Marge’s Monthly Must-Haves: July 2016

Hey, everyone! As my wedding draws ever nearer, I’m finding myself purchasing even more beauty products with the excuse “I can wear this for the wedding!” And that’s pretty much what happened this July. Whoops.

I’m doing my own makeup for the big day though, so it’s a good excuse, right? Right.

Let’s get started with this month’s faves, shall we?

First up is Soap & Glory—I’ve been waiting for this line to show up in Ulta, and the day finally arrived! I was so overwhelmed by all the options that I limited myself to only two purchases: the Orangeasm body wash and the Righteous Butter bronzing lotion “with tanwrap technology.” And I gotta say, I’m in love with both.

The body wash smells so fresh and invigorating (even my fiancé loves it!) and it foams and froths well. The lotion actually DOES make my legs look tanned, and not in a baked-looking, orange way.

“Will you wear this for the wedding?” you’re probably think-asking.

Yes. Yes, I think I will, you beautiful reader, you.

Next up is Makeup Revolution’s Blushing Hearts  Goddess of Faith highlighter—I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to try it for the wedding (for science), and when I got to Makeup Revolution’s website and saw how amazing their products are, I knew I had to order a few others (you can read about the haul here).

But let’s talk about this highlighter. First of all, cute box, right? Kind of reminds me of the Sweethearts blusher/bronzer from Too Faced. And it’s so shimmery. I always accidentally go overboard on this product when doing my makeup—you hardly see it on the brush, but then you brush it on, and BAM. SO SHINY. I PROMISE I’M NOT GREASY, I JUST WENT OVERBOARD. Heh.

The next favorite of mine is the Sun Bunny bronzer from Too Faced—this is a sample I got from Sephora by redeeming some of my points. I’m not big on bronzers, etc. but I trust Too Faced and figured I’d give it a try. I’m pretty dang wowed by it, guys. So much that I’m planning on wearing it for my wedding (surprise).

And of course, my July Ipsy Glam Bag. I’m ridiculously smitten with everything I got: Delectable by Cake hand cream in the scent lemon & cream, an angled brush, TreStique highlighter crayon, an Ofra lip liner, and a Meet Matt(e) Trimony eyeshadow from The Balm. And of course, the adorable holographic bag this month—swoon! (I’m going to have a hard time deciding which Ipsy bags to use for honeymoon!)

Nice to meet you, Matt(e).

I loved the mini eyeshadow so much that I indulged and purchased the whole Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette when it was up for the Ipsy offer of the day—it was a total steal at $22, a whopping 40% off the original price. The shades are so pigmented and creamy; I don’t regret my purchase one bit. I’ve been wearing it nonstop since it arrived.

Mine arrived a little dented and smudged, but no biggie.


…and I’ll probably continue to wear it into the foreseeable future.

What products did you swoon over this month? I’d love to hear!



3 thoughts on “Marge’s Monthly Must-Haves: July 2016

  1. Nicole August 2, 2016 / 9:47 am

    I just signed up for Ipsy for the first time! 🙂 I soooo can’t wait to try out new products again. It’s been awhile since I’ve had new makeup products to play with. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Margo August 3, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Oh I hope you like it! Let me know what you get in yours! 🙂


  2. contemplatingstyle August 14, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I waaaaant this palette! *.*


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