I have been experimenting with different ways to do a nice french tip. I have used scotch tape and the french tip guides you can buy at the regular store. I actually ordered mine off eBay. Super cheap and I got a bunch. Placing them can be a little hard because you want to make sure that the curve of the sticker is in the right place. No one wants a crooked french tip, right? This is the 2nd time I have used the guides. Not too bad, took longer than I expected. But the end result is nice.