Olive & June Summer 2024 Collection Review & Swatches! ⛵️☀️🦞

The Olive & June Summer 2024 Collection is here!! I used to spend a week or two every summer on the east coast so this collection feels extra special to me! I’m going to be talking about each color, what it was like to paint it, comparisons and my overall thoughts! 

My favorite way to wear regular polish!

Have you heard about my favorite hack for wearing all of my regular polishes while keeping my nails protected and helping them grow longer? Plus my nails are never stained from regular polish, I don’t have ridges, and my nails never peel?? The secret is *clear builder gel*!

I wear a thin layer of clear builder gel under my nails most days to give my nails are super smooth, plump surface. It gives my nails so much strength so they can grow out without being bendy, I truly can hit them on anything and they won’t break, and they’re never stained from regular polish. It’s THE BEST! Here are some links if you’re interested in learning more:

My FAVE Clear Builder Base – It’s so shiny and makes my nails SO strong

My Basic Gel Manicure Course – If you’re new to gel manicures or can’t seem to perfect your at-home process, you NEED to watch this. 

My NEW and Improved!!! Expert Builder Gel Application Course – My exact process for applying builder gel. It’s so much easier than you think. Once you watch this, you’ll be a pro in no time!

My Dry Manicure Prep Course – Prep is KEY for making your manicures last. This is my brand new Dry Manicure course where I go into detail on how to prep your nail surface, how I do my cuticle care + nip my cuticles, and how I shape my nails. This works for both regular manicures and gel manicures! 

Read more about this process here!!

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First off, this collection is nautical themed and it’s giving idyllic East Coast summer vibes in the best way!! It’s making me want a lobster roll STAT. This collection/box comes with a limited edition sparkly polish gift, and there’s even a nautical blue poppy and cuticle serum. I’m a sucker for cute branding and I just love this box!! Let’s get into it! 

Summer Polish Set

Ack, A Shark

Color Description: I’m calling this summer navy!

How It Paints: Navy for summer?! Honestly it’s got this bright quality to it that makes it perfect for summer! It’s got that typical O&J opaque creamy color consistency which paints like a dream and it’s just SO SHINY!

Similar Colors: OMG and Social Studies 

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Shades Of Seersucker

Color Description: Periwinkle Blue

How It Paints: Like a cloudless blue sky in the summer but with a really creamy finish that tones it down and makes it really wearable!! This isn’t quite a pastel, so I found it to be really nice and easy and smooth to paint with. 

Similar Colors: Not A Cloud and Honest and True

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Maine Character Energy

Color Description: Lobster Red (I think it leans a bit more pink personally)

How It Paints: Really nicely. If you can sense a pattern, I just really love painting with these creamy opaque darker polishes. Their formulas are really full coverage without being thick and goopy!   

Similar Colors: Field Day and Pomodoro

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All Manis On Deck

Color Description: Bright Turquoise Blue

How It Paints: Another breeze to paint with! This one is very bright and fun, and has a bit of a greener/teal leaning tint to it. It gives me nostalgic vibes for some reason and I really loved it!  

Similar Colors: Yes Please and Parakeet

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Saltwater Taffy

Color Description: Jelly bubblegum pink!!!

How It Paints: Our first jelly color of the collection! You guys know I adore jelly polishes! I just think they’re so fun to layer and I love anything that’s a little sheer. This one actually had a slightly pastel/creamy addition to the jelly quality, so it’s super unique. If you love the look of pastel colors but hate painting them (hello, me), you will love this because it paints sooo easily since it’s a jelly! And it’s not streaky. Love it.  

Similar Colors: SE and Taffy

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I’ll Take Another Spritz 

Color Description: Iridescent shimmery orange

How It Paints: This polish is shimmery so it has a slightly sheer finish to it but it’s buildable. It’s not my typical favorite color but I think it would be a really beautiful pedicure! 

Similar Colors: Perfect Pinwheel and Ur A 10

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Gold Drops

Color Description: Sheer golden shimmer

How It Paints: This is like a shimmery topper polish and it’s a limited edition gift when you purchase the collection in a system! This one is essentially like a golden version of Pink Goldfish and it’s beautiful!! 

Similar Colors: Pink Goldfish and Starshower

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I did some nail art with the new collection to show how they all look together too! :) 


Kara’s Fave:

Probably Saltwater Taffy because it’s a jelly (duh) but it’s also really unique and I don’t think I’ve ever used a polish quite like it! I love being pleasantly surprised! 


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! 

Olive & June Spring/Summer 2023 Quick Dry Collection Review & Swatches

Olive & June x That's Heart Collaboration Review & Swatches





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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