If your idea of bliss is being cocooned in chocolate, then the beauty world can deliver cocoa heaven - minus the calories.
Wallow in a syrup bubble bath, slather your skin in cocoa butter, and beautify with a lip-smacking choccie gloss without so much as putting on a pound.
There's no need to send your weighing scales into shock over Easter. Indulge in the dark stuff to your heart's content with choc-inspired beauty that pampers your skin rather than brings you out in a bout of spots!
Cocoa beans can be your friend, not foe, when it comes to a glowing complexion.
They have a fibrous coating that breaks down harmful free radicals and bestows antioxidant benefits - and the smell alone can trick your brain into releasing feel-good endorphins similar to a stint in the gym.
So there we have it, the perfect excuse to overdose on guilt-free cocoa beauty treats. Looking and smelling irresistible this Easter has never been so tempting.
Choc or mock?
Chocoholics can avoid going cold turkey on Easter Sunday with devilishly good beauty treats that can be mistaken for the real thing.
"The act of avoidance appears to completely backfire when it comes to chocolate," explains psychologist James Erskine.
"The most harmful thing you can do is to tell people not to think about eating chocolate. You have to tackle the (addictive) behaviour by giving women alternatives instead of making them abstain."
Don't dash a dieter's hard work over the Easter period. As an alternative gift to traditional calorific eggs, beauty products in the shape of luxury delicacies and choc boxes will be just the seasonal reward for their hard work.
Swap the confectionery shelves for a candy shop of beauty delights.
Try: MAD Beauty Chocolate Flavoured Truffle Lip Glosses, £6.99 for three ( www.whatsabouttown.com ); Naughty But Nice Lip Gloss Heaven, £8.75 for four ( www.pressies4princesses.co.uk ); n-spa Indulgent Chocolate Waffle Bath Syrup, £3.97 (Asda).
Refrain from popping choccies directly into your mouth and replicate the addictive taste on your pout with a flavoured lip balm or gloss. A sheer formulation is more flattering than a matte brown shade of lipstick.
"An intense chocolate shade on the lips can be draining if you are pale," warns creator of Famous Make-Up, Sue Moxley.
If you're not convinced about wallowing in heady chocolate aromas, try translating those dark desires through your eyes.
"Chocolate eyes are sexy this spring," Sue says. "For daytime, use a paler shade of chocolate eyeshadow and blend carefully.
"For evening, vamp it up and go for full-on dark chocolate in the socket and blend around and under the eye. Add black liner across the top lid, keeping it close to the lashes, and then smudge it in with a cotton bud. Finish with lashings of black mascara."
Try: Lucy B Organic Tinted Lip Balm in Chocolate, £13.60 ( www.feelunique.com ); Famous By Sue Moxley Chocolate Box Lip Palette, £9 (Superdrug); Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme nail lacquer, £8 ( www.beautyshed.co.uk ).
With all the feel-good properties cocoa boasts, it's little wonder women are craving the brown stuff in their beauty regimes. Even spas are adding a sprinkling of chocolate over their treatment lists to meet chocoholic demands.
"Pretty much everyone loves chocolate," explains Cynthia Chua, founder of Ministry of Waxing who's introduced a 'Wild Berry Chocolate Wax'.
"There's both a naughtiness and a luxury angle associated with it. For women in particular, chocolate treatments let them feel they are allowing themselves something delicious without piling on the pounds."
Re-create the aromatic spa feeling at home by lathering up with choc-inspired products like bubble baths, moisturisers, and hair masks. Lock the bathroom door and melt away your woes with cocoa's mood boosting powers.
The Nutri Centre's nutritional therapist Shona Wilkinson says: "Endomorphins and flavonoids are natural compounds found in cocoa and can be beneficial to improve mood, raise libido, and promote a healthy heart."
Try: Ikove Acai Chocolate Body Polish, £13.23 (01506 848 962/ www.ikove.co.uk ); Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Infusion Hair Masque, 99p ( www.montagnejeunesse.com ); Palmer's Cocoa Body Butter, £5.86 (Boots).