Friday, 28 October 2016

Tanya Burr Advent Calendar Review



Tanya Burr Advent Calendar

Tanya Burr is a force to be reckoned with these days between her successful YouTube channel, her blog, her books, her art prints and her beauty ranges. In addition to the recently launched Soft Luxe collection which you can read a bit more about here  - she has launched an extensive Christmas range this year including this Advent Calendar.


This is the first year I’ve purchased any beauty Advent Calendars but considering how affordable this is and as research for you lovely readers, I decided to give it a try. I'm considerate like that ya know!It is a twelve day calendar so it contains an assortment of twelve products and is packaged in this super pretty light blue townhouse scene box with little silhouetted pictures of Tanya’s dog Martha and of herself and her husband Jim. If you had a mantelpiece it would be lovely sitting on that in the run up to the holidays. The description she gives on the back gives a hint of what's inside - "Behind every door is an extra special limited edition treat so you can shimmer and sparkle on every occasion".  So what’s in it I hear you ask?


The contents are as follows:

Lip products:


Tanya Burr Christmas lipglosses


Two lip glosses in the shades Aurora and Berry Pavlova and a matte liquid lipstick in the shade Christmas Stocking. Aurora is a bright red shade and Berry Pavlova is a dark pink with a hint of red. Christmas Stocking is a bright festive red.  I’m not a huge fan of lip glosses as I find in general they don’t last very long and I’m far too busy (aka lazy) to be reapplying! However if you are a lip gloss fan these are great colours for the upcoming festive season. They could also be layered over your favourite festive lipsticks to add that little bit extra. The matte lipstick is a gorgeous shade though which I will be trying out if I get any nights out in the coming weeks! They aren't full sized products if you compare to her usual lip gloss range but they aren't a good deal smaller.



Nail polishes:


Tanya Burr Christmas Nail Polishes


Glitter fans will like these three shades - Glitter Gold, Sleigh Bells and Glitter Rain.
They are full sized polishes and can be worn either on their own or on top of another nail polish to give a bit of sparkle.


Glitter pots:


Tanya Burr Christmas Glitter Pots
Tanya Burr Christmas Glitter Pots


There are two shades of these - Snow Day which is a white loose glitter powder and Champagne Sparkle which is a bronzey-gold loose glitter. They are actually not too chunky and would be nice popped over eyeshadow on the lid to add a bit of sparkle.


Glitter liners:


Tanya Burr Christmas Glitter Liners


Ice Crystals is a silver liquid glitter liner and Treasured is a pretty coppery-bronze shade in the same liquid form. I can imagine these put over liquid eyeliner along the lash line if you decided to add sparkle that way instead of with the loose powder.


Tanya Burr Advent Calendar


The last two items are a nail file and a small mirror. You will often find in beauty calendars that there are a couple of products other than makeup or actual products for face/hair/body etc which are usually referred to as “Filler Products”. Nail files are always useful as well as compact mirrors to pop in your handbag so these wouldn’t go to waste.



If you have any Tanya Burr fans in your life or a slightly younger female that loves glitter then this calendar will make the ideal gift or stocking filler. Even at its full price it is still quite affordable unlike some of the others on the shelves at the moment. There are definitely plenty of festive makeup looks to be created with this…if I can keep it out of a toddler’s hands lol.


Tanya Burr Advent Calendar 2016

This calendar is currently on special offer at Superdrug* and online making it even more of an affordable buy (reduced from £25 to £15 at the time of writing this post and this is where I picked up mine from. They currently have a  lot of “3 for 2” offers on beauty and cosmetics also so it might be a good time to start the Christmas shopping for the beauty lovers in your lives and save a few euros too.  




If you have picked up one of these or any of the other items in Tanya’s Christmas collection I’d be interested to hear your thoughts so as always feel free to comment!


Bye for now,




*offer still running at the time of writing this post.
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