Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Noodles Nail Polish Fall Collection 2023 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! It's that time of year that brands are busy coming up with their fall and Halloween collections which also means I've been busy swatching up a storm. Tonight I have the massive 8-piece fall collection from Noodles Nail Polish. I know fall happens to be Natalie's favorite season so she really goes all-out for these collections. The set will be available starting Friday, September 15th at 5 PM EST and each polish will retail for just $10.50 each. Shall we get a closer look at what Natalie came up with? 

Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 7/12/23*

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)

To use these glitter grabbing topcoats, it's best to let the polish to dry for several minutes before applying. If you apply the glitter grabber too quickly, the nail polish can eat up the glitter grabber a little, making the polish continue to have a little texture, even after the addition of a quick-dry topcoat. Using it this way requires a little more patience, but it's totally worth it. 

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 Autumn Soul (2 coats)

We're starting off with a bang with Autumn Soul which is a deep burgundy crelly (leaning jelly) base with metallic orange/copper/garnet/rose/fuchsia/plum glitters, pink holo glitters, and a touch of orange micro flakes. I say this leans more of a jelly finish because it looks a bit more squishy don't you think? It's deep without being too dark so you can really see the mix of all the glitters. Despite being more jelly-like, it needed just 2 smooth coats for full coverage. It will dry with texture from all the glitters, so see above for my recommendations to get a smooth finish. 

Noodles Nail Polish Better in a Sweater (2 coats)

Up next we have Better in a Sweater which is a deep deep teal crelly base with copper/gold/red/greeb color shifting flakes, orange/green iridescent glitters, and metallic copper/aqua/light green glitters. Just look at that last photo and that gigantic flake deep in that base (no, that's not a weird shadow)! Natalie is the best at combining glitter with flakes, and this is no exception. This is another 2-coater, and it also dries with lots of texture. Make sure to double up on topcoat, or add a layer of a glitter smoothing topcoat. 

Noodles Nail Polish Fall Babe (1 coat) over 2 coats Zoya Brynlee

The last collection from Noodles Nail Polish featured all glitter toppers, but for this set, there's only one. Fall Babe is a holo glitter topper with metallic raspberry, orange, and copper glitters. This is one of those toppers that would look perfect over any warm colors and I used a brand new shade from the Zoya Enamored Collection as my base. I didn't try using this on its own, but it could probably be built up in 3 heavy coats. You may be able to get away with just a regular coat of topcoat because of that scattered holo finish, but it will depend on what topcoat you use (the thicker the better). 

Noodles Nail Polish Harvest Dream (2 coats)

You know it wouldn't be a fall Noodles Nail Polish collection without a white crelly! Well, it's not exactly white, but it's definitely a cream-colored finish. Harvest Dream is a cream crelly base with copper shimmer, metallic rose/copper/lavender glitters, and red matte and metallic glitters. I'm really loving that lavender and red combo here; you always have to expect the unexpected with Natalie's color combinations. I thought this may need 3 coats, but I got away with just 2 thicker coats with no issues. If you use really thin coats, you may need a third. This is another one that will dry with texture from all the glitter. 

Noodles Nail Polish Hazy Harbors (2 coats)

Hands down, this is my favorite polish from the collection. Give me all the dusty purple polishes. Hazy Harbors is the sister polish to last year's bestselling polish, Misty Harbors. In fact, Misty Harbors now has a permanent spot on the NNP website! Anyway, Hazy Harbors is a dusty lilac crelly base with copper/rose/garnet/caramel metallic glitters in various hexagonal shapes. I love everything about this one. Shown is 2 coats and it does dry with texture from the glitters. 

Noodles Nail Polish Moonlight Magic (2 coats)

Moonlight Magic is another top pick of mine from the collection. I did my best to show you the shiftiness that it has. It's a medium grey crelly that leans purple that shifts pink/gold/green with copper holo glitters and bronze metallic micro flakes. All of the glitters are quite small and don't add much texture to this one, so I think you could use just a regular topcoat (I used a glitter smoothing topcoat, but that was just in case it was needed). This one is so fun and modern-looking. 

Noodles Nail Polish October Evenings (2 coats)

Evenings in October in North Carolina tend to be fairly warm, but in many parts of the US, this is prime time for crisp evenings. October Evenings the polish definitely has that deep and cool feeling to it. It's a deep plum crelly base with metallic periwinkle/garnet/raspberry/orange/lavender/rose/lilac/copper/red glitters in hexagonal shapes. This one dries with lots of texture, so it's one I recommend using a glitter smoothing topcoat for a smooth finish. 

Noodles Nail Polish Pumpkin Everything (3 coats)

Last, but certainly not least, we have my final top pick from the collection, Pumpkin Everything. I love orange, and this is the perfect pumpkin shade. What's fall or Halloween without an orange, right? Pumpkin Everything is a medium orange crelly base with gold flakes, bronze microflakes, copper shimmer, and a touch of fine copper holo glitters. This one was a bit on the sheer side, so I used 3 thinner coats for full opacity. It also seemed to dry with less texture since it had more flakes and shimmer than glitter, so a single coat of topcoat should smooth it all out. 

There you have it, folks! Yet another beautiful fall collection in the books for Noodles Nail Polish. My top picks have to be Pumpkin Everything, Moonlight Magic, and Hazy Harbors, but you can't go wrong with any of them. Don't forget to set your alarms this Friday! Which ones are your favorites? 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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