1. Prep and paint. - File your nails into the desired shape, push back your cuticles — DO NOT CUT THEM! — and apply a basecoat, such as Essie Grow Stronger. - Then, paint your nails with two coats of a bubblegum pink, like Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in "May." 2. Create the French tip. - Drop a few beads of orange polish onto a small piece of foil. - Next, cut a makeup sponge into a triangle (so you can use all three sides as you paint your nails), and dip one of the edges of the sponge into the orange lacquer. - -Then, pat the sponge along the tip of the nail in a crescent shape, creating the French tip. Don't worry if it isn't perfect; that's the point of the faded look. It's not supposed to be ombré, but it isn't supposed to be pristine either. 3. Finish with a layer of topcoat of your choice on each nail.