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 arou 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*