How to do a French Manicure Step 1: Apply a base coat and let dry. It’s important that it is completely dry before you proceed. Step 2: Apply paper reinforcements to your nail. Step 3: Paint a neon color on the tip, or whatever color you would like to use. Use 2 light coats for coverage. Step 4: Remove tape or reinforcement AFTER the polish has dried. Step 5: Apply a clean coat.
Creating perfect french tips is the bane of any DIY nail artist's existence. But if you stick paper hole reinforcers to your nails, paint the tips and whip the sticker off quickly, you'll be left with tips so immaculate people won't believe they were a DIY jobby. Trust. (source) -Cosmopolitan.co.uk