Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics Is Having a Blast With Nails

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Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics

How saucy is this line!? I’m getting a big kick out of Canada’s own Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics. They’re an indie nail polish line bristling with fun colors and personality.


My typographical side adores the bottles, which are decorated with each polish’s name in different type styles and fonts, and I’m happy to report that I haven’t seen one that uses Comic Sans (I can hear you sighing with relief, LOL!).

And I love the creativity. Some of them have names as eye-catching as their colors (NOTE: some are very naughty), and all of them have quirky color stories on the website, like this one here for the shade called Nail Me.

“If there was ever a time that I wanted to be nailed by a hot guy on the spot it was this moment while vacationing in Honolulu.

Having read, and looked at many, many model magazines while waiting at the grocery check out, I became familiar with a lot if not all of the hot men within the covers.

One morning after I got my Starbucks, and treat from the ABC store on the corner, I casually crossed the road and made my way towards the beach. A nice fresh breeze of ocean air and Plumeria was filling my nose and lungs. Feeling much like one should in paradise, I was in a trance…”

Yowza! You are a cheeky monkey! πŸ™‚

Some of the names are cracking me up! — even though I probably won’t be gifting a bottle of Brazen Hussy or Hot Slut anytime soon.

There are currently 50 shades listed online at $14 apiece, all of them with a three-free formula made without formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.

I’ve tried five of the colors so far — BFF (a creamy pinkish coral), Free Love (a creamy bright orange), Vixen (a creamy purple), Get Wet (a creamy baby blue) and Man Chaser (a shimmery pink) — and I’m wearing two coats for all but one of these, Get Wet, which required a third coat to wipe out the streaks.

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Get Wet

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Free Love

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Undercover Vixen

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Man Chaser


I tested these on bare nails, as well as layered with a base and top coat, and saw good results both ways — a few tiny chips at the edges on day three (but still lots of shine). By day six, I started seeing a few more small chips along the edges and at the base of my nails. I’m hard on my hands, though, so I’d say these are pretty tough overall.

The line’s been a little difficult to find here in the U.S., but I think that contributes to their allure, especially if you like under-the-radar brands. They are available through their website and do offer international shipping.

PRICE: $14 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited availability outside of Canada, but they are available internationally online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. corallista says:

    I’m not one for blue nail paints but I really liked Get Wet!

  2. Yep, it is a pretty different name for a cosmetic brand, but these shades are so fun! The Undercover Vixen is my fave…that is my absolute favorite color!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome. I hope you can give these a try. They are a lot of fun.

      Speaking of Undercover Vixen…I think I need to do a mid-week polish change.

  3. Teri says:

    Oh I love the sound of this brand, the names are a bit naughty idd! The shades are really pretty and fun and the bottles are cute!
    Teri recently posted … Catrice Ultimate Shine in Kiss Kiss Hibiskiss

  4. Nina says:

    The name of this line is awesome!

  5. Belle says:

    Love those shades..
    oh and follower here…

  6. MochaMishMash says:

    Pretty colors for spring…I’m lovin’ BBF and Freelove!

  7. Amanda says:

    Get Wet looks great. It’s not too bright but still a noticeable blue, love it!
    Amanda recently posted … Ulta Exclusive Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad “The A List” Pictures and Swatches

  8. gio says:

    The shades are very pretty. I love Man Chaser!
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  9. Haha, I like Get Wet *trying not to giggle like a teenager*

    No seriously, I’ve never thought a baby blue would work so well with warm undertone!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sunny,

      I know, some of their names bring out my inner eighth grader!

      Yup, for some reason I can pull off baby blue polish. I love the creams, especially!

  10. Eren says:

    My comment is in no way related to this post, but just to let Karen know that I won’t be reading your blog till you remove your Obama banners. I come to this website to escape and read about beauty products, not be educated on politics. Whether this was Romney or Obama that you may be supporting via a beauty blog it’s unwelcome and unnecessary. I highly doubt anyone is coming here to decide who our next commander in chief will be. I really enjoy your blog so it’s a real shame.

  11. Sara says:

    Love it!! Heehee, those are some cheeky names. Have you ever tried Butter London? They’re another 3-free brand that used to be somewhat underground, but they’ve enjoyed a huge surge in popularity recently (thank goodness, because now I can buy them at Macy’s! YAY). They also have memorable names and lots of really unusual, beautiful colors. Knackered from their new spring line is STUNNING. It’s this gorgeous multi-chrome with pink, blue, grey, and a little shimmer.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sara,

      I have! I tried them way back when their caps were still the rectangular shape and kind of awkward. There are so many pretty colors this spring. It’s like I need extra hands and toes to enjoy them all, LOL!

  12. Sam C. says:

    These are too cute and I love their little write ups πŸ™‚ Cheeky, indeed.

  13. Adrienne says:

    I actually have a couple of friends for whom something called “Brazen Hussy ” (I love that they use hussy, such a funny old word!), and “Hot Slut” would make great gifts! Me and my old roomies from senior year of college generally addressed each other with some synonym of the word “slut” and still do, as like an inside joke type thing πŸ™‚
    Thanks for itroducing these to us! I’ll have to keep these in mind next time I need a cute funny gift!

  14. Joanne says:

    I love “Get Wet”. Such a pretty colour for Spring!
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  15. Rica says:

    Proud to be Canadian =D… these colours are freaking gorgeous! I want the lilac, theorange, and the hot pink ones! So prettyyyyyy!!!

  16. artemis says:

    I like them, especially BFF and Free Love <3 but also Get Wet and Undercover Vixen lol. Man Chaser is kinda shimmery for my taste πŸ˜›

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