Manicures that last two full weeks with no chipping? It's possible even for me!
Mar 6, 2010
Pros: Easy to apply, doesn't mar polish, dries fast, extends wear time significantly, no harmful chemicals
Cons: Not easy to find offline, a bit pricey
The Bottom Line: Zoya Armor Top Coat is a great final step in keeping a manicure fresh and long lasting. No harmful chemicals and UV protection. Extends wear time a LOT!
Although I wear my nails short, I like them to look nice. I am a big klutz with nail polish and, even when I get it right, it chips and peels off quickly in general. I bought several springy shades of Zoya and OPI polishes recently as well as some Zoya basecoat and Zoya Armor Top Coat which I have been using for several months now.
This topcoat is great. It truly extends the wear of my polish by days and gives my nails shine and strength.
About the Product Zoya Armor Topcoat protects nail color because it employs the latest advanced technology to create an impenetrable clear seal over polish and nail art. UV topcoat keeps polish glossy, flexible and prevents yellowing. Use with Zoya Anchor basecoat and Zoya professional nail lacquer to dramatically extend polish wear on natural nails.
This one half ounce bottle of clear polish comes in a plastic box that is totally unnecessary and large. Once that is tossed, the little bottle is a simple glass one with a purple label. It is marked "4" for step four in the manicure process. This topcoat has no chemicals in it that could be harmful in inhaled or penetrate the skin. It contains a UV block for protection. My Experience
I usually try to put a topcoat on over polish but I end up messing everything up and having to start over. With Zoya Armor Top Coat, I don't have that problem. It is very thin and applies fast and evenly. It has no unpleasant odor and dries quickly. It gives my polished nails a lot of shine and, boy does it ever work to extend the life of my nail polish.
I have found that Zoya and OPI polishes wear longer than most out there but they still chip and fade after a somewhat short time because I am so tough on my nails. WithZoya Armor Top Coat over those two polish brands, I can get two weeks or more from an at home manicure with no chipping at all!
When I use other brands of polish,Zoya Armor Top Coat still does a fine job or protecting the color and lengthening the wear time, just not as much as with the pricier brands.
This topcoat can be worn over a basecoat as a clear polish or even over clear polish to keep it flawless and shiny. I wear it over every color and every brand now. I use it on my toes and they don't need touching up for weeks although I get bored and want to change the color before then.
Zoya Armor Top Coat has a great flexible brush that doesn't pull semi damp polish off and it is very soft so it doesn't dent or mar drying nails. That brush is key because others can be hard and make marks in polish even if it is seemingly dry. That never happens with Zoya Armor Top Coat. It applies very fast and smoothly and dries really quickly which is a must for me.
I do use drying drops after to speed the drying process but it isn't a make or break step any longer. My manicures are shiny, strong, and so long lasting.
Zoya Armor Top Coat is a must have topcoat. It's not just a sealant. It truly is armor for the nails to combat chipping and fading for an extended period of time.
Buying Info Zoya Armor Top Coat is available on the Zoya website or on websites that sell Zoya nail products. I haven't seen it offline but have been told this is a salon brand. The cost is $8.00 a bottle which is a bit pricey but the results are worth it!
I really like Zoya Armor Top Coat and have not found another topcoat better than it anywhere and I have tried many. I also like that this brand is chemical free and that it has UV protection in the formula. It works amazingly well and I don't want to be without it. 5 stars. Here are a couple of other Zoya product reviews that may interest you.
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Zoya Armor protects nail color. UV topcoat keeps polish glossy, flexible and prevents yellowing. Use with ZOYA Anchor baseoat and ZOYA professional nail lacquer to dramatically extend polish wear on natural nails. Toluene Formaldehyde and DPB free!!!