This week Ill be featuring an all around awesome person, an award-winning comedian, actress, television host, writer & blonde babe Ms Carla Collins!
For those of you who may not be familiar with Carla's background let me fill you in. She's an amazing stand-up comic who has been hailed by the press as “Canada’s Tina Fey”. She is also a freelance writer for Inside Entertainment and a reality star in her documentary series entitled “Carlawoood”, not to mention a regular at The Laugh Factory in LA.
I'm very lucky to have been able to interview this very busy woman about her life, career and of course beauty, here's what Carla had to say.
So Carla tell us a little about who are you & why are you so fabulous?
Well, I’m a Taurus and a part-time Kabbalist. When Madonna began practicing Kabbalah, she took on her Hebrew name Ester and last week I took on my Hebrew drag queen name “Yum Yum Kippur”. I’m half Irish and half French Canadian so I do a lot of drinking and fighting but I’m also one hell of a tap dancer. I work in television and comedy but secretly want to be an international supermodel who, by night, works in a covert operative seeking to rid the world of global warming, crime, Ed Hardy hoodies and trans fats.I’m fabulous because I rescue dogs but never force them to wear embarrassing outfits.
Where can we find you on the world wide web?
You can find me at www.carlacollins.com . I’m also on the Facetube and the Youbook but haven’t shown my tweets yet.
We know that you are from Canada (yay!) but where do you call home these days?
I now live next to Barbie and Tony Danza in Malibu, California but I will always call Canada home.
What one beauty product would you recommend and why?
There are so many to choose from, especially because I can sometimes wear more make-up than Lady Ga Ga. I think if I can only choose one, I’d have to go with water…drink it, bath in it, spritz it on your face and shirt for that “I work in a naughty carwash look”.
I also found an awesome beauty product that I discovered this year and I swear by…the Envy Pillow…no more sleep lines! Plus I dig anything that makes you look good while you sleep…
Your favorite beauty treatment is?
I have to go with full body massages executed by a beautiful and eager buff boy working to put himself through med school.
Who would you say have been some of your favorite celebs/people to work with?
I have been blessed to work with many wonderful people. My favorite directors have been Jerry Zucker (“Airplane!” “The Naked Gun”) and Paul Kilback, the director of season one of “Carlawood”. Eric McCormick is a sweetheart and Jeff Foxworthy is an incredibly intelligent man. Joan Rivers is a riot and Christine Bentley was a wonderful mentor to me at CTV. Ed the Sock is quite the lady killer. My writing partner Paul Schmidt is like a brother to me and my publicist Stacy Hess is one of my best friends. I also really enjoy working with my hubby Tyrone Power. It just doesn’t get any better than working with brilliant, funny people you love and trust…magical!
You're in a huge rush, what one beauty product do you grab?
I grab a whimsical hat…and sunglasses.
Seriously, if I’m just walking the dogs I grab Bare Minerals Mineral Veil with SPF and a sassy Chanel gloss.
Tattooed makeup, yay or nay?
Sure, do what you like, it’s your face. I did the eyebrow tattoo thing in the past but it’s not permanent
Do you have a favorite guru/mentor?
Gotta go with my mom on this one. I adore her and she’s always been my mentor. We are best friends and she is incredibly supportive. Sometimes I refer to her as my “birth mother” just to mess with her.
I also admire Lucille Ball, Mae West, Carol Burnett and Wanda Sykes.
As far as a spiritual guru goes, I trust my psychic colon therapist and nutritionist Eloise and my yoga teacher.
Do you have a favorite makeup artist?
In LA, I love my girl Ashley Baclesse and in Toronto Sue Upton. They are both rock stars and gifted magicians. I wish they lived with me so I could always look fabulous…right now I’ll have to settle for the purse-size fan I carry around with me so that I always look wind swept .
Are there any makeup or beauty faux pas you really cant stand?
Chicks who draw a thick, over-the-lips brown line around their mouth. It looks like a poor woman’s chalk outline as if she were announcing to the world that her lips have just died and that CSI should come investigate her face immediately.
Also, the “Jersey Shore” orange tan many people seem to be sporting these days. It looks like a renegade bag of Cheetos spilled and started having a massive orgy on their chest. Why would you want to walk around with your skin the color of that horrible zit cover-up that was around when I was a kid. It didn’t match anyone’s skin tone and just made your zit more neon and noticeable from the moon.
Dudes who wear eyeliner, like that fella from “Twilight”. Sorry he just looks like a giant EuroDouche. Unless you’re the lead singer of The Cure, you shouldn’t wear guyliner.
Bright red or dark lipstick on your teeth or coffee cup…that just screams Grandma Millie to me.
Are you guilty of any yourself?
I’ve been guilty of every possible beauty faux-pas you can imagine. Big hair has been my biggest sin. Your hair should never be as wide as it is long and require a zoning permit.
Favorite career highlight & why?
I think my favorite career highlight so far was seeing someone reading my new book “Angels, Vampires and Douche Bags” on the plane last week. I am really proud of this book which is the world’s first comedic/motivational tome! Writing a book has always been a dream of mine and seeing it out in the wild was a big thrill.
What can people expect from Carla Collins in the future?
In the future you can expect to see me sporting a sexy Kevlar jumpsuit with a pair of high heeled hover boots.
I have been a long time fan of Carla Collins and was so please to be able to go see her perform at a Women of Baycrest event in February. She was hilarious and had everyone in the place laughing up a storm. I also got a signed copy of Carla's new book entitled "Angels, Vampires and Douche Bags” which is my current read.
Thank you so much Carla for taking time out of your busy schedule to share some beauty tips, humor and career highlights with my readers.