Category Archives: Press Releases & Promo Pics

Zoya Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal

Although I’m Canadian, my blog has a lot of American readers. So when I heard about the Zoya Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal valid for U.S. residents, I had to share! (Wish I could participate in this!)

Zoya Black Friday 2014 Cyber Monday

Below is the official press release sent to me by PR:

ZOYA DREAM DEAL: Just add a bow and they’re ready to go!

Special Black Friday – Cyber Monday Only*!
Gift-giving has never been easier! Zoya Nail Polish Dream Boxes have everything you need for a stress-free holiday season. Just add a bow and they’re ready to go! Choose from 9 specially curated trio sets, pre-packaged in a white luxury gift box – or customize your own. All Dream Boxes include FREE Standard Ground Shipping and a decorative silver bow for just $20! Offer available exclusively on

$20 – Pre-packaged Dream Box Trios: Free shipping & bow included!
$20 – Build Your Own Dream Box: Free shipping & bow included!

*Terms & Conditions
Valid online at 11/28/14 (12:01am EST) – 12/1/14 (11:59pm EST) or while supplies last. US Only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Code must be entered at time of purchase. One code per account – code cannot be reinstated for canceled orders.

Are you planning to (or have you already done some) Black Friday shopping? The only thing I’m really hoping to score a deal on are Hunter boots, but even if they don’t go on sale, I’ll still buy them.


The Body Shop’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Giving Tuesday Deals

The Body Shop Black Friday 2014 Cyber Monday DealsAre you going to be doing any Black Friday shopping this year?

Back in the day, I had an American boyfriend. (He was raised in the United States, but came to Canada for university. We met at our first full-time jobs as writers.)

One year, we went down to New Hampshire to visit his parents.

It was my first time celebrating American Thanksgiving. His mom cooked a huge feast and decorated the place so well, even Martha Stewart would approve!

As a Canadian, it was really exciting to partake in the frenzy of Black Friday shopping at midnight.

We went to the mall, and it was packed, even though we got there a little before the witching hour. And once the shops opened, everywhere you looked, there was a swarm of people in the Black Friday beehive!

I hit up Coach, Banana Republic, and a few other places. It was far too easy to go nuts, but I had set aside a budget for this shopping extravaganza, and I made sure not to spend more. (Always practice responsible shopping. No item, no matter how coveted, is worth getting into debt over.)

Since then, I haven’t made a trip south of the border for American Black Friday shopping, but over the years, I’ve noticed that the Black Friday Fever is spreading to Canada. :) We’re getting more sales here than years ago, so now instead of heading south in search of a good deal, you can support the local economy.

In this post, I share with you The Body Shop’s Canadian Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday Deals!

In another post, I’ll show you some of The Body Shop’s holiday offerings because they have a lot of options this year, and they’re all full of amazing products!

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Quick Look: Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection Swatches, Photos & Press Release

Nicole by OPI 2015 CollectionWhen I attended the Nicole by OPI Blogger Dinner back in October, PR gifted me with the entire 11-bottle Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection!

The recap post on that event will be coming just as soon as I get some free time after work! (Phew, my schedule continues to be as busy as a bumble bee in herringbone! I’m also gradually replying to comments that my lovely readers have left on the blog.)

Today, I’d like to show you some bottles shots and quick swatches of all the shades in the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection, which will be available in stores beginning January 2015!

Also included is the official press release, so you can read about the inspiration behind the collection.

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Quick Look: OPI Infinite Shine Swatches, Photos & Press Release

OPI Infinite Shine SwatchesGel nail polish is pretty popular these days, and maybe you’ll find it surprising, but I’ve never tried any of them! (Have you?)

Now, OPI has come out with their own version – OPI Infinite Shine, and what sets it apart from many others is that it doesn’t require an LED light to cure the polish, and you can just use regular nail-polish remover instead of having to ‘soak off’ the manicure when you’re ready to take it off.

Like a regular gel nail polish, it’s supposed to last for up to 10 days, and it comes in tons of different colours – 30!

When I went to the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch, PR was generous to provide me with the nail board of all 30 exciting OPI Infinite Shine shades, as well as the OPI Infinite Shine Primer, OPI Infinite Shine Gloss, and a colourful lacquer, OPI Infinite Shine No Stopping Me Now.

Check out this post to see everything closer, but especially the beautiful swatches. There are so many gorgeous colours, and my top picks are To the Finish Lime!, Withstands the Test of Thyme, and To Infinity & Blue-yond!

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Quick Look: OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches, Photos & Press Release

OPI Hawaii CollectionLast week was pretty amazing because I got to attend back-to-back exclusive nail-polish events: the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection Blogger Dinner on Thursday and the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch on Friday! (Many thanks to PR for the invitations!) :)

(My detailed recaps on both events are coming soon, so stay tuned. Also, shortly, I’ll have a little surprise for my loyal readers!)

Today, I have a Quick Look Post on the OPI Hawaii Collection for Spring/Summer 2015, which will hit stores on February 4th, 2015.

At the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch, PR was generous to provide me with all 12 shades contained in a beautiful collectible keepsake box! :) They also graced me with the official press release, promotional card, and nail-swatch board, so I could share further information with all of you.

Included in this Hawaii Collection by OPI are bottle shots that I eagerly photographed, so you can see each shade up close and personal!

My initial reaction when I first ‘lei’-ed eyes on the OPI Hawaii Collection? *Jumps up and down after seeing two greens* (Hehe, I couldn’t resist the corny pun!)

Also, I thought that the gold with glitter was so different than the rest. It’s wild, crazy, and unexpected from OPI, which makes me curious to wear it even more! ;)

Overall, the Hawaii Collection by OPI explodes with a wide variety of colour, which jives with my mental images of Hawaii’s lush scenery! (What a wonderful way to temporarily ‘forget’ about winter coming and focus on spring and summer, right?)

This is one of my favourite OPI collections since the OPI Brazil Collection, and I’m excited to wear and review a bunch of them. (Check back soon for my separate blog posts on select shades, and feel free to let me know if there are particular ones that you’re most interested in seeing in-depth first!)

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Zoya Wishes Collection Press Release

Zoya Wishes Collection Winter Holiday 2014 smallerThe Zoya Wishes Collection for Winter Holiday 2014 is now available for pre-ordering!

It contains 6 shades, 3 of which have the Magical PixieDust textured finish. Then, 2 have a metallic finish, and the final one has a dark, gothic sensibility.

I can see how they could be combined in a single manicure to create a cool, coordinated look.

How would you pair the shades to create your own signature style? Or would you sport them solo?

Judging solely on the promotional photos, I think that the 3 Magical PixieDust shades will be my favourites because the extra bling is fun. Plus when you’re in a hurry during the holiday season, it’s nice to enjoy textured polishes that dry super fast and that don’t require a base or top coat!

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OPI Apple Pie Spice Avojuice Press Release

OPI Apple Pie Spice AvojuiceI missed a few days this week on the blog, and it feels like forever!

My life after work has been super hectic, but I’m hoping that things will go back to my normal level of craziness (hehe) by next week.

You, dear readers, are very important to me, and I really appreciate all your support, whether you leave a comment or just drop by to visit.

I also am grateful for those who stick around, even when I miss my typical Monday to Friday blog postings.

In fact, I’m planning a pretty awesome worldwide nail-polish giveaway to reward my loyal readers. Hint: It’s coming VERY soon, and you will NOT be disappointed!

For today, I would like to share with you the OPI Apple Pie Spice Avojuice press release!

I have the lotion and will be reviewing it in-depth soon, so be on the lookout for that.

OPI Avojuice lotions are incredible – they’re my favourite hand lotions by far because they are moisturizing, are not greasy, absorb quickly, and come in lots of fun scents. (You may remember the OPI Holly Berry Avojuice I reviewed on here in 2013 and loved.)

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