How To Create A Statement Look With A Hint Of Luxury!

How To Create A Statement Look With A Hint Of Luxury!

Hi Lovelies!

My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

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As a makeup artist, I am constantly looking for new trends, new collections and new shades to add to my kit. As I do makeup looks for a wide range of individuals of different age groups, I wanted to find a collection that was bold and allowed for a subtle but statement looks. I was kindly sent a few products from the Joan Collin's timeless beauty collection which was great because I have only seen a few but not many posts about her product line. If you haven't heard of her before, she is an English actress, author and columnist. Over the years, her makeup looks have always been quite bold and followed the trend of dark eyes and a statement red lip.  I was actually surprised to find on her website that she has a wide range of products to suit many skin types and skin tones to create your own statement look. The amazing thing about this brand as that it aims to keep skin healthy and treat the skin whilst adding beauty. So when you purchase a product, your skin and body is enjoying the luxurious benefits without you having to do add another step to your routine. 

The packaging for her brand is absolutely stunning. If you love the packaging of the Charlotte Tilbury products then this will be sure to make a statement on your dressing table. Apart from the packaging being luxurious, the shade range of the lipsticks are quite generous. I have two shades from the collection, Melanie (deep plum shade) and Evelyn (statement red shade) both that follow that trend setter.  Below, I have provided images of the lipsticks and swatches.

The shades are absolutely beautiful. Before swatching, I thought that the lipsticks would be a matte finish but actually they are more of a satin finish. They glide on the lips so effortlessly and have a moisturising formula which is great for those who have drier lips, love the satin finish and is perfect even for those who are within the older generation. The great thing about these lipsticks is that the colour payoff is amazing. I didn't need to use a lot of product to get the swatches at all. The only downfall about the formula is that because they are so creamy and moisturising, be very careful about about the pressure you place to get a swatch or put on the lips as they are fragile and found they can break easily, however, if you apply with a light hand then you are all good to go!

The shades definitely fit in with the statement looks from Joan Collins herself and the colour payoff is absolutely beautiful.  I have tried satin lipsticks from MAC and I find that these can be slightly uncomfortable on the lips, however, the formula of these lipsticks have a totally different feel on the lips. Although moisturising, these don't feel too uncomfortable which is great for those who suffer from having dry lips or find themselves having cracks show up from normal lipsticks.

  • Dermalogically tested
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Actively hydrates
  • Protects the lips
  • TESTED and SHOWN to improve hydration in 30 days.

If you are also not too bothered about transfer then these are perfect. They do transfer easily because of the moisturising formula it has although I find that if i want to reduce the transfer of any lipstick, not only Joan Collins Timeless Beauty, then I apply a small amount of setting powder and it doesn't transfer as much and allowed the lipstick of these beauties to have the same amount of pigment which is great.

Next up is the Timeless Beauty Lash Growth Treatment Gel. I've always wanted to lash full lush lashes without having to apply false lashes and although my own has some length, they are not as full as I want them to be. After using this product for 2 weeks i can already see if a difference in my lashes. Below I have inserted a picture of my lashes from using this treatment and how defined they look without mascara. They give my lashes a curl which is amazing before applying mascara and even without. I also have started to use this gel for my eyebrow hairs! My eyebrow hair is very light which can be annoying as I have to shadow in my eyebrow hairs if i want to look as though i even have any!

Above you can definitely see how much of a curl this product gives my eyelashes! That's me saving some money on salon treatments! The only thing I would say is that because this is a treatment gel, it does make your eyelashes slightly hard but not enough to interfere with applying mascara. It's quite a luxury treatment within itself and I can definitely say I will be purchasing this when it runs out! I also noticed that when I applied the treatment to my under eyelashes, the product came into contact with my eye and didn't irritate my sensitive eyes at all.  I also use this product as a 'clear brow' gel if I decide to have my eyebrows natural, I just apply this to the brow and it not only sets it in place but also gives them a luxury growth treatment!

I also tested out the Class Act Mascara in 'Black'. Below I have added the result and I am shocked. I can't believe that with how stubborn my lashes are and with whatever mascara i seem to have used in the past, I couldn't get all the results which I wanted, curl, volume and length and as you can see from the pictures, this did an amazing job! The formula isn't wet but it doesn't dry too quick either so it's great if you want to add more layers to your lashes without the worry of it clumping together which is a common occurrence with mascaras i have used in the past.

I am so impressed with the quality of the products and If you too are interested in getting the same result as me, ill insert a link below to direct you to where you can buy these products. Not interested in lipstick or mascara? The brand has also introduced a range of skin care, nails, fragrance, gifts and accessories, body care (body polish and luxurious bath salts).

Thank you for reading! Have you tried the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Range?

With Love, Tanya x

 Joan Collins Timeless Beauty

Disclaimer* I have not been paid to do this review and all views remain my own*.

Liebster Award 2017 Get To Know Me More!

Liebster Award 2017 Get To Know Me More!

Hi Lovelies! 

My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 

YouTube - Tanya Busby YouTube Channel! <---- Please Subscribe If you want the latest looks, trends, advice and tips for all things beauty, skin, makeup! 

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I was nominated by Sinéad from Onceapunatime for the Liebster Award, which is absolutely amazing, thank you so much!
This Liebster Award is a few questions asked by bloggers to introduce others into the blogosphere. 

The questions asked by Sinéad are,

1. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what's their name?

Yes! I currently have one puppy called Molly (5 months old) and one cat called Coco ( of course I picked the name!). I did have another family dog who unfortunately passed away and we had her for as long as i can remember growing up. Pets definitely form a part of the family.

2. Can you speak any other languages?

I wish! Unfortunately no. I did study French in school but as far as knowing the language, all I can say is Bonjour haha! If I could choose to learn a different language it would be Spanish.

3. What's your favourite plant or flower?

My favourite plant would be Aloe vera, for two reasons. One, they look super cool in the home and two, they have super great ingredients for the hair and skin when applied directly! Specially for sunburn too! ( i might do a blog post all about the uses of this plant, if this sounds like something you would be interested in give me a comment in the comment section below!). 

4. What area of blogging would you like to do more of?

I would love to do more fashion type posts, however, it's not so easy with two young children at the moment but it's definitely something i'm interested in doing for the future.

5. What is/was your favourite subject in school?

I loved art because it's in my nature to be creative so i absolutely loved it. Although studying 'Food' in school just made school experience even more enjoyable, however the affect on my bank account and my weight gain didn't just stop after I finished the subject (haha). 

6. Best present you have ever received?

I couldn't quite think of a physical present that was the 'best' but the best gift in life I was given was is my children.

7. What has been your best blogging experience to date?

I'm still a newbie to blogging but the whole experience is great and i love connecting with other people, the inspiration and support in this community is great!

8. Have you ever met anyone famous?

Unfortunately no but I did see the singer Jamelia in a local park to me once and I wouldn't exactly say 'met' because i spent the most part questioning whether it was actually her because you wouldn't expect to see someone famous whilst sitting for a picnic!

9. If you could choose one thing that you would definitely get to achieve in your life what would it be?

I already have happiness, with my children and that's everything I could have ever wanted. In terms of blogging, I want to achieve creating a youtube channel, I have been thinking about it for years and I think this year will be my year to take the plunge and just go for it! ( Once I can get over my accent!) 

10. Do you have a lucky number?

The number 12. It's my first daughters date of her birthday. I gear more towards numbers that have a meaning.

11. What was your reason for starting your blog?

I started watching Beauty and makeup tutorials since the age of 14. Every day when I came home from school I would always be caught watching beauty guru's for hours. I have always been interested in blogging and spoke about the products/experiences within my life in person since the age of 14, it's only recently in the past year that I started to upload content because i loved knowing the positive influence blogging can be for someone.  Also, it's kind of like an escape. After a long day with my girls, I can sit down for hours glued to the screen, typing away and being in my own little world. Knowing it's gone from my own little world to realising how big of a community blogging is and the difference niches there are, it's so interesting to me being a beauty lover.

Thank you so much again to Sinéad, her blog is absolutely amazing! Be sure to follow her at:

I now have to nominate 11 bloggers to do this tag! Sorry if you have already done it! Can't wait to hear your responses. 

  • Sarah Chappellx 
  • Caitlin Houston (lifeascaitlin)
  • Alice (Blacktulipbeauty)
  • Ernie (Peskywoman)
  • Liv Slack (Livwrites)
  • Lauryn (Life of a blonde)
  • Han (blogabouthanney)
  • Hannah (Luxuryblush)
  • LaurlyLou 
  • Steph (rosemelodies)
  • Sophie (MayBeautytrendx)
My questions are;

1: What made you start blogging?

2: What is your life goal?

3: What's one good and bad thing about the blogging community? 

4: What's your one tip for a newbie blogger?

5: If you could pick one food to eat for the rest of your life what would it be?

6:  What are two things on your bucket list?

7: What do you do in your free time?

8: Do you have any pets?

9: What is your favourite music singer or band?

10: Where is your favourite place to travel to?

11: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions. 

Can't wait to read your responses!

With love, Tanya x