Sunday, May 10, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Once More With Feeling Collection Review

*Sent for Review

Today on the blog I have the newest collection from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer! The Once More With Feeling Collection (OMWF) is actually a re-release from back in 2013. These gorgeous holos were so popular that Julie decided to be awesome and give those of us who missed out a chance to grab these beauties. She's pretty cool like that. For this restock/re-release, she has slightly reformulated six of the polishes, making them more opaque than their original counterparts. The other three are brand new to this collection and were created to "update the look and feel of this collection in a holo-cluttered market." This means they're extra sweet and spectacular. :) YASS!

The three new polishes are "The Last Time I Tortured Someone, They Didn't Even *Have* Chainsaws" (Angelus aka Angel without a soul), "I Fought for My Soul" (Spike with a soul), and "5x5" (Faith). As you can see, there are two new polishes for Angel and Spike which means the originals will NOT be restocked ("Don't Worry. I Don't Bite." and "Out. For. A. Walk...BITCH."). But don't fret - keep reading for all the details.

In case you didn't know, this collection is based off of the popular TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it back in the day (when I was in High School, gasp!) and I just started watching it again on Netflix. Classic. I love how all the 90's stuff takes me back, but I digress.

On to the swatches! All swatches in this post are over Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter-a-Peel and topped with Above the Curve Lacquer 5-Free Topcoat.

Love Makes You Do the Wacky This light purple linear holo with a strong fuchsia flash is based on Willow, who I remember being my personal favorite character. We'll see if it's the same this time around!

BEGL polishes are formulated to be opaque in 1-2 coats which means they are on the thicker side. I personally leave them as is because I personally find them easy to apply. However if you prefer a thinner polish you can easily add a few drops of thinner to you desired consistency.

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Outside, with flash to bring out the holo

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I'm in love with this 

Dorkhead!? You Slash Me With Your Words Xander is the muse for this color - a light green linear holo with a strong mint flash.

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Under a shady tree - Xander and me :)
Dorkhead turned out to be a very nice green on me. Sometimes I feel like pastel/mint on my skin tone looks strange and can make my skin look dead. I thought this shade worked really well. I also found this one to be a little of a chameleon, looking anywhere from green to even gold-ish at times. It might have just been that there was so much sun this week.

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In sunlight.

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As you cans see, it sparkles in the sun!

Tact is Just Saying Not True Stuff. I'll Pass. Oh Cordelia, how I used to loathe thee. This time around though, I find her very amusing. I guess that is because everyone has dealt with a Cordy at some point in their life. Her color is a light taupe linear holo with a strong green flash,

Tact is just saying not true stuff. I'll Pass.
Direct Sunight - see that holo sparkle!
This polish was probably the thickest formula of the three, but I repeat again that I prefer polish that can easily be a one coater. This fits the bill for me. The only other thing I noticed with this one, due to its metallic properties, you can get brush strokes if you aren't careful. I believe use of a smoothing base coat would help this. Swatches show two coats.

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Shade - here you can really see the metallic taupe

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Direct Sunlight

Additional colors are listed below:

I'm Going Through Some Changes. Oz was the inspiration here and this color  and it is a lovely medium brown linear holo with copper glass flecks.

We Saved the World, I Say We Party! This light pink linear holo with strong pink flash was named for Buffy. 

And last but certainly not least Tea is Soothing. I Wish to be Tense. Funny story about the polish based on Giles. I went to Starbucks with a friend the other day and she swore she only allowed me to go there because I claimed to want some tea earlier. I used this quote. The barista thought I was funny. True story. Any who, Tea is a light blue linear holo with a strong icy blue flash.

The OMWF collection is on sale NOW at the BEGL shop. The full set (nine polishes) will cost $96 for the full sized bottles and $48 for the minis. BEGL ships to US and internationally. 

Some things to note: 
  • The Scoobies and Floppy, Hoppy, Bunnies! have been discontinued and are NOT included in this restock. Sorry!
  • 5x5 is only available if you purchase the collection in it's entirety. But before you go all slayer, read on! IF you already own the entire OMWF collection, you have the option to send proof of purchase to Julie and she will invoice you $12 + shipping to purchase 5x5. IF you are filling out your collection, you can also send proof to Julie and she will offer a free 5x5 with your current order.
    • Proof of Purchase can consist of a photo of your OMWF collection, a copy of the receipt from your OMWF collection polishes, or a mixture of both. If you are filling out your collection, please leave a note to Julie in the "Notes" section upon checkout that you will be emailing her the proof of purchase. 
    • Please use the email
  • IF you would like to own the original Angel and Spike polishes I mentioned in the intro - you can! There will be a pre-order for those two from May 10th at 3:30 est to May 11th at 3:30pm est. So you have 24 hours to order these. They will be $12 each and only available in the full size bottles.
I think Julie has done a great job accommodating all of her fans with this one. We begged for the OMWF collection to make a comeback and she pulled through! I know it is a little more detailed than other releases, but BEGL takes care of her fans and that is one of the main reasons she is a favorite of mine. To connect with BEGL, you can follow her at the following places:

So now the big question -  what will you be grabbing? Do you own any of the OMWF collection? I hope you let me know in the comments below!


  1. The light purple is very pretty! Great swatches!

  2. The light purple is a winner for me!

  3. These are those understated and elegant!

    1. I love them. I really need to add the others to my collection!

  4. I bought the original collection but decided I want the more opaque new versions, too! As soon as the mini bottles are back in stock, it's on!

  5. Cannot believe I didn't see this post!!! Everything looks so great on you! I'm glad you liked them! <3