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

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.

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.

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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25 comments

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
Beautiful!
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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