4.29.2016

Searching For Coffee M&M's ♥ The Weekend Guide #6

The Weekend Guide #6
How was everybody's week? This week I've been endlessly searching for the new Coffee Nut M&M's. For those who don't know M&M's came out with three limited edition of Peanut M&M's flavors such as Coffee Nut, Chili Nut and Honey Nut. Sadly, I haven't found any of the Coffee Nut available around me. I think I'm just going to order them online because I really want to try them! I'm a huge coffee lover and peanut M&M's are my favorite so I'm hopefully the two mesh together perfectly. By the way look out tomorrow for a really special post! *wink wink*

Mail Time
Davids Tea
April Mask Maven

Obsessed With
Trying to find Coffee Nut M&M's
Birthday Cake Frappuccinos
Trying to eat healthy (Minus the frappuccinos)
Homamade iced Tea
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Maker Pens
Spring cleaning

Ear Worms
Lemonade - Beyonce
CHEER UP - Twice
Exquisite! - Cocosori (If you like cats watch this music video!)
Have any of you tried the Coffee Nut M&M's?

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4.26.2016

5 New Daily Habits ♥ Adding Daily Habits To My Routine

Adding Daily Habits To My Routine
I love staring new projects and testing them to see if they actually work or not. Today I will be sharing a few of my current habits that I will be performing daily for the next couple of weeks. I eventually want to incorporate these into my regular routine.

Sheet Mask A Day
You probably already know this habit. I've been using a sheet mask everyday since March. I've been meaning to write a post on this but haven't yet. Maybe I will post it in May after two months have pasted to share my experience using a mask everyday.

Face Rolling/V-line
I have owned a face roller for years,but never use it. I bought it a long time ago because I wanted to slim my face. I have a very round face with no angles so I would like to slim it down and possibly create a visibly v-line. I'm not sure whether or not this face roller will actually work (the longest I used it daily was for a week) but I'm crossing my fingers!

Arm + Ab Workouts
Sometimes I just don't have an hour to workout because it's too late or I'm just exhausted. But I don't mind spending 10-15 minutes working on my problem areas. So everyday I am going to spend a few minutes working on my arms and abs. So far I've been doing 100 crunches a day and following a five minute arm video. Hopefully, performing these daily will define my arms and abs.

Curology
I've been using a skincare treatment by Curology for a couple of days now. For those who don't know Curology is a online site run by dermatologists to help treat your skincare concerns. They spend you a specially designed prescription based on your concerns. I will go into more detail in a future post later on.

What are some of your daily habits?

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4.25.2016

Purple Rain ♥ Weekly Planner Spread

Weekly Planner Spread
Another week has finished which means it's time for my weekly planner spread. This week I didn't really have a them for my planner. I just decided to use my favorite color, lavender. What a coincidence that Prince died this week? And on a week where I just so happen to have a purple planner spread. My dad was a Prince fan so I grew up hearing Prince. My favorite song of his was 'Kiss' because of the notes he hits in that song. Anyways, on to the reason for this post, planning.

Weekly Planner Spread
I used my favorite lavender glittery washi tape to line the bottom of my spread. Then added matching thin washi tape over the morning, afternoon and evening parts. I decorated with my glittery stickers from MAMBI.

This week I also added a daily habits section to my side bar. So far I only have three daily habits written (sheet mask, face rolling and using my curology) but I plan on adding one or two more next week. Also, note that I actually worked out five days this week! I'm so proud of myself! I even did a yoga yesterday but didn't write it down. I eventually want to do something active everyday but I will work myself up to that.

Weekly Planner Spread
Left side.

Weekly Planner Spread
Right side.

Weekly Planner Spread
What's you favorite Prince song?

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4.22.2016

Splatfest & Kawaii Tsum Tsums ♥ The Weekend Guide #5

Happy Earth Day! Do Mother Earth a favor today. So what are you guys doing this weekend? I will be playing Splatfest! Do any of you play Splatoon? This month's Splatfest theme is Sponge Bob vs Patrick. I found this theme really funny. The last theme was Pokemon and now Sponge Bob? I would love to see some more creative themes instead of just television characters. Which team are you on? I'm on team Patrick because I wanted to be pink! Lol

Also, can we talk about the latest Tsum Tsums? These came out a while in Japan but they were just released in the US on Tuesday. The details on each Tsum Tsums are sooooo amazing! They also arrived super fast time time! I placed my order Tuesday morning and they arrived today. Usually, my Disney Store orders take a week to arrive, not this time though.


Gaming
Splatoon

Blog Posts From The Week
April Birchbox Unboxing
40 Random Thoughts
The A-to-Z Of My Life

The Weekend Guide #5
Are you participating in Splatfest this weekend?

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4.21.2016

The A-to-Z of My Life ♥ My Dictionary

The A-to-Z of My Life
Are you guys ready to discover a lot about me? Because today I'm writing the dictionary of my life! From A to Z I will be choosing words from every letter of the alphabet that best represent me. This was kind of difficult because for some of the letters were more challenging then others. With that said, I think I chose the words that best describe me. So go grab a cup of tea or coffee and a treat because this gonna be a long post!

A is for ABBA
I am a huge ABBA fan! I don't care if ABBA is considered "grandma music" because I love their songs! I can listen to ABBA all day long!

B is for Beauty
As you guys know I have a huge interest in beauty. Mainly skincare and makeup. I even took cosmetology courses in school because back then I wanted to work in the beauty industry. However, throughout the years I've pushed beauty away. I still enjoy beauty related things from time-to-time but it's no longer my passion as much as it once was.

C is for Clarinet
I played clarinet in middle school. I played from 6th to 7th grade. I wasn't good at it and dreaded staying after school and going to events, so I dropped out of band.

D is for Daydreamer
"They might say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." No, but really, I am a huge dreamer. I constantly daydream throughout the day.

E is for Etsy
Back when I was in high school I opened my Etsy shop. I started selling crocheted dolls then moved on to sleep masks. I'm currently working on reopening my Etsy shop. Which should be reopening by the end of April or early May.

F is for Feminist
Growing up I always thought feminist were women who hated men or thought they were "above men" but they are most certainly not! Feminists simply want equality. No matter what gender or ethnicity you are we should all be treated the equal. There are hundreds of reasons why I am feminist now and support them.

G is for Gaming
Since I was younger I've been a gamer. I always had the latest gaming platform and would consistently play it until the buttons became loose! I'm now a 22 year old and still play video games on a regular basis. It doesn't matter how old you get, anyone can play video games!

H is for Homebody
I'm a huge homebody! I would much rather stay at home in my cozy pajamas, bake, play video or bored games and have a Disney movie marathon then go out and party any day!

I is for Insects
I'm terrified of bugs! All types of bugs but especially flying ones because you never know where they're going!

J is for Japan
One of the countries I hope to visit one day is Japan. Just by looking at pictures online Japan looks so extraordinary! I especially want to visit Tokyo and Harajuku!

K is for Kpop
I can't tell you how much Kpop has changed my life! I first discovered kpop through Bubzbeauty (remembered when she made videos?). She made a hair tutorial of SNSD's Sunny hairstyle from Oh and I was hooked! Girls' Generation was the first kpop girl group I listen to and they are still my #1 favorite girl group to this day! After SNSD came 4Minute, then 2PM, then BIGBANG and so on...

L is for Leggings
Literally, all I ever wear is leggings! Black leggings to be specific. I own 20 pairs! My favorite leggings are the $15 yoga leggings from Target but their $10 are also pretty decent.

M is for Mooey
Who is the Mooey in MooeyAndFriends? I've wanted to make a post on this for a long time but I don't think it's an interesting story. Mooey is a mini plush cow that I bought at Target a long time ago for $2. She's my special toy that looks like a rag but I still love her and can't live without her! When I was brainstorming names for my Etsy shop I first thought about Mooey. Thus, MooeyAndFriends was born! I never thought a $2 stuffed cow would effect my life so much! lol

N is for Nail Polish
I'm a huge nail polish addict and have a complete drawer stocked filled with nail polish! My favorite brands are Essie, Color Club, Zoya and OPI.

O is for Opera
I adore opera! Pretty strange, I know! But it calms me when I'm stressed and their voices are amazing! I would love to see a live opera one day.

P is for Pomeranians
Lucy (my 2 year old Pomeranian) made me fall in love with poms! They are so cute and sweet yet sassy and full of energy!

Q is for Quiet
When I was younger I was really quiet in school. I was known as the "mute girl" or the girl who never talked. This screwed me over in school and is a main reason why I dreaded going to school my whole life, I was quiet when I was younger because I was shy but once I got older I grew out of the shyness. However, I remained the quiet because that's what people known me for and even if I did say something (or talked to my friends) people would say they couldn't hear me or simply ignore me, which was rather annoying.

R is for Red Velvet
The cake flavor not the girl group (though I do enjoy their songs). I hate chocolate but since red velvet isn't completely chocolate I love it! Ben and Jerry's Red Velvet ice cream is my fave!

S is for Starbucks
I have an addiction to coffee so Starbucks is life for me! But Starbucks isn't just another coffee shop to me, it's something more! They offer a variety of drinks and food! I'm even more fascinated at their international drinks. I would like to one day travel around the world and taste different drinks from Starbucks around the world! My favorite drink is a iced soy caramel macchiato.

T is for Tsum Tsums
I actively collect Tsum Tsums and follow many insiders to find out the upcoming collections. I adore the Japan Tsum Tsums the most but since they're more expensive I try to stay away from them. But it can be so hard at times! You can view my collection here but my collection has expanded so much since that post. Let me know if you guys would like to see an updated post.

U is for Up
My favorite Pixar movie!

V is for Violins
One of my favorite instruments. I love the sound of violins playing! It can be an obnoxious noise to some but I adore the sound! I wish I knew how to play it!

W is for Walt Disney World
We visit Disney World regularly but haven't been there since last February! I really want to go back to and visit Magic Kingdom and Epcot, my favorite parks. And go on midnight adventures to Downtown Disney Disney Spring. It's only an 8 hour drive from where I live too!

X is for Xrays
X was the hardest letter for me! When I was younger I broke my right arm and had to get an x-ray. I still remember the x-ray room.

Y is for Yoga
The first time I ever did yoga I was 13 and I remember hating how slow it was but after a few practice I became really flexible. Yoga also relaxes me and energizes me!

Z is for Zipper magazine
My favorite fashion magazine! It's packed filled with different Harajuku styles. I've also discovered many of my favorite Harajuku models in Zipper.

What would your dictionary look like?

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4.19.2016

40 Random Thoughts ♥ From Today

40 Thoughts From Today
I've wanted to make a post like this for sometime now. Today I'm sharing my 40 random thoughts from today. Let's get started!

1. Cramps suck!
2. I'm really sleepy but I shouldn't sleep.
3. How can dogs sleep so much?
4. My eyes are super watery today.
5. And my feet are freezing!
6. I have a love/hate relationship with Spring. I love the clothes, colors and weather.
7. However, I hate the pollen and bugs!
8. I think my dog has a foot fetish.
9. It's Tsum Tsum Tuesday! Did you guys buy anything?
10. I adore the new Haunted Mansion Tsum Tsums!
11. Lucy is shedding so much!
12. I am covered in hundreds of dog hairs!
13. Has anybody heard Vixx's new song yet?
14. It sounds like a Shinee song.
15. I still haven't made my bed
16. Lucy is on her 8th nap of the day.
17. I haven't had coffee since Saturday! Which is huge for me because I usually drink 2 cups a day.
18. Surprisingly I haven't had a headache, yet!
19. I want some iced coffee now! But it would make my cramps worse.
20. I'm properly really sleepy because of the lack of coffee.
21. After I am done typing or posting this post I am taking a nap.
22. I'm currently drinking green tea with lemon.
23. Whenever I make tea I leave it out to cool but forget about and it becomes cold.
24. I'm still not feeling inspired.
25. Last night I watched Spice World.
26. I'm going to listen to the Spice Girls.
27. I was a huge Spice Girl fan growing up.
28. My older sister and I had so much Spice Girl merch.
29. I even had the special edition Baby Spice doll! That wore a shiny blue costume.
30. My favorite Spice Girl was Baby Spice.
31. I really want to try the new coffee M&M's.
32. I only have 10 sheet masks left. My sister bought me a box of My Beauty Diary sheet masks though.
33. I fell half asleep writing this post.
34. What's wrong with me today?
35. I've been using Curology for five days now.
36. Less redness but my skin is still the same
37. I still need to finish the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
38. And Sailor Moon.
39. I also want to start watching Descendants Of The Sun
40. Time to nap!

What's on your mind right now?

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4.18.2016

April Birchbox ♥ Monthly Subscription

April Birchbox Unboxing
My April Birchbox arrived a couple days ago. Which means it's time to unveil what arrived in my monthly box. This month Birchbox + Rifle Paper Co partnered together, with the theme of "Spring awakening". I chose the featured box, yet again! I've been gravitating towards the Birchbox featured boxes for some reason. I had my eye's on a 3 of the samples in this box so I wasn't surprise or disappointed with the selections. 

April Birchbox Unboxing
Box overview

April Birchbox Unboxing
List of products

April Birchbox Unboxing
Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution Full-size, $21
"Removes makeup, cleanses skin, and soothes irritation with natural ingredients like aloe and cucumber."

This was one of the samples I chose this box for. I have a strange addiction for micellar water. I have never heard of this one so I'm excited to test it out!

April Birchbox Unboxing
TOCCA Crema da Mano - Giulietta Full-size, $20
"Loaded with natural botanicals, this green apple and pink tulip lotion absorbs in a flash."

I've tried this hand cream in a previous box before, but in a different scent. I love receiving hand creams in my Birchbox because I actually use them! I just toss one in my purse and enjoy throughout the year!

April Birchbox Unboxing
Laura Geller New York Baked Blush-n-Brighten Full-size, $28
"Baked from liquid pigments, this blush-highlighter combo delivers a natural-looking flush."

I received one of these baked blushes back when I first subscribed to Birchbox but I never really played with it. I'm not a big blush wearer but I do want to experiment more with it,

April Birchbox Unboxing
Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream Full-size, $60
"This high-tech, first-of-its-kind, collagen-producing cream visibly firms, lifts, and plumps skin."

April Birchbox Unboxing
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray Full-size, $24
"This innovative body-enhancing spray uses marshmallow root to give locks instant volume and lift."

This was the only sample that I didn't really care for. I've received many Parlor samples in the past and they're all pretty much similar, to me anyways.

April Birchbox Unboxing
What did you receive in your April Birchbox?

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4.17.2016

Crazy For Doughnuts ♥ Weekly Planner Spread

Weekly Planner Spread
This month's theme was doughnuts! I've been obsessed with doughnuts lately so I made a weekly spread inspired my love for doughnuts.

Weekly Planner Spread
This is the overall spread. As you can tell I didn't really decorate this spread too much. I haven't felt inspired in terms of planner spreads for a while. You could probably tell thought. I need to browse on Instagram to feel inspired again.

Next week I want to start adding a daily habits section on the side of my planner. Under my mail and shopping lists. I am also wondering what else I could put on days when I don't have much going on. If any of you have any ideas let me know.

Weekly Planner Spread
Left side.

Weekly Planner Spread
Right side. 

Weekly Planner Spread
How do you decorate your planner?

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4.15.2016

Slacking In Blogging ♥ The Weekend Guide #4

The Weekend Guide #4
First off, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week. I don't have an excuse I honestly just didn't feel like blogging. From time-to-time I fall into these blogging ruts. I just don't feel inspired for some reason. I want to get back to my normal blogging schedule but I don't want to force it out. If any of you guys having any tips on how to get out of a blogging rut please let me know! Or if any of you have any blog posts request also let me know.

Bravely Second also came out today but I really want to complete the first game before I buy the second. I'm currently stuck at a boss battle and still can't manage to defeat it! Have any of you played the Bravely Default?

Obsessed With
Rolling my face
Etude House Pink Vital Water Line

Recent Purchases
Lily Sugar' N Cream Cotton Yarn
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Maker Pen
NYX Lingerie Lips (Do you guys want to see swatches and a review?)
Curology

Ear Worms

Worth Watching
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Sailor Moon Crystal (Still need to catch up!)
Descendants Of The Sun

The Weekend Guide #4

Do you have any exciting plans this weekend?

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4.12.2016

Etude House Haul ♥ Pink Vital Water + Berry Delicious

Etude House Haul
It's been a while since I last posted a Korean beauty haul. So today I have one brought to you by one of my favorite Korean brands, Etude House! Etude House always has amazing deals floating around on their site so if you ever feel like ordering from them make sure you seize the best opportunity! I placed my order when there were many offers and got my whole order for half the price of the original cost of the products and two free gifts! So make sure you subscribe to their beauty newsletter via email for upcoming promotions.

Etude House Haul
Etude House Haul
Pink Vital Water Skincare
I bought pretty much the whole Pink Vital collection because they were on on sale for 40% off at the time I place my order. The only product I didn't buy was the wash off pack but if these products work well with my skin then I might purchase the pack in the future.

The Pink Vital Water range is suppose to help stressed skin while keeping your skin moisturized and make you appear awake. As someone who is constantly stressed I mainly bought this because it says it helps stressed skin. The line is for those with dry skin so since I deal with combination skin I'm hoping some of these products will work on my picky skin. Fingers crossed!

I love how the packaging looks! The shape of the bottles are clean and simple. They also remind me of milk or yogurt bottles, which is just adorable! I wish there was pink gradient on all the bottles like the serum and cream containers.

Etude House Haul
If you ordered the Pink Vital Water Serum you also got a free Pink Mini Tumbler! I actually ended up getting two because if you ordered past $60 you also got a free gift and the tumbler was the only item available.

Etude House Haul
Etude House Haul
This is what the tumbler looks like. It's pink yet small and incredibly cute! It's pretty simple so I will probably apply stickers or washi tape around it. Since I have two I don't know what I'm going to use the other one for.

Etude House Haul
My Beauty Tool 3 Layer Cotton Puff
I bought these specifically bought these because each puff can separate into 3 pieces. You can dip the pieces into a toner, emulsion, essence or serum and keep on your face to keep your skin hydrated.

Berry Delicious Liquid Lips in Berry Banana Handmade (PK013)
Lastly, I picked up one of the Berry Delicious Liquid Lips. These were also on sale at the time I placed my order so I bought one. I was pretty disappointed with the amount of product that comes inside, it literally feels empty! However, the color is beautiful! It's a two shades pinker then my natural lip color. The packaging is also really cute but the lack of product inside is disappointing

Etude House Haul
Are you a fan of Etude House?

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4.08.2016

Crocheting Food ♥ The Weekend Guide #3

The Weekend Guide #3
This week sickness has been floating around through our house. It started with my younger sister then my older sister caught it and I think my dad has it now. I'm trying to stay away from them as much as possible because nobody likes being sick. I've been drinking warm tea and trying to eat healthy so I don't catch anything. I'm already battling allergies I don't want to be sick!

Last Saturday I received Twinkie's second crochet book and have been crocheting food nonstop! There is so many adorable crochet projects in this book that I want to make! I started with the birthday cake toilet paper cozy but have yet to finish it (I stop at the shell border). Then I made the steak magnet last night! I gave it to Lucy as a dog toy, she loves it! I'll make a separate post later reviewing the book and show off the projects I made so far.

This weekend I will be catching up on Sailor Moon Crystal! The newest season just started but I never finished the previous episodes so I'm excited to catch up. Speaking of Sailor Moon, last week I said I was going to crochet something Sailor Moon themed but I haven't even started it! I received my Twinkie Chan book the following day after I typed that post so I completely forgot about it! I'm still not sure whether or not the project will come out well but I will try to get started on it this weekend. If it comes out well I will share pictures.

Obsessed With
Green tea (Harney + Sons green tea with coconut is my current favorite)
Skincare ingredients

Ear Worms
Currently Reading
Twinkie Chan's Crocheted Abode A La Mode

Worth Watching
Gossip Girl
Kiki's Delivery Service
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sailor Moon Crystal

Blog Posts From The Week
Gold And Black Weekly Planner Spread
March 2016 Beauty Favorites
March 2016 Lifestyle Favorites
March Mask Maven First Impressions

The Weekend Guide #3
Any Sailor Moon fans out there? Are you up to date on Sailor Moon Crystal?

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4.07.2016

March Mask Maven ♥ First Impressions

March Mask Maven First Impressions
I've heard of Mask Maven through Youtube and was absolutely intrigued by this subscription. It's a monthly subscription that for $15 (month-to-month, without shipping) you receive 9 to 11 masks in each bag. You can receive a variety of masks such as face, lip, under eye, hair, etc. Since this is my first time receiving a Mask Maven I will be unboxing along with sharing my first impressions.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
March theme is Good Energy Garden. This Mask Maven contain an array of masks that energize, revitalize and invigorate the skin. Some even contain natural ingredients.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
List of sheet masks.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
The Face Shop Cherry Cherry Lips Modeling Lip Patch
This soft jelly patch is made with cranberry extract to nourish, moisturize and keep lips hydrated.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
Prelab Skin Energy Mask - Anti Wrinkle
Mask rejuvenates and regenerates skin for a more youthful appearance.

Prelab Skin Energy Mask - Aqua
Mask quenches and deeply hydrates the skin.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
Botanic Farm Natural Energy Ginseng Mask
Contains Ginseng extract and Adenosine, which provide adequate nutrition to skin and reduces wrinkles. Anti-aging properties of ginseng strengthens the elasticity of the skin to keep a youthful face. Is also a great toner for the skin and lightens dark circles.

Botanic Farm Natural Energy Tea Tree Mask
Contains Tea Tree extract which calms the skin and restores skin's cleanliness. Ideal for blemished/stressed skin.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
Missha Pure Source Lotus Flower Mask
Mask brightens and moisturizes skin. Sheet Mask is compacted with cell fabric to ensure maximum absorption of product.

My Beauty Diary Rose Essence Moisturizing Mask
Rose essence works to soothe and hydrates dry skin and calm irritated skin.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
Mizon Enjoy Vital Up Time Nourishing Mask
Mask contains avocado extract to moisturize and revitalize skin. Vitamin E and various additional ingredients aid in anti-aging.

Dermal Charcoal Collagen Essence Mask
Contains deep-cleaning charcoal, firming collagen, and nourishing vitamin E to promote clear, bright and youthful skin.

March Mask Maven First Impressions
I knew everything that was in the March Mask Maven because I saw their post on Instagram so nothing was a surprise. With that said, I'm happy with all the masks I received. I got 9 masks, 8 face masks and one lip patch. I have never used a lip patch before so I can't wait to finally use one!

My Experience
So I placed my order on February 29 because on Instagram Beauteque said if you placed your monthly subscription before the March that they would send your shipment in their first round. However, I didn't arrive my bag until the last week of March. I messaged Beauteque but just received a copy of an answer from their FAQ section. A few weeks later I sent them another message via Instagram with a better response. A week later I finally got my Mask Maven.

Would I repurchase?
Unfortunately no. I think the theory behind this subscription is fantastic but it needs some work. The shipments should all be sent out at the same time instead of two different shipments. Also, the price isn't worth it for me $18 sounds too much for me. However, I forgot to cancel my subscription so I will be unboxing another Mask Maven.

Rating
3 out of 5 hearts

You can purchase the Beauteque's Mask Maven here

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