Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics “Get Wet” – Swatches and Review

Happy Saturday!

Do you play sports? I do, in the summer. In less than 2 months it will start up again and I’ll have to sport some nubs for about 4 months. I play Ultimate Frisbee and it does not agree with long nails. So now is the time to let them grow and that is what I’m doing. I don’t know how long I will go, but we’ll see.

Today I’m showing you a polish from Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics called Get Wet.

Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics is from Toronto, Ontario. Here’s a paragraph taken from their Web site:

We believe all women should feel free to express their personal edginess. You work hard, make responsible choices and embrace life to the fullest. Engage the cheeky side of things โ€“ you get the joke. You know that to be good, you have to be a little naughty. Cheeky Monkey cosmetics are environmentally safe and 3 Free healthy. They are edgy and fun, but above all, high quality. Just like the women who wear them.

My new aesthetician, Vanessa at Nail Beauty Lounge, carries this line and being the nail polish addict that I am I just had to try them out. These nail polishes cost $15 (CAD), which is more than what I usually like to pay, but you have to spoil yourself once in a while, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

When you buy a bottle you also get a nail file (hot pink – love it!) and a card. Vanessa was out of cards for Get Wet so she gave me another one. They all have a story and a drink recipe on them.

The cards on the nail polish bottles have their own little sayings too. This one reads:

Rawr, lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, let’s get to the nail polish!

This polish is described as a “jelly pastel turquoise”. That would explain why I needed 4 coats for full opacity. It is a bit more opaque than your typical jelly polish so I would not use this for a jelly sandwich. I also found it streaky.

I know Vanessa mentioned that she only needs 2 coats (in general, not for this colour specifically), and she uses this on her clients for manicures and pedicures. Maybe I need to try one of their cream polishes next time.

The bottle cap is kind of rubbery, which I really like because you get a nice grip while applying the polish. The brush is your typical nail polish brush.

The end result was worth all the work because I LOOOVE this colour! It’s such a nice pastel turquoise. Love it, love it, love it!!!

These pictures are all with Nubar Diamont top coat.

Did I mention that I love this colour? I can’t stop looking at my nails!

Have you tried Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics?

– Chantal ๐Ÿ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • I've never heard of these guys before but I love that they're Canadian and a bit raunchy! I'm so going to check them out.

    • I agree with you Cailtin! I just wish they were less expensive.

  • Love it, it's such a great pastel colour for spring!:)xx

    • Thanks Lolly Lou!
      It really is a great colour for spring, right into my kind of shade, I love it!

  • I always love your reviews. You are so thorough from the company quirks to the brush to the application. I think your nails will be OK for ultimate – you can keep a little bit of a free edge, and if they are square or squoval tipped, I bet it'll be OK. Anyway, effing love this company – love that snippet and I love this colour! I wish the price wasn't as high but quality does pay off, especially if it's a fave colour, it's worth it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Aww thanks Mellisa! ๐Ÿ˜€
    The long nails did not last long, I shortened them already, lol!
    I will be trying this brand again, they have lots of wonderful colours so hopefully their cream polishes will only need 2 coats. And I love that they are Canadian!