Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sugared violets: Cheeky Monkey Booty Call

Hello ladies,

I love the taste of violet candies. I adore floral desserts and perfumed black teas. There was an exotic ice cream shop that made its own African Violet flavor. It was purple hued and violet scented, with little chocolate chips throughout. Today I created a sugared violets manicure for those who like to smell and taste the flowers along the way.

I stamped the blooms from Born Pretty plate M11. I chose Konad pastel blue special polish because it appears lavender over the purple base color. I alternated placement of pastel blue and violet pearls. The stems were highlighted with an Art Club turquoise glitter striper.

Cheeky Monkey makes amazing polish. The application of Booty Call was fantastic. Two coats resulted in perfect opacity. The polish dries quickly. I was initially concerned about the size of the lid attached to the brush wand, but I didn't find the design cumbersome to work with. The polish practically applied itself.

Booty Call reminds of grape jam. Purple reflective shimmer adds depth to the shade. As much as I enjoy a good purple, their bottle aesthetic also captures my attention. The polish name is repeated in various fonts circumnavigating the bottle. So cute! It also came with a note: Always magnify and express your individuality and edge and you will have personal creative fulfillment. It's like a feisty fortune cookie.

I hope you enjoyed the purple hue and the tiny flowers sweetened your day.

Booty Call was sent to me for review. This shade can be purchased at

Image plate M11 was provided for my consideration. This design plate is part of a 12 piece set, item #518, available for purchase at

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. I love that color! So nice and vampy :) And those flowers are so incredibly cute!

  2. This is really beautiful! I love the colors! And everything. :_

  3. Love this! The floral design almost looks like a cross. African violet icecream sounds delicious. I don't think I've ever eaten violet candies. The polish does look like grape jam. Love the manicure.

  4. Wow! I think this is one of my fave designs and color combos of yours I've seen so far! Stunning!!! :)

    Slightly OT: Where do you purchase CND Air Dry? Was at Sally's today and they don't carry it. Very few places, salons or other stores (can't actually think of even one establishment other than pro beauty supply stores), carry any CND at all around here...

    TIA! :)

  5. I love cheeky monkeys polish names. hahaha

  6. Violets are beautiful flowers. But I haven't had the pleasure of having candied violets. Next chance I get, I will be sure to try it.

    Love the colors together. I'm wondering about the polish's risque name! =O

  7. Ah, now I want some jam! Pretty mani....I love the details in this one a lot!


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