Worldwide Giveaway: Win an Autographed Bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn

Happy Friday, everyone! :)

Not only is it almost the weekend (the Civic Holiday long weekend), but I have some more exciting news to share with you!

Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn Giveaway

Yes, I know that I currently have an OPI Nordic Collection (plus OPI Wipes) worldwide giveaway (Ends August 6) to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary, but I want to make sure the party train keeps on rolling and shower you with fun things because you all bring a lot of happiness into my life. It only makes sense that I’d want to return the favour as often as possible! :)

To show my gratitude for your support, whether this is your first time dropping by or you have been visiting for a long time, I’m having a very special second giveaway.

This time, you can enter to win 1 of 4 bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn! (Yes, that’s right – there will be FOUR WINNERS, and yeah, this is a worldwide giveaway!)

But…that’s not all!

(No, I’m not going to offer you a set of knives, a bonus DVD, or other infomercial gimmicks. Here at Swatch And Learn, we keep it real, yo!) ;)

Since Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn is a shade that I designed that’s part of the Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Collection, I’m going to autograph it to make it exclusive for you! (If you win, let me know if you’d also like me to put your first name or nickname on it, too.)

Please carefully read the giveaway details to ensure that your entry/entries are valid!

So…what are you waiting for? Enter, enter, enter! ;)

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Another Worldwide Giveaway Is Coming Soon

Hey everyone!

This is a quick note to let my amazing readers know that there’ll be a second worldwide giveaway, and it’s going to be for an autographed bottle of a killer shade! ;)

There will be FOUR WINNERS (one bottle per winner). Why four? One for each year that I’ve been blogging!

Hehe, you can probably already guess which nail polish the giveaway will be for! ;)

It’s coming up very soon, so stay tuned!

And, yes, if you’ve entered my OPI Nordic Collection Worldwide Giveaway (Plus OPI Wipes), you’ll still be able to enter my next one, which will be running simultaneously!

Hope you enjoy the giveaways as much as I enjoy putting them together! :)


Quick Look: Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On ManicureToday, I have something pretty different to share with you!

These are the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails that you have probably seen at places like Target. (You may remember me sharing the press release about them back in April.)

Thanks to Broadway Nails’ very generous PR team, I have several designs to try out. (I actually have received two additional designs since photographing the ones for this post – yeah, lots and lots of nails!)

The strange thing is that even though I always enjoyed painting my nails, I’ve never tried press-on nails before from any brand. So, these will be my very first! (Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that I can apply them correctly!)

This is a Quick Look post, so I’ll just give you some close-up photos of each of the five designs, as well as focus on how cute the packaging is – it’s in the shape of nail-polish bottle! I love it! :)

In a future post, I’ll do my usual in-depth review with lots of swatches. That’s when I’ll let you know my experience with them, how they wore, how easy or difficult they were to apply, and anything else important worth mentioning.

I’ll put them through a tough test because my full-time job requires me to type a lot on the keyboard. Also, I tend to wash my hands often. I’m curious to see if they’ll hold up to all that or if they’re better suited for special occasions.

My fingers and nails are small and narrow, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll fit me. (I think that my nails are smaller than average, since most of the nails displayed on the front of the packaging are too big for me. However, each package comes with 24 different tips, so there’s a good chance my size will be in the mix.

Also, while all my nails are on the curvy side, my index fingernails are extra curvy. I’m going to see if these press-on nails will stick to even my curvy nails. Stay tuned for a future review!

But, for now, let’s just drool over the cute designs!

P.S. In case you missed it, I’m having a worldwide giveaway to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary! Enter until August 6 at 11:59 pm EDT for your chance to win the entire OPI Nordic Collection and a box of 10 OPI Wipe-Off! Wipes. :)

P.P.S. Stay tuned because I’ll be having another worldwide giveaway verrrry soon to celebrate my blogiversary! It will run simultaneously as the one mentioned above, and you can enter both. ;) You won’t want to miss it!

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My 4-Year Blogiversary & Worldwide Giveaway to Win the OPI Nordic Collection

Today is a very special day for me, and I want to celebrate with all of my readers because, let’s face it, you are the best! ;) Thank you for everything you have done to put a smile on my face and in my heart.

Win the OPI Nordic Collection SwatchAndLearn Giveaway

In this post, you’ll find the details about my OPI Nordic Collection Worldwide Giveaway, which starts now and ends Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT. I’m also sneaking in a box of 10 OPI Wipe-Off! Acetone-Free Lacquer Remover Wipes because I loved them so much, and I know you will, too.

Read the giveaway details in this post carefully, so your entry/entries will count!

I also reflect a little bit on blogging, as well as answer some of the questions readers asked me (scroll to the very bottom for my answers).

P.S. Psst! I actually have more fun giveaways planned verrrry soon. Yes, you can enter all of them!

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OPI Can’t Afjord Not To Swatches & Review

OPI Can't Afjord Not To Swatches & ReviewOPI Can’t Afjord Not To is from the Nordic Collection, which comes out on August 6th.

It’s actually part of a fall/winter collection, but I’m so happy to see that there’s a “seasonally inappropriate” shade in the mix.

That makes me really happy because, if you know me, you know that I don’t let the month dictate how much fun I can have with colour.

If I want to wear a bright shade in the dead of winter, I’ll do it. And if I choose to rock a vampy hue on a sweltering summer’s day, I’m as happy as a clam. (I’ve always wondered about that saying. How happy are clams really? We ought to ask them.) ;)

Back to the polish, Can’t Afjord Not To is very summery and happy-go-lucky to me. In short, I wanted it on my nails the minute I laid eyes on it!

Edit: Enter to win the entire OPI Nordic Collection & OPI Wipes in my worldwide giveaway to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary!

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Zoya Naturel Deux Collection Press Release

Zoya Naturel Deux CollectionZoya sent me some new information regarding the Zoya Naturel Deux (2) Collection that’s available to be pre-ordered starting today!

If you loved the first Zoya Naturel Collection, you’ll also like these new additions that feel right at home in terms of being work-appropriate and easy-to-wear.

While I’m head over heels in love with green nail polish and bold shades that scream their little lungs out, I can appreciate a good neutral every now and then. I always feel really classy when I do so, and I can count on Zoya to deliver creamy formulas that apply beautifully.

In the new Zoya Natural Deux Collection, there are 6 new shades. Half are brownish, and the other half are plummy.

Check out the rest of this post for more detailed information that Zoya sent me, as well as promo pictures, so you’ll get a better idea of the colours and how they can be worn together in many different combinations.

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Blog News: Upcoming Giveaways Plus Q & A

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to give you the quick heads up that sometime next week, I’ll be announcing an exciting nail-polish giveaway. Stay tuned for details.

It will be the first of a few to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary, which is coming up soon! ;)

I haven’t ironed out all the details, but there WILL be at least 2 worldwide giveaways so far. You won’t want to miss them!

Also, I thought it might be fun to do a little Q & A for you.

So, if you have any questions for me, leave a comment on this blog post with your question(s).

Now, I may not answer them all, but I will try to answer most, provided that the questions aren’t too personal like “What’s your address?” Haha!

I hope a Q & A will be fun for you, too! I love interacting with awesome readers!

Enjoy your day!
- Mary