Mom On The Go Affordable Makeup (Beginner Friendly)

Mom On The Go Affordable Makeup (Beginner Friendly)

A Makeup routine doesn't have to be complicating or overwhelming when putting together your routine. When I'm in a hurry; when I don't want to think too much about my look these are the affordable makeup products that I know will give me the look that I want. I can also apply them quickly and know how they perform. Here are some of my tips and tricks when putting together that no fuss, easy and dependable makeup routine. 

Rude Cosmetics Too Much Drama (Review and Swatches) Dupe for Huda Rose Gold Palette

Rude Cosmetics Too Much Drama (Review and Swatches) Dupe for Huda Rose Gold Palette

Does this palette look familiar? I don't own the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette but it looks like a dupe to me. I'm sure formula's are different. I purchased this palette to see how I felt about Rude Cosmetics, I haven't heard much about this brand. They're a US based company founded in 2016. They strive to provide high quality products at "comfortable" prices. They've really caught my eye after trying out this palette.

My Struggles as a Smaller Beauty Blogger | Discussion and Tips

My Struggles as a Smaller Beauty Blogger | Discussion and Tips

We see a lot of tips and tricks about blogging around the community but I wanted to discuss what my struggles are as a small beauty blogger and what I'm doing to overcome these obstacles. When it comes to Mrs. Q Beauty, I really feel like this is my little corner of the internet. I'm a mom, wife, and beauty enthusiast. I started wearing makeup as a new mom because I was so tired all the time, and I wanted to do something that would make me feel better. Mrs. Q Beauty is my creative outlet, and I would love to grow my audience. Here are 5 areas that I struggled with as a new blogger, and as a smaller blogger.  

Niche down or not? I've been going back and forth if I should open this blog up to books and or more lifestyle content. Ultimately, I decided that I should niche down and write about beauty. My reason for this is because I want to start looking more into beauty and not just product reviews. I felt like I was wanting to open up this blog to other content because I was feeling stuck. I started brainstorming and coming up with more and more beauty related posts, and I'm excited to get more creative over here. Stay tuned. My advice to you about choosing a niche or opening it up to other content is to look at why you're doing it. If you're truly passionate about it, great. In my case, I wanted to include book reviews but when it came time to write them, I didn't want to do it. As a former book blogger, I realized I was going back to it because it was a comfort zone for content. 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry and Revolution Beauty Reloaded Provocative Palette (Dupe/Alternative)

Urban Decay Naked Cherry and Revolution Beauty Reloaded Provocative Palette (Dupe/Alternative)


The Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette is one that I fell in love with when it was first launched. I tried to talk myself out of it, I looked through my collection to see what I already had but in the end, I decided to purchase it. The rosy/mauve shades are so beautiful. Revolution Beauty launched new Reloaded palettes and the Provocative palette caught my eye. I didn't realize it was a dupe for the Naked Cherry until I brought it home and started playing around with the palette. When I swatched them side by side, I realized that the Provocative palette was a great alternative.

Two Drugstore Primers: I'Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock, and Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer

Two Drugstore Primers: I'Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock, and Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer


I didn't know what all the fuss was about when it came to primers until I started using them. Today, I'm going to review the L'Oreal Infallible Glow-Lock primer and the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating primer, both have been in my rotation and I've had a long time to put my thoughts together.

Let's talk about the L’Oreal Infallible Glow Lock primer. If you're looking at this product in the drugstore, you will see a Glow-Lock version and a Matte-Lock version. I don't typically look for matte complexion products, but I was curious about the Glow-Lock version. This primer does provide some hydration, it blurs imperfections, gives you a pearlescent base that stays tacky. This tackiness helps to lock in a radiant foundation for longer lasting wear time. I haven’t tried many tacky primers, I know some makeup gurus swear by them but I do feel like it helped to lock in what I was putting on top. Typically, dewy foundations are not as long lasting as a matte foundation but the Glow-Lock helps to lock it in place. In the summer months, this would be perfect. It's very lightweight and quick to apply. If you're looking at the Glow-Lock and thinking about the L'Oreal Glotion, they're two very different products. The Glotion can be worn on no makeup days, it doesn’t stay tacky and it provides a radiance on its own. The Glow-Lock has a little bit of a glow but not much. Its purpose is to really hold on to the glowy product you put on top.

NYX Cosmetics Phoenix Ultimate Shadow Palette (Review and Swatches)

NYX Cosmetics Phoenix Ultimate Shadow Palette (Review and Swatches)

NYX Cosmetics recently added two palettes (Ash and Phoenix) to the Ultimate Shadow palettes. Ash is a cool-toned palette, and Phoenix is the one that immediately grabbed my attention. I'm always so drawn to warm red sunset colour stories. This was my first time trying the Ultimate Shadow palettes from NYX, previously I tried the Multi-Finish palette which I did like. This palette consists of 16 shades including matte, shimmer and metallic shadows. 

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist Review

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist Review


The Morphe Continuous setting mist was a product I knew I would pick up at some point. It's raved about throughout the beauty community and I don't think I've heard one negative review about the product. Even from beauty lovers who weren't the typically Morphe fans. In my opinion, setting mists are essential. They help to melt all the powders together, take away any powdery look and really give you that final touch. 

Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Review (Sephora)

Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Review (Sephora)


Makeup remover is one of my favorite things to test out. As a busy mom, I want to remove my makeup in the quickest time possible. I also prefer not to look like a panda bear in the morning due to unwashed mascara; my dark circles are all my son's fault and they don't need to look any worst due to a poor makeup remover. I was new to a charcoal makeup remover and decided to try out this Boscia version. My first impressions were "oh, it's thick."