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?

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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