OPI Life Gave Me Lemons & Down To The Core-al Summer Gradient

by Lisa Heath

Just a quick nail post today!

I actually did this gradient a couple weeks ago and completely forgot to post it!  It’s not the best, but I’m still learning with gradients.

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I used OPI Alpine Snow as a white base for this mani.  The using a cosmetic sponge, I did the gradient using OPI Life Gave Me Lemons and Down To The Core-al.

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Want to see what method I used?  Check out The Nailasaurus’ post on gradients.  I followed this pretty closely and got these results.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!  I will be back later with some swatches and reviews!

*Polishes used in this post were previously sent for review.  To see the full review of these OPI shades, check out my OPI Neons Review

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Lou June 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

ADORE this, love the colours and the gradient is brilliant!

Phyrra June 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Beautiful Gradient!

Pink Sith June 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Oooh. So pretty! And thank you for linking the tutorial. I had tried using a sponge but it was a disaster, but I didn’t follow the same steps. Now I know what to do!!

Lisa Heath June 18, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Welcome! I’ve tried a few tutorials and this method worked best for me! I am horrible at explaining, so I figured it would be best to just link to her rather than mention that I used hers :)

Cosmetics Aficionado June 18, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Oh I love this gradient!

NORAH LOVES MAKEUP June 18, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Love the choice of neon and orange! So fun and bold.

Miranda June 18, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Love this effect AND the color combo you used is so fresh and summery!

Justina June 18, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Love the gradient!

Nidia - Lit From Within June 18, 2014 - 7:21 pm

That gradient is gorgeous. Love the colors!

Laura MyNewestAddiction June 18, 2014 - 7:26 pm

Oh! What a fun gradient!

Ashley June 18, 2014 - 7:28 pm

I love this. So perfect for summer. Loving the combo of colors.

Kath TheFabZilla June 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm

what a gorgeous summer mani ombre!

Sheila (Painted Ladies) June 18, 2014 - 9:49 pm

That turned out so great!

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries June 19, 2014 - 1:54 am

This is such a summery look. I love it.

Eugenia June 19, 2014 - 4:55 am

I love this! Gradients are my go to whenever I want a fun nail design but am too lazy to do something difficult!

Kim June 19, 2014 - 5:56 am

Ahh I love this. I wish I could do this myself. I’m nail art challenged.

Pamela June 19, 2014 - 6:21 am

The neon colors bring me back to my childhood (yes, I am a baby of the 80s)!

XO, Noelle June 19, 2014 - 7:41 am

You need to teach me these skills! My gradients suck!

Anastasia June 19, 2014 - 7:54 am

Perfect gradient!

Kendra June 19, 2014 - 12:10 pm

You knocked this one out of the park. Come do my nails!!

Melody June 19, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Gorgeous Mani!

Aprill June 20, 2014 - 6:55 am


Betzy Carmona June 20, 2014 - 4:13 pm

So pretty

Mai June 21, 2014 - 3:44 pm

That’s a beautiful sunny gradient!

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