Hope everyone's week has been good so far. I have been so bogged down with college work lately as my finals start Saturday week. Seriously trying not to panic as that will get me no where, so, deep breaths and we'll plough on through :)
Anyway, Iv been dying to tell you all about my weekend in Dublin meeting the fabulous Marissa Carter, creator of Cocoa Brown tan :)
About 3 weeks I received a twitter direct mail from Marissa herself saying that she saw my blog review on Cocoa Brown and would love to have me for lunch in the amazing Shelbourne 5 star hotel. I was so excited and delighted & of course I said yes! :) I patiently waited for my trip up to meet the bronzed beauty and received my offical invite early last week.
Here's a peak at it...
So Friday gone, myself and John drove up to Dublin as we decided to make a weekend of it :) That night we met a few friends for dinner and drinks and made it back to the hotel early as I had some serious tanning to do ;)
Saturday morning I woke up early to glam myself up. I was soooo excited but nervous too, in a good way :) Lunch staretd at 12.30 where Marissa greeted us (myself and a few other bloggers from Dublin) at the door. The room was decorated fabulously and in my sight were some gorgeous Cocoa Brown goodie bags.
The menu was absolutley top class and the food was delicious! Here's a look at our special Cocoa Brown menu :)
Throughout the meal, myself and the other bloggers got to know a little bit about eachother and our work. Marssia was also telling us everything there was to know about her new brand and was such a nice woman to talk to! :)
Dessert was served.... How cute? :)
Marissa loved all of our blogs and wanted us to demo her new Night&Day tan which was pulled from the production line especially for us on our lunch day :) The offical launch of this product is in 2 weeks time along with a few other fab products :) As a lot of you saw on Facebook last night, I applied the Night&Day tan for the first time so this is why I waited to blog as I wanted to have a full review for you guys.
So the difference between the original Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan and this new Night&Day tan is that this one is more instant. So much like your Sally hansen or Rimmel, this tan is instant tan that does not need washing off after you apply it straight away. It comes out very dark originally and dries instantly. The trick with this tan is that Marissa wanted to target both audiences who love a dark and light tan. After this tan is washed off the next day, nearly 70% of the main colour washes off so you are left with just a very light hint of tan pigment on your skin. So no scrubbing off for days.
So for exapmle, If you love a really dark instant tan and you were heading out on a Saturday night, pop this on beofre you head out and then your clothes and you're good to go! The next day is when you shower. If you have pale skin and find the original 1 hour tan too dark for you after its development, pop this colour on on a friday night, sleep in it, and on Saturday morning when you shower you will be left with a very light and natural glow :) So it's the best of both worlds! Personally, I love my tan dark. So I will continue to use the 1 hour development tan for when I am hitting the town but for during the week when I just want a hint of a glow and to get rid of the pale look, Night&Day will be my new best friend :) So there you have it. Smiles all round'. Pick up a bottle when its out guys and try it for yourself :)
To celebrate Cocoa Brown's launch in Penney's, Marissa kindly treated us all to a €50 Penney's voucher which I cannot wait to use :) Shopping haul soon ;) I'll take a sneaky study break.
Here is what I wore on the day...
Print Trousers- Zara (they always have the nicest pairs)
Tank top- H&M
Sleeveless Cardi- Penney's
Gold Chain- Penney's
Tan bag & shoes- Penney's.
Here is a snap of Marissa and I...
Thank you so much for such for the invite, for the amazing weekend and a fabulous experience I will never forget! :) xx
I was also invited to the launch of Salon Hair and Beauty Supplies Shop, Kinsale road on Sunday :) The owner Ciara has kindly offered me a set of Gellish for a few months, compliemts of the shop in order to show you guys the fab results of Gellish! (Another version of Shellac polish) :) I wore gels and acrylics for years and my nails were in bits! So tiny and damaged. I am now wearing Gellish to rebuild my natural nails and I have seen such an improvement already. They finally have a bit of length and strength! I will be continuing with gellish for another few months and I will be doing regular blog posts on my nail development and the fab colours I will be getting each month :) Check out the amazing selction of Gellish colours here and look for your nearest salon that practice it. Eventhough it is very similar to Shellac, Gellish have a much larger range and variety of colours especially brights and neons. The colours are just devine!
I hope you all enjoyed my insight to the Cocoa Brown lunch date guys :)