Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – 6 Makeup Looks!

Is there a more summery palette to pull out during summer? At least I don’t think I have one.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Palette – Sand, Lemonade, Oceanfront, Watermelon, Flamingoes, Pineapple, Surf, Donut, Bikini, Pinwheel.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 406.
  • Colourpop Creem Gel Liner – UNTZ.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Nailart gems.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – Sand. Beach Ball, Oceanfront, Surf, Tidal Wave, Sunnies.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette – Sweet Delusion.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – Sand, Popsicle, Sandals, Sunnies, Island, Pineapple, Flip Flops.
  • Colourpop Pressed Glitter – Hungry Ghost.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 403.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – Sand, Coral, Flamingos, Watermelon, Sunnies, Surf, Bikini, Seashell.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 403.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner – UNTZ.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – Lemonade, Popsicle, Watermelon, Flamingos, Seashell, Sunnies, Pineapple.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Colourpop Volumizing Mascara – Purple Prose.
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner – Insomniac.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Honeydew.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • Nailart pearls.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette – Beach Ball, Oceanfront, Sunnies, Donut, Bikini.
  • Colourpop Pressed Glitter – Boombayah.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • Nailart flower.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

Despite hearing a lot of mixed reviews about this palette (will be discussed further in the review on Wednesday) but I really had so much fun working with this palette. Now I do have a love for working with colors so when the shadows are of nice quality playing with colorful eyeshadows is always a blast. Some of the shades were not perfection but again I will chat about that in my review, so stay tuned for that!

Hope you enjoyed some summery looks, because now it’s officially summer (I have my summer holiday, although it was snowing this weekend). At least this palette cave me the summer vibes the weather could not!

Remember that you can also catch up on my blog through Instagram because I post a ton of blog related stuff over there.

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Beauty Bakerie Blending Eggs – Review!

I fell for the super adorable packaging! I mean, having beautyblenders in an egg carton is just so clever and cute! So when I was in need of some new beauty sponges I had to try these. Also, considering they are only 17£ for 6 sponges they are a steal!

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The packaging comes with three blue and three pink eggs. It looks like a proper egg carton. Being a crazy chicken lady then off course I can appreciate that. The blending eggs comes in two different colors, but as far as I can tell that’s also the only difference between them. There is no difference in how they work.

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Off course these are ment to be dampened before use as most of these egg shaped beauty sponges. It does expand, but not all that much. This again leads to the blending eggs being quite firm. One advantage to this is that they don’t seem to soak up too much product, meaning less is waisted which is a good think. On the other hand I also felt like it took more time to apply foundation with them. It takes a bit more time to distribute the product. For reference both the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge are much softer and in my opinion distribute product better.

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As for longevity I was honestly a bit dissaointed. I have used three of these sponges untill they started falling appart and that was only after 6-8 weeks. For comparison my Real Techniques sponge usually last me 4-6 months and a Beauty Blender well over 8 months. So even though the blending eggs are much cheaper I don’t think that makes up for their short lifespan.

The lifespan as well as them being a bit more firm than what I personally prefer means that I probably won’t repurchase another set of these. Although they are super adorable and affordable I would rather pick up a two pack of the Real Techniques sponges that will last longer than all 6 of these and even apply my foundation better.

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I truly wish I could have made a better review of these. I really like buying from smaller brands and since this was my first encounter with Beauty Bakery I wish the outcome could have been a bit more positive. But when doing a review, showcasing my experience and opinion is the whole point, either it’s good or not so good.

If you do prefer a more firm sponge than maybe these will be a hit for you though, but personally I won’t be picking them up again.

Have you tried them? Did you have better luck than me or do you prefer other tools?

XOXO

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Tarte Icy Betch Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

We all remember the aprils fool made by Tarte right? I know I know, it’s just makeup and it’s not that deep and we should not take things to seriously. BUT, this was the time before every other brand released a green, blue or green AND blue palette and I had been waiting for something exactly as the aprils fools joke palette for a long time. So for me it was a dissapointment when the joke was announced. I was not the only one that got annoyed and Tarte got quite a bit of backlash for this. It seemed like I was not the only one that would like this palette and that green and blue eyeshadows are not a joke after all.

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I kind of thought all the bakclash would make them release the palette in the end. But they did not. They released this palette. Sure the name is Icy Betch, but the layout and colors are not the same. Would I prefer the original joke? Absolutely! But you know, Tarte dipping their toes into colors was something I wanted to applaud anyway. And I like the packaging. And it’s chep. And they had free shipping one day. So, here it is!

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The packaging is so pretty though. I have to say, considering the price of Tarte palette is quite cheap, I do think you get some very solid and well made packaging. Normally within this price range, producers usually stick to cardboard, but these Tarte packagings are really nice and heavy. This one has a stiker on top of the packaging. It’s loud and sparkly with the palette name on it, but if you peel it off it’s revealed that Tarte reused some old packaging from a discontinued palette. I know a lot of people almost feel “tricked” by this, and that they almost just got something that was not completely new. Me on the other hand think it’s great. Re-use (of any product) is great as long as it’s safe. It’s much better for the environment to reuse old packaging instead of starting up a production line with a whole new palette. It just makes sense to be a bit environmentally causios and use what they already had avaliable. I mean, what  waste it would be throwing out thousands of old packagings and make brand new ones, when they can just add a sticker and reuse. Recycling products are great, and I love that Tarte did that! Go Tarte!

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But let’s just talk about the actualy product now! It’s a 10 pan palette with three different pan sizes. 9 of them are proper eyeshadows, but one shade is HUGE and can doubla as both eyeshadow and highlighter. The “highlighter” is a icy white base with a golden peachy sheen in it. It’s very pretty actually both as an eyeshadow and highlighter. One of my favorite things about this palette actually. However it’s strikingly similar to the highlighter in the limited edition “Make Believe in Yourself” palette. The color is spot on, the formula in Icy Betch is just a tiny bit more fine milled.

Besides the highlighter with is obviously a shimmer you get 4 shimmery/metallic shades and 5 mattes. They are all in the blue or green family except the matte that is completely white, but a matte white usually is very nice to blend out matte blue shades with, so I am happy this shade is added to the palette. The white can really save the day if you want a nice transition from your crease to your browbone and the blue is a bit hard to blend.

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The pale matte blue shade “Heather” is indeed not an easy shade to work with. It is very dust and applies very patchy.It’s just too easy to blend it away snce it’s so dusty, while it sticks better to some parts of the lid. It does need a very sticky base, and still thenit’s a hard shade to work with. “Vivian” the matte denim blue was also a bit har dto blend in the outer crease, but with a bit of patience it sorted itself out. The bright matte blue “Becky” and matte seagreen “Georgina” worked much better. My favorite way to apply these was with a denser blending brush. So instead of using a fluffy crease brush as I usually do, I applied these two shades with a kabuki-styl blending brush with a much higher density. With that sort of brush these colors layed down very evenly and with a bit of build-up they had good payoff without being patchy. My favorite shade in the palette is “Becky” without doubt.

The shimmers (or metallics, I don’t know they seem somewhere inbetween) are decent. They for sure needs a setting spray to dampen them a bit, but when you do they are very nice and saturated in color. A bit of fallout, and since blue and green fallout is very unconvenioent to get all over your foundation I would for sure recommend doing your base makeup last.

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So overall, is it worth it? Well, I like 8 of the shades. The pale matte blue and matte denim blue just require too much work. Sure, you can make them work in the end, but they are so fuzzy that I can’t really brag much about their quality. The rest is decent, and I was happy with how they performed with a little building up and a bit of setting spray. So decent for sure, but these are not the best blue and green palette out there. You do get pretty packaging for a cheap price though, so it that matters to you then it’s a nice piece to add to a collection. But if you are looking for high quality greens and blues this just aint it. They are decent and they work, but they are far from the best thing out there.

With that being said, I really enjoyed the looks I did with it in the end, and I for one appreciate nice packaging, so even though it’s not the best thing out there I don’t have regrets picking it up.

I would say if you really like the packaging then go for it, but if you just want some nice blue eyeshadows go look at Colourpops small 9-pan palettes instead.

Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts?

XOXO

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #7

Time to go through some empties again! A bit of skincare, a bit of makeup, a bit of haircare. The usual stuff you know.

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These are the little pile we will go though today!

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#61: Argan Oil Contiditoner: This gave my hair moisture, but it somehow felt kind of cheap. I can’t really pinpoint why it did, because it did a decent job and the scent was OK, it was just the feel and experience of the product that felt a bit cheap. But, it was cheap though! I don’t think I will pick this up again.

#62 Argan Oil Shampoo: Same thing as with the conditioner.

#63 Yves-Rocher Lemon Basil Energizing Body Lotion: More of a lighter lotion thats’s great when I did not feel like going full body-butter. The scent is also super fresh and smells like real lemon and basil. Great product. Would love to pick this one up again.

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#64 It’s Skin Prestige Make-up Gold Base EX: A korean primer that I don’t remember the price of but it was quite expensive. It reminds me of the gold primers from Guerlain and YSL and also this one has a very luxurious and heavy bottle. It did feel moisturizing but I am not really sure it did anything more than that. With the price considered I don’t think I will pick it up again.

#65 Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream: Again, a K-beauty product from the well known affordable brand Skinfood. Their brand have been a bit hit or miss, but this one was really good. Rich and nourishing face moisturizer. Would not mind another jar of this!

#66 Makeup Mekka Mist Spray: A setting spray from a Norwegian makeup brand. This one was cheap but did not do much more than getting rid of the powdery look on my face, that combined with the fact that I did not really like the spritzer will probably keep me from buying this again.

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#67 Bella Lucce Peruvian Cocoa Azul Sugar Scrub: A very nice and luxurious body scrub with a delicious scent of chocolate! This was one of my very favorite body and skincare brands which has unforutnately been discontinued. If not I would absolutely repurchase!

#68 The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalene: Very nice and hydrating oil that is also very cheap. This is my second bottle and I would happily pick up more!

#69 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder: So sad to run out of this, because it is one of my very favorite powders. So finely milled and lays down on the skin so wonderfully. Will for sure pick up a new one at some point!

#70 LUSH Karma Cream: I forgot to put this in a proper picture (it’s in the overview picture at the top though). A light weight cream, but the scent is amazing. I have used several tubs of this cream and would absolutely pick one up again. In the mean time I can enjoy this scent through my Karma perfume.

So when I add this to my overall scores the amount of products from each cathegoory that I’ve finished are as follows:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 13.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 5.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 18.
  • Body Scrub: 3.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 4.
  • Hair Styling (gel, dry shampoo, spray): 1.
  • Face Care (cream/cleanser/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 9.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 2
  • Powder: 2.
  • Concealer: 3.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 2.
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil): 2.
  • Setting spray: 1.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you agree with me or do you have a different experience using them?

XOXO

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Tarte Icy Betch Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

I won’t discuss anything about this controversial little release by Tarte. All that stuff is for the review. But you all know I am a sucker for greens and blues, and this one was cheap, and they had free shipping one day, and the packaging is pretty, so here we are doing looks with Icy Betch. And these are the looks!

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  • Tarte Icy Betch – Veronica, Heather, Becky, Cheryl, Regina.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Sleek Distorted Dream Highlighter Palette – Sweet Delusion.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tarte Icy Betch – Veronica, Georgina, Miranda, Regina.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy BLK.

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  • Tarte Icy Betch – Veronica, Becky, Blair, Cheryl, Aria, Regina.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Tarte Icy Betch – Veronica, Aria, Vivian, Regina.
  • Revolution Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer – Light 14.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • H&M Glitter Eye Color – Sterling.
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner – Electric Daisy.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – OMG I’m Wet!

I am curious to know if you picked up this palette as well? Temptation got the better of me so I had to, but all the pros and cons about this little fun sized palette will be discussed in Wednesdays review.

XOXO

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Limecrime Softwear Blush “Hyperlink” – Review!

This is actually my very first Limecrime product. They have been through a bit of controversy over the years, but it looks like the brands have sorted things out and their popularity seems to be on the rise. Some of the Venus palettes have for sure been tempting, but not until now have I pulled the trigger on testing out Limecrime. But this blush was irresistible!

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First of all, packaging is beautiful. The gorgeous Orchid print makes it really stand out. The compact is nice and small, but still has a mirror, and the blush comes in an impressive color range. I picked out the shade “Hyperlink” which is a soft pink.

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The formula is quite unique. It’s kind of a firm cream that turns into a powder like finish. You can use both fingers or a brush to apply this. My favorite way to apply it is with a synthetic brush.

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The result on the skin is so beautiful. It’s quite softly pigmented which makes it very easy to apply, and gives a very natural flush to the skin. At least this shade is a perfect no-makeup-makeup kind of blush. Very natural color, very natural finish and so easy to work with.

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I would absolutely like having more colors in this formula, because I love how easy it is to apply and how nice and natural it looks on the skin. This was for sure a nice entry to the Limecrime brand and I would like to get to know it more.

Do you have any recommendations from the brand? Make sure to leave them in the comments!

XOXO

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Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

Colourpop have been releasing these monochromatic 9-pan palettes at high speed lately. Well, they release everything at high speed, and I find it hard to manage to keep up. I hav to honestly say that this 9-pan palette was not featuring the color I am most excited about. I am a big fan of blues and greens, but purple don’t excite me that much. Don’t get me wrong, I like the occasional purple look, but it does not excite me the most if that makes sense?

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But, being a collector, and being that I love to review Colourpop palettes I off course picked it up. When I received it and opened it in real life for the first time I was in chock. IT….WAS….SOO…BEAUTIFUL!

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Pictures don’t do this palette justice. Sure, the matte shades look fairly similar to what they are in real life, but no still picture can pick up the shimmer,glitter and multicolored dimensions of these shades. You just have to take my word for it. It’s pretty in pictures, but when you get it in your hands you will truly see what it looks like, and it’s better than any photograph!

The 9-pan is the standard plastic packaging with a simple design. True to what we have been used to from the other 9-pan palettes. Once again I wish they stuck to cardboard. Plastic, especially with simple designs like this, makes the palette look cheap. It is cheap though, but you know, it could easily look a bit more classy with some of their regular cardboard packaging. It does have a mirror though, so that’s a good thing!

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Out of the 9 pans, only three of them are mattes however, the shade “Pretty Cruel” is one of those matte shades with glitter in, that looks matte when you apply them. I still have troubles understanding why these shades are made like this. To me that glitter just seems so pointless, but if you use it as a matte shade it does look just like a regular matte and besides the micro-glitter the shade is nice. It’s just kind of annoying. I wish Colourpop, and every brand would just stop making the shades like this.

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Besides the mattes and that matte glitter shade (even the words does not make sense) there are 5 metallics. Some just regular metallics, but some duochromes too. The beauty in this palette really comes through with these shades, They are just so glittery (without being pressed glitters) with so much dimension to them. The paler shades work very nice on their own, but as a shadow topper over any of the mattes in the palette they really do show themselves from their best side. Since the metallics have quite a bit of finemilled glitter in them they are quite crumbly, and you will get a lot of fallout. They work the best with some setting spray spritzed over the brush. I prefer to pick up the shadow first, and then spray the brush. I also would recommend doing your eyes first, because I found that I had to remove fine glitter underneath my eyes after applying my eyeshadow. Still, these shades are so beautiful that they are well worth that extra effort.

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Overall, this palette is just incredible. If you love purple, even if you don’t love purple but like colors like me, I am convinced this palette will be a hit for you. And as usual with Colourpops 9-pans you really cannot beat the price.

A thumbs up product for sure!

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