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Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat

What it is: An innovative top coat that delivers smudge-free shine in five minutes. What it does: This top coat smooths over brush strokes and imperfections while creating a shiny, gel-like finish. It goes on as easily as it comes off—it dries in just five minutes and can be removed with any nail polish remover. What else you need to know:The dark, sealed bottle keeps this light-curing formula safe and pliable. The “4-free" formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. Research results: An independent, blind, third-party, clinical study found the following: - 100% of all subjects using Freedom Top Coat passed the smudge test at five minutes - None of the subjects using the leading regular top coat passed the smudge test at five minutes - 82% of all subjects using Freedom Top Coat showed only mild wear at five days after application - 82% of all subjects reported they had better overall wear using Freedom Top Coat than the leading regular top coat
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Incandescent vs Compact Flourescent
I feel like this might be a silly question, but here goes:
the instructions say this works best when you cure it under a lightbulb. I figure they mean an old-style incandescent bulb. We've switched the entire house over to compact flourescent; would I still get the benefit of this if I hold my nails under a cf bulb?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
(Havre de Grace, MD)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
11 answers
answer 1
I've used it under traditional bulbs and OTT lights with the topcoat. It helps with speed a little, but more so with curing and longevity of the color.
answered 4 months ago
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 2
I use the newer light bulbs and it dried just fine.
answered 7 months ago
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 3
It cured. In light, any light. No worries.
answered 8 months ago
answer 4
I've always used under a compact fluorescent desk lamp so no worries!
answered 8 months ago
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I thought the same thing when I read it. I'm pretty sure they are comparing regular bulbs to the special UV lights you'd use for a gel manicure letting you know you don't need the special UV. I would assume whatever bulbs you use in your house would apply.
answered 11 months ago
(Long Island, NY)
answer 6
I use cfls at home too, and the freedom coat cures just fine under these bulbs.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
answer 7
Just air dry ...light bulb not necessary.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
(BX, NY)
answer 8
We only have cfl bulbs in my house as well, and I'm a big fan of this top coat. I still place my nails directly under the light just in case, and it seems to work. If not, julep says 5 mins is all it takes to dry without the lightbulb.

So I'm not positive if the cfl bulbs work well, but I still do it and it seems to work!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
(Moncton, NB)
answer 9
I dried my nails under an energy saving fluorescent and it worked fine!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
(Federal Way, WA)
answer 10
Yes no worries! I actually curied mines under natural sunlight and they turned out beautiful!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
(Riverside, CA)
answer 11
I use the new light bulbs, try to use one that puts out alot of light and heat. you may have to hold your nails over the light for a few mins.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
(Grand Blanc, Mi)
Do I need to use Julep nail polish with this top coat?
asked 10 months ago
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
8 answers
answer 1
I've used it with non-Julep polishes and it still dries quickly however I found that it also seems to chip more easily than when using the Julep brand polishes.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
answer 2
I've used it with OPI, Orly, and Marc Jacobs polishes with excellent results!
answered 6 months ago
(Noblesville, IN)
answer 3
I used my regular nail polish brands with this top coat and it worked. I did notice some shrinkage though and I'm not sure if this is because I didn't use the Julep nail polish with the top coat.
answered 7 months ago
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 4
No, I've used it with other brands of polish.
answered 7 months ago
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
Nope, it works fine with any polish in my experience.
answered 8 months ago
(New York, NY)
answer 6
No! The same amazing effects no matter what brand of polish you use.
answered 8 months ago
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
I first did a full mani (base coat, color, top coat) allowed this to dry and then polished with this top coat. sounds like a lot of work, but so far so good.
answered 9 months ago
answer 8
No, you can use it with any polish.

But make sure that polish is dry before applying - this isn't a topcoat to make your other polish dry faster, it's just that the topcoat alone dries very quickly. Will also last much longer if you buff/polish your nails first and use a higher quality polish as well. I use it with the Sephora Formula X polish and it lasts at least ten days no chips!
answered 10 months ago
(NY, NY)
can the Julrp freedon polmer top coat be used on acrylic nails?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
(winfield, alabama)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
5 answers
answer 1
I am sorry I used the JULEP products because I had used acrylic nails and my nails were horribly damaged. Thanks to Julep products I now have healthy nails and will never use acrylic again.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
(New York, New York)
answer 2
Yes, I use it at end of manicure and works perfect, but again... very important to use your UV Lamp.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
(Mexico, DF)
answer 3
Yes, I remove my polish from my acrylics every other day, repaint and add this top coat
answered 6 months ago
answer 4
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
answer 5
yes, it's just a REALLY REALLY good top coat. It removes with normal nail polish remover. Give it a try it's amazing and it truly dries in less then 5 mns.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
(Jersey City, N.J.)
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