Review: Pen BBS No. 220 Watermelon Red

My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

This is an interesting shade of red-pink ink. It shades well even in my EF Lamy nib. And yes it does reminds me of the watermelon shade of red. it’s a joyful colour that stands out against the paper. It goes from a pale muted pink to a strong red. Pen BBS does interesting colour choices for their inks. They are one to look out for.

Review: Pen BBS No 178 Rose Quartz

My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

Rose Quartz is a very odd and unique ink. It’s pastel grey-red colour. It goes down more grey than red but eventually drying to a rose colour. It isn’t very bright. It is a shading ink but objectively it is really hard to read against white paper. This is an ink that works best with a wetter ink. Right now this isn’t an ink that is suitable for day to day writing. It feels like it is being undone for the sale of being unique. Personally, I am not a fan.

Review: Pen BBS No 224 Tolstoy

My thanks to Ana of The Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

Pen BBS is a China ink manufacturer. They have a wide variety of ink colours. No. 224 Tolstoy is a shade of green-yellow that’s just right up my alley. I’m a sucker for almost all kinds of green-yellow. I love it a whole lot. It shades super well going from a mossy green to an almost Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin light green-yellow. No. 224 Tolstoy is dry so it won’t give you the best writing experience if you filled it into a dry writer.