Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics Nail Polish Summer 2010 Swatches & Review

Good morning!

Today I’ve got some fun new colors from Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics for spring/summer 2010. If you haven’t heard of Cheeky Monkey, check out my previous post here.

This is a collection of 4 new colors that are all really great, though very different from one another. They might not all be what you think of when you think “summer”.

Check them out below!


Tease is a pale grey creme with strong hints of lavender. That is exactly what makes this color so special, in my eyes. I have a lot of pale grey cremes, but nothing like this. This applied very nicely, no streaking or any problems. This was two coats.

Get Wet

Get Wet is a light pastel turquoise. It’s seriously gorgeous and looks so shiny! This is the only color here I would consider a “typical” summer color. It did apply a little uneven and thin but after three coats it was totally smooth. Of all the blues I own, I do not have anything exactly like this one either! This was three coats.

Filthy Madame

Filthy Madame is a dark gunmetal grey with pink, blue and green shimmer. It’s very pretty, but I do feel like I have something like this one already. If you don’t though, you might want to snatch it up! This was three coats for maximum opaqueness.

Booty Call

Booty Call is a dark eggplant purple with pink and blue shimmer. IT GLOWS! I know as soon as I saw this in the bottle it would be amazing, and it is. Yay! This is a great all around color, but I think of fall when I see it. But who cares, I don’t wear colors according to season anyway. This applied very nicely and was two coats.

Overall I think this is a really nice collection. I like that it’s not typical for the season, and it runs the gamut of finishes and colors.

You can find Cheeky Monkey products here and the nail colors retail for $15.00.

I know a lot of people balk at higher prices for nail polish, but you really have to look at it from the “price-per-wear” standpoint, like anything else. I have very rarely ever gone through an entire bottle of nail polish (even before I had a large collection) and if I have, it took a few years. That’s pretty darn good in my book for only $15.00. And you also have to remember nail polish, no matter how old, can always be brought back to life, so you don’t have to toss it! I’m not trying to convince you one way or another to buy this or not, I’m just trying to point out something people might not think about when they look at price.

So what do you guys think about these colors?



  • June 2, 2010

    Love the Filthy Madame color. I’m going to get this one after I buy my motorcycle so that my nails match the bike. :)

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Jennie Z,

      Oooh nice!!

  • June 2, 2010

    Booty Call. But not at that price even if it were available in the UK.
    I don’t see myself wearing anything more than a handful of times so price per wear makes that very costly.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..BB Couture – Impact Driver – Incognito =-.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Jen.

      Isn’t it gorgeous? I totally understand if you won’t wear it much then it might not be worth it!

  • June 2, 2010

    Oh I love Get Wet! I’m a little concerned about it being thin and showing my nail line though. It looks perfect for summer!

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Beth,

      Well I have three coats on and it totally covers my nail line. It’s very pretty. :)

  • June 2, 2010

    Ooooo, Booty Call is gorgeous! I just love its purply, shimmery, glowy goodness.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Debbie,

      Yes it’s fabulous!

  • June 2, 2010

    Booty Call! Booty Call! Definitely a winner!
    .-= Mylyne´s last blog ..Graduation =-.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Mylyne,

      Yes, yes!

  • June 2, 2010

    These are all really pretty. Tease and Booty Call are really hot. I love that purple for summer. I have worn like 3 or 4 purples straight (currently Milani Totally Cool on tips and a purple neon, Essie Purky Purple on toes).

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Sky,

      Yeah purple for summer is great. Can’t have enough purples!

  • June 2, 2010

    That’s Perky Purple, I mean. :)

  • June 2, 2010

    I think it’s a bit disingenuous that someone who’s getting this stuff for free is saying that $X is a reasonable price to pay for anything, especially where $X is two or three times the amount that similar products sell for.

    Also, polish color CAN change over time.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Lisa,

      I would agree with you expect that almost all the higher end brands I buy myself, so I frequently purchase nail polish that is $15, $20 & $25 myself.

  • June 2, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    This is a great collection, I love Tease and Get wet (that’s a gorgeous pale blue color) ; nice silver but hate the name, “Filthy Madame? and purple of “Booty call.” BTW-Who are the winner(s) of your OPI Shrek polish give-away contest? Or is this a secret?

    Mc Huggs :)
    .-= Mc Huggs:)´s last blog ..Project Runway Season Six: Episode Eight =-.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Mc Huggs,

      Glad you like those ones! The winners were all contacted yesterday via email. Thx!

  • June 2, 2010

    I love Booty Call, but I think it might be too similar to several other colors I have to justify the price. I won’t say I’ll never pay for a higher price polish, but the higher the price, the more unique the color must be and the more it must grab my imagination and compel me to buy it. This just doesn’t happen very often.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi TropicalChrome,

      That makes perfect sense. :)

  • June 2, 2010

    I think my favorite is actually Filthy Madame which is surprising because I normally dont go for gun metal-y colors 😀 But I love Get Wet…except I already have essie turquoise and caicos as well as OPI What’s with the Cattitude and Get Wet looks like its right between those two! Thanks for all the lovely swatches

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Kathleen,

      You are most welcome!

  • June 2, 2010

    I haven’t heard of Cheeky Monkey, but these are nice. I feel like I have things close enough to all of them except “Filthy Madame.” I agree with another commenter that the name “Filthy Madame” is a turn off.
    I’m so jealous that you can wear that minty color “Get Wet”…
    BTW, I totally get your point about the price of nail polish. It’s all relative, of course. You put so much hard work into swatching, I consider any free samples you get as “payment” for the job you do! Clearly, you buy your own polishes, too, and you’re always up front about it.
    My current limit is $15 per bottle. Anything over $10 and it has to be totally unique (either color or formula). Still, I love my $2.99 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Virtual Violet.” Of all the nail polishes I own (100+), I’ve received the most comments/compliments on that color. Just goes to show you! p.s. I owe you a “thank-you” for swatching that Virtual Violet a few months back!

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      Aww thanks you are right, I always say when I buy something myself (which is often) or I get it sent to me. Virtual Violet is so fabulous, I am glad you like it so much!

  • June 2, 2010

    They look so nice.. I am really loving Booty Call 😀
    .-= rijaH´s last blog ..Lady Gaga – Alejandro =-.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi rijaH,


  • June 2, 2010

    MUST HAVE TEASE!! Ahhh love it! I saw Bobbi Thomas wearing a color veryy similar to this on a TODAY show segment on 6/1 and I died when I saw it! Love at first sight if you will, hehehe. Actually I love them all, but I feel you on the lack of uniqueness with Filthy Madame; I do have colors that are very similar if not dupes for it. Thanks for the swatches. By the way my Red Velvet Cupcakes are delicious :)

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Kristen,

      Mmmmmm red velvet cupcakes…This was the first red velvet cake I made, before it had only been cupcakes. Also this was the first cake I made from complete scratch, and it turned out so good. Thank you Pioneer Woman hahaha!

  • June 2, 2010

    I am LOVING Get Wet and Booty Call!!! The names though…hmmmm 😛
    .-= Polish Earthgirl´s last blog ..Day 1) The Flight. =-.

    • June 2, 2010

      Hi Polish Earthgirl,

      Yeah the names are “Cheeky” :) I like them, I don’t find them “raunchy” like Orgasm Cosmetics names…

  • June 3, 2010

    SO buying booty call!!!!! i love it!

    .-= sara´s last blog two hundred and seventy five, rgb red =-.

  • June 3, 2010

    Thanks for your response. Good to know.

  • June 3, 2010

    I like them all except Filthy Madame (although I love the name). But don’t like them enough for $15. I don’t mind paying $$ for them as I have purchased a few Chanel ones but I really gotta love the color.
    .-= marisol´s last blog ..Abandonment issues =-.

  • June 4, 2010

    Booty Call is my fave from this collection.
    .-= Rosered´s last blog ..The Secret Of Healing The Shadow Self And Tapping Into The Riches Of The Dark Side =-.

  • June 4, 2010

    booty call reminds me of NARS purple rain

  • June 5, 2010

    do you use a top coat in all of your swatch pics? i know you like diamont the best, is it as shiny as seche vite?

    • June 6, 2010

      Hi kimberly,

      I don’t use a top coat in any of my swatches. Yes Diamont is super duper shiny and very fast drying. I love it!

  • June 8, 2010

    OMFG Booty Call… yes yes yes! So hot!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Scrangie,

      You. Must. Purchase. :)