Olive & June Spring 2023 Collection Review, Swatches & Comparisons!

Olive & June Spring is here!! I am SO excited about this fun farmer’s market themed collection and I can’t wait to share all of my thoughts with you about these polishes so let’s get right into it! I’m going to be talking about each color, what it was like to paint it, comparisons and my overall thoughts! 


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This collection is super springy and reminiscent of fresh spring produce and it’s SO fun! There are three jelly polishes, which means they are pigmented sheers, and have a very sheer / see through consistency. You can make them more pigmented with more coats, however they aren’t going to look fully opqaue/creamy like their other polishes usually look. There are also three cream finish polishes which are pretty standard compared to other colors from their collection! Ok let's get into it!! 

Check out my full review & swatch video on my Youtube channel here! And be sure to subscribe while you're at it!! :) I highly suggest watching this for a better idea of the comparisons and swatches - my lighting was a little funky in the photos :) 



Strawberries Are In Season Right Now

This is a jelly hot pink and it’s by far my favorite of the entire collection! I LOVE jelly looking polishes because I think they are just super interesting and unique, and this color really wowed me. 

Coats: 3 coats 

Difficulty to paint: Easy!!

Comparisons: There really isn’t a similar dupe to this color since it’s a jelly although there are similar pinks if you wanted a creamy finish.

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Lavender Stems:

This polish is a sheer lavender and it’s gorgeous!! I think this one is going to be a fan favorite because it’s pretty neutral in terms of being a really light color, and it’s super easy to work with since it’s sheer!

Coats: 3 coats 

Difficulty to paint: Easy!!

Comparisons: I think this one is similar to You’re Invited from last spring, however it has a sheer finish, so it’s unique in that sense! 

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This Lettuce Is Radicchio:

This polish is a sheer magenta! I really love this one too, it’s a little more muted than SAISRN, but still a super fun purple jelly!

Coats: 3 coats 

Difficulty to paint: Easy!!

Comparisons: I think this one is most similar to TLG but again, it’s sheer!

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Berry Basket:

This is a creamy light blue/turquoise leaning polish! It’s very creamy but I think it’s easier to apply than some of the O&J’s pastels! I really love how this one turned out and I think it’ll be so fun for pedicures! 

Coats: 2 coats 

Difficulty To Paint: Medium difficulty

Comparisons: I think the most similar color to this was Honest & True, but H&T has sort of a thinner consistency, where as I thought this one had a very creamy one. 

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Carrot Juice:

This is a creamy light orange/coral leaning color! I really how this one painted, it was smooth and very nice to work with! 

Coats: 2 coats 

Difficulty to paint: Medium 

Comparisons: I think this one is most similar to Glow, but the consistency is definitely creamier! Because of this, I think it’s easier to paint with because the color doesn’t come off very streaky like some other creams can!

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Not Kale:

This is a creamy chartreuse green polish. It’s a very yellow leaning green which is sometimes not for everyone. I think it’s a fun color that I will definitely use in nail art, but I don’t think I love it on myself as a full manicure! I also found it to be a little hard to paint with but it wasn’t impossible! I almost thought this one was *too* creamy, but I probably should have just waited longer in between coats! 

Coats: 2 coats 

Difficulty to paint: Medium/Difficult - I thought this one was the hardest to paint. I think the polish is very creamy, so you want to make sure that you let each coat dry really well before doing another one!

Comparisons: I think this one is most similar to Energize, but much more yellow! It’s pretty unique in terms of the O&J collection! 

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Favorite Sheer: Strawberries Are In Season Right Now

Facortite Opaque: Carrot Juice

Favorite Overall: Strawberries Are In Season Right Now!!!

If you could only get one color and you’re interested in jellies, I highly recommend getting one of them! They’re really easy to work with, dry quickly, and they are super shiny and make your nails look plump and beautiful! If you have some staining on your nails, you might want to use a coat of their ridge filler or brightener to neutralize it because it will likely show through unless you do 3-4 coats! 


If you love how my fingernails are shaped and prepped, you should check out my manicure prep course where I go IN DEPTH into my prep process with every single step and tool I use on myself and on clients.

If you love how I painted my nails and you want to know all of my secrets to painting perfectly, might I suggest my painting course?! I have heard from some of you that your nails truly never looked better even after watching lots of other classes and tutorials!

If you are thinking of getting an O&J mani system but you want to amp it up just a little bit, check out my blog post The Olive & June Mani System + 3 Items I would add For The Best Mani!!

As a reminder, please shop through THIS LINK and use the code OJKARA20 to save 20% on your purchase :) 

Here are some other blog posts about Olive & June too! 




NEW!! Olive & June Quick Dry Polish Review & Swatches

The Lazy Genius x Olive & June Review - NEW COLLECTION!!

Olive & June Spring 2022 Collection Review, Swatches & Comparisons! 🍓

The Olive & June Mani System + 3 items I would add to get the best mani!!


Which ones are you loving and thinking of picking up?? Let me know in the comments!

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  • So excited about all the sheets / jelly’s but this lettuce is radicchio is 🤌

  • The first moment that I saw this collection, I almost passed. I don’t know if it’s just great marketing or what, but the colors are now some of my favorites!

  • Carrot Juice is the orange I’ve been waiting for! This is such a great breakdown and comparison of the new collection

  • I love Carrot Juice!!! I have been so into jellies for the past few months, so I was super excited to see this collection.

    Also the bright green Poppy is so, so cute.

  • Berry Basket is definitely my fave, followed by Carrot Juice


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