I think a french manicure is really easy to do, you just need a good canvas to start with. Make sure you buff and file your nails into a shape that is most flattering to your hands. After that, maybe start with a ridge filler or a base coat. When that's dry you can use the small guides or just use a piece of scotch tape (a friend recommended this idea and I love it for an even, sharp line) and paint your white. Try and pick a white that isn't too thick as it can cause longer drying time and can look tacky. When the white is completely dry, slowly peel off your guides (or tape) and then top coat.
at 12:18 AM on Apr. 20, 2011