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Life Changing Summer

Tonight I was feeling very nostalgic about summers past. There was this one summer before I started college. Where I hung out with a new group of people. It was a magical summer it was one where I knew life was changing. We all had summer jobs came from different walks of life. Yet somehow the summer brought us all together. It was my first summer as an adult with no curfew. After work finding places to play volley ball or swinging on old playground swings laughing. Then congregating at a local Dunkin Donuts to see where the parties were that evening. Even cruising downtown to find all your friends. ( before cellphones were in the masses )  What I remember was just this excitement of things to come and just being truly happy. This was in 1994 so way back in the day. Of course all of us grew up went our separate ways from that summer. Though sometimes I think of those times it makes me really happy. 
Even though this summer has been challenging it has been a happy one. Even though I a…

35 Questions Getting to Know You Survey

As I take on this new blogging venture in September. I've been doing a lot of soul searching in the aspect that this blog  was metaphorically my college education in blogging.The next blog is my masters program in blogging. I hope we can all go into it as a family that we have become over the years. I will have to introduce myself to a whole new group of people. I'm kinda over facebook because of the whole algorithm nonsense. Which has me on twitter an awful lot these days if you haven't noticed. Facebook is kinda doing the thing Myspace did before it died in the way we knew it. So in the spirit of the old days of social media. I decided to do one of those Myspace getting to know you questions. Feel free to paste it in the comments will be a lot of fun if more of us play.

What was your favorite food when you were a child? Pancakes and pistachio ice creamWhat’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby What is one of your favorite quotes?  “Ignore the criti…

The Celluloid Dream is Coming to an End

After months of agonizing trying to save this blog. I realize that its time to move on to a new venture. I will post here until September. Then PTB will be left here for posterity while we take on a new blog. I've learned a lot over the past 5 years of doing Pop Trash Beauty. Though I didn't learn in succession so there were lapses in readership. I now know a good formula so I may bring you quality posts and features. So what emerges in september is more of a lifestyle blog. Though with a twist that you'll appreciate. I'm so excited for this new venture with all of you. We will start clean and fresh with a twitter page dedicated to the new blog. Along with some other cool surprises.

I Failed OOTD 101 ( Colorblind in the City )

There are a lot doing OOTD posts ( Outfit of the Day )  I tired to jump on this band wagon. Though honestly nothing was cute enough this week. Through the magic of Polyvore I did two days. Do these folks do a full on shoot like say on a Sunday of a weeks worth of clothes? Frankly it was muggy here in the Northeastern USA I really was frizzy and sweaty. My mind was on a class I was taking also multiple life rebuilding activities. An attempt do an editorial type layout was futile. ( I'm a real person with an ipod touch )

I will give you an example of today we can call it " Color Blind in the City "  Today I wore red pants , brown t-shirt , neon coral sweater. My friend asked me if my electricity went out while I was getting dressed today.
 I had to be up very early woke up too late to be cute. Honestly all of us women know that there is a window of time that this can be achieved. If you miss it well it's quick shower , bun , lipstick and run for your mode of transpor…

Guess It Was Me (Album) - Julian Lennon 'Everything Changes' The Videos

Guess It Was Me (Album version) by Julian Lennon
'Everything Changes - The Videos' is a collection of 14 music videos by Julian Lennon that will be released throughout 2014.
Each video will be released with the album audio alongside an acoustic version. Keep checking the Video Menu for the latest video release information:

Directed by Dick Carruthers
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OOTD Super Fly Tuesday

Tuesday by tracey-j-whitney featuring lips makeup

Once again since my life is busy yet not glamourous this week.  We are going for the keep it real , its hot as hades look today.  I shall be sitting in a classroom learning important things on Tuesday.  I decided to try the OOTD phenomenon for a week .  I may even actually take a photo of myself in a outfit of the day.  Hope you have a wonderful day beauties.  will be reviewing some makeup this week and there will be surprises.

Happy Monday OOTD !!!

Drinking coffee at this very moment , I am working on the happy part of my morning. My monday this week will have me running all day long. This is a good thing for I will be very tired enough to sleep properly tonight. I just did some jumping jacks in the kitchen that must have thrilled the others in the apartment complex. So what am I wearing today?  Oh how kind of you to ask my beauties. (  I blame the lack of caffeinated beverage in my system. For my chipper bordering on cheesy mood ) 

My OOTD  ( Polyvore didn't have all the specific pieces / Wrote this pre shower so used Polyvore)

Old Navy - Black Cotton soft V-neck tee
Anne Klein - Red Capri's
Clark's - Mary Jane City Shoes
Pop Chic Boutique /KitsyLane -Statement Necklace
Pop Chic Boutique /KitsyLane- Betty Studs ( Bee Earrings )
The fashion people say the messenger is making a comeback. I never gave up on it .

What I did was a urban chic with accessories. Otherwise known as it was clean and ironed so viola my look …

Walking on Sunshine Flash Sale

These are the items I pulled for this weeks flash sale on  !!

The Maxine sunglasses are cat eye classic. Maxine is a versatile choice that will elevate a myriad of looks. Gold Egyptian-style temple accents add further detail to Maxine's sophisticated appeal. 

- Gold tone metal, plastic
- 5 1/2" horizontally, 2 1/8" vertically, 5 1/2" temples
- Polycarbonate lenses 
- Maximum UVA and UVB protection

Have you been looking for a versatile day-to-evening choice for summer? The Suzan silver circle necklace is a lovely choice, sure to get lots of milage! Textured designs and alternating diamond cut crystals add interest and a bit of sparkle to this dual chained piece. Suzan will elevate your look.

Dakota Bracelet

Get your summery boho on with Dakota wrap bracelet! This vibrant, multi-colored tribal-inspired piece features four woven bands as well as a riveted leather strip. Beaded accents and tassels add extra flair to this fun wrap! A …

Duran Duran Tribute Compilation - Making Patterns Rhyme

I really love the magic of instagram on so many levels. I've been noticing that Manimal Vinyl and John Taylor have been sharing covers with us via StereoGum on instagram for the past couple weeks. Stereo Gum reported this week

The Duran Duran tribute compilation Making Patterns Rhyme comes out next week, and we’ve already posted a bunch of songs from it: Moby doing “Rio,” Warpaint doing “The Chauffeur,” Carina Round doing “Come Undone.” Now, Toronto synthpoppers Austra’s ghostly, miasmic take on “American Science,” from Duran Duran’s 1986 album Notorious, has randomly popped up on Spotify; thanks to reader Michael Tyler for tipping us off. If you’ve got Spotify, you can listen to it below. ( Via Stereo Gum )

I've embedded the all  tracks I could find below via Sound Cloud and Spotify.  I'm very excited about this compilation.  Duran Duran's very own 14th studio album is just out on the horizon. Also you will be helping humanity for all the sales from " Making Patt…

Living through Failure

Waking up in the morning looking in the mirror , I wonder who this is that is standing there ? I recognize the face though it looks so much more tired. Everyday is a fight a push to hit a road block. Hopeful paths leading to dead end streets. Strands of Grey hair have brushed across my face that weren't there before. Does the world not want me anymore? Why can't I move forward ? My tires are spinning going nowhere. I've not given up for I know it is worse for others. There are some who are financially abundant that feel as empty as I do at this moment. My brown eyes don't sparkle like they used too . Dark circles are under my eyes as to mark the fatigue that happens when you have to fight everyday. My soul sister best friend they said we were like twins. When she died a part of me did too. Where did it go ? Where did I go in this time that has passed. If I get it back may I have my life back too. Worry solves nothing and fear only makes everything worse. When you have…

5 Hot Summer Pop Culture Favorites

Mason Jars :  The world is obsessed with mason jars due to the DIY movement. You can do just about anything with a mason jar. There even making mason jar replica water bottles. So it looks like you are drinking out of a fancy hipster Etsy creation. ( I sell on Etsy and have been accused of exhibiting hipster like symptoms.) There are a bizillion tutorials on mason jars on youtube. Google away to your hearts content.Jelly Shoes : Being that I was a child during the80's. My recollection of the jelly shoe is quiet fresh. I remember how cute, sweaty and painful they were. Though this didn't stop any of us from wearing them it was suggested you wear socks with them. My friends and I thought they looked " groody" with socks so we suffered. Well they are back in our culture again. They are rumored to be even comfortable. Though bloggers I have talked to say socks are a must still with these shoes. I think perhaps I'll go the " groody " route in my adult hood. 

Random Life Post : Insomnia

I don't know why I am up . Watched Juno on television also talked to my cat about life. Did the remaining dishes in the sink. Then my air conditioner exploded maybe I put it in wrong ?  I cleaned up the mess then fashioned some kinda rigging that should hold it. ( I will have a wiser adult like my uncle check my work)  I also re pierced my ears , they werent really closed just needed some gentle convincing. Now I'm rocking cute bee earrings which is my way of reminding people to be aware of the bee crisis. Here are some observations I've come to while lying in my bed.
Why can I only find one USB adapter for the multiple devices that need charging? My laptop gets wonky when I get too many going at once.I own hundreds of hair ties ( hair elastics ) though for the life of me there are only two in circulation at one time? I've dropped 3 tooth brushes in the toilet in the past three months. Really don't know why . Why do I talk to my cat when he meows at me. Seems like…

Pop Chic Boutique : This Weeks Arty Sophistication Sale

I started a shop on Kitsy Lane called Pop Chic Boutique. Every week I pull items for a flash sale. I wanted to share with you this weeks pieces. I was feeling arty , sassy and sophisticated. 
Danika Necklace 

You'll look absolutely fierce in the Danika necklace. Black and white enameled triangular designs adorn this chevron and Aztec-inspired piece. Rows of CZ sparkle are unmissable throughout Danika. This evening-ready piece will work with sophisticated ensembles just as well as with more casual, punk-inspired looks. 
- Silver tone metal, enamel, CZ's - 22" long - Lobster clasp closure

Salina Bracelet 
Black and gold add instant sophistication to your look. The Salina bracelet is a shimmering example. Gold designs lend an artisanal quality to Salina as they frame circular CZ's throughout. Stack Salina with other bangles, or let this elegant beauty fly solo.

- Gold tone metal, enamel, CZ's
- 6" around
- Hinge closure

Ramona Earrings 

Romona's rustic style boasts bot…

Who Reads This Blog ?

If you do comment below or like this post if you'd be kind to do so. Should we proceed with this blog or invent a new one ?  The reason I ask is the demographic of this blog is changing. I truly want to bring you the best content I can. Pop Trash Beauty has gone through a lot of changes. I fell our blog has matured in so many ways. Though I'll always make sure the trademark quirk is always there. Some of you have been here for years. Some faces are new so happy to have you with us!  As I make changes want to have you with me we are a team.

Thanks  Tracey  xo