Nails Of The Week!

Hey guys!

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


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Favorite Nail Supplies, Organizing | Vlog

Hey guys!

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

Tips For Improving Your Salon Business

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share some tactics that I personally use to ensure my nail business runs smoothly. As you may know, I’m the sole nail technician in my nail suite and I’m always looking for ways to improve my business and make it more successful. These tips would be helpful for anyone working in the beauty industry, so I hope you enjoy. Now let’s get started!

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Set up an online booking system for your clients. I’ve found this tactic to be extremely successful for my new business. I personally use Setmore for my salon booking page, and I’ve linked it to my Facebook. This allows me to create a “Book Now” button at the top of my Facebook where clients can book appointments themselves. I’ve gotten create feedback on how convenient and easy to use it is. I also enjoy that my clients can book an appointment 24/7 without having to wait on business hours to speak with me.

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Create salon policy and implement them for everyone! I cannot stress the importance of having “rules” or policies for your business. I didn’t have anything in place when I opened my salon, and I have issues very quickly. I’ve since learned that I needed policies for payments, tardiness, and no-shows. After having clients show up 10-15 minutes late to appointments I decided to share the new rules. If any client is 10 minutes late to 2 appointments, I will no longer book them in my salon. This may seem harsh at first, but as a nail technician or hair stylist your time is money. If you see that you have a problem with lateness or no-shows, it’s time to let that client go.

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Get all of your clients information about their service beforehand. I’ve ran into the problem of clients booking a pedicure and not telling me they have gel enhancements on. This poses a problem when I allot a 45 minute slot for them, but have to spend an extra 25 minutes on removal of old gel polish. To remedy the problem, I now have clients tell me what they have on their hands and feet at the time of booking. This allows me to adjust their time and price accordingly.

Thank you all so much for reading! I really hope these tips were helpful and gave you some inspiration for your own business or salon. If you have any of your own tips to add, please leave them 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

Look of the Day!

Hi loves!

Today I’m coming at you with one of my favorite posts, my full look of the day! Many of you guys told me you prefer “nails of the day” posts that also include my outfits or makeup, so I’m excited to share today’s post! It was a super hot 85 degrees today, so I opted for comfort and casual. I’m wearing strictly the basics: jeans and a white tee. I also created a grey manicure with some simple nail art to complete the look.

This grey shade is “Eiffel of Love” by Sophi polish. I also used my favorite nail art paints from Kiss in black and white. The lighting in the photo doesn’t give a great pay off, but there are also tiny pink dots around the triangles on each nail.

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I loveeee how the triangle nail art gives the illusion that the nails are longer than they are. You could even make the triangles bigger, to create that effect even more! My shades are from Charlotte Russe and I’m obsessed!

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This is a nail selfie before I added the pink dots for a pop of color. I still really love this look on its own!

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Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you picked up a little bit of inspiration from this post. 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 Day!

Hi loves!

I hope your Monday is treating you well! I am spending this rainy day at home getting so many tasks marked off my list. Life has been so busy for me lately with a full course load of college classes, opening my new nail salon, and keeping up with the daily grind. I decided to stay home on this gloomy Monday to really focus on my other responsibilities. With that being said, I wanted to take the time to share another post with you all. I have been creating so many new manicures this past week at the salon, so I wanted to share!

This first manicure is OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark. The glitter is China Glaze’s Marry a Millionaire. I am a huge fan of dark polish and this is one of my all time favorites! I decided to add some negative space to change things up!

This manicure is actually a gel polish from Gelous. It’s a gorgeous neon purple gel that is much brighter in person. It would be a perfect shade for Summer!

This manicure is probably my favorite! I am obsessed with this blue shade from SOPHi polish called Pretty Shore About You. I’ve added a topcoat from Formula X by Sephora to make it super glossy!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Here’s to another week of fabulous nails. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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Guide To The Ultimate Wedding Nails!

Hi loves!

With Spring getting closer and closer, I wanted to share my personal tips for the best wedding nails! I’m sharing my guide to choosing the best colors, accessories and more. I hope you guys enjoy; now let’s get started!

Shade: Nude, Blush, French

When it comes to your big day, French, Blush, and Nude is the way to go. A woman can never go wrong with a good set of nude nails. Of course we all know about the classic French manicure with a white tip, which always looks chic. If French isn’t your thing, opting for a warm toned nude or blush shade is your best bet. A nude manicure is the perfect accessory to your overall look. You definitely don’t want to chose a bright color that may distract from your dress or other accessories. Think about trying out several shades of nude to find the perfect match for you!

Nail Art: Rhinestones, Jewels

Nail art is becoming a bridal trend lately! Long gone are the days of a simple and dull wedding manicure. If you’re looking to accessorize your nails like the rest of your look, try  choosing rhinestones or jewels on your manicure. I suggest strictly silver rhinestones or pearls on the big day. This allows you to have some fun with your look while staying classy and chic!

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Medium: Gel Polish or Acrylic

No one wants to have the extra worry of chipped nail polish on their big day. When you’re getting your wedding manicure, I suggest choosing a gel polish or acrylic overlay. This ensures your nails have staying power and you can get your manicure a few days before the actual event. You will also have fabulous nails through your honeymoon and the week after!

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A few last tips to extend the life of your wedding manicure: treat your nails as jewels not tools, avoid cleaning chemicals or excess water, and remember to moisturize your hands daily!

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope this post helps you with at least one of your decisions for your wedding day! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Favorite New Years Manicures!

Hi loves and Happy New Year!

I hope all of you are having an amazing holiday season with family and friends. I have very much enjoyed these past couple of weeks getting to slow down and unwind more often. With the new year about to begin I’m taking a look back on the work I’ve done in the nail industry. I have been so lucky to have been published over 10 times this year. I am so incredibly grateful for the journey I’ve been on and I am looking forward to an even better 2017!

With all of that being said, I was thinking of what manicure would be perfect for New Years. I always think of black polish and glitter and I wanted to look back at those manicures I’ve done over this past year. They are all long, short, natural, gel, or acrylic. I hope they give you some inspiration for your manicure to ring in the new year!


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Thank you all so much for stopping by! Which manicure is your favorite? I’d also love to know what you are rocking on your nails this weekend. Let me know in the comments! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy