People Freak Out Over My Nails Whenever I Wear This Brand of Nail Polish

There was a time when my relationship with nail polish was purely polygamous. I didn't favor one brand over any other, and it was normal for me to wear a spectrum of colors within one week's time—purple on Monday, red by Thursday, and disco ball glitter by Saturday. (Okay, that last part hasn't actually changed much.) That said, the second I tried my first-ever polish from Olive and June, I became a girl obsessed. This was a little over a year ago, and unlike a lot of my past product or brand infatuations, this one has totally stuck. 

It honestly makes sense that Olive and June nail polish is a dream come true for any mani lover. If you're not familiar, the brand got its start as the hot spot nail boutique in Los Angeles, with three cozy-cute locations sprinkled in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Pasadena. Eventually, the brand's founder, Sarah Gibson Tuttle (a self-proclaimed mani obsessee), decided to create her own line of product, and as cliché as it might sound, the rest is history.


(Image credit: @themaniclub)

As the line is affordable (each polish is only $8), 7-free (there's no dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene here), and salon-level fabulous (the gloss! the long wear! the color choices!), Gibson Tuttle has quite literally created the perfect polish, and I haven't been able to stray since, especially considering the seriously helpful tools and sets the brand has added to its lineup. A new color collection drops each and every season, and just when I think Gibson Tuttle has outdone herself and will never be able to surpass the newest assortment, she goes and does it again. My fellow beauty editor Courtney Higgs and I are equally besotted, and we gush not only about the quality of the polish formula but also about how brilliant the colors are. It's like Gibson Tuttle knows your dream shade palette before you do! Another perk? (Sorry, I could wax poetic for a week straight.) People always, always, always comment on how good your nails look when you're wearing Olive and June. Again, I think it has something to do with the stunning colors and the ridiculously glossy finish that looks practically bouncy. 

To shine a spotlight on the nail polish brand we can't stop talking about and painting with over here at WWW, we're sharing a list of our top 18 colors—a daunting, near-impossible task might we add—and all of our other favorite Olive and June nail essentials. (The Super Glossy Top Coat, $8, is the best I've ever had, and the Nail Polish Remover Pot, $8, might actually change your life.) Keep scrolling! We're sharing 18 of the best Olive and June nail polishes in existence—at least until the spring drop, that is.

Our Favorite Dark Shades

Our Favorite Neutral Shades

Our Favorite Pink & Purple

Our Favorite Red Shades

Our Favorite Metallic & Glitter

Our Favorite Green & Blue 

Our Favorite Yellow & Orange Shades

Our Favorite Brown Shades

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Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.