Mom Life is the Best Life

MamaQueenSoonMaternityTop & Jeans: Soon Maternity – Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

I’m sure my fellow mamas out there can agree with me 100% when I say that life before becoming a mom is a different kinda life that you can easily forget about. Even though I am constantly sleep deprived (which I’ve accepted that it’s going to be that way for a really, really long time), dealing with a toddler who is well into her terrible twos (how is it possible that she’s been in this stage since she was one-year-old), chasing around an infant who just started walking and anticipating the arrival of a newborn who will be making his debut in just a couple months… I wouldn’t trade this life for anything in the world. The fact that I can share this life with my husband is a major plus too because he really puts in the time to be a wonderful husband and father. By the way, we will be celebrating 4 1/2 years of marriage next week as well 🙂 But… that’s for a separate post.

IMG_8397^The moment Scarlett met Landon for the first time. Can’t believe he will be one-year-old in a few weeks! *insert a million heart eyes emojis here*

In honor of my 2nd Mother’s Day, I wanted to share my some of my favorite things about this Mom Life:

I love…

  1. that no matter how tired I am, seeing my children after work somehow gives me instant energy. And I could be having the worst day ever but my children’s smiles and kisses always make me feel better.
  2. watching them grow and learn new things every day. It’s amazing to see their little personalities develop. Scarlett and Landon are complete opposites. Scarlett is super outgoing and quite the entertaining character like her Daddy and Landon is more on the chill side like me… LOL. I’d have to admit that Scarlett does get her sassy side and attitude from me… oops.
  3. providing for them. As a full-time working mom, the mom guilt is so real but knowing that I can provide them with what they need and more (while doing something I love) makes me so fulfilled.
  4. trying to be a better person because of them. Before being a mom, all I thought about was myself but now that I have little people that depend on me, it pushes me to a better person every day.
  5. being entertained by them. They bring so much joy into my life and always make me laugh! Sometimes Scarlett says and does things that I’m like wtheck… where did you learn that?! Lol. At the moment, Landon loves to gives kisses followed with a strong slap in the face… total boy!
  6. being called ‘Mama’ by them and getting random hugs and kisses which reassure me that, though I am not a perfect mom and never will be, my kids love me no matter what! Right now, my husband is a bit salty towards me cause both kids are super attached to me and not gonna lie, I am soaking it all in 🙂

To all my fellow mamas and mamas-to-be… cheers to you! I hope that you are all spoiled this weekend. Happy early Mother’s Day!!!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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First of all, Happy almost Mother’s Day to my fellow mamas!!! I adore you all…. you are rockstars 🙂 Keep doin’ what you’re doin’! Hopefully this gift guide helps you if you’re still on the hunt for a gift for your mom, sister, friend… or *ahem* yourself!

Any one else always end up searching around for a gift and paying that expedited shipping fee?! SMH. Haha. I tell myself every year that I will plan ahead and get gifts at least 2 weeks before. Any way, being a mom myself, all I have to say is SPOIL all the moms and shower them with love!

P.S. That Michael Kors Crossbody bag is such a steal! It’s on SALE for $66 at Macy’s!

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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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Instagram Roundup

Hey guys! It’s been so long since I’ve done my last Instagram roundup but it’s definitely time since I’ve posted a few outfits on there that I didn’t do a blog post on. Below you will find all the outfit details (plus a few other things) that I posted on Instagram recently.

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.25.50 AM^ I’m pretty sure every blogger and their mom has these wedges but I don’t care cause they’re so freaking cute hence why I decided to jump on the bandwagon! I know that a few designers sell these for hundreds but I got mine on Just Fab for $39.95… score!

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.26.19 AM^ I am obsessed with this dress and it’s only $20 from Romwe! Shoes are Sam Edelman (still one of my faves and it’s been over a year since I got them).

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.26.57 AM^ Dress: Cotton On – Kimono: Forever 21 – Shoes: Old Navy – Necklace: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar (What I wore to the Opening Night of my Show at work)

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.27.16 AM^ This is a maternity dress from an Australian brand, Soon Maternity. Let me just tell you that the quality is amazing! I wore it to a wedding and I was so comfy all night 🙂

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.27.28 AM^ Dress: 337 Brand (I live in T-Shirt dresses)

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.48.33 AM^ Both of these marble beauties are from CaseApp… love! Use code “MAMAQUEEN20” at checkout for 20% off your order. Click here for the laptop skin and here for the iPhone case.

MQ_nubysippy3MQ_nubysippy2^ Every mama needs this sippy cup by Nuby USA! You can store snacks on the top… it’s so awesome! They even have designs for boys.

Hope you have an amazing week, everyone!
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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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Preggo Spring Outfit

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I threw on this outfit and just thought how perfect it is for Spring! The top is from SheIn and it’s not maternity and it’s my normal size… score! That means I can wear it after I give birth 🙂 I was a bit skeptical of getting it cause of the color… if you know, I usually stick to black and neutrals but I did fall in love with it. Not to mention, the quality is amazing for the price…  only $13!!! Seriously, such a steal. Click here to purchase.

Ok about these amazing (over the belly) maternity moto leggings from Preggo Leggings though… I love the material since it’s the quality type that won’t stretch over time and fade after a few washes. It’s so comfy and it comes with an adjustable strap over the belly which makes it good to use at any point of the pregnancy (well, maybe after a baby bump has formed of course haha). I will be hosting a giveaway soon and will definitely announce when I do! To be the first to know about it, follow me on Instagram @rainaelegado 🙂

Happy Thursday loves!

Top: SheIn – Leggings: Preggo Leggings – Shoes: Makaila James – Sunglasses: Forever 21

*This post was in collaboration with SheIn and Preggo Leggings. As always, all opinions are my own.

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