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Esmaltes da Kelly - Ciri Review | August 2020 Polished Gamers Box | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I am a paid employee of Polished Gamers, I run the Instagram page. Find out more information here.

This is a new-to-me brand, and the polish was so stunning that I just had to have it. It's from the August 2020 Polished Gamers Box, the theme was The Witcher, and I did have press samples from that month as well!


Ciri is a crelly grey with iridescent pink flakes and black microglitters.

Panduh Minimalist Box - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is the Panduh Minimalist Box?: The Panduh Box includes 6 to 8 stationery or planner items each month. You can expect to see pens, sticky notes, washi tape,  notepads, lifestyle items, etc. 

How Much is the Panduh Minimalist Box?: Panduh Minimalist Box is $34.00 + shipping on the monthly plan and the pricing does go down if you sign up for longer terms.


I just love this subscription so much!

Zombie Claw Polish - Aww F**k Review | Polished Gamers Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I run the PGB Instagram page, find out more info here.

I've been swatching a ton of PGB polishes recently, apparently I put my orders all together and when I grabbed polishes to swatch, I accidentally grabbed so many of them! Whoops!



Aww F**k is a light tan base with gold to bronze shifting flakies.

Sephora Pop - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This isn't a Hello box like the two previous boxes have been, this is just a random purchase that I made on Sephora's website and I wanted to see if their Favorites Boxes were worth the money. This was $15 and there isn't a coupon associated with the box. The guaranteed value was $38.

Still available here.


My box was missing an item.

Boxycharm - October 2020 Review | 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. Some links are also affiliate links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will make a commission. 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. 

How Much is Boxycharm?: Boxycharm is $25/month shipped. Currently, Boxycharm is offered to the US, its territories, and Canada.

Check out more Boxycharm reviews here.


Okay, so hear me out. I did it. I went back. Whoops.

Night Owl Lacquer - Blupee Review | Polished Gamers Box August 2019 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I run the PGB Instagram page, find out more info here.

I picked this up in Respawn in September, so this isn't from the original release. I love Respawn because you get the chance to get products from the past that you may have missed.

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Blupee is bright glowy blue with aqua & gold flecks, blue crystal flakes, gold/copper/green crystal chameleon flakes and holographic micro flakies

Notoriously Morbid Multichrome Monthly - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 What is Notoriously Morbid's Multichrome Monthly?: Multichrome Monthly is the latest monthly subscription bag by Notoriously Morbid where each month you will receive receive one full size multichrome varying from semi loose, loose powder, shifting multichrome sparkles AND one other full size companion product.

There is a waitlist for Multichrome Monthly.

How Much is Notoriously Morbid's Multichrome Monthly?: Multichrome Monthly is $15.50 shipped in the United States. International is $22.50 shipped.

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!



Another month of Multichrome Monthly! This one was spoiled for me in the Spoilers group because it was delayed by USPS. I'm not mad about it.

Ethereal Lacquer - Atlantis Review | Polished Gamers Box September 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I run the PGB Instagram account, find out more here.

The September 2020 PGB theme was Kingdom Hearts, a game that I haven't played in recent years but spent many an afternoon at friend's house playing when I was younger. I should probably get back into it, because I had so much fun playing!

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Atlantis is a silver-y blue linear holographic glitter polish.

Sephora Favorites Hello Haul-Star Heroes - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so we're back with a Sephora bag. I know the last Play review in February I said it was my last, but hear me out. It's not a subscription anymore! And you get to see what's in each bag before you buy, so it's like the old Luxe bags/boxes but cheaper! This was $10 but you do have to pay shipping if you don't have Flash ($5.95). You also get a 15% off coupon for any of the full-size items included in the bag.


Like before, I knew what was going to be in this bag prior to ordering. This bag is supposed to be valued at $32.

Northern Star Polish - Jesk Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own. Find out more here.

This polish is no longer available, which is a shame because it's stunning.

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Jesk is a raspberry colored holo polish with teal micro flakes.

Allure Beauty Box - Allure Award Winners Limited-Edition Box Review | 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. This post also contains affiliate links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will make a commission. 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 $23/month. 

Click here for more Allure Beauty Box reviews!

This is a limited edition box that was released in September 2020. It was $40.00 when I purchased it but it's now $60.


I knew ahead of time what would be in this box, but not sizes.

Pura Vida Bracelet Club - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 What is the Pura Vida Bracelet Club?: The Pura Vida Bracelet Club is a monthly subscription bag that sends three exclusive bracelets every month, valued at $45+. You also get an exclusive sticker! If you want jewelry, you need to sign up for the Jewelry Club!


How Much is the Pura Vida Bracelet Club?: Monthly it is $14.95 with free US shipping. The price lowers if you sign up for longer terms.

Check out past Pura Vida reviews here!


Gosh, I really need to up my jewelry photography.

Rocksbox Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: This post contains referral links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will get something in return. Find out more information here 

What is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box where you receive three pieces of jewelry that's (supposed to be) curated for you. You can wear the pieces as much as you want and buy pieces if you love them. You get a $21 monthly credit to offset the price of a piece (or pieces) if you choose to purchase. Send back what you don't want and you'll get another box. You also rate each piece to let your stylist better curate your boxes.

How Much is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is $21.00 a month shipped but is currently only available in the US.

Get your first box free with code KIERSTENBFF31 or click here!


More jewelry! 

Create With Pen Monthly Bundle Deco Kit - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 What is the Create With Pen Monthly Bundle?: The Create With Pen Monthly Bundle actually has a few options. You can choose the Deco Kit (which is what I receive), the Vertical Kit (in physical or digital download), or the Combo Kit which includes both of the kits in a bundle. Subscriptions are open from the 22nd to the 3rd of each month.


How Much is the Create With Pen Monthly Bundle?: The Deco Kit is $11.50, the Vertical Kit is $15 for the Physical and $12 for the Digital, and the Combo Kit is $24.00. Shipping is not included and was $3.00 for the Deco Kit.

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It's so pink!!

Ipsy Glam Bag - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  Some of the links below are referral links, this means I get points from ipsy if you subscribe using my link. This post also contains affiliate links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will make a commission. Find out more info here.

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 $12 per month shipped to the United States or $12 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out more Ipsy reviews here!


This is my oily skin bag, I also accidentally resubscribed to my dry skin bag so there will be a second Ipsy coming, I think it'll be another October bag. Whoops!

Barkbox Just Right - October 2020 Review | 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, Small, Just Right, and Large. We receive the Just Right size even though Trumpet is on the higher end of that and Murphy is large because the Large toys were just too big for Trumpet.

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 $22/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. It states a guaranteed value of $40 but it never meets that guarantee. 

Click here for more Barkbox reviews!


Some months I get a really good picture, some months the neighbor's dog is out and they want nothing to do with me.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Thirteen Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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And just like this, 13 days are over.

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Thirteen Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

   It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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It's here, the final day. 

Allure Beauty Box - October 2020 Review | 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. It also contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase using one, I will make a commission. 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.

Click here for more Allure Beauty Box reviews!


After the price went up, I think we all expected more. Let's see if it hits the 'more' quota.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Twelve Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Almost over. Sad.

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Twelve Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Nearing the end.

Pura Vida Jewelry Club - October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 What is the Pura Vida Jewelry Club?: The Pura Vida Jewelry Club is a monthly subscription bag that sends two pieces of jewelry valued at $65+. You do enter your ring size so rings will be included as well as necklaces and earrings. If you want bracelets, you need to sign up for the Bracelet Club!


How Much is the Pura Vida Jewelry Club?: Monthly it is $19.95 with free US shipping. The price lowers if you sign up for longer terms.

Check out past Pura Vida reviews here


Do you keep your Pura Vida subscriptions or wait to see what the spoilers are?

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Eleven Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Another of this very particularly shaped item?

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Eleven Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Oh yes, this is going to be good.

Rocksbox Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: This post contains referral links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will get something in return. Find out more information here 

What is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box where you receive three pieces of jewelry that's (supposed to be) curated for you. You can wear the pieces as much as you want and buy pieces if you love them. You get a $21 monthly credit to offset the price of a piece (or pieces) if you choose to purchase. Send back what you don't want and you'll get another box. You also rate each piece to let your stylist better curate your boxes.

How Much is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is $21.00 a month shipped but is currently only available in the US.

Get your first box free with code KIERSTENBFF31 or click here!


More jewelry!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Ten Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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I already knew what this was based on the size!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Ten Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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It's the final countdown!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Nine Review | Franky Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Day Nine! 

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar - Day Nine Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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I always get sad around this time of the Advent Calendar, because I want them to go on forever!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Eight Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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This one was pretty easy to figure out what it would be!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Eight Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

   It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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We're well into the latter half of the Advent Calendar!

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