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My Purse Pout Protector (Yes, You Read That Right)


Makeup is my love language. Or, is it pizza? Well, depends on the day… Or maybe it’s both. I love budget-friendly and mid-level department store products, and I’m going to share with you what I use and why!

It’s not going to surprise my friends that I carry as many as 12 to 15 lip shades in my purse on any given day. (I just counted 14 … after a recent purge) But considering I live in sunny Southwest Florida, those lip shades are subjected to some serious heat. Have no fear, an insulated pouch is here!

The Thirty-One Gifts craze may or may not have overcome you in 2013 like it did me. Somehow I went from owning two totes (that I’m pretty sure were either monogrammed bridesmaids gifts or freebies from department stores with a qualifying purchase) to owning like 17, with at least three of them boasting different fonts of my married monogram. Presh.

Well, once I owned one of every tote in the Thirty-One catalog (I had a friend who sold it, and lots and lots of other friends who wanted to buy it) I needed to start branching out into their other offerings. My newest favorite item is the “insulated pouch.” When I chose it I thought, “That will be great … I can put a cheese stick in it and keep it cool while running errands.” I don’t even know why that crossed my mind. I have never done that. But, my friends, what I have used it for instead is quite genius. It holds my plethora of pout pretties and it keeps them protected when I happen to leave my purse in the car. It fits nicely in the oversized bag that I carry to accommodate my #workingmomlife.thirty one insulated pouch

To be honest, it also sets a boundary on how many colors I can have at any given time. When the pouch starts struggling to close, I know it’s time to weed out my stash. I need that kind of accountability in my lipstick life.

So go order yourself one! I might also add that because Thirty-One became so popular, I’m pretty sure everything in their catalog has been knocked off … so you might be able to snag something similar somewhere else—just make sure it’s insulated!

I officially release you to carry as many lipstick shades as you like, safely.

If you need some help filling your new insulated purse pouch, check out these lip color suggestions: 4 Dark Lip Colors to Rock This Fall (on Any Budget)A Little Love for NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, MAC Cremesheen Modesty Review, and Why You Need This NYX Lip Cream, Now


You don’t usually have to wonder what Julie’s thinking. Her personal mantra is #beboldandjustbeyou so she shares her heart, her humor, her fitness and fashion tips, and frequent embarrassing moments willingly. She’s winging it. Motherhood, her eyeliner, everything.

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