My Blog Story

Mrs Q Beauty

This blog was born when I felt very uninspired with my 8+ year book blog. In the 8 years since I started blogging, my life changed. I had a son, and reading didn't happen as often. When I did have a chance to read, I didn't feel like reviewing the books. After I had my son, I really started getting back into makeup. It was ten minutes in the morning when I did something for myself. Something that made me feel better.

I use to never want to take pictures that had me in them. When I did look at pictures, I noticed how tried and worn out I looked. My son was a horrible sleeper, and he's just now starting to not wake up during night. He's almost four... Those early years were rough, when I returned to work after my year maternity leave. I was a mess! I was so tired, I didn't know what to do with myself. I would be crying, and not know why. I suddenly had alot of anxiety and knew I had to take control and organize myself. I turned to makeup as a form of self care. It was my creative outlet and something that I could do for myself. It has honestly changed me for the better. I like taking pictures with me in it again. I love when my son is scrolling through my Instagram and he sees a picture of us. I see someone who is much more happier, much more in control, and balanced.

Makeup has become a passion for me. I'm not a makeup artist, I'm just a 32 year old woman who loves to do her makeup in the morning. I love testing out products, and learning about the industry. This blog is a way for me to connect with other makeup lovers, and maybe mother's and wives. I hope to build a supportive community. I'm so happy to be blogging again, because I really missed it. It's exciting and I love seeing my blog grow. Thank you for all of those that have been commenting and reaching out.


  1. Aww this is such a lovely post, happy that makeup could be your outlet. You look really good in the picture and your son is adorable x Sam

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  2. Aww this was a really nice read! It's nice to hear how other people use beauty as an outlet too, I'm not the best at it but I love trying new things too, and I love talking about it with other people x

    Velvet Blush

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. All the best with your new blog and I hope it reignites your love for blogging.
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

  4. I think the best beauty blogs are by those who aren't makeup artists (like you & me) because most people aren't pros and it's nice to hear how products work for us amateurs! lol! xx


  5. What a great story! I really love your blog. I look for people who love makeup as well. For years, I got really behind as to what was out there and blogging has helped me catch up. You and your son are just too cute.

  6. Thank you for sharing your story, your blog has quickly become one of my favourites. I love your reviews and am excited to see where your blog will go. I only found your blog a few weeks ago and it is so so good. Have a great week xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  7. I started my blog after having kids too, makeup is a great way to focus on self care in a time when everything seems to be falling to pieces around you.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  8. I loved reading your post. I love makeup too and I do find it therapeutic at times too. It’s amazing how life can change so much but I hope that this new journey is one that you’ll love 💗