August 2020 The Witcher Polished Gamers Box

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Toss A Polish To Your Swatcher

Feel free to follow along with the real song 😉
And yes, I, Ashlee, wrote this.

When a humble blogger
Graced a ride along
With Polished Gamers Box
Along came this song

When the PGB sent
A swatcher package
Opening it up
The blogger did revel

There were polishes
And soaps
Bubble wrap was broken open
Packaging ripped up

While opening items there
Was jewelry and cosmetics
And so cried the blogger
“This box can’t be beat!”

Toss a polish to your swatcher
O Polished Gamers!
O Polished Gamers! Oooooooooh
Toss a wax block to your swatcher
O Polished Gamersss!

Downstairs in their light box
Taking photos of items
That arrived with the package
And blogging throughout

They swatched every polish
Every item was photographed
The blog was written
And posted for all

They watermarked every photo
Spellchecked their post
The swatcher is a friend of PGB
And now needs a rest

That’s my epic tale
Our blogger prevailed
Swatched every item
Now pour them some ale

Toss an eye shadow to your swatcher
O Polished Gamers!
O Polished Gamers! Oooooooooh
Toss an earring to your swatcher
A friend of PGB

Toss a cuticle oil to your swatcher
O Polished Gamers!
O Polished Gamers! Oooooooooh
Toss a magnet to your swatcher
A friend of PGB

Toss a scrub to your swatcher
O Polished Gamers!
O Polished Gamers! Oooooooooh
Toss a polish to your swatcher
A friend of PGB

Let’s jump into some of that sweet sweet FAQ!

What is the Polished Gamers Box?
The Polished Gamers Box is a game themed box featuring several makers each month. Each box will have a gaming related theme and feature different types of indie products that include nail polish, nail care, body care, wax, and other handmade items.
What if I don’t want to order everything in the box?
That’s the beauty of the Polished Gamers Box! You can pick and choose what you want to order. No minimums or maximums, just order what items you want!
When can I get the box?
The box will launch on the 15th of every month and will be available for preorder for a five day period.
Preorders will open at 11:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET
Preorders will close at 9:00 PM PT / 10:00 PM MT / 11:00 PM CT / 12:00 AM ET
The turn around time will be approximately 2-3 weeks after the box preorder ends on the 20th of each month.
Where do I go to order the box?
polishedgamersbox.com
Is there a support email if I have questions about my order?
Yes! Feel free to email polishedgamers@gmail.com if you have questions about your order or the box!
Is there Polished Gamers social media I can follow?
There is!
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/polishedgamers/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polishedgamers/
How much is shipping for the box?
Domestic: $4 flat rate shipping
International: At cost shipping (Estimates: Canada $10+, Europe $15-$20+)
(International Shipping is calculated at checkout!)
If you do make multiple purchases, shipping overages can/will be refunded if the multiple purchases are made using the same name
Are there caps on items?
Each maker will set caps for their items and things can sell out! Caps are all listed in this blog post.
What is the price of the box?
Each maker will set the price of their items. Prices will change from box to box and all prices are listed below in this blog post.


Today I have five items from August’s The Witcher themed Polished Gamers Box to show you!

Fangirl Polish – Magic is Chaos Earring Set

Description: “Remember, magic is Chaos, Art and Science. It is a curse, a blessing and progress. It all depends on who uses magic, how they use it, and to what purpose.”
-Yennefer of Vengerberg

Included in this magical earring set:
– One pair of glow in the dark studs featuring Yen’s Obsidian Star medallion
– One pair of glow in the dark studs featuring Geralt’s Wolf medallion
Each earring post is hypoallergenic stainless steel with butterfly backings.
Measurements:
Obsidian Star – approximately 3/8” diameter
Wolf – approximately 1/4” H x 3/8” width

Price: $10.00 USD
Cap: 25
Inspiration: Geralt and Yennefer medallions
Product Size: approx 3.5′ x 2″ when packaged
Ingredients: plastic / resin / hypoallergenic stainless steel posts

Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set
Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set
Please be sure to read the notes on the back!
Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set

If you have read any of my previous blogs about jewelry, you might have seen that I am allergic to metal! This makes it a little bit difficult to blog about some things because I am always paranoid I will break out, but so far I think everything has been fine! These earrings are the same in that regard and I did not experience any reaction while wearing them! They are stainless steel so that should allow for almost everyone to wear these!

The earrings themselves are nice and smooth thanks to the coating of resin and I did not notice the edges being sharp. The points on the wolf earrings are not sharp, but they could stick you if you’re not careful! Just try to not step on them 😉 I used a black light for the glow in the dark photos and oh wow do these bad boys GLOW. This is an awesome set of earrings and there are only 25 sets available so be sure to get to the site right on time!

Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set
Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set
Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set
Fangirl Polish - Magic is Chaos earring set

Geekish Glitter Lacquer – Let’s Show ‘Em What Real Art Is

Description: A red jelly with metallic green shreds (they appear black), gold holo, and navy holo microglitter
Price: $10.00 USD
Cap: 50
Inspiration: Priscilla

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Low Daylight

My swatches below are two coats of polish over a peel off base coat and topped with a quick dry top coat. I had no application issues.
I do want to mention that the shreds are a little bit bigger than normal (and there are tons!) and I might recommend two coats of top coat. One coat of my quick dry top coat was almost enough, but I could still feel some texture. I also swatched this polish on a nail ring and tried out Geekish Glitter Lacquer’s Glitter Smoothing Top Coat and it really seemed to help. It’s recommended that you use the smoothing topcoat then another layer of a glossy top coat (because the smoothing topcoat dries matte) and these combined left no texture!

I always say that if Geekish Glitter Lacquer was a polish, it would be a red crelly. She always nails them when she makes one and this one is no different. I love how shiny and sparkly this one is, while also being vampy and dark. I did not have to fish for any glitters or shreds (I actually never do that for photos) because there are just so many! I love how this polish layers and I cannot wait to wear it again!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Matte
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Let's Show 'Em What Real Art Is
Low Light Matte

Red Eyed Lacquer – Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses

Description: A deep red to brighter red thermal with gold holo and gold holo micro flakies!
Price: $11.50 USD
Cap: None
Inspiration: Sabrina

Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Cold
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Transitioning
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Transitioning
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Hot
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Cold Macro
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Hot macro
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Low Daylight

My swatches below are three thin coats of polish over a peel off base coat and topped with a quick dry top coat. I had no application issues.
For my matte photos I used Red Eyed Lacquer’s Tips Matte-r Matte Top Coat.

Now this polish was a little bit difficult to photograph! I did have to do some color correction because the cold state of this polish is more of a dark deep rasin / merlot color (not black like my camera made it) and the hot state is more of a light red / pink (not orange like my camera made it). But this thermal transitions really easily and I think you could get away with two thicker coats. I usually go for thinner coats when I swatch just because I’m trying to be more careful for photos. 🙂 I am also in LOVE with this one matte. I really want to wear this one again soon, and I foresee some spooky Halloween manicures using this one!

Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Cold
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Cold
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Transition
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Transition
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Transition
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Hot
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Hot
Red Eyed Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Matte

Sassy Shark Charms – Witcher Magnet

Description: This magnet is a fun and sparkly way to show your love for The Witcher franchise
Price: $6.00 USD
Cap: 20
Inspiration: The Witcher Game Logo
Size: 1 in x 1 in
Ingredients: Epoxy resin

Toss a magnet to your Witcherrrrrrrr. Sassy Shark Charms is back at it this month with another fabulous magnet! I hope I was able to capture the shift and sparkle of the glitter because it really stands out, especially at certain angles!
I love the sort of distressed feel of this one and how simple it is. It screams White Wolf and it is going to make a great addition to my (and to your) nerdy magnet area on the fridge! Just kidding, that is the entire fridge. 😉

Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Quarter for scale
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Low Daylight
Sassy Shark Charms - Witcher Magnet
Low Daylight

Swamp Gloss – A Bard Day’s Night

Description: A deepened plum with shifting shimmer and color shifting flakes with flashes of violet, pink, red, gold and green.
Price: $13.00 USD
Cap: 60
Inspiration: Inspired by the poet, the minstrel, the bard and the bestie all in one, Dandelion.

Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Low Daylight

My swatches below are three / four thin coats of polish over a peel off base coat and topped with a quick dry top coat. I say three / four because on my middle finger I wanted to even my application out and added one more coat. I was considering redoing my swatches once I noticed that there was such a difference (I mean, you can tell something is different) between the coats, but then again, now I can show you the difference! I had no application issues.

This polish builds up very nicely and even though it took 3 coats for full coverage, that was three thin coats. There is so much going on in it and everything is just so sparkly and awesome. If you pick this one up, definitely be sure to experiment with how many coats you use because it could end up looking like a different polish!

Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Three coats vs four coats on my middle finger
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
This is directly under bright light
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Matte
Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day’s Night
Low Light Matte

There are plenty more amazing items this month so be sure to join the Polished Gamers Facebook group and join the monthly event in the group for the event times, links to all swatchers, and for more swatches!

Don’t forget!
When can I get the box?
The box will launch on the 15th of every month and will be available for preorder for a five day period.
Preorders will open at 11:00AM PST / 12:00PM MST / 1:00PM CST / 2:00PM EST
The turn around time will be approximately 2-3 weeks after the box preorder ends on the 20th of each month.
Where do I go to order the box?
polishedgamersbox.com

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