On Mondays, I share a tip, product or tutorial that will help you look polished and put-together quickly and with minimal effort. You definitely don't have to be a rushed mom to benefit from these posts...anyone who needs to be out-the-door fast (and who doesn't?!) can appreciate Mommy Makeup Mondays!
The start of a nice short week!! I hope you're all enjoying the last three days before the Christmas Season officially begins.
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Today I have a nail polish topcoat that I was lucky enough to find recently. A few weeks ago I snagged a mini of the Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat ($18) from Sephora as a 100 point perk and I am IN LOVE with this stuff. It is the perfect solution for a mom who is trying to beat the nap time clock or who has to be out the door to do a ballet class pickup...you know what I'm getting at!
Julep says that this topcoat "sets" in natural light in 5 minutes, and I have to completely agree. I get professional, salon quality gel like results with this polish and I am 100% smudge free in 5 minutes. I will say that I don't get the long-lasting results of a professional gel mani, but I say that with the caveat that I am really hard on my nails. A normal polish change will last me 2 days before I have to repolish. With this topcoat, I can get 3 days (same as my other newest love, Sephora's Formula X Polishes.)
I know this one is pricey, but if you can grab the 100 point perk I would highly recommend "spending" your points on this! I have a small stockpile of topcoats to go through (another Seche Vite, an Out the Door, a Formula X, and this mini) so I won't be purchasing right away, but when I work through my stash, I think I'll go for the full size Julep. I absolutely love the fact that within 5 minutes of putting it on, my nails are completely dry to the point where I can do dishes, change a diaper, or (wishful thinking) go to bed!
Have you tried this topcoat? What are your thoughts?
As always, everything in this post is my honest personal opinion. No affiliate links were used. I have not accepted any consideration for sharing these items with you. Unless indicated otherwise, all products were purchased by me with my own money.