I have been obsessed with Zoya nail polish lately. I love the fact that Zoya is a 4 Free nail polish-free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP and Camphor. I was fortunate enough to participate in a few of the Flash Promos that Zoya was having through Twitter. One of the deals that I was able to snag was a free mini Color Lock System. The Color Lock System is a 5 step system that is supposed to “Put perfect nail color on lock down.” The five steps include the Zoya Remover, Anchor Basecoat, Zoya Nail Polish, Armor Topcoat & UV Block and the Hurry Up Speed Dry Drops. This is my first time using the system and I wish I could say that I love it, however, just as a first impression I have to say that I am not too impressed. It is so rare that I get bubbles in in my nail polish, however, I noticed that the consistency of the Jules nail polish was thin and with my nail beds being so long I made sure I grabbed a healthy amount on nail polish on my brush to avoid having to dip twice into the bottle to polish each nail. I am assuming this is what may have caused some of the bubbling. Well, I ended up getting bubbles on my nails 🙁 The speed drops are supposed to eliminate bubbles-didn’t live up to this claim.
You can’t see the bubbles from the photo, however, they are there. As well, I love the high gloss that Seche Vite top coat left, however, I had to give that top coat up because it was a not a 3Free polish. I have since then replaced it with Deborah Lippman’s Addicted to Speed Top Coat and have found that it leaves that similar high gloss coat that Seche Vite does. I wish I could say that Zoya’s top coat performed the same, however, it didn’t. I was a little disappointed and may try the base and top coat separately to see if my opinion changes by using them individually.
Now the color Jules was highly impressive. I absolutely love this color more than I thought I would. It boasts a soft gold/taupe color with a subtle shimmer. It really looks luxurious on my nails I just wish I could speak more highly of the Color Lock System. Here are some pictures below. What is your favorite Zoya color?