Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan ♥

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I'm back with another review as people have been stating that they're enjoying them - thanks so much for reading and commenting! Today is all about Cocoa Brown Tan by Marissa Carter. I had been reading so many reviews about this product that I just had to try it for myself and see if it lived up to the hype. I was looking for a tan to wear for Tyler's christening as it was the first time I was going bare legged all year and wasn't really up for rocking the milk bottle legs look! I picked up Cocoa Brown Tan for just €7 in Penneys, a bargain price I thought for a product which was receiving fabulous reviews all around the bloggersphere. I am glad to report that I am also a big fan of this product and having said that I'm not a big fake tan lover in the first place, I find it to be quite messy but this was so easy to use and looked gorgeous after application.

There are many things I like about Cocoa Brown Tan - 
1. The packaging - I'm a self confessed pink-a-holic and anything pink immediately catches my eye. This product stands out on the shelves with it's hot pink, floral and stripey motif packaging. The product has a glamourous look it it and makes you actually want to use it unlike some other fake tan brands out there.

2. The scent - This tan has a floral scent which I love. Too many times have I applied self tan only to start smelling quite strange and biscuity soon after, a smell which everyone knows is that of fake tan! We're trying to fake it to make it and people don't need to know we weren't on holidays for two weeks because of a dodgy scent, right?!

3. The application - I applied this tan with my usual tanning mitt and the mouse glided onto my skin so smoothly and faded evenly into my skin. The tan dried quickly which is great as no one wants to stand for minutes on end afraid to touch anything in case tan gets on everything, ain't nobody got time for that! This is a one hour tan but can be left on for three hours if you wish to get a darker result, I left my tan on for three hours.

4. The result - As I stated I had milk bottle legs. I live in Ireland, my legs hadn't seen the sun since my summer holiday of June 2012 and Cocoa Brown Tan made them look like I had spend a month in Marbella soaking myself in tan. The tan came out natural and streak free, I loved the result! I had also applied this tan to my face and was worried that I'd end up looking like a reject from the cast of Jersey Shore but no it just gave a great bronzed glow to my face, no oompa loompa impressions here I'm afraid!
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Here I am with my beloved looking distinctly more tanned than him, just look at my neck compared to his. Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan makes me look more tanned than my fiance who is from Africa, a place where there is actual sun! Love it!
My brother's girlfriend has begun using Cocoa Brown Tan too and my mother actually thought she was wearing flesh coloured tights as her tan was so even! My mother now wants to try this product so I shall be passing it onto her and awaiting her verdict. I highly recommend Cocoa Brown Tan to anyone who wants a natural looking, glowing tan without spending big bucks. This product is a bargain at only €7 and is such a star product, pick it up if you want to dazzle with a gorgeous 'sun-kissed' skin look.

Stay pretty people!



  1. Aww what a lovely photo and great review, looks gorgeous on you!

  2. It's a gorgeous colour, it really looks like you've been on holiday! xx

  3. Looks lovely, love the packaging of the tan too!xx

  4. Thanks for such a lovely review! Tan looks fab on you too :-) M xx

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