French manicure tip-guides to get the perfect french manicure at home. Easy to apply in 4 simple steps: 1. Apply a base coat to the entire nail and let dry. 2. For a classic french look, apply the tip guide just beneath the white tip of your nail. 3. Apply white or ivory nail polish to the tip of your nail. Let dry and then remove tip guide. 4. Apply a top coat to seal.