The success of YouTubers at the moment is unbelievable. From books to beauty, the girls next door who we have grown up with are literally ruling the world. Being older than their target audience, I’ve shied away from trying products from the likes of Zoella and Tanya Burr, with the image in my mind that I’m a bit too old to appreciate the twee packaging and cutesy sets. I don’t usually have advent calendars, as the majority of the time I am rarely in the UK during the month of December but this year, I decided that a beauty advent calendar was going to get me through the month. Rather than having a 24 day calendar, the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar has 12 days of beauty gifts, and from today – the 14th, my calendar will be giving me a daily treat right up until Christmas Day.
You may have already seen the spoilers of the calendar on social media, however each day I will be posting my beauty goodies on my Instagram page. If you don’t already follow me, head over and click follow now. Starting today with Day One, I’m looking forward to not only seeing festive themed shades and shade names, but I am actually really looking forward to seeing the quality and formulations of Burrs products. With me being a new user of Tanya Burr Cosmetics, and having heard mixed reviews, I’m really open to to giving my full and frank thoughts of the Christmas cosmetic range.
The Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar has been designed for the girly-girl and in hues of pastel pink and mint green with golden accents, the Tanya house is actually really quite pretty. The top of the box is covered in white glitter to mimic snow, whilst you see Tanya and Jim’s silhouette in one of the windows. 12 perforated window openings hide 12 beauty products behind ready for the festive season. Each shade of each item is specially designed for the festive season so these won’t be available to buy all year round, but the full Christmas collection from Tanya Burr Cosmetics does feature these shades if you wanted to buy them as stocking fillers.
Opening Day One led me straight to a new lip gloss in Candy Cane; a subtle deep raspberry pink with micro glitter particles. The packaging is very festive – a clear tube with gold lid, and shows off the colour within, whilst the subtle branding is emblazoned down the side. Although the packaging does feel a little cheap, the formula of the lip gloss has won me over in a way that I would have never imagined. On the first swatch onto my hand, I was really quite shocked at the pigmentation and opacity of the gloss, but after I put it onto my lips, I was left wondering why I had never given them a chance before. Just look how opaque and glossy it is. To say I was impressed was possibly an understatement and it has made me consider getting a few more items of Tanya Burr Cosmetics to see how well the perform compared to some of my other favourite brands.
I’m sorry to have to tell you that the chances of getting hold of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar are slim to none right now but keep checking my Instagram for the daily reveal and in the New Year, lets treat ourselves to some of the collection.
*Contains PR Samples