Chocolate Whip On My Tan Lines

Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Review

Hi Kind Friends! Hola Amables Amigos! Today I’m talking to you about two fun products from the company Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter, the Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturizer and the Tough Stuff No Nonsesne 3 in 1 Body Scrub (both c/o).

You guys know me, I’m not a tanner. But there are times when I want to warm up my complexion or add a natural glow to my look (especially when I am wearing dresses). This is where the Chocolate Whip comes in.

Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Review  from Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

Chocolate Whip is a subtle brown lotion meant to be a tan extender that also helps ensure an even fade of your tan. If you don’t have a tan, it adds a subtle warm glow. Don’t let the dark color concern you, it’s subtle enough that people will think you look different but can’t explain why. It was incredibly hard to photograph so you’ll have to take my word for it. My favorite thing about this product is that it doesn’t have shimmer in it, making it a more believable color.

I don’t wear the Chocolate Whip everyday, rather only when I’m showing a lot of leg or more of my décolleté than usual. I’d also like to note it takes a few minutes to develop on the skin (to see the color) but it’s dry to the touch very quickly so you don’t have to wait to put on your clothes.

The Tough Stuff body scrub really is tough stuff! I wouldn’t recommend it for regular use but it is perfect if you are prepping for a tan. I currently use it on tougher areas of my body like my feet or on my body in general if I’ve noticed I’ve forgotten to exfoliate all month. Both the Tough Stuff and the Chocolate Whip have a pleasant but not overwhelming scent.

That is my Chocolate Whip review and my thoughts on the Tough Stuff exfoliator from Cocoa Brown. You can find Cocoa Brown in Ireland in dozens of stores (it’s very popular) and they just launched in the USA in Ricky’s NYC stores (over 30 stores up and down the east coast) or online on

How often do you tan? Is it part of your regular beauty routine?

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The Mascara Diaries: Pixi Lash Booster Mascara Review

pixi lash boosting mascara review and demo

Hi Kind Friends! Today I have for you a mascara review for The Mascara Diaries series. I know I know, it’s been too long! I’m sorry about that. Check out this mascara review video playlist if you are looking for a new mascara this month.

Here I am reviewing for you a natural and cruelty-free mascara from the brand Pixi called the Lash Booster Mascara. Up until I looked up the price online for this post I kept calling it Boosting instead of Booster, oops!

Here is my video review where you can see me applying the mascara:

Photos of wand and packaging:

Is the pixi lash boosting mascara worth the price?

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This mascara is $15 and available online or at Target locations. It reminds me of the drugstore mascaras Maybelline Full N’ Soft and the Revlon Growluscious. Neither of those brands are natural or cruelty-free but I remember feeling similarly about them a few years ago before I had made the switch to non animal tested products.

The Pixi Lash Booster Mascara gives a good amount of volume and fullness to my lashes but doesn’t add any length. The website says that it does but I didn’t notice that effect. There was no flaking throughout the day and it was actually difficult to take off, despite not being waterproof. Usually I use a cotton ball dipped in coconut oil and rub it gently over my eye area to take off eye makeup. I did that and the next morning I noticed there was still some stickiness to my lashes. The next night I took off the mascara with extra virgin olive oil instead and that did the trick.

Overall this feels like a great mascara that I’m going to love for ages.

I hope you found this review helpful!

What is your current mascara routine? I’d love to know what I should try next!

*No skin or makeup editing in this post – only slight brightness/contrast tweak. Let’s be less critical of ourselves and set realistic expectations.*

Saturday Link Love


Hi Kind Friends, today is Saturday Link Love day! Once a week I recommend my favorite posts, videos, etc. from around the world in hopes that you’ll find them interesting or helpful as well. Come back every week for more posts and recommendations.

What did you find interesting this past week? Share it with me in the comments!

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