NOTD Ciaté Mini Manor Advent Calendar Members Only and Sloany Sweetie

Hi everyone!

So this might seem a little strange but for my birthday my boyfriend’s sister bought me an advent calendar! Now I can hear you all asking ‘why?’, but there is a story around this one and a reason behind it. Before Christmas I had wanted a beauty advent calendar and had my eye on this one from Ciaté and the Benefit offering as well. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to part with the money for one, especially as I am meant to be saving up for our holiday to New York later this year. Then the Ciaté Mini Manor went into the sale at TKMaxx after Christmas and I was tempted to buy it again but managed to resist.

I think as I had ummed and ahhed about it so much my boyfriend’s sister decided to buy it for me for my birthday with the idea that I can use it to count down to my week off work at the end of February. I thought this was such a good idea and although it has been a bit strange opening an advent calendar this side of Christmas, it has also been a really fun way to count down to my holiday from work.

So far I have really liked all the polishes and glitters that I have found behind each door but my favourites so far have got to be Members Only and Sloany Sweetie. Members Only is a shimmery peach, nude shade which is fairly sheer so you do need about three coats to really get the colour to show through. I think it is such a classy looking polish though and great if you want a sophisticated and more understated look.

Sloany Sweetie is a stranded glitter polish that has a pink and gold shimmer to it. As I wasn’t feeling very understated today I decided to paint this over the top of Members Only and think the two look fab together. It wasn’t as ‘in your face’ as I thought it might be and I still think it looks quite classy but with a bit extra sparkle. This polish is really packed with glitter so you only need one coat if you’re applying it over another colour or you could build it up with a few coats to get a really glitzy finish.

I can’t wait to see which Ciaté polishes I find behind the rest of the doors and it has been such a nice little treat to wake up to a new polish every day!

What do you think of this nail varnish combo? Which other Ciaté nail polishes would you recommend?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. This is actually a great idea. I also wanted this advent calendar but couldn't justify the price, especially since I already own hundreds of polish. My Mum bought me the W7 one at Christmas :) x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  2. Oh wow, how pretty! And how cute is this advent calender?!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. First of all, I salute your self restraint, I need to learn from you as I have zero. LOL!
    I love the idea of advent calendar, only found out what it is when I arrive Canada, had no idea about it when I was in Malaysia.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. I got this for Xmas and I wasn't really into the glitter ones but really loved all the other colours . Great post. xox

  5. @Kate Musgrove That was another reason I didn't get it myself, I have so many polishes I really don't need anymore! xx

  6. @jasmine turner I love it! I'm definitely going to want another at Christmas now though :) xx

  7. @Shireen L. Platt Haha I usually have no restraint at all but I think part of it was that I didn't get chance to go and pick one up on my lunch hour! I love having advent calendars, it's a nice little treat having something to open each day :) xx

  8. @Marie Sanderson Thank you :) I must admit the glitter ones aren't my favourite. I got the first one a couple of days ago and was disappointed that it was just glitter rather than a glitter polish xx

  9. I love the Ciaté advent calendars, I resisted last year as I was still working through their previous one! I loved their Dragonfly collection, especially Empress. Oh and their Haute House collection!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

  10. @Sharon Taylor The Dragonfly collection is so pretty, I especially love Empress and Morning Dew as well :) xx