Sunday, May 30, 2021

Polish Pickup June 2021 Rainbows Swatches and Reviews

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Hola! Wait, it's almost JUNE? I swear it was just February, so how are we almost halfway through 2021?! Tonight I've got 3 polishes from this month's Polish Pickup which has the theme of Rainbows. Just a reminder, next month (July) is Rewind which means there will be no brand new polishes available, but each maker can bring back 2 polishes from previous months. One of the items will be available in the PPU store, while the other will be available in their own respective stores. I remember in previous years, many makers will try and have discounted or free shipping since shopping at many stores will rack up more shipping costs (instead of the $3 from PPU). 

PPU starts Friday, June 4th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, June 7th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a cap 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 websiteTime for swatches!

Noodles Nail Polish Adventure is "Up" (3 coats)
Inspiration: the rainbow of balloons amongst the sky in the animated film "Up"
Price: $11.50
Bottles Available: No Limit

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You won't believe this, but I've never seen "Up." You see, when my husband and I found out that everyone, and I mean everyone, cried uncontrollably in the first 15 minutes of the movie, that made us immediately not want to watch it. Everyone also raves about it, so perhaps at some point we'll get around to watching it. Adventure is "Up" is an aqua blue crelly base with a rainbow of matte hexagonal glitters in various sizes with a touch of silver holo flakes and silver holo glitters. This one is just so whimsical! The formula was perfect, and I used 3 thin coats for my photos. It self-leveled easily, but did dry with a bit of texture from all the glitter. I'd recommend a coat of a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to smooth it all out. 

Noodles Nail Polish Sweet Rainbow Dreams (1 coat) over various bases or alone in 3 coats
Inspiration: pastel-colored clouds amongst a moon in a blue sky
Price: $11.50
Bottles Available: No Limit

This is the first month Noodles Nail Polish will have a second topper available. This is Sweet Rainbow Dreams which is a clear based glitter topper with pastel matte glitters in pale peach, pale yellow, aqua, mint, light pink, purple, and periwinkle with a touch of green to purple shifting shimmer, holo flakes, and a very light holo finish. This is one of those toppers that will work with a variety of base colors. I always like to know if a topper can build up to full coverage on its own, and I'm happy to report that it mostly does. You can see some hints of my nail, but the bright lighting causes that. If you really don't want to see the nail, I'd recommend a neutral base such as the Polished for Days Soft Focus Basecoat. It dries with some texture from the glitter, so you'll either need 2 coats of topcoat, or one coat of a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by your regular topcoat. 

Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer Lollipop Guild (3 coats)
Inspiration: the Munchkins in Oz
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 100 bottles

It's been a while since I've been able to review a polish for Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer, and I'm so happy to swatch Lollipop Guild for you. I've said time and time again how much I loved The Wizard of Oz, so I would have purchased this one regardless. This one is a minty base with silverly pearl shimmer. Does it remind anyone else of a mermaid? I think it would also make a great summer pedicure color. It does dry with some brushstrokes, so don't overwork the final coat (float it a little more). If they really bother you, add a matte topcoat followed by a shiny topcoat and that will limit brushstrokes on the nail. I used 3 thin coats for my photos, but you may get away with 2 depending on your application and nail length. I'd also give an extra minute between coats to help with the brushstrokes. 

There you have it, folks! Don't forget to start your wishlist now. The Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer has a cap of just 100 bottles, so you may want to add it to your list and check out early to make sure it doesn't sell out. What are you picking up this month? Have a great week! 

*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*

1 comment:

Mia said...

Your pictures are so detailed! Very good job, do you have an instagram where i can follow your inspirations?