I love getting my nails done. There’s just something about a fresh new manicure. However, sometimes you can’t get to a salon. Or maybe you have a job where you can’t have your nails done. Sometimes it’s just not in your budget this month. But every once in a while, you just need your nails to look nice for a few days without a lot of hassle. Enter: the brand new Olive & June Press On Nails – The Instant Mani.

Olive & June Press On Nails The Instant Mani 100% chance
Photo credit: Olive & June

If you’ve been in the nail world long, you’ve probably heard of Olive & June. The fresh faced brand bringing salon quality manicures to your living room at a very reasonable price. In fact, they’re so reasonably priced and serious about giving you (attainable) fabulous nails, you can even pick up their products at your local Target! If you want to know more about their products and their signature Poppy (and why it’s an absolute must have), you can read my full review here. But today, we’re talking falsies.

The new Olive & June Press On Nails The Instant Mani comes in four shapes, four lengths, and TONS of shades including solids and prints. They range everything from pale pink to stormy gray and from color block to florals. First let’s talk about the four shapes – squoval, round, oval, and almond. When you search the different shapes on the Olive & June website, it actually tells you the lengths that go with the shapes. Which is super cool in my opinion.

Olive & June Press On Nails
Photo credit: Instagram @mynameisolive

What shapes and sizes to the Olive & June Press On Nails come in?

Here is the breakdown of the different shapes and sizes of Olive and June press ons:

Squoval –
– Extra Short – 2 options (1 solid, 1 pattern)
– Short – 4 options (3 solids, 1 pattern)
– Medium – 2 options (1 solid, 1 pattern)
– Long – 2 options (2 solids)

Round –
– Extra Short – 2 options (2 solids)
– Short – 8 options (3 solids, 5 patterns)

Oval –
– Medium – 11 options (5 solids, 6 patterns)

Almond –
– Medium – 5 options (3 solids, 2 patterns)
– Long – 8 options (3 solids, 5 patterns)

How much do Olive & June Press On Nails cost?

As of time of press, the O&J press ons are $10 each and will officially launch/ship on November 7. Overall, there are 44 different options to choose from including a mix of solids, patterns, shapes, and lengths. Each set comes with 42 press on nails in 21 sizes.

Olive & June The Instant Mani
Photo credit: Olive & June

How do I put on O&J Press On Nails?

First, select your perfect nail fit. Make sure the nails aren’t digging into your skin and are the correct fit for every single finger. Next, prep your nails. Clip and file to your desired shape. Then buff your nails and follow it up with the included prep pad. Once that’s done, use the cuticle pusher to get a great cuticle line to ensure a great press on fit. Next up, nail strengthener (I absolutely love this product).

For short term wear, you’ll apply a thin strip of glue down the center of your natural nail, followed by a small spot of glue on either side. Place the nail on your nail and make sure it is straight. Press down and hold for 30 seconds.

For long term wear, apply one dot of glue to the back of the press on nail (the side that will touch your nail). Using the tip of the glue, spread it around so you have a super thin layer of glue all over the back of the nail. Next, do the same thing on your natural nail. Put a tiny dot of glue on your nail and push it around to spread the glue around your nail. Now wait 5 seconds before pressing the press on onto your nail. If you have any excess glue come out the sides, remove it with the cuticle pusher. Avoid getting nail glue on your skin if possible. And don’t forget, always do your thumbs last and it will make application easier!

If you need to shorten your press on nails, make sure you clip them with clippers and only file if you need to. But FYI, plastic clips easier than nails, so be careful.

How do I remove Olive & June Press On Nails?

If you’ve been wearing your press on nails for 5-7 days, you can remove them by soaking your hands in soapy water. However, if you’ve only been wearing them a few days, Olive & June recommends the O&J press on removal system. It comes with remover, sponges, and caps.

First, file off the top shiny part of the nail. Next, put the remover on the sponge, the sponge in the cap, and then the sponge and cap on your nail and let them soak. Then remove!

I did hear that if you soak them off with soap and water that you might be able to reuse them. However, if you use the remover system, you won’t be able to.

What’s so great about Olive & June The Instant Mani?

Not sold on the new Olive and June fake nails yet? But wait! There’s more! Not only do you get a whopping 42 nails in 21 sizes, a 2 in 1 buffer and file, wooden cuticle pusher, and a prep pad, but each set of press on nails is made from 94% post-consumer recycled materials and comes with non-damaging glue. Unlike the nails of yore, the Olive and June press ons are designed to last 7 days. In my opinion, that’s like the perfect amount of time for fake nails. Long enough to get you through a big event, but not long enough to grow out or get annoying. Plus, you can change them out of a different color/style sooner! And no trips to the nail salon.

Final thoughts

Overall, I’m absolutely intrigued by this new launch. Since I print and package greeting cards every day – (TiffanyAscensioDesigns.com), I’ve had to stop wearing every day nail polish for the holiday season because I can’t risk getting nail polish streaks on my products. However, I always want my nails to look great for blog posts/photos, and events like weddings and holiday parties. So the fact that I can have both with these new press on nails is super exciting. And I am ecstatic to try the “non-damaging” glue. You know I’ll put that to the test and report my findings.

So far, my only concern is a tiny one. And that is that not every color comes in every length/shape option! But hopefully Olive & June is using this first launch to test what works and what doesn’t, and maybe the best sellers will come in more shades in the future. My nails are naturally pretty long and I have no issues having even longer nails. So I’m most excited to try the long squoval in Cockatoo (a creamy lavender pink) and the long almond in 100% (a stunning gray). But hopefully someday I can also get the long ones in all of my favorite O&J shades like HD & SC.

Full disclosure, I am an Olive & June ambassador, so there are affiliate links in this post. However, this is not sponsored and these are my honest thoughts. All photos, tips, and how to information in this post came from either the Olive & June Instagram tutorial or the O&J website.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!


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