At BloomThis, we have always been firm believers that every second of your life is a great opportunity to create a special moment. So it was a great pleasure for us to partner up with the renowned cosmetics brand, SK-II in their journey to help women change their destiny. 


Pergola deco done up by our designer florist

Every SK-II event is well-thought out and keeps it relevancy in encouraging women to continue to pursue their dreams. This is what keeps us passionate in blooming up their events with our handcrafted flowers.

 Vase arrangements for table seating

Our florists colour coordinated the vase arrangements to match SK-II's corporate colours and theme. Loving the personalised touches made by the SK-II team for their Beauty Circle ladies!



Look out for more on our partnership with SK-II in this coming year. We are excited to be creating more extraordinary moments together with SK-II!

'Kiss me underneath the mistletoe
Show me baby that you love me so-oh-oh'

The mistletoe is one of the most popular plants during the holiday season. Even Justin Bieber dedicated a song to this legendary plant. However in reality, the mistletoe is a flowering plant that obtain their nutrition by living on and parasitizing other plants. In other words, they don't seem that romantic at all as they basically rob the nutrients of other plants to survive.

So how did this nutrient robbing plant turn into a symbol related to as beautiful as Christmas? 
Legend goes that, the goddess Frigg who is the goddess of love, marriage and fertility has a son named Baldr who she loved deeply. One day, he was killed by an arrow made of mistletoe and as a result, Frigg was deeply saddened. As she wept tears of sorrow, her tears became the white pearls on the mistletoe. The other gods who were touched by her love decided to bring Baldr back to life. Frigg was overjoyed and so she blessed the mistletoe and declared that it was a symbol of love and peace. 
So what do you think of this legend? Does it justify the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe?

Pantone has recently released their colour of the year for 2017 and it's called 'Greenery'. No brownie point for guessing that colour because its name clearly suggests it's a shade of green. 

 

A video posted by PANTONE (@pantone) on

 

As Pantone describes it, Greenery is; a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. With Greenery as the 2017 colour of the year, it would be no surprise as florists start to move towards utilising more foliage, leaves and greenery in their curations.


Picture credit: @therubystreet via Instagram

We are also excited to work with more greeneries in our own products as it has a peaceful and refreshing effect to those who receive it. Using the right greeneries with your flowers can certainly make it stand out more and eye-catching. It'll also certainly make a comforting gift amidst the turbulent times we may have in the next year.

So what do you think about 2017's new colour of the year? Would you like to see more greenery used in our flower arrangements for 2017? Let us know your thoughts!

It's the most wonderful time of the year again. As we marvel at the many intricate Christmas decorations mushrooming around us, won't we would love to decorate our living spaces in the same way?

We have heard your heart's desire and came up with a simple tutorial to help you create the best festive deco fit for this holiday season! 

First up, just gather the following materials:
- BloomThis Merry Blooms Long Box flowers of your choice 
- Pair of sharp scissors
- Donut shaped floral foam
- Sharp knife or blade
- 30cm twine 

Now you are all set to go on your own flower adventure! Just click on the video to learn how to make an all time Christmas favourite deco. 

 

Have you heard of Poinsettias?You probably have seen them when the holiday season comes around but didn't know what these beautiful flowers are called.

These fire red flowers are synonym to Christmas festivities due to their fire-red colour which instantly brightens the space it occupies. Although they are most popular for their bright red variant, there are actually more than 100 varieties of Poinsettias. 

The Poinsettia will be the perfect flowers to spruce up your festive celebrations as they are need little maintenance. Just ensure the soil of the Poinsettia is damp and it will be a happy plant. They are also known to be very long lasting plants so you can even use them all year round to bring cheer to any space!

Get this holiday staple today to spice up the most wonderful time of the year HERE!

 

Baby's Breath has taken the floral industry by storm in this year with lots of adoring fans hinting their loved ones to buy them these adorable flowers.

The Baby's Breath may have shot to a superstar status, but how much do you know about them? Here are some quick facts about this awesome flower!

1. Baby's breath come from the family of Caryophyllaceae which is the family of Carnations! Who would have thought these little flowers were related to Carnations?

2. The scientific name for Baby's Breath is Gypsophila which comes from the Greek words 'gypsum' and 'loving'. No wonder we feel loved when we receive these flowers.

 

3. Baby's breath are natively found in Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

4. They can be found in white, pink, or violet. However, pink and violet Baby's Breath come at a very premium price!

 

Did you learned anything new about baby's breath today? We certainly hope you did! 

This is part 2 of our flat lay tutorial by guest blogger, Kaylee Lim of Luxella.
If you missed part 1, you can read it here.

Here comes the fun part of  flat lay photography, taking the photo!

5) Snap away! Be creative with your arrangements and don’t be afraid to try something new. When in doubt, just add more petals!

 
6) Other than editing with instagram filters, try touching up your snaps with these popular and free editing apps:
7) Plan ahead for your Instagram grid and theme. Before posting, you could use VSCO’s grid to preview and plan how your overall feed would look like. Consistency with colours and your filters is key. So pick a favourite colour theme and stick with it. For the  @luxella feed, I usually alternate coloured images with flatlays and I always prettify my pictures with flowers.
 
8) Spend some time browsing other instagram feeds for inspiration. Some of my favourites are @sophoclesblog’s travel account has a boho chic theme & @lizzie_oren has very clean, white background flatlays.  

If you are interested in any of the adorable products used in the tutorial, just click on the plus sign on the item you desire to shop it!
 
 
We would like to thank Kaylee for taking time out to give us these awesome tips!

Hi all, I’m Kaylee from Luxella and today I’ll be taking over the BloomThis blog (Thanks guys) to share some Instagram flatlay tips. Luxella is a website that sells Japanese beauty products directly from Japan, and I do spend a lot of time on Instagram.

1. Pick a camera what you’re comfortable with - any phone camera would work well.

We’ll be snapping some flatlays with confetti rose petals, BloomThis blooms and some Japanese beauty products.

2. Natural light is the easiest to work with. So pick a sunny / semi-cloudy day and set up by a window. Lighting can make or break your picture, so do some test shots to find the perfect lighting

 

3. Pick flowers or petals that match the overall colour scheme. For example if the beauty products have pink packaging or tones, try using some pink petals. If you are photographing a bouquet of red roses, pick some stronger coloured items that will complement the rose petals. Gold goes with red quite well . Also, there’s water in the BloomThis box, so make sure you drain it first if you do want to lie it on the side.

4. Invest in some backgrounds. These waterproof, cleanable backgrounds come in many colours and textures. You don’t need to spend thousands for a marble countertop - just get some marble contact paper for less than $20. But make sure the backgrounds are matte - shiny ones won’t photograph well. 

Watch out for part 2 of Kaylee's flat lay tutorial on our blog coming to you on the 28th of October!

There are many risk factors in breast cancer that we may not be able to control such as genetics, race and age. However, there are risk factors that are within your control and that could help you reduce your risk of getting breast cancer.

1. Consuming alcohol

 

Research shows that compared to women who don't drink at all, women who have 3 alcoholic drinks per week are 15% more likely to have breast cancer. Drinking alcohol has been clearly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer as consuming alcohol damages the DNA in cells.

 

2. Exercise

 

Evidence has shown that exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer. With as little as 2 1/2 hours of of brisk walk, a woman's risk of breast cancer is reduced by 18%. During exercise, blood sugar is consumed and control and this limits the levels of insulin growth factor which can affect how breast cancer cells grows and behave.

 

3. Eating Unhealthy Food

 

Research has shown that women that more fats in their diet had an increased risk of breast cancer. The risks of breast cancer also doubled among those who ate higher levels of saturated fats compared to those who ate less. Ultimately, it is ideal to keep a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetable and whole grains to keep your body healthy.

 

Sources: www.breastcancer.org, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org, 

http://www.breastcancer.org, http://www.cancer.org

 

 

90% of breast cancer cases happen to women above 40 years old however that does not remove the risk of younger women being diagnosed with breast cancer too.

There are many factors that may increase the risk of a young woman being diagnosed with breast cancer. You could be at a higher risk of getting breast cancer if

- you have a family history of breast cancer

- you have heavy alcohol usage

- your diet includes high amounts of red meat

- you are obese

These factors are not conclusive but have been shown to put women at higher risk. No matter your risk factor, it is still important for women whether young and old to know how their breasts look and feel. Breast self exams may not be compulsory for women in their 20's but it's a good time to understand how your breasts are when they are young and healthy.

 Always remember DETECTION SAVES LIVES!

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