Not so long ago I bought Zoya’s Color Lock System in mini size. I guess, you all now it already. I decided, to properly try it out. Here is the whole set.

From L to R: Remove+, Anchor, Armor, Hurry Up, Shiloh
From L to R: Remove+, Anchor, Armor, Hurry Up, Shiloh

There are five mini sized products in the set:

  • Remove+ (nail polish remover with acetone)
  • Anchor (base coat)
  • Armor (top coat)
  • Hurry Up (fast drying drops)
  • Shiloh (red nail polish with tiny red shimmer)

Remove+ contains 15ml of product while the others are 7,5ml.

The price here in Slovenia is 21,30€.

I’ve read a lot of reviews about the Color Lock System. Some rave about it and some not. I guess that’s normal. I mean, you can’t expect that everybody would like it. So, I decided to give it a try.

How I tested:

  1. Remove my old polish with Remove+.
  2. I hydrated my cuticles with Badger – Cuticle Care.
  3. After a while I cleaned my nails with Remove+ …
  4. … and applied one thin coat of base coat Anchor.
  5. I waited for about a minute for the base coat to dry.
  6. Than I applied two thin coats of Roxy. I waited for two minutes between the coats.
  7. I waited for a couple of minutes for the polish to dry a bit.
  8. Than I applied one thin coat of top coat Armor.
  9. Again waited for a couple of minutes.
  10. Finally I applied the Hurry Up drops – one drop to each nail.

The manicure was dry in reasonable time.

And finally some pictures. I present you Zoya – Roxy, a wonderful purple jelly with tons of purple glitter.

Freshly applied.
Freshly applied.

After 24 hours … some minor tip wear.

After 24 hours
After 24 hours
After 24 hours
After 24 hours

After 48 hours … Minor tip wear and tiny chip on my right hand.

After 48 hours
After 48 hours
After 48 hours
After 48 hours

After 72 hours … Another chip on the right hand. Left hand still looks decent.

After 72 hours
After 72 hours
After 72 hours
After 72 hours

After 88 hours with some Konad added …

After 88 hours
After 88 hours

After 96 hours … Major chipping on my right hand, while left hand still looked fine with minor tip wear.

After 96 hours
After 96 hours

My conclusion: I think the Color Lock System works. At least for me. But not as good for my dominant (right) hand as for my left hand. I totally expected that, because my nails aren’t in good shape on my right hand. So… I guess, if you have strong and healthy nails, it could work well. I think you could expect that your manicure would last at least a week with Zoya’s Color Lock System.

And what are your long lasting favourites? What combos do you use, when you need your manicure to last?

This post is also available in SLO.

5 COMMENTS

  1. 5 days is pretty good. My personal record is 7 days with no chips and reasonable tip wear. I used Nubar Nu Nails base coat, Essie polish and Seche Vite top coat. But that was a really lazy week and I did hardly any chores around the house and stayed away from the garden.
    Otherwise, if I need a longlasting mani, I always go with glitter polishes – they wear like iron on me.
    Oh, and Roxy just moved way up on my wish list :wink: .

  2. Zanimivo. Jaz imam sicer zdrave in močne nohte tako da bi torej pri meni držalo 1 teden :silly: ampak problem bi nastal ker jaz ne morem tako dolgo gledat iste manikure na nohtih :blush: Čestitam da je tebi uspelo!

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