Saturday, 30 January 2016

Cocoa Brown Vs Babydoll Cosmetics TANTEST

Welcome back!!

For today's little read I'm going to talk about two tan's that I've recently been loving, and both for different reasons!!
So let's just straight into it!!

Cocoa brown has brought out some fabulous products recently and the woman behind it all, Marissa Carter has done an amazing job. But today I'm just going to talk about one product in particular and that's are newest tan!

Cocoa Brown - Brozing Gel -Shimmer

So when this tan first came out my local penny's did not stick it for a while!! And of course I couldn't wait so I purchase mine on Cloud 10 Beauty (now on sale). I wanted to try this tan for many reasons, one because I love Cocoa Brown in general, the smell, the texture and how easy these tans are to apply make it hard not to love! But when I seen the word "SHIMMER" I needed it!!! I love anything that will give you a healthy glow and coming upto Christmas it was perfect! This tan is easy to apply and gives an instant colour, although it does wash off right away in the shower, so I found myself applying this the day of events. I also love the scent, a lot of tan's leave that curry smell (or is it just me that thinks that?) but this tan definitely will not leave an unwanted scent!!! Overall Cocoa Brown is the perfect tan for anyone that needs an instant tan but easy to wash off. If you're someone who cannot wear tan in work but love a glow at the weekend, then this is for you! For me I like to wear this tan at the weekends as college does not allow me to wear tan, this tan washes off like a dream as I said! You can purchase any Cocoa Brown products in leading chemists and penny's! 

Babydolll Tan Godness - Medium 

I recently receive this tan in a goodie bag I was at in Waterford!! I wasn't sure about trying this out as I said .. Cocoa Brown has never failed me. I was also told by other people that it wore off terribly leaving streaks and setting in the pores like the underarms etc. 
I decided to try this one Friday night and my first impressions were great. I exfoliated and moisturised before hand which I think a lot of those people forget to do! When I applied this tan it slided on nicely and the smell of coconut was a nice surprise! The colour immediately turned up. Before I go on any further I must add, you have to be very careful when applying as this continues to develop over a couple of hours. If you're someone who does not like to pay attention to streaks when applying this tan is not for you!! 

The next day the colour had developed even further and because I was careful applying I had no steaks.. Happy days!! I continued to moisturise daily to keep the tan even and after showers only the excess was removed. I loved how I still had a natural colour and did not have to reapply. This tan worked for me because I was willing to moisturise daily to give the tan a lasting life. I had no problems with it wearing off as it did so evenly without any notice. If you're someone who likes a longer wearing tan then this is for you, just be mindful, if you're not prepared to look after it by moisturing then be prepared for streaks that may occur after wear. This tan is around €9.99 and can be bought in most chemist! 

Overall I like both these tans for different reasons. Cocoa Brown washes off nicely and Babydoll Tan Godness lasted upto 7 days. Prior to tanning you should ALWAYS exfoliate and moisturise for best results!! 

I hope you've enjoyed this read and gained an insight to each tan and their best qualities!
That's all from me this weekend!
Until next time

Friday, 29 January 2016

Tomitago Review - The Ultimate Skincare

Hello lovelies!! Welcome back!!

So today's blog is on a new skincare range that I have recently fell in love with!! After I was sent a skincare product for psoriasis to test (still testing) I was then sent these two lovely products that I am going to tell you all about!! 

DISCLAIMER- I was not paid to write this post! These are my genuine thoughts and opinions! 

I should firstly begin by telling you all about Tomitago and where it comes from. Tomitago is 100% chemical free, Irish made and Irish owned (yay for the Irish)!! Louise is the proud owner of this company and so she should be! These products are packed to the brim with natural ingredients that are going to help brighten, moisturise, hydrate and give your skin and overall healthy appearance and who doesn't love that? 
Because these products are chemical free your skin will not feel dry of tight like some products have done for me in the past as strong astringents tend to dry out my skin further!
So I will of course tell you that Tomitago is made in Piltown Co.Kilkenny! Just 20 minutes from where I live and that alone for me is amazing because I have never tried a product so close to home.

A big eye opener for me with the Beauty Elixir (talked about below) is when I was first trying this product out I had just gotten my first Microdermabrasion treatment which is a mechical exfoliant, this removes the stratum corneum layer of the skin (barrier layer) and by doing so tells your skin to act fast and bring nutritients and new blood to the skin to help heal and improve problem areas. After this treatment it is recommended to not use anything with alcohol or perfume in it but I needed something to prevent my skin peeling and drying, so I reached for the Beauty Exlirir. I was impressed with how gentle it felt, I was expecting a slight sting but that did not happen, my skin the next morning felt so soft and I was so happy with how gentle it was because I knew all those amazing ingredients soaked into the skin due to the barrier being removed by the machine. That for me really made me believe in Louise's slogan for her company "Because Green is the new Platinum" 

The Beauty Exlixir 

So this is the product I spoke about above. This in my opinion is amazing due to the 5 in 1 options and it being Unisex, so right away you're getting your money's worth! So when I say 5 in 1 you're probably wondering what I mean, basically this product can be used as 
• Facial Serum 
• Day moisturiser or primer 
• Night Moisturiser 
• Eye Serum
• Eye cream 
For one product you can use this for all of the above. 
The product come in two sizes. The serum itself is light green in colour and very spreadable, it remindes me a lot of how coconut oil would melt in your hands, so a little goes a long way. I used this every night after my cleanse and I gently rubbed this in circular motions all over. I left this do its work over night and the next morning my skin would feel great!! After using this I can official say my skin has never looked clearer, brighter or smoother. My dehydration on my forehead has improved tremendously. For 2016 I think this will be my go to product every night. I'm already worrying about when it's gone but I will 100% be purchasing this! 

Skin Oil

Before now I never used a skin oil, I mainly stuck to creams to help dryness on legs which nearly all us momen suffer from due to shaving, so I didn't know what to expect. When I first tried this the gorgeous smell got my attention straight away, Louise suggests this can be used daily for the scent alone and I agree! I began using this every night on my arms and legs and after some uses I was hooked on this oil, it felt so much more hydrating than any cream I ever used! I even began using this to keep my tan even instead of using creams and it done the same job if not better! I noticed my skin looked glowly especially down my shin bone just like a shimmer would do! I am definitely going to continue using this and for me I think this will be a must for the summer! I want that glowly look for summer who doesn't?? 


If any of you are like me, packaging will excite you. I love how Louise has designed her products, the simply detailing is just gorgeous! The silver tubs with her logo goes so well together and I really do love the simplicity. I find it much better than something over the top. But it gets better, firstly when you open your package you'll find your products in cute nilon bags!!!! Also with every cream you get a wooden spoon to avoid any cross contamination through your fingers! I think Louise thought of every detail either business and I'm so impressed!! 

Both of the products I have spoke about can be bought separately or two in a gift set! Below I will leave the link as Louise has many other products that I will defined be trying!!

I hope you have all enjoyed this little read and would love to see some support for this Irish business! The effort that has been put into this business and the outcome in my opinion deserves it!

Until next time

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My five item's for 2016 Wishlist!

Hello and welcome back to my blog!!!!

So for today's blog post I thought I would something different and write myself a Wishlist!! On this list I will include products that I gave heard amazing things about and products I think will thrive for 2016!!
So let's get started

#1 Too Faced - Born this Way Foundation 

Too faced cosmetics has been a massive hit since stalls have been set up in shops like Debemhams and since getting the Chocolate Bar palette for Christmas I've been mad to try some of their other products! 
This foundation is a Medium to Full coverage which is what I look for in any foundation. It is also oil free and I think this would be amazing for the summer months when our skin is generally good due to all that sun (if we're lucky here in Ireland). I have watched many tutorials on this foundations and it looks very flawless, easy to apply and a little product ones along way. This retails at €36 and can be bought online! 

#2 SoSueMe Contour Palette

 Suzanne Jackson has just recently launched her new Contouring Palette and it looks devine!! It has all the perfect shades I would love in a palette together. In this palette you have three cream
concealers and two powders. There are 6 shades ranging from a banana powder to a cocoa shade for contour to a HIGHLIGHTER, YESSS SUE!! When I seen her YouTube video on revealing this palette I immediately had FOMO (Fear of missing out). This palette should be available in pharmacy's soon and retails at €30! NEED

#3 Vanity Area 

This has been a NEED of mine for so long!!! I have looked into creating an area for makeup and all things beauty but due to having a small room it can't happen just yet!! I dream to have an amazing mirror with all the light bulbs and drawers full of makeup!! I'm loving that picture above!
Here's to hoping!! Haha 

#4 Inglot 4ss Brush 

This is a brush that's been on my mind for a while now and seeing so many of the Inglot makeup artist use it makes me want it more. This brush is used mainly to create the famous Inglot smoky eye.. If you follow anyone working got Inglot you'll know how much they love to BLEND and smoke it out!! I've seen the girls use this for blending concealer and foundation also... So this brush really has more an one use.
This brush retails at €22! 

#5 NYX Suede Cream Lipstick

I have yet to see these babies in stores yet!! I have become literally obsessed with liquid lipsticks and I'm loving so many of the colour this Suede range comes in!!
I will definitely be comparing these to the Sleek liquid lipsticks as they're my favourite at the minute..
If anyone knows where I can purchases these PLEASE let me know!!!

Those are just 5 items I'm loving at the moment that I need not want in my life!!! I'd love to hear from any of my followers the products you love and all your suggestions.
This was just a very light hearted chat for today so I hope this as giving some of you some inspiration for the summer to come! 

Until next time lovelies,

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The TMI Tag!

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Hello lovelies 
So I was recently tagged by the lovely Lyanne Hennessy from ''Beauty and the Brunette'' some questions from the TMI tag.. YAY
Here is Lyanne's Facebook like below;

I decided to pick 20 good questions from the tag to really let you get to know me as some of questions took away from the topic!...
So lets go!!

  1. How tall are you?; I'm definitely on the shorter side of the scale being 5'2 and a HALF... The half matters!!!
  2. How old are you?; I am 20 years old.. Fun Fact that shocks everyone I also share my birthday with my twin brother!
  3. Any tattoo's?; Yes two.. One on my ribs in Arabic meaning 'Dad' and a rose piece on the top of my leg.
  4. Any piercings?; I have my ears done since I was 5 and I also have my bellybutton done.. And I love it.
  5. Favourite show?; Hollyoaks!!! Its the only soap I watch and I'm obsessed! I'm actually watching it right now.
  6. Favourite band; If I had to pick one it would be Kodaline who are an Irish band, but I generally like a lot of bands and music.
  7. Something I miss; My lovely Dad who passed away nearly 8 years ago.
  8. Zodiac sign? Cancer... I'm a Crab which means I'm loyal, dependable, caring, adaptable, and responsive, Not too bad haha!!
  9. Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who is caring, affectionate, funny and loyal. So everything my boyfriend is :)!!
  10. Last show you watched? Making a Murderer and my brain is melted!!!! If you haven't watched it yet you NEED to!
  11. Favourite food? Hahaha... Chicken! And I love crisps.
  12. Last place you were? I went to Turkey in October with my boyfriend. I loved the holiday obviously because of who I went with but I didn't enjoy Turkey as a country.. Just not my cup of tea.
  13. Favourite piece of jewerelly? My gorgeous rose gold watch by Guess that my boyfriend got me for my 20th birthday!!
  14. Fears? WATER.. Because I'm not a great swimmer and I'm afraid of drowning. I have to be able to touch the floor so being 5''2 you can imagine how limitied I am in a pool haha!
  15. Meaning behind your blog name? I used the word Blossoming because I wanted to symbolise the growth of something and in this case, my blog :)
  16. Favourite quote? ''Everything happens for a reason'' 
  17. Place you want to visit? Too many places are on my list! So ... Paris, Oz, New York, Thailand the list goes on!! 
  18. Favourite flavour of sweet? I'm not a big sweet person but I love cheese...
  19. Where do you go when your'e sad? Bed.. I love my bed!
  20. Loud music or soft? Depending on my mood I like loud when I'm in a great mood and ready for a sing song. Soft music probably when I'm tired but I also prefer to turn off the radio in a car if I'm tired or talking.. Which is all the time hahah!

I feel so blunt writing without emojis!! Anyways those are just 20 questions from the TMI tag that everyone has been doing recently. It's nice to just write something light hearted and of course letting you all get to know me that little bit better.. 
That's all for today and I hope you all enjoy your weekend, I definietly will as I'm seeing Kevin Hart on Friday night in Dublin!! I'm too excited!!

See you all soon,

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

NYE outfit- Dress is from Viola!

Sleek Liquid Lipsticks from Boots- 6.49

Victorian Makeup Look in College!! ^

@MrPriceIRE Amazing Shine Lashes along with an amazing bargin at 2.49!

My Queen of Hearts look inspired  by Aisling Chan an Inglot MUA

Another Makeup look in College, Glasgow Smile


Halloween Makeup!

I have a range of other Social Medias that I also use to have general chats and other information and tips that may not be long enough to write a blog for. I would love to see my blog readers come over and join me on my other pages!

''Blossoming Beauty by Jan''




Welcome to Blossoming Beauty by Jan!

I am a 20 years and living in Waterford City, Ireland. I have a huge love for all things beauty related and I also love to get my hands on any creative DIY projects!!
I am in my second year of Beauty Therapy with the hope of doing a makeup course sometime in 2016!!
On my blog you will find a range of different blogs and DIY projects! 
You will also find my other Social Media links which I would love for you all to come over and join me on! I hold regular giveaways over there also!!
Any questions are welcome!
Happy reading,

None of my posts are paid or sponsored. 
If in the future circumstances change I will always state that on the post!

Monday, 4 January 2016

My Impressions of Ziaja Skincare

Hi All!!
So it's back to normality again for us all after the festive season!!
I have been absent from blogging and social media in general for the holidays because I wanted to totally relax and that I did for sure!!! 
So for my first post of 2016 I thought I would review a skincare brand I've been trying out since receiving them at the #DeiseBloggers event in November!!


Firstly I'll begin by telling you this is a Polish brand that use natural ingredients and has just recently brought their products to Ireland!
With over 1000 products for ALL skin types it's impossible not to find a product from Ziaja that will work for you and your skin type!
Ziaja also have a Children's range suitable from newborns to kids!!
This range of skincare is 100% affordable as their products start from just 69c for a face mask and you will not pay more than 10 euro as stated on the following website

What I recieved at the event was the Olive Leaf range which was the first ever product to be made 26 years ago by the Polish Pharmacist which is also a top seller with Goats Milk great for sensitive skin and skin disorders and the Cocoa Butter Range (Next on my list as I'm Obsessed  with Cocoa Butter!!)

Olive Leaf - Gel Scrub 

Ziaja Olive Leaf Gel Scrub Bottle

Since I've been using this over a month now its fair to say I've seen results!! I would have quite a dry skin especially in the winter and since using this Micro-Exfoliator my skin has been super soft. My foundation glides on when applying and looks flawless each time. 
I use this every night in my skincare routine as the small mirco beads are not harsh like normal exfoliators, So this allows me to use it daily without any irritation. 
I have noticed my skin is brighter, soft and more radiant even without makeup on. I am delighted with the results and will continue to use this product as my dryness is nearly non existing at this stage!! 
This product is only €5.99 for their full size bottle (200ml) 

Marine Spa Algae - Deep Moisturising  Cream (Dry to Normal)
Ziaja Marine Algae Spa Deep Moisturising Cream tub
I also received this product at the event and have been using every night since. This cream is suited best to a 30 plus skin but has not stopped me using. Again when I seen this was suitable for Dry skin I needed to try it! This might sound like I'm raving but again, I'm loving the results so far!! I really feel my skin has become so hydrated and applying this at night stops the house heating at this time of year drying out my skin further!!

These are the only products I've used from Ziaja but needless to say I will be purchasing more, and definitely the Cocoa  Butter Range... Yum.
This skincare is what is suiting me and my views on it. What suits me may not suit you therefore it is important to know your skin type and what results you want.
And again as I said, These are my honest views, no nonsense or lies to sell this product to you.

I would definitely recommend trying this range for two reasons
1. Natural ingredient's
2. Affordable price's

I hope you've enjoyed this post!! See you in the next one!


Disclaimer; This is NOT a paid post