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