Long Time, No See!

Hey guys!!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been close to two years since I’ve last posted to this blog. Life has been crazy busy and has changed so much since my last update. How have you all been? I know 2020 has been a roller coaster for us all, so I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately! Me? Where do I begin?!

First off, I have missed blogging so much! I have been pretty active on my Youtube channel, Polished by Amy since I’ve been absent here. I’ll start sharing some of those videos here for you all to catch up on if you’re interested. You can also follow my Instagram which is where I post my weekly manicures and other nail related content.

So what have I been up to? SO much! I got engaged last Fall and have been planning my wedding, gardening, renovating my home, bought a new car, started taking college classes again, created a handmade soap company, and so much more!

I also haven’t worked as a nail technician in a salon setting for a long time. I have truly missed it, but life led me to a different career path for the time being. However, I’m still keeping up with my nail vlogging and sharing all my favorite nail content with my followers. That leads to me today’s post, I’ve missed sharing this content on the blog! I’m excited to pump out some new posts for you guys, so please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Did I mention I’m getting married next month?! I’ve been so busy with planning and prepping, but I can’t wait to show you guys the wedding related nail content I have for you! This is my favorite time of year with my birthday being in September and my wedding in October…I’m excited for the posts to come and I hope you are too!

Thank you all so much for reading and following. I hope your day is awesome!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbamyy@gmail.com

Youtube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

3 Things New Nail Techs Should Know

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my top three things that I think every new nail tech should know when they start out in their career. These things are beneficial to every new tech who starts out in the service industry. I hope you enjoy!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope you found this video helpful. Have an awesome day; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Christmas Nails Inspiration!

Hi loves!

Long time, no see! Life has gotten so busy for me this entire year and I have really let my blog slip. I miss it so badly and I’m excited to start up my regular posting again! Since we are 10 days away from Christmas, I wanted to share some Christmas manicures that I’ve done in the past. These are some of my favorite looks, so I wanted to bring them back for some holiday inspo!

This first set was so fun to create! I used regular polish on natural nails. How fun is the little snowman?!

This set is acrylic almond nails with regular polish for the nail art. I was inspired by Christmas sweaters for this look! The little reindeer are everything!

This set is sculpted hard gel with regular polish. Can you tell I’m in love with holiday sweater art??

For this set I went for a color that is not so typical for Christmas. You can do this design anytime through the winter. I layered white and silver polish to create dimension in the snowflakes.

Plaid is perfect for Christmas! I went with red, dark green, and gold to create this design. I’ve almost done this look for a pedicure and it was the cutest!!

What types of post would you guys like to see in the new year? I’m wanting to keep my nail related content going, so I’d love to hear your feedback! Thanks so much for reading. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

What Not To Do At The Nail Salon Pt. 2

Hey guys!

Today I’m finally back bringing you a much requested video! Years ago, I posted a video all about my tips of what NOT to do when you go to a nail salon. I’ve gotten many requests to do an updated video, so I’m bringing you a part two!

 

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Long Time, No Talk..

Long time, no talk!

What have you guys been up to?? I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve made a new blog post. Life has been so busy lately! There are so many things I want to update you all on. For starters, I’m not currently working in a salon or working with clients. When it comes to opportunities in my area, they are few and far between. I’m currently taking more college classes, and I hope to dip my toes back into the salon world eventually. I truly miss doing nails and playing around with art and new products..

I still love doing nails on friends and family, practicing nail art, and nail blogging. This allows me to keep my creativity flowing and stay relevant in the industry. In the meantime, I’d love to get this blog back to where it once was. If you have any specific requests on nail/beauty related posts, please let me know! I’ve already gotten requests to do a pedicure tutorial, and talk more about how to find clients. I love sharing the knowledge I’ve gained over the years to help out those that are new to the industry!

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Side note: can you believe that its already October?!? I am beyond excited for Autumn, pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice coffee, and camping weather! What fun Fall activities are you guys getting into this season? Let me know in the comments! Thank you all for reading! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Is Your Nail Salon Lying To You?

Hey guys!

Long time, no see! Today I wanted to share my latest video clearing up some misconceptions that I hear way too often. When it comes to the nail industry, there is always a new product hitting the market and salons are always looking for ways to push that on their customers. At times, some salons can bend the truth when it comes to what the product actually is and its cost… Solar nails, SNS, and dip nails are just some of the latest fads that salons are overcharging clients for and hiding the truth. Today’s post will hopefully clear up some of the questions you guys may have when you go to your next salon appointment..

Thank you all so much for watching! If you have anymore questions, please leave them in the comments below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Life/Career Update!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share a little update on my life and career with you guys. I’ve made big changes when it comes to my work in the nail industry and I don’t think I’ve shared it with you all! I hope life has been treating you very well!

At the beginning of this year, my lease was coming to an end at my nail suite. I had the choice of staying for another year, or moving to a new location. I decided to find a new place because I was working in a shared building which wasn’t great for foot traffic for my salon. I found a hair salon closer to my house and decided to move in. I had my own small room, I decorated and moved in, and only stayed for a couple of weeks! The salon was great, but it just wasn’t a fit for me. I also had some intense things happening in my personal life, and I had to make the hard decision to leave…

I knew that leaving this place meant that I wouldn’t be doing nails anymore. I also would be leaving my clientele and having to have that hard conversation with them. I had to have a heart to heart with myself and realize what I truly wanted. With the different things I was going through personally, and finally graduating college with my degree, I wanted to pursue a different career path. I still love nails and I enjoy doing them on friends and family from time to time. I’m also still writing for nails magazine, and nail blogging so I’m still active in the nail industry!

All of this was difficult to decide, but I am very happy with my decision. If I can give any advice, it would be to always go after what feels right. Even if that path might not be the easiest at the time.

I know this was a quick update, but I felt the need to share with you guys! Thank you all so much for reading! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy 

What You NEED To Know Before Becoming A Nail Tech

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing some of the things I wish I knew before starting my journey in the nail industry. These are things that should be helpful to anyone who is looking to get started or is a beginner in the beauty industry in general. I’ve been a licensed nail tech for 4 years now, so I thought it was a good time to share some of my insight. I hope you find this helpful; now let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nails Q&A!

Hey guys!

Today I’m answering all of your questions from the comment sections on my YouTube channel. I hope you find this helpful; now let’s get started!

Thank you so much for watching! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nails of the Week!

Hey guys!

Today I’m back sharing more nail work on myself and my clients. I have all the shade names listed above the photos if you’re interested! Let’s get started!

Sophi “Feetured Attraction”

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Gelaze “Fifth Avenue”

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Gelaze “Seduce Me”

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Gelaze “Diva Bride”

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Gelaze “Seduce Me”

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Gelaze “Swing Baby”

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Thank you all for stopping by! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy