There’s something about Christmas advent calendars that never fail to bring out the child in me.  No matter that I’ve bought the thing, so that everything that comes out from behind those dinky little doors is already paid for by me.  No matter that it’s normally some really unnecessary but goes-down-all-too-quickly chocolate that I’ll regret the minute I’ve eaten, (but won’t stop me repeating it again the next day!)

So the recent spate of beauty advent calendars has had me all a frenzy! Just imagine, a new beauty treat everyday for 24 days! And not a single calorie between them! There are so many different ones to choose from.  There’s one by the very lovely Liz Earle, perfect for Liz Earle fans, one by Lancôme, another by Selfridges, another from a collaboration between You magazine and Latest in Beauty… and there are others.

As a bit of nail addict, I opted for the highly covetable Mini Mani Month by Ciate.  This delectable little beauty is a collection of 24 of Ciate’s little bottles in miniature format, one behind each door.  5ml of each colour, 20 in all, including three new ones that are exclusive to this set, along with four bottles of the Ciate Caviar Manicure beads that I wrote about previously, which you can read HERE.

Just imagine, you could have a new manicure every day of December.  And when I say you, I really do mean YOU!

Yes, dear reader! When I bought one of these for myself, I thought you might just like one too, so I bought two – one for you, and one for me!  This impossible-to-get, sold-out-everywhere advent calendar is my next little giveaway to celebrate reaching over 200 followers on Beauty Passionista.

Entry is really simple, just as it is for the Real Techniques brushes giveaway (which closes at midnight on 24th November – if you haven’t entered that one yet, then get on it HERE!!!)

The Giveaway: 
Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar, worth £38


To Enter:

– Make sure you follow the blog by clicking on the GFC Connect button in the left column or via Bloglovin’

 ‘like’ the Beauty Passionista Facebook page which you can find at this link HERE

– Tweet the following:
Win a Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar on www.BeautyPassionista.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/cqxu2w7 #Giveaway @AmbarinaHasan

 Leave me a comment below to let me know that you’ve completed the above 3 steps, (letting me know whether you’re following the blog on GFC or Bloglovin’) along with your contact email address or Twitter name so that I can let you know if you’ve won!  I’ll be choosing the winner at random using Random.Org.

– Entries for this giveaway will close on Tuesday, 27th November at midnight so that I can get this to you by that all important 1st December deadline!

P.S. Blogs or Twitter accounts that have been set up expressly to enter competitions will be disqualified. These giveaways are to say thank you to my lovely followers, so entries from ‘cheats-ters’ would not be in the spirit of the thing! Please make sure you are following – I will be checking!

Good luck and look out for the next giveaway, coming soon!


After much tweeting and so many lovely entries…  my winner is…… drum roll please…..
Helen Greenwood!!! 
Thank you all for entering, I just wish I could have more than one winner …. Next time  🙂
Helen, please get in touch to let me know where to send your prize
Happy nail painting!!! 🙂



  1. 17 November 2012 / 7:01 am


    congrats on reaching the big 200+ i am loving this giveaway! i am following the blog via gfc – zara
    i have liked the page – zara mua and i have tweeted too – theycallme_zara and my email address is jinitachauhan@hotmail.co.uk 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    17 November 2012 / 8:04 am

    its me again.the computer dumbo…why does it have to be like this.before u just filled out a post card and sent it.i have to wait for my 11year old to wake up then i will get her onto it.but i did try and do it i am just a super big dumbo.just remember me.the unlucky one.adeela xx

  3. 17 November 2012 / 8:05 am

    I’ve done the 3 things 🙂 I love the look of this advent calendar 🙂 I follow through bloglovin gina_haigh@hotmail.co.uk xx

  4. Hana
    17 November 2012 / 8:35 am

    Entered! (via Bloglovin’) Twitter: hanakhay
    Love your blog 🙂 And thank you for the sweet giveaway! x

  5. 17 November 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Again, Thank you for this chance!

    1) I’ve followed you with Bloglovin’, I’ve liked your FB (Alice L.) page and Twitted via SoColorful account

    my email is: alis_g6 @ yahoo.it

  6. Anonymous
    17 November 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Followed via Google -alicesouthern90, facebook: alice southern and twitter: AliCath90.
    Contact email : alicesouthern90@gmail.com

  7. 17 November 2012 / 9:54 pm


    Would love to win this as its so expensive, I follow you on GFC, Blogluvin, Tweeted it and followed on facebook 🙂

  8. 18 November 2012 / 12:31 am

    following on BL
    twitter: @Dirty_Bella
    hope i win xx

  9. 18 November 2012 / 12:16 pm

    *sad face* I follow you via GFC but I don’t have twitter or facebook and I would actually use this but oh well…. -.-
    Congrats on getting so many followers though!! 😀

  10. 18 November 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Great giveaway 🙂

    Follow via GFC and tweeted from @HoneyGo_Lightly

  11. 18 November 2012 / 9:36 pm

    Awesome giveaway! GFC, FB, and tweeted from @QCPChic.

  12. 19 November 2012 / 9:30 am

    GFC: Leanne Bucknall
    FB: Leanne Bucknall
    Tweeted: @lebeeuk

  13. 19 November 2012 / 10:27 am

    Hi! I’d love to win this! I’ve been eyeing up the Ciate polishes for a while.. especially the sparkly ones 🙂
    Following via BlogLovin, Tweeted (@MicheEvans) and Liked on FB
    email: miche_shell@ hotmail.com

    Am crossing my fingers VERY hard


  14. Krystle
    20 November 2012 / 4:52 pm

    This is an amazing giveaway- so much better than the chocolate advent calendars! I have been lusting after this ever since I first heard about it 🙂 I follow via email & bloglovin, have liked & tweeted. Thanks for an awesome blog, I enjoy reading it.

  15. 20 November 2012 / 8:16 pm

    i want to enter this. i never win anything:)Munir always says i don’t need anything ,as long as , I ve got him 🙂

  16. 23 November 2012 / 12:28 am

    All 3 steps done :)Following you by bloglovin.
    twitter @blogbyjennifer

  17. 23 November 2012 / 12:30 am

    3 steps are done. Following you on blodlovin 🙂 Twitter name is @blogbyjennifer

  18. 24 November 2012 / 6:56 am

    I did all 3 steps.
    Following you by Bloglovin
    Liked on Facebook – Haboleshet
    Tweeted : @haboleshet
    e-mail: Haboleshet at gmail .com

  19. 24 November 2012 / 6:58 am

    I did all 3 steps :

    Following by Bloglovin
    Like on Facebook : Haboleshet
    Twitter : @Haboleshet
    Email : Haboleshet at gmail .com

  20. 24 November 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway!
    Following you on bloglovin (dancelikeellie@hotmail.co.uk)
    Liked you on facebook (Ellie Ball)
    Tweeted (@ERBmakeup)


  21. 26 November 2012 / 8:35 pm

    All done – following on Bloglovin! If i win you can tell me on twitter @xameliax 😀


  22. 26 November 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Thank you for doing the giveawat!
    following on GFC Georgia – ramblingsofgeo.blogspot.com
    Liked on facebook – Georgia Newman
    Tweeted @georowe


  23. 26 November 2012 / 8:48 pm

    ahh, i’ve been lusting after this for days, thanks for doing this giveaway!

    done those three things, i’m following on bloglovin’ (allyce.pope@hotmail.com)
    my twitter is allycepope 🙂

    thanks again! xxx

  24. 26 November 2012 / 10:31 pm

    Have done all three, following on BlogLovin’
    You can email me gemmaerblog@gmail.com or let me know on Twitter @gemmaer
    Got all my fingers and toes crossed! xx

  25. 26 November 2012 / 11:22 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!Am sure you will get So many more followers as i love your blog am sure others do too
    i follow you via gfs username is yasminec9 from before this giveaway
    also follow you via email yasminec9@Aol.com
    follow you on twitter too yasminec9 (promise you am not a stalker lol)
    tweeted your message link ishttps://twitter.com/yasminec9/status/273203969747197953
    also follow you on facebook my name is yasmine choudhry
    I would Love to win not purchased any calendars am housebound,so dont get to see many but this looks Fabulous
    thank you

  26. 28 November 2012 / 6:16 pm

    Too late but you never know…That’d be a dream coming true ! What best for Christmas ??

    FaceBook : Violette Lambin
    Twitter : @Violette_Lambin
    Bloglovin’ : email peggybeynette @ aliceadsl DOT fr

    Fingers crossed…
    Thank you anyway. 😉

  27. 28 November 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Know it’s too late, but you never know, it’s Christmas After All !

    Facebook : Violette_Lambin
    Twitter :@Violette_Lambin
    email me please at peggybeynette @ aliceadsl DOT com

    Fingers crossed
    Thank you for the hope !

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