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Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Six Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Do you open Advent Calendars all at once or do you open daily?

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar - Day Six Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

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Legit, I'm tired. I'm writing this at 7AM after being up since 4 for no reason. 

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Five Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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I love these advent calendars, I'm getting addicted!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Five Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

  It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Day five hype!

Notoriously Morbid Multichrome Monthly - September 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.

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I just love how every month has the same lid topper, it's such an easier way to find what you're looking for.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar - Day Four Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Day four!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Four Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Well this is oddly big.

Moonflower Polish - Dulce de Coco Review | May 2020 Polish Pickup | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

The theme for this month's polish was Candy Land and the inspiration was Puerto Rican Coconut Candy! I'm not a big fan of coconut but I'm a big fan of polishes with microflakes.

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Dulce de Coco is an off-white crelly full of iridescent micro flakes.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Three Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Day three hype!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calender 2020 - Day Three Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Day three!

Kinder Beauty Box - September 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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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). 


I wasn't even sure if I was going to get this or not, it shipped super late in the month. Not made about getting it, though!

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar 2020 - Day Two Review | Frankly Kiersten Review

   Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Day Two!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar - Day Two Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!

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Spoilers below!

Wildflower Lacquer - Wynne Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

This was a polish that was for sale to raise funds for Wynne, the owner's cat, vet bill. I'm unsure if it will come back but check out the other polishes for Harley, her 12 year old dachshund. There's going to be a release this week so make sure you have her website bookmarked!

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Wynne is a grey linear holographic with a green to gold shift and scattered holographic.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Halloween Advent Calendar 2020 - Day One Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 Okay, so I bought a second Halloween Advent Calendar this year. I have never purchased a polish one in the past but when I saw Geekish Glitter Lacquer was doing a Halloween/Horror one, I had to grab it. If you don't already know, Lexi has a supernatural-themed podcast as well so I knew this would be good. This is 13 days of Halloween starting the 19th and running through Halloween!

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Spoilers below!

Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar 2020 - Day One Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

 It's finally here, Notoriously Morbid's Advent Calendar for 2020. The inspiration for this year's box is Stephen King's universes, which is my favorite thing because I watch The Stand as least three times a year and now a new version is coming out this Winter! The Advent Calendar spans over 13 days starts the 19th and includes an item a day until Halloween. The box itself was $75 and this is the fourth year of it!

Click here for more Notoriously Morbid reviews!


Time for Day One.

RocksBox Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Disclosure: This post contains referral links. That means if you click one and make a purchase, I will get something in return. Find out more information here 

What is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box where you receive three pieces of jewelry that's (supposed to be) curated for you. You can wear the pieces as much as you want and buy pieces if you love them. You get a $21 monthly credit to offset the price of a piece (or pieces) if you choose to purchase. Send back what you don't want and you'll get another box. You also rate each piece to let your stylist better curate your boxes.

How Much is Rocksbox?: Rocksbox is $21.00 a month shipped but is currently only available in the US.

Get your first box free with code KIERSTENBFF31 or click here!


I always come back to Rocksbox, but this time was because I started my new job a couple of months ago and dress in more than jeans and shirts, so I needed new jewelry to wear!

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

What is Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly?:  Mystic Monthly is a 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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Quixotic Polish - Optimism Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Sadly, this polish isn't still available. It's from December of last year and thus, a little out of date. Basically, my M.O.

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Optimism is an orchid based shimmer containing an intense pink to gold to green shifting shimmer and dusting of holo micro particles

HighPaperClouds Cloud Box - September 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!


After last month's box, I was so excited for this one!

Moonflower Polish - Do You Love Me? Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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



Do You Love Me? is dusty blue with gray microflakes and pink-red-gold shimmer.

FabFitFun - Fall 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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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.  


I can go ahead and let you know that this isn't my favorite FabFitFun.

Ethereal Lacquer - Artemis Review | May 2020 Hella Handmade Creations | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Another semi-recent polish! I do love HHC and love the longer-term themes that makers have. Ethereal was participating with the Greek Mythology theme and this is based on the Goddess of  hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon and chastity!

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Artemis is cool purple base infused with red to copper to green (at extremes) shifting shimmer.

Create With Pen Monthly Bundle Deco Kit - September 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.

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Eek, bears!

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet Doubling Charm - September 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!


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

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This bag was stuffed!

Quixotic Polish - Southern Nights Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Another Quixotic Polish and another that's still available! I am loving that I'm finding polishes to share that can still be purchased, but I know the majority aren't available anymore.

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Southern Nights is violet base with a stunning baby blue to aqua shimmer that shifts to purple and pink at high angles.

Panduh Minimalist Box - September 2020 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

What is the Panduh Minimalist Box?: The Panduh Box includes 6 to 8 stationery or planner items each month. You can expect to see pens, sticky notes, washi tape,  notepads, lifestyle items, etc. 

How Much is the Panduh Minimalist Box?: Panduh Minimalist Box is $34.00 + shipping on the monthly plan and the pricing does go down if you sign up for longer terms.


It's my first Panduh Box and I was so excited when it came in. So many planner boxes are deco-themed and this is perfect for those of us that are minimalist!

Lollipop Posse Lacquer - Prickly Pear Review | For the Love of Polish May 2020 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Another from the May 2020 FTLOP Box! If you remember, I just shared the Polished For Days polish from this box and that means there's one more to go! This is a super vibrant pink so my camera was on the struggle bus!

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Prickly Pear is a neon pink crelloy filled with grene to puruple shifting aurora shimmer and green to pink to purple shifting iridewscent flakies.

Ipsy Glam Bag - September 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. 

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Look at that bag. It's so cozy!

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