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Cupcake Polish - Atomic Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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I put the disclaimer above because I purchased this through Notoriously Morbid's Boutique Group. Did you know NM sells goods other than makeup and body products? You should join the group and check out the shop as well!

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Atomic is a pupljelly nail polish packed with gold/red/green shifting iridescent flakies.

Birchbox - August 2018 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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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 sample size, and sample size) and you can review your items each month for 10 points/item plus extra points for sharing your box on Social Media. You can also get additional points for getting a yearly subscription or getting referrals

How Much is Birchbox?: Birchbox is $15/month if you sign up monthly, $14/month if you sign up for six months (billed up front), and $13/month if you sign up for a year (billed up front). This is a jump from $10/month previously.


I always wonder why Birchbox sends such big boxes when they send such small items.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - August 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).

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



Double Notoriously Morbid Day!

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - August 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, jewelry, 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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Ooh, Pixie Stick!

Night Owl Lacquer - Yes Way Rosé Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This polish was created in conjunction with Snacks on Rotation for the Pink Color Box. The box is no longer being made but I still have hopes of it being brought back and my getting to take part in it.

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Yes Way, Rosé is a wine toned pink with light pink metallic micro flakies, pink crystal micro flakies and various sizes of lime green to gold color shifting iridescent glitters.

Glamour Doll Eyes Of the Month - August 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!


Another month, another Of the Month!

Target Beauty Box - August 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I am an affiliate for Target. That means if you click one of the links below and make a purchase, I make a commission. For more information, click here.

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!


Good Summer box.

Sephora Luxe - Skincare by Age: 30's | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

It's time for another Play! Smarts/Play! Luxe bag. It's confusing, they're the same thing. This is very much a 'luxe' bag but I only paid $20 for this whole thing! In case you don't know, Play! Smarts/Play! Luxe bags are one-offs that Sephora randomly releases. Sometimes yo…

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Pistol Star 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.



Pistol Star is a holographic duochrome with a strong color shift from bright blue to vibrant purple.

Barkbox - August 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. 


Look at this cute baby, he so badly wanted the treat in my hand that was keeping him still and looking in my general direction.

Harrison Blake's Monthly Dapper Club - August 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 lot going on in this picture.

Ipsy Glam Bag - August 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 had to take the picture at this angle so you wouldn't see my face in the reflection of the Ciate product. One day, I'll have a professional setup. That day was not when this bag came and it's still not today.

JulieG Nail Color - Kickin It Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

JulieG Nail Color is owned by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics, which is now shut down. I purchased this at Rite Aid, which was bought out by Walgreen's. Basically, there's no way to get this polish. Don't worry, it's not that big of a loss.


Kickin' It is a ocean blue frost with a green duochrome.

Allure Beauty Box - August 2018 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This post contains referral links. That means if you click the link and sign up, I will receive something in return. Find out more information here!

What is Allure Beauty Box?: Allure Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box. Direct from the website info: "Each box includes at least five editor-curated deluxe-size products, with a total value of at least $50. Our editors select a mix of luxury and indie brands for each box. Sometimes we include a bonus product (or two) from a mass brand as a free gift to you." They define deluxe items as anything that you can get three uses out of but they also consider a single face mask a deluxe item.

How Much is Allure Beauty Box?: Allure Beauty Box is $15/month. If you sign up now, the website says you'll get your first box for $5 off.

Yep, I resubscribed to Allure. It's better this time.


Strange box this month.

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!


Dirty.

Walmart Beauty Box - Latest in Lips | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

So instead of the Walmart Beauty Box subscription, I found quite a few Walmart Beauty Favorites boxes not at my Walmart but at a different one (I was looking for the Physician's Formula Butter Boxes that I never found but that a friend graciously found and sent to me). When walking around the beauty section, I found these bizarre boxes that had been curated based on a theme and thought they'd be something fun and a little different to share. All of the boxes were around the $7-$9 range but I don't remember exactly how much each individual box cost.

The theme for this box is Latest in Lips and the box is filled with different lip products. I like this box idea because if you like something, you can easily repurchase it at Walmart and nothing is super expensive.


Loving the fact that there's an entire box filled with lippies. This is what dreams are made of. (Cue two Hilary Duffs dancing around.)

Cupcake Polish - Cyberpink Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hi! This polish is from The Color Box, Pink edition, of which I've already posted the Bad Bitch Polish contribution to. The Color Box isn't around anymore, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to post pictures! I do miss this box and hate that I never got the chance to contribute to it. Cupcake Polish worked with xoxo, Jen for Cyberpink.



Cyberpink is a hot pink holo loaded with super shiny silver flakes.

Play! by Sephora - July 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.


Two Tarte products? Score! I'd take a bag that was entirely Tarte!

Birchbox - July 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 sample size, and sample size) and you can review your items each month for 10 points/item plus extra points for sharing your box on Social Media. You can also get additional points for getting a yearly subscription or getting referrals. Every 100 points you earn is $10 to use in their shop. Now on to the box!

How Much is Birchbox?: Birchbox is $15/month if you sign up monthly, $14/month if you sign up for six months (billed up front), and $13/month if you sign up for a year (billed up front). This is a jump from $10/month previously.


I hate myself for continuously signing up for Birchbox when I know it's always going to be a disappointment.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - July 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).

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



A bomb lip and a piece of gum? Score!

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - The Hunger 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.



The Hunger is a holographic multichrome nail polish with a subtle color shift from violet to red to orange and holographic gold micro-glitters.

Target Beauty Box - July 2018 Father's Day Box | 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!


You know, if I were more on time, I could have at least had this post up by Father's Day THIS YEAR. Can you tell that I'm on the struggle bus?

Boxycharm - July 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.


Another month with a palette!

Ipsy Glam Bag - July 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 $12 (this recently went up) 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. They also just started Glam Bag Ultimate for $50 which I will not be getting unless Ipsy sponsors me (LOLOL).

Check out other ipsy reviews here.


So many cute things! 

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