Monday, 22 February 2016

Campus Idol♥*

Kiko is a brand which I hadn't tried much from. When I received some makeup items from their Campus Idol* range earlier this month, I was intrigued. Although the packaging is meant to represent cheerleaders, I wouldn't describe the packaging to match my personality (it describes itself as sporty, ahem..) but putting that aside, I find that it's quirky and fun. The products themselves though? Let me begin.


I had no clue that Kiko did brushes, so when I saw the Campus Idol Face Brush*, I was delighted. Doesn't everyone just love getting new brushes?! I didn't know quite what to use this brush as, but I have resorted to it being a "multi-tasking" brush - I use it to make sure all my foundation is blended, powder my face or blend out any contouring lines. The bristles are closely packed making the brush dense. The colours of the bristles look extremely pretty, I love the fact they're white but contrast into a purple, and not forgetting the fact they are super soft!


Face palettes are just so convenient - who doesn't want a blush, bronzer and highlighter all together in one place? The All Stars Face Palette* certainly does that. With Spring just around the corner, I've been trying to incorporate blush into some of my makeup looks, so it's no surprise that the blush comes in useful. It's a gorgeous, dusty pink which is subtle. The bronzer is quite an orange tone shade, so I gathered it's best to use for bringing warmth to your face rather than contouring. Of course, the star of the show that stole my heart was the highlighter. As much as I love a strong highlight, this is a lot lighter, however, paired with a liquid highlight as a base, boom!



Who here doesn't love trying new mascaras?! I know I cannot resist trying out new ones. When I noticed the Pump It Up Volume & Curl Mascara* in my package, I was captured. The first thing I like to do is take a look at the wand. It's completely different to anything I've ever tried. Essentially, it looks like an eyebrow mascara wand, but times two, and sitting together. It felt a little intimidating to use at first as every mascara requires a different technique to apply it, and with this one being round, I didn't know the best way to go for it. When applied properly, it adds a lot of volume to the lashes.



I haven't seen many products like the Double Match Lipstick and Lipliner*. The idea of having a lipliner on one end and a lipstick on the other is simply brilliant. Having a lipstick and lipliner in the exact same shade couldn't be any better either. I have the shade "Strawberry Pop", which as the name would suggest, it's a beautiful strawberry shade. This doesn't lack pigmentation in any form - when applied, it's vibrant, pigmented and glossy. My new favourite Summer lip product!


Initially when I saw the Urban Sheen Lipglosses* in their boxes, I imagined they were actual lipglosses. When I discovered they were in a crayon form, I couldn't have been happier! Lip crayons are perhaps one of the easiest lip products to apply. I have two - one in 02 Vibrant Camellia and the other in 04 Chic Geranium. 02 is a natural pink - a "your lips but better". I love it for days where I'm wearing a natural makeup look. 04 is a lot brighter and has more colour to it - it's a pretty fuchsia shade. It can either be wore as it is or tone it down a level by blending out. Both ways look gorgeous. 

This is near enough my first experience trying Kiko - in the past, I've only tried one of their glassy lip glosses. Genuinely, I am impressed by what they have to offer from this range. I think it's fair to say, I would definitely buy more from Kiko!

Have you tried Kiko? What products do you recommend?

*PR samples

136 comments:

  1. KIKO is one of my favourite brands i especially love the base products. The All Stars Face Palette looks gorgeous!!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. I must try some base products then! I reckon you'd like it! x

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  2. The packaging looks really cute! Thanks for sharing xxx

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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  3. That mascara want looks incredible!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  4. The packaging is so cute, really need to try kiko. All the reviews seem amazing.

    http://jessie-lou3.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. This brand launched recently in the US but unfortunately the nearest store is about 80 miles away. I may just have to make the drive one of these days! I especially love the look of the lipstick & liner duos. Just brilliant!

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    1. I wasn't sure if it was available in the US yet or not! It'd be worth the travel I believe! x

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  6. I have never tried anything from Kiko before but their brushes look amazing!
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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    1. I want to try more of their brushes! x

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  7. Wow I love the look of this range! The brush and the double ended lipstick is my favourite! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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    1. The range as a whole looks incredible! x

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  8. I have never heard of this brand, but the brushes look great and I I love the pallettes
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    xoxo Mickey

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    1. It's been all over the blogging world lately! x

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  9. I want to try Kiko products so badly! These all look absolutely lovely. Love the look of the face brush as it sounds so versatile! xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm now glad to say I've experienced their products! Definitely go try them! x

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  10. OK ok enough already......stop it with your amazing photography and your brilliant words. Leave some for the rest of us yeah!?!?!? Thanks =) Much appreciated! aha! >.< xoxoxo

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  11. I've heard such great things about KIKO! I was it was easier to get my hands on in Canada. These products look really lovely - especially that face palette!

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  12. I've not tried anything from Kiko - I love the revamped packaging! Especially the lip crayons...

    Eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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  13. I've never even heard of this brand but it all looks so pretty and is obviously good quality, will have to check it out!!

    acalculatedmess.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There's plenty of reviews out there for ya! x

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  14. The face palette looks gorgeous! I only have a few things from Kiko but I love them, definitely want to try more!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  15. WOW, the packaging and all of the products look like fun. I've heard of KIKO and I'm quite excited to try give some of their products a shot. Thanks for sharing xo

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    1. Their products have been everywhere lately! x

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  16. I think I might be slightly obsessed with the look of the All Star Face Palette - it looks gorgeous. I'm still yet to really try anything from Kiko apart from the blush stick so I'm just heading over to fill my basket now ;) xxx

    www.francescajayne.com

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    1. Just thank me later then, yeah? Haha! x

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  17. I love kiko, I discovered it last year and haven't looked back! I'm going to have to drop in to the shop soon, that palette looks beautiful x

    www.100waystohappy.com

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  18. I've tried a few products from Kiko in the past and they're seriously an underrated brand! Great post 😀 definitely going to have a look online more at their brushes and the face palette!
    - www.roisinslatest.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Although, it has been raved about more lately! Thank you! x

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  19. I've got a few of these water eyeshadows (http://www.kikocosmetics.com/en-gb/make-up/eyes/eyeshadows/Water-Eyeshadow/p-KM00312001) which are really pigmented and so pretty! I love the look of the lip products you were sent x

    Celeste | www.celesteinayear.com

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    1. I've actually wanted to try out the water shadows for the longest time ever! x

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  20. I really mist try out kiko! I've heard so many good things about it. Great post!

    Georgia x

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  21. I love KIKO! This mascara looks so interesting! Really like the idea of a lip liner and lipstick in 1, I'm just so lazy!

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    1. Haha guess it's useful for that purpose! x

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  22. I've just tried Kiko for the first time - fallen in love with their eyeshadows!
    Tori xx | www.30plusandbeautiful.com

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    1. Being an eyeshadow addict, this makes me want to try them! x

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  23. Never heard of this brand but everything looks amazing! Such a strange mascara wand!

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    1. It has been everywhere lately! Haha yep! x

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  24. that brush looks amazing and the face palette too!

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  25. I like your brushes and the blushes but I have never tried this brand!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  26. Hi dear :) I've tried some KIKO products but it's not my favorite brand ! This collection is really really pretty. I recommend the nail polishes (the quick dry ones) and the eyeshadow :) xoxo

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Genuinely really want to try their eyeshadows! x

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  27. Great in depth review. I so want to try these. I love the theme of the packaging. I wish there was a Kiko store near me, although I'd probably end up buying everything and wouldn't want to leave haha x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Maybe that's a good thing then haha! Order online! x

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  28. My daughter has an obsession with brushes too ;) I'll have to show her this, I think she'd love it!

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  29. beautiful items! the blush and bronzer palette looks amazing

    Life in Pastel

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  30. Love the brush and lip colors!

    XO, Rachel
    www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  31. I know this is slightly off topic but WOW your photography skills are lush!

    http://mrlukechristian.com

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  32. I had no idea Kiko did brushes either, I will definitely have to investigate this further. I am a total make-up brush addict. I love the sound of the Double Match Lipstick and Lipliner too.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. Yes I want more of their brushes too! I love makeup brushes too haha x

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  33. I've never shopped at kiko before (though i did notice we have a store in derby now, yay!) everything looks so good. The brush sounds like my kinda brush and it looks so cute aswell! Will also have to pick up the duo lipstick/lipliner, seems like one to keep in your handbag :)
    Kirsty x
    https://xoxokiki2.wordpress.com/

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    1. I've never been in a kiko believe it or not! There's a few colours to pick from for the duo too! x

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  34. So lucky getting all these Jasmine. I've never used anything from Kiko yet but these look so good I feel like I'm missing out now especially the mascara and the brushes - so cute.

    Beth // polishedcouture.wordpress.com xxx

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    1. Beth you are missing out, it's a must try brand if it isn't yet on your wish list! x

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  35. Wow I've never even heard of this range! It looks so different to the standard packaging!

    Made In The 1990s

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    1. It's totally different and unique but I like it - it stands out from the crowd! x

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  36. I have yet to try any Kiko products, this looks like such a fun collection. I'm a makeup brush, highlighter & mascara addict and even though I'm on my low buy now I see a mall trip in my future

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    1. Go on, I mean they honestly don't cost much! x

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  37. I've never tried anything from Kiko yet but this range looks lovely! The All Stars palette would be perfect for travelling!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. It's compact enough that it wouldn't break whilst travelling as the clip is pretty secure! x

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  38. Wow, how have I never heard of this brand? I'm gonna have to check them out.. Great post!!

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  39. I've heard of Kiko quite a lot but I have never really tried any of their products. I've been in store and felt their brushes from this new range and they are honestly soo soft, I couldn't bring myself to buy it, but I definitely want to try some of Kiko's products in the future!
    - Olivia Xx
    www.oliviaxalesha.com

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    1. The brush is so soft and that's another reason I want more! x

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  40. Great post! I've heard a lot about the brand Kiko and seems like a really nice brand to try. Love the products. :) Isabella xx http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I recommend you do try them out! x

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  41. Kiko is so amazing! I especially love their soft blushers.
    That mascara though looks really interesting! I'd love to see how it works! :)
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. Ooh I'll need to look into the blushes! x

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  42. Oh I love kiko, I bought some things from Kiko just last week! Great post xx

    https://lafauxparisienne.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been loving it the past few weeks! Thank you! x

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  43. This is such a gorgeous collection, hon! KIKO Milano is such a lovely brand, I am drooling over their creative products. Not only the packaging is absolutely beautiful but also the quality is top notch! The palette is so pretty & that Campus Idol Face brush = amazing! Yay for enjoying this range hon and thank you for sharing your thoughts on it, lovely.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Haha thanks! Yes quality and packaging are both 10/10! Thank you! x

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  44. The Campus Idol face brush looks so nice. I am in desperate need for a new face brush!
    -Olivia

    Miss Olivia Says

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  45. Lovely post. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  46. The brushes look so lush! Make have to give kiko a look now! Xxx

    http://matbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the brush, I really want to add more to my collection! x

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  47. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

    www.theprintedse.blogspot.com

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  48. That doubled ended lipstick looks so cool, never seen anything like that before?? I didn't know they did brushes either, I looove colourful brushes and it looks so soft. I STILL need to go into this store but know it'll be bad for my bank x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Me either, so completely unique! But Tamzin, it'll be good for your collection and heart ha! x

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  49. I'm not particularly sporty either but I think the packaging is quite cute. I've never used anything from Kiko but definitely going on my list of brands to try. I love the look of the All Stars Face Palette and the lip crayons look lovely, I do love a lip crayon!! Also that face brush look so soft!! xx

    Charlotte | Just Charlotte

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    1. Yes add it to the wishlist! The lip crayons are potentially one of my favourite products! x

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  50. I have just posted about KIKO myself! They're a great brand! I loved this post!

    This is my new blog which I have only just started, so I would appreciate a follow if you have a few spare minutes! http://thekalonproject.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  51. A friend recommended their lipsticks that were in such pretty shades that I'm finding it hard to resist. Ouch. I love the packaging of these products. They remind me of somethings related to Ivy League. Gahh!!!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. The packaging is too cute, and take your friend's recommendation on board! x

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  52. I absolutely love KIKO! The brushes look so nice and the face palette is something I'd love to try :)

    Megan X

    www.lifewithmcm.com

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  53. WWow, I need to ccheck out this range!! The packaging is so pretty xx


    LAURA THINKS ABOUT BLOG

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  54. This collection is so cute and quirky, and the packaging is so different from other KIKO products! I'm a huge fan of their products! xo

    http://www.samanthasbeautyloves.com

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    1. It's completely different to anything else I've ever seen from Kiko! x

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  55. Kiko has really cute packaging! I've heard about it a lot but never really got around to trying it out because it's not available in my country :(

    Angelie // Tagaytay Roadtrip 2016: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City

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  56. I've never tried any Kiko products but I'm hearing loads about them lately. I'm deffo intrigued!! x

    Xtina G Says..

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  57. I've never tried anything from Kiko! Love the packaging and can see the cheerleader inspiration - it looks so American!
    Laura x
    fbl-savvy.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. I've tried a few things from Kiko before but oh my is that makeup brush pretty 😍 X

    lipstickandmascaras.blogspot.co.uk

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  59. Ive never heard of this before but it seems really fun!

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  60. the lip products look gorgeous! can't wait to have a look in my kiko shop in my home town when im back from uni. this has made me so excited

    xo Sarah
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  61. That's a very nice review! I tried their limited edition Super Star Set and I have to say that they do have great products for their price. I love double wear products!
    http://www.alinabefu.com/portugal/

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  62. Looks like a great kit! The packaging is gorgeous and that brush is perfect.

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  63. I haven't tried anything from Kiko yet, I got some things for my birthday but haven't used them yet, these all look lovely xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  64. Oh my goodness! That KIKO brush is to die for! It looks super fluffy!

    Ffion
    www.shembusiness.com

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  65. I love KIKO and wish there was a store nearer to me, this collection looks really nice!

    Beth | MissCosmeticBlogger

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  66. KIKO has surely become one of my favourite makeup brands, everything here looks amazing!! I love the brushes, they are so cute xx

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  67. I love trying out new lipgloss and mascara so I shall definitely be checking these out! Xx

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