A Perfect World Skincare

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Ok guys, seriously I’m so spoiled. Preen.me sent me a bunch of products from Origin’s A Perfect World collection. I got the Antioxidant Cleanser, Age-Defense Treatment Lotion, Antioxidant Moisturizer, Age-Defense Moisturizer with SPF 40, Age-Defense Skin GuardianAge-Defense Eye Cream with SPF 20, Creamy Body Cleanser and Highly Hydrating Body Lotion. You can only imagine the joy in my face when I opened up this package… definitely a ‘kid on Christmas morning’ kinda moment lol. Any way, I’ve been using this for over a week now and I’ve seen such a change in the texture of my skin. Not only does it feel so refreshed but my skins looks brighter and feels much smoother.

One of the main ingredients, White Tea (which smells amazing by the way) is believed to extend longevity. Fun fact time: the emperors in China even claimed it to be the “Elixir of Immortality.” Um… yes please!!! This soon-to-be mama of 3 is definitely feeling older so I say yes to all the products that will naturally help me stay looking younger longer 🙂 White Tea is packed with polyphenols, a potent antioxidant that helps protect skin from damaging free radicals to keep its youthful looks alive, longer. YES!!

Here’s when I use the products:

MQ_origins3^ A.M. Products: Antioxidant Cleanser, Age-Defense Treatment LotionAge-Defense Moisturizer with SPF 40Age-Defense Eye Cream with SPF 20

I love that their moisturizers comes with a SPF version which I use in the morning to protect my skin from the UV rays. My face feels super clean and ready for make-up after I use these products.

MQ_origins4^P.M. products: Antioxidant CleanserAge-Defense Skin GuardianAge-Defense Treatment LotionAntioxidant Moisturizer

I always feel so good after my night time routine knowing that I just cleansed my face with anti-aging products that works all throughout my beauty sleep. You know that feeling after you just get a facial? YEP. This is it. Every time.

MQ_origins5^Bath time: Creamy Body CleanserHighly Hydrating Body Lotion

The body wash makes my time in the shower even more luxurious… it just smells so fresh! The scent is strong but it’s not overbearing. The body lotion is extremely moisturizing and I don’t feel the need to have reapply. I take baths at night during the week days so I always wake up with such smooth skin.

FullSizeRender 2^ Me watching my sister get a mini facial at the Origins Store in Fashion Valley a few weeks ago. It was such a fun event launching the “A Perfect World” collection.

These products may be on the pricey side but if you’re on a budget… I would definitely get the Antioxidant Cleanser, Age-Defense Treatment Lotion, and one of the moisturizers: Antioxidant Moisturizer or Age-Defense Moisturizer with SPF 40! I plan on doing a video soon on how I use these products and my IG followers will be the first one to find out when I post it… click here to follow me!

*This post was in collaboration with Preen.me. As always, all opinions are my own.
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Ipsy April 2017 Glam Bag Review

MQ_ipsyapril1What’s in the April 2017 Sideshow Glam Bag?

  1. Luseta Beauty Volume Reviving Dry Shampoo in Potpourri
  2. Mint Pear Vitamin C Serum
  3. defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island
  4. ColourPop Cosmetics Creme Gel Pencil in Mr. Bing
  5. Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush

MQ_ipsyapril2Luseta Beauty Volume Reviving Dry Shampoo in Potpourri

I was so excited to get this since I just love dry shampoos! This one smells wonderful (literally like a bag of potpourri) and the scent is strong which I actually like since it wears down towards the end of the day. It does come out white so you just need to make sure that you brush it out well. It definitely did its job of removing hair oils.

MQ_ipsyapril6Mint Pear Vitamin C Serum

This serum smells really good and it definitely makes your skin feel so smooth after. I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to notice any visible changes… I mean, I wish it makes me look younger?! Lol. It feels really good on my skin though. Hopefully I’ll begin to see a change before I’m done with the sample size.

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Ahh so my face lit up when I saw this in my bag! You know how I love me some nail polish! This color is perfect for Spring. The application was so smooth and the formula is super opaque… it’s every nail polish addict’s dream for sure 🙂

MQ_ipsyapril5ColourPop Cosmetics Creme Gel Pencil in Mr. Bing

I was so excited to get a ColourPop Cosmetics product this month since I’ve heard so many great things about it but have yet to try out their stuff. The only thing I was bummed about was that I always wear black eyeliner. I would’ve obsessed with this had it been black. The quality is great so I will probably give it to a friend who wears brown eyeliner.

MQ_ipsyapril3Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush

Ok so my inner child was definitely excited to get this Lisa Frank brush!! I mean, my fellow 90s girls know what’s up lol. All of my stationary was Lisa Frank in middle school so I was so happy that Glamour Dolls did a Lisa Frank collection. Not only is the brush super cute with the unicorns and pink tip but it actually works really well. I’ve been needing a new blush brush so this is perf! Obsessed.

Overall, I am loving this bag so much! My favorite is obviously the nail polish, duh. Lol. Still haven’t tried Ipsy yet?! Well, what are you waiting for? Click here if you want to get Ipsy for only $10/month!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Hide Your Stress With Dermalogica’s New Product + Giveaway

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Ok so it was Show Week last week at work and it’s just naturally crazy as you would expect! We had last minute, extra long rehearsals, costume malfunctions, lack of sleep… you name it. It’s the same every time but the show usually turns out great 🙂 But boy am I stressed and drained! Not to mention I’m almost 6 months pregnant and have 2 little ones at home who deserve the same energy when I get home as I have at work.

Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 7.59.04 PM^ This was me the day before Opening Night shopping for some last minute costume pieces for our Motown Show! Had to take time for a selfie 🙂

Thank goodness Dermalogica sent me their Stress Positive Eye Lift so that I could at least LOOK like I wasn’t stressed. I don’t know about you but I sure could tell how tired a person is by their eyes and the area around them. Sometimes I’m so stressed and tired that not even the best concealer in the world could conceal it haha.

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I’ve been putting this on at night and in the morning after I wash my face. Not only is it immediately soothing (especially with the metal tip applicator), it definitely tones down the puffiness. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks but I can see that the area around my eyes have good firmer too. You have to try it out for yourself! It is on the pricey side… retails for $65 but trust me, it’s worth it!

I am giving one away to one lucky Mama Queen subscriber!

I’ve been putting this on at night and in the morning after I wash my face. Not only is it immediately soothing (especially with the metal tip applicator), it definitely tones down the puffiness. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks but I can see that the area around my eyes have good firmer too. You have to try it out for yourself! It is on the pricey side… retails for $65 but trust me, it’s worth it!

I am giving one away to one lucky Mama Queen subscriber! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @rainaelegado
  2. Follow Dermalogica on Instagram @dermalogica
  3. Subscribe to The Mama Queen

If you’ve already subscribed to my blog and have done the first 2 steps then you will be automatically entered. A randomly selected winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, April 26th at 8 p.m. PST via e-mail. Good luck!

*This post was in collaboration with Dermalogica. As always, all opinions are my own.

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My Newest Obsession

MQ_lipsense1Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 3.40.23 PM^ 1 layer Hazelunut + 1 layer Caramel Latte + Glossy Gloss

I’ve heard about LipSense awhile ago. I’ve seen videos of women wearing their products and rubbing their lips to prove that their lip color won’t smudge and will stay on. I mean it looked legit so I’ve been really wanting to try it out! I was so excited that Chante Fox from My Kiss & Tell sent me a lip color and gloss to try.

I started off Caramel Latte and Glossy Gloss and after one day of trying it, I had to get more so I got Hazelnut, Raisin and Matte Gloss. Honestly, I think I made a great selection because I’ve been mixing those 3 colors for a couple months and I’m still loving what I come up with 🙂 It’s so awesome that you are able to mix colors, especially when you’re just wanting a tint of a certain color.

IMG_7504^ 1 layer Hazelnut + 1 layer Raisin + Glossy Gloss

I work full-time so it’s nice to put on my lip color in the morning before work and then… well, that’s it actually. Lol. I only have to put it on once a day. After that, you just apply the gloss throughout the day to keep your lips moisturized. I’m obsessed and I literally have been neglecting all my other lipsticks. You know I’m a fan if my MAC lipsticks are collecting dust, haha. I can’t wait to add to my LipSense collection!

If you’re dying to try it out, reach out to Chante Fox from My Kiss & Tell and let her know I sent you!

P.S. When you want to go for a matte look and use the Matte Gloss, you have to put on the Glossy Gloss FIRST for moisture then after a little while, put on the Matte. I didn’t know this at first and I put the Matte Gloss right on top of the lip color and let me just tell you… not cute.

*This post was in collaboration with My Kiss & Tell. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag Review

MQ_ipsymarch1What’s in the March 2017 “Tres Jolie” Glam Bag?

  1. INT Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Goddess Gold
  2. JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel
  3. OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush
  4. Chella Tweezers
  5. ModelCo Eye Define Retractable Crayon Liner in Black

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This shade is so pretty! This is the type of color that I typically wear when I want a more natural eyeshadow look. I like to wear it on my lids with a darker shade on my creases. It’s the perfect amount of shimmer! If you apply it with a wet brush, the color will show up a lot more.

MQ_ipsymarch3JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

 I love how this product comes with a dropper applicator. I tried this mineral gel on my face a couple times and you definitely get that instant gratification… my skin felt smoother and firmer. I’ll probably continue to use it a couple times a week since they claim to get rid of or prevent wrinkles! So far, so good.

MQ_ipsymarch6OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush

I normally wear pink blushes because I think that they look better on my skin tone. I’ve received other products from this brand a few times and they’re great! The products are pigmented and last awhile. This shade is so pretty and I actually ended up liking it 0n me. It’s perfect for summer. I’ll be switching off between my normal blush and this one for sure.

MQ_ipsymarch2Chella Tweezers

I don’t know about you but I always misplace my tweezers! And of course when I need them the most, they are all no where to be found lol. I was so excited to get this one by Chella because 1) the handle is super comfortable to hold and 2) it’s red (meaning I should be able to easily spot it in my over stuffed make-up bag haha. Not to mention, these work well too!

MQ_ipsymarch4ModelCo Eye Define Retractable Crayon Liner in Black

Yay eyeliner! I know we get eyeliners in our glam bags often but I love it when we do because I mean, I can’t get enough of them! It’s actually perfect timing again because I lost the one I’ve been using… oops. This one by ModelCo glides on perfectly and is super pigmented which I love. It’s also the type of eyeliner that you don’t need to sharpen and just have to twist… my fave! I love that they sent the full size too which retails $14.

So this is the first bag in probably a year that I actually LOVE the bag it came in! It has such a chic look and I’d totally use it regularly. The blush color is perfection too! Back to the products though… which one is my fave?! Hm… I’d have to go with the tweezers then the eyeliner 🙂 Click here if you want to get Ipsy for only $10/month! The tweezers and eyeliner alone are $24! So worth it…

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Products for Both Mama and Baby

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I’m seriously known as the “bag lady,” even before kids I always had a ton of bags of literally everything I “might” need lol. Anyone else like me?! Haha. My family always gets annoyed of me when I go with them on a trip cause they already know to expect that I’ll have a ton of things with me. Now with 2 kids (well, soon it’ll be 3)… it’s been taken to the extreme. Obviously, clothes are a given but as far as health and beauty products, there’s always one for me and one for the babies.

I’m so glad Babo Botanicals sent me their natural and hypoallergenic lotion and 3-in-1 wipes that are for both mamas and babies. They smell AMAZING too! I spend so much money on baby hand & face wipes, as well as wipes for me, so this is a lifesaver. A major plus is knowing that there aren’t a ton of chemicals in them that could be harmful to little ones and knowing that the products I’m using on myself are safe enough for babies.

I’ve been using the lotion on Scarlett and Landon right after I bathe them and it leaves their skin feeling silky smooth. I give them baths in the evening before bedtime so the lavender scent is perfect for calming them (and myself) down lol. If you’re like me and every outing with the kids looks like you’re going on a mini vacation OR just looking for amazing new products for you and/or your little one, check Babo Botanicals out! They have  a ton of awesome products that I’ll have to try 🙂

*This post was in collaboration with Babo Botanicals. As always, all opinions are my own.

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