Good morning! It's Friday, so that makes everything better! I thought it would be fun to show you some looks that are very easy to do and the color combinations are as unlimited as your imagination. When doing a french tip, I used to rely on the Orly French Manicure White Tip Guides, a little packet of pre-cut curved adhesive liners to get the white nail polish on the tip perfectly applied before adding the sheer, overall color. I've been practicing free-handing the tip and I actually prefer the outcome. The problem I found with the tip guides, was that the line looked almost too perfect and stark. Any flaw in your application or placement of the guide seemed magnified. If I wasn't very careful, I ended up with a slight ridge of polish at the point where the sticker edge was on the nail bed. Free-handing is accomplished simply by positioning my finger on the edge of a surface (my desk) at a slight right angle, then placing the brush edge (assuming I'm working on my left hand and I'm right-handed) on the left edge of my nail. Then, holding the brush still, I roll my finger from right to left. You get a clean edge that seems to have a bit of a softer finish at the base of the line. There is no possible residue left over, as was sometimes a problem with the stickers, and the coverage of the tip color seems to be more even. Also, if you're using a base color on your nail bed, with the stickers you risk pulling some of that color off when you remove it after applying your tip color. I still need practice and the examples in the pictures were done quickly, so they are not my neatest work. It is much easier than it sounds, believe me!