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Is the $54 Olive & June Press-On Nail Kit Really Worth It? We Investigate

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We adore a fresh manicure, but as chronic multitaskers, we do not have the patience to wait for our nails to dry. Enter: press-on nails. Unlike the flimsy sets of our high school days (we'd be lucky if they lasted an entire day without falling off), Olive & June have changed the press-on game. On our latest episode of Take My Money, PureWow creator Pascale tests the Internet's favorite nail kit for two weeks. Keep watching to find out if these babies outlast Pascale's vacation adventures, from beach days to boat trips, and whether or not they're really worth your money.

In the clip, Pascale brings the salon to her house by demonstrating how to apply the press-ons, how long they last, as well as the process for removing them.

She starts by displaying everything that comes in the Olive & June kit—including extra sizes of the nails, nail glue, a file/buffer, a prep pad and a wooden stick.

After demonstrating how to apply the press-ons, Pascale was seriously impressed. “You would honestly think that I just came from the nail salon,” she said. “These are literally so beautiful.”

The PureWow creator then went on a two-week vacation, where she only had to re-apply one nail on the 9th day (but luckily, she brought her nail glue with her). Otherwise, the press-ons stayed completely intact.

Once she illustrated how to remove the nails (using the bottle of acetone, 20 sponges and 10 nail cups that came in the removal kit), Pascale gave her final PureWow100 review: 90/100.

So, is it worth our money? “Uh, yes!” Pascale said. “The fact that it lasted two weeks, two vacations and it still could've kept going is a win-win for me.” She pointed out that the only downside is that the gel gets on your hands a bit when removing the nails, but all it takes to clean it off is 15 minutes of soaking.

Don't mind us while we race to get our own set.

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