Beauty Review: ZOYA Color Lock System
Because I like to change my nail polish color frequently (at least once a week), I’m all about the home manicure. The key to a great looking, long-lasting manicure is using good products. All too often people spend good money on quality nail polish but use whatever crappy base and top coat they’ve got on hand, then wonder why their manicures chip and peel. Craziness!
If you want your home mani to look at good as it does when you leave the nail salon, you not only need to slow down and use care (sloppy polish is never a good look!), but you need to invest in quality products. If you invest in quality nail care products (base/top coats, cuticle oils, treatments, etc.), you save money in the long run by doing your own nails. Plus, you’re not married to whatever nail shade you’re wearing until you can get back to the salon.
I recently tried out the ZOYA Color Lock System, $48 or $8-10 individually, a collection of products to make your manicure last. Here’s what it claims to do:
Put perfect nail color on lock down. The Zoya Color Lock System surrounds polish with a protective barrier against moisture, bubbling, chipping and UV damage. This kit, which comes in a super-cute, zip-lock handle bag, has everything you need to perfect your polish and make it look better longer. Zoya Color Lock System Kit Contains:
Zoya Remove Plus in the Big Flipper Container
Zoya Anchor Base Coat
Zoya Get Even Ridge Filling Base Coat
Zoya Zoya Armor Top Coat
Zoya Fast Drops Polish Drying Drops
Zoya Renew Nail Polish Rejuvinator
So did it live up to it’s claim? Absolutely! I was already a big fan of the Remove Plus polish remover (seriously, try it once and you’ll NEVER use another brand of remover), so after cleansing my nail bed with Remove Plus I used the Anchor base coat, Armor top coat and Fast Drops drying drops for my manicure. I got a full seven days of wear out of my nail color. Take a look at my nails at the end of the seventh day:
As you can see, I had some minor wear on the tips of a few fingers, more so on the right hand (I’m right handed). I thought this was pretty impressive. I like quick dry products, and while the drying drops in this kit weren’t as fast as my usual Poshe top coat, I’d still choose to use this. The mani lasted longer and I didn’t get the shrinkage on my tips that fast-dry top coats tend to give. I didn’t touch up the top coat throughout the week like I usually do and I still had lots of shine. I don’t have major ridges in my nails so I haven’t tried the Get Even ridge filler yet, or the Renew polish thinner/refresher, so I’ll update this post when I do.
Overall, I liked the results of these products and will use them again. Have you tried any Zoya products? Will you be trying any items in the Color Lock set?