We all have an alter-ego or at least how we would like to be seen in the world. My best self is classy, organized, and well, a wonder woman of sorts. I wish she would make an appearance, but for now, I will settle for being presentable and put together.
For me, feeling presentable and put together involves a good manicure, don’t get me started on the power of a mani and pedi!
In my experience as an esthetician, this phenomenon is universal. I witnessed it over and over again, a woman would walk in disheveled and stressed and float out of the salon, like she was just gifted a superpower. It used to be that this experience could only be had at a physical salon, until Olive & June.
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Follow the Olive and June System and you will be so pleased with the outcome!
About Olive & June
Olive & June is the revolutionary nail system that will give you salon-worthy nails. Many women are forgoing the nail salon in favor of, *gasp*, doing their own nails at home (cuticles and all). Olive and June is the name of the nail salon that was started in 2013 by “mani-obsessed” Sarah Gibson Tuttle in Beverly Hills, California. Not wanting to limit the personalized and luxurious experience to a physical location, Olive and June is now elevating the at-home experience with their new line of products.
Olive & June have created nail systems with everything you need, including an amazing customer experience to achieve the perfect mani and pedi. Their nail polishes are formulated without the fifteen harmful chemicals commonly found in nail polishes and without sacrificing performance. They carry two types of nail polishes – quick dry or long-lasting. Plus they now carry press-on nails!
Olive & June have 4 different systems to choose from:
- The Mani System
- The Pedi System
- The Complete System
- Press-On System
Here’s how the mani or pedi system works:
- Shape your nails with salon-perfected clippers, file and buffer and if you are painting your toes, a cuticle pusher and cuticle remover.
- Paint your nails with either their long-lasting or quick dry polish using their Poppy tool which helps to steady your hand so you end up with a smooth paint job.
- Finish with a shiny top coat.
- Hydrate your cuticles every day with their award-winning cuticle serum or soften and smooth your feet with the foot file and foot serum.
- Perfect your mani and pedi with a clean up brush.
- Remove nail polish with their acetone-free polish remover pot.
Here’s how the press-on system works:
- Prep your nails with the included nail clipper, file, buffer, cuticle pusher, cuticle serum and nail strengthener.
- Press your nails on and you’re done!
- Use the removal kit for easy and clean removal.
Olive and June definitely delivers salon worthy nails!
Tips and Tricks for Using Olive and June
One of the drawbacks to achieving salon-worthy nails on your own is a steady hand. Olive & June took note of this problem and created Poppy, their patented, universal polish bottle handle that makes painting your nails easier, and faster. It works by stabilizing your non-dominant hand.
It’s also important to note that a base coat is included in Olive & June’s nail polish so you don’t have to use a separate base coat!
Another issue with DIY nails is chipping. Olive & June, gives the following recommendation to keep your mani looking fresh and fabulous.
- Remove polish with the Nail Polish Remover Pot
- Avoid touching anything that can could transfer oil to your nail bed
- Paint 2-3 thin coats while giving coats at least 5-10 minutes to dry in between coats.
- Reapply their Super Glossy Top Coat every 2-3 days.
Favorite Olive and June Colors
I love the colors Enchanted- a deep plum color with flecks of shimmer in it. I also love the color, World Lit- the perfect light spring pink and RP- a quintessential gray neutral.
Have trouble doing your own nails? No problem because Olive and June has classes to help you out!
Pros of Olive and June Nail Polish
One of the over-the-top features of Olive & June is their customer support. They didn’t just roll out their complete DIY nail systems and hope for their best; they offer educational opportunities to help you gain the confidence and skills to successfully do your own nails.
They have a free Mani Masterclass every week and a Bootcamp every month or you can book a one-on-one virtual appointment with one of their Beauty Besties.
Besides their complete no-fail nail system and educational support, their nail polish is thin, making it easy to apply.
Cons Of Olive and June Nail Polish
You can expect your manicure to last a week, give or take a couple of days, depending on the nail polish used – quick dry or long-lasting. If you want a solid 10 days or more then you may be disappointed with their polish. However, I think it’s important to mention that their nail polish can be removed with actetone-free nail polish remover which is not the case with most gel or gel-like polishes that may last longer but require some effort and chemicals to remove them!
The mani system has everything you need to do your nails at home!
Olive and June Review
I was so excited to test out Olive and June. As a former manicurist I’m always on the lookout for a better way to do my own nails at home. Who doesn’t want to achieve a salon worthy manicure at home?!
I got their Mani System. I really wanted to be able to speak to what it was like. I tried one of the quick dry polishes too and loved how fast it dried. As a busy mom who doesn’t have a lot of time to let my nails dry I love when a polish dries quick. The Mani System has everything you need to give yourself a manicure at home, from a top coat, nail file, nail buffer and nail clipper, polish remover pot, clean up brush, polish remover pot, cuticle serum, the poppy- their patented polish bottle holder that helps you apply nail polish with a steady hand and a polish color of your choice. This all comes in the cutest mani box! They really have thought of everything.
I love Poppy, it makes it so much easier for even an inexperienced person to apply their nail polish and their clean up brush is genius! Makes your nails look so clean. While I loved the quick dry polish I did find that it didn’t last as long as their regular polish. I also tested out their Nail Primer and found that applying it before my polish really helped my nail polish last a lot longer. I was hoping it wouldn’t matter because it’s one more step, but it really does. My manicure lasted me 4 days with no chipping. But as soon as I was in lots of water and washing dishes again, it chipped quickly for me. I know if I wore gloves it would help but I don’t. I could tell when I’m not cooking as much or using my hands it was fine. I do love the manicure process of Olive and June. I realized my manicure lasts so much longer if I wait to add the top coat after my nails are dry and give them a solid 20 minutes to dry.
I also did try their press on nails and did not like them. They fell off quickly and were too long for me. I couldn’t even do some tasks like normal because my nails were so long. I did cut them, but that was time consuming! I then had glue stuck to my nails afterwards. I would stick with the nail polish and skip the press on nails!
These are the press on nails that Olive and June offers. I didn’t like them for myself. Too long and cumbersome for my daily lifestyle.
Conclusion: Is Olive and June worth the hype?
In my opinion, this is one of the best performing and clean ingredient DIY nail systems on the market. Now if you are someone who enjoys the salon experience then maybe Olive & June isn’t for you. Don’t get me wrong I love going to the salon, but if you’re a Mom and can’t get to the salon as often as you’d like or don’t live near a salon that uses clean ingredients in their polishes or you want to save some money, then Olive & June is the DIY nail system you’ve been looking for.
Olive and June FAQ’s
Does Olive and June dry fast?
Their long-lasting polish dries in 5 minutes and their quick dry polish dries in 1 minute.
How long does Olive and June’s nail polish last on nails?
Their long-lasting nail polish is supposed to be anti-chip for 10+ days and their quick dry polish is 5+ days.
Does it compare to gel polish?
Their long-lasting nail polish is similar to gel nail polish and has a gel-like finish.
How do you remove Olive and June nail polish?
You can remove Olive & June’s nail polish with their acetone-free polish remover pot.
Where can I buy Olive and June?
You can purchase Olive & June from their website and at select Target and Walmart locations.
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