Sometimes after doing a lot of crazy nails, I think it's nice to just do a classy french manicure. Here is how I do mine! This is my way, it's not very good but heres how i do it.
1. Apply base coat (I use nail life gripper)
2. Apply white to your tips. I use orly point blanche which is an opaque white with a thinner brush to make doing it on short nails. I usually do two coats of that and I freehand it. I just find tape and nail guides to not look natural and just a pain.
3. Then I apply one even coat of sally hansen insta dri petal pusher once the white is completely dry.
4. Lastly, I seal it with a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Topcoat.
This takes me about 3 minutes of actually painting time and by 30 minutes everything is just about dry. Here are some pictures and I know it's not close to perfect!