CLOSED: Surprise Giveaway: Win This OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand 4-Bottle Mini Set

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand GiveawaySurprise!Β πŸ˜‰

The second I found out that the OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand 4-Bottle Mini Set existed, I knew that it would make the perfect giveaway prize!

So I had to buy it to treat one lucky reader! It’s a small token from me to say thank you for your support.

Not only will you get adorable mini bottles, which are highly collectible, but this set includes all of the Liquid Sand colours released so far!

This will be a great way for you to see which one you like the best before you commit to a full-size bottle.

Since reviewing 2 of the Liquid Sands,Β OPI Get Your NumberΒ (my favourite) and OPI Stay the Night,Β I’ve noticed that a lot of you are intrigued with the unique Liquid Sand finish…and for good reason! I think it’s one of the most original concepts that we’ve seen in the nail industry in quite some time!

Please carefully read the full rules in this post before entering.

Edit:Β After this post was published, I’ve also reviewed & photographed OPI Can’t Let GoΒ (purple Liquid Sand), OPI The Impossible (red Liquid Sand), and OPI What Wizardry Is This? (taupe Liquid Sand coming out in March).

Another Edit:Β The lucky winner is Melissa! Congratulations! Since there are multiple Melissas, just to be clear, the winner is the one who left a comment on January 16 at 6:18 am. I’ve sent her an e-mail. She has 48 hours to claim her prize! Thanks to everyone for participating. I’ll be having another giveaway soon. Stay tuned!

Yet Another Edit:Β Melissa was so fast! She already replied to my e-mail! So now this giveaway is officially closed.

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Giveaway

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Nail Polish Giveaway

Mariah Carey OPI Liquid Sand Giveaway

Giveaway Details:

  • Starts:Β Now
  • Ends:Β Saturday January 19 at noon Eastern
  • Who Can Enter:Β Canadian & U.S. residents
  • Prize:Β One OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand 4-bottle mini set
  • How Many Times You Can Enter:Β Even if you comment more than once, I will only count it as a single entry.
  • How to Enter:Β Leave a comment on this blog post about anything. (e.g. How you found out about Swatch And Learn, what’s on your nails, the last movie you watched, etc.)
  • Please Help Me Spread the Word:Β I’d appreciate it if you could help me get the word out about this giveaway. Feel free to tweet, blog, etc. about it.
  • Picking the Winner:Β I’ll be using Random.org to randomly select the winner. I’ll announce the winner sometime on January 19 or 20. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail to claim the prize. Failure to do so will force me to randomly draw another winner. After the winner sends me the mailing address, I’ll mail out your prize! (Please add swatchandlearn@gmail.com to your Safe list so my e-mail doesn’t accidentally go to the Junk folder.)

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No, it’s not mandatory to be entered in this giveaway, but I would appreciate your support.

In case you’re curious to see what the colours look like up close, I took photos of my full-size bottles for a better view. (Note: This giveaway is for the mini set.)

OPI Get Your Number Mariah Carey

OPI Get Your Number

(Click here to see my OPI Get Your Number Swatches & Review!)

OPI Stay the Night Mariah Carey

OPI Stay the Night

(Click here to see my OPI Stay the Night Swatches & Review!)

OPI Can't Let Go Mariah Carey

OPI Can’t Let Go

Click here to see my OPI Can’t Let Go Swatches & Review!

OPI The Impossible Mariah Carey

OPI The Impossible

Best of luck in the draw, everyone!Β πŸ™‚ Hope you like this little surprise giveaway!

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278 thoughts on “CLOSED: Surprise Giveaway: Win This OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand 4-Bottle Mini Set

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Panacea!

      It’s my pleasure. I’m just so excited over this matte-texture trend that I must share it with a reader. Hopefully whoever wins this set will love it just as much! πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lani Gailey!

      Yup, some polishes are very, verrrry thirsty for top coat! I once added 3 layers of top coat to a gritty glitter, and it STILL was rough!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brittany!

      Thank you for following me on the blogging journey. I hope that you continue to visit even after this giveaway is over! πŸ™‚

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  1. Alexandre storelli

    Hey i really love this blog! I must say first of all im a guy and a guy wearing nail polish isnt quite…accepted haha but who cares right! Even though im all about caviar manucures right now i must say that all of mariahs OPI collection is AMAZING cant wait to try this sand texture (:!!!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Alexandre Storelli!

      Very cool! I am pro men wearing nail polish. I don’t understand why some people have a problem. It’s just nail polish, and it’s not like wearing it will cause any harm to society. Nail polish should always be fun, and why shouldn’t men also get to enjoy the wonderful world of colour? πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Dani!

      Thanks for following me on Pinterest! πŸ™‚ Oh boy, I could literally spend hours on that website. Sometimes it’s hard to pull myself away from it.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Tracie Rosales!

      It’s the least I could do to say thank you to my readers. Money’s really tight, but I think even this small mini set is something that nailphiles would appreciate. πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Welcome! πŸ™‚ Hope that you continue to follow even after this giveaway is over. I update daily, and I love replying to comments sweet readers take the time to write. So please feel free to leave a comment again sometime!

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  2. Amber B.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I have a question, what is good for removing cuticles? I have a bad picking problem when I’m stressed. I need something to avoid that problem all together. I have some Salon Effects on my nails now (that need to come off lol) not sure what I will try next, diy design maybe? πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amber B.!

      Oh, that’s a good question! You know what? I’ve never used anything to remove cuticles, so I can’t recommend anything. All I do is use a cheap cuticle pusher to gently push them back before I start painting.

      Have you tried using cuticle oil? No, it won’t remove cuticles, but I think that if your cuticles are really healthy and smooth, it might make you less likely to pick at them. (I know that in the winter, I tend to pick my cuticles a lot just because they’re dry.)

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  3. samantha

    LOVE the blog!! I’m wearing Zoya blaze with devil smileys on my ring fingers.I havent been able to get any of the liquid sands cus my area doesnt have them yet an im most lookin forward to Get Your Number of the four colors.Does anybody else think the pic of Mariah on the box looks abit weird?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Samantha!

      Your manicure sounds incredibly fun!

      We’re like two peas in a pod. I think that Get Your Number really is the star of the Liquid Sand polishes! πŸ™‚ It won’t disappoint!

      Haha, yeah, the photo of Mariah on the box is a bit awkward. Her face is pretty, but the pose seems awkward.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Melanie Snyder!

      Cool – thanks for blogging about my giveaway!

      P.S. Your blog header is awesome! πŸ™‚ I love drooling over all your polishes!

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  4. Denise F

    I am very sad to say that I am not wearing anything on my nails at the moment. I broke 2 of my nails the other day and my thumb looks horrible because its down to the skin and scabed. πŸ™ I am not a huge fan of Mariah Carey to be honest, but I am a huge fan of OPI and I am so excited to try the liquid sand!

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  5. Sarah

    Great giveaway! I’m curious to try these bit not sure if I would actually buy them, they would be great to win!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      That’s exactly why I wanted to do this giveaway. I have a feeling that a lot of people are curious about this new finish, but they aren’t ready to commit and buy any. This may convert someone! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Thank you so much for following me on Instagram! πŸ™‚ I’m pretty new on there, and it’s already really addictive! So many awesome photos and manicures. I could spend hours on there.

      You’ll most likely become even better than me! πŸ™‚ Thank you, though, for being so sweet!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Samantha!

      It’s good that you’re giving your nails some time to just relax. I need to do that more often, but a lot of polishes are so tempting…haha! I can’t help myself sometimes! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Maria

    Love your blog! I’ve seen The Hobbit, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables all in December. Have you seen any of these movies? I thought they were all great. =)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maria!

      I haven’t actually seen a movie in the theatre in quite some time. The Dark Knight Rises may have been the most recent one! (I wanted to see Wreck-It Ralph, but I missed my chance and will have to wait for the DVD.)

      This weekend, a friend and I are planning to see a movie. He wants to see Les Miserables, so we’ll probably watch it. (I’m curious to hear Anne Hathaway sing.)

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  7. icitea/Clare

    Hello! Thank you for the chance! At the moment my nails are still decked out in New Year’s sparkles: shiny black with a gradient of silver sparkles. Following you via pininterest! I’m loving the set!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Clare!

      You’re welcome! I’m excited about these Liquid Sands, and I want others to join in on my excitement! πŸ™‚ They’re very fun to wear.

      Thank you for following me on Pinterest! πŸ™‚

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  8. Amber white

    Mine r all natural right now, giving them some fresh air, but I been on a pink kick lately. Found u on pintrist

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  9. Kate L

    I found you because a friend posted about your giveaway on Facebook. I’m new to your blog, but I like what I’ve seen so far!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kate L!

      That’s awesome how your friend shared the giveaway opportunity with you and her other friends. πŸ™‚

      Good luck in the draw!

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  10. Amanda

    Stumbled across your blog looking for pictures of the Liquid Sand collection! I love it! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amanda!

      Haha, I rave about the Liquid Sands so much, I’m not surprised that’s how you found me. They’re really interesting to look at and fun to wear. I’m sure the person who wins this set is going to fall in love with them. They’re so unusual!

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  11. @messy_manis

    I’m wearing creme brΓ»lΓ©e by Revlon this week. I love to try these polishes and minis are such a great way to do that without the commitment of a full bottle.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey @messy_manis!

      Nice! πŸ™‚

      I just had to share my love of the Liquid Sands with a lucky reader. πŸ™‚ Good luck in the draw!

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  12. Caitlin GH

    I have really gotten into your blog lately. It really inspires me, nails wise. I only ever comment on blogs I read when there is a giveaway to express how much I like s blog but I think I will comment more regularly to share the love. πŸ™‚
    Caitlin GH recently posted: Lime Crime Milky Ways and First Post

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Caitlin!

      Wow, what a compliment! I’m floored that you think so highly of Swatch And Learn! That means so much to me, and it’s comments like yours that propel me to continue blogging for as long as I can.

      Yes, please do comment again. I really love interacting with my readers more. Getting to know each other is really fun, and I like learning from others and sharing ideas.

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  13. Clara

    I tried my first striping tape manicure on Monday. It’s not perfect, but I think with practice I’ll get there! I too would love to win the liquid sand polishes. They are something really different.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Clara!

      As long as the manicure makes you happy, it’s more important than perfection. πŸ™‚ Sounds like your manicure was very successful in that department! Good stuff!

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  14. lawren

    DONT MIND IF I DO.

    I’ve been really curious about these liquid sand polishes ever since you mentioned and swatched them.

    I recently watched Seven Pounds this weekend with Will Smith. I had seen it once before, but I forgot how amazing the film actually is. It’s quite bittersweet. Have you seen it?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lawren!

      You’ll find them really intriguing just because they’re so different. And, haha, if you like the finish of rocks, it’ll be just another reason why you’ll love them.

      No, I haven’t seen Seven Pounds. Bittersweet? That sounds like a movie that’s right up my alley.

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  15. Sparkled Beauty

    We just talked about Liquid Sands on twitter yesterday (about how hard it might be to remove, lol). Guess we’ll find out soon

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sparkled Beauty!

      The Liquid Sands actually are quite easy to remove! I was very surprised because they have so much texture. I suspect it’s because the base is a ‘jelly matte’. I didn’t even have to scrub a lot when I used an acetone-based remover. It wasn’t even 100% acetone!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heather!

      Thank you for reading my blog every morning! πŸ™‚ I’m honoured that you would share part of your day ‘with me’!

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  16. Tris

    I found swatchandlearn awhile back when I was googling for swatches πŸ˜‰
    The last movie I saw was Skyfall but I’d like to see gangster squad :p

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  17. Brianna

    Yay! I’m wearing get your number right now! If it wasn’t for your post about it, I never would have searched for it. It was well worth it though, I am completely in love. Thanks Mary!
    Brianna recently posted: Half-Moon Mani!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brianna!

      Glad that you agree with me. I’ve found that more people seem to be in love with Stay the Night (the black-red one), but Get Your Number, to me, is way more special because of the holo glitter and interesting texture (that I’ve found to actually be different than all the others).

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  18. Kelley

    What a fun giveaway! I look forward to reading your blog every morning. I’m wearing China Glaze Below Deck. Thanks, Mary!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kelley!

      Thank you for being a regular reader! πŸ™‚ It means so much that you take time out to visit. Hope that you’ll continue to find my reviews useful or at least entertaining!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jess!

      Warm and Fozzie is soooo gorgeous! It’s my perfect fall shade – I remember the first time I wore it, I fell in love. *Thumbs up*

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  19. Sofia

    I just love all your posts, they are so informative. I always try to read your reviews before I buy a polish. Thanks!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sofia!

      Glad you think so, and wow, that’s very flattering that you respect my reviews so much. πŸ˜€ THANK YOU for telling me!

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  20. Jennifer

    How fun! I’ve never heard of these polishes but would love to try them. Got a link to your site off pintrest, it’s been fun looking around. Right now I have a pink OPI polish on with some handpainted white hearts – I LOVE pretty nails πŸ™‚

    FYI – it doesn’t work very good on a tablet. I browse the web on my 7 and 10 inch tablets during the day (my work is a nazi about internet useage on work computers) and I get so sad when I can’t use a site due to it not working with tablets πŸ™

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jennifer!

      Yes, I’ve found that it looks bad on the iPad and iPhone. So far, I have no immediate solution, unfortunately, but it’s something I want to fix eventually. I know that a lot of my readers don’t read my blog on their computers, so this is a big problem.

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  21. Sara

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time. I love that you test out new polishes for me! Haha! Helps me decide before I buy. I also have to say since I started reading I started buying more polishes and painting more often. I even paint my daughters nails. She’s 2 and she loves being a girly girl!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sara!

      I’m at your service! πŸ˜‰ It’s a total pleasure, and I’m so curious about polish in general, so it’s fun for me to experiment and then share my thoughts on everything.

      Hahaha, the same thing happened to me. Reading more beauty blogs made me buy more beauty products! πŸ˜‰ Read at your own risk! Hehehe!

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  22. Betsy Hyde

    I can’t wait to try the Liquid Sand polish out!! Last week while I was at a local salon getting my hair done they had just received an order in and it was the new OPI Mariah Carey display. All the girls there know I am a polish freak so she brought it right over so we could check out together. It looks amazing, it is on my to buy list when I go back in! Can’t wait! Thanks for all the posts, you keep my polish addiction alive! πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Betsy Hyde!

      Haha, I love how they know you so well that you got to do an ‘unboxing’ together! πŸ˜‰

      Do you think that you’ll get all the shades, or did you have your eye on a specific one?

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  23. Mackenzie Coulter

    love the blog ! i am wearing liquid sand nail polish right now and i am in love!! mini sets are the best , i want one !!

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  24. Vicki

    I’m wearing CG Skyscraper today…one of my poor, neglected untrieds. I remember being so intrigued by it back when I bought it, but now with the Zoya’s Blaze, Storm, and especially Aurora, I gotta say it’s disappointing formula-wise. Kind of goopy and takes some layers to build, unlike the super terrific deliciousness of Zoya Aurora!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vicki!

      Yes, Zoya polishes apply sooooo smoothly, don’t they? But Skyscraper is gorgeous – I remember it being like a night sky. Haha, it was also really photogenic because I remember not having a difficult time taking pictures of it.

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  25. triceratops

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d be excited to try out the liquid sand polishes.

    My current notd is Butter London Wallis. And the last movie I saw… was Blazing Saddles haha. My boyfriend was sick and wanted to watch something fun and simple, and I ended up enjoying it too!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey triceratops!

      WALLIS! I haven’t worn that polish in a while, but I love it so much. It’s very elegant and has a cool antique quality about it.

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  26. Erica

    Mary, Mary, Mary! You are so awesome! I really love coming here to check out your swatches and nail art! I love the way you review your polishes and your pictures always help me decide whether or not to buy a colour πŸ˜€
    Thank you for this giveaway! <3
    Erica recently posted: Different Dimension Penny

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Erica!

      Thank you so much for the heartfelt words! πŸ™‚ It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s my pleasure to share thoughts with my readers. You are all very inspiring, so I feel like a very lucky blogger to have support from talented and kind-hearted people.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey animalcrackers!

      Hehe, cute name! πŸ™‚

      I think you’ll really love the Liquid Sand finish – it’s so unique, and because it’s not scratchy, it won’t annoy you, either! Haha!

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  27. Helen Willoughby

    LOVEEE your blog, just recently discovered it! I am really intrigued by the liquid sand polishes as I have yet to see someone wear it in person. But after seeing your review on get your number, I can’t wait to try it!

    Right now on my nails I have De Designer De Better from the OPI muppet collection. It is my go to winter polish!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Helen Willoughby!

      Yes, Get Your Number is a must-have! I really can’t say it enough. If there’s just one from the collection to buy, it’s that one for sure!

      You know what? Other than two of my co-workers, I haven’t seen anyone else in person wearing the Liquid Sands yet. Maybe it’s still new. I’m hoping more people will catch on and give it a spin.

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  28. Margie

    Love Love Love your blog and so very much appreciate the time and effort you put into it!!! I feel like I can live vicariously through you and it saves me a fortune in buying products I’d end up not using!
    And, I’m gonna have to bite the bullet and “Get Your Number.”
    Best!!!

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  29. Katy

    What a cool giveaway! I love these polishes! I am currently wearing NOTHING! I’m about to paint my nails and am trying to decide πŸ˜‰

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Katy!

      Haha, I laughed when I read your comment! You’re wearing NOTHING? Hehe, put some clothes on! Haha, just kidding! You don’t have to. Look, even Mariah didn’t when she posed for the packaging of these mini lacquers. πŸ˜‰

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  30. Camille

    Yay for a giveaway! I love following your blog and also follow you on Pinterest and Instagram (guess I need to follow you on Facebook too!). Right now I’m wearing Bizarre Blurple from China Glaze’s Wicked halloween collection. I found it at Sally Beauty Supply on clearance right after clearance. Yay for cheap polish!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Camille!

      Yes, YAY for awesome clearance polishes! I just found a bunch at Sally’s recently and posted a little haul blog post! πŸ™‚

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  31. heather

    Great surprize!! I was just trying to decide which one of these I wanted to order first. I have Bobbi Brown Black Pearl on my nails, the nephew just came home from Ireland & it was my prize :-)……………..love that boy!!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heather!

      Good timing, then! πŸ˜‰

      Cool – I’ve never tried any polish from Bobbi Brown.

      I’ve been thinking about getting the Bobbi Brown BB cream. Have you tried it? I heard that it has more coverage than typical American BB creams, and it has a great SPF.

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  32. Laura

    Wearing OPI Malaga Wine right now, since I just returned home from vacation in Malaga, Spain! Been reading your blog for a few months – thanks for the great posts!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Laura!

      Hope you had a wonderful time. Wow – Spain! I’ve never been, but I want to go someday when I have enough money.

      Thanks for letting me know that you’ve been visiting for a while. It encourages me to continue. I’m glad that you’ve found it useful that you come back to see what’s new. πŸ™‚

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  33. MC

    Thank you for being so thoughtful and sweet! You’re the best! πŸ™‚ The last movie I saw was Skyfall. And whenever somebody asks me how it was, my answer is inevitably a fangirly squeaky “OMG he was soooo handsome”

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MC!

      Aww…my readers are the best! You all bring out the best in me, so I had to do something to give back and say thank you.

      Hahahhaa, I love your ‘fan-girl’ type of reaction. Some guys just bring it out of us. For me, it’s David Beckham. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Becca!

      Congrats on getting the job interview! I hope you land the job if you think it’s good for your career. πŸ™‚

      How did it go? Did you have a good feeling afterwards?

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  34. Kelsey

    currently rocking the new revlon glitter color ; girly. not sure how i feel about it yet.. but it’s not too bad. a little too girly for my liking, but that’s alright from time to time

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  35. stephanie

    I just started following your blog and Twitter.
    Right now I’m rocking a clear coat of polish….can’t decide which color to put on just yet.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stephanie!

      Thank you so much for following me. I hope that you’ll continue to leave me more comments. I try to reply to all comments as soon as I can. πŸ™‚ It’s fun to read what my readers think.

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  36. Kayla

    You always have the best swatches. I just got a few other OPI mini collections as they were on clearance at Trade Secret. Wearing Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorffs right now. πŸ™‚

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kayla!

      Whoa – thank you for the high praise! That made me feel like a million bucks reading that! πŸ˜€ I put in a lot of hard work, so I am really happy to hear that it’s appreciated.

      Nice! I didn’t see any minis on clearance – I’ll have to go back to Trade Secrets and see if the sale’s still on!

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  37. beth combs

    I’m wearing Zoysa, Gemma (my fave)! i think i need to get a backup before it gets discontinued. i love it SO much!!

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  38. Julie D

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this mini collection!
    Today I have bare nails since I will paint my nails with the OPI Skyfall collection tonight, I am going to see the movie so I want to have the right nail color to do so! Hehe πŸ™‚
    If I win the giveaway I will listen to Mariah Carey’s music while painting my nails!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Julie D!

      Hope you enjoy the movie! I haven’t seen it yet. Geez, there are so many films I want to see. Life of Pi is another on my To-Watch List.

      Hehe, that’s cute how you’d spin some Mariah tunes while painting your nails with the prize. πŸ™‚

      Which song would it be if you had to choose?

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  39. Mandy

    So, as the way all great things are found, I was looking for cool nail designs on google, when I stumbled upon your blue fiend nails, which lead me here. After reading that post I knew I needed more πŸ™‚ so I come back everyday to see what’s new with you and the nail world! Quite honestly, its my favorite blog of them all. Oh yes, I’m wearing Easy Going by Sinful Colors with a grey and white feather design.

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  40. Amanda

    On my nails right now is Shooting Star by Spa Ritual πŸ™‚

    I still haven’t decided what I think of these polishes (and the others like them)…I have yet to see them in person, though!

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  41. SUMMER PLEWES

    I would love to try these. My only hate for this product first glance… she is naked on the box.. why? for petes sake people, its nailpolish, its not marketed mainly to men. I love mariah, but put some clothes on !!

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  42. Terra

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this set! I’ve been reading your blog forever now πŸ™‚ Today I’m wearing Zoya Storm – my new favourite black!

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  43. Amy

    It’s great when a giveaway is available to non-U.S. residents, so thank you for the chance. Wearing Swiss Cottage from Nails Inc.

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  44. Ann

    I’m wearing Nina Ultra Pro in Powder Puff. I love the brushes in these polishes. Nice and wide so it’s great for a quick mani!

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  45. Tishana

    Very cool colors! I’ve been following for a couple months and love your blog! Currently have my birthday Mani on πŸ™‚

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  46. Jenna

    Such a fan of SwatchandLearn! Right now I have Color Me Purple on my nails. It’s from Cacique/ Lane Bryant. I just bought it last night. Such a pretty color πŸ™‚

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  47. Angie

    I discovered your blog just recently – thanks for the surprise giveaway – it is appreciated! I also follow you on facebook.

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  48. Gwen

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful polish!

    Right now, I have on Shellac Decadence, which is a really bright magenta. I’ve had it on since just before Christmas, so it’s just about time for it to come off.

    The last movie I saw was Django Unchained, which I loved! Tarantino at his best. Not for everyone, because the violence is waaaayyyyy over the top, but I have always been a fan of his witty dialogue.

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  49. Candice

    I’ve got a teal jelly sandwich going on, I love it, but I’m already itching to take it off and do something new. πŸ™‚

    Ever since your ‘Get Your Number’ review, I’ve been a little tempted. It looks so beautiful in your pictures. I just wore velvet nails the other day and surprisingly liked the texture, so maybe liquid sand would be nice for me too!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Mary!

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  50. Lizzy

    Wow, this is the most comments I’ve seen so far! lol Funny story, Swagbucks has a “search & earn” function that I use to make money by searching for swatches of nail polish. I’d put in a brand and color and just switch out the color name to keep searching. Your blog came up SO many times with such great swatches I finally decided I had to follow. Currently I have China Glaze Senorita Bonita on my fingers and Runts scented Orange on my toes. Good luck everybody!
    Lizzy recently posted: Essence: Love Potion! & Wish List Secrets!

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  51. Charis J

    Lol! I was just thinking about buying this miniset. What a great giveaway. I found you after looking up some OPI polishes and then Clarins 230. Back when you posted with another blogger and you were an instant favorite. Now I follow you using Bloglovin and you’re one of the first posts I look at each day πŸ™‚ I love how your personality shows through your blog

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  52. Eve

    I was very recently referred to your blog and I love it! Currently Im wearing OPI’s light my sapphire, its my first time wearing dark nailpolish and I really like it!

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  53. Shelby

    I am curious about Liquid Sand but am still on the fence. I would love some minis to try first!
    Right now I’m wearing OPI On Her Magesty’s Secret Service. Love OPI!

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  54. Anna Z

    Hey Mary! I’m really enjoying the Milani products I won from you a few months ago, so maybe my lucky streak will continue! πŸ˜‰
    I’m wearing RGB “Toast” right now on my fingers.

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  55. angela m

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to try this nail polish. I have not heard of liquid sand before.

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Katherine

    Thanks for the chance to win! I just took of my NYE manicure last night (Essie Getting Cozy with American Apparel Light Year on top) and I’m trying to decide what to do next. Either Zoya Kendal or China Glaze I’m Not Lion.

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  57. Jessica

    Thanks for the surprise giveaway!

    Currently sporting Dollish Polish Cold Winds Are Rising, but I am looking to change that out today to…I don’t know what yet. Too many choices! πŸ™‚

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  58. Heather

    What a nice giveaway. =) The last movies I saw were the Dark Knight trilogy, which I hadn’t seen before. I have to say I was disappointed, they were trying so hard to be dark and gritty that I found them rather one-note and…kind of boring. I’m extremely biased, but I think they would have been much improved by the addition of Dick Grayson. As is, I much prefer the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  59. Amanda

    So excited about this giveaway! OPI is upping their game with this concept, and it’s sure to make for some very fun manicures πŸ™‚

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  60. Allison

    Wow! What a great opportunity! Thank you so much for offering this give away. I’ve been reading your blog now for about a year. I first found it looking for swatches and I really like your plethora of pictures. I especially like how you review one shade in depth and give your honest opinion.

    I’m currently wearing Nails INC sprinkles collection, the white one. I forget the name because they all have similar names. (OPI names are so cheesy, but I can always remember which is which.) Have you tried Nails INC yet? They are a bit pricey, but they have some really unique colors and finishes like the new leather ones.

    As for movies, the last one I saw was Django Unchained, and I thought it was excellent. I am a huge Tarantino fan.

    Anyway, thanks again for offering this opportunity and especially for your awesome blog!

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  61. Harmony

    Found out about your blog while doing a nail polish search on google & ive loved it ever since! Your review on Mariah’s OPI Get Your Number had me swooning..love the look of that polish!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Happy New Year everyone!

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  62. Amanda, the Nail Polish Enthusiast

    Hi there, this is actually my first comment as I’m a confessed lurker – but we tweet sometimes! My nails are naked at the moment as I haven’t had time lately to paint them except to swatch, but I’m thinking of putting something on them (even just a strengthener) right now because of this comment, so thank you doubly for the reminder and the giveaway! πŸ™‚
    Amanda, the Nail Polish Enthusiast recently posted: Belated Untrieds Challenge

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  63. Melissa

    Was looking for Mariah Carey swatches and came across your site! I started looking at your other nail polish swatches and they were really helpful! Right now I am wearing OPI’s “Skyfall” topped with “The Man with The Golden Gun”.

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  64. Cristina

    Awesome giveaway! I admit, I’m not totally sold on the Liquid Sand idea (I hate when my glittery nails aren’t smooth!), but maybe I need to try them out to really appreciate them! The colours are so awesome, especially Stay The Night – black and red, what could be better?

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  65. Roberta

    I found this website while trying to look for swatches OPI Germany swatches. I also enjoy the fact that this blog takes place in Toronto.

    I have OPI’s pandamonium pink on with glitter on.

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  66. Pooja Vijay

    Hi! This is probably one of my first comments on your blog, but I think we had a twitter conversation a while back.Thanks for offering us a chance to enter this giveaway! I’d love to be able to try the liquid sand polishes!
    Right now, on my nails is OPI Do you know Rose, Mary? πŸ˜€

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  67. Jess

    I just bought my very first nail color and top coat today – Revlon Moon Candy in Milky Way + Sally Hansen Quik-dri and am loving them. Now looking for more polishes πŸ˜€

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  68. Julia

    I just recently watched the classic, When Harry Met Sally… (the title includes the ellipses!) and I can see myself watching this over and over again. The characters are so lovable and the script is unbelievably sharp. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!

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  69. Beth

    Those colors all look great! πŸ™‚ I’m curious to see the liquid sand finish in person. Are you going to swatch any of the other colors?

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  70. andrea brooks

    Just found your website. Great info and pictures. I am wearing sinful colors polish “energetic red”. The last movie i saw was “django”

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  71. Jaden

    I just put on scandlous and am in love with it! The colors pop against my skin and are so beautiful. I was also at big lots the other day and they had packages of 2 revlons for $2 so I had to get some, but while I was there they had these little Burt’s bees lip balms and they are now my new obsession!

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  72. Nicole F

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try this finish, and had even almost bought this set when I was last at Ulta, but I had forgotten my coupon!

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  73. Jennifer

    I just got 8 days of wear out of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Coral. That’s a mani record for me. I’m still trying to decide what to try next!

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  74. Lizajane

    Nails are nekkid right now, I plan on whipping through a number of manis for Flip-Flop February today, but first I have to check on my Bloglovin’ gals, because who knows, one of them might have some inspiration for FFF.
    Shared this on Twitter also.

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  75. Leslie C

    I found your site while searching for reviews of various polishes and I’ve stayed a reader ever since! I love your reviews, they’re very thorough!

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  76. tammy

    this is a generous giveaway! my question is *what* is mariah doing on the cover of that box? is she half naked? is she holding… a cat? a platypus? what is going on there?? hahahaha

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  77. Erica P.

    I love your blog and have been reading it forever… the last movie I saw was “Pitch Perfect”. I’m obsessed with it lol. I love that movie. Hope you had an amazing holiday! Thanks for the giveaway! xx

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  78. Kas

    This is a great giveaway! Thank You! It’s also a great opportunity for me to tell you about the movie Les Miserables.

    It’s petty good.

    Here are my problems with it. They recorded it live while they were filming. Which kind of works. You get those gritty, raw, in the moment emotions. But they should have recorded the soundtrack. Without the acting the vocals fall short. Also some of the casting. Most of these people were probably chosen because yes they can sing and they can act AND they are names in Hollywood. Actually Russell Crow can not sing. Second apart from Russell I did think all the other males were really good singer but most of them were lacking the rich tenor voices that make the vocals so epic. The one exception being Eddie Redmayne who played Marius. Great voice, hilarious vibrato face.

    All in all if you haven’t see it you should. It’s visually stunning and overall really well done. And I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to cry like a baby by the end.
    Kas recently posted: Wow Wow Nails: And now for something compleatly different.

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  79. Molly

    Thank you for this giveaway! I recently started reading your blog after I googled looking for information about a polish (forget which). I found your blog to be one of the most detailed with the swatches and information so keep up the good work!

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  80. niftynicky

    I heard about your site from a fabulous nail forum I’m a part of. Currently I’m wearing black polish with indie Vivid Lacquer Metamorphosis, which has little butterfly glitter in it.

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  81. Bekah Craig

    I LOVE the colors in this set!! I am CRAZY for matte finishes! I just bought the new NYC Matte Me Crazy top coat!! I am in love with the matte glitter look, so I LOVE that set!! Right now, I have Swimsuit…Nailed it! by OPI on my nails with the NYC matte top coat! I have fallen in love with OPI. I have Russian Navy, Planks A Lot, and Swimsuit…Nailed it! I LOVE all three! I really hope to expand my OPI collection, because out of all of my nail polish, OPI is my absolute favorite brand!!

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  82. Maddy

    Great giveaway Mary!
    On my left hand now, I have a black and silver French tip and a polka dot French tip on my right since I can’t do much nail art with my left hand. I’ve told my nail polish buddies about your blog.

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  83. Kayla

    Love your blog and pinterest site! My mom is a beautician so I have always had an appreciation for great nail polish. Only recently has it turned into an obession!

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  84. Jamie Lee

    Hi! I absolutely love your site. I’ve just started painting my nails in the last year or so, and it’s quickly becoming an addiction! I came across your blog because I was trying to show someone what a Tuxedo French Manicure (at least that’s what it was called when I first saw it) looked like, and your pictures came up! Thanks for all the awesome info!

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  85. Lauren

    I’d love to win this set! I work as a student assistant at my university’s clinic, checking patients in & doing front desk work has my nails on display a lot!

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  86. Alyx

    I found your site from a pin about this collection! Great information and such pretty colors. Keep up the good work. I have Essie Bikini So Teeny with a topcoat of China Glaze Snowglobe on top! And a gold accent nail.

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  87. Dominique

    I’m really intrigued by these liquid sand polishes…they’re definitely different that what I’ve been seeing lately!!!

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  88. Robbie

    YES! I am all in. Thank you the chance to win. Currently wearing EvolutionMan Indashio. Last movie I saw was Django. Last time I chatted with you was today on twitter. lol This is some cool colors. Purple guy here!

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  89. Carm

    I just randomly linked/found this website, but I have to say this is really useful. I like how you take different pictures in different lights! πŸ˜€

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  90. michaela jacobson

    I found your site on pinterest! I’m always excited when I stumble upon a new beauty blog because I love going through all the posts!!!

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  91. Angie B

    Hi, I came across your site when looking for swatches for OPI Gone Gonzo. So glad I found it – your photos and descriptions are great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. Hillary H

    I am currently wearing all Julep nail polish with sparkle Gradients in red, white and blue for the patriots game I am working today! Then I am going to change my nail polish to Jane from Julep and a purple color maybe Morgan from Julep for a wedding I am going to next weekend.
    Hillary H recently posted: Hello Polish World

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  93. Arielle

    Hi! I always love your posts when they pop into my RSS feed. I have been wanting to try these polishes since I heard about them. I love the tiny bottles too!
    I am wearing Butter London Toff right now and I think I am going to try my hand at the saran wrap technique today. Just trying to figure out what would look cool over Toff to get me motivated to try something new! Any polishes you would recommend over Toff? Its kind of my palate cleanser after all the holiday glitters.

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  94. Chris

    I’d love to try stay the night, it looks like glowing embers!
    Right now I have orly snowcone with white snowflakes on top on my nails πŸ™‚

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  95. Lauren W

    I’m so curious about the staying power of all these textured polishes! I’m so used to top coating and/or base coating, I always wonder if these will chip as quickly as mattes and holos do on me. But they’re so pretty and sugary!

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  96. Heather K.

    Beautiful colors! I love your blog set up and the rainbow background πŸ™‚ I follow you on RSS – thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  97. Nora Brown

    Sadly, I’m not wearing anything on my nails. Thanks for the oppurtunity of having this giveaway. My birthday is in May & I’d LOVE to get Mariah’s nail polish collection sometime before then. Nice blog by the way! LYM! xoxo

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  98. Proudmar98

    I follow you with Google reader here and also on Twitter (as @mobiledigits) I love how detailed your reviews are!

    I’m currently wearing Sinful Colors Mesmerize on my nails and totally loving it! And the best part? It was ALMOST a one-coater!

    These polishes intrigue me also so I’m excited at the chance to win them!

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  99. Kim

    Thank you for this giveaway – I really enjoy your blog! Currently I am wearing Nabi Splash with an accent nail of Orly Angel Eyes, but that will change tonight, LOL πŸ™‚ β™₯

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  100. KelliT

    I found you through Lace and Lacquers! I currently have (zoya) Snow White on my nails with a top coat of Femme Fatale Too Teal To Handle!

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  101. Courtney T

    I have a manicure that I need to take off…but it’s currently Julep Michelle and Julep Stella as an accent nail. Stamped a full nail design from a Bundle Monster plate over all nails in Julep Michelle and Kleancolor Metallic Yellow. I LOVE kleancolor’s metallics, they are excellent stamping polishes, but just so pretty in general!

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  102. Kenora S

    I’m in the process of applying A England Avalon, and will be using Nubar Violet Sparkle on my ring fingers. I love your comparisons to existing shades in your new polish posts, and you’ve got some great vintage China Glaze shades that I’ve only read about.

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  103. Amber Green

    Hi =) I just recently found your blog while randomly looking for nail polish related pages on facebook. I’m currently wearing Jindie Nails Talk Nerdy to Me but I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to keep it on. Thanks so much for the giveaway. The polishes look so pretty.

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  104. Jasmine W.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m currently wearing Sally Hansen Greige Gardens with Different Dimension’s social suicide on top.

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  105. Rachel

    I found out about your blog (and giveaway) through a post on Lace and Lacquers. I’m now following you on google+, pinterest, instagram, and bloglovin’. My nails are currently naked (I’m getting over a cold and school started last week), but hopefully I’ll have time to do them later tonight. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!
    Rachel recently posted: Orchid Express with White Flowers

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  106. Calie

    I’ve got a Regina (Once Upon a Time) themed mani right now…if my stamping wasn’t so dreadful, I’d have tweeted a pic to Lana.

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  107. cherish furr

    i am super excited about this giveaway. I have been trying to find liquid sand everywhere and Its like a beautiful mystical unicorn!

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  108. Linda S

    I found out about this giveaway from Lace and Lacquers. I follow you on IG (@purplenailbandit) and liked your fb page too

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  109. Alicia Jarrell

    I found out about you through Lace and Lacquers’ giveaway roundup for this week. πŸ™‚ Yay new blog to follow!

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  110. Jill

    I found you from Lace and Lacquers Mani-cure Monday! Thank you for the giveaway! I am seriously lusting after this collection! Right now I have grey and pink argyle nails πŸ™‚

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  111. Christina W.

    Like many others, I found your blog through Lace & Lacquers. I’ve shared your giveaway on Facebook and followed you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest!

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  112. Nicole

    Thanks for this great giveaway!! As you know (from Instagram) I just got Get Your Number tonight and after reapplying it over a thinner coat of base coat it dried fast and completely and looks awesome!! I’d love to try the rest of the liquid sands and I’m actually quite excited for the Wizard Of Oz liquid sands that I learned about from your press release post. πŸ™‚ Thanks again!! πŸ˜€
    Nicole recently posted: Holy Trendsetter Giveaway Batman!!!

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  113. Kali

    Ended up on your page for your Vanilla Bean Noel product review & I love this blog! I also love OPI polish πŸ™‚ I’m currently wearing OPI Kardashian Kolor, All Kendall-ed Up. Would love to win this xoxo

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  114. Tice

    Today I was searching the web, trying to find out exactly what colors were included in the Opi top ten mini gift set. Your site was the only place that had this info! Thank you for that! I love your site…very helpful and cute! πŸ™‚

    I’m currently wearing Opi’s shorts story and thanks to you, I’ve just ordered the top ten mini gift set online!

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  115. Sonya Parks

    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize πŸ™‚ I follow over three hundred “nail” blogs and I’m sure that is how I came across you. I’ve been following for awhile now. πŸ™‚

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  116. Michelle Ramos

    Thanks for the giveaway! Right now, I’m wearing NailNation3000’s No Rest for the Wicked. I think I’m going to switch colors tonight, though.

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  117. April Elliott (Gevedon)

    Sometime about six months ago or so I came across your blog here via Google search, followed u on a couple social networks, then forgot about the actual blog because I forgot to bookmark it lol…glad to come across it again! I must say (even tho I follow u out of gratitude, if for no other reason, being new here) I am shocked that u allow everyone to enter your giveaway regardless of whether they follow u or not. I am accustomed to that being a big must in the US, & u are very generous for doing it your way, it speaks multitudes to your character in my opinion!! So thank u for the great opportunity to win a great prize…& I’ve got u bookmarked now!!! πŸ˜‰ LoL

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  118. Elan Green

    Thanks so much for the give away!!! My nails are a nude polish with a rainbow accent finger using the saran wrap (my first attempt at that, and I love it)!!!

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  119. Sharon

    Right now, I’m wearing OPI The Spy Who Loved Me (I will seriously NEVER regret getting this polish; it looks like a red with gold shimmer in the bottle but on the nail it’s more of a red jelly and it’s so gorgeous)!

    And just because this shouldn’t be totally about nail polish, I am currently listening to Gemini Club! They’re dancey electronic rock and their drummer used to play in my absolute favorite band, Empires, and I’ve had the chance to see Empires several times, so it’s gonna be a good night when I get to see Gemini Club on Friday!

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  120. Melissa

    Hi Mary, love your site as always. You do a great job and love your giveaways. Right now I’m wearing China glaze Frostbite and Flying Dragon, with Zoya Trixie for my nail art. Keep up the awesome job. Have a great week. :~)

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  121. Polish Playground

    I’m obsessed with nail polish! So in my free time I blog hop, so I found your blog through Faithfully Polished =) I love new nail trends, and I’ve been itching to try liquid sand since the first time I saw it. Right now I’ve got a grey polish, with Fantasy Makers red chunky glitter over it. I’m a big fan of dark colors. Oh, and the last movie I saw was Les Mis and it was remarkable!

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  122. Meghan

    Hi there!

    It’s funny, I actually found your blog by googling swatches of these! I’m curious about them, but don’t know if the texture would drive me crazy after a while… although I love them with top coat anyways πŸ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity to win and try these out!

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  123. Sarah

    My nails are a solid lavender right now. I’m sitting by the fire reading nail polish blogs, about to make dinner. Best evening ever!

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  124. Patty

    New reader here! πŸ™‚ I found your blog while searching for Liquid Sand polish images. I’m glad I found your site! πŸ™‚

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  125. Vanessa

    I’m wearing, ‘Essie-She’s Picture Perfect.’ This is my first time wearing Essie (I’ve worn OPI for years and years) and am FLOORED by the staying power! 6 days later and it’s absolutely perfect. *SHOCKED.*

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  126. Brie Snyder

    Followed ya on all social media and tweeted this giveaway! I found you via search for reviews on Love & Beauty nail polish. Thank you for the chance!

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  127. Nic

    I actually found your site looking for swatches of these polishes, and I love the way you take so many photos in different light, etc. I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of the Oz collection (that white confetti is calling my name).

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  128. Laura K.

    I just took off Stay The Night a few hours ago! Easiest black to take off EVAR! I had to go with 10 different neons with Sephora X’s Chaotic on top.

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  129. Neelie Z

    I found out about swatch and learn while hunting down the Mariah Carey swatches. I really like how much detail you write for all your swatches. Currently, I am wearing OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender with Urban Outfitters Afterhours as accent. Speaking of movies…I should really catch up on some of the oscar nominations. Love the blog and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  130. Lisa

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I’d love to try the liquid sand polishes, but I’m not sure I’d like them, so minis would be great. I’m wearing Enchanted Polish’s Ciao Milano over Color Club’s Port-folio. It’s an amazing combo!

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  131. SUMMER

    Hi, I want to ULTA this afternoon and on the check out counter I saw these OPI liquid sand nail colors. I liked them. Love at the first sight! I was searching online to get more info on these shades, and luckily found this giveaway. Thanks for giving a chance to win. My favorite is “The Impossible”.

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  132. Mindy Morton

    I came here because I bought the bundle monster and the all over stamps are too small to cover my nail (and they’re not that long) Looking for help

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  133. Julie Johnson

    I found this website on the search for the liquid sand collection, I absolutely love this website down to its clever name. I am a hair dresser / nail tech and I will definitely be telling all of my co-workers and clients to check it out… I have already posted this link to my Facebook page. As far as the liquid sand collection, My friend picked up stay the night the other day and I love the look and feel of this polish. It is definitely one of my favorite Opi colors by far.

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  134. Kathy

    Love the OPI always have, been using these products for quite some time, lets just say, 20 plus years, would love to get to use these colors!

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