Hi there! My name is Kelli, and I’m on a mission to review every available fountain pen ink. Today I’m excited to review Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula TwINKle for the Goulet Pens blog.
So far there are two Nemosine Twinkle inks, and they aren’t talked about very often. Let’s have a look at Blue Snowball and see how it performs. Goulet Pens sent me a bottle of ink for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own.
The bottle: 35ml, made in Slovenia. The back of the bottle says, “Shake well. Performs best with a Medium nib or larger. Do not use with a fixed bladder. Wash pen after use. Not for use in vintage pens.” The packaging is very subtle and classy. You can see that the shimmer has settled to the bottom of the bottle.
The color: Blue Snowball is a lovely blue grey with silver shimmer.
I love the color of this ink-such an icy blue with a little bit of pink sheen around the edge.
The ink drops are mostly shimmer with a tiny bit of pink sheen around the edges. Let’s take a look at how the ink performs on fountain pen friendly paper: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 45 seconds
Water resistance: Medium-some of the ink washed away, but you could probably still tell what was written.
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved rather well-just a little bit of feathering.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right: Robert Oster Evening Sapphire, Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula Twinkle, and Diamine Arabian Nights. Click here to see the Nemosine inks together, and click here to see the blue inks together. Blue Snowball is more of a blue grey than either of the other two inks.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
I love this ink/pen/paper combo. The shimmer is very consistent, more consistent than any of the other shimmer inks I have tried so far. The shimmer is everywhere instead of spurts of heavy shimmer and then spots without any. Even when I picked up the pen and wrote without rotating the pen, the shimmer started up right away.
Overall, I love the color of this ink-it’s a perfect icy blue for winter. The shimmer is very consistent which I appreciate. I’m glad I have a full bottle of this ink, because it’s my favorite shimmer ink so far.
There is a 35ml bottle of Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula TwINKle at Goulet Pens for $9.99 (Currently out of stock). Or try a 2ml sample for $1.50.