Hi! I’m Tanya. I’ve been making YouTube videos about beauty, fashion, baking and all sorts of other life subjects from anything like books to my dog, Martha, since October 2009 and writing this blog since March 2011. It has been a real journey and sometimes I have to pinch myself when anyone reminds me of how crazy it all is. I never thought that something that started out as a hobby would become the business that it is today. My viewers/readers mean the world to me, I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful people watching my videos and supporting everything I do.
On the acting side of things, I started training in January 2015 and after many failed auditions (which I know is the case for most in this business!), I’m excited to actually be working as an actress this year. It’s definitely the hardest part of my job, but I love it so much and without acting there would just be something missing from my life.
I also have my own makeup line that I design, Tanya Burr Cosmetics, sold in Superdrug. In January 2015 I had my first book Love, Tanya published by Penguin, which was so surreal and exciting. I’m very proud of it as I poured my heart and soul into it. It’s part autobiographical and part lifestyle guide and very close to my heart. Due to the success of the baking chapter in Love, Tanya I created a recipe book called Tanya Bakes which was published in June 2016. It’s full of all my favourite bakes – ones from my childhood and also some recipes I created whilst on the journey of making the book. Right now I’m working on my third book, Tanya’s Christmas.
I work closely with ONE Campaign to fight for gender equality and last year went on a really interesting and educational trip with them to South Africa (you can see more about it on my YouTube channel).
I love acting, reading, baking, Harry Potter, spending time with my family, friends, dog and husband, playing piano, documentaries, being outside, fashion, makeup, picnics, bubble baths, old Disney films like Beauty & The Beast and The Little Mermaid, sunshine, snow and positive people. I can’t think of anything else to tell you about me. If you’re new here – enjoy my blog and my videos! Lots of love, Tanya x