Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Valentine's Collection 2023 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I bet you were surprised to see I had another post already. I got a big package of polishes from Noodles Nail Polish with the first set being the Valentine's Day trio I have to share with you tonight. I just finished swatching the Winter Collection and it has a whopping 8 polishes, so stay tuned for that in the next week, too. This trio has 2 crellies and a glitter topper that will be available this Saturday, February 4th at 5 PM EST for $10.50 each

One change you'll see with this set is the addition of a fan brush opposed to the wide squared brushes that have been on the polishes for the past several years. The stock already poured and on the website still have the old brushes, but new collections will have the fan brushes. The caps and bottles are exactly the same. The brushes won't be available as replacements, but a few other makers sell them if you want to switch over. Honestly, this new brush is a game changer. It really made application a breeze. Here's a picture Natalie showed comparing the old vs. the new. 

Shall we get a closer look at these polishes? 

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 Heartbreaker (2 coats)

You know my feelings for flakie polishes, so it's no surprise that Heartbreaker is my favorite and I love it. It's a deep grey crelly base with fuchsia/gold/orange shifting flakes, pink holo and metallic glitters, and a touch of silver holo glitters. I went ahead and used 2 thicker coats for my photos, but if you use thin ones, you may need a third. I used a glitter topcoat on top, but you may be able to use just one coat of topcoat with this one. Lots of flakie polishes run $13+ these days, so this is a steal for just $10.50. 

Noodles Nail Polish True Love (1 coat) over 2 coats Zoya Bee (yellow) and Morgan Taylor Black Shadow (black)

If you want a polish that gives you lots of glitter hearts, definitely pick up True Love because look how many hearts I got out! I did turn it upside down for 15-20 minutes before applying, but I do that with all my larger glitter-heavy polishes and I rarely get so many special-shaped glitters. True Love is a clear glitter topper with white matte mini hearts and glitters, gold metallic, pink holo, and magenta matte glitters. I used yellow as an accent color, but I think this would work well with a variety of base colors. This one does dry with lots of texture, so I recommend that glitter topcoat followed by a QDTC. 

Noodles Nail Polish You Complete Me (2 coats)

Last, but certainly not least, we have You Complete Me which is a milky pink crelly base with various shades and sizes of pink matte glitters. This one is basically Valentine's Day in a bottle. I still have a soft spot for pink polishes, even after all of these years swatching. Application was super easy (especially with the new fan brush!) and I needed just 2 thicker coats for full opacity. It does dry with texture, so bust out that glitter topcoat again for this one. 

There you have it, folks. My top recs would be Heartbreaker and True Love, but you can't go wrong with any of the 3. Reminder, these will be available on Saturday instead of the usual Friday release. What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up? 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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