Though last year I did enjoy opening up a door that revealed a pretty bottle of polish each day in the lead up till Christmas, I just didn’t need 24 mini lacquers and truth be told my cousin ended up benefiting from most from my Ciaté Mini Mani Month come January spring cleaning time. So this year I thought I’d pass. But when my eyes locked on this years offering in the middle of the Selfridges Beauty Hall, with the festive tunes and frenzied shoppers humming around me I grabbed one, marched to the till and did the deed. I have been told before that I’m an advertisers dream. Hear me out on this one. The colour selection in this years edit just seemed so much better. No crazy ‘there’s stock left over’ neon greens or yellows, instead there’s a gawjus array of nudes, creams and brights that I actually want to don. I’ll particularly be keeping an eye out for Boudoir, a tomato red, Pillow Fight, a purple taupe and the miniatures of the Ciaté Base and Top Coat. I predict they’ll be no giveaways this year. Sorry Amber.

There’s still some available at Selfridges if you’re tempted. Hold the chocolate, I’ll have a polish instead. A nail varnish a day keeps the Doctor away – I’m sure that’s how that saying goes?

  • Anna Blush

    It’s such a better idea than chocolate but not sure if I need the 24 extra nail polishes! However the Body Shop advent calendar looks like something I’d enjoy! x

  • Hannah Williams

    This looks lovely! PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT MY BLOG xo

  • Sophie

    Love this post, that’s exactly how my mind works!



  • Becky Alyssa

    They’re all so lovely, they’re really being advertised heavily around London as well! I already have plenty of nail polish but it’s a wonderful substitute for yet more chocolate.

  • Steph x

    I love this but not my choice this year!! So many amazing calendars available now tho!

  • Amy

    Want this so much! Sadly, I’ve never been able to try a Ciate polish before! x

    Amy |

  • Jessica Rose

    This is pretty cute…so many amazing calenders choices this year! Jess. x

  • Maddy Cane

    Cant wait to see some of the colours, this looks so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • klaudia m

    I really wanted it last year, I really need to go see if they have it in my local selfridges. <3

  • Kyllie

    Me encanta en calendario, pero en España le han puesto un precio ridículamente alto, no merece la pena comprarlo :S

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • Evelyn Morales

    Oh Anna, I hope you will enjoy them all, I know what you mean I also often fall for advertising.

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    AHHH so glad they’re doing one this year, i loved last years!

  • Emma Bovary

    I adore the idea of these, I would ideally prefer a makeup one but they are so darn expensive in Australia. Such a cute idea though :)

  • Rachel

    So nice can’t wait to get them!

  • Zoë Baldwin

    Hope you love it! They look awesome x x

  • Zazie Bibi

    ooh this looks so good! you better tell us what you get in it each day! ;) x

  • Emma and Emily

    I want this so much!! Would be such a perfect early present ;)

  • Hannah Davis

    How cute! You have to post the results of the mini-manis :) xx


  • Anna Raponi

    Hey vivianna, just wondering what program you used to make the gif, it looks awesome!