Current Favorites!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share with you the things, beauty related and not, that i’ve been loving over the past weeks. Let’s jump right in.

Okay, so i’ll start with the beauty related items.

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The NARS one night stand blush palette. I absolutely love this. It has a bronzer, highlighter, and four blush shades. The Highlighter is a new shade, a sandy goldish white color. The bronzer is none other than Laguna, a matte warm bronzer. The blush shades are Angelika, a bright pink with flecks of glitter, Deep throat, a light peachy gold, Orgasm, their famous peachy pink, and Sin, a deep rose gold. So pigmented and easy to use.

$65, Sephora

Next is the eyeshadow palette featured in my last tutorial. The Too Faced “All of my Favorite Things” palette.

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It has a wide range of super rich and pigmented eyeshadows for every occasion. It also comes with a pink plush as well as a peach one. Also, a large pan of their famous “Chocolate Soleil” bronzer, and the Sun Bunny duo bronzing powder.

Next, I’ve been loving th NAKED basics palette by Urban Decay for carving out my crease.

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Nice neutral shades for a variety of looks, and the Urban Decay shadows are ALWAYS the best.

Next are my Tweezers. The Tweezerman tweezers are great for….. their purpose! haha

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I’ve also been loving the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Toast, and the Long wear cream shadow in Sandy Gold.

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Now moving on to Non beauty related items, I’ve been loving my Crosley Executive Record Player. Vinyl is making a comeback!

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You can also turn Vinyl music into digital with this record player.

Here’s what I’ve been playing most often:

The Beatles “Blue” album:

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Katy Perry’s Prism:

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and Lana Del Rey’s Paradise:

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Next, I’ve been loving my custom Beatles Collage phone case that I created on Skinit.com ! They’re not too expensive, and you get a completely CUSTOM phone case for almost any model of phone. Mine is the Gold 5s. You can upload your own pictures to create your case.

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Now that we’re on the subject of phones, I’ve also been loving my wallpapers. My lock screen is a VW bus with some psychedelic scenery, and my home screen is… drumroll please, THE BEATLES WEARING FURRY COATS.

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Yes, I know I have a TON of unread emails. HAHA

So that’s what I’ve been loving! Hope you enjoyed this!

xoxo,

Pres

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Brow Routine!

Hi guys!

Today I wanted to show you my quick and easy brow routine. This takes me about a minute in the morning and helps keep my brows looking polished. Eyebrows complete your look and ALWAYS require some attention. I’ll be using the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde, the Anastasia Brow Powder in blonde, and the Clear brow gel.

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/KwFy6vEA258

First, I comb my brows with the brush end of the pencil.

Now let’s talk about the key points of your eyebrow.

To find where the brow should start, line up the edge of the nose with the inner corner of the eye.

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For the arch of the brow, line up the nose with the pupil.

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For the end of the eyebrow, line up the nose with the outer corner.

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Now I’ just going to underline my brow.

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For my arch, I’m just going to extend the line from the tail of my brow upward, then connect it with the main part of my brow and fill it in.

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Clean up any edges with the brush end of the pencil.

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Now I’m going to take the powder and the angled brush it came with and fill in any sparse areas for a softer look.

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Add some clear brow gel!

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Now we’re done!

Let me know if you try this out! Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday- Rihanna!

Hello Lovelies!

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Today I wanted to recreate Rihanna’s makeup. She is usually seen wearing a peachy bronze eye, red lip, and, of course, flawless skin. Rihanna, paired with her AMAZING voice, is an icon of beauty  and style to many.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/A9q0hr-IpKQ

let’s jump right in!

To start, I’m going to prime my eyes with a translucent primer.

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Gently pat this until it is completely blended in.

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Now, as always, I’m going to use my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk and apply this under my brow and inner corner.

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Blend this out.

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Now, for a brow bone MATTE highlight, I’m going to apply Urban Decay’s Broken eyeshadow, just a matte creamy color.

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Now for my inner corner, I’m going to use Urban Decay’s Zephyr eyeshadow.

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To define my crease a bit, I’m going to take Urban Decay’s Beware eyeshadow and buff this through my crease.

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Now I’m going to start with the peachy colors on my lid.

First, to blend the inner corner with the bright peachy-pink on my lid that we will be applying later, I’m going to pat MAC’s JEST eyeshadow, a light peachy nude, right where those two colors will meet.

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Now with my FAVORITE MAC eyeshadow, Expensive Pink, I’m going to pat this on the middle of my lid.

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For the bronze that Rihanna usually sports, I’m going to take MAC’s Sable eyeshadow and pat this on my outer corner.

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Blend the top of these colors.

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To further define my crease, I’m going to apply MAC’s Twinks eyeshadow throughout the crease.

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Blend.

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Now with a tiny brush, I’m going to use Sable again on my lower lash line.

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To further define it, I’m going to smudge Urban Decay’s Demolition eyeshadow in between my lashes.

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I created a wing with liquid eyeliner, and am now going to line my upper lashline with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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I added individual lashes to achieve Rihanna’s full lash look.

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Add mascara!

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For lips, I used NYX’s Eros Lipstick for the perfect Rihanna Red lip. Her favorite is MAC’s Ruby Woo, but the NYX color is a dupe.

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I was getting my school pictures made on the day that I did this look, so I switched to a peachy pink lip for that! To get flawless skin in my photos, however, I used the Make Up for Ever HD foundation.

Rihanna Wears a nude blush, But I need more color, so I opted for MAC’s Fever blush.

Voila!

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There is your Rihanna look! I hope you try this out, and if you do, definitely let me know!

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,

Pres

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Silvery Eye Makeup!!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I decided to show you my silver eye makeup look. This is super-wearable and perfect for the upcoming seasons. This flatters any eye color and is super easy to accomplish! Let’s jump right in!

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Okay, So first I primed my eyes with the Fergie Eyeshadow Primer. Any translucent primer will do.

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Now I’m taking my NYX eyeshadow pencil in Milk and applying this in my inner corner and under my brow and blending that out with my finger.

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Now I’m going to apply this matte cream color, Broken by Urban Decay, on my brow bone.

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For my inner corner, I’m applying this shimmery white color, Zephyr by Urban Decay.

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Now I’m going to take this light shimmery Silver from the Rimmel “Black Cab” Quad and apply that to the middle 2/4 of my eyelid.

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Now, to build up the smokines on my outer corner, I’m going to pat Mac’s “Evening Grey” to the outer corner. 

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Now i’m going to apply a mid-tone, or blending, shade. This is going to make blending much easier. I’m going to buff L’Oreal’s Sultry Smoke, a matte grey, throughout my crease.

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Now for the main color of the look. I’m going to take a dark silvery-grey, MAC’s Knight Divine, in my outer V and through my crease.

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BLEND!!!!!!!

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For eyeliner, I’m going to create a wing with my L’oreal Super Slim Liquid eyeliner, then complete the line with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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Now I’m taking Urban Decay’s eyeliner in Perversion on the outer 1/4th of my lover lash line.

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Now I’m taking NYX Crystal Liner in Black and going over that line.

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Now I’m taking the Silver version of the NYX liner and connecting that line to my inner corner.

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I added individual false lashes, which is optional.

 

Now add mascara!

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Now we’re done! I hope you try out this look, and if you do, let me know!

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xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday- Julianne Hough Copper Smokey Eye!

Hello lovelies!

I’m not sure about you, but I love Julianne Hough! Her makeup is always picture perfect as well!

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I created a gorgeous copper-bronze smokey eye that captures Julianne’s look. It is super simple to accomplish! I used the Lorac Little Black Palette, but I’ll show you drugstore dupes for each color I use. I love this look, and I think it is SO flattering. Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/lgP0mmHQnks

Okay, so First, I’m going to prime my eyes with the Lorac eyeshadow primer. Just a translucent primer.

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Next, I’m going to take my NYX eyeshadow base (NOT A PRIMER) in white, and apply this in my inner corner and under my brow.

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Just blend that out with your finger.

Next, I’m just going to use my face powder under my brow for a matte brow highlight.

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For my inner corner, I’m going to use the warm champagne-gold in the Lorac Little Black Palette. A drugstore dupe is the Loreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Iced Latte.

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Okay, next, I’m going to take the light peachy-bronze color and apply this to the middle third of my eye. A drugstore alternative is the Loreal Infalliable eyeshadow in Amber Rush.

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Now I’m going to build up the bronze smokiness with the dark coppery-bronze from the palette. From the drugstore, mix Loreal’s amber rush with Milani’s Java Bean to get the same look. also apply this color to the lower lashline.

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Blend any harsh edges.

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To darken and smoke out the crease, I’m going to apply the dark, warm, shimmery brown from the palette of my outer V and crease. A drugstore alternative is Milani’s Java Bean.

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Eyeliner time! I’m using Rimmel’s black gel eyeliner and creating a SMALL wing.

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Add a dark brown liner in between your lashes on the lower lash line.

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You can add some false lashes if you want, or go ahead and apply some mascara.

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Done with the eyes!

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To finish off the rest of my face, I used the Make Up For Ever HD foundation to get the smooth, flawless complexion that Julianne always has.

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I added some bronzer to my face as well as the Lorac blush in Ruby Rouge.

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And we’re finished! A Julianne Hough Makeup look ready for the Red Carpet. I hope you try this look out, let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for reading! Don’t forget to check out the video!!

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xoxo,

Pres

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A Lovely Creation: DIY T-shirt!

Hello lovelies!

Today I decided to show you how I took an ordinary tshirt and turned it intoa unique creation.

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This design is SO simple, and NO SEWING REQUIRED! I had a blast making this, so let’s jump right in.

 

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/Al7_wPxiYDM

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

1 t-shirt in any color (preferably V-neck)

scissors

pencil or chalk

Brads (yes, the office supply.)

Stick on rhinestones (optional)

ruler or book

Okay, to begin, I took a plain black V-neck t-shirt. Any color will do, I just chose black.

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I’m going to take my straight-edge object, I’m using a book, and my white colored pencil. I’m going to make a line connecting the bottom of the V, straight across to the arm seam. You want this line to be as straight as possible. I’m showing you one side, but just repeat the process for the opposite side.

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You just want to continue that line from arm seam to arm seam.

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Next, starting about an inch and a half from the end of the V, you want to make 10 vertical lines from the line we just drew, to the shoulder seam.

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Now it’s cutting time. Take your scissors and cut ONLY THE VERTICAL LINES. This is going to give you 9 strips of fabric.

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Now, starting from the bottom of the V counting outward, I’m going to cut the 5th and 8th pieces of fabric, making more room for the design.

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Now, I’ve rolled up a blue towel and placed it inside the shirt so I can see the design better.

Also, you should have some extra fabric beside the seam of the shirt. Go ahead and make that another strip.

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I’m now going to paper clip the design in the pieces of fabric.

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Here is the design with paper clips.

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Time to replace those paperclips with brads. When I place the brad, I’m actually going to twist the back, pushing the ends outward.

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Just repeat the process for all of the paperclips.

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Now I’m going to place a stick-on rhinestone on the top of each brad.

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Repeat the process on the other side of the shirt.

TA-DA!!

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All done!

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I hop you try this design out and love it as much as I do!!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Overall Eye, Lip & Brush Products

Hello Lovelies! 

Today, as promised, I’m here to show you the head-to-head battle of the high end and drugstore eye, lip, and brush favorites of mine! Let’s jump right in!

First, I mentioned Primers. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild primer by Fergie. High End: MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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In comparison, these are two completely different. The Wet n’ Wild primer is more watery, or liquidy. The MAC is obviously more of a cream. Also, the MAC is nude-colored. The Wet n’ Wild is translucent. It depends on what you’re looking for in a primer, but most of the time, I go with the MAC paint pot. $15, MAC

 

Now for Loose, or pigment, eyeshadow. Drugstore:NYX Pearl Mania Shadow. High End: MAC Pigment (My favorite color is Vanilla.)

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These are both truly awesome. The NYX is a bit more glittery, and the MAC more opaque. In this case, it comes down to glitter and color preference. The NYX come in several super glittery colors, while the MAC ones come in a MASSIVE range of colors in finishes ranging from glitter, to satin, to even matte. I use both so often, i feel it is up to you!

Now for pressed single eyeshadow. Drugstore: L’Oreal Infalliable. High End: MAC single eyeshadows. (Expensive pink is my favorite!)

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These are both absolutely amazing. They are both velvety and pigmented, however, I find myself reaching for MAC more often than not. MAC’s color selection and quality are really unbeatable. Am I saying that the L’Oreal aren’t good? ABSOLUTELY NOT. They’re both great and I use each on a daily basis. I just feel that I’m never disappointed with MAC. Each are great, however, I use MAC more often. $15, MAC.

Now For eyeshadow palettes. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild. High End: Urban Decay (specifically the Naked 1).

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I have an obsession with eyeshadow palettes. These are both awesome, but I absolutely cannot get enough of the Urban Decay Palettes. I’m on my second Naked 1 palette. The texture and formula remind me soooooo much of MAC! These are both great options, but I usually go with Urban Decay.

 

Liquid Eyeliner! Drugstore: L’Oreal Super Slim. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid

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The UD formula is a bit more watery, while the L’Oreal is like a marker. Based on easiness to apply and my personal preference, I like the L’Oreal! 

 

Pencil Eyeliner: Drugstore: NYX Slide On Eye Pencil. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil,

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These are EXACT DUPES for each other! That’s right… THE URBAN DECAY EYELINERS HAVE DUPES!! Pick based on color preference! Both are awesome!

 

MASCARAAAA! Drugstore: Covergirl Clump Crusher & L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black.   High End: MAC Extra Dimension Lash & Clinique High Impact Curling.

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These are all great Mascaras! I’m going to pick a favorite drugstore and high end, since I chose 4! From the drugstore, the best all around is the Covergirl Clump Crusher. Two Coats and you’ve got pretty, long, thick, clump free lashes. From a high end brand, The two are actually quite similar!

 

LIPSTICK TIME! Drugstore: Revlon Lip Butter. High End: MAC Lipsticks.

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Can you tell I like peachy-pink lips? HAHA. MAC is definitely going to be the longer- lasting, more opaque, wider color selection option. Revlon for moisturizing, natural-looking color. In the cooler months, I love nothing more than a MAC lipstick. In the warmer months, I like a nice, moisturizing Lip Butter. Which do you prefer?

 

Long-Lasing Lipgloss. Drugstore: Rimmer Showoff Lip Laquer. High End: Mac Pro Long Wear Lip Glass.

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The Mac can be a bit goopy if you’re not careful, but it lasts 5-6 hours. The Rimmel, on the other hand, is creamy and light on the lips. I usually reach for the Rimmel.

 

Regular Lipgloss.  Drugstore: Rimmel Stay Glossy. High End: MAC Lipglass/gloss/cremesheen/dazleglass.  (SO MANY OPTIONS)

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When it comes down to it, MAC has a wider color selection with more opaque options, while the Rimmel glosses are great for a light dash of color on the lips.

 

Brushes. Drugstore: Real Techniques. High End: MAC.

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I use both types EVERY SINGLE DAY, however, I use more MAC than Real techniques. I was sort of, raised on MAC, so to speak. BOth are awesome, nevertheless.

 

And that’s it for my favorites face-off! I hope this helped you out! Comment and requests as always, and tell me if you’ve tried out a look or any of these products and your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top High End Eye, Lip, and Brush products!

Hi lovelies! 

Last time I’ll be absent for awhile! Promise!

Today I’d like to follow up my previous post with my favorite High End Eye, lip, and brush products! I hope this helps you out!

 

Okay, so again, I’m starting with the order that I apply these things to my face, which means primer comes first.

My favorite high end primer is the MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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This is a nude base that allows for more vibrant color application and crease-less all day wear. I love all the MAC paint pots, which all work as primers, but painterly is my most-used. $15, MAC

For a loose eyeshadow, my favorite is the MAC line of pigments, and my favorite color is Vanilla.

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Coming in at $21, these velvety pigments offer EXCELLENT color payoff with the right amount of shine. Vanilla is a warm, gold-toned white, but the color options are endless with MAC. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

For eyeshadows, I can’t help but choose the MAC single eyeshadows. My favorite is Expensive Pink.

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With MAC, what you see is HONESTLY what you get. The colors they have will blow your mind. They are extremely velvety, smooth, pigmented, and long-wearing. A must have, in my opinion. Expensive Pink will compliment Blue and Green eyes BEAUTIFULLY! It will look awesome on any eye color, nevertheless. At $15, you cannot go wrong with MAC.

For an eyeshadow palette, I have to go with any of the Urban Decay Palettes. My HOLY GRAIL palette is the Naked 1 palette.

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Yes, $50 from your local Sephora is pricey, but I love this particular palette so much I’m on my SECOND one! I’ve never used a palette up except for this one. The Urban Decay shadows remind me so much of MAC, it’s unbelievable. Any palette you get from Urban Decay will be a winner, but the Naked 1 is my favorite.

Liquid Liner Time! My favorite are the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liners.

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They come in SO MANY COLORS, and they’re the best for any colored liner look. The pigmentation and formula are great.  $19, Sephora

 

For Pencil liner, I love the Urban Decay 24/7 liners in the pencil version.

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These creamy pencils come in all the colors of the rainbow… AND MORE! haha. I love the rich and creamy formula that allows for a glide on eyeliner look in seconds. for $19, they’re worth every penny.

For mascara, again, I allowed myself two choices. I love the MAC Extra Dimension Lash and the Clinique High Impact Curling.

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The Mac Mascara offers a long wearing dramatic lash look great for any occasion. 

The Clinique mascara’s curved wand and tube-creating formula offers long curled lashes great for anytime.

Love them both!

 

For Lipstick, My favorite are the MAC lipsticks.

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I cannot pick a favorite color, because I love every shade I’ve tried! This is Viva Glam Nicki, my most-reached for color. The Mac lipsticks come in a variety of colors and finishes, making it easy to find one for each occasion. Cannot go wrong!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!  $15

 

For long-wearing lip gloss, I like the MAC ProLongwear Lipglosses. My favorite is Persistent Peach.

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You’re going to think I’m lying, but these babies will last me 5 hours with no touch ups. It’s absolutely incredible. The opacity is unbelievable and the color selection is great. LOVE. $20

 

For a regular lipgloss, I love the MAC lipgloss/glass/dazzleglass lines. (Any MAC lipgloss!!) This one is my all time favorite, Pink Poodle.

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I love love love any Mac Lip Gloss. They are awesome for color, payoff, and staying power. Truly cannot go wrong.

Last but not least, My favorite High end brushes are the MAC brushes. I absolutely love them . They’re what I started out with, and will continue to use!

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My favorite eye brushes are pictured above, but I’m a fan of each and every Mac brush I get. (Prices Vary).

 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this helped you out! Don’t forget to look for my post comparing the high end and drugstore products. Have a lovely Day! Comment any requests!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Drugstore Eye, Lip, & Brush Products!

Hi Lovelies!

As promised, I’m going to show you the Eye, Lip, and Brush product favorites from  the drugstore and high end brands, then compare the two! Today I have my drugstore favorites. I hop this helps you out!Let’s jump right in.

 

Again, I’ll go by the order I would apply these products. That means primer is first!

My favorite drugstore eye primer is the Wet n Wild Fergie primer.

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This primer goes on translucent and does exactly what it claims: Keeps your eyeshadow on for hours without creasing!  $4.99, Walgreens

For eyeshadow, I chose a pigment (loose shadow)  a single shadow, and eyeshadow palette.

For an eyeshadow pigment, I love the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Pigments.

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for only $4 from ulta, these deliver the perfect amount of color and glitter to make any eye color pop. They are a bit harder to use than a pressed powder, but I absolutely love these!

 

For single eyeshadow, no surprise, I love the L’Oreal Infalliable eyeshadows.

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These shadows are so shimmery and pigmented, they’re hard to beat from the drugstore. Their staying power is amazing as well. They have a nice color selection too! LOVE LOVE LOVE. $7.95, Walgreens.

For eyeshadow Palettes, I love the Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes.

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My most used 8 pan palette, shown above, is in the color sparkle til morning. I love the formula of these eyeshadows. They’re so pigmented, and they give you some great neutrals as well as colors to play up an everyday look. For the price, how can you beat it?? $10, Walgreens

 

For eyeliner in a liquid form, of course, is my L’Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner.

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The rich black color and easy application is something that I’ve finally found in this liner. it IS my HOLY GRAIL!!!!  $7.99, Walgreens

Next, for a pencil liner, I LOVE the NYX Glide On Eye Pencil. This one is in Brown Perfection.

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These are DUPES for the Urban Decay 24/7 liners. LOVE LOVE LOVE the formulation and color selection. Truly cannot go wrong! $8, Ulta

 

For Mascara, I allowed myself 2 favorites considering Mascara is my Kryptonite.

I chose the L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black, and the Covergirl Clump Crusher.

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These are both long time favorites of mine. I feel like drugstore mascaras are really great once you find what you’re looking for. The L’Oreal Telescopic offers MEGA length, but not so much Volume, where the Covergirl is a great all around Mascara. They are both $7.99, Walgreens.

 

For Lipstick, I love the Revlon Lip Butters.

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For only $6.99 from your local drugstore, these offer the best in hydration and color payoff. With such a wide color range, you can’t go wrong! My favorite color is Peach Parfait.

For a long wearing lip gloss formula, I am OBSESSED with the Rimmel Show off Lip glosses.

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My Aunt and I LOVE these! The color payoff and staying power are AMAZING and I cannot say enough good things about them! $8.99, Walgreens.

 

For a lipgloss that isn’t so super long wearing, I love the Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Glosses.

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These are the perfect creamy, not too sticky lip gloss to get a polished, put together look. $7.99, Walgreens.

 

For Brushes, my favorite line of drugstore brushes are the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushed found at Ulta.

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These duo-fibre brushes offer the best application you can get from the drugstore. They are AMAZING. They have anything from face to eye brushes and i LOVE them!!!
(Prices range)

 

And that is it for my drugstore favorites!

I hope this helps you out if you are trying to find some new favorites! 

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Majestic Purple Eye Ft. Disney Jasmine Palette!

Hi lovelies!

Today I wanted to show you how I do this fun purple eye. It looks a bit scary, but the way the colors are blended makes this very wearable and flattering! I’ll show you some tips to make sure you don’t get the “Bruised” effect that some purple eyeshadows can give you. These colors are all from the Disney Sephora Jasmine Palette which I mentioned in my Colors Of The Rainbow Tag! Let’s jump right in.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: Majestic Purple Makeup!

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Okay, so the first step, as always, is primer. For this step I wanted something that would create a blank canvas, so I used the MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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Next, I want to apply a white base to my brow bone, inner corner, and inner three-fourths of my lid to help the purples really pop. For this I’m using the NYX eyeshadow base in white, found at ULTA.

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Now blend that out with your finger.

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For a browbone highlight, I’m using the color in the palette called “Ali Ababwa”.

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For an inner corner highlight, I want to use a bright shimmery shade with a yellow undertone. The yellow will counteract the purple and save your eyes from looking bruised, which can happen with purples if you’re not careful. I’m going to use the color “Sand in the Glass”. I’m using an angled brush for this.

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Now it’s time to start with the color. On a flat shader brush, I’m going to take the bright purple in the palette called “Mystical Wonder”. You want to pat, not rub, this color on the eyelid where we applied the white base.

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To blend this with the inner corner color, take the brush we used to apply the highlight and pat it lightly over the inner part of the purple.

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Now for the crease color. I’m taking the color called “Master” on a MAC 217 brush and putting this in my outer V (The outer corner in a sideways V shape) and through my crease.

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As you can see, I’m starting about 1/4 of the cay in at my lash line and dragging the color upward as I move outward.

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Now I just put the color through my crease.

BLEND!!!!!

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For the lower lash line, I’m starting with the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Asphyxia, a pinkish purple color. Only apply this halfway in.

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Now with a small brush, I’m taking the darker purple we used and putting that on the outer 1/4 of my eye.

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Next apply the lighter purple over the remaining part of the eyeliner.

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For the upper lash line, I’m creating a wing with an eyeliner brush and Elf’s cream eyeliner in Black.

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To help brighten the eyes a bit more, Take a nude eyeliner, I’m using the Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in Nude, and apply this to the inner waterline. (The space between your lashes and eyeball. If you have overly sensitive eyes, skip this step. I have mildly sensitive eyes and it doesn’t bother me at all.)

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Add your favorite Mascara! I used the Covergirl Clump Crusher.

Now for the face. For bronzer, I’m using the one that came in the palette. It is a warm golden, shimmery bronze shade. Apply this in the 3 E motion.

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I’m also using the rosy pink blush that came in the palette.

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Add your favorite nude or peachy lip product and we’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading! As always, Comment and tell me if you’ve tried out any looks and how they’ve worked for you. Feel free to comment any requests!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top High End Face Products!

Hi Lovelies!

This week, Celeb Saturday will be on hold due to these posts! Anyway, today I’m going to show you my top High-End face products. High End products and things that you would find at MAC or Sephora, etc. Let’s Jump Right In!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/dm_NpAi44kQ

For Primer, I LOVE the Smashbox Photo Finish Light.

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This is a lightweight, translucent primer that controls my oily skin and helps my face makeup stay put throughout the day. Smashbox has a primer for just about any skin type depending on what issues you may have. I love the way this feels on my skin and the results are great. $36, Sephora

For BB Cream, I like the Smashbox Photo Finish BB Cream.

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This is a lightweight tinted-moisturizer type product that provides sheer coverage and is great for skin. I like the way this makes my skin look: Natural, healthy, and glowing. Great Product. $39, Sephora

For foundation, no surprise, is my Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation.

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As I’m sure you all know due to how much I talk about this, it is my FAVORITE high end foundation. It helps treat my acne, control my oil, and makes my skin look natural, healthy, and flawless. I can’t really ask for anything more. $27, Clinique

For Face Powder, my all-time favorite has to be the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

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This product is just the perfect lightweight setting powder. It sets any foundation beautifully and helps you achieve that “flawless” look on it’s own or over foundation. $30, MAC

Now for Bronzing and Contouring. My favorite Bronzer is the Clinique True Bronze in 02.

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Just the perfect bronzer to create a natural sunkissed glow! $25, Clinique

For Contouring, I love the Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

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Although this is a bronzer, it is ashy enough to really carve out the “sculpted” cheekbone look. $28, Sephora

For Cream blush, I love Sephora’s line of cream blushes. My favorite color is Poppy Pink.

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This applies very opaque for days that I really want a pop of pink on my cheeks. They are very creamy, long-wearing, and easy to apply. $16, Sephora

For Powder blush, I love the Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink.

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Super Pretty Pink color payoff that adjusts to your skin tone. My most used blush…. EVER.

For Highlighter, I love the Benefit line of Highlighters.

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These are liquid highlighters that add the perfect amount of light and shimmer to any look. Love, Love, LOVE these.  $26, Sephora

For brows, I love the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow.

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I apply this with an angled brush and it makes my brows look polished and perfect all day long. $20, Sephora

And that is it for my Top High End Face Products! I hope this helped you out! Don’t forget to watch the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post!

Comment any requests!

xoxo

Pres

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Top Drugstore Face Products!

Hi Lovelies!

Today I’m starting a new set of videos showing you my favorite high end and drugstore products. Today I’ll be showing you my favorite drugstore face products, and on thursday I’ll show you my top high end face products. Then. I’ll do a video comparing the products. Next week, I’ll do the same for Eye, Lip, and Face products. Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:Top Drugstore FACE Products!

Okay, so I’m going to start in the order that  I would put these things on in the morning, meaning I’ll start with face primer. My favorite Drugstore face primer is the L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base.

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It feels almost like a creamy foam if that makes any sense, but I just apply this where I have problems with pores or redness. It works well with my oily skin. My aunt, who has drier skin, also loves this product. It just helps your face products, whether you apply foundation, bb cream, powder, or whatever your preference is, apply more smoothly. It looks to be a light pinkish color, but blends in translucently. It claims to minimize pores (IT DOES!), and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I’m a teenager, so I don’t have fine lines and wrinkles yet, however,  I’m definitely a fan of this primer.   $9.99, Target

For foundation, I’m loving the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation.

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I bought this on a whim, but have been extremely impressed with it. It is a medium to full coverage foundation that doesn’t feel as heavy as some foundations do. It gives me a flawless finish and lasts for HOURS. It controls the oil in my skin, but has also been shown to work on dry skin as well. I really like the way this blends into my skin. Although it feels a bit heavy when you apply it, that feeling goes away after blending it in. Also, If you’ve tried the original revlon colorstay, this foundation gives you a LOT more time to blend the product in before drying. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!   $10.99, Target

I also chose to include a BB Cream from the drugstore along with a foundation. If you don’t know what a BB Cream is, it is basically a skin treatment and foundation/tinted moisturizer all in one. They originated in Asia, but American Cosmetic companies have come out with american versions of the product. BB cream stands for blemish balm, but the products also help hydrate the skin and keep it healthy overall. My favorite BB cream from the drugstore is the Physicians Formula Super BB Cream.

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This BB Cream is, in one word, AWESOME. I absolutely love the light texture it has. It does, however, offer medium buildable coverage. I like the way it gives me a naturally flawless finish. They have two colors: Light medium, and Medium dark, but it blends effortlessly into the skin allowing for your skin to match it with itself. I have pretty fair skin, and the light medium blended with my skin perfectly. I love this BB Cream! $13, Target

For Face Powder, I love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

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This is a translucent setting powder that doesn’t cake up, but also controls the oil on my skin. Rimmel is one of my favorite drugstore brands, and I was definitely not let down when I purchased this powder.  It has a creamy velvety texture that I absolutely love.  $4.00, Target

For Concealer, I love the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting Concealer in Radiant.

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I like this concealer for highlighting my under eye area and my cheekbones. The pinky-salmon color helps counteract the deep purple tones of dark circles or a dark eye area. This Concealer works wonders for the under eye area. $7.99, Ulta

For Bronzing and Contouring, I like one product for both from the drugstore. I use the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in Mahogany.

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This powder is cool enough to contour, yet warm enough to use as a bronzer. It doesn’t look to harsh on my pale skin and just gives me a bronzed glow.  $10, Ulta

For blush, I chose a cream and powder blush depending on your preference. My favorite Cream blush is the whole like of Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes.Unknown-3 images-4

These blushes have a really interesting “bouncy” texture and apply sheer allowing for buildable coverage depending on the look you desire. I  love the color selection they have available and these also hold up very well on my oily skin, and are also perfect for dry skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE. $6.00, Target.

For powder blush, I love the line of NYX powder blushes.

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They are extremely velvety and easy to apply. They color selection is AMAZING. They have colors to suit every skin tone. I LOVE THESE. $6.00, Ulta

For highlighter, I chose a liquid primer that I actually use as a highlighter. It is the L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer.

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This “highlighter” gives a natural radiant glow without looking too shimmery. You can use this on the tops of your cheekbones after foundation, as I do, as a primer, it’s intended use, or mix it in with foundation for a radiant glow. Love this. $10, Target

Last but not least, is BROWS. Eyebrows, to me, are an extremely important component of the face and can really complete a look. My favorite drugstore brow product is the NYX eyebrow pencil.

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It is hard enough in texture to create the natural look of eyebrow hairs and creates a polished eyebrow look without looking too harsh. $4.00, Ulta.

And those are my favorite face products form the drugstore! Don’t forget to look for my videos on my favorite high end face products and comparing the two! Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check out the video linked at the beginning of this post!

xoxo,

Pres

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