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#TanyaBurrLipsAndNails review and swatches

February 25, 2014
tanya burr lips and nails swatches review

I was away in NYC when these babies launched – so I missed the launch event for Tanya’s amazing #TanyaBurrLipsandNails collection* – with 12 lip glosses and 10 nail colours, exclusively with Eye Candy. But the exciting thing is that I have swatches of all the shades here for you! So I didn’t miss out on all the fun.

tanya burr lips and nails swatches review

First off, a little word on how awesome it is that Tanya has launched this collection. Firstly because I know it’s a bit of a dream come true (who doesn’t want their name on a lip or nail product?!) and secondly because it really is testament to how much of a big deal blogging and vlogging has become in the UK. Anyone who questions the impact of bloggers or calls it a flash in the pan trend – just needs to look at the success of this collection since launch to see that blogging is a big deal and is here to stay. That’s not to say that all bloggers will be launching their own collections left , right and center (although I’d love a nail varnish in my name, just saying…) – but it just shows how far the ripples of the blogging world can reach. All the way to product development. It’s pretty impressive, and a success like this for one blogger is a little victory for all of us. Exciting times!

So that slight aside covered, on to checking out the prettiness. As I said the range has 12 lip gloss shades – varied from deep red, to the palest nude pink. With creams and glitter in there and a couple of stand out bright shades too. Then for the nails there are 10 colours – which between them basically cover off the essential capsule nail collection. With deep berrys and sparkly purples, to nudes, greys and classic deep reds or bright orange toned reds in there too. It essentially covers all bases (except for a blue, that’s the only shade missing in my opinion).

Let’s start with the glosses:

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L-R: Vampire Kiss, Exotic Island, Smile-Dream-Sparkle, Heart Skipped A Beat, Lets Travel The World, Picnic in the Park, Aurora, Champagne Toast, Afternoon Tea, Chic, First Date, Just Peachy

Tanya Burr Lipgloss swatches

As you can see there are 12 shades, with varying levels of colour – starting from the palest. There are three really pale shades, a nude, a peachy one and a pinky one. These are great if you like the pale/nude lip look – for my pale skin I find them a little *too* pale for my tastes, preferring the ‘my lips but better’ shades that can be found more on the second row.

I like how the shades that look glittery actually look more subtle on the lips – Smile, Dream, Sparkle and Champagne Toast both just add a bit of plumping light reflection rather than full on sparkle.

Of the whole collection I have two definite favourites – the pretty peachy pink that is ‘Picnic in the Park’ and the bright ‘Exotic Island’. I do also like the red of Vampire Kiss, but tend to lean towards matte shades for red lips personally. Which shades stand out to you?

Formula wise, the stand out thing about these is the super-sweet scent and taste of the gloss. It takes me straight back to when I was a teen and trying lipgloss for the first time. It is super sweet, and it won’t be for everyone – but I like it. The glosses are slightly on the sticky side, but not so bad that the slightest breeze would cause major lip/hair issues. No-one wants that – and a bit of lip smacking helps ease out the stickiness (you know, when you smack your lips together to make the colour spread out evenly over the lips).

Then there’s the nail collection:

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With 10 shades this really is a ‘cover-all’ capsule collection. With the baby pink and peaches and cream for the nude/simple days. Bright and Early (coral pink), Mischief Managed (Red) and Be, Bright, Be Happy, Be You or Little Duck for the bright statement nails. Penguin Chic (grey), New York Night (deep berry – very dark, almost black), Riding Hood (deep red) for dark and moody nails. Then Midnight Sparkles for evening or a touch of glamour. As I said above, the only thing I’d love to see in there would be a blue shade – either a royal blue or darker navy. But that’s just me and my blue-loving ways!

Quality wise, I’ve tried an Eye Candy Polish before (a good dupe of Chanel Peridot) and the quality was really impressive – so I had a feeling these would be good. All shades on the wheel were all good with two coats, other than Mini Marshmallows that needed three. I’m actually wearing Penguin Chic (love the name of this one) as I type this and can vouch for the quality – two coats and it’s full coverage and nice and even.

When it comes to favourite shades… I have to say Penguin Chic and Bright & Early. Both lovely shades and absolutely up my street. Which is the one on your shopping list? Of all the shades, none of them are totally unique and un-dupable, but it’s nice to see this range brought together in a collection.

Let me know what you think of the #TanyaBurrLipsandNails collection below – any favourites?! My top picks overall would be Picnic in the Park lipgloss and Penguin Chic nail varnish.

#TanyaBurrLipsandNails * available from FeelUniqueΒ and Superdrug (Β£5.99 nails, Β£6.99 gloss)

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16 Comments

  • Reply Chelsea Leigh February 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    They really are so beautiful, i’m so happy for Tanya! I’m definitely going to pick up Picnic in the Park :)

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

    • Reply Chloe October 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I can get these for Β£1, and I actually have x

  • Reply Rachel February 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I absolutely love Tanya’s range!! Little Duck, Bright & Early, Mini Marshmallows – I want them all!!
    The lipglosses look lovely too :)

  • Reply Agent Smyth February 25, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    What a beautiful range, the varnishes are especially pretty! x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  • Reply Emily February 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I loved this post–you did a really thorough job of swatching all the products and providing your opinions…great job!
    My favorite gloss is champagne toast and my favorite nail polish is peaches and cream–I’d love to get my hands on them. :]

    • Reply Jen February 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you! I wasn’t sure about Champagne Toast in the tube, but really like it on the lips!

  • Reply Tanya February 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I own Vampire Kiss and Champagne Toast and LOVE them both.
    After seeing your swatches, I think next on my list is the ‘Aurora’ lipgloss. Its such a nice pink!
    And I definitely need to get my hands on some nail polishes, especially New York Night.
    I really enjoyed reading your post! :)

    • Reply Jen February 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you! New York Night is a fab colour, really impressive pigment from the first coat!

  • Reply Amanda February 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Lovely pictures! I am so proud of Tanya and it’s great to see her collection in full!

    http://tallvegetarian.wordpress.com

  • Reply Almu February 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    You did an amazing job with this review. Fantastic pictures! All the range looks beautiful! :) xx

    FeelBella

  • Reply Zoe Archer February 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I bought Exotic Island lip gloss and New York Nights nail polish and they are both really beautiful

  • Reply Sarah February 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Love the names of the nail polishes, especially little duck :) they look good quality too!

    http://dispicableshe.blogspot.ie

  • Reply Lauren February 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I have Aurora and it is amazing!! Next on my list is vampire kiss and just peachy I think!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  • Reply Erin T February 26, 2014 at 6:21 am

    This post is awesome! By far the best swatches out there – a real blessing for someone trying to decide which products to buy from the US. Thanks!

  • Reply Stef February 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the swatches and great review but now honestly, you have to stop this… All these gloss swatches …. I want them all now !!!! I can’t buy them all and so now I have to choose …. I mean, come on, I have to chooooose !!! hahaha Thanks for this amazing post !

    • Reply Jen February 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Ha, when I first read this I thought you were being serious and telling me to stop! If it’s any help… I have a couple of favourites!

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