2019 Word of the Year: Progress

2019 Word of the Year: Progress

I've mentioned it a few times, but 2018 was a life changing year. While I was grieving and figuring out what my new life looked like, I implemented some changes to really anchor myself. When I start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, I organize. I do really well when I have a plan, and a backup plan. I eliminate the doubt that I have and it makes me feel secure. I realized that some of these small changes I put into place, really made positive impacts on my day to day life. The word progress comes in because I believe life is a work in progress. Life ebbs and flows; we have ups and downs and it's how we respond that matters. I have areas in my life that I want to continue to make progress on. I want to continue growing and learning and doing what makes me happy. 

Colourpop Good Sport Palette (Review and Swatches)

Colourpop Good Sport Palette (Review and Swatches)

Colourpop has some of my favorite eyeshadows and the fact that they're affordable is even better. They do release alot of products and I don't always pick up every product they release, but this palette was on my wish list pretty quickly after it launched. I have quite a few of the pressed shadow palettes and I find myself going back to them over and over again. I really enjoy a palette with 12 shades, as long as I can create a full look. I picked up the Good Sport palette when Colourpop had free international shipping a few weeks ago. This limited edition fall palette has a mix of purples, greens, and warm neutral shades. The shade range makes this palette really fun to play with, the colors are cohesive and perfect for this time of year. 

Profusion Infatuation Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Profusion Infatuation Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

I've heard alot about Profusion Cosmetics around the beauty community and as much as I wanted to try them, I don't have a lot of access to their products living in Canada. You know me, and I do enjoy trying out affordable brands. I was happy to find this palette at my local Winners. I finally had a chance to try this palette. Berry tones are really capturing my attention this winter season and I couldn't pass up this affordable palette.  

Weekly Makeup: (Tarte, Colorpop, Stila, Makeup Geek, Milani, Dior, Maybelline, Essence)

Weekly Makeup: (Tarte, Colorpop, Stila, Makeup Geek, Milani, Dior, Maybelline, Essence)

I'm looking at this picture and really laughing at the variety of prices in my makeup. I really enjoy using affordable and higher end makeup, if it works well that's all the matters to me. This week really flew by and I'm happy that the weekend is here. I really need to get more Christmas shopping done, and start baking as well. I have some time off work during the holidays but I do need to go to work in between the holidays. I'm looking forward to just being home and relaxing. I'm hoping to get more blogging in once it has calmed down. So, let's get into the makeup...

6 Beauty Gifts For A Beauty Lover (Silicone Facial Brush, Spot Cleaner, Makeup Sponge, Flawless Finish Facial Hair Remover, Color Switch, Sigma Brush Mat)

6 Beauty Gifts For A Beauty Lover (Silicone Facial Brush, Spot Cleaner, Makeup Sponge, Flawless Finish Facial Hair Remover, Color Switch, Sigma Brush Mat)


First Row

1. Silicone Facial Cleaner:There's many on the market, but this is the one that I picked up on Amazon. It works so well, and the charge lasts and lasts for months. I use this daily, and will even use it to remove makeup swatches on my arm and you will be so surprised how easily the swatches wash away. The leaner shape of this cleanser makes it so easy to wash your face and get into all the spots you want. I highly recommend this one.  (Purchase*)

2. Makeup Brush Spot Cleaner: I've been using this Quo Makeup Brush cleaner for daily spot cleaning. As soon as I'm done with the eye brushes that I used, I spray a paper towel and spot clean my brushes. This has been a game changer, because my favorite brushes are always ready to go. Since I don't use that many brushes in the morning, this doesn't add too much time to my routine. This Quo cleaner can be found at Shoppers Drugmart and I absolutely love it.(Purchase*)

Morphe 15T Your True Selfie Review and Swatches (Holiday 2018 Collection)

Morphe 15T True Selfie Review and Swatches (Holiday 2018 Collection)

The Morphe 15T Your True Selfie palette is a wonderful palette to play around with for fall and winter. It is limited edition at the moment, as were the 15 pan palettes from last years holiday collection but they were eventually made permanent. So, there's always a chance that they will make them permanent. Morphe's 15 pan palettes are some of my favorite palettes, I think it's a perfect amount of shades in a palette to create endless looks. Sometimes I don't feel like a palette offers enough mattes or shimmers, but these 15 pan palettes have all been hits for me. I love the mix of matte and shimmer shades and the range of colors in this palette. ThisYour True Selfie palette really drew me in with the earthy oranges, browns and those greens.

2019 Goals for Mrs Q Beauty



This past year has been the hardest I have ever had to live. I lost my mom in March, lost myself in the grief and really didn't know how this year would end. It ended with me learning how strong I really am, I am much stronger than I ever thought I was. In many ways, I see my mom in myself and how she raised me to lead a family. I also realized that this blog was so important to me this year. It allowed me to do something for myself and distract me from the grief. In 2019 I want to continue to create content, and pour my heart into this blog.

Weekly Makeup (Profusion, Morphe, Quo, Covergirl, Stila, Makeup Revolution, Flexitol, Sleek)

Weekly Makeup (Profusion, Morphe, Quo, Covergirl, Stila, Makeup Revolution, Flexitol, Sleek)



It's Friday, and I'm welcoming it. I took Monday off to spend with my son for his birthday and the entire week felt off. So, I'm happy for the weekend and the chance to reset for next week. My inlaws were also visiting this week, and I didn't get as much blogging in as I usually do. On the plus side, I haven't had to cook all week. It's been great. They're leaving Sunday, so next week should go back to normal.

Quo Cosmetics Megawatt Highlighter (Review and Swatches)

Quo Cosmetics Megawatt Highlighter

Quo Cosmetics is exclusive to Shoppers Drugmart, or Pharmaprix if you're in Quebec like I am. They're priced alittle higher than drugstore and release multiple products per collection. I do enjoy trying their products but they can be hit or miss. When I saw this Megawatt Highlighter in store I was intrigued, I swatched it and I was amazed! Wow, for 14$ this is a steal. The swatches were absolutely stunning. They remind me of the new Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duo highlighters. The texture and pan size look very similar as well. I haven't swatched the Pixi highlighters but they are also on my wishlist.

Morphe 9A | Always Golden Review and Swatches

Morphe 9A | Always Golden Review and Swatches

The Morphe 9 pan palettes were previously Ulta Beauty exclusives and as a Canadian I didn't bother to order and pay for customs. When I saw them on Sephora Canada for 16$, I purchased the three that were available. This Always Golden Palette soon became a favorite with the 9B (review) Bronze Babe palette. These little palettes would be great for beginners and those of us who are in a hurry and don't want to think too much about color selection. You can grab this 9 pan palette, and get a complete look which I do appreciate. It also has enough shades to give you options.