I just got home from LA last night and I'm feeling thoroughly jet-lagged! So, I am writing this blog post in an attempt to stay awake. Tea is helping also, lots of tea.
On Monday, Ingrid and Chris took Jim and I to one of Malibu's most gorgeous beaches, El Matador. It's famous for it's beauty, seclusion and rocks! Jim could have climbed the giant rocks all day...I much preferred exploring the beach with my feet firmly on the sand. When our bellies began to rumble, Ingrid said we should go to eat at a restaurant called Geoffrey's. I can honestly say it was one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The view of the sea is beyond amazing and we were sat outside surrounded by pretty flowers and greenery. The standard of the food and the cocktails was so high, I would happily eat here everyday for the rest of my life! I had a Cocotini cocktail (a bit like a Pina Colada, but not blended) and I ate the scallops on lobster risotto. Jim went for Paella, we all tried each others food and cocktails and ooed and ahhhed and the yumminess of it all. Sadly, we were to full for pudding, but that just means I have to go back there one day! I wish I'd have taken more photos, but I think I was just too caught up in the moment! Malibu really is a special place.
After the madness of Vidcon, Jim and I have come to stay with our friend Ingrid in LA! We are just going to catch up and chill out for a few days before heading back to the UK. Yesterday we headed to Manhattan beach for the day and it was so beautiful. After relaxing on the sand for a few hours we went to a really cute cafe called North End for lunch - they do the most incredible salads! Then we ended up going back to the beach at sunset to watch the surfers and take pretty photos. I wrapped up in Jim's giant hoody as it can get a bit chilly here in the evenings. I think we are going to try out surfing today!! Wish us luck!
I hope you guys liked my photos and seeing what I got up to yesterday! Leave me a comment letting me know if you'd like me to blog more whilst I'm here.
On Saturday, Jim, my sister Tash, her little boy Isaac and I made the most of the sunshine and strolled into town. Even though it was sunny, it was still quite chilly, so I wore my knitted jumper from Whistles (I'm afraid this is no longer available as I've had it years), my River Island leggings and my favourite black converse! I also wore my nail polish in 'Little Duck' which I am currently obsessed with. The flower crown is not mine, I just couldn't resist taking a selfie with it when I found it in Topshop! After the walk in we went straight to Starbucks for iced lattes followed by shopping at Topshop (I may have bought a few things so expect a haul video on my YouTube channel soon!) I bumped into so many of my viewers in town, big love to all of you I met! It was so lovely! I will post some photos below of us as a few of you tweeted me the photos of us together. Side note: if you ever meet me and we take a photo together - please tweet me the photo as I love to save them :) Once we were done with Topshop (more like the boys got fed up of sitting in the shoe department waiting for us), we went to Wagamamas for lunch. I got Ginger Chicken Udon! I had such a lovely, chilled Saturday with my favourite people. Hope you enjoy the snaps!
The North Norfolk Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Jim and I decided to go to Holkham on Friday with our friends Marcus and Niomi for a day of fresh air, sunshine, yummy food, beach-walking and tree-climbing! We started with lunch at The Hoste Arms which is one of my favourite restaurants in Norfolk. Holkham is just a short drive from the restaurant so we went there to walk off our lunch - I had the most delicious crab linguini! Here are some photos from what was one of my favourite days ever...
Just incase some of you want to know: my boots are from Ash, skirt is from Reiss, top is from Topshop and hat is from H&M!
I said this when I did the blog post with swatches of my lip glosses, but it felt so surreal writing the title of this post! I do have to pinch myself sometimes to check it's not all a dream. 'Tanya Burr Cosmetics' really is a thing - crazy.
If you're new to my blog/YouTube/beauty brand, here's some background on the products...
I named all of the nail polishes and the lip glosses after my favourite things in life. For example, having a picnic in a park is one of my favourite things to do in summer time ('Picnic In The Park') and I am obsessed with all films and TV shows involving vampires ('Vampire Kiss'). Jim and I got engaged in New York ('New York Night'). I designed colours that are my personal favourite to wear, so this collection isn't inspired by one particular season. I would just describe it as the 'classic me collection'. I have been working on the lip gloss and the nail polish for over a year and have been involved every step of the way. You guys know how passionate and picky I am - I couldn't have it any other way! 'Vampire Kiss' was the hardest lip gloss to develop. It took months to get the red colour just right. I'm glad that I was so particular about my products though, as now they are finally here I am so happy with them and I hope you guys love them too!
I think it's really important to see how nail polishes look on the nails before purchasing them, so here are all the nail polishes actually on my nails! I haven't edited the colour or added filters to any of the photos, so the colour is exactly what you get in the bottle.
'Mini Marshmallows' - this photo was taken on the night of the product launch party & we had cake pops!
Sorry it's taken me so long to do this blog post, I have been gradually wearing all of the polishes and photographing a different one each week on my nails! I love them all so much - I hope you guys like them! Leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite colour is :)