Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Noodles Nail Polish Holiday 2021 Collection Swatches and Reviews + Black Friday Sale Info

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Hi everyone! Whew, it's November. IT'S NOVEMBER! Remember how a month or 2 ago I said I needed to start shopping for Christmas super early? Well, technically I did, but I'm still not far enough along. How are all of you holding up? I'm actually going to see BTS in concert in LA in a few weeks and I cannot tell you how excited I am. I haven't had anything to look forward to in such a long time, and I was so lucky to score some tickets (they've gotten so popular). Tonight I have the holiday collection from Noodles Nail Polish to share with you. This 7-piece set features a variety of finishes including glitter toppers, crellies, and jellies and will be available this Friday, November 19th at 5 PM EST. All polishes will retail for $10 except for 8 Nights and Lights which will be $9.50. 

I just received information regarding this year's Black Friday sale, so here's the scoop:

"Coming a little earlier this year with a bigger discount!
Starts Wednesday November 24th at 9 pm EST and ends Monday 11:59 PM EST. 25% your entire purchase (excludes new holiday collection and mystery christmas duo) no code necessary or minimum. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. To view all polishes included in the sale you can click on the tab Black Friday Sale. Please note that since this discount is automatically applied it still counts as a coupon code and Shopify only allows one per transaction. Any US orders $75 or more (after discount) qualify for free shipping and will have the shipping manually refunded by myself when I process your order for packaging.
Every order of 6 or more polishes will receive a FREE Black Friday 2021 mystery polish (while supplies last-it will be announced if they run out).
No code necessary for this, it will be added when shipping. It can be any 6 polishes, whether they are discounted or not. Mystery Christmas duo counts as ONE bottle since they are prepackaged and 1 listing. So if you order 1 of those sets, you would still need 5 other polishes to earn the Black Friday mystery. One mystery per customer.
I cannot combine orders during this sale due to high volume of orders. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will not be able to restock anything that sells out, as shipping orders takes priority during the sale. I will restock what sells out as soon as I can, but nothing will restock during the sale. I am going to try my best to have a lot on hand, but you never know what will be most popular!"

Buckle up, friends: I hope you're ready for some glitter. :-D

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 10/6/21*

Noodles Nail Polish is all about the glitter, all the time. While we all love the bling, it can be a pain to remove. Oh, and it can be known to eat topcoat which leaves texture on the nail after it dries. 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. 

Instead of applying 2 coats of thick topcoat, several indie brands have come out with a product that you use after your last coat of polish and before your topcoat. These are generally thick and "fill in" the gaps left from the glitter. Here are several products I use and recommend (in no particular order):

1. Glitter Grabber from Glisten and Glow
2. Gelous from American Classics 
3. Smooth from Painted Phalanges (dries with a matte finish unlike the others)
4. Smooth and Shine Duo from Esmaltes da Kelly (available through Polish Pickup some months)

I also use peel-off basecoats to make removal a breeze. I recommend UNT Ready for Take OffHit the Bottle Keepin' it Peel, or Black Dahlia Lacquer as they all work well (I am not affiliated with any 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. It seems like the UNT has been harder to find lately, so there's always the Holo Taco one if you really need one. 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. 

1 coat of Noodles Nail Polish 8 Nights and Lights over 2 coats of Zoya Tommy ($9.50)

We've got star and moon glitters! I repeat, we have star and moon glitters! That's the first thing I screamed when looking at 8 Nights and Lights for the first time. It's a clear-based glitter topper with navy/silver/gold holo glitters, gold/sapphire/lilac metallic glitters, light blue/periwinkle matte glitters, and silver holo moons and gold holo stars. The stars and moons are larger and heavier, so I recommend flipping the bottle upside down for a half hour before applying the polish. I found dabbing the polish on to work best, and you may have to dip the brush a couple times to find the special ones if you want at least one on each nail. The glitter density is a little lower to allow for the moons and stars to shine (literally) so it's best used with a base color. It definitely dries with texture with the larger glitter pieces, so I recommend a glitter topcoat if you have one. 

1 coat of Noodles Nail Polish All the Jingle Ladies over 2 coats of Zoya Mel ($10)

We are 2 for 2 with glitter toppers! All the Jingle Ladies (super cute name) is a clear-based topper with red/copper/green metallic glitters, and red/copper/gold/green shifting flakes. The addition of copper instead of the usual silver or gold color combo is so visually appealing. I used a dark green as a base color, but this will work with a variety of shades. The glitter density was definitely higher than 8 Nights and Lights so you can mostly get full coverage by using it alone in 3 coats. This one will dry with texture and removal will be difficult, so check out my tips above. 

Noodles Nail Polish Baubles (2 coats) ($10)

There are the "traditional" holiday colors, but I always love a dash of something unexpected like Baubles. It's a medium pink crelly base with gold flakes, purple/red/gold color shifting flakes, light gold glitters, and gold shimmer. The gold is really seen in that pink base. I used 2 thicker coats for my swatches, but you may need a 3rd if you use thin coats. It's more flake forward, so removal is easier, but I still recommend a good coat of topcoat to shine it up. 

Noodles Nail Polish Cozy Christmas (2 coats) ($10)

Is it truly a Noodles collection without a white crelly?! Cozy Christmas definitely leans on the cream-colored side, so no white out nails here. It's a cream crelly base with green shimmer and red/green metallic hexagonal glitters. It's a classic combo, and you can't go wrong with the classics. The shimmer is more apparent in person, but my photos weren't able to fully capture it (sorry!). It dries with texture from the glitter, and will be more difficult to remove, but it's so worth it! 

Noodles Nail Polish Let's Kringle (2 coats) ($10)

You mean to tell me Let's Kringle doesn't have any glitter? None? Natalie's given us a handful of these over the last few years, and I know those of you who hate removing glitter have enjoyed these. I don't mind the shorter wear with using a peel off basecoat, but I know many people don't paint their nails as often as I do. Let's Kringle is one of my top picks and it's a red-leaning berry crelly base with red metallic flakes and silver holo flakes. I'm such a sucker for the silver holo flakes I tell you! It didn't have much texture and was easy to remove, but I still recommend a topcoat for that shiny finish. 

Noodles Nail Polish Midnight Snow (2 coats) ($10)

Continuing on we have Midnight Snow which is so aptly named. I grew up in northwest Ohio where we got lots of lake effect snow, so I've seen many midnight snows. This polish is another favorite of the collection and it's a deep navy jelly base with white matte glitters of different sizes and a touch of iridescent and sapphire holo glitters. I fully expected to need 3 coats for full opacity, but I was pleasantly surprised that 2 was fine even with the bright lighting. This will dry with a lot of texture, so bust out that glitter grabber or thick topcoat.  

Noodles Nail Polish Sweater Party (3 coats) ($10)

Welp, we saved the best for last. I hope you love glitter, because Sweater Party is chock full of it. Like, just brimming with it. I honestly thought it was glitter in a clear base, but after the first coat, I could see that it had a sheer indigo jelly base. Along with the indigo base it had a variety of red/green/silver/copper/pink/caramel/gold hexagonal glitters in various sizes as well as holo flakes and silver metallic flakes. In other words, this is a beautiful and shiny glitter bomb. It was very glitter dense, so 3 thin coats was plenty to cover any visible nail line. This one has extreme texture, so I would recommend a glitter grabber topcoat followed by a coat of quick dry topcoat to get that really squishy look. Love it! 

There you have it, folks! My top picks have to be Sweater Party, Midnight Snow, and Let's Kringle (yup, one without glitter, and one complete glitter bomb!). If any of the holiday collection polishes sell out, they will be restocked (perhaps after the Black Friday sale?). 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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