Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blackstone Blue Gum Ink Review @AppelboomLaren

Thank you to Appelboom for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Teal
Bottle: 30 ml
Price: $8.68 USD
Where to buy: Appelboom

Discount Code for 10% off: friend
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PROS
  • Very legible, even with finer writers.
  • Reusable ink bottle.
  • Gorgeous color!! I love this one.
  • The bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Easy to store/stack on your shelf.
  • Portable.
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CONS
  • Messy to open the bottle with the foil seal.
  • So saturated that if you get it into the threads, it can crust up and cause leakage.
  • A little tough to clean from certain pens.
  • I don't like the scent.

OVERALL

While I really like the original series of Blackstone inks (unscented) and I LOVE the color of this particular one, it's been such a pain. Messy to open, messy around the mouth when the ink crusts, and I don't like the scent. It is not for me.




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.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday Reads: December 9. 2018

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Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Pen Gallery Diamine Jalur Gemilang Ink Review

Thank you to Pen Gallery for sending me a bottle of their exclusive Diamine ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Blue
Bottle: 80 ml
Price: ~ $13.00 USD (price may vary with exchange)
Where to buy: Pen Gallery
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PROS
  • Affordable, especially for 80 ml of ink.
  • Beautiful shading.
  • Beautiful, rich, vibrant, saturated color.
  • Fun red sheen!
  • Special name.
  • Simple, low-waste packaging.
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CONS
  • Exclusive to Pen Gallery so you'll have to pay a bit more for shipping than you may be used to!
  • It is so heavy on the sheen that it dries almost instantly on the mouth of the bottle, making it difficult to seal properly, leading to leaks.
  • It's difficult to clean, especially if it dries out at all.
  • Super saturated - I would not recommend putting this in a vintage pen, piston-fillers unless you can take them apart, etc. 
OVERALL

This is an interesting one. Yes, it is another blue ink, I actually really like saturated blue inks and it is wicked on the saturation and sheen. If you're looking for an intense, vibrant, fun ink, this is the ink for you. It comes with the work of cleaning and trying not to make a mess with it because it's tough to clean.



I received this item 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.

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