December 2020 Stardew Valley Polished Gamers Box

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Get ready to move to the valley with Polished Gamers Box because this month’s theme is Stardew Valley! Grab your gold and prepare for some fantastic Stardew inspired items and polishes!

Up first though is 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 2-4 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.


BCB Lacquers – Junimo

We are the Junimos… Keepers of the forest.

Description: Junimo is described as a holo berry base polish with purple/red, green/gold, pink/gold and orange/gold flakies packed throughout.
Price: $13.00 USD
Cap: 50
Inspiration: Junimos! They are forest spirits that have taken up residence in the broken-down Community Center. Junimos will live in the hut on the player’s farm. They’ll automatically harvest any ripe crops within range of the hut and store them inside.

BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
Low daylight

My swatches below are three coats of polish over a peel off base coat and topped with a quick dry top coat. Everything laid down nice and flat and I only needed one coat of top coat.

Oh my goodness. I am once again in flakie heaven. I am loving the mixture of the somewhat dainty sheer berry pink base with the flakies that just all manage to POP! The blue and gold flakies really stick out and I just love the mixture so much. The matte I can hardly even look at it’s so pretty. Matte topcoats over flakie heavy polishes is now one of my favorite looks–and I cannot wait to wear this one again!

BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
Low light
BCB Lacquers - Junimo
Matte

Color Spectrum Polish – Under The Cherry Tree

Description: An adorable red tint with a fusion of dark, succulent cherries and sweet, ripe strawberries and blueberries.
Price: $4.50 USD
Cap: 30
Inspiration: The Cherry Tree
Ingredients: Sunflower Wax, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Flavoring & Mica/Glitter

Color Spectrum Polish has created another fab lip balm for December! I want to mention now that this lip balm gives more of a red tint than my pictures may convey. My setup for photos of my face is basically a bunch of random lamps pointed towards me, and it is maybe not the best lighting! haha! BUT I will also say that I hardly wear makeup, and the red tint from the lip balm does not make me feel like I am wearing lip stick or something. It is still nice and subtle, while also being a little bit obvious. Basically, you can see a red tint. I guess I could have just said that. 😉
I applied a couple swipes of the lip balm just because I like to make sure I’m getting full coverage (I always do this with any lip balm) and my lips feel nice and soft. For me, I think this lip balm soaks into my lips decently fast (I suppose this could be different for everyone), which is great because I try to drink a lot of water during the day and now my cup isn’t covered in lip balm. My lips still feel moisturized a couple hours later so I say it is a success!
As for the scent, I definitely pick up a deep dark and somewhat sweet cherry scent with some blueberries. I think I catch a hint of strawberries as well, but I definitely smell mostly the cherries.

Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Color Spectrum Polish - Under The Cherry Tree
Due to my lighting, you can’t see the red tint as well in this close up photo, but it’s there!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer – Blue Haired Dreamer

Description: A black jelly base with teal-blue-purple UCC flakies, electric blue microflakies, and silver holo micro glitter
Price: $10.00 USD
Cap: 30
Inspiration: The blue haired villager known as Emily

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Low daylight

My swatches below are three coats of polish over a peel off base coat and topped with a quick dry top coat. I had no application issues.

I was curious if this polish would achieve full coverage but it did after three coats! I also used thinner coats, and I suppose it might be possible to get full coverage after two with thicker coats. I am really loving jelly polishes lately though. This one applied so smooth and I am in LOVE with the new GGL bottles and brushes. Her polishes feature the perfect sized paddle brush and I do rather enjoy these square bottles. I also of course adore all of the flakies! This will be a great base later for a future mani I predict!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Low light
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Blue Haired Dreamer
Matte

Red Eyed Lacquer – Night Market

There’s free coffee!

Description: Night Market is a blue/purple multichrome with a blue/purple/teal shifting shimmer.
Price: $12.50 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: The Night Market

Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Low daylight
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market

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.
For my matte photos I actually used Red Eyed Lacquer’s Tips Matte-r Matte Top Coat.

This multichrome is GORGEOUS. I do not think I own any others with this particular shift in them, but I am so glad to now own this one. The dark blue to purple to teal-ish green is just fabulous and the little speckle flake pieces in it are just perfect. I had assumed I would need three coats for full coverage like with most multichromes I have used, but I only needed two! It applied very easily and I cannot wait to wear it again!

Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Red Eyed Lacquer - Night Market
Low light

The Sassy Shark – Junimo magnet

Description: Resin magnet with a junimo placed on top! Colors will vary from blue, green, red, purple and yellow. Given at random.
Price: $6.50 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: The cute little Junimos in Stardew Valley

The Sassy Shark has done it again with another adorable magnet. This one is inspired by, and features, a Junimo!
Now at this point, I suppose I must admit to not having played Stardew Valley, but I have a maybe good reason! I actually was close to buying it, but then Animal Crossing came out….and I don’t think I have the time for both games unfortunately. But maybe someday I will pick up Stardew! I have only heard good things.
BUT back to this magnet! It is a very sturdy round magnet and there are multiple colors that you can receive! Pictured below is the red magnet, but there will also be blue, green, purple, and yellow. You will receive a random color and requests cannot be made for certain colors. They will all have this same Junimo on it though. 🙂
I love the mix of glitters and any fans of these cute little creatures are sure to love it as well!

The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet
The Sassy Shark - Junimo magnet

Tonshi Mountain Studios – Cranberry Candy Forest

It’s sweet enough to mask the bitter fruit.

Description: Scent Notes: Cranberry, Cinnamon, Sugar, Green Apple, Oak, Cedar, Amber.
Price: $2.70 USD
Cap: No cap
Size: 1.8 oz
Ingredients: Parasoy Wax, Fragrance Oil, Colorant.
Inspiration: Cranberry Candy and all of the trees surrounding Stardew Valley.

Well it’s not every time that I buy a backup of a wax I receive as a pr sample, but this will be one of those times! This is a fabulous winter / holiday scent and I am so glad that I melted it in my basement first and then brought it upstairs and now the whole house smells like the holidays! I melted half of the wax melt for these photos and the scent throw was pretty strong! So I imagine you could get 2-4 uses out of one of these wax melts–it just depends on how many times you re-melt it.
I also like to always mention to check out the “melt after” date just to make sure you’re melting the wax once is it ready to be melted! I haven’t had an issue melting before the date, but I am sure the maker knows what they are doing!

Now for the scent!
This is a very “bright” scent! It is light and fresh and reminds me of being outside during winter. I pick up the oak and cedar and the cranberry the most I think. But it’s a sweet cranberry–not bitter at all. When I smell this wax melt, I just picture holly and snow and trees. It has some outdoorsy vibes to it, and I think I can faintly pick up the cinnamon and green apple (there is a little bit of a fruity / sweet scent to this one as well), but I do mostly pick up the other scent notes. This is a lovely melt, and I can’t wait to probably melt it again tomorrow!

Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Cranberry Candy Forest

Polished Gamers Box Respawn

Polished Gamers Box Respawn

The Polished Gamers Box Respawn continues!
Each month a max of five makers will be bringing back an item that was released in a previous Polished Gamers Box!
These will be available on the site during normal preorder times as listed above.

December respawn items:
-By Vanessa Molina – Changes of Scorpion (Mortal Kombat Box) (OG Version) $13.00 USD, Cap 150
-Indie by Patty Lopes – Tannis & The Valt (Borderlands Box) (OG Version) $12.00 USD, Cap 100
-Apipila – Kingdom Hearts Stamping Plate (Kingdom Hearts Box) (OG Version) $14.00 USD, CAP 400
-Psyche Minerals – Kairi’s Key Necklace (Kingdom Hearts Box) (OG Version) $12.00 USD, Cap 30
-MLF Lacquer – Fanthrow Fatality (Mortal Kombat Box) (OG Version) $11.00 USD, Cap 50


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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