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#MakeupMonday ColourPop - Just My Luck Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I was able to use this palette a sum total of once before I dropped it on my floor and shattered the palette. Sad. It is available for $12, though. Happy.

This is one of the first 9-pan palettes that CP put out, this was before there was a million and I had to have it when it first released.

If you c…

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Vulpes Lagopus 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.

This is from the February 2020 Polish Pickup. The theme was Flora & Fauna and this was inspired by an arctic fox, the name is its scientific name.

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Find more Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


Vulpes Lagopus is a pale blue leaning periwinkle creme base with blue to purple and violet to red color shifting shimmer, blue, violet and white sparks, blue and violet pearl micro flakes and iridescent blue to purple to pink color shifting micro flakes.

Sephora Favorites Hello! Holy-Grail Greats - August 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

We're back with another Hello month with Sephora. The details: 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.

This bag is supposed to have a $41 value, lets see if the math adds up. It's still available here.


I love when Farmacy products are in my bags.

Rogue Lacquer - Fire Rainbow Review | June 2019 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Annnnnd, we're back to old polishes. This one is such a goodie that I knew it had to be shared. The theme for the June 2019 Polish Pickup was Weather and this was inspired by the rainbow-esque that occurs when sunlight passes through cirrus clouds!



Fire Rainbow is sheer, pale blue grey with rainbow color shifting iridescent like flakes and intense blue to purple aurora shimmer.

Ipsy Glam Bag - August 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!


The choices for this month's bag weren't that great, and the bag isn't looking that great either.

Sweet & Sour Lacquer - Sand Between My Toes Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This polish is from the Beachin' Creams/Seas the Day Collection that released semi-recently and is currently available! This polish is $10 and I have the full collection to eventually review.



Sand Between My Toes is a sandy crelly with fine gold holographic glitters.

#MakeupMonday Bad Habit - Supernova Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I purchased this on Hush, which I believe has shut down for good. You can still sometimes find Bad Habit on Amazon and I've seen their palettes on Poshmark as well.


I didn't have a swatch vinyl that was big enough at the time, so you get old-school swatches.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Darkhold Review | September 2019 Polish Pickup | 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.

And we have another older polish for Supermoon Saturday. It's not started back up, I have so many polishes that I've swatched that I need to post but it'll eventually come back!

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Find more Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!


Darkhold is a blackened red base filled with blue-to-red and turquoise-to-purple color shifting shimmer, gold sparks, rose pearl microflakies, and holographic silver microflakies.

Allure Beauty Box - August 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 …

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Arctic Crystal Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Happy Thursday! I'm back with one of my favorite polish types, the constrasting shimmer polish! This was a collaboration with Femme Fatale and Girly Bits a few years ago.



Arctic Crystal is turquoise crelly with the stunning red shine we’ve come to love, plus the addition of red-green-gold shifting iridescent flakes, and scattered holographic accents.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - July 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!



Hey, y'all. This was delayed but also, I was delayed.

Rogue Lacquer - The Lioness Review | August 2020 Polished Gamer Box | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here!


There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!


Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.


PGB Info:

Rogue Lacquer's Info:

This polish is going to be $12 with no cap. It is inspired by Calanthe Fiona Riannon of Cintra, known also as the "Lioness of Cintra" and "Ard Rhena" ("High Queen" in Elder Speech), was a queen of Cintra, the mother of Pavetta, and grandmother of Ciri. She was known for her bravery and beauty.


The Lioness is a teal holo with mauve golden green ucc flakes with micro.

Pahlish - Sleeping Atacama Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y’all! Another day, another polish review. This is from the For the Love of Indie Box from May 2020, so a recent purchase! Yay for me! I don't know if you noticed but I took off last week from regular posting to do Polished Gamer Box (which is still ongoing). I also started a new job and was getting accustomed to that, so I thought just doing nail posts would be a good way to get used to having less time!



Sleeping Atacama is bright sky blue with holographic flakes and rich green/gold/blue shifting microflakes.

#MakeupMonday Makeup Revolution - SophX Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, that means I'll make a commission if you click one and make a purchase. Find out more information here!
Oh wow, y'all. This is available on Amazon for less than I paid when I bought it at Ulta! I don't know who SophX is, I bought the palett…

Moonflower Polish - Shadow of the Day Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y’all! Back with another polish. Today I have the first of five from Moonflower Polish (not all in a row). This is from the One More Light Collection which is a collaboration with my friend Jenalyn (Two Girls One Blush). It was created after Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) death based on anxiety and depression and Nadia’s (Moonflower Polish) love of LP. It was a charity collaboration benefiting the National Suicide Hotline and Linkin Park’s One More Light Fund.



Shadow of the Day is a grayish-purple with a reddish pink shimmer and holographic.

Quixotic Polish - Pyrope Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Back to the old bottle shape for Quixotic Polish for a review! Mine is missing the label but the Facebook Group did such a fast job of telling me what this was. 



Pyrope is a berry jelly with holographic microglitter and blue flakies.

Polished Gamer Box - August 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received these polishes in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more information here!

This is a typical round-up post. That means I have one swatch for each polish I have from this month's release and you just click the name of the brand/polish to get to the full review. I like these because I feel like each polish deserves its own review.

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

Polished Gamer Box's Info:
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Last minute group shot because I forgot to do one when the last polish came in!

What Addiction - Yennefer of Vengerberg Review | Polished Gamer Box | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:


This polish is going to be $11 and is capped at $65. It is inspired by Yennefer depicted in the 1980's.
Yennefer of Vengerberg is greyed out blue with purple shimmer, bright blue micro flakies and silver holo flakes.

Venus Lacquers - Zireael Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Venus Lacquer's Info: 

This polish will be $11.00 with a cap of 40. It is inspired by Ciri, but the polish is named after her sword.
Zireael is sheer lavender base with grey glitter, blue metallic flakes, purple holographic flakes, and tiny matte white hexes.

Treo Lacquer - But Magic Endures Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Treo Lacquer's Info:
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This polish will be $11.50 with a cap of 75. It is inspired by "Kings die, realms fall, but magic endures" spoken by Phillipa Eilheart, a beautiful and powerful sorceress who helped found the Lodge of Sorceresses.
But Magic Endures is dark and vampy multichrome that shifts through a rich bronze, luxurious gold, and oxidized copper (which is greenish) accented with scattered holo.

Swamp Gloss - A Bard Day's Night Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Swamp Gloss's Info:

This polish will be $13 with a cap of 60. It is inspired by the poet, the minstrel, the bard and the bestie all in one, Dandelion. 
A Bard Day's Night is a deepened plum with shifting shimmer and color shifting flakes with flashes of violet, pink, red, gold and green.

Saki Lacquer - Swallow Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Saki Lacquer's Info:

This polish will be $10 with a cap of 30. It is inspired by Ciri.
Swallow is white polish with blue shimmer.

Red Eye Lacquer - Battles Are Won or Loss by the Commanders, Not by Sorceresses Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Red Eye Lacquer's Info: 

This polish will be $11.50 with no cap. It is inspired by Sabrina.
Battles Are Won or Loss by the Commanders, Not by Sorceresses is deep red to brighter red thermal with gold holo and gold holo micro flakies.

Psyche Minerals - The Witcher Trio Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here!


There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!


Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.


PGB Info:

Psyche Mineral's Info: 

This trio will be $14 without a cap. The trio's inspiration is Yennefer, Triss, and Ciri.


Psyche Minerals has a trio this month!

PoSHlish - Pyrokinesis Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

PoSHlish's Info:

This polish will be $13 with a cap of 14. It is inspired by Pyrokinesis allows the caster manipulate fire.
Pyrokinesis is a multi-chrome gold, red, purple shifting polish.

Penélope Luz - Gwent Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:


This polish will be $13 with a cap of 200. It is inspired by The Witcher card game Gwent.
Gwent is a turquoise base with irridescent flakies and a little galaxy holo glitter.

Pampered Polish - A Lover's Quarrel Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Pampered Polish's Info: 

This polish will be $12 with no cap. It is inspired by the fated love between Geralt and Yennefer.
A Lover's Quarrel is white crelly base with various blue and purple glitter and loaded with cool toned ultrachrome chameleon flakies.

NeVerMind Polish - White Wolf Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

NeVerMind Polish's Info:

This polish will be $11 with no cap. It is inspired by Geralt of Rivia.
White Wolf is shimmery white polish with flecks of metallic grey.

Jen & Berries - Now or Never Review | Polished Gamer Box August 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Disclosure: I received this polish in exchange for swatches. All opinions are my own. Find out more here

There is a round-up post for all of the Polished Gamer Box products that I received. Head there to see the other goodies that I reviewed for this month's release!

Polished Gamer Box is a monthly preorder of polishes that runs from the 15th at 2PM EST to the 20th. Each month has a different gaming theme and includes indie polish, makeup, stamping plates, nail and body care, wax, and other handmade products! Shipping is a flat $4 for the US and international is calculated based on your order.

PGB Info:

Jen & Berries Info: 

This polish will be $12.50 with a cap of 45. It is inspired by Triss & her untiring love for Geralt.
Now or Never is a teal linear holographic with copper shimmer and tiny pink holographic flecks.

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