Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ink Shot Review: KWZI Menthol Green @AppelboomLaren

Thanks to Appelboom for sending this ink for a review! I am attracted to this minty green sort of color so I figured Menthol Green would be perfect for me. Alas...
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ABOUT

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Color: Green
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: €8.22
Where to buy: Appelboom
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PROS 

  • Bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Bottle is tinted to save your ink from UV exposure. It also comes in a box, making it easy to stack.
  • Easy to store on your shelf in the box.
  • Well-behaved. 
  • Looks beautiful in heavy applications - rich and saturated. 

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CONS

  • Each bottle is wrapped in plastic wrap. I realize this is likely to prevent leaking but it feels wasteful to me.
  • If you use this in a very wet application, it can take a long time to dry and remain a little smudgy. 
  • KWZI inks have a particular smell - some describe it as vanilla. Myself, I do not like it at all. I suffer the smell for the joy of their colors. Fortunately, the smell does not linger on the page, but I feel I must warn you in the event that you find smelly inks off-putting. 

OVERALL

I was surprised to find I was not totally crazy about this ink. As a lover of minty green, I thought this would really be perfect. It is a pretty color but it did not blow me away. I would have liked some more shading. 





I received this item/these items free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mailbox Goodies Sailor Pen House Sapporo Fountain Pens

Mailbox Goodies of irresistible sparkly pens. I couldn't help myself. I purchased these from Pen-House via White Rabbit Express! WHAT COULD THESE BE??? Have you used White Rabbit Express? Do you obsess over pens you can't get easily? Do you end up buying them all so you can pick your favorite then sell the other one then end up not selling anything at all?


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Reads: July 29. 2018

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

@Lamy 2000 Makrolon Fountain Pen Impressions

Thanks to Lamy Canada for sending the Lamy 2000 Makrolon for a review. You can follow Lamy Canada on Instagram! I was not paid to create this video - I thought it would be really fun. I hope you enjoy and perhaps find it useful. Let me know!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Krishna Inks Brown Pink Fountain Pen Ink Review @PenChalet

Thank you to Krishna Inks for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Brown
Bottle: 20 ml
Price: $8.00 USD
Where to buy: Explore options here!
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PROS
  • Affordable.
  • A "reasonable" amount of ink if you enjoy using different colors.
  • Interesting color that seems quite unique.
  • Great shading.
  • Intense sheen.
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CONS
  • This ink was pretty solid. Even with the sheen, it flowed well and did not dry out too easily.
OVERALL

Fair price and a strange but quite attractive brown. It is on the warm side and I found it quite well-behaved. Not many issues in the way of drying time or smudging, and it still shows a fair amount of shading. I think a pink sheen would have been extra cool.






This is a sponsored post. Krishna Inks is compensating me for my time and efforts. I will remain as unbiased as I possibly can, I promise. I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ink Shot Review: @RobertOsterInk Gold Antiqua

I bought this ink with my own pennies at Bauer Inks!
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ABOUT
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Color: Gold
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $20.00 CAD
Where to buy: BauerInks
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PROS
  • Easy to store bottles.
  • The label on top of the cap shows a smear of the ink so it's easy to see the color at a glance.
  • Simple packaging, which I appreciate. Little waste.
  • Shades beautifully. 
  • Well-behaved.
  • Gorgeous color for artwork. Great color all around!
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CONS
  • Not an inexpensive ink. 
  • No water resistance.
OVERALL

Gold Antiqua didn't really interest me until I actually tried it. It has gorgeous shading, it's golden and not a blah brownish color, and it's well-behaved. I'm a big fan of this ink! A great gold if you don't want something too yellow.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Reads: July 22. 2018

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