Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 9/23/20*
If you read my posts about Noodles, you’ll see this little blurb posted each time. And if you can believe it, I do update this as I find new products I think would be helpful. Noodles Nail Polish are very glitter-heavy polishes, so I thought I’d mention the best techniques to remove glitter. Since they all contain glitter, they will dry with some texture, so I recommend at least 1 coat of topcoat. 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.
Noodles Nail Polish And to All a Good Night (3 coats) ($10)
Man, we are starting off with a real bang! I love when Natalie does shifty shades, and this one is a perfect example of it. And to All a Good night is a blue/purple/orange/gold shifting shimmer shade with silver holo flakes and copper glitters. The purple and blue are the most prominent, but the orange/gold comes out to play in lower light and more extreme angles. She won me over with the shift and holo flakes if I’m honest. This one needed 3 thin coats, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you have short nails or use thicker coats. Definitely a top pick for me!
Noodles Nail Polish Cozy Cashmere (3 coats) ($9.50)
Up next we have Cozy Cashmere which is a cream crelly base with pink shimmer and various sizes of hexagonal rose glitters. When I first saw Cozy Cashmere, I thought the base was more of a blush color, but I think the pink shimmer and glitter tricks the eye. I love the name, and it really does feel like sitting at home in your favorite pajamas with fuzzy socks on drinking a hot chocolate while watching some Netflix. I used 3 thin coats for my photos, and it does dry with texture from all the glitter, so look at my tips above to smooth it all out.
Noodles Nail Polish Good Tidings (1 coat over black) ($9.50)
Continuing on, I’m so happy Natalie has continued her tradition of having a glitter topper in many collections. Good Tidings has silver metallic flakes and glitters, gold glitters, and a bit of red/green shifting shimmer in a clear base. I really appreciate the shimmer addition…it really adds some dimension to the polish. There’s a chance you’d be able to build this up to full opacity in 3 coats, but I like how the contrasting base allows the shimmer to pop. It is quite glitter dense, so 1 thin coat over your favorite base will give you plenty of glitter. Again, this one does dry with some texture.
Noodles Nail Polish Holiday in the Sun (3 coats) ($9.50)
Not only did we get a white crelly, we got a white crelly that is basically Christmas in a bottle. Holiday in the Sun is a white crelly base with red, silver, green, gold, pink, blue, and purple hexagonal glitters. The most prominent glitters my eyes are drawn to are green and red though. This is another 3-coater for me, and it dried with a lot of texture from the glitter. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that this is my second favorite from the set.
Noodles Nail Polish Reindeer Games (3 coats) ($9.50)
I really don’t know how she comes up with some of these color combos! Reindeer Games is such an interesting polish. It’s a deep raisin crelly base with red, caramel, copper, and green metallic glitters. It was described as a plum color, but it has a little more brown to it to my eye. How would you describe it? Either way, this one may be my favorite of the whole collection. It really has a squishy look to it and the glitter really shines through. I used 3 thin coats for my photos, but you may be able to get away with 2.
Noodles Nail Polish The North Pole (3 coats) ($9.50)
Continuing on we have The North Pole which is second white crelly polish with red metallic/silver holo micro flakes and silver/red metallic glitter. I really enjoy that this one has smaller glitters and flakes which makes it quite unique. And it reminds me of a candy cane! I used 3 thin coats for full opacity, but this one didn’t have quite as much texture as some of the others.
Noodles Nail Polish Tree Farm (2 coats) ($9.50)
And last, but certainly not least, we have Tree Farm which is a deep emerald green crelly base with green flakes, and a touch of fine copper holo glitter. Don’t be alarmed, this one is dark, but it is definitely not black. It was extremely pigmented, and barely needed the second coat I gave it. Do be careful of getting any polish on the cuticles as it may stain the skin a little bit (you may see what I’m talking about it you look closely at my nails…oops!). It also had very little texture, so you may be able to get away with just 1 coat of regular topcoat to smooth it all out.
*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*