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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. This four-free formula is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, and DBP. 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, 1 month 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 9 months ago
sharkita
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 2
I use the newer light bulbs and it dried just fine.
answered 1 year ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 3
It cured. In light, any light. No worries.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
irenka1
(NYC)
answer 4
I've always used under a compact fluorescent desk lamp so no worries!
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 4 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 1 year, 8 months ago
unkept
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
answer 7
Just air dry ...light bulb not necessary.
answered 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 11 months ago
Sullly
(Moncton, NB)
answer 9
I dried my nails under an energy saving fluorescent and it worked fine!
answered 2 years 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 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, 1 month ago
lizann83
(Grand Blanc, Mi)
Question
Do I need to use Julep nail polish with this top coat?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
dwebb12
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used it with non-Julep, rather cheap polish with great success.
answered 1 week, 4 days ago
brinorcross
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
The instructions said it will work with any brand of polish.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mags29
answer 3
nope, any polish but make sure the color/coats are dry!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks 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 9 months ago
MoyMoy47
(NYC, NY)
answer 5
I've used it with OPI, Orly, and Marc Jacobs polishes with excellent results!
answered 11 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 ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 7
No, I've used it with other brands of polish.
answered 1 year ago
misslela
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 8
Nope, it works fine with any polish in my experience.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
JessieRector
(New York, NY)
answer 9
No! The same amazing effects no matter what brand of polish you use.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 2 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, 3 months ago
emclark
(NY, NY)
Question
can the Julrp freedon polmer top coat be used on acrylic nails?
asked 2 years 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 9 months 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 10 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 11 months ago
ashezlynn
answer 4
YES
answered 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Jersey City, N.J.)
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