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Take it from us, a nail-polish set is a reliably delightful gift for the hard-to-shop-fors in your life: the cool teenage sister who barely looks up from her phone, the tween niece whose interests change every month, the mom who says she doesn’t want anything. Because scrambling to find a last-minute gift for them will only make it that much harder, we suggest you take advantage of trendy nail-polish brand Olive & June’s spontaneous sale. You can take 25 percent off everything (yes, everything), including all polish colors, sets, nail stickers, and press-ons. You can splurge for the full polish mani system that teens told us they wanted this year or even just get one color for a stocking stuffer. But if you’d like to go somewhere in between, we suggest this universally pleasing set featuring four colors — neutral, vintage rose, true mauve, and rosy neutral — plus the brand’s top coat for only $30. The brand is known for being long-wearing, and because it’s nontoxic, it won’t be harmful to your recipient’s nails.
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