I first learned about Olive & June while listening to the founder, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, talk on one of my favorite podcasts Second Life. I loved hearing about how she started a nail salon after spending 10 years working in finance and how she spent months doing at-home manicures, working to perfect it. I knew I had to get my ~hands~ on the nail polish to try it for myself.
I loved that the nail polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and seven-free (i.e. no dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP, or xylene). And the colors are AH-mazing. There's a color for just about every mood you're in. Plus, they encourage you to have fun with your nails and really do whatever you want — including ombré or rainbows nails.
The nail polish itself is great. You really only need two coats to get good coverage and it dries fast. When I did my nails recently, my nails were dry in less than an hour, which is a miracle because, in the past with other polish, it would be more than two hours later, and I'd bump my nails and get so frustrated that I messed them up. And the polish lasts for a good while. I use my hands a lot, and I usually see the first chip a week to a week and a half in, which is outstanding in my book.
Also, I seriously love the fact that most of the nail polishes are named after the initials of real women — with some even just being fans of the brand.