Friday, 6 December 2013

Ciaté advent calendar - Dec 1 to 5

There have been a lot of amazing beauty advent calendars this year, and as tempting as some of them have been I already knew that I was going to get the Ciaté calendar. As an incorrigible polish-aholic this was the obvious choice for me and since I got so many beautiful shades and beads for my caviar collection in last year's calendar, it was a very easy decision for me. Instead of doing daily posts about the mini polishes I thought I would do a summary every week of what Father Ciaté has given me this year. Today we'll look at what was behind the doors from Dec 1 to Dec 5.

Dec 1 - Snow Globe: A clear polish with holographic speckles for a beautiful opalescent, shimmery look. Perfect for a festive top coat.
Dec 2 - Boudoir: A true festive vibrant red with a lovely luxurious satin finish.
Dec 3 - Hopscotch: A bright, fun and lively slightly burned mandarin orange with lovely opaque depth
Dec 4 - Miss Mistletoe: Loose shimmering sequins in gold and pink that create a textured party look. Easy to apply on a base shade, but difficult to get the excess that you brush off back in the bottle...
Dec 5 - Encore: A muted, deep carrot orange that's very autumnal
Snow Glow, Boudoir, Hopscotch, Miss Mistletoe, Encore
 From left to right in natural light:
Snow Globe
Boudoir
Boudoir with Snow Globe as a top coat
Hopscotch
Miss Mistletoe
Encore
 
From left to right in artificial light:
Snow Globe
Boudoir
Boudoir with Snow Globe as a top coat
Hopscotch
Miss Mistletoe
Encore

An OK selection of polishes so far although there's been an emphasis on reds and oranges, and personally I would have wanted to see more variety in the colors. Saying that though - and I even surprise myself by saying this, my favourite so far is actually Encore. I really like the idea of using this as an alternative to muted browns and dark reds and I think it would look lovely as a contrasting nail to e.g. a vivid purple or a bright azure blue outfit. Which of the shades so far do you like the most?

82 comments:

  1. That is surprising the reds and oranges are in a row like that! Pretty colors though!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya Brittnee! I completely agree with you, of course I have no idea what's behind the other doors, but it would have been nicer if they spread these out a little! Have a great weekend! Xx

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  2. I wish I had bought this now. It's a shame ciate didn't mix the colours up so you got red and Orange not all at once xx

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    1. I think you can still buy it on Ciaté online, and you can catch up on the dates :o). Yes, it's definitely a bit strange so fingers crossed they'll mix it up a little more from now :o). Xx

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  3. Gorgeous colors, so sparkling and ideal for Christmas :-D
    Bisou

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  4. Maybe it's colour coordinated, who knows :). BTW I really regret buying this calendar. Those are some beautiful colours!

    Blu Button Box

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    1. Aaaah, I think you can still get hold of it :o). And it's such a great travel size as well :o). Xx

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  5. Such pretty colors I really like the cute bottles too!

    www.steffysworld.com

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    1. I like that the bottles aren't too big so they won't dry out before I get a chance to use them :O). Xx

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  6. Love all these colors, they look so pretty! I like that these bottles are a little bigger than the standard one. I've started following you with Bloglovin' BTW!

    Love,

    Noor
    http://queenofjetlags.com

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    1. Thank you so much, yes it's a very practical size :o)! Xx

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  7. Lovely colours !
    http://somelikeitblonde.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You can't really have a better start to the day than a new polish every morning LOL! Xx

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  8. love the red, is simply perfect ! :)

    saralookbook.blogspot.com

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  9. I am like an excited child every morning, desperate to open the next door, I love the little quotes inside the doors too. Encore is my favourite so far too, I think with a pale blue glitter topcoat or even Snow Globe, it will look great. I'm doing a daily blog post with mine, would love for you to take a look.

    http://daydreamsanddee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hiya Deanna - I'm exactly the same, for me this is without a doubt the best advent calendar :o)!

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  10. What can I said I love the brand the color and the package welll done. Have a great weekend.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  11. Perfect for Christmas :) lovely shades! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. They're not bad to start off with, but I'm hoping there will be some more variety in the next few :o). Xx

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  12. Snow globe is so pretty!
    Mia
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    www.prettyeclectic.co.uk

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    1. It's lovely, shame I already had a very similar opalescent top coat LOL. Xx

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  13. I didn't know that ciate made advent calendars! All the colors look so nice and festive xx

    misunderstoodprincesses.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a great idea and it makes a lot of polishaholics like me very happy! :o). Xx

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  14. Nice colors. Perfect for the holidays.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. They're lovely, I just wish there was a bit more variety amongst these first shades :O). Xx

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  16. SO fun! Boudoir looks like the perfect red! Happy Friday!

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    1. Hiya Carly - Happy Friday to you too :o). You're absolutely right, I think this will be worn a lot this Christmas :o). Xx

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  17. What a wonderful idea! I love nail polishes too! That Miss Mistletoe is gorgeous! I may have to get my hands on it for my work Christmas party!! x

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    1. It's a really beautiful effect, probably best worn as an accent nail :o). Xx

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  18. this is so fun! I got a tea advent calender but I do love my polish. the sequences are so pretty thought kinda a pain, i am surprised to see so many similar shades, hopefully next week is different!

    writingwhimsy.com

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    1. Absolutely - maybe they wanted to get rid of the reds straight away :o). tea calender is another nice idea! Xx

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  19. Despite the lack of variety, this is still a really pretty and festive range of colors.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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    1. Oh yes, I will definitely get a lot of wear out of them :o). Xx

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  20. you are very pretty :) !!I follow you on bloglovin and i'm your follower!!
    FOLLOW ME TOO!! XOXO :)
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    1. Thank you very much, that's so lovely of you, follow you now. Xx

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  21. The Miss Mistletoe shade is so pretty and perfect for around Christmas time :) x

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    1. It's a lovely and unusual mix with the pink and gold :o). Xx

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  22. Oh wow I LOVE the 4th one, that chunky glitter looks so gorgeous.. although not very Christmassy xx

    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I know what you mean, it's very easy to apply too, shame that a lot gets lost in application :o). Xx

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  23. Hi Charlotte, I wish I got the Ciate advent calendar too. So far I like the sandes, Boudoir and Encore are my fav. Kisses, have a good weekend! xo

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    1. Hey Lilly, thank you so much and have a super weekend! Xx

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  24. Love that this is different to the particular make up calendars. Awesome! Some lovely shades! Great Christmas at polishes for the season!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Thanks a million and have a great weekend! Xx

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  25. Whoa! Miss Mistletoe looks awesome! Thank you for sharing these :D

    http://thecosmeticeffect.com/

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  26. Do you know how much this advent calender was? Have always wanted a calender like this!

    www.oliviaburnage.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love boudoir!!! I think it reminds me of candy apple... hehehehe <3 I've just followed you on GFC, looking forward to your next post love!!

    xoxo, Mango ❤
    MangoRabbitRabbit's Blog | Holiday Party: Nude Bandage Dress!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so lovely of you, follow you back! Xx

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  28. So jealous you got the Ciate advent calendar. Love the colours though. Like you said it would be nice to have more variety. Maybe in the next few doors there will be :)

    hcozens.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so much fun starting the day with opening the doors - I'm hoping there will be some new caviar beads somewhere too :o). Xx

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  29. Hello Charlotte!
    You have avery nice blog, I like it
    Maybe would like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin, fb?
    Have a nice weekend

    http://alissagromova.blogspot.com/

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  30. I want Snowglobe so much! I bet it looks gorgeous over black, teal and dark blue shades! :D

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. That's a great tip, I'll definitely try it with a lovely inky dark blue! Xx

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  31. Great colors! Love them all! Would you like to follow each other via GFC, bloglovin, facebook and instagram?

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

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    1. A very classic, lovely red that I think I'll get a lot of wear from :o). Xx

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  33. this set is so pretty :) i love all the shades :) have a wonderful weekend !! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  34. This calender is seriously a nail girls dream!! Great post Charlotte

    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Thank you so much ladies, have a super weekend! Xx

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  35. Beautiful colours,Love Ciate polishes
    www.naomitalksbeauty.com

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    1. Absolutely, they've got lovely shades and the formula is great too :o). Xx

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  36. I've really liked the reds and the snow globe although I love the one in today's door.

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. Hiya Sharon, it's a fun combination of shades for sure, and it's like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get... :o). Xx

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  37. I wasn't sure if I would like the Miss Mistletoe, but once see it it on the sample I really like it. Is an "accent nail" still a stylish option?I would love to use one of the reds on most nails and then the mistletoe on an accent nail. Thoughts?

    Keep it Sassy & Classy,
    B
    http://msultimatesophistication.wordpress.com/

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    1. Completely agree with you - I think it would be a really nice and stylish Christmasy look :o). Xx

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    1. I'm already looking forward to showing the next batch! Xx

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  39. These are all gorgeous colours, so far it looks like this was filled with the best of their line and not just 'fillers'.

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Thank you, I do think I would wear most of them at some point :o). Xx

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  40. This is the perfect advent calendar in my opinion! Love the shades you already opened, with my favourite being the Miss Mistletoe, it looks so glamorous and just perfect for the holidays.x Can't wait to see what was behind the other doors.x
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Miss Mistletoe is really great for a party nail, it's a shame that some of it goes to waste... :/. Xx

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