is the queen and I love everything about her. She is Southern Glamour at it’s fullest. If you don’t know much about her, (how can you not?) definitely look her up. Also make sure to watch her show, “Alyssa’s Secret.”

2. LAGANGA ESTRANJA- She cracks me up. She is probably best known for her signature “DEATH DROP” and her love for enjoying the “SPECIAL GREEN LEAVES.” I love how she is a big advocate for medical marijuana and even created her own strain. Laganga is amazing and a very talented choreographer, like her mama, Alyssa Edwards.

3. BIANCA DEL RIO- Oh my god, this drag queen is a “CLOWN” said by her own self and actually won top drag queen on Drag Queen. Her commentary is hilarious, especially when she talks about other queens but she does it with love, most of the time. haha! Check her out!