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The Bliss Guide to Nail Shapes   

29 Jul 2020

The Bliss Guide to Nail Shapes

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If you're popping in for a file and polish, 2 week gels, or premium acrylic nails, knowing which nail shape you want will help to ensure that you leave with the nails of dreams. Here are some of the most popular nail shapes...
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nail shapes
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Square
This shape is best suited to those with a narrow nail bed, as it creates the illusion of the nail being wider than it actually is. However it is a very pretty shape and very flattering on those with narrow nail beds. 
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Ballerina
Similar to the coffin, ballerina nails are long and tapered to a squared off point. Like with other long shapes, they're best suited to acrylics to avoid breakage.
Stiletto
Just like stiletto heels, this shape is fierce and makes a statement. The nail needs to be super long and lead to a sharp point. The downside to this sassy shape is that it can be prone to breakage, particularly on natural nails. 
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Almond
This long, elegant nail shape has a tapered tip. This is best suited to acrylic nails as it can become weak at the tip and be prone to breakage. 
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Squoval
This ones pretty self explanatory - with straight sides and a curved edge it's a combination of the square and the oval. It's flattering on most people and resiliant against breakage. 
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Oval
Classic, simple, always a winner. The curved edge should almost mirror the curve of the cuticle, which should be flattering on everyone. 
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Coffin
This shape is super on-trend thanks to the power of Instagram and celebs including Kylie Jenner. This requires long nails or acrylics, in order to taper the sides off into a point, which is then squared off. 
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Rounded
The nail is filed into a perfect semi-circle in the classic, low-maintenance, resilient style. Always guaranteed to be a winner! 
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 Once you've chosen your perfect nail shape, check out our amazing online deals before you book your appointment!
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Know your nail shapes   

28 Feb 2020

Know your nail shapes

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If you're popping in for a file and polish, 2 week gels, or premium acrylic nails, knowing which nail shape you want will help to ensure that you leave with the nails of dreams. Here are some of the most popular nail shapes...
nail shapes
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Square
This shape is best suited to those with a narrow nail bed, as it creates the illusion of the nail being wider than it actually is. However it is a very pretty shape and very flattering on those with narrow nail beds. 
.
Ballerina
Similar to the coffin, ballerina nails are long and tapered to a squared off point. Like with other long shapes, they're best suited to acrylics to avoid breakage.
Stiletto
Just like stiletto heels, this shape is fierce and makes a statement. The nail needs to be super long and lead to a sharp point. The downside to this sassy shape is that it can be prone to breakage, particularly on natural nails. 
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Almond
This long, elegant nail shape has a tapered tip. This is best suited to acrylic nails as it can become weak at the tip and be prone to breakage. 
.
Squoval
This ones pretty self explanatory - with straight sides and a curved edge it's a combination of the square and the oval. It's flattering on most people and resiliant against breakage. 
.
Oval
Classic, simple, always a winner. The curved edge should almost mirror the curve of the cuticle, which should be flattering on everyone. 
.
Coffin
This shape is super on-trend thanks to the power of Instagram and celebs including Kylie Jenner. This requires long nails or acrylics, in order to taper the sides off into a point, which is then squared off. 
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Rounded
The nail is filed into a perfect semi-circle in the classic, low-maintenance, resilient style. Always guaranteed to be a winner! 
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 Once you've chosen your perfect nail shape, check out our amazing online deals before you book your appointment!
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Bliss West Park 0113 230 4305

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5 Nail Trends for AW16/17   

19 Oct 2016

5 Nail Trends for AW16/17

 Another new season, another new nail trend. And you know Bliss are always super keen to ensure your nails are bang on trend. So here are 5 nail trends to see you right through to Spring!

 1. Gothic Glamour - to fit with the fashion and make up trends this season, blacker than black nails are right on trend. Glam it up with some crystals on a matte black background or a plum overlay on a black base.

2. Metallic Silver - silver nails were big in Spring and Summer, but now they have an icy feel to take the trend through to winter. Or opt for a dark silver for a chrome feel.

3. Swarovski and rhinestone embellishments - add a feel of wealth and luxury to your nails this season. Keep it simple with a couple of crystals on one or two nails, or go all out with dramatic, eye catching all-over crystals.

4. Glitter, glitter everywhere... Glitter, always our best friend in Autumn and Winter, and this year is no different. Go subtle with glitter tips or all-out with glitter all over.

5. Stunning stripes - another trend which is continuing from Spring, and it's hardly surprising seeing as stripes were all over clothes too. Simple is often best with a single stripe down the middle, but several horizontal stripes over the top half of the nail is also an effective alternative. 

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5 Nail Tips to Keep Your Polish Looking Perfect   

10 Aug 2016

5 Nail Tips to Keep Your Polish Looking Perfect

1. Freeze dry fresh polish - Hate having to wait ageeees for your nail varnish to dry, running the risk of smudging your hard work? When you've painted on a fresh lick of polish, try this speed drying trick; dunk your nails in a bowl of ice water to seal your colour down. Lacquer dries faster in cooler temps, so two or three minutes will do, et voila, a hard-wear manicure in less than half the time.

2. Avoid Chipping - Isn't it soo annoying when your beautiful mani chips after just a couple of days, however careful you are? Once you've finished painting, brush your clear topcoat along the tip of your nail; this seal-down streak closes up the raw edge to help lacquer last much longer.  

3. Avoid getting nail varnish on your fingers and toes by wiping a little vaseline around the edges of your nails (but not on your nails). Then, should you paint on skin, it just sticks to the balm so you can simply wipe it away.

4. Boost the vibrancy of summer brights by using a white base coat.

5. Go for thin layers - Sure, one thick coat may be speedy at getting that polish on, but it also dries a lot slower than our easy technique. Even when you think it's all fine, it hasn't set right through, while three thin layers seal down quickly without the risk of smears.

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