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Why is a Thursday night the best night of the week? Fake Tan Thursday's of course. If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that I am partial to a coat (or two, or three) of fake tan. Normally I've been a bit of a higher end snob when it comes to fake tan, however if you have seen my Instagram and Twitter (@RayWhoisShe on both - get following hint hint), you will know that over the last few weeks I have been nothing short of singing the praises of Cocoa Browns 1 Hour Tan Mousse, which is a budget friendly tan. When it comes to nights out I prefer using darker than dark tans as I'm lazy and can't be bothered with two coats of tan.

I don't know if it's just me but my legs need that extra coat of tan for nights out, as the one coat of any tan looks practically non-existent. If I want to have a natural looking lighter tan (or the pre coat of tan before darker than dark tans), I will reach for this - it's a no brainer. Unlike other lighter tans which I have used Cocoa Brown's tan I would say is aimed at the fake tan novice. The mousse itself has a good guide colour so you can see exactly where you have (and haven't) applied tan. I normally use a tanning mitt and have the mentality that if you think you've missed a spot, go back over it. With the tan being a mousse I find it very very hard to get streaks, it's basically foolproof.

Another major advantage of this tan, is that fact that with it being a mousse it literally dries within seconds. No having to do the fake tan dance around the bathroom (please tell me I'm not the only one who does this). Personally I always apply my tan an hour or so before bed and sleep in it, so I know it's fully developed. However with the 1 Hour Tan Mousse, it's claimed that you can wash this off after an hour, although if I'm honest I normally don't see any development with this tan until the 2-3 hour mark. In the pictures above I've left this on for if I can recall either five or six hours and as you can see the tan is pretty natural and not dark. Previously I have left this on for three hours (or a little bit over) and the overall colour is slightly lighter, but there isn't much difference.

Again if your legs struggle with fake tan, I would suggest that you leave this on your legs for longer to get a good colour. Cocoa Brown's tan normally last a good 4-5 days before I start to see it fading around my wrists, however what sets this tan apart from other brands is the fact that it doesn't go patchy on me and fades gradually and evenly. For less than £8 a bottle of this can last a good 2-3 months, and I couldn't recommend it enough (I'm onto my fourth bottle). Now as it's Fake Tan Thursday and I'm out on Saturday night, I'm off to give my legs the first coat of tan. Are you a fan of the Cocoa Brown range? What should I try next from the range?