Thursday, 19 December 2013

Winner of 700 follower giveaway & Ciaté Advent calendar Dec 11 to 18

Before we look at the beautiful mini's that Father Ciaté has given me lately I want to say thank you to everyone who entered the UK giveaway I held to celebrate that I reached 700 followers on Bloglovin'. I so appreciate all the support you all give me and I wish I could give a little something to everyone, but  unfortunately there could only be one winner this time, and that is Emma B - another wonderful blogger (Fab Head to Toe). Big congratulations to Emma, I hope you enjoy the Bourjois Iconic Glam set which is on its way to you.

Well, I think it's safe to say that the Ciaté advent calendar just keeps getting better and better. The first batch was OK some fun reds and oranges, the second batch was even better with some lovely metallics and muted shades and this week - WOW is all I say! I'm a very happy polishaholic at the moment with such an amazing selection of shades, effects and textures - just look at these beauties:
 Dec 11 - Jingle Belle: A gorgeous loose glitter in soft pink and effervescent gold and crystal. In the photo I'm wearing it on top of the Ciaté Kiss Chase I got last week. I would wear this either as an accent nail or as the tip of a pink version of a French manicure.
Dec 12 - Pepperminty: A stunning cool, fresh and crisp mint shade with a slight light blue tint. In one word - FABULOUS!
Dec 13 - Ferris Wheel: A subtle creamy pastel blue, very much a spring shade, but also perfect for cool snowy winter manis
Dec 14 - Party Shoes: A beautiful gold glitter polish, that works well on it's own using several coats to build up the density or as a top coat. 
Dec 15 - Play Date: A vibrant, punchy fuchsia pink
Dec 16 - Members Only: A very sheer, shimmery and delicate pale ballerina pink

Dec 17 - Frost Yourself: Finally I got some new caviar beads in this Christmas mix of silver, grey and bright blue.
Dec 18 - Amazing Gracie: A milky off white shade with a faint nude pink hue, great for a natural look or a French mani. 
 From left to right in artificial light:
Jingle Belle on top of Kiss Chase
Pepperminty
Ferris Wheel
Party Shoes
 From left to right in artificial light:
Play Date
Members Only
Frost Yourself 
Amazing Gracie
 From left to right in natural light:
Jingle Belle on top of Kiss Chase
Pepperminty
Ferris Wheel
Party Shoes
 From left to right in natural light:
Play Date
Members Only
Frost Yourself 
Amazing Gracie

We have sooo many beautiful shades this time around and I genuinely LOVE every single one of them, but for me the jewel of the crown has to be Jingle Belle. I'm completely in love with the gem crusted, glittering but matte look and think it's so eye catching. The only thing about these loose glitters is that even though you are very careful to gather the excess when you've sprinkled it to put it back in the bottle you almost always loose a little bit of the glitter, which is a shame and I wish that they could come up with a better way of dispensing it. But the look is simply stunning - well done Ciaté!
 

62 comments:

  1. Frost Your Self looks gorgeous! I will have to try it x
    www.thepaintface.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. A lot of very nice shades this time around, I might wear one on each finger LOL! Xx

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  2. such pretty nail colours!
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I love the pastel shades and the effects, they're so lovely! Xx

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  3. Congrats to the winner! All of the polishes are beautiful, especially Pepperminty :)


    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. A much better selection this time around I think than the earlier weeks :o). Xx

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  5. Beautiful colours, I love Ferris Wheel best x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. It's a lovely light blue, will be great to wear this Spring or maybe even now with my beloved Snowflake :o). Xx

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  6. I'm wearing Boudoir with Party Shoes at the moment - you really couldn't get a more Christmassy combo! I've absolutely loved this calendar and will definitely get it again next year. Reds and Oranges are my favourites, so I'm chuffed to bits! :-)

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    1. I can't think of a better way to start every day than with getting a new nail polish LOL! Xx

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  7. Cool!

    Dear I would like to invite you to my Firmoo giveaway where you can win a pair of free glasses!
    Check it out here: here

    Follow Fashion Dupes:
    Fashion Dupes

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  8. Those colours look amazing!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    http://www.fashionwasmysecondlove.com

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  9. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

    Now following you and looking forward to your next post!

    xoxoxo

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hello Helen, thank you for visiting and that's really lovely of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  10. Congratulations on 700 (now 820!) followers!!! These are such gorgeous colours ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, I really feel so fortunate and grateful to everyone :o) Xx

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  11. this advent is really lovely! i'm so sad i didn't get to participate it in time ): will there be another giveaway when you reach 1400 followers? hee
    hope you have a great christmas

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    1. Ah what a shame, yes there will be an international giveaway when I hit my next milestone :o). Have a great Christmas! Xx

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  12. Congrats sweetie!!! I'm so happy for your blog.
    Amazing giveaway.
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage diary

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    1. Thank you very much, that's really lovely of you! Xx

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  13. I love frost yourself solo much!!! ITS BEAUTIFUL!!

    A chic kiss http://justohana.blogspot.com.es/

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  14. Congratulations on 700 followers! You deserve it, you have a great blog.
    I am sooooo jealous I didn't get the ciate advent calendar because these are such gorgeous shades, I think I love the first one the best!

    www.hbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

    Hannah x

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    1. Hiya Hannah, that's so lovely of you - thank you very much, all the support from all of you is just amazing! There's always next year and maybe there are other nail polish ones by then too :o). Xx

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  15. Congratulations on your 700 followers ! Such a lovely giveaway ! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so nice of you :o)! Xx

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  16. Gorgeous colours! :) You have a lovely blog, new follower! x
    Sweet Dreams

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    1. Hello Alexandra, thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comment. Hope to see you here again soon! :o) Xx

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  17. great post!

    I have an ongoing giveaway on my blog, please join! :) xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

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  18. Great colors. I love Frost yourself. :)
    I´d be glad if you enter on my giveaway- http://fashionhappenss.blogspot.sk/2013/12/1-giveaway-firmoo-okuliare-1-giveaway.html

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  19. Congratulations, yes it's a great milestone.
    Care to follow each other GFC and Bloglovin?
    http://icynosure.blogspot.in/2013/12/winter-make-up-trends.html

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  20. Such gorgeous nails :-) Really beautiful shades xxx

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    1. I love Jingle Belle, it's so beautiful and glittery :o). Xx

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  21. Those nail polishes are amazing! Wished I bought that advent calender!

    xo Mel
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

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  22. kicking myself for not getting this, they all look so lovely, and I love the size of them!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. They've all been so lovely, I'm very happy with it :o). Xx

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  23. awesome colours .. want :)
    Hope you visit me on my blog … Maybe you like to follow :)
    Sandra
    Sunkissed Lovechild

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    1. Lots of great stuff in this one :o). Follow you now. Xx

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  24. Gutted that I didn't get this for myself. They all looks gorgeous, I can't even pick my favourite out of the ones you've shown. ;)

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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    1. I know what you mean, there are so many lovely shades :o). Xx

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  25. Congratulations to the winner! :)
    Those nail polishes look beyond amazing, would love to have them all! :D

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. And there are still some to go, it's really been a great calendar :o). Xx

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  26. Gorgeous shades- I am sure I saw this on the asos sale today x

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    1. Perfect to catch up and open most the doors in one go :o). Xx

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  27. I really need to try this nail polish its fantastic!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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    1. The formula is wonderful and a super range of shades too :o). Xx

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  28. I can't wait to try the Caviar Pearls! I was a bit disappointed with all the reds and oranges to begin with but since then it's really picked up. Stacey keeps trying to steal them now though ;)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Hey Louise, I think exactly the same - and personally I hope there will be some more effect polishes as well behind the last few doors :o). Xx

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