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My Current PM Routine
I recently did my AM routine.... Guess it's time to do my PM routine. Keep in mind my routines do tend to change frequently due to me trying different products to review, but this is my current one. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm (I have to double check, but I think it's fragrence free) So far I'm enjoying this one. I like the ease of the tube and the texture is nice to get off my makeup and sunscreen. I actually like this one better than Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm (not Fragrence free) and it's cheaper. I still enjoy then I met you, but it's not in the tube and I like inkey's texture better. Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser (Fragrence free) I've been using this one for PM because I feel like my milky cleansers aren't strong enough to get off the balm (it probably is). It's still gentle, while still feeling cleansing. I will say there's been times where I don't get it fully off and then when I go into my next step, it still foams up and I have to go back in and REALLY make sure I got it off Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence(I think it's fragrence free. Again I'd have to double check) I haven't used this one enough yet to make a review, but so far I like it. It's watery like a toner so that's how I've been using it. My go to is usually COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence which I still use in the AM. I want to like Hanskin because I don't have a toner and wouldn't mind using this product in that place COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (Fragren free) I've already reviewed this one! Def a holy grail because it makes my skin feel plump and hydrated. If you can get around the idea of using snail slime, it is worth it! ETUDE - Soonjung Hydro Barrier Cream(Fragrence free) Another product too soon to review since it just recently joined my routine. It does leave a little shine while its waiting to sink in so if I keep it in my routine it would be for PM. So far my go to is CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream and I'm curious to find a cream that is a little more complex in it's ingredients list THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil (Fragrence free) I've been using this for a few weeks now. It is nice for hydration, but it sits on my skin. I feel like it sits on my skin for a long time. If I'm going straight to bed, I feel like it gets on my pillow and hair making a oily mess. I like to use this if I know I have time before laying down
Hey y’all! Jumping on the trend, here is my day/night skincare routine MINUS treatments, because I simply could not fit them in!!! Morning: Cleanser Toner 3 serums 2 “eye” creams (I use Purito for my smile & forehead lines, inkey for my inner corner eye because it is super dry due to allergies) Water cream moisturizer Sunscreen Lip balm/salve Evening/Night: Cleansing balm Salicylic acid cleanser Toner 2 serums 2 “eye” creams Moisturizer Vaseline stick balm (dry eyes again) Lip balm/salve Treatments I use: THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment I use this as an acne spot treatment when I feel like I need it The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I use this once a week as my chemical exfoliant THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum I use this once a week, currently working it Into my routine (on my second week) & over my moisturizer How am I doing? Any recommendations? Let me know below! PS- I like a huge routine because it makes me feel bougie. I know many of these are not necessary, but I like to use them regardless 😄
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My Favorite Korean Skincare Products
🇰🇷 Korean Skincare has been gaining traction in the U.S. over the last several years and rightfully so. Korean skincare is typically affordable, effective, focused on hydration and sun protection, and several years ahead of the U.S. in trending ingredients. My combo dry skin LOVES the focus on hydration and I personally really enjoy a longer multi step k beauty routine. I typically et my k beauty products on YesStyle, Wishtrend, Amazon, or Sephora if it’s something like Laneige or Glow a Recipe. Here’s some of my favorite K Beauty products I currently have on rotation: (From top left to bottom right) 🇰🇷 Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream: A very rich, barrier replenishing moisturizer for when my skin is dry or irritated. 🇰🇷 Glow Recipe Plum Plump Serum: An antioxidant rich gel texture hyaluronic serum. I use this daily. 🇰🇷 Mauve Fantastic Ever Cool Kids Never Sleep Cream: A water cream with some loud 80s packaging that I am LIVING FOR. This is a good dupe for the Tatcha Water Cream. 🇰🇷 Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm: A barrier replenishing cleansing balm rich in sea buckthorn oil. 🇰🇷 Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream: A cream gel consistency moisturizer with blue tansy. Great for calming any inflammation. 🇰🇷 Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream: A very lightweight water cream with soothing oats. 🇰🇷 Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun: Get 👏🏻 Hip 👏🏻 To 👏🏻 This 👏🏻 Sunscreen 👏🏻 it’s like $8 and completely invisible and weightless. This is like my fourth bottle. 🇰🇷 Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel: An antioxidant rich mildly exfoliating gel cleanser. I feel very so so about this. It’s fine but I wouldn’t buy again. 🇰🇷 Laneige Cream Skin Toner: A milky hydrating toner with meadow foam seed oil. 🇰🇷 Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Toner: An incredibly hydrating and plumping watery gel consistency toner. 🇰🇷 Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel: A richly foaming powder enzyme cleanser gentle enough for every day use.
I’ve said it once + I’ll say it again; I cannot stress the importance of practicing a PM double cleanse within your skin regimen. Imagine shampooing your hair without conditioning or cleansing hard floors, without vacuuming first. The FIRST cleanse is meant to remove sunscreen, makeup, debris, bacteria, + environmental toxins. The SECOND cleanse is meant to cleanse your OWN skin. I’ve been using the cleansing duo by thenimetyou on non-exfoliation nights. The cleansing balm feels like pure butter, consisting of fatty acids from sea buckthorn oil, antioxidants from vitamin e, + skin brightening persimmon extract, that aids in sebum regulation. I massage this into my entire face + drench a micro-fiber towel with water. I then PRESS it into my face for 10 seconds to pull out any debri on the surface of my skin. While keeping my skin damp, I complete the second cleanse with the Tea Cleansing Gel. It smells amazing containing (my favorite) healing centella asiatica, skin-toning licorice root, rice ferment filtrate for enzymatic exfoliation + amino acid nourishment. The second cleanse allows for purification + preparation for your PM product absorption. #cheriecreator Then I met you - The Cleansing Duo ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to rush, then I met you.
I used to rush, then I met you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No need for introduction. @thenimetyou founded by Charlotte Cho is PURE PERFECTION. Officially obsessed with double cleansing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm - My first ever cleansing balm and DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE. This balm contains great ingredients olive oil, grape seed oil, vitamin e, persimmon extract, and seaberry buckthorn oil. The balm feels very smooth and buttery. It instantly melts into the skin and performs well in removing everything on my face (makeup & dirt). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then I met you - Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel - This cleansing gel contains fermented rice water, licorice root extract, tea tree leaf, green tea, centella asiatica and PHA. It has a thick sticky jelly consistency but gentle to use. Has a slight citrus scent, not very strong but noticeable. It leaves my face smooth and squeaky clean.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Tea Tree Oil 🍃
Tea Tree Oil 🍃 It’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are often utilised in spot treatments. However the research on using tea tree oil for acne isn’t as robust as the clinical data on BHA or benzoyl peroxide! Products: sundayriley SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil thenimetyou Then I met you - Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel thebodyshop THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion What are your thoughts on tea tree oil?👍👎
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DREAMING ABOUT TIMY BLUE 💙
The brand Then I Met You was founded by Charlotte Cho, the owner of Sokoglam and also the absolute queen of k-beauty. TIMY has some of my absolute favorite packaging, branding and brand messaging (all done by the agency Red Antler- I’m a bit of a branding nerd). The brand is ephemeral, whimsical and soothing and all of their products sound like the answer to my glass skin prayers. However, I was HURT when their hero product, Then I met you - Birch Milk Refining Toner did not work for me. Maybe I didn’t give it a fair shot, but this gave my small little breakouts along my cheeks. I’m VERY comfortable with AHAS/ acid exfoliants so I didn’t think it could be purging? I’m interested to find out what it is, the unfamiliar ingredients to me are birch juice and marshmallow root extract- maybe those are the culprit? This product did leave my skin hydrated, glowy and plump- I know for many this is an absolute HG. For me, I run at the first sight of breakouts so this has been set aside to use for my neck and chest. I’d love to try more from this line, their cleansing balm looks so luxurious! Do you have any TIMY favorites? (artwork is my own)
Summer empties that I loved and will repurchase!
I recently accumulated a ton of new empties and I wanted to share the best ones with you all! I will / have repurchased all of these products because I found them each to be effective and worth the price tag. These are all 5 star products for me (except for one because I’m being petty) and hopefully you’ll find one here that will work for you too :) Benzagel - Acne Wash My holy grail second cleanse. It’s the one product that successfully keeps my acne at bay and isn’t irritating at all the skin. It’s just under $10 and I simply can’t live without it. I have already repurchased this one, in fact I always have a backup in my cupboard. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ This is such a lovely sunscreen. It’s so lightweight and easy to reapply (even over makeup) because it absorbs into the skin so easily. It’s not the cheapest at just under $30, but I think it’s worth it. Only reason it’s 4 stars is because I still hate the packaging and how the product spills all over the spout. I admit this is likely user error lol but still! BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water Cult fave. In my opinion it’s worth the hype and I use it every night to take my mascara off. I always buy the 2-pack at the drugstore to get some savings and like the benzagel, I always have a back up. LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask I was so sad when I ran out of this 😭. This lip mask is just so amazing and in particular I love the vanilla version the best (I am fully neglecting the grapefruit flavour in my bathroom). It lasts for SO long and it keeps lips moisturizer and soft. I need to get my hands on a new vanilla one. LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask I loved this when I first bought it and I still love it now. I use this only once a week and I always wake up with super dewy and soft skin. It’s a tad expensive at $45 but it does last a while and it’s such a luxurious formula. It’s great to use at night if my skin is ever feeling a little irritated or dry. Then I met you - Birch Milk Refining Toner I miss this toner already. I used it religiously in the evenings and it smoothed out my texture with its gentle acids. It made my skin brighter, smoother and it also helped control my hormonal acne around my chin (which sometimes even benzagel can’t tame). Such a big fan and I’m looking for an excuse to make another Sokoglam order. indeed LABORATORIES - Hydraluron Moisture Jelly I’ve actually upgraded my rating for this product! It has been my go-to moisturizer for the last month and I think it’s so perfect for the summer. It’s lightweight but still moisturizing. At first I felt like you weren’t getting a ton of product but it’s just $20, my skin loves it and I love the little pump that dispenses the product. So I’ve been won over! Ps I have combo, acne-prone skin 💕
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Sorry I’ll get back some solid skincare content soon, I’ve been dealing with my chronic illness.🏥 But I was so excited when I got home today that the xmas lights we ordered came earlier than expected! So I’ve been in full decorating mode now that I can really put ornaments up🥰 🚨Before it’s too late to catch Santa Baby’s attention, I wanted to follow my Cherie Fam & share my holiday wishlist too hehehe 🤭 A lot of stuff on my list isn’t skincare, but I’ll save you— it’s mostly Disney enamel pins, coffee mugs & fashion books😎 My bf is a great gift giver, but he basically asks me exactly what I want, but I actually do like surprises! So I tried to give him tons of options at different prices, so that I CAN be surprised😍 I think he hates too many options but, I made it clear only to pick a few things. So just ftr I’m not crazy I don’t want or expect all of these items. Some are silly, just things I probably won’t ever buy for myself❤️ 📜So here it is😬 💚#Loewe - Scent of Marihuana candle[products]#joke gift☺️ ❄️#Sulwhasoo - Mini cushion highlighter[products]#How festive right?! ✨#Payot - Huile Élixir[products]#with Myrrh extract! So festive! & recommended by@JaNeeReviews💛 🌴benefit - Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush cuz my dog chewed mine up. 🍫PINROSE - Secret Genius Eau de ParfumI really want to try this & the shimmer versionPINROSE - Secret Genius Shimmer Mist 👜#Complex Culture - Full Time eyeshadow palette[products]#cuz of how@Jillianb1rocked it! Then I met you - The Giving Essenceappropriately named, but also a product I really want to try! 🎀Briogeo - Rose Quartz Crystal Energy Combobviously way too splurgey, but I’ve had it on my wishlist all dang year. ⬆️Briogeo is a black owned brand that I love to support! ⬇️Another black woman owned brand I’ve been wanting to check out cuz their ingredients are awesome, is Kaike. Super affordable & natural! 🧁#Kaike - Tasting Set[products]# 😻How cute is this Hello Kitty organizer? 🏖Maison Margiela - ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk my all time fav perfume & I’ve ran out! 🕯Maison Margiela - 'REPLICA' Beach Walk Scented Candle too, it’s amazing! 💐GUCCI - Bloom Body OilI loved the original fragrance & also used it up, so really curious about this, since the beach walk oil seems discontinued forever💔 💜#Mutha - Face Oil[products]#or the #Mutha - Body Oil[products]#also way too splurgey. 🧸Also@bealizbeautymade the KimChi Chic Beauty look so cute I added #KimChi Chic - Thailor Collection get glow[products]#& the adorable#KimChi Chic - Sharpener[products]#that looks like a gummy bear! Last but not least: 🐉DRAGUN BEAUTY - DragunGlass Full Fantasymatte liquid lipstick in WHOREchata. A favorite drink, I’m guilty of choosing shades/colors based on names, but so what,@xreyymuasaid the formula is amazing! 🎁 Share your lists too!!! Happy Holidays☃️
✨MY NIGHTTIME ROUTINE✨
*i have mostly oily, combo skin with slight sensitivity. my skin is also acne-prone.* 🧼 1. cleanser ✨ tatcha oil cleanser (with light makeup) ✨ timy cleansing balm (with heavy makeup) ✨ yttp superfood cleanser 🔮 2. mask & scrub ✨ typically i’ll use a mask 3-4 times a week, depending on my mood! i’ll post a photo of a current lineup i have, but a full detailed mask post will be coming soon! ✨ this is when i’ll also use a lip scrub. i like fresh’s lip scrub and bite beauty’s lip scrub! ⚡️ 3. exfoliator ✨ tatcha rice enzyme powder (i’ll use this every 3 days) 💦 4. toner ✨ lancôme tonique toner (every other day) ✨ glamglow supertoner (every other day opposite lancôme) 💫 5. essence ✨ cosrx snail mucin essence ✨ timy giving essence (i don’t use this very often, as i like the cosrx essence more) ☁️ 6. serum ✨ drunk elephant tlc framboos night serum ✨ krave great barrier relief (every once in awhile) ✨ drunk elephant retinol cream (typically use twice a week) 🍷 7. oil ✨ sunday riley luna retinol oil (every day i don’t use drunk elephant retinol) ✨ sunday riley juno superfood oil (every day i use drunk elephant retinol) 🧴 8. moisturizer ✨ tatcha water cream ✨ alpyn beauty eye balm 🌙 9. overnight mask ✨ usually i will use a sleeping mask 3-4 nights a week. i have a rotating lineup that i love to use! ✨ bite beauty agave lip mask (old formula) ✨ spot treatments and acne treatments are also used here. if anyone wants me to delve a little deeper into my routine, please comment and let me know! i’m more than happy to talk about the products i use and why i use them!
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Travel-friendly lip balms for chapped lips
I’m a lip balm addict. I can get really dehydrated and flaky lips so when I leave the house or go for a small trip I need to have at least one product in my purse / backpack / tote bag. I love these three lips balms because they have hygienic and slim packaging that fits almost anywhere. And I like bringing these three around because they each serve a unique purpose: indeed LABORATORIES - Hydraluron + Volumising Lip Treatment ^ when you need some heavy duty hydration ($15) I am absolutely loving this lip treatment from indeed. After just one use my lips were super soft and didn’t have any flakes left over. The formula is clear, THICK and was actually hard to squeeze out of the tube at first. But once you put it on it feels moisturizing, but thick enough that it won’t move out of place. The only thing I will say is that I don’t these this product makes my lips look any more voluminous that they did already... but I don’t mind and for $15 I’m super happy with the results. I would even consider bringing this in place of my Laneige lip mask is I was going on a quick weekend trip or just had a small purse. Then I met you - Honey Dew Lip Mask ^ when you want dewy and glossy lips ($22) Say you want to look extra dewy or flirty...But you don’t want a gloss that will dry out your lips or will feel too sticky. I would definitely recommend trying this lip mask. It’s not as healing as the indeed lip treatment, but it will keep your lips hydrated and super super glossy. Plus it smells super nice. The product is clear and almost a little oily. It’s a really lovely formula and pretty packaging. The scent is sweet but subtle. Overall, I love pulling this out of my purse and swiping a bit on before going out because I feel extra dewy and pretty. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom ^ the jack of all trades ($15) Lips feeling a bit chapped? Balm dotcom. Cuticles feeling dry? Balm dotcom. Elbows cracking? Balm dotcom. Let’s be honest, it’s beautiful and lightly scented Vaseline. And I love it. It’s so convenient for when you’re out and about. For $15 it does seem a bit steep, but the packaging is cute, the scent is nice and the pink tint in this rose version is subtle but pretty. Overall, I’m happy to spend the money for this convenient and versatile product. 🥰💋
𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕀 𝕄𝕖𝕥 𝕐𝕠𝕦...
𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕀 𝕄𝕖𝕥 𝕐𝕠𝕦 𝕧𝕤. 𝕃𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕖 Skincare is everything. It comes first, no question but to me close second is lip care. Nowadays I don’t think you can find a person who does not carry lipbalm—even a basic gas station chapstick. Chapped lips is a no-no for guys and girls! No one wants to be remembered for rough and peeling lips— especially on that first kiss! Lately however I’ve been wanting a little more than just my average Carmex (though it does wonders), to give my lips a little more care. In my lip travels I heard of the brands Laneige and Then I Met You. I paid $22 dollars for Then I met You Honey Dew Mask and $20 dollars for Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask [vanilla] and let me say some Pros and Cons of both Then I Met You: Then I met you - Honey Dew Lip Mask 3.9/5 ￼Pros: Portable, easy to swipe on and provides great moisture, smells like honeydew, simply ingredient list of Honeydew, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Lactic Acid ￼Cons: a little thin, and sometimes filmy, fades and leaves my lips dry and stiff within 30 minutes to an hour Laneige: LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask 4.8/5 ￼Pros: velvety texture, spreads like butter, a little goes a longggg way, keeps lips moisturized, smells of heavenly vanilla not too heavy or artificial ￼Cons: you have to use your finger (or the given applicator) to apply, can be a little thick BOTTOM LINE: Laneige is Better than For 3 Reasons 1. Texture 2. Bang For Your Buck 3. More Moisture that lasts Longer Overall I am MUCH MORE impressed with Laneige than I am with Then I Met You but that’s a personal opinion based on my lip care preferences. Is Laneige the best out there? Probably not. However if a lighter, a little more user friendly lip care is your thing then it’s time for you to meet Then I Met You! **In the picture I’m wearing Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Empty and forever repurchase
Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm This is the best cleansing balm, period. I have tried my fair shares of cleansing balms, like, a lot of them, but this is the best one. This is a first cleanse balm that’s supposed to melt away makeup, sunscreen and impurities without being harsh on the skin. Truly lives up to what it claims. And The amazing texture of this, I just fell in love. It melts into your skin and doesn’t leave those small clumps of balm that are waiting to be mashed into your skin, it’s just a creamy gelato balm that takes away everything. Just effortlessly melts it. It’s on the pricey side but it’s worth every penny. Recommend it to everyone. Doesn’t strip, is nourishing and takes away makeup. Just the best. I will continue to repurchase this throughout 2020.
Then I met you-Living Cleansing Balm
This balm would forever change my life. It works wonders and smells so good. It also takes of makeup, especially waterproof. Even though it has a weird texture it’s very moisturizing. It’s definitely pricey at the cost of $74 but It’s worth every penny.
Then I met you-Living Cleansing Balm
Get glowing skin with this essence
My skin is dry/acne prone and a bit sensitive. This essence is supposed to moisturize, brighten, and protect the skin with antioxidants. It’s very lightweight pink water that absorbs instantly into the skin. This goes right after cleansing and before any serums. I used this every day for a few weeks and my skin was glowy all day every day. Like glow from within kind of glow. Also really helped with my hormonal acne. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who has acne or wants a glow. #cheriecreator Then I met you - The Giving Essence
Then I met you-The Giving Essence
an empty I already have a backup for
I really have enjoyed emptying this Then I met you - Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel ! It’s been one of my favorite second cleansers in a double cleanse routine, OR by itself in the mornings. The brand sent me this product, but I have a backup I won in a giveaway. Claims: — soothing — soften & clear skin — for all skin types — ph 6 Scent: — natural / non synthetic — mandarin orange — licorice Key Ingredients: — PHA — tea tree — sodium hyaluronate — licorice root — green tea — cica My thoughts: — this jelly cleanser is such an interesting and new texture to me! It’s as thick as honey but much goopier. — the scent is lovely to me — natural with a hint of richness. I like that it isn’t artificial! — packaging is nice, but sometimes hard to get the goopy texture out easily. This is why I rate it 4/5 instead of 5! — I enjoy the PHA! Gentle exfoliation on the daily is much better for my skin type than harsh exfoliation once a week. — works really well with its balm friend, but I also love using this alone in the morning. It doesn’t strip me which is so surprising as it’s gel! — $36 isn’t too bad for a cleanser of this quality!
Then I met you-Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel
Then I met you living cleansing balm
Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm I’ve used this for about one week now and Imm already obsessed. Will update after a few weeks which is why I give 4 stars now! The consistency is a dream, mango sorbet describes it well. It’s yellow, smells amazing and is really like a sorbet which is unique for a cleansing balm. This doesn’t need to melt on the skin like usual balms, but it is already a melted consistency that just removes makeup and dort well. I don’t use cleansing balm for mascara and around my eyes so I’m not sure how that works, but it works well on my face. It doesn’t lather as much as others but still removes everything with only a small amount of product and leaves my skin clean and hydrated! As a combo with the cleanser this is a dream! My absolute favorite and this is pricey, but worth it for me!
Then I met you-Living Cleansing Balm
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