Ink Review: Taccia Ukiyo-e Inks

Ink Review: Taccia Ukiyo-e Inks

By Jessica Coles Taccia seems to be on the ball lately with new ink. Recently I did an overview of their Lip color line of inks, each based on classic shades of lipstick. Today I am showing the Ukiyo-e line of ink (I am told this translates to “picture of the floating world”); a collection…

Ink Overview: Manyo Inks by Sailor

Ink Overview: Manyo Inks by Sailor

By Jessica Coles Last week I presented a post featuring an overview of the Taccia Lip color ink collection, rather than focusing on a single ink in the line. Since several new ink collections have come out recently, I decided to again present an overview – let me know if you enjoy this type of…

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

Ink Overview: Taccia Lip Color inks

By Jessica Coles Lipstick ink? What on earth does that mean? Taccia recently unveiled a new line of inks called Lip color ink, available in six colors: 01 Coral Pink, 02 Pink Beige, 03 Corinth Pink, 04 Burgundy, 05 Sunset, and 06 Rose Pale. *Photograph from Vanness Pens When I saw the lineup, I wondered…

Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Sakuranezumi

Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Sakuranezumi

By Jessica Coles Kyo-no-oto is an ink line from the TAG stationery store in Japan with colors designed to represent traditional Japanese dyes. The latest release from Kyo-no-oto is Sakuranezumi or Cherry Blossom Mouse (maybe the cutest name ever). From the box, the color seems to be a dusty pinkish purple that shades well. The…

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

  By Jessica Coles Black Friday (and the related Small Business Saturday, In-Between Sales Sunday, Cyber Monday…) has come and gone and packages ordered online last week are now being delivered. During these sale days, I happened to see a few new inks pop up on Vanness Pens – all Penbbs inks. Ok, I admit…

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

By Jessica Coles This week I decided to take a break from my normal lines of Sailor Studio and Montblanc inks and instead show an ink that is beautiful, inexpensive, but hard to find. Diamine makes an astoundingly large variety of inks for a wide variety of clients. Some people even joke that Dimaine makes…

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

Ink Review: Montblanc Maya Blue

By Jessica Coles Montblanc recently released a line called “Blue Palette”. A lineup of six new inks that are all different shades of blue (although to be fair, they include turquoise and teal in the “blue”). Why would anyone need that many shades of blue? That was my first thought about the line, however, once I…