Fall Getaway: 5 Essential On-the-Go Products

Part of planning your fall vacation is stocking up on the essential beauty products you’ll need while you’re on the road. It’s true that hotels provide some limited items, like shampoo and conditioner, but you’re usually on your own when it comes to other things. Fortunately, theBeautyPlace.com is stocked with everything you need to look glamorous on the go. Here are five essential products for your next getaway.

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Take your dermatologist’s best tools on the road! The Dr. Brandt Glow Travel Kit ($42.99) is a two-piece set that includes pump bottles of Overnight Resurfacing Serum and Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme. Apply the cream to cleansed skin in the AM, making sure to follow with sunscreen (retinol can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn). Before bed, apply the serum to your skin and wake up to smoother, deeply hydrated skin in the morning.

There’s no guarantee your brows won’t go astray even during a short weekend trip. Keep them in perfect control with some help from Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit ($20.99), which is packed with everything you need to achieve picture-perfect arches on the go. Use the tweezers to pluck pesky strays, the Browmousse to keep brows in place, and the Eyenhance pencil to highlight the brow bone for an eye-opening finish. There’s also a shaping brush to help control thicker brows.

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Lip moisturizer is a must, especially if you’re flying and exposed to dry cabin air. Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm ($12.99) works instantly to hydrate parched lips. It even soothes the pain of chapped lips. Its formula is a revitalizing cocktail of vitamins E and F, plus Avene thermal spring water. The combination imparts long-lasting moisture while keeping lips healthier and smoother in the long run.

fb_fallskincareSince most hotels don’t offer toothpaste, you may as well pack the best of the best. The Supersmile Pro Whitening System ($2.99) includes tubes of whitening toothpaste and whitening accelerator. To use, apply a drop of each onto a dry toothbrush and gently brush. This tiny duo will last you a month—or several trips!

Why lug around a heavy bottle of foundation when you could slip a tube of La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream SPF 30 ($1.99) into your cosmetic bag or purse? It evens out your skin tone and is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin. It also hydrates dry skin and contains sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV rays.

Stock up on your fall skincare essentials this weekend during our Falling for Skincare Sale! Get $10 off skincare orders over $99.

Quench Yourself from Head to Toe with These Hydrating Products

Summer, we hardly knew ya’. You’ll be back, obviously, but until then we need to bid farewell to one of the things we love most about you—supple, baby-soft skin. When weather turns cooler, our skin responds negatively. The result is rough, dry, sometimes scaly skin that just doesn’t seem to cooperate.

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At TheBeautyPlace.com, we have the answer—the antithesis to the cold-weather doldrums that threaten to wreak havoc on your skin. Here are several of our best moisturizing products, formulated to keep your skin soft all season long.

File this under Just-Can’t-Live-Without-It: Avene Cold Cream Nourishing Body Lotion ($25.99) is like the holy grail of moisturizers. Made with nourishing thermal spring water, it’s a potent lotion that sinks in deep to heal even the driest, most stubborn spots—think bumpy upper arms and rough hands. There’s no greasy finish, either; just smooth it on and go.

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Another reason this time of year is sort of a drag: it gets dark way too early. For that, we suggest combating your AM sluggishness with a hyper-moisturizing soap like this one from John Masters Organics ($7.89). Infused with rose geranium, lavender, and ylang ylang essential oils, it releases an intoxicating fragrance while delivering intensive moisture to your skin via palm oil, coconut oil, and cupuacu seed butter. The latter is derived from the Amazon rainforest, where it grows in abundance and is known for its healing properties (and some even think it might prevent wrinkles!).

If there’s one thing that really takes a beating at this time of year, it’s our hands. Due primarily to dry hair (and, yes, hand washing), it can transform your once totally healthy hands into a ravaged mess. You may even notice that your knuckles bleed from time to time. In an effort to avoid this once and for all, it’s time to get acquainted with Glo Minerals Luxury Hand Cream ($8.99). The soothing emulsion contains shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and sweet almond oil, which collaborate to form an almost unstoppable shield that protects skin from damage while locking in moisture. Bonus points for the purse-friendly size—you can take this everywhere you go.

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Fall is not the time to stick with your tried-and-true, lightweight lotions. They work like a charm when it’s warm outside, but during these cooler months your skin likely demands something more luxurious. Enter Dr. Gross Hydra Pure Intense Moisture Cream ($73.29), a decadent treatment that’s known for its anti-aging properties and its ability to retain moisture. The Hydra-Pure Chelating Complex ™ is designed to prevent irritation and even breakouts, while vitamin C combats harmful free radicals and gives skin a firmer look while improving its elasticity. Soft, smooth, and line-free? You can’t ask for much more than that.

From your complexion to your feet, TheBeautyPlace.com has the products you need to keep you soft, supple, and gorgeous! And don’t miss our special event starting this Saturday, September 17. With any Skinmedica order of $180 or more, you’ll receive a Skinmedica gift with purchase!

Your Iron Can Do More Than Just Straighten

Flat Iron Styling Tricks

My flat iron won my personal VIP beauty award the day I first used it. In just minutes, it took my thick, wavy, sometimes uncontrollable hair under its wing and transformed it into the smooth, silky, straight hair of my dreams. And for years, I used it solely for that purpose—to combat my hair’s natural texture and give it a sleeker appearance.

 

But did you know that flat irons are capable of doing so much more? At the time, I didn’t, and now that I do I regret wasting so much valuable flat iron time using it only to achieve one style! Here are several fun, chic styles you can achieve using your flat iron.

 

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Get Cool, Beachy Waves

 Who knew? It turns out a flat iron can give you those beachy waves all of us covet throughout summer. The easiest way to achieve the look is to begin by braiding your hair. My preference is to create three or four braids, but this is dependent on your hair’s volume. (Even one braid works if your hair is on the fine side.) Follow by running your flat iron over each braid, slowly working down and applying gentle pressure. When you’re done, undo each braid and run your fingers through your hair for an effortless, tousled look. Finish with a spritz of TIGI Session Series Salt Spray ($13.99) to increase the textured finish and combat humidity.

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Curl Your Hair

You can also use your flat iron just like a traditional curling iron—and in many cases, you might even achieve a more natural looking curl with your flat iron. To get a tight coil with heavy bounce, grip your hair between the iron’s plates just as you would if you were straightening. As you slide the iron down, slowly twist the iron in your hand so that your hair wraps around the barrel of the iron. It should wrap in a complete rotation. Hold this for a moment before gently releasing the hair. It should fall into a bold curl. If you want to loosen the curls up, run a comb or your fingers through your hair and shake it out. For great results, try FHI HEAT Eps Black Diamond Digital Hair Iron ($168.89). Its one-inch size makes it easy to achieve many different looks.

 

flat-iron-s-waveCreate a Vintage “S” Wave

Ever wish you could emulate the glamorous look of your favorite old-world screen stars? I do, too—and if only it was as easy as waking up in the morning and being as naturally elegant as Hollywood’s most classic sirens. But a flat iron can do at least a portion of the job just as well. The vintage “S” wave is one you’ll recognize immediately. It’s associated with the Roaring Twenties, a look that’s just so iconic you can’t help but appreciate its beauty. The easiest way to get the look is to push a section of hair into an “S” shape (best achieved by pushing it upward), clamping down on this section with your flat iron, and holding to set the wave. Then repeat, working your way down until your entire mane is complete. Hold the waves with a setting product, like Big Sexy Hair Spritz & Stay Intense Hold Fast Drying Hair Spray ($14.99).

 

 

Treat Yourself: It’s Christmas in July!

There are 155 days left until Christmas. It’s a countdown you usually see thrown around at this time of year, but not one you really get excited about because…well, summer. What we can tolerate is a fabulous Christmas in July sale! Ours starts on July 23rd, and it’s a great time to stock up on some of your favorites. Here are a few items from TheBeautyPlace.com that we can’t resist at any time of the year.21430a9ae13625a1ed250d8461f41c3d

 

Give your skin an instant boost with Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray ($25.99). During the summer, it cools skin down, but it also drenches your skin with much-needed moisture when temperatures drop. By balancing your skin, it may even help reduce the frequency of breakouts.

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A natural glow is welcome whether it’s 100 degrees or 10degrees (brrrr). Dust Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99) onto cheekbones to achieve an effortlessly healthy look. It’s heavily pigmented, and can be used as eye shadow in a pinch, too.

 

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Refreshment is welcome at any time of the year. We love Bliss Super Minty Soap ‘n’ Scrub ($23.99) for its crisp, cool peppermint fragrance and invigorating exfoliating powers. During summer, it will keep you cool—and you’ll even appreciate it at the end of the year, when the smoothing jojoba beads slough off dead skin cells to keep skin smooth and soft.

 

From dry cuticles to flyaway hairs to chapped lips, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) works on everything. This iconic beauty product has long been a favorite of makeup artists all over the world. It can even be dabbed onto cheekbones or eyelids for a hint of flattering sheen. It also soothes sunburns and cuts in a pinch, and leaves even the driest spots more supple.

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Give your color-treated hair the special attention it deserves! Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Shampoo and Conditioner ($28.99) work together to protect your hair’s fresh color, increase its shine factor, and maintain hydration. Your hair will look smoother and healthier with regular use, and you’ll notice that your color lasts longer, too. This is key during summer, when chlorine can strip hair of color, and winter, when dry air saps moisture from your strands.tigi-bedhead-shampoo

 

When your lips are on point, everything somehow looks better. During summer, we love Youngblood Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Revealed ($17.99) for its light, flattering kiss of color. Infused with hydrating oils, it also works like a charm during winter to prevent typical dryness and soften your pout.youngblood-revealedShop the Christmas in July sale and stock up on your favorite year-round beauty products—or some gifts for the lucky men and women in your life.

The Beauty Tools You Need Now – and How to Use Them

You know your way around a makeup bag. You can sort your mattes from your satins, your BBs from your CCs, your powders from your creams. Choosing the right products is one thing, but applying them the right way – and with the right brushes and tools – requires another sort of expertise. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find all of the implements you need to enhance your look and apply your makeup. Here, the beauty tools you need now, and how to use them like a pro!Slider_3_-_The_Best_Drugstore_Makeup_Brushes

My life changed when I added a foundation brush to my arsenal. The Glo Minerals Dual Foundation – Camouflage Brush ($24.99) is worth every penny. The tapered brush on one end is ideal for applying concealer to those hard-to-reach spots, like the corners of your nose or the inner corners of your eyes. Meanwhilemakeup-brushes, the wider, flat brush offers an exceptional way to apply foundation. For best results, pour makeup onto the back of your hand, dip the brush into your makeup, and apply to face, taking care to blend thoroughly. The end result is exceptionally flawless.

The key to perfect blush application is to choose the right brush. The bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush ($17.89) features a compact handle and a wide body. It’s sized just right for picking up a sufficient amount of color, and simply tapping it onto the apples of your cheeks in a swift motion will result in a fresh, natural glow. (Applied too much blush? Dust some translucent powder onto your cheekbones to dull the color a bit.)

Never underestimate the importance of a lip brush. Though it’s easy enough to slick on your lipstick straight from the tube, using the Glo glo-mienrals-lip-brushMinerals Lip Definer Brush ($14.99) allows for more precise, even application. It also comes in handy if you fill in your lips with pencil first; use the brush to neatly apply color directly on top without missing a spot.

 

 

Where has this been all of our lives? The Tweezerman Power Nail Clipper ($5.99) was designed with convenience in mind. It features a lengthy handle with a sturdy grip, as well as sharp blades to provide a more even cut. Made with stainless steel, it’s the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

It’s one of the biggest beauty faux pas imaginable, yet it’s a crime we continue to commit without fail. Ladies, wash your makeup brushes! Neglecting this simple and very necessary habit will result in grimy brushes coated in makeup, dirt, debris, and oil. Now just imagine running those unkempt brushes on your face every day. Ew, right? The solution: Spritz your brushes with Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser ($13.99). The formula dries quickly and leaves brushes as good as new.

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Vacation Essentials: Key Beauty Products for Your Summer Trips

Packing for vacation is stressful enough without worrying about how to pack your beauty products. By now, you probably know the drill far too well: You struggle to shove those TSA-friendly bottles into a TSA-approved bag, barely zipping it up before realizing you need to leave something behind because, well, there’s just no room.

 

At TheBeautyPlace.com, we feel your pain. And because it’s summer, we feel it’s important to curate a well-edited list of beauty products designed to make packing for travel simpler. Even more, these products will make you feel glam and look cool all season long. Here are the key beauty products you need for your summer trips.

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Hair

 

You can toss this Marrakesh Brush-Up Argan Oil Mist ($14.79) into your purse when you reach your destination, or even once you get on your flight. It’s perfect for on-the-go maintenance, adding luster to dull hair and smoothing out frizz in an instant. For an easy touch up, spritz some onto the palms of your hands, rub together, and massage into lengths of hair.

lock-stock-barrel-powderWho has time to shampoo when there are all of those amazing sites and attractions to check out? Toss Lock, Stock & Barrel Volumatte Volumizing Powder ($19.39) into your bag for an easy alternative to basic suds. Sprinkle this effective cleanser onto roots, rub vigorously, and comb through. Your hair will look fuller, livelier, and healthier – even if you haven’t washed in a couple of days.

 

Skin

Hotels may provide hair care products and soap, but rarely are facial cleansers on the menu. Toss a bottle of Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash ($8.69) into your bag. Cooling and invigorating, this cleanser leaves skin “blissfully” clean while also sloughing off dead skin cells and smoothing out rough patches.

murad-clarifying-wipesAfter a long day spent exploring some exotic locale, the last thing you probably want to do is remove your makeup. No, you’d rather spend that time snoozing for a few hours before doing it all over again tomorrow. Understandable – but don’t let your best beauty habits go south just because you’re on vacation. Toss a package of Murad Clarifying Wipes ($15.99) in your bag and remove your makeup in just a couple of quick swipes. Voila: soft, clean, healthy skin.

 

Body

If you only pack one item for the entire trip, make it this. A tube of sunscreen, such as Murad Oil-Free SPF 30 ($26.99), gives your skin the protection it needs from harmful UV rays. This broad-spectrum formula is ideal for all skin types and leaves skin soft, supple, and free of burns.

Few things are more dehydrating than flying. The DermOrganic Skin Care Travel Set ($8.89) is not only practical, but also formulated to combat this very thing. From dry facial skin to parched arms and legs, these moisturizers drench skin with nourishing Moroccan argan oil extract, leaving it luxuriously soft. There’s even a petite bottle of argan oil, perfect for smoothing wayward strands while on the go.

Make sure you check all of our travel sizes items of your favorite products.

 

Safe Travels!

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Keep your favorite guy always looking sharp. Whether he’s really into his grooming products or a low maintenance kind of guy, we have the perfect gift for dad.

Here our top picks:

1.Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue 1.5oz

2. Dermalogica Pre-Shave Guard 2.6 oz

3. AVENE After-Shave Fluid 

4. Lock, Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil 0.34 oz

5. Johnny B Go Texture Cream 4 oz

6. Lock, Stock & Barrel Recharge Conditioning Shampoo 8.5 oz

7. CHI Turbo Super Charge Clippers

8. TIGI B For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax 3 oz

 

Double Duty: Multiple Uses for Your Beauty Products

These days, we spend the majority of our time finding ways to save time. The fact is that time-saving solutions are a hot commodity. What better way to make the most of your early mornings – and maybe catch a few extra zzz’s – by using beauty products that pull double duty? Here are several products that work overtime, offering multiple uses and shaving minutes off your daily, often hectic routine.

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In a pinch, lipstick can double as blush – and a cream blush can also fill in for your lipstick, as needed. Then there are the genius products actually formulated to do both, like the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink ($17.79). Producing a soft, girlish flush, the flattering hue adds a kiss of color to your pout and brightens up even the most tired complexions in an instant. The creamy, water-resistant, long-lasting formula is a dream.jane-iredale-lip-cheek-stain

 

You reach for your shaving cream mid-shower, only to discover there’s barely a drop left. We’ve all been there – and we’ve all felt that desperately uncomfortable itch that occurs when we substitute soap for shaving cream. A better solution? Grab your hair conditioner. It’s rich, thick, and moisturizing, and it provides just the right slip to glide your razor over. Give TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner ($9.99) a try for its hydrating prowess. It’s as good to your skin as it is to your hair!

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Just as valuable as time are options. We love a product that doesn’t stop at just one – it goes above and beyond, offering a plethora of possibilities. The CHI Nano Digital Flat Iron ($99.98) is a genius example. Not only does it straighten locks to perfection, but it also serves as a curling iron. With a quick flick of your wrist, you can use the iron to create lush, voluminous curls or even tight ringlets.

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Sometimes you just don’t have the time or motivation to address every single inch of your face. Simplify your routine with a product like Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Gleam ($20.99). A multipurpose product that serves as a blush and highlighter, it instantly brightens up a sallow complexion, adds color to cheeks and even contours your face to add dimension.glo-minerals-shimmer-brick

 

Who hasn’t overslept and taken a frantic shower – or worse, skipped that morning shower altogether – just to get to the office in time? If you can squeeze in a quick rinse, make use of Anthony Logistics’ Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Wash ($24.99). It’s designed to clean and condition your hair and your skin, so you’re left completely soft from head to toe – without the need to use a whole bunch of products to achieve the same effect.097735d6e58f15edb101e22edd367bd2

Self-Tanning 101: How to Achieve a Flawless Golden Glow

tumblr_nt7fg8QHAS1thynt0o1_500Summertime is crazy-fun time – a chance to soak up the sunshine, laze over lazy evening drinks on sidewalk patios, and hit the beach. But it’s also that time of year when a golden glow seems to take precedence over every other beauty goal. Here’s how to make a flawless self-tan come to life (we promise, it’s easy).

bliss-blood-orange-scrubBegin with freshly exfoliated skin. This is the most important step of all! Without sloughing off those dead skin cells and rough spots, you risk applyingself-tanner to areas that aren’t ready for it – and your self-tanning product will definitely show up as darker patches in those areas, too. A product like Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub ($31.59) is a dream in so many ways: it smells lovely, lathers up just like your favorite shower gel, and gentle scrubs away rough spots with mild sugar granules.

Dry off completely. Your skin shouldn’t be damp when you apply a self-tanning product, so towel off your body thoroughly and wait several minutes until you’re completely dry. (Use that time to dry your hair!)

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Next, moisturize any dry areas on your body. A lightweight body lotion, such as Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream ($25.89), sinks into rough spots like elbows, knees, and ankles, creating an instantly smooth canvas for your self-tanner. Don’t forget your face! Smooth an equally light moisturizer like Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion ($28.89) onto dry areas, such as the corners of your nose and around your mouth.

avene-self-tannerIt’s time to tan! Choose an effortless product that takes the guesswork out of thewhole process. We love Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion ($20.99), which applies just like – you guessed it – a body lotion. Smooth on this vitamin E-enriched product to achieve a fresh, natural-looking glow (and much softer skin). Use it for at least three days to reach your optimal shade preference.

 

tantowel-faceWho knew tanning your face could be this easy? Thanks to the TanTowel Face Tan Towelette ($30 for 15), you can enjoy a sun-kissed glow all season long – without worrying about damaging UV rays. Apply it as you would a moisturizer, buffing the towelette in a circular fashion over your entire face. Voila – a streak-free, gorgeous tan from head to toe.

 

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If you’ve made any mistakes, don’t fret – and please don’t attempt to remove all of your hard work by vigorously scrubbing your face and body! Instead, run a slice of lemon over the area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The citric acid in the lemon will break down the tan and rid your skin of color, so you’ll have a fresh canvas on which to work.

Get Spring Ready with These Key Beauty Products

It may be pouring in many areas of the country right now, but one surefire way to prepare yourself for impending sunny skies is with an influx of new beauty products. Consider it a spring makeover. It’s just what your routine needs to get into a brighter state of mind. Here are some favorites, straight from the vaults of the Beauty Place.

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At the top of every shopping list is a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen. Enriched with potent antioxidants formulated to combat harmful free radicals, La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Body Milk Sunscreen ($25.99) comes out a winner every year. This fast-absorbing emulsion provides protection from dangerous UVA and UVB rays while strengthening your skin with Cell-Ox Shield. This powerful combination of sun filters protects against cell damage while reducing your chances of skin cancer and premature aging due to sun exposure.

 

 

bareminerals-pop-of-passion A pop of color on your lips is so essential at this time of year. While cooler weather is all about dramatic, vampy shades with a come-hither approach, spring gives you the opportunity flaunt lighter, brighter hues. One to try is bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($14.99), a luxe formula that’s just as decadent as it sounds. Infused with nourishing vitamin E and hydrating passion fruit seed oil, it drenches lips with moisture while leaving behind a hint of color.

 

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The deeper into spring it gets, the less your hair is impressed. Whether dealing with high humidity or torrential downpours, almost any type of weather situation spells potential disaster for your normally lovely mane. Take matters into your own hands with Blow Pro Weather Girl Anti-Frizz Serum ($17.93). Forming a protective shield over your strands, this lightweight formula combats frizz while adding a healthy, shiny finish.

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Whether you’re planning a spring break getaway or a family vacation, you may suddenly find yourself with a hairy dilemma. If shaving your bikini line leaves you more than a little uncomfortable, you need to nip that issue in the bud – and stat. A box of Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads ($9.29) works wonders. It contains powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids that work to gently but thoroughly exfoliate skin. (Remember, this is key when you’re removing bikini hair!) Say farewell to those pesky bumps and enjoy smoother skin as you laze by the pool.

 

 

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