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. 

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 8/11/22*

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. Ooh Smooth! Glitter Smoothing Mid-coat from Dreamland Lacquer
6. 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 Autumn Dreaming (2 coats)

Wait, Natalie gave us a holographic multichrome this fall?! Be still my beating heart. I put this one on immediately and didn't want to take it off. Autumn Dreaming is a blackened burgundy base multichrome that shifts burgundy/copper/gold/green with a touch of fine copper holo glitters and a scattered holo finish. In bright lighting and looking straight on, it will mostly look burgundy, but get in lower light, or look at extreme angles, those shifts will really pop. This may be one of my favorite Noodles of all time! It was extremely opaque and needed just 2 thin coats for full opacity. It dries mostly smooth, so just one coat of topcoat should be plenty. 

Noodles Nail Polish Cider Mill (2 coats)

You simply cannot have fall without the perfect candy apple red. Cider Mill is a deep red crelly base with orange flakes and orange metallic glitters. The colors of the add-ins really give this one a lit-from-within fiery look. The flakes here are a bit finer than the ones you'll see in other polishes in the collection. I went ahead and used 2 thicker coats for full opacity, and used a glitter topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to smooth it all out.

Noodles Nail Polish Fall-elujah (2 coats)

We've got purple and we've got big flakies which means this will easily become one of my top picks for the collection. Fall-elujah is a deep eggplant crelly base with metallic orange glitters, matte red glitters, and orange/pink/gold/green color-shifting flakes. I say this every time, but it bears repeating: Natalie does such a great job at combining the right flakes with the right glitters. I found that dabbing the second coat a bit worked well to place the larger flakes on the nail. It dried with texture, so I do recommend a glitter topcoat with this one. 

Noodles Nail Polish Leaves and Lattes (2 coats)

You know what I'm going to say, so I'll get it out of the way. Yup, this is a top pick again. Go ahead and reread what I just wrote for Fall-elujah because it applies here. Leaves and Lattes is a light brown crelly base with orange/copper/green color shifting flakes and metalic/holo copper glitters. I expected this one to be lighter, but it dried darker on the nail. You'll need 2 or 3 coats depending on how you apply it, and I used a glitter topcoat to get that smooth glassy finish. Goodness, this one is gorgeous. 

Noodles Nail Polish Misty Harbors (3 coats)

We need all of the dusty colors for this fall! Misty Harbors is a semi-sheer dusty blue/grey crelly base with garnet/rose/caramel/copper metallic glitters. I feel like I'm saying that too many of these are my favorites, but I really love this one. The pairing of the pink and red glitters with the slate grey base is just perfect. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my photos, and this one dries with lots of texture from all of the glitters, so bust out that glitter topcoat. 

Noodles Nail Polish Pumpkin Pickin' (3 coats)

Pumpkin Pickin' isn't quite a white glitter crelly that we normally get, but it's close! It's an eggshell crelly base color with red/orange matte and metallic glitters and gold metallic glitters. This one has both hexagonal and square glitters in various sizes. I think this would make the perfect Thanksgiving manicure. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats, but you may be able to get away with 2 with thicker coats. This is very glitter dense, so it dries with a lot of texture. 

Noodles Nail Polish Spice Girl (2 coats)

If you look back at my post from 2019, you'll see a polish called Spice, Spice, Baby which served as the inspiration for Spice Girl. Instead of doing a 2.0, Natalie wanted to make a new polish with inspirations from Spice, Spice, Baby. Spice Girl is a light dusty purple crelly base with strong orange shimmer and orange/caramel/copper metallic glitters. Natalie posted a picture comparing the 2, and as you can see, Spice, Spice, Baby is more brown and Spice Girl is more of a mauve color with similar glitters. Both are fall in a bottle. I used 2 coats for full opacity, and it does dry with texture from the glitters. 

Noodles Nail Polish Spicetacular (1 coat) over 2 coats of Zoya Louise 

Last, but certainly not least, we have Spicetacular which is the glitter topper of the collection. It has a mix of metallic and matte orange/red/copper glitters in hexagonal shapes. It's fairly glitter dense, and you may get it (mostly) opaque in 3 coats, but I like it best as a topper. I think this would work well with a variety of base colors in the brown/red/orange/yellow vein. So fun! 

There you have it, folks! This was an impressive collection, and I have so many favorites. My top picks have to be Autumn Dreaming, Fall-elujah, Leaves and Lattes, and Misty Harbors, but you can't go wrong with any of these. Set your alarms for Friday because I can this set being very popular. 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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