Monday, January 12, 2015

ESSIE . CASHMERE MATTE COLLECTION + SWATCHES

I've had one hell of a time trying to track down the latest Essie polish release, the Cashmere Matte Collection, after it almost instantly sold out online. But luckily my local Shopper's Drug Mart had just received them and the sales associate was kind enough to scour through the newly delivered shipment to find the four shades I had my eyes set on from the get-go: Wrap Me Up, All Eyes On Nudes, Comfy In Cashmere and Just Stitched. The collection is totally unique, with a satin-matte finish that dries quickly, leaving a suede-like texture – and two of the polishes feature a pearlized matte finish that is beyond gorgeous.

All of the polishes are on the thicker side and therefore a little tricky to apply, requiring three thin coats for the best results. But if you've got patience the pay off is totally worth it. Wrap Me Up is a beautiful soft white with the slightest bit of pink – it's romantic and totally office worthy if you're looking to avoid a stark white. The other nude in the collection, All Eyes On Nudes, is a camel-toned polish that looks so luxurious when paired with gold accessories. I'm just hopeful that it will still look as chic when summer comes around and I have a tan as some polishes can look muddled when there isn't enough contrast between your skin tone and the polish. Next up is the darkest polish I went for, Comfy In Cashmere, a taupe polish filled with a blue iridescence that can be seen at all angles. Out of all the polishes in this range this one was by far the easiest to work with and was some-what self-leveling. The final polish, Just Stitched, is also filled with a blue iridescent shimmer but the finish is a little more subtle. I usually steer clear of baby pink polishes, but the pearlized matte finish and subtle iridescence make it a must have.

There are two more shades available from the collection, Coat Couture and Spun In Luxe, however I simply didn't gravitate towards them – too dark, too matte, too something... just not my style.

THE SWATCHES
Swatched in Natural Light . Wrap Me Up, All Eyes On Nudes, Comfy In Cashmere, and Just Stitched
Have you spotted these polishes yet? What shade is your favourite?


AM¥     XO

26 comments:

  1. I had no idea they released a matte collection!
    I must get my hands on these... Comfy in Cashemere looks so beautiful!

    xo Sharon
    under the blush

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    1. I feel like it has been hidden honestly! Nail Polish Canada doesn't even have it yet and that is ALWAYS my go to! Shame because its beyond beautiful!

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  2. Comfy in Cashmere looks amazing! Going to check that one out.

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. There's a darker version that you would probably enjoy as well, with that same blue iridescence!

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  3. Ill have to track these down they are so pretty, great for the summer !

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    1. Good luck! They are definitely going to be the only polishing grazing my nails this spring/summer. So fresh!

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  4. I am such a creeper but I kind of like the look of matte polishes that almost match my skin LOL. It's so pretty with a monochrome outfit I think!

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    1. Hahah not a creeper at all! You have such a beautiful complexion so it probably works for you. Wish me I just look silly and washed out!

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  5. Just Stitched is very pretty. Love the pink matte. I thought I would gravitate towards Comfy in Cashmere, but the pink one draws me in.

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    1. I know, it's even more beautiful in person – if that's even possible!

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  6. Omg, these matte shades are absolutely gorgeous! I love nude nails...will have to pick these up for sure!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty & lifestyle

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  7. LOVE IT

    http://www.fuckhighclass.com

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    1. Thanks girl! Everyone should own these!

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  8. These look so so beautiful!! I absolutely love the blue iridescence in the third polish. I hope I can find these at my Shoppers!

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

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    1. I hope you can too! Run there now!

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  9. These are so pretty! Gotta love Essie!

    Linh | SimplyLinh

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  10. Wonderful tones! <3

    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. Thank you! .. or thank Essie hehehe

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  11. Beauitful so pretty! I might have to buy some shades from this collection!

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    1. You have to. You just HAVE to!

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  12. These are so insanely gorgeous!! Oddly enough, I have never bought an Essie polish before, but after seeing this post, I really want to :) Wrap Me Up is my favorite! I'm quite the nail polish addict...sigh, unhealthy addiction.

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm speechless! Essie is by far my favourite polish brand and if there was ever a collection to introduce someone to the brand this would be it!

      Hope you love them as much as I do!

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  13. These polishes are gorgeous! Definitely going to have to track down 'Comfy in Cashmere' - such a unique colour, I'm in love! Lovely post! xx

    Love, Ashley Christina

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    1. Good luck girl. And thank you so much! xo

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