Nail Hacks | Industry Tricks

Hey guys!

Today I felt inspired to sit down and share many of my industry tricks for nails. I have had such great feedback on my nail posts and videos, and I always have more questions from my readers in the comment section. So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the little tips and tricks I’ve learned throughout my nail career so far. These tips should be helpful if you are a nail tech, nail lover, or aspiring to be in the beauty industry. I hope you enjoy; now let’s get started!

  1. Love square nails but hate how easy they break? Square off your nails and then slightly round the two corners. This leaves you with the appearance of square nails, and lessens the possibility of them catching on anything and causing breakage!
  2. Want your manicure to last longer? Try lightly buffing your nail plate before applying the product!
  3. Want another trick to long lasting nails? Use a dehydrator on the nails prior to polishing. It removes any oils or moisture from the nail and makes any polish last longer!
  4. Don’t have a nail art tool? Try toothpicks, cotton swabs, bobby pins, erasers, or the head of a needle to achieve your look!
  5. Use scotch tape on your nails to create different nail art designs!
  6. Want your nails to grow quicker? Maintain a healthy diet, drink lots of water, and practice nail stimulation (such as typing on a keyboard) often!
  7. Have to deal with ingrown toenails too often? Make sure to only file your toenails straight across. Making them square instead of rounded promotes the correct growth!
  8. Like ombré nails? Use a makeup or cleaning sponge to blend two colors together!
  9. Roll your polish bottles instead of shaking to ensure the quality and longevity of the formula!

That’s all that I have for today guys. I use many of these tricks in my daily nail business and I love them. Have you tried any of these out? I’d love to hear your feedback. 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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4 Ways To Make Polishing Your Nails Easy

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing 4 nail hacks that will make painting your nails much easier. Even with tons of practice it can be difficult to get a perfect paint job when polishing your own nails. I have a few hacks that will ensure your next paint job goes smoothly. Let’s get started!

  • Don’t Overload the Brush with Polish

Many people make this mistake because they think it will make the polishing process go by much faster. While it’s true that applying a thick layer will cover your nail bed in one coat, it actually makes polishing harder. Having too much polish on your brush makes the paint much harder to handle and you end up flooding the eponychium and surrounding skin with paint. The trick is to dip your brush, wipe of twice on the edge of the bottle, and then apply a layer to the nails.

  • Apply 2 to 3 Thin Layers

This may sound like too much effort to some, but I guarantee that your manicure will come out much better if you apply multiple thin layers. It is most recommended to apply a thin base coat, two thin layer of color, and a thin top coat. This not only ensures that your paint job looks the best, it will also dry more quickly!

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  • Don’t Shake Your Nail Polish Bottle

This is a habit that most of us have and we don’t typically see it as a bad thing. However, shaking your polish creates air bubbles in the formula which can make your paint job have texture. Have you ever noticed the tiny bubbles that appear on your nails when you’re polishing? This occurs because you create the air from shaking the bottle and it compromises the quality of the polish formula. It is recommended to instead roll the bottle between your hands before you polish.

  • Paint in Only 3 Strokes

This hack is probably the hardest one to achieve in my opinion. The goal is to apply the polish in one swipe on the left, one swipe on the right, and finish with one swipe down the center of the nail. This takes practice to get used to, but you will eventually see how easy it makes the painting process. This ensures you are apply too much paint on the nails. It also ensures that the color is evenly blended and you will have a professional looking manicure every time!

Thank you guys so much for reading! I really hope these nail hacks were helpful for you. Have you tried any of these yourself? I’d also love to hear if you have any hacks to share yourself. Leave me your feedback 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

Nails Myths Debunked!

Hey guys!

Today I’m revealing the truth behind many nail myths we all know. I am totally guilty of believing a few of these myself. I’ve had so many clients ask about these myths, and read countless articles about them, that I just HAD to reveal the truth! I hope you enjoy; let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! Let me know if you have any post suggestions 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

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


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nail Art Using Polish Remover?!

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing a video full of easy nail art designs using only nail polish REMOVER! I wanted to share these looks for those of you who’d like to create nail art, but always struggle with drawing designs. These looks are perfect for beginners and are super quick to achieve. So, let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! What do you think about using remover to create designs? Which one is your favorite? Let me know your thoughts 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

Nail Hacks | Nail Tech Tricks

Hi loves!

Who loves life hacks?! Today I’m sharing my third installment in my life hacks series for your nails! These nail hacks are for all the nail techs and nail art lovers out there. These tricks will save you time, money, and you’ll learn new ways to use your every day products. I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog or my YouTube channel for more! Let’s get started!

Thank you guys so much for watching! Did you learn any new tricks you’ve never tried before? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, feel free to share this post using the social media buttons below so your friends can hack their nail technique too! I hope your day is amazing; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

 

At Home Pedicure Tips

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share some of my tips that will help you get the most out of your home pedicure. These are tips that will make doing your own pedicure easy, and soothing at the same time. I won’t be explaining how to do a step by step pedicure routine today, so let me know if that’s something you’d like to see! I’ve also included some of my all time favorite products that I think you will really enjoy. Let’s get started!

Cleansing

The first stop in your home pedicure will be the cleansing and soaking process. To make this step go by more smoothly and with less steps, I would suggest using your bath tub for soaking! Many people may choose foots spas or even fill a large bowl or bucket with water, but that can get messy. Simply filling up the bath a few inches with warm water and sitting on the ledge, makes your cleansing step super simple.

You can add your favorite foot soak, body wash, or bath products to the water to get a bubble effect. My absolute favorite soak is the CND Almond Milk Bath because it is professional quality, makes your skin feel so soft, and has the most amazing scent.

Exfoliation

This step provides the biggest difference in your skin’s health and condition. There are so many options out there for skin exfoliates and buffing tools but you don’t have to have a fancy product to get the same effect. If you have a rather rough patch you’d like to buff away but don’t have a foot paddle at home, try using your nail buffer! The block buffers that are used for nails are perfect for smoothing out dry patches on your feet and they are very gentle on the skin.

Hydration

I love to end my at home pedicure with applying lotion, cream, or an oil to my feet and nails. My most favorite lotion to use on myself and clients is from the same line of soak I mentioned earlier. The CND Almond Lotion has the same great scent and rubs into your skin easily and leaves no greasy feeling after. I would suggest if you’re skipping the polish or don’t need to reapply polish this time, always put on a pair of socks after applying the lotion. This helps the lotion have more time to penetrate the dry skin on your feet and your feet will feel AMAZING!

That’s it for today’s tips; thank you guys so much for stopping by! If you have any post requests you’d like to see here on my blog, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I hope your day is amazing; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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