Category Archives: Giveaways

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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Worldwide Giveaway: Win the Entire OPI Neon Collection & OPI Put a Coat On Base Coat

Edit (June 1st at 2:20 pm EDT): Congratulations, Carolyn! You’ve won my giveaway! I will be sending you an e-mail. Please reply to it with 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone for participating! I hope you had fun!

Stay tuned because, yes, I have more great nail-polish giveaways lined up really soon.


Readers like you have always been a huge source of support for me, encouraging me and bringing extra positivity into my life.

Especially when I’m feeling down (such as when my cat, Pingu, passed away recently) or I’m having a crummy day, you really have a way of letting me know that you care. That is a rare gift, and I don’t take it for granted.

Thank you for every comment, every tweet, every “Like” on Instagram, and just everything you say and do to put a smile on my face. People are so busy these days, so it’s an honour that you manage to fit Swatch And Learn into your day.

Here in Canada, it’s the Victoria Day long weekend, and there’s no better way I’d like to celebrate than with my readers! But we’ll skip the e-fireworks because I know you love nail polish as much as I do! ;)

From now until May 31 at 11:59 pm EDT, you can enter my Worldwide Giveaway for your chance to Win the Full-size OPI Neon Collection (6 Colours) and OPI Put a Coat On Base Coat!

OPI Neon Collection Giveaway OPI Put a Coat On Base Coat

(Check out my Quick Look post for fast swatches and the OPI Neon Collection press release to read more information about it and the new base coat. Also, later in this blog post, you can check out links to my in-depth reviews and swatches of colours in the OPI Neon Collection.)

Carefully read the details in this blog post because you’re eligible to gain several entries for even greater chances of winning!

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Reminder: Nail-Polish Giveaway Ends May 9 at 11:59 pm EDT

Congratulations, Jessica! You’ve won my giveaway, and thank you very much for replying to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Thank you to everyone for participating in my giveaway. Check back for another opportunity soon!


Hey everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that my CND Vinylux Open Road Collection Giveaway ends on Friday May 9th at 11:59 pm EDT. It’s open to Canadian and US residents.

Get your entries in, and I wish you all the best of luck!

P.S. Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter form fully on the giveaway page when you enter because you can score several entries, not just one. This will help you to increase your chances of winning.

Also, stay tuned even after that giveaway is over because I have lined up several other great giveaways to reward my loyal readers! :)

Have a great day!


Canada & US Giveaway: Win the Entire CND Vinylux Open Road Collection

Congratulations, Jessica! You’ve won my CND Vinylux Open Road Collection Giveaway! You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone for participating in my giveaway. Stay tuned because I have more awesome giveaways lined up really soon!



I’m having another giveaway to reward my loyal readers. (Just in case you didn’t get the memo, you’re awesome!) :)

NailPolishCanada and I teamed up again. (I really admire the hard-working staff there, and they never fail to support me, despite their hectic schedules. It feels good when companies appreciate the ‘little guy’. A big thank you to NailPolishCanada for generously providing the prize for this giveaway!)

If you’re in Canada or the United States, you can enter for your chance to WIN the entire CND Vinylux Open Road Collection!

(Included in this collection are the following shades: Desert Poppy, Clay Canyon, Sun Bleached, Sage Scarf, Powder My Nose and Mint Convertible.)

This giveaway will run now until Friday May 9 at 11:59 pm EDT.

CND Vinylux Open Road Collection Giveaway

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Worldwide Giveaway: Win the Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Set of Your Choice

Edit (April 13): Congratulations, Katie! You’ve WON my giveaway! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

I have many more giveaways planned really soon, so keep your eyes peeled like a banana for those! ;)


While many bloggers are trying to fool you today and your friends are thinking of playing practical pranks on you because it’s April Fool’s Day, I decided to do something different.

Here’s a fun surprise! I teamed up with the awesome ‘manicure monsters’ at Bundle Monster to organize a giveaway for my loyal readers! It’s a way for me to thank you for sticking with me during my blogging journey – THANK YOU! :)

Whoever wins my Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Set Giveaway will get to choose any one collection they desire from Bundle Monster’s website!

This is NOT an April Fool’s Joke!

This is for real!

Bundle Monster SwatchAndLearn Giveaway

This giveaway begins now, and it’s open to everyone (yes, you heard me – EVERYONE)! :)

Make sure that you carefully read the rest of this blog post because it contains the important details of how to ensure your entry is valid.

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Giveaway: Win the Entire OPI Brazil Collection! (Canadians Only)

Edit – March 2, 2014: CONGRATS, ERIN (aka Tin)! You’ve won my giveaway! To claim your prize, please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours of the time posted on the e-mail. Thanks to everyone for participating! Stay tuned – I have more giveaways coming up soon! ;)


It should come as no surprise that I’m extremely impressed with the wide variety of colours and the amazing formulas in the OPI Brazil Collection!

Check out the official press release I posted for more details about it. Plus I also did a Quick Look post showing you all the bottle shots and swatches. For in-depth reviews on the separate shades (I did a lot!), click on links at the bottom of this blog post!

I wanted to share this amazing collection with a fellow Canadian, so I reached out to PR and asked if we could team up. (They were more than happy to do so, and I extend my gratitude on behalf of all my Canadian readers for making this possible!)

OPI Brazil Collection Giveaway SwatchAndLearn

Read the rest of this post carefully to learn how to enter to Win the Entire 12-Bottle OPI Brazil Collection!

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Blog News: I Attended a Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Media Luncheon with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (Plus Surprise Giveaway!)

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Media LuncheonBlogging continues to be a very rewarding project for me, and there have been moments when my eyes have watered up, thinking about the kind and talented people I’ve gotten to know and all the doors that have opened as a result of sticking to this since 2010.

On Tuesday October 1st, I attended a media luncheon where Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (the Executive Vice-President and Artistic Director of OPI) unveiled the new Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection that’s hitting stores in January 2014!

I posted some sneak peeks during the event on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll remember that I met Suzi at 2 other events for a blogger dinner showcasing the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection (the 1st time) and for a media luncheon unveiling the OPI San Francisco Collection (the 2nd time).

For a nailphile to have met Suzi once alone is already a dream come true, so for me to have 3 opportunities seems so unreal! Each time, it’s inspiring!

Keep reading this blog post as I take you along the journey with me and show you photos.

Plus, you’ll want to read until the very end because I have a worldwide giveaway for a special nail polish autographed by Suzi! You won’t want to miss out!

Edit: Congratulations to Suzanne! She won my giveaway for the OPI Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat signed by Suzi! (She has 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim her prize.) Thanks to everyone for participating. Please stay tuned for my next giveaway.

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