Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shake Your $$ Maker

Hey Everyone! It is quite a gloomy day today and has been raining non stop since at least 5:30 am. It is ok because I love the rain and it fits my mood. We had to take my car back to the mechanic (yes again) and now they are saying we need to rebuild the engine to a tune of around $3,000. I am trying to avoid thinking about it but it is rather stressful. 

Today I have a great polish from Essie.

Shake your $$ Maker from the 2013 Neons Collection. I wouldn't say this is a neon polish but it is a bright green sheer jelly.

This is on the sheer side of the jelly spectrum and took me 4 coats,  4 coats!!!!! I was not pleased with using 4 coats. I didn't layer it over white though Essie does suggest using these neons over white.

As you can see there is still visible nail line and you can see all the little imperfections of my nail which isn't really a good thing. I do love the color as it is a very bright, vibrant green.

I will tell you that both my father and fiancĂ© (whom we will refer to as C from now on because I think the word fiancĂ© is weird) who rarely notice my nails commented on this mani, more than once.  They both loved the color and actually noticed it on their own so that says a lot about this polish.  

It took awhile for this color to grow on me. I am pretty sure my negativity toward it stemmed from having to apply four coats to get the coverage and color I wanted. When I finally got over that the color started to grow on me and now I love it.

It was hard to photograph because I couldn't capture how bright it was and then in direct sunlight it looks a little too bright like the picture above. 

I actually passed this polish up several times. When I first saw it I wanted it but then got to thinking that I am sure I have something similar and put it back. We did that dance a good 3 or 4 times on different shopping trips.

I finally broke down and bought it because I had some coupons and extra bucks at CVS but they didn't have any of the other colors I wanted and this lone bottle of Shake Your $$ Maker was sitting there begging to come home with me. I finally gave in and am so glad I did.

I don't think I realized this collection was full of jellies until I started applying this polish. I think I need to look into the other polishes now too. 

That's all for now :)


  1. In massive heatwave...send rain this way...sorry to hear about your car troubles but at least your nails look great!

    1. Ohh no. That is the best thing about the rain is it gave us a break on the heat. I will try and send some your way!! My boss took some with him to Costa Rica so it might work :)

      Thank you :)


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