Friday, July 8, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents Heather's Hues A Most Majestic Blue (Inspired by Diamine Majestic Blue) Swatches + Giveaway!

*press sample*

Welcome back to week 2 of Nibs & Nails! I basically provide an indie maker with a particular fountain pen ink for them to dupe (or just be inspired by). This week we welcome Heather's Hues to dupe a popular ink from the brand Diamine. Unlike many of the other inks I'll be showing in the coming weeks, I asked Heather to do one that does not have shimmer in it. Instead, when you put a lot of Majestic Blue on some good paper, you'll notice that there is almost a redish sheen to it. Duochrome anyone? It just so happens that tonight Heather is also releasing a collection called Day and Night tonight, so make sure to check out the site later tonight. She was also kind enough to provide a second bottle of A Most Majestic Blue for you guys, so check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter now!

Also, make sure to check out what Inkdependence has to say about the ink before or after you read here.

Top: Diamine Majestic Blue
Middle: Heather's Hues A Most Majestic Blue (with topcoat)
Bottom: Heather's Hues A Most Majestic Blue (with matte topcoat)

It's really hard to tell in these photos, but Heather did a better job at duping this than it immediately appears. It looks like A Most Majestic Blue is a lot brighter than the ink, but if you look at where just a little bit of ink was laid down, the color is really similar to the polish. If you have a finer nib and less ink going on the paper, the swatches would look much more similar. Also, the red/pink duochrome sheen seen on the nail and bottle are pretty much nonexistent in the bright light here. Let's see if I can get a better picture of the duochrome. 

Heather's Hues A Most Majestic Blue (2 coats with topcoat)

Nope, so far I haven't done a better job at showing the duochrome. The polish is a bright blue shimmer with a subtle red/pink flash. It dries down to a satin finish without topcoat, and it actually looks really similar to what the ink dries to on paper (+1 for Heather!). As you can see, bright LED light is not the best to capture this warlock.

The next pictures were taken in both of my bathrooms. Yeah, they are blurry, but that's not the point. DO YOU SEE IT?! Man, not being able to capture the duochrome was killing me! And my finger hair is just gross, sorry.

Like I said before, this dries down to a satin finish, so here is what it looks like without a shiny topcoat:

There you have it! I hope you're enjoying this segment as much as I am. To win this polish, enter below. As far as I know, this will not be released in her store at this point, so you have the chance to win a pretty rare color.

Giveaway Rules:

1. Open to the US Only (I'm so sorry my lovely international readers...I hope to have a non-polish giveaway for everyone so it will be easier to ship)
2. Please do not use giveaway or empty accounts. Winners will be checked for verification.
3. You must be at least 18 years old to enter
4. The giveaway will end on July 15th at midnight (EST)
5. A winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. They will have 48 hrs to respond before new winners are chosen.
6. Please do not immediately unfollow after the giveaway ends. :-(

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*


juliavdw said...

Hey, I'm leaving a comment! Feels funny to be the first one. The topcoat I have is from LA Colors and says Rapid Dry. My friend gave it to me to repair a ceramic dish with, which I didn't do, but instead painted my nails with it. And then discovered that now there exists nail polishes that are less toxic and more fun to put on! And now I'm here.

TropicalChrome said...

My favorite top coat is Revlon Quick Dry. I've tried so many others and just keep coming back to this one - so basic and so good! And on sale everywhere because they're changing the packaging - can't beat that :).

Anonymous said...

Seche vite!

Damn, that is an excellent blue - both the ink and the polish!

Courtney Stemple said...

Seche vite
Excellent blog, love the blue, so vibrant!

Denise said...

I love Seche Vite as well, and this is a gorgeous color!

craftyone said...

i've been using the lauren b top coat. it's fast!

Mikes10663 said...

Amazing how well the polish captures the intensity of the blue.

Ana said...

What a perfect giveaway combo! I love this blue! Thanks for sharing and combining two of my loves!

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous blue! For a matte finish, I like Heart of the Matter from Heather's Hues and for a super shiny look, I love Gloss Sauce from Sweet and Sour Lacquer.

HighTechGirl said...

Toss up between Topped with Love and HK Girl.

Unknown said...

Hello! My current favorite topcoat is Topped With Love by Love, Angeline.

EEO said...

My favorite topcoat at the moment is HK Girl.

Unknown said...

Topped With Love by Love Angeline