Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Polish Pickup May 2022 National Parks and Landmarks: Noodles Nail Polish

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Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. I suffer from allergies, and while they haven't been bad so far this year, today that all changed. Ugh, so much sneezing and a runny nose! Do any of you suffer from seasonal allergies? I actually have to take Zyrtec every day to keep my allergies at bay. And do you know when my allergies especially go haywire? When at national parks! It just so happens that this months Polish Pickup inspiration is National Parks and Landmarks! 

Tonight I've got this month's Polish Pickup shade from Noodles Nail Polish to share with you. I am always so excited to see what the makers come up with every month, and they never disappoint! The website is currently open for wishlisting, so go take a look at all the polishes available. PPU starts Friday, May 6th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, May 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. I used to add a blurb in here about cheap PPU shipping, but honestly it's all changed so much that most orders are no longer $3. I just wanted to mention this to any newcomers to the Pickup. Shall we get to some pictures? 






Noodles Nail Polish Trevi Wishes (2 coats)
Inspiration: the Trevi Fountain in Italy and silver and copper coins tossed in when making a wish
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None


I'm going to be honest, I've seen pictures of the Trevi Fountain before, but I had no idea that was its name! Who ever said you can't learn anything from enjoying nail polish? Trevi Wishes is a light taupe crelly base with aqua, silver, and copper hexagonal and circular glitters in matte and metallic finishes. I expected this to be a 3-coater due to the light base color, but I'm happy to state that it was perfectly opaque in just 2. It dries with texture due to all of the glitter, so I recommend a coat of a glitter smoothing topcoat followed up with a coat of a quick-dry topcoat for that smooth finish. 

There you have it folks! The PPU website is ready for wishlisting, so head on over there to browse the beauties. If any item has a bottle limit, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 


*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, April 26, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Spring into Summer Collection 2022 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who has picked up Cheerio Waterbus already! It's a beautiful polish, and I'm so glad there's so much interest. Don't forget, Natalie will have some bottles of it available on Friday during the Spring Collection release. The Spring into Summer Collection consists of 8 polishes in a variety of finishes that will retail for $10 each. There are glitter toppers, reflective glitter polishes, jellies, and crellies in this set. These will be available this Friday, April 29th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles Nail Polish website

You know these posts are picture-heavy, so should we just go ahead and look at what you're all here for? 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

My Noodles Nail Polish Collaboration: Cheerio Waterbus

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Hi everyone! I've been keeping a secret for the past couple months. Surprise! I collaborated with Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish to make a polish inspired by a fountain pen ink my husband and I worked on! I don't mention it much, but my day job is a nib specialist at a fountain pen company. I know, it's quite the unique job. My husband is also into pens and actually has a YouTube channel reviewing various stationery items including pens, ink, and paper accessories if you're interested in checking it out.

The corresponding ink, Cheerio Waterbus, was made by Pennonia Ink, a small maker based out of Hungary. You may be asking yourself, "what's with the name?" You know how we say things that rhyme like "See you later, alligator?" Well, other languages have the same thing, and in Hungarian it's "Szervusz vízibusz" which translates to "cheerio waterbus." My husband loved it and thought it would be a perfect name for an ink. What better than to have a Hungarian ink maker to make an ink inspired by a Hungarian phrase? 

If you are an ink fan, you will be able to purchase the ink and the nail polish both from my husband's web store here starting tomorrow (April 22nd) at 8 PM EST. Both are pre-orders and will be available for a week (or while supplies last for the ink) and will be shipped out as soon I receive the polish from Natalie. What if you aren't interested in the ink at all and just want the pretty nail polish? Good news! Natalie has said that she will be releasing some bottles of Cheerio Waterbus during her Spring 2022 Collection release on April 29th (which I'll be posting in the very near future). Oh, and the polish will retail for $10 each. Shall we get to more photos? 


What makes this ink special is that it contains a fine blue pigment that dries on top of the base ink color which is a beautiful emerald color. The wetter the nib, the more blue the ink will look. Cool, right? 







Noodles Nail Polish Cheerio Waterbus (3 coats)

Here we have Cheerio Waterbus the polish which is a sheer turquoise green base with strong emerald blue duochrome finish. When in bright lighting, the predominate color is the green, but under lower light, the blue really comes out, especially at an angle. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my swatches, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you have shorter nails, or use thicker coats. It dries a little dull, so I recommend a shiny topcoat to make the duochrome really pop. 

As you can see, Natalie did an amazing job making this ink come to life in nail polish form. If you're interested in both the ink and polish, stop by the Inkdependence store tomorrow, otherwise just wait for the April 29th release on the Noodles site. Thank you so much to everyone for your support! 

*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, March 28, 2022

Polish Pickup April 2022 Periodic Table from Noodles Nail Polish: Hydrogen in the Sky

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Hi everyone! I know I say this every month, but I can't believe it's almost April! And April just so happens to be my favorite month. It's my birthday month, it's getting warmer outside, flowers are blooming, and there's the best Easter candy! What more can a person ask for? 

Tonight I've got this month's Polish Pickup shade from Noodles Nail Polish. This month's theme is Ther Periodic Table. As a former microbiologist, I had to take a ton of Chemistry classes, and I actually worked in a Soil Chemistry lab (studying arsenic in drinking water) for 5 years. I am so excited to see what the makers come up with this month! PPU starts Friday, April 1st (no joking!) at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, April 4th 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. I used to add a blurb in here about cheap PPU shipping, but honestly it's all changed so much that most orders are no longer $3. I just wanted to mention this to any newcomers to the Pickup. Shall we get to some pictures? 






Noodles Nail Polish Hydrogen in the Sky (3 coats)
Inspiration: Inspired by the element hydrogen. Color inspired by a photo of hot air balloons against a sunset.
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: None

Ah yes, we have the lightest element, hydrogen, which also has the atomic number 1. I think people normally associate hydrogen with hot air balloons or zeppelins, which is why Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish gave us Hydrogen in the Sky. It's a light lavender crelly base with purple/pink/gold/copper/green shifting flakes, pink/purple matte glitters, pink/yellow iridescent glitters, and a sprinkling of fine gold holo glitters. What a perfect spring shade! I used 3 thin coats for my photos, and I'd recommend a glitter smoothing topcoat followed by a layer of quick-dry topcoat for the smoothest finish. If you don't have a glitter smoothing topcoat, I'd go ahead and use 2 coats of topcoat to smooth the flakes and glitter in Hydrogen in the Sky. 

There you have it folks! The website is ready for wishlisting, so head on over there to browse the beauties. If any item has a bottle limit, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 


*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, March 20, 2022

Zoya Winter 2021 Dazzle Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I'm a little behind on my Zoya swatches, so I need to get on the ball. I'm working on their annual Naturel collection right now and the Spring Abundance Collection should be in the mail next week. The Dazzle Collection was released for the Winter 2021 season, and features 5 jelly-like shimmer polishes and one lip gloss. Shall we get to swatches? These are available now and retail for $12 each.