Saturday, May 25, 2024

Zoya Color of the Month May 2024: Paisley

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Zoya Paisley (2 coats)

Hi everyone! Tonight I've got the latest Zoya COTM, Paisley. This is available now for $12 through the Zoya website, and you can get free shipping and 25% off other items in your order with code PAISLEY.  The polish is a bright orchid purple creme that covers completely in just 2 easy coats. In the bottle, the polish looks a little streaky, but this didn't come out in the application at all. It does dry a bit satin because it's so bright, so you'll need a topcoat for a shiny finish. It's a super pretty color, and it's on my toes right now. 

You can pick this up right now on the Zoya website (I just looked, and last month's shade Candy is still available as well). You can find out more about Zoya on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. They often have sales, so check their social media pages periodically. 

*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*

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Polish Pickup May 2024 It Came from Outer Space: Swamp Gloss Always Has Been

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Hello again, I'm back so soon! Tonight I've got the other Polish Pickup shade to share with you this month. I've purchased many Swamp Gloss shades over the years, so I was so happy to win the opportunity to swatch this month's PPU shade. Again, this month's theme is "It Came from Outer Space" which I thought was a theme in the past, but I think I'm wrong. I did a little searching, but I can't find another space PPU theme. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, May 3rd and ends on Monday, May 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 








Swamp Gloss Indie Polish Always Has Been (3 coats)
Inspiration: It's all Ohio Space Meme
Price: $13.50
Bottle Limit: 500 bottles

I love Swamp Gloss, and I love their branding. Give me more Swampy Sammie. Always Has been is a flakie bomb. It's a holographic flakie base, with metallic and matte flakes and iridescent color-shifting flakes. It has a clear base, so I ended up using three coats for full opacity. That said, I didn't find I needed any base color to cover the nail line (which you can totally do if you want to).  I used a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to give a glassy-smooth finish. I could see this one looking cool with a matte finish, too. 

You can find out more about Swamp Gloss on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok pages. 

*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*

Polish Pickup May 2024 It Came from Outer Space: Noodles Nail Polish Zetus Lapetus

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New month, new Polish Pickup! I have two polishes this month, and I figured I'd just give them separate posts to give them their time in the spotlight. This month's theme is Outer Space and I'm loving it. My husband is more of the space nerd in the pair, but I'm still a fan of it. Wish listing started today, so get that cart ready!

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, May 3rd and ends on Monday, May 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 







Noodles Nail Polish Zetus Lapetus (2 coats)
Inspiration: Xenon Girl of the 21st Century
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 200 bottles

I think I'm just too old for this reference because I had to Google Xenon Girl of the 21st Century because I didn't know what it was. We ended up watching this clip of the girl repeating Zetus Lapetus over and over and it made us laugh. Since then, we've referenced it many times. Anyway, Zetus Lapetus the polish is a light blue crelly base with sapphire/raspberry/pink/purple glitter in various hexagonal shapes with holo silver flakes. I'm really living for the larger pink and purple glitters in this one. I found this one needed just 2 coats for full opacity, but it does dry with lots of texture due to all the glitters, so bust out that glitter smoothing topcoat. 

Don't forget, this one does have a bottle limit, so if you're interested, don't wait too long to purchase. 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*

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Noodles Nail Polish Spring 2024 Garden Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I hope your week has been going well. Honestly, mine hasn't been great. I just lost my Clipsy cat in December, and now my other almost 19 year-old cat Mr. Nose isn't doing well and we've been a worried mess. That said, there are lots of things to brighten your day, like nail polish. Nail polish is my form of self-care and I've been doing it for decades. I hope nail polish is your safe haven as well. Tonight I've got the new Noodles Nail Polish Garden Collection to share with you. This is a 6-piece set which features crellies and glitter toppers. They will be available this Friday, April 26th at 6 PM EST on the Noodles Nail Polish website for $10.50 each. 

As always, this is gonna be a picture-heavy post, so shall we get started? 


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Polish Pickup April 2024 Video Games from Noodles Nail Polish: Hop to It

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Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Hot take: Easter has the best candy of all the holidays. There, I said it. Give me all the jelly beans, peeps, chocolate eggs, etc. I love April and I love video games which is fitting because this month's Polish Pickup theme just happens to be video games. Wish listing starts tomorrow (Sunday), so get ready to put your cart together. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, April 5th and ends on Monday, April 8th 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 







Noodles Nail Polish Hop to It (3 coats)
Inspiration: Arcade game Q*bert
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 200

Did I have to Google Q*bert? Yes. I'm honestly not sure if I've ever played it. I had to have! The character looks super cute though. I just asked my husband, and he said he definitely played it when he was a kid. Anyway, Hop to It is such a cool nail polish! It's a scattered holo base with blue/gold/green/indigo shifting flakes, black/neon green/light blue matte glitters, and sapphire metallic glitters in a clear base. You can use this one as a glitter topper with 1 coat over a base color, but I knew I wanted to see this one on its own.  Shown here is 3 thin coats, but you could probably get the same result if you used 2 thicker coats as well. If you look closely, you can see a little bit of nail, but it's not noticeable in person. Obviously this one dries with lots of texture due to all the glitter, so I recommend a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to smooth it all out. I have a vast polish collection, and I can honestly say I don't have any polishes that look like this one. I absolutely love it! 

 Wishlisting for Polish Pickup starts tomorrow, so get ready to go shopping! Don't forget, this one does have a bottle limit, so if you're interested, don't wait too long to purchase. 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*