Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Day 24

Christmas Eve is here (how exciting!) and the calendar has come to an end. The final door revealed the last exclusive-to-the-calendar shade, 'Enchanted Rose', which is a clear-based red glitter. Again, I hoped that this would be opaque on the nails, but it goes on fairly sheer. I applied it on top of the unnamed shade in the calender, which I've worked out must be 'Mistress'. (Sherlock Holmes here...) The finished result is very sparkly and festive and reminds me a bit of Essie's 'Leading Lady', which I had been lusting after in Boots.

All in all, I'm happy I splurged and bought the calendar; there are definitely some gorgeous colours and formulas which I might not have tried otherwise. However, I think four Caviar blends is a bit excessive as they're not something I'll reach for that often. I would have liked there to have been a velvet powder or two included in their place as I'm curious to try those.

Merry Christmas!




  1. I've never tried Ciate polishes but this one is so perfect for Christmas!... really pretty!

    1. Gorgeous isn't it, but such a pain to remove. It took me about 15 minutes to get it all properly off! :/

  2. So girly bottle! :*