Virgo Season | Life Update

Hey guys!

Today’s post is going to be a little bit of a life update, salon update, and whatever else comes to mind..haha!

My birthday was on the 14th of this month and I turned 25! In my mind, 25 was always a milestone birthday. Growing up, I would envision my future with age 25 being the time when I was married and had my first child. Now that the year is here, it’s made me reflect on my current situation and goals for my future.

This month marks my third year as a licensed nail tech, and I’m insanely grateful that I’ve started my 7th month in business as a salon owner! It has been a slight struggle, with good weeks and bad weeks, but I’m thankful that I get to do what I enjoy everyday and be in control of my career. I have wonderful clients and a super supportive family and boyfriend that make it all worth it. If you’d like to read all about my natural nail spa, check out my post here.

Beyond that, I’m finishing up my last semester of college and will finally have a business degree by December!! That was a goal I’ve seen for myself for years now, and I’m so excited to have that in my reach.

Still no marriage or babies, like I used to envision, because my views on that have slightly changed. However, my boyfriend and I will celebrate our 5 year anniversary in December! So here’s to being 25 and the exciting year ahead! Happy birthday to all of my fellow Virgo babies out there! 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

Helpful Salon Tips From a Nail Tech

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I wanted today’s post to be helpful for anyone who visits a salon. If you’re getting your makeup, hair, or nails professionally done, there are a few rules to go by that will make your beauty professional fall in love with you! These are ways to ensure your salon visits are enjoyable, relaxing, and go by smoothly each time. Besides, don’t you want a great relationship with the person in control of your hair, face, or nails?? Here are my top tips:

  • Don’t pick off your enhancements! Book an appointment to get them removed. This will save your natural nails from unnecessary damage. 
  • Prebook your next appointment before you leave. This ensures you have a slot in the books for your fill in or touch up!
  • If you have to cancel, give them AT LEAST 24 hours notice. This gives them time to fill your spot so they don’t waste that time for potential work.
  • Tip, tip, tip! You wouldn’t believe how much a nail tech/hairdresser’s income depends on tips.
  • Don’t use your phone during your manicure. This slows down our work and it’s also a bit rude..
  • Let them know your nail/hair concerns or goals. We want you to be happy!

That’s it for today! Thank you all for stopping by! If you have any other points to add, please leave them in the comments below. 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

Weekend Kayaking and Soul Searching

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Today I wanted to share my little weekend adventure with you guys! With the hustle and bustle of everyday life getting so hectic lately, I haven’t made the time to get out in nature like I typically do. My weekend activities usually include hiking and kayaking, but I can’t tell you the last time I made the time for it in the past several months. I could definitely feel the toll it was taking on me and I was not in the most positive mindset.

So, this weekend my boyfriend and I loaded up the kayaks and headed out to a new place on the river in Alabama. We unloaded at the top of the waterfalls and paddled up-stream for a while. The water was calm and the scenery was gorgeous!

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We stopped several times to just sit in the middle of the river and listen to the sounds of nature. This was the perfect opportunity to close your eyes, breathe, and just be.

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I definitely recommend taking a trip like this if you’re in need of clearing your mind. If you find yourself too caught up with trivial things in everyday life, this will definitely help you press the “reset” button. When you slow down enough to just listen to the world around you, you will create a much happier mindset for yourself!

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The weather was perfect: super sunny with a cool breeze, which we loved! Thank goodness neither of us fell in because the water was SO cold!

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Thank you all so much for stopping by! I’d love to know what activities you like to do to change your perspective. Let me know in the comments below! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nail Art and Vegan Polish!

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Today I wanted to share some nail art designs that I created this week. I’ve been really inspired to pump out new looks that you guys can easily recreate. I used a dotting tool for the first two looks, and a brush for the last design. I think my favorite part about these is the fact that they are all done with vegan/organic polish! SOPHi nail polish is my current favorite brand that provides 5-free and vegan polish choices. They’re expanding their color range all the time, and I’m excited to share the whole line with you guys soon. I have each shade linked if you’re interested in any of the colors. Let’s get into it!

Nude: Skinny Dip & Chips

Light Pink: Beach Cruiser

Dark Pink: #nofilter

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Nude: Skinny Dip & Chips

Grey: Eiffel of Love

Dark Purple: Incogni-Toe

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Dark Grey: Date Knight

Yellow: Sun Upon My Skin

Orange: Stoked to be Soaked

Brown: Foie Gras

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Which look is your favorite? Also, let me know if you’d like a tutorial for any of these. Thank you guys for stopping by! 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!

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Today I wanted to share some of the nail work I’ve done in my salon over the past week. All of these manicures are on natural nails with gel polish or regular lacquer. Summer is my favorite season for nail art and fun polish shades. I’ve been having lots of fun with nail art on pedicures lately and my clients seem to be loving it also. Here’s a look at some of my favorites!

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

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Favorite Nail Supplies, Organizing | Vlog

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I’ve had tons of requests to show some of my favorite products that I use in my nail salon. So today I’m taking you all along with me while I organize my space and go through my manicure supplies. I hope you enjoy!

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

Declutter Your Home and Mind

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One of my many favorite things has to be organization! Yes, I’m one of those people who love to organize anything I can get my hands on. Over time I’ve found that I enjoy much more of a minimalist lifestyle when it comes to my work and home life. I wanted to share some of the easy things I do to create a more decluttered home. These things also help me to not have such a busy mind in the grand scheme of things. When my home or work is cluttered, I tend to feel more stressed or not as calm. So today I’m spilling all of my tips in hopes that they can help you too. Let’s get started!

  • clear out texts and calls from your phone
  • erase unneeded photos, videos, and notes from your phone
  • donate clothes and shoes from your closet that you don’t wear
  • purge your home room by room of old decor, and nick-nacks you don’t need
  • clean out your pantry of old and expired foods
  • mark things off of your to-do list daily
  • trash any mascara or foundation that’s been opened past it’s expiration date
  • label everything – it makes life easier
  • unsubscribe to store emails you never shop at
  • delete apps you don’t use
  • delete all junk mail

Here’s a list of even more items you could purge immediately:

  • chargers to old phones
  • shoes that don’t fit
  • old magazines or books
  • trash in your purse
  • socks with holes
  • product packaging
  • decor that doesn’t fit your style
  • dried up nail polish
  • random tupperware lids
  • old or tangled jewelry
  • old phone cases
  • expired coupons
  • fraying makeup brushes

Thank you all so much for reading! Please feel free to leave any of your suggestions in the comments below. I’m always looking for new ways to de-stress and de-clutter. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy