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le Polish - Purrfectly Villainous Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I'm not sure if le Polish is still open. Social media hasn't been posted on recently and everything is sold out in the store. I'm still sharing this because I did purchase this and it might be available third-party.

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Purrfectly Villainous is a blacked purple shimmer.

R&P Jewelry 4mm Opal Ring | July 2020 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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

Hey, y'all! I have something a little different to share with y'all today. Today I have for July's Polish Pickup (Rewind), the R&P Jewelry 4mm Opal Ring! This is a picture heavy post so sit back and enjoy a gorgeous ring. This is capped at 50 and will be $15. It only comes in a size 8.


I missed out on this the first time it dropped in Polish Pickup so when the maker reached out to me and asked me to review it for this month, I was thrilled!

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - May 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).

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!



There was candy with this, I'm not sure where it was when I was taking the picture.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - You Better Run 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!

I previously reviewed this here. It's Saturday! That means I'm probably cleaning as you're reading this, think of me.



You Better Run is bright pink with purple-to-red color shifting shimmer, purple pearl and neon pink micro flakies, and a subtle holographic finish.

Create with Pen Monthly Bundle Deco Kit - June 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.


The theme was Mermaids, which I had to sign up for. 

KL Polish - Ocean Drive Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

KL Polish is defunct. Try out Lights Lacquer!

Happy Thursday! Hope your week is going well. Mine is a bit of a mess, Murphy had to go to the vet because he has yet another ear infection which means it’s also time for us to find a new food as we and the vets have decided they’re being caused by a food allergy. If you have any recommendations of dog foods that work with a sensitive stomach and beef and barley allergies, let me know!


Ocean Drive is a shimmery teal will give you major mermaid vibes.

Ipsy Glam Bag - June 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. Other links are affiliate links, meaning I will make a commission if you click one and make a purchase. 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. 

Check out more Ipsy reviews here!


Back with another Ipsy bag. The subscription I just can't quit.

Kathleen & Co - Tide is High Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I'm still working through older polishes while sprinkling in some newer ones. This is from Spring of 2019 so not the oldest polish I've featured on here. And yes, I have the song stuck in my head.



The Tide is High is cobalt blue base with color shifting aurora that shifts from pink to gold to green.

#MakeupMonday Hey Glisten Pink Pigments Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

It's another Makeup Monday! Today I have Hey Glisten Pigments to share with you. This is the Pink Pigment set. These are currently still available for $18 for all four and they do include a sifter which I love.


I tried to be all artsy, which almost always fails.

Pandora's Box of Indie Obsessions- June 2020 (All Things Magick) Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Pandora's Box of Indie Obsessions?: Pandora's Box is a monthly purchase, rather that a subscription, filled with indie products. You must purchase before the 15th of the month to receive the following month's box.

How Much is Pandora's Box of Indie Obsessions?: Pandora's Box is $25 plus $5 shipping (US) and tax (if applicable).


This bag was packed.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Cosmic Dust 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!

I previously reviewed this here. Check out those old swatches. I'm starting to get a little better about accepting what my old swatches looked like and how much I've grown, even since I swatched the below swatches. 



Cosmic Dust is subtle multichrome with a matching shimmer that shifts in color from red-violet, to magenta, to dark red-orange.

Pura Vida Jewelry Club - June 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


Back at it, with a super cute sticker. Last month I forgot to share the sticker, I didn't realize you got one every month and that people collected them!

Essie Nail Polish - Tiers of Joy Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hi, everyone! Hope your week has been going well. I've been struggling with my mental health and regular health. That being said, I wanted a fun polish to look at and share with you and this was in the front of my mind! I'm not sure if this is still available in stores because I found it quite a while ago, but you might be able to find it online!


Tiers of Joy is periwinkle blue nail polish with lilac iridescence.

Barkbox (Just Right) - June 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. 

Click here for more Barkbox reviews!


He was showing off when I took this picture. He kept posing and looking all regal.

Illyrian Polish - Owl Nebula Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

How have I never tried this brand before? I honestly am shocked that this is the first time this brand has been on my blog, and it's all because of a For the Love of Polish Box! Needless to say, this won't be the last time Illyrian is on my blog!



Owl Nebula is teal base with a strong teal to purple to green shift and a micro holographic sparkle.

#MakeupMonday Karity Come As You Are Palette | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This Makeup Monday, I wanted to share a palette that I bought a while back but haven't gotten the chance to review. It's the Come As You Are palette by Karity and it's actually still available and currently on sale for $22! This palette is based on the 90's Grunge/Counter Culture that occurred and I'm here for it. I was born in 92 but I was raised by someone that was engrossed in the lifestyle so I resonate with it more than my own time (except for my emo stage, I'm still somewhat in that).


The palette is a 15 pan palette with mattes and shimmers and an awesome mirror!

FabFitFun - Summer 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This post contains referral links. This means I will receive a credit if you subscribe using my link. Find out more information here.

What is it?: FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that includes beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, all in one box! It's quarterly, so you get four big boxes a year! It's a great way to start each season off right with what's new and fun. 

How Much is it?: It's $49.99/quarter or $179.99/year.  


Yep, I'm back with FabFitFun. I go back and forth so much and while an annual membership would save me some money, I have never taken all four boxes in a year.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Lone Heir 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!

I previously reviewed this here. This is an oldie but such a goodie.



The Lone Heir is a multichrome shimmer shifting from red to violet.

Notoriously Morbid Multichrome Monthly - May 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.

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews.


These Trolli eggs were weird. It tasted like sour worms but kinda off. I'd eat more, but I'm still not sold on loving them.

Supernatural Lacquer - Mystic Maiden Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is another from 2016. I really need to stop buying polishes so I can catch up on swatching. :|



Mystic Maiden is deep teal base with orange/red and green/blue chameleon flakes.

Sephora Favorites Hello Beauty Icons Set - May 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Okay, so we're back with a Sephora bag. I know the last 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.


I swore I was done with you, Sephora, and you dragged me back.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - The Siren's a Callin' 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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The Siren's a Callin is a navy blue with silver holo microglitter, fine turquoise shimmer, aqua shimmer, and turquoise glass flecks. 

#MakeupMonday Aromaleigh Cosmetics - Matte Quad Betrayal Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Back for another Makeup Monday! I used to get the Aromaleigh Cosmetics subscription when it was a thing and I really miss it. Aromaleigh does these gorgeous wearable shades (read neutrals and less bold) and I still use my shadows from my Ephemera bags!

The Betrayal Quad is still available for purchase.



There are no descriptions of these shadows so I'm working off of what the website shows to describe. You'll see why when I get into the review.

Cloth & Paper Penspiration - May 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Penspiration?: Penspiration is a monthly subscription by Cloth & Paper where you receive 4-6 pens and pencils from brands that Cloth & Paper carries. Pens & pencils vary from gel, rollerball, ballpoint, brush pens, mechanical, wood, and more.

How Much is Penspiration?: Penspiration is $18.00, but you can lower the cost if you sign up for a longer subscription. There is a discount if you sign up for Penspiration and The Planner Stationary Box.

Click here for other Cloth & Paper reviews!


On to another month of pens. It's just so fun to get new and different pens to try out!

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Star Cloud 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!

I previously reviewed this here! The Ready to Launch holds a special place in my heart and I'm glad that I reswatched it.



Star Cloud is a  bright aqua blue with gold-to-green color shifting shimmer and gold and turquoise sparkle.

Pura Vida Jewelry Club - May 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.


I admit, I signed up because I saw spoilers and wanted this ring so badly.

Nails INC - Dream Dust Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I randomly found this brand on Sephora a little while ago and I couldn't pass it up. Even though the bottle shape isn't really my thing, I loved what was in the bottles enough to let that go! This polish is available in a duo here!


Dream Dust is described as a 3D High Sparkle and is a warm-toned pink with gold sparkles and a gold shimmer.

Ipsy Glam Bag - May 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. 

Check out more Ipsy reviews here


So bright!

KL Polish - Cancer 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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Cancer is a cool-toned grey creme.

#MakeupMonday Copacetic Cosmetics - Holiday Feast Palette + Singles Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I'm back with another Makeup Monday! This is an order that I made a few weeks ago on $2, which is where the singles came from! I decided this was the perfect time to try out Copacetic Cosmetics and ended up grabbing a palette as well!



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