April and May Marge’s Monthly Must-Haves

Another better-late-than-never post? Sure, why not. Please bear with me while I play catch up—things are still a little crazy around here, between the move and attending weddings and planning our own. (We’ve reached the four-month mark—holy cow, you guys!)

April and May ipsy Glam Bags:


While I’m not smitten with the pouch itself for April, I loved practically everything that came in my bag.

The concealer, in particular, was a welcome relief. With the flooding to my apartment, I had limited access to the makeup in my vanity, and thus had to go sans concealer for a few weeks—until ipsy sent me some!

Other notable mentions are the blending brush, eyeliner (I haven’t had to buy eyeliner since last September, thanks to ipsy), the hair repair oil (haven’t tried it yet but looking forward to), and the Tarte lippie (which I will discuss further below).

I have a sneaking suspicion ipsy knows my favorite color…

My May bag was nice too—I got a brush for the third month in a row (love!), and since this is a contouring brush I probably should learn how to properly sculpt my face now. The Smashbox mascara is awesome, but you probably already knew that already. And the Hibiskiss chapstick is fantastic—it smells absolutely delicious and leaves a nice stain on the lips. I did like the pouch for this month too, but I’m getting too many. I might cancel (gasp!) after my June bag arrives.


Tarte lipstick. While this came in my ipsy, I think it deserves its own spotlight outside of the Glam Bag. This is the first lipstick ipsy has sent me that I’ve continually worn (mostly because the color isn’t a bright pink, like I’m almost always sent). It’s more of a rosy red than a pink. It has peppermint in it, and it glides on so smoothly.  An A+ in my book.

Better Than Sex Mascara. This was another purchase because of flood damage to my apartment and limited access to my stuff. But I figured, why not treat myself to a non-drugstore mascara and try a waterproof one for the wedding while I’m at it? The girl at Sephora recommended this one to me, and I can’t sing its praises enough. I like to layer it with my Smashbox X-Rated mascara ipsy sample for maximum volume.

The Balm’s Meet Matte Hughes liquid lipstick in the shade Devoted. I tried this for my April Things I’m Going to Put on My Face (For Science) and fell in love. It’s creamy and doesn’t transfer or feather. You can read more about it here(link).

Bag Balm. This is essentially a medicated balm, kind of like Carmex but not as foul smelling. It was my BFF this month when my lips were painfully chapped and split. And it comes in this cute little green tin!

Until next month,

—Marge 💋

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3 thoughts on “April and May Marge’s Monthly Must-Haves

  1. Apoorva June 6, 2016 / 4:35 am

    I loved your post. Are you planning your own wedding? It would be awesome if you could do a post on that as well. I myself am planing a January wedding so I’m jotting all the pointers x

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    • Margo June 6, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Wow, thank you so much for all the nice comments! I am planning my own wedding—we have t-minus four months! I’ll definitely do some posts about everything leading up to it! And congrats on your own up-and-coming wedding! 😀

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  2. Apoorva June 6, 2016 / 4:57 am

    Marge NEVER STOP WRITING, please. I love your blog and I love all your posts (even though I’m not much of a subscription bag/box person).

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