Monday, April 11, 2022

Julian Lennon Performs 'IMAGINE' for Global Citizen's Stand Up For Ukrai...

Our friend Julian Lennon has done something amazing, well he always is in my books.  Lennon said on his Youtube Channel 

"The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy... As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most significant way I could. So today, for the first time ever, I publicly performed my Dad’s song, IMAGINE. Why now, after all these years? - I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘IMAGINE' would be if it was the ‘End of the World’… But also because his lyrics reflect our collective desire for peace worldwide. Because within this song, we’re transported to a space, where love and togetherness become our reality, if but for a moment in time… The song reflects the light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all hoping for... As a result of the ongoing murderous violence, millions of innocent families, have been forced to leave the comfort of their homes, to seek asylum elsewhere. I’m calling on world leaders and everyone who believes in the sentiment of IMAGINE, to stand up for refugees everywhere! Please advocate and donate from the heart. #StandUpForUkraine” —Julian Lennon

Friday, April 1, 2022

Monday, March 21, 2022

Weird World (Random Life Post)

 One thing I learned coming back from my critical illness four years ago. Life is short, love is healing can save your life. The love of God, friends family, and complete strangers saw me through the other side of my battle. So even in the darkest of times my faith in humanity still stays resolute. Four years ago, lay in a bed wondering if I would live to see another day. You don't come back the same person from a trauma like that, you are the same, not really. What is strange going back into the world, you have experienced and seen things that no one would understand. In the same token, you don't want them to ever go through any of it.   

 Why someone could kill innocent people in the pursuit of greed? My heart and mind can grasp, the power of the human spirit or soul is stronger than greed. Sending lots of love to Ukraine. Hope that peace prevails. We are living in a time of a pandemic and war. Most people I speak with say, they have changed in the past two years. We all have come to some kind of " normal " if you will. When I first started writing this, I wasn't sure how to express how all of this felt?  In short like many of you. Feeling deep sadness not knowing how to help? I'll keep praying for Ukraine, in hopes that peace will prevail for their nation. (This is a very deep random life post, in full disclosure I wrote it at 1am sorry for all the grammatical issues, I just reverted to a draft to make some corrections. This edit was made on 03/21/2022 at 7:30am)

 I'll post some more light-hearted material a little later this week.  We can talk about the Duran Duran tour and how I choose the city to see them in. Decided to make it an art exploration concert-type thing. Perhaps we will do some slaps or wheatpaste?  Feeling weird about it all, haven't done something like this since before I was sick. Yet I'll find my way, I always do. Is it okay that I'm a little scared?  Life is short so in the name of living, we must live. So you see why I call these posts random, in the truest sense of the word.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Dearest Linda Evangelista, We Got You! (Body Image)

I love Dr. Dray, I got a lot of emails about this recently, like the way she goes over cool sculpting.  She also goes over zoom dysmorphia, which is a thing. Zoom does mess with you a bit, who looks at themselves that much. 

Linda is brave coming forward after all she has been through, I've got scars on my abdomen, actually, don't have a belly button any longer. Let me tell you something it's so traumatic to look at your body and not know it any longer.  She is beautiful no matter what, she has the courage to show her scars, When you show light in darkness it empowers others to be strong,  While the press looks for pictures of her bare-faced in the public, Linda you have one of the most epic runways walks in history,  When those paparazzi are chasing you stop take a deep breath and work it! Strut your stuff for all of us out there, most of all strut for you. We got you, lady, just shine bright, most of all are happy. I'll shine bright with my tummy scars too.  There is a lot of clothing lines doing adaptive clothing. Would inspire a lot of men and women to see you. Linda, we got you so keep speaking out! 

Friday, March 4, 2022

My Street Art Slaps (Exploration into my Mexican, Norwegian Heritage)

When I went on a journey to learn about my heritage, took an ancestry DNA test and learned. I was Hispanic Mexican and Spaniard, also Norwegian instead of Swedish. We will talk about this another time. I decided to make street art slaps ( stickers ) this is my favorite medium. Mexican folk art is my favorite at present. I just wanted to share the beginning of this series.

Spray pain sacred heart on Marc Jacobs messenger 

I based this on myself , the scars are just like mine on my tummy.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What Pop Trash Beauty watches on YouTube

Dearest beauties, how is everyone? Yours truly had a rather taxing day, to say the least. Mondays are rough without the required amount of beauty rests it's just dreadful my dearest ones ( this is a weird narrative but let's go with it ) My tastes have matured over the years, or have they?  Here are my favorite Youtube channels to watch on the regular. Especially when I need a mini escape. Vegan Youtube used to be my favorite. Now I follow a farm that ethically harvests animals. Did you know we have a youtube channel? Oh yes, we do, It's in a sad state but someday we will fix her up pretty. I started blogging regularly before falling critically ill with complications with Ulcerative Colitis. These videos were hard for me to watch because I was so very ill in them. Don't despair beauties for I survived to live another day.  Now let's get to it, here are some fabulous youtube watching options.

Mile Higher Podcast 
One of my favorites is Kendall Rae's true crime youtube channel. She does a podcast with her husband Josh called the Mile Higher Podcast. The show is well-produced and has a little bit of something for everyone. </div>

Bailey Sarian
Bailey is a superstar in the podcast and youtube world. She discusses true crime while doing her makeup. She is very likable and fun!   

Goldshaw Farm 
Morgan owns a poultry farm in Vermont, he used to work in insurance. This channel is very popular and a rising star on youtube. What I love is his approach to ethical farming also kindness to his animals. You'll fall in love with the barn cats and Toby dog as they do their jobs on the farm.       

Mr. Kate 
We have always been fans of Mr. Kate at Pop Trash Beauty she follows us on Twitter btw( always thankful) Kate, Joey, and Moon have moved to Hawaii, they are making over their dream home.  

The SIP 
Ryland Adams and Lizzy Gorden host a podcast The SIP, they are longtime friends that broadcast from Ryland's podcast Shed. They talk about relationships, pop culture, and randomness de jour

Rich Lux
Is an OG YouTuber that is what you call a drama channel, even if you love to hate him. Rich is very entertaining to watch. He infuses drag culture with makeup and comedy.'  

Ask a Mortician 
"Mortician in Los Angeles. You got death questions, we got death answers. Mortality + Culture." Ask a Mortician YouTube Bio

Pop Trash Beauty ( Bias the house ) This was one of our first 2009