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Necessary Evil Polish - Ms. Pretty Paws Tisneyland Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hi, y'all. Today I have a polish that you'd have to find in groups/on Pinterest only. This is the exclusive for the Anaheim The Indie Shop from this year for Necessary Evil Polish. I love it when TIS comes to Atlanta and was so sad that I wasn't able to make it to TIS Anaheim, but the lovely NEP maker sent this to me to make up for my having to adult.



Ms. Pretty Paws Tisneyland is an icy metallic pink with scattered microholographic pigment.

ipsy Glam Bag - October 2017 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


What is ipsy?: ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. 

How Much is ipsy?: ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

There is now a Glam Bag Plus for $25/month. I get that bag (box) in addition my regular one now. My second, regular ipsy is with the profile slightly different to get a variety of products.

Check out other ipsy reviews here.


This takes way more time to do than one would think.

CrowsToes Nail Polish- Nidavellir Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Happy Thursday! Today is going to be a typical workday for me but also, it means I'm almost at my weekend. Because I haven't done a puppy update in a while, Murphy has broken at least one ornament off of our tree and Trumpet is hoarding my new heated blanket.

Today I have one of my original indie purchases to share with you. This polish came out four and a half years ago and I bought it around then from a now-defunct stockist. It's basically reminding me of crazy restock days and being in the store, supposed to be grocery shopping, but instead trying to buy nail polish. Might I add that I don't do those anymore and will miss polishes if they aren't preorder/open stock?

To the polish!



Nidavellir is a blue to purple to pink to green multichrome with green, purple, pink and blue glitter and shimmer.

My Fashion Crate - November 2018 (Premium/Plus Size) | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


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.


This month's bag was PACKED. Once I pulled it out to initially look, it wouldn't fit back in.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Multichrome Reloaded Collection Review


Hey y'all! Welcome to the group post for the Multichrome Reloaded Collection. Like all collection posts, you can head over to each polish's individual post by clicking on the polish's name below. I personally found each polish to be amazing to work with but all specifics will be in each polish's post. 

This is the Multichrome Reloaded Collection so the collection is packed full of multichromes. There is an option to get these polishes sans holographic for the same cost. Each polish is $10.50 and they're available now.



I LOVE seeing a group of polishes all laid out together, especially when the collection has so many different shades!

Fortune Cookie Soap Of the Month - October 2017 (Friendsgiving Box) | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


This box has been revamped since I purchased it. It's going to be a hybrid of the old Fortune Cookie Soap Box and the OTM Box. The box is $16.95 monthly, $67.80 quarterly (four boxes yearly a la the old school box), and $186.12 yearly. Go here for all of the info. Yes, FCS will be returning to my house in 2019.

What is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: Fortune Cookie Soap of the Month is Fortune Cookie Soap's monthly box to get your monthly fix of FCS products. It launched at the beginning of the year and has had some amazing themes so far. Each month's box has a different theme (hair, body, face, feet, etc.) and will have a mix of past, present, and new scents/products along with at least one brand new product. You can skip any months you want to so it's the perfect subscription if you want specific items or only want a few boxes a year.

How Much is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: FCS of the Month is $28.00 plus shipping ($6.95 for the US). Use code 'Firstfcsbox' to save $6.95 off of your first box.


I didn't mean to do it like this but I really enjoy BING being the focal point of this picture.

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Press Sample

Hey, y'all! Today I have a newish product to share today. I received Neutrogena's Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment wand to try out and now that my skin has some more oily patches, acne has started coming up sporadically. When the opportunity came up, it just made sense. The ide…

Black Friday Weekend 2018 Subscription Box Deals



Welcome to the Black Friday Weekend 2018 Sales post. This is my first time doing one of these so I'm going to do my best to get these together.  Check back for updates. Some of these links may be an affiliate links, some codes may make me a commission, etc. 

Girly Bits Cosmetics - No More Tears Reviews | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey, y'all! If you remember from my PPU post, I had the pleasure of trying out a Girly Bits polish for the first time. And when the maker asked me to review two other polishes of hers, I jumped at the chance! This one and Run into the Storm are both available right now and are part of her Concert Series Collection. No More Tears is $12.49 American.

The Concert Series consists of shades inspired by bands that I have had the pleasure to see live in concert. It’s a colourful soundtrack of my taste in music. 
The two newest additions to the Concert Series collection is available here.



No More Tears is filled with a mixture of holographic pigment, silver and purple holographic micro-glitter and flakes. 
Inspired by Ozzy Osbourne, specifically his long purple sequined coat in the opening act, and No More Tears is one of my favourite songs.

Girly Bits Cosmetics - Run into the Storm Reviews | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y'all! If you remember from my PPU post, I had the pleasure of trying out a Girly Bits polish for the first time. And when the maker asked me to review two other polishes of hers, I jumped at the chance! This one and No More Tears are both available right now and are part of her Concert Series Collection. Run into the Storm is $12.49 American.

The Concert Series consists of shades inspired by bands that I have had the pleasure to see live in concert. It’s a colourful soundtrack of my taste in music. 
The two newest additions to the Concert Series collection is available here.



Run into the Storm is a holographic multi-chrome that shifts from green to violet-pink to purple. 
Inspired by Stone Sour.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Charmed Collection Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey, y'all! Today I'm going to have quite a few posts up because there have been two releases that happened on top of one-another. This is the much-awaited release of the Charmed Collection by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer! I've actually known about it coming up for a bit now and have been impatiently waiting for it to come up. There are four polishes so as always, this is the collection post and each individual polish gets its own review! Each polish is based on one of the sisters. The collection is available right now and the collection is small-batch so don't miss out! 



Don't these polishes all look so pretty together?

Boxycharm - October 2017 Review | Blog My Backlog


What is Boxycharm?: Boxycharm is a monthly subscription box that sends 4-5 full-size beauty products with boxes being valued at $100+. Each month has a theme but it's not followed exactly as much as the spirit of the theme. Shipping has gotten a lot better since my last Boxycharm post, I get my box almost always in the first half of the month (there is a distribution center less than an hour from my house).

How Much is Boxycharm?: Boxycharm is $21/month shipped. Currently, Boxycharm is offered to the US, its territories, and Canada.

If you sign up for Boxycharm Luxe, four times a year you will get a different box that costs an additional $28.99 on top of the $21. You will not get a 'regular' Boxycharm that month and there's currently no way to get both the regular and the Luxe during the Luxe months without having two subscriptions at once. Until you can get both without dealing with two subscriptions, I will stay with the 'regular' one.

Second box back. I honestly didn't know if I'd continue the subscription but the first one came while I was in Europe so I gave it a two-month try, and boy was I happy that I did.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - A Boy's Best Friend Review | August 2017 Polish Pickup | Swatch My Stash

Happy Thursday, y'all. Hope your week has been going well! I've been working a crap-ton this week and trying to get back in the swing of blogging but I'm managing so far, which is making me feel pretty good with myself. Today I have an oldie from Polish Pickup last year where the theme was Old Hollywood. A Boy's Best friend was based on the Norman Bates line from Psycho, 'A boy's best friend is his mother.' I was an instant fan of just the inspiration and I knew the polish would be an instant hit.



A Boy's Best Friend is a dark-gray/black base that leans brownish-purple in certain lighting/angles filled with with red color-shifting shimmer, rose pearl flakies, red holo and metallic micro-glitter, silver holo micro-glitter, and silver holo flakies.

Skyline Soapworks Soap of the Month - October 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Soap of the Month?: Soap of the Month is a monthly bag from Skyline Soapworks that includes an exclusive scent in a full-size soap as well as an extra soap sample. Each full-size soap scent will be new to the store, released in this monthly bag before it's available in the store.

How Much is Soap of the Month?: Soap of the Month is available in up-front purchases only with three-month, six-month, and one-year options. Three months is $30.95, six months is $60.95, and one year is $120.95. These prices include domestic shipping.


Look at how creepy/spooky/Halloween-y this is! I love it.

Tonic Polish - Berried Un-Teal Spring Review | Swatch My Stash

Hey, y'all. Polish Pickup is officially done and it's back to business as usual for me. I did take a real-person, adult job so I'm going to try to be frequent with posts but I'm also adulting so here's a sorry if things aren't super smooth for the next little bit. This polish was a group custom for the SHIMMAHS Group from...a while ago. Still, it's a stunner that deserves attention.



Berried Un-Teal Spring is a berry creme with a teal shimmer. (As the name suggests).

Jior Couture - Armagnac Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was sent to me by the maker in exchange for an honest review. Find out more here.

Another individual polish from a group post! Head over there if you want to see all four of the polishes in this quad. This polish is currently still available for purchase!


Armagnac is a red toned deep orange crelly leaning creme.

Jior Couture - Cherry Chocolate Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was sent to me by the maker in exchange for an honest review. Find out more here.

Another individual polish from a group post! Head over there if you want to see all four of the polishes in this quad. This polish is currently still available for purchase!



Cherry Chocolate is a red toned deep brown.

Jior Couture - Bosc Pear Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was sent to me by the maker in exchange for an honest review. Find out more here.

Another individual polish from a group post! Head over there if you want to see all four of the polishes in this quad. This polish is currently still available for purchase!



Bosc Pear is a green toned mustard yellow.

Jior Couture - Cerise Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was sent to me by the maker in exchange for an honest review. Find out more here.

Another individual polish from a group post! Head over there if you want to see all four of the polishes in this quad. This polish is currently still available for purchase!



Cerise is a medium toned berry magenta crelly leaning creme.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Leviathan Review | Frankly Kiersten Review


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Leviathan. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other three polishes in this collection. The collection is available now and this polish is $10.00

Now to the polish!


Leviathan is a turquoise base with strong green shimmer, micro holographic flakies,silver holographic micro glitters, 4 types of UCC flakies and a mix of chameleon micro glitters.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Vengeance 2.0 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Vengeance 2.0. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other three polishes in this collection. The collection is available now and this polish is $11.00

Now to the polish!



Vengeance 2.0 is an orange leaning red base with scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies, 2 types of crystal chameleon flakies, platinum micro flakies, and red to gold shifting aurora pigment.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Ghost of Sparta Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Ghost of Sparta. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other three polishes in this collection. The collection is available now and this polish is $10.00

Now to the polish!



Ghost of Sparta is a light gray crelly base with micro holographic flakies, silver holographic micro glitters, a blend of black and holographic black glitters, red/bronze/copper UCC flakies and a dash of multichrome pigment that shifts red/gold/green. 

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited - Blades of Chaos Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


Hey y'all! This is the post that's specific to Blades of Chaos. If you didn't get here from the group post, make sure you head over there to see the other three polishes in this collection. The collection is available now and this polish is $11.00

Now to the polish!



Blades of Chaos is a black base with tons of scattered holographic and micro holographic flakies, iridescent chameleon glitters, red metallic micro glitters, 2 types of UCC flakies and red to gold aurora pigment. 

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