"Life is so much better with a tan" is one of my fave quotes... There's nothing worse than when you feel disgustingly pale and look as if you've just awoken from the dead. As a naturally pale skinned gal, I feel so much better when I have a tan, I just feel like I look more healthy and my makeup looks nicer. Now I'm not saying I have anything against being pale but it's just not for me... I used to worship the sunbeds (bad I know!) but stopped using them in November last year and forced myself to stick to fake tan to be more safe and protect my skin from looking like a fake Louis Vuitton handbag by the time I hit 30. I was extremely pleased when I got the chance to try out a new tanning range last year known as Cocoa Brown and ever since trying out these products, I have never looked back! Trust me, I've tried very expensive brands and this is the only brand I'll now buy...
See my first review of the 1 Hour Tan and Tough Stuff Scrub here
Fast forward 6 months and this is certainly my 'go to' tanning brand (better than more expensive brands like Fake Bake, St Tropez etc). I ended up using up the products that the lovely people from Cocoa Brown kindly sent me so rushed out to my nearest Superdrug store and purchased them myself. I quickly grabbed these three items and put them in my basket, the 1 Hour Tan which is a mousse tanning product it gives you the option of leaving it on for 1, 2 or 3 hours (3 hours giving you a deeper, darker tan) which is brilliant for those who have a busy lifestyle and don't have time to faff on waiting 6-8 hours for a tan to fully develop. The Tough Stuff Scrub is honestly one of the best scrubs I have ever used, it's perfect because it just scrubs all the crap of your skin without feeling too harshly abrasive. It smells of melon mmmm! the colour is a gorgeous pink shade and I always feel like I'm giving myself a luxurious pamper when using it all over my body.
As for the Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser I posted a mini review about it here... It's fab at keeping your tan looking tip-top and helps it fade evenly (no scaley looking skin here girls!) the smell is just divine and I'm nearly on my third tube of this stuff so I'll be repurchasing another very soon.
You can see here my arm in the natural light then at the bottom with flash. It's a nice golden brown and doesn't look nasty on the fingers/knuckles like most tanning products do. I left the tan on for over 3 hours to get maximum tanning results then rinsed it off in the shower, leaving me with this gorgeous golden glow as if I'd just been on an exotic holiday for two weeks.
Another thing I love about this brand is that it's not expensive at all... it's very affordable and the quality is amazing. I'm a big fan of cheep and cheerful items that do what they say on the tin and these products do just that. The tan, scrub and moisturiser are all £7.99 available to buy in Superdrug stores.
Check out the new products that Cocoa Brown have just released... I love how the brand is expanding and look forward to trying these new babies out :)
Have you tried anything from Cocoa Brown?