Fortune Teller from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Ciate’s Mini Mani Month 2016: All The Swatches!

My Top Five Nail Polish Swatches from Ciate London

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll probably know that in December, I swatched all the colours from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month advent calendar. I decided to make a post featuring my favourite colours, and there’s a link below to take you to all of the swatches from the advent calendar on my Flickr account!

Starry Night

Starry Night from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Starry Night from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

I dusted this glorious glittery black nail topper over one of my favourite nail colours of all time, so it’s hardly surprising this one made it into my top five! The base was Alexa Chung’s leather effect polish for Nail’s Inc., and I love the extra dimension the texture gives the look!

Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Fortune Teller from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

I layered Fortune Teller on the top of one of my least favourite colours from the month – Pretty in Putty – and created one of my favourite looks! Dusting some sparkle on the tips of your nails is a great way to create a simple and sophisticated look with glitter that doesn’t make you look like you’re five years old and been digging through the craft supplies…

Raising The Barre

Raising The Barre from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Raising The Barre from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

I love a nice, sophisticated red, and I loved the moody, deep colour that Raising the Barre created. Dark and brooding, like a bruise, this is no ordinary creamy burgundy, and I reckon I’ll be taking this out a few more times in winter!

Iced Frappe

Iced Frappe from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Iced Frappe from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

I feel like I’m always on the lookout for a good, neutral, pinky nude, and although Iced Frappe isn’t the kind of colour I usually turn to for this, I feel as though it totally fits the bill! With hints of purple and pink, it’s definitely not a nude, but it makes me feel like I’ve finally had a grown-up manicure. At last!

Boudoir

Boudoir from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Boudoir from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

I thought Mistress was a pretty good festive red, but now I think I prefer Boudoir more! It wouldn’t be Christmas without a cheery colour like this, and this orange-tinted red really has an icy look about it that I love!

So, that’s my round up of my favourite colours from this year – what were yours? It was pretty difficult for me to narrow down my choices to just five, but if you have any others you love, share them in the comments below! Discover the full range of Ciate products on their website, where you can purchase some of the colours I’ve mentioned as full sizes.

Click on the image below to be taken to my Flickr album featuring every swatch from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month in 2016!

Ciate Mini Mani Month 2016: swatches

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