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Posted: March 02, 2021
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:
Posted: February 10, 2021
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.
Posted: December 08, 2020
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
Posted: December 03, 2020
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
Posted: November 12, 2020
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.
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Posted: November 10, 2020
If you are reading this blog, you are probably considering making the switch to vaping - in your journey to kick smoking to the curb. Congrats! You’ve already taken the first step. You may have read our previous blog ‘5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Vaping’. If not, check it out after you’ve read this for some more in depth advice. In this blog we will try to give an honest opinion and, speaking from experience, give you the best options to go forward and beat the habit for good.
We know how difficult it is to quit smoking. At the start, nothing you try will be the same as a cigarette. Even now, after not touching cigarettes for 5 years, I still get the urge in stressful situations or after a drink or two! In the past, we would look to less evolved nicotine replacement options, such as nicotine patches, gum, spray or inhalers. Having tried all these alternatives, none have even came close to being as satisfying as my favourite brand of smokes. Now there i
Posted: September 14, 2020
You might have noticed a new section on our website recently entitled ‘DarkStar Laboratory’ or ‘DS Labs’. We are now releasing three new DS Labs flavours into the wild for you to test every month! From your feedback, we can then determine which are the best of the best to ensure that our main ranges get the products that we know you want to see more of. Be part of the DarkStar testing committee by picking up these products at fantastic prices before they make it into part of our permanent line up.
But wait, that’s not all. You can also now pick up DarkStar Labs bottle shots ‘Pre-Steeped’! For just one pound extra, avoid those long steep times on your favourite dessert flavours and get your 250ml Bottle Shot ready to vape.
Once you have tried your DS Labs flavours, head over to our website and leave a review on the product page so that we know how you feel about the products. This is important If you want to order this product again. All feedback is welcome!
Posted: September 08, 2020
A few years back, we held a competition where our customers gave us suggestions for new flavours and the winner had their idea developed into a DarkStar flavour. The winner was ‘Birthday Cake Ice Cream’ - Fluffy sponge cake with jam and cream coated with sweet icing and surrounded with the creamiest fresh strawberry ice cream. Whether you loved it or hated it, BCIC was a head turner.
You might notice that this diabolically decadent dessert is no longer available on the website. Never fear! If you were a die-hard BCIC fan, the recipe for this flavour is now available to the public!
Posted: June 22, 2020
Last month, we donated £1 from every Bottle Shot sold, to a great cause. ‘HEROES’ is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers, which helps keep our front line workers safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Their services cover:
- Physical protection of NHS staff on the frontline
- Counselling and psychological services
- Hassle-free small grants service to support childcare
- Perks for hospital facilities
- Public and professional education resources on Coronavirus
With the £1 from every bottle shot sold, plus a little extra, we have donated a total of £7500
If you have never used concentrates to mix your own flavours, the thought can be pretty daunting. We’re here to tell you that it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Read on to learn more about the DIY E-Liquid mixing process.
What You Will Need
E-Liquid is made up of 4 main ingredients. A ‘base’ of PG and VG (which will make up around 70% of your e-liquid), Flavour Concentrates and Nicotine, but there are a few other tools that will help you in mixing your new favourite flavour.