And the hunt for the perfect black striper continues… After getting a two-coat base of Illamasqua Radium down it positively screamed “Frankenstein stitches” (you’d think it screamed actual Frankenstein, but no, that’s another idea in the works). Earlier I’d been at Walgreens and they had the Sinful Colors stripers out in Halloween colors so I picked up the black one to replace the Art Club striper I tossed the other week. I should’ve checked the bottle first.
When I pulled it out to start on the nails I realized that the applicator brush had about a dozen bristles kirked 90 degrees away from everything else, which is just generally a disaster (ya cut it and you’ve got an uneven brush where the polish globs at the point you trimmed, or you make a mess trying to avoid the strays/getting them in and out of the bottle). And then it began getting way thick; I started with the index finger and worked my way down and, despite recapping the bottle and shaking the crap out of it a few times, you can see how the line/brush slowly started getting thicker/less wieldy. Thinkin’ about ordering more Art Club stripers, that one held up for months before it started getting gross on me… What’s your favorite striper?