Saturday, August 29, 2020

Noodles Nail Polish Jodi's Polish Collab 2 Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi folks! Not only are we getting my custom with Noodles Nail Polish on Monday, but Natalie's been busy doing a collaboration with the famous Jodi's Polish on YouTube. You may remember Part 1 from last summer, and you can see my swatches here. This 6-piece set has it all: a couple shimmers, 3 glitter crellies, and a glitter topper. These will retail for $9.50 each and will be available Monday, August 31st at 5 PM EST on the Noodles website. And don't think we're close to being done with Noodles Nail Polish for the year, because this is just the beginning. Shall we get to some swatches? 

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 8/28/20*

If you read my posts about Noodles, you'll see this little blurb posted each time. And if you can believe it, I do update this as I find new products I think would be helpful. Noodles Nail Polish are very glitter-heavy polishes, so I thought I'd mention the best techniques to remove glitter. Since they all contain glitter, they will dry with some texture, so I recommend at least 1 coat of topcoat. If you are especially sensitive to feeling your polish, make sure your topcoat is a thick one, or apply a second coat of a thinner one. I recently purchased a topcoat from Dollish Polish that is called Glitter Wrangler and can be used to handle pesky glitter. For the most glitter-dense polishes, I used a coat of Gelous followed by a coat of Glitter Wrangler and had completely smooth finishes. The other product I purchased from Polish Pickup a few months ago was from Esmaltes da Kelly called the Smooth and Shine Duo which had 2 toppers that you put over glitter to smooth it all out. She recently brought it back in a slightly different form a couple months ago, so keep your eyes peeled for for it. This past month (August 2020), I purchased the Glisten and Glow Glitter Grabber and topcoat which I ended up using for most of these swatches. They recommend waiting for the polish to dry before adding the Glitter Grabber, but it doesn't need to be completely dry. The topcoat is also on the thicker side which helps smooth it all out. 

I also use peel-off basecoats to make removal a breeze. I recommend UNT Ready for Take Off, or Hit the Bottle Keepin' it Peel as they both work well (I am not affiliated with either site or brand...I'm just sharing the love). The UNT works better for my body chemistry as the Hit the Bottle will sometimes pop off during the day. If you want your polish to last a little longer, I completely understand. In that case, the foil method will work best for you when you're ready for a change. Clips like these are cheap and great for keeping the cotton balls in place. I hope this helps, and feel free to email me or leave a comment with any questions you may have. 

Noodles Nail Polish Bees Knees (2 coats)

Up first we have hands down my top pick for the collection. Just look at this shade! Bees Knees is a beautiful marigold crelly base with copper shimmer. I find it to be a little more yellow than orange on my skin. It gives me a little bit of lobster hands, but who cares? I'm gonna be rocking this one all fall. This one was pretty opaque, and I needed just 2 coats for full opacity. Since there is no glitter and just shimmer in this one (!!!), it dried with no real texture, so you can leave that thick topcoat alone for this one. 

Noodles Nail Polish Bibbidi Bobbidi Bloom (1 coat) over black

I feel as if I should have used a slightly lighter base for this one, but black is always best for contrast and showing what's in there. Bibbidi Bobbidi Bloom would also work perfectly as a base for both Bees Knees and Succ-a For You which I'll show here momentarily. This one is a clear-based glitter topper with pale yellow, peach, pink, and periwinkle hexagonal glitter, lavender square glitter, and a touch of holo flakes. This one is just packed in glitter. This is one coat, and as you can see, there's a healthy amount of glitter here. I should have tried to make this opaque on its own, but unfortunately I didn't get to it. I would expect full coverage in 3 coats though. I just love the spring-like mix of colors here!

Noodles Nail Polish Kiwi, Do You Love Me? (3 coats)

Up next we have Kiwi, Do You Love Me which is a very pale green crelly base with coral, pink, pale yellow, and green hexagonal glitters. Don't worry, despite it being a light green, it never really appeared white in person. When I was in college, I became a huge fan of pink and green together, and my room was full of the combination. As with the lighter crelly bases, I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my swatches. 

Noodles Nail Polish Merci Bouquet (2 coats)

When you put coral and gold together, it's just like a summer sunset. That's what we have here with Merci Bouquet which is a coral crelly base with various gold glitters and a touch of find peach micro-flakes. It reads a bit more peach on my skin tone, but you know colors like these can be. I found this one to be fairly opaque, and I used 2 heavier coats for full coverage. This one does dry with a lot of texture, so make sure to double up on that topcoat, or use one of the combinations I mentioned at the top of the page. 

Noodles Nail Polish Succ-a For You (2 coats)

Continuing on we have Succ-a For You which is definitely the most delicate shade of the bunch, and is also another top pick of mine. It's a mint crelly base with loads of pink shimmer (look at the bottle in the last really shows up there!), holo flakes, and a touch of fine scattered holo glitters. Even though this one has some glitter, it really didn't have much texture after it dried, so a regular topcoat will do just fine. Love it! 

Noodles Nail Polish Thistle Be the Best (3 coats)

Yay, a white crelly from Noodles! These are always a favorite when they show up in a collection. I don't think you'd be surprise to know that this is also a top pick of mine. Thistle Be the Best is a bright white crelly base with navy, pink, coral, and light blue hexagonal glitters of various sizes. I especially love the large coral glitters. There's just something really modern-feeling about this color combination, don't you think? It dries with texture, and I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. 

There you have it, folks, another unique collection from Noodles Nail Polish! My top picks are Bees Knees, Succ-a For You, and Thistle Be the Best. I'm really excited for Natalie branching out into some shimmer shades...and that marigold in this collection?! Just lovely. Don't forget, this set as well as my custom Vega and Altair will be available this coming Monday at 5 PM EST. Please be safe and wear a mask. ­čĺĽYou 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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