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Tanya Burr Cosmetics

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I read in Tanya’s latest magazine article in Glamour magazine that her target audience is under 25. Well, I’m a year or 4 over that but I haven’t let that stop me enjoying some of the lovely products in the range.

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I’m a latecomer to all things Tanya but having recently found her on Snapchat and Instagram, the article in Glamour really opened my eyes and made me realise she’s just a normal girl, and she deserves all the success in the world.

I can’t afford all of them so I’ve treated myself to just a few. I’m certainly no make-up expert but  I’ve found the staying power of the eyeshadows, blush and highlighter better than many high end products I’ve tried, and they all give a really subtle finish that can be slowly built up.

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The Galaxy eye palette is something I wear every day to work. It blends out so smoothly and gives a gentle shimmer to my eyes to brighten up my work wardrobe.

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Now this little treat I just couldn’t resist – the Merry Kissmas gift set. No it’s not Christmas yet. Yes, I bought it for myself – but I am so happy I did! The make-up bag is the sparkliest, prettiest bag ever and I’m looking forward to using it to brighten up my dressing table and my suitcase on trips away.

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This beautiful shade – Pick & Mix – is so very me, and I think my mom will be stealing it off me when I next visit Birmingham! I haven’t used it yet but I’m looking forward to trying it out, and hoping it has good coverage and staying power.

IMAG1427_BURST002How beautiful is this cheek palette?! I haven’t used the bronzer yet as I’m not a bronzer kind of girl, but the peachy blush and pearly shimmery highlighter are some of the best I have used yet.

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Yes, again ,I realise it’s not Christmas but a girl always deserves a treat, right! I haven’t used any of these yet, I’m saving them for a trip to the ballet next week (The Nutcracker – trying to get myself into the Christmas spirit).

What I love most about these products is that Tanya herself uses them, a testament to the excellent quality, beautiful shades and long lasting wear of the collection.

Have you used any of the new range yet, what are your favourite products? Did any of you manage to get hold of the Tanya Burr Advent Calendar before it went out of stock in Superdrug?

Karen xx

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Glamour Magazine Beauty Power List

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Every season I look forward to the new Glamour Beauty Box. This Autumn I wasn’t to be disappointed. It was one of my favourite boxes yet.

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I don’t wear bright coloured lipstick. Never have, never thought I would, I’m so naturally fair and blonde I feel it washes me out, plus has a tendency to clash with my bold framed glasses. That was until I discovered the cherry red Revlon lipstick in this box. It’s not for every day, but I’m going to keep it in my make up bag for a special occasion.

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The Kiko blush is quite frankly wonderful It looks scary when you first apply it but with a little work from a Real Techniques brush I look bright and glowy all day long.

The Garnier Night Cream feels a little greasy on application but I think it will be great at cocooning my face in moisturising loveliness come the colder nights.

Nails Inc base coat and Rimmel Nail polish are a lovely inclusion in the box as my nails are so prone to peeling and splitting after just a couple of days wear. This base coat prevented most of that and I wore the greyish lilac Rimmel polish for almost a week, no nail casualties involved.

Everybody loves the Elastisizer so I needn’t say any more, this one smells particularly fabulous.

I am yet to try out the Eyeko mascara but I have very high hopes.

And finally the Vita gentle tanning lotion scares me a little, probably best for my pale skin to try it out when I know I won’t be leaving the house the next day. I have tried it on the back of my hand and I didn’t go orange so that’s a positive I suppose.

All in all a wonderful box, the perfect present to myself to get me ready for Autumn.

I do believe it’s still in stock at Latest In Beauty so head on over while it’s still on the shelves.

Can anyone recommend any other beauty boxes for me to try?

Karen xx