Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cheeky Monkey Polish Review

The other week I received a box in the mail from Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics. When I opened the box it contained a lovely gift bag (shown by Gizmo here) Inside was a cute pink emery board with "cheeky monkey" printed on it. (sorry I failed to take a photo today), a funny sticker that says "You are F'n Fantastic" with the Cheeky Monkey logo... and yes... I forgot to include a photo of the sticker too. I suck, I know. at the bottom of the bag was three polishes and a topcoat.

This is "One Night Stand". It is a pink pastel with a light pearl shimer.

"Staggette", a creme medium toned red. I like to describe it as a strawberry red. It was really hard to capture it, it is showing up a little more orange than it is in red life.

The best bottle tag of the bunch! :)
And the best for last (IMO), "Romp". A beautiful dark purple with a vibrant blue shimmer.

"I Like It On Top", clear topcoat. It has a light pink tone to it, but it is clear on the nail.

All of these polishes formulas were watery. The most difficult one I think was One Night Stand. It took about 5 coats to get it as even as possible. The thin brush on all of the bottles made the thin formula really difficult to handle. I'm used to the pro-wide brushes a lot of polishes have converted to. I think if they had a wider brush, it would have been easier to handle the formula.
Staggette was the easiest to handle. It evened out in about three coats, which is great for a thinner formula polish. Romp was in the middle. It covered better, but was still a little on the difficult side.
One thing I didn't like was the drying time. All of them took a long time to dry, and with thin formula I expected it to dry a lot faster. The multiple coats didn't help. The topcoat could have saved this but it was a slow dryer as well. You might notice a smudge on the index finger for the pink polish (One Night Stand). I thought the polish was dry, but I smeared it when was trying to take photos. I think it was at least 10-15 minutes after I applied the topcoat.
The colours on these were awesome, I really loved them. Romp was definitely my favourite!
Dispite my beef with the drying time and the brush I am pretty sure I'm going to get a few colours from their website. I'm thinking Hangover will be one of them. :) So next time I'll use a pro-wide brush and some sort of quick-dry product. Any suggestions?

[These products were sent to me by Cheeky Monkey for review.]


  1. One Night Stand is beautiful, but Romp is STUNNING!!! (Or, in Cheeky Monkey lingo, "It is F'n phenomenal!!")

  2. I love Romp! Bummer about the application.

  3. Loving the Stagette!:D

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  4. Wow, they look great, and I love the cute tags.
    I think it's amazing these were sent to you for review! have you already received my foils?

  5. How nice! I wish I would get a nice package like that. (ahum, Cheeky Monky Cosmetics, if you're reading this..;)
    I like how you placed "Skulda's Claws" on the tags, it looks like it belongs there!

  6. Great review, and swatches!
    Love the little tags ^_^, may fave was also Romp.
    A product for fast drying, maybe the fast dry spray or the seche vite top coat?!
    I personally used sometimes a fast drying oil drops, they smell great also.
    The name is "Nail Life, speed dry" oil drops that I bought at sally's, hope that helps ;).

  7. Thanks for the comments, ladies!
    Arie, I'll keep my eyes peeled for it. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  9. Romp is beautiful on you and love the funny preggy tag LOL!

  10. Lovely colours and I just love those tags:)


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