Ciate Mini Mani Advent | A Nailart Tip!

Oh. My. GOSH. U GUISE. Today I picked up the Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent calendar at TK Maxx for only £10! That’s a whole TWO DOZEN, TWENTY FOUR bottles of nail lacquer and assorted nail art supplies for only £10! I couldn’t believe my luck, the box was a bit beat up and I’m pretty sure I got the only box that didn’t already have half the windows ripped open because people are fucking SAVAGES, but hey, whatevs. I’m good.

So obviously I’m gonna be showing off my haul huehue. I’ve always loved Ciate lacquers and I’d get them from Sephora back in KL, but they cost SO MUCH so I pretty much feel like I’ve just won the lottery right now! Anyways! Here we have the box that contains the advent calendar. It’s pretty plain but definitely festive!

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Upon opening the box you’ll find the cute little windows leading up to the little trasures inside. Since Christmas came and went ages ago I decided to just dig in instead of being patient cos ain’t nobadi got time fo dat. But first here’s a look at the back of the box! It shows the 11 guaranteed shades you’ll get plus 13 mystery shades, pretty exciting!

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And here’s what the inside looks like! Too cute!

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After manually ripping into some of the windows I decided it might just be easier to pop the tab off at the top of each of the sides of the box and pull out the plastic tray that holds the bottles so I didn’t have to open every single window… I’m impatient like that. But there are some nail care tips you don’t wanna miss printed on the inside of the windows!

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Those are two of my favourite shades, by the way! The pink glitter shade is Naughty Or Nice and the blue one is called Rollercoaster. And now for the shots everyone has been waiting for! I couldn’t even fit my entire haul in one picture, but just look at these beauties!!

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Not only did I get nail lacquer, I also got a bottle of Christmas Tree Caviar Pearls, Jingle Belle Glitter, Miss Mistletoe Sequins, Concrete Base Coat, Black Light Top Coat and Underwear Base Coat. Pictured below are some of my faves!

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From Left: Miss Mistletoe Sequins, Jingle Belle Glitter and Butterscotch Lacquer
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Rollercoaster, Naughty Or Nice and Blizzard lacquers!

So as you can probably tell I’m still stuck in second grade and I’m way into glitter polishes, and, if you’ve ever had three coats of glitter on your nails, you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to remove! BUT NEVER FEAR, I now have the solution to all your sparkly worries! For super quick and simple removal of glitter lacquer, all you need is some cotton and nail polish remover (obvs) and some tin foil. Tear the cotton into halves lengthwise, soak the pieces in nail polish remover and wrap each piece around your nails. Wrap tin foil around them to keep them in place and prevent them from drying out. Leave for 2-4 minutes, firmly press down on your nail while pulling the cotton and foil and the glitter polish should just slide off! I know it sounds too good to be true, but I’ve done this tons of times and now you no longer need to rip your nails off trying to remove sparkles. You’re super welcome.

Anyways, here are a couple more honorable mentions that I’m actually very happy with. I’m not crazy about the colours in the Christmas Tree Caviar Pearls, but since I’m a sucker for cool textures I’m gonna have to give them a go at some point! I’m also looking forward to trying the Concrete Base Coat, which has little  white grains in it that’s meant to look killer under a matte neutral shade, such as grey or nude.

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At some point I’m gonna see if I can get my boyfriend to take me to TK Maxx again so I can pick up more of these boxes so I can do a giveaway! And maybe I’ll make a post of all the nailart designs I can come up with with the shades that came in my Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent.

In other news, I can’t actually believe I currently weigh 49.2kg when I was close to 52kg before I went back to KL 2 or 3 weeks ago. I thought for sure I’d have gained a ton of weight since going home and eating all the super lemak food my grandma made but I guess I’ve been lucky! Still hoping to reach my goal of 45kg before my birthday in February though, and today I received a parcel from Pretty Little Thing that I’m gonna open as a gift to myself when I lose my next 2 or 3kg. Anyways, as always, thanks for reading guys! I hope you enjoy my ramblings! I assume you do otherwise you wouldn’t have made it all the way to the end of my post hehehehe.


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Wotofo Phantom Mod Review!

Hi bbs! So I’m pretty sure everyone knows I’m pretty into the vape scene especially on Instagram, where I run a vape page and promote vape related products such as juice and accessories (still waiting for someone to send me some hardware to review or promote huehue). Before Christmas I got myself the Wotofo Phantom mech mod as a little present to myself and a few people have been asking for a review, so here it is! Sorry it’s taken way longer than it should have, but I hope it’s useful!

So I got my lovely little Wotofo Phantom for £29.99  from Evolution Vaping. Great customer service, nice range of products and super fast shipping! I mean FAST! I’ve ordered from them twice and both times I was amazed at how quickly my purchases arrived! The Wotofo Phantom comes in 5 finishes: white, Tiffany blue, black, copper and steel. It was hard for me to decide between the Tiffany blue and white but I eventually decided on white since it’s easier to match with other colours hehe.

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At first glance this mod is just plain gorgeous. A sleek, matte white finish with the Phantom design on the firing pin — I fell in love instantly and had to get it! Upon receiving my mod I was very pleasantly surprised with its quality — For under £30 this is a super luxe item! Good weight, beautiful finish and comes with so many extras, very very well packaged in this cool little box.

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Now those extras I mentioned… Forrealllzzz guys I am so impressed! The set came with two top caps, hybrid and standard (for mech noobs like myself, hybrid mode can be pretty volatile and I should warn you that when you unpack your mod it comes with the hybrid top cap already on. Switch to the standard top cap if you’re unsure!); two 24K GOLD PLATED springs (with different stiffness levels, the harder one is pre installed but you can switch it out easily if you prefer a more springy firing pin like I do); a spare floating pin, a spare delrin insulator, a Wotofo polishing cloth and a card of authenticity as well as the mod and firing pin.

Can I just digress for a minute and talk about the 24K GOLD PLATED SPRINGS?! And the RHODIUM PLATED FLOATING PINS??? These are high end materials guys. Definitely not something you expect to get with a £30 mod. The Wotofo Phantom is marketed as a beginner mod but seriously. These are some TOP DOLLAR MATERIALS.

In the photo below you can see the extras I received, with the hybrid top cap featured because I am currently using the standard top cap.

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So as you can probably tell I’m pretty much blown away by how much I got for under £30. Moving on to whether or not it actually works! I’m actually very happy for the adjustable floating pin, because the one on my Royal Hunter RDA makes the center pin go all wonky so I prefer not to touch that. However it can be somewhat temperamental, it won’t fire if the top cap is screwed in too tightly so you might have to jiggle it around to get a good fit. Other than that it hits like a freight train and paired with my Tiffany blue Royal Hunter (which I also got from Evolution Vaping) it gives great cloud and flavor production.

I had a couple people warn me that white might discolour easily, but I’ve had it for a good 2 or 3 weeks now and although it does stain pretty easy if I’ve got makeup on my hands, all I have to do is wipe it off and it’s as good as new. It’s still as white as it was when I first got it. My brother told me to expect staining if i get juice on it, but I didn’t experience any staining of the sort. I did see some pictures on Instagram of a black Wotofo Phantom with some paint chipped off, so the first thing I did when I got it was kinda scratch at a hidden surface to see if it would ruin the finish, but it displayed no signs of wear then and still hasn’t now. Mind you I don’t take my mod out with me, I prefer to leave it at home and take my Snow Wolf and Horizon Arctic tank for outings, but still, pretty impressive. Just don’t drop your mod and keep it safe in a pouch or case when you take it out and you should be golden!

One thing I’d just like to mention as a side note is, when I received my mod there was a teeny tiny case of unevenness in the finish at the edge of the top cap and a little chip on the edge that meets with the firing pin. I can’t get a good picture of these because the discrepancies are so minute, but really this is a very very small detail, not a big deal at all and the finish has remained as it was up to today. Definitely durable and they probably occurred during production, which is fair enough when you get a product that is mass produced.

All in all I’m extremely happy with my purchase. This mod receives a 9/10 mark from me, the only reason I’m not giving it a full 10 is due to the minor discrepancies in the finish which you can’t even see in the pictures. The biggest plus point for me is all the spares and extras I got with my mod, and it’s just a beautiful simple mod all around. I’m super happy with how it looks and feels paired with my Royal Hunter. An absolutely gorgeous setup wouldn’t you agree?

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So there you have my first ever full length vape review. I hope I did alright! Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything you’d like me to add. I’d love to hear your feedback if you’ve had any experience with this mod so feel free to leave a comment!

I’m currently dripping Bear Claw by DRPN Donuts, with WatacloudCandy wick and Tradition Vapes Quad Twisted premade coils. I currently work alongside the above brands and I just want to say thank you to them for being a pleasure to work with and for providing me with such awesome stuff! Thanks for reading guys! Have some pictures of the items I mentioned above, they’re all definitely worth the investment so you should check out the links I provided if you’re into some great vape essentials!

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Want me to review or promote your product or brand? I’m always happy to help out companies that cater to my kind of weirdness! Feel free to email me at annaxmaki@gmail.com or drop me a DM on Instagram, or even just leave a comment below ♥ Looking forward to hearing from you!