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 Kissย 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 Russeย 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


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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 ย 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


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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


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What NOT To Do At The Nail Salon

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing a fun video that was requested from a subscriber of mine. She had the great idea of creating a video of what you should NOT do at the nail salon or tell your nail tech. I thought this was such a cool idea, so I out together a video sharing my perspective as a nail tech. I hope you enjoy; let’s get started!

Thank you guys so much for watching! Let me know if you’d like to see a part 2 where I cover what you SHOULD tell your nail tech. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


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How To Make Your Manicure Last

Hi loves!

I have been asked countless times through the years about my personal tips for making a manicure last longer. I’ve heard from many people with the same issue of their nail polish not lasting as long as they’d like. Even if you don’t have this issue yourself, I know everyone would love to extend the life of their manicure by a few more days. With that being said, I have put together all of my tricks and tips that I use for my clients, as well as for myself. Let’s get into it!

Buff Your Natural Nail

I want to start off with this step that not many people are aware of. When you lightly buff the surface of your nail, you are doing a couple things. First, you are buffing away excess debris and cuticle from the nail plate, and secondly, you are “roughing” up the surface a tad to allow the product something to attach to. You definitely don’t need to buff too much as this could lead to damage, but a small amount will do.

Dehydrate With Alcohol

I swear by this step when performing a manicure on my clients. I like to cleanse the nail with alcohol for a few different reasons. First, cleansing allows you to wipe away any debris from the buffing step before. Next, the alcohol wipes away any excess oil from the nail plate, which could inhibit the polish from sticking to nail. Lastly, alcohol acts as a dehydrator, which dehydrates the nail of moisture allowing the polish to adhere longer.

Apply Thin Layers

This is a tactic that not many people realize can be very helpful. When you apply your nail polish layers too thick, it is much easier for the layers to chip or peel off of your nails. When you apply each layer very thin, you are giving the polish a better chance of staying on your nails!

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Use A Base and Topcoat

This step should be obvious, but I had to include it in this post because of it’s importance. Using a base coat allows your polish to adhere to the nail better, which will prolong your manicure. A topcoat does a great job of protecting the polish underneath and making it a bit more difficult for chipping to occur. Think of this as a barrier from the outside world.

Avoid Water In Excess

This is a major factor that causes chipping of nail polish. To avoid this issue, try wearing gloves when you’re cleaning, washing dishes, etc.

That’s it for today’s tips; thank you all so much for stopping by! Have you had any luck with these steps for your own nails? If so, I’d love to hear your experiences. Feel free to leave anymore tips you may have in the comments below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


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4th Of July Nails!

Hey guys!

Happy Independence Day! Today I wanted to share some of my past nail art designs tailored for the occasion. These looks are perfect for beginners and super festive!



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

XX, Amy


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