Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ciate Mini Mani Month - Advent Calendar Unboxing

You probably all know by now my addiction to advent calendars. I seem to be going a little crazy this year and I now have 5 advent calendars for December. I guess if nothing else, my vlogmas videos will be packed with advent calendar opening, lol! 

This is my Ciate mini mani month advent calendar. I picked it up last Saturday at TK Maxx for only £19.99! Amazing price considering you receive 19 mini nail vanishes (5ml) and 5 caviar/ sequins  and glitters. 

The first thing I noticed when I removed the Ciate mini mani month advent calendar was this little booklet. It gives you instructions on using the caviar, glitter and sequins.

Working on one nail at a time, apply two coats of polish onto the nail. 
Sprinkle Caviar Pearls onto the painted nail, ensuring you do this whilst the nails are still wet.
Once fully covered, gently press and compact the Caviar Pearls into your nail bed to ensure durability. No top coat required.

Working on one nail at a time, apply two coats of polish onto the nail. 
Gently tap the glitter from the pot directly onto the painted nail, ensuring you do this whilst the polish is still wet.
Once fully coated gently blow away any excess glitter from the nail and allow to dry, no topcoat required.

Working on one nail at a time, apply two coats of polish onto the nail.
Whilst the polish is still wet, gently scatter the sequins across the nail, ensuring a generous coat is applied.
Press down the sequin onto the nail to create a smooth coating and seal with a clear top coat.

I opened up the advent calendar and pulled out the nail polishes.

These are the items you receive on the left hand side of the advent calendar

So you receive the following polishes (in order from left to right)

Ivory Queen
Snow Globe
Tweed and Tails
Play Date
Pillow Fight
Caviar Metallic Pearls - Silver
Members Only
Sugar Plum

My favourite this side has to be snow globe. So festive!

Then we will move over to the right hand side of the advent calendar. Here you receive the following items:

Amazing Gracie
Candy Floss
Caviar Pearls Metallic Gold
Caviar Pearls Midnight in Manhattan
Caviar Pearls Cupids Arrow
Glitter Twinkle Toes
Main Stage
Sequin Dallas Dolly
Fit for a queen

I love the colour of pepperminty and fit for a queen. These will definitely be used a lot! 

I'm also excited to use Amazing Gracie and the metallic gold pearls. So pretty!

Have you used any Ciate nail polishes? What are your favourite colours?


  1. What a great idea! I love the mini mani month idea!

    - Sarah :)

  2. Such a cool combo! I have never tried these polishes. Would love to hear how they worked out for you! Thanks for the share!


  3. Snow Globe is so pretty! I've never tried these polishes but I just saw another blogger write about them and they are so cute!


  4. Aw I love these colors! Great pics and awesome brand!

  5. This looks amazing! So many lovely colours too! Snow Globe is beautiful.

  6. Oh my god this is beautiful. I don't paint my nails that much bit this really motivates me to do so! :)