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Brand Spotlight: Cocoa Brown

For this month’s brand spotlight, I decided to focus on a brand that almost everyone has heard of and one that I absolutely love. Cocoa Brown! Cocoa Brown have a considerable amount of products in their range, so I thought I would pick out a few of my favourites to feature in my brand spotlight series. 1 hour tan I suppose I should start with the obvious one. Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan is the original product from Marissa Carter. Originally launched in November 2012, Cocoa Brown now sells at a rate of 3 bottles a minute! No matter what line of business you’re in, that is seriously impressive. Before I…

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Cocoa Brown Tanning wipes

As a beauty lover, it pains me to admit, that when it comes to developing tan, I am an absolute disaster. No matter how careful I am, I always make an absolute mess of it. It is either patchy, too dark, streaky and don’t even get me started on the hands! I know I have a tendency to over exaggerate in my life, but trust me, I don’t get on well with developing tan. This probably explains why I go through bottles and bottle of the Cocoa brown tanning gels!!! Early last summer, Marissa Carter announced, that due to popular demand, she was bringing out the much loved Cocoa brown tan…

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2016 budget favourites

What a year 2016 was! For so many, 2016 will be chalked down as one to forget. It was the year that saw a multitude of celebrity deaths. World politics went a little of track and there seemed like there was a lot of personal heartache on my timeline.  However, for me, 2016 was one of the best yet. As 2016 was the year I became a mammy! I am sure you’ve heard it again and again, but there really is nothing that can prepare you for the love you feel for a tiny human. Even the sleepless nights are manageable, as you’re getting up to feed the tiny person you made and love!…


Cocoa Brown Kind Shampoo and Conditioner

When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I am very picky about what I use on my hair. As far as I am concerned, your hair is your crowing glory, so you need to be kind to it and use products that aren’t going to strip it of it’s own natural goodness. Normally I tend to buy salon based products to use on my hair, but every so often I come across an affordable alternative that does everything you want it to do and more, to have your locks looking their very best without breaking the bank. The past few weeks has seen the roll out of a new branch…

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Beauty products for pregnancy and beyond

Knowing what products you can and can’t use during pregnancy is a complete minefield. There are so many conflicting reports out there, that it is actually hard to find out what exactly you can and can’t use. I personally haven’t been OTT about watching what I used but as a rule of thumb, I went for as many paraben and sulphate free products as possible, while avoiding Salicylic acid, retinol, vitamin a, glycolic acid, hair removal products  and developing tans. While there is science behind avoiding the likes of the Salicylic acid, retinonals and vitamin a, the tanning products are up for debate as to whether you can use them or not…


Win some Cocoa Brown goodies

To celebrate The Beautiful Truth’s second birthday, the very kind ladies over at Cocoa Brown have given us a fab goodies to give away to one lucky winner. I am a massive fan of Cocoa Brown and in particular the two new tan releases. The shimmer and matte instant tans are unbelievable!!! I will have a full review coming soon, but honestly they give the most beautiful instant finish, that is splash resistant and doesn’t transfer to clothes. (I haven’t tried white clothes yet). It is hard to pick between the shimmer and the matte because I genuinely love them both. They are rolling out in stores this week, so keep…

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Stocking Filler gift guide

Every year when I ask my sister what does she want for Christmas, she always says “Little Bits. These are probably two of the worst words I can hear, because it means endless hours of trawling through the shops and websites looking for “little bits” to surprise her with on Christmas morning. This year I’ve decided to put together some of my top picks to help others in my position. Stuck for stocking fillers and “little bits”? Then look no further than The Beautiful Truth’s Stocking filler gift guide. NYX Smokey look kit Over the last few weeks I have been thoroughly enjoying the bronze smokey look kit from NYX.…


Win a Cocoa Brown hamper with The Beautiful Truth

To celebrate The Beautiful Truth’s first birthday, the very kind ladies over at Cocoa Brown have given us a fab hamper to give away to one lucky winner. For those of you that have been living in a cave for the past 18 month’s Cocoa Brown is an absolutely massive Irish fake Tanning company, which was founded by the gorgeous Marissa Carter. Cocoa Brown is the number one selling tan in Ireland and the UK and it is not hard to see why. Cocoa Brown have you covered for every eventuality. Their first product was the 1 hour tan, like as the name suggests develops a lovely natural tan within and…


Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff review

Cocoa Brown Tough stuff is a recent enough edition to the ever growing Cocoa Brown tan range, which was started by Marissa Carter, an absolute power house of a business woman. I am a massive fan of Marissa, not only is she a brilliant business woman, but how she treats customers and bloggers has to be seen to be believed. She is some woman.  Marissa is a massive inspiration and a great role model for women in business.  It is hard enough to start a business in the middle of a recession, but to make the success of it that Marissa has, has to be admired and lauded She is…