Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Halloween Collection 2022 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello again! I told you I'd be back soon with some spooky shades from Noodles Nail Polish. This 4-piece collection contains 2 glitter toppers and 2 crellies. They will be releasing this Friday, October 7th at 5 PM EST and all polishes will retail for $10 each. And don't worry, you should have these in plenty of time before Halloween because Natalie is notorious for fast shipping (of course, if you're international, this may not be the case). Shall we get to the good stuff? 


Monday, October 3, 2022

Polish Pickup October 2022 Sidekicks from Noodles Nail Polish

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Hello hello! Long time no post, but worry not, because I'll be back in the next day or 2 to show you the upcoming Noodles Nail Polish Halloween quad. Tonight I've got this month's Polish Pickup from Noodles Nail Polish to share and the theme is Sidekicks. I've already made a cart, and it's...lengthy. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET this Friday, October 7th and ends on Monday, October 10th 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 photos of this beauty?







Noodles Nail Polish Hei Girl Hei (2 coats)
Inspiration: HeiHei from Moana 
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None


I have a confession to make: I've never seen Moana. I know! Am I really missing out? Should I watch it this weekend? Hei Girl Hei is a deep teal crelly base with metallic and holo orange glitters and a touch of holo turquoise glitters. While this is really dark shade, it doesn't look black or anything. I love how the glitters look in the squishy base color! I used 2 coats for full opacity, and it dried with texture from all the glitters. I would recommend 2 coats of topcoat, or a glitter topcoat followed by a QDTC for that smooth finish. 

What will you be picking up this month? The shop is currently open for wishlisting, so start your carts, especially if there's a bottle limit on one you're looking to purchase. Have a wonderful 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*

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Fall 2022 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I hope your week is off to a great start. I celebrated my husband's birthday this past weekend, but other than that, it's been quiet around here. Instead of a cake, he requested some rice crispy squares so we've been eating those for dessert and I'm ok with that. Tonight I have the newest collection from Noodles Nail Polish and it's an 8-piece set featuring crellies, a glitter topper, and a holo multichrome polish. Each polish will retail for $10 each, and they will be available this Friday, September 16th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles website. 

As always, this is going to be a pic and text-heavy post, so we should get started. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Polish Pickup Scary Vibes September 2022 from Noodles Nail Polish: It's Fricken Bats

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Hi everyone! I spent the last weekend traveling to San Francisco for work, and, as usual, it was a beautiful mid-70s with not a cloud in the sky. I can't imagine living in a place without true seasons, but maybe I could learn to enjoy it. I've spent this week working and trying to catch back up on sleep. This month's theme is Scary Vibes, which is perfect timing for some upcoming Halloween manicures. Despite this being a pre-order, you should get your items in plenty of time (unless you are international). The shop is up for wishlisting, so let the shopping commence! 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET this Friday, September 2nd and ends on Monday, August 5th 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.








Noodles Nail Polish It's Freakin Bats (2 coats)
Inspiration: a haunted house at dusk
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

Bats are cool. I love watching What We Do in the Shadows and they yell "BAT!" and turn into a bat. It's Freakin Bats is a deep violet jelly base that leans a bit crelly with matte and holo black glitters, orange iridescent glitters, and orange holo glitters in hexagonal shapes. Just look at those iridescent glitters! They really glow on the nails. The formula was perfect in 2 coats, and I used regular strokes followed by dabbing motions for placing the glitters on the nail. It does dry with texture from the larger glitters, so I recommend a glitter topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat, or 2 coats of a thicker topcoat to smooth it all out. 

I'm heading out now to shop and add to my wishlist. What will you be picking up?


*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*

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Summer 2022 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello everyone! Whew, I had a long weekend. Trade shows for work are back in full swing, so I had to travel to DC for one of the largest fountain pen shows in the country. We were so busy, and I've been working 11 days straight. So time really snuck up on me because I totally thought this collection released next Friday instead of this Friday...oops! While this is late for me, I'm glad to get this up before they go live on Friday, August 12th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles Nail Polish website. This collection has it all *said in the famous Stefon voice....if you know, you know).


It's got glitter, it's got flakies, it's got crelly finishes, it's got jelly finishes, it's got toppers. All polishes will retail for $10 each as well. Time for swatches!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Polish Pickup August 2022 Marine Magic from Noodles Nail Polish: Just a Lil' Jelly Swatches and Review

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Hello hello! Can you believe Polish Pickup is back? It actually feels due since last month was a rewind and we didn't have any new polishes. This month's theme is Marine Magic, so I expect some wild color combinations. The shop is up for wishlisting, so let the shopping commence! 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET this Friday, August 5th and ends on Monday, August 8th 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.







Noodles Nail Polish Just a Lil' Jelly (3 coats)
Inspiration: a photo of a turquoise and pink jellyfish
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

Fun fact: I love jellyfish. You take me to an aquarium, and I'll be staring at them for as long as possible. There's just something so mesmerizing about undulating jellyfish. Just a Lil' Jelly is described as a deep turquoise crelly base with neon pink/turquoise glitters, pink holo glitters, and violet/red/orange/gold color shifting flakies. To my eye, the base looks more of a deep teal than turquoise. I ended up using 3 thin coats for my photos, and it dries with texture from the glitters. I recommend a glitter topcoat followed by a layer of quick-dry topcoat to smooth it all out, but you may be able to get away with 2 coats of regular topcoat for a smooth finish. The pink really pops in this one, and I love it! 

There you have it, folks! I have my wishlist ready to go, and is it way too long. Oops! If any item has a bottle limit, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 


*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*

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Cherry on Top Summer 2022 Collection Swatches and Reviews + Anniversary Polish

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Hi everyone! I know, I've been a bit too quiet for too long. I wish I could say I've been busy, but it's just been the usual around here. My husband and I did go to a new farmer's market this past weekend which was a blast. It was Tomato Day, and I'm a huge fan of tomatoes. We ended up getting some sweet corn, cheese, cherry tomatoes, cider, and hot breakfast sausage. I know, quite the variety! I wanted to buy some donuts made on site, but the line was crazy long. And the heat index was over 90 degrees at 10 AM. I should have a few more posts up in the next couple weeks, so keep checking back. Tonight I have the brand new 8-piece all glitter topper set from Noodles Nail Polish! These will be released this Thursday, July 14th at 5 PM ET and all polishes will retail for $10 each. Did you know that it's Noodles Nail Polish 9 year anniversary?! Natalie is also releasing a new polish on Thursday commemorating this special occasion. I wonder what she will be doing next year for 10 years. 

As always, this is going to be a picture-heavy post, so lets get settled in for a bit. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Polish Pickup Fairs and Carnivals June 2022: Noodles Nail Polish

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Hi everyone! I hope you had a great long weekend as we remembered those who lost their lives while serving our country. If you may remember, my husband was diagnosed with COVID a little over a week ago and he is doing better. Today is the last day he has to stay masked in the house, so I'll be very excited to finally eat dinner and sleep in the same bed as him! I am at a high risk for long COVID, so he has been especially worried about giving it to me, but I somehow managed to fend it off this time. I hope you're still staying safe out there. 

On a much brighter note, Polish Pickup starts at 11:00 AM ET this Friday, June 3rd and ends on Monday, June 6th 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. This month's inspiration is Fairs and Carnivals which I feel has been done in a previous year, but I can't find out if that's true. I used to add a blurb in here about cheap PPU shipping, but honestly it's all changed so much that most orders are no longer $3. I just wanted to mention this to any newcomers to the Pickup. Shall we get to some pictures? 






Noodles Nail Polish Take Flight (2 coats)
Inspiration: photo of pastel swings at a fair
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

I love fairs. The food, the rides, the art, the animals....I love it all. As much as I love all the food, is it just me or has fair food gotten expensive? Like, really expensive? Since it's a once a year splurge, it's worth it. This month Noodles Nail Polish has Take Flight which is a medium sage green crelly base with metallic rose and pink hexagonal holo glitters, soft pink shimmer, and light gold microflakes. Confession time: I love pink and green together. In college, my decor was all pink and green and I love it to this day. This one does dry with texture due to all the glitters, so I recommend a glitter topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat for the smoothest finish. It had an easy formula to work with, and I needed just 2 coats for full opacity. 

There you have it, folks! I have my wishlist ready to go, and is it way too long. Oops! If any item has a bottle limit, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 


*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*

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Zoya Naturel 5 Collection 2022 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! How have things been in your world? Welp, it finally happened: my husband caught COVID after 2 and a half years. He started to feel ill on Saturday night, and he has to isolate until at least Friday. So far I've been able to ward it off *fingers crossed* and we've been living in separate parts of the house. Thankfully it has been fairly mild, but I know being completely isolated in 1 small room has been hard for him. Please keep him in your thoughts. On a brighter note, I have the 5-piece Naturel 5 collection from Zoya that tend to be more neutral or nude and are released during that "transitional" period between winter and spring. 

This set features 5 creams - 4 brown/beige shades and a deep plummy purple. These, along with the 4 Naturel collections, are all available now on the Zoya website for $12 each. Make sure to sign up for Zoya's email list or follow them on social media for lots of sales they run. Shall we get to swatches? 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Polish Pickup May 2022 National Parks and Landmarks: Noodles Nail Polish

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Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. I suffer from allergies, and while they haven't been bad so far this year, today that all changed. Ugh, so much sneezing and a runny nose! Do any of you suffer from seasonal allergies? I actually have to take Zyrtec every day to keep my allergies at bay. And do you know when my allergies especially go haywire? When at national parks! It just so happens that this months Polish Pickup inspiration is National Parks and Landmarks! 

Tonight I've got this month's Polish Pickup shade from Noodles Nail Polish to share with you. I am always so excited to see what the makers come up with every month, and they never disappoint! The website is currently open for wishlisting, so go take a look at all the polishes available. PPU starts Friday, May 6th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, May 9th 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. I used to add a blurb in here about cheap PPU shipping, but honestly it's all changed so much that most orders are no longer $3. I just wanted to mention this to any newcomers to the Pickup. Shall we get to some pictures? 






Noodles Nail Polish Trevi Wishes (2 coats)
Inspiration: the Trevi Fountain in Italy and silver and copper coins tossed in when making a wish
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None


I'm going to be honest, I've seen pictures of the Trevi Fountain before, but I had no idea that was its name! Who ever said you can't learn anything from enjoying nail polish? Trevi Wishes is a light taupe crelly base with aqua, silver, and copper hexagonal and circular glitters in matte and metallic finishes. I expected this to be a 3-coater due to the light base color, but I'm happy to state that it was perfectly opaque in just 2. It dries with texture due to all of the glitter, so I recommend a coat of a glitter smoothing topcoat followed up with a coat of a quick-dry topcoat for that smooth finish. 

There you have it folks! The PPU website is ready for wishlisting, so head on over there to browse the beauties. If any item has a bottle limit, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 


*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*

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Spring into Summer Collection 2022 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who has picked up Cheerio Waterbus already! It's a beautiful polish, and I'm so glad there's so much interest. Don't forget, Natalie will have some bottles of it available on Friday during the Spring Collection release. The Spring into Summer Collection consists of 8 polishes in a variety of finishes that will retail for $10 each. There are glitter toppers, reflective glitter polishes, jellies, and crellies in this set. These will be available this Friday, April 29th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles Nail Polish website

You know these posts are picture-heavy, so should we just go ahead and look at what you're all here for? 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

My Noodles Nail Polish Collaboration: Cheerio Waterbus

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Hi everyone! I've been keeping a secret for the past couple months. Surprise! I collaborated with Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish to make a polish inspired by a fountain pen ink my husband and I worked on! I don't mention it much, but my day job is a nib specialist at a fountain pen company. I know, it's quite the unique job. My husband is also into pens and actually has a YouTube channel reviewing various stationery items including pens, ink, and paper accessories if you're interested in checking it out.

The corresponding ink, Cheerio Waterbus, was made by Pennonia Ink, a small maker based out of Hungary. You may be asking yourself, "what's with the name?" You know how we say things that rhyme like "See you later, alligator?" Well, other languages have the same thing, and in Hungarian it's "Szervusz vízibusz" which translates to "cheerio waterbus." My husband loved it and thought it would be a perfect name for an ink. What better than to have a Hungarian ink maker to make an ink inspired by a Hungarian phrase? 

If you are an ink fan, you will be able to purchase the ink and the nail polish both from my husband's web store here starting tomorrow (April 22nd) at 8 PM EST. Both are pre-orders and will be available for a week (or while supplies last for the ink) and will be shipped out as soon I receive the polish from Natalie. What if you aren't interested in the ink at all and just want the pretty nail polish? Good news! Natalie has said that she will be releasing some bottles of Cheerio Waterbus during her Spring 2022 Collection release on April 29th (which I'll be posting in the very near future). Oh, and the polish will retail for $10 each. Shall we get to more photos? 


What makes this ink special is that it contains a fine blue pigment that dries on top of the base ink color which is a beautiful emerald color. The wetter the nib, the more blue the ink will look. Cool, right? 







Noodles Nail Polish Cheerio Waterbus (3 coats)

Here we have Cheerio Waterbus the polish which is a sheer turquoise green base with strong emerald blue duochrome finish. When in bright lighting, the predominate color is the green, but under lower light, the blue really comes out, especially at an angle. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my swatches, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you have shorter nails, or use thicker coats. It dries a little dull, so I recommend a shiny topcoat to make the duochrome really pop. 

As you can see, Natalie did an amazing job making this ink come to life in nail polish form. If you're interested in both the ink and polish, stop by the Inkdependence store tomorrow, otherwise just wait for the April 29th release on the Noodles site. Thank you so much to everyone for your support! 

*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*