Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat

Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat
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What is it: Freedom Polymer Top Coat dries smudge-free and super-shiny. It creates a polymer force field to help protect nails, and cures under natural light in just five minutes, so there's no UV light required. It comes off easily with any nail polish remover.

Who is it for: Anyone who loves the smudge-free, high-gloss look of a gel manicure, but hates the gel removal hassle.

Why is it different: In clinical studies, 100% of women who used Freedom Polymer Top Coat passed the "smudge test" after five minutes, compared to 0% who used a leading regular top coat.

How do I use it: Prep your nail plate with alcohol or acetone to ensure there are no oils or residue on the nail. For best results, make sure you seal your free edge--across the edge and under the tip of each nail--with every layer. Apply Julep base coat (not included). Apply two coats of Julep nail color (not included). Each layer should be dry to the touch before you add another. Apply a single layer of Freedom Polymer Top Coat over dry polish. Freedom cures under regular light in three to five minutes, depending on brightness and proximity to the light source. For best results, cure under a 60-watt light bulb for two minutes. Remove with any polish remover, including gentle, non-acetone formulas.

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  • Includes 0.27-fl oz Freedom Polymer Top Coat
  • Cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI, Guam

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Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from CHIPS AND PEELS IMMEDIATELY Worst top coat I have ever used and I have tried many different brands in all price ranges. I have used this on top of Julep, Rimmel and Butter London nail polishes to give it a fair chance and in less than 24 hours was chipping and peeling. I love many of Julep’s products but this is a huge waste of money!!! Very disappointed!!!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from professional opinion I have been a highly regarded nail professional for over 15 years and I must explain the 2 star review. The product itself is very good; however there is a terrible drag no matter how you apply it. It drags the color thin and although I can fix this should not have to. Also I must say I dont know what would have made anyone familiar with nail polish to make a tall square bottle. This is the most frustrating part about it. It is not professional worthy. It tips over when using just one hand to apply as most professionals do. Explaining why you have never seen other companies making these type of bottles. It also thickens quite quickly needing to have thinner applied which I do not like because i believe it changes the chemical compound of the product. My suggestion is to definitely change the bottle its useless. And reformulate the product to not be so thick that it drags your color off your nail with even just a 3 stroke heavy application. Once its on its great. Sorry but I had to give my professional opinion and hope that helps those that arent professionals.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Minute Wonder I love this Julep Top Coat and have been using it for the last 2 years. I take it with me when I get a pedicure so that I can be out of the salon in 5 minutes. Sometimes they try and get me to stay for 10 minutes but I tell them that I have tested this product out time and time again and I only need 5 minutes. They just look at me in disbelief.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chipping and peeling! I was so excited to receive this product, but I was so disappointed. I did like the way it applied and dried quickly, but before the day was over I had chips and peeled nail polish. I thought maybe it was what I did during the day, so I gave a bottle to my daughter who always polishes her nails. She teaches elementary school so I thought her day wouldn't be so hard on nails-- I had done yard work and dishes. She called me to tell me that her polish was chipped and peeling, just like mine.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dries Nails Fast I love this top coat because it dries my nails so quickly. I don't always use Julep nail polish and it doesn't matter. I put this as a top coat with any brand nail polish I use and a minute later they are set and dry. Love this product.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best top cost I have tried It works just as the description describes. After I put three coats of polish on my nails, I let it sit for about 10 minutes then add this top coat and put under a lamp for several minutes and it really is dry to the touch. Of course, if you try hard enough you can make a mess, so still be careful and do not hit your nails, but you can scratch your nose and such. IT also leaves a shiny nail. I have found this can easily chip, so I do put on another top coat the next day for that extra protection. Over all, I would not want to be without this product, even bought the set of three.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the BOOM I never want to be without this. The difference this makes as a top coat I have never found iin any other product. This seals and really makes it hard to chip or have the polish wear. It looks so much better than other top coats also. I have used high end top coats and I would take this one over any of them that I have tried. Get it and you will never use anything else again.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I always laugh cause Shawn always says oh I love this product/shoes/shirt but I never see her have it on. She said buy this, I did. I love it. You can polish with your color, put this on and walk away 2 minutes later. Buy it!!!!
Date published: 2016-05-08
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