Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Noodles Nail Polish Fall 2018 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I can't believe it's Wednesday, and this 3-day weekend can't come fast enough. I don't have any plans besides rest up and catch up on some swatching. My husband and I are making our way through Parks & Rec, so we'll likely do a little binging of that on Netflix. Tonight I have a very special collection to share to you from Noodles Nail Polish. Fall is Natalie's favorite season, so she really pulls out all the stops here. The 6-piece set has 3 jellies, 2 glitter crellies, and a glitter topcoat that can also be used on its own. All polishes will be sold individually for $9.50 each with a release date of Sept.1st (yep, this Saturday) at noon EST. This post is extremely picture heavy, so we should get right into the reviews. 

Noodles Nail Polish Autumn Splendor (2 coats)

Wow, we are starting off with a bang. Autumn Splendor is definitely in my top picks for the collection. It is a dark eggplant jelly base with orange/gold shifting shimmer and holo glitter. It's one of those polishes that looks lit from within. I never would have thought to put this deep purple and orange together, but it works so well. I used 2 thicker coats for my photos, and it applied super easily. It dried with a little texture, so get out those bottles of topcoat. 

Noodles Nail Polish Fall Leaves & Crunchy Leaves (3 coats)

Gah, another top pick already! Fall Leaves and Crunchy Leaves is a dark turquoise crelly with gold shimmer, and red, orange, copper, purple, navy, and gold glitters. I love the base color in this's just the right darkness for a fall collection. The turquoise also really works well with the glitter colors chosen by Natalie. I found the formula to be a bit thinner with this one, without any flooding cuticle problems or anything like that. Because of the consistency, I chose to use 3 thinner coats for my photos. It dries with a substantial amount of texture due to the glitters, so you may need 2 coats of topcoat, or a layer of Gelous (sold at Sally's Beauty Supply) before a topcoat to smooth everything out. 

Noodles Nail Polish Harvest Fest (3 coats)

Harvest Fest is the glitter topper for the collection. I used it alone in the photos above, and as you can see, it pretty much reach full opacity with 3 coats. Sometimes I'm a bit lazy to find a coordinating base color so I just try to use it on its own. The bare areas are much less noticeable in real life, and you could easily get away with using this one alone. If you do, double up that top coat and use a peel-off base coat to make things easier.

 Noodles Nail Polish Harvest Fest (1 coat) over Zoya Nyssa (2 coats)

Here we go, a nice base color for Harvest Fest. Other swatchers used black or white bases, so I decided to go with something that hits a little closer to home with Zoya Nyssa.  This looks like Thanksgiving on the nail. Well, Thanksgiving or fallen leaves. I'll leave it up to you to decide. The formula was slightly thicker which is what is is needed for glitter dense polishes. 

Noodles Nail Polish Mulled Wine (2 coats)

Natalie went full-blown vampy with Mulled Wine, which is a blackened red jelly base with red shimmer and flakes, and very fine holo glitter. It's dark, but never appears completely black. I was expecting to use 3 coats for this one, but 2 was perfect. It dried with a shiny finish, and had no discernible texture.  

Noodles Nail Polish Stargazing Nights (3 coats)

We're back with another classic Noodles Nail Polish glitter crelly. Stargazing Nights is a dark navy crelly base with blue shimmer/flakes, in addition to gold, copper, and light blue glitters. Yet another great color combination by Natalie. Depending on your application, you can expect to use 2 or 3 coats for full coverage. I used 3 thinner coats, but you could easily build it up in 2. The formula was nicely thick, and dried with a lot of texture. 

Noodles Nail Polish Walk in the Woods (3 coats)

Hands down, my top pick from the collection is Walk in the Woods. It's a brown jelly base with red/green/gold iridescent flakes, UCC flakes, bronze flakes, and fine gold holo glitters. It's complex. It's interesting. It's unique to my collection. Even if you're not a huge brown polish fan, I think you'll fall in love with this one. It had a thinner formula, so I used 3 coats for my photos. It's thin, not watery, so you shouldn't have any problems with the application. Just make sure not to load up the brush with too much polish. It dried with minimal texture due to the load of flakes, not glitter. 

So there you have it, folks, another NNP collection in the books. And shall I say, a new favorite collection of mine? While I usually enjoy fall polishes enough, I tend to favor bright and colorful ones. There's just something special about the mix of colors and textures that Natalie has given us that makes this collection so special. My top picks are Autumn Splendor, Fall Breeze and Crunchy Leaves, and Walk in the Woods. Again, these will retail for $9.50 each, and will be available this coming Sat. (Sept. 1st) at noon EST. 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*

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