December 28, 2012

flash report : fuchsia

Or maybe we should call it "Hollywood Cerise" considering how many times this colour has popped up on the red carpet and in the streets in 2012. And since pink is my fav colour of all time, you'll definitely see me wearing loads of this in the coming seasons x

December 14, 2012

our fav little bag

There's no denying it: a woman LOVES a cute little cosmetic bag. And no, she can never have enough of them.

Here at InBloom the Thandana make-up bag was this years #1 selling item (we alone sold close to a 100 in the last few months of this year!!!) These little bags have doubled as "mini clutches" for numerous of our clients, easily fitting your phone, lipgloss, cash and cards! And as if they are not to die for as is (in gorgeous prints in various colours) Thandana just had to go and make them in all leather too... absolutely love it!

Available from InBloom: send us a mail to or give us a call on 072 374 1905

Thandana make-up bags in laminate fabric

the leather make-up bag/ mini clutch

old news is still news

I recently heard old news, as new news and decided to try it again...

Years ago, it was a "trend" to drink apple cider vinegar as part of a diet to help aid weight loss. The thought of drinking vinegar just didn't appeal to me then. BUT, when this piece of "advice" came to me again via a BEAUTIFUL French woman with the best, glowing skin I have ever seen, EVER, I thought: I should give it a try!

The verdict?
So far so great!

Here's what you do:  drink 1x tablespoon in the morning and 1x tablespoon at night before going to bed AND dilute the vinegar 1 part to 5 parts water (I use cooled boiled water) to use as a toner between cleansing and moisturizing your skin. The great thing about this is that it is cheap and you can do it for as long as you feel that you can do it. And I don't know about you, but gorgeously-glowing skin will pretty much appeal to me for forever... 

November 25, 2012

flash report: the slingbag

Slingbags are so hot in Hollywood! Labelled the new must-have handbag, get your feminine JingerJack slings from us!

Gwyneth Paltrow & Alexa Chung
Jinger Jack Tokyo Summer Green Leather Bag R 500
Jinger Jack Tokyo Classic Navy & Coral Leather Bag R 500
Jinger Jack Singapore Hazelnut Leather Bag R 500
Jinger Jack Singapore Treacle Leather Bag R 500

the new IT ingredient

The latest miracle ingredient causing a stir in the beauty world is sea buckthorn, a berry that grows in places like the Himalayas and Siberia. This coral-colored fruit is labelled an IT- ingredient because it has 15 times more vitamin C than an orange and is full of Omega-7, a fatty acid that is said to help build healthy hair, skin and nails.

Some products already on the market containing sea buckthorn:

Nuance Salma Hayek Anti-Aging Smooth & Firm Elixir
Sea buckthorn extract is one of the main ingredients in this new serum, which is part of beautiful Salma Hayek's beauty brand. Its gel-like texture has a cooling effect and is meant to be applied to cleansed skin.

Amika Hair Care Collection Two brothers have created this 16-product hair-care range which includes sea buckthorn berries in almost all of the 16 products as it promises to leave your locks less prone to damage. There's an anti-frizz oil treatment, a sulfate-free dry shampoo, a blow-dry spray, a hydrating shampoo and a deep conditioning mask. (Go to for more)

Sibu Beauty Range
Bruce McMullin, an ex-builder learned of sea buckthorn from a Ayurvedic specialist during a visit to India about 10 years ago, after which he started this skin-and-body-care company which now consists of 13 vegan & organic products. The range includes day and night moisturizers, an eye cream, face cleansers, serums and an oil to counter age spots and acne. (For more info, go to

The WELEDA Sea Buckthorn Elixir
What better way to look after hair, skin and nails than from the inside?! Made with revitalizing organic sea buckthorn berries, a natural source high in vitamin C and other antioxidants such as vitamin E and provitamin A, this elixir from Weleda helps fight free radicals and help maintain the body's natural defences, above being a great beauty helper!

Suitable for vegetarians, but NOT suitable for diabetics.

flash report: hats

We're going to feature a series of trend flash reports to keep our South African readers & followers up to date with emerging international trends for coming seasons.

Like this one for Fall 2013 (our Autumn/ Winter season starting March next year): hats. They are in. So if you like wearing them, keep your eyes open for an all rounder for the colder months. Personally, I'm not too much of a hat fan. Make sure that when you wear a hat, you keep your other accessories to a minimum: wear only stud earrings and maybe a scarf. No chandeliers or neck pieces.

wish list item #1

How very lovely this Stella McCartney jersey will look with a tan! Nr 1 on my wish list for Christmas 2012 - head over heels with the pastels. And reindeer are right up the holiday-spirit alley!

October 28, 2012

salvatos @ InBloom

We have just launched our latest addition – Salvatos Foldable Flip Flops! 

What a cool, dynamic, saucy and feminine brand! SALVATOS are revolutionary patented folding flip flops, for those moments in life you wish you had a spare pair of comfortable flip flops in your bag. Appealing to women of all ages, this brands' main feel is one of relaxation and living life spontaneously.

Looking good whilst enjoying comfort has never been this easy. Each pair of Salvatos comes in its own carry bag that fits into your handbag, gym bag or glove compartment without taking up space.

The clean folding, compact size and outstanding comfort makes these flip flops a must-have for women who frequently fly around the world, for working moms, for party girls, for active girls, for brides (and your bridesmaids) and any woman who needs "saving" from time to time.

Salvatos is now also developing a line for men and kids, so watch this space! Order your pair(S) from Sizes are Small (shoe size 3 & 4), Medium (shoe size 5 & 6) and Large (shoe size 7+)

October 15, 2012

choose your style & colour

Not sure which colour to choose in which Hout Couture sunglass-style? Let's help you out a bit:

The Wayfarer (unisex)
White Oak Brown Lens
White Oak Black Lens
Macassar Wood Black Lens
Macassar Wood Brown Lens

American Walnut Black Lens

American Walnut Brown Lens

Dark Stain Beech Black Lens

Dark Stain Beech Brown Lens

The Cat Eye (ladies)

American Walnut Black Lens

American Walnut Brown Lens

Dark Stain Beech Black Lens

Dark Stain Beech Brown Lens

Macassar Wood Black Lens

Macassar Wood Brown Lens

White Oak Black Lens

White Oak Brown Lens

The Ramsey (unisex)

American Walnut Black Lens

American Walnut Brown Lens

Dark Stain Beech Black Lens

Dark Stain Brown Lens
Macassar Wood Black Lens

Macassar Wood Brown Lens

White Oak Black Lens

White Oak Brown Lens