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Shleee Polish x Peachy Polish: Practical Magic Collection Swatches & Review

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Shleee Polish | 17 comments

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Hi everyone!  Today is a great day.  An idea I’ve had for years has finally been brought to life and I could not be more excited to share it with you.

Practical Magic

One of my favorite movies ever is Practical Magic.  To this day, I still watch it at least a few times a year.  Ever since I first got into nail polish about 5 years ago, I’ve thought about a Practical Magic collection.  I’ve always had these ideas swimming around in my head but since I’m not a maker, I thought they would never become a reality.  In talking with Ashley from Shleee Polish a while back, I mentioned how I wished so badly that this collection could come true to which she responded “send me your ideas!”  So that I did, I put all my ideas out on inspiration boards and sent them to her.  Not only did she totally see my vision, she surpassed my wildest dreams with these creations.  She is a true artist, whom I am lucky enough to know and respect.

Practical Magic

So without further ado, a collection that is 5 years in the making, brought to you by me but most importantly, Shleee Polish!

Shleee Polish The Owens Sisters | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“The Owens Sisters” has black, orange, red and bronze glitter in a clear base.  All the Owens women seem to have 2 daughters, one with dark brown/black hair and one with red/orange hair.  This polish was made to mimic the sisters’ hair colors.  Not only that but it makes a perfect glitter topper for Halloween!  One coat over OPI “The Sun Never Sets”.

Shleee Polish The Owens Sisters | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish The Owens Sisters | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “The Owens Sisters”:

Shleee Polish The Owens Sisters | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Amas Veritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“Amas Veritas” has shades of purple, blue and silver holographic glitter, microglitter and shimmer in a clear base.  My idea was to specifically make this polish magical and man is it magical.  I imagined Sally and Gillian as little girls conjuring up this love spell using rose petals so it had to be sweet and girly.  I was ooh’ing and aah’ing while I swatched!  Ashley nailed my vision, pictures just don’t quite do it justice.  2 thin coats over Elevation Polish “Jengish Chokusu”.

Shleee Polish Amas Veritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Amas Veritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “Amas Veritas”:Shleee Polish Amas Veritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish I Wished For You Too... | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“I Wished For You Too…” has periwinkle blue, periwinkle purple, pearly white, pale blue, cerulean and sparse black glitter in a clear base.  I wanted a polish that was sweet and darling.  A love story of a polish per se, to convey the scene in the movie where Sally finds out that not only did she wish for a man that she thought couldn’t exist but does, but he wished for her as well and that they are destined to be together. ♥  One coat over OPI “To Be Continued…”

Shleee Polish I Wished For You Too... | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish I Wished For You Too... | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “I Wished For You Too…”:Shleee Polish I Wished For You Too... | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Belladonna | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“Belladonna” has gold, copper, caramel and bronze microglitter in a clear base.  Belladonna is an herb that is referred to and used a lot in the movie.  It has many uses but Sally and Gillian use it on Gillian’s abusive boyfriend which ends up killing him.  I wanted this polish to resemble the little brown/gold/reddened bits of Belladonna that they have bottles of in the movie.  It ended up being more on the gold side which is just fine with me!  Although you can wear this on it’s own in 3 – 4 coats, I prefer it layered.  I did 3 coats on it’s own on my pointer and middle fingers and one coat over China Glaze “Brownstone” on my ring and pinkies.

Shleee Polish Belladonna | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Belladonna | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “Belladonna”:Shleee Polish Belladonna | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Blood On The Moon | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“Blood On The Moon” has orange, red and gold sparse glitters with gold shimmer in a gray jelly base.  Blood on the moon refers to when the moon has a red or orange ring around it, making the moon itself appear red or orange.  Generations of witches in the movie believe that this is a sign of trouble, which turns out to be true!  Shleee really nailed the essence of this idea.  Having the gold, red and orange glitters lay in the base so sparsely that it reflects the idea of a reddened moon.  3 thin coats but you can get by with 2.

Shleee Polish Blood On The Moon | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Blood On The Moon | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Blood On The Moon | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Witch, Witch, You're A Bitch! | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish“Witch, Witch, You’re A Bitch!” has tons of gold, silver and copper glitter, microglitter and shimmer in a black jelly base.  This is a taunt that school children have sang to to all the Owens sisters for hundreds of years.  The Owens family are outcasts of their small town and looked down upon by the residents of the small island near Massachusetts where they live.  This polish is perfectly witchy; the good kind, just like the misunderstood Owens women themselves.  It’s just jam packed with delicious glitter!  Gorgeous and effortless in just 2 coats.

Shleee Polish Witch, Witch, You're A Bitch! | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Witch, Witch, You're A Bitch! | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “Witch, Witch, You’re A Bitch!”Shleee Polish Witch, Witch, You're A Bitch! | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Deathwatch Beetle | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“Deathwatch Beetle” has scattered holographic shimmer with purple, blue and green flakies in a black jelly base.  A heartbroken Owens ancestor cast a spell on all of the Owens women that when they hear the Deathwatch Beetle ticking, that death was not far behind for the man that they love.  Sally hears the Deathwatch Beetle and tries to kill it to prevent her husbands death… you’ll have to watch the movie to know what happens next…  When I imagined this polish, this is exactly what I saw.  It’s so stunningly perfect.  2 coats.

Shleee Polish Deathwatch Beetle | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Deathwatch Beetle | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “Deathwatch Beetle”:Shleee Polish Deathwatch Beetle | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“Midnight Margaritas” is a polish I dreamed about for years.  I never saw anything released that was close to what I imagined for this one.  Now, my dreams have been fulfilled.  This has chartreuse and lime glitter in holographic, metallic and matte finishes with sparse blue and purple glitters in a clear base.  This is the bomb.  Seriously.  I couldn’t have imagined anything better.  It’s my favorite polish of the group and coincidentally, my favorite part of the movie!  I’d watch the movie for just the midnight margaritas scene!  Sally, Gillian and the aunts wake up late one night to drink midnight margaritas, dance and do palm readings!  This scene made me want to be a witch!  One coat over OPI “Lost My Bikini In Molokini” here.

Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

I also tried once coat over Zoya “Heather” for the next swatch.

Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “Midnight Margaritas”:

Shleee Polish Midnight Margaritas | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

Shleee Polish The Man Under The Roses | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

“The Man Under The Roses” has lots of teal, turquoise and aqua glitter with sparse red glitter bits in a clear base.  After Gillian’s boyfriend dies, his spirit comes back to haunt the sisters.  Sally’s daughter Kylie first sees the spirit of the man under the roses bushes which grew where his body was buried in just one night!  The sparse red glitters perfectly convey roses in a rose bush and teal glitter keeps it from appearing too Christmas-y.  One coat over CND “Lush Tropics”.

Shleee Polish The Man Under The Roses | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish The Man Under The Roses | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “The Man Under The Roses”:Shleee Polish The Man Under The Roses | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Shleee Polish My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish“My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood.” has shades of red glitter and shimmer in a clear base.  This is said by Sally and Gillian when they take a blood oath to always be with and help each other.  I love red glitter toppers, always.  This one is particularly special.  One coat over NCLA “Rodeo Drive Royalty”.

Shleee Polish My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish Shleee Polish My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

My inspiration board for “My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood”:Shleee Polish My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood | Practical Magic Collection | Peachy Polish

 

What an amazing thing, to see these visions come to fruition.  I could not be happier with the outcome and I so appreciate Ashley’s help in making this collection a reality.  If you haven’t seen Practical Magic, I very highly recommend it.  Obviously. :)  I hope that if you watch it or purchase anything from this collection, that you might be compelled to share your thoughts!

Shleee Polish can be purchased in their Etsy shop! You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date with news and restocks!

Make sure if you are interested you get your hands on these polishes in the restock, tomorrow morning!   Once her polishes are gone, they are gone for good!  There may be 2.0 versions in the future but there are no promises.  So don’t delay and pick some of these puppies up!

What do you think of this collection?  Have you seen Practical Magic?  Do you think we captured the essence of the movie well?  Share your thoughts with me below!

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17 Comments

  1. Firstly, can you and Ashley please make, like, twelve more collections together? Because these polishes are PERFECTION. I love this blog post so much! So wonderful to see the inspiration board for each polish! (And to see how beautiful the inspiration boards were alone! The moon-shaped colour schemes? Gosh, you just put so much effort and care into everything you do!) I love Practical Magic, so I knew the scenes that inspired each polish, but reading about your specific inspiration + dreams for the polishes was really interesting and lovely. I’ll end this comment before it gets any longer (sorry!), but this post is amazing, these polishes are amazing, and your swatches are amazing. So. Much. Love. for this ALL.

  2. *APPLAUDS* This collection is FAB!!!!!

    I love Midnight Margaritas the bestest! But My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood is fantastic!

    Great job you guys xx

  3. Also a favorite movie of mine!! I’ve watched it dozens of times. Midnight Margaritas – a favorite scene AND a gorgeous topper! I love purple and lime together. What a fabulous collection and very representative of the movie!!

    • I knew you’d love Margaritas! I do too!!

  4. Val, you are a true artist, you can become a polish maker anytime!! beautiful blog post, love the inspiration boards, the detail of every polish and the outcome.. wow! I did watch the movie a long time ago, not that big fan of Halloween as in México is not something we celebrate.. but enjoyed very much and can appreciate the work you both girls made to make this happen. My favorites of this beautiful collection, the sweetest ones I think: Amas Veritas & I wished for you too. Congrats on this new and wonderful accomplishment!

  5. This is an epic collection; I need almost ALL of them!! And this movie…yes. Every Halloween for sure, sometimes off season too. “I wished for you too” makes me cry every time I watch the movie, and seeing your inspiration board worked just as well. ;)

    • Awwww……and that’s my 2nd fav, too! Seriously!

  6. This is an amazing collection inspired by a great movie!!! Love every single swatch!!! You did a fantastic job!!

  7. Oh my gosh where do I start?! Congratulations Valesha (and Shleee Polish) on this amazing collection! I haven’t seen this movie yet but I definitely need to go watch it now! Thank you for sharing your beautiful inspiration boards for each shade with us, so amazing! The stand outs for me are Belladonna because it looks not only incredible on its own but layered too! Deathwatch Beetle because it’s pure magic in a bottle and My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood because OMG LOOK AT IT. UGH!!!! Amazing collection!

  8. Oh my god!!! This is fabulous!! congratulations, sweetie!!! The collection is amazing and so true to your inspiration boards. I love so many out of these: Amas Veritas, Deathwatch Beetle and Blood on the Moon absolutely stole my heart!!!

  9. Wow how fun and exciting! Congrats for your polish dreams coming true <3 I love getting to see your inspo boards for each color.

  10. Wooow what an exciting thing to happen! I love this movie too, so this has made me a bit giddy :D Deathwatch Beetle is my favourite but they’re all GLORIOUS! Congrats on a stunning collection! <3 p.s. I adore how you've put this post together

  11. Congratulations Valesha! Woah, what an amazing collection. So insanely cool you got to work with Shleee Polish to finally create your dream collection. Deathwatch Beetle is my absolute favorite and I might have to try and score me a bottle – after all, it’s something created by you!

  12. Wow, what a mahoosive post! Congrats, the polishes are pretty! I like the movie very much so I can definitely relate to the names :)

  13. This is so amazing!!! It’s so incredible that Ashley was able to bring your visions to life :) I love this post and so happy your Practical Magic Collection is now a reality!!!

  14. after much (HA! very little…) consideration, i bought margaritas, wished for you, and my blood! AND b/c it looks gorgeous, CG’s Brownstone. so once again, you were a bad influence ;)

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