Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

Hey everyone!  Today I’m wearing one of the Essie Cashmere Matte polishes called Just Stitched.  I’ve read horrible things about the formula on this one, but I had no problems at all!!  I started with a base of at home soak off gel.  I didn’t use any other basecoat because this gel makes my nails so smooth – I love it!!  Then I did 2 coats of Just Stitched followed by 1 coat of my quick dry top coat. After a few minutes I added one more coat of Just Stitched and took some pictures.  I did use some cuticle oil before the pictures which caused the matte polish to go kind of satiny.  After taking a few photos I then added my shiny topcoat again because I prefer this polish shiny. It really brings out the shimmer (which I love!).


I was hoping this polish would end my lemming for Nails Inc. Bamboo White. I haven’t seen the Nails Inc. in person, but going by online photos, I think in normal light it is “close enough” for me. 

I really like this Essie!  Normally I’m not a huge fan of Essie because I don’t like the skinny brush they use, but I think they may have used a new normal brush here. I didn’t have any problems with it today.

So the polish is a pale pink with beautiful blue shimmer that is visible in bright light.  I love it!  Being a matte polish, the polish will dry very quickly. You don’t want to go over and over the same spot or you will find streaks and ridges.  The first coat was pretty scary looking, but a thicker second coat helped fill in the bald spots.  The topcoat really helped level everything out and the third coat of polish was icing on the cake. 

Here are the bottle shots…

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

 

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

The next 3 photos have no topcoat, but my cuticle oil did add a bit of a sheen to the polish.  These are in direct sunlight outdoors…

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

 

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

 

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

This next one still has no topcoat but is indoors with indirect sun…

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

Now I’ve added my quick dry topcoat and went back out in the sun…

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

 

 

Essie Just Stitched – Cashmere Matte Collection

These 2 very small, weird looking bugs are hanging out on the glass on my balcony today. Neither of them have moved at all since like 8am.  I don’t know what they are though.  Looks like one has wings and the other one doesn’t.  Hmmmm…
And of course, Chico hanging in the sun on the balcony. I think I keep the condo too cold, he loves laying out in the sun like a cat!

Thanks for stopping by. What do you think of the Cashmere Matte polishes, or Essie in general? 

This polish is from my own collection and was purchased by me secondhand, not at a retail store.
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