What You Should Try This Month: April

The latest bougie finds that you should try!

Music

OneRepublic – Native

OneRepublic

Front man of OneRepublic Ryan Tedder is mad gifted. He’s written and/or produced songs for the likes of Adele, Leona Lewis, and Maroon 5. He’s like the godfather of today’s pop music mega stars.

I have to say that I’m basically obsessed with the song “Can’t Stop” on this album – like on repeat ten times in a row kind of obsessed. Because Tedder has produced and written for the gamut of pop stars today, his own band and songs incorporate elements from various music sensibilities.  “If I Lose Myself Again” and “I Lived” have that similar piano-driven alt-rock to that of Coldplay. Other songs have a funky, synthetic element to them that is reminiscent of Maroon 5.

I enjoy every song on this album. But I’m listening to “Can’t Stop” right now. There’s something haunting and sexy about a dude belting out “I can’t stop thinkin’ ‘bout us” in falsetto.

Hair Product

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – $19.50

Oribe

I’ve been using Pssssst Dry Shampoo for years now. It’s cheap, and it definitely gets the job done. But this past month I discovered Oribe’s dry texturizing spray, which is a great alternative to traditional dry shampoos. You can use as much or as little as you want – basically you spray it wherever you want to get rid of oil and give your locks a lift.

I’m hooked. It is a little on the expensive side, so I don’t use it everyday. Thankfully I have thin hair, so a little bit of the spray goes a long way.

For Others

The Giving Keys  

GivingKeys

I discovered these at a boutique in downtown San Diego last week, and I’m in love with the concept and the company. Each key has a different word at the top. When you get one of these unique keys, you have to give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the word on there. Then you go on their site or Facebook page and tell them the story of whom you gave it to and why you gave it to them.

The Giving Keys company employs those who are looking to transition out of homelessness in order to get them off the streets and have a chance at a better life.

Food

HalfPops

HalfPops

It’s exactly what is sounds like! Half popped popcorn. It’s gluten and nut free and absolutely yummy. When three o’clock rolls around at work, I need a snack, and this last week I’ve been grubbing on these delicious little air popped kernels. They are sort of a cross between actual popcorn and corn nuts. They aren’t available at stores nationwide yet, but you can order some online.