I love nail polish. There, I said it. So when I was asked if I wanted to try some of the polishes from Tanya Burr’s new colour range with eye CANDY obviously I said YES!
If you aren’t familiar with Tanya Burr, she shot to fame through her Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog and her YouTube channel. She’s a “beauty guru” and creates makeup looks & tutorials that even I have a hope of achieving! Working closely with eye CANDY, she has released her own range of nail polishes and lip glosses….and I was lucky enough to be sent 3 to try!
Left to right in photos below - Peaches & Cream, Penguin Chic and Mini Marshmallows.
First things first, the packaging…
I love the Tanya Burr signature logo on the bottle and the heart on the lid. Aside from the cuteness it makes them easy to spot in my nail polish collection!
However the hearts are just stickers on the lid and do look a bit grubby now. Also, the square lid comes off a couple of the polishes really easily, leaving you to tackle the circular lid underneath. Hardly the end of the world, just something to note.
Obviously it’s what’s inside the bottle that’s most important so I’ve tried & tested all three polishes over the past few weeks.
The colours of all three polishes are gorgeous. The swatches above show two coats on each nail. In practice though I had to put three coats of the Mini Marshmallows (right) on my nails to ensure it was opaque.
The formula is good. It’s easy to apply and dries quite quickly between coats which is great. I hate sitting about waiting for a coat to dry, don’t you?
As for the wear….well I wore my usual top coat with all of these polishes and I started to get chipping after about 4 days. For me, this is a fairly average wear length. I’ve spoken to my sister though and these polishes last a lot longer on her nails so I guess it’s just a personal thing.
These nail polishes retail for £5.99 on the Superdrug website. It’s worth noting though that Feel Unique have some of the shades (including Penguin Chic) for £4.99 so it’s definitely worth check both websites before ordering.
My final thoughts? I liked these polishes, with Penguin Chic being my favourite. The shades are gorgeous and they are easy to apply. However, for me, they didn’t last as long as some other polishes of a similar price, or less. That said, the 10 colours in the collection are lovely and I do have my eye on some of the other shades… Little Duck looks gorgeous! So the wear length wouldn’t put me off buying other shades in the future, but I would probably hold out for a 3 for 2 deal or similar.
Have you tried the Tanya Burr polishes yet? What’s your favourite shade?