Polished Gamers Box November 2020 | Diablo

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample of the Polished Gamers Box
November 2020 | Diablo

For the third time this year, I am back as the BOTM for the Polished Gamers group shop. The Polished Gamers Box for November 2020 is themed Diablo!

This month is Diablo – and I do play this game as well. Not as much as World of Warcraft – but enough. Nick actually got me into playing Diablo about 6 or 7 years ago. So when I saw the names of these polishes, I knew what the inspiration was and the meaning behind it.

I personally prefer playing a Witch Doctor or Necromancer, while Nick is partial to Demon Hunter or Crusader. My initial toons were Demon Hunters and Wizards, so my Witch Doctor isn’t max level yet… but when I get time to play her – I really enjoy it. More so than previous toons.

And you can always hear one of us scream out “TREASURE GOBLIN!” when we are in encounters together and see one pop up.

I’ve also referred to my spawn as a treasure goblin before.

Anyways – Polished Gamers! Let’s talk a little about it!

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.

While it’s called a ‘Box” you get to pick and choose the individual items you want. If you want 10 of the same polish – have at it.. you can do that. If you want 1 of each item, you’re more than welcome to do that as well. Some items may be capped, and that info should be under each listing below – but you can also find it on the website.

The box will launch on the 15th of each month, and will be available for a 5 day preorder window. The turn around time will be approximately 4 weeks after the box preorder ends on the 20th of each month.

Ready to jump in? Also – don’t forget to join the Polished Gamers group on Facebook. While the group shows off these creations – if you are a gamer who loves polish – it’s the place for you.

1422 Designs | Rebellious Student

Inspiration: Li Ming fan art

Description: Rebellious Student is a warm, dark purple jelly base with mauve-red-orange-yellow chameleon larger particle shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The last photos of it matte stole my heart.

Application was smooth and beautifully done for this shade.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 35

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Drop Ye Booty

Inspiration: Rainbow Goblin

Description: Drop Ye Booty is a bright, borderline neon pink with a rainbow assortment of medium sized hex glitters, ultrachrome chameleon flakes and shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

You shouldn’t need more than 1 coat of top coat unless you grab a ton of glitters. The base does nicely float and cushion the glitters, preventing too much texture.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 30

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Crusader

Inspiration: Class to play in Diablo

Description: Crusader is a clear base loaded with silver micro flecks and black microglitters. This can be a topper, but i used it in 3 thin coats. Very mild texture and only needed 1 coat of top coat to smooth.

Bottle shown is a mini size, purchased size is 17ml

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Atomic Polish | Just Cause

Inspiration: Heavenly Imperius Image

Description: Just Cause is a semi sheer, pale, but vibrant blue jelly base loaded with green to gold to red shimmer. It’s sheer enough to use as a topper, but the shimmer gives the illusion of opacity after about 3 coats. However, if you have a strong VNL, you might need a base color or “nail foundation” to hide it. Shown is 3 thin coats alone and 1 coat over black.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

BCB Lacquers | Helltooth Gargantuan

Inspiration: Embodying the Witch Doctor — surrounded by an undead army and draining the life away from his enemies and summoning spirits.

Description: Helltooth Gargantuan is a black jelly base with green to gold and purple to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, and a subtle purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This base does lean on the sheerer side, but the flakes help hide some of that.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Nephalem

Inspiration: Lilith from Diablo

Description: Nephalem is a deep plum crelly base with gold to green to red to purple shifting flakes, red to copper to turquoise ultra chrome chameleon flakes, tiny shifting iridescent flakes and red and gold metallic flakes, as well as a sprinkling of gold micro glitter.

Deep breath. That was a mouthful.

I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Another magical shade when matte.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 60

Bonparsco | Sorceress Moroccan Mint Soap

Inspiration: The colored swirls represent an electrical scene by Sorceress in Diablo II

Description: Bonparsco brings us SOrceress Moroccan Mint soap and it’s such a light, refreshing scent. The cap is low – and I want one so bad, but I don’t want to be greedy. If any are left on final day though – I’m snapping them up.

These soaps are enriched with Mango and Shea butters and didn’t leave my skin feeling tight and itchy. Instead they felt nicely hydrated with a faint whiff of mint and cucumber.

The scent profile is mint, cucumber, juicy clementine, cyclamen blossoms, lily and cactus. I definitely get the mint and cucumber, and a very light floral note. I’m not sure if that’s the lily or the cyclamen blossoms. It’s light enough (floral wise) to be a good unisex scent or for those not into floral.

There’s also iridescent glitter sprinkled along the top. Adds a nice touch to the bright swirls.

Definitely buying a backup if more are still there on last day.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 13

By Dany Vianna | Tyrael

Inspiration: Tyrael Archangel

Description: Tyrael is a sheer gold metallic base with gold to bronze to blue ultra chrome chameleon flakes, as well as blue to violet shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

By Vanessa Molina | IMPERIUS

Inspiration: Imperius Archangel image

Description: IMPERIUS is a black jelly base loaded with gold to bronze shimmer, Gold to bronze chrome flakes, magenta to violet chrome flakes and a semi subtle scattered holo effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Color Spectrum Polish | The End of Days

Inspiration:Foggy night scene of sanctuary at moonlight

Description: The End of Days is a black jelly base with a deep ink blue shimmer, with holo micro flakes and orange to gold to magenta shifting ultrachrome chameleon micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The jelly base looks black to me, but it’s possible it’s a blackened blue. Either way – the blue shimmer looks amazing against the deep base.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

Colores de Carol | Wings of Destruction (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Prime Evil Wings

Description: Wings of Destruction is a clear based topper with violet to pink to gold aurora shimmer and iridescent chameleon flakes. It glows a violet blue in the dark. I used 3 thin coats alone as well as 1 coat over black.

The base looks sheer and milky in the bottle, but on the nail it’s primarily clear and didn’t cloud the black creme at all.

Since I didn’t wear it all day to charge it in UV light, I did use the assistance of a UV flashlight for the GITD photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Copacetic Cosmetics | Army of Undead (Thermal)

Inspiration: Necromancy

Description: Army of Undead is a pale grey (warm) to deep grey (cold) thermal base loaded with teal shimmer that simply glows against the base. Very ethereal looking. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 100

Esmaltes da Kelly | Barbarian

Inspiration: Barbarian Image

Description: Barbarian is a medium mauve crelly base with gold to pink to violet iridescent flakes and galaxy glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a bit lighter in person. My camera kept pulling out strong fuchsia like tones, but in person it’s not this deep in color.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150

Ethereal Lacquer | Arcane Magic

Inspiration: Arcane magic

Description: Arcane Magic is a bright violet base loaded with bright pink to peach shifting shimmer, and a very light sprinkling of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Geekish Glitter Lacquer | The Madness Of Greyhollow Swatcher’s Soap

Inspiration: Greyhollow Island

Description: The Madness Of Greyhollow Swatcher’s Soap is a combination of whipped soap and light sugar scrub that’s perfectly balanced. Why would it be called Swatcher’s Soap? Easy. When I’m doing long swatch sessions, or even just removing 1 polish, sometimes there is a little buildup around the cuticles or some dry skin that’s about to shrivel up. Swatcher’s Soap softens with a moisturizing whipped soap and the sugar scrub sloughs off dead skin and product buildup.

The scent is an earthy but refreshing scent. It has that dirt scent that’s mellowed out with a light salty ocean like scent. My hands feel really soft after using this.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 50

Indie by Patty Lopes | Angels & Demons (Magnetic)

Inspiration:

Description: Angels & Demons is a stunning multichrome magnetic. The base is a sheer black jelly with a ton of violet to magenta to orange to gold magnetic pigment, as well as matching ultrachrome chameleon flakes that are semi hidden until you hit it with a magnet. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150

Jen & Berries | Fall From Grace

Inspiration: Fall From Grace is inspired by Lilith, the queen of deception. Her romantic partner was Inarius, an archangel, and their children were the first Nephalem (half angel/half demon). While Inarius wanted to eradicate them due to their immense power, Lilith wanted to use them as her own army, which got her banished from Sanctuary.

Description: Fall From Grace is a deep sapphire blue creme base with ice blue micro flecks, as well as a mix of red holographic glitter and red micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 65

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | Blood of the Willing

Inspiration: A screen grab from the Diablo 4 Cinematic trailer: The Pale Man (Rathma, perhaps?) reaching up towards the newly emerged Lilith.

Description: Blood of the Willing is a dusty, light-medium blue crelly base with red to orange to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes and red to orange to gold to green irirdescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

LynBDesigns | Queen Succubus (Thermal)

Inspiration: Lillith

Description: Queen Succubus is a blackened red (cold) to bright orange tinged red (hot) crelly based thermal with red to gold shifting ultra chrome chameleon flakes and holo micro shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Matterhorn Oils | Fury

Inspiration: Fury, a resource that represents pure anger and battle lust, powers each strike.

Description: Matterhorn Oils is a multipurpose oil that can be used in your hair, on your cuticles, on your skin, in your beard… it’s amazing. Everyone in our house uses them and I have said that time and time again.

Nick uses Matterhorn Oils for his beard. Jacob and I both use it for our hair. After showering, add a few drops to your palm (I do about 8-12 drops because I have long, thick hair) and rub it in my palms, then I “scrunch” my hair in my hands and distribute throughout. Jacob does the same, but since his hair is considerable shorter – he only uses about 4-6 drops. It adds a nice scent to your hair and softens it up.

Love a scent so much you want to use it as perfume? Add a few drops into an unscented body cream and spread it on. It will last a few hours. The longevity won’t be like a lot of perfumes – but it will work.

Fury features a sweet orange and sriracha fragrance blend with notes of Valencia orange, chili pepper, mandarin, guava, peppercorn and coconut. Base notes are clean and spicy with top notes of sweet citrus. My nose primarily picks up what seems to be like a clean cotton and citrus. I don’t really detect the other fruit notes mentioned, but they might just be really mellow and it blends with the citrus. It’s a smooth scent and definitely unisex.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: No Cap

MLF Lacquer | Cinnamon Lip Balm

Inspiration: Diablo-The Game Series

Description: If you are a fan of Big Red Gum … this lip balm is for you.

MLF Lip Balm in Cinnamon is a fire red tinted lip balm that is cinnamon flavored and sweetened with Stevia. It does give my lips a very light tint, but it also gives them a nice tingle. You know those plumping glosses that were all the rage in the 2000’s? Kind of like that but not as intense. It wasn’t painful, but definitely tingly.

I love it.

It is scented and flavored in cinnamon, so you do have to like that flavor/scent to love this lip balm.

I’ll be ordering a backup of it. I love it.

Price: $4.00 | Cap None

Moon Shine Mani | Treasure Goblin

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite part of playing Diablo, running into the sneaky little treasure goblins who have a pack of goodies that you can collect if you can defeat them before they open a portal and pop through it.

Description: Treasure Goblin is a medium indigo linear holographic base packed with micro holo flakes and a strong fuchsia to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top cot for these photos.

This is SUPER holo in person. My camera was freaking out snapping photos and I ended up having to dim my lighting and then brightening the photos so it would somewhat focus on the nails.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

MTK Designs | Chill of the Grave (Thermal)

Inspiration: Malthael: Archangel of Death

Description: Chill of the Grave is a greyed out ice blue (warm) to blackened midnight blue (cold) crelly based thermal with crystal blue iridescent micro flakes, electric blue to purple iridescent glitters and blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Paradox Polish (formerly Necessary Evil Polish) | Nightmarity (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Nightmarity

Description: Nightmarity is a blurple base loaded with purple to blue multichrome magnetic fleck pigment, as well as silver flakes and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I left 2 nails unmagnetized and magnetized 2.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: No Cap

Penelope Luz | Lord of the Fear

Inspiration: Lord of the Fear image

Description: Lord of the Fear is a black jelly base with purple to magenta to orange to gold to green shifting flakes mixed in and a light scattering of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Polish Molish | Who Called The Doctor?

Inspiration: Witch Doctor

Description: Who Called The Doctor? is a blurple jelly base loaded with green to aqua shifting iridescent flakes and neon pink hex glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 62

PoSHlish | Sanctuary (Thermal)

Inspiration: Diablo III image of mansion in destruction

Description: Sanctuary is a blackened red (cold) to sheer tinted red (warm) jelly thermal with red micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Due to the sheerness in the warm stage – I’m willing to bed this would be an amazing thermal topper over a nice red creme.

Price: $13.99 | Cap: 15

Psyche Minerals | Stay Awhile and Listen

Inspiration: Deckard Cain

Description: Stay Awhile and Listen is a rich russet brown base with strong copper to gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In person, this shade isn’t so … brickish red leaning (I struggled on the right color word) and is toned down into more like a milky chocolate base. My camera elevated the stunning shimmer and overshadowed the base. Still a beautiful color.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

Pur Sauvage | Eucalyptus Wax Melt

Inspiration: There is Beauty in the darkness (diablo)

Description: It’s Eucalyptus, but it’s not a super “in your face” eucalyptus scent – it’s softer, slightly earthy and soothing. Now when I say softer, I only mean the eucalyptus – it doesn’t have that “bite” that eucalyptus can have sometimes, however the scent throw is rather nice. Nick is fairly picky about scented products, and he rather enjoys this one, so I’ll be buying more.

This is a 35g wax melt and I cut mine in half to melt it. It’s a deep grey when it melts and the floral pieces floating makes it quite beautiful.


Price: $2.50 | Cap: 100

Red Eyed Lacquer | Pause!

Inspiration: Pause screen in Diablo 3

Description: Pause! is a deep emerald green jelly base with a red to green shifting shimmer, as well as red to gold to green shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150

Rogue Lacquer | Demon Hunter

Inspiration: Demon Hunter

Description: Demon Hunter is a milk chocolate base with strong metallic copper shimmer and linear holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Saki Lacquer | Glow

Inspiration: Fan Art of the Witch Doctor

Description: Glow is a bright, glowy neon green with copper shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

Sassy Cats Lacquer | Necromancer

Inspiration: Necromancer

Description: Necromancer is a deep turquoise jelly base with turquoise magnetic shimmer, as well as red to gold to green aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I magnetized 2 nails and left 2 unmagnetized.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Sunny’s Circle | The Black Soulstone

Inspiration: Malthael, once the Archangel of Wisdom, turned into the Angel of Death. Believing all humankind to be corrupt and evil he used the Black Soulstone to consume and contain the demonic essence of humans. The stone trapped their souls and Malthael would feed off the increasing dead, bringing mankind closer and closer to annihilation.

Description: The Black Soulstone bracelet is so beautifully done. It was the first item that came in for this month’s box, and when I opened it – I immediately started wearing it. Then had to take it off until I did photos (i have a habit of removing jewelry and forgetting where I put it… so I’m not allowed to wear review items long term until initial product photos are done)

This is a glossy beaded bracelet with crystal elastic string for easy wear and stretchable to fit most wrists. The beads are red and black with gold paint splatter. Accented with gold spacer beads with black rhinestones! And finished off with a gold disco ball bead adorned with black gemstones.

I personally have slightly thicker wrists. Normal bracelet sizes generally are snug on me – but this one went on and fit beautifully and there was still some stretch if I had needed more.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 15

Swamp Gloss | Tubba Nuka Too! (PGB RESPAWN!)

Description: Tubba Nuka Too! is the 2.0 version of the shade from the Fallout themed box. This is a lightly tinted holographic base with red to green shifting shimmer, as well as chameleon holographic flakes, ultrachrome chameleon flakes, iridescent flakes and holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 80

Treo Lacquer | Diablo: Lord of Terror (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by the Lord of Terror himself!

Description: Diablo: Lord of Terror is a medium red base loaded with light-medium red magnetic pigment, as well as a subtle red to gold to green shifting aurora shimmer to add more dimension. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The magnetic pull is noticable, but on the subtle side. The monochrome magnetic look is beautifully done, but it won’t stand out as if it were a black base color or contrasting base.

I left 2 nails unmagnetized so you can see with and without the use of a magnet.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 120

Twisting Nether Lacquer | Sorceress

Inspiration: Sorceress from D2

Description: Sorceress is a turquoise crelly with gold holo and metallic glitters, matte black glitter, metallic gold and matte black shreds, shifty iridescent glitters and holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 75

What Addiction? | Rebellious Wizard

Inspiration: Inspired by Li-Ming

Description: Rebellious Wizard is an eggplant purple jelly base with lightly scattered shimmer, plum, chocolate and gold hex glitters, as well as violet and fuchsia flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 50

Whatcha | The Doctor Witch (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Witch Doctor

Description: The Doctor Witch is a black jelly base loaded with teal to blue to purple multichrome magnetic shimmer, green to blue to purple chameleon flakes, and gold holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I left 2 nails unmagnetized so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Wildflower Lacquer | Maiden of Anguish

Inspiration: Andariel – Maiden of Anguish

Description: Maiden of Anguish is a blackened blue crelly based linear holographic with red to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The linear holo effect didn’t want to photograph, but in person it is more visible and is quite beautiful.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: None

Zombie Claw Polish | Auriel

Inspiration: Auriel

Description: Auriel is a silver jelly base with a blue to purple to green shifting “glow” as well as a linear holographic effect. This is a beautifully done soft, angelic like shade. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

If you have a strong VNL, it might still be visible even after 3 coats.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 50

Polished Gamers Box November 2020 | Diablo

I’m personally loving all the Witch Doctor and Necromancer inspiration going on in this release. I might be a little biased since it’s the class I play though.

Definitely a beautiful mix of color and finishes going on, and I adored just about all of these with a matte top coat too. I almost skipped the matte top coat to save time (I got the box a little late, thanks USPS! so I did all of these in less than 2 weeksish) but I’m glad I ultimately took the time to do additional photos with the matte top coat.

Where To Buy: Polished Gamers Box Shop

Preorder Dates: November 15th at 2pm MST (1pm CST/ 2pm EST) – November 20th

Polished Gamers Social Media: Facebook Group | Instagram

Be sure to join the Facebook group to see even more swatch photos!

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8 comments

Janie November 13, 2020 - 11:26 pm

Was the spelling for the Vanessa Molina polish intentional? The character’s name is spelled “Imperius”.

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Lisa Heath November 14, 2020 - 12:14 am

That was actually more an issue of me typing a post at 1am than anything. Her bottle shows it spelled correctly

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Janie November 14, 2020 - 12:18 am

That’s good to know, thanks for the reply and for all of the swatches!!

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Lisa Heath November 14, 2020 - 9:14 am

You’re welcome! Thank you for mentioning it so I could get it fixed up.

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Tina November 14, 2020 - 3:30 am

Lisa, thanks for all your hard work on this.

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Lisa Heath November 14, 2020 - 9:14 am

It’s my pleasure!

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cynthia decker November 14, 2020 - 6:36 am

Thank you for all your thorough reviews! All your manis and photos are enthralling!

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Lisa Heath November 14, 2020 - 9:14 am

Thank you Cynthia!

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