#MotivationalMondays : Stop Playing The Victim

 Todays #Motivationalmonday lesson is a short and sweet one. Stop playing the victim! How? I hear you cry. Simply stop making excuses and take charge of even he little things. Using the ladder of accountability and knowing what excuses are easy to constantly dip in and out of, we can hange the cycle.


Take some positive energy, no matter how small, and climb that ladder. Stop excuses and live life! So dance in the rain. Laugh hearty at jokes and simply smile and bring on the wrinkles of old age!


Be Bold. Be Brash And Always Be You


Martyn out!

#MotivationalMondays : Stop Playing The Victim

Top 10 Rupauls Allstar Queens : The Queen sized edition!

So Rupauls Allstars season 2 is well and truly underway so we taken a moment to rank our queens from ten to one! Based on challenges, overall style and looks. We are reading these Queens and word of warning,  a spoiler alert is in action!

#10 Coco Montrese

Yes her look is less orange and is much more visually pleasing, but that first challenge to showcase talent – fail. The overall look was a no no for me.

 

#9 Adore Delano

Everyone had high hopes for this fan favourite with a stellar singing career outside of the contest. However the pressure got too much for her and I feel she gave up too quickly before she even gave herself a chance.

 

#8 Ginger Minj

This comedy queen came to play. Funny from the outset and in challenges. Looks wise was a bit of a let down when compared to other queens. A queen we expected far more from.

 

#7 Roxxxy Andrews

With a change of attitude (whether playing a game or not) but not much else, we are seeing Roxxxy fall middle to bottom of the pile, despite winning the first lip sync. She is providing us will a big ol’ meh, and yet e expected more from this fiesty woman. Can this thick and juicy girl pull it back. She did in season 5, can she repeat this?

 

 

#6 Phi Phi O’hara

The bitch is back! Whether it be editing or not girl, we are not here to slate her. Gaining momentum in the challenges and with killer looks on the runway this is certainly a fierce queen. However will she be remember for slaying bitchin’ or slaying the runway?

#5 Katya      

Crazy Katya is our middle of the road queen. Although amazing as Bjork in the snatch game the rest of he runways and challenge have been a little too bland and meh. Can this fan favourite rise to the top?

 

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With hilarious performances, iconic lip syncs and fashion worthy runways, Detox is hitting it. However the reason she does not hit our top 3 is the same reason as season 5. We feel she is not pushing it enough, and we  we always want more from this beautifully talented silicone wonder.

 

Yes! After the last elimination we would love to see Tatianna, Alyssa and Alaska in top 3!

Tatianna felt she had more to show and has grown most from her season. Repping the older seasons, we feel this queen deserves to go all the way to the final 3.  Alyssa Edwards seems to understand her stardom and comedy. Applied with a face of beauty,  we salute her. Alaska has always been a force to be reckoned with. Hilarious and devilishly devastating can this queen take the crown?

 

 

We’ve ranked them, now it is your turn! Do you agree with our pecking order? Let us know your thoughts! Now slay queens SLAAAY!

Martyn Out!

Top 10 Rupauls Allstar Queens : The Queen sized edition!

Drag Wednesdays : The Eyes Have It!

Drag Wednesday comes round yet again and this week i will be focusing on my novice ways of drag, more specifically the eyes and eyeliner!

I do love a good eyeliner design as it has the power to make your eyes pop! Whether it be a simple wing or a glorious creation with multitudes of colours. My go to is a simple wing. Murder to get even, But worth it!

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An example of a simple wing is in the picture above on my very own peepholes! Simple and efficient. No nonsense makeup for your day to day life, yet stil turns heads. Some of my inspiration comes from queens such as Trixie Mattel with her shocking wings, to Raven who has  a bold yet demure eye. Looks I will be most definitely trying out soon. Do you have a favourite style or colour? Please share it with us here with the team at Bubble POP Shock! Remember and stay creative!

Martyn Out!

Drag Wednesdays : The Eyes Have It!

Album Playback: Evanescence Fallen

downloadFallen is the debut studio album by the american rock family Evanescence, released on March 4th 2003 through Wind-up and Epic Records. The album has sold over 17 millions copies worldwide and they proved they were a band to be reckoned with and had a sound, that at the time, was very sparse in mainstream. 

One of the many stand our tracks is the powerful Going Under. Kicking the album off, it was the second single from the band and sees Amy Lee captivating you ears while the low guitar riff demands your full attention. With lyrics that hit the soul and a chorus that show off the stellar vocals it is easy to see how this was not only a concert staple for the band, but also a fan favourite.

Another stand out track is the light yet powerful Imaginary. With lyrics that describe Amy’s beautiful world inside head where she can retreat to the song is both powerful and wp-1473930135407.jpgalluring with a haunting melody coming to a crescendo at the end with driving guitar and Amy reminding us not to give up on this world. 

Whisper is the final track of the album and does not disappoint with intensity and strength from Amy’s almost haunting vocals, asking the listener to catch her as she is falling from the get go. The Latin choir at the end tied with Amy’s belting vocals helping drive this powerhouse of a song to its and the albums end. Fan favourite and one he has now, like Imaginary has been a concert staple for the band throughout all tours. 

Fallen proves Evanescence’s staying power and after 12 years they show no signs of stopping.These were some standout tracks for myself. What were you favourites from the album and what song captivated you like these songs did for me?

Martyn out x

Album Playback: Evanescence Fallen

#MotivationalMondays

Mondays tolls again and although it is nearly over im here with a quick and short message!
Head into this week with the mind set of happiness and positivity. Hold those you love close to you and cherish he small moments.

Recently I learned how much other people in my life can effect me. Surround yourself with people you trust and those who want to bring the best in you out.

So to recap, I urge you to tell those you hold dear to you of your love and admiration for them and dont live in regret
Be Bold, Be Brash and always Be You!

#MotivationalMondays

#motivationalmondays


Monday looms again. Deary. Dull. Oh wait! Its a bank holiday. On this bank holiday I will be keeping this weeks #motavationalmondays short and sweet.

If you find yourself working or in a downer just remember nothing says happiness quite like cake! Cake is marvelous. A garentueed smile bringer, wheather your a fan of carrot, cheese or sponge cakes the list to make u giddy is endless. My cake of choice is and always will be the glorious cheesecake. Creamy, smooth and moreish! Let us know what cake gets your motor running!


So bank holiday cheer yourself up. Have your cake and eat it too! As always make it bold, make it brass and bake it for you


Martyn Out! X

#motivationalmondays

#NoHateJustAmyLee

wp-1472070297617.jpgFrom goth rock superstar to film composer and now a childrens album! Amy lee shot to fame in 2004 with her band Evanescence and lead single Bring Me To Life from their seven times platinum debut album Fallen. Since then Amy has proved herself as a major player in the rock scene and has slowly become an icon for woman in rock and metal. With other break out singles and albums such as the powerful Call Me When Your Sober and What you Want, its no wonder why their fans are still begging for more.

Amy has no shifted attention to a childrens album, inspired by the birth of her first bornwp-1472070294271.jpg Jack. Leaving behind her gotic image for a more joyful and vibrant colourful one, Amy is showing a totally different side never seen before. From first listen of Dream Too Much (first single from the album of the same name) we can hear a motherly loving which is has instilled in this track, while at he same time staying true to the powerhouse of a voice fans has comes to expect.

wp-1472070290244.jpgWith a new album and image you could forgive her for putting Evanescence on the back burner however you would be wrong. At the later end of the year they will hit the road in a 16 date tour across America.

At this point after 12 years, there seems to be no stopping this powerly creative woman!

Martyn Out! X

#NoHateJustAmyLee