next in line is Ciaté’s Mini Mani Month 2013. This set is an Advent Calender, containing 24 nail art minis featuring 16 mini polishes, 4 mini pearls, 2 decors, 1 silver polish and 1 holo topper.
The version here in Europe is different, mine is the US version. I bought it at Sephora while I was in New York. The original price was 58 $ excluding tax. Since I bought it AFTER Christmas, it was reduced to 41 $ excluding tax.
This is a pretty good deal if you ask me, because you get a huge variety of polishes to try out and colors you maybe would not buy. In my case I would not buy pink or rose polishes, I am just not a pink person^^
But I must say, after swatching the polishes, they are really nice and I am happy I have them in my collection.
I find the packaging to be very cute. It is as colorful as the variety of products you get.
On the inside you obviously have 24 little doors, which reveal the polishes day by day.
There are also quotes on the back of the doors, which I find pretty inspiring.
All I can say is that I love the idea behind this gift set. If you have a chance to get your hands on one of these, don’t hesitate to buy one for yourself or for a friend/girlfriend to give away.
Pictures taken from Ciaté Website
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To break it down:
18 x 0.17 oz Paint Pots Nail Polish
- PP 133 – amazing gracie
- PP 007 – members only
- PP 091 – ivory queen
- PP 122 – hoopla
- PP 118 – candy floss
- PP 058 – main stage
- PP 106 – hopscotch
- PP 105 – play date
- PP 161 – encore
- PP 017 – boudoir
- PP 080 – sugar plum
- PP 103 – pillow fight
- PP 147 – chinchilla
- PP 104 – pepperminty
- PP 068 – tweed and tails
- PP 037 – starlet
- PP 069 – fit for a queen
- PP 146 – snow globe
2 x 0.17 oz Caviar Luxe in Metallic
2 x 0.17 oz Caviar Pearls
as well as
- 0.17 oz – glitter in twinkle toes
- 0.17 oz – topper in sequins in dallas dolly
- funnel to get pearls and glitter back into the bottles
- instructions in 17 languages
Throughout the next posts I will introduce you to the containing polishes one by one.
Please stay tuned to see swatches and my opinion on each and every single polish.
After publishing them I will link all posts above.
I am really excited to try all of these.
Did you buy the gift set? What do you think?
Let me know what you think, I am curious to hear your opinion.
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a merry Ciaté Christmas 2014 – new in
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