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