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Barre Essentials

Is it just us, or has it been a little hard to start those new years resolutions? Well the new year is in full swing and it's about time we get our butts in action and start becoming our best selves!

Lucky for us a new BARRE BELLE opened up right by our West 85th location, and it couldn't be more perfect timing! Not only is Barre a super fun form of exercise, it has many benefits like improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility and reduced stress. Plus, people at just about any fitness level can enjoy a class. They are even great for pregnant women because they're low impact.

So, of course, we had to put together our #BarreEssentials together with our friends at Barre Belle! See all the details of our essentials below and don't miss our GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM so we can help you be your best!

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1. Ballarina Toesox - These are a must for all barre babes. They help keep your feet from sliding and allow you to hold your poses longer, sink a little deeper, and never be ashamed that your legs are shaking up a storm. (Available at Barre Belle)

2. Invisibobble - Perfect for keeping your hair out of your face during class plus they are no kink, strong hold and don't cause split ends! (Available at RedBloom)

3. Evo Helmut strong hold hairspray - Spray that top knot in place and be sure it stays! (Available at Redbloom)

4. Evo Water Killer dry shampoo - Don't have time to wash your hair after class? Just spray in some of this 2-in-1 stying spray and dry shampoo! Plus it's available in brunette for all you dark haired beauties. (Available at RedBloom)

 

A big thank you to Barre Belle for partnering with us!

Wellness Essentials

We’ve been feeling extra inspired to live right and be our healthiest selves recently and it may have something to do with our new, Live YYC, neighbours opening up in the East Village! They offer yoga, spin, row and HIIT workouts plus they have their own Café so you can feel good from the inside out. They’ve sourced some of the best in local food and beverage suppliers to offer fresh, healthy and real food options.

So we thought it was the perfect time to show you our RedBloom WELLNESS ESSENTIALS together with Live YYC. These essentials are perfect for mediation, yoga, workouts, and nourishing your body on both the inside and the outside.

p.s. Head over to Live YYC and try a class, the first one is on them!

*See product details below*

Wellness essentials with Live YYC

1. Halfmoon plush yoga towel – This plush Wet Grip Mat Towel absorbs sweat and creates a grippy surface so you can stick with your practice. Perfectly sized for layering over your yoga mat. Ideal for a hot yoga class at Live YYC!
Available at Live YYC

2. Aveda chakra™ 3 balancing body mist intention - An authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the power chakra. When the power chakra is balanced, one achieves goals, is self-confident and has strong motivation and direction. We like to spray it before starting our Yoga practice.
Available in salon

3. Aveda Tulasara Oleation Oil & Bright Concentrate – Massage this nourishing oil into your skin to restore radiance with a 100% naturally derived* blend of six plant oils. Follow with Bright concentrate to visibly even skin tone and reduce discolorations over time. Use these together for the most radiant, glowing skin you've ever had!
Available in salon

4. Halfmoon natural cork yoga block - Need a lift or just something to lean on? This lightweight block is made from sustainably harvested cork that provides the comfort, stability and support you want for yoga and restorative practice.
Available at Live YYC

5. Well ink charcoal lemonade - This light tasting lemonade will help neutralize and remove unwanted toxins, making it especially helpful if you've overindulged. Removing these unwanted toxins will keep your mind sharp and your body operating efficiently.
Available at Live YYC

6. Koral leggings - Made with a 4 way stretch compression fabric developed to help improve your mobility, increase oxygen delivery to active muscles, reduce lactic acid build-up, and deter muscle fatigue. Soft and smooth, with Moisture Movement technology to wick perspiration off your skin and out to the exterior of the fabric, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable during strenuous workouts.
Available at Live YYC

7. Live YYC water bottle – Hydration is key for wellness so make sure you always have your water bottle, like this one!
Available at Live YYC

8. Live YYC t-shirt – Soft, comfortable t shirt great for a workout or a relaxing day at home.
Available at Live YYC

9. True Buch Kombucha - full of living probiotics, enzymes and amino acids that are all beneficial for the digestive system.
Available at Live YYC

10. True North Hemp Hearts – Alberta grown, these super seeds are filled with essential fatty acids and protein, are a great source of magnesium, zinc, and iron, and also offers some potassium phosphorus, and calcium!
Available at Live YYC

11. Invisibobble – The perfect hair tie for your workouts because no-one wants hair in their face during a sweaty spin class! Plus the invisabobble is know for no kinks, less headaches, and strong hold.
Available in Salon

12. Aveda Be Curly Style Prep - Detangles, moisturizes and defines curls as it seals the cuticle, taming frizz all day. It’s great for a heat free, low key hair style, even if you don’t have a lot of curl in your hair. Perfect for a shower after your workout. 
Available in Salon

13. The Wet Brush - Designed specifically for wet hair, the Wet Brush will detangle your knots with ease - no matter what hair type. A must have in our Gym bag!
Available in Salon

Thanks Live YYC for the amazing products!

Travel Essentials for your Carry-On

With spring break just around the corner, many of us will be jet setting to various destinations (hopefully warmer ones, since winter is still going strong here in Alberta!). Flights can be stressful and uncomfortable, but with the right items, even the long haul flights can be bearable.

So we've put together our carry-on TRAVEL ESSENTIALS for your next flight, to help keep you stress free, refreshed, hydrated, entertained and stylish.

See product details below! 

Travel Essentials
  1. BEATS BY DRE HEADPHONES - perfect to block out noise (or your talkative neighbour), listen to music, podcasts or watch a movie!
  2. DANICA STUDIO TOTE BAG – This bag is small enough to keep under your seat for easy access to your essentials, while still leaving you some leg room. Available at Liz & Lottie.
  3. AVEDA URUKU BRUSH  - Freshen up with a powder, blush or bronzer with this Kabuki-style brush—with soft, non-animal fibers—for a flawless blend. Available at RedBloom.
  4. AVEDA PURE ABUNDANCE HAIR POTION - prevent flat greasy airplane hair by sprinkling on some hair potion for instant volume and texture. Available at RedBloom.
  5. AVEDA STRESS FIX CONCENTRATE - This portable rollerball concentrate with a organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage aroma is proven to reduce feelings of stress, and can be applied anywhere, anytime. Something you might not necessarily think of, but is such a great idea to prevent flight anxiety and help with sleep. Available at RedBloom.
  6. FRANKLIN MILL + KANGAROO LAB SECURITY WALLET - Protect your identity with style. Secure your Credit/Debit card information from the latest in anti-theft technology. These wallets feature RFID PROTECTION. Available at Liz & Lottie
  7. AVEDA ENVIRONMENTAL COMPACT - Recycled, refillable and compact lets you customize your favorite shades. Perfect for holding some pressed powder to combat unwanted shine after your flight. Available at RedBloom. 
  8. AVEDA HAND RELIEF - moisturizing creme is a definite must have in your carry-on, because we all know how dry the air gets on planes! Make sure to apply at the beginning of your flight, as the Andiroba oil and other plant hydrators protect skin’s moisture barrier, sealing in softness! Available at RedBloom.
  9. AVEDA LIP SAVER - Don't forget to nurture your lips with this soothing, moisturizing, balm containing naturally derived waxes. Available at RedBloom.
  10. STATUS ANXIETY PHONE CASE - No more riffling through your wallet to get to your most frequently used stuff, keep 3-4 cards and a couple of notes close at hand with this Italian leather phone case. Available at Liz & Lottie.
  11. OLD TOM FOOLERY SLEEP MASK - If you want to catch some zzz's in flight, having a sleep mask can truly make a difference. We love this satin lined smart and sassy mask! Available at Liz & Lottie. 
  12. INVISIBOBBLE IN ROYAL PEARL - These are great to have all the time but especially on a flight. They leave no kinks yet still provide a strong hold. Tie your hair back to prevent tangles and then take it out at the end of your trip! Available at RedBloom.
  13. S'WELL BOTTLE - fill up this reusable bottle with your drink of choice (after security of course). It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12! Plus it will be handy to have at your destination so you can stay hydrated wherever you are. Available at Liz & Lottie.

Here's to a more enjoyable flight! Happy travels!

Extra special thanks to our East Village neighbours, Liz & Lottie, for collaborating with us.