Saturday, 1 December 2012
Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar
December is here! I'm sure most of you will have heard that the clever people at Ciate have created an advent calendar with a difference this year, the Mini Mani Month. Instead of a cute picture or chocolate behind the windows you get a little 5ml bottle of Ciate nail polish behind every door for the month of December! And it's not just regular nail polish included, as well as 17 of the brand's bestselling shades, there are 4 mini caviar blends, 3 exclusive glitter shades which are only included in this gift. Plus there's a little plastic funnel and instructions and ideas for the Caviar manicure inside.
The box is bright and beautiful with the multicoloured design on the front, it opens up like a book and stands sturdily on most surfaces. (It's too heavy to hang up!)
The back of the box lists the shades available but keeps you guessing by not revealing the exclusive shades. The calendar costs £38, which is the same as 4 of their regular polishes. Considering what you are getting inside I think that's pretty good value. It's such a fun idea and has made my December all the more fun thinking about what shade I'm going to see behind the little doors each day. Today's shade was Cupcake Queen, a fabulous bright pink. I'll be updating my daily polishes on my twitter page here so have a look!
(There are other beauty calendars available which reveal other beauty treats behind each advent door, ones worth a mention are Liz Earle, Selfridges, and the You beauty advent calendar- has anyone tried a different advent calendar this year?)