|Press Samples. All opinions are my own.|
When I was young, I really wanted a tan, but I would always burn and then peel. I would occasionally try a self-tanner, but would be disappointed with the orange glow, and hated that fake tan scent. Resolved then to stay pasty forever, I had totally accepted and began to love my translucent self. When I first started getting offers to try tanning products for the blog, I was reluctant to try them, being Pale and Proud. I'm glad I relented, though, because I've found some really great, natural-looking, nice-smelling products to let me change up my look anytime I feel like having a little shimmer or glow!
The two products I tried recently from Cocoa Brown Tan are so easy to use, so glowy, and so nice and subtle. They're like my skin, but better.
For a little more shimmer, I love the Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess dry body oil. You can use this by itself or over another tanning product for a sheen of golden glow. It's an oil, so it takes a little longer to dry down, but it feels really nice on the skin. It's not greasy, but it does have more of a shine to it.
Both legs looked similar in the amount of tan - both very subtle and natural. The Golden Goddess leg had more noticeable shine, and looked glossier from the oil. My husband preferred that look to the more satin finish of the Bronzing Gel. I did the best job I could getting the pictures, but it really did look better in person.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on their website. They're also being carried at Ricky's NYC, where Golden Goddess currently retails for $20, and both the shimmer and matte versions of the Instant Tan Bronzing Gel are $9.99.