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

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Weekend Kayaking and Soul Searching

Hey guys!

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

Declutter Your Home and Mind

Hey guys!

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

Nail Salon/Nail Tech Advice

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my latest video all about nail salon advice. I’m sharing some of my latest stories from my nail suite, and sharing some tips to help your nail business run more smoothly. Let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope you guys found this video helpful and hopefully found some new tactics for your business. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Tips For Your New Business

Hi guys!

After completing my first official month as a new salon owner, I have already learned so many lessons. I feel that I have so many tips to share with you guys that could make this new adventure easier for you! If you are someone who is started a new business, no matter the type, I think you will benefit from focusing on these tactics from day 1. I hope you guys enjoy, now let’s get started!

Location is everything!

I know we have all seen the phrase “location, location, location”. The area where you decide to open your business is so crucial to it’s success. This being said, I personally am feeling the effects of this. The area I’ve chosen for my salon suite gets zero foot traffic, so I am having to work harder to get awareness for my brand. Advertising and marketing are essential! I have personally created yard signs that are displayed near the road in front of my building. I’ve also added a large sign on the building and my logo on the entrance of the building, as well as my door to my suite. This allows new customers to know they are in the right place as soon as they pull up to my building.

Spread the word on social media!

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We all know the importance of social media in today’s society. Because of this, I use Facebook and Instagram to my advantage daily. I suggest you should always keep your platforms updated daily with your products, photos of your work, or business related content. Think of it as a digital portfolio if you’re in the beauty industry. Nail techs, hair stylists, and makeup artists will ALWAYS benefit from this. New clients want to know what your work looks like before they try you, so give them plenty of photos to fall in love with! This allows your brand to stay in front of potential customers constantly, and you are more likely to reach new clients! I also created a custom Facebook ad to run locally in my area to let everyone know that my new salon was open for business!

Meet local business owners and advertise!

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Everyone knows how effective business cards can be for getting awareness for a new business. Not only should you hand out cards to people that you’ve already serviced, but you should also meet local business owners in your area. I personally went to several boutiques and shops on the same street as my salon to introduce myself and hand out cards. This helps to get your name out there and allows you to make relationships with fellow small business owners! This can be beneficial for you in two was. First, your relationship with local business owners means collaborations and referrals in the future. Second, if you market to businesses where your demographic frequently goes, then they can become aware of your new business. If you’re a nail tech, makeup artist, or hair stylist I suggest leaving cards at gyms, tanning salons, and boutiques in your immediate area!

Thank you all so much for reading! After a month in business, I have found that I must utilize all of these tactics constantly to be successful. I hope this could potentially help you in your next venture! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

I’m A Salon Owner?! | Life Update

Hey guys!

As you can tell from the title of today’s post, I have exciting news to share. I have recently taken on the challenge of business owner of my own salon! As you guys know, I am a licensed nail technician and I have dreamed of having my own space for years. I have finally made that dream a reality this week. I have been moving into my new nail suite and decorating all week to make it perfect. My nail salon is a cozy, single room suite where I provide natural nail services. I have always been a fan of perfecting the natural nails’ beauty, so I offer luxury manicure and pedicure services to do just that! You guys will definitely get to follow along with me through this journey as a new business owner!

I will finally have the opportunity to share my actual services with you all as I do them on clients. I plan on sharing my services, tutorials, and a suite tour of course! I want to thank you all so much for the kind words and support over my blogging journey. I am so excited to let you guys in on the behind-the-scenes adventures I get into. I would love to hear what topics you guys would like to read about on my blog. If there are any topics you’d like advice on, or tips and tutorials for specific services, just let me know!

I also wanted to say a quick thank you to all of my subscribers and readers. We are about to hit 5,000 here on my blog!! It is blowing my mind to have so many of you guys that took the time to follow my blog and interact with me. Thank you all so much for reading and your continued support. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Taking Time For Yourself

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing a topic that is very dear to my heart. I am so passionate about mental health, positivity, and taking care of my mind. With the constant chaos we experience in our everyday lives, we often forget to take time for ourselves. I recently was introduced to the idea of “Self Love Sunday”. I was so intrigued by that name and it immediately resonated with me. The basic premise is taking time out for yourself. It’s a designated day where you can press the pause button on life and make sure you’re paying attention to you. This is something that is so incredibly important because we tend to lose ourselves when we are so concerned with others in our lives. Children, spouses, day jobs, and family take up so much of our time that many people don’t realize they aren’t giving themselves any of that time. I’m sure many of you know all too well that anxiety, stress, and even depression can be a result of that. So this leads me back to self love Sunday. No, you don’t have to do this on Sunday, or only one day a week. You can take time out for self love as often as you’d like!

So what are some of the things you can do to pamper yourself and promote your own mental health and well being? The possibilities are endless! Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Pampering your body
    • Soak in a bubble bath
    • Try out a new face mask
    • Give yourself a mani and pedi
    • Get a facial or relaxing massage
    • Do yoga
  • Your mind
    • Have a fun conversation with a stranger
    • Study a new language
    • Meditate
    • Start a new exciting book
  • Your mood
    • Indulge in your favorite snack
    • Go to a movie in the middle of the week
    • Order in your favorite meal
    • Go shopping for yourself

I like to do several of these ideas ever week. You will be amazed how much your mood can change with such simple concepts. What are some of your favorite things to do to pamper yourself? Do you have your own version of Self Love Sunday? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy