Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is: Marsala



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"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."

Did you know there was a color of the year ?  I was familiar with Pantone from my time volunteering with Dress for Success Worcester's Marketing Committee.  I love this color can already see a gorgeous lipstick created in its likeness. So now let's see how many products will be dripping in gorgeous Marsala in 2015.




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lammily - Average is Beautiful

Random Life : Pop Chic Boutique Lip Balm and Painted Bags

Im very very excited to announce that our Lip Balm is up in the Pop Chic Boutique !! With our upcycled hand painted bags, you'll find something unique and beautiful just like you. I will be introducing my lip exfoliate and candy cane body scrub this week. We will also be introducing the winter bags. I've taken a geometric vent to my designs in this batch. Also introducing more of our Art Deco Flapper Gal bags. I've been working hard to stay on trend , yet also hunting out inspiration from raw European and American street style . Not the magazine, socialite,brand ambassador celebrity street style . The nitty gritty heart beat of the city , keeping it real street style.  I invite you to my shop will let you know when our winter bags are ready for there debut.







Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hot Holiday Gifts

Image via JCPenney  I Heart Ronson " Cadillac Sweatshirt " 
Pop Trash Beauties Top 3 Picks Holiday Gifts (That are actually cool)

I’ve been lurking the internet far and wide making my list, checking it twice. I’ve assembled my top 5 picks for Holiday gifts.

Charlotte Ronson is part of a very famous musical family. She went in a different creative direction. Ronson has had an interest in fashion since she was a child.  She graduated from New York University majoring in Studio Art and interned with Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone and Cynthia Rowley. Her designs have been worn by such celebrities as Micha Barton, Kate Moss, Ellen Pompeo, Nicole Richie, Samantha Ronson, and Gwen Stefani to name a few. 

Thanks to the inception of I Heart Ronson collaboration with JC Penney in 2009. The collaboration is still going strong . 

"samantharonson Me and my baby. ️ @charlotteronson @cjronson @jcpenney #iheartronson #cadillacronson make sure you get yours! And when u do, tag me in your photo so I can see!!! " ( Via @samantharonson Twitter ) 

You also can wear the Charlotte Ronsons stylish designs too. She made this adorable sweatshirt in honor of her twin sister Samantha’s dog Cadillac. 

Those who follow Samantha on social media know Cadillac. She posts very adorable pictures of him snuggling with his mom , to videos of him playing hide and seek. Cadillac Ronson should have his own sweatshirt. His Proud mama Samantha Ronson has been tweeting, instagraming about the sweatshirt. ( I don’t blame her if my cat Bubba was on a shirt , Id do the same) . Even celebrity friends such as Drea Dematteo and Ellen Pompeo have been striking a pose in there Cadillac sweatshirts. I choose this for my list because it encompasses a love of family and pets. The price point and quality is good.  I've purchased I Heart Ronson before the quality is extremely high. I like the fact there is also a story with this shirt. The dog is actually someone’s fur kid. I just ordered mine can’t wait for it to arrive.

Update JCPenney.com is sold out 





Retro Candy Box


One upon a time there was a miraculous concept called penny candy. Everyone had a corner store in there hood. Where you could stock up on, the essential sweets of childhood. (I remember when my mom sent me to the store to get her cigs and milk, imagine that happening in 2014)
Well you can relive your childhood once again in a Retro Candy Gift Box.  While in Maine for some Christmas shopping at the outlets in Maine Kittery Outlets  (If you visit New England make sure you check it out, especially the makeup outlet) I went to Yummies Candy Store discovering this gem and so much more. The Retro Candy Box retails for 24.99 , this will surely be a fabulous gift

Novelty Socks



Who doesn't like a good pair of funky socks? Especially for the folks with strict corporate dress codes. A lot of times knowing you have Garfield socks on underneath it all (The No Doubt Song “Underneath it All “popped into my head too. This could go on all day. ) I find Etsy really has a vast selection of novelty socks. Here are my favorite sock shops ..





Monday, November 24, 2014

Favorite Thanksgiving Grub

Pop Trash Beauties Favorite Thanksgiving Grub  



It’s that time of year that Americans take time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I will say I've always been relatively good cook. Some of my best learning experiences have been over holidays. In college I tried to help a friend cook a turkey for her family. We ( A) didn't defrost the turkey properly so had to leave it in the sink with running water over night ( yes that was not responsible usage of water. ) (B) We left what is traditionally called the giblet sack in the turkey. This was in the 90’s so we didn't have a computer to ask. We were too proud to call our parents. So we called the Butterball hotline. This hotline isn't an urban myth. The battle of the turkey was lost but not fondly forgotten.

The Butterball team is available to help you Monday - Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST.
Call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372)
* Option 3 - How to prepare and serve your holiday meal
* Option 4 - Butterball Products-Promotions-Nutrition-General Topics

My family is very casual at Thanksgiving we don’t sit at long grandiose tables with candles adorning centerpieces. When you come to a Thanks giving with us no matter who is hosting. You’ll walk into a active kitchen. Basically roll up your sleeves you’ll have a job. Here is some of my favorite food. ( I understand that some of this food isn't politically correct) . Just some classics that I have fallen for over the years. We are very blessed to be able to have abundance and family in this day in age. I've hyper linked the recipes for you.





Jell-O Cake  We can usually tell how potential spouses will fare in our family, on the reaction to the Jell-O cake.

PIE (except minced meat, my aunties say when I get older I’ll love it. Since I’m kissing 40 soon don’t think it’s going to happen)

Ocean Spray Canned Cranberry Sauce (Jelly) 




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