Right off the bat I want to say I am not a nail salon kind of a gal. I really don’t love paying to get my nails done because it’s pricey (I prefer to spend my cash on other things) and my nails grow so crazy fast that I’d be going weekly. I love doing my mani at home, but was super curious when I heard of a new polish brand on the scene – and I couldn’t find a solid Olive and June review out there.
I took the plunge and ordered a few colors. I’ve been painting my nails with exclusively Olive & June nail polish for about a month now and wanted to share my own experience with this lil’ Olive & June review.
Olive & June originally started as a Southern California based nail salon. Think like – the ideal and most perfectly picturesque type of salon. That’s Olive & June.
At some point the founder recognized a huge opportunity – delivering the Olive & June experience at home. Now having been featured in major publications (like Forbes) and loved by celebrities and us peasants alike, Olive & June has become a major name when it comes to nail care.
Honestly? The branding. The experience. The marketing.
And YES the quality is bomb in comparison to other major nail polish brands at a similar price point.
But at the end of the day I do think the quality of Olive & June polish is somewhat similar to the other polish brands I’ve used and loved in the past. Olive & June beats out my old faves in terms of quality by just a hair (I find the end result of the formula to be shinier and stronger, ultimately longer lasting), but it’s not a huge difference.
Olive & June really does succeed in their marketing. I sort of see them as like the Glossier of nail polish if we’re being honest – their branding is cute AF.
I find Olive & June to be incredibly reasonably priced given the quality is so damn good. A bottle of Olive & June polish runs, at the time of this blog post, at $8 a pop. Given that the Essie Gel Couture polish is currently $11.50 on Ulta’s website – I’d say Olive & June is a steal.
I recognize this post is just a rant about a nail polish brand in a world where there’s plenty of deeper, richer content that needs space – but if you landed on this page for the real deal on the Olive & June hype. YEP. They’re worth the hype.
My final thoughts with this Olive & June review? They’re worth the cash – and easily my new fave way to get at home mani perfection.
*Blondes & Bagels uses affiliate links. Please read the disclaimer for more info.