Helpful Salon Tips From a Nail Tech

Hey guys!

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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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!

Today I’m sharing another batch of nail work from my salon. These are my latest manicures and pedicures done on my awesome clients. We have been having a blast in the salon now that it’s flip flop weather! Colors and designs are so much more fun in the Spring! 



My clients are huge fans of gel polish manicures, so that is what all of these manicures are. All of the manicures are also done on natural nails which is my favorite! I’ve been having a blast over the last two months with my new nail business and I look forward to sharing more with you guys. 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!

Today I’m sharing a manicure that I can’t stop looking at! I am a huge lover of mint polish, and I have always looked for the perfect shade over the years. I’ve always seen beautiful “Tiffany” blue manicures on Pinterest, but I never came across a polish that was close enough to that shade. However, that search is now over! I recently received the new line from Orly polish (which I’ll haul soon!), and this mint shade jumped out at me!

The first was taken in a room with natural lighting. The second photo was taking directly in front of a window on a sunny day!


This color is called “Fresh Start” from Orly. It is the most perfect mint shade that would look great on so many skin tones. The formula is awesome, as all Orly polishes are, and the manicure shown here is two coats.

What do you guys think about mint polish; are you a fan? Let me know in the comments. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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Starting My Vegan Journey!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share a little bit of an update through my vegan journey! I’ve spoke about my desire to make a lifestyle change over other posts and I’ve made some changes finally. I hope this post helps to inspire some of you who are thinking about making a change!

I’ve personally been gradually changing my diet over the past few years to more organic ingredients. I knew there were an abundance of reasons for being a more conscious consumer and I became more and more aware of the health and environmental impact of buying animal products. As of the beginning of this week, I have began my vegan journey! I recently went on a completely plant based grocery trip and I’ll be sharing that in a video soon. 

I’ve cut out all meat, dairy, and animal products from my diet and I feel great about my decision. Factors such as my health, animal health, environmental health, and morality all convinced me. I am specifically excited to see a change in my constant acne and eczema flair ups. 

I am so excited to continue this journey and I hope I can keep it up with success! I wanted to share a few of the meals I’ve made recently for those who are interested. 

     
-Green smoothie: spinach, flax seed, kale, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, soy milk 

   
-Wheat pasta, red sauce with mushrooms and onions

     
-Avovado and tomato on wheat toast, banana and strawberries

   
-Spinach, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, red peppers, wheat tortilla, guacamole

    
-Roasted potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, corn, wheat tortilla, hummus 

Thank you all so much for reading! I’ll be updating you all on my journey as I go along. I hope your day is amazing; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nail Art Collab??

Hey guys!

I wanted to get some input from my fabulous readers! I have been in such a creative rut lately when it comes to my nails. I haven’t had the urge to come up with new nail art concepts in weeks (maybe longer), but I’m ready to begin again. I would love to have your input to get me started! I’d love for you guys to leave me your nail art ideas in the comments below. Feel free to share your ideas for certain looks or inspiration photos that you’d like for me to recreate! I would even like to film a few tutorials for some of the designs as well. 

It may even be fun to do a few nail art collaborations with you guys! If you love nail art and would like to do a collab post, let me know! Feel free to send me an email and let’s chat! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Fall Haul | Clothing, Lashes, Hair Color

Hi guys!

Today I wanted to share some goodies I recently picked up! We’re talking lashes, hair color, and clothes. Let’s get into it!

Thank you all so much for watching! Please leave any of your post requests in the comments below. I’m planning a few more shades in my color series, and some Halloween makeup and nail tutorials. Let me know what else you’d like to see! Love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy