Thursday, December 12, 2019

SPACE NK THE EXPLORE EVENT | ENJOY $20.00 OFF EVERY $100.00 SPENT

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Space NK Explore Event event is currently happening Online and in-store. This shopping event allows you to enjoy $20.00 Off every $100.00 spent. Visit Space NK to redeem this savings!

Automatically applied on the Shopping Bag page. Maximum spend is $2000. Terms and exclusions apply.

Terms: This offer comprises $20 to spend on any product on the website https://www.spacenk.com/us Your order must total $100 on full price products before promotion has been added. Gift card purchases, promotional items, Vintners Daughter and May Lindstrom and delivery charges are excluded from this promotion. The discount will automatically apply on the Shopping Bag page, before checkout. This offer is only available online and in-store between 8am EST Tuesday, December 10 and 11.59pm PST on Monday, December 16. Maximum spend is $2,000 and maximum discount is $400.

Delivery promotion spend thresholds are calculated after discount. The offer is restricted to one per customer and this offer cannot be applied retrospectively. This offer cannot be transferred to any future orders and cannot be applied to any products that are exchanged for another in-store or online. The offer is not refundable and there is no cash value/alternative. We reserve the right to end it early or extend it without notice.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

bkr Water Bottles On Sale at Sephora

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As you know, I really love my two bkr water bottles, and I use mine all of the time. I have both the 16 oz. and 32 oz. versions, and since they are currently on sale at Sephora, and with a deep discount, I thought that you might want to pick one up as a holiday gift for yourself or someone on your list. I am completely obsessed with my bkr Spiked Lala Glass Water Bottle, and I love that this fetching spiked glass, with its removable silicone sleeve, is dishwasher-safe and BPA and phthalate-free. It also has a very convenient loop handle on the top of the lid that makes it easy to carry with a single finger– making this a great water bottle for long walks and hikes. I should note that when the 32 oz. bottle is full of water it is heavier than some other bottles, but not to the extent that I find it too cumbersome or problematic.
bkr Spiked Lala Glass Water Bottle (SIZE 32 oz/ 1 L.  Regularly $58.00 On Sale for $34.80 from Sephora): According to bkr, "An opaque lavender, spiked, reusable glass water bottle to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and inspire you to drink more water for glowing, healthy-looking skin....These glass water bottles are the antidote to disposable plastic bottles and the solution to achieving skin that glows."
bkr Spiked Prenup Glass Water Bottle (SIZE 16 oz. Regularly $45.00 on Sale for $27.00 from Sephora): According to bkr, "A metallic rose gold, spiked, reusable glass water bottle to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and inspire you to drink more water for glowing, healthy-looking skin."
bkr Spiked Fifth Ave Glass Water Bottle (SIZE 16 oz. Regularly $42.00 on Sale for $25.20 from Sephora): According to bkr, "A deep blue, spiked, reusable glass water bottle to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and inspire you to drink more water for glowing, healthy-looking skin."
bkr Lala Glass Water Bottle (SIZE 16 oz. Regularly $38.00 on Sale for $22.80 from Sephora): According to bkr, "An opaque lavender, reusable glass water bottle to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and inspire you to drink more water for glowing, healthy-looking skin." 
bkr Flirt Glass Water Bottle (SIZE 16 oz. Regularly $35.00 on Sale for $14.40 from Sephora): According to bkr, "A reusable glass water bottle to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and inspire you to drink more water for glowing, healthy-looking skin."
Overall Assessment: I am so happy with my purchases, and plan to buy more to give as gifts since the prices are so good!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

RMS Beauty Pressed Blush in Lost Angel, Crushed Rose & Mooncry Swatches

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A longtime reader told me that she was seeking a cruelty-free blush that looks a lot like NARS Orgasm, which is a shade that she loves, but that she will no longer purchase since NARS isn't cruelty-free anymore. I told her that RMS Lost Angel is a lovely blush that embodies the spirit of NARS Orgasm, but that it is eco-luxe and cruelty-free. The RMS powder blushes have a lovely finely filled texture, they glide across the skin effortlessly, deposit color evenly, and they neither emphasize pores nor fine lines. 

RMS makes three shades: 
Lost Angel: coral pink with lush golden undertones
Crushed Rose: vibrant, modern pink
Mooncry: rich plum wine with a hint of golden sheen

According to RMS,

A concentrated, creamy, pressed-powder blush that builds easily for a dramatic flush. Mooncry is an unbeatable, rich plum-wine with a hint of golden sheen. Lost Angel is a seductive coral-pink with lush golden undertones. Crushed Rose is a vibrant, modern pink. This hydrating, non-irritating, formula helps diminish visible signs of aging, and helps support natural skin balance for optimal skin health and luminosity.
 This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
RMS Los Angel has been compared to NARS Orgasm, and therefore I thought that I would swatch them side-by-side. They are both in the same color family, but the shimmer is a bit more pronounced in NARS Orgasm, whereas RMS Los Angel is a bit more subtle and luminous rather than more sparkly.
Highlighted Ingredients

- Buriti Oil: Delivers beta-carotene, antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamin A; helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles; Helps protect against free radicals; and moisturizes the skin.
- Rosemary Leaf Extract: Provides natural antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits, potent antioxidant benefits, and protection against free radicals, and helps regulate oil balance.
- Vegetable Squalane: Balances oil production, provides moisture, and calms redness.

Ingredients:

Mooncry: Mica, Zinc Stearate, ** Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), ▲Red 7 (Cl 15850).

Crushed Rose: Mica, Zinc Stearate, ** Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), ▲Red 6 (Cl 15850), ▲Red 7 (Cl 15850), ▲Yellow 5 (Cl19140.

Lost Angel: Mica, Zinc Stearate, ** Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Iron Oxide (Cl 77492), ▲Red 7 (Cl 15850).
Overall Assessment: RMS Beauty Pressed Blush in Lost Angel, Crushed Rose and Mooncry are definitely worthy of your attention. If you are seeking a cruelty-free replacement for NARS Orgasm, then RMS Lost Angel is certainly a great contender.

$24.00 for 5g/0.17oz. from Nordstrom, Sephora, The Detox Market, Beautylish, Bluemercury, FollainNet-A-Porter and Revolve (Affiliate Links).

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Monday, December 9, 2019

UGG BOOTS ON SALE AT NORDSTROM

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I am a huge UGG fan, and try to purchase them whenever they go on sale. Nordstrom has a good selection on sale this year, and as a result I picked up a couple pair. Nothing makes for a comfy and cozy winter like a warm pair of UGG boots or slippers, and therefore I thought I would share a few of my favorites on sale (SALE UGGS HERE). If you are looking for UGGS for yourself, or someone on your holiday list, here are a few worth checking out before they sell out.
UGG Marciela II Boot (Original Price $174.95. Sale Price $119.90 from Nordstrom): Textured snap tabs secure the split shaft of a fan-favorite boot made with a waterproof finish to keep feet dry. The soft, cozy lining is made from genuine shearling and plush UGGpure, a textile made entirely from wool but engineered to feel and wear like genuine shearling. The Treadlite by UGG™ sole offers supremely lightweight cushioning, flexibility and traction on all surfaces.

Leather upper/genuine-shearling and UGGpure wool lining/synthetic sole
Shearling may be sourced from Australia, Ireland, Spain, the UK or the USA. See packaging for confirmed country of origin

Features: 
7 3/4" shaft
Pull-on style with snap-tab closures
Cushioned insole
Waterproof

UGG Karel Boot (Original Price $154.95. Sale Price $99.90 from Nordstrom): A belted shaft accents the plush shearling and UGGpure trim of a short winter boot lined for warmth with more UGGpure and grounded by a flexible Treadlite by UGG rubber sole with radiating logo treads. UGGpure is a textile made entirely from wool to feel and wear like genuine shearling. Leather and genuine shearling upper/genuine shearling and UGGpure wool lining/rubber sole. Shearling may be sourced from Australia, Ireland, the UK or the USA.

Features:
1 1/4" platform
6" shaft
Slip-on style with split shaft and adjustable belt
Treadlite by UGG sole with radiating logo treads
UGG Grove Genuine Shearling Trim Slipper (Original Price $99.95. Sale Price $69.90 from Nordstrom): Genuine-shearling trim elevates the plush comfort of a moc-toe slipper lined with warm UGGpure and grounded by a lightweight Treadlite by UGG sole. UGGpure is a textile made entirely from wool to feel and wear like genuine shearling.

Features:
1" heel; 3/4" platform
Slight dye transfer may occur with darker colors during first few wears
Leather and genuine-shearling upper/UGGpure wool lining/synthetic sole
UGG Kriston Waterproof Bootie (Original Price $199.95 Sale Price $129.90 from Nordstrom):
Waterproof suede upgrades a classic bootie, updated with a trend-right wedge and razored traction sole. The soft, cozy lining is made from plush UGGpure™, a textile made entirely from wool but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling.

Features:
Heel style: wedge
3" heel
4 1/2" shaft
Lace-up style
Cushioned insole
Insulated
Waterproof, with sealed seams
Leather upper/UGGpure wool lining/rubber sole
UGG Customizable Bailey Bow Genuine Shearling Bootie (Original Price $209.95. Sale Price $154.90 from Nordstrom): Glitter-striped or sporty logo ribbons can be mixed and matched on the back of these plush genuine-shearling boots with a lightweight yet durable sole.

Features:
8" shaft
Pull-on style
Treadlite by UGG™ sole provides added cushioning, traction and durability
Leather upper/genuine shearling lining/synthetic sole
UGG Classic Lace-Up Mini Boot (Original Price $179.95. Sale Price $120.56 from Nordstrom): Pretreated to protect against moisture and staining, this classic short boot is a supremely cozy, cold-weather favorite updated with whipstitched ribbon trim. A Treadlite by UGG™ sole offers lightweight cushioning, flexibility and traction, while the soft, cozy lining is made from UGGplush™, a moisture-wicking textile made from a wool-rich blend but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling.

Features:
1 1/4" heel; 1" platform
5 1/2" shaft
Pull-on style
Cushioned footbed
Leather upper/UGGplush wool blend and genuine shearling lining/synthetic sole
UGG Dakota Water Resistant Genuine Shearling Pompom Slipper (Original Price $119.95. Sale Price $89.90 from Nordstrom): A flexible rubber sole adds indoor/outdoor versatility to a cozy slipper from UGG, finished with a playful genuine-shearling pompom at the toe. The plush lining is crafted from genuine shearling or UGGpure, keeping your toes toasty and warm when chilly weather hits.

Features:
Cushioned insole
UGGpure is a textile made entirely from wool but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling
Water-resistant leather upper/genuine-shearling and UGGpure wool lining/rubber sole
UGG Classic Mini Charms Boot (Original Price $219.95. Sale Price $131.96 from Nordstrom): A trio of charms including a crystal pendant, a shearling pom and a disc logo dance along the shaft of a cold-weather classic boot lined in soft UGGplush™. UGGplush blends wool and lyocell to wick away moisture and provide cushy softness.

Features: 
1" heel
5" shaft
Foam-cushioned footbed
Treadlite by UGG sole provides enhanced traction on wet or slippery surfaces
Leather and genuine-shearling upper/UGGplush wool-blend lining/synthetic sole
UGG Classic Laced Bootie (Original Price $199.95. Sale Price $133.96 from Nordstrom): Sleek lacing that resembles classic corseting cinches this cozy boot—a fan favorite updated with a modern look. It's lined with a moisture-wicking textile made from a wool-rich blend but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling.

Features: 
1" heel
8" shaft
Pull-on style
Foam-cushioned footbed
Treadlite by UGG™ sole
Leather upper/genuine shearling and UGGplush wool-blend lining/synthetic sole
UGG Classic Bow Genuine Shearling Bootie (Original Price $199.95. Sale Price $133.96 from Nordstrom): Genuine shearling in a leopard print adds a splash of personality to the inside cuff of this classic bootie.The Treadlite by UGG™ sole provides added cushioning, traction and durability, and it's lined with a moisture-wicking textile made from a wool-rich blend but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling

Features: 
1" heel
8" shaft
Pull-on style; back tie closure
Treadlite by UGG™ sole
Genuine shearling and leather upper/ UGGplush wool-blend lining/synthetic sole

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER EVENT HOLIDAY SPECIAL | SAVE UP TO $25.00 ON $75.00 PURCHASE

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Sephora is having their Beauty Insider Event for Sephora Beauty Insiders just in time for holiday shopping. 
  • Rouge get $25.00 off purchases of $75.00 or more in store and online. Use Code: 2019HOORAY from December 4-17.
  • VIB get $20.00 off purchases of $75.00 or more in store and online. Use Code: 2019HOORAY from December 5-17.
  • Beauty Insiders get $15.00 off purchases of $75.00 or more in store and online. Use Code: 2019HOORAY from December 5-17.
*Offer valid for Rouge members from 12/4/19 through 12/17/19 at 11:59pm PT, for VIB members from 12/5/19 through 12/17/19 at 11:59pm PT, and for Insider members from 12/5/19 through 12/17/19 at 11:59pm PT in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada Stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, on sephora.com, or on sephora.ca. Not valid on jcp online. Offer valid for one-time use only; $75 minimum purchase required before tax. Clients are limited to the purchase of five Morphe items per SKU per transaction. Not valid on The Ordinary, Dyson, and MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM products, in-store services, previous purchases, purchases of gift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, shipping & handling charges, or on orders shipping outside the US or Canada. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review | December 6

Looking for great gifts for the beauty lover on your list? Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her Top Ten Beauty Storage Gift Ideas from Amazon. This gift guide, featuring skin care, makeup and brush storage ideas will help you cross those names off of your to buy for list, fast!

If you're looking for a great gift, Prime Beauty suggests the CHI All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron. It did wonders for her hair!

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Foam Cleanser is a luxe lathering cleanser that thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping it in the least bit. It gently removes dead skin cells, dirt and makeup while retaining moisture levels. Check out the new review on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog to see why this is such a worthwhile cleanser.

Winter in New England definitely calls for hats. But even if you live in a warm climate, Never Say Die Beauty thinks you'll want to check out her new navy blue Brooklyn Hats Co. fedora from Tenth Street Hats!

Make stocking stuffer buying really easy with Doll 10 Cosmetics. Beauty Info Zone shows easy to give items that can be popped into a stocking without even wrapping.

Who says you have to use traditional colours when it comes to seasonal or holiday designs? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has started off the month with a colourful snowflake design using shades from Zoya’s Fall Sensual Collection!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has been working on her fear of flying for the past few years. She's been a traveling maniac and now craves travel to reset her soul.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Anthony Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 in Blood Orange

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A good emollient lip balm with an SPF 25 or higher is a wise thing to use all year long– especially since we often forget to protect that delicate skin. Anthony Skincare, known for their men's skincare products, makes a wonderful lip balm that I really like a lot. Nordstrom sells Anthony Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 with Resveratrol & Stevia in Blood Orange (also available in Mint and White Tea favor) in a set of two, therefore you can give one away and keep one for yourself. This is a very emollient and moisturizing lip balm that conditions, soothes and heals chapped lips while offering SPF protection. It contains chemical sunscreens (Active: Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%), but it also includes Titanium Dioxide– though it is at the bottom of the list of ingredients. If you prefer not to use chemical sunscreens– and if you also avoid petrolatum– then you will want to pass on this lip balm. Otherwise, this is a very worthwhile lip balm. The blood orange flavor is quite nice, but the scent isn't long lasting on the lips.
According to Anthony,

A pair of powerful lip balms with SPF 25 to protect and hydrate your lips. This advanced moisturizing lip balm conditions and soothes while providing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for hydrated, softened lips. Made in the USA.

Ingredients: Active: Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%. Inactive: Petrolatum, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Flavor (Aroma), Resveratrol, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D-Limonene, Citral.
Overall Assessment: These would also make a great stocking stuffer. Though I would probably divide them up and keep one for myself!

$18.00 for two .25 oz. tubes from Nordstrom (Affiliate Links)
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winky Lux Lip Balm and Lip Gloss Stocking Stuffers

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If you are seeking whimsical, beautiful and fuss-free lip products as stocking stuffer gifts, then Winky Lux Winky Flower Balm Lip Stain in Purple and Winky Lux Disco Kitten Gloss in Hustle are charming, cruelty free gifts, Additionally, they are: Vegan, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free and Phthalate Free.
Winky Lux Winky Flower Balm Lip Stain in Purple ($16.00 for 0.13 oz. from Winky LuxNordstromUlta and Macy's): I simply cannot think of a more whimsical or adorable hybrid lip balm and stain than this one. Suspended within the clear balm is a single real chrysanthemum– making it such a treat to use. The balm itself is moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, and while it applies clear it transforms into a perfect shade of pink. While the color name is purple, it seems to reflect the color of the flower instead of the shade on your lips. Once the lipstick wears away, it leaves the perfect pink stain that lasts for hours and hours.

According to Winky Lux,

Meet the Flower Balm creating all the fuss! Our most popular vegan lip stain delivers a pucker full of posies. Marvel as this custom lip balm applies on clear then combines with lips' natural pH levels to blossom into the perfect uniquely "you" shade of pink every time. A perennial queen, it's the only flower lipstick to feature a real chrysanthemum inside.

Ingredients: C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide. May Contain (+/-): Red 27 (CI 45410).
Winky Lux Disco Kitten Gloss in Hustle ($16.00 for 14oz. from Winky LuxNordstromUlta and Birchbox): I have such a penchant for lip gloss, and always have– therefore a glossy pink glitter-charged gleaming gloss is so fun for the holidays. While it does contain glitter, it is not uncomfortable, chunky or gritty. The multi-colored glitter beautifully captures the light and makes the lips twinkle perfectly.

According to Winky Lux,

There's a new SPARKLE gloss in town. Packed with cosmic glitter, our latest color-changing Disco Gloss goes from clear to perfect-for-you pink right before your eyes.
Ingredients: Tridecyl Trimellitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma/Flavor. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 45410 (Red 27).
 Winky Lux is Cruelty Free, Vegan, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free and Phthalate Free.
Overall Assessment: These are so much fun and novel, and will no doubt delight the recipient!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

TATCHA 20% OFF EVERYTHING

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TATCHA 20% Off Everything ends tonight! Use Code: CYBER10Visit: www.tatcha.com 

*Promotion valid through 11:59 PM PT on December 4, 2019, or while supplies last. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, gift cards, taxes, shipping or processing charges or combined with any other coupons or discounts. Valid on in-stock items only. Gifts with purchase are not eligible for return or exchange. Qualifying amount is the subtotal of the purchase and does not include taxes, shipping or gift wrapping. Quantities are limited and offers are subject to change; we reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system error or unforeseen problems.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red is what I would describe as a a vibrant pinkish coral kissed red that is perfect for the holiday season. The velvety texture is smooth and creamy, and it glides across the lips effortlessly and deposits color evenly. It is very long-wearing, and it neither migrates nor does it feather. I find many matte lipsticks and crayons quite drying, but do not find that this one dries and chaps my lips. If you have particularly dry lips, you might want to use a matte lip balm as a base. I love that this chubby pencil can either be used as a liner, or all over the lips. It does not twist up, and therefore it requires an appropriately sized sharpener.
According to NARS,

A lip product that gives you the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design.

It instantly coats your lips with rich pigment, imparting a velvet matte finish for seamless color. Its long-lasting yet nondrying formula is enriched with special emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures pristine color for hours. Use this pencil for lining, as an allover lip color or pair it with another lip product.
 Ingredients
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red
Overall Assessment: If you are seeking a matte lip pencil that can also be used as a lipstick, then it is definitely worth testing out the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil formula the next time that you pass a counter. Above you will find stock lips swatches of the available shades.

$27.00 for 0.08 oz. from NARS, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Selfridges, Net-A-Porter, Bluemercury and Liberty London (Affiliate Links).
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