Thursday, May 4, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Spring 2023 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello again! I kept my promise, and I'm back with another (longer) Noodles Nail Polish post. Tonight I have the 8-piece Spring Collection which will be available this Saturday, May 6th at 5 PM ET on the Noodles Nail Polish website. It features a beautiful array of spring colors in crelly, glitter topper, and flakie finishes. Most releases are on Fridays, so set your calendar so you don't forget. All polishes will retail for just $10.50 each, which is a great deal because I swear most polishes I buy these days are $13+. 

Are you ready for this pic-heavy post? If so, click that button below to see these beauties. 

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 Everything is A-Bouquet 1 coat over 2 coats of Zoya Lena 

Hooray, we got 2 glitter toppers with this collection! I know showing this over black would show the glitters better, but I think this spring-y purple works better. Everything is A-Bouquet is clear based glitter topper with peach, pink, periwinkle, and mint matte glitters and a touch of fine light pink holo glitter. It has a good glitter density, and may be able to be built up to full opacity in 3 coats (despite me not trying it). It will dry with texture, so bust out that glitter topcoat if you have it. 

Noodles Nail Polish For Crying Out Cloud 1 coat over 2 coats Zoya Jordan 

The second glitter topper in the collection is For Crying Out Cloud (SUCH a fun name!) which is a topper with light blue and vibrant blue matte glitters, white matte glitters, silver holo glitters, and a scattered holo finish. This is another one that would work well over a variety of other undies. What color would you have used? For this one, you may be able to get away with not using a glitter topcoat, and just a thick layer of regular topcoat. 

Noodles Nail Polish Last Bud Not Least (3 coats)

You know I love a shifty polish, so of course Last Bud Not Least is my favorite of the bunch. It's a taupey crelly base (with blue undertones) with orange/pink shifting shimmer, holo flakes, pink matte glitters, and a touch of fine silver holo glitters. I hope you can see that orange/pink/gold shift in my photos. You know I try my best to give you the truest-to-life photos so you really know what you're buying. I used 3 thin coats for full coverage, and this is another one you may get away with not needing that glitter grabber topcoat since the glitters are smaller in this one.

Noodles Nail Polish Lilac You a Lot (3 coats)

Continuing on, we have another favorite from the collection which is Lilac You a Lot which is a slightly sheer periwinkle (leans more purple to my eye) crelly with holo flakes, violet/gold shimmer, and a touch of fine lavender holo glitters. You know me, I'm also a sucker for holo flakes. This is the perfect spring purple that I find work-appropriate. This one dries with less texture, so you may be able to get away with just a coat of a thick topcoat. Love it! 

Noodles Nail Polish One Flo-ral (2 coats)

Continuing on, we have another beautiful glitter crelly named One Flo-ral. It's a very pale lavender semi sheer crelly with lighter and darker shades of soft pink matte hexagonal glitter (some even appear a little purple to my eye). This is one you can use 2 or 3 coats depending on your application. I used 2 coats for my swatches, and it was fully opaque, but the bright photography lighting makes it look like it needs a third coat (even though I found 2 to be fine). You know how lighting can be. It definitely dries with texture, so the glitter topcoat would be helpful. 

Noodles Nail Polish One Trick Peony (3 coats)

Who doesn't love a good pink polish? It's perfect for a Valentine's Day, Easter, or just a spring manicure. I'll wear any polish any time of year, but I definitely gravitate towards certain shades depending on the season. One Trick Peony is a light pink crelly base with mint/white/pale yellow/pale pink, and pale blue matte  hexagonal glitters. I find that the yellow and darker pink glitters stand out more to the eye. I went ahead and used 3 coats for my photos, but you could use 2 thicker ones and have no issue. This one also dries with texture, so keep the glitter topcoat nearby. 

Noodles Nail Polish Petal to the Metal (2 coats)

Petal to the Metal is the second to last polish from the collection, and it's a pale blue crelly base with periwinkle and blue matte glitters and a touch of fine silver holo glitter. This one is a bit different as it also has larger circular glitter in there as well! I honestly can't decide if this one or the polish coming up is my third favorite from the collection...forget the (self-imposed) rules! BOTH are favorites! This one also dries with texture, and it only needed 2 coats for full coverage. 

Noodles Nail Polish So Fresh and So Green (2 coats)

I already spoiled it, but So Fresh and So Green is another top pic from the set. I can't help my love of flakie polishes! It's a minty green crelly base with gold/lime/pink/orange color shifting flakes, mint and peachy pink matte glitters, and a touch of fine silver holo glitter. I think this would also make a beautiful pedicure color. This was another 2-coater, and it also dried with texture. 

There you have it, folks! Yet another collection in the books. Again, my top recommendations are So Fresh and So Green, Petal to the Metal, Lilac You A Lot, and Last Bud Not Least. Reminder, the collection will be available this Saturday, May 6th. 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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