Tanya Burr 'Afternoon Tea' Lip Gloss Review

Ok, ok I understand every beauty blogger and their cat has jumped on the bandwagon of Tanya Burr's new collection of lips and nails, but I thought I would add my thoughts in anyway! I haven't actually watched any of Tanya's videos or followed her blog until recently after seeing the latest releases. Here is a prime example of how reading blogs is bad for me - I see lots of posts about the new collection of lip glosses and nail polishes, I see a swatch I fancy, off I go and buy it! It really is as simple as that, I need to get some will power don't I?! Before I start anywhere, I need to tell you a truthful comment. Say the words 'lip gloss' to me and I'm instantly transformed back to being 11 again and trying on the new lip gloss that came free with Mizz magazine - leaving me with sticky lips and vowing never to use it again. Well that opinion was rather powerful as I've stuck to that until now! Ten years later, I finally seem to have broken that little habit and now I'm one of those girls who tops up their lip gloss on their lunch break!
A certain lip gloss that has always caught my eye is 'Afternoon Tea' which is my favourite colour - a gorgeous light pink shade. I'd love to be able to stray over to the dark side sometimes and go for a bolder shade, but for now I am happy staying inside my comfort zone! Before I go onto the lip gloss itself, I need to have my little say about the packaging. It may sound a bit harsh, but I don't like the outer packaging. I know I haven't pictured it on this review (naughty blogger!) but I just find it slightly off putting. The packaging of the lip gloss itself however is sleeker and more sophisticated. The gloss itself is a beautiful pale pink shade with a creamy texture and I absolutely love it. It doesn't stand out too much, but it gives a gorgeous glossy finish but feels invisible to my lips. I say that because when I have used lip glosses before, I get frustrated because it feels horrible and sticky on my lips with my hair getting stuck to my lips - but luckily with Tanya's range there's none of those problems! There was also an unexpected surprise too - the gloss smells beautiful! I had no idea there would be a scent to it, but it has a subtle sweet and fruity scent. This has had the power to magically transform me into a 'lip gloss kinda girl' - something I never would have thought I'd be saying! There are 12 shades in total of the lip glosses and ten nail polishes to choose from, both retailing at £6.99 for the glosses and £5.99 for the polishes. You can view the full range here.
Have you tried any of Tanya Burr's range? Does it interest you? x
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  1. I have this shade and think it's a perfect rhubarb and cream pink, it's so lovely and non sticky to wear :o) Xx

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  2. I really want to pick some of these up and I love this shade!

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  3. this color looks great for every day.. thanks for the post!

  4. This is a lovely shade and I have seen the same said in other reviews about the packaging too x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  5. I hadn't actually been too tempted to try this range out just yet simply because I wasn't sure how much to trust all of the glowing reviews, but after seeing that swatch I might just be tempted. It's an absolutely gorgeous colour, and one I'm definitely considering trying out!

    Steph x
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  6. I bought a lip gloss and a nail polish (also did a review). I really like to try this color as my next one, it seems so perfect for everyday use. You are right about the texture on the lips, it's great and you don't get your hair stuck in it all the time! :)
    Tanja Mortensen