Polygel Review | Vlog

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my latest vlog from my YouTube Channel. As you might have seen from my last vlog, I purchased the super popular Polygel product from Cosmo Prof. I’ve been testing it out on clients for the past three weeks and I have a lot to say! Let’s get started!

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

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Free Starbucks and Nail Polish?! | Vlog

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my latest vlog where I’m on the hunt for nail polish, Polygel, and coffee! Come hang out while we visit THREE beauty supply stores and score some free goodies!

Thank you 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

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

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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Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Polished by Amy Nail Spa

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share the story of my nail salon, Polished by Amy Nail Spa. I’m currently going into my sixth month in business and I thought it would be a great idea to share the story of my salon and the mission behind it all. First, here’s a little background to catch you up to speed:

I received my nail technician license in 2014 and immediately began working in local salons. I worked as a booth renter and employee of three different salons, as well as traveling as a mobile nail tech for an on-location company. After a few years of experiencing the industry in these different ways, I realized I would thrive the most in my own environment. Because of this, I decided to open my very own nail studio in Lafayette, Georgia which was the birth of Polished by Amy Nail Spa!

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The main aspect of my business model is to align my salon with the health conscious client. I opted for providing only natural nail services with an emphasis on natural products and steering away from acrylics because of the harsh chemicals and fumes involved with those enhancements. This creates a more inviting, relaxing, and safe environment for my clientele as well as children or expectant mothers. It’s my goal as a nail technician to improve, perfect, and maintain the natural nail so you don’t have the need for enhancements!

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Another one of my favorite aspects of my studio is my pipeless pedicure spa. Typical jetted foot spas contain an element of risk because of the difficulty of disinfecting the pipes and drains. This can leave you open to infection. However, in my salon I opted for an electric foot spa with disposable liners for each client. This ensures the foot bath is completely safe and sanitary for each client!

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Lastly, I wanted to share a quick list of some of the major aspects that make my nail salon unique. I strive to promote healthy and beautiful nails in a healthy and calm environment!

  • Private nail studio
  • Natural nail services
  • No harsh chemical and fumes
  • Relaxing spa-like environment
  • Appointment based
  • Organic and vegan polish options
  • More natural products
  • Complimentary bottled water and treats
  • Pipeless pedicure spa
  • Aromatherapy manicure and pedicure soaks
  • Essential oils
  • Organic sugar scrubs

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I’m so excited to see what the future holds for me and my nail business. I want to thank every one of my readers and local clients who have been so supportive! 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!

Hey guys!

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

Polished by Amy T-Shirts!!

Hey guys!

I am SUPER excited to announce I have created a line of custom t-shirts inspired by my love for nails and beauty! These graphic tees will be nail, beauty, and lifestyle related with fun sayings and logos. The shirts are crew neck and made with a super soft tri-blend fabric, so you will love the fit. Each purchase of a shirt will be supporting not one, but TWO small businesses: my nail salon Polished by Amy Nail Spa and my boyfriend’s t-shirt company Mountain Wild Screen Printing. These shirts are priced at $12 each plus shipping anywhere in the US. This is something I’ve wanted to do for so long and I’m grateful to collaborate with my boyfriend’s company to make it happen.

Sizes available are XS- 4XL and you may order any quantity you’d like. I will be taking pre-orders over the next 3 weeks and the shirts will ship out by September 1st. I will have all of the current designs, colors, and other options listed below. We will also be adding more designs soon, so make sure you check back! Here is the Facebook group for these products where you can find more details: https://goo.gl/fE5hnS

To order: comment or email the design number, color, size, and quantity you’d like.

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3. Eat. Sleep. Nails. Repeat.DM130Lst_model_front_012016

4. You Can Do This -Coffee

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5. I Got 99 Problems But My Nails Ain’t One..

6. But First, Coffee.

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I will email you an invoice for your order and a receipt after payment. You will then be emailed all shipping information and a tracking number once your shirts are done. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you once again for your support; I hope your day is awesome! Love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy