In order to have well manicured finger nails, try soaking to remove dirt and grime, trim cuticles. If finger nails have any residue, clean and wash. For really soft hands, use gentle soap and a moisturizing lotion. Use a nail clipper, or a cuticle clipper, to remove the dead skin.
Male finger nails should be clean and neat, but not necessarily overly manicured. Women can have well manicured round-shaped finger nails. Square-shaped finger nails can make fingers look longer.
When polishing finger nails, prevent uneven streaks or smudge. Avoid using color, unless it is a special occasion. Try to use a neutral color, add more polishing layers. You can also decorate finger tips.