Ciate Mini Mani Month: 12 days of Christmas

Before the boyf. departed for Thailand, he surprised me with a present to keep me occupied while he was away (he’s very good like that).

My Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar was a bargain from TK Maxx and something that I may have had a little squeal over.

Although there are 24 doors to open with a mini Ciate behind each one, I thought I’d share the first 12 with you:

Ciate Mini Mani Month

On the first day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Snow Globe

On the second day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Boudoir

On the third day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Amazing Gracie

On the fourth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Silver Caviar Metallic Pearls

On the fifth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Hoopla

On the sixth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Sugar Plum

On the seventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Main Stage

On the eighth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Midnight in Manhattan Caviar Pearls

On the ninth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Candy Floss

On the tenth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pillow Fight

On the eleventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pepperminty

On the twelfth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Gold Caviar Metallic Pearls

I absolutely LOVE all of them although I haven’t braved the caviar pearls just yet. With 12 more to go I can’t wait to see what comes next.

The boyf. did good – a nail polish a day keeps the girly-ness at bay 😉

– love Stef x

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Grown-up advent calendars

primark jewellery advent calendars 2014

You’re never too old for a good advent calendar, but when you’re dieting, a chocolate a day can literally break you. We have all seen the lovely advent calendars doing the rounds this year, and as much as I would love to get my hands on one from the likes of Benefit they are a little too costly for me (and they were all sold out). So here is a cute alternative that’s easy on the purse (I managed to get them both for £5 each in the sale) and still has the fun of  a new gift every morning.

The silver Primark Jewellery Advent Calendar contains 12 pairs of stud earrings, 4 midi rings, 4 ditsy charm bracelets and 4 ditsy charm necklaces. It was originally £10 but I purchased it yesterday for £5 – so get to Primark! There is images on the of all the jewellery inside, and it is all stuff I would probably purchase anyway, so for a fiver it’s a complete bargain! The Primark 12 Days of Jewellery Calendar contains 4 pairs of stud earrings, 2 rings, 3 bracelets and 3 necklaces and costs £8, but I also picked this up for a bargain at £5, and again there is a photo on the back of the box which shows you what is inside the calendar. You can follow us on Instagram for the daily pics of the goodies inside. I think these are a great alternative to the expensive beauty calendars if you’re on a budget, but if you’re not on a budget, get a look at these beauties!

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Did you grab a bargain this year? Share your links and pics below 🙂 – love Carla x