Giveaway: Canadians, Win the Entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection!

Editย (Saturday May 25): Congratulations, Jess! You’ve won my giveaway! You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail in order to claim your prize!

Thank you to everyone for participating!

I’ll be having another Canada-only giveaway soon, and later, I’ll have one that’s open to readers outside Canada, too. Stay tuned!


Surprise!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Canadians, enter to win the entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection!

Win the Entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection

I teamed up with the amazing OPI PR team to make this giveaway possible. (I’ve done international giveaways before, but this time, I want to reach out to my fellow Canadians.)

As a blogger, I’ve collaborated with several PR firms and companies. I’ve been privileged to review new nail polishes that sometimes haven’t even hit the stores yet. It’s really exciting! So, I wanted to share that excitement with Swatch And Learn readers by offeringย youย a chance to get brand-new polishes before they’re officially released. (The OPI Couture de Minnie Collection will officially be released in June, although sometimes there are stores that seem to carry them a little sooner.)

My loyal readers know just how to turn even my worst days into the best days. You’ve left me thoughtful comments and even welcomed me back after I took a short hiatus. Thanks for reinforcing why I blog – to connect with people, to share a similar passion, and to learn from and be inspired by others!

Swatch And Learn readers are the best!

Thanks for touching my heart, opening up to me, caring about what I have to say, and laughing at my jokes. It is greatly appreciated!

To find out how to enter, please carefully read the rest of this post.

Giveaway Details:

  • Starts:ย Now
  • Ends:ย Friday May 24 at 11:59 pm Eastern
  • Who Can Enter:ย Canadian residents
  • Prize: The entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection (5 full-size bottles! To see the exact shades, click on the link. It leads to the official press release sent to me by PR.)
  • How Many Times You Can Enter: One entry per person.ย Even if you comment more than once, I will only count it as a single entry.
  • How to Enter:ย In a comment, tell me what you enjoy seeing the most on Swatch And Learn.ย (I’d like to know so I can give you more of what interests you!) ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Please Help Me Spread the Word:ย Iโ€™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:ย Iโ€™ll be using to randomly select the winner. Iโ€™ll announce the winner sometime on May 25. 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, Iโ€™ll forward it to OPI’s PR, and theyโ€™ll send you the prize directly! (Please add to your Safe list so my e-mail doesnโ€™t accidentally go to the Junk folder.)

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No, itโ€™s not mandatory to be entered in this giveaway, but I would appreciate your support.

Good luck!

P.S. I will be reviewing the shades in the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection. Check back soon!ย Which one(s) are you looking forward to the most?

Edit:ย These are the polishes from the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection that I’ve reviewed and swatched:


131 thoughts on “Giveaway: Canadians, Win the Entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection!

  1. Julie

    I like your blog just the way it is, you have great photos and fabulous reviews of products ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love that you don’t shy away from posting makeup posts, along with your random posts.. I wouldn’t change anything!

  2. Carolyn

    Too bad, I am not Canadian either, but for those looking to get their hands on these early, I can tell you I saw a full display of them at Ulta this week in Pennsylvania, and they are live on their website already too.

  3. Julie D

    I love your blog, especially when you present the events where you go. I would love if you did more swatches to compare dupes/lookalikes. Keep up the good work!

  4. Katherine

    I always enjoy seeing your swatches: it’s good to know what the polishes look like on real nails instead of just in the bottle or on nail wheels. You always do an awesome job!

  5. Kenora S

    Thank you for such a great giveaway, and especially one for just us Canadians! We miss out on so many, it’s fun to have one just for us for a change. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your swatch posts and your comparisons especially. It’s fun to see what colours are similar across brands so I can decide whether that new $brand shade really has to come home with me or not!

  6. Norma

    Aside from loving your photos, I love that you break down the pros and cons of each polish. Tell how many coats you used in your swatches. Love the final verdict and that you list, where to find the polish, that you talk about the finish, the collection/year they come out in (or when they are going to hit stores!) and what price it is. Not many nail polish bloggers break down products into such detail and I really appreciate it!

  7. Cheyenne Lee

    I live your blog as is! I always enjoy the photos and reviews of polishes. Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I love that you are doing a giveaway just for Canadians! Too often I find myself getting excited about a giveaway only to read further and find that we are excluded. So, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Amanda

    I do really like when you do comparison posts! It’s so helpful seeing similar shades right next to each other and photographed the same way (as you do) so then I know whether I need them all! (usually yes, haha!)

  9. Eve

    I love when you release pictures and details of upcoming collections! I also loved it when you gave us readers such detailed descriptions about the opi press releases you’ve attended. I also like how you rank new colours out of 10. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog!!

  10. Helen

    Hi Mary! I love your blog and am an avid reader. I really enjoy the detailed reviews that you do on polishes! They always help me decide whether or not I want to purchase a polish. I also really like how you rate them out of 10. As well, I find it really interesting to read about the cool OPI events that you go to. One thing that I would like to see more of is nail art! Going through your previous entries I can see that you’re really talented and I would love to get some inspiration for future designs.

    This collection is sooo cute! Good luck to all my fellow Canadians! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sheila

    A great way to actually see the nail polishes more than just on the shelves!
    I just moved back to Canada and would be perfect to receive a boost to my non-existent collection!

  12. Jessica

    I really just like seeing polish swatches and the occasional nail art here and there. I think you have a good mix going ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, thanks for the Canadian love! <3

  13. Tanya

    I’m not Canadian, but good luck to those who are! My favorite part of your blog is the very detailed descriptions. Also the amount of pictures is very nice.

  14. Joelle

    I love your detailed reviews of polishes. I especially like when you review all the polishes in upcoming collections so I can make better choices on which to get ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jo Ann Moffatt

    I would not change a thing about Swatch and Learn. It is amazing just the way it is! I love nail polish/nail art and would love to add these OPI minis to my collection! Good luck everyone!

  16. Anne

    I really enjoy your B&BW candles or hand soap posts, mostly because I enjoy surrounding my self (and my home) with beautiful, scented things, and I think a love of beauty products ties in to a love of creating a beautiful space! As far as the Minnie Couture collection, I’ve heard great things about the pink and red shimmers, I’m hoping they both have that lit from within glow that OPI is famous for! I’ve been exited for a deep, shimmery pink for awhile now!

  17. Alanna

    Yay, thanks for the giveaway for Canadians! I love how detailed your polish reviews are. I also enjoy that you throw in some posts with reviews on other products as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the great blogging!

  18. MC

    I love your free-hand nail art most! Every time I replicate one of your designs – bees, ladybugs, penguins etc. – I get so many compliments from people and show your blog to them! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. triceratops

    Yay, Canadian giveaway! Thanks so much!
    I really love your swatch/review posts, you go into so much depth on all aspects of the polishes, which I really appreciate. I also like it when you review polishes from more obscure brands.

  20. Roberta Chan

    Thanks for this giveaway! There are a few items that I really like most about your blog. I like the swatches and the detailed review for each of the colour. I also like how you add a personal touch on your Sunday posts (not that I expect you to always do those) but I find it fun to read. Thank you!

  21. Jennifer

    What I enjoy the most about your blogs are the pictures and the detailed review! I particularly love the pros and cons that you write for each product.

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  22. Bonnie

    I love reading reviews and seeing swatch photos on your nails! Also love seeing more frequent posts on Instagram to see what you’re up to day-to-day!

  23. Jenna

    I like the keynotes and Pros & Cons sections. It really sets your blog apart in that it allows a quick “at a glance” view of the review, no other blogs I read has those sections! You’re my go-to blog on all things OPI ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Tiffany

    Ooh, hurrah! One of the reasons I was first drawn to your blog was that you are also Canadian; it does get a bit frustrating reading US-based bloggers, especially when they brag about low prices. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    As far as what I like, I do really like it when you mention similar colours. I know you don’t just swatch colours, which is fine, but sometimes you mention that the colour you’re wearing reminds you of _other colour-, and that can be really helpful.

  25. Nancy

    My favourite are the Smorgasbord Sundays and tutorials. The smorgasbord sundays are usually so entertaining and makes it refreshing when I follow a bunch of nail polish blogs to see a different post ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like tutorials because it’s not very often you do nail art (in my opinion)

  26. Andy

    Awesome giveaway! I like how nicely done and detailed your swatches are and also your looking at your frequent updates!

  27. Marine

    Hi Mary!

    Happy to have you back! hope the break did some good! I’m also going trough some rough patch and reading your blog is like a lil sunshine! THANK GOD YOU’RE BACK!!! As always, thank you for the great giveaway,I hope I win ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe ! I love to see your swatches (the quality of your manis are getting better by the post ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love your new pointy/round nails too) . And I love your random posts about life and such. KEEP ON BLOGGING, keep on rocking!


  28. Mostin Hu

    Hi Swatch and Learn,
    I love how you provide a review and rating at the end of each post because a post with just photos isn’t enough information for me. The quality of your pictures and manicures are great, and the variety in your posts keep me coming back for more. I am so happy that there is finally a give-away for Canadians, there seem to be many more American bloggers……

    Thank you for all your hard work!

  29. maddy

    I’m looking forward to the Minnie Style and Magazine Cover Mouse polishes. I love seeing your swatches (of course) and I love your nail art tutorials. Your nails are much neater than mine. My favorite thing about your blog is that you put the rating out of 10. It helps me to decide whether or not I should really get it.

  30. @messy_manis

    What I like about your blog is that you review mainstream polishes that are accessible to Canadians. I also love the humour mixed with the honest reviews.
    Keep up the great work!

  31. Lindsay

    I love your blog the way it is! The different brands you try and the colours are great with helping to give me ideas what to wear for the day ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just went to Disneyland for the first time ever!! (At age 32) fell in love with the place and would love these to help me remember my trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Trista

    I love the Swatch And Learn blog but I really like seeing the tutorials because they are explained very well and easy to follow!!

  33. Desiree

    Hi Mary!
    Thanks so much for yet another giveaway….and a Canadian one at that….don’t see that often (if ever!). My favourite thing about your blog are your “quirky comments”… know, when you make jokes or just say things that are kinda ‘out there’. I really like that. It is , for me, what sets your blog apart from the others. FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks Mary!

  34. Jenn

    Hi Mary! I love everything about your blog, from your heartfelt and genuine writing style to the amazing swatches. And I love that you do Canadian giveaways, hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Mary! <3
    Jenn recently posted: A Short Break

  35. Ronda

    This is my first time here – I foudn you through a link to the contest! But, now that I’m here, I really like the simplicity of your blog topics – thank you!

  36. Mikki

    I really like your collection swatches, especiallybecause then I know which ones to buy when I find them in stores ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Monica

    I love your in depth reviews of polishes, including showing photos in different lighting! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Christine

    I love your swatches and all the different pictures you take of them – it’s really helpful to see what they look like. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Sandra

    I always enjoy your nail colour reviews, but I also quite enjoy your Bath & Body Works reviews of soaps or lotion. Thx!

  40. Camille

    I love how you share collections that have yet to be released (like the OPI San Francisco collection). My favorite thing about the blog are all your swatches. And maybe as a side note, I like your posts about meeting with Suzi. They’re so detailed and it’s really interesting to read of such a unique experience (and how you always get so many OPI goodies from these meetings!). Plus you’re Canadian, and I guess I never really see Canadian nail bloggers. I’m Canadian too!

  41. Melissa

    My favourite part of your blog is polish, simple and true!
    Crossing my fingers bc the draw day is super close to my bday!

  42. Suzanne G

    I enjoy looking at your color swatches and I would love to see more on nail art. It is nice to find a great Canadian blog that is so enjoyable to read

  43. Pascale

    I love swatches of OPI upcoming collection and your meeting with Suzy. You are so lucky to be able to chat with her !

  44. Shyla

    I pretty much enjoy your blog exactly the way it is! I love comparison pics because I get so sad when I get a dupe of something I already have ๐Ÿ™ You are definitely one of my favorite bloggers though!!!

  45. JudyS

    interesting to see just what is new out there; my daughter and granddaughter love knowing what’s ‘in’

  46. vanessa foster

    Thanks for a giveaway for us Canadians!! I love your blog and recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks again , vanessa

  47. Tammy Harrison

    I like your blog as it is, but really who could say no to more nail art that we can do at home?

  48. Jess

    Yay Canadian giveaway!! Thanks for doing this ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love you swatch posts, especially new collections or soon to be released ones!
    I also love comparison posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jess x

  49. Charmaine T

    I enjoy your tutorials-I am seriously nail painting challenged lol and they help me a lot with ideas for me and my little girl who is OBSESSED with cute nail styles;)

  50. Sherease MacCraken

    I love tis blog and the beautiful colors and artwork…you dont have to improve on anything…..except maybe more GIVEAWAYS?? LOL

  51. Robyn L

    love the pic of the polish – so ‘out there’!. I love nail polishes so this is an awesome contest to enter
    for my first time here. Others have said great things about your site so I will probably experience
    good things also. Thanks.

  52. michelle martin

    I love your swatches and photographs! Also I liked reading about your meetings with OPI!

  53. Lisa Marie Anctil

    Oh my goodness! I absolutely would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I am new to your site but have already learned lots! Look forward to seeing your swatch of these colours! I always love to see swatches of anything beauty related! There are so many items on the market it is nice to see someone’s input before you buy! Thanks!

  54. hng23

    I just discovered your blog this morning, as I was googling swatches for OPI San Francisco & ended up scrolling through a number of back posts to check out more. My favourite thing about your blog is the in-depth review of polishes: lots of close-up photos, description of polish flow, colour, compare & contrast to other polishes & how the product rates in relation to the company’s PR. Bonus: as a Canadian (I live in TO), it’s good to know what’s available here & see pricing in Canadian dollars. I’ve added the url to my daily round of nail blogs, so I’ll be checking in every morning over breakfast.

    Hope you’re having a great Victoria Day!

  55. Pam R

    I love seeing you swatch the different collections! Helps me figure out which colors I should look for when I go shopping!

  56. Courtney

    I love your swatches and how you give a comprehensive review of the shades. They really help me decide which colours I want ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love how you compare different polishes and you are so nice about replying to everyone’s comments! This is a great nail blog that I will definitely continue to visit.

  57. Jess

    What I love most about your blog are the personality and humour you put into each post! It’s clear that you put a lot of time and thought into writing them. Plus I agree with the other Canadians who said it’s nice to read a Canadian blog to get a Canadian perspective! Keep up the good work!

  58. Flora

    I love your reviews and photos. I also like that you rate your polishes at the end, as I always keep those with high ratings in mind when I go to buy new polishes for myself. Further, I find it very helpful that we are able to sort your posts by brand, as it allows me to quickly search for reviews on nail polishes that I am interested in.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  59. Kristine

    I love the amount of detail that goes into your reviews — it’s helped me decide whether or not I was going to buy certain polishes on several occasions!

  60. Julia

    I haven’t seen any nail art from you lately, although I’ve been enjoying the swatches too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Kathi Greenfield

    I love to see the swatches and reviews of “mainstream” products – OPI, etc., that I am considering buying. It’s also nice that I can purchase any of the items in Canada.


  62. Shawna

    How lovely of you to have this giveaway.

    I love everything about your blog, but I do love your polish reviews best. I love the amount of pictures and details that go into your reviews. I always look at reviews before going polish shopping.

  63. Kayla Gilbert

    I love to see polish comparaison and or dubes. At gives us a good idea of which colors from different brands are very similar.

  64. Erica

    Hey Mary!
    I just realized that I haven’t commented in a long time! I love coming here for your swatches, but also for your nail art! I love how you review polishes you swatch, and explain what you like and don’t like about each one. You have convinced me to get a few polishes that quickly became favourites! Keep up the great work!
    Erica recently posted: H is for HAPPY BIRTHDAY OWEN!

  65. Michelle D

    I love the fact that you are a Canadian gal like myself. Your swatches and descriptions of each polish help me decide what to get and having the prices in Canadian dollars makes it even better.

    Keep up the great work!

  66. Nicole

    Great giveaway =) Love checking out your swatches – but really love your nail art tutorials. Would love to see more!

  67. Neve

    I’m new to your site, but it’s already become the ultimate stop to know the trends and what’s to come. I especially appreciate finding your nail polish swatches, and therefore knowing exactly what a polish will look like once on (a definite plus when buying online!).

  68. Rosemary

    Love your swatches !! Keep em coming,love seeing all the new colors. I love the contests here,hope I can win this one.

  69. Anna Z

    I love seeing all the swatches and when you do side-by-side comparisons of similar shades. Plus being Canadian is a bonus too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Kristina

    Wooo! A giveaway for Canadians. Thanks!
    One thing I love about your blog is your very detailed reviews of polish: colour, application, pros & cons, etc. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on polish, so it’s good to know exactly what I’m getting when I buy something ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Kay

    I love your detailed pros and cons! I do major research before buying anything so that is really helpful. Gorgeous collection!

  72. tanis

    ๐Ÿ™‚ yay canadian giveaway! your blog is the best for detailed info about the polish application itself not just a photo of a swatch. you really know what you will be getting in a bottle when you read a review from your blog. as for your swatches, they are always beautiful and i appreciate the multiple images of sunlight/shade/micro/macro/ etc ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Montrรฉalaise

    I discovered your blog only recently, and I love it! You do a fabulous job of showing the new collections. Keep up the good work!

  74. Jenna

    Hey! I initially discovered Swatch and Learn when I was looking up reviews about beauty boxes! I really needed more information before I subscribed to a beauty box and that’s what you provided! Keep on reviewing beauty boxes because there are new ones popping up all over the place. Keep on making all these fabulous reviews, hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Ashley

    I obviously love seeing swatches, I can never tell by a bottle what a colour will really look like. I’d love to see more technique tips too… and I miss your nail art, even though I don’t think I would do nail art myself (except some polka dots…)


  76. Katie

    I obviously love nail polish reviews & swatches – honesty is very important in a review for consumers!!
    Great giveaway Mary – hope I win, but I’m pretty bad at these things!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  77. Sherri

    I like your reviews on the various polishes. The fact that you include how easy the formula is to apply is very helpful-since I seem to have trouble sometimes achieving a smooth application.


  78. Shannon

    I love your reviews on polish,they keep me up to date on the ever changing polish world,keep up the great work.

  79. Jaimie

    Hi Mary,

    As a fellow blogger, I know how difficult it is to be constantly updating, but it is also so rewarding. Reading the comments, and seeing the response from your readers is such an incredible feeling. I have just started blogging in January and I could not be more in love, and I look to blogs such as yours for inspiration – I hope to be as talented and dedicated as you are to your blog and readers. I love seeing all of your collection preview, and swatches of different nail colours. Thank you for inspiring others to do what they love and follow their passion. It is incredible how a simple blog and your passion, can drive and inspire others to do something they love so much!

    Thank you for all of your hard work!
    – Jaimie

  80. Wanda Atkinson

    I enjoy the nail art and the tutorials. It’s also very nice to see a giveaway that is for Canadians.

  81. Jessica

    I personally just like to see how nail polish look on real nails. Honestly, seeing the colour in the bottle doesn’t help me. So yah!


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