Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan: Perfect For Pale Irish Skins



Hey Everyone, 
I think its well known by now that I am not the biggest fan of fake tan... mainly because I think a lot of girls over do it however I may have just been converted!
Ok I've definitely been converted, and its because of Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan by Marissa Carter. I realise I'm a bit late to the game with this one, but like I said I wasn't a fan of fake tan. I've tried many in the past normally resulting in a streaky, smelly, way to dark for my skin tone mess (not to mention the suffering of my poor sensitive skin). Now though I can join the rest of you (the one's that don't look like Umpa Lumpa's anyway) in looking sunkissed and bronzed!
"In just 1 hour this revolutionary, speedy self tan develops into a rich cocoa brown colour.
Expertly formulated to be long-lasting and fade evenly.
Accelerating ingredients means the tan only needs to be left on the skin for 1 hour and can be rinsed off after that.
If you prefer a deeper tan you can leave the mousse on your skin for up to three hours and then rinse.
You will find this tan easy to apply, fast drying and non-sticky.
We recommend that you apply with a tanning mitt."
Before/Applying/Just After Rinsing (this picture does not do it justice!)
I applied the tan with the CB tanning mitt, and it was so simple. I could see where the tan was which meant no streaks (Hurray!). It also dried so quickly that by the time I had put the cap back on the tan I could sit down without worrying about turning my sofa brown. Being my pale self I thought an hour was definitely enough time so I rinsed and wow I already saw a pretty sun-kissed look. I was delighted, never before had a tan looked so natural on me. I then went to bed and by the next morning I noticed that it had developed more, but only to a more subtle bronzed look nothing overpowering. I really cannot rave about this product enough! 
...I can't wait for the summer no more pastey Irish girl! 

Have you tried Cocoa Brown? 

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23 comments:

  1. Great post and good legs whit woo!

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    1. Haha this made me giggle thanks! :) x

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  2. I haven't tried mine yet - still plucking up the courage - great review! xx

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  3. I definitely need to pick this up and give it a go! I'm the same Hannah, I steer clear of fake tan too and any time I've dabbled, it's been a streaky horrible mess, this looks lovely and natural

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    1. You should its actually so fab, Can't believe I didn't try it before now!
      Its gonna be the first summer ever that I have a tan lol! :) x

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  4. I'm useless with fake tan - my skin seems to hate it and I can never get an even coverage! I might try this on my super white skin though - it looks great on you!

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    1. I'm very pale too and this is great! Hope you like it! :) x

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  5. scrap that - I would buy it if I could find a UK stockist :(

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    1. I will find out for you and let you know! :) x

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    2. Marissa tweeted last night saying that it will be available in the UK at the end of the month! :) x

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  6. I am so scared of fake tanning. I used to do it when I was younger (in my mid-teens) and fake tanning was crap back then, so now I'm very hesitant to try it again -- but this does look impressive!

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    1. If your a bit scared this is definitely the 1 for you! The fact that you can wash it off after an hour puts you in control! :) x

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  7. Oh wow this sounds so promising! I'm not Irish, but I am porcelain pale and struggle to find tans that work for me! Great review xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I'm also very pale and this looked really natural unlike any other tan I've tried so if your the same i think its definiately worth trying the summers not long coming now lol! :) x

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  8. Oh this sounds so so awesome - no streaks = amazing! I have never heard of this brand, not sure if its available in Canada but I am interested in it! Funny I read this today cause I actually am trying out a self tanner today too, and usually I am not a fan of them but I do think I really like this! It's called "fake bake flawless"!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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    1. It is awesome for sure! Oh never heard of that was it good?
      I think Marissa said on twitter that it was gonna be available in the US soon but haven't heard anything about Canada sorry but its amazing so I'm sure you'll be able to get your hands on it soon! :) x

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  9. Ive tried this, it is amazing, its my 'go to' tan now! Dries so quickly!

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    xxx

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    1. Yes love that it dries so quick! So much better than having to stand like a statue for ages! :) x

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  10. Love this tan, I found it so hard to get it to come up on camera too!! I was prancing around the house with my camera trying to find the right lighting!!

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    1. Lol I spent ages trying to get a good shot of it too but coudn't that was the best it would show up in my crap lighting! :) x

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  11. This looks fab! I'm pale too so tend to only use tinted moisturisers, may have to give this a go since it doesn't look too scary lol
    Kirsty x

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    1. not scary at all... fab! let me no if you try it! :) x

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