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!