It’s FINALLY Friday! This week has kinda sucked for me, I am glad it’s over!
I have something fun for you that you probably haven’t yet seen. It’s a new line of nail polish by a Canadian based company called Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics. Here is their description of what they are all about.
“Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics is centered on the belief that all women should be free to express their personal edginess in a fun and empowering way. Our products act as a tool, providing an avenue and philosophy to engage, explore or rediscover the edginess that animates all of us.”
Cheeky Monkey is big-3 free and their products are non-toxic, rating only a 1 on the skin deep safety cosmetics database (which ranges from a 1-10, 10 being the most toxic).
From a personal standpoint, I love the packaging and names, they are really cute and sassy.
The formula on these was pretty damn fabulous. The lighter ones did need three coats as they were a little sheer, but the polish flowed very nicely. The darker ones needed to dry a little longer in-between coats because if not, you might get some cuticle drag. But that’s not a big deal, just wait 2-3 minutes and you should be fine. Peep ’em!
Hangover is a shimmery pale taupe. When I first applied this I thought it was going to be too sheer and boring for me. But after the second coat, then the third, I was very surprised at how nice it turned out. This isn’t your standard mushroom taupe, it’s more of a cafe au lait color, and with multi-colored (blue, green, pink) shimmer. It’s REALLY flattering on me, and I think even appropriate for more conservative work places. This was three coats.
Born Again Virgin is a pale baby pink creme, with maybe a hint of peach. This isn’t a pastel color and not chalky or streaky at all. This is also really pretty and more on the conservative side. I don’t have a lot of pinks like this, and find it very flattering. This was three coats.
Romp is a deep royal purple with heavy blue and purple iridescent shimmer. This is one of those colors when I put it on I cannot stop staring at my nails. It glows. It’s truly freakin’ amazing! This was on the thicker side, so wait a couple minutes in-between coats. This was three coats.
Cougar is a true cherry red creme. It looks a lot darker in the bottle than it applied, whcih I was actually happy about. I thought it was going to be a plain ‘ole boring deep red, but instead I got this amazing bright, happy looking red that is super fabulous against pale skin. To me, this is a “Mad Men” kind of red. This was three coats.
Overall I am very excited about this new company and their polish. They are based in Canada, but have started shipping to the US. They currently have about 35 colors in their line and they are $15.00 each. You can find their website here.
So what do you guys think of these colors?