Fun with Summer Shine with Olive and June Jelly, Part Deux

When nails match flowers!

Olive & June Nail Polish Remover Jar is like a gift that keeps on giving! I just discovered another reason why I love him so much; Makes it really easy to remove any excess oils, lotions or products from nails before applying your first coat.

A side note, this is obviously a crucial prep step, and if you skip it, your polish won’t grip your nails as effectively, so you risk chipping more easily.

So, for example, you’re about to paint your nails, but you quickly massage your hand with a rich lotion and cuticle oil. You must remove all of these products from your nails first before applying them.

I feel like this is one of those steps I learned a long time ago but kinda forgot – oops!

I love this thing!

Basically, there is no effort to slip a finger into the bowl and wipe off any lotion or what’s on my fingers at that moment.

Anyway, this pot that gives me so much unexpected joy, LOL!

The sun finally came out in Marin County, so I took the opportunity to walk around the neighborhood with freshly painted paws, which were Olive and June, of course. The shades I wear happen to go perfectly with all the trees and flowering plants.

The Bocce Ball in Vivid Green from Olive & June features a jelly finish. The vase is also jelly, but in a terracotta shade. They both remind me so much of summer days spent in nature.

Two layers of olive and June flowers
Olive & John bocce ball

Like other polishes from the summer collection, Jelly has an element of transparency that isn’t immediately apparent when you view it at arm’s length. Get closer, though, and you’ll notice the whites of your nails peek through the polish, which is kind of cool.

Two decks of bocce ball (and Gary’s amazing jade)

It’s been a minute since I got excited about doing nails, so I’m really glad this manicure set entered my life.

For a while painting my nails bored me, and I think part of it was because I didn’t really have a central collection with all my stuff. I have a drawer that I polish with random bits and bobs for nail maintenance. It’s low key, out of control, and hard to find things. Not entertaining. Now that I have a nice box with everything I need, it’s really easy and fun to make.

The other thing that I think made it feel like a chore is that it wasn’t until the last few months that I realized I needed to wear reading glasses! I’ve been painting my nails semi-blindly for over a year now… YOWZA. It’s a whole new world where you can actually see what you’re doing, which brings me to another thing I wanted to ask you about – reading glasses. If you have any branding/style recommendations, please let me know. I need a few new pairs.

Friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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