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? 

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 4/25/22*

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)
5. 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. 

Noodles Nail Polish Above the Clouds (3 coats)

We're starting off with a bang! Above the Clouds was an unexpected favorite from the collection. It's a cheerful aqua blue jelly (almost crelly) with pale mint/white matte square and hexagonal glitters and a tiny bit of fine aqua metallic glitter. There's just something about the squishiness with this bright color that just calls to me. Since it is more of a jelly finish, I found 3 thin coats to work best to cover any visible nail line. It dried with lots of texture, so a glitter grabber will work best. 

Noodles Nail Polish Cotton Candy Skies (2 coats)

Calling all purple lovers, we have a beauty for you! Cotton Candy Skies is a medium lavender purple crelly base with circular and hexagonal pink matte glitters, periwinkle matte glitters, pink holo glitters, and silver metallic glitters. Give me all the polishes with large circular glitters! This is the perfect mix of spring colors. It was pretty opaque, and had full coverage in just 2 easy coats (and dried with texture). 

Noodles Nail Polish Fairy Garden (1 coat) over 2 coats Zoya Lena

This collection has 2 glitter toppers, and the first is Fairy Garden which has a clear base with matte pink/purple/blue glitters, silver/blue holo glitters, and a tiny bit of holo flakes. This is another top pick for me from the collection. This would work with a variety of base colors, and if you don't mind a little visible nail underneath, you can even use it on its own in 3 coats (other bloggers will have it shown by itself in the product listing). It just reminds me of flowers and Easter eggs. This is just 1 easy coat of  Fairy Garden, and it does dry with lots of texture from the glitter (but it's so worth it!). 

Noodles Nail Polish Peony for Your Thoughts (2 coats)

Up next we have a really soft color. Peony for Your Thoughts is a pale mauvy blush pink crelly base with silver metallic glitter and white matte glitter in various sizes of hexagonal shapes. While this is more on the subtle side, that could be a bonus for many people. It was more opaque than I expected, and fully covered in just 2 thin coats. 

Noodles Nail Polish Refresh (3 coats)

Continuing on we've got Refresh which is a mint crelly base with vibrant blue matte hexagonal glitters and a touch of blue holo glitters and holo flakes. I'm telling you, the blue glitters stand out against the mint color more in person than translates in photos. There's just something about this combo that made my camera go nuts a little bit. I went ahead and used 3 coats for my photos, and of course it dried with texture from the glitter. 

Noodles Nail Polish Spring Showers (2 coats)

Natalie made a polish with reflective glitter! These are all the rage right now, so I'm glad she made one for this collection! Spring Showers is a blue base with pink/copper/green color-shifting shimmer, silver reflective glitter, and silver/pink holo glitter. I'm still learning the best ways to photograph reflective glitters, so please bear with me. Reflective glitter looks relatively normal in regular lighting, but with flash photography or really bright lighting, it has a reflective shine that bounces back at you. It does dry with texture which to me feels finer and grittier than microglitter, but smooths out with a glitter smoother. This is definitely a top pick for me!

Noodles Nail Polish Suncatcher (1 coat) over 2 coats Zoya Tyler

The second topper is actually a glitter and flakie topper. Suncatcher is a clear base with violet/blue/green/pink color shifting flakes with gold/lavender/blue holo glitters. I only used it as a topper, but apparently you can build it up in 3 coats. This one is appropriately named because it is just so shiny! It would work with a variety of base colors, and I love it over Zoya's Tyler from the 2022 Abundance Collection. It is really glitter/flake heavy as you can see from the one coat in my swatches. So pretty! 

Noodles Nail Polish Sweet Rose (2 coats)

Natalie has yet again given us a polish without glitter! Sweet Rose is a bright raspberry crelly base with loads of rose microflakes and silver holo flakes. This is one of those shades that is fairly work-appropriate that has an interesting twist. I'm lucky that I have a job that has no uniform or nail polish limitations, so the brighter the better, but I know lots of people don't have that luxury. Sweet Rose doesn't dry with texture, but I still recommend a topcoat to make those flakes pop. 

And for a quick reminder, Natalie will have some bottles of my collaboration shade Cheerio Waterbus available as well for $10. Here's a quick reminder of what it looks like: 

There you have it, folks! Yet another winning set from Noodles Nail Polish. My top picks from the collection are Fairy Garden, Spring Showers, and Above the Clouds. Don't forget, these go on sale this Friday, April 29th at 5 PM EDT along with Cheerio Waterbus. You can find out more about Noodles Nail Polish on their websiteInstagram pageFacebook page, and Facebook Fan Group. 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:

OneDogKnight said...

another way I like to take off hard to remove polish is by using a zip loc style bag and a large tumbler cup. This video shows a bowl of water, but I use an old large size tervis tumbler.
Works better than any other method I've tried. Hope this helps. It was a game changer for me.