Monday, November 8, 2021

Monday. ( Random Life Posts )

     What do you like to do on a day off? Decided to go to Aldi and get Salmon, spinach, and bone broth.  I stuck to my list except for a small Christmas Cactus. Then made a pit stop at Kohls, where I purchased some Lauren Conrad earrings  ( $8.00). I lost my hoops. My ears have felt nude. When arriving home, I put my recycling away then ate a salad.  I'm feeling better and recovering from an autoimmune flare. Finished my report on Abraham Lincoln, then  cleaned my home. My apartment required a soul purging clean. 

I listened to the Duran Duran mix I made on Spotify while obsessively cleaning. This is very therapeutic for me!  Sometimes a clean house puts the world in perspective. It's going to be warm here this week in New England. If you are new to the blog, my readers always liked these random life posts.

Im not in the headspace to post today, So tell me in the comments about you ?  

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Brace Yourself ... Behold the Bixie ( Winter Hair Trend 2021 ) Blogmas Day 3

 Are they growing out pixies? 


So this winter a magical haircut called the "Bixie" is coming to your town. Guess who has one?  I'll give you a minute... your very own Pop Trash Beauty ( Tracey)! Yes, I have a Bixie!

 Even better I didn't know it was a thing? I'm growing out my pixie. My stylist gave me some highlights at last week's visit and updated my haircut! What is a "Bixie" you ask? This morning while reading POP SUGAR   just happened upon an article about the "Bixie " They explained it as being a cross between a bob and pixie.  So wonder how many Bixies you spot this winter. I decided to share my hair evolution with all of you. You'll love the last photo, being an overachiever. I not only gave myself a Quarantine haircut but also ended up trying to trim it. So I had a mohawk / Pixie so is that a Mowixie? 

This is a Bixie! 


My hair fell out due to medication in 2017, so I had to pixie my hair.
                             The hair grew back, it's really weird growing out a pixie. 
                                One day you love it, the next your looking for a hat or wig.

I used large head wraps to disguise the uneven growth.
 I looked very Austenite in this photo.

This is the aftermath of my " Quarantine " haircut! Mowixie  


Harrington, Jessica. “Prepare to See the ‘Bixie’ Haircut Trend Everywhere This Winter.” Pop Sugar , November 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

Duran Duran "Future Past " 2021 Empathic Review

    Duran Duran has released a new album, they celebrate 40 years together. What do you get a band for their 40th Anniversary? Rubies are the traditional wedding anniversary gift. Let's keep it affordable! Duran Duran loves their couture, yet I've got to pay my light bill!  How much do ruby slippers cost? Leave any ideas in the comments. 

   Duran has been well respected in the music industry, iconic innovator. Looking over their discography, peering into a pure evolution of their genius. Build a metaphorical road built bricks of grit, determination, delights of the skin, intertwined with quite human raw emotion. Splashed with beautiful colors that illuminate the way down a road into a future. If you are new to this band, check out Spotify,  RIO is a good starter, compare and contrast with Pop Trash Movie, I strongly encourage you to try some Arcadia as well for extra texture( Honestly, I've been writing too many summaries for my English class if I get a bit carried away )  

 Who couldn't resist the fashionable, art-centric, and devilishly handsome group of British lads from Birmingham, UK? Certainly not me, that's for sure.  Digression aside, shall we talk about this album.

 Album is 12 tracks 51. minutes 4 seconds, I will not go over every track for journeys of the musical should be done by the listener, I'll pull my top 3 tracks that grabbed my ears in all the right way! 

Track.6  Beautiful Lies:  This song is lyrically beautiful, adding the synth-pop feel of it all. This song gave me goosebumps. There is a poetic ethereal mood that embodies all the notes. Please play this one live for it will be a sway worthy track. 

Track.2  All of YouWhen this track starts, you hear the bass welcome you in, its an upbeat, hopeful track with every bit of the Duran recipe pulling you through the track. 

Track. 5 Future Past: This track is a sing-out loud track out loud. Simon Lebon's vocal range is absolutely outstanding! When I'm painting, it gets me in a zone. 

In conclusion, this album makes me feel a dash of pure, unfettered happiness with a pinch of unrequited love of someone elusive yet defiantly beautiful. Why would anyone elude Duran Duran? In the same token, there are some moody tracks, or as I call it, ethereal ear candy for the soul. The synth is strong in this one, surely lovey on every level.  

Listening to Duran Duran Under the Duvet


 Dearest Beauties it has been a hot minute since we were together, YouTubers do "vlogmas" so we will do blogmas. Our friends from Duran Duran dropped a new album last month. My thoughts will be in the next post, I hate writing music reviews. Hate is a strong word, perhaps I don't feel proficient in the music lexicon. Though for you my dearest friends, I'll battle through imposter syndrome to produce a review. I'm writing to you from under my duvet, hiding from the world. Wondering if the coffee in my kitchen could teleport its self to my nightstand. It's been a long week, I'm back in college finally finishing my degree. My Ulcerative Colitis is flaring it's nasty, to say the least. I'm working trying to keep afloat, and no one seems to understand that maybe I don't have time. The word "no" is never really well received.  It's time to pull off the Duvet and face the world. Well, that took a turn in a direction no one anticipated, one being me. I'll be listening to the album this weekend to give you my review. This is going to be a slice of happiness headed my way. Seems no one uses "blogger " except me.  Let's leave the duvet in our dust, there is a big beautiful world out there. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Art News : Julian Lennon 'Cycle " NYC September 7th

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  Julian Lennon's "Cycle" will be showing at the Leica Store SoHo in NYC starting on September 7th , if youre in the city drop by for a feast for the eyes. Details below provided by ArtNet news. Keep intouch with the hip and happening Julian Lennon at

"Julian Lennon, son of the Beatles’ John Lennon, takes over Soho’s Leica Store with his photographs of life near the South China Sea.
Location: Leica Store Soho, 460 West Broadway
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
—Sarah Cascone" ( via ArtNet News ) 

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

My Mother's Leopard Scarf Intervention

While taking a walk with my mom , we both need it for our physical therapy. She looked at me with motherly concern and said , How long you had that leopard scarf ? I've had it about 3 years , I think you should change it up dear. When I go on your Facebook your in allot of pictures with it. You have so many beautiful scarfs why don't you switch it up. I felt like we were having a Carrie Fisher / Debbie Reynolds type of interaction. I really wasn't feeling that great with sass , I replied to her no one cares but you. She continued you don't even match ? " Mom its 2018 no one matches "

 Let me share the pictures that spawned the debate over my leopard infinity scarf . Let me disclaimer this post by saying the identity of my friends in these photos have been protected. Also I didn't send out permissions for release. forms.
( Please let me disclaimer this post , It was written in fun and humor )
Night out with High School Friends 

Im seeing the pattern 

Again I wanted to be right 

My cousins son and leopard scarf 
  She has a point there are more photos , avid readers of this blog will probably find more. I guess at some point you just have to realize that your mother might be right. Even that you are 43 and know everything. I agreed to retire my dear scarf for a bit . I thought I was the scarf like Kate Middleton's Jeans     What is your most photographed article of clothing ?