With only a matter of weeks until the big day finally arrives, beauty advent calendars seem to be all over the blogging world. As much as I love chocolate, who doesn’t want to wake up to a new product to try every day? well certainly not me. Ciate is a brand I’ve tried before and absolutely adore, so when I saw this calendar in one of my emails I instantly ordered it. I’m a nail polish addict, so this is basically perfect for me. I’ve seen these Ciate calendars in previous years on other blogs, but never picked it up, so I did save before hand as I knew this year I had to own it.
The Ciate Mini Mani Manor is a beautifully packaged advent calendar with 24 windows that open to reveal a new nail item each day on the build up to Christmas. It contains fifteen (5ml) mini nail colours, eight (5ml) effect polishes, a set of nail transfers, and then behind number 24 is a secret full size (13.5ml) polish which is exclusive to the Mini Manor Month. It does come with a pretty hefty price tag, at £49 it’s not exactly your £1 chocolate calendar. But when you think of how many bottles you get it adds up. Although they are only mini, I rarely finish a full size polish anyway, plus its a great way to try colours you wouldn’t normally use, and if you don’t like them then you’re not wasting the money you would have paid for a full size polish. It contains £128 worth of products, so when you see it like that you’re saving a lot.
I took a sneak peak behind door number three, the temptation was too strong to resist. For a nail polish crazy lady I think I did well only having a sneak behind one door. It contained a little bottle of girl with a pearl pearls. I love to use pearls for nail art as they add an elegant touch to a basic polish, without being to bright, which some people may find with your standard diamontes. There is so many in this little bottle, literally it’s full to the top as a couple actually began to fall out when I opened the lid. It also has a cute little message behind the door, this one saying “don’t be afraid to sparkle brighter” which I think is an adorable little quote.
Everyday during December I will be posting daily with swatches and a mini review on each polish behind the door that day. I’m super excited to start that. There’s so many great beauty related advent calendars out there this year, have you picked any up? Or have you got your eye on one?