All things bright and shiny – Colourful nails in December

Ciate calendar red

One of the little, decorative, things about Christmas that I love is the advent calendar. Although I can remember some as being full of mostly plastic-tasting chocolate when I was younger, these days you can get them in all kinds of fabulous variations, from home-made craft ones to calendars for the most luxurious of tastes.

This year I fell for something in the middle ground. It’s Ciaté’s Mini Mani Month Calendar. I’m really keen to try this out as I haven’t used Ciaté’s nail products before, so this seemed a fun way of sampling the different colours. Unfortunately, I can’t show the bottles out of the box as that would be spoil my fun for December!

This Red 2013 version is available exclusively through SpaceNK and they are selling out quickly. (That is for the U.K, I’m not sure for international customers and it isn’t listed on their U.S site)

I was lucky enough to get the last one in stock at the nearest shop, barring their display item! If you’d like to get one, or know a nail polish fan who would enjoy it, they can still be ordered online at SpaceNK at the time of writing.

There is also a Blue advent calendar which can be bought via ASOS.UK, QVC UK, Selfridges, John Lewis and other shops but it includes different items.

Here’s a content list for the Red advent calendar; items included only in this version are marked with *.

Ciate Red reverse


Snow Globe, Boudoir, Hoopla*, Hopscotch, Sugar Plum, Fit for a Queen, Candy Floss*, Amazing Gracie, Pepperminty, Encore!, Starlet*, Chinchilla*, Members Only, Play Date, Ivory Queen, Main Stage*, Pillow Fight, Tweed and Tails*

Caviar Metallic Pearls:

Silver* and Gold*

Caviar Pearls:

Midnight in Manhattan* and Cupid’s Arrow*

Glitter and Sequins:

Twinkle Toes* and Dallas Dolly*

For December I hope to do a week by week round up of what polish was behind the door each day. Stay tuned for a really colourful month!