Friday, August 12, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents Anonymous Lacquer in As Good As Purple Pazzazz (Inspired by Diamine's Purple Pazzazz) | Swatches and Giveaway

*I bought this*

Hi guys! Welcome back to another week of Nibs & Nails, a feature where I ask indie makers to dupe (or just to be inspired by) popular fountain pen inks with shimmer or sheen. This week the spotlight is on Anonymous Lacquer. Mildred is the mastermind behind the brand, and she was actually the first maker to make a polish for this blog segment. Anonymous Lacquer is famous for their beautiful shimmer and holo finishes. I've been meaning to purchase for a long time, so I was excited to purchase a custom from her. Stay tuned to the end of the post for more information on this week's giveaway. 

As always, check out my husband's blog (Inkdependence) before looking at the swatches to get a sense of the ink this week's polish is based off of. 

Top: Diamine Purple Pazzazz ink
Middle: Anonymous Lacquer As Good as Purple Pazzazz (3 coats, matte)
Bottom: Anonymous Lacquer As Good as Purple Pazzazz (3 coats) 

On first glance, As Good as Purple Pazzazz is quite different than the ink, but I don't blame Mildred at all. Like I said above, this was the first custom I asked anyone to do, so not every aspect of the blog segment was thought through. All she had to go on was pictures from other blogs, and the picture she sent me of the polish she made looked really close to the ink. About a week after she finished the polish I had the great idea of having the makers get a sample of the ink so they could properly dupe the inks. 

Anonymous Lacquer As Good as Purple Pazzazz (3 coats)

All this being said, I still love how the polish turned out. I know I'm not the only purple fan, so I think lots of you will want to win this for your own collection. The ink is a bit more of a violet purple with gold shimmer, while the polish has more pink in it. You'll need 2 or 3 coats of the polish depending on your nail length. I used 3 coats for the photos above, but I wanted to make the color as dark as possible. 

Anonymous Lacquer As Good as Purple Pazzazz (3 coats, matte)

I think the mattified version is gorgeous, but the topcoat makes the polish lighter (and less like the ink).

Make sure to stop by the Anonymous Lacquer store where Mildred will make a custom polish of your dreams for just $12. Giveaway time!

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 August 19th 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. :-(

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Deborah W. said...

I stick with the basic when it comes to pens, I like Bic. I never realized how many different colors you could find pens in, and like super beautiful colors! Also, that polish is so gorgeous, thanks for the chance at owning it!

Unknown said...

I like the BIC crystals.

Dee Nara said...

I love Sakura Gelly Roll pens!

TropicalChrome said...

Any ballpoint or roller ball with purple ink :)

Tammy Moore said...

I'm basic on pens. I love my uniballs that I use for work. preferably in black.

Shel said...

I love Sakura gelly roll pens for a nice bold line. I like Papermate Ink Joy too.