Beauty Reviews, Body Moisturisers, Bodycare, Uncategorized

Cocoa Brown Tan’s First Birthday!

Myself and the lovely Chloe from Nursefancypants blog, and my cool Cocoa Brown Manicure :-)
Myself and the lovely Chloe from Nursefancypants blog, and my cool Cocoa Brown Manicure ūüôā

Last week, I was invited, along with some other beauty bloggers, to the Cocoa Brown Tan¬†First Birthday Celebrations held by Cocoa Brown creator Marissa Carter in the¬†stunning¬†Residence Members Club in St. Stephen’s Green.¬† There were also some well known faces in attendance such as Rosanna Davidson, Siobhan O’Connor and Amanda Brunker to name but a few.

The stunning Rosanna Davidson
The stunning Rosanna Davidson

There was a fab nail station from iNailz where we all had Cocoa Brown Manicures while we sipped on pink cocktails and munched on the absolutely amazing cakepops from Cakefield Avenue  There was also a gorgeously girly candy station from Sugar & Spice



Marissa, who has just won the IMAGE Magazine Start-Up of The Year 2013 Award, looked stunning on the night and she gave a little speech to thank everyone for their support and said that she was delighted with the success of Cocoa Brown and had big plans for 2014 including heading to Hollywood to be the offical tan of The Oscars, how amazing is that?!  And all that success in the space of a year which is pretty astounding and very admirable it has to be said.

Cocoa Brown Creator, Marissa Carter
Cocoa Brown Creator, Marissa Carter

Selling at all the major retailers including Boots, Tesco, Superdrug and now even on Aer Lingus flights, Cocoa Brown has been¬†the Irish success story of the year.¬† Everyone and their mother has heard of Cocoa Brown Tan now at this stage and if you haven’t tried it yet you really should, it’s fantastic and so reasonable at just¬†‚ā¨7 a bottle!¬† Adding to the Cocoa Brown family of products has been the new Tough Stuff scrub which now comes in a handy tube and takes every last bit of your false tan off, I did a review here.¬† As well as Chocolate Whip oil free body moisturiser which moisturises while prolonging your tan.¬† You can also get a little gift pack just in time for Christmas which includes the 1hr Tan, Tough Stuff and Chocolate Whip.

Amazing Chocolate Biscuit cake from Cakefield Avenue
Amazing Chocolate Biscuit cake from Cakefield Avenue

We all got a little 100ml travel sized bottle of Cocoa Brown Tan which is the only tanning product being sold on all Aer Lingus flights, so no excuses for pasty skin on your hols!

image009In all, it was a great night and it was so nice to be invited to celebrate with Cocoa Brown tan and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings for this amazing tanning brand ūüôā

Beauty Reviews, Fake Tans, General Makeup, Reviews, Uncategorized

Cocoa Brown – Tough Stuff Review

I couldn’t live without my fake tan but it’s such a pain to get it off sometimes, especially in areas where skin is hard.¬† But fear not, Cocoa Brown have just released “Tough Stuff ” which is a no nonsense scrub for removing stubborn false tan from tough, hard skin areas such as hands, feet, knees and elbows.¬† This is new to the range of Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter products which includes their hugely popular fake tan that I also reviewed here.

Tough Stuff Scrub by Cocoa Brown
Tough Stuff Scrub by Cocoa Brown

You can also use it to exfoliate these areas in preparation for tan application so your skin will be silky smooth and the tan will just glide on.¬† I decided to put it to the test myself!¬† I had week old fake tan gathering on my elbows and despite scrubbing with my regular scrub and a pair of exfoliating gloves, I just couldn’t shift it all.¬† So, before my shower I used it on my dry skin and gave it a good scrub.¬† The consistancy is really grainy and the colour is bright pink!¬† It also smells quite pleasant.

Close up Consistancy
Close up Consistancy

Well, I’ll say no more ‘cos these pictures speak for themselves:

Top, Before: Manky fake tan ridden elbows Bottom, After: Smooth as a baby's bum!
Top, Before: Manky fake tan ridden elbows
Bottom, After: Smooth as a baby’s bum!

Pretty gross I know, (I blame “planking” at bootcamp!) but it did the job and got rid of every last bit of dry fake tanned skin so I’m very impressed.¬† This sample was sent to me to try but I will be repurchasing myself as it’s an absolute must if you wear fake tan and certainly lives up to it’s name!

The sachets are great but it would be even better if they brought this out in a container with a pump dispenser or in a tub as it would be less messy and slightly easier to use in the shower.¬† Despite that it’s a great product and I’d highly recommend it to all you fake tan lovers.

You can get this in most chemists and at Pennys (Primark) or Boots and also on the Feel Unique website for anyone in the UK and it costs ‚ā¨2.99

What do you think of this?  Will you give it a try?