Last week, eleven days into December, I picked up the Ciate Limited Edition Mani Month Advent Calendar. I know that buying an advent calendar eleven days into a month is somewhat unconventional but, well, I was in Mecca Cosmetica and it was calling my name. And, after all, nail polish isn't makeup so I'm not breaking my Make Up Spending Ban, right? Plus, I got to open eleven one the first night and, let me tell you, it was awesome!
To see what has been in my Ciate Limited Edition Mani Month Advent Calendar up until this point, keep reading!
Day One - Snow Globe: A transparent holographic glitter
Day Two - Boudoir: A true red
Day Three - Hopscotch: Vibrant orange
Day Four - Sequin Miss Mistletoe: Gold and red loose glitter
Day Five - Encore!: Muted, terracotta orange
Day Six - Sugar Plum: A creme finish pastel lavender
Day Seven - Fit For a Queen: Opaque chrome silver
Day Eight - Kiss Chase: Vibrant pink
Day Nine - Pillow Fight: Lilac based creme grey
Day Ten - Speed Coat: A quick drying top coat
Day Eleven - Glitter Jingle Belle: Coral/pink glitter/shimmer with gold reflects
Day Twelve - Pepperminty: A Tiffany & Co. worthy mint
Day Thirteen - Ferris Wheel: Pastel blue
Day Fourteen - Party Shoes: Gold glitter with silver reflects and duo chrome
Day Fifteen - Play Date: Bold pink with coral undertones
I've opened fifteen days in my Ciate Limited Edition Mani Month Advent Calendar so far and I'm loving every colour I've received. A couple are quite similar but, being the nail polish lover that I am, I know I'll find a reason to use them all! At this point I've used Boudoir and Fit For a Queen as part of my Taylor Swift inspired nail polish look (photos on my Instagram and yes, her concert was amazing). At the moment I'm wearing Pepperminty with Fit For a Queen on each ring finger as an accent.
This is my first experience with Ciate nail polishes and I've been really impressed so far. The colours all all very opaque and quite long wearing. I'm yet to experiment with the textured polishes (Sequin miss Mistletoe and Glitter Jingle Belle) but I definitely will soon.
The Ciate Limited Edition Mani Month Advent Calendar is available from Mecca Cosmetica stores Australia wide. When I was at my local store last week there were plenty left so I'm sure you'll be able to grab one if you get in quick!