Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Gel

Cocoa Brown Instant GelsSo a couple of weeks ago I received a lovely pink parcel through the post. I had no idea it was coming so it was the perfect surprise when Cocoa Brown sent me these delightful products containing their new Instant Tan Bronzing Gels. I especially love the personalised velvet mitt.

Cocoa Brown Instant GelsI’ve been an avid fan for Cocoa Brown for well over a year now. They let me try their 1 hour tan last year and it became one of my favourite self tan brands. I’ve literally tried half a dozen Tan brands now and Cocoa Brown always comes on top for me. Their great value ranging £4-8, the packaging is cute and their iconic floral scent means no fake tan smell.

So these two items are the newest to their ever-growing range. An instant tanning gel that washes off. The bronzing gel comes in matte or shimmer. The matte is the base tan whereas the shimmer is more a top coat if you want an added sparkle to your tan. This is perfect for your legs and arms for the festive season. We may as well let our skin look radiance and sparkly as well as our outfits right?!

Cocoa Brown Instant GelsSo I tried the shimmer gel for nights out and to my surprise even with the odd spillage of drinks, there was no streaky marks or white spots. This is perfect when your out, no girl likes it when your tan smudges – which is typical with most wash off tans. The shimmer looks a lot sparkly when you squeeze it out, but on your skin its a nice subtle glow. It’s not too glittery its just the perfect coverage. I tested the matte gel on my mum for a recent event we went to. She never wears tan so obviously she was pretty sceptical what it would be like on her skin.

She washed it off the next day without any products and it still left a little glow. She described it as a faded tan from holiday. But if you want the tan completely off the next day, just use your typical shower gel or soap! It’s so easy.

Cocoa Brown Instant Gels

I have to also mention the double-sided velvet mitt! This is such a cute idea to have my name on, to be honest with you I haven’t used it yet simply because I don’t want to spoil it! It feels so soft and you can tell it’ll apply the tan like a dream, it’s so good that its double-sided too as most tanning mitts aren’t.

This tan is perfect for all your festive occassions this year – no excuse if you’re in a rush and you need a glow, this will be my go-to tan. Ps. my cat had to get in the photos, little photobomber.

Have you ever used Cocoa Brown?

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  1. 25 November 2015 / 3:03 pm

    will you post a before and after pic? 🙂

  2. Leah North
    25 November 2015 / 7:16 pm

    This sounds amazing, will have to get some!! x

  3. Sophie Baye
    26 November 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Aw how cute is your cat! Love the sound of the shimmer one ;’)

    • 26 November 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Haha little poser he is. Yeah its my fave out of the two!

  4. Gem Cook
    29 November 2015 / 1:54 am

    Really enjoyed reading this blog post, thank you for sharing xxx

  5. 1 December 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Ah sounds like the perfect fake tan! I love the sound of the glittery finish one, I need something like that for my christmas party! x

    Hannah x hannatalks

    • 1 December 2015 / 11:08 pm

      It really is! Yeah its gorgeous for your legs and arms, I totally agree! x

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