Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Valentine's Collection 2023 Swatches and Reviews

 *pr sample*



Hello hello! I bet you were surprised to see I had another post already. I got a big package of polishes from Noodles Nail Polish with the first set being the Valentine's Day trio I have to share with you tonight. I just finished swatching the Winter Collection and it has a whopping 8 polishes, so stay tuned for that in the next week, too. This trio has 2 crellies and a glitter topper that will be available this Saturday, February 4th at 5 PM EST for $10.50 each

One change you'll see with this set is the addition of a fan brush opposed to the wide squared brushes that have been on the polishes for the past several years. The stock already poured and on the website still have the old brushes, but new collections will have the fan brushes. The caps and bottles are exactly the same. The brushes won't be available as replacements, but a few other makers sell them if you want to switch over. Honestly, this new brush is a game changer. It really made application a breeze. Here's a picture Natalie showed comparing the old vs. the new. 


Shall we get a closer look at these polishes? 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Polish Pickup February 2023 from Noodles Nail Polish: Movie Quotes

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Oh goodness, how is January almost over? This week is a wonderful week because I'm using a week of vacation time! I'm not going anywhere or seeing anyone, but I'm totally ok with a quiet staycation. How do you spend your quiet vacations (if you've ever had one)? This Friday Polish Pickup is upon us once again. Wishlisting went up last night, so you can browse at your leisure until it goes live on Friday, February 3rd. This month's theme is Movie Quotes which is quite open-ended. Unless the quote is descriptive, I think makers could take liberties while making a polish. Also make sure to join the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook Group as swatches pop up there all the time. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, February 3rd and ends on Monday, February 6th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website. Just a heads-up, I think I saw that PPU raised their base shipping rates from $3 to $4 for the lightest packages. USPS raised their prices yet again this month, so at some point it gets too high and brands cannot eat those prices forever. Let's get a closer look at this month's Noodles Nail Polish offering. 





Noodles Nail Polish Mermaid Dancing (2 coats)
Inspiration: Pitch Perfect Quote "I can sing but I'm also good at modern dance, olden dance, and mermaid dancing"
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

While I don't like musicals, I absolutely loved Pitch Perfect! My husband loves Anna Kendrick, so I think that's what pushed us to watch it in the first place. Mermaid Dancing is a white crelly with matte and holo turquoise/blue/purple/fuchsia glitters, neon purple circular glitters, and a touch of holo flakes. Natalie knows how to make the perfect white crelly, and I only needed 2 medium coats for full opacity. This one does dry with texture due to all of the glitters, so I recommend a glitter topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to get that smooth finish you see in my photos. 

Just a quick tip on using a glitter topcoat: I've read that some people have had some issues with the glitter topcoat not fully "filling in" the gaps made from glitter, and it's due to not being patient between the last polish coat and using the glitter topcoat. It's recommended that you wait several minutes for the polish to dry before adding the glitter topcoat because if the top layer is still wet, the glitter topcoat sort of gets sucked up into that final layer instead of filling in gaps and floating on top. Hopefully this is making sense. If you are having any issues, please feel free to ask.

There you have it, folks! Have you started your wish list for the month yet? Have a great rest of the week! 

 
*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, January 2, 2023

Polish Pickup January 2023 Greek Mythology: Noodles Nail Polish Just Do It

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Hi everyone! I hope you had a great holiday; I went to Maryland for Christmas, and did my usual nothing for New Year's Eve. I received way too many presents that I did not deserve. I wasn't that good this year ­čśë I feel like Polish Pickup is always sneaking up on me every month. This month's theme is Greek Mythology which I'm surprised wasn't already done. I know that monsters and mythical creatures was one, but never Greek Mythology. The website just opened for wishlisting, but also make sure to join the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook Group as swatches pop up there all the time. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, January 6th and ends on Monday, January 9th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website. Let's get a closer look at this month's Noodles Nail Polish offering. 







Noodles Nail Polish Just Do It (2 coats)
Inspiration: The Goddess of Victory, Nike
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

This month Natalie took inspiration from a goddess that I honestly forgot was from Greek Mythology. Oops! I was just thinking of the shoe company...I know! Just Do It was inspired by none other than Nike, and the polish is a black crelly base with white matte, silver and gold holo, and gold metallic glitters and a touch of scattered holo finish. I found this one to be on the verge of a jelly, but it's definitely a crelly because it was opaque in just 2 normal coats. You can use normal strokes because the glitters are a bit smaller and stay in place as you apply the polish. There's just something classy about a black/silver/gold color combination, right? 

There you have it, folks! Have you started your wish list for the month yet? Have a great rest of the week! 

 
*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*

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish New Years Polish: 2023

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Hello hello! I hope you're having a great week so far; I'm super happy because I've taken a few days off of work this week and it's well-needed. Last week we had a big online sale, so we were extremely busy, and a co-worker got the flu so we were down a person. Thankfully I didn't catch it from her! Tonight I have the Noodles Nail Polish New Years Polish which will be available this Friday, December 9th at 5 PM EST for $10. 

Natalie surprised us and gave us one last duo for the year and the "Mystery Christmas Duo" of 2022 will be a pair of glitter bombs! One is a topper and the other is a full coverage glitter. The duo is VERY limited and won't be restocked (they're winding down for a holiday break soon). I don't have these to show, but I just may need to place an order to pick them up. Shall we get a closer look at the last NNP release for the year?






Noodles Nail Polish 2023 (1 coat) over white 

What a versatile topper! I just couldn't decide what to use as a base, so I went simple with white. 2023 is a clear based topper with violet/red/gold shifting flakes, pink/gold holo glitters, and black matte glitters. The flakes have this cool translucency to them. You won't get full opacity in 3 coats, but it's pretty close (from what I've seen from other's swatches). I didn't find that I needed to dab the glitters or flakes on and could just use regular strokes for this one. It dries with some texture, so I'd use a glitter topcoat to smooth it all out. 

Don't forget, this comes out in just a couple of days, so set your alarms! You can find out more about Noodles Nail Polish on their websiteInstagram pageFacebook page, and Facebook Fan Group

*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, November 28, 2022

Polish Pickup December 2022 Maker's Choice Swatches and Reviews


I'm back tonight with the final Polish Pickup for the year. Can you believe it?! From some rumblings around some Facebook groups, it sounds like there will be some changes to PPU next year, and I'll be interested to see how that goes. I'll make sure to post about that when it comes straight from the headquarters since perhaps some of it could be rumors. As I said in my last post, Issa from Starlight Polish is back and she has a new shade for this month's PPU. This month's theme is Maker's Choice which I think is a perfect way to end the year because I'm sure brands have prototypes that they love that just haven't fit with any theme, and they can use it here. The website just opened for wishlisting, but also make sure to join the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook Group as swatches pop up left and right there as well. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, December 2nd and ends on Monday, December 5th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website. Shall we get to some swatches? 







Noodles Nail Polish Hanukkah Nights (3 coats)
Inspiration: Hanukkah decor
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None


I just want to say how happy I am that there is a Hanukkah polish. I'm all about inclusivity, and not everyone celebrates Christmas, so give us all the variations! Hanukkah Nights gives us awesome glitter shapes, and I'm here for it. It's a pale blue crelly base with white/silver/blue glitters with white stars and blue moons. I went ahead and flipped the bottle for about a half hour before applying it to let the stars and moons sink to the top of the bottle. I used 3 thin coats for my photos while with the third I focused on dabbing the larger glitters on. Use thin coats, otherwise it can get too thick and you may get wrinkling when it dries. I would definitely recommend a glitter smoothing topcoat if you have one to make sure it evens it all out. 







Starlight Polish Verdant Scales (2 coats)
Inspiration: I haven't been in the best place the last few months, so for this month, I decided to create a polish that made me happy.  I felt like making a green, and winter makes me think of dragons, so Verdant Scales was born.  
Price: $16
Bottle Limit: 250 bottles


As someone who also had some tough months throughout the pandemic, I empathize with Issa. I'm so glad she's back to making new polishes, and I hope this creative outlet helps her even more. Verdant Scales is a green jelly with gold to bronze to green shifting old school UP sibling pigment, a touch of holographic shimmer, and scattered glitter, in both green to gold iridescent and green holographic. I did my best to show the shifting shimmer, but it's even more evident in real life. Don't be alarmed by it being a jelly; this one is still quite pigmented, and I got away with using just 2 coats for my swatches. Despite having a little glitter in there, just a regular coat of topcoat should be enough for a smooth finish. 

There you have it, folks! I'm making sure to set aside some money for PPU this month, because I know all of us will be partaking in all these Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales going on. Have a great one!

 
*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*