Vendor Spotlight

This month our Vendor Spotlight presents ....  Designer Margot Elena Wells, creator of the new, trendy Love & Toast Fragrance Collection. 

Pretty is as pretty does!  Love + Toast was conceived out of Margot Elena’s desire to not only offer lifestyle products to a younger, more urban, trend-savvy audience, but also her commitment to empowering adolescent women to strive for greater success in every facet of their lives.


The playful, vibrant aesthetic of Love + Toast speaks directly to those Margot Elena most wants to empower, while a percentage of each sale is donated to regional chapters of Girls, Inc., an organization that provides training, mentoring, coaching and leadership to girls across the country who might not otherwise have access to strong, positive female role models.


Love + Toast is Margot Elena’s affirmation that good design and doing good can go hand-in-hand. Look good, do good. 

Philosophy: Pretty is as pretty does.

At the heart of Love + Toast is the simple philosophy: it is just as important to do good as it is to look good. So it is good to know that with every Love + Toast purchase you are doing both as well.


Read about Margot's development of currrent Product Lines:

Bloom-Archive was founded in 1994 by Margot Elena Wells, an innovator of luxurious formulas and signature packaging.  At age 22, Wells brought her youthful inspiration to the personal care industry, developing products that appeal both visually and aromatically to the senses.


The Bloom-Archive Collection is full of moisturizers, body washes, mists, sea salt soaks and candles specially formulated from natural plant and herb essences.


In the original Bloom 'Simply Good' line, the available scents are:  Harmony - An Elder Flower infusion with soothing floral properties.   Energy - A Rosemary infusion with invigorating herbal and refreshing citrus extract base properties.  Clarity - A Sage and Thyme infusion with invigorating herbal properties.


Next came Bloom-Archive's 'Just Add Water' Collection with three captivating scents available:  Quiet Morning - Zesty Citrus and Blushing Florals;  Rainy Afternoon - Lush Forest & Wildflowers drenched in Rain; and Calm Evening - Enchanted Flowers kissed by a Warm Sunset.


And then came Lollia Life.  Visit our Lollia Life Lounge for Margot's most elegant and sophisticated line of products in intoxicating scents.  

Margot's fragrance Relax is most well known from being on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list for a number of years.         Each fragrance is a specialty blend of unique scents.


And following Lollia Life  ... Margot's Love & Toast Collection.  A youthful, trendy collection of fresh scents.


And now .introducing .. Library of Flowers her newest collection. A storybook collection of intriging scents.


 Welcome to the enchanting world of Bloom-Archive-Lollia Life-Love & Toast-Library of Flowers



Bloom Simply Good "Energy" Shampoos:   Margot's original formula Bloom Energy Cleansing shampoo is back. Now you have two shampoo choices - original Cleansing (clear green) and the newer, trendy Revitalizing (pearlized).   Both shampoos contain the same original Energy formula with its delightfully refreshing citrus base and rosemary extract infusion - all Bloom products contain all natural ingredients. The effect on the hair is the same for both.


Bloom Simply Good Product Info Q&A: 


We have had questions regarding the color variances in the Bloom products, most specifically, the Bloom Energy Shampoos.  The Bloom Energy formula contains a citrus base and rosemary extract infusion. The manufacturer tells us this:  The product color may vary from a pale yellow-green to a light green.  This is due to the manufacturing process of all natural ingredients made in smaller batches than most manufacturers do.  The color variances result from the amount of citrus extract and food grade color added to each batch which can vary.  This does not affect the performance of the product in any way. 


Regarding the amount of lather of Bloom Shampoos. All natural ingredient products do NOT lather up the same way lab-created shampoo formulas do. Lab-created shampoos contain a great deal of lathering agents but these agents actually strip your hair of moisture and natural oils. All natural ingredient shampoos contain less lathering agents and are made to clean but to also keep moisture and natural oils in your hair. This is the reason the all natural ingredient shampoos are not only kinder to your hair (less breakage, less product build-up, less dryness etc) but also make your hair healthy and more manageable. 


Another question we get is about the strength of the Rosemary scent.  The Energy formula contains both a citrus extract base and a Rosemary extract infusion.  Because it is a natural Citrus extract and a Rosemary extract that is added to the products, the strength of the scent can vary batch to batch depending upon the oils extracted. While most citrus extracts impart a relatively strong scent, Rosemary leaves vary more - some leaves tend to be more pungent or aromatic than others.  Here again, when manufacturing with all natural ingredients, it is not an exact science as it is with lab-created scents.  Some batches tend to be more aromatic than others but this does not affect the performance of the product on the hair.


Bloom Hotel Samples


Back in 2009, Bloom was produced in sample sizes for a one time only sale for the hotel industry. Many hotels purchased these products for the use of their guests or to sell in their hotel shops. Based on what quantity each hotel chain purchased, many hotels may still have a supply of these mini-bottles. 


Please know that the properties of all natural ingredients do change over time … some products become darker or lighter in color; some products scent gets stronger or weaker; some products scents get sweeter smelling or may pick up fragrance notes stronger of one of the many ingredients; and the effectiveness of the  product does diminish over time - all dependent upon how old the samples are and more importantly, how they have been stored (storage areas climate-controlled or not). Old product from 2009 cannot be compared to freshly made product.


Bloom all natural formulas have never changed so if you have been a hotel guest who has used any Bloom products and now have purchased fresh product and noticed a slight difference, please know that you are getting the exact same wonderful all natural formula but with the freshest of ingredients that will make your hair healthy and manageable.



Please note that opened/used haircare and skincare products are NOT returnable due to state health regulations. See the Bloom Boutique policies posted under Shipping & Returns on the Emporium site. For this reason, small one-use samples of Bloom Simply Good products are available for a minimal cost by request.







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