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Nail Art Tutorial: Santa Claus Nails

Santa Claus Nail Art TutorialBack in 2011, I did Santa Nail Art where each nail featured The Big Man in Red’s suit. I really loved that design, and even though I wanted to wear it again, it was time for a challenge. (Click to see my step-by-step tutorial for the Santa Suit Nail Art!)

After seeing The Little Canvas’ cute nails with Kris Kringle’s face, I knew I had to try my hand at this design. Although mine didn’t turn out as well as neatly as hers, I had tons of fun painting this, and it was fun to bring my Santa Claus gang with me everywhere I went! (Thanks to The Little Canvas for the inspiration!)

Haha, I intended the Santas to be smirking or to at least look happy, but I guess my nail striper brush was a bit too thick and I was rushing a little. So, some of my Santas look like they’re being very sarcastic. Haha, can you spot which one drank too much of the spiked elves’ Christmas punch? :P

Hey, it would be neat to combine this and the santa-suit design in a single manicure. You could even paint Santa’s hat on one nail. That would allow you to paint a whole bunch of different designs.

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Zoya Cyber Monday Promotion

On Friday, I got a very mysterious e-mail from Zoya alluding to their Zoya Cyber Monday deal. I decided to share it with you in case you decide to partake in the deal that’s open to U.S. residents.

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

On Cyber Monday 12/01/14 (12:01 am – 11:59 pm EST), Zoya captures that special feeling with THE ZOYA CYBERMONDAY MYSTERY *. This special mystery grouping of items, from your friends at Zoya Nail Polish, is just $15 (plus FREE SHIPPING). We can’t tell you what it is except to say that when you see it your will say “Wow, that was one heck of a deal!” - Zoya guarantees it.

Zoya Cyber Monday 2014

All we can say is that it is a bag and box in a box – we promise you won’t get any socks and we won’t send you a fox (no matter what he says)!

Purchasing Information:
$15 (US) includes free shipping.

Exclusively on Zoya.com
Want to shake the box and figure out what it is? Contents of the Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery will be revealed on Tuesday (12/02/14). Or you can wait until it arrives (if you can stand the anticipation).

**Terms & Conditions
Valid online at www.zoya.com 12/01/14 (12:01am EST) – 12/01/14 (11:59pm EST). 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.

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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 zoya.com.

$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 www.zoya.com 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.

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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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Quick Look: Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Zoya Matte Velvet CollectionThe Zoya Matte Velvet Collection features 6 re-released nail-polish colours with the edgy finish that I can best describe as sea glass!

It’s matte, but it’s not a dull kind. The Matte Velvet finish feels more luxurious to me. (I like how each one has a bit of shimmer!)

My favourite is the green, but the deep purple also has me giving it a double-take…and a triple-take! ;)

And would you just look at those gorgeous frosted bottles? So elegant!

In this blog post, I show you bottle shots for all 6 colours in the Zoya Matte Velvet Collection as well as quick swatches. (I’ve also included the official press release, in case you’d like more information about the collection and each colour.)

Then, in future blog posts, I’ll do my usual in-depth reviews with more swatches in different lighting conditions for some of the colours that I wear. :) Stay tuned!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my latest worldwide giveaway by October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT! You could win the new OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat!
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Zoya Ultra PixieDust Collection Press Release

Zoya Ultra PixieDust CollectionHave you heard? The Zoya Ultra PixieDust Collection for Fall 2014 is available to be pre-ordered!

This small (but mighty) collection features three sparkly shades in the fine-sugar texture, which is the Zoya PixieDust finish that many nailphiles (myself included) have fallen for.

They call this “Ultra PixieDust” because not only does it have fine micro glitter, but also larger hexagonal glitter for a cool effect!

In wine, plum, and red, these shades are saturated, and I feel like their rich hues would flatter most skin tones.

Which one is calling out your name? I think all three are gorgeous, but if I absolutely had to pick just one, it would be Zoya Noir, the vampy plum!

As with all Zoya PixieDust nail polishes, you don’t have to wear a base or top coat, which means you’ll finish painting your manicure in a snap!

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Zoya Autumn Swatches & Review

Zoya Autumn Swatches & ReviewZoya Autumn is part of the Ignite Collection, which I’m very excited about because it’s fiesty and reminds me of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg!

I think this nail polish is appropriately named because it definitely screams fall to me. It has that warmth to it and some zing like a touch of ginger.

It’s one of those colours that’s very easy to sport because it’s not bright or crazy, yet it’s far from dull or boring.

There’s a ‘sizzle’ about this one, and the sparkle dances on your nails, which is fun to see!

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