Monday, September 27, 2021

Polish Pickup October 2021 Monsters & Mythical Creatures from Noodles Nail Polish: A Very Neat Monster

 *press sample*

Hi everyone! In what world is it almost October? I went ahead and bought our Halloween candy from the store in case the good kinds sell out quickly. Trick-or-Treating was mostly cancelled last year because of a huge storm that came into North Carolina on Halloween. I really hope the children can dress up and get out to get some delicious candy this year. I wish I had more to report on the life front, but Covid has continued to keep us at home. I did make it into an Ulta store this weekend for the first time since 2019! How have you been? 

Tonight I've got the Noodles Nail Polish shade for this month's Polish Pickup. This month's theme is Monsters and Mythical Creatures which I'm pretty sure was done a few years ago, but I guess they thought enough time has passed for another go. New to PPU? If so, here's how it works:
Definitely join the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. You don't necessarily need to actively participate in the group, but it will give you a look at the polishes that will be available in the coming month. PPU themes are chosen by the people, often a few months in advance (brands need time to find their inspiration and test their polish). Any indie brand that has been around for at least a year can participate and each has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. *Shipping Price Update 2021* Orders weighing up to 7 oz will still ship to the US for $3 while all other US orders will ship for $5 (more for international and they just had to increase the pricing to Canada). Since all orders are pre-orders, shipping will take place about 3 weeks after the end of the pre-order.

PPU starts Friday, October 1st at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, October 4th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit 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 website. Shall we get to some pictures? 

Noodles Nail Polish A Very Neat Monster (3 coats)
Inspiration: my favorite Monster from TV and a self proclaimed “very neat monster,” Dexter Morgan
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: None

I was a huge Dexter fan back in the day, and did you know it's coming back soon? Apparently the release date for season 9 will be November 7, 2021 and I can't wait. Michael C. Hall did a great job with the character, and I'm curious where they they go with this. A Very Neat Monster is a beautiful vampy shade that is a deep red jelly base with red matte and metallic hexagonal glitters and violet/red/orange color-shifting flakes. While this one is dark, it doesn't appear black, even in low light. Natalie does such a great job with polishes that combine glitter and flakes, and this is no exception. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my photos and the formula was perfect. It will dry with texture from the glitter, so I recommend a glitter grabber topcoat followed by a QDTC to get the smoothest finish possible. 

There you have it, folks! What are you picking up this month? I hope you have a great rest of the 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*

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