I like to have a whole afternoon to get ready. I light candles and have a bath using a Lush bath bomb. I shave my legs and use Origins ginger body scrub, because if you are going to have your legs or arms out a scrub makes your skin look healthier. Then I use Lush King of Skin – it looks like soap but it’s a block of moisture. It’s way more intense than a moisturiser and makes the skin really glow. After that, I do my hair: I would have washed it in the shower that morning and tied it up on top of my head. I use my BaByliss curling wand to make big loose waves and put in Oribe texturising spray.
I allow 45 minutes for makeup – foundation and concealer, brows and shadow sticks (cream eye shadow in a stick form). Then I use liquid liner and lots of individual fake lashes, and apply mascara to both the fake and real ones. I put on some contour and blush and, unless I am wearing a red lip, just lip balm or gloss.
I have an hourglass shape, so I show off my waist. You should find your smallest part and accentuate that. If I wear something baggy that hangs straight off my boobs, it makes me look a lot bigger. I am 5ft 4in and wear really high heels which make my legs look better.
I suffer from anxiety and often cancel nights out if I am not feeling up to it. It became an issue when I was 13 but, while having therapy, I realised that I have had it since I was about seven. I see an amazing hypnotherapist and I never let it ruin my dreams and goals. Interview by Rosanna Greenstreet
• Tanya Burr’s Love, Tanya, is published by Penguin Michael Joseph in hardback, £12.99