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I was at Walmart one day last week for groceries and decided to treat myself to something.  I picked up this new Color Elixer lip product (?) by Maybelline.  The color I picked up is 025 Mauve Mystique.
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I don’t know what to call this product.  I didn’t even know what it was when I picked it up.  There wasn’t a very good display, just a bunch of them in a tray on a shelf.  I thought they were lipsticks in a clear tube!  (I was holding it upside down *o*).  They’re not solid though.

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Maybelline states it “delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss.”  I find all three of those to be true.  It feels slightly heavy on the lips, but it’s not terrible.  It’s not overly sticky to me.  This mauve shade is a nice neutral color on my lips.

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Check out this crazy applicator.  Isn’t it funky?  They say it’s their exclusive angora brush.  What does that mean?  Angora, as in rabbits?  I should look into that more, because I am crazy allergic to rabbits.
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I really like the way this looks on my lips and I’m anxious to try some other shades.


I bit the bullet and ordered a Golden Tote this month.  For those of you who don’t know what Golden Tote is, it’s kind of like a subscription service for clothes.  They offer a $49 tote and a $149 tote (plus reasonable shipping).

If you select the $49 tote you get to pick one clothing item to put into the tote and they surprise you with 2-3 more items.

If you opt for the $149 tote you get to choose two clothing items to add to your bag and then they pick 5-7 more items.

I really wanted to order one last month, but didn’t have any money in the budget for it.  So I was anxiously waiting the official reveal this morning of the selection for this month.

I went all in and ordered the $149 tote.  The two items are selected are:

oversized-jacket-1  ruffle-dress-1

I’m really excited to see how this turns out.  I’ll be back with an update as soon as the package hits my porch!