Ink Review: Diamine Shimmering Frosted Orchid Fountain Pen Ink

A few months ago I saw a wonderful review of Diamine Shimmering Frosted Orchid  (€9.50 for 50ml bottle) and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Frosted Orchid is part of Diamine’s Shimmer series which now has 32 colors in the collection. Frosted Orchid is fairly true to it’s name — it is…

Ink Review: Monteverde Rose Noir

When I learned about Monteverde’s recently released Noir Collection I made a beeline for them.  I’ve been concentrating on wine colors and purples this year (2018 is Ultra Violet) so I added Rose Noir to the shopping cart immediately. Rose Noir is a yummy, plummy purple that leans more red than blue. It reminds me…