Customize your foundation with Hard Candy Mix-In Drops – what a difference it makes

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Were you outside this past weekend or do you have sunny day outdoor plans? Hard Candy is here to help with their Mix-In Pigment Makeup Drops. These $7 items will save you mucho dinero because you can adapt your foundation or moisturizer into the color you want. I’m not a sun person but even with sunscreen daily I’m still getting some color on my face and neck, it’s inevitable. My pale pale foundations make me look even more ghostly in the summer so having the opportunity to warm myself up and adding just the right amount of color is quite welcome.

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Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

These are part of the Glamoflauge line from Hard Candy and the Mix-In pigment drops are available in 12 shades from Fair 1 to Deep 3. These will help almost every skintone to customize their color. The lightest one is Fair 1 which I love in the winter because it lightens my foundations while the two I was sent will darken my foundations. No need to buy a foundation that I will only wear a little in the summer since I’m in control.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

There are 3 deep shades with deep 3 being considerably darker than deep 1. And there are 3 medium shades, 4 light shades, and 2 fair shades. Start small and build up as needed. You’ll have fuller coverage if you add in more drops but if you just want to color adjust use a drop or two.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

I chose one of my lightest foundations from Geri G to show you how you can change your shades. My advice is to shake the bottle well and then drop a tiny amount into your hand before adding foundation or moisturizer. You can always add more.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Another way to make some changes in your foundation is to make it MATTE! Hard Candy has the solution for that too. Add in TURN ME MATTE mix-in drops. Use it with any liquid or cream foundation to mattify the finish. If you get oily looking in the heat these mix-ins can change that for you.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is wonderful for the T-zone since that shine will be gone plus it helps blur imperfections – and who doesn’t want that??

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is a thicker texture than the Makeup Mix-Ins but you still don’t need a lot to get a silky matte finish. Mix it in with your foundation before applying and/or use it alone on the areas you get shiny.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

“The mattifying drops reduce shininess on the face, especially in the T-Zone, absorb excess oil and sebum, and minimize and blur pores to create a matte complexion. Skin will be more blurred, with pores becoming less visible.”

Hard Candy Mix-In Glamoflauge products are basically fragrance free since you won’t notice any scent on your face when used. A little goes a long way. At $7 each you can make major changes to your foundation wardrobe without making major changes to your bottom line. As my mom used to say “Try it, you’ll like it.”  —  Marcia

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Hard Candy Color Correct Collection review and giveaway

Hard Candy Color Correct line

Hard Candy Color Correct line

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One thing you can always rely on is that Hard Candy is going to come through with the latest trend makeup to go along with the classics. Another thing you can always rely on is that the quality is high while the prices are low.

That’s the case with their latest products: Color Correct. Color Correct consists of three completely different products in a variety of shades to help you correct any color imperfections you are struggling with.

Hard Candy Color Correct

Hard Candy Color Correct

This is a limited edition collection for Hard Candy found only at Walmart so it’s wise to jump on this now before you regret it.

Hard Candy’s new limited edition line of color correcting primers and concealers offer the power to color your way for the ultimate in clear skin!  From combating dry skin, acne and dark spots, this limited edition collection has the perfect shade for every complexion.
Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers are the star of the show. These babies are available in 6 colors and only cost $5. I’m totally amazed at the price compared to what’s available at Sephora and Ulta. You can buy all 6 of these for the price of one Urban Decay or Hourglass primer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

You can use the Primer in one of two ways – either prime your face with the shade of your choice and then apply your other face cosmetics or mix it in with your foundation. With the Pink shade I prefer to mix it in since it gives me so much more brightness and doesn’t add a layer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

These color correct products are available in Green to correct redness, Lavender to counteract sallowness and correct dullness for medium skintones, Pink also counteracts sallowness and dullness but for light skin tones, Orange to correct dark circles and spots for darker skin, Pink also corrects dark circles and spots but for lighter skin, and Yellow to help correct mild redness.

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wands are perfect for small areas. These have a brush tip applicator and are a breeze to fit into the contours of your face. I love the wand for dotting under my eyes and then blending with my fingers, a blending sponge, or a brush. While I may not color correct daily, there are many times I wake up and need help desperately. The Lavender I was sent is wonderful for my undereye area. Green or yellow are what I’ll purchase for the redness especially around my nose in these allergy days. And for $5 I can happily pick up several.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

To make it even better Hard Candy has Color Correct Expert Sticks in the same 6 shades. These are similar to a crayon and glide on easily. They are even retractable so you won’t waste product with sharpening. Use this under a concealer, like Hard Candy Glamouflauge (this gets huge raves), or under your foundation alone. You can pinpoint exact spots you want to correct or use them like the Expert Wand.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

You absolutely can’t go wrong with these products unless you wait. Even online there are only a limited amount left to purchase. Just picture what a great Easter basket treat these would make for a gift. Colorful as Easter Eggs but useful and much longer lasting.  — Marcia

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Hard Candy has generously offered a giveaway to 5 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You need to choose whether you’d want a Fair to Light set of products or a medium to dark set. There are two requirements for all Beauty Info Zone giveaways, after that the other entries on the Rafflecopter are extras so you have more chances to win. To be eligible you must subscribe to the blog by email and you must comment. All information is in the Rafflecopter. Only if comments close email me your comment (beautyinfozone@gmail.com is the only email to use), the Rafflecopter won’t pick it up otherwise. To sum it up: 5 US subscribers, ends on Wednesday 4/12/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck and good looks coming your way!

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Last minute gifts you can purchase today

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

You are in luck since it’s not too late to pick up gifts in your neighborhood that will be as popular as ones you’ve had stashed away for the last several weeks. It’s a blogger’s job this holiday season to pepper you with products you can buy for others but it’s important to know that you can also buy some treasures for yourself that won’t break the bank.

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Let’s go to Walmart first shall we?

Hard Candy has many sets that are within your budget and are available on Walmart.com as well as stores. This Eye Essentials set has 6 pieces and is only $4.99. Thrill your tween and teen with two eyeshadow palettes and a set of brushes. Order it online and then pick it up in your local store.

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set, 6 pc

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set

I was sent the Hard Candy Contour and Sculpt Face Kit ($9.88) as an example of what Hard Candy has for holidays. This 9 piece collection is perfect for an older teen or young adult (and you).

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Stick on a bow and you’re good to go. There’s a great compact with every shade you need for bronzing, sculpting and highlighting. It comes with an adorable cover so you end up with a reusable tin.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

But that’s not all. In this holiday set there’s a Contour sponge, a double sided brush, and a tube of Strobing Glow which is a cream that is for both face and body. This is a perfect party palette as well as being helpful year round.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

While you are at Walmart you need to find the MASQUEOLOGY facial masks. These $2.50 masks sold out quickly online although you can ask for an alert to let you know when they’ll be back in stock. It was very hard for me to believe that these are only $2.50. These sheet masks compare to much more expensive ones.

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

The 4 types are Special Care Cream Mask with amazing benefits. This one is great for dry sensitve skin because it moisturizes and hydrates. It’s going to lift and firm skin while it helps diminish the signs of fine lines. The Vita Clarifying Mask is meant for dull tired skin. It’s loaded with vitamins which helps to clarify skin and combats free radicals. My favorite is the Moisturizing Cream Mask. This lovely contains hyaluronic acid and caviar. Ooh la la. The Moisturizing Cream Mask is an excellent hydrator. There’s also Collagen Lifting Cream Mask which is one I need to find more of. This and the Moisturizing mask need to be in the stockings of all the women you know over 40. We can definitely use this revitalization and help in building collagen in our skin.

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

You can’t go wrong with any of these and the price is perfect for a last minute filler.

I’m a big nail polish fan so I’m sending you over to Ulta to find trio of beautiful polishes from PACIFICA. They’ve come out with a set of fall/winter polishes that will make a fabulous gift.

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica is the brand for anyone you like that wants to use cruelty-free, vegan polishes and ones that are 7 Free. The three shades in the set are Luxe Interior, Wonderland, and London Tomboy.

Pacifica Winter Trio

Pacifica Winter Trio

Luxe Interior is a beautiful black cream with silver sparkles. With two coats it becomes a textured polish. I also tried it with one coat of a black cream polish and Luxe Interior over it and I lost most of the texture. Both are lovely ways to wear this shade. Wonderland is my favorite of the trio since it’s an off white, not quite cream shade. It has subtle shimmer within that I wish wasn’t quite so subtle. London Tomboy is a dark teal green, not quite a true green since it has a blue undertone. This is a beautiful cream polish. Be sure you apply a base coat since dark shades like this can stain.

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Keep your eyes open when shopping at Ulta and Walmart for some gifts you may not have thought of before. All three of these brands will bring a smile to a beautiful face.  —  Marcia

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Add Hard Candy Metallic Mousse to your holiday shopping list

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse

It’s never fun shopping for groceries so you need to add in a special treat for yourself for the holidays. Why go to Walmart without stopping at the Hard Candy display? They are the sole distributor of this fun, inexpensive line. You need something special to get you through the cleaning and cooking of Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Matte Metallic Lip Color is just the thing.                                                       press sample

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

I have to first talk about the packaging because it’s so darned cute. These Metallic Mousse liquid lipcolors come in the cutest metallic tin to match the color within. The insert that holds the lipstick can be removed to give you a case that holds all sorts of small items so it will come in handy.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Smoke & Mirrors

The shape of the tube is unlike any I have. It’s flattened out and expensive looking.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Smoke & Mirrors

The wand too is flattened and fits lips nicely. It’s comfortable to use.

Best of all is the trendiness you’ll get for just $6. Lips these days are all about matte liquid lipsticks and the hottest shades are metallic. These are available in 6 shades: Sandstorm Nude, Guilded Cocoa, Penny Talk, Queen of Hearts, Smoke & Mirrors, Sweet as Honey, and Truffle.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Smoke & Mirrors

Penny Talk is a bright copper penny shade while Smoke & Mirrors is a tad deceiving since it’s a purple with a chocolate undertone. For my cool toned skin Smoke & Mirrors is a better choice but both are very unique and beautiful.  I apply Smoke & Mirrors on my bottom lip and then smack my lips together to end up with a great comfortable lip color. They aren’t drying on my lips and last a good amount of time.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Smoke & Mirrors

Not only will these be a treat for you but they will make an absolutely terrific stocking stuffer. The price is right, the lip color is on trend, and the packaging is going to make the recipient squeal. Have fun at Walmart and don’t forget that the best candy is Hard Candy.  —  Marcia

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In just one sweep, wrap lips in a divine velvety texture with Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Lip Color. This full coverage matte liquid lip color hydrates lips, offers comfortable wear and delivers bold long-lasting wear.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Lip Color:

  • Velvet matte finish
  • Wears all day
  • Hydrates lips
  • Full coverage
  • Smudge proof

 

 

The best Halloween candy? Hard Candy!

Hard Candy Halloween!
Halloween is almost here, so hurry up and head to Walmart for the best candy…Hard Candy, that is! I am having so much fun with some great new shades that are fantastic for Halloween and beyond. Check out the latest and greatest!                                                                                                                                                                    *samples

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Top 10 Satin in Lap of Luxury, $6:  10 – yes, count them, 10 – beautiful neutral shades from creamy tan to deep brown in a variety of finishes. You just can’t go wrong for this price. I love the tufted pink fabric compact, as well as the range of colors, although the shimmery shades have a tendency towards fallout that can be avoided by using an eye primer. It has everything you could need for any costume and this is a palette you will use all year round.

Hard Candy Halloween doesn’t stop at eyes – where it truly excels is LIPS.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lip Gloss, $5 – Now this is some daring lip gloss! This super intense lip gloss has a great brush wand and is full of argan and citrus oils to moisturize and soften lips. There are 16 different shades available – absolutely everything you could want for any Halloween costume.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

I was sent four different shades to test: Hey DJ, a bright purple/pink; Trophy Wife, a stunning orangey-bronze; So Fresh, a shimmery light green; and Skyfall, a creamy sky blue. My daughter tried all four shades to see which would best compliment her costume this year.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Ok, so her last photo is pretty scary, but really Hey DJ is so pretty you can wear it year round. She might be using this for Halloween but I am totally taking it for myself for everyday!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife is certainly the most tame of the four shades, but the color is still intense and oh-so perfect for fall. Really gorgeous and for just $5 I highly recommend you pick up this one!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

So Fresh is a little more tricky to apply – it goes on rather streaky, but if you are looking for a crazy shade for Halloween it’s pretty scary. I wouldn’t recommend it for every day just because it’s tough to get it applied evenly. Plus it’s not the most flattering shade!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

I have to say I liked Skyfall way more than I thought I would. It’s a costumey color, of course, but for a pastel it certainly applied far more evenly than I expected. This is a great Halloween shade.

Hard Candy also sent me one of their newest lipstick shades to test – and I am in love.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick, $5 is awesome. The packaging is adorable – love the crystal studded tube! The lipstick is moisturizing with lots of shine. My particular shade, Twisted Metal, is a new shade – gunmetal grey with tons of silver shimmer. The shimmer can migrate, but otherwise this is a fantastic lippie.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Sooooo pretty!! Awesome for Halloween, of course, but think how gorgeous this could be paired with a lighter lip gloss, like a soft purple or pink? I am definitely going to be playing around with this lipstick.

Hard Candy products are available for purchase only at Walmart and Walmart.com.  Happy Halloween!!!  – Lisa

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Hard Candy makes me feel like A Living Doll

Hard Candy Living Doll

Hard Candy Living Doll

When I want to look my best I’ll choose a pink blush. Not only is pink my favorite color but it’s the most flattering shade for my fair skintone to liven me up. HARD CANDY sent the perfect pink blush that I’m totally enamored with. LIVING DOLL may be $7 but put it in different packaging and it would pass for Chanel. Seriously.

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush, Living Doll

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush, Living Doll

The Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll is made to make you glow but in such a subtle way that you won’t be accused of trying too hard.

Glow All The Way Baked Blush, $7

Baked blush offers cheeks an all over warmth and glow

Infused with ultra light micronized pigments with radiance enhancing pearls

Available in 2 shades including Living Doll and Honeymoon

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll

Can you see that slight glow on my finger? It’s so much better on my cheeks. This is a luminous blush that is never glittery. You can’t see shimmer in it because it’s not there. Instead it’s magic that infuses your cheeks with light. If I sound over gushy it’s because I’m crazy about this blush. This is a light pink so I usually have to go over it twice. It’s got just a touch of gold.

Hard Candy Living Doll

Hard Candy Living Doll

Blush like this makes me want to run to Walmart and stock up. Not only does this look beautiful in the warmer blush, Honeymoon, but there are also Ombre Blushes calling my name!

Hard Candy Blush

Hard Candy Blush

Can you resist this? It doesn’t even break my no-buy pledge (at least the way I do a no buy!!). — Marcia

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Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist and Illuminate Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy 2016 Spring Summer CollectionNext time you are at Walmart, take a look at the Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Hard Candy has some terrific products that are definitely affordable. I recently tested two things from the latest collection: Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist ($8) and Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops ($8).
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Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist

The Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist is billed as a moisturizing spray, primer, and setting spray. The ingredient list includes coconut water, which is very good for skin.  

I think this is too wet to be a setting spray. It works as a primer, although you will want to give yourself some dry-down time. I typically spray it on after moisturizing but before drying my hair. By the time I’ve dried my hair, the primer has settled down to a slightly sticky state that is fine for makeup application. It’s definitely hydrating, and I love the coconut water infusion. If you have dry skin, this is a primer to consider. However, I think it’s best as a general moisturizing spray, which would be handy at the beach or whenever your skin is feeling extra parched.  

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

The Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops is a sheer white opalescent liquid that gives a luminescence…not strong enough to be anything near ‘strobing’.  

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

I find that the Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops get lost in foundation, but used alone it gives a very pretty glow that looks natural. It’s a great option for those no-makeup days in summer when you just want a little boost for your skin.

Hard Candy Soft Touch Cosmetics Bag

Both products are affordable and are good for your low maintenance days. There are some really cute makeup bags available too – I recommend the Soft Touch Cosmetics Bag ($6) in ‘Little Hottie’, a hot pink number with a zippered expandable base where you can store your brushes. You can find Hard Candy at Walmart, both in store and online.  – Lisa

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