Thursday, 12 February 2015

*Cocoa Brown Gift Set - A Valentine's Suggestion.

Hello everyone. So as I have suggested by the title today's post is a valentine's suggestion of what you may want from your partner. If you love fake tan, this post may be right up your street. Founder of the multi-award winning tanning range, Cocoa Brown and beauty expect, Marissa Carter have put together 3 simple tips to help you create flawlessly bronzed skin this Valentines Day.

Here are all the items that you need to be flawlessly bronzed this Valentines Day.

Step 1 - When it comes to tanning, preparation is key. The first step you need to do is remove rough, dry, flaky skin and any uneven bumps (also known as keratin plugs) on the skin by exfoliating using *Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff Body Scrub which is only £5.99. Start at your toes and work your way towards your heart to get your blood flowing and increase your circulation which brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, making it more healthy and radiant. This is my first time of using *Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff Body Scrub but because it contains finely ground pumice, it does a far better job of exfoliating your skin than your typical apricot or walnut kernel body scrubs. Don't be fooled by the pretty pink colour of the tube or scrub because this body scrub means business and it leaves your skin feeling smoother than it ever has. Pay particular attention to areas such as your hands, feet, elbows and knees which can be particularly prone to dryness. Also this scrub smells incredible and it is just so good. I would highly recommend it. 

Step 2 - Now that your body is exfoliated, your skin will be at it's most absorbent and will drink up any moisturiser your put on. The award winning body moisturiser *Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser is the one you need and it's only £5.99! It hydrates and plumps skin so that it appears luminous and radiant and helps prepare skin for Cocoa Brown Tan. Now I actually did a review of this product so if you would like to know more then you can read my review about it here. 

Step 3 - You are now ready to apply your *Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Dark which is £7.99. This is my first time of using this particular tan as I have used the *Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze Tan in the past which I did a review of here. However I really enjoyed using this tan. I applied this tan using the *Cocoa Brown Tanning Mitt (which is £2.99) and I swept the product back and fourth to ensure a streak-free result. 1 Hour Tan Dark is a brown mousse formulation so you can see where you are applying it which I find super useful and the best part? It's fast drying too! It doesn't have the fake tan biscuit smell but has the scent of the beautiful floral Tahitian Gardenia scent and leaves deeply bronzed skin without the risk of an orange tint . You can leave it to develop for 1,2 or even 3 hours, depending on how dark you'd like your skin to look. 

Once you have rinsed your 1 hour Tan Dark, you can then add an additional layer of the Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil-Free moisturiser every day to lock in moisture and extend the life of your Cocoa Brown glow. Of course, Chocolate Whip has the added benefit of making you smell irresistible for that special someone too, making it along with the scented Tough Stuff Body Scrub and 1 Hour Tan Dark, A Valentines Day beauty essential! 

I hope you've enjoyed this post! Have you tried anything from Cocoa Brown before?

*DISCLAIMER: These products were sent for review purposes only, all views and opinions are 100% honest and are my own. 


  1. Great post!

    Looks like a lovely colour xx

  2. Alice Brocklebank16 February 2015 at 11:19

    I love fake tan and I've been loyal to Xen Tan for years, but it's definitely time for a change and this range looks amazing! The quick, 1 hour formula is just what I need!

    Alice from Alice Grace Beauty


  3. This is my new go to fake tan, it's so so good & so affordable! I use the mousse and find the finish is so natural and it doesn't streak at all!

    Jasmine xxx

  4. I've never tried Xen Tan! I don't really fake tan as much in Winter but in summer I do it a little more! It is a lovely range! Definitely! x

  5. I totally agree! Wouldn't be without it! Me too! xxx