Twinsie Tuesday: Black and Orange

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is black and orange. Since Halloween is in October, I thought it would be appropriate to create a Halloween themed manicure. This is also probably going to be the only Halloween themed manicure I'm sharing this year since I've been busy lately so let's see it.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I used Orly Right Amount Of Evil on all the nails. I stamped with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Black with stamping plate BP-81 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I think these turned out pretty great. The treat or treat words on my ring nail was a little faded in the pictures but it looks find in real life. It simple and I think it would look great worn during Halloween. What do you think?

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! Today I'm sharing a polish swatch of a glitter polish so let's get right to it.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights is packed with blue, silver, and holographic hexagon, square, diamond, and micro glitter pieces in a clear base. The glitter topper is pretty awesome layered over a base color like this. I found the formula great so this made application really easy on it. The polish is so packed with glitter that I found it pretty easy to get a nice even coat of glitter on the nails without using the dabbing method. This is two coats over China Glaze Electric Beat with top coat.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights
Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Overall, a pretty great glitter topper especially if you like blue, silver, and holographic together. I really enjoy the glitter and I'm happy to have it in my collection. What do you think?

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hi everyone! It's finally my day off from work. I don't work Wednesday and Thursday so I can relax and sleep in during these two days. Every time I go back to work, I always look forward to when my days off are coming. Anyways, I have a polish swatch to share today so let's see the color.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books is a minty seafoam green creme. This is such a wonderful pastel like color for Spring. Formula was a little streaky but the application on this polish was still pretty good. I like that the brush on it was on the wider side which makes covering the nail much more easier for me. This is two coats.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

I think this seafoam green is really nice but sadly I just don't wear it a lot for some reason.  What do you think?

China Glaze Electric Beat

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The fall weather is finally here where I live. It's been getting a lot colder these days which I really like since that means I can start wearing scarves and sweaters now. Anyways, let's see the blue polish I'm swatching today.

China Glaze Electric Beat is a soft faded periwinkle blue creme. I'm so in love with this color and love it more each time I wear it on my nails. The shade is soft and muted which I really like and what I tend to gravitate towards. The color is a pretty unique blue in my collection as well. The formula and application on this polish was great too. This is two coats.

China Glaze Electric Beat
China Glaze Electric Beat

Overall, I just love this polish. I'm extremely happy to own this color and plan to wear it a lot during the fall/winter season. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by the Colors of Your Blog

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The theme for today's Twinsie Tuesday is inspired by the colors of your blog. My blog colors are white, pink, and gold so I created a manicure using those three colors.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on all the nails. I double stamped using OPI Pink Friday and Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Gold with stamping plate BP-L026 from Born Pretty Store. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art
Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I couldn't find an exact design to match the one on my blog so I looked through my stamping plates and used something very similar to it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and its probably one of my most favorite designs I have created so far this year too. What do you think?

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! It's been a while since I've swatched one of my indie brand polishes so here's one for today. I do tend to go towards more mainstream brands since its more readily available to me but I find indie brand polishes much more unique in the colors and finishes they offer though. Anyways, let's see the polish then.

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans is a soft white crelly with blue hexagon and micro glitters in it. This is a nice refreshing color on the nails. I don't own a lot of crelly polishes so this one is definitely a unique one in my collection. The formula on this polish was kind of thick so this made application a little tricky for me. Since its so thick and I had to layer on a few coats, I did notice some bubbling happening. I definitely recommend applying this polish over a white base if you don't want to have to build up the coverage to get it fully opaque. This is three coats with top coat.

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans
Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans

Overall, this polish was just okay for me. I wish the formula wasn't so thick but I think applying the polish over a white base polish is the way to go with it. What do you think?

September 2017 Product Empties

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Here's my empties post for September. I didn't finish a lot of items this month but I did emptied out two big items though which I'm happy about. Let's hear what I thought of them then.

September Product Empties

1. Arm & Hammer Advance White
This was my current toothpaste that I was using. I like it and would probably repurchase it again when I can. It kept my mouth feeling fresh and I thought it did a good job keeping my teeth clean too.

2. Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn Collagen Essence Mask
I made an order from Sasa.com a while back and I purchased a ton of face masks to try out. This was the one that I was currently using. It has 30 sheet masks so it took me quite a long time to use up. I really like these sheet masks. It didn't have much of a scent to it but each one I used was saturated with a lot of product. Definitely something I would purchase again since it comes with so much at a pretty affordable price. Every time I used it, my skin felt very soothed and moisturized.

3. LadyKin Phytoplan Broccoli Wrinkle Radiance Power Ampoule
I've been using this product for the past few months and I really enjoyed it. It smelled great and it felt moisturizing when I applied it onto my skin. I can't say I saw any wrinkle care help though. However, I didn't like the packaging of it. It comes in a dropper container which I didn't like since the texture is kind of a loose cream so I found it hard to get the product out. I also didn't like that I couldn't see how much product I had left inside too.

I'm pretty happy to have finished the Kose sheet masks since there was so many sheets in the container to use up. I actually have one more container of the Kose sheet masks but a different type to use up next. Let me know what you emptied this month.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The fall weather is finally here! To celebrate, I'm sharing a simple fall pink manicure with a saran wrap accent nail. The manicure just screams fall to me so let's see it then.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art

I used Salon Perfect Sugar Cube on the ring nail and then used the saran wrap method with Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and Barielle Swizzle Stix. For the rest of the nails, I used American Apparel Rouge. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art
Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art

I like these nails a lot. I'm a fan of an accent nail with a simple one color manicure like this one too. It just makes a plain manicure more interesting without much work to it. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Skittles

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is skittles. Since Summer is almost over and fall is coming, I decided I wanted to do a more neutral themed skittle. I looked through my collection and thought these shades would go well together to create this skittle manicure so let's go ahead and see it.

Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art

Starting with my pinky, I used American Apparel Racoon, China Glaze Below Deck, American Apparel Mouse, Sally Hansen Evening Fog, and American Apparel California Trooper. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art
Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art

I'm pretty happy with this skittle and how easy it was to create it. What do you think?

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's polish swatch, I'm sharing a pretty glittery color. I tend not to wear full on glittery colors since they can sometimes be a pain to remove off my nails. However, if its a really pretty one, I will wear it and this one I'm sharing is just that. Let's see the color then.

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari! is a dense shimmery glass fleck with small silver hexagon holographic glitters in a sheer teal base. This polish is pretty hard to describe. You really need to see the polish in person to see just how pretty and sparkly the color is. Even though the polish was a little sheer, I found the application on it pretty easy to build up. If you want to lessen the amount of coats you have to apply on the nails, I do suggest layering the polish on top of a base polish then. The polish does dry a little textured so I do suggest applying at least two coats of top coat to get a smooth even finish on the nails. This is three coats with top coat.

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!
Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!

I'm so pleased with this color and just how sparkly it is on the nails. I really like using this polish as a accent nail when I have a simple one color manicure on in particular. What do you think?

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hi everyone! The weather is finally cooling down for real where I live which makes me so happy. I much prefer the colder weather over the hotter weather. Anyways, let's see what polish I'm sharing today.

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink is a bright pink jelly like base packed with yellow/gold shimmers. This is a great color for Summer but sadly the formula was a little on the sheer side but application wasn't too hard for me. I could have gotten away with just two coats if I applied the polish on a little thicker though. However, I do really like the brush on these Hard Candy polishes since there the flat and wider ones which I do prefer. This is three coats.

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink
Hard Candy Little Bo Pink

Even though the formula wasn't the greatest, I really do like the look of this polish. When I have this color on my nails, it looks so sparkly and pretty. What do you think?

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's blue manicure, I have a simple stripe design to share. Stripes are probably one of my favorite patterns to create and it always turns out pretty great on the nails too. I also love wearing stripes in my clothing choices in real life so let's go ahead and see the manicure then.

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

I used Sally Hansen Bling-tastic on my pink and ring nail. Next, I applied two pieces of 3mm striping tape from Born Pretty Store. and painted Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion on top. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Before the polish fully dried, I peeled the striping tape off. For the rest of the nails, I used OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art
Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

I'm pretty happy with these nails overall. I like how the glitter polish looks in this stripe design I created using the striping tape a lot too. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Numbers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The theme for Twinsie Tuesday is numbers. I really like number four and seven so I decided to have those two numbers on my nails. I was also a little lazy so the design is pretty simple but anyways, let's see what I did then.

Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art

I used Sephora by OPI Let's Do Lunch on all the nails. I applied Nostalgic Nail Lacquer As If! on my ring nail and then I used OPI It's My Year with a dotting tool to dot on number four and seven. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art
Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art

I thought these turned out alright. My four is a little weird looking and I think I should have left out the seven since I didn't have much space on my nails for it as you can see. What do you think?

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's manicure, I tried a magnetic polish on my nails. I only own one magnetic polish and I haven't really worn it or tried it out until now. Let's see how it turned out then.

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art

I used Chic-Chic 3D&Magnet Professional Nail Lacquer Black Diamond on the ring and middle nails. I used the magnet provided with the nail polish while the polish was still wet on the nails to get the effect on the nails. For the rest of the nails, I used Pretty & Polished Pool Party. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art
Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art

Since this was my first time using a magnetic polish, the effect didn't come out completely well. Overall, it was fun to do though and I definitely have to try it out again. What do you think?

August 2017 Product Empties

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Here's my product empties post for August. I actually had to type out this post twice since my original post disappeared from my drafts folder on blogger. This isn't the first time that its happened to me but its always such a bummer when it does. Anyways, let's see what products I emptied this month.

August 2017 Product Empties

1. The Skin House Aloe Soothing Vitamin Gel
This was my morning skincare product that I was using and I really liked it. Since its a gel, it felt very cooling on the skin especially since its so hot right now. I liked the scent on it and the tub lasted me quite a while too. Definitely something I would think of repurchasing.

2. The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All In One Serum
This is my second bottle of this serum and I like it a lot. It had a nice citrus scent to it and it felt really good applied on my skin. I like that every time I used this serum, my skin looked extra healthy and glowy too.

3. Dr. MJ Moisture Bounce Collagen Capsule Cream
For this product, I'm still using it but I had to transfer it into another container. I don't know why but for some reason, this product was very watery so it was hard for me to use it as it was. It has a watery oily consistency to it and its hydrating on the skin. However, since its so watery, I find it so hard to use.

4. PureSmile Powder in Refresh Sheets
These are scented wet wipes and I thought they were okay. The scent kind of had a chemical smell to it and you have to use them up fast since they do dry out pretty quickly once you open up a pack.

5. Etude House Drawing Eye Brow
I bought a ton of these drawing eye brow refills and I finally finished one. These eyebrow pencil refills lasted me quite a while and I like it but I wasn't in love with them. Sometimes when I was filling in my eyebrows with them, it can get a little patchy so I do have to warm up the product on my hand before using it.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with what I finished up for this month. Let me know what you've emptied out this month or if you've tried any of the products I mentioned.

Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny

Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I thought the weather was getting a little cooler but I spoke too soon since the past week has been really hot in the afternoon/evening. I really want fall to come already since I'm so over this hot weather right now. Anyways, I have a polish swatch to share today so let's get right into it.

Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny is a light pastel blue packed with silver shimmers. I really like the color of this polish but the formula was pretty difficult to work with. I found the formula kind of runny and thick so that made application really patchy for me. I had to apply a few thick coats to even out that patchiness on the nails. I also found drying time on this polish pretty long compared to other Nicole by OPI polishes I've used before too. This is four coats.

Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny

I applied a lot of coats so I did notice some bubbling happening. Since the formula is bad, I don't find myself wearing this polish a lot. Its a shame though since I really do like the color of it. What do you think?

Funky Fingers Jawbreaker

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hi everyone! Today, I have a polish swatch to share. I've been doing a lot more swatches since I have a lot in my blogging folder that I haven't shared yet and I find them much more easier to do compared to nail art designs. Since I'm working full time, I don't really have much time to create nail art designs when I have my days off from work which I'm a little sad about. I'm still able to do a little though which I'm content with for now. Anyways, let's see the polish.

Funky Fingers Jawbreaker is a white crelly with touch of grey to it packed with various sized red, yellow, blue, and purple hexagon glitters. I really like the look of this crelly polish and should wear it more often. The formula was on the sheer side which I do expect from crelly polishes. Even though it was little sheer, I found the application pretty good and I had no trouble getting a good amount of glitter onto my nails. If you want to lessen the amount of coats you  have to apply, I suggest layering this polish over a white base polish first. This is three coats with top coat.

Funky Fingers Jawbreaker
Funky Fingers Jawbreaker

I'm really pleased with this polish. I could have gotten away with just two coats if I applied the polish a bit more thickly too. What do you think?

Icing Pop A Bottle

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The weather has been cooling down a little where I live right now. I find it cold in the morning but it gets warmer later on in the day. I can't wait for fall to come though since I much prefer colder weather. Anyways, let's see what polish I'm swatching today.

Icing Pop A Bottle has a mix of gold, pink, and blue small glitters in a clear base. This is such a pretty glitter polish to layer over any base color or to wear just as it is. The formula was a little thick but application was great on it. I could tell just from opening the bottle that this polish was packed with a lot of glitter. So, I feel like I don't necessarily have to sponge the glitter on to get full coverage. This is one coat over American Apparel Neon Blue with top coat.

Icing Pop A Bottle
Icing Pop A Bottle

As you can see, even one coat of this polish covered a good amount of my nails so I'm very pleased with this glitter polish. I don't know why I don't wear it often but I'm totally going to now since its just so pretty and sparkly. What do you think?

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hi everyone! I have a polish swatch to share today so let's see what is it then.

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite has small light pink bar glitters in a clear base. This polish is so packed with bar glitter in the clear base that I didn't have trouble getting an even coverage on the nails. The formula was good on it so application was also good. Bar glitters is probably one of my least favorite types of glitters but surprisingly, I don't mind this polish at all. Like what the bottle says, it does give your nails a fuzzy kind of look to it. This is one coat over Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #21 Pink Sprinkling with top coat.

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite

Its always fun to unexpectedly like a polish you thought you would dislike. I'm glad to have this polish in my collection because its something different for me to use than the normal hexagon glitters I like. What do you think?

American Apparel Neon Blue

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I had a little trouble focusing on this polish when I was taking pictures of it so sorry if the swatches are a little blurry in some areas. Anyways, let's see the polish I'm sharing today.

American Apparel Neon Blue is dusky teal creme with some grey undertones to it. This is suppose to be a neon polish but its not. I've seen other people swatch this color and for some reason, the color they swatched looks different from the one I have. The color is suppose to be a brighter blue but my bottle definitely looks more teal in shade. Even though its not a neon polish I still like the color of it. Formula was on the watery thin side but application was pretty good on it too. One thing to note is that this polish does stain your nails if your not wearing a good base coat. This is three coats.

American Apparel Neon Blue
American Apparel Neon Blue

Since this color does stain the nails, I don't wear it often as a full manicure. I mainly use it with I'm creating nail art designs instead. Even though its not a neon polish, its still a nice shade especially to wear for fall or winter. What do you think?

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Nail Care Tools Review

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hi everyone! Today, I have an exciting review on some glass nail files and nail care tools from Mont Bleu. I've heard a lot of good things about this company but haven't tried any of their products until now. They sent me a few things to try out so let's get right into the review.

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Nail Care Tools Review

Where to Buy
You can purchase the products from Mont Bleu from their e-shop or their Amazon store page. If you want to partner with Mont Bleu, you can check out their wholesale website for more information.

Packaging
When the items arrived, the first thing I noticed was how nice everything was packaged. Everything was bubbled wrapped and in three different cardboard boxes within another bigger cardboard box. I did think the packaging was a little excessive though since everything was so small and didn't need all that extra protection but I do appreciate it though.

The Products
For the products I was sent, I received the Mont Bleu Cuticle Scissors, Mont Bleu Set of Two Manicure Tools: Nail Cleaner and Cuticle Pusher, and a Set of Three Czech Glass Nail Files with Crystals.

Starting with the Mont Bleu Cuticle Scissors, I could tell right away that the quality on them was really nice. They are made in Italy and sharpened in Sollingen, Germany. The scissors are nickel plated and the surface of it has a matte brush polished finish to it. I have owned cuticle scissors in the past but haven't really used them all that much before. The Mont Bleu website provides a lot of helpful information on what the Cuticle Scissors are for which I found very helpful for a newbie in nail care tools like me. Cuticle Scissors as you can probably guess are for helping to get rid of all dead skin around the nail's base and to trim a hangnail. I used to cut my cuticles but after finding out that its kind of bad to do that, I haven't been doing that anymore. Instead, I found these Cuticle Scissors much more useful in trimming my hangnail. I do have a habit of picking at them so with these scissors, I'm able to cut them off first before I do that. I also like that I can get really close to my skin with the scissors when trimming my hangnail with out cutting my skin by accident.

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Nail Care Tools Review

Next, let's talk about the Mont Bleu Nail Cleaner and Cuticle Pusher. Both tools are made of high quality stainless steel that's suppose to last a lifetime with a matte brushed polishes surface. Like the Cuticle Scissors, these were made in Italy and sharpened in Sollingen, Germany as well. These two tools are suppose to help clean nails and keep your cuticle tidy. I have used a cuticle pusher in the past but the ones I've used before were either the wooden or plastic ones. Those are not very hygienic so getting one that's made of stainless steel and can be used over and over again was great. It worked well in pushing my cuticles and I found it easy to hold when using it. It has a nice weight to it and I found it really quick to use compared to the other cuticle pushers I have tried. For the Nail Cleaner, I haven't found much use for it yet. I do use it in conjunction with the Cuticle Pusher since after I pushed my cuticle back, I use the tool to help me to get rid and clean up all the dead skin that came off. Other than that, I like the tool as well but not as much as the Cuticle Pusher.

Lastly, let's talk about the Set of Three Czech Glass Nail Files with Crystals. I like the three different sizes it comes in which includes a large (195 mm/7.68 in), medium (135 mm/5.32 in) and small (90 mm/3.54 in) size. The glass nail files themselves are made really nice and they feel very high quality to me too. The nail files are made from Czech tempered glass in Bohemia and have a lifetime warranty on the filling surface. I'm not usually a fan of pink but on these glass nail files along with the Swarovksi crystals decorating it, I really think its pretty. I have to say there probably one of the prettiest glass nail files I have owned. They also have various color options for you to choose from if the pink isn't to your liking. I like that each glass nail file came with its own black velvet sleeves. Since I'm a little clumsy, having the extra protection to them with the velvet sleeves will prevent any damage happening to the nail files when I carry them around with me.

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Nail Care Tools Review
Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Nail Care Tools Review

My Review
This isn't my first time using glass nail files so I was really pleased with the quality from Mont Bleu. I was particularly happy with the three glass nail files I received. They worked well in filing my nails and I like the three different sizes they come in since I'm able to use them all in different situations. There also so pretty with the Swaroski crystals decorated on them. I love using glass nail files now compared to the cardboard nail files since they last much longer and there more effective in filing my nails without causing any damage to my nails. For the nail care tools, I like them because they work well and I'm able to tell their quality made. I don't use them all that often but for people who are looking for good nail care tools, the ones from Mont Bleu are something for you to check out.

Final Thoughts
Overall, if your looking for high quality made glass nail files and other nail care tools, I definitely recommend you to check out Mont Bleu. They have a ton of variety and different designs to choose along with pretty reasonable prices. You can purchase from their e-shop or Amazon store page. They also have a wholesale website if your interested in partnering with them.  Be sure to follow Mont Bleu through their various social media links including Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Twitter.

*Mont Bleu sent these products for review purposes. My opinion is 100% honest.*

Nicole by OPI Bring On The Tinsel

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's polish swatch, I'm sharing a festive glitter polish. Even though its still summer, I still think you can wear any polish you want on your nails. Anyways, let's see the swatches.

Nicole by OPI Bring On The Tinsel has a mix of red, yellow, green, blue, and silver small glitters in a clear base. This polish is pretty festive to wear during the holiday season in particular. The formula and application was really good. With just one coat, I got a pretty decent amount of glitter coverage on the nails. If you want fuller coverage, I definitely recommend sponging on the glitter though. This is one coat over American Apparel American Denim with top coat.

Nicole by OPI Bring On The Tinsel
Nicole by OPI Bring On The Tinsel

This glitter polish is definitely a perfect glitter to layer over any color during the holiday season. I'm not a huge fan of small glitters like this one but I actually don't mind the look of this polish at all. Overall, I'm very happy with it and can't wait to wear it more during the holiday season. What do you think?

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