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Fanchromatic Nails - Wishful Thinking Review | February 2019 Blurple Group Custom | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received this polish in exchange for a review. Find out more information here.

Hi, y'all! If you remember from my Polish Pickup November 2018 post, I reviewed a Fanchromatic Nails polish then! When the chance to review another of her polishes came up, I jumped at it. This is the group custom for the Blurple-Winkle Polish Lovers Group, which is a favorite of mine because I love blurples so much!

This polish is going to be in preorder from February 3rd-16th and it's going to be $11. (It'll be listed at $111 and there will be a code that's only available in the Blurple Group to bring it down to $11.) 




Wishful Thinking is a crelly finish in a light shade of periwinkle, with a scattering of different tiny iridescent and holo glitters, and larger iridescent blue flakes.

FabFitFun - Summer 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This post contains referral links. This means I will receive a credit if you subscribe using my link. Find out more information here.

What is it?: FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that includes beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, all in one box! It's quarterly, so you get four big boxes a year! It's a great way to start each season off right with what's new and fun. 

How Much is it?: It's $49.99/quarter or $179.99/year. If you use code 'ramblings,' you can get $10 off your box! 


First box back with FabFitFun after my hiatus. 2018 was the year of the return of boxes.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - June 2018 + Coupon Code! | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I'm an affiliate for Notoriously Morbid. That means if you use my code on your purchases, I make a commission. Find out more information here.

Latest update for NMVC, there's now a deluxe bag (5 full size products and one extra product ranging from another full size NM product, jewelery, brushes etc.) as well as single months of the Vanishing Cabinet, join the Facebook Group for more info!

What is Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet?: Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid where each month you get a bag of indie makeup. Bags include four to five themed items (a combination of minis and possibly full-sizes). Products can include eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, and/or solid perfume. There is currently a wait list so sign up here to get on the list to start your subscription!

How Much is Notoriously Morbid?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Use code 'KMRAMBLINGS15' for 15% off your next Notoriously Morbid order (subs not included)!


Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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Wow, this picture went super blue. 

Ipsy Glam Bag - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Some of the links below are referral links, this means I get points from ipsy if you subscribe using my link. Find out more info here.

What is ipsy Glam Bag?: 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 Glam Bag?: ipsy Glam Bag 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.


I always see the spoilers for Ipsy, do you?

BLUSH Lacquers - The Turn Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y'all. Guess who's back, back again. I'm back with a newer-to-me brand, BLUSH Lacquers! This brand is full of glowy polishes and gorgeous shimmer, both things that I love. I really need to buy more of this brand once I work through the majority of my backlog of unswatched polishes and I feel less guilty about buying new polishes.

This is from the Magician’s Trick LE Trio, I cannot remember if I bought the remainder of the trio. I have so many unswatched polishes.



The Turn is a plum base with brown shimmer and scattered holo.

Target Beauty Box - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


This is an interesting mix of items for June's box.

Barkbox - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Links below are referral links. This means if you click my link and make a purchase of Barkbox, I will get a free box in return. Find out more info here.

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' whereas Murphy firmly fits in 'large.'

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. 


Introducing, Murphy! Although, he's now twice the size he was then.

Glamour Doll Eyes Of the Month - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Glamour Doll Eyes Of the Month?: Glamour Doll Eyes Of the Month is just one of the subscriptions offered by Glamour Doll Eyes. Each month will include one limited edition eye shadow by GDE and 1-2 extras from other indies or GDE (extras can be sample, deluxe, or full-sized). If you're interested, the other subscriptions from GDE include the Basic OTM, the Blush Club, the Glitter Club, and the Surprise Monthly. 

How Much is Glamour Doll Eyes' Of the Month?: OTM is $8.00 plus $3.00 shipping for US. I'm not sure what international shipping is, if you know, comment below!


The yellow and red make me hungry for chicken nuggets.

Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper Club - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received this bag in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Find out more information here.

What is the Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club (a subscription by Harrison Blake) is a monthly subscription geared towards men. Each month includes a necktie and four accessories. The accessories will be coordinated and easy to style. 

How Much is Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club is $25 shipped to the USA and Canada, $40 shipped internationally. Costs go down for longer-term subscriptions. Use SEASON for $15 off your first month.

See more Monthly Dapper Club reviews here.


You see that info card, yeah, that info card's pics went missing on my drive. Yikes.

Boxycharm - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This post includes referral links to Boxycharm. If you use my link to sign up, I will get charms in my Boxycharm account. Find out more information here.

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.


The sheer amount of time it took me to balance everything, this post better get a million views.

Jior Couture - The Kids Are Alright Review | Polish Pickup February 2019 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received this polish in exchange for a review. Find out more information here.

Hi everyone. This is my final PPU post for February. It's a thermal, so I am going ahead and apologizing for the sheer amount of pictures.

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 2/1-2/4, 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:

Jior Couture's info:


The Kids Are Alright is a holo charcoal grey with a  thermal shift to silvery clear holo. Packed with color shifting, ultrachrome flakes, UP 2 gen pigment and a dusting of black micro glitter.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Mad Love Review | Polish Pickup February 2019 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received this polish in exchange for a review. Find out more information here.

Hi, y'all. I've been doing so many reviews from stuff I've had for a while so this is a little weird to me. THB took some time off of PPU but she's back and with a stunner!

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 2/1-2/4, 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:

The Howling Boutique's info:


Mad Love is a dark, reddish-green base filled with green/blue/violet/red multichrome pigment, green-to-purple color shifting aurora pigment, green-to-red and emerald-to-magenta color shifting shimmer, iridescent lime/gold and orange/green microglitter, and holographic black and silver microglitter.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Polar Light Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I am an admin for The Howling Boutique's Facebook Group and I also run the Instagram account. Find out more info here.

I previously reviewed this polish here. Be nice, I thought they were good swatches. I recently decided to reswatch some polishes (and eventually all of the ones that I kept) so this ended up in the pile. Slowly, I will have decent swatches up and hopefully the old ones will just be a distant memory.



Polar Light is a light green scattered holographic with gold-to-green color shifting shimmer and blue-to-green iridescent microglitters.

Target Beauty Box - May 2018 Mother's Day | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


Those scunci spirals are distracting AF.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - May 2018 + Coupon Code! | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I'm an affiliate for Notoriously Morbid. If you use the below code on your store purchases, I will make a commission on that purchase. Find out more information here.

What is Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is a new monthly subscription from Notoriously Morbid featuring the legendary Mystic Mattes liquid lipsticks. Each year has a theme (2017 is The Witches' Inn) and each month comes with one full-size limited-edition Mystic Matte and one additional full-size lip product.

How Much is Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is $12 in the US (including shipping) and $18 for those international (also including shipping).

Find more Notoriously Morbid reviews here.

For past reviews of Notoriously Morbid, just click here
Use code 'KMRAMBLINGS15' for 15% off your next Notoriously Morbid order (subs not included)!



Oh no, a blue lippie.

Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper Club - May 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


What is the Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club (a subscription by Harrison Blake) is a monthly subscription geared towards men. Each month includes a necktie and four accessories. The accessories will be coordinated and easy to style. 

How Much is Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club is $25 shipped to the USA and Canada, $40 shipped internationally. Costs go down for longer-term subscriptions. Use SEASON for $15 off your first month.


That's a very...vibrant...tie.

Jesse's Girl | Confetti Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hi everyone. I have another Jesse's Girl polish to share with you today. If you remember from my last post, this brand is/was sold at Rite Aid (which has now been bought by Walgreens). The brand was bought out and is currently isn't available anywhere right now.

Check out more Jesse's Girl reviews here!



Confetti is a purple-to-blue shift glitter that can be used alone or layered over another color.

Birchbox - May 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

When I received this box, it was $10/month (I signed up for six months) so I will base my opinions off of $10 instead of the new $15.
What is Birchbox?:Birchbox is the original subscription box, and it's still going strong. Birchbox sends anywhere from 4 to 8 products a month (full size, deluxe …

Ipsy Glam Bag - May 2018 | 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 bag was PACKED. Literally, it was almost busting at the seams.

Target Beauty Box - May 2018 Sonia Kashuk | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


Oh yes, a box full of Sonia Kashuk.

Necessary Evil Polish - Moral Compass Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received this polish in exchange for a review. Find out more information here.

NEP puts out these monthly customs on top of her regular releases and every other polish she puts out monthly (which is so amazing), and I have the one from October to show off. This is a magnetic which we all know I'm not the greatest at, but this pigment is so strong that even I could make it shine.


Moral Compass is currently available for $11.


Moral Compass  is a Chameleon multichrome magnetic polish that shifts from forest/turquoise green to purplish-blue. The magnetic part transitions from a purple to purplish- fuchsia and a dab of aurora pigment in the mix.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - May 2018 + Coupon Code! | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I'm an affiliate for Notoriously Morbid. That means if you use my code on your purchases, I make a commission. Find out more information here.

Latest update for NMVC, there's now a deluxe bag (5 full size products and one extra product ranging from another full size NM product, jewelery, brushes etc.) as well as single months of the Vanishing Cabinet, join the Facebook Group for more info!

What is Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet?: Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid where each month you get a bag of indie makeup. Bags include four to five themed items (a combination of minis and possibly full-sizes). Products can include eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, and/or solid perfume. There is currently a wait list so sign up here to get on the list to start your subscription!

How Much is Notoriously Morbid?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Use code 'KMRAMBLINGS15' for 15% off your next Notoriously Morbid order (subs not included)!


Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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Every Laffy Taffy inclusion leads to me singing the song for at least a week.

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