I fell in love with Olive & June one rainy Saturday morning in Beverly Hills. I’d made the decision to fly 5,437 miles from home for some winter sun, to catch an entire week of grey skies and torrential downpours, and I found myself in one of their ridiculously comfy chairs in their N Canon Drive salon as one of their lovely technicians painted a lick of Essie’s Ballet Slippers over my perfectly shaped nails. Since coming home, I regularly think about Olive & June, how I wished that I could teleport instantly to their Beverly Hills home, sink deep into one of the chairs and waste the day away having one of their amazing mani-pedis. That, or, if teleporting doesn’t work out, I could at least bring some of their super-chill but low-key luxe to London. So far, neither of those have worked out. But now they’ve released a new product, and whilst it’s not one of their nail techs in a bottle (if only), it’s guaranteed to make our at-home manis just that little bit more special.
Regardless of how many years you’ve worked to get it right, the majority of us still have that little bit of anxiety before we shift from painting with our dominant hand to our non-dominant hand. Whether you’re ambidextrous, well-practiced, or anything else, trying to get the perfect coat of polish without any lumps or bumps is no easy feat. Meet Poppy.
Poppy is Olive & June’s universal polish bottle handle, which promises to make painting your own nails easier than it’s ever been before. Poppy can be put on top of any nail polish bottle – yes, even the ones with the weird and wonderful lids! – and ensures that you get a perfect at-home mani every single time. It’s been ergonomically designed, meaning that you have way more control over your grip, not to mention it being a more comfortable one. Plus, Poppy’s easy to clean, takes up next to no room meaning that it’s low-maintenance and can travel with you. And all yours for $16. She’s basically the beauty hack we’ve all been waiting for.
Not to mention, Poppy’s vegan, 7-free and cruelty-free. That, and a quality DIY manicure? You (and your talons) will thank us later.