Sep 27, 2012

Our Top Five Beauty in Bloom Moments

The insights Natalie shares in her book, Beauty in Bloom, for making us look and feel beautiful are timeless. Here we share five of our favourites:
  1. There are no rules with makeup. It's about fun, creativity and experimentation.
  2. Cherish the ritual of applying makeup. No matter how much or little time you have, relish that precious moment in your day. 
  3. There are no quick fixes and expert tricks when it comes to feeling beautiful, but embracing the everyday with open arms and an open heart can make all the difference.
  4. Follow your dreams, let your heart guide you and surround yourself with people you love and who inspire you.
  5. Be passionate and look after yourself.

Sep 19, 2012

From the Archives: US Vogue, January 1998

Bloom featured in US Vogue, January 1998

Sep 12, 2012

A Visit to Maison & Objet

This week I've been catching up with retailers in Paris and checking out Europe's biggest decor show, Maison & Objet. Visiting Maison & Objet is like looking into a crystal ball and glimpsing the trends, patterns, colours and styles that will define interior design in 2013. Here are a few of the things that caught my eye!

I can't get enough of Astier de Villatte crockery...
...or their candles! You can get them a little closer to home at
Peony Melbourne.
Check out this incredible wall of leaf-shaped sticky notes.
Excuse me while I drool over these hand-crafted, floral wood stools!

For more of my visit to Maison & Objet, stop by Bloom on Instagram (@bloomcosmetics).

With love,
Natalie Bloom xx 

Sep 6, 2012

Natalie's Fashion Night Out in Paris 2012

Still buzzing from yesterday's Fashion Night Out in Paris, Natalie Bloom shares her personal snaps from a fun night at cult store, Colette, and brief encounter with Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Paris!

Ready, set, go! Fashion Night Out Paris style.
Rue Saint Honore was seriously buzzing. 

Great fishtail!
Outside Colette
Now that's a do!
Cool Spring water.!
This guy's wearing a Edible Selby tee to celebrate the new Selby
book which was launched at Colette tonight.

Hair do's going on at Colette.
That's my Paris hairdresser on the right. Seriously!
Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris, creating a scene at Colette.
Up close to Emmanuelle.
She's effortlessly cool and so lovely!

Loving those Nike's. 
Emmanuelle leaving Colette.

Au Revoir. Emmanuelle's leaving in the Vogue Mini.
The party continues at Colette. What a night!

Sep 5, 2012

Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

The arrival of Spring means there's no better time than now to do a little de-cluttering, cleaning and sorting...of your makeup bag! Here are Natalie Bloom's top three tips for getting your cosmetics collection Spring ready:

  • Like food, beauty products don't last forever. In fact, expired makeup can cause skin irritations or eye infections. Check the packaging of your favourite products and look for a diagram of a jar with a number on it - this indicates the number of months you can use it after opening. Bin anything you've been using for longer than you should.
  • Dirty brushes can become a breeding ground for bacteria so make a habit of cleaning them at least once a week. Use a mild shampoo and then lay them flat, rather than upright, to dry. This  prevents water getting into the glue and causing the bristles to fall apart. 

Illustration: By Rebecca Wetzler and from Natalie's book, Beauty in Bloom