The Ciate Mini Mani Manor has hit Selfridges

Every year, I know that the countdown to Christmas is really on when one particular product hits stores. The Ciate nail polish advent calender is always a gorgeous proposition, whether you be buying it to open throughout December, or just getting it to rip open the 24 mini nail polishes right away. The latest Ciate advent calender was launched exclusively this week at Selfridges, and once again, it is sure to sell out very quickly.

 EXCLUSIVE TO SELFRIDGES CIATE Mini Mani Manor nail polish advent calendar £49 click to visit Selfridges

CIATE Mini Mani Manor nail polish advent calendar £49 click to visit Selfridges

This years calendar is housed in its very own mansion, all bedecked in Christmas finery. It includes 17 of Ciaté’s most popular shades including Mistress, Amazing Gracie and Cupcake Queen plus five exclusive textured polishes, one exclusive full size Paint Pot and one set of festive nail transfers. There are three different variations (I wonder if anyone will attempt to get all three?)  It really is the perfect gift for nail fans.


As Selfridges says “…this fairy-tale worthy advent calendar is an absolute must-have for any nail polish lover – you’ll find it hard not to open every window at once!”

The Ciate Mini Mani Manor costs £49, which is just over £2 per product. 2013’s version was a complete sell out, so if you want to get in on the act this year, you may have to act quickly.

To view all current Ciate products at Selfridges, click here.


B Public Relations Christmas in July

Last week, in the middle of a sweltering July week, I attended a whole host of Christmas press days. It was a weird and yet wonderful experience. The first event I attended was for B Public Relations, who represent a whole host of fabulous beauty and fashion companies, including the very much in the news maternity brand Seraphine (beloved of the Duchess of Cambridge), Truffle Shuffle and my fave of all bathtime products Bodhi.

Choosing the stunning surroundings of the Saville Club (truly whit whoo if you’ve never paid a visit) and treating press and bloggers to a very lovely breakfast that included smoked salmon and pancakes smothered in treacle, this was a really lovely morning. And, it has to be said, a great start to Christmas….

Here are some of the great brands who were displaying their wares at the B PR press event, and some of my fave products that were on display.


I love this brand, who treat us to fabulous Christmas treats in the form of Advent calenders each year. This year there are also cute Christmas baubles featuring gorgeous beauty treats.

Ciate Advent calender

Ciate Caviar nails


My lovely friend Elijah Choo has come up trumps with his amazing Christmas gift sets. The packaging just screams luxury and those scents will linger on the skin and in the memory. Top of my Christmas list for sure.

Shelly’s Shoes

I’m so excited to see one of my favourite shoe brands of the 1990s making a bit of a comeback. Although, looking at this collection, I would say this festive offering owes more to the decade of glam rock than Kurt Cobain.

Miss Patina

A brand I was unfamiliar with, but now love. This collection has a real 1940s, Land Girl feel and is full of pretty knits with great collar details, and dresses with a definite vintage inspiration behind them.

Karen 'From frumpy to Funky' loved this dress!

Lydia Rose Bright

My favourite (now ex) Towie star has another hit on her hands with her latest collection, which again has a delicate vintage vibe. I totally fell in love with this beautiful blouse.

Truffle Shuffle

Oh my! Where to start with this kitsch, cute and often hilarious collection. My little Pony and Superman are amongst the stars, and the Christmas designs are just inspired!


This brand has soared into the super league in the last week, as the Duchess of Cambridge chose one of their dresses when she left London to enjoy her first days as a mommy. The new range of stylish maternity wear is just as impressive.

Eric Bompard

Stunning cashmere pieces that look and feel amazing, the Eric Bompard collection was one of my favourites for its classic designs in a range of beautiful colours. Cashmere at its best.