Essie Just Stitched – Swatch & Review

I received Essie’s Just Stitched after an error by My Little Box a few months ago from them sending me a product I’d already received a few months before. They apologised with not one but two items – and this was one of those that I received.

I’ll admit the wedding themed name did make me chuckle and upon looking this polish up it was a part of Essie’s Cashmere Matte collection which launched early 2015 – and whilst limited edition (I think) – it’s still available online.

With one coat of this you could almost get away with using this to give your hands a french manicure look, I can see the white of my fingers naturally peeking through – but the finish it s a little too patchy and streaky with one coat for it to actually look like a proper manicure.

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In late spring/early summer every year I tend to have a short lived love for pastel shades so this arrived at a perfect time. In the bottle this shade is very pretty a pale pastel pink with a silvery blue iridescence to it, it’s almost like a frost – but the shine in it isn’t as harsh.

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On the nails the shine is as subtle as it looks in the bottle. The polish is fast drying and the finish changes to a silky matte finish. Even with a matte topcoat this polish unfortunately doesn’t have a very long wear time – it’s a polish for an occasion, but a short one at that. Even being careful with my hands chips start to appear after about 2 hours, the slightest knock in the wrong way chips them instantly.

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It’s a shame, the colour and effect are quite pretty – I’m not a big lover usually of Matte polishes when they’re very flat looking, but that subtle silvery blue running through that stops it being boring to my eyes and it’s a shame it doesn’t last a little longer. That being said I have worn this 3 or 4 times since I’ve had it – so it’s clearly not bad enough to put me off.

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Are you a matte polish lover or hater? Tried any from the Essie Cashmere Matte range?

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9 thoughts on “Essie Just Stitched – Swatch & Review

  1. I have this along with a few other of the Cashmere Mattes. I was sooooo excited about them but the wear time is simply the WORST. Not sure if you remember my review where I showed the polish just flicking off in one sheet:
    https://stashmatters.com/2015/10/20/untrieds-essie-cashmere-mattes/
    After wearing the one shade, I haven’t attempted to wear any of the others – such a shame! For the record, I’m a big fan of Essie polishes overall but just not this formula.

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  2. I bought a matte polish from Essie last year. It may have even been this one. I hated it so much that I took it off right after I applied it and threw it in the trash. Worst 8 dollars ever spent!! With that said, Essie is my favorite nailpolish brand. I just know not to do for the cashmere mattes.

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  3. I have the matte top coat. I have only liked the look on navy blue polish.And then I didn’t paint the top nail so it was like a french manicure only matte navy on the nail bed and shiny navy on the tips.

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