June 2021 Minecraft Polished Gamers Box

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The Polished Gamers Box is back for June with a Minecraft theme! Now, I’m going to be honest with you. I haven’t played *much* Minecraft because I just *knew* I would end up spending all of my time building in it and well, I saw what Animal Crossing did to me…. But I love the game and I love seeing what folks build! There are some crazy dedicated people out there!
But, you know the drill, first that sweet FAQ and then PGB ITEMSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Woo!

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.
Every month a Facebook Event is created within the Polished Gamers Facebook group and within that event, a post is made for each item. Each month an album is also created that features a collage of each item.
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 3-4 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/
Discord (This is the invite link to the channel): https://discord.com/invite/TQhTYcJ
How much is shipping for the box?
Domestic: $4 flat rate shipping
International: At cost shipping (website will calculate at checkout)
Customs forms are auto generated for international orders and will not be changed or adjusted to reflect a different price other than the real full cost of your order.

STARTING JANUARY 2021
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CHANGES:
With changes to the VAT rules in the UK, PGB will unfortunately have to discontinue shipping to the UK for orders under £150. We would encourage group buys to the UK. Unfortunately we are unable to hold multiple orders so that once combined, the orders reach that total. Changes could occur in the future but for now unfortunately this is the solution.
If an order accidentally makes it through, unfortunately we will have to refund it.
If you do make multiple orders, shipping overages can/will be refunded if the multiple purchases are made using the same name.
Shipping overages are refunded when orders are actually packaged up. Combining orders is a time consuming and manual task that the system does not just automatically do for us, so this does take a little extra time. But we do know it helps take some pressure off of releases with low cap items
Are there caps on items?
Each maker will set caps for their items and things can sell out!
Can items return and be sold again?
All Polished Gamers Box items are exclusive to the month’s box. BUT a monthly “respawn” began late 2020. Each month a max of 5 makers will bring back an item that was released in a previous Polished Gamers Box. These items can be the original formula, or a 2.0 new formula.
The items that return are up to the makers, but be on the look out in this group or in brands’ fan groups for polls on what could / should return!


All of my swatches are using Cuticula’s peel off base coat (unless otherwise noted) and are topped with Vapid Lacquer’s Quick Dry Top Coat
I also top that with Red Eyed Lacquer’s Tips Matte-r Matte Top Coat


1422 Designs

The She Shed

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Description: A black jelly polish with purple-blue micro flakies, green-gold-orange-pink shifting flakies, and silver flecks. Depending on how you polish, you might not get to opacity in 2-3 coats. You can layer this over a coat of black polish to build it up quicker!
Price: $12.00 USD
Cap: 50
Inspiration: I am always telling my family that I need a “she shed” for all my crafty stuff. When my 8 year old plays Minecraft, he always builds me a she shed.

1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
Low daylight

My swatches are 3 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

So after reading the description I decided to see what 3 coats of this polish would look like and 3 thinner-ish coats definitely got me what looks like full opacity! It applied super smooth and I love the formula. I also adore the mix of flakies! I think I was able to capture the shimmer and mix the best in my macro and matte photos so be sure to check those out. You can definitely still pick out the separate colors of the flakies in this black jelly polish and I love that!
I also wanted to see this polish over other colors even though it’s definitely not described as a topper (I was just curious), and even though it is a black jelly polish, if you layer it over other lighter colors, some color may show through!

1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
1422 Designs - The She Shed
Bright light
1422 Designs - The She Shed
Low light
1422 Designs - The She Shed
Matte
1422 Designs - The She Shed
This is one coat of The She Shed over a black creme
You can see to the left and right this polish layered over a teal creme and a white creme. I honestly just did a terrible application job on the nail wheel (entirely my fault, not the polishes fault at all) so I cropped those out of the photo

Alchemy Lacquers

Dragon’s End

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Description: Dragon’s End is a dark purple jelly nail lacquer with purple / magenta / red clear shifting flakes
Price: $12.00 USD
Cap: 200
Inspiration: Inspired by the black and purple dragon (Ender Dragon) that is considered to be the final boss of the game

Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
A polish burrito!
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Low daylight

My swatches are 3 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers may not be new to my blog, but this is her first month participating in the Polished Gamers Box! I am so excited she has joined in and I hope you all are as well! I actually started working with her and swatching for Polish Pickup and I adore her polishes.
Oh my goodness though. I feel like I’m looking into a gorgeous black hole when I look at this polish! It’s like the flakies are just pulling me in and I can’t stop staring. This polish applied super easily and I think honestly 2 coats were enough, but I went for 3 just to fix a couple of mistakes I made (my own application fails like not covering the nail tips) and to just make sure everything looked even. I love how dark and vampy it got after 3 coats though. I think it was the tiniest bit lighter with only 2 coats, but that’s up to you the wearer on how you feel about 2 vs 3 when you put it on!
Everything laid down nice and flat and I felt no texture even with this insane amount of flakies!

Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Bright light
Alchemy Lacquers - Dragon's End
Matte

All Mixed Up Lacquers

Ender Dragon Vinyl

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Description: A holographic purple vinyl sticker of the Ender Dragon
Perfect to stick on helmers, walls, vehicles and more
Price: $6.00 USD
Size: 3in x 3in
Cap: 50
Inspiration: Ender Dragon

All Mixed Up Lacquers is back with a fantastic and terrifying vinyl for June! Luckily you won’t have to worry about any fireballs, nor will you have to craft End Crystals to find this Ender Dragon. The holo purple vinyl is lovely and it seriously shifts so darn much. I tried my best to capture every different angle, but it’s definitely much more fun to see in person. The vinyl itself is sturdy, and I know this because I took the top sticky sheet layer off for photos and none of the wing or scale pieces tore or ripped. The top sticky sheet also does do its job very well and you should easily be able to place this one anywhere you would like! I actually put all of my decals on my IKEA Alex shelves! Scroll on down to the bottom for application tips and tricks!

All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Bright light
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Low light
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
The first step is to pick where you want to put the decal! I put all of mine on my IKEA Alex Shelves. It is like the one place I can put stickers without having anxiety that I’ve stuck a sticker somewhere! And I know you know what I mean. 😛
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
The back of the decal
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Gently peel the decal off of the white backing piece and then place the decal where you want it to end up. If part of the decal doesn’t lift off of the white sheet, gently place the top clear sheet back down onto the decal and rub on the decal from on top of the clear lined sheet. It should then stick to the clear piece and lift off!
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Grab a stamping plate, credit card, scraper, or some solid object you have handy and gently rub over the decal. This will make sure it sticks to the surface and doesn’t come off when you peel the clear piece off.
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Gently peel off the top clear layer and if the decal sticks to it still, push the clear layer back down, rub the stamping plate or credit card over the decal again, and then try again!
All Mixed Up Lacquers - Ender Dragon Vinyl
Then boom! You have a shiny new decal!

BCB Lacquers

Creepers

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Description: Creepers is an ultramarine blue with a blue/green shifting shimmer and flakies
Price: $13.00 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: Inspired by an image of creepers in Minecraft at night

BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
Low daylight

My swatches are 2 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Oh my this polish applied like a dream and it just looks like a dream too! There is so much depth to this polish and I cannot get enough of the shimmer and flakies. The blue / green shift in insane and this polish is just stunning. This one reminds me of a multichrome even. Everything laid down nice and flat and I think I was actually able to capture all of the crazy shifts in this polish in my photos. If I didn’t, well I got close! The different shifts themselves are so easy to see in person, but lining up a camera in the same way my eyes see something is sometimes a challenge! 😉

BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
Low light
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
Low light
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
Low light
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
BCB Lacquers - Creepers
Matte

Color Spectrum Polish

Ahh! Fireballs!

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Description: A white crelly with red holo squares, red square glitters, black square glitters, red holo glitters, gold aurora and gold glitters
Price: $11.00 USD
Cap: 50
Inspiration: The Ghast

Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Low daylight

My swatches are 2 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Don’t worry, this polish does not contain actual fireballs. This is such a cute dainty polish though! I was able to get full coverage with two thinner coats of this polish as it is a little bit thicker (definitely not in an unusable way of course, it’s just a little bit thicker formula wise). I didn’t fish for glitters or anything as well, so I think you can get a good amount even with thin coats as seen in my photos below. Everything blends together quite nicely and I love how you can see the different layers of glitters (especially the square glitters) as you add more coats. Check out my macro shot and the low daylight bottle shot above for the best look at the gold glitters and gold aurora! It’s definitely easier to see in person as well!

Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Bright light
Color Spectrum Polish - Ahh! Fireballs!
Matte

Geekish Glitter Lacquer

Deep Ocean – Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub

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Description: The Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub is our popular whipped sugar scrub soap. This scrub is colored blue and scented in a nice oceanside scent.
Scent Notes: Sea Salt, Ozone, Lemon, Green Leaves, Jasmine, Lilac, Orange Blossom, Tonka Bean, Amber
Price: $4.50 USD
Cap: 150
Inspiration: Ocean Biome
Size: 2oz
Ingredients: Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sorbitol, Granulated White Sugar, Apricot Kernel Oil, Skin Safe Fragrance, may contain: soap colorant

Now I am not new to the GGL scrubs so I was very excited to get to blog about this one! I have been using these scrubs for a year or more now and I love them! This scrub can be used on its own as a soap or just at any time for its moisturizing powers. Sometimes, I wash my hands with hand soap, then I use a harsher sugar scrub to get all the dead skin off, then I use this GGL scrub soap to soften and moisturize my hands. Is that too much? Do I ruin the effects some way? Who knows! I just really like scrubs! 😉
I especially love using the scrub after swatching, because it just leaves my hands feeling soft, clean, and refreshed.
The scrub container in my photos is the same size you will receive. It is smaller than the normal size sold on the GGL site (those are 4 oz) so please note this listing is for a 2 oz scrub. 🙂 If you haven’t tried a GGL Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub before, this is the perfect chance to do so! This definitely isn’t a sample size, but it is smaller than normal, which in my mind is a great time to try something out!
Now for the scent! This is a lovely light clean scent. I pick up some light florals and sweetness, but also water and it reminds me of that scent you smell outside just a little bit before it rains. It’s also almost a little bit hard to pick the little scent notes apart because it really all blends super well together. The scent is not overbearing and it was also stronger while actually using it versus just smelling it in the container.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub

So I just want to mention that this scrub definitely like foams or lathers up and does better in the sink and with wet hands (so not what it looks like in the photos below). I was trying to use the scrub while my hands were almost dry just to get nice photos in my lightbox because the photos always look terrible when I try to take them in the terrible bathroom lighting. XD So there’s my secret.
Also, I had this scrub on my hands for awhile while trying to get photos and it definitely did not dye my hands blue. Can confirm.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
Geekish Glitter Lacquer - Deep Ocean - Dragon Scale Smoother Scrub
So smooth!

Healthy Fawns

Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain

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Description: Small hand sewn bag measuring 5″ x 2.5″ x 2″ with a clasp and coil (phone cord) keychain. – Perfect for small items like ID/credit cards and/or sanitizer/mask.
Price: $14.00 USD
Cap: 30
Inspiration: Minecraft
Product Size: 5″ x 2.5″ x 2″
Materials: 100% Cotton, Interfacing, Zipper tape/pull/clasp, Rubber coil keychain

Healthy Fawns (the same lovely maker behind Sweet Heart Polish AND 3Cheers4Ears) has created an adorable Minecraft inspired bag this month!
This bag is made by hand! This does mean that the patterns and things that you will see on your bag may differ, but the fabric is just packed full of Minecraft characters and items, so no matter what, it’s going to look awesome!
The hardware used is multichrome and super pretty and the rubber coil keychain is just so shimmery and fun as well!
I might not recommend storing a bunch of loose polishes in it (loose glass bottles hitting each other *may* be a bad idea), but it can hold at least 3 full size polishes with room to spare (I suppose I didn’t test out every bottle type though). It can fit a cuticle oil pen lengthwise and you could store hair ties, a mask, crackers, or just about anything in it! 😉
This bag fits nicely inside of my purse, or you can carry it by itself! My Galaxy S10E cell phone would not fit in the bag (this is made for smaller items of course), but this could definitely be used as at least a wallet if you only wanted to carry a wallet and phone. There are a lot of possibilities!

Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain
Healthy Fawns - Block Party On The Go Bag Keychain

Jen & Berries

You Red My Mine

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Description: Red jelly packed with purple/red/gold crystal chameleon flakies, red metallic flakies, and a mix of black glitters
Price: $12.00 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: Blocks of redstone

Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Low daylight

My swatches are 3 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Oh my goodness the glow in this one! It’s almost as if the polish itself is powered by…….redstone! This gorgeous red is also packed full of glitters and flakies and I love how everything mixes together! It’s also perfect that it is a jelly so that you can really see the depth to everything. I just love that so much!
It applied very easily and my photos below are with me not fishing for glitters. This polish matte is especially stunning though–just look how each little flakie and piece of glitter stand out on their own and just shine.

Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Bright light
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Low light
Jen & Berries - You Red My Mine
Matte

Profound Sass

Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring

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Description: Skinny handstamped aluminum ring cuff stamped with “fuckin creepers.” Ring cuffs are adjustable between sizes 6 and 9
Price: $11.00 USD
Cap: 25
Inspiration: Even though I’m not a Minecraft player, I have plenty of friends who are, and I can always here them muttering “fuckin creepers!” while they play! Plus, I like how it’s also a good generic ring for all the creepers lurking around in real life in general.
Ingredients & Size: aluminum, adjustable between sizes 6 and 9

Alright ya’ll. I hope we’re all adults here because you are about to see a bad word! GASP! Also side note, in real life I curse like a sailor. So, ummm. Well, that secret is out I guess.
This ring is entirely on brand for Profound Sass. If you haven’t checked out her site you definitely should!
Check out the inspiration above for info on the meaning behind the saying on the ring as well. 😉

As for the ring itself, I go into detail on the sizing a little bit below this near the sizing photos so be sure to check that out! This ring is definitely sturdy and it just feels nice and solid. I love that it is adjustable because I am able to close it a little bit tighter if needed, or it can be stretched out. If you have read my blogs before, you might be aware that I have a metal allergy and can only wear a few certain types (gold, sterling silver, and stainless steel usually), but I have worn this ring for at least 4 or 5 hours and I have not noticed any sort of breakouts or finger discoloration or anything. I also want to mention that this ring has nice edges. That may sound weird, but I’m able to run my finger over the edges and the ends of the ring itself and nothing stabs me or hurts my fingers. This is really just a funny, hilarious, and awesome piece.

Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring

Alright I warned you, here it is!

Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring

So I actually purchased a ring sizer from R&P Jewelry (that link will take you to the one I purchased, but I imagine a quick Google search will find more available as well) and I wanted to show the different sizes of my fingers because I know it’s hard to buy rings online. Like, will this fit me? Oh no, I can’t try it on first? I completely understand that feeling. Please note though that this ring is adjustable! It is listed as adjustable between sizes 6 and 9 and what I see when wearing it, I believe I do agree with those sizes.
So I tend to prefer wearing rings on my middle finger (about a size 6.5), but this ring did fit my pointer finger (about a size 7.5) and my ring finger (about a size 6.5). I say “about a size” because I’m a very paranoid person and am always worried I have things wrong such as how tight the ring sizer should be on my fingers (so then my sizing could be off). So take sizing stuff with a grain of salt just incase! 🙂
My thumb is about a size 9 and when I was taking pictures I was too scared to adjust the ring to fit my thumb (please don’t ask why, it just fit so well when I got it, I didn’t want to change it haha), but I sucked it up and did it as I am typing this out and the ring 100% just fit on my thumb after stretching it out a little bit. So yeah, I agree with the sizes 6-9 for sure!

Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring
Profound Sass - Fuckin Creepers Adjustable Ring

Red Eyed Lacquer

Creepers, Endermen and Dungeons, Oh My!

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Description: A bright purple crelly with a strong red/pink/orange shifting shimmer.
Price: $12.50 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: Dungeons

Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Low daylight

My swatches are 2 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Oooooo this polish applies like butter! It went on so smooth and dried so perfectly. At first I thought I might need 3 coats for full coverage, but nope! I only needed 2. This gorgeous purple is filled with shimmer and I can’t get enough. I am obsessed with seeing it in different lighting conditions and in low daylight it just glows!
It’s such a lovely shade and almost unassuming at first, but then you look again and get stuck staring at the shimmer! I do want to mention that I struggle a little bit with capturing shimmers so I hope my photos show off this polish well enough! I think there may be a few blurry spots, but don’t worry, when you see this one in person, there is definitely just 100% shimmer there. 😉

Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Bright light
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Low light
Red Eyed Lacquer - Creepers, Enders and Dungeons, Oh My!
Matte

Swamp Gloss

Me and My Pig

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Description: A vibrant turquoise with shimmer that shifts violet/pink/gold/green
Price: $13.00 USD
Cap: 200
Inspiration: Steve and a pig

Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Low daylight

My swatches are 3 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Now I was going to stop at 2 coats for my swatches because I thought I had a decent opacity, but I wanted to see what 3 coats would do and I think 3 does give a little more coverage. At some angles as I look at my nails, it appears that there is full coverage, but in my light box I do still see nail line–but hey, that’s okay! There is nothing wrong with that at all. The polish applied like a dream and went on so smooth. I am obsessed with the turquoise color and the shimmer pairs with the turquoise so very well! This is definitely gorgeous and I don’t know if my photos do the shimmer justice. Really. Just glossy or matte–this polish is great. You’ll definitely just have to see this one in person.
Now I did have to do some color correcting on my photos. They leaned quite blue (almost sky blue), but to my eye in person I see it leaning a more darker turquoise-green than the blue I was seeing in my photos. After some color adjusting they look pretty accurate to my eye on my phone and pc, but always remember, things can always look different on different screens and in different lighting conditions!

Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Bright light
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Low light
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Low light
Swamp Gloss - Me and My Pig
Matte

Sweet & Sour Lacquer

Health Bar

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Description: A very light gray/white crelly base with red and green metallic flakies, pink/orange/green shifting shimmer, and silver holo dust
Price: $12.50 USD
Cap: 100
Inspiration: The health bar hearts showing life remaining before they freeze over.

Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Low daylight

My swatches are 2 coats of polish and topped with 1 coat of top coat.

Oh my the flakies in this polish are gorgeous! It applied very easily and 2 coats got me full coverage. Also is it too early to say this polish reminds me of the holidays too? I could definitely see this polish being perfect for some holiday manis, or even for almost any season honestly! This polish just feels versatile! The shimmer in lower lighting conditions especially is insane and I love how lovely it is.
Now I do want to mention I was showing some of the bottle and brush photos I took of this polish to a friend and they pointed out they thought the red flakies may be curling. If you look at my brush shot it may look like this is the case. But I reached out to the maker and she mentioned that it does appear this way at some angles, but they are all definitely laying flat. I have since swatched this polish of course, and I felt no texture on my nails, nor did anything appear to be sticking up or curling when I saw it on my nails.

Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Low light
Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Health Bar
Matte

The Sassy Shark

You creep me out magnet

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Description: Resin creeper magnet
Price: $8.00 USD
Cap: 75
Size: 2in x 2in
Inspiration: Creepy explosion dude from the block game
Materials: Epoxy resin, magnet

Well, luckily The Sassy Shark’s creation this month won’t umm explode on you like the creepers in game, but it will add a POP of green and glitter to your fridge or other-magnet-holding-locations!
I know I may sound like a broken record, but I am just always so happy to see every month’s creation from TSS. I really do display all of these magnets around the house and they are just so cute and I enjoy the nerdiness so much!
This month’s magnet is packed with glitters and it feels quite sturdy. I also love how this one looks in low light! Each of the different colored glitters just shines!
This will make a great addition to anyone’s Minecraft or magnet collection!

The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet
Low daylight
The Sassy Shark - You creep me out magnet

Tonshi Mountain Studios

Glow Lichen

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Description: Midnight Rain, Oak Moss, Balsam Fir
Price: $4.50 USD
Cap: No cap
Size: 3.0 ounces
Inspiration: Glow Lichen from the 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update
Ingredients: Parasoy Wax, Fragrance Oil, Colorant

I’m a pretty big fan of clean and crisp outdoorsy scents so this wax fits in perfectly with my collection and with the “vibe” of Minecraft in my opinion. I really love how well mixed the scent is as well. I don’t think there is just one part that I smell that is overbearing. It’s all mixed together so well!
I also purchased some GIANT tea lights for my wax melting photos and oh my goodness did they work well. I will not have a problem getting wax to melt evenly due to small tealights anymore!
I melted one block of wax and that was plenty for a great throw. And you can usually get a good melt or two or three out of one block!

Here are a couple parts of the scent description broken down:
Midnight Rain: Fresh air on a rainy evening and water with a touch of night musk
Balsam: The full scent of pine needles and cold mountain air
Now I’m not sure of the exact oil used for Tonshi’s Oak Moss scent, but I Googled the scent and found this description:
Oakmoss smells earthy, and woody, sensual with hints of musk and amber….As you might suspect, there’s a touch of damp forest floor to this material, too

I definitely pick up all of these scents described though. As soon as I opened it I noticed the scent of like a forest, along with some rain water and musk. I feel like I’m in the forest, and somehow I feel like I’m in that forest at night specifically….And actually wow. This may be the least I’ve written about a scent before….It’s just a nice almost simple scent…..This feels weird though….I’m just going to keep rambling. Uhhhh. Ummmm. How’s the uhhh weather where you’re at? Good? Nice. Cool. Okay byeeeee.

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 this date, but I am sure the maker knows what they are doing. 😉

Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen
Tonshi Mountain Studios - Glow Lichen

Polished Gamers Box Respawn

Polished Gamers Box Respawn

The Polished Gamers Box Respawn continues!
Each month a maximum 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.

Apipila

Pokémon Stamping Plate

*Originally a PR Sample
Original Box: Pokémon, October 2020
Price: $14.00 USD
Cap: 300
Size: 10 x 15 cm
I know like everyone is ISO this plate so I hope you all pick up one this month! 😛

Night Owl Lacquer

Blupee

*Originally a PR Sample
Original Box: Zelda, August 2019
Price: $11.00
Cap: None

Other June 2021 respawn items:
-Penelope Luz – Frozen Rose (Mario Box) ($13.00, cap 200)


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 3-4 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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