Essie Shake Your $$ Maker

Essie Shake Your $$ MakerBefore this post can be read this song must be playing in the background.

Seriously. I’ve had that song stuck in my head for DAYS thanks to this nail polish! And I don’t even really like it!

Ok, moving on to the nail polish. Shake Your $$ Maker (which I still think is super strange to see on the bottom of an Essie bottle…) is from Essie’s Summer 2013 DJ Play That Song neon collection. Apparently neon collections for summer are becoming a thing for Essie (last summer they released a neon collection called Poppy-razzi).

I’ve seen 2 different displays for this collection. A smaller display that seems to only be at drugstores as well as a larger display at Ulta. Shake Your $$ Maker is available from either display.

Shake Your $$ Maker is a medium green creme neon with a jelly look to it. This polish is neon in the sense that it dries to that weird semi-matte finish but it’s not very bright (despite the fact that Essie calls it an “electric green”).

In my swatches I used 3 coats and as you can see, the smile line is very visible. So much so that I’m willing to say I do not like this polish alone. For those with shorter nails or those who don’t mind the visible smile line 3 coats will be perfect.

Essie recommends using neon polishes over a white base so I tried that hoping it’d make this polish wearable. I applied 2 coats of Shake Your $$ Maker over 2 coats of Ulta Snow White and while I like the color that creates Shake Your $$ Maker is far too streaker to work well over a white base.

If you’re looking for a neon green polish petites Wicked! is a better (and cheaper!) alternative. If you’re wanting to try a new green from Essie I highly recommend First Timer!

Just a note regarding the name; I hate it. Essie should have just gone with Shake Your Money Maker or Shake Your A$$!

Overall not a great experience. I also have DJ Play That Song from this collection so hopefully I have better luck with that polish.

There are additional swatches below the jump. Including Shake Your $$ Maker over a white base.



Essie Shake Your $$ Maker 2 Essie Shake Your $$ Maker 3 Essie Shake Your $$ Maker MACRO Essie Shake Your $$ Maker MACRO 2 Essie Shake Your $$ Maker over white Essie Shake Your $$ Maker over white 2 Essie Shake Your $$ Maker over white 3 Essie Shake Your $$ Maker over white MACRO Essie Shake Your $$ Maker over white MACRO 2

12 responses to “Essie Shake Your $$ Maker

  1. It’s definitely more neon over the white polish, but I’ve already got Mojito Madness and First Timer so I really have no trouble giving this one a miss. (Also the blue from this collection which is very very close to Butler Please!)

  2. LMAO @ Shake your A$$

    Joni, good to know that the blue is close to Butler Please (which I already have)…for some time though, I could have sworn the name was “butter please..” and I was like “I don’t get it…”. Then I took a closer look at the name lol

  3. The name threw me for a loop. I kept reading it as a combination of “Shake Your $$ Maker” and “Shake Your A$$” which resulted in “Shake Your A$$ Maker” and left me going, “Whaaaaaa…?”

  4. I usually find that one coat of white plus three coats of a jelly-neon works best, even if the white looks streaky (the streaks usually don’t show). But I also don’t mind visible nail line with jellies, so long as they aren’t streaky on their own. I like the first photos!

  5. The funny thing is that the green actually matches one of the backdrops in the video!

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