Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Noodles Nail Polish Halloween Trio 2020 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi folks! Happy Hump Day (although it's almost over). I've been a busy swatching machine lately, so you'll see a bunch of posts over the next week. It always seems to ebb and flow depending on the time of year. Fall and Halloween is such a busy time and makers really seem to shine during this season. I know Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish's favorite season is Fall, so she really goes all out. Case in point, she didn't do a 6-piece collection like usual, she went with 8 (spoiler for tomorrow's post). Tonight I have the Halloween trio which will be available this Friday, September 25th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles website. All polishes will retail for just $9.50 each. 

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 9/23/20*

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. This past month (August 2020), I purchased the Glisten and Glow Glitter Grabber and topcoat. 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. Another product I just purchased was from Painted Phalanges called Smooth which smooths glitter. This one looks and feels completely different than all the others I've used previously. It does plump the nail, but it dries with a very matte finish, so you will need a topcoat to shine it back up. I used it for most of these swatches tonight. 

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 Ghosted (3 coats)

Woot, the famous white glitter crelly! Ghosted is a white crelly base with grey, orange, gun metal, and black hexagonal glitters with black star glitters. To make it easier to get the star glitter out, I would put the bottle upside down for a half hour before you plan on applying the polish. I didn't remember to do that and had to do a little bit of fishing to show as many star glitters as I do. Again, this was my fault for forgetting. I ended up using 3 thin coats for my photos, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you use thick coats, or have short nails. It does dry with texture, so use some of my tips above to smooth it all out. I always love these white crellies!

Noodles Nail Polish Hallo-Queen (1 coat over black)

Another little spoiler for tomorrow's post with the Fall Collection - get ready for some more glitter toppers ­čśŐ As always, I went ahead and used Hallo-Queen over a black base to showcase the rainbow of glitter. It's a clear based glitter topper with silver, purple, and orang holo glitters and orange iridescent   hexagonal glitters. It was extremely glitter-dense, but I'm not 100% sure it would completely cover in 3 coats, hence using it only as a topper. No fishing was needed for this baby. It dried with texture, but not quite as much because I only used one coat of the glitter polish, so you may be able to get away with 1 coat of topcoat. 

Noodles Nail Polish Witchin' (3 coats)

You know how much I love grey polishes and circle glitter, right? I mean, I feel like Witchin' was just made for me. It's a medium grey crelly base with black, neon purple, neon orange, and neon green glitters. When you really think about it, Halloween colors aren't just orange and black; you have to throw green and purple in there as well which makes this one the epitome of a Halloween polish. All of these applied easily like all of my Noodles, and I used 3 thin coats for my photos. Again, it dried with lots of texture from the larger glitters, so 2 coats of topcoat, or a smoothing glitter topcoat will help with that. 

There you have it, folks! I adore all 3 polishes, but my favorites have to be Witchin' and Ghosted. What are your favorites? Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another review of polishes that will be released this Friday. You can find out more about Noodles Nail Polish on their websiteInstagram pageFacebook page, and Facebook Fan Group.

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1 comment:

Ananka said...

These look great :-D