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Paint it Pretty Polish - My Fire, One Desire Review | March 2019 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reveiws

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

đŸŽ”I want it that wayđŸŽ”Yes, this is based on Millennium by Backstreet Boys. My inner 10-year-old is all over this. Blonde tips, weird airport dancing, it's everything I wanted as a child. 

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 3/1-3/4, 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:

Paint it Pretty Polish's info:


My Fire, One Desire is a white crelly base with blue shimmer, blue microglitters, silver holo microglitters and tiny black square glitter.

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

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

March's PPU theme is album covers and if you know the owner of THB, you knew exactly what her inspo would be for this month, a BTS cover. The particular cover chosen was the Love Yourself: Answer, the final album in their Love Yourself trilogy. Seriously, if you're into BTS or really any KPOP group, join her brand group below. She shares a ton of KPOP stuff to the point that Ms. Emo/Alt over here knows what's going on in the KPOP world now.

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 3/1-3/4, 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:


Love Yourself is a white holographic base filled with cyan/blue/purple and blue/purple/magenta multichrome pigment, purple-to-red color shifting aurora pigment, green-to-pink, blue-to-purple, and violet-to-red color shifting shimmer, silver shimmer, white sparks, iridescent blue/purple microglitter, holographic silver microglitter, rainbow pearl microflakies, and holographic silver microflakies.

Adore Box - February 2019 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This bag was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Some links are affiliate links meaning I will make a commission if you click the link and make a purchase. Find out more information here.

What is Adore Box?: Adore Box is a monthly subscription that features 4-10 beauty and lifestyle items. Items can be sample or full-size. They do ask for your t-shirt size when you sign up so that means clothing is also an option.
How Much is Adore Box?: Adore Box is $12 for a single monthly bag, $22 for a double monthly bag (two of the same bag each month), or you can opt for the quarterly premium bag which is $39.16/bag.

My bag is a regular monthly bag.


First look, sample and full size and a pen..? Definitely a mix of beauty and lifestyle.

Bad Bitch Polish - Marilyn Mon-Rose Review | Pink Color Box | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Bad Bitch Polish is closed and you can only find polishes in the resale market. This is from the Color Box, a now defunct box where five makers worked with five swatchers/bloggers to create five different polishes in the same color family. I bought the pink and blue ones, so look forward to the rest of the pink box as well as all of the blue box in the future. 


Marilyn Mon-Rose is a bubblegum pink with gold flakies and a bit of blue and violet shift.

Monthly Dapper Club - July 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.


This is a really pretty tie and pocket square set.

Target Beauty Box - July 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 box was PACKED.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - June 2018 | 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).

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



Oh lord, it's blue.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Flare Star | 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.

This was the Black Friday mystery polish from 2017 but should be re-released soon! I missed it as the mystery polish, I already owned everything other than Beta Batches, so I bought this at a somewhat recent restock. Make sure you're in the fan group because some polishes are getting discontinued and I don't want you to miss out!



Flare Star is a dark red based holographic multichrome with purple-to-red color shifting shimmer, indigo blue shimmer, violet sparks, and silver holographic microglitter.

Play! by Sephora - June 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample (or sometimes a hair sample), all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora reviews.


A lot of white and a little bit of pink and purple.

Birchbox - June 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 …

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