Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics — Fun Nail Polish for the Brazen!

Posted on: April 3, 2011

(Note: if you are easily offended by language, take heed!)

One great thing about the annual America’s Beauty Show in Chicago (formerly called the Midwest Beauty Show) is the opportunity to check out products you haven’t seen in your usual haunts.  For me, one of these was Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics, a Canadian-based company that creates and distributes nail polish.

The polishes are 3 Free — meaning, no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.  The finishes are shiny, and they stay on as well as any good polish.  I found them easy to apply, and the brush applicator is good.

But what makes this brand different is the bottle, the color names, and some of the colors themselves.  The philosophy of Cheeky Monkey is “centered on the belief that all women should be free to express their personal edginess in a fun and empowering way.”  When I saw the polishes, I was attracted first to the colors, but what got me to buy a couple bottles were the names — I just couldn’t help but smile at polish names like “Cougar”, “Brazen Hussy,” “Party Whore,” “Martini Daze,” and “Raunchy Bitch.”  Each bottle comes with a black tag that opens a bit like a Chinese fortune, with messages that range from “Be Edgy Today – Wear Black” to “They never said inner beauty would get you laid.”   As they say on their website, it’s quality cosmetics “with a giggle.”  And yes, I giggled!

I’ve worn three of their colors, and love them all — “Martini Daze”, a pearly grey-silver that’s totally adult; “Raunchy Bitch”, a beautiful inky blue with a bit of purple to give it dimension; and “Brazen Huzzy”, a great shiny purple just a bit lighter/brighter than a ripe eggplant.  

Unfortunately, the line is only available online for those of us in the United States, but if you’re looking for fun gifts for friends (or for yourself), I definitely recommend this line for something a bit different and definitely “Cheeky!”



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  • lilmakeuptips: Thanks for your comment! I got your note on the smoky eye and will do a post on the topic soon!
  • Wicked Red: You look REALLY good in those Lil. Thanks for sharing.
  • lilmakeuptips: Thank you so much Emil! I hope to have a New Year's makeup blog entry posted tomorrow ... maybe even a webcam if I can get it done ...


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