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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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 Vanishing Cabinet?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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I hate most apple flavored candies. Fun fact about me.

Fortune Cookie Soap Of the Month - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This post includes referral links. That means if you click one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive points from Fortune Cookie Soap. Find out more information here.

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. Each regular box includes one full size product and three deluxe sized products. The four quarterly boxes include a Fortune Cookie Soap plus five deluxe sized products (shipping February, May, August, and November).

How Much is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: FCS of the Month is $16.95 monthly and includes a $10 discount code each month. You can also sign up for the Quarterly option for $67.80/year (billed annually) or the Annual option for $186.45/year.

Check out other Fortune Cookie Soap reviews here.


It's time for another Quarterly box.

Yes oh Yas Beauty Box - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Yes oh Yas is closed, but I wanted to share my experience. I paid $13.99 plus $3.99 shipping.


I'm not entirely sure what I expected from this box, but I didn't get it.

Colors by Llarowe - Peachy Keen Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This came in a bag from The Indie Shop when I worked it with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. The bag was a gift from the owner of BEGL. Find out more information here.

Apparently we're back on the pink train. I have got to stop saying I don't like pink polishes because apparently I do.

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Peachy Keen is a peach-tinted cherry red with a linear holographic.

Barkbox (Just Right) - May 2019 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, 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 $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. 

Click here for more Barkbox reviews!


I swear, he's a happy dog. He just has the cutest little angry face.

Play! by Sephora - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Some of the below links are affiliate links, that means I will make a commission if you click the link and make a purchase. Find out more information here.

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.


Yay, more Bite Beauty. /s

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Some of the links below are referral or affiliate links, this means I get points from ipsy if you subscribe using my link or make a commission if you make a purchase using my links. 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 $12 per month shipped to the United States.

Check out other ipsy reviews here.


Ooh, sparkly.

Baroness X - Menage a Troi Review | November 2017 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Wow, this is over two years old and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Yikes. Well, the swatch isn't two years old, but the polish is. I really need to stop buying polish.

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Menage a Troi is a berry jelly with violet shimmer, blue to red shifting microflakes, and metallic gold flakies.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - May 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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 Vanishing Cabinet?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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I love when mints are in the bags, they're my favorite.

Boxycharm - May 2019 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. 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.

Check out more Boxycharm reviews here.


That's a really vibrant box.

Allure Beauty Box - May 2019 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. 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!


Oh yikes, tanning stuff.

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus - April 2019 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. Other links may be affiliate links, meaning I make a commission if you click my link and make a purchase. Find out more info here.

What is ipsy Glam Bag Plus?: ipsy Plus 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 Plus is $25 per month shipped to the United States.

Check out other ipsy reviews here.


A whole palette and a brush in this box and I'm still irritated? Find out more below.

Barkbox (Large) - April 2019 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, 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 $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. 

Click here for more Barkbox reviews!


He loved his collar. He's such a good boy.

Tonic Polish - Serendipity Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Welcome to what's probably my first Unicorn Pee Polish. I honestly didn't even know it was one when I bought it, I was just in a berry mood when this was released and this fit the bill perfectly between that and my love of shimmer.

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Serendipity is a warm toned purple with a red to green shifting unicorn pee shimmer.

Target Beauty Box - April 2019 (Naturals) Review | 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!


This box is super packed full.

Fortune Cookie Soap Of the Month - April 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This post includes referral links. That means if you click one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive points from Fortune Cookie Soap. Find out more information here.

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. Each regular box includes one full size product and three deluxe sized products. The four quarterly boxes include a Fortune Cookie Soap plus five deluxe sized products (shipping February, May, August, and November).

How Much is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: FCS of the Month is $16.95 monthly and includes a $10 discount code each month. You can also sign up for the Quarterly option for $67.80/year (billed annually) or the Annual option for $186.45/year.

Find more FCS reviews here

There is a waiting list so you will have to wait to sign up.


Yay for the springy colors!

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - April 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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 Vanishing Cabinet?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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More fireball! Again, I don't really do the candy but I do enjoy the drink from time to time.

Target Beauty Box - April 2019 (In Your Skin) Review | 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!


Yeah, more deodorant.

Ipsy Glam Bag - April 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Some of the links below are referral or affiliate links, this means I get points from ipsy if you subscribe using my link or make a commission if you make a purchase using my links. Find out more info here.
What is ipsy Glam Bag?:ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products p…

Monthly Dapper Club - April 2019 Review | 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...interesting. It's also my last MDC.

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

I am an admin for The Howling Boutique's Facebook Group and I also run the Instagram account. I also received this at a blogger discount and do receive PR from time to time from the brand. Find out more info here.

This is a duo with Supernatural Lacquer that released quite some time ago. They are two of my favorite makers so you know I had to grab up this duo when it released, but it's part of my swatching my stash pile that I have.

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Find more Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


Kveldulf is a dark teal with intense scattered holo, gold and copper microflakes, red-to-gold and copper-to-green multichrome shimmer, gold holo and iridescent red/green multichrome microglitter.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - April 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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 Vanishing Cabinet?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month.

Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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Love the drink, hate the candy.

Play! by Sephora - April 2019 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Some of the below links are affiliate links, that means I will make a commission if you click the link and make a purchase. Find out more information here.

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.


I swear, I'm not sure why I keep getting Sephora.

Target Beauty Box - April 2019 (Bloom into Beauty) Review | 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 was a light box, but deodorant - yay!

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