Since this is the inaugural Polished Gamers Box let’s jump into some Q&A!
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 12:00PM MST / 1:00PM CST / 2:00 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?
Is there a support email if I have questions about my order?
Yes! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your order or the box!
Is there Polished Gamers social media I can follow?
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2020189871644665/
How much is shipping for the box?
Domestic: $4 flat rate shipping
International: At cost shipping (Estimates: Canada $10, Europe $15-$20)
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.
Will there be a “buy all” button?
For this box it is looking like there will not be a buy all option but it is a possibility in the future!
Tell me about the August box!
The theme this month is The Legend of Zelda!
There are 5 polishes, a cuticle oil, magnet, resin keychain, perfume oil, earrings, nail decals, and a phone grip!
The preorder for the box runs from August 15th through the 20th. TAT will be approximately 2-3 weeks after the 20th.
Want one of everything in this box?
The total (without shipping) is $140.50
Keep in mind that there are two resin keychain sizes (small is $10, large is $15) and both are included in the $140.50 price above.
Now let’s get to the items!
(Items are listed in alphabetical order based on brand name)
Soften Your Tips – Ocarina of Time
A little bit of this cuticle oil goes a looooooooong way! I highly recommend brushing as much off as possible back into the bottle because even just a little bit brought my dry, scaly, you-didn’t-use-a-peel-off-base-coat-for-these-swatches, fingers back to life! It’s like the Triforce of Wisdom with the power to heal your cuticles! Also, to me the scent is somewhat muted and not overbearing at all which is awesome.
Description: Scent – Ocarina of Time. A fruity blend of green apples with a touch of blackberry combine with the iconic smells of open meadows and sage to create an iconic scent that will make you feel like you are Link running through the Sacred Forest Meadow
Inspiration: Ocarina of Time
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Fragrance. Please visit https://www.chiralitypolish.com/product/soften-your-tips for more info
Colores De Carol
The Hero of Hyrule
This stunning blue holo polish will have you slaying enemies and feeling the true power of Din’s Flame! The shift and shine of this polish is incredible and it applies like silk–super smooth!
Description: A bright medium blue with multi-chrome shimmer and holographic dust
Inspiration: Link’s Sword
Ingredients: Please visit https://www.coloresdecarol.com/ingredients for more info
These earrings will have you thinking of mushroom skewers, fruit and mushroom mix, steamed mushrooms, salt grilled mushrooms, and more! Cute and dangly, these earrings are perfect for the cooking aficionado!
Description: Inspired by the wonderful world of recipes in Breath of the Wild, these mushroom charms featuring an aged silver finish hang from nickel-free hooks
Dimensions: Approximately 1 in (L) total
Inspiration: Breath of the Wild Cooking
Materials: Nickel free hooks, charms are copper core with aged silver plating
Magnet of Power, Wisdom, and Courage
This description for this magnet says it all! A powerful addition to any magnetic surface, this full Triforce will sparkle and shine where ever it is for sure!
Description: Protect Hyrule, or your helmer or fridge, with the Magnet of Power, Wisdom, and Courage! This Triforce comes complete with the spirit gems of Power (red), Wisdom (blue), and Courage (green) surrounding a glittering gold Royal Crest, and sealed with a glossy glaze
Dimensions: Approximate size is 1.5in (H) x 1.75in (W)
Inspiration: Triforce and Spirit Stones
Materials: Plastic, Neodymium magnet, Resin glaze
Geekish Glitter Lacquer
The Hour of Twilight
The lovely light pink polish will help you revive the Light Spirits and save Hyrule! This one is almost a one coat polish, and even with the microglitter and microflakies, it was incredibly easy to remove.
Description: White crelly base with gold holo microglitter, bubblegum pink microflakies, and aqua sparks
Inspiration: Twilight Princess Zelda
Cap: No cap
Ingredients: Please visit https://geekishglitterlacquer.com/pages/ingredients for more info
Heaven Scent Treasure Candles
Looks Like You Could Use a Heart
This fun glittery roll on perfume will have you feeling like you captured an actual fairy in a bottle! The sparkle left after application is a fun addition to the stand-out scent of this perfume.
NOTE: I have what I like to call “sensitive” skin and usually avoid lotions, perfumes, and things like that, but I did not notice any reactions after wearing this. I was able to remove the perfume and glitter with soap and water, and the scent was almost barely noticeable after that.
Description: Snow Fairy Dupe – A combination of light fruits and florals, peaches, bananas, and citrus is followed with soft florals of jasmine and wild violets on a background of warm vanilla and exotic musk. Inspired by the Lush fragrance
Inspiration: The 8-bit Fairy
Cap: No cap
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Fragrance Oil, Mica
NOTE: Sadly my perfume leaked in transit and while trying to clean it up, I managed to wash most of the label off…Nailed it. Please bear with these photos and imagine a nice bright white label that I didn’t ruin.
These adorable nail vinyls will help you travel back in time to the age of the Sheikah! Perfectly sized for a nail and a perfect thickness, these vinyls will allow for anyone to create some nail art worthy of the protectors of the Royal Family. The nail vinyls decoder sheet will be included.
NOTE: These vinyls will come with the “inside” pieces (the actual letters) still there. I removed each of the vinyls from the sheet and then discarded the inside pieces so that you could see each one’s cutout better. Even after lifting each vinyl off the sheet and reapplying it, while using them on my nails they stayed stuck down.
Description: Sheikah glyph alphabet nail vinyls
Inspiration: Breath of the Wild Sheikah Glyphs
Cap: No cap
Night Owl Lacquer
This adorable light blue polish will have you getting your arrows out and ready so you can pick up some extra rupees! It applies like a dream and seems to glow just like the rabbit-like creatures it is named after.
Description: A bright glowy blue with aqua & gold flecks, blue crystal flakes, gold/copper/green crystal chameleon flakes and holographic micro flakies
Inspiration: Breath of the Wild Blupees
Cap: No cap
Ingredients: Please visit https://nightowllacquer.com/pages/ingredients for more info
Red Eyed Lacquer
Shield of Honor
The blurple beauty will blow you away once you put it on. It has a shiny chrome feel to it along with a gorgeous purple/blue shift. While it is a crelly (not usually sheer enough to be a jelly, and not opaque enough to fully be considered a crème), I found that three coats covered my nail line entirely.
Description: Blurple crelly with red shimmer and red/orange UCC flakies
Inspiration: Link’s Shield
Cap: No cap
Ingredients: Please visit https://redeyedlacquer.com/pages/faqs for more info
Sassy Cats Lacquer
Breath of the Wild
This pink flakie filled polish will have you thinking of the beautiful Breath of the Wild sunsets and alpenglow. It is a one coat wonder and also dries semi matte. The many faces of this polish will leave you in awe!
NOTE: Please if you are able to, try to view these photos on a computer instead of on a mobile device. This polish’s color can change based on lighting conditions and my camera / lighting setup caused a “glow” that I attempted to color correct. Also please keep an eye out for photos from some other amazing swatchers so you can compare! These swatches below are more fuchsia than the polish actually is. Also, adding more coats of the polish will darken it.
Description: Bright pink polish with shifting blue to gold micro flakies, rose to gold micro flakies, plus gold flakes with blue and purple shimmer
Inspiration: Breath of the Wild scenery
Cap: No cap
Ingredients: 5 free formula, mica, flakies
Sassy Shark Charms
This super sparkly resin shaker key-chain will be a fabulous edition to anything you can hang it on–whether it be your keys, purse, or even if you keep it as a desk decoration! Will you be able to handle holding the Triforce of wisdom, courage, and power in your hands?
NOTE: Only the large keychain is shown in the pictures below.
Description: Small and large Triforce resin charms with various spangles on top
Dimensions: Small approximately .5in (W) x 1in (H) x 1in (L) / Large approximately .5in (W) x 2.5in (H) x 2.5in (L)
Inspiration: The Legend of Zelda Triforce
Price: Small $10 / Large $15
Cap: 7 small / 7 large
Hylian Shield Phone Grip
This ultra sturdy 3D printed phone grip will protect your phone from swords, arrows, and monsters, oh my! It is the optimal weight for a fighter with a one-handed weapo….I mean cell phone.
Description: A custom phone grip with a 3D printed Hylian Shield
Dimensions: Approximately 2.5in (H) x 2.1in (W)
Inspiration: Hylian Shield
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Now that you have seen everything, comment below with your favorite items in the box!
I so hope you love everything as much as I do!
Don’t forget the important details:
-The box launches on August 15th
-The preorder for items will go through August 20th
-Items can sell out, so be fast if your favorites have caps!
-Preorders will open at 12:00PM MST / 1:00PM CST / 2:00 EST
-The website for the box is polishedgamersbox.bigcartel.com