Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Winter Collection 2023 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! If you're an old reader of the blog, you'll know my husband and I go to IHOP for Valentine's Day, but we decided to change it up this year and get our packcakes elsewhere. The service just isn't great (likely because it's not a destination spot for a Valentine's Day dinner ­čśé) so it's time for something new. If you missed it, don't forget to check out last week's post featuring the Valentine's Day trio. It's been a busy couple weeks of releases for Noodles Nail Polish! Tonight I have the new 8-piece collection to share with you, and it will be available this Friday, February 17th at 5 PM EST on the Noodles website for $10.50. 

This is gonna be very pic-heavy, so let's get to it, shall we? 

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 Best in Snow (2 coats)

We're starting off with one of my top picks from the collection! Best in Snow is a pale periwinkle blue crelly with silver metallic and white matte glitters, and silver holo flakes. This one is so soft, and there's just something so special about the holo flakes. This one was more opaque than I expected with it being such a light base, but it fully covered in 2 easy coats. It also dried with a little less texture because the holo flakes lay flat on the nail. 

Noodles Nail Polish Blanket Fort (2 coats)

Blanket Fort is so hard to show in photos. It's a pale grey crelly base with white/mint/pale blue matte glitters and a touch of fine metallic silver glitters. The mint and blue glitters really stand out against the base in an interesting way that's hard to describe. This one is really modern-looking. This is another 2-coater and applied easily. It does dry with texture, so I would recommend a coat of glitter topcoat for that smooth finish. 

Noodles Nail Polish Cozy Sherpa (3 coats on all but ring finger)
Ring Finger: 2 coats Zoya Lael and 1 coat Cozy Sherpa 

Cozy Sherpa is the first of 2 glitter topcoats from the collection. It's a clear-based topper with scattered holo, copper metallic and holo glitters, and white matte glitters. Natalie said this could be built up in 3 coats, and I was dubious, but she was totally right. This one has smaller glitters and lots of holo shimmer, which really makes it shine in the sunlight. If you want to use it as a topper, I think it would look best with colors that are a little darker or more saturated. I don't think you'll need a glitter topper with this one; a regular topcoat will likely give you a smooth finish. 

Noodles Nail Polish Flannel Weather (2 coats)

Up next we have Flannel Weather which is another top pick for me. I didn't expect to fall in love with this one as much as I did. It's a berry red jelly base with violet/gold shimmer, silver metallic flakes, blue/purple iridescent flakes and glitter, and holo flakes. I cannot tell you how beautiful the blue iridescent flakes and glitters are in this one. Natalie is always surprising us with her interesting color combinations and visual depth. I'm happy to report that this collection has tons of 2-coaters which will make for quick manicures. 

Noodles Nail Polish Ski Squad (2 coats)

Ski Squad is another berry color, but it's definitely more of a purple than a red. It's a plum berry crelly base with silver/rose/lavender/periwinkle metallic and matte glitters in various hexagonal glitter sizes. This one only needed 2 coats, and was pretty glitter-dense, so I'd recommend a glitter topcoat. So pretty! 

Noodles Nail Polish Snowberry (2 coats)

And the last of the more red-colored shades is Snowberry which is a medium berry jelly base with silver holo, rose metallic, and copper metallic glitters in hexagonal and square shapes. This is one of those squishy shades, and the holo glitters really pop on the nail. I ended up using 2 thick coats for my swatches, but if you use thin coats, or want a little more depth to the glitters, you may want a third. Jelly polishes tend to eat topcoat, so I recommend a glitter topcoat for this one. 

Noodles Nail Polish Twilight Mountains (2 coats)

Oh man, Twilight Mountains was my favorite of the collection. I love a shifty shimmer, and this one really gives it to us! It's a semi-sheer grey grelly base with aqua/blue/purple/green shifting shimmer, white matte glitters, and silver/aqua metallic glitter. Looking at your nails straight on you'll see the green/blue more, white the purple rears its head at angles and in lower light. I used 2 coats which is fine in real life, but looking at my photos, I could have used a third (bright lighting shows everything). So yeah, this is a 2-3 coater depending on your application and nail length. This one is beautiful! 

Noodles Nail Polish Winter Park (3 coats on all but ring finger) 
Ring Finger: 2 coats Zoya Rocky and 1 coat of Winter Park 

Last, but certainly not least, we have Winter Park; it's the other glitter topper and has aqua/pink/shifting flakes, pink holo and metallic glitters, silver holo glitters, and white matte glitters. This one is full of bling, especially when building it up in 3 coats. If you want to use it as a topper, I think this would work well over pretty much any color. It's a versatile polish! It does dry with lots of texture, especially if you use it on its own, so bust out that glitter topper for a glass-like finish. 

There you have it, folks! This is a large collection with a variety of finishes, and my top picks have to be Twilight Mountains, Best in Snow, and Flannel Weather. Which do you plan on 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*

1 comment:

Rupal said...

I love the glittery Nail Polish. I also want same style for my nails.