Olive and June Is Finally Launching Press-On Nails — and They're Worth the Wait

Available in countless different shapes, sizes, and designs, Olive and June’s The Instant Mani offers everything you need for a long-lasting faux manicure. 

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As the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower, leaving your house to do just about anything — including getting your nails done — can become increasingly less appealing. And sure, you could always just DIY; but scoring a salon-quality manicure when forced to use your non-dominant hand for half of the process can feel damn near impossible. Not to mention the equally difficult task of sitting still while the lacquer dries when you could be crossing things off your to-do list instead.

Before you concede to yet another winter season of bare nails, know that the nail wizards at Olive and June have you covered. Meet, The Instant Mani (Buy It, starting at $54, oliveandjune.com): the company's collection of revolutionary press-on nails and tools that's available for pre-sale today. (

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Buy It: Olive and June The Instant Mani, starting at $54, oliveandjune.com

Similar to Olive and June's Mani and Pedi Systems, The Instant Mani includes all the goodies you need (and then some) to achieve a can't-believe-it's-not-from-a-salon manicure. This includes nail clippers, a nail file, nail buffer, cuticle pusher, cuticle serum, and nail strengthener, all of which you can also buy separately on the brand's website. But the real stars of the system are the press-on nails, which are made from up to 94 percent post-consumer recycled material.

Unlike the ill-fitting, plastic drugstore nails of the 90s (*chills*), Olive and June's Press-Ons (Buy It, $10 for one set, oliveandjune.com) come in four different shapes — round, oval, almond, and squoval — and four different lengths — extra short, short, medium, and long. And if you think the phrase "size-inclusive" only really applies to clothing, think again. No matter which length and shape you choose, each set of press-ons includes 21 different sizes and a total of 42 nails. Meaning, you actually achieve a comfortable, well-fitting faux manicure that's tailored to your preferences and hands (because, ya know, one size does not fit all).

Available in 44 shades and designs (I repeat: 44!), the press-on nails are also notably easy and efficient to apply (thus, the "instant" in The Instant Mani). Once you've selected the right size for each finger and prepped your natural nails accordingly — meaning, you shaped, buffed, cleaned — simply squeeze some of the included glue onto the press-on nail and your natural nail. Wait a few seconds for both surfaces to get extra tacky, then place the press-on nail in-line with your cuticle, holding for 30 seconds for a secure fit. Repeat for each nail and you'll end with a stylish mani that lasts up to seven days.

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Buy It: Olive and June Press-Ons, $10 for one set, oliveandjune.com

As for how to remove your press-on nails? That's pretty darn simple too thanks to Olive and June's Remover System (Buy It, $12, oliveandjune.com), which includes 20 sponges, 10 silicone caps, a bottle of acetone, and a wooden cuticle pusher. Follow the instructions on the back of the box and in just 15 mess-free minutes, you'll be back to your natural nails — and without any damage. More specifically, file off the top layer of the press-on, soak the rounded end of the foam sponge with acetone, then slip the foam sponge and then your fingers into caps. From there, allow 'em to soak for about 10-15 minutes, and then use the sponge and/or wooden stick to remove any lingering residue.(

Olive and June's press-ons are currently available for pre-sale on the brand's website and officially launch on November 4. So whether you've now got your eye on the entire system or just want to try a set of nails, hustle on over to snag your favorite designs and colors. After all, their Mani System has sold out numerous times, so what would make this version any different?

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