Ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag Review

Ipsy Glam Bag June 2017What’s in the Ipsy June 2017 “Volume Up” Glam Bag?

  1. Glamour Dolls Romantic Rose Brush
  2. Beaute Basics Travel Face Blender in Light Pink
  3. Margaret Dabbs London Treatment Enriched Nail Polish in Green Daylily
  4. privai Matte Moisturizer
  5. theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush
  6. DOUCCE Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

Ipsy Glamour Dolls BrushGlamour Dolls Romantic Rose Brush

I just adore these brushes! They’re so cute with the copper and pink tips. I have a few brushes from this brand and I love them all! This is one is for precision blending and for applying eyeshadows. I love to do my eye make-up for special occasions so this is perfect.

Ipsy Beaute Basics BlenderBeaute Basics Travel Face Blender in Light Pink

I use the original beauty blender to apply my face powder. I rarely use liquid foundation but when I do, I use my beauty blender to apply that too. I loved receiving this travel size one that I used to apply my under eye concealer. It’s perfect since the beauty blender I already have is took big to hit the right spots under my eyes.

Margaret Dabbs London Treatment Enriched Nail Polish in Green Daylily

Getting nail polishes (especially full size bottles) in my glam bags makes me so happy! The packaging of this one is beautiful! Isn’t it? I love the color too. The formula itself was very thick and opaque with just one coat. It’s definitely quality. I would love to try out more colors from this brand!

Ipsy privai matte moisturizerprivai Matte Moisturizer

This moisturizer definitely helped keeping my skin matte which I liked. My face isn’t really on the oily side to begin with though so I don’t know if I’ll need to keep using it. It does help keeping my skin soft too. Based on all the reviews on ipsy though, this product is amazing and serves its purpose! If you have oily skin and need a product that will keep your skin matte, you should try this moisturizer.

Ipsy theBalm Balm SpringstheBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush

Ah I just love this brand!! I literally have been using their blush that I got in my ipsy bag a fews months ago to this day. This one is a bit on the matte side and the one I’ve been using has a light shimmer. I love that they’re different so I can switch it up. I’m definitely a fan of this product!!

Ipsy DOUCCE mascaraDOUCCE Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

I always get excited to get new mascaras to try. When I saw that this was a mascara that volumizes lashes, I couldn’t wait to try it on. The wand looked promising although it’s not the type I usually prefer for mascaras. It was a bit tough to get the product on my lashes. Although, it was very pigmented, it didn’t really work for me… unfortunately.

Another month, another ipsy bag! My faves from this month are the nail polish and the blush. I’ll probably get really get use out of those 2 products the most. The bag itself was pretty cute too, since there are lips on it, I’ll probably store some lip products in there 🙂 If you want to try ipsy for only $10/month, click here! It’s so worth it to try 5 new products each month plus get a make-up bag. To help put it in perspective, the blender brush alone retails for $10 and the nail polish is $22… wow!

P.S. I got 6 products this month because of an issue with a product from a previous month.


What I Added to My PM Beauty Routine

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As if I already don’t take forever to get ready for bed, I added 2 more beauty products to my nightly beauty routine. I started using the Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment and the VII Code Oxygen Eye Mask and they have been such a game changer!

Dermalogica Nightly Lip TreatmentDermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment_1

What I love about the new Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment is that it’s supposed to firm the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and improve skin elasticity, and restore barrier function visible signs of aging. Honestly, I’ve been struggling with these issues for awhile and have been on the search for products that would help since I love to wear lipsticks and you know they’re not cute with a bunch of fine lines. Am I right?!

The product is more of a lotion so it was a bit different since I was expecting something like a lip balm. I love that this kills two birds with one stone too… you put it on your lips and the skin around your lips where wrinkles form as you get older. I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and honestly, my lips looks so much smoother with less fine lines. I can’t wait to keep using it and see more results! I’m really happy with this product so far and totally recommend it. Thank you Dermalogica for sending me this to try! 🙂

VII Eye Mask_1

Another product I got to try is the VII Code Oxygen Eye Mask for dark circles. I was so excited to receive these since, as a mom, I get like no sleep or if I do, it’s broken sleep LOL. One word: concealer. Thank goodness there’s a product that will help eliminate dark circles under the eyes so that I can use less concealer look less tired (naturally).

VII Eye Mask

These eye masks feel so good when you first put them because they’re cool (temperature wise lol). So after you cleanse your face, you put these babies on under your eyes and leave it on while you sleep… no longer than 8 hours. I can only dream about sleeping that long now-a-days 😛 Any way, when I wake in the morning and I take these off, my skin feels firmer and look brighter. Obviously, it’s not a ‘night and day’ type of result after one use but slowly and surely after each use, the results definitely get better. I’ve been using these masks mostly every night for almost 2 weeks and I’m sold 🙂

Check them out!

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


The Perfect Bluish Purple Nail Polish

Sinful Colors Bluz Cruz 3

Sinful Colors Bluz Cruz 2

Does anyone else get inspired by seeing someone else wear a nail polish color they like? I know I do! I saw my coworker wearing a similar color to this and I went straight to Target to get one just like it… I’m glad I found “Bluz Cruz” by Sinful Colors for only $1.99! Before I used to be all about just having salon brands (which I still love and have a ton of) but honestly, you truly do get the bang out of your buck with Sinful Colors!

I love pops of color during the Spring time and this one definitely pops! The formula is a dream and is opaque with just one coat, although I always do 2 coats of polish. It was super smooth to apply. Their polishes usually last a few days with a solid base and top coat… I use the OPI Natural Base Coat and the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. If you don’t have those yet. You need them now… trust. They are game changers for any DIY mani.

Sinful Colors Bluz Cruz 1Monowear Leather Band

The top pictures were taken in the sun and this was in the shade. See how it still pops even in the shade?! Obsessed. Oh and I’m loving my Monowear Classic Leather Band in Black for my Apple Watch… it’s on sale for $45 and if you use code “MAMAQUEEN15” at checkout, you’ll get an additional 15% off!


^ Btw, if you missed it on my instastory… I got 2 of this nail polish rack on Amazon and I am in love!! They’re just what I needed. So worth it. I should’ve gotten 3 because after my little Target trip, I added a few more to my collection… shh don’t tell my hubby! I was only supposed to go for diapers lol!

Have a good week everyone!


Ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag Review

MQ_mayipsy1What’s in the Ipsy May 2017 “Summer Friday” Glam Bag?

  1. Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh
  2. Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush
  3. Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask
  4. Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
  5. Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

MQ_mayipsy3MQ_mayipsy2Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh

I was so excited to get this lipstick shade because it’s very similar to one of my everyday colors that I currently wear (MAC – Whirl). It’s a true matte lipstick and I love the smooth application. In the picture above, I put 2 coats on my hand. I wear the MAC Prep + Prime Lip under all my lipsticks and it definitely helps with hydration, smoothening the lines and keeping the color on longer.

MQ_mayipsy4Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush

This brush is not only super cute (love the white tips) but it’s definitely quality too! It’s a multipurpose brush that I mostly use for nose conturing and blending my eyeshadow. Love it! I also found out that this brand has brushes for Art AND Beauty… now that’s awesome! No wonder their make-up brush is legit.

MQ_mayipsy7Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask

This is one of those masks that give you an immediate result, which is smoother skin. I loved how my face felt after I washed this off… it felt much softer. When it comes to face masks, I need to feel immediate results so I actually know it was worth the time I left it on my face haha.

MQ_mayipsy6Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo

When I first saw this in my bag, I assumed it was eyeshadow so I was surprised to find out it was actually a bronzer and highlighter… oops! Any way, when it comes to bronzers, I typically like ones without a shimmer so I actually just used the highlighter on this duo. The light shimmer is really nice outdoors. The palette I use for contouring is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

MQ_mayipsy5Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

Yay for an eyeshadow palette! These colors are really pretty although the 3 colors I would use the most are the lightest one on the left and the 2 shades of brown on the right. The product is pigmented and on the shimmery side which I love for the warmer weather. What’s awesome about this brand too is that it’s 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free!

Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this month’s bag. The quality of the products are good and since they’re similar to products I already use, I would probably be using them up. I’m not a fan of the see-through ice cream make-up bag though but I know Scarlett will be and she can use it for her little trinkets. Haha. Any way, Ipsy has been stepping up their game lately and I get more and more excited to see what I’ll get each month. If you’re considering to try it out, don’t hesitate! It’s worth more than the $10/month… click here 🙂

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A Perfect World Skincare


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.

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.

MQ_ipsyapril4MQ_ipsyapril7defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island

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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