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Byline: Tamara Audi
Nov. 5--On a Monday morning in Livonia, a group of mothers gleefully sent their children to class and their husbands to work, then gathered in Chris Thomas' living room. They passed plates of mini-bagels and mixed mimosas. They caught up on Kelley Risi's pregnancy (twin boys due in April) and talked about their summer vacations.
Around noon, a woman in a white striped shirt and navy pants arrived and began unpacking several large plastic storage bins. One woman mouthed, "Oh my god." Another clasped a hand over her face as items were set on a table.
When Kelly Anson finished setting up, she turned to the room. It was silent.
"OK, ladies," Anson said. "Are we ready?"
For the next two hours, she displayed her wares: body paints, kiwi-flavored gels, lotions, potions, games, and adult toys and "romance enhancers" that tested the imagination.
So long, Tupperware. Good-bye, home decor parties. Fare thee well, Mary Kay.
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