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Polished for Days - Reflecting Rainbows Review | Swatch My Stash

So, to show you how bad my backlog is, I purchased this before we moved into our house. For those that are new, that means I've had this polish for over three years. When I popped it open, I almost expected it to be dried out. Instead, I found I have a super cute pink microglitter that reminds me of a fond time.



Reflecting Rainbows is a pink, silver, and light blue microglitter in a pink base.

My Fashion Crate - September 2018 (Premium/Plus Size) | Subscription Review


What is My Fashion Crate?: My Fashion Crate is a monthly subscription featuring stylish clothing, accessories, beauty items & gift cards. There are *three tiers, the Accessories Box (2-3 items/accessories), the Essential box (3-4 pieces/items) and the Premium box (5-8 pieces/items).

How Much is My Fashion Crate?: The Accessories box is $20.00, the Essential box is $35.00 and the Premium box is $49.95. All U.S. order shipping is $4.95. Shipping to Canada is $13, and all other international shipping is $19.95. 

This is a fashion subscription so you will have to give your sizing. They launched a Plus Size option starting with this month. Top sizing now goes up to 3XL and bottoms also go up to a 3XL (a change from prior boxes as now it's a generalized size more than a numbered one).

This box (still) does not allow for exchanges or substitutions. If something is damaged or they send the wrong size, you can send it back to them for the correction at your expense (with a trackable shipping option).
I feel like if it's their fault, it should be sent back to them at no expense to the subscriber.


Is anyone else getting Spring vibes from this?

Paint it Pretty Polish | Tetris Neons Review (Shimmers) | Swatch My Stash


Hey, y'all! Fall might be technically here but it's 90 degrees outside so it's definitely still Summer here, so let's ignore it's not actually Summer with the Tetris Collection by Paint it Pretty Polish. This is the Cremes part of the collection, there is currently a post up with the cremes here


Paint it Pretty Polish does ship from Canada so shipping may take longer if you're in the US.


Like with all group/collection posts, this is the round-up for the collection. Each polish has its own post, just click the polish's name!



Pick your favorite now!

Fortune Cookie Soap Soap Box - Fall 2017 | Blog My Backlog


As of the Winter 2017 box, Fortune Cookie Soap has canceled the Soap Box. They still have the 'of the Month' box (find reviews here)

What is Fortune Cookie Soap's The Soap Box?: The Soap Box is a quarterly subscription box by Fortune Cookie Soap that features eight exclusive FCS mini items from a new collection prior to the launch of the new collection. Each box also comes with a $10 FCS gift code that you can use in the store.

How Much is Fortune Cookie Soap's The Soap Box?: The Soap Box is $19.99 for US customers, $24.99 for Canadian customers, and $29.99 for International customers. The price includes shipping!

Prices listed are for the full-size products.


Oh yes, it's a mashup of Clueless and Mean Girls.

Great Lakes Lacquer - Lake Michigan Review | Swatch My Stash

To be frank, I have no clue when this polish released. When I googled it for the description I couldn't find this polish in particular, only a collection called The Mermaids of Lake Michigan, but I bought this last May. This is the first appearance of Great Lakes Lacquer on my blog but I did grab a few more polishes on that order so it won't be the last. The one note I have about this brand is don't worry if you haven't received shipping info soon after the purchase, I've always seen a 10-15 business day TAT and my order did take 14 business days to ship.



Inspired by the light green to aqua to deep blues of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. A deep teal linear holographic with multichrome flecks.

Barkbox - October 2017 | Blog My Backlog


What is BarkBox?: BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for your favorite pupper. Each box includes five items, two toys, two bags of treats, and a chew. You tell them the size of your pupper and how you want to pay, and then you decide if you want to spend an extra $9/box for an extra toy! It's divided into three sizes, so Trumpet fits nicely in the middle category as 'Just Right.'

How Much is BarkBox?: If you want no commitments, cancel anytime, the box is $29/month. A three-month commitment brings it down to $25/month. Six months is $23/month (billed up-front as $138) and a one-year commitment is $20/month but you get to pay monthly! You get free shipping anywhere in the US and Canada, but there is sales tax applied to certain states. 


I'm getting some serious judgemental vibes right here. Trumpet doesn't understand why he has to pose for photos.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Excellent Day for an Exorcism Review | September 2018 Polish Pickup


Happy Wednesday! This week has been hectic but is looking more easy-going after today. As you might be able to tell, I'm trying to be a blogger again. We'll see if I can make a real run of it this time! This September theme for Polish Pickup is Horror Movies (YAY!) and this polish is inspired by The Exorcist. There is a cap of 150 bottles and it is $13.00.

Polish Pickup is a monthly polish shopping extravaganza! Each month, there's a new theme (voted on by group members) and makers individually decide if they want to participate and create their own polish to meet the theme. This month, the store is open from 9/7-9/10, and you can buy as many or as few polishes as you want. The shipping is $3.00 total (US) (there's a $5 flat rate for Canada), no matter how many polishes you get, and they combine shipping if you make more than one order during the weekend! 

Polish Pickup's info:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's info:

Excellent Day for an Exorcism is a medium-dark greige scattered holographic with green and gold sparking shimmers, gold microflakies, and red to green aurora pigment.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers - Unbreakable Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


This is another of my collection posts, so head over to the group post if you somehow ended up here first to make sure you don't miss out on the other three polishes in this collection. This polish is currently available but it is a small batch collection so don't miss out on this polish before it's gone! Unbreakable is $12.00



Unbreakable is a neutral light taupe crelly packed with taupe to red shifting microflakies and blue/green/gold shifting flakes.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers - Ms. Hellfire Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


This is another of my collection posts, so head over to the group post if you somehow ended up here first to make sure you don't miss out on the other three polishes in this collection. This polish is currently available but it is a small batch collection so don't miss out on this polish before it's gone! Ms. Hellfire is $8.50



Ms. Hellfire is a sparkling golden shimmer base with blue sparking shimmers and blue microflakies.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers - I'm a Hyphenate! Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


This is another of my collection posts, so head over to the group post if you somehow ended up here first to make sure you don't miss out on the other three polishes in this collection. This polish is currently available but it is a small batch collection so don't miss out on this polish before it's gone! I'm a Hyphenate! is $8.50.



I'm a Hyphenate is a sweet baby pink with strong blue flashing shimmer, gold sparking shimmers, and blue microflakies. 

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers - Queen of the Underworld Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


This is another of my collection posts, so head over to the group post if you somehow ended up here first to make sure you don't miss out on the other three polishes in this collection. This polish is currently available but it is a small batch collection so don't miss out on this polish before it's gone! Queen of the Underworld is $12 without the magnet and $14 with the magnet.



Queen of the Underworld is a navy blue base with pink glass flecks and a green to gold to pink shifting magnetic effect.  

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Star-Crossed Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Star-Crossed. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Star-Crossed is a dark red tinted base with pink to purple to gold shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Royal Dance Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews




Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Royal Dance. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!




Royal Dance is a red tinted base with green to blue to fuchsia shifting multichrome and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Pumpkin Patch Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Pumpkin Patch. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Pumpkin Patch is an orange tinted base with red to gold to green shifting multichrome and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Mermaid Out of Water Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Mermaid Out of Water. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Mermaid Out of Water is a dark turquoise tinted base with green to teal to blue to purple shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Heavenly Bodies Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Heavenly Bodies. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Heavenly Bodies is a dark purple tinted base with blue to purple to gold shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Fireside Therapy Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Fireside Therapy. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Fireside Therapy is a burnt orange tinted base with red to gold to green shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Cozy Autumn Nights Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Cozy Autumn Nights. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Cozy Autumn Nights is a red tinted base with pink to gold to green shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Blood Moon Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Blood Moon. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Blood Moon is a medium red tinted base with copper to gold to green shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Apples and Caramel Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Apples and Caramel. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other eight polishes in this collection. The collection is available now in holographic and sans holographic with each option being $10.50. 

Now to the polish!



Apples and Caramel is a lime green tinted base with green to gold to blue shifting multichrome pigment and scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies.

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