Monday, January 30, 2023

Polish Pickup February 2023 from Noodles Nail Polish: Movie Quotes

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Oh goodness, how is January almost over? This week is a wonderful week because I'm using a week of vacation time! I'm not going anywhere or seeing anyone, but I'm totally ok with a quiet staycation. How do you spend your quiet vacations (if you've ever had one)? This Friday Polish Pickup is upon us once again. Wishlisting went up last night, so you can browse at your leisure until it goes live on Friday, February 3rd. This month's theme is Movie Quotes which is quite open-ended. Unless the quote is descriptive, I think makers could take liberties while making a polish. Also make sure to join the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook Group as swatches pop up there all the time. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, February 3rd and ends on Monday, February 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. Just a heads-up, I think I saw that PPU raised their base shipping rates from $3 to $4 for the lightest packages. USPS raised their prices yet again this month, so at some point it gets too high and brands cannot eat those prices forever. Let's get a closer look at this month's Noodles Nail Polish offering. 





Noodles Nail Polish Mermaid Dancing (2 coats)
Inspiration: Pitch Perfect Quote "I can sing but I'm also good at modern dance, olden dance, and mermaid dancing"
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

While I don't like musicals, I absolutely loved Pitch Perfect! My husband loves Anna Kendrick, so I think that's what pushed us to watch it in the first place. Mermaid Dancing is a white crelly with matte and holo turquoise/blue/purple/fuchsia glitters, neon purple circular glitters, and a touch of holo flakes. Natalie knows how to make the perfect white crelly, and I only needed 2 medium coats for full opacity. This one does dry with texture due to all of the glitters, so I recommend a glitter topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to get that smooth finish you see in my photos. 

Just a quick tip on using a glitter topcoat: I've read that some people have had some issues with the glitter topcoat not fully "filling in" the gaps made from glitter, and it's due to not being patient between the last polish coat and using the glitter topcoat. It's recommended that you wait several minutes for the polish to dry before adding the glitter topcoat because if the top layer is still wet, the glitter topcoat sort of gets sucked up into that final layer instead of filling in gaps and floating on top. Hopefully this is making sense. If you are having any issues, please feel free to ask.

There you have it, folks! Have you started your wish list for the month yet? Have a great rest of the 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*

Monday, January 2, 2023

Polish Pickup January 2023 Greek Mythology: Noodles Nail Polish Just Do It

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Hi everyone! I hope you had a great holiday; I went to Maryland for Christmas, and did my usual nothing for New Year's Eve. I received way too many presents that I did not deserve. I wasn't that good this year ­čśë I feel like Polish Pickup is always sneaking up on me every month. This month's theme is Greek Mythology which I'm surprised wasn't already done. I know that monsters and mythical creatures was one, but never Greek Mythology. The website just opened for wishlisting, but also make sure to join the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook Group as swatches pop up there all the time. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, January 6th and ends on Monday, January 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. Let's get a closer look at this month's Noodles Nail Polish offering. 







Noodles Nail Polish Just Do It (2 coats)
Inspiration: The Goddess of Victory, Nike
Price: $11.50
Bottle Limit: None

This month Natalie took inspiration from a goddess that I honestly forgot was from Greek Mythology. Oops! I was just thinking of the shoe company...I know! Just Do It was inspired by none other than Nike, and the polish is a black crelly base with white matte, silver and gold holo, and gold metallic glitters and a touch of scattered holo finish. I found this one to be on the verge of a jelly, but it's definitely a crelly because it was opaque in just 2 normal coats. You can use normal strokes because the glitters are a bit smaller and stay in place as you apply the polish. There's just something classy about a black/silver/gold color combination, right? 

There you have it, folks! Have you started your wish list for the month yet? Have a great rest of the 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*