Procedure For French Manicure:
The tools needed for French Manicure are base/top coat, tip guide strips, neutral polish and white polish. As neutral polishes are very pale, sheer shades with a pink, beige or peach cast, you can use French manicure kits that offer everything in one convenient box.
The second step is about filing and shaping your nails. First you have to tend your cuticles, then wash and dry your nails completely. After applying the base/top coat, you allow it to dry. It is necessary for guarding and avoiding chipping.
You have to peel off a guide strip and affix it below the tip of a nail, following its natural curve. The guide leads you to paint an even white tip with ease and precision. If you lack the guide strips, the following method can be tried. It is necessary for you to paint a straight line across the tips for a square look, follow the curve of the nail for a rounded appearance and to get a pointed style, paint in from each side to the centre.
You have to paint each nail tip white extending the brush stroke from the top of the guide to the end of the nail and should take care not to get any white polish on the body of the nail below the guide and then the tips need to be dried.
You can remove all the guides if the tips are dry and dissolve leftover adhesive by rubbing it gently with a cotton swab moistened in alcohol.
After allowing the first coat to dry, the second coat should be applied and then you have to finish with a thin layer of base/top coat.
In order to prevent smudges you should apply second coat after the first coat has dried.
If you do not like classic French manicure for its old-fashioned style,
your own color combination is acceptable. You can use red with gold
tips or white with silver tips or any combination instead of neutral
and white polishes.
You need practice to get the perfect hang of applying the tip guides.