Olive and June Nail Polish Review plus 9 Gorgeous Ombre Ideas!
During the pandemic of 2020, we were stuck at home, bored, and our nails looked atrocious. Enter Olive and June nail polish and the accompanying manicure kit!
I have NEVER been able to paint my nails until I followed the instructions that came with the manicure set. When I painted my nails they got all over my nail beds, the colors streaked, so they peeled and chipped immediately.
But when I saw people raving about Olive & June nail polish, I knew I had to give it a try. Since then, I’ve learned to shape my nails, take care of my cuticles, and make a manicure last for more than a week…. though I generally paint a new mani every few days because I find the process so relaxing.
We wanted to do a full set of Olive and June reviews for the manicure and pedicure kids since we talk about them on Instagram so much! We also answer our most frequently asked questions.
We also put together a cheat sheet of our favorite mani/Pedi color combos and some fun favorites for painting multi-colored, AKA ombré, nails.
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Why are the Olive and June nail polish and kit systems the best on the market?
So why do we love Olive and June manicure and pedicure systems so much? Because of the easy of learning.
The manicure box comes with a scannable QR code that links to video tutorials of how to do your nails, but the inside of the box also has step-by-step instructions. I promise if you follow the directions, you will have a salon-quality manicure THAT LASTS! (image is above!)
Both the Manicure and Pedicure Kits have everything you need to be on your way. Plus they double as storage. I’m telling you, you won’t regret these purchases!
What is the Poppy?
OK, let’s talk about the Poppy tool. On Olive and June polish, the outer white cap comes off so that the smaller white cap underneath can be used for the Poppy.
The Poppy is a little bulbous handle that attaches to the nail polish lid and helps your hand get a better grip on the polish. It’s a genius item that is wonderful for beginners.
See how much more naturally I can hold the top of the polish with my non-dominant hand? It’s a manicure game changer.
We get into more of the most asked questions below.
Olive and June 20% off Code
First off, let us start by saying ANY manicure or pedicure system is 20% off with the code KIRSTENB20.
If you want just one polish, or a kit with 6, it’s still 20% off.
Olive and June Reviews for the Manicure and Pedicure Kits
While you will see more information about what’s inside the manicure and pedicure kits below and our thoughts on the Olive and June nail polish, we wanted to give high-level reviews of the manicure kit, and pedicure kit in case you are deciding between the two.
In our opinion, the manicure kit is where it’s at. While the pedicure kit was wonderful during quarantine when we didn’t have the ability to get salon pedis, if you can only get one kit, we think the manicure kit is the better buy because you change fingernail colors more frequently, it helps you get the basics of nail care down, and you can apply your learnings to a pedicure even without the Posey that comes in the pedicure kit.
What’s in the Olive and June Manicure Kits?
The Olive and June Manicure System contains:
A dual-sided nail file
Polish remover pot
Super Glossy Top Coat
Plus the Olive and June nail polish of your choice (1 or 6)
What’s in the Olive and June Pedicure Kit?
The Olive and June Pedicure System contains:
The Posey foot rest
Polish remover pot
Super Glossy Top Coat
The Olive and June nail polish of your choice (1 or 6)
Why is Olive and June Nail Polish so good?
The reason Olive and June nail polish gets such high marks from us is that it lasts!! We are talking a week without chipping!
Jackie rarely painted her nails before because the polish always cracked and she hated shellac and gel nails which can damage nails.
It lasts so well that a friend of mine recently called to say her drug-store nail polish remover couldn’t get it off easily. I wouldn’t know, because it comes off in a breeze with the nail polish remover pot, which happens to be an Allure best of beauty winner.
Is Olive & June Nail Polish Vegan?
Yes. The polish is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Olive and June polish is also free Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Camphor, Ethyl tosylamide, Xylene.
Where Can I Find Olive and June Nail Polish Near Me?
Olive and June is now sold at both Target and at Walmart! However, you will not be able to find Olive & June nail polish on Amazon.
You should note that not all colors and products will be available at either location. The most complete list of products can be found at oliveandjune.com.
Our Favorite Olive and June Nail Polish Colors
When it comes to picking nail polish colors, it’s really important to know your skins undertones. I (Kirsten) have yellow, or warm, undertones. Jackie has blue, or cold, undertones.
Generally, that means that dusty colors or those with blue or green undertones will wash me out, while they sparkle on Jackie’s hands.
For that reason, my picks tend to be bright in tone and warmer over all.
I adore Lava, KAG, CV, Hot Strawberry, MG, and Wild & Free. All of which fall into the orange/red/pink color family. They are in order in the image above.
Jackie gravitates towards the blue/grey color family and those with dustier undertones like AW, RP, ECC, HZ, and GH. Those colors happen to make an amazing ombré, so check them out in the slideshow below.
Our Favorite Olive and June Nail Polish Ombrés
When it comes to Ombrés, Olive and June Nail Polish KILLS it. They design their seasonal sets with the ombrés in mind and they also have ombre sets available for purchase.
Personally, we like to design our own ombré collections. Sometimes it’s a monochromatic set of polishes and others are all over the color wheel.
Olive and June Mani Pedi Color Combos
Not a fan of multicolored nails? No problem! We’ve got some killer Mani Pedi color combo recommendations below.
We love a bold toe and neutral finger, but why not try the reverse to really dazzle? Or For the holidays, coordinate with your polish for a seasonal vibe.
You can go monochromatic of course, or pick colors that aren’t the same but have the same undertones. The combos are endless but a few of our favorites are below.
Mani Book Club
How do we combine our love of manicures and our loved of books? Easily! We pick a few Olive & June nail polish colors to match our current reads!
We had so much fun matching our Fall 2021 favorite new releases to the Olive and June Fall Polish collection. You can see the full list of colors and book recommendations here.
Did we answer all your questions about the Olive and June nail polish set and the Olive and June manicure kit?
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