Essie In Stitches

Monday, November 9, 2015 3 comments

Do you have a nail polish friend to share your love and obsession with? I'm so lucky and I actually have several and we can get together for an afternoon or an evening and just drink tea (or wine) and paint our nails and chat and catch up on life. It's so great. I love to scope out my friend's collections to see if they have any Essie polishes that I haven't tried yet or maybe don't own in my own collection.

This polish was one of those ones that I came across in my friend Austrian's stash. I was looking for something new to try and spotted In Stitches. In the bottle, it didn't immediately grab me. It reminded me a bit of Angora Cardi or Island Hopping, yet with sort of a blush pink/reddish tone to it, which to be completely honest, I wasn't totally certain that I liked. But I borrowed it anyways and brought it home to try.

On my nails, this colour was a completely different story! I liked it so much more than I thought I would. It's a fantastic shade for Fall and throughout the day I would look down and my nails and think "Oh great. Another polish to add to my ever-growing wish list!"

It's definitely a bit of a chameleon shade that looks different depending on the lighting (as you can see by the different pics). I always wondered why when I would google this shade, such a large range of shades would show up. I can see now in person it's because it truly looks different depending on the lighting you are in.  I would say it's "true" shade is most like the photo below, except maybe even slightly lighter and more dustier looking. 

The formula was wonderful. It's smooth, easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats. Just the way I like 'em. 

In Stitches came out in the Fall 2010 collection and has since been added to the permanent line. The collection didn't have an official name, but the names of the polishes were all based around sewing and fashion. Other amazing fall polishes from that collection were Sew Psyched, Merino Cool and Little Brown Dress. Sounds like a fall collection I would love!

Island Hopping vs. Angora Cardi vs. In Stitches

Since In Stitches reminded me of Island Hopping and Angora Cardi, I thought maybe you would be curious to see a comparison also. In Stitches is much more pink/red than Island Hopping but they do have that dusty muted quality to them. 

After discovering I loved this colour and wanted it, I was picking up a few things at a grocery store on a different side of the city that I never go to, when I spotted a clearance shelf of nail polish. My eyes zeroed in on a lone bottle of Essie, so I scooped it up and lo and behold it was In Stitches! And the sign said "all polishes $2". I could not believe my luck! But my bubble was burst later when I went through check out and it rang up as $8.99. "But this was supposed to be $2. It was on a clearance shelf" I told the girl. She just shrugged her shoulders and said sometimes people put things down where the don't belong. Sooooooo disappointed! 

I don't own this colour yet, but it's such a pretty fall shade that I'd love to. What do you think of this muted red/pink shade?


  • Unknown said...

    Lovely color!! great post!! helpful as always !! so glad i follow you!!
    by the way how do you feel 'bout metallics shades My faves penny talk and good as gold, what you thoughts??

  • Kindra said...

    Thank you Monica! So far the only metallic I own is No Place Like Chrome, but Penny Talk and Good as Gold are on my wish list. I love the rose gold colour of Penny Talk and think it would look fantastic in the summer with a tan! I do find that No Place Like Chrome exaggerates all the imperfections in my nails and I have to have a steady hand when I apply it. I get a much better result when I use a coat of Ridge Filling Base Coat first. I hope to get my hands on Penny Talk and Good as Gold and I have a friend that has Blue Rhapsody, so I'll do a review on my blog when I have them!

  • Unknown said...

    Completly agree with you my penny talk bottle is almost done same s god as gold, they give you a nice kinda mirror effect, without mark imperfections, I'm not into silver but one mind blowing mirror effect is Sally Hansen color foil ( but it chips and mark imperfections so have to wear a base and a top coat).... so glad to share with U ..have a good afternoon

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