Down to the wire and running in last minute. I’ve actually had these photos done since earlier this week, but hadn’t cropped most of them for some reason. So here we are – right before opening and ready to post them! I have 9 of the Polished Gamers Box February 2021 offerings, and the theme is Spyro!
Look at that assortment!
So I don’t really know what Spyro is. I think it’s a purple dragon if I read correctly? My son knew what it was, so I get some points for the spawn being aware, right?
This month’s shop will open on the 15th as always (that’s tomorrow!) and will remain open until the 20th. Actual time frames and links will be at the bottom of the post.
For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base and Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Top Coat. I purchased the Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues, but the Vibrant Vinyls Top Coat is a PR item sent to me for review. I do however admin for both Fan Groups for those 2 brands.
I do use artificial lighting for my photos. I get the most done at night, so I swatch a lot at night. My current setup uses GlamCor Pro LIghts and I use the Ultra X Model and this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).
Let’s jump on in.
Alter Ego Body Care Products | Andor
Inspiration: Andor is a peacekeeper and was imprisoned
Description: Andor is a slightly dusty, medium blue crelly base with gold holographic micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This is a crelly base that leans more into jelly territory. Initially I wanted to call it a straight up jelly, but it has a milkyish quality that pulled me into crelly. Either way – it is on the sheer side, so be prepared for that and if you have a strong VNL, it will probably show.
Price: $10.00 | Cap: None
Apipila | Spyro Plate
Description: Apipila comes through with another incredible plate! This is smaller than last months (I show it below so you can see how big) and is 12 x 6 cm size wise. I had zero issues with picking up images and the etching was well done.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200
Black Dahlia Lacquer | Riptos Violet Rage
Inspiration: the sequel Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage.
Description: Ripto’s Violet Rage is a lavender jelly base packed with blue and red aurora shimmer, as well as red to blue to purple shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | Cap: None
Jen & Berries | Living in Cynder
Description: Living In Cynder is a deep purple crelly base with hot pink microglitters, as well as purple to magenta to aqua ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap:100
MTK Designs | Elf Jitsu (Tri-Thermal)
Inspiration: Stealth Elf
Description: Elf Jitsu is a tri thermal that goes from denim blue (cold) to orchid purple (warm) to mint green (hot) loaded with green to gold to copper, as well as gold to copper to pink color shifting iridescent flakes and shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
The mid color shows a small band on some of my photos – but the temps dropped here and balancing between the hot and cold for photos was challenging. Several photos on the PGB website do show all 3 though.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100
My Indie Polish | Spyro Sparx
Inspiration: The sparx flies
Description: Spyro Sparx is a vibrant orange jelly base loaded with holographic gold shred glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: None
Rogue Lacquer | 2 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have
Inspiration: Spyro and his friend sparx.
Description: 2 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have is a flake packed shade. This is a clear base loaded with micro holographic silver flakes, crushed gold metallic flakes and purple metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
I did get a couple way ward flakes and I just picked them off with tweezers while the polish was still wet, but you can also use a dotting tool or tweezers to push them down as well.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: None
Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Tree Tops
Inspiration: Inspired by the Tree Tops level in Spyro Reignited
Description: Tree Tops is a blackened green jelly base loaded with green flakes, blue to purple to copper flakes and yellow flakes, as well as green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150
Treo Lacquer | Cortex Conspiracy
Inspiration: In Spyro Orange for the Game Boy Advance, Spyro blazes his way into Crash’s universe! Spyro has arrived in Crash’s jungle, and is ready to take on the evil Dr. Cortex. Team up with your Bandicoot buddy to save the universe from the clutches of evil.
Description: Cortex Conspiracy is a pale golden metallic base loaded with copper shimmer and microflecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 80
Polished Gamers Box February 2021 | Spyro
I love the fun mix this month – from deep and vampy to bright and cheery! I had zero application issues to mention and they all looked pretty good against my skintone.
Where To Buy: Polished Gamers Box Shop
Preorder Dates: February 15th at 2pm MST (1pm CST/ 2pm EST) – February 20th
Polished Gamers Social Media: Facebook Group | Instagram
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