Polished Gamers Box August 2020 The Witcher
Gamers! Polish! THE WITCHER! Welcome to the Polished Gamers Box August 2020 edition – The Witcher.
I’m honored to be August’s featured blogger and I’m happy you’re all here with me to take a look at all the pretties!!! But first, let’s go over some things for those who are new to the box or forget about the details.
What started as a book series, turned into a HIGHLY successful video game series and now a blockbuster show on Netflix. The Witcher has had a very successful career in today’s entertainment. To the point where when I told friends that I had never played The Witcher: The Wild Hunt, the third game in the series, I think they wanted to unfriend me right then and there.
By the end of the first episode on Netflix I was hooked. After I binged all the episodes I started playing the game. When I was approached to be the featured blogger I was over the moon. Excited to show off all the inspired products. The Polished Gamers Box August 2020 – The Witcher is not a month you’ll want to miss!
With 36 items in total to present to y’all there is something for everyone!
6 Harts – Studded Resin Coaster/Dish
Studded Resin Coaster/Dish
Wow! What a way to kick off this month’s Polished Gamers Box. Isn’t this Studded Resin coaster/dish gorgeous?! Inspired by studded leather gear found in The Witcher. It’s already replaced my lesser coaster on my desk.
Studs and leather…who else loves this combination in The Witcher? This lightweight coaster can also be used as a soap dish or trinket dish. It’s important to note that this coaster/dish is not heat or food safe. Please do not use it as a shallow dish to drink goat’s milk from or use to roast rabbit over a fire.
Price $10.00 / Cap 50
1422 Designs – Lodge of Sorceresses
Lodge of Sorceresses
Lodge of Sorceresses is a beer soap inspired by Triss Merigold. Described as a skin-loving mix of oils and the exfoliating properties of spent grains mixed into one 5 oz bar of delicious soap. The eucalyptus and mint fragrance will wake you up and make sure you’re ready to create your own Lodge of Sorceresses.
As I was working on the box I’ve had Lodge of Sorceresses on my desk and let me tell you, it smells amazing. If 1422 Designs ever makes a wax melt with the same fragrances I’ll be first in line. Besides the scent, the soap lathers up very nicely, moisturizes and cleans all the dirt away after a day of running around the Northern Realms.
Price $6.95 / Cap 8
All Mixed Up Lacquers – Calm Before the Storm
Calm Before the Storm
Inspired by a photo of Geralt and Ciri with a stormy grey, orange, and pink sunset behind them. I can see the inspiration without even seeing the inspiration photo for Calm Before the Storm. Look at those flakies! Sunset flakies.
Calm Before the Storm is described as a light misty grey scattered holo base with heavy orange/pink/gold crystal flakies and 2 other color shifting flakies. Because the grey is so light Calm Before the Storm is great as a topper!
Price $12.50 / Cap 30
Alter Ego – Resolute Girl
Resolute Girl is a stunning metallic bronze micro glitter inspired by the game character Resolute Girl. I absolutely love the sheerness of this polish. With three coats you’ll get amazing glitter coverage or wear it as a topper.
Price $10.00 / No Cap
Apipila – Witcher Stamping Plate
The Witcher Plate
Any Witcher fan needs this plate! It has it all – from Geralt, to magic, over to Ciri and plenty in between. The pickup is amazing, capturing all the details. Apipila has really been spoiling us with nerdy stamping plates and I hope it never stops!
For application, I used stamping polishes and an assortment of stampers. I didn’t have any trouble picking up, stamping, or clean up. The plate is 10 x 10 cm.
Price $12.00 / Cap 200
Atomic Polish – Of Violet Eyes
Of Violet Eyes
Of Violet Eyes is inspired by Yennefer’s violet eye color. Although she does not portray her signature color in the video games as she does in the books and TV show, the Tavern song in The Witcher 3 pays homage to “of violet eyes, glistening as you weep”.
Described as a purple color shifting polish. It has a purple base with pigment that shifts from a vibrant purple to a deep violet. This beauty is opaque in 2-3 coats. I personally used 3 coats out of habit. This beautiful shimmery purple captures Yennefer’s eyes perfectly!
Price $12.00 / No Cap
BCB Lacquers – Dryads
Dryads, inspired by the same name Dryads of Brokilon is a holo olive green jelly with gold holo flakies. I’m obsessed. This polish is gorgeous!
In the Witcher world, Dryads are nymphs of the woods. This olive green captures those woods so perfectly!
Price $12.00 / 50 Cap
Bonparsco – Honey Apple Wine Sugar Scrub
Honey Apple Wine Sugar Scrub
Bonparsco brings us a lovely treat in the form of Honey Apple Wine Sugar Scrub. Please do not eat. This is a rich brown sugar scrub with ingredients of real wine and honey. It includes Safflower oil which is known to moisturize and nourish skin. The scent is Honey Apple Wine.
Honey Apple Wine Sugar Scrub is inspired by having a drink at the tavern. This soap sugar scrub is luxurious and great to use to keep your hands moisturized or in the shower. A little goes a long way with this wonderful formula.
Price $5.50 / Cap 35
BY Vanessa Molina – Yennefer
Y’all, this whole box could have been themed The Witcher: Yennefer addition and I would have fallen all over it. Sometimes I think that maybe Yennefer isn’t my favorite character, like when I see Geralt in a tub of steamy water, but then Yennefer does something badass.
So yes, I’m in love with By Vanessa Molina’s Yennefer. Inspired by the image of da Sorceress Yennefer de Vengerbrt and described as a holographic lilac with ucc flakes and holographic flakes.
Price $13.00 / Cap 150
Color Spectrum – Magic Food
This month Color Spectrum Polish is bringing us a yummy lip balm named Magic Food. Inspired by the food and drinks that are used to regenerate health which is linked to an ability that defines the magnitude and duration of the effect. Magic food regenerates vitality and can be found in the Land of a Thousand Fables.
Magic Food is described as a mix of berries, lemon, coconut, apple & vanilla, shimmers of blue, purple & red along with a tint of rose coloring. Just like it’s inspiration, this lip balm regenerates the vitality of your lips and can be found in this months polished gamers box!
Price $4.00 / Cap 30
Copacetic Cosmetics – Limitless Eyeshadow
Inspired by Ciri, Limitless eye shadow by Copacetic Cosmetics is perfect for a light dust of color. Described as a haunting silver teal shade.
I really enjoyed the ease of use of this shadow. Now, I’ve been wfh and limiting leaving the house pretty much to only going to the grocery store. Long story short, I haven’t put any makeup on in months. However, using Limitless with mascara and black eyeliner gave me a perfectly easy, and great look.
Price $6.00 / Cap 25
EDK – Ciri
Inspired by Ciri The Witcher and described as a crelly grey with iridescent flakies pink/red, glitter galaxy, and black flakies.
The pink/red flakies here are what really catch my eye. They reach out fearlessly from the grey base. A rebel, just like Ciri. A beautiful polish.
Price $12.50 / Cap of 100
FanGirl Polish – Magic is Chaos
Magic is Chaos Earring Set
Inspired by Geralt and Yennefer’s medallions, this earring set is everything! Durable, glow in the dark, perfect sized, and great for any collection. Did I mention they glow in the dark?! Each earring post is hypoallergenic stainless steel with butterfly backings.
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
“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
Price $10.00 / Cap 25
Geekish Glitter Lacquer – Let’s Show ‘Em What Real Art Is
Let’s Show ‘Em What Real Art Is
Inspired by Priscilla who will show you what real art is! Described as a red jelly with metallic green shreds (appear black), gold holo, and navy holo microglitter.
Priscilla (or Callonetta, the stage name under which she gained artistic renown) was, around the time of our story’s beginning, enjoying the last stop on a triumphal tour of concerts that had taken her from the sumptuous courts of Lan Exeter and Pont Vanis, through Tretogor and Caelf, finally bringing her to the glorious city of Novigrad.Witcher Wiki
Price $10.00 / Cap 50
Indie Polish Patty Lopes – Law of Surprise
Law of Surprise
The Law of Surprise is a custom as old as humanity itself. The Law dictates that a man saved by another is expected to offer to his savior a boon whose nature is unknown to one or both parties.Witcher Wiki
Inspired by Gerald and Cirilla, Law of Surprise is a multi-chrome magnetic with multi-chrome flakies. This polish is beautiful with or without the magnetic surprise. I’m personally not the best at magnetizing magnetic polishes, but I had no trouble with this one!
Price $12.00 / Cap 50
Jen & Berries – Now or Never
Now or Never
Now or Never is inspired by Triss and her untiring love for Geralt. Described as a teal linear holographic with copper shimmer and tiny pink holographic flecks.
There is a vortex of fate around all of us, Geralt, growing with each and every one of our choices, drawing our destinies in closer.Triss
Price $12.50 / Cap 45
Jewelry by RPF – Ciri Inspired Necklace or Ring
Ciri Inspired Necklace or Ring
This month there is a choice between a necklace or an adjustable ring. They both use Bees Knees Lacquer “The Reaper” which is described as, “a white/very pale gray crelly with red to orange multichrome flakes, green to pink shimmer, scattered holo and tiny holo flakes”.
The adjustable ring is set in a 20mm round, black plated, zinc alloy metal setting. It is about 3/4″ in diameter and is lead and nickel free.
The pendant is set in a 25mm round, black plated, zinc alloy metal setting. It is about 1″ in diameter and is lead and nickel free. It comes with an 18″ black cord necklace with a silver 2″ zinc alloy metal chain extender.
Price and Cap: Ring $10.00 / 15, Necklace $11.00 / Cap 15
MLF Lacquer – The Duchess
Inspired by Anna Henrietta, this is a neon turquoise shade with gold flakies, gold shimmer, and silver holographic micro-flakes is gorgeous!
Impertinence is the one thing I cannot abide.Anna Henrietta, The Duchess
Price $11.00 / Cap 100
Moon Shine Mani – Just a Witcher
Just A Witcher
Just A Witcher is inspired by the artwork for the 2007 PC version of The Witcher. Just a Witcher is a crimson holo microglitter speckled with black microglitters and gunmetal microflakies.
Price $12.00 / No Cap
MTK – Dual Swords
Inspired by the Witcher’s dual Swords, this linear polish has the same name.
Dual Swords is described as a clear-ish to black thermal is saturated with linear holo to create a nearly translucent light sterling silver (warm) to dark charcoal steel (cool) with strong blue/purple shifting shimmer like the glint of a blade.
Price $12.50 / No Cap
Nevermind – White Wolf
Inspired Geralt of Rivia, The White Wolf. A shimmery white polish with flecks of metallic grey.
Why Men Throw Their Lives Away Attacking An Armed Witcher…I’ll Never Know. Something About My Face?Geralt of Rivia
Price $11.00 / No Cap
Pampered Polish – A Lover’s Quarrel
A Lover’s Quarrel
Inspired by the fated love between Geralt and Yennefer. Y’all, I ship Geralt and Yennefer so hard, but their love is complicated with a capital C.
A Lover’s Quarrel is a white crelly base with various blue and purple glitter and loaded with cool-toned ultra chrome chameleon flakies. A delicate and fun polish!
Price $12.00 / No Cap
Penelope Luz – Gwent
Sometimes I think that The Witcher 3 should have been named Gwent! Penelope Luz took inspiration from the card game by naming this dazzling beauty Gwent.
Described as a turquoise base with irridescent flakies and a little galaxy holo glitter. I’m still mastering my Gwent game, but you won’t have to master anything with this polish. Easy application, stunning results.
Price $13.00 / Cap 200
PoSHlish – Pyrokinesis
A Witcher is created with magic and has magic abilities. One of Geralt’s magic is Pyrokinesis. Which is the inspiration for PoSHlish’s polish. Pyrokinesis allows the caster to manipulate fire.
Described as a multi-chrome gold, red, and purple shifting polish. Wearing this, you to will feel like you can manipulate fire. Even if just on your fingertips.
Price $13.00 / Cap 14
Psyche Minerals – Fierce Women Trio
Fierce Women Trio
Psyche Minerals eye shadow duo and gloss set are amazing! Not only is it inspired by three fierce women: Ciri, Yennefer, and Triss but it’s perfect for a quick smoky look.
Yennefer is a dark a smokey grey loose eyeshadow that pairs perfectly with the sparkly light grey Ciri. Complete your look with Triss, a juicy shimmery red gloss. This gloss contains carmine, and is NOT vegan.
Price for the set $14.00 / No Cap!
Red Eye Lacquer – Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses
Battles Are Won or Lost By The Commanders, Not By Sorceresses is a thermal inspired by Sabrina!
Described as a deep red to brighter red thermal with gold holo and gold holo micro flakies!
Price $11.50 / No Cap
Rogue Lacquer – The Lioness
The Lioness is inspired by Calanthe Fiona Riannon of Cintra, known also as the “Lioness of Cintra” and “Ard Rhena” (“High Queen” in Elder Speech), was a queen of Cintra, the mother of Pavetta, and grandmother of Ciri. She was known for her bravery and beauty.
This teal holo with mauve golden green ucc flakes will make you brave and beautiful.
Price $12.00 / No Cap
Saki Lacquer – Swallow
Swallow is a white polish with blue shimmer inspired by Ciri. What a gorgeous blue shimmer. It was hard for me to capture it in some of my pictures, but it’s absolutely stunning in person. Make sure you really shake this bottle for maximum shimmer coverage!
I told him I wished to be a good ruler, a strong ruler, not some puppet.Ciri
Price $10.00 / Cap 30
Sassy Cat Lacquer – Witcher vs Leshen
Witcher vs Leshen
Sassy Cats was inspired by Witcher vs Leshen Battle to bring us this beautiful cobalt blue jelly with extreme turquoise shimmer and flakies shifting from Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow.
A leshy (Polish: Leszy, in English sometimes spelled Leshii, Leszi, or Lessun), also known as leshen or spriggan in the game series, is a forest monster that is described as something that “lives only to kill”. When they kill something or someone, they do not leave much for any carrion eaters.Witcher Wiki
Price $12.00 / No Cap
Sassy Shark Charms – Witcher Magnet
Inspired by The Witcher game logo, Sassy Shark Charms brings us another resin magnet. A fun way to show your love for The Witcher franchise!
Product size 1 inch by 1 inch.
Price $6.00 / Cap of 20
Swamp Gloss – A Bard Day’s Night
A Bard Day’s Night
A Bard Day’s Night is inspired by he poet, the minstrel, the bard and the bestie all in one, Dandelion. A deepened plum with shifting shimmer and color shifting flakes with flashes of violet, pink, red, gold and green.
In my book, friendship is all that matters. Well, friendship and love. And art. Oh, and wine…Dandelion
Price $13.00 / Cap of 60
Treo Lacquer – But Magic Endures
But Magic Endures
Treo Lacquer brings us But Magic Endures. Inspired by “Kings die, realms fall, but magic endures” spoken by Phillipa Eilheart, a beautiful and powerful sorceress who helped found the Lodge of Sorceresses.
But Magic Endures is described as a dark and vampy multichrome that shifts through a rich bronze, luxurious gold, and oxidized copper (which is greenish) accented with scattered holo.
Price $11.50 / Cap of 75
Venus Lacquer – Zireael
Venus Lacquer was inspired by Ciri, but the polish is named after her sword. Zireael is a sheer lavender base with grey glitter, blue metallic flakes, purple holographic flakes, and tiny matte white hexes.
Price $11.00 / Cap of 40
What Addiction? – Yennefer of Vengerberg
Yennefer of Vengerberg
What if Yennefer time traveled to the 1980’s? Well, that’s what What Addiction? took for inspiration of Yennefer of Vegerberg. Make sure you are in the Polished Gamers group to check out the rad inspiration picture!
Yennefer of Vengerberg is described as a greyed out blue with purple shimmer, bright blue micro flakies and silver holo flakes. It’s important to note that the beautiful silver holo flakes may sometimes not lay flate – the nature of the beast and you may want to use two layers of top coat or one layer of a glitter smoother and then a top coat.
Price $11.00 / Cap of 65
Zombie Claw – Aww F**k
Six words: Geralt in a Hot Tub Relaxing
That is Zombie Claw’s inspiration for this light tan base filled with gold sparks and red-copper gold UCC flakies.
I wish there was more to say, but I’m still distracted about Geralt in a Hot Tub Relaxing.
Price $12.00 / Cap of 70
Y’all, we made it through but I already want to go back and look at all the pretties again! Polished Gamers Box August 2020 – The Witcher is filled with so many gorgeous and luxurious items! However, remember that thing about a giveaway??!!
Enter Herea Rafflecopter giveaway
The first winner will have a choice of either a $15.00 Polished Gamers Box Giftcard or the Apipila Witcher stamping plate. The second winner will receive whichever the first winner did not choose. Let me know in the comments what is on your wishlist!
It’s important to note that the gift card is open Internationally, but unfortunately the stamping plate is only available to US addresses. Thanks!