Mail Call!!

It’s been so long since I’ve been on to post! I am super exited to show you everything that I have planned to show you this holiday season. I’ve been honing my skills in the makeup department, so I can bring all of you better content!So I thought I’d start off the season with a Mail Call!! I received multiple boxes, and  (Spoiler alert) They are all makeup and clothes. So let’s get down to what we all know you came here for….


I won’t be providing links for all this because 1. you’re going to see them in later posts with links and 2.The entire post would end up including over 60 links… and I know you don’t want to click that many links.

My wonderfully large Ulta haul. It is mostly makeup, but there are a few nail and hair products in there. I’m going to be honest with you guys, I didn’t think about where I was going to fit anything until I had taken all these pictures. Then I complained about having too much stuff because my first world problem was super dire.

Another Babble blurb:: can we just take a moment to appreciate how I’ve gotten a little better with my picture taking. I even bough a furry white pillow to use asa backdrop for tiny things ( Sadly enough that was my entire motivation to buy this pillow, I’m not joking guys, I didn’t want to pay for a white rug).

So to wrap things up, I will be telling you a little more about upcoming posts all the while, still being annoyingly vague. There’s going to be lots of makeup looks and I am excited to say I will also be incorporating the clothes and accessories I wear into posts ( Just so long as my husband takes the photos the way I like 😛 ). So stay tuned and get ready for some quirky goodness in your holiday season.


Happy Holidays!



Quirky Turns 20! ( Swatches and Review inside)

If you haven’t already connected with me on Instagram ( @quirkworkymama ) you wouldn’t have noticed my hashtag ( #quirkyturns20 ) scattered across my feed. Today was my 20th birthday and I spent the day up in the mountains drinking Lavender Chai lattes and buying pretty rocks ( which, with that a super awesome announcement will be on the way ). I also got tons on super amazing presents, including the Urban Decay through the looking glass palette. And because I love all of my blog readers so much, I am only sharing my swatches on here ( everyone else doesn’t have the super awesome privilege of seeing these amazing shades on my skin, I know SUCH a privilege ).

Guys, Let me start off by saying this is the prettiest Palette I’ve ever own. I would buy this just for the box. Even long after these shadows are gone I will be keeping this box. Now, for what I know all of you came here for: Swatches!!!!

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Colors ( Top to bottom ) Looking Glass, Reflection, Dormouse, Metamorphasis

The first Column of shadows is Named Alice. It has nice neutrals with a pop of blue.

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Colors: Hatter, gone mad, paradox, cake

The Second Column Hatter is my very favorite! so many bright colors embodying everything that is the mad hatter ( swoon)

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Colors: Lily, Duchess, Kingdom, Chessboard

Pictures do the Mirana Column no justice. The top shade lily is beautifully iridescent. it brings a cute spin to a more neutral look ( which is normally my everyday look , so I need something like this).

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Colors: Heads will Roll, Bandersnatch, Salazen Grum, Royal Flush

Can we talk about that Salazen Grum shade. It’s like a candy apple rolled in pixie dust. I can’t stop looking at it!

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Colors: Time, Dream on, Chronosphere, Mirror

I don’t do smokey eyes, but I’m about to start. I can literally picture a romantic evening out with my husband glammed out with these smoky colors.

You guys placing an order yet? I totally urge you too, If not for the fandom, for the amazing color saturation, satiny feel, and zero fall out! I’ve never had urban decay shadows before this and I am now 100% hooked! you guys buy any good palettes lately?  Stay tuned for my big announcement coming soon ( it is literally the reason I haven’t posted in almost a month so it’s gonna be good, trust me)

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Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

Excuse the fact that this will be my 3rd blog post in less than 24 hours, I just have so much to tell all of you. The other day I forced my husband to drive 45 minutes so I could get the Too Faced Pb and J palette.  I originally asked for this palette for my birthday, but my husband couldn’t find it in our town or the next closest town with an Ulta. So I got the chance to play with this palette almost a month before I was even supposed to receive it. I’ve actually never had anything from too faced, and I feel like this was an amazing first product for me to get.

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The Packaging alone is just super cute! I’ve heard many reviews saying that it’s a little too childish for their tastes, but I think it’s perfect.

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5 shimmery and 4 matte, The colors are perfect for my skin tone and it smells like Peanut Butter! I don’t know about you guys, but makeup that smells like candy is the type of makeup I definitely wanna rub on my face. My husband isn’t complaining either.

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Colors from the bottom up: Spread the Love, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup, Bananas, Peanut Brittle, Jammin’, Extra Creamy, Jelly, Nuts about U


The color Payoff is amazing and there was no fallout. My favorite shade has to be Nuts about U ( Top) it’s a perfect matte Terra Cotta Brown. Also, if you didn’t already notice, my tattoo is almost completely covered by the shadow and that’s only one swipe using my finger.

Final Verdict: I’m in love. This has replaced my go to palette and I look forward to buying More Too Faced Products, definitely worth the price.

Have you been able to get your hands on this amazing palette? what Too faced product do you recommend I buy next?

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April Ipsy Bag Review

I have news: This month’s Ipsy bag will be my last glambag. I have decided to look into other beauty subscription boxes. Nothing against Ipsy, I’m just looking to try new things.

Anyways, on to the super awesome review!

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So this month’s theme was dreamer and I received 4 really awesome products. I received:

Tarte LipSurgence lip cream in the color wonder: I love this, It smells like peppermint and feels tingly on my lips. I am a sucker for reds so this is a welcome addition to my red lipstick.

Novex Argan oil deep conditioning hair mask: I love anything that says that it will add moisture to my hair, so this is a welcome addition to the shower. I haven’t used it yet but I do enjoy the smell as well as the fact that it’s 100g  which means if I like it, I can stretch it to 3 or 4 uses.

Crown C427 tapered duo fiber brush: super super soft! I even rubbed it on my youngest’s face and she smiled and laugh ( which babies are the most honest little creatures on earth, so her reviews are trustworthy). I can never have enough brushes, so this one will be joining the others.

Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume: I was really excited for this one. There is no base, heart, or top notes. It’s just one smell (cetalox) that’s used as the very base note in most perfumes. I adore this unique minimalist smell, and the fact that it is allergen free which  is perfect for this time of year when my allergies have me feeling super sensitive.

Trust Fund Beauty That Glo Tho highlighter: I don’t use highlighters too often, but I can appreciate a good one when I see it. This is really creamy and the shade is perfect for my skin.

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Top: Trust Fund Beauty that glo tho, Bottom Tarte Lipsurgence in wonder

In my opinion this bag was one of the best that I have received. I may one day return to Ipsy, but for now I want to be a little more adventurous, and while getting makeup tailored to my skin tone, eye color, and personal taste is super awesome, I’m looking for something that will help me get a little more out of the box!

Have you tried Ipsy yet? If you aren’t doing Ipsy, then what beauty subscription box do you like?

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Colourpop Haul!!!

So let me start off by saying this: I ordered these on St. Patrick’s day, and the wit has felt like FOREVER. That being said, hubby left for the mailbox and came back with this lovely envelope:




Isn’t it beautiful? In all it’s dirty mailer bag glory! So, if you haven’t already noticed from my makeup looks or my pictures if you follow me on Instagram ( @quirkyworkymama) you’ll notice that I don’t own any matte lipstick. So, I bought some! Along with some other things of course.


The flash on my phone is a little too bright, so  sorry for the quality. I bought two automatic eyeliners in exit and swerve along with their matching cream eyeliner pots. I also bought two matte lipsticks in the color Creeper & Pacific and one of their satin lipsticks in the color Marshmallow.


Colors going from the bottom are Pacific, Marshmallow, and creeper. I am super excited for Marshmallow and Pacific because I’ve never worn a lipstick in those colors and the red is blue based and perfect for my skin tone. The matte lipstick dries smooth but doesn’t look flaky, and the satin lip color ( marshmallow) looked better than I thought it would against my skin.


The eyeliners are amazingly smooth! I bought these so I could pull of a black and white graphic liner look, and I think these will do amazing for that as well as every day cat eyes and water lining.


So, since we were going out anyways, I thought I’d use Creeper and swerve for today’s look to see how the hold up to mom life. I did not do any reapplying throughout the entire day ( I don’t normally, as I usually have my arms full of little people). I applied the lipstick at about 2:30 pm, and immediately after it dried, my toddler put her hand on my mouth in a devious plot to take some of mommy’s makeup. It didn’t budge one bit and I had a huffy toddler after that.


So, I did  put them through the eating and drinking test!  I sipped on a Venti iced Americano and the result was lips just as red as I started with no smudging or feathering. Next, hours later I ate a panda bowl. As you can see in the close up off my lips ( the color is inaccurate because of the flash they were 100% still red) there was a bit of lipstick that traveled to the corners of my mouth, but it was nothing that a few dabs with a napkin didn’t fix.



I of course took a picture after arriving home at 10 pm. still Red, no fading, smudging, and none traveling to my teeth.

Final thought: I adore Colourpop cosmetics. The liner didn’t crease or drift down into the dreaded raccoon eye and the lipstick looked the same when I started my day as when I ended it. 10/10 and a big thumbs up of approval from Quirky Worky Mama!

Have you tried any new cosmetics/ cosmetic companies before? Did you find anything good? and remember you can find me on Facebook ( Karin Hulbert), Twitter, and Instagram ( @quirkyworkymama).

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eye Makeup

If you couldn’t already tell, trying to cut out sweets has me thinking about them non stop ( I was looking at cake print makeup brushes at forever 21). I wasn’t going to post anything until my next glambag as I am currently planning a day trip to Broomfield ( First trip with the 2 littles under 2). But, after doing my makeup for the day I decided I looked too cute not to post 😛


Products used: Wet n Wild color icon shadow singles in sugar (inner corners) and cheeky (middle of the lid), Peony cosmetics Shadow trio, E.l.f Defining and lengthening mascara in black, E.l.f brightening eyeliner in black.

I thought this was a nice simple look for the day and is actually very similar to the makeup I wear going to church functions.

What makeup did you wear today? comment below your favorite everyday look.

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Dollar Tree Haul!!!

If you couldn’t already tell, I like wandering around the dollar tree in search of makeup. I’m a very savvy (cheap) person and at this point, the only way I’ve been obtaining makeup ( to feed the habit) is the dollar store and my monthly Ipsy glambag. Luckily for me there are 5 dollar trees near me. Anyways, today was a pretty good day for the dollar tree. I found a Milani Lip Gloss, an Elf HD blush in the color Diva, a Wet n Wild sharpener,  an Elf smudge pot in the color brownie points, and two NYC sparkle eye dusts in the colors amethyst dazzle and bronze shimmer



Top: Milani Lip Gloss, Bottom: Elf HD blush

Let me start off by saying that I thought the lip gloss was orange ( the dollar tree doesn’t have the best lighting). That being said, even with the disappointment regarding color it is a really nice hot pink and the smell reminds me of a chocolate lip smackers gloss ( oh the glossy lipped junior high nostalgia!). It’s definitely a keeper and will be great at summer play dates when touching up your makeup seems to be an unspoken no no.

The HD blush: Super concentrated! The swatch above is one pump! a little definitely goes a long way, and like most ELF face products it comes in a pump ( which I love). I was a little unsure of the brightness of the pink, but I think it will be perfect for a date night when I can no longer rely on winter winds to give my cheeks a nice flush ( I’m not kidding, I don’t even need blush December – March).

Top to bottom: Brownie Points, Amethyst Dazzle, Bronze Shimmer


Smudge Pot: I love love love my blue Cream eyeliner and this has the same smooth consistency! It will be perfect for my go to church look ( Which I will eventually tutorial).

Eye Sparkles: The color concentration is amazing and these are super blend -able. I already had the Aquamarine sparkle from a past haul, so I already knew I loved these before I headed to the checkout.

Sharpener: Sharpened all my pencils and way better than using the sharpener that comes on top of the liner. No complaints.

You guys find anything good lately? Remember to like me on facebook ( Karin Marie Hulbert) or follow me on twitter & instagram ( quirkyworkymama)

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Mini Dollar Tree Haul

Today I went in to the dollar store in search of parchment paper. We have an excess of Cocoa powder, coconut oil, peanut butter, and oats… So I thought that I’d bake some healthy treats! Anyways… I wandered down the beauty aisle curious since this was a brand new dollar tree and I found the greatest little stuff for my hands! I found Some Essie Nail Sticks in the colors don’t cheetah on me,stick with style, and croc madame. I’ve never used nail sticks before so I am insanely excited to break theses out and play with them ( Did someone say quick and easy Easter manicure? ). I also got n Udderly smooth hand cream. I’ve heard of Udderly smooth and became obsessed around age 13, so finding this at the dollar store was like running into an old friend.  These accidental finds were pretty handy ( Hah! get it? I crack myself up) and I can’t wait for my next trip to the dollar store. Have you guys found anything great at the dollar tree?

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy valentines day everyone! Today I am lucky enough to have three valentines! My husband and my two daughters Sophia and Lydia. I’ve already received my gifts and they are AMAZING! I couldn’t ask for better (plus they’re both pink ).

Which now, I have lots of room for new makeup. Anyways, My plans for valentines day include, coffee, church, and a “romantic” dinner including either our newborn, toddler, or both depending on how nap time works out. I won’t be posting a makeup tutorial today sadly. I’m running out of time and church starts soon. But I hope everyone has a wonderful valentines day and someone to spend it with.

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Dollar Tree Haul

This is my very first haul!!!  Today I found E.L.F, Maybelline, and wet n Wild cosmetics.

download (3)Lipsticks and Balm: Baby lips, NYC lipstick in the colors caramel cream and blue rose, Elf lip stick in movie star, and elf tinted lip balm in grapefruit.

download (1)My favorite out of all these has to be the Blue Rose. I’ve never used a blue based red or pink lipstick and I like the way this one looks on me. The one complaint I would have for the Wet ‘n’ wild lipsticks would be that they aren’t very creamy like the package says,but the color alone is worth the extra pressure needed to get a good amount of color.

shadowstuffFor Eyes and face I Bought E.l.f concealer in medium, E.l.f shimmering face powder in pink, Wet ‘n’ wild shadows in the colors sugar,cheeky,and brass, an E.l.f shadow stick in Midnight Rendezvous, and some NYC Sparkle Eye dust in Aquamarine Sparkle.

download (2).jpegMy favorite of these has to be midnight rendezvous. it has a nice smokey color to it and I think it would work great with sugar for a quick and easy smokey eye (because as a mom it seems like I’m always pressed for time). I also snagged a wet ‘n’ wild shadow brush (not shown). and it is a welcome addition to the obscene amount of brushes I own.

So what stuff have you snagged from the dollar tree? I’d love to know! If you’d like to see any of these products in a tutorial drop a comment below.

until next time.