Monday, February 18, 2019

Noodles Nail Polish Swatches & Reviews: Don't Waste Your Wishes, Resting Grinch Face, and Seeing is Believing

Hi guys! It was a quiet week on the blog last week, but things should be ramping up again soon. I've got the Zoya Spring Collection finished as well as a bunch of March's PPU shades to show you very soon. My father-in-law was in town for a few days, other than that, I've just been busy working. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. As you guys know, I've been blogging for Noodles Nail Polish for a bit over a year. The colors I have to share with you tonight are ones that I purchased myself during their most recent sale. I used a peel-off basecoat for all of the polishes to make removal easier since all of these are glitter heavy. If you want to keep the polish on longer, I recommend using the foil method. To smooth out the glitters, try to use a thicker topcoat, or 2 coats of a thinner one. With that said, shall we get a closer look at these?

Monday, February 11, 2019

Polish Pickup Mythology January 2019: Painted Polish Luna

Painted Polish Luna (2 coats)

Hi guys! I'm back with a Polish Pickup shade that I purchased back in January. Unfortunately this is no longer available, but you should definitely check out a few other Painted Polish flakie crellies like Squash and Sleet or Foliage and Flannel which are in the same vein. I really need to add these 2 to my collection because I'm a flakie addict. This is going to be short and sweet because you cant get this. You never know, Lexi may bring this back when they have Polish Pickup Rewind (which I'm assuming they'll do again since it was so popular). 

Luna is inspired by the Roman Moon Goddess and is a medium crelly base with tons of cobalt blue color-shifting flakes. Obviously the star of the show are those contrasting flakes. It applied like a dream in 2 coats, and I had no issues with the flakes sticking up on the nail at all. I wish I had this to show you before the Jan. PPU because I would have told you to instantly buy this polish. It had a cap of 400 bottles, and it sold out before the weekend was up. Yes, it was that popular. Head on over to the Painted Polish webpageInstagram, or Facebook pages for more information. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

MLF Lacquer Lovers Collection February 2019 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I meant to have this post up yesterday, but I'm afraid I've caught a bug. I'm still hopeful that I'm not "sick" and it's just my body fighting off infection. That said, there's no rest for the wicked, so onward and upward. Tonight I am so excited to show you the debut collection from the new brand, MLF Lacquer. The shop just opened last night, so these are currently available for purchase. MLF Lacquer stands for Much Love Forever and was inspired by a love for colors, creativity, and nail polish. The initials are also a tribute to Jessica's daughter, Makayla, as they are her initials. I'm sad to report that she passed away from kidney cancer in 2017. What a touching tribute to her daughter. ­čśóHere is some more information about Jessica and the company:

"My name is Jessica Bumgardner. I currently work full-time as a nurse, but I am putting a lot of time and energy into launching my new business. I have a passion for helping others, especially in times of trouble. I also love helping others find the beauty in themselves, and, of course, nail polish. I will strive to release a quality product with reasonable prices and innovative colors. My goal is always to provide top notch customer service. MLF Lacquer is a brand new small business ran by one person."

The debut collection, The Lovers Collection, is a 4-piece set with names inspired by the Taylor Swift song, "You Are in Love." Each polish is vegan and 5-Free, and retails for $9 each, or $35 for the set. These pictures are hot off the presses, so let's get a closer look.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Noodles Nail Polish Winter 2019 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! It's been a busy week for the blog, and we're not done yet. Tonight I've got the Noodles Nail Polish Winter Collection to share with you. This is quite appropriate since so many people are experiencing the Arctic blast hitting the US this week. Please be safe, and make sure to take care of all your pets, too. The set consists of 5 crellies and 1 jelly polish (with a bonus re-release of last year's Eskimo Kiss...Natalie didn't have the recipe anymore, so she recreated it as version 2.0). These will release with the Valentine's Day duo on 2/1/19 at 6:00 PM ET on the new Noodles Nail Polish website. They will retail for $9.50 or $10 depending on the shade (I'll label each with the price below). Enough chatting, shall we get to the good stuff? 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Noodles Nail Polish Valentine's Day 2019 Duo Swatches and Reviews

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I'm back with another duo, this time for Valentine's Day. This won't be the last you hear about Noodles Nail Polish this week, because I still have the 6-piece Winter 2019 Collection to show you. This Valentine's Day duo will be debuting this Friday, February 1st at 6 PM ET in the brand new Noodles Nail Polish website. Natalie is well-known for her glitter crellies, and it just so happens that both of these are beautiful crellies. These will retail for $9.50 each, and will be sold individually. If they happen to sell out, they will be restocked. Shall we get a closer look? 

Noodles Nail Polish Daydreamer (3 thin coats)

Up first we have Daydreamer which is a pale pink crelly base with gold flakes, glitter, and shimmer. This is a soft shade, and I love pink and gold together. Since this one is more pastel-like, it was slightly streaky on the first coat, but built up well with the second. I went ahead with a third just to make sure everything was covered (bright lighting tends to show everything), but you'd be just fine with 2. It dries with a little texture from the glitter, so make sure to use a thicker topcoat to smooth everything out. It also dries with more of a satin finish from the pigment, so topcoat will help with that, too. 

Noodles Nail Polish Once Upon a Time (2 coats)

Once Upon a Time is a lavender crelly base with magenta, violet, and fuchsia hexagonal glitters, and fine silver flakes. This is Natalie in a bottle. If you've tried glitter crellies from other brands that were thick and hard to apply, please do yourself a favor and try one from Noodles. I think I'll wear this on my Valentine's date to IHOP (don't ask...yes, our tradition is to eat at IHOP on Valentine's Day). This is 2 easy coats, and it dries with some texture from the glitters. I often get asked what peel-off basecoat I use, and I use the UNT Ready for Take Off. Removal of glitter polishes is easy-peasy. 

Noodles ships extremely fast, so you shouldn't have a problem with getting them in time (as long as you're in the US, of course). I honestly don't have a favorite of the 2. Both of these are quintessential Valentine's Day shades, with a Noodles twist. Again, make sure to check them out this Friday at 6 PM. 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*