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Congratulations to the Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway Winners!

Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway winners:

  • 1st Prize: Cynthia R.
  • 2nd Prize: Kim P.
  • 3rd Prize: Ashley T.

I e-mailed the winners on Tuesday January 3, 2017. You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim your prize. Failure to do so will force me to choose a new winner.

Thank you to everyone for participating in my giveaway! 

Hope that you all had fun and that you’ll visit Swatch And Learn again soon. Also, stay tuned because there will be more fun nail-polish giveaways coming up! 🙂

P.S. In case you’d like to see larger photos of my Zoya Enchanted Collection swatches, click the link or the image below.

Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches

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Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway (Open worldwide & 3 winners!)

Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners:

1st Prize: Cynthia R.

2nd Prize: Kim P.

3rd Prize: Ashley T.

I e-mailed the winners on Tuesday January 3, 2017. You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim your prize. Failure to do so will force me to choose a new winner.

Thank you to everyone for participating in my giveaway! 

Hope that you all had fun and that you’ll visit Swatch And Learn again soon. Also, stay tuned because there will be more fun nail-polish giveaways coming up! 🙂

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As we draw closer to the end of the year, I’m attempting to bring some holiday cheer your way with a fun Zoya Enchanted Collection Giveaway!

I want to give more readers a chance to win these beautiful nail polishes and lipsticks, so this giveaway is open worldwide, and there will be three winners!

Hurry – enter by December 31st for your chance to win big!

You’ll remember that not long ago, I shared with you my Zoya Enchanted Collection swatches and gushed about how I loved every single colour.

This is one of my favourite Zoya collections in quite a while, and I thought it would be the ideal collection to share with readers. That’s why I purchased all these prizes for you. I want to spread my excitement over this collection with you. Can you feel it? And even if you already bought this collection, still consider entering the giveaway because you can share it with a friend who digs nail polish.

Not only does the Zoya Enchanted Collection contain beloved textured PixieDusts, but there are also beautiful shimmers.

Also…hello, you know that I’m a green nail-polish lover, and the ones in the Zoya Enchanted Collection make my heart beat faster and my nails clasp their hands together, hoping to be painted! 😉 Hope you love them as much as I do!

What’s Up for Grabs:

  • First Prize: Zoya Enchanted Collection (Full-size bottles of all 6 colours: Alice, Saint, Waverly, Olivera, Lorna & Elphie)
  • Second Prize: Zoya Midnight Dreams Set (3 mini bottles of Lorna, Olivera & Elphie plus full-size lipstick in Maxwell, the dark shade)
  • Third Prize: Zoya Icy Kiss Set (3 mini bottles of Waverly, Saint & Alice plus full-size lipstick in Belle, the lighter shade)

See the rest of this post for the full details on how to enter my giveaway!

Good luck!

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Last Day to Enter My Worldwide Giveaway!

Today’s the LAST DAY to enter my 6-year blogiversary giveaway for your chance to win some beautiful Zoya nail polishes!

It’s open worldwide because, although I’m Canadian, my awesome readers span the globe. There will be three lucky winners.

Be sure to get your entry in by 11:59 pm EDT.

Enter today, and see all the giveaway details!

Thank you for the overwhelming support that my awesome readers have given me throughout the years. You have brightened up my day and have made my blogging journey feel nothing short of incredible. A blog is a one-way megaphone without readers! Thanks for making my experience meaningful and insightful.

Sending you all much love! 🙂

P.S. Tons of swatches of new nail-polish collections are coming in the next day or so. Stay tuned!

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Swatch And Learn’s 6-Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Swatch And Learn 6-Year Blogiversary Giveaway

My blogging journey started in 2010, and back then, I never knew how long this adventure would last or how much I would learn over the years.

It has been filled with many exciting milestones, and I’ve gotten to know wonderful readers who never fail to inspire and amuse me.

Together, we have grown, and it has been a labour of love sharing one of my passions with you and contributing to the beauty community in a small, but meaningful way.

Whether you are a new reader or one who has been by my side since the beginning, I want to thank you for your support. It means a lot to me! 🙂

I am very fortunate to have such smart, caring, and positive readers from all over the world. (It’s incredible how the love of polish and beauty products can unite an entire community! Let’s continue to spread our positive energy.)

As a small token of my appreciation and to celebrate, I’m having a 6-Year Blogiversary Giveaway that’s open worldwide. (Since my readers span the globe, I wanted to include everyone.)

Enter the giveaway by August 5!

Earlier, you voted in my poll for which nail-polish collections you wanted as a prize. The Zoya Seashells Collection and the Zoya Sunsets Collection received the most votes.

Taking that into consideration, I rounded up three prizes:

First Prize: Zoya Seashells Collection

One lucky winner will get all six full-size nail polishes in the Zoya Seashells Collection! (This prize is generously provided by Nail Polish Canada.)

Edit: Congratulations, Jenness! You are the first prize winner!

Second Prize: Zoya Seashells Fun Size Sampler & Zoya Sunsets Fun Size Sampler

One lucky winner will get these two sets that contain four mini nail polishes in each set. (This prize is generously provided by Zoya.)

Edit: Congratulations, Allison! You are the second prize winner!

Third Prize: Zoya Seashells Quad Gift Set & Zoya Sunsets Quad Gift Set

One lucky winner will get these two sets that contain three mini nail polishes and a lipstick in each set. (This prize is generously provided by Zoya.)

Edit: Congratulations, Anouk! You are the third prize winner!

A huge thank you to Nail Polish Canada and Zoya for providing the prizes and also for their continual support. These are two companies that I love and highly recommend!

To see swatches of all the nail polishes and lipsticks and/or to get further information on the collection, see the links later in this post that will take you to my reviews.

See the rest of this post for the full details on how to enter my giveaway!

Good luck!

Edit (July 26, 2016): I’ve been going through the comments that you’ve left me on this post, and it makes my eyes water. My readers are amazing! Thank you so much for all of your kind words. You brighten up my day and remind me how fortunate I am to have supportive and positive readers!

Edit (August 7, 2016): Congratulations to the three winners, Jenness, Allison, and Anouk! Please check your e-mail soon to claim your prizes. Thanks to everyone for participating in this giveaway! Stay tuned because there’s always something new and fun on the blog.

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Essie Spring 2016 Collection Giveaway (Canadians Only)

Edit (Saturday March 12, 2016):

Congratulations, Tammy! You’ve won the giveaway! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for participating, and check back later. I’ll be having more nail-polish giveaways!)

Essie Spring 2016 Collection Giveaway

Usher in a new season by entering my Essie Spring 2016 Collection Giveaway exclusively for Canadian readers until Friday March 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST!

The lucky nail-polish enthusiast who wins this giveaway will receive all six shades in new, full-size bottles: High Class Affair, Lounge Lover, Sunshine State of Mind, Off Tropic, Pool Side Service, and Shades On.

I did a preview post with swatches of all the colours in the Essie Spring 2016 Collection, so check that out, if you haven’t already seen it.

Also, you can view all the blog posts I’ve done featuring Essie nail polishes here.

Carefully read the details further in this post to learn how to submit your valid entry. Also, there are optional ways for you to gain extra entries and increase your chances of winning.

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Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Review & Canadian Giveaway

Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Review

Justin Bieber Someday is an eau de parfum that was originally released in 2011. It was later sold and is currently under the careful wing of Elizabeth Arden.

Marketed towards his fan base of primarily females aged 14 to 18 (at least back then), it’s no secret that I fall way outside that demographic. (I fall somewhere between the Paleozoic and Triassic eras, to be exact.) 

Nevertheless, I put down my granny cane, adjusted my spectacles, lined up my doilies, and poured myself some Earl Grey tea into a gold-rimmed cup laced with English roses before getting ready to test out this fragrance. Why? I believe that anyone can wear whatever scent they want. “Age is just a number,” said this blogging dinosaur.

Even when a fragrance is made for a specific gender, age, or personality, if you feel great wearing it, go for it! Dissolve those unnecessary boundaries. The world has built enough walls.

Before we begin the Justin Bieber Someday perfume review, I want you to know where I’m coming from. Generally, I tend to enjoy the sweeter, gourmand eau de parfums, and even those that aren’t necessarily billed as being sweet become that way when interacting with my body chemistry. However, in the past year, I have also started to enjoy more mature, floriental and spicy fragrances.

Created by Honorine Blac, the perfumer of Fiermenich, Justin Bieber Someday is classified as a fruity gourmand fragrance. From the description alone, it sounds like something I might like.

In this post, you’ll see photos of the bottle and hear my thoughts on what I think of the Justin Bieber Someday perfume.

P.S. I’m having a spontaneous surprise: a Justin Bieber Someday 50 mL Eau de Parfum giveaway for a brand new bottle! It’s open to Canadian readers only until this Saturday December 19th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full details and to enter.) Edit (Sunday December 20th, 2015): Congratulations, Rebecca! You’ve won my giveaway! Please check your e-mail shortly and reply to my e-mail within 24 hours to claim your prize! Thanks to everyone for participating, and come back again soon, as I’ll be having nail-polish giveaways.

P.P.S. In case you missed it, yesterday evening, I published a blog post on the OPI Hello Kitty Collection launching in January 2016!

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Canadian Giveaway: Enter to Win These 12 Hard Candy Nail Polishes! (Ends November 13)

Edit (Sunday November 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm EST):

Congratulations, Chelsea W.! You’ve won my Hard Candy nail-polish giveaway! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone for participating. More fun giveaways are coming!

Hard Candy Nail Polish Giveaway

Hallowe’en, my favourite holiday, is tomorrow, so I’m giving my awesome Canadian readers a chance to win something fun. No tricks and all treats!

(Stay tuned later for future giveaways that will be open worldwide. You are appreciated and not forgotten, my international readers! This time, I’m keeping it local.)

I reached out to Hard Candy’s PR, and we teamed up to give you a prize that, to me, is better than chocolate or any candies (even though, yes, I have a sweet tooth – no denying that)!

Up for grabs is this cute set that houses 12 mini Hard Candy nail polishes in a wide range of finishes and colours.

Aside from giving you so many shades to choose from, what makes this particularly exciting is that there are perforated flaps covering each bottle.

You can open one flap each day to treat yourself to a little reward, or you can throw the “rules” away and rip open all the flaps in one sitting. It’s up to you!

And although it’s set up like an advent calendar, that’s not to say that you can’t enjoy this nail-polish set, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. If you ‘celebrate’ nail polish and the joy it brings, that’s all the enthusiasm you need! 😉

Edit: This cute 12 Days of Nail set is part of Hard Candy’s new Holiday Collection that’s available exclusively at Walmart stores and on the Walmart Canada website starting the beginning of November 2015.

Read all the salient details carefully in this blog post to ensure that your entry is valid.

Thank you to all my readers, whether you’ve been visiting for years or you found me just a few minutes ago. You are all welcome at Swatch And Learn!

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