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Better Off Red: Getting Ready For Singles Day With Ruby Treasures From Trixie Cosmetics & BH Cosmetics!
Hello Champagne Dreamers, and welcome to February, the most hateful month of the year – ironically, because on the surface everyone is obsessed with love! I hate Valentines Day. Always have, always will. Ok, so maybe not always: I did kinda like elementary school when we made fancy valentines boxes and gave each other candy. That was cool. And it’s presence does lead to a more important holiday: National Half Price Chocolate Day, recognized as February 15 with celebrations often lasting several days! But in general, I’m...read more
I don’t know about you, but after being cooped up almost all of last year, I’m ready to get a little sinful! Luckily, I found a new indie brand, Lucky Bunny Cosmetics from Australia, that is ready to help me do just that! Lucky Bunny has a series of palettes named after the seven deadly sins. In addition to the two I ordered, Greed & Envy, they also currently have Wrath and Gluttony. At only about $27 each (depending on exchange – they are $34.95 AUD), I’m hoping that they finish off the series! Nikki Raven, a...read more
Hello Champagne Dreamers, and welcome to another fabulous Face Friday! Even though I low key HATE Valentines Day, I do actually love some of the iconic imagery that surrounds it. I love that makeup companies have started releasing more romantic pinky-purple collections to celebrate the holiday, and I wanted to create some fun looks that would work for the holiday whether you are cuddling up with a significant other (or others), or crushing the hearts of your enemies beneath your boots! One of my favorite things from Valentines Day is the...read more
It’s almost the end of January, so a lot of the resolutions to get fit and look hot (or whatevah) are falling by the wayside. But in the world of food-themed makeup, Glamlite is here to give you just a taste with their mini food palettes! If you loved their Burger and Cake palettes, you’ll definitely love their Pie, Donut, and Burger Slider palettes for a smaller, more curated cosmetic treat! For the haters: yes, these are MORE food-themed palettes from Glamlite, and yes, they have packaging that is puffy and round and...read more
We live in a world that loves remakes, reboots, and recycled properties. Movies are being remade and reinterpreted, rebooted in new formats, and the toy aisle is filled with all of the same properties that I remember as a kid in the 80s: GI Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Ghostbusters, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcakes, etc. I love seeing these relics from my childhood come back around again (and for some, this isn’t their first time being reimagined!) and I love to see how they’ve been reinterpreted for a new generation: are they...read more
Hey there Champagne Dreamers – we’re back after a week’s vacay with another Face Friday, and I’m super excited for the palette I’m using in this look: the Blueprint palette from Melt Cosmetics! My friend Amy and I got together on my birthday and had a makeup play day, and this is the look that I came up with: I had been eyeing the Blueprint stack for a while, but I missed the first released when it came in the blue plastic packaging, and I wasn’t as keen on the black; I’m glad that I waited, because...read more
BH Cosmetics is really starting to change things up, and I’m here for it! After the mini Zodiac palettes, which were a bit of a mess (did anyone actually buy one of those? on purpose?!), BH Cosmetics had a pretty strong showing in their eyeshadow palettes for 2020. The Sweet Shoppe palettes were a huge hit, sold out, and were immediately promoted to the top of everyone’s FOMO lists, prompting a surprise restock in December. The Halloween collection was decidedly lackluster (if you missed it, you can read my review of that HERE),...read more
Y’all, I am a bitch with a filthy mouth. Part of my drag persona is presenting this glamorous, feminine image that opens its mouth and unleashes a parade of filth! It’s what I do; it’s what I live for. And now, Peachy Queen has released a palette that aims to harness my love of “the cursey words” (thanks for that, Emily D. Baker!) into 12 pans of eyeshadow: the Explicit Palette! I mean, how could I not pick up this little beauty?! I know that Peachy Queen gets knocked quite often for appearing to be a private...read more
So I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m generally not a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the content creation juggernaut that it has become. I think the Season 13 queens are an interesting bunch, and definitely they are evidence that RuPaul is feeling the pressure of no longer being the only high profile drag competition series out there, but there is too much of it that just feels cookie cutter and samey samey; the queens that I end up becoming fans of (Bianca Del Rio, Jinx Monsoon, Ben Dela Creme) are the ones who are...read more
Sorry about that terrible rhyme, but I think I’m on a sugar high: Glamlite’s most recent Foodie Box collection is taking us on a trip into the Chocolate Factory? Got your golden ticket? The Foodie Boxes are something that Glamlite does from time to time to introduce or promote one of their collections. I think they may have had exclusive items in the past (though I’m not totally sure on that), but for the latest release, the Chocolate Factory, all of the products were available at a discount in the box, or also available...read more