This honest review of Olive & June press on nails tells you everything you need to know before you buy these premium fake nails, plus offers a discount code.
Use code OJJulianneB20 for 20% off the Olive & June press on system.
They give you an instant mani at home so you can show off the beauty of your hand in style! I always get compliments when I wear Olive & June’s instant mani press on nails, especially the ones with graphic designs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, each pack of Olive & June press on nails comes with non-damaging nail glue made of Alkyl 2-cyanoacrylate and Polymethyl Methacrylate.
Olive & June press on nails last up to 7 days when applied for short-term use. They last 7-14 days when applied for long-term wear.
To remove your Olive & June press on nails, soak your fingers in warm soapy water or acetone for about 10-15 minutes. Then, use the wood stick that came with your press on nails to separate the press ons from your natural nails.
No. Olive & June press on nails were designed to minimize damage to your nails with non-toxic, non-damaging nail glue adhering them to your nail bed.
Yes. If you remove your Olive & June press on nails with warm soapy water, they will likely remain intact, so you can reuse them.
However, if you remove them with acetone, they are not reusable.
Yes. Olive & June press on nails are long-lasting, non-toxic, non-damaging, made of recycled material, reusable, size-inclusive with 21 size options, and they can be cut and painted as well. They are good for a quick but beautiful instant manicure at home.
Olive & June press on nails were created by Sarah Gibson Tuttle after a two-year process of developing them with engineers and testing them on thousands of people in order to create press on nails that were truly unique to the market.
The resulting benefits are press on nails with the following features:
- made of post-consumer recycled material (PCR)
- size-inclusive (21 sizes and 42 nails in each pack– nearly double the number of sizes on the market)
- four lengths
- reusable (if removed with soapy water, not acetone)
- dozens of colors and designs
- quick at-home application and removal
Shapes & Sizes
Below are details of the current shapes and sizes:
- Squoval (a hybrid of square and oval)
- Extra short: 3.86 mm long (slightly longer than the diameter of AA battery)
- Short: 15.48 mm (the length of 1.5 coffee beans)
- Medium: 17.1 mm (the length of a dime)
- Long: 20.9 mm (the length of a nickel)
Each nail will vary slightly; however, you can use the above as a general guideline.
If you cannot find the exact shape and size you want, note that you can cut and file them to your desired shape and size.
I like to keep my natural nails very short, and I most prefer the extra short length. On some fingers, they are nearly identical in length to my natural nail and, on a few other fingers, they extend a bit past my finger.
Each set of Olive & June press on nails costs $10. (or $9 for members) This includes 42 nails with sizing details, glue, a wood stick, a prep pad, the file buffer, and a brochure.
(See picture above.)
The Olive & June press on system costs $54 (with one set of nails) or $80 (with four sets of nails).
The system includes the following essentials:
- Press-on nails of your choice
- Carry-all pouch
- Straight-edge nail clipper
- Dual-grit nail file
- Salon-quality nail buffer
- Mani cuticle pusher
- Award-winning cuticle serum
- Nail strengthener for healthy nails
- Removal kit for easy and clean removal with sponges, nail caps, and press on remover made of acetone
(See picture above.)
I personally recommend you purchase the entire Olive & June press on system, both because:
1 – You can save 20% on the press on system with my code OJJulianneB20
2 – And also because I find it to be helpful to give your nails and hands extra treatment and hydration, with products like the award-winning cuticle serum (one of my personal favorite Olive & June products) and the nail strengthener (which is great both for priming your nails before you apply press ons and strengthening after you remove press ons.)
And if you’re stuck on what shade to purchase, I recommend the popular shade Pink Goldfish, which is universally beloved.
How to Put On Olive & June Press On Nails
First, find the press on nail that is the best fit for each of your nails.
Next, prep your nails. Push your cuticles back with the cuticle pusher, file and buff them, then wipe them with the prep pad.
Optionally, you can apply a thin layer of Olive & June nail strengthener as a primer.
Last, starting at your pinky and working towards your thumb, apply the press on nails with nail glue and hold each one for 30 seconds to ensure they adhere.
Depending on whether you want to wear your press-on nails for one day use, short term use (up to 7 days), or long term use (7+ days), apply the nail glue as follows.
For one day use: Apply a thin line of nail glue down the middle of your nail bed.
For short term use: Apply a thin line of nail glue down the middle of your nail bed, as well as two dots on the sides of the line at the middle of your nail bed.
For long term use: Apply and spread glue all over the press on nail and your natural nail.
The entire process takes about 10 minutes total.
How to Remove Olive & June Press On Nails
There are two ways to remove Olive & June press on nails.
First, you can soak your fingers in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. Then, use the wood stick that came with your press on nails to pop your press on nails off. They will likely remain intact and able to be reused again.
Second, you can also use Olive & June’s press on removal system, which comes with the full Olive & June press on nail system. First, file the top glossy layer of the press on nails. Then, soak the sponges with the bottle of acetone and place the sponges inside the nail caps. Place your fingers in the nail caps, with the press on nails touching the sponges. Soak them for about 15 minutes. Then peel the press on nails off, or pop them off with the wood stick that came with your nails.
This quick video shows you more details about how to use the Olive & June press on removal system:
If they do not come off easily with either method, soak them longer and try again. I personally like to sit in a hot bath for a while before removing them.
If any nail glue remains on your natural nail, buff it off with a buffer.
Thereafter, you can use Olive & June’s cuticle serum and/or nail strengthener to fully restore and hydrate your natural nails. (I highly recommend this step, as the removal process can be somewhat drying.)
I like to also keep my nails natural (meaning without any nail polish or press ons) for at least a day or two thereafter so that they can get some oxygen.
Pros and Cons
Now, for my honest review of Olive & June press on nails! I have used three different sets now, and here are my thoughts on the pros and cons.
Pros: I like them better than any other press on nails I have tried, particularly because they come in short lengths, which I prefer. I got compliments every time I went out in them (as well as from my husband!), so I think they really gave off the look of a really great professional manicure.
You can also cut and file them to achieve your desired length, as well as paint them with nail polish, which is great for trying a new look while wearing them or adding nail art.
I didn’t find Olive & June press on nails to be damaging to my natural nail. Removing them can be scary, but once I buffed the excess glue off, hydrated with cuticle serum, and applied nail strengthener, my nails looked totally back to normal.
I also like how many extra nails you get as well as how transportable the nail glue is, so you can carry them with you in case one pops off while you are out.
Cons: Despite the large volume of sizes offered with Olive & June press on nails, I still could only find perfect fits for 3 of my 5 nails. The other two were fine, but not perfect.
The first two times I tested them, a few of them popped off within the first few days. However, I did easily reapply them.
(I will also note that, by the final time I wore Olive & June press on nails prior to writing this post, I had a better sense of how much glue to apply and none of them popped off within the entire week I wore them, even though I used the “short term” application method.)
The nails that have designs on the tips need to be cut from the bottom if you want to shorten them, which I haven’t tried personally but seems challenging to me.
Lastly, despite the fact that Olive & June press on nails are made from recycled materials, I still did feel bad wearing them from an environmental standpoint, especially since I will never use all of the nails.