Thursday, 4 January 2018

Are they worth the hype?


Welcome back everyone and a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely time over the Christmas break and treated yourself to lots of mince pies and hot chocolates.

Over the last few weeks, like everyone else I have been opening my calendars every day in the run up to Christmas. As some of you may remember I purchased the Yankee Candle advent calendar last year and it was a little dissapointing, so this time round I went for Tanya Burr's beauty calendar.

I felt this would be a great last attempt at going for a different type of calendar than your traditional chocolate one, to see if they really are worth the hype, and price!

My first impression when deciding to purchase Tanya's calendar was that it looked so unique and different from many others I had seen, that it gave me high hopes for wanted to give it ago.

Having enjoyed watching Tanya's vlogs and following her on social media for many years I am pleased to say that she really has given us a selection of products she can be proud of.

Included were 12 products in total to open across the first 12 days in December and you received a selection of  eyeshadow shimmer pots, liquid glitter eyeliners, lip glosses and nail polishes.

Recently I've been absolutely loving glitter makeup and have come to love the Stila products for this, although for a more affordable brand I really can't find any complaints and would definitely recommed, aside from the glitter eyeliners, which were a little difficult to get the hang of using.

So the main question remains, are beauty calenders worth the hype? yes and no if I'm honest. It really does depend on the make and what's included overall in comparison to the price.

Have you had any experience we hit and miss beauty calendars? I would love to hear more about it in the comments below.

Until next time.

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Top: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: River Island
Shoes: River Island

*First photo taken by Katherine Eccles. 
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  1. These all sound lovely! I also struggle with lip gloss ! I wish she would make her collection available across the pond! I loved reading this xx

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    1. I’m so glad it’s not just me, lip gloss is such a pain to where I don’t know how people do it!

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  2. Ooo I've never really tried anything from Tanya Burr, I have her eyebrow palette but I've never used it. I should definitely get some more of her stuff though if you think its really good. I might invest in her advent calendar if she brings one out this year too xx

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    1. Ooh I didn’t know she had an eyebrow palette! When you get round to using it I’d love to know if it’s worth trying (:

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  3. The glitter liners sounds amazing, I hadn't heard of them before but I really want to check them out now!

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  4. I've tried a few eyeshadows from TB, I had a quad a few years ago. I always find her calendars look to be good value for money. Those glitter liners sound fab, I am loving glitter atm!

    Dena | The Dena Edit | Bloglovin xo

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    1. Glitter definitely seems to be the in thing right now and I have to say I’m loving it too!

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  5. I have seen Tanya Burr's range before but never tried it. The packaging looks quite nice! I don't use lip gloss. i might give the range a go! xx corinne

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    1. The packaging is so pretty and it’s even better knowing the products are worth every penny!

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  6. These nail polishes look like a lot of fun.

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    1. They look lovely don’t they! I can’t wait to use them a bit more (:

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  7. I've never tried Tanya Burr makeup before as like you I am a little sceptical of the quality of blogger makeup. However, those glitter pots look lovely and I do love a bit of sparkle even though Christmas is over I'd definitely wear those all year round. x

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    1. Lots of people have been saying they’ve never tried Tanya Burr! Definitely worth picking up he glitter eyeshadows if nothing else, they’re just so pretty!

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  8. Glad to hear you weren't disappointed with the products! I love glitter but I don't go anywhere to warrant wearing it on my face, unfortunately! I absolutely adore that red nail polish shade and the glitter polish, too. The packaging on those looks really smart.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Thank you, yes it was a lovely surprise to find they worked so well!

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  9. Looks like you have a fab amount! I've never tried any to be honest but everyone always gives this brand an amazing review. The glitter liners are right up my street!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Yes you get a great bunch of products in this advent calendar! (:

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  10. I've never actually used any Tanya Burr before! I must try the shimmer pots, they're so affordable too! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

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    1. I love the fact they’re so affordable, makes it all the better with the products being such good quality!

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  11. I have been really impressed with every Tanya Burr product I've tried! Really want to try some of her eyeshadows, the shimmer pots sound great too! x
    www.misszarabelle.com

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    1. Yay another Tanya cosmetics fan! I’ve come across very few people who’ve actually tried them so this makes me very happy to hear!

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  12. LOVE this!!! She has some really great products 💜

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  13. Hi, i have not heard of this brand before, I’m loving the glitter perfect for parties.

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  14. I quite like Tanya Burr, she seems very likeable in her vlogs. I’ve never tried any of her products but would definitely give them a go. I love the packaging and the shimmer pots sound great! Thanks for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. The packaging is what made me want to try her products in the first place, was just an added bonus finding they were such great quality!

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  15. I've never tried anything from Tanya Burr but it sounds great for the price! Not sure if I've got the patience to wait for it to fully dry though 😂 x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Haha me either, I’ve found myself not using the glitter liners as much as I would have liked! Will stick to the other pieces from now on!

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  16. I love anything glittery so shimmer pots are a must for me! NYX have pretty great glitter pots, too!
    Great review, I love your honesty with it and it makes me want to go out and try them! xo

    // thattraceyfayegirl.com //

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    1. The NYX glitter pots are next on my list to try, I’ve got two sitting at home waiting for me to try!

      Thank you so much, that’s so sweet of you to say (:

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  17. I love glittery things so I'm happy they're good! Thanks for sharing xx

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  18. Ooh I love me some glitter! Rarely get the opportunity to glitz up these days though - perils of being a working mum!

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    1. There is so much love for glitter on this particular post and I’m so pleased by this! Perhaps we should all be part of some glitter club!

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  19. I’ve never been into beauty products as have never considered looking after myself - sad, I know but I’ve just set myself a goal that I’ll practice self care and pamper myself but obviously I don’t know where to start! So this post has been helpful as I’m always questioning whatever I buy.

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    1. That’s not sad at all honestly, we all doing what makes us most comfortable. Whatever you decide to use or not use, as long as you feel most comfortable I’m sure you will look fab X

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  20. How have I just discovered your blog? It's gorgeous girl!! Also, your images on this post are flawless! I'm not much of a glittery makeup person, but I might just have to give these a try :)

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  21. The shimmer pots sound amazing! I've never tried anything from this range either mainly as you have to order it online in the US. this post does make me want to look into it again though! your pictures are so nice x Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

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    1. Ah that’s a shame, I didn’t know it wasn’t available in the US!
      Thank you so much (:

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  22. I keep meaning to try some of her products as I've heard so many people raving about them! Think I'll definitely have to put an order in now :) x

    jademarie.co.uk

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    1. Yay I’m so pleased, let me know what you think of them! X

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  23. I LOVE Stila as well! Thanks for the reviews. I’d like to know your thoughts on the nail polish xo

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    1. Stilla cosmetics is just the best I’m so glad you agree!

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  24. I've never tried Tanya's products before, I always wondered what they are like as I've heard so many people say such good things so I've been meaning to try it out myself. Will have to have a look at the eyeshadows - who doesn't love a bit of glitter :D

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. Exactly- you can’t go wrong with a bit of glitter!

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  25. These look great, especially for parties. I haven't tried this range as of yet but will certainly keep an eye out. I am the same with lipgloss, not really a lipstick girl either, am all about the eyes :-)

    Stacey | SimplyStacey.co.uk

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    1. There’s just something about lipgloss isn’t there that’s just not appealing!

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  26. I would love to try Tanya Burr cosmetics, but it's not available in the US! I need those lip glosses in my life

    Hannah the Mad Dog

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    1. That’s such a shame, hopefully they make it available there soon!

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  27. I'm not familiar with her line and I'm guessing they probably aren't available in Oz but yes to those nail polishes. Even for just the packaging hehehe!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. Lots of people have been saying they’re only here in ge UK which is such a shame, hoping it gets expanded soon so more people can try them x

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  28. I've always been pleasantly surprised with her makeup range - good quality!

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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    1. It’s fab isn’t it, I can’t wait for her to bring more products out (:

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  29. I am a glitter addict, the glitter eyeshadows sound lush! Although I might take on your recommendation of Stila cosmetics tbh. I've never thought to try Tanya Burr cosmetics for the same reason as you really, so I too am pleasantly surprised! Thanks for sharing an honest review!

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

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