Category Archives: Press Releases & Promo Pics

OPI Washington DC Collection Swatches

OPI Washington DC Collection Swatches

Give your nails the cosmopolitan treatment with the OPI Washington DC Collection for Fall/Winter 2016!

It officially launches in September, but many people have been able to get their hands on the colours earlier, so keep your eyes peeled like a banana for it.

In this post, I’ll show you the 12 shades, which will be permanent and one of the three limited-edition shades. All are great autumnal shades that make me excited about my favourite season!

I’ve also included the press release, so you can learn more about the inspiration behind this collection.

All of the colours in the OPI Washington DC Collection have good formulas and need 2-3 coats to achieve full opacity.

Hope that you’re all having a great weekend! 🙂 Either today or tomorrow, I’ll be announcing the three lucky winners to my 6-year blogiversary giveaway, so stay tuned!

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OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Collection

OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Collection

Starting September 1st, 30 of OPI’s beloved colours will be released in the OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Collection!

With a super smooth formula and high shine (as the name would suggest), the OPI Infinite Shine formula makes the manicure process easy-peasy.

Among some of the classic shades include Bubble Bath, Cajun Shrimp, and Lincoln Park After Dark.

See the rest of this post to see if your favourite shade made the cut. (Even if it didn’t, don’t lose hope because OPI has plans to release even more colours in the Infinite Shine formula in December 2016.)

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection 2016

Although the mercury continues to rise and the craving for slushies creeps up during summer afternoons, today I’m bringing you a glimpse into the upcoming Zoya Urban Grunge Collection for Fall/Winter 2016!

Split into two sets (One Coat Creams and Metallic Holos), the wide assortment of shades means that there’s something to appeal to every nail enthusiast.

The Zoya Urban Grunge Collection will be available to purchase from Zoya’s website starting on August 15.

The greens (Merida and Wyatt) caught my attention right off the bat, but the entire Metallic Holos set is calling my name and banging a gong! 😉

See the rest of this post for a closer look at each shade in the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection, and stay tuned because I will be swatching all these gorgeous colours soon.

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KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit

KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit

Hit the summer festival in style with your favourite sunglasses, a fab choker, and stylish nail art!

The KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit shimmied its way over to Swatch And Learn’s headquarters yesterday.

It contained the following:

  • imPRESS Gel Manicure Press-on Nails
  • KISS Polish Pop Nail Stickers
  • KISS Waterless Nail Tattoos
  • KISS Fix It Up! Silk Wrap Repair Kit

Out of all the items, I am the most excited about the nautical-themed stickers! Not only are they easy to apply, but they’re way faster than nail stamping or painting a freehand design.

Also, the nail repair kit will come in handy if I break a nail. (Even though I’m fortunate to have strong nails, I tend to be very hard on my nails, so it’s only a matter of time before I pull this puppy out!)

See the rest of this post for a closer look at each item and where you can find them.

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Zoya UltraBrites Collection

Zoya UltraBrites Collection

Usher in the neon rainbow with the Zoya UltraBrites Collection, which features six shades that are ready for fun in the summer sun!

Each colour has a satin finish, but to get a glass-like shine, apply a glossy top coat.

Unleash maximum brightness by layering any of the shades from the Zoya UltraBrites Collection over a white nail polish, such as Zoya Purity.

The individual shades, 6-piece sampler set, and 12-piece display are available at Zoya.com for pre-order.

Based on the press release and promotional images, the colours that stand out the most to me are Evergreen (you know me and greens!), Juvia, and Mirajane.

Special Pre-Order Deal!

Use the coupon code “NEON” by July 12th (11:59 EDT) when you pre-order the Zoya UltraBrites Collection 6-piece set (the Neon Intro Sampler) to enjoy:

  • Free shipping
  • A free Zoya Purity and Naked Manicure Glossy Seal
  • The discounted price of $40 USD (regularly $60 USD)

See the rest of this post for more information on the collection and each colour.

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CND Craft Culture Collection & Preview Event Recap

CND Craft Culture Collection

Yesterday, I attended the preview event at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in Toronto for the CND Craft Culture Collection, which officially launches in July!

Inspired by rugged charm and an artisan hard at work, the CND Craft Culture Collection includes shades that call to mind rich textures and familiar fabrics associated with craftsmanship.

The abundance of rich shades makes it easy to fall in love with at least one!

Edit: Check out my post with CND Craft Culture Collection swatches of all 8 Vinylux shades!

As per usual, when it comes to press-release posts, I love creating my own image that I feel represents the collection and that shows you all of the colours in a glance. (To see the official CND images, scroll further down this post.)

At the preview, I met Liliya (@liliyalehetacnd on Instagram) who is an Education Ambassador for CND. She painted my nails and did a freehand ripped-jeans design!

At the CND Craft Culture Collection preview event, there were some props available for a photo op. Obviously, I wouldn’t be a blogger if I didn’t play around with them, right? 😉

This was my favourite snapshot:

CND Craft Culture Collection Event

Keep reading the rest of this post for more information about the CND Craft Culture Collection and the preview event!

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OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection

If you’re a fan of understated elegance and have a penchant for neutrals and muted, meditative tones like peach, beige, and blush, the new OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection launching on July 1st will be right up your alley!

The six new shades are easy to sport and won’t raise any eyebrows in even the most conservative workplace (if that’s a concern of yours).

Even if you live for loud colours, don’t be too quick to rule out the OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection, as the shades can be partnered with metallic, glitter, and brighter hues for a bolder manicure.

Although I love look-at-me nail polishes, I enjoy wearing sophisticated neutrals as palate cleansers. Plus they’re versatile, as they can be worn with practically any outfit.

Check out the rest of this post to see all six colours and to read the official press release with all the details.

Edit: Click here to see my OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection Swatches!

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