Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Noodles Nail Polish Holiday 2018 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I meant to post this yesterday, but I ended up getting a tetanus shot which left me feeling a little crappy the rest of the night. Long story short, I needed the shot anyway, and I may have been accidentally bitten by Mr. Nose (my cat) while trying to give him a pill. He didn't mean to; he was just trying to stop me from giving him the pill and get away. That said, I'm feeling a bit better today. I've been so excited to make this post since the day the box came in the mail. This is my first holiday collection reviewing for Noodles Nail Polish, and I couldn't wait to see what Natalie had in store for us. *hint you won't be disappointed* 

The collection will be released this Friday, November 16th at 6 PM EST. Each polish will be sold individually for $9.50 each in the Noodles Nail Polish site. I don't have photos of them, but 3 previously sold holiday-themed polishes will be available as well (Bah Hum Bug, Peppermint Twist, and Resting Grinch Face). This is a very picture-heavy post, so I think we should get right to it. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Zoya Fall 2018 Element Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

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Hi guys! Happy Hump Day! It's been a pretty uneventful week so far, but I'm sure those will be few and far between as the holidays are right around the corner. As promised, I've got the final 6 polishes from the Zoya Element Collection. It's full of pinks and purples, and that's evident from the second set of colors. I'm working on the Winter Collection swatches right now, so those should be posted in a week or so. This post is pic heavy, so shall we get to it? 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Zoya Fall 2018 Element Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part I

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Hi guys! I've been meaning to get this post out forever, and I'm glad it's finally happening. I decided to break up the Zoya Elemental Collection into 2 parts because I feel like some colors get lost when there are a million photos. It's a 12-piece collection featuring lots of pinks and purples in a variety of finishes. These are available now for $10 each in the Zoya store, or at your local Ulta. Shall we get to some swatches? 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Polish Pickup November 2018 Static Lacquer: I Am No Man

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Why didn't anyone tell me I was writing October for the Polish Pickup shades I've been posting?! Eep! Yes, technically it's still October, but these are November's polishes. Now that I've reprimanded myself enough, shall we discuss Static Lacquer's inspiration for Bad-Ass Women month? Think back to last month's color "No Man Can Kill Me" which was inspired by the Lord of Morgul. This month's bad-ass woman is Eowyn, also from the Lord of the Rings. While the men were going off to war to fight in Mordor, Eowyn was ordered to stay behind. Being the fearless woman she was, she disguised herself as a man and headed out with Merry to fight. The Witch-King boasted that "no man can kill me," to which Eowyn responded by exposing herself as a woman before killing the beast exclaiming, "I am no man!" In the end, the King of Morgul was indeed killed not by a man, but by a bad-ass woman. 

I Am No Man will be available this Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 AM EST through Monday, November 5th at 11:59 PM EST in the PPU store. It will retail for $12 with a cap of 200 bottles. The store is open for viewing and wishlists now, so take your time looking through all the photos. 

Static Lacquer I Am No Man (3 coats)

I Am No Man is a pale blush pink crelly base with blue and purple shimmer (which is best seen in my bottle shot), UCC flakes, and silver holo flakes. The shimmer is definitely noticeable on the nail as well, but it just stands out more in the bottle. I must say, Stacy is still the queen of the silver holo flakes! If you need a work-appropriate shade that is actually interesting, this one is for you. While I love my neon polishes and glitter bombs, there are times I just can't wear them. It was a bit sheer, so I used 3 thin coats for this one. That said, it was super easy to apply, dried with no texture, and it wasn't a pain to remove. It's a win all around. 

Again, you can pick this up on Friday for $12 and there is a cap at 200 bottles. You can learn more about Static Lacquer on their websiteFacebookGroup, and Instagram pages, while you can find more about PPU on their Facebook page and website.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Monday, October 29, 2018

Polish Pickup November 2018 Noodles Nail Polish: Goddess of Pawnee

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Hi guys! Sorry I've been a bit quiet, but I've been enjoying time with my family. We had a great weekend shopping at the outlet mall, watching the new Halloween movie, and having a bonfire (complete with S'mores)! Polish Pickup (PPU) is back this weekend and this month's theme is Bad-ass Women. Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish was inspired by Leslie Knope from her favorite tv show, Parks and Recreation. Goddess of Pawnee will be available at 11:00 AM EST this Friday through 11:59 PM EST Monday night. It will retail for $11 with a cap of 150 bottles. 

I am a huge fan of Parks and Rec, and here is a little GIF from the episode in question:

As a little recap, a little girl wanted to join the Pawnee Rangers, but they told her no claiming it was only for boys. They recommended she start her own club, and with help from Leslie, they started the Pawnee Goddesses. Let's just say that being a Goddess was awesome and all the boys wanted to join. Shall we get a better glimpse of this month's polish? 

Noodles Nail Polish Goddess of Pawnee (2 coats)

Goddess of Pawnee is a grape crelly base with purple/gold flakes, purple shimmer, and purple/gold glitters. Someone in the PPU group mentioned that Minnesota Vikings fans would love this and they are so right! This one was extremely pigmented and was completely opaque in 2 easy coats. It dried with some texture from the glitters, but a thick topcoat evens everything out.

I think Leslie would be proud to wear this, especially with her Goddess uniform. If you look at the inspiration photo in the collage above, the polish matches the vest perfectly (ignore the coloring in the GIF...it appears to have been warmed up a bit). While making your Wishlist for this month's PPU, keep Goddess of Pawnee in mind, as well as the motto 

You can find out more about Noodles Nail Polish on their websiteInstagram pageFacebook page, and Facebook Fan Group while you can learn more about the Polish Pickup on their Facebook page and website.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*