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Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat

What it is:An innovative gel-like top coat that delivers smudge-free shine in five minutes. What it does:Flaunt your nail looks with confidence. The quick-dry formula gives nails smudge-free wear under natural light in just five minutes. Perfecting polymers smooth brush strokes and imperfections, creating a high-gloss, gel-like finish. Easy-to-remove, this top coat treats your mani to gel-like shine without the hassle of salon-removal. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:The dark, sealed bottle keeps this light-curing formula safe and pliable. Julep nail polish is a five-free formulation that’s cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Their polishes are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients and byproduct. It’s formulated with Breathable Oxygen Technology (breathability equals stronger, healthier nails with less splitting and peeling), strengthening hexanal, and a UV filter to prevent yellowing and staining. Research results: In clinical studies of women who used Freedom Polymer Top Coat after 5 minutes: - 100% passed the ‘smudge test’
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Questions & Answers for Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat

Question
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 2 years, 5 months ago
pixiesdust
(Havre de Grace, MD)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
11 answers
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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 1 year, 1 month ago
sharkita
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 2
I use the newer light bulbs and it dried just fine.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 3
It cured. In light, any light. No worries.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
irenka1
(NYC)
answer 4
I've always used under a compact fluorescent desk lamp so no worries!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
JessieRector
(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 1 year, 8 months ago
baybreez
(Long Island, NY)
answer 6
I use cfls at home too, and the freedom coat cures just fine under these bulbs.
answered 2 years ago
unkept
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
answer 7
Just air dry ...light bulb not necessary.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
nadellnee
(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 2 years, 3 months ago
Sullly
(Moncton, NB)
answer 9
I dried my nails under an energy saving fluorescent and it worked fine!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
pitbullgirl83
(Federal Way, WA)
answer 10
Yes no worries! I actually curied mines under natural sunlight and they turned out beautiful!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
xginax
(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 2 years, 5 months ago
lizann83
(Grand Blanc, Mi)
Question
Do I need to use Julep nail polish with this top coat?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
dwebb12
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
11 answers
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answer 1
I used it with non-Julep, rather cheap polish with great success.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
brinorcross
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
The instructions said it will work with any brand of polish.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Mags29
answer 3
nope, any polish but make sure the color/coats are dry!
answered 7 months ago
FashionFollower
(G.B., CA)
answer 4
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 1 year, 1 month ago
MoyMoy47
(NYC, NY)
answer 5
I've used it with OPI, Orly, and Marc Jacobs polishes with excellent results!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
rweller
(Noblesville, IN)
answer 6
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 1 year, 4 months ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 7
No, I've used it with other brands of polish.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
misslela
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 8
Nope, it works fine with any polish in my experience.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
JessieRector
(New York, NY)
answer 9
No! The same amazing effects no matter what brand of polish you use.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
KatieFu
(Austin, TX)
answer 10
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 1 year, 6 months ago
mmmnyc
answer 11
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 1 year, 7 months ago
emclark
(NY, NY)
Question
can the Julrp freedon polmer top coat be used on acrylic nails?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
gloanne
(winfield, alabama)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
5 answers
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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 1 year, 1 month ago
erra
(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 1 year, 2 months ago
aravelia
(Mexico, DF)
answer 3
Yes, I remove my polish from my acrylics every other day, repaint and add this top coat
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ashezlynn
answer 4
YES
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Hottae
(ST PAUL, MN)
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 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Jersey City, N.J.)
Question
Do I still have to use a separate base coat? Or will it last/work well without one?
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asked 2 months, 1 week ago
EmilyKD
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
1 answer
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answer 1
NO. You just use this product and you're done!!!
answered 2 months ago
aravelia
(Mexico, DF)
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