Friday, August 17, 2012

OPI Classic Black Label Polish: Buffalo Billings Berry

Hello gentle readers.

Happy Friday! Woot! Here comes the weekend. Do you have plans? We don't. Probably going to do a lot of nothing. Sometimes, nothing is good.

Something I need to say, before I get started:

Clare Bella, Stay away from my blog and keep your hands off of my content and my photographs! You did not and do not have my consent to take and publish my content on your blog! I have filed a DCMA complaint against you.  

Attention, fellow bloggers:

Check this blog: Nail Today for your content. This blog is comprised entirely of stolen content; full posts, text and photographs. I think that most of the bloggers whose content is there know about it, but you might want to see if any of your content is there, too.

Today I am showing you an old, black label OPI polish that I received from a kind lady after I put out a Freecycle request, a long while back. This is Buffalo Billings Berry, a rich, smooth, not 3-free old formula stinky dark berry shimmer. This is two coats and top coat.





As you can see, I did a Dr. Destructo on the label. I was cleaning spilled polish and other random gunk, including, why it was there I know not, hot glue globs with acetone and got stupid and wiped the bottom of the bottle. I saw the black smear on the cotton pad I was cleaning with and instantly turned the air in my room quite blue. I turned the bottle over and sure enough, I had nearly obliterated the printing. Grrrr!!!! I could just kick myself for being so careless! 

As I mentioned earlier, Buffalo Billings Berry is an old, round brush, black label OPI. The formula is distinctly old school, no 3-free action, here, this stuff has all of those glorious chemicals that are so evil, yet made polish so lovely. This polish applied pretty nicely, it was strangely thick/thin and did clot a bit. It had sat so long, it should have had a little thinner added and had a good shake, shake, shake and been allowed to settle before I applied it. I'll do that, next time I use it. Other than that, the polish was pretty easy to work with. The formula is pretty fantastic and controlling this polish was a breeze; it sat sweetly down where I placed it, didn't run, pool or drag. Dry time is a little slow, fast dry top coat is a help, tho I would avoid using Seche Vite with some of these older polishes. 

I really like this polish and I have plenty for lots of uses, in the future. What do you think of OPI Buffalo Billings Berry? Do you own it? Isn't it gorgeous and shiny?  

Thank you so much for joining me, today. Have a terrific Friday and may your polish never bubble.

26 comments:

  1. very berry indeed! luscious and gorgeous. and I'm STILL trying to grow out my peeling mess. I got some Nailtek which may or may not be helping. Jury's still out. Meanwhile, enjoying all your beautiful posts!

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  2. This is a gorgeous red and I love it!

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  3. May I offer a few suggestions? Keep using the Nailtek. With a crystal file, take your nails down to nubbins, file them as close to the bottom of the peeling as you can possibly get them and frequently, gently keep filing them as you grow past the peeling.


    Keep your nails coated in Nailtek, a clear base coat that you like and either clear polish or a pale, sheer and top coat. The more protection that you can give your nails as they grow out, the more you can keep water off of them (water penetration causes and greatly aggravates peeling!) and protect them from little bumps and knocks in the process, the better. Once your peeling is under control, you can grow them out. If you can take it, Biotin will help to strengthen and improve your nails from the inside, over time. I take 5000 mcg a day, never missing a dose! as it will stop helping if you stop taking it. It takes months to see real results, as you have to grow out the old nails before you get to the new, but in time, you will see a difference.


    I keep my nails polished at all times. They are far too delicate and peel prone to go bare for even a few hours. Seriously, if my nails are bare they can become a disaster area in just a few hours. Even if I am not wearing colour, I always have a couple of coats of base coat and a top coat on them to protect them.


    I hope that this helps and little and that some of these tips work for you, too. :)

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  4. Isn't it, tho? I love this, too. It is a glowing beauty.

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  5. Yes yes! Thank you! I have been taking Biotin for about half a year now. It sure does help! And I am keeping them filed down too...just seems like a really bad cycle to finally break free of. It's just my index fingers and thumb nails that are doing this. I will keep them coated with Nailtek. If it's not my nails a mess now it's my dog's too. You can read about that on my tumblr blog. oh what a morning we had!! I've had three people suggest pedipaws and/or a dremel to file her nails instead of clipping. Good grief, forgive me...this is a HUMAN nails blog - not a dog's nail blog but it just seems it's nails nails nails all around today. hahahahaaa The vet tech told me to file them too - no more clipping for her. Ahhhh...what fun this will be trying to train her to accept a noisy little file tool grinding on her. Here's to a great, calm weekend for all of us and pretty nails. :D

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  6. Wow, that's really diispicable, stealing posts where others worked on so hard! I can get really angry about those things, this is way beyond being inspired! Not ok..
    Back to your polish ;) Love the colour!!

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  7. My peeling is mainly my right hand, thumb, index and middle, tho any of my nails can and will peel, given proper motivation. LOL


    Awww... Your poor doggie. They hate pawdicures, don't they? I hope that you can make the Dremel work for her nails. And I don't mind if you chat about your hound, here. They have nails. :D And, I have a dog and I like dogs, so yeah. Doggy talk is welcome. :)

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  8. Despicable is right! It is one thing to share a pic that you have asked to share and given credit. It seems to be okay to share funny you find floating on Facebook or elsewhere. (I try to credit as best I can...) Well, certain somethings, anyway. It is not okay to steal content, infer that it is yours and use it to make money. Grrr! I hope that excuse for a blog gets shut down!


    And thank you! I love it, too. It's gorge. :D

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  9. oh hats off to you for posting that in great big red letters. I left her some rude comments last night xxx

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  10. I bow down to your greatest :) i can't believe she's taking your stuff well I kinda can because it's ama_ing(yea I know missing letter my key board isn't working not a good idea to mi_ juice and key board I thank my son) but don't you just love those old colors I wish I had this one

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  11. I figured that such chicanery deserves as much negative attention it can get. People who open blogs, steal content and make money off of ad clicks are the lowest form of scum in the blogging world and they need to learn that they can't get away with it. If we have each others' backs, we can stop a lot of them. :D


    Good for you, blasting them. :D

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  12. Aw, thank you. <3


    Kids... You can't live with them and you can't put them up for rent! LOL When my son was small, the things that boy would do; dumping entire pitchers of Kool Aid on the floor, drawing on the dog with my nail polish then dousing her in my perfume while I tried to take five minutes to pee, I could go on and on! LOL Happily they out grow it but they leave you nostalgic for when they were so little and cute. Somehow, all of the shenanigans aren't so bad, when you look back on them, years later. :D

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  13. Awesome that you blasted her! Good for you. Wish I could be the fly on the wall to see her face when she cuts and pastes this on her own blog :P

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  14. Also!! Love the color, the nails and the blog. Just found you and started following :)

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  15. Bwahahahaha!!! Right? I would love to see this Clare Bella person do that. *evil grin*

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  16. Thank you so much for your kind words and the follow. <3

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  17. oh my goodness. She's no joke! She literally copy and pastes peoples posts! Ridiculous!

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  18. Oh wow, that blog is terrible! What a loser! By the way I love this color! It looks nice on your nails!

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  19. Ridiculous is right. Hopefully, with the reports being filed, she will soon be shut down and any other blogs she is running will meet the same fate.

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  20. Loser is a perfect description for that person. I just hate that some people must take and ruin something for the sake of a quick buck.


    Thank you so much. :)

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  21. Gads, that's horrible. I know folks grab things off blogs to post on their FB walls, but putting it up on their blog as their work - horrible! This Buffalo Billings Berry is an old fav of mine. I bought it when the original collection came out. I don't know if it was added to the classics wall for a time or not. I am thinking I recall it was added to the classics but not for that many years. The black label polishes have held up pretty well for me through the yrs. The sheers and really pale creams did not hold up as well as the more pigmented and shimmer shades. This was a terrific collection with a ton of great shades in it.

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  22. I don't understand why people steal others' posts, why not just do your own?? I jus think it is pretty terrible and also just weird.
    I like that polish - it's very pretty!

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  23. They do it to fill pages with content without having to do any real work, then they can monitize the blog and make money off of ad clicks. They are stealing peoples hard work to make money for themselves. It is the worst brand of blogging thievery. It is low and it has to be stopped, whenever possible!


    I get that someone might like one of my photographs and want to put it on their blog as inspiration or whatever and I really don't go to mental over that, (tho I do like to be asked, first ;)) but some low life stealing whole pages of my hard work so that they can make money? No. Way!


    Okay. Stopping the ranting, now. LOL


    Thank you for your kind words. :D

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  24. Yeah... I hope that low life gets shut down, soon. You just know that isn't their only scam blog, too! :P


    This is a fab polish. I would have loved to see more from that collection, if they were as lovely as this one. :)

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  25. Lovely swatch! All the horridness of the stolen work aside, I really appreciate the wonderful pics here. Thank you for doing all this hard work to give us this beauty :)
    Just one question, why would seche vite not work with the older polishes? I just barely got a bottle cos everyone recommends it but I too am the owner of some OPI black labels and some older China Glaze and Orly. I'd hate to ruin them and/or the SV.

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  26. It is truly my pleasure. I enjoy working with polish and my nails and I love to take pictures and write terrible prose so this kind of blogging is right up my alley. :D


    Seche Vite doesn't react badly to ALL older polishes, but it doesn't get along with all of them. I think that I used Seche Vite for this swatch... I think. But I have another older black label OPI (a taupe, I need to swatch it, soon) that when I apply Seche Vite over it, it ends up filled with tons of, for better words, cracks. Almost like crackle but not separated. It's so weird. If you have older, not 3-free polishes, You might want to do a quick swatch on one nail or a wheel and apply some Seche Vite and see how that particular polish reacts. If it doesn't do well with the top coat, just mark it or remember to use a different top coat with that particular polish. The OPI that hates Seche Vite does well with Posche or the Revlon quick dry top coat. *shrugs* Chemicals... Aren't they a bag of fun? LOL

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