See yourself in a new light with this MelodySusie LED Makeup Mirror giveaway

Put on your memory cap to remind yourself about the MelodySusie LED 2-in-1 Makeup Mirror or read on to see what a great mirror is in this new giveaway. melody susie

MelodySusie’s LED Makeup Mirror is what’s gracing my vanity and will be the first item unpacked in my new home (today by the way). This mirror does it all for me. It mimics daylight with its LED lighting so that I can see what I look like in different lights. The mirror is very clear though it’s not a magnifying mirror but I seem to see better in it than my previous makeup mirror. The light is bright and white.

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

It comes with both a USB adaptor cord and a battery pack (4 AA’s) so it’s portable. The cool thing is that the mirror has a 180 degree movement so you can flip it and use it as a night table lamp. The mirror itself has an 8.5″ diameter and swivels 180 degrees. The stand is 10.5 inches tall.

MelodySusie Makeup Mirror tray

MelodySusie Makeup Mirror tray

The bottom tray is great for holding the cosmetics you are using especially things like liners that might roll, tweezers and eyelash combs that aren’t big and seem to hide, the mascara you are using, and more.

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp backlight

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp backlight

This is a giveaway that you will be thrilled if you win. I can’t say enough great things about this MelodySusie mirror. Even the price right now is better than when I reviewed it ($39.99 then, $31.99 now). It’s a bargain that you really should own. It was my favorite product for March and it has continued to be a favorite! —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is US only for the 48 contiguous states (not Hawaii or Alaska). This is open through June 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. You must be an email subscriber and comment. Lots of extra entries for more chances including tweeting once per day.

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*prize will be sent from Amazon courtesy of MelodySusie

The perfect touch for that Cosplay outfit: a MelodySusie wig

Every year, we go to Chicago in December for a national athletic competition that my youngest daughter competes in…but that’s not really the highlight of the weekend. The highlight is the AnimeCon that is also going on at the same venue. You would not believe the incredible costumes and makeup! I could sit there and people watch for hours and hours and while I probably should be watching my younger daughter in her fencing competition, I’m far more fascinated with the extravagant makeup and costumes. My older daughter actually participates in the AnimeCon and has a fantastic time. We got her some costumes for Christmas gifts and while I don’t begin to understand them – or understand the cosplay characters – I do get dressing up! Here are the costume items that she loved the most:

MelodySusie sent me several of their wigs to try and they are truly perfect for cosplay outfits. These wigs are inexpensive but they are comfortable and actually quite realistic looking.  They come in many colors and lengths, both long and short.  Melodysusie says the hair is made from “South Korean Kanekalon fiber. Kanekalon is the gold standard for professional-grade synthetic hair and boasts a much more realistic and lifelike look than lower-quality fibers.” I went with three of their full length best-sellers that I knew Marina could wear that were totally different from her currently short hair. This is what Marina looks like right now without a wig:

Marina, no wig!

Marina, no wig!

I was sent three different wigs by MelodySusie:  the Cosplay Red Curly Wig ($25.99) the Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig ($25.99), and the Dark Brown Curly Wig ($25.99).  They come in all sorts of colors like blue and pink, and while I got all long wigs, they also have some great shorter styles as well.  The MelodySusie LyfeLike wigs all come with a hair net and a wig comb,and they are very easy to wear and look incredibly realistic for the price point. The hair looks real, it moves like real hair, and you can cut it and style it any way you want. Inside the wigs are head caps with adjustable head straps so they stay on without tons of bobby pins.

Melody Susie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Red Curly Wig

First, Marina tried on the Cosplay Red Curly Wig. This is the most unrealistic looking wig of the three – it definitely looks like a costume wig. Marina and I agreed it was also the least flattering on her in terms of color, but I know some women can really rock this shade. Regardless, it’s the exact shade needed for quite a few cosplay costumes and the price is right – especially if you have Amazon Prime!

Material: Kanekalon modacrylic fiber
Length: 10 inches (front), 34 inches (back)
Color: Red
Style: Long Curly

Melody Susie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig

The Cosplay Blonde Curly Wig is so much fun! I couldn’t resist trying it on either…and man, I do NOT look good as a blonde. Marina pulls it off, though. She really liked it, and it definitely works for lots of potential cosplay costumes.

Material: Kanekalon modacrylic fiber
Length: 10 inches (front), 34 inches (back)
Color: Light Blonde
Style: Long Curly

Melody Susie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

Melody Susie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

MelodySusie Cosplay Dark Brown Curly Wig

The Dark Brown Curly Wig  is closest to her natural hair color, so it was no surprise that this one was the most flattering on her. Marina used to have very long hair that she cut off and donated and I think she really enjoyed having long curls again!!

Material: Kanekalon modacrylic fiber
Length: 10 inches (front), 34 inches (back)
Color: Dark Brown
Style: Long Curly
I know that Marina will wear this for cosplay dress up, but she will also probably wear it when going out dancing with her friends as well.

How much fun is this?? The Cosplay wigs are perfect for cosplay dress up or for Halloween or hey, just for spicing things up in the bedroom! These MelodySusie wigs are pretty realistic looking and the price is definitely right. Order some for lots of fun and a change of paced…or for your grandkids, who will think you are the coolest grandma EVER.  – Lisa

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My favorite product for March: MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Makeup Mirror

I’ve reviewed a lot of products this month but there’s one in particular that is making me happy day in and day out. The MelodySusie Narcissus 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp has improved my vanity 100 fold.

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MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

melody susie mirror box side

The mirror has hidden talents. Besides being a wonderful makeup mirror on a stand it can be used as a reading lamp or as a nightlight. For me it’s the fact that it’s a wonderful mirror without any distortion that lights up. I’ve looked at many lighted mirrors but they all had something wrong with them for my lifestyle.

The price on most lighted makeup mirrors is out of my price range since the ones my friends rave about are around $200. MelodySusie’s 2-in-1 LED Mirror is only $39.99 on Amazon. Score!melody susie

I need a mirror on a stand at my vanity. I sit and apply makeup (I’ve even done it from a wheelchair – yuck) so something too low isn’t going to work for me. The MelodySusie mirror is just the right height for me. It’s like I custom ordered it.

This doesn’t need to be plugged in although you could use the USB charger to do so. I don’t have room for more cords and plugs so I use 4 AAA batteries and it’s lasting for 2 months so far.

The mirror itself has an 8.5″ diameter and swivels 180 degrees. The stand is 10.5 inches tall.

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

In addition to all of these pluses, the light can be set on low or made brighter by turning on the backlight.

Plus there’s the tray at the bottom where I store things. If I apply makeup early I’ll often go back to touch it up so I’ll leave that day’s colors on the tray. Right now mine has my tweezers, Tweezerman eyelash comb, my thinnest eyeliner brush, and my Osmosis Brow Gel resting happily on it. I’ll put my vitamins on the tray too so I can take them slowly during my makeup process.

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp

This took a minute to set up and two minutes to learn to use it. The touch buttons on the side are easy to use although I kept forgetting to turn off the backlight and needed to be reminded.

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp backlight

MelodySusie 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp backlight

I am so thrilled with the performance of the MelodySusie Narcissus 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp that I had to name it my product of the month. I expect it to be the product of the month daily for a long time to come too. I’ve tried quite a few MelodySusie products and use them often but this is the star of the show.  —  Marcia

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MelodySusie delights us with Makeup Brush Cleaners and a giveaway

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Beauty Info Zone is always thrilled when we learn about new products from MelodySusie. Today we have 3 different Makeup Brush Cleaners that we were sent and that we are eager to teach you about them. MelodySusie always creates well made and reasonably priced products and today’s trio is one of the best we’ve tried from them. These are the perfect treat for all of us who use makeup brushes and want them cleansed thoroughly.

The MelodySusie Brush Egg duo is just $6.29 though it’s on sale through 11/15 with the code MSEGG202. If you want a brush cleaner that’s a little bigger and more versatile then you want the MelodySusie Beautiple, aka apple, that’s currently $8.99 (promotional code MSBEAPLE to save $2). But if you want the big kahuna then you’ve got to check out the MelodySusie Butterfly with 7 cleaning options for $10.99. There’s a promotional code through 11/15 for the butterfly MSBEAFLY that will bring the price down to $8.99. We don’t think you should wait since you’ll love them as will anyone you decide to gift with them.

Now let’s see these up close.

MARCIA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BRUSH EGG DUO AND THE APPLE:

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIEG  –  You might have seen Beauty Eggs for a much higher cost but MelodySusie has brought the cost down and improved the quality immensely. Years ago I bought something similar and paid $8 plus shipping for just one. Now MelodySusie has a set of two (pink and blue) with 2 different surfaces for cleansing. These eggs are a sturdy silicon and wider so it’s easier to use.

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

The easiest way to use a Beautieg is to put two fingers into the opening to hold your egg and then use your opposite hand for the brush. The bottom of the egg (about 2/3 the size) are cleaning boards and that’s what I start with. I wet my brush, put the cleanser of choice on the brush, and then swirl the brush onto the boards to get all the color out of my brush. The top section is smaller and for even more precise cleansing. I rinse my brush under running water and keep running it on the egg until there’s no residue.

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIPLE, aka Apple Shape Makeup Brush Cleaner, has 4 sections on the cutest pink apple shaped design. The apple’s 4 different sections to help you with different types of brushes. Slip your 4 fingers in to hold the apple. On the right side there are two types of designs we don’t find on the eggs. The little X on the bottom right are perfect for washing face brushes. The bigger columns above are great for eye brushes since you can really get into the brushes. Not only do they cleanse your powders away but they are great for cream shadows which are harder to wash off. The right side is considered best for washing and swirling.

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

On the left there are the boards like on the egg and smaller granules for smaller brushes. This side is best for deep cleaning and refining. With the tiny granules on the top you can really get into the brush for deeper cleaning. This would be so awesome in a holiday stocking!

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

LISA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BEAUTIFLY

MelodySusie Beautifly
Isn’t the Beautifly pretty? I think it’s a great gadget for cleaning makeup brushes – lots of different options and no need to memorize anything because the directions are printed right on the matt. Marcia’s cleaners are hand held, while mine is one that suctions itself to the countertop. This holds it in place even if you get a little over enthusiastic in your brush cleaning.

MelodySusie Beautifly
MelodySusie BeautiflyThe Beautifly is made of soft pink silicon material and has seven different cleaning areas. It does everything. The wash section gets the dirt and makeup moving out of the brush, and for an even deeper clean use the refine areas. For those very stubborn jobs – which for me is always my foundation brush and my blush brushes – the refine plus area makes short work of even the most tenacious makeup.

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

The one job that I always put off is cleaning my brushes, but it’s actually pretty fun with this bright and happy matt. After cleaning my brushes I just put the matt under running water then store it suction cup side up to dry. This is a practical and easy to use gift that would be perfect as a stocking stuffer!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We were sent an extra set of Brush Eggs and want one of our US subscribers to win this great duo. The giveaway is open through 11/28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If our comments stop working please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it EGG with your comment, click I commented, and continue. Be sure you’ve clicked the I Commented part of your entry or it won’t go into the Rafflecopter. Good luck and happy brush cleaning.

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MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

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The biggest pitfall for me when planning to travel is packing. I never know what to bring or how much to bring. I’m not the person to go on a trip without my personal toiletries, especially the haircare that I rely on. Since I overpack on a consistent basis I can tell you that I need something to keep my toiletries safe and sound. That’s where the MELODYSUSIE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL HANGING TRAVEL BAG comes in. This great case can be used for outdoor trips as well as anytime you fly or drive somewhere. It’s big enough to hold everything you need, sturdy enough to make you comfortable, waterproof, and attractive. A bonus is that it’s now on sale for only $19.99. When I received this for review the price was double that so this is the perfect time for you to learn about MelodySusie

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

This 23 compartment bag comes in 4 beautiful colors. I have the peachy pink and there’s also Elegant Rosy, Macaron Blue, and Classic Black. Since everything I own is black I was happy to have a color that will stand out.

Two of the things that makes the MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag unique is the long, sturdy adjustable strap plus the top hook that makes it excellent for hanging in showers or closets.

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer dimensions are 10.6 * 6.3 * 11 inch (L * W * H) and weight: 1.23lb. / 560g. It’s large enough to carry just about everything I need for any length of time. Plus because it’s waterproof, in case anything spills in it, it’s easy to clean. I can even fit my small blow dryer in the middle compartment.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

The back holds the magazines that I can’t travel without or any paperwork I might need.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

I can’t begin to tell you just how handy this is and how much it makes me want to get away again. I was able to include all of my toiletries and most of my husband’s. He still had a Dopp Kit for his razor and fragrance and I still had my Tartan + Twine cosmetic holder but we didn’t need anything else.

No matter the length of the trip, even if it were to the gym, I think you’d enjoy this MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer. The price is incredible right now, take advantage of this deal while you can. The only decision you have to make is which color will you pick! All of life should be this easy.  —  Marcia

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MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

Organization for the chronically disorganized: MelodySusie and Zen Cosmetics

I had to laugh when I found out that the Beauty Spotlight Team’s special post was on organization…as my blogging partner Marcia can tell you, I am not exactly the poster girl for having my stuff – or my life! – in order. However, there are two organizational systems that I swear by for organizing my makeup.

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

First is my MelodySusie heavy-duty acrylic Cosmetics Organizer.  It has four drawers and two separate compartmentalized pieces. It’s sturdy, easy to clean, and has 24 different compartments. I can house all of my latest favorite cosmetic items and always have them right in front of me so I’m not digging through bags or larger drawers looking for something. Each drawer has a removable black mesh padding that keeps items in their place so they aren’t slipping and sliding around.

The main compartment holds my gel eyeliners, MAC Paint Pots, and blushes.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

The lower drawer comes with a removable unit that has 10 compartments. I actually put this one on the top of the main unit and use it to hold lipsticks, highlighters, bronzers, eye products like mascara, brow gel, and my eyelash curler, plus various mixing mediums.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box

The third piece, which is the upper box that is typically placed on top of the main unit, also has ten compartments and is tall enough to hold brushes. I put this one on the side and use it for brushes, primer, concealer, foundations, and lip glosses.

I love my MelodySusie organizer because it’s super functional, sturdy, and it holds a ton of stuff in an organized manner that doesn’t come naturally to me. You can find it on Amazon.com.

Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer

Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer

My second favorite cosmetics organizer is my Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer. Marcia gifted me this, probably because she knows how disorganized I am!!  This cute little organizer is a total blessing for me.  It’s small but has a mighty big organizational punch.

quirky top

The silicone base is removable, and it has small openings that hold onto scissors, tweezers, eyeliners, and brushes.  Just squeeze the item in and the Quirky organizer holds it straight up, ready for you to grab, use, then squeeze back in so easy. The spaces expand so they even hold my Doll10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush.

Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I put my brushes on one end, my eyeliner pencils in the middle, and my tools like scissors and tweezers on the other end. I can’t believe how much stuff this awesome organizer holds – I keep squeezing more in and can always seem to find room for just one more thing.

My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I need help getting organized and the MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetics Organizer and Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer are life savers for me. If you are as chronically disorganized as I am, I hope you will check out these two products. I may be disorganized, but that feeling I get when I am actually organized is wonderful! – Lisa

*MelodySusie is a PR sample, the Quirky is sometimes available at Amazon

Beauty Organizers you need in your life

Top Ten Tuesday has chosen Beauty Organization as this week’s theme. I am the most unorganized person in the world but I love my beauty organizers. Most of these are items I own but a few are wishlist. The Beauty Spotlight Team will also be featuring Organization and that’s when I’ll be sharing my personal pictures. Until then take a look at all the wonderful ways you can organize your life – from $5 to $400!!  — Marcia
1454967731_51jhvqunkrl._sy300_Clear Organic 60 Bottle Nail Polish Organizer –  Of all the nail organizers I looked through this one is the one I think is the most useful (although I’d need about 5 of them). Besides having room for 60 bottles there are 2 drawers at the bottom to hold supples. ($35.50)
1454966686_icebox_wide_5659fc74e36a7_150x150SHERRIEBLOSSOM ICEBOX WIDE is absolutely incredible. This is what you want if you want the finest available. The quality of this is top notch. It’s sturdy, well crafted and holds an amazing amount of product. I’m thrilled to see this on my vanity daily. ($415) There are other styles that Sherrieblossom makes too. *
1454966532_41mf8i5-qul._sy300_ql70_ACRYLIC LIPSTICK HOLDER –  This holds 24 lipsticks and it’s only $10.32. I have a wide drawer in my bathroom which holds about 5 of these. There are other lipstick holders that are tiered but I prefer the flat ones to hold my collection.
1454966311_71m869h0x3l._sl256_MELODYSUSIE LARGE COSMETIC ORGANIZER –  This $49.99 acrylic cosmetic holder is a gem. Both Lisa and I have reviewed this and we just finished a giveaway for one. While this doesn’t hold as much as the Sherrieblossom, it holds a good amount and there’s a separate holder (seen on top) for lipsticks or naipolishes. I like that it holds my rectangular nail polishes easily and  I can even move it elsewhere.*  Reviews:  Marcia’s  –  Lisa’s
1454966142_51zhyf9gvtl._sy300_ql70_ZAHRA SPINNING LIPSTICK TOWER – This is a wishlist item. This “lipstick condominium” has 4 sides and fits 81 lipsticks. If you have counter space this would be a delight to have.  Spin and pick!  ($99)
1454966026_51rcrm1rcel._sx300_MESH VANITY COSMETIC ORGANIZER  – such a handy organizer especially if you have a drawer you can store it in. Large deep capacity holds many shapes and sizes of cosmetics like blushes, compacts, eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes. What I like most is the long compartment in the back that I can lay down two sided brushes. Make sure you choose the $12.98 organizer since there’s an identical one that’s almost twice the price.
1454965710_51yyqvuk_2b1l._sy300_STEEL MESH PENCIL CUP  – I have at least 8 of these cups in both silver and black that I’ve bought over the years. They are perfect for holding anything tall. I have one for lip pencils, one for eye pencils, others for lip crayons or eye crayons. I keep my brushes in them too. And the best thing is that they are only $5.25.
1454965592_41ejfj-evnl._sy300_SEVILLE 10 DRAWER ORGANIZER –  I have two of these that I keep in a separate room to hold overload. Now not everyone has overload like I do but I also use one for other things like stationary and important papers. I bought mine at Costco and spent more than the current price of $35.16. It’s also made in white and black if you want something more subtle.
1454965117_s0634525_sc7__splssku_?1454965117BLUE HILLS STUDIO 3 DRAWER CART can be found at office supply stores like Staples. This is perfect for hair product IMO. You can fit all your tools in one drawer, use another for your styling gels, goos and sprays and still have one more for skincare. This sturdy cart ($45.59) will hold up for a long time.
Now that you’ve seen some favorites of mine, check out the other lovelies and decide what organization you can’t live without. — Marcia


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