A Glimpse into the Life of a Small Business Owner Selling Press-On Nails

A Glimpse into the Life of a Small Business Owner Selling Press-On Nails

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging Custom Orders
    1. Customer Request
    2. Packaging Process
  3. Designing New Etsy Listings
    1. Using Press On Stands
    2. Testing Encapsulated Hearts
  4. Unboxing Packaging Supplies
    1. Bubble Mailers
    2. Free Gift Stickers
    3. Cardstock and Cellophane
  5. Tidying Up the Studio
    1. Cleaning and Organizing
    2. Nail Client Supplies
    3. Press-On Supplies
    4. Thank You Cards and Free Gifts
  6. Conclusion

Packaging Custom Orders

When running an Etsy store, packaging orders is an essential part of the process. In this section, we will delve into the process of packaging custom orders for customers. It's an exciting opportunity to create personalized experiences for our buyers.

Customer Request

Sometimes, customers reach out to us with specific requests for sets that are not available on our Etsy storefront. In this case, a customer messaged me asking if I could create sets based on her inspiration pictures. After thoroughly reviewing her requests, I was thrilled to find that I could create the sets exactly as she had asked. It's wonderful when our customers have great taste!

Packaging Process

In this part of the video, you will get to witness the packaging of the custom order. The sets are simply stunning, with one particular white Chrome set stealing the show. As I carefully package each item, I can't help but feel a sense of joy and satisfaction. To add a special touch, I include thank you cards and free gift bags. The pink holographic bags, sourced from AliExpress, make the perfect packaging for the three additional rings that are included as a surprise gift. Before sealing the package, I attach a cute sticker that reads "warning opening this package will cause extreme happiness" which I found on Shein. It's these little details that make the unboxing experience unforgettable for our customers.

Designing New Etsy Listings

As an Etsy seller, it's essential to continuously update and create new listings to attract customers. In this section, we will explore the process of designing a new listing for our Etsy store.

Using Press On Stands

To create new listings, I start by designing the nail sets on press-on stands. This allows me to carefully arrange the nails, take pictures, and create videos showcasing each set. For this particular listing, I decided to incorporate heart-shaped nail designs as they were a popular trend. Using encapsulated hearts found on Amazon, I swiftly place them on the press-on stands and encapsulate them with base coat and top coat. The final result is a set of beautiful, eye-catching nails that are ready for sale.

Testing Encapsulated Hearts

While designing the new listing, I wanted to test the encapsulated hearts to ensure their quality and durability. This small experiment confirmed that the hearts were indeed long-lasting and added an elegant touch to the nail designs. Customers can now confidently purchase sets with encapsulated hearts, knowing that they will receive a high-quality product.

Unboxing Packaging Supplies

In this section, we will explore the exciting process of unboxing new packaging supplies. As an Etsy seller, it's essential to have a consistent and visually appealing packaging experience for our customers.

Bubble Mailers

A shipment of bubble mailers has arrived, and I am eager to unbox them. Bubble mailers are my go-to option for shipping orders safely and securely. Inside the package, I find 30 or 50 bubble mailers, which will keep me stocked for a while. These mailers not only protect the items during transit but also add a professional and polished look to the packages.

Free Gift Stickers

Included in the delivery are free gift stickers, which I will use to enhance the unboxing experience for my customers. Although I was initially expecting a roll of stickers, the few sheets provided for only 75 cents are cute and will still be useful. These stickers will allow me to indicate which items are free gifts and add a fun and playful touch to the packages.

Cardstock and Cellophane

To ensure the safety and presentation of my press-on nails, I use cardstock and cellophane. The cardstock is Instagram-inspired and comes with perfectly sized cellophane. This convenient combination saves me the trouble of sourcing separate cellophane bags, making my packaging process more efficient. With these materials, I can ensure that each nail set arrives in pristine condition while maintaining a cohesive and visually appealing package design.

Tidying Up the Studio

Running an Etsy store means having a dedicated space for packaging orders and completing other tasks. In this section, we will focus on tidying up the studio and organizing the various supplies. A clean and well-organized workspace can make a significant difference in productivity and efficiency.

Cleaning and Organizing

Unpacking new supplies and working on orders sometimes leads to a cluttered and messy studio. It's crucial to take the time to clean and organize the space, ensuring a fresh and inviting atmosphere. In a time-lapse, you will see me sorting through the different items, including bubble mailers, thank you cards, stickers, and more. By finding a proper place for each item, my studio becomes more functional, allowing me to work more efficiently.

Nail Client Supplies

As an Etsy seller, I also offer nail services to clients, and as such, I need to maintain a separate section for nail client supplies. In the time-lapse, you'll see me organizing my nail files, nail glue, prep kits, and other necessary items. Separating the press-on supplies from the client supplies helps streamline my workflow and ensures that I can quickly access what I need for each aspect of my business.

Press-On Supplies

One area of the studio that requires dedicated organization is the press-on supplies. These supplies include all the components needed to create the press-on nails, such as nail tips, double-sided tape, and cellophane bags. By arranging the supplies neatly and keeping them in designated baskets, I can easily access what I need when packaging orders or creating new listings. This level of organization not only saves time but also minimizes the chances of misplacing any important items.

Thank You Cards and Free Gifts

In the tidying process, I pay special attention to organizing my thank you card stock and other free gift items. These components are essential for providing a delightful unboxing experience for customers. By having designated sections for the thank you cards, gift rings, and holographic bags, I ensure that every package is ready to be presented beautifully. It is these small touches of appreciation that can leave a lasting impact on our customers.


In this Etsy studio vlog, we covered various aspects of running an Etsy store, from packaging custom orders to tidying up the studio. Each process plays a vital role in delivering exceptional products and experiences to our customers. By focusing on organization, attention to detail, and maintaining a clean workspace, we can continue to provide outstanding service to our valued customers.


  • Creating personalized experiences for customers through custom orders
  • Designing new nail listings with encapsulated hearts as a trendy addition
  • Unboxing packaging supplies, including bubble mailers and free gift stickers
  • Ensuring high-quality packaging with cardstock and cellophane
  • Organizing the studio for increased productivity and efficiency
  • Providing a delightful unboxing experience with thank you cards and free gifts


Q: Can I request custom sets that are not available on the Etsy storefront? A: Yes! Feel free to message us with your inspiration pictures, and we will do our best to create the sets you desire.

Q: What kind of packaging materials do you use? A: We use bubble mailers for safe and secure shipping, along with cardstock and cellophane to protect and beautifully present our press-on nail sets.

Q: How do you ensure a clean and organized studio? A: By dedicating time to clean and organize after unpacking new supplies and completing orders, we maintain a fresh and efficient workspace.

Q: What makes the unboxing experience special? A: Our packages include thank you cards and free gift bags with surprise items. We believe in delivering extreme happiness to our customers when they open their packages.

Q: Can I purchase nail sets with encapsulated hearts? A: Absolutely! We have tested the encapsulated hearts and can assure you of their quality and longevity. Experience elegance and uniqueness with our heart-themed nail designs.

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