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" Still I Rise " Celebrating Maya Angelou

I read this poem softly at first then without me knowing it my words got louder. Then I ended up with tears running down my face. Maya Angelou has that way about her where she is able to wake up a part of your soul. I wanted to celebrate her life thank her for inspiring me over the years. She is one person I wish I could have meet. Sending love and healing to her family, friends and fans for the loss of a beautiful soul.

40 by the Time I turn 40 ( 31 to 40 )

31.  Do my laundry when it is manageable not out of control 32. Try a new recipe each week 33. Stay out past 10:30 ( yes my younger readers , there will come a time when this is late) 34. Go to the Gym a min of 3 days a week 35. Drink 8 glasses of water a day 36. Embrace change have the courage to bring more into my life 37 . Take less selfies ( I have a problem with this ) 38. Go to a random local events to learn new things 39. Stay 39 40. Have a friend edit this blog so it's grammatically correct. While I am brushing up on my grammar. Thank you Tammy for taking this on. I get to excited and post to soon.

Interview with Boston Fashion Designer Dylan Uscher

Here at Pop Trash Beauty, we love opportunities in which you get to participate in the actual creation of Art. Through an innovative site called Luevo, you are able to search for new fashion designers who share in your design sense and ethical values. When you find your match, you have the choice to fund the designer or designers, and each of their designs via a secure payment option.  This innovative process is called, crowd funding, which consists of the general public taking part funding a project or venture by donating money, typically via the Internet. In this case, you’re only charged if the piece you've selected hits its funding goal.  This type of funding enables designers to put his or her line into production. I really love that you are able to contribute to the growth of artistry.
Here is a little bit about how this happens. “Our platform makes it easy for you to discover the hottest new designers and fashion fresh from the runway. You can search through fashion designe…

Pop Trash Beauty : Drinking Iced Coffee Watching the Stars Playlist

You asked for a playlist. So I sat under the stars and came up with this rotation. I hope you dig some new names , some ever true. My gift to all of you ... ( This could have been longer so it just means we have to do more playlists )

40 Things to Do by 40 ( 20 - 30 )

20. I will put 40 different post it notes on mirrors of public restrooms with positive affirmations on them. 21. I will write 40 hand written notes to 40 people I love telling them what they mean to me  22. I will paint 40 mini paintings sell them give the money to 40 different charities  23. I will buy one new vinyl every month of an artist I know nothing about , Actually one I think I hate . 24 . I will give away all extra clothes to charity shops . Re purpose any ripped or frayed clothing into art. 25 . I participate in some form of legal street art , such as a authorized mural painting  ( I know lame but I must color inside the lines in situations such as this )  26. Purchase my cemetery drawer and cremation urn  ( morbid but responsible)  27. Take less pictures make more memories  28. Work in my local food bank on a regular basis  29. Purchase a pair of Charlotte Olympia cat slippers ( Yes its materialistic yet true , I might change this one )  30. Kick fear in the but and send …

Pop Trash Beauty :Exclusive Interview Jemma Kidd ( Requested Repost from 2011 )

Since I've created Pop Trash Beauty, never have I had such an honor. Jemma Kidd granted us an interview. I've been a fan of Jemma for years. Well respected in every facet of the cosmetic industry. She is a mogul, makeup guru, teacher, mummy, author to name a few things on her stellar resume. A former model  who was more comfortable behind the camera. She emerged to become one of the most talented makeup artists in the world. In 2008 she launched her JK Kidd line with Target. Bringing her cosmetic line across the pond. Off the runway and into your handbag. Her makeup is wearable the price point is reasonable. Id like to thank Jemma for talking to Pop Trash Beauty. One thing you'll learn about this makeup guru, not only talented with the makeup brush. She has some seriously amazing taste in music.
PTB : How did you get started in the makeup business?
JK: I started out in the industry as a model, but I was never really comfortable – unlike my little sister Jodie! When I disco…

New Painted Purses

This is not a painted purse , though a boring what's in my purse post I didn't write .  You can purchase any of these purses on Etsy

40 Things to do by age 40 ( List 11- 20 )

I have been obsessing over this list. Want to have it finished by my 39th Birthday next Friday. So I take you through my eleven through twenty.

11. Want to learn how to plant and maintain a city garden. 12. Go on a roller coaster that I have been too scared to ride. Its called the Black Widow though we will have a show down. 13. I had a dog named Bubba in Arizona ,he only had 3 legs. Bubba and I healed together learned to love and trust people again. I want to bring his dog collar to the Dog Church with his picture & story to be put up on the wall. 14. Attend 5 shows of bands I know nothing about in venues that I've never been too. 15. Give up Candy once and for all 16. Do the Warrior Dash 17. Do more work for the Bees and the environment in doing so learn about sustainability of the earth. 18. Learn to use a sewing machine 19. Read 25 books 20. Attend 5 Red Sox Games

The MAC Malelficent Collection

The MAC Malelficent Collection by tracey-j-whitney featuring a mac cosmetics eyeliner

Mac cosmetics eyeliner

Maleficent Pro Longwear Lipglass | M·A·C Cosmetics | Official Site

Maleficent Pro Longwear Lip Pencil | M·A·C Cosmetics | Official Site

Maleficent Nail Lacquer | M·A·C Cosmetics | Official Site

Maleficent Nail Lacquer | M·A·C Cosmetics | Official Site

This collection is beautiful indeed.  Though I think my mind was thinking of the Animated Sleeping Beauty. I was looking for some more vibrant purples, greens , and pink  perhaps ?  Also shouldn't they have incorporated the Dragon? ( I am a movie geek so allow me the liberty  to be a bit of a snob )  The pallet colors didn't seem Malelfcient like to me. I will say in all fairness my mind was stuck in the animated classic.  The new movie when it comes out May 30th  will perhaps shed some light on the color selections. What I l…

40 Things to do before I'm 40 ( The first 10 )

I am entering my 39th birthday at the end of the month. In celebration of being given another year on this earth close to a milestone. I crafted a list subject to change at anytime. I came up with the first 10 for I have put a lot of thought into them.

1. The old friends I've been promising meetups with , to follow through with plans. 2. Travel to a new place out of curiosity 3. Write an self published E book 4. Go to NYC spend the afternoon in central park , laying on a blanket eating fruit and reading a book. ( If it rains then go to MOMA ) 5. Actually have the courage to attend many of the many press events I'm invited too. No waiting till I think I'm cool enough just going no excuses. 6. Perform many random acts of anonymous kindness. 7. Wear a bathing suit without a cover up 8. Get a stamp in my passport 9. Go VIP to a Duran Duran show . 10. Spend more time connecting off the internet. Note :  I have been blogging with my ipod on the go. I noticed there are a lot of …

The Glitter Plan Book by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor

The Art of Chaos ( Random Life Post )

We have allot of exciting things coming up on the blog. Interview with a Boston fashion designer. You be suprised what amazing fashion designers there are in Boston. I'm listening to Beyonce right now feeling empowered . Sometimes my beauties some darkness needs to enter for the light to shine through. I'm doing a 40 by 40 post since I'm turning 39 on May 23rd. This will give me a year , will be interesting to see where it takes us. I find the journey is the exciting part. My purse art is getting a little crazy this I love. Just remember to face your fears , allow the tears , just go for it !  I think we are going to have an amazing summer . Lets be shine bright this summer. ( I am a bit chirpy today for I had a  big latte) I think a pep talk was in order . Thank you all so much for your love and support of this blog.  

My Favorite Denim Jacket ( Magic Jacket )

My denim military jacket was an last minute impulse purchase for a trip to LA . I was going to study avante guard makeup for one week. I had never been to LA before , being overweight made me even more nervous. I honestly was afraid to even land in LAX  thinking they wouldn't let me in. My fears were relieved when I saw other overweight people on the plane. I am an intelligent women so it even surprised me that I was nervous. I had a bizarre time in LA still don't know what to make of it . The class was cut short for unforeseeable reasons. So I was left in LA not knowing a soul at that time with 4 days to kill. My jacket took on a life of its own.

 This jacket was the ice breaker that helped me survive the trip to LA . People would start talking to me because they loved my jacket. ( I'm from a city were if random people talk to you they want to rob you, I kept my street smarts about me yet was friendly)  This culminated in a tourist family taking me under there wing for a…

Fruit & Vegtable Parchment Jewelry ( Margaret Dorfman )

Watermelon Radish

I've rekindled my love of Pinterest in the past week. Once a recovering " Pinster " now fully relapsed pinning my little heart out.  Well seems that all this pinning has garnered me a reward. Vegetable Parchment Jewlery .  Intrigued I pressed forward into the world of vegetable jewelry.

Margaret Dorfman hand crafts each bracelet using an ancient technique and specialized equipment, including "a wickedly sharp assortment of knives." Inspired by the beauty she saw while slicingvegetables in the kitchen, Margaret was determined to find a way to preserve andcelebrate the beauty of everyday fruits and vegetables. "My art is about showing the intrinsic complexity and beauty in these everyday foods,"she says.  ( via )   

Margaret even offers earings in her line along with beautiful bowls that are dazzling. This is really beautiful in a …

Lace-Front Eye Brow Wigs

Have I been living under a rock ? The night bra of two years ago sent me through a loop , such as this new find has.  While browsing Refinery 29 an article caught my eye . These lace- front eyebrow wigs are quintessentially based on false eyelashes.  In this excerpt from the Refinery 29 article they explain what a lace-front eyelash wig actually is .

"What, exactly, is a lace-front brow? Consider it the little sister to the lace-front wig, which is composed of real or faux hair sewn into thick layers of lace. The wearer slips on a wig cap, applies some glue or tape, and then affixes the wig. The brows work pretty much the same way: Itty-bitty pieces of hair are sewn onto the lace in the shape of brows. But, since there is no "cap" for your brows, you swipe a special adhesive onto the back strip and lay them down right on top of your natural brows."  ( via Refinery 29 " Lace-Front Eyebrow Wigs are the Craziest thing You'll See Today by Maria DelRusso ) 

Fly Moon Royalty Cover Duran Duran's " Read my Lips "

Seattle based Band Fly Moon Royalty has covered Duran Duran's song " Read my Lips " of the 1990 Album Liberty. Fly Moon Royalty is comprised of duo Adra Boo and DJ/Producer Action J . The Duo did the cover for an amazing cause. Action J told USA Today's Pop Candy

Our friend Jenny George is a leukemia survivor who throws a fundraiser/birthday party every year around Valentine's Day called "Dancing on the Valentine." All the proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She picks one popular (older) artist, and all of her band friends get together and play covers of the artist's discography.(via Whitney Matheson , USA Today )

   Listening to this track about ten times being disconcerting music fan. Also allot of you know that I am a fan of Duran Duran. I have to say I loved this cover. They kept the signature Duran Duran Synth sound , though paired with the lets just say amazingly sexy vocals of Adra Boo is right on. I would love to hear front m…