Sunday, 13 April 2014

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Dark Mousse Review

I love a good tan and I've been known to dabble with a fair few products in my time. Gradual tanning moisturisers, mousses, instant sprays and most recently a professional spray tan done! I love the confidence you gain with a tan, it makes you look healthier and of course I love the fact it makes me look slightly smaller!
Today is a product I had been so so excited to try out - it is the Cocoa Brown (by Marissa Carter) 1 Hour Tan Mousse(*)
Now although I am always chopping and changing what tanning products I use - from LW Tan to St. Moritz I have always gone for the sort of 'medium' shades. 
Where I have a fairly pale skin tone I've always been nervous about going the whole hog and getting the dark dark shades but after having a dark spray tan recently it's made me a little more confident with embracing my inner TOWIE.

I had heard alot of Cocoa Brown - lots of bloggers have raved about it, twitter is full of recommendations and I recently noticed it in my local Superdrug, so I was super excited to try it out!

Mousse's are my favourite type of tan to apply because well... I find them the easiest! Pump onto a mitt and away you go!
After just 2 or 3 pumps I had completely covered my leg (yes just the one - I wanted to capture the difference for you guys.... the things I do for this blog!)

"Easy to apply this first-of-a-kind formulation combines hi tech accelerating agents, which are activated upon contact with skin and speed up the tan’s absorption and development, to deliver a rich, cocoa brown tan."

The first thing I noticed about this stuff was the scent. There was not a hint of the classic 'biscuit' smell at all! There are lots of brands that say they don't have the smell but there is always a slight hint of it but with this - not at all!
Also, the colour of the mousse was so much lighter than I was expecting! Seeing as this is a dark, fast developing tan I honestly thought the product would be alot lot darker than it is!
So tanned up I pottered around my flat for the next hour or so - thankfully this stuff dried more or less instantly and isn't sticky in the slightest so there was no trouble with needing to get on with things!
Before I knew it is was time to wash it off! No shower gel or soap needed just rinse it off and the tan will continue to develop for up to 3 hours afterwards (crazy!)

A great tanning product with great results! I love the gorgeous golden shade this has left after just 1 hour!
 A fab product perfect for when you're in a rush and want a great tan quickly that's going to last for longer than 1 night! I can't quite believe that it's only £7.99 - what a bargain!

Have you girls tried this stuff out? I'm definitely more confident with going for darker shades now!

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  1. I haven't tried this particular fake tan before, but I am always up for finding new ones! :D Plus, this one looks absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for the review! ^_^

  2. I use the normal one, in fact i currently have it on now haha. Will certainly be picking this one up as well x

  3. I'm obsessed with tanning products at the moment and this one looks amazing. I'll be adding it to my list of fake tans to buy! xo

  4. Wow... no streaks or anything. Its so neat. I have the original one to try which I picked up from Primark but I might have to give this a go too for when I want a more glam look :-) xx

  5. This looks so good, I love that you can wash it off after 1 hour and not wander around with it on all day - that's the one thing that annoys me about my usual St Tropez! It looks like a great shade as well, I may have to give it a try. x

  6. Thanks so much for this review! I'm super pale and have been looking for something purse friendly and fuss free to knock away some of the whiteness. The results are gorgeous! :)

  7. This looks fab! :)

  8. This looks so good, no wonder it is so well loved :)

  9. Whoa, what?! That is amazing how quickly it worked! I'm currently using the Jergens Natural Glow daily moisturizer (because I'm very pale and hardly go outside *nursing school, sigh*)... Maybe I'll try this one for summer! Just started following you on GFC :)

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  10. I literally bought this product yesterday and was SO impressed with the results. Definitely my new favourite fake tanning product. Amazing. Love your blog btw!xx

  11. Wow - that looks really natural on you! I am pretty pale, but have a couple new products (and a mitt) coming in the mail to try out - the Vita Liberata Rapid tan, and the tanner from Arbonne. Hoping it gets rid of the pastiness as the weather is warming up here!


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