Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Winter and Valentine's Day Collection 2022 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello again! I told you I wouldn't be away for long! Apparently there's another huge snowstorm sweeping across most of the US in the next few days. I hope everyone stays safe out there! NC is lucky in that we will only get some rain out of the deal. Tonight I've got the new 8-piece Noodles Nail Polish Winter Collection and Valentine's Day duo. As usual, there's a wide variety of finishes here including crellies, jellies, and glitter toppers so there's a little bit for everyone. 

These will be available this Friday, February 4th at 6 PM EST on the Noodles website and all polishes will retail for just $10 each. Buckle up, and I hope you're ready for some glitter! 

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. 

Winter Collection 2022

Noodles Nail Polish Altitude Problem (2 coats)

Up first we have Altitude Problem which is a dusty beauty. It's a dusty periwinkle crelly base with white/grey matte hexagonal and circle glitters and lavender/silver metallic hexagonal glitters in various sizes. This one really feels like a winter polish. I only needed 2 coats for full opacity, but it does dry with lots of texture from the larger glitters. 

Noodles Nail Polish Arctic Skies (3 coats)

Up next is Arctic Skies which also happens to be my first top pick from the collection. I'm a sucker for contrasting shimmer, and this one has that in spades. It's a medium violet base with purple/blue/green shifting shimmer with a touch of holo, holo flakes, and lavender/silver holo glitter. The green in the shimmer stands out the most to my eye. This one can have some slight brushstrokes, so just have a light hand on the last coat and you won't have any issues. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats since this one is a shimmer, but I found it didn't have quite as much texture when dry. Love it! 

Noodles Nail Polish Cozy Cardigan (2 coats)

There's not much better than a cardigan in the winter, am I right? You must wear those layers! Continuing on, we have Cozy Cardigan which is a deep plum crelly base with rose metallic microflakes and holo flakes. Hold up! We have a Noodles polish with NO glitter? This is a rare sight indeed. This one was quite opaque and needed 2 thin coats for full opacity. Since it has no glitter, it dried with little texture and was easy to remove. Rejoice!

Noodles Nail Polish Icicles (1 coat) over 2 coats of Zoya Lillian and Rocky 

Icicles is the first of 2 glitter toppers from the collection, and it's a clear base with white/iridescent shreds, white/blue matte glitters, and blue iridescent glitters. I'm gonna go on a limb and say more polishes need shreds in them, right? They are a great way to add visual texture to a polish. I found it worked best to dab the polish on so that the shreds didn't get pushed to the end of the nail, but it had a good glitter/shred density. 

Noodles Nail Polish Love at Frost Sight (3 coats)

It just wouldn't be a Noodles Nail Polish collection without a white glitter crelly! Love at Frost Sight is a white crelly base with turquoise shimmer and light blue metallic and holo hexagonal glitters. Nothing feels more like winter than blue and white together. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches, but if you use thicker coats, or have shorter nails, you could definitely get away with just 2. 

Noodles Nail Polish Ski You Later (2 coats)

We have another top pick of the collection with Ski You Later which is a bright cornflower blue crelly base with purple/pink/blue color shifting flakes and silver metallic glitters. I found this to be more on the jelly side of crelly, but had more opacity than a true jelly. You know I'm a sucker for flakes and glitter together. 

Noodles Nail Polish Winter Woods (2 coats)

Up next we have Winter Woods which is yet another top pick of the collection. It's a light grey crelly base with silver/navy/garnet/raspberry/rose metallic hexagonal glitters in various shapes. Natalie, the queen of interesting color combinations, has outdone herself again. This just looks so modern with that grey base. It applied easily in just 2 coats, and dried with texture, so bust out that glitter grabber topcoat to smooth it all out. 

Noodles Nail Polish Winterfest (1 coat) over 2 coats of Zoya Ryan 

Last, but certainly not least, we have Winterfest which is the second clear glitter topper from the set. It has blue/purple/pink color shifting flakes and periwinkle/lilac/silver hexagonal glitters. I think this one would work with lots of different base colors. I didn't show the glitter toppers alone, but rest assured, some of the other swatchers did, so the listings on the website will show it both ways. This one was super easy to apply, and you can use regular brush strokes instead of dabbing. 

Valentine's Day Duo

Noodles Nail Polish Galentine's Day (1 coat) over 2 coats of Zoya Jordan

You can't have a Valentine's Day polish without a good heart glitter! Galentine's Day is clear glitter topper with matte watermelon/hot pink/magenta circular and hexagonal glitters and silver holo glitters and mini silver hearts. Go ahead and flip that bottle over about a half hour before you plan on using it and you'll get plenty of hearts and large circular glitters. I found dabbing the polish on to be best to place those larger glitters as well. 

Noodles Nail Polish I'm Yours (3 coats)

Oh yes, we got 2 different white glitter crellies! I'm Yours is a white crelly base with matte magenta/light pink circular and hexagonal glitters and gold holo glitters. This one is such a soft shade with the pink and gold combo. I know a lot of nail bloggers don't love pink, but it's one of my favorites. I used 3 thin coats for full opacity, but thicker coats or shorter nails could definitely use 2 instead. 

There you have it, folks! My top picks are Arctic Skies, Ski You Later, and Winter Woods from the Winter Collection, and I honestly can't make a decision for the Valentine's Day duo because they are both beautiful. Don't forget, these will be available this Friday, February 4th at 6 PM EST and each polish will retail for just $10. 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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