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  1. NEW DHL SHIPPING TO EUROPE

    NEW DHL SHIPPING TO EUROPE

    On the 1st January 2021, as a result of Brexit, EU customers started to be charged extra fees by our courier (UPS) on orders that were being delivered outside of the United Kingdom.

    These fees include Admin charges, Brexit charges, Duty and Import VAT. They are now required, but we recognize that they are also very inconvenient and have caused massive shipping delays.

    So, we have been working hard with DHL to think of a solution that will work the best way for our international customers, and this is what we have come up with:
    There will be a flat shipping fee of £29, for orders up to 20kg, that are sent outside the UK to most European countries. This delivery charge pays for your shipping cost. The rest, including Customs Fees & Import VAT, we will pay on your behalf. This means no more unexpected charges and no more delays.

    The shipping service on average takes 1-7 working days, to allow time to factor in some customs

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  2. Monthly DarkStar Competitions & Giveaways!

    Monthly DarkStar Competitions & Giveaways!

    Regular DarkStar giveaways are back!

    Want a chance to win some awesome e-liquid prizes worth up to £100? Make sure you aren’t missing out on our monthly giveaways and competitions. Here’s how to stay up to date with everything DarkStar.

    We run all of our giveaways through our mailing list, so the first thing you need to do is sign up with the form on our homepage. You will receive simple instructions on how to enter competitions (usually through our DarkStar Vape Community on Facebook or our instagram page) and put your name into the hat to win some incredible prizes. Our mailing list is also great for finding out about any offers we have running and the best way to avoid missing flash sales. Giveaways generally run for a few days to give you plenty of time to enter. Winners are then picked at random and either notified by email or by the platform that the entries are placed on. All entrants must be over the age of 18 and have a delivery address that we can ship to.

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  3. Vapers Tongue: What Is It And How To Avoid It?

    Vapers Tongue: What Is It And How To Avoid It?

    Ever been enjoying your favourite flavour only to reach a point where that flavour you know and love is dulled? Or even worse, you can’t taste it at all anymore? This is called ‘vapers tongue’ (also known as ‘vapers fatigue’).

    Not to worry. This effect is not permanent. Read on to learn what causes vapers tongue and you can counteract it.

    Dehydration

    The average person has between 2000 to 8000 taste buds on their tongue, which have a life cycle of around 2 weeks, before they regenerate, maintaining our ability to taste. Your taste buds need saliva to work properly and if you are vaping regularly this can cause fatigue of the tongue and a dry mouth, meaning your salivary glands are not functioning properly. This can all in turn lead to a feeling like your tongue is coated with something and an inability to distinguish flavour. PG (one of the main components in e-liquid) can lead to a dry

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  4. New to Vaping? Start Here!

    New to Vaping? Start Here!

    Most first time vapers get into vaping because they are trying to quit smoking and kick the habit for good, but the sheer amount of technology, new ways to vape and new products can be overwhelming at first.Let us simplify the transition to vaping for you.

    Short Fills

    Short Fills are great. On their own they contain no nicotine at all, but there is space at the top (i.e. they are 'filled short') so you can add nicotine in the form of Nicotine Shots. Simply add your desired amount of nicotine (usually one or two 10ml Nicotine Shots). Our Short Fill range is available in 50ml and 100ml bottles. For a 50ml bottle; add 1 x 18mg strength Nicotine Shot. For a 100ml Short Fill you can add either 1 or 2 Nicotine Shots depending

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  5. A Guide To Sub-Ohm Vaping

    A Guide To Sub-Ohm Vaping

    Back in the day when vaping first started becoming popular, the options for hardware were limited. You could pick up what we now call ‘pen devices’ or ‘cig-a-likes’ which the sole purpose of was to mimic the act of smoking. Perfect for kicking the habit, easy to use but not super satisfying with minimal flavour.Suddenly, Sub-Ohm vaping hit the market and everything changed. Higher power, massive clouds and immense flavour. But how does it work?

    Coil Resistance

    Sub-Ohm basically means that the coils resistance is less than 1 Ohm. This in turn causes more charge to flow through the coil, needing more amps to supply current. The coil heats up to a much larger degree than standard pen devices, giving you more vapour production and better flavour experience. Because Sub-Ohm vaping requires more power, tonnes of high end and expensive devices started coming out of the woodwork and now most sophisticated hardware out there is Sub-

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  6. Vaping Without Nicotine

    Vaping Without Nicotine

    Many people take up vaping because they have a goal to cut out nicotine entirely. You might gradually lower your nicotine content down to the lowest possible and then stop all together, but is there a way that vaping without nicotine could be beneficial to you? The most important questions would be; Is it safe? And is it worthwhile?

    We generally associate vaping with ex-smokers but it’s not all about nicotine. Many people just enjoy vaping for the experience, sampling new and exciting flavours and cloud chasing. If you have cut all nicotine out but still enjoy these things about vaping, why not carry on without nicotine?

    Whilst we can’t say for sure that vaping without nicotine is completely harmless, we can say that vaping is far less damaging than smoking, with or without nicotine. Cutting out nicotine from your e liquid will have an initial effect of withdrawal from the addictive chemical. Side effects could include:

    Feeling irritable

    Trouble sleeping

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  7. WIN The Entire Vape Asylum Shortfill Range

    WIN The Entire Vape Asylum Shortfill Range

    Here's your chance to win the ENTIRE Vape Asylum Shortfill range! It's easy to enter. Just follow the instructions below.

    All you have to do is join over 3,500 other vape enthusiasts and follow the DarkStar Instagram page, if you don’t already. Then like our recent post featuring the Vape Asylum Shortfill range (pictured alongside a skull) so we know that you have entered!

     

     

    The DarkStar Instagram is a great place to stay up to date with new products and what we are doing as a company. See you there.

     

    Entries must be placed before 19.02.2021. Winner will be notified via Instagram on 19.02.2021.

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  8. Choosing The Right Liquid For Your Device

    Choosing The Right Liquid For Your Device

    Almost all liquids are made from 4 main ingredients; Flavour Concentrates, Vegetable Glycerine, Propylene Glycol and Nicotine. Depending on your preference and what kind of device you are using, some liquids may not be the best match your chosen device.

    Choosing the wrong ratio e-liquid for your device could result in unpleasant throat irritation or wicking issues, causing dry hits. Check out our quick guide below to make sure you are buying the right liquid for your device.

    High VG Liquids

    High VG liquids are most popular with vapers that use powerful ‘direct to lung’ devices, heating liquid to a higher temperature, and those who want high vapour production from their mod, making them ideal for ‘cloud chasi

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  9. The DarkStar Vape Community 21+

    Darkstar Vape Community

    Ever wanted to connect with fellow vape enthusiasts with an interest for great flavour and all things vaping? The DarkStar Vape Community 21+ Facebook group is the place for you. 

    If you are just starting your journey into DIY e-liquid, it’s understandable that you will have some questions. Our community group is a judgement free zone where you can get your questions answered, or just come for a chat with like-minded people.

    Got a question about a DarkStar product? Want opinions or recommendations from our customers before you commit to purchasing? There’s 17,000 other members on hand for friendly advice and conversation. 

    Keep up to date with new DarkStar products with regular updates and live streams from our expert admins and moderators, who are active in the group as much as physically possible.

    The group is also a massive asset to us as a company as it helps us gauge your reactions to our new products and ultimately give our customers wha

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  10. Win £100 Store Credit!

    Win £100 Store Credit!

    Here's your chance to win a massive £100 in store credit to spend on anything you like! It's easy to enter. Just follow the instructions below.

    All you have to do is join our our 16,000 strong facebook community and like our cover image at the top of the page so we know that you have entered!

    Our online community is a great place for all friendly discussion related to DIY e-liquid and vaping in general. Want to know more about a product before you commit to purchasing? Show off your newest mod? Or just want to chat to like-minded people? The DarkStar Vape Community is a great resource for all this and more.

    Entries must be placed before 16.11.2020. Entrants must be over 21 to participate. Winner will be notified via facebook on 16.11.2020.

    Keep your eyes on our blog

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