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!
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.
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
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,