Shows

Aleavia: Relieve Your Skin

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I recently came across this skincare line that claimed to balance the pH of the skin and act as emollients or conditioners for the skin. The entire line, working in a “positive manner with the body’s bio-system to aid in skin restoration, which expedites the recovery and repair of skin from various unpleasant and unattractive skin conditions.” That was pretty impressive to me, and so, I dived right in to see if what these skincare products claimed to do was true.

 

Aleavia‘s products are alkaloid based bio-stimulants which actually feed a wide variety of friendly microorganisms on the skin causing the healthy bacteria to go into a feeding frenzy. This ultimately results in much higher activity levels of normal friendly bacteria. Over a short period of time, the “good guys” will completely overwhelm any harmful bacteria, virtually eliminating skin disorders of many types. These skin care products accomplish this on a molecular level using a combination of 100%-natural, organic, and environmentally safe ingredients.

 

Pretty great, right? I mean, why subject your skin to any sort of harsh chemical or toxic ingredient? Aleavia has been such a Godsend to me. Simple, cleansing, soothing, restoring and refreshing. I’ve been loving it!


Immerse Lavender Prebiotic Soothing Body Wash

Boy, was I ever impressed (still am) with this extremely moisturizing, and calming body wash. You know, I remember back in the day when I’d use a generic body wash (full of terrible ingredients) that claimed a lot of these same properties, but wasn’t living up to the hype. I’d wonder why my body felt super dry and almost “squeaky”…not realizing I had stripped it completely void of any natural and beneficial body oils. This body wash does exactly the opposite and is amazing and definitely leaves me smelling lovely, fresh and feeling smooth and clean.

 

Immerse Lavender Prebiotic Soothing Body Wash


Cleanse Prebiotic Neutralizing Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover

No lie, my hands-down, favourite facial cleanser right now! When I want a serious cleanse from a full-face of makeup – this is it.

 

It’s hard to find an organic, chemical-free, natural oil based cleanser that does the job of completely getting off ALL makeup. Sometimes it’s tough because there isn’t enough lather, or you feel like you need to really “wipe” all of what’s left, off with a cloth or something. The best thing about Cleanse is it is 100% organic, and it removes make up quickly and entirely, all in one wash. Seriously, the best facial cleanser I’ve come across yet.

 

Cleanse Prebiotic Neutralizing Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover

Cleanse Prebiotic Neutralizing Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover


Restore Prebiotic Skin Restoration

This…spray…is…awesome! It was specifically created to take unhealthy skin and restore it back to healthier conditions. Of course, with all natural ingredients, the Restore spray is truly..well, restorative, ha. It not only can be used on your face and body, but your scalp as well. Lord knows with all the crazy ingredients in hair care products I’ve used year after year, prior to detoxing my skin/body care, my scalp needs some healing! It can tend to be dry, sometimes itchy, so I welcome any organic/clean hair care product that claims to soothe and restore.

 

Lately, after I shower, I towel dry my hair and section off some front pieces (where I get most dry) and spray it with Restore. It immediately feels refreshed and soothes any irritation I may still have – I’ve definitely noticed a difference! Along with the uses mentioned above, this spray is also great for those with rosacea, eczema, acne or scarring.

Restore Prebiotic Skin Restoration


I really do love this whole organic skincare/body care line and recommend it to anyone and everyone! The simple, prebiotic ingredients are seriously amazing and I can personally say that I am very happy with the results. I will continue to use Aleavia and look forward to healthier, happier skin!

 

You can find Aleavia on:

Instagram: @aleaviaskincare

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aleaviabrands

 

xo

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Ok, so now for some long awaited music! I’m SUPER proud of this band (Les and Jake are good pals) – they’ve come a long way from their Nashville days to their recent move to L.A.! These dudes are SO talented! You can read more about them in an interview I did with them last year, here.

 

Their new song Someone Else has been on repeat since it released Tuesday! It’s sooo good. So go ahead, check out LANY:

 

If you’re keen, here are some of their upcoming tour dates! You DO not want to miss out on their shows!

 

May:
Supporting Tove Styrke:

 

June/July:
Maudlin Strangers tour:
June 18
Constellation Room in Santa Ana
June 19
The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ
June 20
Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV
June 22
The Loading Dock in Salt Lake City
June 24
El Corazon in Seattle, WA
June 25
Hawthorne Theatre Lounge in Portland, OR
June 29
Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, CA
July 1
The Echo in Los Angeles

 

July 31
Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL

Bombay Bicycle Club, LIVE!

Monday night I got to live my dream of finaaaaally seeing Bombay Bicycle Club live at Cat’s Cradle. It was everything, and waaaay more than I could have even imagined. They’vre hands down one of my favourite bands, and probably one of my favourite live shows…ever.

 

The band opened with “Overdone” and of course, they immediately commenced blowing my mind. This show was far from a soft lullaby to tuck the audience in for the night. The English band, with it’s typical warm tones and softer ballads, dashed all expectations of anyone who thought that’s what they were about, with a head-banging garage band persona. They closed with “Carry Me” and prior to that, “What If” – which is one of my all-time favourite older BBC songs, off their 2009 album “I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose”.

 

I honestly don’t have any other words to say except THE SHOW WAS FREAKING AMAZING. It was insanely hot that day, (in the mid 90’s) and the venue didn’t really have any A/C going…so, everyone was drenched in their own sweat..GROSS, I know. It was so worth it though! Tons and tons of dancing – I mean, if you’re gonna sweat, at least do it right!

 

Here are some videos and photos from the show! Don’t mind the occasional shaky video..and lower quality iPhone pics..enjoy! :)

 

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Videos:

“What If”

 

“Lights Out, Words Gone”

 

“Whenever, Wherever”

 

“Feel”

 

“Your Eyes”

 

“It’s Alright Now”

 

(And a little bonus: Royal Canoe’s “Button Fumbla” – cus I have to rep my Canadians!)

Carousel

Carousel came my way about a month ago, via SoundCloud. It was their dreamy track, ‘Wolf’s Awake‘ that lured me in. Since then, I’ve been listening to them almost regularly. Fortunately for me, they were in Charlotte last night and I had the privilege of seeing them live. Having recently just listened to their newest EP “Palms” (It came out last year, I am just late, ha), I was especially stoked to see them do a live performance. The guys opened for Cherub – which I was equally as stoked to see – being from Nashville and all. Carousel went above and beyond my expectations! Great stage presence, really dancy, mellow vibes to their songs. Just so good. They were hands down my favourite of the night. (Sorry, ProbCause and Cherub! You all ruled too though.)

 

If you’re into melodic vocals, light synths and fun poppy-beats, then you’ll love Carousel. They’ve been compared to Passion Pit for their gossamer-type of music and airy style, but who they really remind me of is Gypsy & The Cat and Mackintosh Braun. Two bands that I love! So, it wasn’t hard for me to become hooked on this band.

 

Check ’em out for yourself, listen to their whole Palms EP here:

 

Have a lovely Saturday! Xo

 

January Shows in Charlotte, NC

(Most of the bands shown have a link to their Facebook page & a link to the venue they’re playing at. Just click!)

 

01-04-2014
Elsa CrossJem Crossland & the Hypertonics
Puckett’s Farm EquipmentCharlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: TBA
I believe it is all ages, but it was not clarified.

 

01-04-2014
Jay-Z
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Show: 8:00 PM
Admission varies from $42.55 – $143.20
All Ages (Not that I’d really let a 10 year old child attend..)

 

 

01-06-2014
Whetherman
The Evening MuseCharlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $3
All Ages

 

 

01-10-2014
Eliot BronsonKellin Watson
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $8
All Ages

 

01-10-2014
Percy Sledge
Tremont Music HallCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $25
All Ages

 

01-10-2014
Face to Face – Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
The FillmoreCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $10
All Ages

 

 

01-12-2014
B.B. King
Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterCharlotte, NC
Show: 7:00 PM
Admission varies from $54.50 – $149.50
All Ages

 

 

01-14-2014
Rusted Root & Donna The Buffalo
Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $17.50
16+

 

 

01-17-2014
The Farewell Drifters
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $12
All Ages

 

01-17-2014
Math The BandGearjammerJustin AswellAppalucia
The MilestoneCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $5
18+

 

 

01-18-2014
Paul Oakenfold
Phoenix, Charlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15
21+

 

 

01-23-2014
New Politics, Magic ManSleeper Agent
Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission:
All Ages

 

 

01-24-2014
Phosphorescent
The Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15 Advance / $18 Day of show
All Ages

 

01-24-2014
Carnage
Label, Charlotte, NC
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $13.54 / VIP (21+) $24.09
All Ages except VIP

 

 

01-25-2014
Catie Curtis
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15
All Ages

 

 

01-27-2014
The Front BottomsYou Blew It!, It Looks Sad, That’s Why I Said It’s You
Tremont Music Hall – The Casbah, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $10 – $12
All Ages

 

 

01-29-2014
Angwish
Crown Station, Charlotte, NC
Show: 7:00 PM
Gen. Admission: FREE!
All Ages

 

 

01-31-2014
Dyro
Label, Charlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $13.54 / VIP (21+) $24.09
18+ except VIP

 

*All information received through TImbreCharlotte Event Calendar and Facebook.