Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Polish Pickup September 2023 Haunted History: Noodles Nail Polish Bewitching Bridget

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Hello hello! Guess who is super tired? Yup, I flew to San Francisco for work last week, and had to take a red-eye back the other day. I'm just not cut out for red-eyes anymore. I have a feeling I'm gonna need multiple naps this week. Anyway, can you believe Polish Pickup (PPU) is upon us already? This month's theme is Haunted History which is appropriate for Halloween which is quickly approaching. The website is open now for making your wishlists, so stop on over and set that up if something you want has a bottle limit. It seems like things have been selling out fairly quickly which is great for the brands participating. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, September 1st and ends on Monday, September 4th 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, PPU raised their base shipping rates from $3 to $4 for the lightest packages. If you get heavier items, I believe shipping prices get higher from there. Let's get a closer look at this month's Noodles Nail Polish offering. 

Noodles Nail Polish Bewitching Bridget (2 coats)
Inspiration: Bridget Bishop. She was executed during the Salem Witch Trials and was believed to be a witch due to being outspoken, deliberately dressing differently, and “bewitching” people. She is said to haunt “Turner's Seafood” in Salem, which was built on land that she owned.
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 300 bottles

When I saw the bottle of Bewitching Bridget, I knew I'd love it. It's described as a deep navy crelly base with gold/copper/green color-shifting flakes with green/orange iridescent glitters, copper holo glitters, and metallic caramel glitters. While this is described as a crelly, it seemed a little more squishy and jelly-like than a true crelly. I wasn't quite sure if it would be a 2 or 3 coater, but I'm happy to report that I needed just 2 coats for full opacity. It will dry with texture, so I recommend a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a QDTP for that glass-like finish. If you prefer 2 coats of a thicker topcoat, that should work as well. Most months Natalie is able to not have a bottle limit, but this month there is a cap of 300 bottles, so be aware of that. 

There you have it, folks. What do you plan on picking up this month? Start your wishlist now so you don't miss out on any capped items. 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*

Monday, August 21, 2023

The InD Box August 2023 Fairies Just Wand to Have Fun with Naps and Nails The Angry Sea

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Hello hello! It's yet another manic Monday here in North Carolina! It's still hot everyday with it being in the mid-90s most days. How is it in your neck of the woods? Tonight I have a polish from Naps and Nails for the collaboration box The InD Box. This is what they have to say about the box: 

"The InD Box is a collaboration of indie products. The products are available for pre-order for 2 weeks starting the third Friday of every other month. Products ship together from our headquarters 2-4 weeks after the store closes. If placing multiple orders, they are combined and shipping refunded."

I really like how this one is every other month as it gives you time to breathe and save up for the upcoming month. I also really like the full two weeks to shop instead of 4 days to a week for other boxes like PPU or HHC. This month's theme is Fairies Just Wand to Have Fun and the items will be available tomorrow, August 22nd at 8 PM ET through September 6th at 11:59 PM ET

Naps and Nails The Angry Sea (2 coats, indoor light)

Naps and Nails The Angry Sea (2 coats, outdoors)
Inspiration: The Brother Grimm story, The Fisherman's and His Wife
Price: $13
Bottle Limit: 100 bottles 

We got another solar polish! In indoor light, The Angry Sea is more of light grey or silver linear holo polish that shifts to a deeper shade of blue that leans grey in sunlight. Even in the shade, there's enough light to make this change, and it changes extremely quickly. I ended up using 2 thicker coats for my swatches, but you could also use 3 thinner ones for full opacity (and also depending on your application and nail length). This one dried with no texture and needed just a single coat of topcoat for that shiny finish. Love it! 

Don't forget, you can pick this one up starting tomorrow. While there, make sure to check out the other goodies available. You can find out more info about Naps and Nails on their Instagram or Facebook group pages. 

*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*

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Cherry on Top Part 2 2023 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! You know I can get a bit wordy, even at the beginning of a post, but time is of the essence tonight, so I must be brief. You see, I was out of town when these polishes came in, and they will be available tomorrow (!!), so I wanted to get these up ASAP. You know how Noodles Nail Polish's releases are usually on Friday (or sometimes Saturday), right? Well, the Cherry on Top Part 2 Collection will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16th at 5 PM ET and they will retail for just $10.50 each. If you think back to Part 1 from last year, you may remember that this set features all glitter toppers! This set follows that trend, and is an 8-piece set full of toppers in different shapes and sizes. Shall we get to it? 

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Hella Handmade Creations August 2023 with Naps and Nails: Mullins Toy Company

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Why oh why can't the weekend go slower? It's already Sunday night and it still feels like Saturday. Tonight I have this month's shade from Naps and Nails for Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) which starts very soon. New to HHC? It works similarly to Polish Pickup where there's a pre-order for exclusive polishes with themes chosen by the brands participating. The pre-order opens every month on the 14th @ 12:01 am Eastern time and closes on the 21st @ 11:59 pm Hawaii time. During this time customers are able to shop all different brands within the shop and have everything ship from one location. Shall we get a closer look at the Naps and Nails shade for the month? 

Naps and Nails Mullins Toy Company (2 coats)
Inspiration: The Nun/Anabelle/ The Conjuring Collection
Price: $13
Bottle Limit: 100 Soft/250 Hard

Naps and Nails continues her series inspired by The Nun, Annabelle, and the Conjuring Collection with Mullins Toy Company. Question: are you a horror movie fan? I like them, but my husband doesn't, so I don't really watch them much anymore. It's just never as fun watching a horror movie alone. Mullins Toy Company is a blue leaning teal base with a gold/green shimmer, a slight holo finish with some black metallic flakes. It has a lot going on without being too busy if that makes sense. I've been extremely impressed with the formula of all the Naps and Nails polishes I've tried, and this one is no exception. It was extremely opaque and barely needed a second coat. I love it!

The 14th is basically upon us, and you can check out the website now to make your wishlist. Lots of items have caps, so make a list so you don't miss out on your favorites.

*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*