The Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

 Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar (£38, link)

When I first saw this Ciate Advent Calendar causing beauty bloggers and nail polish junkies everywhere to squee with sheer delight, I told myself that I wasn't going to get it.  As I'm saving up to visit my mum in Germany soon, I am on a STRICT spending ban.  Under no circumstances am I to splurge on completely unnecessary beauty purchases until after my trip.  Well...

I was in Birmingham today for a work thing and popped into Selfridges to get some lunch.  I know, I know, huge mistake already.  Has anyone ever been into Selfridges and not come out with an unplanned purchase?  It's virtually impossible to do.  Those who have survived and left empty handed must have the most incredible willpower.  Kudos to you!

To be honest, I expected these Ciate calendars to have been completely sold out by now given the hype on Twitter et al.  So when I saw the last two, I had to pick one up.  It was meant to be after all.  


The Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar contains 24 mini (5ml) Ciate nail polishes; 17 of which are from their bestselling range, 4 are mini Caviar blends (the ones with the little beads!) and 3 are exclusive to this calendar glitter shades.  It comes complete with a mini funnel for the Caviar ones too.


These are the nail polishes that are behind all of those numbered doors and I can't wait to see what the exclusive glitter ones look like.  I am loving the look of Cookies and Cream, Ladylike Luxe, Headliner and Vintage especially.  Plus I've yet to try the Caviar trend so I'm interested to see whether I'll like - I'm still kinda on the fence at the moment, but that may all change when they're actually on my nails.

Although £38 is a lot of money, you do get excellent value here.  Each polish works out at around £1.60 each which really isn't too bad!  Well that's how justifying it to myself anyway ;)

There are still some in stock on the Selfridges website and as pay day looms, I expect the rest will go quickly!

Will you be picking up the Ciate Advent Calendar or any other luxury beauty calendars this year?

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45 comments

  1. So far I've managed to wind my neck in everytime I almost order this but to be honest I don't know how much longer that will last. I'm getting weaker by the day!
    xo

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  2. I want this so much. The idea of opening a door to a new nail polish each day sounds like to much fun :)
    Daniella x

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    1. I can't wait, the temptation is killing me lol :D x

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  3. Yay!! I had to give in and get one of these. It's taking all of my restraint not to open it now... for the record, I can never walk into Selfridges and come out empty handed - i think they have some sort of magnetic purchase forcefield ;)

    http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/ciate-mini-mani-month.html

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    1. I know, I can't wait! I'm going to have to hide it or something! :D

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  4. Oh my God. I saw these, I wanted these. But the price put me off. But now that you said that the caviar ones are included I am so tempted!!!!!!!!!!! X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. Yep there are 4 mini Caviar blends included! x

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  5. This is SO CUTE. I've seen it here at Sephora and it looks amazing!
    And I was in Selfridges last year and I totally agree with you! ;)

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    1. There were so many girls looking at them in Selfridges, I can imagine it's been the same in Sephora! x

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  6. Oh you are kidding me, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen, how I escaped the hype so far is beyond me! £38 is pretty pricey though, I'm not sure whether I love nail polish more than chocolate, chocolate advent calendars turn me into a five year old every morning without fail opening the windows!

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    1. Chocolate is pretty high on my list of things I love, but I couldn't pass this up :D

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  7. I would love to have this advent calander.Looks amazing but pricey!!

    Beauty Fiends Blog

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    1. Yeah it was definitely a splurge for me!

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  8. So cute, what a great idea! xoxo.

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  9. This is the cutest thing ever and for a nail polish addict like myself it is so so tempting, but I've said that I won't buy anymore nail polish until after christmas and I'm determined to stick to it! x

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    1. I wish I had your willpower Emma! I'm going to have go on a serious spending ban after xmas! x

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  10. Oh my gosh what a great idea! Props to Ciate! ;)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  11. These look beautiful! I've got my eyes set on the Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar though x

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    1. Ooo when is that out? My mum's been eyeing it up! x

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    2. 4th November and if you buy it on that day you get free P&P x

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  12. I love this idea so much!!! I love the nail colours and really want one but must resist!!bxx

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  13. I think if I had this I'd have no willpower and just open every box at the same time haha. Such a great idea though, Headliner and Cookies & Cream look lovely! xx

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    1. I know! I'm having to hide mine in the attic until 1st Dec! xx

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  14. You lucky, lucky girl! I want this! xx

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  15. I want this but by the time I go to buy it, I bet it's sold out
    X

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    1. It's sold out on their website now :( x

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  16. Ooooh my!! I want this so bad, LOVE Ciate polish! Totally jealz.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. I'm a huge fan of Ciate nail polishes too, can't wait to open all the doors! xx

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  17. omg, this looks amazing! What a nifty gift idea :) I can forgive you for the momentary lapse of willpower when it comes to this advent calendar, how could you be blamed? ;) Looking forward to the swatches!

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    1. Haha thank you! :D I can't wait to open all the doors!

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  18. OOOO I really want one...might have to settle for a milkybar advent calendar though LOL

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    1. Ah nothing wrong with a nice chocolate one! :D

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  19. This is so cute, but I had to resist!
    I have always wanted the Selfridges Advent Calendar, but I don't think they ship over to Canada :(

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    1. You have good willpower Jayne!
      That sucks :( x

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  20. They are selling them on QVC for £31.20! Such a good idea, can't wait for December now... :D

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    1. Me either! Can't wait to open all of the windows! :D

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  21. Noooo, the best one out there is the one from latestinbeauty.com in conjunction with YOU magazine! Unfortunately I got the selfridges one first, then found out about the LIB one which is much cheaper and waaay better. It should be on the list ;-) Has anyone esle got it?.. http://www.latestinbeauty.com/youac/

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    1. I really wanted to get the LIB one but my bank balance wasn't looking too happy after I bought this one! The Selfridges one does look amazing!

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  22. I gave in and purchase my first ciate mini mani set...I can't wait to try it out!

    Shaakira
    intotherow.blogspot.com

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