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Seed Daily Synbiotic Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

I received the below products in exchange for a review. I am also an affiliate for Seed. Find out more information here.

Let me start this post by saying I'm not a medical professional and I'm not giving medical advice, only sharing my own personal experiences. This post is not meant to be a substitute for speaking to a medical professional.

I have continued to use Seed's Daily Synbiotic since my last post and thought an update was appropriate. First, let me remind you what Seed is. Seed is a probiotic blend that's perfect for your gut health, and other parts of your body. It's a monthly subscription wherein the first month you get the glass jar, the travel container, and a month's worth of probiotics. Every month after that, you get a refill kit. It's $49.99/month and everything is recyclable or compostable, so it's good for the Earth too!


This is what you get. I didn't include my travel container, that was in my bag and I forgot to grab it...I still have it though! 

Pura Vida Jewelry Club - September 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


I love this sticker, and that they include stickers! I never put them on anything, but I love looking at them!

Northern Star Polish - Last Unicorn Review | October 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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

Another Polish Pickup post! This one will be $10.50 with a cap of 75 US/5 UK. It is inspired by the movie The Last Unicorn.

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 8/7-8/10, 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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Last Unicorn is brownish mustard colored polish with silver sparks and red shimmer.

Quixotic Polish - Red Ivy Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is part of the Flakie Bomb collection and is still available in the shop for $11! It's strange for me to share a polish that's still available, because I feel like so many brands have switched to the pre-order style rather than keeping things available. 

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Red Ivy is lush brick maroon filled to the brim with a dazzling array of red/gold/green iridescent flakes.

Wildflower Lacquer - Weeds Are Flowers Too Review | October 2020 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Find out more info here.

This polish will be $13.50 with a cap of 300 US/50 UK. It is inspired by Eeyore, my mom's favorite character! This holds a special place for me because of that.

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 10/2-10/5, and you can buy as many or as few polishes as you want. The shipping is $3.00 total (US) (there's a $5 flat rate for Canada), no matter how many polishes you get, and they combine shipping if you make more than one order during the weekend!

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Weeds Are Wildflowers Too is denimy gray linear holo base packed with crystal flakes that shift from purple to pink to gold to green and subtle pink to gold to green shimmer.

#MakeupMonday Pat McGrath Labs - FetishEyes Lengthening Mascara Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This product was provided to me by Allure in exchange for a review. Pat McGrath doesn't know who I am, I wish. More info here!
I'm signed up to receive stuff from Allure and it's usually perfume samples, which I'm not the biggest fan of, but then they sent this and I sque…

Notoriously Morbid Coffin of Necessities - Fall 2020 (Tricks & Treats) Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 What is Coffin of Necessities?: Coffin of Necessities is the latest subscription from Notoriously Morbid. It is a quarterly box featuring bath and body products, with the first box featuring 5 full-size items!

How Much is Coffin of Necessities?: Each box is $35 plus $8 for US shipping. 


This box is unavailable for purchase, it closes prior to shipping.


That's a poof! I was super confused at first, but it's a poof!

Moonflower Polish - A Million Thoughts Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Hey, y’all! Back with another polish. Today I have the fourth 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.




A Million Thoughts is light green that has a blue tone with red to green shifting shimmer, holo, and red glow. 

Kinder Beauty Box - Starter Box Fall 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This post 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 Kinder Beauty Box?: Kinder Beauty is a monthly subscription focusing on beauty products (makeup and skincare). I was started by Danielle Monet and Evanna Lynch, from Victorious and Harry Potter respectively. Each month guarantees a value of $165 with at least two full-size products. There is no specific item count requirement for this box.

How Much is Kinder Beauty Box?: Kinder Beauty is $25/month on a month-to-month basis, $24/month if you prepay for three months, and $23/month if you prepay for six months. The six month subscription comes with a $75 welcome gift (while supplies last, per the website). Use code BEKINDER for a free gift with your subscription.


Like the title suggests, this is the Starter Box. If you sign up for a new subscription, you receive this. I didn't sign up for one as I was a past subscriber so basically even if you stop and restart your subscription, you'll get this every time. Food for thought.

Polished For Days - Slippery When Wet Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is another polish from the wayback machine. It's from 2014 or 2015, so way-wayback machine!

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Slippery When Wet is a cobalt blue holographic polish.

HighPaperClouds Cloud Box - August 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is the HighPaperClouds Cloud Box?: The box is a monthly release (not subscription) that you includes 8-10 items (sometimes more) exclusive to the box. This can include sticker sheets and kits, notecards, special paper, trinkets, and more! You purchase between the first and second week of the month so make sure you're following HPC on Instagram to find out when the box is releasing. It ships between the 28th-31st monthly!

How Much is the HighPaperClouds Cloud Box?: The box is $30 plus shipping (I opted for First Class and it was $3.52). It has a guaranteed value of $50 and can go as high as $100!


I found out about this brand from AmandaLeighPlans and I'm on my fourth or fifth order already!

Lollipop Posse Lacquer - It'll All Work Out Review | April 2020 Polished Gamers Box | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I run the Polished Gamers Box Instagram, all opinions are my own. Find out more information here!

The April 2020 theme was Animal Crossing, so you know I hopped around like a bunny until the drop date so I could get some goodies. I haven't played as many video games since starting my new job, but the love is still there and once I get some better time management skills I'll be back to it!



It'll All Work Out is white crelly packed full of two different Aurora shimmers and red/orange/green/gold shifting iridescent flakes.

#MakeupMonday BH Cosmetics - ShaaanXO The Remix Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: I am an affiliate for BH Cosmetics. That means if you click my link and make a purchase, I will make a commission. Find out more information here.
BH Cosmetics is an oldie brand for me. I have so many palettes by them and it's so weird to me that I haven't shared anything by them…

Notoriously Morbid Multichrome Monthly - August 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!



How have you been doing? It's hard times, I know. But we've got this.

Moonflower Polish - One More Light Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y’all! Back with another polish. Today I have the third 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.



One More Light is dusty purple based scattered holographic with red to green color shifting shimmer. 

Cloth & Paper Paper Planner + Stationary Box - August 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is Planner Stationary Box?: The Planner + Stationary Box is a monthly subscription box featuring 6-8 items perfect for your planner. Items may include: pens, notebooks, sticky notes, notepads, stickers, journal cards, postcards, notecards & envelopes, and lifestyle items

How Much is Planner Stationary Box?: The Planner Stationary Box is $38.00, 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 together.

Click here for other Cloth & Paper reviews!


This didn't ship within the guaranteed time-frame, just as a head's up if you subscribe. Also, I'm picking and choosing which months I purchase based on spoilers. I signed up for this month's A5 box before deciding to move into a Personal Size. I am still planning on using my A5 as a desk agenda, but Personal is going to be my EDC once it's built.

Night Owl Lacquer - Candy Coated Review | May 2020 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This is from the May 2020 Polish Pickup. The theme was Candyland and this polish was inspired by the candy coating that's so bright and fun. I love NOL polishes so much and absolutely need to buy more.

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Candy Coated is bright indigo crelly filled with iridescent color shifting crystal chameleon flakes.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet Doubling Charm - August 2020 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!


The Doubling Charm features 5 full-size products and one extra product that can range from another full-size NM product, jewelry, brushes, etc. It has the same theme as the regular VC and the same products, just more and bigger!

How Much is Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet?: $15.00/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $22/month. 

The Doubling Charm is $25.00/month US.

Click here to see other Notoriously Morbid reviews.

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I'm so happy that I've started getting the doubling charm, check out the size of these products!

Girly Bits Cosmetics - Rogue Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Did you know Girly Bits has a sale section and that she sometimes puts that sale section on an even bigger sell? I didn't, but I do now. I picked up this beauty as part of a going away sale and I'm so happy that I grabbed it. I didn't even know such existed from back in 2012, before I was in the indie world.



Rogue is red jelly, with pink, violet and red glitter, and micro bar glitter.

#Makeup Monday Beauty Bakerie - Proof is in the Puddin Palette Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This palette currently isn't available but there is a Notify Me option so that means it might come back! I've got quite a few things from this brand and finally am sharing this brand!



Check out that swatch! Vinyl by Polished Vino.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - August 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!



Ah, someone has made the perfect lipstick for me.

Wildflower Lacquer - Fish Upon a Star Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Get your eyeballs ready for a shimmery polish sent from the Gods. And it's got a punny name!



Fish Upon a Star is sheer polish/topper with strong red to green shimmer, and scattered holo.

Pura Vida Jewelry Club - August 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


There was no July bag because they sent me the wrong month's bag. By the time they shipped mine, it was too late to get a replacement bag.

Ellagee Nail Polish - Sophia, Queen of the Side-Eye Review | August 2017 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


It's been a while since I reviewed Ellagee and it was so early on in my swatching career that I had no clue what I was doing. Luckily, Ellagee has stuck around and I'm able to have a second chance with this brand.

The August 2017 Polish Pickup Theme was Old Hollywood and this polish was based on Sophia Lauren giving some serious side-eye to Jayne Mansfield.


Sophia, Queen of the Side-Eye is charcoal scattered holo with pink/sepia flash, copper miniflakes, and green shimmer.

Barkbox (Just Right) - August 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!


Another month of both boys in the picture!

Sophi - Boyfriend Abroad Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This post contains referral links. That means if you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive something in return. Find out more info here!

This is from Thrive Market. Yes, I can find nail polish anywhere! I love Thrive for snacks and apparently polish, so I highly suggest signing up for an account! Sophi is women-owned, it's by Piggy Paint, and is made in the US. 


Boyfriend Abroad is a dusty muted mauve.

#Makeup Monday Urban Decay - Naked Heat Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Today I have another oldie but a goodie to share, the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay. This is one of my go-to palettes and I still love it, even so long after purchasing it. If you're looking for the perfect warm neutrals, you're in the right place!


Check out that vinyl by Polished Vino!

Moonflower Polish - Heart & Soul Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y’all! Back with another polish. Today I have the second 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.



Heart & Soul is slight holographic violet polish with blue/purple iridescent glitters.

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