Tanya Burr Cosmetics

beauty, celebrity, nails

The Tanya Burr lipgloss and nail polish collections are amazing. The lipglosses are perfectly formulated to be long lasting and non sticky and the nail polishes are affordable, cute and easy to apply. It’s fair to say I’m a fan! So whilst browsing my local TK Maxx (there’ll be lots more posts on products from here, it’s the best place for bargain beauty) I was over the moon to find this lovely trio set.

I picked this up for the grand total of £7.99, with just one tiny rip in the cardboard packaging there was no reason to complain. An original RRP of £18.00 means that not only is this a complete steal but it’s a great option for those on a budget looking to buy a present for someone. Each polish is 12ml which is a good size that will no doubt last for a while. Although I bought this trio cheaply, I would still recommend buying Tanya Burr nail polishes as they don’t exactly break the bank at £5.99 and they genuinely do stand up to the likes of more expensive polishes such as Essie. You can pick this set up from Feel Unique for £14.99 here.

The set comes with three polishes:DarkMagic (black), Fairytale (pink glitter) and Mini Marshmallows (pastel pink). The picture below demonstrates just one coat of Dark Magic, two coats of Mini Marshmallows and one coat of Fairytale over the top. I was blown away by the quality of the black polish in particular, normally a black will need more than one coat and can be uneven, not this one! Dark Magic is the perfect consistency and applies without a single line or smudge.

Sophie xoxo


Makeup Envy


We all get it, right?!

There’s nothing I love more than scrolling through Instagram accounts belonging to the likes of Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury in order to gain inspiration in an attempt to switch up my makeup. The problem is I know what I like and despite owning a large number of vibrant lipsticks I always reach for a light pink/nude shade in the end.

Every once in a while I will stumble across a picture of a famous face that instantly makes me want to rip open my makeup draws and desperately trawl through products, in the hopes that I can come close to mimicking their look. This was the case recently, when I followed Lottie Tomlinson on Instagram.

Lottie is the younger sister of One Direction member, Louis. Her makeup is amazing! Below are videos she featured in on Tanya Burrs YouTube channel:

More recently her look has changed, she has ice white hair and wears a much fuller makeup look, something I personally lean towards. The focal point of Lotties look is really her eyes, the stunning pink pigment on the lid is complimented by what looks to be a dark brown shadow on the lower lash line. Lashings of black mascara add a dramatic finish, yet she still achieves what is actually a very wearable daytime look. Naturally, I was desperate to try it out and after a few attempts I think I have achieved a fairly similar result. Let me know what you think, are you someone who takes inspiration from others? I’ve listed all the products below!

Sophie xoxo

Excuse the hair!  Products I used

List of products I used:

Rimmel Match perfection foundation – 303 True Nude & 010 Light Porcelain

NARS creamy concealer – medium Custard

H&M bronzing powder

Bourjouis healthy balance powder – shade 53

Urban Decay Naked Pallette – Sin

MUA pallette – Heaven and Earth

H&M eyebrow shaping set

Maybelline Brow drama – Dark Brown

Loreal false lash Telescopic mascara

MAC cremesheen lipstic –  creme cup