Nails Of The Week!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share some of the work from my salon this week. My clients have been experimenting with more nail art lately and I’m loving it! Here are some of the latest mani’s and pedi’s on natural nails:

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Thank you all so much for reading! I hope these manicures and pedicures gave you some inspiration. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

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Pedicure Bath Review | How To

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing a full review of the pedicure bath that I use in my salon! I’ve gotten many questions about my pedicure throne and the electric foot bath that I use for my pedicure services. Today I’m showing you how I do those services and giving you my review and opinions on the bath. Let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope this video answered a lot of your questions  and gave you some inspiration for pedicures in your salon. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

At Home Pedicure!

Hi loves!

Today I wanted to share some of my top tips for performing your own luxury pedicure at home! This topic has been very popular on my YouTube channel, so I wanted to elaborate more for you guys. Below I’m sharing each step of the process, as well as the products and tips I like to use. I hope you enjoy; let’s get started!

Nail Prep

I like to begin with a 10 minute foot soaking in a foot spa for the relaxing aspect and to help soften up the rough skin and toenails. If you don’t have a foot spa at home, you can simply use your bathtub for this step! You can then proceed with the filing, shaping, and buffing of the toenails to get them looking fabulous!

Exfoliating

This next step is one of the most important when it comes to a pedicure. You can exfoliate in a few different ways. If you have an exfoliating body wash or cream this will work perfectly. You can also exfoliate by buffing your heels with a buffing block or lightly abrasive nail file to remove the dead skin. This is always easiest after you’ve let your feet soak for at least 10 minutes.

Moisturizing

This is probably my favorite step in the pedicure process. Moisturizing allows you to hydrate the skin and nails and give them that healthy glow. I like to first use a cuticle oil on the nails and cuticle area to ensure they are hydrated. You can also use the cuticle oil to do your entire foot and leg massage if you’d like. Another option for cuticle oil is any essential oil you may have at home. I love to use argan oil, lemongrass, and others on the skin. Next, I go in with my favorite lotion and finish the massage.

Polishing

The last step in the pedicure process is polishing! You can finish the toes with a simple clear coat, or opt for a full polish with nail art. Before I had nail art tools, I used many different types of tools I had around the house to create my art. Toothpicks, cotton swabs, and pencil erasers work great as dotting tools! You can also use makeup sponges to create gradient or ombre nails.

Thank you all so much for reading! If you anymore questions, please leave them below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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Waterless Pedicure Service?!

Hi loves!

Today I’m sharing a greatly requested video with you all! I’ve had many questions about the dry pedicure service I offer my on location clients, so I put them all together in one video. I hope this is helpful for you all; now let’s get started!

Thank you guys so much for watching! As always, please leave me any questions or suggestions in the comments if you’d like to learn more. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


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YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

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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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Nails of the Day!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to switch it up and share a pedicure that I’m obsessed with! This set was done back in the summer, hence the flowers, but I am so in love with the design that I had to recreate it! It’s a super easy floral design that I actually have a tutorial for on my YouTube channel if you’d like to check it out.

   
 
The blue is Wet N Wild’s I Need A Refresh-Mint, and the gold glitter is Wet n Wild as well. Do you guys ever get nail art on your toes, or do you prefer a solid color? My clients loved to experiment with designs during their pedicures and I think it’s too cute! 

Thank you guys so much for stopping by; I hope your day is fabulous! Love and light! :)

XX, Amy

Pedicure Dangers??

Hi loves!

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Today I wanted to chat about pedicures with you all! As a nail tech myself, I am a stickler for sanitation and safety when it comes to pedicures in a salon. I thought it would be helpful to share some important information that you as a client may not be aware of. When you go into a salon and pay for your services, you should be aware of some potential dangers that you may run into and not actually realize! So lets just jump right in!

Don’t shave your legs!?

Did you know its suggested that you do NOT shave your legs at least 48 hours prior to going in for a pedicure?? Whether you can notice it or not, your legs can have micro-abrasions from shaving. So its important to think about this before you go to a salon and use a foot bath. This can lead to potential infections if the pedicure spas are not disinfected properly.

What’s hiding in those spa drains?!

Its always important to ask (if you haven’t witnessed this) when your pedicure bath has been last sanitized. In many states, salons are required to keep a cleaning log so you don’t ever have to worry. This includes taking the cover off of the drains as well. For your own safety, it’s also important to know if your nail tech has properly sanitized the implements they use on your feet. Too often I have seen techs get “clean” implements out of the same drawer they throw the dirty tools in. If you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable, its always okay to speak up or get out of the situation. There have been far too many accounts of women getting infections and even diseases from re-used tools and dirty pedicure baths!

Illegal tools?!

Speaking of tools…have you ever had those “cheese grater” looking tools used on your feet to remove a callus or rough skin? Run away and don’t look back! These are illegal as they are very harmful to your skin and cause abrasions as well.

Well guys, I hope all of these points have made you think and learned some new things today. My hope is that this can make your pedicure experience more healthy and enjoyable! These facts should be more common knowledge to assure you are taken care of in any salon environment. Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading. I hope your day is fabulous!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy