Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cocoa Tanner

Recently a friend of mine sent me a Pin in Pinterest about using cocoa powder to tan your skin.  Intrigued, I clicked on the pin only to be taken to a picture that had no additional information ..... intrigue turned to doubt.

When a pin takes you right to a picture then there is a good chance it won't work, but there is only one way to find out.

Cocoa Tanner

This is the information taken right from the pin; 
What to do:- 1-Get some cocoa powder 2tbps depending in how tan you want to be. (I used 2) 2-any moisturizer you have 3-a empty bottle 4-cotton buds, or anything that can help you apply the cream 5-mix it all together you should end up with a brown mix. Don't worry, it won't be that dark on your skin. Good for super light girls! Interesting

Interesting indeed original pinner. 

I grabbed the the cocoa powder and the only lotion I currently have and started to mix the two together.
Am I the only one who can no longer see or hear the words Nestle Toll House without hearing Phoebe Buffay say "Nestle Toulouse?"

 It didn't say how much moisturizer to use, so I just kept squirting some in until I had a good creamy mixture. Then using the cotton ball, I spread it all over my legs doing the best I could to get it even.

The Verdict:  NAILED IT!!!!!

Hmmmm, not quite as glamorous as the original picture.  Clearly my mixture was a lot thicker then it needed to be. I decided to add more lotion to the mixture until I had the consistency of lotion.  Apparently cocoa is a moisture killer because I ended up using 1/3 of the bottle of lotion.  Just for good measure, I re-shaved my legs and buffed them with my body scrub.  After all that prep I was ready to try again....

 Fortunately, it washed right off. 

1 comment:

  1. Good to know I thought about trying this too. Thanks for being the diy guinea pig ;)