Saturday, October 25, 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Fashion Forward Conference in New York City! @fashforwardconf #FashForward

Fashion Forward Conference logo

The Fashion Forward Conference is organized by  and momtrends.

I am not a mom but I absolutely love their motto: 

"The Fashion Forward Conference aims to to bring aspirational and attainable fashion and style to real moms – after all why should women lose their sense of style just because they became moms…"
Many of you had the chance to follow my live tweets and I posted quite a few pictures via instagram as well, but I also wanted to do a full recap and include some hi res photos and video too.


Fashion Forward Conference itinerary and roses
Pink Roses by Passion Roses! Pretty! Looks like a full itinerary is ahead of us!

Fashion Forward Conference Organizers Nicole Feliciano, Audrey  McClellan, Vera Sweeney
Conference Organizers from Left to Right: Nicole Feliciano, Audrey  McClellan, Vera Sweeney
Sponsors/Exhibitors (In no particular order!):


Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks
Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks

Staying healthy and keeping hydrated couldn't be easier with Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks, I got to try out a few flavors during the Fashion Forward Conference and really like these!



You guys know just how much I love Dyson, and I was happy to see them again at The Fashion Forward Conference in New York City! I have reviewed both the DC65 and the DC44 by Dyson and they are both amazing!

CVS Gold Emblem Abound Snacks
Gold Emblem Abound Snacks are sold at CVS


CVS also helped to keep up our energy with their Gold Emblem Abound Snacks! There were Bars and Trail Mix and they were both really good! (These would be a great addition to some of my health monthly subscription boxes!) If you are a blogger and like me maintain your blog during 'off' hours, keeping these in stock instead of greasy chips or chocolate might be a great way to keep your energy up while writing and not packing on the pounds from snacking so late!

Dansko Shoes
Dansko Shoes


I adore animal prints, so needless to say these shoes by Dansko caught my eye!



CAbi makes selling social with a personal shopping experience and sought after home based Career Opportunity, needless to say I honed in on the Animal Print Leggings!



























Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts an organization that is dedicated to raising funds that help support maternal health programs around the world.

Miraclesuit at Fashion Forward Conference in NYC
Miraclesuit at Fashion Forward Conference in NYC

I met the team at Miraclesuit earlier in the year at a Trendy Travel event and was lucky enough to win their raffle for a new swimsuit! I wore that suit this summer to Atlantic City (HERE is a post with me wearing it), and I just love it! Well guess what? Lightening can strike twice my friends as I won the raffle for Miraclesuit AGAIN at Fashion Forward! (I haven't picked out my prize yet but you will see it when I do!)

The Boodle Box - A monthly subscription service for 'fashionistas-in-training'
The Boodle Box - A monthly subscription service for 'fashionistas-in-training'


The Boodle Box, Un-boxed,  A monthly subscription service for 'fashionistas-in-training'
Here is a peek inside one a Boodle Box (I love that TAI Bracelet and the bag as those are MY initials!!!)

I am a huge fan of subscription box services and was introduced to one I was not yet familiar with at Fashion Forward - the Boodle Box, a subscription box service for girls and teens loaded with Accessories and Jewelry that are fab and age appropriate! I'm thinking my nieces would LOVE these!



End of the adult fashion show (there was one for the little ones as well) with all the models, brands being worn by the models included: CAbi, Dansko, Miraclesuit, J. Jill, Gwynnie Bee, Heucy, Talbots, Alex and Ani and Mark by Avon.

Check out the Video Highlights:



My Take:

I have been attending Fashion Forward since it's inception and it has been wonderful to see it grow and evolve. No two have been alike, and the speakers are always phenomenal! I loved the Fashion featured, totally functional and perfect for life - while runway fashion during Fashion Week here in New York City is always fun to look at, not all of it really works in my daily life, so it's nice to see a Fashion show that features clothes for women of ALL shapes and sizes and all walks of life. I loved discovering healthy goods too like Kelvita and Gold Emblem Abound, I hadn't heard of them before this, but will be going out to purchase these now. (I keep telling brands that sponsoring conferences and local events too are always smart, when women are passionate about something we ALWAYS share!). From the new brands now on my radar and seeing new stuff from brands I already know and love, no two Fashion Forward conferences are ever the same and that's exactly why I love them!

Is there a brand above that's new to you butterfly? Which would you most like to try? (Who knows, if there is a brand you really love maybe we can get them to come back and do something fun for readers!)



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FTC Disclosure: I was invited to this conference as a member of the Digital Media, I was fed, and gift bags were provided to attendees, however all opinions expressed in this recap are 100% my own! No monetary compensation has been received to share my recap of the Fashion Forward Conference.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Want to up your #Travel #Photography Game or make #WordlessWednesday pics pop? Then #GoProatBestBuy @BestBuy

#ad: Ascending Butterfly is a member of Best Buy's WOLF Blogger Program and is also a Brand Ambassador and Blogger Advisory Board Member and this is a Sponsored Post. Compensation in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or product/services at no or reduced cost has been exchanged, as always, all opinions are my own!


Where are my adventure lovers? Where are my thrill seekers? Where are my photography enthusiasts with a lust for life? If you took grainy, less than stellar action shots this summer that were totally un-usable, how about hinting to Santa that you need a new camera for the holidays this year?

Our friends at Best Buy have some product ideas that will help you 'up your action shot game', they are the home of the latest cameras and camcorders and they offer a full line of new GoPro Cameras that will help you capture that perfect winter shot from the ski slopes this holiday season.

GoPro HERO4 Black


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Press on the image above to purchase the GoPro HERO4 Black directly at Best Buy!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Most advanced of the GoPro line with improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 2x faster video frame rates (see full description of other features below + BONUS item with purchase!)
GoPro HERO4 Silver
Press on the image above to purchase the GoPro HERO4 Silver directly at Best Buy!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ The first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display that controls the camera, playing back footage and to adjust settings - just view, tap and swipe the screen!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Offers 1080p and 720p as well as 12MP photos at 20 frames per second!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Pro-quality capture WITH a Touch Display!

GoPro HERO

GoPro HERO icon
Press on the image above to purchase the GoPro HERO directly at Best Buy!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - This unit also offers 1080p and 720p video, but picture is 5MP up to 5fps

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Features integrated WATERPROOF housing for use in up to 131' of water!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Auto low-light setting will automatically compensate for dim lighting.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ A COOL FREEBIE: Note that right now if you order the GoPro at Best Buy you can nab a cool free bonus item: A Shutterfly 8 X 8 Photo Book to help you preserve those memories you just captured. The Digital Age is great, but I personally still love photo books, and seeing my photos all in one place instead of across a plethora of devices!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ultra-wide-angle glass lens - for an expansive field of view

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - QuikCapture - Turn your camera on and begin recording with the push of a button

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Built-in battery - up to 2.5 hours of recording time

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Built-in microphone - the skeleton backdoor of this unit enhances audio capture during low-speed activities.

My Take:

One of the hardest places to capture a still shot or video is on something moving, this is type of camera you want if you are at an amusement park and want to capture that look of horror on your friends faces as a roller coaster descends, or that moment when you are swooshing down a ski slope to capture the scenery gliding by as you whiz past it!

Check out GoPro at Best Buy to figure out which GoPro model is right for you and check out user reviews too! I love that you get awesome functionality with any of the GoPro models but you don't have to buy more camera than you need as the basic model is super feature rich in its own right!

Which GoPro Model will you choose Butterfly?

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keeping #Health and #Fitness in Focus this Fall with @BuluBox #SubscriptionBox


September 2014 Bulu Box
September 2014 Bulu Box
























My October Bulu Box is on it's way and I realized I forgot to share my September Box! 

I have been super over-committed lately and this pace will probably just increase through the holidays so it's great I have Bulu Box to keep me going with great health, weight management and fitness products to keep me fueled for my busy life.

Let's dive into this box in alphabetical order!

The September 2014 Bulu Box Included:


















Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - KIND Healthy Grains Oat & Honey Toasted Coconut Bar - With a foundation of 5 super grains (oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat), gluten free oats that are sweetened with honey and toasted coconut flakes, these are chewy with a crunch! I for one love to have bars in my purse and desk, in case my public transportation commute runs into un-expected delays or I am in a rush and have to skip breakfast. Bars are always a great quick breakfast go-to for me.


















Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70 - This plant based hemp protein supplement packs 14g of protein, 2.7 g OMEGA 3 and 6, is water soluble and mixes easily into any drink or you can stir it into yogurt or hot cereal! As it has all essential amino acids it's a great complement to any vegan or vegetarian diet! Smoothie anyone?


















Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NuHair For Women Styling Foam - A styling foam with a Natural Peptide Complex that can defend against hair follicle damage and graying hair, nourish hair follicles for fuller more beautiful hair and energize the hair follicles for healthy hair growth as well as revitalize hair texture to add shine? YES, PLEASE!!! Don't hate but I don't have Gray hair so I can't speak to whether or not that part is true because I don't have them, but I do have naturally thin hair so I love trying out thickeners and the foam application is truly easy, this product has no sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil or phthalates but it does have Shea Butter, Grape Seed Extract, Chamomile, Sage, and Rosemary and is a DHT inhibtitor. As both men and women age their levels of DHT increase, and increased DHT levels lead to hair loss or thinning hair. As I use it longer I will report back on how well it works for thinning.



Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Powbab Superfruit Chews - Powbab immunity boosting superfruit chews contain Baobab fruit pulp which is high in anti-oxidants (more so in fact than pomegranate, blueberry, acai, and cranberry!) and they are high in Vitamin C (more Vitamin C than kiwi, strawberry, orange or grapefruit) and contains 12 minerals and vitamins. This chew actually combines pomegranate and acai berry with Boabab - giving you a 'superfood' in a super portable chew. Again I love having immunity boosters in my bag or desk so I don't forget to do something good for myself each and everyday!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - ClearLungs Chest Rub - All natural blend of aromatic oils and Chinese herbs to help sooth coughs and colds, relieve congestion and breath easier! It can also be used on muscles and joints to relieve minor aches and pain, Ridgecrest Chest Rub has been the #1 natural lung health product in the United States for almost 16 years. With winter swiftly approaching here in the North East I am going to need to stock up on this for sure!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Swirl Tea - Iced Green Tea in just 10 minutes with convenient stick packs that you just drop into a cold water bottle. Made with premium quality all natural green tea leaves and has no preservatives or artificial additives. Green Tea is a natural source of antioxidants and helps to combat free radicals which helps revitalize the body on a cellular level. (10 minutes for a light brew and 30 for a full-bodied flavor) - and did I tell you there is NO calories or sugar!


September 2014 Bulu Box unboxed


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MY TAKE:

This was an excellent box and I am looking forward to seeing how the styling foam works for me over time!

Have you tried Bulu Box? If you have, do you have a favorite product that you learned about via Bulu? If you haven't tried them yet, which of the products in this box featured above would you most like to try?

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FTC DisclosureNo monetary compensation has been received. A Bulu Box has been provided to Ascending Butterfly for Editorial Consideration. As always, all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Friday, October 17, 2014

How has this Mercury Retrograde Wreaked Havoc on YOUR life so far?

Mercury Retrograde Crossroads Graphic
Great Advice from Spiritual Spew - Practicing Patience and the art of 'non-reaction' is still something I am working on!

















For those of you who are not clear what a Mercury Retrograde means, it is when the Planet Mercury slows down and appears to 'stop' (or station) and move 'backwards' (retrograde), this happens three to four times per year.

I found the graphic I used above via websearch on a blog called Spiritual Spew, you should check out the original article this photo is attributed to HERE. And no, I don't know her and this is NOT a sponsored post or plug in any way for anyone, just real talk.

Mercury Retrograde Proceed With Caution Graphic

















They say during a Mercury Retrograde that you should NOT engage in any binding contracts (you are to postpone signing any contracts until after the Retrograde period is over), expect delays while travelling, don't buy electronic equipment or a new car, and do not go in surgery that is avoidable. You should also take caution while speaking (or in a writers case while writing) as your words may come out in a way you didn't intend them to. During this time period many people experience computer problems or phone lines going down. (This has definitely been happening to me!)

Interesting also to note, a lost idea or person can come back into your life, sometimes someone with a mysterious 'pull' on your psyche. We are to draw hope that this retro back in air signs (those born under the zodiac signs of Libra, Aquarius and Gemini) is allowing us to take a mental review of our mind and it's patterns and what conclusion we draw from our experiences. The positive of this particular retrograde is that it is supposed to be allowing us to see our past from a different angle or perspective.

Advice to survive the Mercury Retrograde
Great Advice from the folks at Illuminating Souls!

























I personally don't remember any retrograde period that I have seen referenced so much as I have this one. Apparently this one is hitting many hard.

For me so far, people from my past have in fact re-surfaced, people who were absolute back-stabbers and sneaky snakes who took way more from my time and energy than they ever added to it and I have refused to re-connect with any of them on any level.

At the end of the day a Mercury Retrograde is also considered a time of 'fated' events. I for one, feel very much like I am at a crossroads in my life. Personally, Professionally, and Spiritually. I feel this retrograde while almost nearing its completion, will reveal a lot more.

This is the last retro for 2014, a fact for which I for one am very much grateful! Take note of any major themes that occur for you during this retrograde period. If you are prone to keeping a journal, this time period will probably offer you some very interesting reads when you look back at this time in your life!

Butterflies how has this Mercury Retrograde Period affected your life? 

(and it is so sad I need to add this, but bible thumpers do NOT try to comment about the evils of astrology, I am just plain not the one, I moderate all comments and will not only delete them but I will block you also, no trolls allowed! Engagement and Conversation always welcome, negativity however is NOT!)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

{#WordlessWednesday} @CarvelIceCream Carvel Ice Cream Cake anyone? (Yes that's an @IGIGI Dress I'm wearing!) {#Photo}


What I'm wearing: Dress: Igigi, Pendant: Macy's, Handbag: Nicole Miller, Cake: Carvel Ice Cream Cake taken during Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta, Georgia!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Bloggers link us to your WW post as a comment below! (No Giveaway links!)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The #Beauty Brands that @beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day put on my radar! {#Photos}

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The team at Beauty Press hosted a Spotlight Day at Midtown Loft & Terrace in New York City and put some great Beauty Brands on my radar! I thought I'd share them all with you and include some photos too.

Packing the bite of a conference and networking seminar into two sessions isn't easy, but they sure make it look like it is!

Here are the Exhibitors in Alphabetical Order:


ACNEase Botanical Herbal Supplements
Pictured Above: ACNEase Botanical Herbal Supplements

ACNEase - All-botanical acne treatment that helps to break the cycle of acne from the inside out, they boast a 96% user success rate! I am currently trying out the supplement myself and will report back soon on my progress with it. I have always had Acne and would prefer to actually treat it, than just cover it up! They were super approachable and the supplements are meant to be taken based on the severity of your acne as well as your weight so you get the right amount. There are no negative side effects, no over dry skin, nor is there a need to hide from the sun as you might with a cosmetic acne formulation skincare product. (as always butterflies please check with your primary doc before adding on any supplement, it is always better to err on the side of caution!) - I opted to use the 'pro-photog's' shot as it came out clearer than mine did! :)

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics - They gave me ice and shade and butterflies you know how I feel about that, if you give me shade I serve it to you right back. I took no pictures and as I didn't like their attitude if you are interested in them, google them. I have no time for snotty people nor do I have free ad space for them either. I truly don't get why brands appear at conferences or events that obviously don't really want to be there. Color me confused. I found it amusing they were trading product samples with other vendors, but wouldn't offer them to the Editors/Bloggers in attendance. I can only give back what I was given, which in this case is absolutely nothing.

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier
Pictured Above: CLEANSE by Lauren Napier

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier - Luxury cleansing wipes and makeup remover, remove even long-wear formulation makeup as well as impurities from the skin. Much like ACNEase she believes Beauty comes from within and the facial cleansing wipes are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and are even safe for contact lens wearers! She tested the wipe on Mama Butterfly who was truly surprised at just how much it picked up and the amount of impurities in addition to just the makeup it took off her skin, I got to test mine out that night and have fallen in love with them myself. She is right, what you take OFF is just as important as what you put on. With the 'liquid' element of these wipes coming from Aloe, you are removing makeup AND hydrating your skin!

KISS Products
Pictured Above: KISS Products gel Fantasy Ready-To-Wear Gel

Kiss Products - Often times at events I have to pass on the Manicures because waiting for them to dry and shaking hands with people you meet don't go hand-in-hand, (pun sort of intended.) With KISS Products you have the shine of a Gel Manicure with Press-On-Nails that apply easily with adhesive and can be removed by popping off or using regular acetone if one is particularly stuck on. I was impressed with how well these really held up, I'm constantly typing which makes regular manicures chip so easily (or I somehow always manage to run my the zipper of my handbag across freshly manicured nails and ruin them!) with these I didn't have to worry and I could go about my routine as usual! After my recent makeup debacle where a supposed 'celeb makeup artist' made my eyes turn dragon fire red after he ran a mascara wand directly across my eyeball I skipped the lashes station, so thankfully Mama Butterfly took one for the team and tried the lashes which she loved, and we both got imPRESS Gel Press on Manicures in the exact same color and we weren't anywhere near each other when we picked our colors, TWINSIES! They were a popular station and super fun.

KISS Products imPRESS Press-On Manicure at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
KISS Products imPRESS Press-On Halloween Manicure products at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Above: And because you know I love all things horror and spooky, I had to nab a shot of their Halloween display and nail art! We got some of these in our bags and I'll post a shot of mine when I put them on!
My KISS Products imPRESS Press-On Manicure at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Check Out my KISS Products imPRESS Press-On Manicure at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Above: For me a Mani that can withstand how hard I hit the keyboard is a total winner in my book. I'm rough on my nails and don't have much time to maintain them so KISS imPRESS Products are perfect for me, this lasted a full week before the adhesive on one nail finally gave. So I removed them all but some were still so strong I did have to use a bit of acetone to remove them I will definitely keep these in stock! Because really waiting for nails to dry is so RETRO!

KISS Products Gift Bags at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
KISS Products Gift Bags at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Above: Whoever packed these gift bags deserves a hug, I'm a master packer and the way the person who put these together managed to really stuff it with goodies and leave no space wasted is  truly impressive! Tons of goodies to review so keep an eye out for individual product reviews.

Lavera beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Pictured Above: Lavera Cosmetics Displayed at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Lavera - (Just a heads up their site has moved, well technically 'True Natural' is Lavera's North American Sister Brand, but I'm sending you to the temp landing page because there is a 10% Discount using promo code: NEWSITE) Lavera translates to 'truth' and they have been pioneering natural beauty in Germany since 1987. What began as a handful of products to address sensitive skin, has grown into more than 300 products of organic/natural skin care and makeup for ALL skin types. Had to use the pro-shot here, as mine was a bit too grainy.

Spadet Team at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Spadet Team treats press to their 'Bombettes' at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day

SPAdet - Founder and Creator Annabelle Santos took her background in biochemistry and holistic health to discover a way to resolve her daughter's chronic eczema and led to the creation of her first natural skin products. I loved the zen esthetic of the packaging and that their products are free of all toxic chemicals!

Sweet Anthem Perfumes at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Pictured Above: Sweet Anthem Perfumes at beautypress September 2014 Spotlight Day
Sweet Anthem Perfumes  - This independent American Perfumery was founded in 2001 and is now located in West Seattle. They offer 'bottled stories' you can read on your skin that are based on legends, lore, literature and scenes from perfumer Meredith Smith's own life. I had done a bit of due diligence when the exhibitor line up was released and went straight for scents with my favorite notes of Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Frankincense, Myrrh and fell in love with quite a few of their scents! They are definitely one to watch!

Not pictured but included in the Editor Review Bag:

derma e - A Family-Owned and Operated company for 30 years, their vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions features over 80 products free of parabens, phtalates, mineral oil or petrolatum!

Happy Hands - We originally featured the UV Nail Glove in the coverage of the Beauty Press Spotlight Day on the Zephyr Yacht HERE. The first time around we didn't have a chance to get samples so I'm so glad to see they were included in the bags as I think this is a great idea to protect skin from UV rays especially from shellac/gel manicures!

Xtreme Lashes - Founded by Jo Mousselli, a registered nurse in 2005, their semi-permanent eyelash line of products is perfect for those with 'sparse' lashes who want a little more va-va-voom with their lashes! Check out the specially marked Blink Pink Campaign Products, they will donate 5% of proceeds to MD Anderson Cancer Center and you can get 15% off using promo codeXC14BLINKPINK

My Take:

There was a great mix of 'new-to-me' brands, and new products from brands I knew well which is one of the reasons I make it a point not to miss Beauty Press Spotlight Day!

Butterflies which brand resonates most with you? Which one would you most like to try? Let them know you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly so we can hopefully come back with something fun for YOU too!


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FTC Disclosure: I am a member of the Beauty Press Network. This is NOT a compensated post, it is an event recap. This is NOT a sponsored post and all opinions are 100% my own! Gift Bags and Press Samples of many of the brands featured were provided. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.
 
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