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Lilypad Lacquer - Rainforest of the Sea Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is a completely new to me brand that I picked up in a Polish Pickup. I don't know when I grabbed it but I know it was PPU because this is an Australian brand which makes it slightly more difficult to pick up. If you know a US or Canadian stockist, hit me up!



Rainforest Under the Sea is a silver holographic polish with a lilac shimmer.

Boxycharm - April 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. 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.


Buckle in.

KL Polish - Princess Penny Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

KL Polish is defunct. Lights Lacquer is Kathleen Lights's new line.

I figured, when one of my favorite YouTubers makes a nail polish line, I have to buy it. Now this obviously shows age as this brand hasn't been around for a bit. I will be buying from Lights Lacquer once my no-buy is up and I have room for new polish.

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Princess Penny is a warm metallic gold polish that has a hint of copper with a white shimmery finish.

#MakeupMonday - Notoriously Morbid Ritual of Moons Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is a palette from last year and I'm not sure if it'll ever come back for sale on the regular market. I have seen a couple for sale in the resale market, though!

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This palette is about the same width as a Naked palette and a little bit deeper.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Gamma Lupi 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.

The Lupi Collection will forever be my favorite collection that THB has put out. It was super diverse and everything was gorgeous. I really hope it comes back. I'd also love to see another collection similar to this.

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Find more Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


Gamma Lupi is a dark teal with green-to-pink multichrome shimmer.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - April 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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 (2020 is Mythical and Mystical Creatures) 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).

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These Unicorn Poops were so good!

Supernatural Lacquer - Devil's Dues Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I still have so many Supernatural Lacquer polishes that I found when I was organizing Helmers that need to be posted now that they've been swatched, so be prepared for older SPNL polishes!

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Devil's Dues is a blood red base with multicolored flakies and microglitters.

Allure Beauty Box - April 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. 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.

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Sometimes I struggle with what to put in these openers. I'm not sure what's funny anymore, life is strange.

Wildflower Lacquer - My Best to Bob Cratchit Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Wildflower Lacquer is slowly becoming one of my favorite polish brands. She just creates these polishes that I have to have. There's about to be a release and I'm definitely grabbing some from that when it happens!



My Best to Bob Cratchit is a lavender base with pink to gold to green shifting shimmer, holo flakies, and crystal flakies that shift from green to blue.

Target Beauty Box - April 2020 Clean Routine 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!


Why is charcoal such a thing right now? Am I missing something?

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

I purchased this polish with a blogger discount. I am also an admin for the Facebook Group for The Howling Boutique and run the Instagram. Find out more information here!

This was previously reviewed here! Man, I've gotten a lot better at swatching. Lighting is key, y'all. 



Crossroad Blues is  a dark blue/teal holographic duochrome with turquoise-to-purple color shifting shimmer and iridescent blue-to-teal color shifting microglitter.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet Doubling Cabinet - April 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews + Giveaway!

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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Batman!

Jior Couture - Summer Splash Review | May 2020 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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

Back at it with a Polish Pickup Polish. This polish is $10.50 and doesn't have a cap. It is inspired by Summer Splash Skittles!

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 5/1-5/4, and you can buy as many or as few polishes as you want. The shipping is $3.00 total (US) ($5.00 Canada), no matter how many polishes or other indie goodies you get, and they combine shipping if you make more than one order during the weekend! 

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Summer Splash is a pink to red-orange multichrome holo.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Kanpai Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I am an admin in the BEGL Facebook Group and I also help run her Instagram. Find out more here!

I feel like I just did a BEGL review, but here's another one! Like I mentioned before, I'm not sure she's coming back to making polishes but I do have a few more that I purchased that I will swatch regardless. Join us in the Facebook Group!

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Kanpai is a white crelly packed with silver and red shimmer, lime/gold/green iridescent glitter, red/gold/green shifting glitter,  purple to green shifting shimmer, and clear holo glitter.

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

What is Notoriously Morbid's Multichrome Monthly?: Multichrome Monthly is the latest 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.

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I don't know that I'd tried the green Sour Punch before this, I really wasn't a fan it. Red all the way.

Color Club - Nothing to Wear Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was interesting for me. I purchased a multipack of this polish's collection from Ipsy and man, it wasn't a fun swatch time. I've only swatched this one, let me know if you'd like to see some of the other shades I have.

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Nothing to Wear is part of the Meet Your Match Collection (featuring nude shades to match a variety of skin tones) so this is described as a light nude.

Barkbox (Just Right) - April 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, 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. 

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For once, I was able to get a decent picture of both boys. Trumpet looks a bit goofy but it was sunny and hard to tell until after I dispersed the toys/treats.

Ipsy Glam Bag - April 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. 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 $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 


Back at it with more Ipsy. The Plus hasn't been pulling me back, how about you?

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Luck of the Draw Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I purchased this polish with a blogger discount. I am also an admin for the Facebook Group and run the Instagram for The Howling Boutique. Find out more information here!

I previously reviewed this here. This is another that I swatched years ago and I've gotten better in these swatches. I've gotten even better since then, but I'm not reswatching again until THB does a major restock again.



Luck of the Draw is a green holographic duochrome with turquoise and green-to-blue color shifting shimmer, and iridescent green-to-teal color shifting microglitter.

Target Beauty Box - April 2020 Spring Into Clean 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!


Look at me, posting an April box IN APRIL. I'm officially catching up.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Bite Me, I'm Yours Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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

This polish was meant to be part of Polish Pickup for April but there was an issue, so it's being released Friday, April 10 at 7PM Eastern and the shop will be open until April 20. There are more goodies being restocked as well as Beta Batches, so don't miss out!



Bite Me, I'm Yours is a gray holographic base filled with red-to-gold and copper-to-green color shifting shimmer; red and white shimmer; red and silver sparks; silver holographic microglitter; silver holographic micro flakies; rose pearl micro flakies; red-to-gold color shifting flakes.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Holo-Melon Review | February 2016 Hella Holo Customs/Hella Handmade Creations | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I am an admin for BEGL and help run her IG, find out more information here.

BEGL is not likely to come back to making polish, but I will always have hope that she will. I am sharing socials anyways. Join us, you can find plenty of polishes in the aftermarket resales!

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Holo-Melon is a watermelon coral linear holo with pink to purple to blue shifting glass flecks.

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