1.23.2017

Purple Mismatched Style Bridesmaid Inspiration

Prom Dresses UK

Purple, Lilac & Violet

Happy Monday! I'm starting off the week with some bridesmaid inspiration in case you or someone you know needs some ideas. I actually have a cousin who is already on this stage and she picked her colors and it was obvious as it is her favorite color. I suggested this after she saw some pictures of mismatched colors on her Facebook and I said it was actually possible. That's why when Millybridal UK contacted me to look at the dresses that could help with this post. So today I thought I would show you some dresses with the theme to give you an idea if you wanted the same look.

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I think the trend of having mismatched dresses and different shades of colors for bridesmaid dresses are so pretty. I actually never thought that before I always imagined as a little girl they would be all matching in the same style and same color but as I got older and Pinterest happen seeing different dress styles in different colors really convinced me to ditch that idea. The purple color I choose could go light or dark and the different cuts could totally fit each bridesmaid you have. I personally love the second one and think it is gorgeous for a bridesmaid dress. There are so many Bridesmaid Dresses UK to choose from but I loved their choices and so many colors to play with.

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I think you remember my cousin, Mae, who is soon to be married which I've been doing these wedding inspiration post with her for a while. Well I have another cousin who is getting married now too. I am the youngest female cousin in the family so I understand why I am far off but it is so fun getting to help. Her name is Che and I know what you're thinking does anyone else in my family have three letter names and yes that is why I go by Jac by a lot of them. We have this picture of us girl cousins all standing in my parent's living room and I was looking at it on the computer the other day and I realized that one is married and the other two are engaged and then I thought that once we all are how cute the picture would be with all our ring fingers up when we all are married/engaged. It would be a sweet thing I think and see the difference of us growing up to be teens/young adults and then with significant others even children. So enough about me and my family I hope you enjoyed this and got some inspiration for some bridesmaid dresses. I thought these were so pretty and if you had one coming up it would help you and give you some ideas.

*This post was written in collaboration with Millybridal UK but my opinions of choosing bridesmaid dresses are all on my own.

What is your thoughts of mismatched style and color bridesmaid dresses?
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1.22.2017

Sunday Summaries | January 22, 2017


Here's to 2017

Happy Sunday! It's been a while since I did one of these. I pretty much do this only when I do my New Years Eve roundup post. Again, another late kind of post because NYE was literally a few weeks ago now. I usually put it up earlier but there is a bonus this year since I vlogged it and show you a bit more than pictures. So unfortunately I don't have as many pictures to show you this year but at least you can actually watch it.Now without a long intro I will just show you a few snapshots from my night, a vlog and what I ended up doing that night. So if you are curious read on below!

1.20.2017

December Favorites 2016 | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle


Festive Favorites From December

Happy! Another late post but it is better late than never. This is my final installment of my year long monthly favorites. I did all 12 months in 2016 and managed to not miss one. Some maybe were late but I can now say I completed each monthly favorite and showed everything I was loving each month for a year! I'm not going to make this lng since I really want to show you the last set ad everything I was loving in December!

Beauty
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lippie in Creeper
This has to be my favorite lipstick and the shade I wore pretty much all month long. I did alternate to a neutral once in a while but majority of the time it was this matte true red shade by Colourpop. I love the matte finish and this lasted all day even through holiday meals and talking to all kinds of family members. I love the color and this is the truest red and the shade I love especially over the festive period.I think I loved it so much and always popped it into my handbag it made the letters rub off of it so that really says how much I used it. If you don't believe me then watch my Vlogmas or see my outfit photos which if I was wearing a red lip I can bet this was it. So it had to be added to my December favorites because it was pretty much the only thing I used all month until New Years Eve even.

Pink Sugar HD Cheek Color in Concrete Jungle
Next beauty favorite is this highlight from Pink Sugar that I finally got around using it. I did a review on these here and since then I was using it to get that pretty sparkly glow and since there was so much sparkle it was extra perfect for the holiday season. The glow can last me throughout the whole day wearing it so until night time I admire the sparkle. It has a nice color and this just has just the right amount of sheen so I popped it into my favorites.

Careline Mascara
The last beauty favorite I was loving is this mascara from Careline. Honestly I wasn't a big fan of this at first as it has such a chemical smell when you open it and first apply it. I felt bad and didn't want to chuck it as I hate wasting stuff especially makeup products so I put up with it and used it as much as possible. It still isn't a true repurchase favorite but I put side the smell and does give nice length and volume to my lashes so I look pass that and just used it. I was pretty much on a regular rotation of three products I focused on through the month which were red lips, a champagne highlight and long lashes so it explains these were my favorites.

Fashion
Forever 21 Red Crossbody // Bag
The bag I was using all month long is this small red one. I initial got it just for the festive period just so it can match my outfits and also my red lip. It isn't that big so it can carry the essentials and a few makeup bits but it was nice to use a small bad for once instead of my everyday bag. I just love the bag and it is such a statement to have a red bag which I'm sure I'll use more than just during the holidays but find other uses and style it with other outfits too.

H&M Ho Ho Ho Christmas Sweater // Clothing
The item of clothing that was my absolute favorite from the month goes to this Christmas sweater. It is so warm and nicely knit so it is great quality.My favorite part of this is the sequins and it's design. I know you've heard me be amazed by this for so long but it just has a design on one side and you swipe the sequins and it brings out a new design. It was so cool that whenever I had the opportunity I wore this and loved it so it had to be this month's favorite clothing item.

Lifestyle
2016 Top Songs Playlist // Music
There was so much music from December from so many different genres so I just put the whole playlist as a favorite. I got the email from Spotify to see what I was listening to throughout the year so I discovered some old favorites that I was obsessed with and featured throughout the earlier favorites as well. Then there's the classic Christmas songs that I belted out to while decorating the Christmas tree and during car rides. Then some regular songs so just a vast range of music so I couldn't narrow it down to a specific music favorite for the month. I liked I ended the music favorites with a mixture and a playlist that I listened to from all year long.

iZombie // TV Show
The show this month that I pretty much binge watched is iZombie and my cousin joined me in watching this time instead of me on my own. He choose it since he is a big fan of the zombie genre so I happily agreed and we started watching it on Netflix. We saw it be on actual TV and tried watching it but since we didn't know anything about it we never got hooked. However when we started from the beginning it totally hooked us and sometimes we watched on the couch while eating dinner or staying up late to watch it. I actually really like it and I'm surprised he does as he has such picky taste. My fave character has to be Liv and the relationships in the show are so cool. I really liked it and now we both have a show to watch together since he doesn't watch shows quite often We both can't wait until season 3 and we are going to be on that since the ending was unsure for both of us.


That was my last monthly favorite from 2016! I complete the goal i said I would my first favorites all the way in January last year so I feel so accomplished with that. Sadly, I don't think I'm doing them every month like last year. It was really fun and  really enjoy writing this but some months I struggled and didn't know what I liked since I wasn't using anything new. I'm still deciding what I want to do like maybe do them by season or maybe like week favorites like a Friday favorite or something like that. I don't know but I will be doing them especially when I have so many to talk about and have to let you know about them. So that was what I loved in December and let me know if you enjoyed all 12 months of my favorites or if you even read all of them. I guess until I do my next favorites post.

What was your favorite thing you discovered from December?
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1.19.2017

Prom Dress Inspiration & My Prom


A look back at Prom

Happy Thursday! It's a bit of a Throwback Thursday here on the blog as I was reminded it is almost prom season especially here in the Philippines. It reminded me of mine and I found some pictures from it last month that I thought I would share. I'll post more about that later but first my 2nd cousin came over begging me to help her as her prom is sometime in February already. It seems like so long ago since I was preparing for mine and now I'm going to be helping my 2nd cousin prepare for hers. According to her I'm the only one in our family who can do makeup and hair which I guess is true since I took a course and got certified in it while I was in fashion school so I see why. I'm honored though and can't wait to help her with everything cause it is so fun and probably the best thing about high school. So when OKDRESS got in touch to do a post about prom dresses I thought it came at a perfect time because we are actually going to a shop this weekend to look. I can't believe I'm going with my 2nd cousin who I use to take care of and honestly she was my favorite as she was so cute to dress up and we would match as well. She is all grown up and going to prom which is crazy. I love she went to me as we always did that stuff before and we always got along so well. I am so excited for the weekend and having a girls day out but before that we went online to look for some inspiration so when we are at the shop we know what to look for. So both of us choose some dresses and want to share with you some prom inspiration in case yours is fast approaching as well! 


My second cousin, Jel, already had colors in mind which one was a blue. She loves the cobalt blue like a lot of my other cousins so it seems like it is a family color trend at the moment. I recently just got a dress in the exact bright blue so it is popular for us. She definitely wants a long gown and made it specific that it has to be an evening gown. I told her that it might be hard since I just got done wearing one for the ebloggers ball and it was hard to walk in let alone dance in one for the night. She made up her mind and she says it is a once in a life time thing and she might not get a chance to wear one for a while so I totally agree with her thinking. Jel loves diamonds and sparkles and I agree since we are both pretty much the same person so we agree on most things unlike her sister who has very different taste that's why she went to me and not her own sister. I'm pretty much her big sister with these sorts of things anyways. I like her two choices but I picked two myself to maybe convince her. I do like the second one she picked since it reminds me of the gown I just wore. My two picks were a different color. They are both still blue but I went with navy blue as it's more my taste and not as bright. I went with one that is very simple and elegant and she likes it but in her words it is too plain. The next one has diamonds and sparkles and she liked that one a lot more and I don't blame her the more diamonds the better. It gave us a good idea what to go for and we are stil debating on what shades of blue but other than that we narrowed it down to long and flowy gown with a lot of sparkles.


The next color is red and says a lot of her friends ae going for red. I told her to sty away and do your own thing so she can be unique. You never want anyone at your school with the same dress as you. Again, she picked the first two and the first on looks very similar to the blue above but she really likes the style and I actually do to. It is a pretty perfect gown but for me I would get it in another color. She wanted a classic red but it reminded me of Christmas which during the holidays I love red and you saw me wear it so much but for other kinds of stuff I am not really a fan. I love how she has her own choices and so do I. We agree on a lot of things but it seems like it's colors we don't agree on at the moment. I went for a kind of red which is the wine red or marsala. It is my favorite color after pink and I am obsessed with wearing it. So I again choose a pretty plain one but this has a slit in the leg to be sexy which she actually lied it even if it was pain and had no sparkle which surprised me. I did pick another one with diamonds though it is a pretty elegant one. She just says it's fine but I was pretty happy with my selection. Those are pretty much the ones we picked but there are so many more on the site. It was fun to look through them together and have a nosy around dresses to give us an idea what is out there and what styles and trends are popular at the moment.


Now as I promised here is a bit of a Throwback Thursday of my prom. I showed you a few in my vlog during Vlogmas since my dad found these pictures in the storage room in our house. I never showed you on here so I thought I would since I was reminded prom was coming around again.I wore a midi ball gown which was not in style at the time but it was my own idea. I designed my dress and had it custom made but at the time I didn't have a very good designer so I trusted my aunt which I shouldn't have since it didn't turn out how I wanted. I wanted a pinky peach but I got an orange peach and it was nothing like I imagined. I was a lot bigger than I am now and didn't know how to dress so it made it worse. I did get my shoes customized too which I was happy with. Another thing I didn't like was my hair and makeup as I just trusted a different aunt and she said this was a lady who is learning and needed the money so I agreed and I don't even remember what she did but I wasn't much into it but I can't change it now. If I could I would change and I can do my hair and makeup so much better like I did when I went to the ball since I really liked that and I would totally redesign the dress. Other than that prom was fine but honestly I don't remember much anymore even though it was a few years ago.

That was a little look at my prom and some dresses or Jel to get inspiration from. This post makes me want to redo my prom and go again but my turn is over and I have to let her enjoy. Let me know how yours was and if it was perfect and all you imagined or not so good but you had fun like mine. There were literally so many dresses on the site to choose from and me and Jel had a fun afternoon hooking my laptop to the TV and just looking thorough while we snacked on the couch. I'm looking forward to the try on session though and maybe when it is all done I will update you on how it went because I m so curious and want to be young and do that all over again. Also I might do another prom series like this on maybe some tips or stuff like that so let me know as well if you will be interested. I think that is it for now but hope you got some dress inspiration and got a good chuckle at my throwback prom pictures!

*This post was written in collaboration with OKdress but my opinions of choosing my own prom dress are all on my own.

What did your prom dress look like and was it how you envisioned it?
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1.17.2017

Hello 2017 Goodbye 2016 | New Year Resolutions


Eyes on the Prize, Honey

Happy Tuesday! I'm starting the week with some goals for the year. It is a tad bit late but I was putting this off since I was scared to see if I even finished last year's. I did however think a lot about this years and think I am so excited with this set more than last year. I love having these goals to look forward to and doing throughout the year. Even when I was still in school I always like to create lists of things I wanted to do and was going to accomplish. I'm glad I still get to share it now and show you here on my blog. So I'll just move on and share with you my goals for my life, beauty/fashion and also what I envision for my blog and Youtube for 2017!

| top: H&M {similar}, tulle skirt: Forever 21+, bag: Forever 21, shoes: Lower East Side,
earrings: Forever 21, bow: Forever 21, lipstick: Pink Sugar Lip Tint in Honey Bunny |

My 2016 Goals & Recap
Publish stories on Wattpad or something similar
Enroll in a Masters degree
Perform in a dance recital
Write in my planner
Up my makeup game
Try more makeup brands internationally
Find Black Skinny Jeans
Try to take more outfit pictures
Make a decent income from blogging
Grow my Youtube
Update my social media
Total: 8/11

Overall I didn't accomplish 3 out of 11 which is not as bad as I was expecting. I thought I failed miserably hence me putting this post off but now looking at it seems like I shouldn't underestimate myself which also should be a goal. The first two were pretty hefty and the first was a repeat goal that I still haven't completed. I think I'm going to put it on again and this is the last year since 3 times a charm hopefully. I just get so scared and wasn't into writing as much as the previous year so it was difficult to write and publish it publicly. The other two I kinda knew I might not do it in that year but it doesn't mean I won't do it and give it up altogether. I do still hope to do it some day and will achieve it. I still would love to get my masters and finish another education. As for the dance recital I'm not sure if it will be possible since I injured my hip and need to take it easy. If I do classes again and it comes up then I will totally do it but with my hip injury I can't justify not getting it done or I'm just saying that to make me feel better. The rest however I achieved and make up for all the lifestyle goals I unfortunately couldn't achieve last year. I wrote in my planner a lot so it justifies me buying another one for this year. I need to order mine still but I hope to do it again. I think I totally improved my makeup in 2016 and been doing a lot more looks. I think I tried more brands local and international so that was good. I did end up finding my perfect black skinny jeans which you can see my outfits from 2016 here to see a few outfits of me wearing them. Speaking of outfits I did achieve the goal and did more than the previous year so that was great. This makes up for not achieving my lifestyle goals because it made my 2016 blogging wise. I wanted to make more of an income and I get to cheek it off. I bought a VIP ticket to a Little Mix concert, booked a plane ticket for a summer holiday and bought things that I wanted. I'm not sure about this but I did kind of finish this since July I have been uploading on schedule and putting much more effort into my Youtube and enjoying it so much. I did have more subscribers than I began with so I did grow in some way. Last is social media and I updated often than the last year. I scheduled tweets, uploaded on my Instagram and promoted a lot but also I used them a lot more which was my plan. Overall I did fairly okay with last year's goals and shouldn't have been so hard and just use this as a guideline for what I want to do in the year.


My 2017 Goals

Lifestyle

01 | Publish stories on Wattpad or something similar
As I said this is the last time I am putting this goal in and hopefully I can cross it off for once. I just need to push myself and stop myself from stopping myself in achieving this. I started writing again so hopefully this year is the year I get it done and finally my dream of writing my own book will follow eventually.

02 | Be responsible, Don't take things for granted & Attempt to be more positive
This is a big one and I just put it all together as it kind of coincides. I want to focus on me this year and do things for myself. I want to be more responsible and finally try to get a hang of this young adult thing. I used to take things for granted and when it was gone it opened up my eyes this year I hope to not take things for granted pretty much. Last is where I want to be as positive as I can. I'm more off a middle attitude so sometimes super positive other times when nothing is going right I'm the number one negative Nancy there is. I'm hoping to try and see the positive more this year and just think everything will be not how I imagine.

03 | Stop dreaming and start doing & Don't sweat the small stuff
The goal for this is to not just have this list and just have it. I need to stop dreaming of a perfect life and dreaming if things would be like this or that and get sad when it is not or turns out how I envision because I didn't do anything. This is what this year will be and if you read the last paragraph of this post it will totally go with this goal. Also I am always worrying and worried about small things so this year I want to just not sweat the small stuff pretty much. I think that one s self explanatory. 

04 | Be independent & Start saving for my own place
This came up because I went out to look at apartments and whenever I go out there is salesmen always trying to sell me a condo and it got me really wanting one. I'm sometimes in the way and can't really do videos or blog pictures in the house. If I had my own place then it wouldn't be difficult and there would be so much room to do what I do since I'm pretty much always home. The be independent goes hand in hand since if I would have my own place then it would be only me. I'm always use to having someone with me so I need to learn and do more things myself.

05 | Travel around the Philippines
This goal got brought up because I booked a summer vacation to Palawan and now that I've done that I kind of want to go travel around and see what the Philippines has to offer. It may be locally but I have to start somewhere so I want to go see what everyone brags about and since I haven't been to many parts it gives me a reason to. First I'm already planning all the fun tourist things in Palawan so of course there will be all kinds of outfits, blog content and videos for that I'm sure so stay tuned for that. Since that is final I do have a few places on my travel list for the year. My cousin's are planning a beach trip to a place called Puerto Gallera but I'm not sure if that is going to go through but maybe just a local beach with the family. I think I'm planning on a solo Tagaytay trip just a few night stay at a hotel up there to get away. It sounds like what I need this year even though I've been there a few times I have never stayed there overnight at a hotel to take in the sites and the relaxation of just me so I really want that to go through. Last on my travel list this year is Baguio in December so it is cold and then it is during the festive season and when I saw so many things on TV about it I really want to go see it myself and just go since I haven't been there. Those are a few of my travel plans for this year and I might go I might not but I am going to save up to go. Now I think half my money has to go to my own place and then the other goes to my travel fund. Hopefully I can do travel diaries and show you where I go and to cross this off at the end of the year.

Beauty & Fashion

06 | Try something different with my hair
I wrote about this recently and I'm still thinking about it so I added it to my goals list to really get it done. I don't know what direction I'm going to go but I hope by the end of the year I'll do something different to it and take care of it. I just want to do something new with the styling maybe curl it different or a slight trim. Whatever it is I just hope I will write about it next year

07 | Experiment more with makeup
I added this once before but now I want to just play and enjoy makeup. Maybe do some makeup looks and more get ready with me's on my Youtube so stuff like that. I just got really into it so just focus on getting more makeup, finding what works and not works on me. Anything to do with makeup I want to play with this year.

08 | Play with fashion & Do more outfit photos
Like the makeup goal I want to get out of my comfort zone and style more outfits and just play with different trends that will be coming this year. This is my third year of doing my outfits and so I want to continue and do even more outfits than the previous year again. I wasn't sure if I should put this in the fashion or blogging category so I just added it here. Also I wanted to try something like this here I just don't put them in own posts but add the photos to a post like this. It's something new and incorporate in with their topics. I'm so excited with what my outfits will be and what sorts of places I'll go to shoot them. 


Blogging & Youtube

09 | Make more income than last year with blogging
I wanted to say double my income than last year but I don't want to do that goal just yet because a freelance life is very hit or miss so I made it to be make more than my total of last year. I don't care by how much but I want to at least match it or go above that. It would be incredible and since this is my full time income at the moment it would totally help me out to do things I have on my goals list.

10 | Get 1,000 followers on all social medias
I have never focused too much on numbers and sometimes I don't focus or even look but since I am getting more serious with uping my blogging game I do need to look at it a bit more and so I hope my end of the year goal I can achieve and get 1,000 (or hopefully more) followers across all my social media profiles. I think twitter will be the easiest as I am on 920 or so and my bloglovin just passed 600. It's my instagram that is so hard like other bloggers it is a really hard thing to build up but I will try since I have the whole year. I'm hoping to get maybe 500 at least in the meantime. Let's just see but I do have an end goal in mind to achieve this 2017.

11 | Vlog More
Don't be shy to vlog!This year I want to just get out the camera and vlog moments of my life. Last year there were so many opportunities that I could have vlogged this thing or an event and I was just too shy to talk to a camera even though some places there were others doing just that so why should I be scared and embarrassed. I don't want to have this regret hanging over me that is yelling at me in my head saying why because that would have been such a great memory to look back on. Like a lot of the goals I have this year I want to seize the moment and not care too much about what everyone is thinking or why they are looking. I want to try and see where it takes me. I loved Vlogmas so much and it opened my eyes to just do it and I did capture some cool moments through December so this year I want to do just that. I want to look back on my vlogs in 2017 and have no regrets that I didn't capture it.


I usually love this end quote but this year I have another quote that I had and is going to be what I follow and my philosophy for 2017. I have this Philippine TV show that I am obsessed with and they introduced a new character. Her name is Madison and she was meant to be the third party or a almost mistress for the main guy. I was inspired by her quote she said on the show and she is totally right. If you don't have your eye on the prize how will you get it. If she wasn't evil and got to where she is that way than she would be good to look up. In the show she seems like such a girl boss and not letting anything get in her way of getting something. You would probably have to watch the show to understand but that line spoke out and while I was listing my goals during that episode I wrote it down and it got me thinking that it is so true. That's why I wrote it as the opening line of this blog post. I hope it inspires you and keep your eyes on the prize, honey.

That is all what I want to achieve this 2017! I hope like I did this year I will cross off what I wrote down. All these seem so exciting and can't wait to see what this year holds. See I'm already starting to try and be more positive I wasn't going to because I was so excited for last year and it turns out it wasn't my year but let's hope for the best this time. Let e know if you set any fun goals you are looking forward to do this year as well sine I'd love to know yours too. I'll see you again with the recap post next year.

"Today is the 1st day of 365 page book. Go write a good one!"

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1.12.2017

New Years Sparkle | What I Wore


Sparkle into the New Year

Happy Thursday! It's my first outfit of the year and finally I am doing a New Years inspired one that I've been wanting to do for a while. This outfit is a much dressed up version of what I wore on NYE but I did wear the skirt. If I was going out to a party this would have been perfect. It would also be a great outfit if I was going to a ski lodge and singing with a random guy in a karaoke contest (plus points if you know where that's from.) I love this outfit and how I styled it so I can't wait to share it with you now!

For my outfit I am wearing a bodysuit which in my book is pretty much a leotard. Since it is pretty deep on me I wore it with a cream cami underneath. The skirt is pretty much the main focus of this outfit and it is the perfect one to wear for the evening as it is a glittery tulle skirt. The waist band is a glittery gold and gives it more detail so I wanted to show it off that's why it wore it with a bodysuit as well. The accessories are really glam because I wanted to be more sparkly with these gold diamond chandelier earrings and a statement necklace which I haven't wore in a while. I matched my bow, with this wine red bag that my cousin got me for Christmas and even my lipstick is the same. The shoes are my heels that just give you so much confidence and I missed wearing them. I don't wear them too often as they're so high but for this outfit it looked amazing. 

 
| bodysuit: Forever 21+, cami: Forever 21, skirt: Forever 21+,
bag: Christmas gift {similar}, shoes: Brash, necklace: Forever 21,
earrings: Forever 21, bow: Forever 21, lipstick: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in More Better |

That was what I wore on New Years! I love the skirt and it was so sparkly. I was going to let you know how my NYE went but I have a separate post that I've been doing every year go up I just have to finish the vlog with it since I filmed it this year for you instead of just doing a photo diary so I'm really excited about that. By the way this was taken a few days after the actual New Year so it was the first official outfit I shot for 2017 so that makes it really special. I'm really liking my outfits I have planned so far so hope this is a good sign there will be more like this and let's just see what this year has in store for outfits. I hope you enjoyed this and had a lovely NYE what ever you did. Let me know your outfits if you dressed up or kept it really casual. I'd love to know and I think that's it so I'll catch you in another outfit post soon!

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