Ciaté nail polish in Serendipity
Now when it came to choosing this years advent calendar I waited to the last minute, ordering the day before. I ended up going for the Ciaté Mini Mani Month advent calendar, I'm so pleased I did. I had 23 days of wonderful miniatures followed by a gorgeous full sized one on Christmas Eve, Serendipity, this is an exclusive only available in the advent calendar, I'm going to review this today as although it is limited I'm sure it will pop up on Ebay and currently Ciaté still have the advent calendar available, at half price, see here, it was totally worth it at full price so at half price you really are getting a bargain.
I've decided to give up saying I'm not a pink person, I've found plenty of pink shades I love this year and this glittery pink nail varnish is one of them. Rather than being a girly, light pink, Serendipity is a warm, metallic pink-copper. A suitably dressy shade without being trashy. One coat is rather thin but you can really build this up with just one more coat. I didn't need to use a base colour as this on its own is strong enough, it also looks just as nice with one coat over another colour. It dries rather quickly, unfortunately without a top coat it chips easily. I sometimes prefer this when it comes to glitter nail varnish as they're a pain to remove, when it came to removing the varnish I didn't struggle too much, of course as it is glitter it needed more of a scrub. A perfect nail varnish in the calendar for the final day.
I'm looking forward to the next advent calendar from them, I'm pretty sure my next nail update will involve a couple of shades from the advent calendar!