Cocoa Brown Fake Tan - The Best Fake Tan EVER?


Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered where your tan went? I feel like in the winter this happens to almost every girl, and I'm no exception.

Especially in the winter months, I long for the summer glow (which I'm pretty sure I don't even have in the summer haha). I've never really found that holy grail fake tan, the one that I find myself drawn towards and wanting to use non stop, the was until I was contacted by Cocoa Brown (they sent me the products pictured above - but only for consideration).

I think it's important to note two amazing points about this tan. The first is that it is a brown based tan, there is no hint of orange to it which means you get a much more natural looking tan. Secondly, it doesn't have that biscuit fake tan smell, it has a gorgeous fruity scent which is described as 'Tahitian Gardenia'.

When applying this tan, I will recommend that you use the mit and start rubbing it in immediately. The reason I suggest this is because it is quite a fast drying tan, which is a nice thing as you're not stood around flapping your arms and legs so you can sit down. Also, as this product is a mousse it means that you don't have to worry about it dripping or spilling.

As always, with any fake tan, it is best to wash and exfoliate your skin before applying this tan, that way you ensure an even layer with no streaks, this also increases the longevity of the tan.

Cocoa Brown say that the tan should last 7-10 days, but it definitely lasts around 14 days on myself which is a bonus because sometimes you I just can't be bothered to keep applying fake tan every couple of days.

Overall, I am completely obsessed with this tan, and would definitely recommend it despite being sent it. Especially as it costs £7.99 per can. This tan is available here (not affiliated).

Have you tried this fake tan? What are your thoughts?

xoxo
Laura




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Michael Todd Soniclear Facial Cleansing Brush | Review





There are an abundance of face brushes on the market, and I've tried a few to say the least varying from the lower end to the higher end. I've never really fallen in love with one, and kind of thought it was a bit of a hype.

Michael Todd contacted me and asked if I would like to try their Soniclear Skin Cleansing system, which is in essence a face brush.

I have to say, this is the first facial brush that I have been truly impressed with. The Clairsonic broke me out, and I became scared to use it as many had said that it caused broken blood vessels in the face (causing redness in the cheeks).

The Michael Todd Soniclear facial cleansing brush comes with two brush heads, a smaller one for the face and a larger one for the body, and the machine actually knows which brush head you have locked on so it can adjust the pressure of the brush. It uses sonic waves to help cleanse the skin, which can be adjusted according to your skin type, I like to use it on the sensitive skin setting.

It is a completely waterproof device, which is brilliant if you like to wash your face in the shower. It also has grips on the sides of the handle, which makes it easier to use.

Perhaps my most favourite aspect of this brush is the anti-microbial protection, which is explained as 'SONICLEAR combines LIFE's patent-pending organic antimicrobial technology with another EPA registered LIFE antimicrobial to render microbes unable to reproduce and interfere with their uptake of nutrients. Safe, effective and long lasting, the antimicrobial product protection in SONICLEAR doesn't wash out or wear off so the brushes stay cleaner, fresher for longer.' So basically, this brush head won't allow the build up of bacteria on it!!

LIFE

The above picture is from Michael Todd's website, which shows the difference that the anti-microbial protection can have.

It also comes with a charge stand, which is so handy as this doubles up as storage, and you can tell when the battery is full as it has three lights on it which once they are all lit, lets you know.

At £120 it is a bit pricey, however, I have got you a discount code that will get you 20% off! (You can thank me later), which will come off at the checkout using this link http://mtto.tv/2ZT

xoxo
Laura
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Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review



This foundation has been a long time coming for me, as an avid YouTube beauty vlogger and viewer, I've seen some of my American counterparts raving about this foundation for a while now. As per usual, us Brits have to sit and wait for it to finally be released in the UK (does anyone know why we have to wait longer?!). Once it was released I was straight out to buy it, any foundation that claims to be matte, full coverage and long lasting deserves a place in my collection.

The foundation I'm speaking typing of? Loreal Infallible 24h Matte foundation, duh!

There is no smell to this foundation, which is a huge plus for me, if something is going to sit on my face for most of the day I don't want to be reminded of it. The packaging is great for me too, as I have complete control over how much product I decide to use (which by the way, a little goes a long way!), and it has a screw on cap which means the foundation is securely locked inside.

Oh the formula, how I love thee. Once on the face it is such a lightweight foundation, it feels like I have nothing on, whilst providing full coverage so much so that you can even skip concealer, could we really ask for more?! No need, as it is also the first foundation that claims to be matte and actually is, powder doesn't change the appearance of this foundation it only helps with the longevity, I wore this for around 9 hours and it didn't budge - this was also through exercise. 

I don't think I would recommend this foundation to those of you with dry skin, as I believe that it would feel uncomfortable on the skin - however you would probably like the original Infallible foundation which slides off of oily skin after around 2 hours.

Overall, I am in love with this foundation. I would highly recommend it to those of you with combination/oily skin, and if you have pigmentation or acne that you would like to cover. I have got a first impressions video of this foundation, to watch that click here.

What are your thoughts on this foundation? Have you tried it?

xoxo
Laura
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