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.
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