Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lengthening Organic Mascara from Harvest Natural Beauty that came in my August Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

This mascara is available in two shades black and brown – I received the shade black.

I admit to being so very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And I have sensitive eyes that eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (ideally waterproof) or else I’ll be in a huge mess!

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

The brush is a fairly standard bristle, not too small and not too large, easy to apply to the inner and outer lash corners.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Harvest Natural Beauty’s Lengthening Organic Mascara do?

1. waterproof – the formula is fairly water resistant, not waterproof, +3/4 point

2. smudge-proof – Mostly smudgeproof, but if my eyes are super watery, I will get a little under-eye smudging. +3/4 point

3. non-flaking / non-clumping – I didn’t experience any flaking, and if I clean off the end of the wand before use, clumping is minimal with careful application.  +3/4

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) – the formula is a nice deep, dark black, +1 point

5. volumizing – the formula is for lengthening, but it was surprisingly volumizing, +3/4 point

6. must hold a curl – It holds a curl ok, but not amazingly well for my lashes. But it didn’t cause them to droop, +1/2 point

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes, +1

Overall I would give this mascara a score of 5.5, out of 7. I like it, but it isn’t a holy grail for me, mainly due to my watery eyes and stick straight lashes – if they make a waterproof formulation, it would probably score a 7 for me! If you don’t have an issue with watery eyes, it would probably work amazingly well for you.

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water (Aqua), *Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria Recutita), *Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica (CI 77019), *Coffea Arabica (Coffee Powder), *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, *Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis Flower Extract, *Hydrastis Canadensis Root Extract, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia, [+/- May Contain]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 7749, CI 77492). *Certified Organic Ingredients

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box, that I pay for.

Empties August 2019

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

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Can you believe that August is already finished? It feels like the summer has gone by so quickly! I’ve managed to finish up a few more products from my stash this month – not as many as I had hoped to finish, but progress is progress.

I’ll include links to my original reviews as well as a comment on whether or not I will eventually purchase a replacement.

Let’s take a look – Bath and Body:

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream – this was a Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked it a lot, but the scent made the Mister sneeze every time I used it, so I probably won’t purchase a full size. Review is here.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil – This might be my second bottle of this body oil. I love it, and will buy it again eventually once I finish up a few other body products. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter – Another Petit Vour sample. I liked this one a lot, but I think I prefer the rose scented one more. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties August 2019 - Hair Care - Kristin Ess, Wise Men's Care

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – I used this wave spray a lot since I purchased it last summer, it worked amazingly well for my wavy hair. I’m currently testing out another wave spray, so I don’t need to repurchase this one right now, but I probably would get this again eventually. Review is here.

Wise Men’s Care Simple & Natural Men’s Shampoo / Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This was part of a PR package. I loved the scent of this shampoo, it is very woodsy, and gentle on the scalp. I still have the travel size of this shampoo to finish up, and a few other shampoos in my stash to use up, so no need to purchase a replacement at this time. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties August 2019 - Skincare - Lowen's, Goldfaden MD

Lowen’s Get Toned! Vegan Facial Toner – This was from a PR package. I kept this spray toner in my fridge, and used it whenever I needed a spritz of refreshing hydration. I have at least one or two toners in my stash to finish, so I don’t need to purchase a replacement (but I would like to eventually). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel – Another Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked to wear this light gel moisturizer under sunscreen. I have so many moisturizers / creams in my stash to use up, that I really cannot purchase a replacement. Review is here.

Lowen’s Bee Local Lip Balm – This is from the same PR package as the toner. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this! I still have two more lip balms to finish (and the Mister claimed the third one), so I don’t need to replace just yet, but I would like to before winter. Review of some of the Lowen’s lip balms is here.

Makeup:

Empties August 2019 - Makeup - Essence, Nyx

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base – I had this for way too long (shamefully – since 2016), so I am decluttering it. I’ve recently gotten another shadow base / primer in a recent Petit Vour box. I’d buy this again, it works great and is super affordable. Review is here.

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara – Another one that I had for way to long! i really liked this brow mascara and will probably buy it again eventually. I’m currently using and loving the Essence Make Me Brow, so no need to replace right now. Review is here.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains products that I purchased myself and PR samples (all PR samples are identified).

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions August 2019

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Petit Vour August 2019

My August Petit Vour box finally arrived on  August 28th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour August 2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3595  my box cost me $31.27 CAD this month.

Petit Vour August 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara (.25 oz, $18 USD)

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Petit Vour August 2019

Hopefully this mascara will actually work for my sensitive eyes that easily water. I will have to test it out over the next couple of days!

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream (sample size 1 oz – $12 USD, travel size 2 oz – $24 USD, full size 4 oz – $42 USD)

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Petit Vour August 2019

This cleanser sounds perfect for me, I can’t wait to test this one out!

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner (sample size 1oz – $2.50 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance. Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin. Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin. Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin.

Petit Vour August 2019

Oooh, I love toners, and haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds like it will be fab!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (sample size 1oz – $15 USD, full size 60 ml $30 USD)

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

Petit Vour August 2019

I will probably only use this as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts, as my skin is not prone to major breakouts.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil (sample vial .03 oz / 1 ml – $5 USD, full size .37 oz / 11 ml – $65 USD)

Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petit Vour August 2019

This perfume oil sounds like something I will love – I hope that it works with my body chemistry!

Petit Vour August 2019

This month’s box is worth $52.50 USD which works out to $71.37 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks awesome and I can’t wait to test everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I try everything out.

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Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Review

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Today I have a review of the Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel from Essence Cosmetics – I purchased it to replace the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara that I was using previously. [info in italics taken from the Essence website].

Essence Make Me Brow1

raise your brows! this tinted gel formula contains tiny fibers that fills in gaps to create fuller, more defined eyebrows. the perfectly sized fiber brush shapes and tames to brow perfection

Essence Make Me Brow - Browny Brows

This tinted brow gel is available in three shades (blondy brows, browny brows and soft browny brows) – I purchased the shade browny brows.

Essence Make Me Brow - Browny Brows

Make Me Brow has a small spoolie for quick and easy application. The brow gel is long wearing and doesn’t make my brows feel hard or crunchy. It also works well when combined with a brow pencil.

Do you use a brow gel / brow mascara?

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Terre Mère Smudge Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base Review

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

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Today I have a review of the Smudge Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base from Terre Mère that came in my July Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

A creamy lightweight primer that glides on seamlessly, creating a waterproof canvas for cream and powder eye color, so your make-up stays fresh, vibrant and crease-free all day. The primer contains miniscule optical blurring pigments which diffuse light, giving your skin tone a flawless finish. The innovative anti-aging formula brightens and hydrates the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and improving elasticity.

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

This shadow primer is great, it is lightweight, and hydrating, without feeling greasy. When I first swatched it on my arm, I thought that it was going to be way too dark for me, but it blends in so perfectly that it is invisible!

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

It helps to keep my makeup from creasing or fading during the day. I like that it has anti-aging properties as well.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Synthetic Beeswax (Non Animal Natural Derived), Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Vp/eicosene Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Water (Aqua), Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Yellow Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Black Iron Oxide).

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

Have you tried the Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base? What is your current fave?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

 

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions July 2019

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My July Petit Vour box finally arrived on  July 31st. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour July 2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3408  my box cost me $30.84 CAD this month.

Petit Vour July 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour July 2019

Tere Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Base (full size $36 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

A creamy lightweight primer that glides on seamlessly, creating a waterproof canvas for cream and powder eye color, so your make-up stays fresh, vibrant and crease-free all day. The primer contains miniscule optical blurring pigments which diffuse light, giving your skin tone a flawless finish. The innovative anti-aging formula brightens and hydrates the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and improving elasticity.

Perfect timing, my current shadow primer is pretty old and nearly used up. This one sounds great!

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream (full size 1.7oz $44 USD , sample size 0.5oz $11 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

A soothing pH balanced crème for vulnerable skin. Natural oils and botanicals gently hydrate and soothe the skin while Vitamin C & E provide antioxidant protection. Nightly use helps irritated and stressed skin quickly regain glow and vibrancy.

This night cream sounds perfect for me!

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose Vitamin C Polishing Wash (full size 1.35oz $40 USD, sample size 0.85oz $15 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

Lait De Rose is a facial exfoliant rich in Vitamin-C. The powder-based polishing wash is waterless, as to be mindful of our environmental impact, and promotes healthy aging by increasing collagen production and helping to repair damaged skin. Plus, it looks, feels, and smells amazing.

Lait De Rose is hand-made with all-natural ingredients. Kakadu Plum, a superfruit that contains the highest known Vitamin-C levels of any natural food source in the world, works with Watermelon Powder to brighten skin by stimulating collagen production and cell regeneration. White Willow Bark Extract acts as an enzymatic exfoliator removing impurities on the cellular level, while finely-milled Bamboo and Pomegranate Enzyme Powders act as gentle physical exfoliators. Coconut Milk Powder, from which the luxurious product gets its name, softens and deeply nourishes skin. Suitable for all skin types.

I love skincare products, and this one sounds pretty gentle, I can’t wait to try it!

Ursa Major Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask (full size 1.7oz $44 USD, sample size size approx 0.25oz $6 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

This gentle but oh-so-effective “flash” enzyme face treatment quickly exfoliates dead surface skin while accelerating turnover to enhance the appearance of skin’s tone, elasticity, luminosity and firmness – all without the irritation associated with harsh scrubs or chemical peels. If the texture and aroma don’t knock your socks off, the results definitely will!

  • AHAs, BHAs and enzymes clarify and
    brighten skin
  • Boosts the appearance of skin’s firmness
    and elasticity
  • Evens the look of skin tone and texture
  • Easy to use and rinses clean
  • Works (wonders) for all skin types,
    even with sensitive skin

Aroma: A breezy, tropical blend with hints of pineapple, coffee and orange.
The plant-derived enzyme complex is infused with probiotics to improve the formula’s potency and stability.

Facial masks are one of my absolute favourite skincare products. Hopefully this will be ok for my sensitive skin.

Petit Vour July 2019

This month’s box is worth $68 USD which works out to $91.17 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks really great and I cannot wait to try everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

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Empties July 2019

Empties July 2019

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Today I have my monthly empties for you with links to the original reviews, and whether or not I plan to purchase / re-purchase right away or eventually.

Skincare:

Empties July 2019 - Skincare - EiR NYC, The Ordinary, Blissona, BKind, Kahina Giving Beauty

EiR NYC Active Face Wash – This was a Petit Vour box sample. Quite possibly the most unappealing looking foaming face wash, but I really LOVED this one for washing off my sunscreen and makeup at the end of hot and humid days. Definitely going on my wishlist! Original review is here.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – This is the last product in my mini project pan for serums. You only need the smallest amount for your undereye, so this one took forever to finish up. I really like it, but want to try out something new. Original review is here.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment – Another Petit Vour sample. This was such an awesome mask, I’d love to own a full size. I have several masks to use up, so onto the wishlist it goes. Original review is here.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub – Yet another Petit Vour sample, a great exfoliating and moisturizing scrub, super gentle. I have other scrubs to finish up but I would purchase a full size of this one. Review is here.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser – Another Petit Vour sample. I loved this oil cleanser, so very gentle and effective. I’m still working my through my cleanser stash, so you guessed it, onto the wishlist it goes. Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties July 2019 - Makeup - Covergirl, Essence, Suntegrity

Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara – I liked this mascara a lot. I won’t be repurchasing this one because there are others from Covergirl that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Essence Volume Hero Waterproof Mascara – Similarly, I liked this mascara quite a bit as well, but I won’t be repurchasing this one but there are others from Essence that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 – Another Petit Vour sample. This was slightly too light for me recently, but I started adding in the KVoss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream and not only did it make the shade perfect for me, it added radiance and made the finish less matte / less drying on my skin. Review is here.

Empties July 2019

Overall, I’m happy that I’m making steady progress at using up the products in my stash. Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: All products in this post were purchased by me.

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Super Sizer by Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara from Covergirl [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website].

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

The Super Sizer by Lash Blast Mascara gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume for full, fanned out lashes. Our amazing Lash Styler transforms even small lashes— just twirl as you apply it to your lashes for an instantly Super Sized lash look. Opthalmologically tested, suitable for those who wear contact lenses. 

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

I am so picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I need to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. I have sensitive eyes. And my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof) or else I’ll be in hot mess!

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

The brush is super tiny, which made it easier to get into the corners, but I usually prefer a larger brush for my mascara as I find that it works better volume-wise for my lashes.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Covergirl’s Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point, no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1/2 This mascara can get clumpy if you don’t clean the excess of the brush before applying.

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +1/2,  I got some volume but not amazing volume with one coat, two coats gives better volume (but at increased clump risk), but for daily wear, I tend to stick to one coat. Definitely not a 400% increase in volume.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 point, it held a curl for me pretty well (but not awesomely well), and no droopy lashes.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

Overall, this one was good, but not great for me with 5.75 out of 7 (based on my rating scale).

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this mascara.

 

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer from Pacifica that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Don’t have a makeup meltdown. This lightweight mattifying primer is a support system for your skin, delivering a blurred focus finish with oil control benefits. So you can keep it together all day (or at least look like you are). For all skin types.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

This primer has a very mild cherry scent and absorbs into my skin quickly. I don’t wear full foundation in the summer time, but I found that it works well with concealer and powder. It also makes a nice base for my tinted sunscreen / BB Cream.

I was surprised that this mattifying primer didn’t make my skin feel dry, as most mattifying products tend to work like that on my normal to slightly dry skin. This would probably work really well for combination / oily skin.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sucrose Stearate, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Glycerin, Bentonite, Niacinamide, Panthenol (Vitamin B), Sodium Hyaluronate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Silica, Silica Silylate, Parfum (Natural), Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate.

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