Worldwide Giveaway: Win an Autographed Bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn

Happy Friday, everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Not only is it almost the weekend (the Civic Holiday long weekend), but I have some more exciting news to share with you!

Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn Giveaway

Yes, I know that I currently have an OPI Nordic Collection (plus OPI Wipes) worldwide giveawayย (Ends August 6) to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary, but I want to make sure the party train keeps on rolling and shower you with fun things because you all bring a lot of happiness into my life. It only makes sense that I’d want to return the favour as often as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚

To show my gratitude for your support, whether this is your first time dropping by or you have been visiting for a long time, I’m having a very special second giveaway.

This time,ย you can enter to win 1 of 4 bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn!ย (Yes, that’s right – there will be FOUR WINNERS, and yeah, this is a worldwide giveaway!)

But…that’s not all!

(No, I’m not going to offer you a set of knives, a bonus DVD, or other infomercial gimmicks. Here at Swatch And Learn, we keep it real, yo!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since Pretty Serious Swatch And Learnย is a shade that I designed that’s part of the Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Collection, I’m going to autograph it to make it exclusive for you! (If you win, let me know if you’d also like me to put your first name or nickname on it, too.)

Please carefully read the giveaway details to ensure that your entry/entries are valid!

So…what are you waiting for? Enter, enter, enter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Edit (August 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm EDT):

Congratulations go out to:

  • Amanda
  • Stella
  • Beth
  • Tara

They have each won an autographed bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn! (Please check your e-mail. To claim your prize, you’ll need to reply to it within 48 hours.)

Thanks to everyone for participating, and stay tuned! I have lined up some more nail-polish giveaways coming up really soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Giveaway Details

Starts:ย Now

Ends:ย Friday August 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT

Who Can Enter:ย Everyone! (This is open worldwide!)

Prize per Winner:ย A full-size bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn that I’ll autograph. (If you win, let me know if you’d like me to personalize it with your first name or nickname, too.)

Number of Winners:ย 4 (Yes,ย four!)

The 4 bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn were generously provided by Karen (aka Kaz) from Pretty Serious Cosmetics. A big thank you to her for making my dreams come true by collaborating with me and bringing my dream nail polish to life! (I still need to pinch myself!) ๐Ÿ™‚

You Must Doย BOTHย Things Below to Enter My Giveaway:

  1. Fill out the below Rafflecopter form.
  2. Leave a comment on this blog postย describing (in as much detail as you want) what your dream nail polish would look like, if you had the opportunity to design and market your signature shade.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want Extra Entries?

  • You can earn extra entries by completing the other options listed in the Rafflecopter form. (There’s an option that allows you to gain a new entry daily!)

Selecting the 4 Winners:

  • Sometime on August 16 or 17, Iโ€™ll notify the winners (chosen randomly by Rafflecopter) via e-mail. Iโ€™ll also announce it on some of my social-media platforms, as well as in this blog post.ย The 4 winners 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.

What Happens Next?

  • The 4 winners will send me their mailing addresses, and I’ll send the prize to each.

Important Note:

  • Please add swatchandlearn (at) gmail (dot) com to your Safe list so my e-mail doesnโ€™t accidentally go to the Junk folder.

Good luck!

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If you’d like to see my swatches of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, click the link to see the post. I photographed the nail polish in many different lighting conditions and from different angles. There are also lots of bottle shots.

Edit:ย Thanks for all your support, Pretty Serious Cosmetics, and for giving me the incredible opportunity to bring my dream polish to life! ๐Ÿ™‚

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154 thoughts on “Worldwide Giveaway: Win an Autographed Bottle of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn

  1. Lacqueerisa

    Hmm.. dream shade eh, no idea. Lols! But I might keep things simple. Mostly neutral-ish, with some pop of colours. A whitish greyish base, some matte glitters in medium sizes and small sizes. Haha, I’m such a casual person after all ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Katherine

    My favorite nail polish is all hail the Queen from butter London, so I works probably do something like that, I.e. a metal with a twist, like a taupey gray with subtle shimmer or duo chrome, so it would be work appropriate but still interesting.

  3. Neff815

    My dream shade would be a very bright color. I’m a girly gurl and I LOVE pinks. From hot pink to coral. This with a little shimmer would be ideal!

  4. marine

    OMG!!!! I love love love this! cannot wait to see the swatches! I guess if I could mix up my perfect, i’D try to find my model nails shade. I haven’t to this day found one…but i’d be too crazy and would probably go for a neon green jelly glow in the dark with mini micro black hex and skull shaped glitters! hehe. yes. Once again, amazing giveaway and congrats for the great collab!

  5. Stacy

    Can’t choose between two, so…
    1) a lilac-milky base with tons of purple glitters of all shapes and shades
    2) a greyish-taupe with a purplish shimmer

  6. Renรฉe

    I thought this was going to be your giveaway, nice ๐Ÿ˜€
    I loooove bright colors, such as turquoise. Plus glittersss and holographic stuff. Sooo a combination of those three would be awesome. Plus a pain in the ass to remove, but it would be worth it.

  7. Shek

    Hmmm…probably purple and either holographic glitters or a scattered holo. I don’t know. There are just so many options for polish.

  8. Irina G.

    It probably would be something red.)) Love reds!
    My nail polish would be bright, pigmented, with gold-red shimmer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!:)

  9. Anna

    Dream nail polish shade – so many options! Mine would be a bright green duo chrome with a dark purple shift and scattered holo glitter.
    Thank you for all the generosity, Mary!

  10. Eva Laursen Rygaard

    My dream polish would probably be something pink maybe with large purple glitters, but really just the more colours the better. I just can’t get enough sparkles.

  11. Melissa

    This is awesome! Thanks for being such a great blogger! ๐Ÿ™‚
    My polish with be either green (a rich Irish green) with Gray glitter OR a Gray polish with green glitter, since those are my favorite colors.

  12. Melissa

    My polish would be a rich green with gray glitter OR a gray with green glitter (they are both my favorite colors). It would also be a 1 coat kind of polish. Thanks for having such great giveaways. You’re awesome Mary!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Debi

    My dream would be in blue and silver – but because I love holo and shadings, then it would be a duo-chrome type of blue. Light blue to light purple to medium blue with silver-ish holoing.

    Yeah, I’m a little off.


    Congratulations on the blogiversary!

  14. Jill

    My dream polish would be boring, but very useful. It would be a thermal polish that would be a sheer pink when warm and white when cold. That way it would be a french manicure in a bottle.

  15. Norma

    I love bright colours so my ideal shade would be a retina searing neon sky blue that had a strong multichrome shift!

  16. Suzan

    My dream schade would be a perfect neon coral-pink creme 1-coated. I love all colors, but that’s what I always come back too, but neon formulas are always so horrible to work with.

  17. mara

    I’m very much in texture polishes love the opi sands and loreal ones….so I would do something coral with small holographic mix into it …want it to be matte without top coat but bam in your face with top coat ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kel

    My dream polish would be a multichrome! It’d shift from blue, to green, to gray to purple (if that’s even possible, if not, I’ll be happy with a blue, green and gray multichrome) with an intense linear holo!

  19. Angelina

    My signature color? I’m not sure. I love green, but my second favorite is pink. I think I’d love a shimmery green with lots of very small blue/green shimmery glitter.
    I also would love to create a white different-shapes glitter in a clear base.

  20. floria

    My signature nail polish would definitely be a multichrome shade, shifting between gunmetal greu, indiigo & purple, with an overall metallic sheen. Having it designed for me would be a dream come true! You must be proud of your S&L!

  21. Melissa Ann

    Wow congratulations, you are soooo lucky getting to design your own nail polish color. Would love to do that. My color would be a cobalt blue with a sliver & purple shimmer with glitter. Would love to have a color like that. Congratulations & happy 4 years again. :~)


    Dream shade? I’m on a red kick now so… I’d say anything deep red no shimmer no holo no glitter. Just a cream deep red. Eyecatching!

  23. Natalie Brown

    Hi! My dream polish would be a Barbie pink with small pieces of silver glitter and heart shaped glitter. lol I’m a super girly girl. Thank-you for this fun giveaway!

  24. Marija

    My dream nail polish wolud be black with dark blue shimmer ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for Worldwide giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Ananak

    Great giveaway! I really like it.

    My dream nail polish would have to be something iridescent and holographic. Very similar to the recent Galaxy Collection by Dance Legend, though mine would be more holographic too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ananak recently posted: OPI Life Gave Me Lemons

  26. Kelsie Rogers

    Hmm… I would probably create a shimmer/metalic purple that didn’t look streaky on my nails but rather looked like it was spray-painted on like a shiny car finish or something ๐Ÿ™‚ HAHA Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing all fingers!!

  27. Mary N

    My dream polish would be a dark vampy cherry red with a hint of shimmer. It probably already exists, I’m not sure. ;-D

  28. Alona Y

    It’s hard to imagine just one dream polish! I would love one that somehow mixed everything: holo, favorite glitters, thermal, etc, into one cohesive, workable polish! Lol! I have been searching for glitter polishes that come in different shapes, like skulls or owls, if thats even possible.

  29. Joelle

    My dream shade is a soft shade of pink with sparkles that would make me feel better every time I look at my nails. Also, it would have to be nail-chip & durable made with natural ingredients that are good for my nails.

  30. Emily

    This is a pretty special color ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d probably design a sea green jelly with blue, green, and gold glass flecks for myself.

  31. Lily

    My dream shade is hard to imagine, t’s an unicorn puke aka clarins, but in pink. A arvouls holo shifting pink, that’s not too neon o agressie, but very dreamy…

  32. Karyn Kirke

    Hmm. Probably a light sky blue with multicolor shimmer in a contrasting color AND glass flecks. I don’t know that I’ve seen a polish like that.

  33. Rashmi

    My dream shade is bright pink with multi-coloured shimmer particles and it should be very glossy perfect for flaunting long nails. Plus it should be easy to remove and should withstand chipping upto a week.
    Thank you for two awesome giveaways.

  34. Joyce

    My dream polish would be a fine scattered holographic, probably a dusty orange or a greyish green or blue, but definitely a soft color.

  35. Jasmine Thomas

    If I could design my dream nail polish, it would be a dark shade of blue with silver and gold glitter! Thank you for the chance!!

  36. triceratops

    Hmmm it would probably have to be blue, ideally a vivid cobalt, and with a strong linear holo. But I’d also want it to have some kind of interesting shimmer (microflakes perhaps?) that would stand out more in dim lighting.

  37. Petra

    My dream polish would be pinkish with hologlitter. Smoothly opaque by one or two coats.
    Impossible, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. Ashana


    My dream shade would likely be a sort of dark emerald green, with a soft orange shimmer et a touch of holo flakies ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Melissa F.

    awesome giveaway! my favorite color is a deep purple, so my dream polish would have to be a rich purple with tons of shine – maybe a jelly full of flakies and holo!

  40. Kate K

    My dream polish is a slightly blue-leaning lighter grey with peach, light pink, and red-violet microgliters and gold shimmer (or peach, red-violet and gold glitters with pink shimmer or however it’d work out best to incorporate all of those colors!).

  41. Patricia Casablanca

    My dream polish would be a beautiful Sapphire Blue, with a ton of holographic sparkle, stars, moons, & cat glitters in silver, black & hot pink metallic glitters. I would call it Hot September Nights!!

  42. Katie

    So many choices! It’d be something glow-in-the-dark, likely neon, and either orange or purple. Maybe some small microglitters thrown in, just for fun!

  43. Rachel

    I dream of the day I can make a nail polish, it would be so amazing! I’d create the most amazing purple hologlitter, like a cross between ChG Fairy Dust and a holo color.

  44. Ashley Nicks

    My dream polish would consist of a thermal with solar capabilities. It would thermally shift from yellow to pink with an orange mid temp. And in sunlight the shades would change to a amber to deep red, but still recognizable red, not too dark.

  45. Elizabeth

    I have a thing for blue polish. I’m doing my best to make it my signature shade. And by best, I mean I just choose blue over other colors most of the time, and it’s just naturally becoming my look. My signature shade would be a deep navy blue with shimmer hints of turquoise in it.

  46. Denise F

    This is actually a hard question. Theres so many polishes that I already love but a slight tweak of the color would make it so much different! I love reds… so I would pick a dark, deep, bright red if that makes any sense.

  47. Debra

    Black polish with hot pink color changing glitters that change to teal when the sun hits it!! My 3 favorite colors!!!!

  48. Amanda Lawson

    Red glittery looking like a texture but not a texture, with gold shimmer, purple holo flakes thats also holo!

  49. Charity Rutenberg

    I think my dream nail polish would be a dusky smokey purple holographic thermal with a gd shimmer scattered throughout.

  50. Mai Tran

    My dream nail color is anything pastel since it is light and subtle. However, I’d love the nail polish to be hard-to-tell kind of color ๐Ÿ™‚ it is more mesmerized to be wearing a polish color people can’t take their eyes off.

  51. Lothwen

    My favourite nail polish would be (well, today, because it changes daily ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), a dark pink jelly with silver holo glitter, micro, medium square and triangle and big circle.

  52. Cathy L

    It would definitely be a crelly with glitter, since those are my fave finish. I think a nice white with lavender and sky blue glitters in varying sizes would be gorgeous.

  53. Amanda Fashion Footing

    Oh boy. It would probably be the most brilliant shade of cobalt blue with amazing holographic circle glitters and be completely opaque in two coats and also a jelly, somehow. And have magical unicorn dust sprinkled through so shimmery and holographic all at the same time. Basically the most amazing polish of life.

  54. Dimana Dyakova

    The perfect shade I would make is the ideal purple shade – not too blue, not too red, just in the middle. Creme finish with sparkling black round glitter. But the small glitter one, which makes it look like a starry night.

  55. Lani Maverick

    A green to violet duochrome with square red glitter and gold round glitter. Or a pastel multichrome blue- pink- yellow with round holographic glitter in different sizes.

  56. Kathryn H.

    My dream polish would be a mermaid blue to green holographic duochrome with tiny different colored neon glitters.

  57. Maria Miraval

    If I could create my signature shade it would have a kelly green jelly base with purple shimmer & multi colored glitters throughout!

  58. Tanyatopia

    I have so many ideas but I think the first I would do is a brown. It was the first polish I wore that made me feel elegant and sexy. My perfect brown is deep and ever so lightly yellow or olive green toned. Heavy gold/rose gold flakies with a smattering of holo sparke.

  59. Rachel Beltz

    It would probably be like the color you designed! I would want a color that offered many hidden little colors with different sources of light! The change I would make is to change the color into an eggplant or navy!

  60. PW

    I would design a candy apple red, strongly holographic finish nail polish because that is what I’ve been searching for since I started becoming obsessed with nails!

  61. Sonya Parks

    Well, I’m not very good at this but here goes…. I would love to have a purple holo with hints of mint green. I love purple and green together.

  62. GoldFrancine

    I would try to put in a nailpolish bottle the glimp of a mermaid fishtail, over a duochromed blue/teal/green/indigo base. One coater, of course. I know this is pretty impossible, but easy, we are talking about dreams, do we?
    Thank you for this opportunity! โ™ฅ

  63. Stella (Ex Libris)

    Hm, I never much thought about it. But then I guess I wouldn’t be able to stop and would design a whole collection ๐Ÿ˜€ There would be a pinky-beige nude, a deep eggplant purple with holographic and duochrome shimmer, teal greenish-blue, a stunning classic red. It seems I tend to prefer darker, more vibrant colours: deep green, tealish dark blue, eggplant purple and blood red ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on your own creation!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Tanya

    Maybe I’m lucky or just not that creative, but most of my dream nail polishes already exist. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, the one I’d really like to see is glow in the dark that is a solid dark green or dark purple in the daytime. I’m someone who has and will wear glow-in-the-dark nail polish any time of year, but I always hated the way it looked not in the dark. And I mean regular glow-in-the-dark, not like black light reactive.

  65. MarciaF

    I’d want a light pink holographic polish that came with a mini bottle of a cherry red holographic one for an accent or tip.

  66. Bailey Dexter

    My dream polish would be one that has silver and gold together, not a jump out at you bright sparkle but a great one that will match for day or night with either colour of jewelry . For me I love a polish that can go for day to & always match!

  67. Vanessa

    My dream nail polish would be an aqua blue color. Blue is my fave color so I especially like blue nail polish. If I were to name my brand of nail polish it would be Vanilla Cosmetics since my nickname is vanilla!

  68. Ashley

    My dream nail polish would be black, yet holographic like oil. But it it would have a nice matte finish. It would be so unique and would add to any outfit.

  69. Nikolina

    It would be something in between gray and blue (light color) with small black stars and tiny white ribbons!

  70. MO

    Just one?
    Even though brights and bolds are amongst my favourites I think I’d want to design something work-friendly so it could be worn every day. Maybe a grey with a scattered holo but then add some holographic or neon glitters – not too many so it could be worn at work but enough that it still has an edge! x

  71. Sam Jenkins

    Iโ€™d love to make a coral creme with turquoise and pink flash, gold flecks, and a touch of holo.

  72. Divya Asha

    My dream nail polish would be a glittery, grand and gorgeous shade of gold color. I’ll name it as Gold dreams shade.

  73. Eline

    Not that I could confine myself to one single polish, but I’d love a purple polish with flakies and sparkles, but not too many (have to be able to see the flakies)

  74. Lisa Foster

    I’d love to try Cirque! My dream polish would be any pretty polish that would last more than a few days and still look good!

  75. Alicia

    My dream polish would a bright tangerine orange, with visible pink shimmer, and possibly some flakies or glass fleck? I haven’t found this one yet – a few close ones, but they all end up being a touch to brown to make it more burnt orange.

    1. Julia

      You should look at the holographic collection by Nabi. They have a brown holographic shimmer called “tawny” in that collection and it was super cheap!

  76. Brittany

    I love glitter and sparkles and my daughter is very ‘princessey’ (if that’s a word) so my dream polish would be a very light girl pink with lots of holo and sparkles to represent my little princess!!

  77. Sara Benkheira

    Mmh, my dream nail polish would be a black one with some sparkles, but not too girly, the goth way lolol

  78. Madeleine

    First of all, great polish, great blog and great dream nail polish would be a multi-colored, circle glitter (various sizes) top coat. Or it would be a thermal changing polish that is either pink when warm, purple when cold and lilac in between. Or, it might be black, white and gray.

  79. Liz

    My dream shade would probably be a multichrome that shift between various shades of purple, loaded with bright purple shimmer ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Rebecca Jones

    I love bright and shiny things my dream color would be either holographic florescent green or holographic hot pink the brighter and shinier the better

  81. Carolyn

    You are so lucky to have this opportunity, but I think it if were given to me, I would be stumped for a long time! There are so many colors and finishes and effects that I love. I guess if it really came down to it, it would be a holo and/or a duo chrome, maybe in the blue/purple family.

  82. Julia

    My dream polish?.. I think it would be a bright almost neon green with a hint of holographic to it but no white base underneath- love your blog by the way!

  83. Kimmi

    What my dream nail polish would look like? It would have to be blue, I think. Probably sparkly, too. Not sure what else! ๐Ÿ™‚


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