Sep 28, 2010

What's Your Fave Duo?

Well what a response we had to our Lip Duo Competition. Thank you to everyone that entered!

We loved your answers but there can only be one winner and that is...drum roll please...Congratulations goes to Joh with this answer:

Serge Gainbourg & Jane Birkin are the coolest pair, with long limbs & lustrous hair, a cool French chic, sunshine & fresh air.

We love Jane Birkin for her effortless beauty and that's why this answer was the lucky winner!

Click here to read more about our brand new Lip Duo - a match made in Heaven.

Sep 22, 2010

Online Obsessed!

We're finding ourselves buying more and more online! Our latest online loves (influenced by Natalie Bloom) were these irresistible plates by one of her favourite French illustrators Nathalie L'Ete. Our Natalie picked them up from Anthropologie after she was tempted by one of our recent blog posts sharing the good news that Anthropologie are now shipping globally. These plates have made mealtimes all that bit more inspiring and enjoyable.
Don't forget that Bloom is also available online and shipping is FREE for all orders over $40.

Sep 19, 2010

Changing the Face of Complexion

Bloom Cosmetics’ latest addition, Mineral Plus Liquid Foundation, is changing the face of complexion. This medium-to-full coverage foundation was created in collaboration with international makeup artist, Stoj Bulic, and has all the health properties of a mineral formula rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

“Bloom’s Mineral Plus Liquid Foundation has a remarkable texture that melts into your skin. It has the coverage to correct imperfections yet still gives a radiant glow without looking flaky or caked on. It’s the foundation we all need!” says Stoj, who has worked overseas for the likes of Louis Vuitton, D&G, Missoni and Moschino.

Our custom blend of earth derived minerals has also been enriched with Jojoba Seed Oil to minimize the appearance of fine lines, Vitamin E to protect and hydrates the skin plus Rosehip Oil, a powerful antioxidant that naturally improves elasticity.

Available in six different shades - Fair, Light, Light Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep. Try it today and tell us what you think!

Sep 15, 2010

Music to Our Ears

Pop by any Bloom Cosmetics Counter and you will hear beats from our fave muso of the mo – Sia. Her latest album ‘We Are Born’ is a true lyrical gem. Take the Bloom word for it!

Click here to read what The Vine has to say about Sia.

Sep 10, 2010

Not Baaaaaadddddddddd!!

Recycling at it's artistic finest!

It’s Easy Being Green with Bloom Organics!

In support of Enviroweek, we will donate $1 to the Enviroweek organisation for every new person who signs up to the Bloom database between September 12 to 18 2010! Click here to sign up to the Bloom database and enter the Promotional Code ENVIRO.

Lights out at Bloom’s Flagship Store! During Enviroweek we are turning the lights off at the end of the day, what are you doing?

Sep 5, 2010

Reject Bigger is Better. Embrace Quality!

Three cheers to design activist, entrepreneur and editor of Green Magazine Tamsin O'Neill.
Check out her article in The Age today and view her appearance on The Zone.

To stay on top of what's going on at Green Magazine, you can subscribe here!

Sep 2, 2010

Feed Your Skin

We’re firm believers in the saying, ‘You are what you eat’.
Glowing, luminous skin starts from the inside out, so here’s our wrap-up of six super foods that should make it onto your next shopping list:

1. Coconut Water
2. Avocado
3. Blueberries
4. Wild Salmon
5. Mangoes
6. Spinach

Coconut Water
The health world is buzzing about Coconut Water – and for good reason! This natural source of cytokinins (a group of plant growth hormones that help regulate cell growth), potassium, antioxidants and lauric acid, balances pH levels, strengthens and hydrates connective tissues and promotes smoother skin.

Rich in Vitamin C and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids, Avocadoes are ideal for keeping skin plump and youthful and preventing dryness.

Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse that help the body manufacture collagen for soft, supple skin. In fact, recently the US Department of Agriculture compared 40 common fruits and vegetables and ranked blueberries as number one in terms of antioxidant activities.

Wild Salmon
Wild– not farm raised – salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids that help limit water loss in skin cells and keep skin supple.

While Mangoes are high in antioxidants, it’s their Vitamin A content that makes them standout. Without enough Vitamin A in your diet, skin may appear drier and dull. Vitamin A is important for cell repair and contributes to better oxygenation of the tissue.

Popeye was onto something! Spinach – and other green leafy vegetables like cabbage, kale and watercress – are high in Vitamins A, B, C and E; mineral iron and antioxidants that are essential for keeping your blood healthy and skin bright.