Thursday, April 21, 2022

My Noodles Nail Polish Collaboration: Cheerio Waterbus

 *press sample*

Hi everyone! I've been keeping a secret for the past couple months. Surprise! I collaborated with Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish to make a polish inspired by a fountain pen ink my husband and I worked on! I don't mention it much, but my day job is a nib specialist at a fountain pen company. I know, it's quite the unique job. My husband is also into pens and actually has a YouTube channel reviewing various stationery items including pens, ink, and paper accessories if you're interested in checking it out.

The corresponding ink, Cheerio Waterbus, was made by Pennonia Ink, a small maker based out of Hungary. You may be asking yourself, "what's with the name?" You know how we say things that rhyme like "See you later, alligator?" Well, other languages have the same thing, and in Hungarian it's "Szervusz vízibusz" which translates to "cheerio waterbus." My husband loved it and thought it would be a perfect name for an ink. What better than to have a Hungarian ink maker to make an ink inspired by a Hungarian phrase? 

If you are an ink fan, you will be able to purchase the ink and the nail polish both from my husband's web store here starting tomorrow (April 22nd) at 8 PM EST. Both are pre-orders and will be available for a week (or while supplies last for the ink) and will be shipped out as soon I receive the polish from Natalie. What if you aren't interested in the ink at all and just want the pretty nail polish? Good news! Natalie has said that she will be releasing some bottles of Cheerio Waterbus during her Spring 2022 Collection release on April 29th (which I'll be posting in the very near future). Oh, and the polish will retail for $10 each. Shall we get to more photos? 

What makes this ink special is that it contains a fine blue pigment that dries on top of the base ink color which is a beautiful emerald color. The wetter the nib, the more blue the ink will look. Cool, right? 

Noodles Nail Polish Cheerio Waterbus (3 coats)

Here we have Cheerio Waterbus the polish which is a sheer turquoise green base with strong emerald blue duochrome finish. When in bright lighting, the predominate color is the green, but under lower light, the blue really comes out, especially at an angle. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats for my swatches, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you have shorter nails, or use thicker coats. It dries a little dull, so I recommend a shiny topcoat to make the duochrome really pop. 

As you can see, Natalie did an amazing job making this ink come to life in nail polish form. If you're interested in both the ink and polish, stop by the Inkdependence store tomorrow, otherwise just wait for the April 29th release on the Noodles site. Thank you so much to everyone for your support! 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*