All made up! Blogger becomes YouTube sensation attracting more than two million visitors to her online tutorials each month
When Tanya Burr started a make-up artist course soon after leaving school, only in her wildest dreams would she have imagined that in a few years time she would be invited to showbiz parties all over the world.
But if the 22-year-old's success has come as a big surprise – even to her – it is all down to hard work.
Miss Burr made her name by setting up a YouTube channel and posting regular make-up tutorials online.
Internet sensation: Tanya Burr started off making YouTube tutorials after work, now she gets invited to showbiz parties in Dubai
She would record videos after getting back from her job on the beauty counter in a department store, and her no nonsense tips now attract 2 million visitors every month.
However, while her job now takes her to celebrity parties from London to Dubai, the homebird insists that she will never leave her quaint barn conversion in Bramerton, near Norwich, for the bright lights of a big city.
Miss Burr says that the last six years of her life have been 'totally unexpected'.
She added: 'I had no idea any of this would happen – it's been a total whirlwind.'
Work station: Miss Burr in the Norfolk converted barn where she lives with her boyfriend Jim Chapman, 24
After leaving school, Miss Burr did a make-up artist short course and began working on a beauty counter in Jarrold's in Norwich city centre.
'I would come home from work and record videos to post to YouTube.
'Early on, they were mainly celebrities' looks, where I could give step-by-step tutorials on how to recreate famous faces.'
She left her job after two years to focus on the booming success of her blog and tutorials, using social media platforms such as Twitter to heighten her profile.
Lucrative business: Tanya left her job after two years to focus on the booming success of her blog and tutorials
YouTube advertising revenues leapt as her army of fans grew day by day.
'I am still so flattered that people like me enough to watch me every day and it makes doing the videos so rewarding,' said Tanya.
However, despite having a frantic business calendar, with meetings in London several times a week, Tanya has vowed to stay in leafy Norfolk.
Living in Bramerton with her boyfriend Jim Chapman, 24, of Attleborough, she said: 'It's so important being close to my family in Norwich and I love the chilled-out lifestyle here.'
Before and after: Miss Burr in a video that shows how to do your make-up like Cara Delevigne's Burberry campaign
Good likeness Cara Delevigne in the Burberry campaign
Despite the firm grounding she has in her local roots, Miss Burr is no longer just a make-up artist, but a trend-setter too.
Even the clothes and accessories Miss Burr wears are closely observed. A Mulberry handbag she recently showed off saw the Mulberry website bombarded by a massive surge in hits. As a result thrilled Tanya was invited to the Mulberry fashion show and after party.
'I get to do such amazing things. But I really want to remain someone people can relate to and my tutorials professional and full of instructions,' she said.
'The most important thing is to give viewers what they want and to keep the videos unique and professional.'