Being in the beauty industry for about eight years now, I realized that it's not just about the face anymore. Makeup and skincare aren't the only things being considered when "beauty" is the topic of the day. Nails, for one, had been given much attention lately due to the trends we saw in the runway. And I, personally, had been into this trend too! With bi-weekly mani and pedi appointments, DIY nail art and whatnot, it's no secret the nail industry is taking a big chunk of the beauty industry pie.

Whenever I go to nail salons, I always pick a nail lacquer that's of high quality, even if it means adding an extra fifty or hundred bucks. And one that I always look for but rarely see is Ciaté.

But finally, we received good news just this week! Ciaté finally arrived in Manila and will be available to us all by November! Blessed to be invited to their exclusive afternoon tea launch at the Bizu Catering Studio followed by a SPArty at Nail Spa, I was able to meet the people behind Ciaté who flew all the way from London.

Discussing Ciaté while enjoying Bizu's afternoon tea delights

During the afternoon tea, Olivia Caville, PR and Marketing manager of Ciaté gave us a brief background on the brand. "Ciaté is not just about beautiful, wearable range of fashion nail polish colours but also nail treatments, hand and foot care and accessories. We're always one step ahead to define, lead, set trends in the global nail industry by providing high performance formulas with the prettiest packaging."

Wonderful afternoon tea selection Bizu! You never fail.

Here are some photos from the whimsically dressed up event, making us feel the Christmas spirit this early.

The 3.5ml paint pots retail at P575.00 each and mini pots at P349.95

Before we go to the second part of the event, which is the SPArty, let me show you what Ciaté has in store for us this coming holiday season:

Spice up somebody's Christmas with these gift sets!

Mini Mani Manor | P3495.00

Ciaté’s Mini Mani Manor is the ultimate colour-packed countdown for the festive season – your very own merry mansion! What better way to embrace the holiday spirit than with 24 days’ worth of festive manicure goodies? 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! Ciaté Mini Mani Manor includes 17 of Ciaté’s most popular shades including Mistress, Amazing Gracie and Cupcake Queen, 5 exclusive textured polishes, one exclusive full size Paint Pot and one set of festive nail transfers. Mini Mani Manor comes in 3 different variations; which one will you discover? 

Candy Cane House | P1499.00

This fabulously festive collection includes four fragranced glitter polishes with scents from gingerbread and Christmas trees to candy cane and fresh cotton! For a preview of the fragrances, simply scratch the tabs on the side of the House to reveal their deliciously evocative scents. Ciaté’s Candy Cane House includes the following Mini Paint Pot shades: Candy Craze, Ginger Snaps, Tangled Tinsel and Snow Fall.

Tree Trinket | P420.00

Why not adorn your tree with Ciaté Tree Trinkets together with the traditional Christmas lights, glitter and garlands? This set features a collection of glittering Paint Pots in festive shades to ring in the holiday season. Each Paint Pot is enclosed in a crystal clear ball. Pick from these shades: Naughty or Nice?, Yule Rules, Glitter Ball, Blizzard, All Aglow and Candy Cane.

Now for the fun part! Trying out their shades with the superb mani pedi service of Nail Spa.

With fellow beauty writer Nicole, having our mani and pedi session

I'm into simple no-fuss nail colours and textures but who can say no to some sparkle after seeing these?

The secret to a lasting nail colour, Underwear (base coat) to protect the nails and Speed Coat to give your polish a glossy finish while drying it in no time. Each retails at P699.00.

The nail specialist who did my mani and pedi seemed to have had an easy time applying Ciaté polish on me. Thanks to the long handle and the 250 bristle flat brush of the polish that helps a flawless even finish, it would be easy to do a DIY mani and pedi at home. 

Wearing True Blue glitter over Pool Party. Can't say I regret this impulsive decision.

On a side note, it's been Day 4 now since my session at Nail Spa and my nails still look newly painted. Clearly, the formula is amazingly pigmented and long-lasting. No chips at all! I bet the secret is their Speed Coat, which most reviews say it's as good as a gel top coat! It definitely protected my polish.

With Scent and Beaute's Emily Sia-Koa

Prim and proper with these posh British beauties Olivia Caville and Kim Guille, account manager of Ciaté

Ciaté will be available this November in Fresh Bar Eastwood, Fresh Bar Alabang, SM Makati and SM MOA department stores and soon in all leading department stores nationwide. Follow them on instagram: for updates.