I hope you are all well, I have something really exciting to share with you all today. I have been waiting for the day I could do this review for a long time. I am delighted to share with you my thoughts on Cocoa Brown Tan by Marissa Carter. If you know me well, you know that Tan is not something I tend to get excited about too easily. BUT when I heard the amazing and inspirational, award winning beauty specialist, Marissa was releasing her own false tan, I knew almost immediately it would be something that I just HAD to try. Marissa Carter is the proud owner of Carter Beauty in Blackrock. You may have read my post about how Marissa without knowing it, set the wheels in motion to change my life by offering me a course of IPL Hair Reduction Treatment. If you haven't already read my story, you can check it out here.
The little snippets of information to tease us all that Marissa released on Twitter, had me lusting after this, way before it's release. I loved the sound of everything about it. When she tweeted a picture of the packaging in all it pink and girlie glory... it was love. So when I finally got my hands on this little beauty, I was nothing short of ecstatic!
In a market that's flooded by 'false tan' brands it can be expensive to try and find 'The One'. What makes Cocoa Brown special is the fact that unlike normal false tans, where you have to wait up to 8 hours for development, this 1 hour tan contains accelerating ingredients, which carry the tan into the skin and help speed up the development time. So, in short, you can leave it on for 1 hour, or up to 3 for a more intense colour. 'What about smell?!' I hear you ask... Well CB Tan was formulated with vegetable derived DHA, instead of synthetic DHA (that's the thing that causes that biscuit smell you often get when applying false tan).
On to application, the tan itself is a beautiful thick mousse, it's coloured, so it allows you to see exactly how much you've put where. I used a tanning mitt, and it took three generous pumps to fully cover both arms, my chest, neck and the back of my neck, now call me crazy but that in itself is pretty epic! The first thing I noticed was the beautiful fresh scent, which is Tahitian Gardenia. Fancy and exotic!
The above picture is after 3 hours of development time, now I am by no means a false tan application expert so you'll have to excuse the poor application around the fingers and hands. My thoughts? I have to admit it to you ladies... I'm in love. So much so, that Ms. Lazy Bones here is planning to integrate tanning into my beauty regime. Shocked? Not as much as I am. Marissa and her wonder tan have totally converted me.
I am so happy for Marissa. All the hard work she put into this incredible product has truly paid off and she has created a beautiful, natural, bronze can of perfection here. I can only wish you every success in the world Marissa, you deserve every bit of it!
You can find Cocoa Brown Tan Online:
Facebook: Cocoa Brown - http://www.facebook.com/#!/cocoabrowntan?fref=ts
Or: you can book into Carter Beauty for a spray tan with CB Tan on 01 2103624
Cocoa Brown Tan retails at €8 or if you feel like treating yourself, you can book into Cater Beauty for a spray tan for €20 at the above mentioned number.
That's it for now ladies,
I hope you enjoyed!
If you are looking for a tan for the festive season,
look no further than Cocoa Brown Tan by Marissa Carter.
What are your thoughts?
As always, let me know below.
Until next time