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Let me start by saying this is an amazing shade of green. The application of this lacquer was unlike any Essie shade I have applied, it was more like the consistency of a Deborah Lippmann; jelly-like. Matte in the finish, the first coat of Shake Your Money Maker was very streaky. You are going to want to apply 3 thin strokes of this polish and build the coverage. It took 3 coats for me to achieve the level of opacity I was looking for. I added a Hardwear, a high-shine topcoat by Butter London to punch this shade up a notch and extend the wear. It lasted 2.5 days before it chipped and did not stain my nails upon removal 4 days after application. I started with Nail Foundation base coat by Butter London. It took a while for Shake Your Money Maker to cure. In the meantime, I smudged 4 nails. womp womp. This is a rich attention grabbing shade and I am looking forward to wearing it again. I rate Shake Your Money Maker 4 out of 5 stars. Retailing for $8.99 at CVS, I am hoping my next go dries quicker!