While January and February are traditionally nail polish dead zones, I’m in heaven with the transitional collections! Zoya released the Naturel Satins and Essie released their Cashmere Mattes – bam. I guess OPI needed a nap. No judgment, I love naps. Though to be fair, they had this down in 2009 with the Suede polishes.
Oh Essie. I love you. I love you and your Cashmere Matte Collection. My life is complete: a light pink shimmery matte. I have been dreaming of a polish like this for years. Seriously.
Just Stitched is a sophisticated soft pink. The crushed micro pearls create a lovely blue micro shimmer. Essie describes it as a warm pearly-plush pink. Pearly? Yes. Plush? Sure. Pink? Obviously. Warm? Ehh…maybe cozy would have been a better choice, the blue micro shimmer situation makes me want to put this in the cool category, but I get what they were going for.
While this polish is a dream come true, it’s taken some trial & error with the application: it certainly wasn’t love at first brush stroke. I tried it with and without a base coat – finally finding success with Julep’s Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat. I ended up using 4 coats, which is more than I usually have the patience for but… light… pink… matte… I’ll do anything for you.
Alli had a great experience with Coat Couture & I really need to get my hands on Spun in Luxe. I really hope that essie makes more of these lovelies. Can you imagine a sea foam green with this shimmer!? I’d freak.
The Essie Cashmere Matte polishes retail for $8.50 and are SO easy to find. I’ve seen the Cashmere Matte collection at Ulta and Walgreens. There’s also a Cashmere Matte Trio available at Ulta & Nordstrom’s for $25.50. The trio includes Just Stitched, Coat Couture, and All Eyes on Nude. There’s no special value with the trio, it’d make cute gift though.
Have a beautiful day!
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This past week Charlotte experienced the most disappointing snow storm OF ALL TIME. I woke up, looked out the window and instead of seeing 10 inches of snow I saw…nothing. It was wet. Like gross, slushy wet. But, since the meteorologists were predicting so much snow much of Charlotte had an unnecessary snow day. Or, […] Continue reading →
Earlier this week I couldn’t shut up about Florence. Today we will continue our European tour with Germany. This is a polish that I always wanted from the OPI Germany collection but just never picked up. In the bottle it didn’t look like a polish that would work for me. And while German-icure is a very […] Continue reading →
Being that I am clearly obsessed with nail polish it’s only logical that I also follow fashion. I was browsing through the various runway shows from the most recent New York fashion week and I was really struck by the nails at the Tadashi Shoji show. Nude, subtle nails is a trend that apparently has […] Continue reading →
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This is another polish from my magical bag of polish I got from Katie when I went to visit her in Richmond. I’ve never used any products from LA Girl so I had no idea what to expect. I did know Punk looked absolutely gorgeous in the bottle and I was really excited to try […] Continue reading →
With their New Year New Hue collection Pure Ice has come out with some really interesting and unique polishes. I’m seriously obsessed with Poppin Bottles; a glitter top coat from the collection. Today I’m going to share the color tints from the New Year New Hue collection. There are 3; Rosy Glow, Blue Hue and […] Continue reading →
It’s Spring & Summer time in nail polish land and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a perfect reminder that the cold is on its way out – hopefully sooner rather than later. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my snow days last week, my snow day mani, and the extra time with Otis & Mr. […] Continue reading →
It is so cold outside. And there is ice falling from the sky. I even had to bust out my super sexy snow boots. What is this nonsense! To take my mind off winter I thought I’d share a very springy manicure. I did this manicure awhile ago and was absolutely obsessed with it. I […] Continue reading →
Y’all. I just don’t know about this top coat. Sometimes I quite like it. Then other times it straight up pisses me off! It’s just an unhealthy situation. But, let me explain. This top coat comes with quite the lofty claims. It is supposed to be able to penetrate multiple layers of polish and dry […] Continue reading →