redbloom essentials

Fall Essentials with Stuff 4 Him

The moon may be showing up little earlier now, but we’re not giving up on the last golden days of autumn. 

Partnered with our amazing neighbours Stuff 4 Him, we’ve put together our FALL ESSENTIALS designed to keep you cozy (and stylish!) while you squeeze every last drop of goodness from this beautiful season. 

See product details below…

fall essentials with Stuff 4 Him
  • Alberta Apparel Shaker Cuff Toque is a double layer acrylic rib knit, made in Canada.

  • Glerups Wool Slippers with Leather sole will adjust to your foot shape after just a few wears, making them more comfortable with every step.

  • Aveda Rosemary Mint Bath Bar with rosemary and peppermint leaf powders lightly exfoliates and moisturizes. 

  • Aveda Pure-Formance Shave Cream protects skin from irritation & razor burn and preps skin for an incredibly smooth shave.

  • Aveda Control Paste creates texture in hair with pliable hold and a smooth, matte finish.

  • Silk Road Rooibos Tea has light notes of citrus and vanilla and is naturally caffeine free. Steep with Stainless Steel infuser ball.

RedBloom Essentials with Aldona B.

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with a new look and confidence to match! 

We partnered with local Calgary fashion and style blogger Aldona B to share her favourite products from RedBloom! 

Aldona B Creative + RedBloom Salon Essentials Giveaway

EVO’s ROOT CANAL - a volumizing root lift spray that builds body and texture.
benefits: adds volume and style support at the roots, improves the manageability of hair and wearability of hairstyles.

AVEDA’s NOURISH MINT LIPSTICK in Cana - 95% naturally derived, long-wearing lipstick.
benefits: A balanced blend of botanical waxes help deliver long-wearing benefits for color that lasts all day. Stays true for 8 hours and does not feather. Certified organic cupuaçu fruit butter helps nourish and moisturize for beautifully soft lips. Its blend of botanical oils, including certified organic kukui, jojoba and sunflower help smooth lips.

Bike Essentials with Bike and Brew

Check out our RedBloom #BikeEssentials with Bike and Brew

Kick your summer into gear and explore this beautiful city by bike! With its many pathways, we think there is no better way to experience Calgary. But don’t forget your biking essentials...

Bike Essentials

like this Lezyne Caddy “survival kit” from Bike and Brew, consisting of everything you’ll need to repair your bike on the side of the trail! (Seat bag to hold tools and an extra tube, patch kit, multi-tool, tire levers and a pump) and....

biking essential

Aveda Sun Veil to protect your hair from the sun, Lip Saver to keep the wind from drying out your lips and Hand Relief to soothe your hands after your ride.

Enter to win these products on our #BikeEssential Instagram post. Winner chosen July 2, 2018.

 

Hygge Essentials

With the cold seemingly all settled in and snow on the ground, it's time to get Hygge! 

In case you haven't heard this Danish term, it is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Sounds nice doesn't it? And somehow it makes winter seem more welcoming...

With the help of our East Village neighbours, Liz & Lottie we put together our #HyggeEssentials of all the things that remind us of relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude. 

So let's get cozy, settle in with a good book,  enjoy a warm cup of tea, light up a soothing candle, put on a cute scarf and treat ourselves with comfortable Candrima body care for the ultimate Hygge experience!

See details of all of our Hygge picks below...

Hygge Essentials

1. A Gift of Comfort Aveda gift set - Feel the comfort of the holidays in Aveda’s own comforting aroma with certified organic ginger and ginger lily, named candrimā™ after “moonlight” in Sanskrit for the lily’s moon-white blossoms. Candrimā™ body care nourishes with a plant oil blend including certified organic sesame and coconut oils, to leave skin soft and smooth. Plus if you buy this special gift set at RedBloom, you'll also get a complimentary hair treatment gift certificate.
Available at RedBloom

2. The Little Book of Hygge - Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
Available at Liz & Lottie

3. Silk Road Tea in Winter Warrior Wellness - This tea is made for fighting off the cold and flu and is bursting with luscious lemon, revitalizing ginger and soothing green tea.
Available at RedBloom

4. Folk Feathers Mug - Everybody needs a cute mug and this porcelain mug from Now Designs, has two cozy folk birds, and bonus it is dishwasher and microwave safe! Did we mention it's also a
 generous 12 oz?
Available at Liz & Lottie

5. Abbott China Teapot with red knit tea cozy - The perfect teapot to fill with that delicious tea and keep it warm, while you drink it all day.
Available at Liz & Lottie

6. D&Y Blanket scarf - Get the comfort of your favorite blanket with the trendy style of a scarf! Wrap up in this and you'll stay warm all winter!
Available at Liz & Lottie

7. Matchstick Wax Co. Candle in At the Cabin - Light up this lovely candle with notes of tobacco, cherry, cedar wood and vanilla. 

Want more ideas on how to make your home more cozy for winter? Check out this blog post for 11 ways to create the perfect Hygge environment

Now it's time to settle in, cozy up and enjoy your ultimate Hygge experience.

Thanks to Liz & Lottie for helping us put this together! Be sure to stop by their store when you get a chance; It's the cutest!

p.s. want to learn more about Hygge? Click here

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!

Camping Essentials

May long weekend is here and for the first time in awhile it looks like perfect camping weather! So we've put together our RedBloom camping essentials with some products from the Salon and our friends over at Lukes Drug Mart.

*See product details below

camping essentials

1. Custom Lukes Drug Mart MiiR Growler - With all the features of a classic Growler plus a buckle lid that locks in place when open and a handle for easy carrying, makes it perfect for hikes! It keeps cold liquids cold for 24+ hours and hot liquids hot for !2 hours. Plus it looks extra cool with the custom design. See more features here.

2. Custom Lukes Drug Mart MiiR Camp Cup - Make your campfire memories a little warmer with this modern take on Grandpa's old camp cup. Insulation means you won't burn your hands (or melt your face). And your coffee cup will make you the envy of your camp buddies. Available at Lukes Drug Mart.

3. Coffee Beans - Get your morning off to a good start with Four Barrels Coffee from Lukes

4. Camp Brand Goods T-shirt - Enjoy the outdoors while staying comfortable -- their super soft t-shirts are ethically sourced and a local Calgary brand! We picked this one up at Lukes Drug Mart but they have lots of styles online and at select retailers.

5. Aveda Dry Shampoo & Conditioner - If you're like us, lets be honest, you probably won't be washing your hair while camping, but that doesn't mean your hair can't still feel fresh and soft! Instantly revive and condition with Shampure dry shampoo and conditioner. Available in salon.

6. Aveda Travel Size Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner -In case you do have the luxury of a camp shower and want to wash the campfire smoke smell out of your hair, this mini rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner will do the trick! Also a good idea to use  after your camping adventures for an invigorating clean.  

7. Aveda Lip Saver - No need for makeup on a camping trip but we can't live without this lip saver. Its soothing, moisturizing, balm contains naturally derived waxes and delivers lasting moisture relief to dry lips. It's always in our pocket. Available in Salon.

8. Aveda Foot Relief Moisturizing Cream - Invigorate sore, tired feet after a long hike! Treat your feet to a moisturizing creme blended with exfoliating fruit acids and plant-derived oils like jojoba and castor. It also helps deodorize with lavender and rosemary oils. Available in salon.


Let camping season begin! 

 

Earth Month Essentials

Did you know 663 million people do not have access to clean water, 2.3 billion people do not have access to a clean bathroom, and 315 thousand children die every year of diarrhea from unsafe water (WaterAid, 2016)?

Each year we participate in Aveda Earth Month in an effort to raise awareness and donations, in partnership with WaterAid Canada (a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the worlds poorest gain access to clean water), to help end the world water crisis.

In the spirit of Earth Month and to continue our efforts in supporting a great cause,  we've put together our EARTH MONTH ESSENTIALS!

See essentials details below for ways you can help us support the millions who need access to clean water...

Earth Month Essentials

1. Get either a $10 or $30 hair treatment at your next appointment and we'll donate $10 towards the cause! 

2. Purchase a RedBloom exclusive Coupon Book filled with $100+ in savings and offerings  for $25! The whole amount will go towards WaterAid,  and most importantly you'll give one person clean water for life!

3. Come down to our bake sale this Saturday April 22nd!  Visit any of our locations and pick up a delicious treat (or a handful, we won't tell)! We can't promise they'll be as good as this Mari bakeshop cake, but it's for a good cause! 

4. SpaRitual Vegan nail polish - Have cute nails, while raising awareness ;)

5. Aveda Light The Way soy wax Candle - buy this $16 candle and Aveda will donate 100% of the purchase price towards the cause!

You can also make a monetary donation in salon or online HERE

Also visit HERE to learn more about the cause and why it is so important.

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.

Valentines Essentials

Show yourself some love this Valentines day!

We've put together our top picks to make for the perfect valentines day, whether you have a partner or not, you deserve to treat yourself! So eat some delicious chocolate (and other sweet treats), relax with a stress relieving bath while drinking some tasty vanilla tea and hydrate your skin to show your body some love! 

p.s. This would make a great v-day gift!

Check out all the details of our Valentines Essential below!

1. Nathan Miller Chocolate Bar - 72% Peru. Pure dark chocolate with a dairy creaminess, like dulce de leche swirled with honey — fun, unusual, easy to like. Because Everyone needs chocolate on Valentines day! Bars available at Luke's Drug Mart.

2. MAST almond butter mini chocolate bar - Dark chocolate blended with roasted almonds
70% cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter, almonds, sea salt. Delicious chocolate and beautiful packaging for the win! Available at Luke's Drug Mart

3. shampure™ soy wax candle from Aveda - Calms the senses with an aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang. 

4. Vanilla Plantation Black tea from Silk Road -  intoxicating, uplifting vanilla notes with a smooth & rich ceylon finish. This premium tea is fresh, and organic which results in higher antioxidant levels & superior flavour. Available at all of our RedBloom Locations.

5. stress-fix™ body lotion from Aveda - Hydrating body lotion with an aroma of certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage proven to reduce feelings of stress. 

6. stress-fix™ soaking salts - Soak away stress with these sugar and mineral-rich bath salts with the stress reliving scent.

7. Lemon meringue tart from Sidewalk Citizen -  So many delicious and beautiful sweet treats to choose from at Sidewalk Citizen bakery, it was hard to choose between the cheesecake, chocolate cake and the pain au chocolate! 

8. Aveda love™composition oil - Your whole body deserves your love. Give it authentically with certified organic, sensual oil, created with love for the Earth.

 

Fall Essentials

Fall is in full swing over here (even though it often feels like it's already winter!) and we rounded up our top FALL ESSENTIALS for 2016! 

Fall Essentials 2016

1) Uruku Bronzer from Aveda - We still want to keep a little bit of that summer glow and this is the perfect way to keep that natural sun-kissed look while transitioning to fall.

2) Damage Remedy Split-End Repair from Aveda - We're obsessed with this new product from Aveda! It instantly repairs split-ends and helps prevent future split ends from forming. A new must have for all seasons but especially for fall as it starts to get dryer.

3) Limited Edition Hand-Relief from Aveda - Moisturize your hands while supporting a great cause! $4 from every purchase supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the beautifying scent is one of our favourites!

4) Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color in Carnelian from Aveda - The most perfect lip shade for fall! It has a beautiful satin finish and not only is it full coverage, it also moisturizes, plumps and smooths!

5) Latte from Phil & Sebastian - Our go to drink to warm us up and get our caffeine boost for the day!

6) Plaid scarf, Necklace and Notebook from Liz & Lottie - Because one of the best things about fall is scarves and how adorable is this plaid one from Liz & Lottie? It pairs perfectly with a long necklace too. And who doesn't need a cute notebook for their purse?

What are your Fall must-haves?

#REDBLOOMESSENTIALS