This is an English translation of a bestselling Russian nail art how-to guide. With over 30,000 copies sold since 2006, A Complete Guide To Nail Art is dedicated to the techniques of decorative manicure. You're about to learn about the nail art's latest trends and the materials used in it, such as various types of polish, rhinestones, glitter, foil, jewelry and nail tattoos. You'll learn how to use nail art tools: needles and toothpicks, brushes, files, nippers; you'll try your hand at nail piercing, too. The book's training section will enable you to create your own designs and to apply the principles of arrangement and composition in your work. It'll teach you how to prepare a nail, how to choose the right tools, how to create the necessary background for your design. The book will explain the principles of creating classic and French manicure and of working with water-soluble paints.