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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Getting Your Brows in Shape: Gym-Inspired Sets from Tweezerman

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Getting Your Brows in Shape: 

Do you pack your beauty-stuff for the gym? I always tuck a small bag of beauty essentials into my gym bag just in case I need to touch up after my workout. Often my gym days are my errand days. So, I frequently find myself out most of the day after the gym. So, packing beauty essentials is a must!

Tweezerman has a super cute assortment of new gym-inspired sets to choose from! I got to try one out and I just love it!

Tweezerman is my go-to brand for tweezers and honestly the only tweezers that I use. Seriously, they are that good. You will have to look no further after trying Tweezerman tweezers. They are high quality and extremely effective for all of your plucking needs. I was "blessed" with very generous brows. So, I am always plucking a stray hair. It helps to have precise and effective tweezers on hand! I keep tweezers in my bathroom, handback, vanity table, etc...and they are all Tweezerman!

I got to try the adorable Get that Glow set!

Get That Glow Set ($36,
This set has everything you need for post gym touchups + a few extras for while you work out:
  • Mini Slant Tweezer
  • Mini Precision Folding Razor
  • Complexion Cleansing Brush
  • Water Bottle
  • Elastic Hair Ties & Headband
  • Canvas Tote Bag
I picked this set because I thought the tote and water bottle would be perfect for the gym! The size of the canvas bag is really perfect for the gym. It is just big enough for a small hand towel (I use those for wiping down weight equipment), your water, wallet, keys, phone, a couple magazines for the elliptical, a few toiletries (I always carry deoderant, hair ties, etc) and my makeup bag. 

The Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers are my favorite tweezer shape. They are super easy to use and are perfect for those stray hairs! I love that the complexion cleansing brush has a pop on case/lid. It keeps the brush clean and fresh! Now, I don't typically wash my face at the gym...but, I know a lot of people do. So, it makes sense that it is in this kit. I am probably going to use this brush more at home. I am new to the Mini Precision Folding Razor. What a handy little razor! I shave the stray hairs on my chin and lip. I was actually encouraged to do this by my dermatologist. I have a lot of stray hairs in that area and discovered that I was prone to ingrown hairs when I plucked that area. So, my dermatologist suggested shaving instead. This little folding razor will be perfect for that! Also, I just LOVE the water bottle. It is the perfect size and I love taking water bottles to the gym that totally seal and don't leak! 

If you are looking for a super cute set for the gym or as a gift for your gym-loving friends, be sure to check out these sets from Tweezerman! These sets are limited edition, so be sure to shop now! :) 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Prime Beauty has found the first ever nail lacquer with a swatch cap! LBK Nail Lacquer has a hinged cap that is the color of the nail lacquer inside so you can try before you buy and there are 48 shades!

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty makes every day a FUNday with sunshine and great SPF protection from Neutrogena!

Never Say Die Beauty is over the moon after using the stunning new Highlighting Blush from Mally Beauty. It's a swirl of 4 blushes and 2 highlighters that's sure to captivate you, too!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is over-the-moon about Tata Harper's Illuminating Eye Crème because it not only hydrates, plumps fine lines, reduces puffiness and dark circles, but also because the pearl infused “diamond dust mineral blend” serves as an optical diffuser that blurs fine lines and brightens the skin. #tataharper

Beauty Info Zone loves Boxycharm but sometimes the products are ones already owned. Get your chance to win the September 2018 box so you can experience the charm of this subscription.

The latest Deck Of Scarlet Subscription Box was in collaboration with youTuber Belle Jordan and Polarbelle has it for you to check out.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is still gambling with beauty subscription boxes every month. See what she got in this month's BeautyFIX box.

It’s blackberry picking season for Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour up in Northern California, and the colorful berry hues have inspired some nail art. Jen has created a fun look to showcase just one way you can use the shades from Zoya’s new Element Collection besides a simple manicure.

  15 Minute Beauty is on a teaching mission and her readers lucky enough to be the students. Learn All About Laser Hair Removal. It's teaching for adults.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Late Summer SPF with Australian Gold

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The kids might be back-to-school, but it is still hot and sunny in Georgia! While we do wear sunscreen year-round, the protection needs are even higher with the high temps and exposed skin when wearing lightweight clothing. 

Lately I have been loving the Australian Gold Botanical collection of sunscreens. These sunscreens really stand out! The packaging is beautiful and seriously looks like a high end sunscreen. I especially like this collection because they are all mineral sunscreens. They body sunscreens are highly fragranced. However, they do not have a typical tropical sunscreen smell. The facial SPF is unscented which I really appreciate! My facial skin is quite sensitive. So, using a non-scented mineral sunscreen is the way-to-go for me. 

Mineral sunscreen is my sunscreen formulation of choice. Sure, I occasionally use non-mineral sunscreens on my body. However, I honestly prefer using mineral sunscreen protection. It does not degrade as quickly in the sun and it is less likely to irritate my somewhat sensitive skin. On my face, I almost exclusively use mineral sunscreens. Now with mineral sunscreens, you typically get a thicker formula and a white cast. However, I kinda prefer that texture and my skin is so fair that the white cast is never that much of a problem for me. However, if you have a darker skin tone, the white case is certainly a downside to using mineral sunscreen protection. 

Here is the scoop on the Botanical Sunscreens straight from Australian Gold:

This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel, while the subtle tint seamlessly blends into any skin tone, yet washes away with water. Specially designed for sensitive facial skin, this lotion won't clog pores and is fragrance free. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Discover the non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold® Botanical Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Ingredients: Red Algae, Kakadu Plum, Essential oil from the Eucalyptus tree, Vitamin E
  • Eco conscious formulations
  • Packaging is designed to use as few materials as possible in a recyclable container to reduce any potential waste.
  • Reef Friendly Formulas are free of oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, PABA, SLS, dyes and oils
  • Hypoallergenic , Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested, Not tested on animals
  • Fragrance-Free

I really love this sunscreen!!! I am always in search of fantastic and affordable unscented mineral sunscreens and this is an amazing one at a great price. I really like tinted sunscreens as I don't tend to wear foundation on a daily basis. So, I appreciate my sunscreen having the ability to slightly even out my skin tone. Plus, the tint does tend to downplay any white cast of the mineral ingredients in the product. I am happy to add this to my daily SPF arsenal. I go through sunscreens so fast that I really appreciate good drugstore formulations. 

Retails for $12.99; Ulta Beauty and

Antioxidant rich formula uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to provide a non-chemical UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection, with a powder-like matte-finish that’s never greasy.

I have really come to adore the scents of these sunscreens! I have been wearing these as my everyday sunscreens (applied to my arms, legs, and neck). The product is thick but I do feel that I am getting very good protection with these!
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Ingredients: Red Algae, Kakadu Plum, Essential oil from the Eucalyptus tree, Vitamin E
  • Eco conscious formulations: Packaging is designed to use as few materials as possible in a recyclable container to reduce any potential waste.
  • Reef Friendly Formulas are free of oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, PABA, SLS, dyes and oils
  • Hypoallergenic , Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested, Not tested on animals
  • Citrus Oasis fragrance with notes of Pineapple and Pomegranate

Retails for $14.99; Ulta Beauty and

If you are looking for fantastic everyday eco-friendly mineral sunscreens at a great drugstore price, then look no further than these from Australian Gold. I love them and think you will, too! :)

As always, thanks for reading. 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fabulous Sun Protection: TIZO3 Mineral Sunscreen and Lip Protection!

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Fabulous Sun Protection: 
I am such an advocate of good sun protection! As many of you know, I am absolutely religious about applying SPF and practicing good sun saftey with seeking the shade, wearing sunglasses, and wearing hats and protective clothing. Not only do I have a family history of skin cancer, but also I have lost a dear friend to Melanonma. So, I know first hand how dangerous the sun can be. I inherited my Dad's fair cancer-prone skin. So, I need to be extra careful. Plus, I burn easily and want to prevent premature aging. There are just so many reasons to protect yourself from the sun. 

Finding a good SPF can be tricky! There are so many available: many brands and many different types of SPF protection. Personally, I prefer mineral sunscreens for my face. I will wear both chemical and physical for the body. However, I do seem to have the best results with mineral sunscreens for my face. Mineral sunscreens provide a physical blocker (usually titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and some are just zinc oxide). I have also had decent results with combination sunscreens that contain both mineral and chemical filters. As much as I love how gentle mineral protection is, the downside is that it tends to leave a white cast. So, often I look for tinted mineral sunscreens for the face. This neutralizes the white cast and lessens the need for makeup!

Whether it’s at the beach, on the trail or at the office, your SPF should be your BFF – going with you wherever you go. Not only is sun exposure the number one contributor to skin aging, but more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.

TIZO3® Facial Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 40 is a great option for your first line of defense. This tinted mineral sunscreen offers superior silky sun protection that boasts a non-greasy matte finish. This allows TIZO3® to double as the perfect primer - layering comfortably and undetected beneath makeup.

I did a double take when I first read the package...wondering, is this a moisturizer or a SPF? Then I tried the product and really find it to be unique! It is labeled as a Mineral Sunscreen Facial Primer. It contains a tint and it really has that thick and somewhat slick feel of a makeup primer. The tint is just a tad too dark for me. However, the coverage is sheer. So, it is workable for my fair skin under makeup. Now, I do not tend to use much makeup. Really, I just use either a light dusting of a powder foundation or a light dusting of a powder mineral sunscreen. So, the combination of the TIZO3 under the powder seems to work just right!

How do I use? 
  • After washing my face in the mornings, I always apply a light hyaluronic acid-based gel moisturizer or serum onto my wet skin (my Holy Grail is Neutrogena HydroBoost Extra Dry Skin, however, there are others that I use and love, too!). 
  • Then I dab a small drop of a Vit C Serum (my current fav is the Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate). 
  • Next, I apply the TIZO3 Mineral Sunscreen Facial Primer SPF 40. The feel is thick and smooth, like a primer. It is not greasy and does a great job filling in pores and smoothing fine lines. It really does make an excellent base for makeup! 
  • Then I just apply my makeup as usual. Usually this means concealer under eyes and over redness around nose and on chin followed by a light dusting of powder foundation or powder mineral sunscreen (I love the Jane Iredale Power-Me Dry Mineral Sunscreen) or sometimes a BB Cream instead.  

  • Protects skin with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, the #1 and #2 rated sunscreen filters
  • Universally flattering tint blends into varying skin tones
  • Preps skin with a primer-like texture, creating a smooth canvas for makeup
  • Photostable and remains water-resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Free of chemical sunscreens, dyes, fragrances, oils and preservatives

I am also enjoying TIZO Tinted Lip Protection with SPF 45. My lips are soooo prone to burning. Lip SPF really needs to be applied even more often than your facial sunscreen. It is honestly hard to find mineral lip sunscreens. So, I am super excited to have this one from TIZO. It has a nude tint and a kiwi lime flavor. It works great and is water resistant! 

If you are looking for a fantastic mineral sunscreen that does double duty as a makeup primer and tinted moisturizer, be sure to check out TIZO!!! 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Simply Earth: Monthly DIY Essential Oil Box Subscription: Sept Box Opening!!! Promo Code

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Simply Earth: 
Sept Box Opening!!!

Yippee! I am so excited about my Simply Earth monthly Essential Oil DIY box subscription. Simply Earth has fantastic high-quality essential oils and all of the tools and accessories you need to create some super fun and completely useful essential oil DIY recipes and projects. 

I am so excited to be a part of the Simply Earth blogger squad so that I can bring you the scoop on each month's box and share the fun that I had creating all of the DIY recipes with Simply Earth!

My monthly Simply Earth Box is seriously one of my favorite things!!! There is no question that the addition of essential oils to my everyday life has worked to enhance my environment and help me to manage stress and illness within my house. When I first started out with oils, I just thought that I would enjoy the "scent your home" aspect of essential oils. However, the more I get into essential oils, and the more that I learn and explore, I realize that essential oils can do so much more for you than just smell pretty. Essential oils can do everything from helping you to manage your stress and emotions, to enhancing your sleep, to warding off illness. Essential Oils are so versatile and so fun to explore! My monthly Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box is really helping me to learn more about essential oils a little bit at a time with 4 oils and recipes to go with them. I feel like I have gone so far beyond just diffusing oils! The recipes really help me to integrate Essential Oils into every part of my life.

My Simply Earth monthly Essential Oil subscription box has really taken the guesswork out of exploring and using essential oils. Their monthly box contains 4-5 essential oils and ALL the ingredients, supplies, and recipes for a variety of essential oil DIY projects every month. If you are like me, you are constantly pinning ideas on Pinterest. But, honestly, how often do we actually make these DIY projects? lol, it is time consuming to go hunting around for all those supplies! Well, Simply Earth does all the legwork for you with their DIY box. Plus, I love the "suprise" element every month! I never know what oils might arrive. Since I am an oily newbie, I never know what oils to order when browsing online. Some of the "surprise" oils that have come in my Simply Earth boxes have become my total favorites...and, I would have never known to order them had they not come in my subscription box. Plus, the oils from Simply Earth are high quality pure oils. You are really getting top quailty oils in your box. Seriously, my Simply Earth monthly box is pretty much my favorite thing ever!!! I am not even exaggerating! I get pumped when I know my box is coming and I honestly can't wait to dig in every month and explore and use my oils and get going with some fun DIYs!!!

About Simply Earth and the Monthly Essential Oil Subscription Boxes:

So excited about my Simply Earth monthly essential oils DIY box subscription!!! I literally love this subscription and totally look forward to my box arrival every month. :) Want to hear more, here is the scoop...

The Monthly Box:
Every month, you get a DIY recipie box with 6-7 different recipes plus about 4 full size bottles of essential oils. The box also contains the labels, containers, some of the ingredients/supplies for all of the recipes included in the box. The recipes are pre-printed on cute index cards.

Simply Earth literally takes all the prep and guesswork out of DIY projects. They make it easy to get started with your DIY fun as soon as you open your box. You can literally just open up your box and get started with your DIY fun! These boxes are so enjoyable from start to finish! I get to explore new oils as well as some favorites and I get to discover new and creative uses for the oils!

Simply Earth makes exploring the world of Essential Oils easy and fun. Plus, can I just mention how amazing the oils are?!?! They are high-quality and theraputic grade. Such great quality oils. I am super impressed and already a loyal fan!

To find out all the details about what is inside this month's Simply Earth Essential Oil subscription box plus to get my Promo Code, please click "read more" below! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all of the details about the Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event that runs from September 5-9. Stop by LSBB to see all of the details about the His and Hers Gift Bags and all of the amazing Step-Up Gifts– you won’t want to miss out!

The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale can be both exciting and overwhelming! Kate Loves Makeup narrows down all of the items on sale and shares the top 5 products that you need in your collection. Do you need some ultra refreshing skincare for this late Summer heat?

Pammy Blogs Beauty loves the Aqua Reotier Water Gel Cleanser and Moisturizer from L'Occitane!

Prime Beauty has talked endlessly about the benefits of Vitamin C in skincare. Fresh has a brand new skincare line using their Vitamin Nectar Fruit Complex for a healthy-looking glow and soft, smooth texture.

After another beauty blunder, Polarbelle has found her self with a dropped brow and droopy lids thanks to Botox done across the back of her head to treat migraines. Watch her attempt to conquer the hooded lid situation in this new GRWM.

Did you pick up new beauty products at the recent Sephora sale? See what Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom bought and what she thinks of the products that she carefully selected.

15 Minute Beauty has had to change her makeup routine a lot now that she's over 40, and she this week she shared how to avoid caking with your concealer and foundation. Do you follow these tips? 

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty attended the launch part at Interlocks Medispa for organic, luxury makeup brand Kjaer Weis. Check out her pix of the party and the gorgeous Kjaer Weis makeup.

Do you love a good giveaway? Beauty Info Zone is taking part in an Blog Hop that has 80 giveaways that you can enter. Beauty Info Zone's prize this time is for a $25 Amazon gift card and you know you'd love to win that.

An eyeshadow primer is essential in any makeup routine. Find out if Realizing Beauty thinks the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Amplifying Eye Primer is a worth checking out.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Make Everyday a SUNDay with Sunshine and Great SPF Protection from Neutrogena®!

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Don't you just love that perfect Sunday? To me, a perfect Sunday has a relaxed vibe with a mix of personal time and family time with lots of sunshine and outdoor activities. Our weeks are so busy this time of year. We are already in our Back-to-School routines with early mornings at the bus stop, carpool lines at the preschool, busy work weeks for both parents in our household, dance practice, soccer practice, church activities, neighborhood activities, and more! There is no question, we need our weekends to unwind, de-stress, play, and just have fun. To relax and unwind and play, our family gravitates towards outdoor activities. We spend almost our whole weekend outside enjoying the sunshine and in addition, many afternoons during the week. 

My Perfect Sunday Fun-Day:
If I was to design my perfect Sunday Fun-Day, it would start with an early morning run. I am a self-proclaimed morning person. Why? In our busy life, mornings are the quiet time in our house. It is a fantastic time for self reflection and getting centered for the day. I like to get the jump on everyone by getting up early for a cup of coffee in silence and solitude. Next, I get in my workout gear and running shoes, grab my phone for some tunes, and head out for a neighborhood run and trail run. I like escaping to the trails to get in some nature and exercise amongst the trees and the streams. Then I get home and make a nice big brunch for the family which includes pancakes, eggs, and the works! Often I have two little helpers mixing up the pancakes with me. Then we spend the rest of the morning playing outside in the backyard with the kids running around and swinging and climbing on the playset and my husband and I working on and tending to our gardens and yard. I occasionally retreat to my favorite spot in the yard: my hammock...sometimes with a book and sometimes with my kids cuddled up beside me. After a nice lunch outside on the deck, we usually get organized for an afternoon at the pool. So, we pack our bags and snacks, towels, sunglasses, hats, SPFs, and head to the pool. There is no question, at the end of this day, we are exhausted. Yet, we are happy and our hearts are full and family memories were made. You can make any day a Fun-day with outside time and smiles.

Sun Protection and Our Philosophy:
Protecting ourselves from the harmful effects of the sun are of paramount importance for our family. Not only do we all have fair skin that is prone to burning, but also there is a family history of skin cancer in our family. We know first hand how dangerous the sun can be. However, we love and cherish our outdoor time! So, forget hiding away from the sun. We can live our outdoor life knowing we are protected when we wear our Neutrogena SPF and practice good sun safety. 

Good sun safety includes daily application of Neutrogena® SPF. There are so many formulas available to meet your needs. Be it a morning run, when you need sweat-proof Neutrogena® Sport formulas, or pool-side with water safe sunscreen.

SPF and Sun Safety Tips:
One of my biggest and best tips is to apply sunscreen head-to-toe at least 15 minutes before going outside. My kids are totally used to the routine of SPF application before going outdoors. I really like that I have already instilled this habit with them at a young age. Also, note: SPF is not just for days when you are going to the pool or planning outdoor fun. SPF is for every day!

Even with SPF application, you still need to practice other sun safe habits. Wear sunglasses and hats! This protects your eyes and your sensitive faces. Lightweight sun protective clothing can help shield you from harmful rays during peek sun hours. Seek shade when you can. We are lucky to have great natural shade in our yard from the trees. However, we also have a big table umbrella and always pick a spot at the pool with shade and an umbrella for pool breaks. 

Last but not least, you must reapply sunscreen throughout the day! Especially remember to reapply when you have been swimming or exercising as sweat and water wears the sunscreen off faster.

Products I love:
I use a variety of SPFs from Neutrogena®. The brand has many options available. So, you can tailor your sunscreen selection based on the type of activity and type of sun exposure you expect.

Our family's sun protection needs vary with our skin types, ages, and activities. My son has eczema. So, I trust his sun saftey with the gentle Neutrogena® Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF50. It is so gentle and it never flares his eczema nor does it cause irritation. For the rest of us, the Neutrogena® Ultra-Sheer is a standard go-to SPF. There are great facial formulas, too! I particularly enjoy using the SheerZinc Face Dry-Touch Broad Spectrum SPF 50. Zinc is so gentle and the protection just can't be beat! When I am going out running or will be gardening or exercising outdoors, I like to choose the Neutrogena® CoolDry Sport SPF 70. The protection is sweat-proof and is water resistant for 80 minutes.

Have you tried the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost line? If you haven't yet, be sure to check it out! I am obsessed with the Water Gel moisturizer. It is amazing! So, it is no surprise that I am also a fan of the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30. I love the water-light feel and it gives your skin such a nice boost of hydration!

Here are some of my favorites:

Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+: Goes on easily and absorbs quickly for an invisible, light-weight feel on your skin. Formulated with Helioplex® Technology, it offers superior broad spectrum protection from aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays.

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion (SPF 30 and/or 50): Delivers superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and hydration with a water-light, refreshing feel. This water-resistant sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 leaves skin looking healthy and moisturized for up to eight hours without any greasy residue or white marks.

Neutrogena® Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum (SPF 30 and/or 50): A mineral sunscreen that features our breakthrough Purescreen® naturally-sourced 100% zinc oxide technology.

Make Every Day a Fun-Day:
Sunshine and good times are my idea of a perfect Sunday Fun-Day. With good SPF protection from Neutrogena®, you can make any day a Fun-Day with the comfort of knowing you are protecting yourself and your family from the harmful rays of the sun. So, forget hiding away from the sun. Life your life knowing you are protected! 

What is your perfect Sunday? I would love to hear! I am always looking for great ideas for sunshine and family time. :) 

As always, thanks for reading!

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