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Zoya sale — Free4You

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You can call it four free polishes plus $15 shipping, or four polishes for $15 plus free shipping.  Either way, it’s a good deal.

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Zoya’s official release:

FREE4YOU
Get ANY 4 Zoya Nail Polish Shades FREE*

Just pay promotional shipping

Start your year off on a colorful note with NEW, toxin-free shades. We’re making it extra easy for you to get a head start on your resolutions by switching to a healthier, BIG5FREE formula… you can pick ANY 4 colors to receive FREE – just pay promotional shipping.

The hardest choice you’ll make all year is which 4 colors to choose!

Click HERE to get started.

USE CODE: 4YOU
Valid 1/6 – 1/13 (11:59pm EST)

Terms & Conditions
Valid online only at
www.zoya.com through 1/13/15 (11:59pm EST). Excludes pre-packed items, Naked Manicure, Zoya Treatments and the Spring Whispers Collection shades. Promotional shipping fee $15. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Continental US & Canada ONLY. International processing fee applies for orders outside the US. 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 – code cannot be reinstated on canceled orders. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing if volume warrants it.

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If you were going to order something from Zoya anyway and your order was $55 or more, shipping would be free plus you could add four free polishes.

Note that the newest collection, Whispers, is not included but that the Winter MatteVelvets are.  I think the latter set runs rings around the former but that’s just personal taste.  For more suggestions, check out my “Best of 2015” post!  Also keep in mind that Zoya has said that once their PixieDusts sell out, they will not be manufactured any more, so if you’ve been putting off getting some of those, go for it.

Zoya free4you sale ad

Sephora Pantone eye shadow palette, I scoff at thee

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I’ve talked about it before, maybe too much.  The new Sephora eye shadow palette is out, the annual one that focuses on the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, and I was so NOT impressed.

Sephora pantone 2016

Those palette colors are all over the place and only a few would flatter me.  I mean, chartreuse???  So you know what I’m gonna do?  MAKE MY OWN.

I’ll start with the Colors of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Pantone colors of the year 2016

Then I’m going to buy individual eye shadows at Coastal Scents in the colors I want.  The pink and the blue, sure, but then add several neutrals in various shades of brown and gray, more pinks, an off-white highlight.  Perhaps a violet or two.

I’ve bought from Coastal Scents before and been very pleased with everything — quality, prices, shipping.  Individual eye shadows, called “Hot Pots,” are usually only $1.95, and several times a year, as in NOW, are only 98 cents each.  They are magnetized and fit into empty palettes that are also reasonably priced.  You can pop the pans in and out as you wish but they stay put until you do.

Here’s one eye shadow calling my name, Baby Pink.

CS Baby Pink

There are dozens more pinks, some closer to Rose Quartz, some cooler or warmer.  Pick the ones that work for you.  Pick the finish you prefer — matte, shimmer, etc.

There’s a blue that’s close to Serenity, called Cornflower Blue, which unfortunately is out of stock, so it must be popular.

So remember, if you see a palette that you want but can’t afford or one where you only like a few of the colors, you can build your own.  You are the boss of you!

The OTHER “most wonderful time of the year”

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Ah, the holidays.  Spend, spend, spend.  Stress, stress, stress.

Part of the reason I’ve been scarce lately is that I have had basically a full-time job the last couple of weeks in finishing a hand-made Christmas gift.  As of last night, it’s done, though, so now all I have to do it go to the war zone post office and mail it.

If you’re like me, you’ve been absolutely bombarded with ads for the past month.  Major overload.  After a while I almost ignored them all.  But ** if ** you are still wanting to do some holiday shopping — perhaps for yourself? — then now is getting to be a real good time.  Years ago, Christmas things were not clearanced out until the day after Christmas, and standing in line in the cold before stores opened was for December 26th, not Black Friday.  Nowadays, however, it seems like stores slash the prices a week or more before Christmas.

To wit — Ulta is having a 50% off sale today, both in store and online, on some great items.  Just to mention nail polish:

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I’ve got my eye on the Mini Mixers set from China Glaze.

The down side this close to Christmas, of course, is that selections are often picked over if not downright out of stock.  That’s a risk you take.  But you can also score some great deals.

So today, after buying some fishing lures for Mr. Silver Nail’s stocking, I think I’ll look for a little something for myself.  To celebrate the finish of that gift I made!

Dagmara

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Haven’t meant to ignore La Blog lately, but with all the holiday hoopla — shopping, mailing, cards — it has gone on the back burner.  Today, a new swatch for you.

Dagmara is one of the shades in Zoya’s Rolando Santana trio, all Satins.  I first mentioned it here and then let it drop, since it was limited edition and appeared to sell out quickly.  However, Zoya posted yesterday that it’s available again while supplies last.  To sweeten the deal you get the Naked Manicure Women’s Kit FREE + FREE Shipping.  You must use the code FLASH, and codes/coupons cannot be combined.

Here’s the trio:  Dagmara, Antoinette, and Constance:

Dagmara Antoinette Constance

The Satin finish is somewhere between glossy and matte.  You could call it semi-matte.

Today since we’re in the middle of a heavy snowfall and I felt like something wintry, I tried Dagmara.  Good news and bad news.  Good news in that only one coat covered well, and I love that.  Bad news in that it dried to an odd pebbly or textured finish, more noticeable with the flash.  I don’t know why that happened — is it the weather?  The fact that I only used one coat?  It’ll be interesting to see if Antoinette and Constance do the same thing.

Anyway, I like the color a lot.  It’s a dark blue, slightly gray.  You could call it denim.  Zoya calls it teal but I sure don’t.  Under indirect snowy outdoor light and then with the flash:

Dagmara outd

Dagmara flash

Another caveat is that it stained slightly, a common feature of blue polish, so I’d recommend a good base coat.

P.S.  You may notice that my index fingernail (left-most) is a different shape than my others.  I’ve had the squared or squared oval (squoval) shape for years now and am thinking of going back to a more rounded or oval look.  I feel squared shows polish better but as far as potential wear ‘n’ tear, I prefer a rounded shape.  I’m tired of catching the corners of my nails on things, especially my own face.  Ow.

Never too early for Happy Hour

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Zoya has announced their mid-December one-day sales, and this year they’re calling it Holiday Happy Hour.

Zoya happy hour

Despite the fact that the sale started yesterday, I only received the email this morning.  😦

I do not recall their announcing what the deals would be in advance, but this year they are, so plan accordingly!  Official announcement:

Holiday Happy Hour is back!

Every day from 5pm – 9pm ET, we will be gifting you amazing deals! Be sure to stop by our social media pages to take part of the deal featured on that day. Make sure to get your happy hour deal before they’re gone!

Can’t wait? Check out all of the deals ahead of time here.

Daily Happy Hour Deals Valid 12/7/15 – 12/13/15

Monday – Mini Monday

5 for $10 + Free Shipping

Tuesday – Textured Tuesday

$5 off all Matte, Satin or PixieDust shades + free shipping of $20

Wednesday – Winterproof Wednesday

Buy one get one free Qtica Balms + free shipping

Thursday – Treatment Thursday

Buy a minicure kit get any 3 colors free + free shipping

Friday – Flip Out Friday

Buy One Remove+ Big Flipper, Get one FREE + free shipping

Saturday – Soft Lips Saturday

Get a lip repair balm FREE, just pay shipping!

Sunday – Sunday Funday

Buy the Naked Base &  Naked Glossy Seal – Get any Perfector FREE + free shipping!

We hope to see you there!

Zoya Nail Polish is the world’s leading brand of nail polish. Known as the “Healthy New Color of Fashion” Zoya is always a step ahead of fashion trend with the longest wearing natural nail formula. From creams, mattes, satins, metallic and texture finishes there are over 300 shades to choose from.

Please note the limited hours of 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time.  These are NOT all-day sales.  The one that really stands out to me is today’s $5 off all Matte, Satin, and PixieDust shades.  Zoya recently said on their Facebook page that the PixieDusts are being phased out and when they’re gone, they’re gone and will not continue to be produced.  The textured fad is past but I thought a lot of the sparkly PixieDusts were very pretty.

So dust off your wish lists and gift lists, and enjoy!

CyberMonday Mystery Box from Zoya

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Official news release, for CyberMonday ONLY!

Get ready… our Super Cyber Monday Holiday Deal is a
… (insert drumroll)… MYSTERY BOX!

           

THE MYSTERY BOX IS BACK!

If you love surprises, the MYSTERY BOX deal is for you – you’ll get a box filled with some of our favorite products ($72 value) for just $20 plus free shipping! Surprise yourself or someone else with a great deal AND great products!

Wondering if it’s worth the gamble? Last year the Mystery Box was a huge hit – make sure not to miss out on this one day only offer. We promise, it won’t be the same as last year, it will be better!

Here a few blog reviews from last year…nouveau cheap, model city, polished with pizzazz. As you can see the box was loaded with Zoya and Qtica goodies!
MYSTERY BOX available exclusively on ZOYA.COM

CYBER MONDAY ONLY (11/30/15).

Please note – This deal includes free shipping to Canada but will need to use code: CYCN

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There ya go!  Last year’s box looked good although I didn’t get it.  I read of many people who didn’t jump on the deal and wished they had.  I think that for $20, which includes free shipping, it’ll be great.

Build your own Naked Manicure kit from Zoya

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Back to talking about the Naked Manicure system/polishes from Zoya!  These came out in June and have been promoted rather heavily by the company.  Besides being able to buy the products separately — base coat, tinted perfectors, top coats — you could buy several pre-made kits.  But now you can build your own!  You’ll get the Naked Base, Satin Seal Topcoat, and any two Perfectors of your choice for $30.  Plus you’ll get the Glossy Seal Top Coat, Fast Dry Drops, and free shipping.

Zoya build your NM kit

Here’s the official blurb from Zoya:

Your nails – your kit – your way! Make your own customized Naked Manicure Women’s Starter Kit and you’ll be on your way to flawless, healthy looking natural nails in no time. In your kit you will receive the Naked Base, Satin Seal Topcoat and any 2 Perfectors of your choice. PLUS as an added bonus you will also receive the Glossy Seal Top Coat and Zoya Fast Dry Drops FREE + Free shipping with purchase!

Click HERE to get started!

Important: Do NOT remove the coupon code that is added automatically to the shopping cart. This deal requires that it is not altered in any way shape or form. We also ask that you do not add any additional items to your order in attempt to streamline and speed up processing. Valid for only 1 custom kit per order.

*Terms and Conditions
Valid online only at www.zoya.com through 11/22/15 (11:59pm EST). Limit one custom kit per order – no limit on number of orders per account. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Continental US & Canada ONLY. 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 not be removed from cart . Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing if volume warrants it.

Zoya Nail Polish is the world’s leading brand of nail polish. Known as the “Healthy New Color of Fashion” Zoya is always a step ahead of fashion trend with the longest wearing natural nail formula. From creams, mattes, satins, metallic and texture finishes there are over 300 shades to choose from at www.zoya.com.

©2015 Art of Beauty, Inc.  All rights reserved.

What do you think, been waiting for a deal like this?  I would have been all over it when NM first came out and in fact asked for this exact build-your-own option.  None of the kits appealed to me so when there was a good sale I bought some of the items.  My full review is HERE.

Overall I wasn’t thrilled but my nails did look better; in particular, the white parts of my nails were whiter and not at all yellowed, plus the finish felt very smooth.  As I opined, perhaps I’m not the best person to try these products as I would rather wear colored opaque polish if I’m going to spend the time and money.  But if you’ve been wanting to put together your own combo of the NM products, this is a great chance.  Be sure to read the offer’s fine print very carefully and follow directions.

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