Thursday, 6 February 2014

Tanya Burr Lips and Nails (well just lips really!) Review

Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss

Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Aurora

Packaging of Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss

Inner packaging of Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Aurora

Names of Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Aurora

Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Aurora

Applicator of Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss

Swatches of Tanya Burr Lips and Nails Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Aurora

Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard that YouTube's Tanya Burr has released her own range of lip glosses and nail polishes in partnership with Eye Candy.  This is such huge news for the online community as Tanya is not a conventional 'celebrity', just a girl who started off making videos in her bedroom and is now a well known name both in and out of YouTube with her own range of makeup.  It's pretty amazing actually.  I love some of the names she's gone for, they're very cute.  As I pledged in my makeup collection video (see here) that I would not buy any nail polish in 2014 I picked up two of the lip glosses instead.  I chose 'Afternoon Tea' and 'Aurora' (you know I love a good Disney reference, how could I resist?).

I am so pleased I decided to pick up Afternoon Tea as it was a toss up between that and 'Just Peachy'.  I figured that both of them would suit my pale skin better than some of the other shades.  It's the creamiest peachy pink which gives a 'my lip colour but 10 times better' vibe.  Normally I go for lipstick over lipgloss but Afternoon Tea has even bumped a couple of my favourite lipsticks down the 'favourites' pecking order.

I wanted to then buy a second that was completely different to all my usual lipgloss choices (OK it may have had something to do with the name... just a bit).  Aurora is richer pink and Tanya wasn't lying when she said it's the colour of Aurora's dress.  I don't think the packaging of this colour does it justice but once it's on the lips you can see the beauty it all it's glory.  It also contains the faintest hint of glitter which doesn't transfer to the lips much at all.  For me this is not a bad thing as my personal preference is no glitter!

I've been really surprised with the quality of these glosses as Eye Candy is not a brand I've ever really heard much about.  They are glossy, rich in colour and last really well on the lips.  I'm also pleased to report that they're not too sticky either which will make wearing the on windy days a lot more plausible.  I road tested them both at work and had to top them up every couple of hours just like other high street glosses.  I also really love the applicator as it's very easy to manoeuvre around my teeny, tiny lips and slides on the perfect amount of gloss per application.  They also smell of strawberry which is one of my favourite scents after citrus.  They smell (and taste) good enough to eat!  The only thing I'm not so crazy about is the cardboard packaging but when the product is good it becomes less of an issue.

I'm really pleased with both the shades I picked up but I think Afternoon Tea is the winner for me and can see this being my new 'go to' lip gloss for a forthcoming months.

If you want to get your hands on Tanya's range, they're available from Look Fantastic for £6.99 and will soon being going into Superdrug stores.  So congratulations Tanya on your success!  You're an inspiration to beauty bloggers and vloggers all across the world.  The beauty community is really proud of your achievement and it's a huge step for bloggers/YouTubers being recognised by the main stream media and outlets.

A quick side note: my friend picked up one of the nail polishes and she said she has been chip free for three days and that they were very pigmented and glossy; DAMN my polish ban!!

Have you tried anything from Tanya's range?  What were your thoughts?  If not what colours are you excited to try?



  1. I love Tanya burr and i really enjoy watching her videos on youtube so i am so glad that she has released her own products. These two colours are so pretty, my favourite it 'afternoon tea' which i can imagine wearing on a daily basis :)

    Glad that you are liking them~ Have a lovely day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

    1. Me too :) It's been great for daily wear! x

  2. It's really cool to see Tanya release a make up range knowing that she started of just blogging/vlogging! I'm not too interested in the lip glosses or nail polish as those aren't things I buy a lot but the colors in the range are quite pretty! I wonder if she'll come out with any other make up products! If she comes out with lipsticks I may take a look! Thanks for sharing these :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  3. I'm not a massive fan on wearing lip glosses, but I would have chosen Afternoon Tea too it looks lovely x
    Sweet Dreams

  4. I'm so excited to try one of these glosses definitely going for Aurora I saw Tanya wearing it the other day on a video and it looked stunning on her x


  5. I love the shade afternoon tea, im so proud of Tanya for this line!

  6. These look fab. although I am not a gloss fan. Think I may try her nail polishes xx

  7. So so excited for her! I really want to try these although I'm not a huge gloss wearer!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  8. These look gorgeous! Im thinking to pick up few her glosses and nail polishes. There was so lovely colors :)

  9. such a lovely colours!! Afternoon tea is so pretty! <3 <3

  10. These both look like really pretty shades! :)

    Jess xo

  11. I love the look of Aurora! I have been wanting to purchase some of these since they came out so I think I may just have to treat myself! So happy for Tanya Burr too!
    I really love your blog!

  12. These look so beautiful! I've never heard of this brand. The consistency looks similar to the NYX Xtreme Lip Creams!
    Brittany's Secret

  13. So happy for Tanya Burr! Would love to get my hands on the products but they don't ship to my country :(

    Strings of Memories

  14. I think I'm the only beauty blogger person who is very under meh about Tanya's range, they remind me a little of the 1D for MUA products in that she's mainly just given her name and image to a brand who already "do" lipglosses etc, whereas Real Techniques you can tell is completely developed as an actual "brand" of brushes which you see people outside of the beauty blog world using - I can see the normal human being like "I'm not paying extra £££ for a lipgloss because it's endorsed by some beauty guru when I can get the same quality from NYX" FOR EXAMPLE. GOD AM I MISERABLE?

    I only wanted to comment because I love you and I love that you got excited about the gloss being the same colour as Aurora's dress.

    Peace out. C x

    1. Ah my little ball of sunshine ;)
      I agree with you that these products are not extraordinary and there are a ton of very similar ones out there in quality and price which are just as good if not better. I don't think that these will be as successful as RT. I know so many people who have RT who are not into blogging or watch YT but I doubt the same will happen here xx


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