As you all know I went to the amazing Cocoa Brown AW15 launch in the Shelbourne Hotel on Wednesday night. I could not wait to go as I had missed a couple while I was away in Australia. For anyone who knows me, you know I have a slight addiction πŸ˜‰ to CB. Cocoa Brown is my GO TO! It just works for me. It doesn’t work for some people and thats fine but for me it’s the best in the fake tan business.

The event was incredible like I thought it would be. We got personalised cake pops, a gorgeous three course dinner and the secret goodie bag which we could reveal to you. Here are some photos from the night below. My dress was from Manilla Boutique in Malahide, shoes from Penneys and hair was done by Shauna Spain Hair.

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So back to the products. As you can see below the products are……

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Instant Tan Bronzing Gels

Cocoa Brown Double Sided Tanning Mitt

Cocoa Brown New Improved Colour Lovely Legs


I have been trying out these products over the last few days to give you my opinion on them for their release today.

The Instant Tan Bronzing Gels – MATTE & SHIMMER

The gels are instant wash off gels so perfect for last minute tanning emergencies. They are suitable for putting on your face and smell beautiful having Cocoa Brown’s Tahitian Gardenia signature scent inside both products. I actually popped on the Matte version of this on the other day with no makeup and instantly felt better. It dries on the skin straight away so there is no waiting around for your tan to dry. You can put your clothes on afterwards which is so handy.

This tan to me is perfect. Here is a photo of the texture of the Matte for you to see what it looks like before rubbing it into the legs and a photo of it rubbed in.





I adore the mousse so much but I feel like this may be my new staple product.Β The matte gives you that deep bronzed look and the shimmer has light reflecting minerals in it to give you that perfect glow. I used Matte on my whole body and shimmer on my legs so having both is a great idea.

What I loved most about this new Cocoa Brown product was that it GLIDED on my skin. It literally took me 5mins to look tanned. There was no mess and I instantly felt good. The colour of the gels is another reason I fell in love. The colour is the perfect shade of tan. Here is a photo of the Shimmer up close. It is REALLY shimmery πŸ˜‰ so if you like your shimmer then you need it.


This is a photo of it after it has been applied to both legs.


Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gel will retail at €6.99 and will be available in Cocoa Brown stockists from next week.

Marissa gave us some TIPS of how to apply the gels

Add a small bit of the Matte bronzing Gel to your foundation for a bronzed makeup look

Use the Shimmer to highlight on the cheekbones, front of your legs and shoulders for that instant radiant look

Use a contouring brush to apply the bronzing gel to contour your face. This can give you that instant contour with tan

Lovely Legs – New Improved Colour & Double Sided Mitt


WOW!! The difference in this one and the one previous. The new colour is so much better. It’s more tanned and not as orange as the other one. It like the gels glide on. I used my double sided tanning mitt to apply this. The mitt is so handy. I can use the Lovely Legs on one side and the Bronzing Gels on the other. PERFECT!

The new lovely legs formula has definitely got my seal of approval. With the Lovely Legs, I find it gives great coverage to the skin so if your conscious of your legs looking ‘bare’ then this is the product for you. There is a photo below of me testing it out to show you the new fabulous colour. It’s kind of like makeup for your legs really πŸ˜€


Thank you so much to Marissa and the Cocoa Brown team for such an enjoyable night. I really enjoyed it and love my personalisd tanning mitt. I never get anything with my name on it so it was such a treat. So let me know what you think when you get your hands on the product. Do you love it as much as me???

Ohh AND Penneys are now stocking the Instant Tan Bronzing Gels so let me know how you all get on.

Happy Tanning πŸ˜‰

Love Aoibhe xxx


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