Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar

13 December 2016

Every year when the advent calendars come out I lust over all the beauty ones, but they're always SO expensive. Tanya Burr Cosmetics' calendar was reasonably priced however, it retails at £25 but Daniel bought it me for £15 when it was discounted. It was a bargain! Especially when compared to some bigger brands that are charging £100 or more, which is just ridiculous. I mean, yes, they're nice products but Christmas is expensive enough as it is!

So, here's what was inside the Tanya Burr Cosmetics 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar! I'm not sure if these are in 100% the correct order as I kind of lost track, but it's close enough... 

Day 01: Candy Cane Lip Gloss
I was pleasantly surprised with what was behind the first door, I don't generally like lip glosses but I was still happy with this. It's a gorgeous pinky-red shade. Also, it smells AMAZING!

Day 02: Miniature Nail File
I was a little disappointed with this because it's so small. It's cute but nothing special. 

Day 03: Miniature Mirror
Again, this was a little anti-climactic, day 3 and only one make-up product? I wish these two had been spread out a little as the days to follow were so much better!

Day 04: Champagne Sparkle Glitter Pot
This more than made up for days 2 and 3, I've been looking for something like this for our Christmas party and it's such a perfect bronzey-gold colour. I love it!

Day 05: Ice Crystals Glitter Liner
This was probably one of my favourite so far! It looks so good over black eyeliner and I think I'll end up using it quite often. The only issue is that it settles weird so you have to shake well before using. 

Day 06: Glitters and Gold Nail Polish
This is a full sized nail polish which I was really excited about. It's a lovely coppery coloured glitter that would look great over so many colours.

Day 07: Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss
I was a little disappointed that I got another gloss, but that's mainly because I'm not into gloss. But this is a lovely Christmassy red colour and I'm sure that if you're a gloss person you'd love it!

Day 08: Snow Day Glitter Pot 
I absolutely love this! The colour is so nice, it's a white glitter but almost shimmers different colours in the light. So pretty!

Day 09: Christmas Stocking Matte Lip
FINALLY A MATTE LIP! So excited about this one, the formula is nice as it isn't drying but I don't like that it doesn't seem fully dry. But it's such a great shade of orangey-red, I love it!

Day 10: Treasured Glitter Liner
This liner is a lovely copper colour, it's perfect and so on trend with all the copper that's around lately. Also, I don't have the same issue with this as I do the silver glitter settling weirdly. 

Day 11: Sleigh Bells Nail Polish
I think this was one of my favourite products so far. It's a sparkly red nail varnish that would look so amazing over a deep red polish. Super excited to try this out!

Day 12: Glitter Rain Nail Polish
This is very similar to the copper nail polish but it's silver. I've loved all the nail varnishes as they're full sized and so sparkly. Nothing says Christmas like sparkly nails!

Overall I was really pleased with this calendar and everyday I was so excited to see what was behind the door. However, I am a little disappointed that a lot of the products are the same but in alternating colours (glitter pots, eyeliners, and nail varnishes are all in silver and bronze). It would have been nice to maybe have seen some different colours in there or some different products - blush, highlighter, eyeshadow, lipstick, where you at?

Did anyone else get this calendar? If so, what did you think of it?


  1. First all, can I just say that your photos are bloody lush? I'm obsessed with your IG and blog photos!

    This calendar looks so cute, I was actually debating buying one for myself when I saw it discounted but decided against it - I don't think I'd have paid £25 for it though. Still, the products look lovely! The copper liner looks perfect. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

    1. Thank you! Your blogs is one of my favs so I can't believe you even read mine! And I totally agree, I don't think it was really worth the full £25 so I'm glad I got it discounted!

      Claudia x


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