The very sweet Andrea from Cheeky Monkey cosmetics sent me some of their polishes for review.
Here is a little info about the company:
''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."
I can't babble right now cuz I can't resist going straight over to the polishes:
POUR ME ONE
From left to right: 3 coats, 2 coats, 1 coat.
Beautiful happy red color! It's not exactly a creme, not really a jelly either, I would say it's a creamy jelly( :P) But I think there will be dupes of this out there. Applies smoothly. One of the best formula in nail polish that I've ever come accross.
From left to right: 3 coats, 2 coats, 1 coat
This color is sooo gorgeous.......! & my first jelly, I'll always treasure it <3 <3 <3. I had a tough time capturing it since it was so shiny & glossy, the color just wouldn't show, all you could see was the white reflection, haha. But I managed to get a color accurate photo, yay!
ONE NITE STAND
From left to right: 3 coats, 2 coats
As you can see, it was opaque in 2 coats. I just applied 3 to see if it made a difference, but it did not. I think I preferred the formula in the others better. This was also good, but not as much as the other three. I think the color is pretty cute, a sweet pink with shimmer. I don't have anything even close to this color in my *tiny* stash. It is so cuteee!
All fingers have 2 thin coats.
Awesome name, & an even better color. One of the most gorgeous polishes I've seen. My camera kept photographing it more blue that it was, so I edited the photo with photopad to get it color accurate. But this color is much much more vibrant and bright IRL.
At first I thought it would be a really dupable color, metallic blue, plenty of em out there, right? Wrong! I have 2 other metallic blues, but they are blue base with blue shimmer. Raunchy Bitch is purple base with blue shimmer. In fact I dunno why they have described it as metallic blue, I would call it a blurple.
I couldn't choose my favourite out of them. I love Come Hither, One Nite Stand and Raunchy Bitch! Come Hither, cuz it's my first jelly, One Nite Stand is just too cute , and Raunchy Bitch is an incredibly gorgeous lit-from-within color. I like Pour Me One too, but it's just not a must-have in my opinion, but it is a nice-to-have, I guess, if already don't have a million reds in your stash. The brushes were nice and easy to handle, I love their neat yet funky botlle with cool graphics.Dry time, ummm, not so good, they do take a while to dry, but nothing that quick dry TC can't fix.
Short review on their top coat and base coat:(sorry, no pics)
I Like It On top(top coat): Dries glossy, but takes too long to dry, I wish it was quick-dry :(
Wet Dream(Base coat): This one really worked for me, I would probably purchase it it again =)
Wear test was done with 1 coat of Wet dream, 2 coats of Raunchy Bitch and 1 coat of I Like It On Top. Very good results, not extra-ordinary, but better than most other brands, I wore it for 3 days, very minor tip wear by the evening of the 3rd day, not bad at all =)
Now if only I can sell a couple of my paintings, I will buy more of these polishes. And believe me, that's saying a lot, cuz I hardly ever buy stuff on the net, only done so twice in my life.
You can buy these polishes here. They ship internationally! *happy dance*