Gel Manicure Tips!

Hi loves!

Today I wanted to share some of my top tips for getting your gel manicures to last longer! I’m always trying to educate my clients on the best methods to extend the life of their manicure. If you’re tired of your manicure not lasting as long as you’d like, I’ve got some tips for you. Let’s get started!

Prep Work

This is the first step you should be doing with any manicure. Prepping the nails means cleaning the surface, getting rid of any overlapping cuticles, buffing the nail lightly and doing a final cleanse. All of these steps allow you to start with the best canvas to put your polish on. It ensures the product adheres well to the nail’s surface and gets rid of any oils or moisture that may cause the gel to lift too soon.

Dehydrate

This is a new step to many people. Dehydrating the nail simply means removing the surface moisture and natural oils from your nail plate. That moisture is enemy number one to gel polish. If you leave any oils on the surface, your polish will lift at the ends in under one week. You can dehydrate your nails by wiping them with alcohol or acetone and a cotton wipe.

Avoid Water and Chemicals

This step may seen difficult at first glance, but it’s actually very easy to accomplish. Gel hates moisture as I’ve mentioned previously. Because of this, it’s important to wear gloves whenever you are washing dishes or doing any household cleaning with water and chemicals.

Nails are jewels, not tools!

This saying is something I struggle to keep in mind myself. Remember that we shouldn’t use our nails like tools to prick and pry at things. Are nails are delicate and even the best laid manicure won’t hold up if you are rough with it. If you take this precaution, you will definitely extend the life of your manicure!

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you guys found this post helpful. If you have any of your own tips, I’d love to read them in the comments below. Have an awesome day!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nail Polish Facts You Didn’t Know!

Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to share another nail video with you all. I’ve put together a few little known facts about nail polish that I hope you’ll enjoy. Let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope you enjoyed and learned something cool today. Don’t forget to follow this blog to stay up to date with my latest nail content. Until next time!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

How To Make Your Manicure Last!

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing all of my tricks to get your nail polish or nail enhancements to last so much longer! These tips work for anything from nail polish on natural nails, to gel polish or acrylics. Let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! Let me know in the comments below if you have any new requests. Until next time..

XX, Amy

How To Paint Your Nails!

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing another video all about nails! I get asked all the time who did my nails and when I answer “me”, they are always so shocked! I find that many people think they don’t have the ability to paint their own manicure well enough, so they give up. I’m here to share my steps to ensure you get a salon quality manicure at home!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope you found this video helpful and learned some new tricks. Let me know what other topics you’d like to see me discuss in the comments. 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

At Home Gel Manicure!

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my steps to get a professional looking gel manicure at home! We all know how costly routine gel manicures can be, and with COVID-19 keeping us all at home more often we need an alternative to our salon trips. I’m sharing step by step instructions to getting the best gel polish manicure from the comfort of your own home. Let’s get started!

Thanks so much for watching! I hope you found this video helpful. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this for yourself. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

The Best Nail Polish Brands!

Hey guys!

Today I have a new video to share with you all! As a nail technician and polish lover, I’ve tried hundreds of nail polish from countless brands. Because of this, I’ve been able to narrow down the BEST nail polish brands that everyone needs in their collection. I’ve chosen these brands because of the following criteria: formula quality, color range, brush size, price, and super cute names! Let’s get started!

I hope you found this video helpful! What do you think about my choices? Are any of these brands in your top favorite picks? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow this blog and my YouTube channel to keep up to date on all my latest nail content. I hope your day is awesome; love and light!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Long Time, No See!

Hey guys!!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been close to two years since I’ve last posted to this blog. Life has been crazy busy and has changed so much since my last update. How have you all been? I know 2020 has been a roller coaster for us all, so I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately! Me? Where do I begin?!

First off, I have missed blogging so much! I have been pretty active on my Youtube channel, Polished by Amy since I’ve been absent here. I’ll start sharing some of those videos here for you all to catch up on if you’re interested. You can also follow my Instagram which is where I post my weekly manicures and other nail related content.

So what have I been up to? SO much! I got engaged last Fall and have been planning my wedding, gardening, renovating my home, bought a new car, started taking college classes again, created a handmade soap company, and so much more!

I also haven’t worked as a nail technician in a salon setting for a long time. I have truly missed it, but life led me to a different career path for the time being. However, I’m still keeping up with my nail vlogging and sharing all my favorite nail content with my followers. That leads to me today’s post, I’ve missed sharing this content on the blog! I’m excited to pump out some new posts for you guys, so please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Did I mention I’m getting married next month?! I’ve been so busy with planning and prepping, but I can’t wait to show you guys the wedding related nail content I have for you! This is my favorite time of year with my birthday being in September and my wedding in October…I’m excited for the posts to come and I hope you are too!

Thank you all so much for reading and following. I hope your day is awesome!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbamyy@gmail.com

Youtube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

3 Things New Nail Techs Should Know

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my top three things that I think every new nail tech should know when they start out in their career. These things are beneficial to every new tech who starts out in the service industry. I hope you enjoy!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope you found this video helpful. Have an awesome day; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Christmas Nails Inspiration!

Hi loves!

Long time, no see! Life has gotten so busy for me this entire year and I have really let my blog slip. I miss it so badly and I’m excited to start up my regular posting again! Since we are 10 days away from Christmas, I wanted to share some Christmas manicures that I’ve done in the past. These are some of my favorite looks, so I wanted to bring them back for some holiday inspo!

This first set was so fun to create! I used regular polish on natural nails. How fun is the little snowman?!

This set is acrylic almond nails with regular polish for the nail art. I was inspired by Christmas sweaters for this look! The little reindeer are everything!

This set is sculpted hard gel with regular polish. Can you tell I’m in love with holiday sweater art??

For this set I went for a color that is not so typical for Christmas. You can do this design anytime through the winter. I layered white and silver polish to create dimension in the snowflakes.

Plaid is perfect for Christmas! I went with red, dark green, and gold to create this design. I’ve almost done this look for a pedicure and it was the cutest!!

What types of post would you guys like to see in the new year? I’m wanting to keep my nail related content going, so I’d love to hear your feedback! Thanks so much for reading. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

What Not To Do At The Nail Salon Pt. 2

Hey guys!

Today I’m finally back bringing you a much requested video! Years ago, I posted a video all about my tips of what NOT to do when you go to a nail salon. I’ve gotten many requests to do an updated video, so I’m bringing you a part two!

 

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