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 ago
(Havre de Grace, MD)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
I use the newer light bulbs and it dried just fine.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
It cured. In light, any light. No worries.
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
I've always used under a compact fluorescent desk lamp so no worries!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
(New York, NY)
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 4 months, 1 week ago
(Long Island, NY)
I use cfls at home too, and the freedom coat cures just fine under these bulbs.
answered 7 months ago
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
Just air dry ...light bulb not necessary.
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!
I dried my nails under an energy saving fluorescent and it worked fine!
answered 11 months ago
(Federal Way, WA)
Yes no worries! I actually curied mines under natural sunlight and they turned out beautiful!
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 ago
(Grand Blanc, Mi)