Monday, 8 December 2014

Ciate Mini Mani Manor | Week 1

 





Yep, a whole December week has passed. Not only are we a whole week closer to Christmas, but I've whizzed through my first week of my advent calander. This year I opted for the Ciate Mini Mani Manor. Lets see what was inside...

Day One: Headliner
I loved the fact that the first polish was something bright and exciting. This is a turquoise polish which Ciate describe as "an extraordinary cocktail of blue and green". I actually painted this on my nails on Monday night. I expected a shiny finish but this was actually matte, which is not my cup of tea - nothing a glossy top coat doesn't fix! It took a few coats to become opaque but it's a really nice shade.

Day Two: Sharp TailoringThis is a 'shimmering oyster beige' - it looks pretty boring in the bottle but when you swatch it - it's gorgeous! I actually have nothing like this in my collection - I'm looking forward to experimenting with it!

Day Three: Girl With A PearlI won't lie, when I saw this behind the door I was pretty disappointed. However, now I'm really excited to try it out! I thought it was a caviar beads polish, but these are little individual pearls that you can use for embellishment.

Day Four: Members OnlyThis is a nude polish that is super shimmery. It swatches really easily as it applies like a dream and dries really quickly. I'm not sure when or how i'll use this, it's a completely new style for my collection.

Day Five: Sloaney, Sweetie This is definitely the most exciting polish from the whole week. This is the first glitter polish and it's a mixture of pastel pinks and silver strands! I'm putting this on my nails at the first opportunity!

Day Six: Runway Ribbon
Runway Ribbon is a bright, festive glitter! It's a loose glitter which you apply on top of wet polish. I have never used dry glitter before and the thought of it worries me a bit! I fear I'll be getting very messy!

Day Seven: Tuxedo Yet another polish which is completely new to the collection, I do not have anything like this! I love the gunmetal finish of this polish, I really want to try this with the pearls from day three! I think it would look really nice!

Wheel swatches left to right: Tuxedo, Sloaney Sweetie, Members Only, Sharp Tailoring and Headliner.

Did you get an advent calendar this year? What was hiding behind the doors? What is your favourite colour from this collection?


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