8. Remove templates
Another step is to remove French pedicure templates. Peel the stickers or templates off to reveal the neat line that remains. If you have any sticker residue or excess polish on your nail, you can carefully remove it with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. Just make sure you do it carefully. Skipping this will result in the next layer peeling easily. It will not be able to adhere to the nail if there is any grease or residue on the nail. If you use a tape, you should be extra careful when removing it.
Once you remove the templates or pieces of tape, let is dry for at least 5 minutes (the longer, the better). I don’t recommend you to apply a transparent or tinted nail polish right after removing the templates since you can smudge the white nail polish. When I’m in hurry, I usually dip my toenails into cold water to make the polish dry faster. Many women say that dipping the nails into cold water is not effective, but it works wonders for me. Give it a try and if it works for you, you can use this tip when you need to speed up the drying process.