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Mac Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

By beautylover28 · August 1, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Mac Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection. Filled with bright hues for fall this collection is actually named after it's abbreviated name. It's filled with new goodies ranging from eyeshadow quads, to lipsticks, pigments, glitters, blushes and more. It consist of three main parts but all three parts of the collection will be released on Aug 20. Look below to see what's in the collection I can't wait for the new Quads!

Mac Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

Make-Up Art Cosmetics
Fall '09 as seen by Richard Phillips

Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985...and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips' 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandelous Gossip Girl - a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recylced and re-imagined '50s,'60s, and '70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of "identity" is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his bold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of eye shadow quads, lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

Lipsticks: $14.00USD/$16.50CAD (LE)

Full Body - Deep red plum (Lustre)
Hold the Pose - Brown plum with gold pearlized pigments (Lustre)
Front Lit - Light white yellow (Frost)
Lovin' It - Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre)
High Strung - Deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipglass: $14.00/$16.50 (LE)

On Display - Purple yellow with pearlized pigments (Frost)
New Spirit - Light yellow coral (Frost)
Personal Taste - Mid-tone rose with pink and gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
Young Thing - Yellow Neutral with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)

Eye Shadow x 4: $36.00USD/$43.00CAD (LE)

Photo Realism Quad
Photo Realism - Gold shimmer with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
Fresh Approach - Cool mint green (Veluxe Pearl)
Image Maker - Mid-tone grey green (Frost)
Grey Range - Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl)

In The Gallery Quad
Lightfall - Pale Pink (Satin) (Repromote from Cult of Cherry 2008)
Look at the Eyes - Light violet (Frost)
In The Gallery - Mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
Private Viewing - Deep brown plum (Matte)

Notoriety Quad
Skintone 1 - Light white pink (Lustre)
Skintone 2 - Mid tone gold (Frost)
Notoriety - Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet)
Rich & Earthy - Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

Plush Lash Mascara: $13.00USD/$15.50CAD (Permanent)
Plushblack - Black

Powder Blushes: $18.50USD/$22.00CAD (LE)

The Perfect Cheek - Mid-tone pale pink (Matte)
Notable - Mid-tone brick brown red (Satin)

Make-Up Art Cosmetics
Fall '09 as seen by Maira Kalman, Illustrator

We still chuckle (along with all of Manhattan) over the now-famous New Yorker cover illustration of "Newyorkistan." Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira's illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful...and sophisticated all at once. Technakohl Liners and Maira's Magical thinking Eye Shadows are made for the MAC Artist with a sense of mischief and a deep desire to be defiantly different. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira's faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism...simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eye Shadows $14.50USD/$17.00CAD (LE)

Crest The Wave - Rich yellow frost (Frost) (Repromote from Stowaways 2008)
Off the Page - Mid-tone mustard orange (Frost)
Haunting - Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote from McQueen 2007)
Violet Trance - Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote from Balloonacy 2007)
Purple Shower - Medium-tone magenta with silver pearlized pigments (Satin) (Repromote from Turquatic 2006)
Maira's Magic - Yellow pink (Satin)

Technakohl Liners $14.50USD/17.00CAD (LE)

Full of Fuchsia - Deep blue magenta (Frost)
Artistic License - Bright turquoise blue (Frost)
Colour Matters - Bright lime (Cream)
Obviously Orange - Dirty coral (Frost)
Graphblack - Rich graphic black (Cream) (Permanent)

Make-Up Art Cosmetics
Fall '09 as seen by Marilyn Minter, Photographer

There's that famous close-up of Tom Ford's belly button, part of the "Pathology of Glamour" that this artist renders with luminous, almost hallucinatory colour and painterly photo-realism... Erotic imagery that zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. The Whitney Biennial Artist says she's "Never met a model who actually thinks she's beautiful," and that observation goes a long way to explain how she connects to what MAC wants to say about all-inclusiveness - we're ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper or Gold Gliter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen - and desired.

Pigments $19.50USD/$23.00CAD (LE)

Brash & Bold - Bright magenta (Frost)
Push the Edge - Deep bright purple with pearlized pigments (Frost)
Cocomotion - Mid-tone gold bronze with gold pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote from Rushmetal 2007)
Heritage Rouge - Mid-tone brown plum (Frost) (Permanent at Pro Stores)

Glitter $19.50USD/$23.00CAD (Permanent at Pro Stores)

Fuchsia - Sparkling fuchsia
Gold - Sparkling chunky gold

Reflects Glitters $19.50USD/$23.00CAD (Permanent at Pro Stores)

Reflects Rust - Sparkling warm red
Reflects Copper - Sparkling saffron

Gloss Texture $18.00USD/$22.00CAD (Permanent)

Clear Gloss - Clear

Mac Style Black Collection

By beautylover28 · August 1, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Mac Style Black Collection. The Mac Style Black collection is quite unique since all of the products have black hues creating alluring looks for this fall. Products in the collection range from Msf eyeshadow all with black hues and even lipsticks. I'm excited to see how everything will look since black is quite the color to play around with when it comes to makeup. Also in this collection we'll be seeing the return of the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator which is so great for the skin. Look below to see what else is in the collection. Collection hits stores Sep 24th.

Mac Style Black Collection


Lipsticks: (LE) $14.00USD/$16.50CAD

  • Black Knight - Creamy true black (cremesheen)

Mattenes: (LE) $14.50USD/$17.50CAD

  • Midnight Media - Dense matte black
  • Night Violet - Deep purple grape

Glimmerglass: (LE) $18.00USD/$21.50USD
This is a new lip product. They are in the same packaging as the Dazzleglass tubes and have a brush applicator.

  • Bling Black - Sheer black with gold pearl
  • Blackfire - Sheer black with pink purple pearl
  • Blackware - Creamy true black

Mineralize Eye Shadows: (LE) $19.00USD/$23.50CAD

  • Cinderfella - Black with silver pearl
  • Young Punk - Black with pink purple pearl
  • Gilt by Association - Black with gold bronze pearl
  • Blue Flame - Black with blue pearl

Grease Paintstick: $17.50USD/$21.00CAD

  • Intense Black - Black base with purple shimmer. These are water-/smudge-resistant.

Penultimate Liner: (Permanent) $16.50USD/$20.00CAD

  • Rapidblack - True black

Eye Kohl: (LE) $14.50USD/$17.50CAD

  • Smolder - Intense Black

Nail Lacquer: $12.00USD/$14.50CAD

  • Nocturnelle - True black (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Seriously Hip - Black with gold particle pearl (Frost) (LE)
  • Baby Goth Girl - Black with pink and purple pearl (Frost) (LE)


  • #214 Short Shader Brush - Short, rounded, double-chiselled brush with soft, natural bristles. Can be used with shadow to line and smudge around the lash line and very effective for densely shading lids. (Permanent) $23.00USD/$27.50CAD

Style Black - Face


  • Volcanic Ash Exfoliator (LE) $19.50USD/$23.50CAD
    For all skin types. Volcanic ash (in the form of mineral-rich clay), sugar crystals and natural enzymes combine to exfoliate and remove excess oils from the skin.

    The VAE is in new packaging. It's in a tube like shave and cremewash. It did go down to 3.4oz (the older style tub was 4.5oz).

    NOTE: The VAE also contains sulfer, so be careful if you have sensitivies to it.

  • Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask (LE) $19.50USD/$23.50CAD
    VATM contains natural volcanic ash to cleanse and treat the skin. The mineral-rich ash works with oat kernel flour to help absorb excess oil from the skin's surface. A combo of natural oils (lavendar, sunflower, safflower seed and evening primrose) help lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized. It helps to even out the skin's texture and leaves the skin feeling smooth and perfected for makeup application. The unique formula glides effortlessly onto the skin, allowing ample playtime. The mask heats up on the skin when used with water and removes impurities from the surface, leaving skin looking radiant and fresh. Use 1-3 times a week. Derm-tested, non-acnegenic and for all skins. 3.4oz

    NOTE: The VATM also contains sulfer, so be careful if you have sensitivies to it.

Cream Colour Base: $16.50USD/$20.00CAD

  • Black - Creamy true black (LE)
  • Bat Black - Burgundy black with pink pearl (Permanent) (Pro)

The 13 Worst-Skin Cities

By beautylover28 · June 7, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The 13 Worst-Skin Cities

The environmental aggressors in these towns could be damaging your skin

Before blowing your next paycheck at the derm's office or on pricey skin care products, take a closer look at the place you call home. We looked at pollution levels, sunshine and humidity averages, skin cancer, smoking rates, and even tanning salons per capita to determine which U.S. locales could be disastrous for your skin. Did your city make the list?

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Thursday Style News Reads

By beautylover28 · June 4, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The most fashionable finds of beauty and fashion news. Look below to see what's new in the Style News Network.

Christian Siriano Shoe Collection At Payless for Fall 2009- real women wear heels

Selena Gomez On Teen Vogue Cover- teen trends and tips

Keri Hilson Hairstyles and Haircuts- image and style news blog

How to Depot MAC Eyeshadows and Make Your Own Eyeshadow Palette-addicted to lipstick

Celebrity Inspired Prom Dresses- prom styling tips

2009 Mtv Movie Awards Best Dressed Fashion- image and style news

Asos Teams Up With Gap- fashion devo

Clinique Bamboo Pink Collection- addicted to lipstick on sugar

Miley Cyrus Hairstyles- hairstyles 53

Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner Dating and Are Officially A Couple- gossipy girlz

Rihanna's Mohawk Hairstyles and Hair Trends- trendy hairstyles 4 me

Leighton Meester (Blair) Hairstyles- teen trends and tips

Harajuku Lovers Are the Must Have Bags for Spring and Summer- handbag style news

Anna Sui Teams Up With Target To Bring Gossip Girl Fashion-fashion looks

Dress Up Your Style With Rings- fashion and beauty style

Style Trends Alert : Maxi Dresses- fashion and beauty style

How To Get Rid of White Heads- glowing skin care news

What Kind of Makeup Fashionista Are You?- total beauty

Amy Winehouse Clothing Line Collection with PPQ- styles that work for you blog

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off- Diet Tips News

Degree Fragrance Collection

By beautylover28 · June 4, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Degree Fragrance Collection. Degree has answered our prayers and has finally given us a inexpensive way to smell good with 3 floral fragrance scents. The collection is in stores now (walgreens, walmart etc) and trust me it smells ohh so good.

Degree, the brand behind fragrant, long-lasting women’s deodorant, has commissioned world-renowned fragrance expert, Ann Gottlieb – “the nose” behind the haute fragrances you’ve likely coveted at the upscale shops, to create three distinct scents (Delicious Bliss, Sexy Intrigue, and Classic Romance) for their new fine fragrance collection. Each deodorant is paired with a body mist to yield a long-lasting natural fragrance while providing the ultimate in odor protection. While we usually spend upwards of $75 a year on perfume purchases, opting for a sophisticated, yet affordable scent ($4.99!!) allows an infusion of luxury into our lives without panic-inducing checking account statements.

Clinique Bamboo Pink Collection

By beautylover28 · June 1, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Clinique Bamboo Pink Collection. The newest collection from Clinique brings us 3 new items to love a new eyeshadow qaud filled with 4 new shades, an all over face color and a long lasting lipstick shade that features bamboo packing. If you love pink then you'll love this collection. Look below to see more.


Clinique Bamboo Pink Collection

  • Bamboo Pink Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad ($25.00)
  • Fresh Bloom - Bamboo Pink Allover Colour ($29.50)
  • Bamboo Pink Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick ($14.00)


Products from the collection

The Top 10 Best-Skin Cities

By beautylover28 · May 30, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The Top 10 Best-Skin Cities

These towns all have perfect conditions for smooth, clear, wrinkle-free skin

In a perfect world, we'd all have flawless-looking skin. In reality, few of us are that lucky. However, some of you are fortunate enough to live where the conditions are ideal for skin. We looked at pollution levels, amount of sunshine, tanning beds per capita, humidity, number of smokers, stress, diet and more to find the places best suited for your skin. Check them out, maybe it's time to relocate?

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Chanel London Madness Collection

By beautylover28 · May 28, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Chanel London Madness Collection. If you're the type of girl who loves the look of red lips then you'll fall in love with the summer 2009 Chanel London Madness Collection.

May brings a brand new reason to step in to Selfridges for the opening of the new Chanel Makeup Counter. To celebrate the occasion, Peter Philips, the Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has designed 3 limited edition must-have products - The London Madness Collection - which will be exclusively available in the Oxford Street store and then launching nationwide at the end of June. This collection was inspired by Peter’s love of London and has been expressed in the creation of the exclusive Union Jack Palette.

Collection Includes:

  • London Madness “Pearly Banner” Highlighter with an ivory, gold and silver union jack on the surface
  • Rouge Allure in ‘Enthusiast’ Bright, young, fresh red shade
  • Le Vernis in ‘Enthusiast’ Complimentary red nail colour


The collection is now available in Oxford Street stores, andin June it will available all over the UK.


Mac Style Warrior Face Charts

By beautylover28 · May 26, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Mac Style Warrior Face Charts. The newest Mac Collection Style Warrior is now in stores and many of the looks that can be created with the collection are infinite. Of course you can always create your own look but you can always use these Style Warrior face charts for easy and fast inspiration. You can also check out my review and swatches here.

Mac Style Warrior Face Charts


Eyes: Groom brows by applying Clear Brow Set. Highlight browbone with Bright Future Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. With a 275 Small Angled Brush apply Bright Future Eye Shadow to the lid. Add depth to the crease of the eye by using Bright Future Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. With a heavy hand use a 219 Pencil Brush and Blacktrack Fluidline to line the lower lashline. Apply a light coat of Plushblack Plush Lash to lashes.

Cheeks: Blend Eversun Beauty Powder Blush over the apple of cheeks using a 116 Blush Brush.

Lips: Define lips with Nightmoth Lip Pencil and follow through by using 316 Lip Brush to shade Lipstick in Tribalist. Finish with a glossy coat of Style Warrior Lipglass.


Eyes: Lightly groom brows by applying Fling Eye Brows. Add a touch of highlight to the browbone with White Frost Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. Apply Bright Future Eye Shadow to the inner portion of the lid using a 272 Small Shader Brush. Use 224 Tapered Blending Brush to shade the inner portion of the crease with Bright Future Eye Shadow. Draw a thin line through the upper lashline with Blacktrack Fluidline using a 219 Pencil Brush. With a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the outer lower lashline using Bright Future Eye Shadow. Coat top lashes with Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Cheeks: Emphasize the cheek contour with a dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush with 116 Blush Brush.

Lips: Line lips with Pink Treat Cremestick Liner. Fill in using Purple Rite Lipstick and a 316 Lip Brush. Complete the look with Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass.


Eyes: Define and groom brows with Fling Eye Brows and Clear Brow Set. Use 275 Small Angled Brush to blend Bright Future Eye Shadow under brows for a soft highlight. Blend Bright Future and Vibrant Grape Eye Shadows to the outer corner of the lid using a 213 Fluff Brush. Add depth to the crease of the eye by using Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow and a 213 Fluff Brush. With a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the whole lower lashline using Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow. Prep lashes with Prep + Prime Lash followed by Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with Eversun Beauty Powder Blush.

Lips: Line the outer lips with Summerfruit Cremestick Liner. Fill in with Brave New Bronze Lipstick using a 316 Lip Brush. Top off look with Gold Rebel Lipglass.


Eyes: Tidy up brows using Girl Boy Brow Set. Pat Scatterrays with a 239 Eye Shading Brush to lid. Blend Bronzescape Solar Bits followed by Tempting Eye Shadow using a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to the crease of the eye. Line the upper lashline using Blacktrack Fluidline and a 210 Eye Liner Brush. Using a 219 Pencil Brush line the lower lashline with Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow. Prep lashes with Prep+ Prime Lash followed by several coats of Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Give a slight contour to the cheeks by sweeping Eversun Beauty Powder Blush under cheekbones.

Lips: Provide balance to the lips with Subculture Lip Pencil. Complete the look by using 316 Lip Brush to apply Sunsational Lipstick and a final application of Liberated Lipglass.


Eyes: Keep brows natural with a light definition of Fling and Lingering Eye Brows. Use a 239 Eye Shading Brush to blend Bronzescape Solar Bits through the inner and outer eyelid. Continue to shade through the inner and outer corners of the crease of the eye with Soft Force Eye Shadow using a 239 Eye Shading Brush. Line the lower lashline with Bronzescape Solar Bits and a 228 Mini Shader Brush. Amp lashes with Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Apply On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush with a 116 Blush Brush, blending evenly across cheekbones and temples.

Lips: Use Plum Lip Pencil to fill in lips. Layer on Tribalist Lipstick using a 316 Lip Brush and
Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass.



Eyes: Darken brows using Lingering Eye Brows. Use 194 Concealer Brush and Hush Cream Colour Base all over the eyelid, and then set with Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow on the inner and outer lid only with 242 Shader Brush. Create more definition to the crease with Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow applying to the inner and outer portion using a 217 Blending Brush. Apply a thin line of Rapid Black Penultimate Eye Liner to the upper lashline. Blend Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow using a 219 Pencil Brush to the lower lashline followed by Prunella Eye Kohl and a 231 Small Shader Brush. Layer on multiple coats of Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Cheeks: Use 168 Large Angled Contour Brush to give a soft contour to cheeks with a light dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder.

Lips: Add a slight fullness to lips with Subculture Lip Pencil. Finish with Liberated Lipglass for a glossy effect.


Eyes: Keep brows natural with Lingering Eye Brows. Pat browbone with Bare Study Paint Pot and a 212 Flat Definer Brush. With a 239 Shading Brush apply Soft Force Eye Shadow to the inner and centre of the lid. Add more depth to the crease with Scatterrays and Impassioned Solar Bits in the outer portion with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush. Line the upper lashline with Ebony Eye Pencil and a 210 Eye Liner Brush. Using a 228 Mini Shader Brush to line the inner and centre lower lashline with Soft Force Eye Shadow. Slather several coats to the upper and lower lashes with Black X Mascara X.

Cheeks: Apply a dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush to the cheeks using a 129 Blush Brush.

Lips: Start by lining the lips with Creme Sherry Cremestick Liner. Fill in lips using Brave New Bronze Lipstick and top off with Clear Lipglass.


Eyes: Groom brows with Girl Boy Brow Set. Highlight browbone using a 242 Shader Brush with Scatterrays and Impassioned Solar Bits. Use 213 Fluff Brush blending Tempting Eye Shadow to the inner and outer lid of the eye. Create definition to the eye by applying Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow to the inner and outer portion of the crease with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush. Line upper lashline with Point Black Liquidlast Liner and a 209 Eyeliner Brush. Using a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the lower lashline with Teddy Eye Kohl. Coat lashes with Black X Mascara.

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush using a 168 Large Angled Contour Brush.

Lips: Line lips with Creme Sherry Cremestick Liner. Complete the look by using Brush 316 to apply Brave New Bronze Lipstick and a final application of Style Warrior Lipglass.

Total Beauty Weekly Reads

By beautylover28 · May 26, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Total Beauty Web Tour

The Informed Makeup Maven shares highlights from the NYC Makeup show and talks mineral makeup with Obsessed Minerals founder, Michael Huwe.  Don't forget to join IMM's facebook group!

Beauty Anonymous loves the fresh floral scents of Bond No.9 Astor Place Eau de Parfum.

Kyl at The Beauty Couch is seriously loving the new By Lauren Luke My Smokey Classics palette.with these 2 fab concealers that Beauty Junkies Unite tried, even tattoos better duck and take cover!

Boutique Flair reviews the Kiss My Face Potent & Pure line.

A Little More Beautiful has 2 giveaways going onUrban Decay Primer Potion in Sin and Max Factor Lash Perfection Volume Couture ending in May and June.

Fabulous Over Forty has a mineral makeup giveaway. Contest ends soon!

The Makeup Divas reviews the new Prescriptives Exhilarating lipgloss in Guava and lipstick in Raspberry.

Neon Bible's new guy writer talks about how to get your guy to get a haircut that costs more than $9.00.

Lipgloss Break has a double giveaway - Enter to Win Wrinkle Arrest DermaScyne & healthDropz!

StyleBell reviews the latest Damp to Dry Flat Iron by HAI Elite, the HaiDraStik. Read if StyleBell gives it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Get serious coverage that is no joke

Beautè Noire discovers how to get the smoothest, softest, glossiest legs ever!

Jamie, The Working Girl from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog, shares her after-work spa regimen.

Lipstickaddict makes a review on The Body Shop Productsfrom Spa Wisdom Line, Yes Yes Yes Tantalising Lip Butter and Body Focus Bust Firmer!

Alison at The Advice Sisters (follow her on Twitter - advicesisters) tempts you to try Treats for Summer by TARTE.

makeup loves me gives you the swatches you need to decide if MAC's new style warrior collection is right for you! eye4style is glossy and fabulous, thanks to the Brazilian Blowout at Maria Bonita. Read about it here!

Hot Beauty Health show us how Shea Butter enhances women beauty.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews the Rx for Brown Skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum.

Beauty in Real Life is having a giveaway with Beautyfix, click here to enter to win one of 15 sets up for grabs!!

LA Pretty is giving away a Fruits & Passion pedicure set for a luxurious, at-home foot treatment. Click here for contest details. Maria at

Beauty is Within reviews Eye Majic Instant Eyes.

addicted to lipstick is having a Kiss My Face Giveaway for Oily and Acne Prone Skin be sure to enter to win!

Summer Fun Locks easy fun curls get the scoop!

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