13 April 2014

POFA Summer Collection Pt. 1

The weather here is finally starting to ascend into the 70's (fahrenheit) and I'm more than ready for summer nail colors! Whether it's a manicure or pedicure, there are few things I love more than a splash of color on my nails during the summer months.

I had never heard of POFA Nail Colors when I was contacted by the owner and asked to review their summer collection, but I'm happy to be sharing it with you today! I'll be doing three of the six colors in this post, and the remaining three in the next blog post.

POFA as a brand describes itself as "a new, innovative, and exciting line of nail products. We are emerging as the newest standard of quality nail color in the industry, while providing the best customer service". That's a tall order in and of itself, but to top it off POFA claims to have a chip-proof formula. The polish retails for $8 USD per bottle and is available through PofaNailColor.com.

First up is Briana, a soft and sophisticated jelly ballerina pink. My swatch is three coats with base coat. The first coat goes on super sheer, and could be used as a base for a french manicure. The second coat adds some opacity but it still needed a third to even out and show a significant amount of color. Despite being the most fickle of the three shades in this post, I still think it's quite a lovely palette cleansing pink.

Sathina is a bright pistachio green that packs a punch. My swatch is two coats with base coat. Sathina was slightly streaky on the first coat but this was quickly remedied with a second coat. The polish itself was an easy to control creme and was a good consistency.

And to round out today's post I present Jessica. This crelly purple polish is right on trend with Pantone's Radiant Orchid theme and is perfect for the warmer months ahead. My swatch is two coats with base coat.

The brush on all these polishes was fairly flat with a slightly rounded tip that fanned out smoothly on the nail and allowed for easy application. The POFA bottle itself is a substantial glass square with 0.5oz of product. The brush handle is a slightly tapered matte black with a subtle textured finish that provides grip. The length of the handle is perfect for ease of polishing.

All the colors were quite glossy on their own, which is why I didn't add top coat. I usually include it for swatches, but I wanted you all to see how shiny these polishes dry!

Be sure to check back this week for Pt. 2 of the Summer Collection including my overall opinions of the brand, and again late in the week for my wear test of the chip proof claims!

What do you think of the first three polishes in the POFA Summer Collection? Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Great swatches and review! There pretty shades for the summer. I really like Sathina. Can't wait to see the rest of the polishes!


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