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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! ūüôā

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.)

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.)

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.)

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!

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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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Zoya Cream Lipstick Swatches & Review (Candy & Mellie)

Zoya Candy Lipstick Zoya Mellie Lipstick

Zoya’s claim to fame is their ever-growing collection of nail polishes, but did you know that they also offer lipsticks?

They have a solid formula for their nail polishes, but I was curious to see how their lipsticks would fare.

Zoya Candy Lipstick and Zoya Mellie Lipstick both have cream finishes and were released with the Zoya Seashells & Sunsets Collection for Summer 2016.

(Click the link to see the official press release that includes the lipsticks and the nail polishes. Interested in just the nail polishes? See my Zoya Seashells Collection swatches and Zoya Sunsets Collection swatches.)

Something about the Zoya lipsticks surprised me. What was it? There’s only one way to find out. Check out the rest of this post for all the details.

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Zoya Cece Swatches & Review

Zoya Cece Swatches Review

Who says that it isn’t easy being green?

It’s the first day of summer – go green!

Kick up your heels, and indulge your nails in¬†Zoya Cece¬†from the Seashells Collection. It’s the lime zest that gives your manicure a zing like sipping on a refreshing, cold mojito at a patio party!

With its fine PixieDust finish, Zoya Cece comes to life with a burst of matte citrus sparkle and a fun texturized finish.

This is a great green to wear because it is lively and has delicate gold woven into the mix. Together, the colourful duo is a match made in leprechaun heaven, but don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to pull this treasure out!

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Zoya Bay Swatches & Review

Zoya Bay Swatches Review

Navigate the waters of sparkly blue nail polishes with Zoya Bay at your fingertips!

As one of the newest additions to the PixieDust family, it hails from the Zoya Seashells Collection that breathes life back into the textured trend. (I never stopped being a fan of it!)

If you want to read the official colour story with details of the entire summer 2016 collection, be sure to check out the Zoya Seashells & Sunsets Collection press release that I published not long ago.

In the rest of this post, learn why this aquatic wonder makes a splash, and see how it incorporates your love for beach sand.

By the way, Zoya Bay sparkles much more in person. No photos can do this beautiful nail polish complete justice!

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Zoya Zooey Swatches & Review

Zoya Zooey Swatches Review

Magical nails need no wands! ūüėČ

Although it’s hard to narrow it down, if there’s just one new PixieDust nail polish from the¬†Seashells Collection¬†that you grab, make it¬†Zoya Zooey!

It’s like a Disney princess in nail-polish form!

Normally I’m a green nail enthusiast, but Zoya Zooey takes the victorious first place this time because it spells summer to me as strong as picnics, swimming, and homemade lemonade.

Pink with gold is a classic combination, and as I’ve come to expect from Zoya, their PixieDust formula has a lot of visual interest with its textured finish and saturated pigmentation. Plus this one has sparse holographic hexagonal glitter, which adds to its multi-dimensional nature.

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Zoya Sunsets Collection Swatches

Zoya Sunsets Collection Swatches

Just add some butter because I’m on a roll with the collection swatches! ūüėČ (In case you missed it, check out my swatches of the OPI Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection and the Zoya Seashells Collection.)

Today, I’m sharing swatches of the¬†Zoya Sunsets Collection, which includes vibrant creams that ¬†spell summer like picnics and swimming pools.

They claim to be one-coaters, and while they are certainly very pigmented, I found that to get full coverage, I needed to use my usual two coats.

If you’re thinking about using them for nail stamping, you’ll be excited to know that they stamp well! ūüôā

The blue (Dory) is my favourite out of the bunch. Yeah, check my forehead. I must be sick because I didn’t choose green as my top pick!

I also am digging the orange (Cam). It’s such a lively colour that I don’t see many people wearing. For some reason, orange nail polish isn’t too popular. Let’s change that!

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