Polished Daggers

Specializing in:

Apres Gel-X nail enhancements

Structured gel manicures

Dry manicures

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 12/18/2022

The pure satisfaction from remembering to document the process is priceless for a nail tech ๐Ÿ˜‚. Especially when "it's the most busiest time" of the year ๐ŸŽถ. I love to see the transformation.

So pretty โค๏ธ๐ŸฆŒโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 12/17/2022

โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ I'm so happy my beautiful friend has finally found a way to have stunning nails! ftw!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas โ›„๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ–ค!

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 11/26/2022

My ride or die ๐Ÿ–ค


Color shifting like a chameleon

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 11/18/2022

Color shifting like a chameleon.

My beautiful friend has been through it all and now she has found a way to have strong nails too!

I'm grateful to have the most awesome clients who are willing to be contortionists so I can get a picture ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ–ค.

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 11/05/2022

๐Ÿ’—โœจ Glitter glitter everywhere โœจ๐Ÿ’—

When your client gets what she wants


Photos from Polished Daggers's post 11/04/2022

I spy with my little evil eye ... Beautiful nails! ๐Ÿงฟ

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 10/26/2022

Light Elegance Education time! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’—

Two days spent surrounded by my favorite nail products and learning from the best of the best (and my nail idol) Darcy Olin โ˜บ๏ธ.

Education is so priceless. The amount of "ahhh" moments I had over these 2 days was unreal.

I love the feeling of being overwhelmed with information and the excitement of passing along that knowledge to my clients.




It's all a web of lies. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 10/11/2022

French tipped Tortie love

Beautiful sculpted hard gel on these stunning nails.

Lexy Line Fiber and Extreme hard gel
Extend Gel Insatiable
Peach Bellini and Old Fashioned (to the rescue!)
Perfect Black


Photos from Polished Daggers's post 10/06/2022

Spiderwebs and fall vibes ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ. Also, I'm so proud of these cuticles ๐Ÿ–ค Cuticle oil FTW!

Sculpted hard gel rebalance with Light Elegance = beautiful healthy nails.

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 09/19/2022

โœจ๐Ÿช„ Grey nails FTW!

Rebalance of this beautiful set of sculpted hard gel nails and some "Old Fashion Fun" = Nail Sorcery ๐Ÿ”ฎ.

Caring for your cuticles between salon appointments and Dry Manicuring = cuticle perfection!

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 09/17/2022

Really falling for these beauties! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

At home nail care is a real thing and these beauties are the proof!

Dry manicuring + regular Cuticle oil = Success!

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 09/17/2022

I love educating my clients and introducing new things to them. I love it even more when I see how beautiful their nails are after a couple weeks of growth ๐Ÿ˜.

I used to spend most of my time with this client on her dry manicure. Look at those cuticles now!! At home care truly pays off. Cuticle oil is so important and dry manicuring has many rewards.

Dry Manicure --> Light Elegance hard gel rebalance = โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Beautiful natural nails of a hard working nurse.


Sculpted nail sorcery happening over here โœจ๐Ÿ–คโœจ


Invest in yourself - you're worth it.

"Imagine you're on your deathbed and standing around you are all the ghosts representing your unfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you ever acted on, the ghosts of the talent you didn't use. They're standing around your bed angry, disappointed and upset. They said "We came to you because you could have brought us to life but now we have to go to the grave together."

Do the thing. Fail forward because there is nothing behind you.

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 08/26/2022

This is true nail sorcery โœจ

"Can you add just a little length?" In a matter of seconds I had 10 nail forms, my gel brush and a new jar of Light Elegance Extreme in my hands ๐Ÿ˜‚. (Thank you for the advice, see you in October!)

I loved every minute spent with this beautiful girl ๐Ÿ’•.

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 08/26/2022

Time to make these nails beautiful again. Dry Manicures are always the most satisfying thing for me and these beautiful hands Really bring it!

It's a journey, trust the process โ˜บ๏ธ


Fun at your fingertips

๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ–ค


"Oh Darling, you couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions."

๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ–ค



Photos from Polished Daggers's post 08/07/2022



Photos from Polished Daggers's post 08/04/2022

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™ Carolina blues

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 07/26/2022

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’œ Purple magic

#919 #purplenails


Come to the dark side ๐Ÿ’€
We have candy ๐Ÿ’€

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 07/19/2022

Going green ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 07/16/2022

๐Ÿฆฅ I finally got to hang out with my favorite RN ๐Ÿ’œ. Good times catching up and making her nails pretty again. 143 kiddo.


Photos from Polished Daggers's post 07/15/2022



Your nails should always be as beautiful as you are ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Sculpted nails ftw


Beautiful nails after Gel-X removal and dry manicure ๐Ÿ‘Œโœจ


Photos from Polished Daggers's post 07/02/2022

Rainbows for days ๐ŸŒˆ

These were so much fun to do. Hand painted nail art is such a rewarding challenge!

I'm so grateful to have the best clients. They laugh along with me โ˜บ๏ธ and literally have an endless supply of patience while I transform their nails into tiny works of art.


I take great
when I'm doing ๐ŸŒˆ

Goodbye June ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ you've been a funky mix of great experiences followed by a couple weeks of Covid ๐Ÿ™„ and a well needed

Summary ... June started by a trip to Orlando to get my Aprรฉs official certification and the rest is a blur โ˜บ๏ธ.

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 06/07/2022

Education is priceless! This certification class was fabulous ๐Ÿ–ค. I seriously thought I had scoured the internet for everything I could possibly learn about Aprรฉs Gel-X but today I learned more!

Huge thanks to for such a great day and for all the education. So much fun stuff inside that pretty gold bag!

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 06/04/2022

Sometimes the most beautiful things are also the most simple.

Gorgeous structured gel manicure with in Love.

Beautiful nails on a beautiful client ๐Ÿ–ค.



Unapologetically, these nails are so beautiful they deserve their own post ๐Ÿ–ค.

Dry manicure ftw!

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 05/27/2022

Bloom where you are planted ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ


I am wild and free, I am untameable.

I also have flowers encapsulated on my nails so there's that ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ

Photos from Polished Daggers's post 05/18/2022

So much fun with a surprise underneath.

I definitely got my line work practice today. Always grateful. โ˜บ๏ธ

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Raleigh, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 12:30pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
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