Saturday, March 30, 2024

Polish Pickup April 2024 Video Games from Noodles Nail Polish: Hop to It

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Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Hot take: Easter has the best candy of all the holidays. There, I said it. Give me all the jelly beans, peeps, chocolate eggs, etc. I love April and I love video games which is fitting because this month's Polish Pickup theme just happens to be video games. Wish listing starts tomorrow (Sunday), so get ready to put your cart together. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, April 5th and ends on Monday, April 8th 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 







Noodles Nail Polish Hop to It (3 coats)
Inspiration: Arcade game Q*bert
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 200

Did I have to Google Q*bert? Yes. I'm honestly not sure if I've ever played it. I had to have! The character looks super cute though. I just asked my husband, and he said he definitely played it when he was a kid. Anyway, Hop to It is such a cool nail polish! It's a scattered holo base with blue/gold/green/indigo shifting flakes, black/neon green/light blue matte glitters, and sapphire metallic glitters in a clear base. You can use this one as a glitter topper with 1 coat over a base color, but I knew I wanted to see this one on its own.  Shown here is 3 thin coats, but you could probably get the same result if you used 2 thicker coats as well. If you look closely, you can see a little bit of nail, but it's not noticeable in person. Obviously this one dries with lots of texture due to all the glitter, so I recommend a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to smooth it all out. I have a vast polish collection, and I can honestly say I don't have any polishes that look like this one. I absolutely love it! 

 Wishlisting for Polish Pickup starts tomorrow, so get ready to go shopping! Don't forget, this one does have a bottle limit, so if you're interested, don't wait too long to purchase. 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*

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Zoya Color of the Month March 2024: Lucky

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New month, new Color of the Month polish from Zoya. When you think of March, you know it's all about St. Patrick's Day! Last Sunday people celebrated the day, but I'm guessing lots of people ended up actually celebrating on Saturday instead. I wanted to get this post out as soon as possible, because these limited edition polishes from Zoya are arouhttps://www.artofbeauty.com/content/item/Nail-Polish-Lucky-ZP3017.htmlnd for approximately a month. It may be April 1st, or it could be later in the month, but none of the other COTM shades are currently available, so there's that. This month we have Lucky, and it retails for $12 and you can get free shipping with code LUCKY. 







Zoya Lucky (2 coats)

What a holiday-appropriate polish! Lucky is a glittery leafy green base with tons of gold and blue holographic glitters. It's extremely eye-catching, and full of bling. I expected to need 3 coats to fully cover the nail, but surprisingly it was opaque in just 2 coats. Oh, and the formula was just impeccable. I went ahead and used a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by at QDTC for the photos, but you could probably get away with just a coat of topcoat for a mostly smooth finish. But like any glitter polish, this one will take some time to remove. Use a peel-off base coat, or soak it off with some cotton balls and nail clip covers to make it easier for yourself. 

You can find out more about Zoya on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. They often have sales, so check their social media pages periodically. 

*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*

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Polish Pickup Slumber Party March 2024: Noodles Nail Polish Parent Trapped

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Hello hello! Is it just me, or did February just fly by? Just yesterday if felt like the first of the year. If you can believe it, Polish Pickup for March starts in just a few days. Tonight I've got the shade from Noodles Nail Polish to share with you. 
This month's theme is Slumber Party, and that seems fairly opened ended, and I'm interested to see how the makers use their creativity to put it to the test. What do you think of when you think of a slumber party? 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, March 1st and ends on Monday, March 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 







Noodles Nail Polish Parent Trapped (2 coats)
Inspiration: The “Parent Trap” scene with Meredith waking up floating in the lake on her air mattress 
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 200 bottles


I found the source for the photo! Honestly it's been so long since I've watched The Parent Trap that I completely forgot about this scene. Leave it to Natalie come up with such a fun interpretation. Parent Trapped is a deep turquoise leaning teal jelly base with indigo/blue/green shifting flakes, teal holo glitters, and turquoise matte glitters in hexagonal and square shapes. Doesn't this one remind you a bit of a mermaid tail, just a little darker? I'm absolutely loving the combination of the square glitters and the flakes. This one does dry with texture, so I recommend a coat of a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a coat of quick dry topcoat for that smooth finish. It applied flawlessly in just 2 medium coats. 

 Wishlisting for Polish Pickup is going on now, so get shopping! Don't forget, this one does have a bottle limit, so if you're interested, don't wait too long to purchase. 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*

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Zoya February 2024 Color of the Month: Love

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New month, new Color of the Month polish from Zoya. February is all about love, and that goes for your nails. I wanted to get this post out as soon as possible, because these limited edition polishes from Zoya are around for approximately a month. It may be March 1st, or it could be later in the month, but none of the other COTM shades are currently available, so there's that. This month we have Love, and it retails for $12 and you can get free shipping with code LOVE24. 






Zoya Love (2 coats)

We have a glitter polish that covers in 2 coats! Love is a red jelly base with loads of various sized hexagonal red glitter. It reminds me of Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers, don't you think? The polish applies well, and has so much glitter so you don't have to dab it on (regular strokes is fine). It does dry with texture from all the glitter, so I recommend a glitter smoothing topcoat for that smooth finish. I'm actually a big fan of this one and I've been wearing it for the past 3 days. What do you think of this month's shade? 

You can find out more about Zoya on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. They often have sales, so check their social media pages periodically. 

*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, January 31, 2024

Noodles Nail Polish Winter 2024 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I told you I had tons of polishes to share with you! I hope you're ready for some soft tones and glitter. This 6-piece winter collection from Noodles Nail Polish features glitter crellies, jellies, and toppers. The set will retail for just $10.50 each, and it will drop this Friday (same time as the Valentine's Day trio), February 2nd at 6 PM EST

This is a picture-heavy post, so shall we? 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Noodles Nail Polish Valentine's Day Trio 2024 Swatches and Reviews

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Hello hello! I hope your week is off to a good start because I have lots of polishes to share with you. Tonight I've got the annual Noodles Nail Polish Valentine's Day collection to share with you. This year it's a trio with 2 glitter toppers and a glitter crelly. This set will retail for just $10.50 each and will be available starting this Friday, February 2nd at 6 PM EST. If any polishes happen to sell out, Natalie usually tries to restock those at least once so don't worry if you happen to miss any. 

Shall we get to the beauties? Hit the button below for all the swatches. 

Polish Pickup February 2024 Wild Animals: Noodles Nail Polish Love Birds

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Hello hello! How is it almost February?! Wasn't last week Christmas? I hope you are all staying warm in your respective areas. It's been on and off cold, but nothing unbearable like much of the US had last week. Tonight I've got the Polish Pickup shade from Noodles Nail Polish to share with you. 
This month's theme is Wild Animals, and like last month, I'm also an animal lover and can't wait to see what's in store. 

The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, February 2nd and ends on Monday, February 5th 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 can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 








Noodles Nail Polish Love Birds (2 coats)
Inspiration: a photo of 2 love birds 
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 250 bottles

This month Natalie was inspired by a photo of love birds (very Valentine's Day appropriate indeed!) and Love Birds is a bright pink (leaning red) crelly base with neon pink glitters, lime/gold iridescent glitters,  and purple/red/gold/orange color shifting flakes. The flakes aren't too in-your-face and adds nice visual texture to the polish. It was fairly opaque and only needed 2 regular coats for full opacity. Love Birds does dry with some texture due to the glitters and flakes, so I recommend a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a layer of quick-dry topcoat to get a finish like the swatches above. 

Wishlisting for Polish Pickup is going on now, so get shopping! Don't forget, this one does have a bottle limit, so if you're interested, don't wait too long to purchase. 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*

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

January 2024 Little Box of Horrors: Naps and Nails Z-Z-Z-Zombies

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Hello hello! The third and final January box polish I have to share with you from Naps and Nails is for the Little Box of Horrors box. New to LBoH? It is a bi-monthly shop that is open at 12pm pacific time on the 18-30 during the months: January, March, May, September, November with a Re-animation TBA. Shipping starts on the 15th of the next month after the store closes. This month's theme is Zombies and the shop will open on January 18th and end on January 30th. Swatch time!



Cold State




Warm State




Naps and Nails Z-Z-Z-Zombies (2 coats) Transitioning 
Inspiration: Paranorman
Price: $13
Bottle Limit: 100 bottles

I absolutely love this! Z-Z-Z-Zombies is a thermal flakie polish that transitions from green when warm to deep blue when cold with metallic pink/purple/blue flakes. The flakes go so well with the polish, and really adds depth to it. Swatches show 2 coats and it applied flawlessly. Even with the flakes, it only needed one coat of topcoat to smooth it all out. I love it! 

You can find out more about the Little Box of Horrors box on their Facebook page. Make sure to set your alarms to pick this one up since it has a smaller bottle cap. 

*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*