Labels: ZoyaI had a love/hate relationship with Zoya. The formula is wonderful and the color selection is great. They are always putting out codes and having sales. Love all that. They just never dried on me and when they did dry I got maybe 10 hours of wear before major tip wear and chips. Hate all that. I tried numerous basecoats, no basecoat, numerous topcoats and no topcoat. I really, really, really didn't want to have to purchase something just to use with Zoya.
Well, I did. I took advantage of the lippy code and the special they had where you bought the Color Lock system and got a big old bottle of Remove+ free. Hell yeah! I love that remover. I tried out the system and finally, finally got a Zoya to dry on me within 10 minutes. I thought I was going to weep.
The best product from the system, for me, is Armor. That is what made a difference for me. I applied it over the polish and I applied Nubar Diamont over that. I did this with Astra, which I LOVE, and applying Armor first kept me from having to apply two or three coats of Diamont to keep the glitter sparkly. You know how glitter can sometimes dry dull looking and need a number of coats of topcoat? Well Armor prevented that. Wonderful! I also got three days of wear from doing this. From a Zoya! Hallelujah!
Do I like that I seem to have to use a specific topcoat with Zoya? No. I would suggest Armor to everyone though - especially for glitter - as a really nice non quick drying topcoat that can go before a quick dry. The rest of the system - eh. Except for Remove+ - that stuff rocks.
Here is Astra after almost three days of wearing it. Not bad Zoya, not bad. I feel like I can love you again.
Pardon the state of my hands - I'm so rough with them!
Now to remove it. Blah!