Saturday, 7 May 2016

Portuguese April Releases

EGBO

As Shia LeBeouf once said "yesterday you said tomorrow, so just do it". Filled with wonky beats, some hints of grime and even Cowboy Bebop references, this album is a rollercoaster of feelings from start to finish. It was released on April 22nd by the Portuguese label Revolve and the upcoming collective Tsuno, and has 50 limited edition tapes that you can buy here. EGBO is playing a few release shows next week in Lisbon and GuimarĂ£es. He is also great at giving advice and reminds you to stay hydrated.



Mike El Nite

Produced by DWARF, this album features killer lyrics, a ton of collaborations and sounds like no other Portuguese hip-hop album has sounded before. The first single was T.U.G.A. (you can watch the official video here) and the full album is available in disc form and to download for free at NOS Discos. A few days after the album was released, Mike El Nite played a packed show at Musicbox in Lisbon that made everyone sing along to these new anthems.



Treehouses 2290

One of the first posts I did on this blog, I talked about these boys. A year has passed, their name changed (slightly), their sound changed, but they are as great as ever. The Difference Between a House and a Home is a bit more dreamy and shoegazy when compared to their original pop-punk sound, but still carries the same vibe the band always had. They played a release show a few days ago and since I couldn't make it, I'm hoping they'll announce more shows in the near future. The tapes for this EP will be available soon in their bandcamp page.


All of these albums are available at Spotify if you want to stream them there. 

Favorite cruelty-free leave-in conditioners ♡


So first off, there is R&B. I mentioned this product before on a Lush favorites post, the scent is very sweet and slightly citrusy and will linger in your hair for hours - but not in an 'overbearing perfume' kind of way, just every once in a while, when there is a breeze, that nice scent will come and go.
To use it, just grab a little bit on your fingers, rub it through your hands so you can apply it more evenly, and run them across the tips of your hair, it will look instantly more lively and hydrated. You can use the leftover on your hands to take out some frizz you might have or even some unwanted volume.
If you want a life saver, go for Salerm21. This is definitely my all-time favorite leave-in conditioner. I used to buy it at a salon that unfortunately had to close down, and I haven't seen it in stores ever since, but you can still order it on Amazon. When I started using it, I had really long and damaged hair and this was a miracle worker; a small amount would make my split-ends look completely restored and healthy. It has a very soft and pleasant scent that I can't quite grasp, it just reminds me of nice hair salons for some reason. Just apply it the same way as R&B and you're good to go.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Golden Skies

   

Movies of the Month: April

This MOTM is going to be a little different. I didn't watch a lot of movies in April, but I did marathon Mad Max with my boyfriend and it was awesome. I'm not usually a big action movie fan (in fact, most of them bore me to death), but this dystopian film series is definitely a must-watch masterpiece.