OPI Life Gave Me Lemons

OPI Life Gave Me Lemons CoverMy obsession with chartreuse began last summer. It started with a dress (you can see the fabric here). Then it extended to shoes (that you can see here). When I saw the promo images for the 2014 OPI Neon collection Life Gave Me Lemons immediately caught my eye. Could it be the perfect chartreuse, neon? I think so!

Life Gave Me Lemons is a vibrant, chartreuse creme. It’s bright but it’s not too in your face. I love the color in a pretty – ugly kind of way.

That being said, I was out with the boy and of course I had to tell him how much I liked the nail polish I was wearing. He asked what it was called so I told him Life Gave Me Lemons. His reply? “I would have called in neon green.” Men. I swear.

The formula is actually good. I did not use this polish over a white base and found that 3, thin coats gave me an opaque, even color.

I decided to go for the mini set, aka Little Bits of Neon. It includes all 6 of the neon polishes from the 2014 neons collection. Life Gave Me Lemons is of course also available in a full size.

As always, there are swatches under the jump!


OPI Life Gave Me Lemons OPI Life Gave Me Lemons Neon OPI Life Gave Me Lemons swatch



  1. ok, I am starting (almost against my will) to like the “idea” of chartreuse, but have yet to see a shade of it that really makes me wanna go for it. Please indulge your chartreuse fetish by posing some more swatches of it!… would love to see some softer versions or shimmery versions!

What do you think?