Saturday, 14 June 2014

Lemons and Limes

L-R: Green Machine*, Life Gave Me Lemons*,
Green Gladiola
Those of you who have known me since childhood are already aware that I'm a sucker for lime green. Why my parents let me paint the walls of my bedroom this colour I will never know, but I spent my teenage years waking up to the most wonderful bright spring mornings, all year round!

When I found O.P.I's - Life Gave Me Lemons*, a limey yellow shade, in our Coty goodie bag I was so excited - it made it onto my nails within a few hours! When I had a little more time on my hands I tried teaming it with a couple of lime green shades, Sally Hansen - Green Machine* and Models Own - Green Gladiola. 

To create this design I started with a white base coat, O.P.I - Put A Coat On!*. I then painted the yellow and green polishes onto a clean make up sponge and printed it onto my nails. I added two coats of polish in this way. Once the gradient was dry I added a coat of Green Machine* glitter on top. In the bottle this glitter looks a little strange but it absolutely transformed when I put it on my nails. There are various glitter sizes and a mixture of gold and pastel green pieces. It brought the two citrus shades together perfectly!

This is a very bright mani that may not be for everyone, and even I would have doubted you if someone else suggested it. I wasn't sure how much I'd like it once it was on but I loved it. Somehow the pastel, neon and glitter all combined to give a beautiful sparkly, summery mani. One of those that makes you smile when it catches your eye. Although this is one of our simpler designs I was really sad to take it off!!

What's your favourite colour? Are there any other lime green lovers out there??



  1. This looks great! I love how the gradient turned out :)

    1. Thanks Robin! Gradients can be a bit messy but they are so worth it. E&J.xx


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