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

OPI Don't Speak 18K Gold Top Coat GiveawayToday 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!)

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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! :)

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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

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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! :)

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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! :)

Love,
Mary

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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!

Edit (August 7, 2014): Congratulations, Emily A.! You’ve won this giveaway for the OPI Nordic Collection and OPI Wipes! Please reply to the e-mail I sent within 48 hours to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for participating, and remember, the other giveaway is still going on for Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn. Plus even after that’s over, I’m planning more exciting nail-polish giveaways, so stay tuned!

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