Category Archives: Blog News

Blog News: I’m Attending the OPI Spring/Summer 2015 Media Launch Today

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann OPIHappy Hallowe’en, everyone! I hope that you have some fun plans tonight. (Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday!)

Yesterday, if you visited Swatch And Learn or followed me on my social media, you know that I got to enjoy a wonderful blogger dinner unveiling the Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 Collection!

Well, I hinted that the nail-news train would keep on chugging.

Guess what? I’m attending the OPI Spring/Summer 2015 Media Launch this morning, and Suzi will be there to talk about the creativity and inspiration behind it all. (Needless to say, I’m beyond excited! Maybe I should breathe into a brown paper bag to calm myself? Haha!) ;)

Keep your eyes glued to my social media this morning starting at around 11 am EDT because I’ll be sharing photos and more, especially on Twitter during the event! (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest)

As usual, I’ll be whipping up a detailed blog post in the near future covering the event to walk you through everything I see, hear, taste, and maybe smell! ;) (In case you didn’t see, it’ll be a post something like the one I wrote the first time I met Suzi, the second time, and the third time!) :)

Thanks to PR and to you, my encouraging and kindhearted readers. Without incredible readers like you, I wouldn’t have opportunities like this!

(Also, thanks to my boss for letting me take the day off work! I rarely take vacation days for relaxation. Haha, they’re always for things like meeting with people at the bank or the law firm to sign papers when I bought my home, unpacking after moving, helping my mom shop for a winter jacket, etc. Finally I took a vacation day that is relaxing and exciting at the same time!)

Share

Blog News: I’m Attending the Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 Collection Launch Blogger Dinner Today

Nicole by OPI

I am honoured to have been invited to attend an exclusive blogger dinner tonight for the Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 launch!

A select few bloggers were chosen to participate in this intimate event, which makes it even more special. (It’s not every day that I get to chat with fellow bloggers!)

It’ll be nice to see some familiar faces and to meet new-to-me bloggers. We’ll all share the common thread, so it’ll be interesting to hear what they have to say about their experiences.

Not only will we be able to stuff our faces with what will no doubt be delicious cuisine, but we’ll get to chat about the latest Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 Collection!

Also, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Co-Founder, Brand Ambassador, Executive VP, and Artistic Director of OPI will be answering any questions I have via e-mail after the event! Very cool – I’ll be sure to share my questions and her answers with you all in a future post.

If you have any questions that you’d like me to ask Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, please feel free to leave a comment here to let me know.

I’ll also be active on my social-media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest), but especially Twitter and Instagram, so follow me there to get my live tweets during the event and as many photos as I can take without looking like a paparazzi creep. ;)

You can also tweet any questions you have for Suzi:

If you tag me in the question, I’ll make sure that I include your question when I send my interview questions to Suzi.

Then, stay tuned, because I plan to write an in-depth post on the whole experience.

Thanks to PR for giving me this incredible opportunity! And a huge thank you to my blog readers. Without you, I wouldn’t have doors like this opening! You are so supportive and inspiring!

P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow because the nail-news train keeps on chugging! ;) Yup, I have more exciting things to share with you. Hint hint!

Share

Worldwide Giveaway: OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat

OPI Don't Speak 18K Gold Top Coat GiveawayEdit (October 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT): Congratulations, Katherine! You’ve won! Please reply to the e-mail I sent you within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for participating! (Stay tuned because really soon, I’m going to have another fun giveaway.)

———————————-

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, and I thought it was very fitting to have a surprise worldwide giveaway to remind my amazing blog readers of how much I appreciate you all.

From now until Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT, you can enter for a chance to win the brand new OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat, which is a collaboration with Gwen Stefani! (You may remember me posting Instagram photos here and here.)

(OPI Don’t Speak features yellowish-gold flakes and iridescent glitter. The OPI Mariah Carey gold top coat has white gold flakes. The OPI Man with the Golden Gun gold top coat has yellowish-gold flakes. They’re all different.)

Blogging can be very challenging, especially when you’re going through personal or work issues and dealing with life’s obstacles. It can be hard to stay positive when you’re feeling crummy or having a bad day. But readers like you somehow manage to boost my spirits, and I take it to heart because it’s so amazing how people I’ve never met in person show me how much they genuinely care. It touches my heart!

The past week has been pretty insane after work, and you may have noticed that the posts weren’t as frequent as usual. (There’s always a lot going on, but that week was highly stressful and jam-packed.)

Thank you to my loyal readers who stayed and were patient and understanding! :)

I want to reciprocate all the love and support you give me, even though there’s no way I can match your sky-high level that you give me on a daily basis.

Check out the rest of this blog post to get the full details on how to enter my giveaway. (Please read it carefully so that your entry qualifies.)

P.S. I’ll be attending the IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) in Toronto on Saturday November 22, 2014. So, if you’re also going and see me, don’t hesitate to say hi! :) (The trade show is open to the public. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to attend. I’m not a makeup artist, but it’s fun to see the creativity and trends in the industry. Plus there are plenty of great shopping deals and seminars from which you can learn new tips and tricks from professionals!)

Continue reading

Share

Giveaway: Win the 6-Piece China Glaze Stoked to Be Soaked Set! (Canada & US)

Edit: Congratulations, Lawren! You’ve won my China Glaze Stoked to Be Soaked Set nail-polish giveaway! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for participating! Stay tuned because I’ll be having more fun nail-polish giveaways soon! :)

———————————————————————————————

I’ve been hinting for a while that there was going to be a nail-polish giveaway really soon, and guess what? Today is the day! :) Surprise!

Although fall is quickly approaching, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy bright colours on our nails, right?

This is like summer’s last hurrah! From now until Friday September 19 at 11:59 pm EDT, Canadian and United States residents can enter my giveaway for a chance to win the entire 6-piece China Glaze Stoked to Be Soaked Set!

China Glaze Stoked to Be Soaked Set Giveaway

Continue reading

Share

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! ;)

Edit (August 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm EDT):

Congratulations go out to:

  • Amanda
  • Stella
  • Beth
  • Tara

They have each won an autographed bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn! (Please check your e-mail. To claim your prize, you’ll need to reply to it within 48 hours.)

Thanks to everyone for participating, and stay tuned! I have lined up some more nail-polish giveaways coming up really soon! :)

Continue reading

Share