Best Techniques for Smoothing Out and Removing Glitter *updated 8/28/20*
Noodles Nail Polish Bees Knees (2 coats)
Up first we have hands down my top pick for the collection. Just look at this shade! Bees Knees is a beautiful marigold crelly base with copper shimmer. I find it to be a little more yellow than orange on my skin. It gives me a little bit of lobster hands, but who cares? I’m gonna be rocking this one all fall. This one was pretty opaque, and I needed just 2 coats for full opacity. Since there is no glitter and just shimmer in this one (!!!), it dried with no real texture, so you can leave that thick topcoat alone for this one.
Noodles Nail Polish Bibbidi Bobbidi Bloom (1 coat) over black
I feel as if I should have used a slightly lighter base for this one, but black is always best for contrast and showing what’s in there. Bibbidi Bobbidi Bloom would also work perfectly as a base for both Bees Knees and Succ-a For You which I’ll show here momentarily. This one is a clear-based glitter topper with pale yellow, peach, pink, and periwinkle hexagonal glitter, lavender square glitter, and a touch of holo flakes. This one is just packed in glitter. This is one coat, and as you can see, there’s a healthy amount of glitter here. I should have tried to make this opaque on its own, but unfortunately I didn’t get to it. I would expect full coverage in 3 coats though. I just love the spring-like mix of colors here!
Noodles Nail Polish Kiwi, Do You Love Me? (3 coats)
Up next we have Kiwi, Do You Love Me which is a very pale green crelly base with coral, pink, pale yellow, and green hexagonal glitters. Don’t worry, despite it being a light green, it never really appeared white in person. When I was in college, I became a huge fan of pink and green together, and my room was full of the combination. As with the lighter crelly bases, I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my swatches.
Noodles Nail Polish Merci Bouquet (2 coats)
When you put coral and gold together, it’s just like a summer sunset. That’s what we have here with Merci Bouquet which is a coral crelly base with various gold glitters and a touch of find peach micro-flakes. It reads a bit more peach on my skin tone, but you know colors like these can be. I found this one to be fairly opaque, and I used 2 heavier coats for full coverage. This one does dry with a lot of texture, so make sure to double up on that topcoat, or use one of the combinations I mentioned at the top of the page.
Noodles Nail Polish Succ-a For You (2 coats)
Continuing on we have Succ-a For You which is definitely the most delicate shade of the bunch, and is also another top pick of mine. It’s a mint crelly base with loads of pink shimmer (look at the bottle in the last photo…it really shows up there!), holo flakes, and a touch of fine scattered holo glitters. Even though this one has some glitter, it really didn’t have much texture after it dried, so a regular topcoat will do just fine. Love it!
Noodles Nail Polish Thistle Be the Best (3 coats)
Yay, a white crelly from Noodles! These are always a favorite when they show up in a collection. I don’t think you’d be surprise to know that this is also a top pick of mine. Thistle Be the Best is a bright white crelly base with navy, pink, coral, and light blue hexagonal glitters of various sizes. I especially love the large coral glitters. There’s just something really modern-feeling about this color combination, don’t you think? It dries with texture, and I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.
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