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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




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:


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


Supporting Tove Styrke:


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

Video of the Day featuring UK duo Anushka

I can’t even explain how stoked I am on this London-based duo, Anushka‘s new album “Broken Circuit“. The electro, house, dance music that is created by these two is infectious. Victoria’s delicate, sweetly soulful croon is one to ogle over – you’ll never want to stop dancing and singing along. 


So, let’s get to it. Their new video for “Never Can Decide” – vocal bass music from the future. Colourful, soulful, dancy…just watch and you’ll know what I mean. ;)

Interview with Nashville Trio LANY


So, typically, I don’t post on Thursdays – but, seeing as how I didn’t post anything yesterday and my good friends in LANY posted a couple of rad new tunes yesterday, I just HAD to share with you their infectious new songs.


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I posted back in April, a short little article about the boys and shared with you some of their tunes around that time.  But, here’s another recap for ya. LANY is comprised of Leslie Priest, Jake Goss and Paul Klein – a trio to be reckoned with. The smooth, 80’s dream-pop, almost r&b like sounds created by these three are so chill and effortless, you’ll be feelin’ the groove in no time.



I recently had the chance to do a fun little interview with Les Priest, (a close friend of mine now for almost seven years! CRAZY.) so, if you’re in the mood to get to know LANY a bit better – read on:


AMM:  Soooo, wanna give me a bit of background on the band? How did you guys come to be?


Les: Jake and I were experimenting with WRLDS last year and then Paul thought it would be rad for the three of us to do something. So in March we created LANY.


AMM:  Neat! Why did you want to make this kind of music particularly and what style or genre would you place yourselves under?


Les: I guess we’re landing somewhere between pop and r&b. and maybe sprinkle in some nostalgia. I don’t think we decided to make a certain sound exactly, but we’re definitely getting a feel for what LANY is or isn’t now.


AMM: Who does lead vocals? Is it you, cus I’m pretty convinced it is…


Les: I haven’t done vocals yet for this project. That’s all Paul. It’s interesting that you hear me.. most people that know my voice are saying the same thing. I guess we have similar timbres.


AMM: WHAT! It’s all Paul!? Holy moly. Yeah, you do! Okay, so, now that that is out of the way…..where do you see LANY in the future? Or, what do you wish to accomplish?


Les: Yep pretty crazy. We wanna do big things and make great music. I love creating with Jake and Paul. We’re ready for a lot of people to know LANY.


AMM: That’s awesome. Would you say that your styles are super similar, making it effortless to work with Jake and Paul? Or do you clash at times?


Les: Somewhere in between.. we all come from a slightly different direction musically and I think that’s why this is working well. It’s not always super easy but when it comes together it’s unique.


AMM: That’s really great. Unique is always the best, in my opinion. So, other than LANY’s Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter…are there any other social media outlets or links you want to provide your fans with so they can share away?


Les:  We have Instagram! It’s a little bare right now but once we’re all in LA I’m sure it’ll be more active.


AMM: Ooh! What’s the handle to your Instagram? And yes, I can’t wait for that!


Les: Yea! Same as the others thisislany


AMM: Sweet. Thanks! So, that’s about it, I think – I mean, really I’m just stoked to see you guys evolve even more as a trio and the whole LA move will be awesome.


Les:  Thanks! We can’t wait.


If you want to support LANY and purchase their music, check them out on iTunes!

Thanks so much and be sure to share the word about this awesome trio – they’re doin’ big things!

Video of the Week(end)


I’ve been pretty stoked about this band lately, Sylvan Esso. Their new music video, “Coffee is exactly the title’s definition. If this track were actually a cup of joe, I’d be up every morning, eagerly. Like caffeine, this video is one giant sip of raw energy. This track, and video that goes along with it, has done the job of fueling the rest of my day in quite the refreshing manner. With the graceful vocals of Amelia Meath – reminiscent of early Regina Spektor and Feist – mixed with rockin’ synths and eclectic beats produced by Nicholas Sanborn. This duo sure knows how to make a buzz….a coffee buzz, if ya know what I mean. ;)


Check out their video for “Coffee” here:


Have a great weekend! Xo

Exclusive Interview with Up and Coming Band, Colours


Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is faring well. I am really excited for today’s post! I recently had the opportunity to interview a new, up and coming band by the name of Colours. Kyle Tamo, the lead vocalist of this group, has been a long-time friend of mine (going on almost 7 years now) and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a tad bit proud of all he has accomplished musically. They truly are nothing short of incredible. The Florida-based capture the sheer essence of emotion in every song they have written so far. The band carries alluring, smooth, yet powerful vocals and effortless, fluid guitar-tones with the occasional charming piano break – Colours is utterly compelling, a musical black hole – unique and subtle instrumentation that will engulf all your senses.


Please read on for the short interview we recently had.

Please list all of you band members and their roles in the band.
Kyle Tamo – vocalist
Morgan Alley – drums
Matt Favero – bass

What are your hometowns?
I (Kyle) am born and raised in Colchester, CT. While the other two members grew up together in Sarasota, FL

How did you get together? And how long has it been?
Morgan and I once played together in the past, Morgan and Matt also played together. These connections with one another and an equal vision for music brought us together in 2013.

What’s the bands driving force?
The groups driving force is to make Colours a brand separate from ourselves. We want to music to speak for itself and influence on a level further than casual listening. We’re lucky enough to be a part of something that we see so much potential in.

Who are your main band influences?
The band in its short life has already shifted directions due to influence and contagious passion from artist like Crosses, Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, The XX among many many others.

Who does what creatively in the band? And what sets you apart from any other band?
We all have a strong hand creatively in the band, even separate from the music. Branding personal image, graphic design, photography and video is all done through the band collaboratively. We don’t claim to be innovators or pioneers that separates us from other bands. What sets us apart is our passion for doing what we do right, and well. The details matter in this, we look at it as art over just music.


How do you shut yourself off and focus to rehearse or record?
Sticking to the idea and brand we have as a band is important. We have been strategic in our movement and in our presence and find it important we don’t forget that. We try not to sacrifice the value we see in Colours and often that means not settling for something seemingly “good”. I suppose it comes down to diligence and discipline.


How did your name “Colours” come about? And why the choice of spelling it the English way with the “u”?
The name Colours sat well with us in the respect of our personalities and approach to music. We all have a strong pallet creatively and found ourselves bringing a lot of variable or color to the table. Adding the “u” was just another attempt at keeping a name so simple more memorable. Also…we like Canadians.


So for those readers who haven’t heard it yet, what can they expect from the EP and other new songs put out?
The EP was our “stranger at the party”. We made the music together without knowing what was going to come out or how it was going to be received. While we are proud of the music that came of it, we held ourselves back creatively to get a feel for what we can do. Were now working on a full length that will represent us more accurately. We are now comfortable and ready to have a substantial presence. Expect hip hop and rhythm influenced music with controlled and flowing vocal melodies.


How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/skin-bones-ep/id674107426, this link will bring you to 6 songs that will give you an understanding of the abilities in Colours.
Contact us with any inquiry at coloursfl@gmail.com


Anything else you wanna add?
Thank you so much for the questions, and stay tuned for a full length that will be clear of creativity and passion.



You can hear more of Colours on their Bandcamp profile.
Follow them Instagram and check out their YouTube channel here.



Hope you enjoyed the interview and are eager to check out this talented group of guys! They are a must-hear!

Have a lovely rest of your weekend!


Song of the Wednes(Day)!

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Wednesday!


So, here’s my song of the day, along with the awesome music video! Really lovin’ what this NY band, ASTR‘s putting out right now. I waited (impatiently) for some new music by them to come out and voila! They just recently dropped an amazing EP titled ‘Varsity’, and it seriously rules. Varsity is made up of catchy pop tunes, with this amazing hip-hop/80’s vibe. Zoe’s vocals are bone-chilling, and every one of their songs will make you groove. Definitely check it out!


Check out their music video for “Operate” below:


You can check out more on ASTR here:

WEBSITE: http://astr.tv/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/astrtv
TUMBLR: http://astr-tv.tumblr.com/
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/ASTRtube
SOUNDCLOUD: http://www.soundcloud.com/astr_music