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Zoya Enchanted Collection

Zoya Enchanted Collection

Get ready for magical holiday manicures this winter with the Zoya Enchanted Collection for Winter/Holiday 2016!

Launching officially on October 15th, this spellbinding lineup of six nail polishes offers colours that weaves a dazzling display of rich, dreamy colours.

Four of them feature the beloved PixieDust formula, and the remaining two are duochromes.

Which ones am I the most excited about? Hmm…this time around, I can’t just pick a handful because they’re all gorgeous!

Do you have any favourites?

In this post, you’ll get a closer glimpse at each of the shades. Also, check out the official press release to get the colour story scoop!

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Zoya Brynn Swatches & Review

Zoya Brynn Swatches Review

Zoya Brynn is a flamboyant pink from the Sunsets Collection that I love so much!

As you may already know, pink nail polish isn’t my favourite to wear, however, when I do sport one, I prefer it to be as vibrant as strawberry punch. (Yes, I’m clinging onto the last bits of summer as much as I can, even though autumn has my heart.)

P.S. If you’re looking for fall shades, be sure to check out my swatches of the entire Zoya Urban Grunge Collection: the One Coat Creams and the Metallic Holos. (You will fall madly in love with it, as I have!)

P.P.S. I’ve been quite busy lately, but I’ve been checking out the wonderful comments that you’ve left on the blog. Will get around to replying this weekend! Don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about you. (That’s not possible!) Thanks for your support, understanding, and patience.

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (One Coat Creams)

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches One Coat Creams

The Zoya Urban Grunge Collection train keeps on chugging along!

Today, I have a peek at the second half, the One Coat Creams, which will be available to purchase on Zoya’s website starting August 15. (If you missed yesterday’s post, I shared with you swatches of the other half of the collection, the Metallic Holos.)

All of them applied like a dream and were indeed creamy as advertised. Highly opaque and shiny, you could get away with using a single coat, but out of habit, I applied two coats of each colour for my swatches.

These have the formula and pigmentation that I’ve come to expect from Zoya. They’re very consistent.

Mallory (blue) and Wyatt (green) were my favourites from the collection because they pack a colourful punch. However, be prepared to spend a little extra time removing Mallory because I found that it tends to get on your skin and cuticles. (After removing as much as you can, washing your hands several times will help to lift most of the blue.)

I also really enjoyed the vampy hues in this collection, Tara (purple) and Courtney (red) because they scream autumn to me.

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (Metallic Holos)

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Oh my stars – the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Metallic Holos are a sight to behold!

Officially launching on August 15 on Zoya’s website, the collection features an intense twinkling effect without the chunkiness you’d get with glitter.

Make sure you have something to wipe down your computer or cell phone because, if you’re like me, you are going to drool over these sparkly wonders.

All of them come alive on your nails and ignite like a crackling fire. They’re the kind of nail polishes that can distract you easily and make you check out your nails throughout the day.

Merida (green), Finley (purple), Britta (plum), and Ash (red) were my favourites from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection because they were rich shades that pop!

The formula on these was excellent. I only needed to use two coats for all of them to achieve full opacity, with the exception of Alicia (silver and gold), which I used three coats.

As per usual, the pigmentation and consistency of Zoya nail polish is consistent and top-notch. They were all smooth and easy to paint with – as easy as cremes! They also have a forgiving formula, so you can paint over the same section a few times to even things out.

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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!


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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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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