OPI Life Gave Me Lemons Cover

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


11 thoughts on “OPI Life Gave Me Lemons

  1. Ali's Dancing Phalanges May 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Ooh! I like it! I may go for the mini-set, too. Planning an Ulta haul, soon!

    • Alli May 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      I love the OPI mini sets! Especially for neons. I don’t need full size polishes of these.

  2. tanguera May 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    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!

    • Alli May 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      I actually just got a China Glaze polish in the mail today that may fit the bill!

      • Nat May 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

        I don’t suppose you’re referring to ‘Be More Pacific’? (fingers crossed)

        • Alli May 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

          That’s the one! I’m so excited to try it 🙂

    • Katie May 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      What about Sally Hansen Chartreuse Chase 🙂 Shimmer!

      • tanguera May 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm

        Nice! anyone know if Sally H is 3 free?

  3. whitelace May 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I adore chartreuse. Not only do I really like this polish, I NEED those shoes!

    • Alli May 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Funny enough I picked those up at Target! I don’t know if they still have them but they’re by Sam & Libby 🙂

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