How Blushington Founder & Chief Creative Officer Stephi Maron Incorporates CBD Into Her Daily Life

In 2011, Stephi Maron turned her vision into a reality when she founded Blushington at just 21 years old. Her mission was, and still is, to provide the best in makeup and beauty services to help all women look and feel their best. Part of her vision is finding the most unique and effective indie beauty and wellness brands founded by women.

Running a business proved to be fulfilling, but she found herself growing increasingly tired and anxious, with intense body pain from head to toe. Stephi ended up being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Her doctor suggested incorporating CBD into my everyday routine. CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis that has therapeutic benefits without any intoxicating effects.  She was skeptical: How could a plant help her body pain?

Over the course of the next two years, CBD changed Stephi’s life. She tried every form of CBD, from topicals to ingestibles. Some products worked for her, others did not. Stephi now incorporates CBD into her daily life stating, “Without CBD, I would have a very hard time being able to work and function on my own.” Today, Blushington is proud to be able to bring the six brands that have helped Stephi to ease her chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety and to help sustain her energy levels.

Lord Jones creates the world’s finest CBD products, such as their gumdrops, chews, skincare, and tinctures. Lord Jones gumdrops and chews are made by hand from single origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate, imported natural European fruit essences and broad spectrum CBD extract derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA. These products are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet. Lord Jones High CBD Formula skincare products have been developed by a veteran team of personal care experts to provide calming, soothing moisturization. Lord Jones High CBD Formula Tinctures have been expertly crafted from five ingredients, which Stephi applies morning and night and even uses as a face oil.

Beeza is a brand created specifically to help women with period cramps. Instead of using oral pharmaceuticals, women can apply Beeza’a Relaxing Lotion to their stomach area. Stephi likes to apply the Relaxing Lotion to her temples during that time of the month.

Cannuka is a family-run company that combines Manuka honey with CBD. She loves their CBD Cleansing Body Bar for combating chronic pain. In addition to the Body Bar, Blushington carries Cannuka’s CBD Calming Eye Balm to help with inflammation, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten under eyes and Cannuka’s CBD Hydrating Lip Balm to exfoliate and hydrate lips at the same time.

Stephi was also interested in patches infused with CBD, and found the Good Patch because they address specific needs and are easy to use. Blushington now offers Be Calm to take the edge off of anxiety and help with aches and pains, Nite Nite to help with insomnia and provide a deeper, more relaxed sleep, Period to discreetly treat PMS or menopausal discomfort, and Hangover to reduce the effect of a hangover. Blushington loves these patches because their effects last up to six hours.

Well CBD offers spa quality CBD bath salts, body lotion, and cuticle oil. Hannah Duncan created Well CBD because she noticed the spa industry lacked a CBD brand with the quality and style necessary for the spa industry. Now at Blushington you can pick up the Bath Soak to relax in the tub, while repairing skin cells, relieving sore muscles, and detoxing, the Body Cream to moisturize and relieve aching pain, and the Cuticle Oil protect nails and improve over health.

The largest female founded CBD brand on the market, Sagely Naturals, was founded by Kerrigan Behren and Kaley Nichol. Their best selling products work to relieve physical discomfort and promote well-being. Stephi loves the Sagely Naturals Roll-On Oil. creams, and ingestibles to offer products for different needs. In fact, Blushington is offering a complimentary add-on service where customers receive a temple or pulse point massage using the Roll-On before a service to receive the calming benefits of Sagely Naturals.

Blushington recognizes that wellness is as integral to a woman’s total sense of well-being and confidence as traditional beauty products and rituals. Stephi Maron hand picked these six brands to not only ensure that Blushington only carries the best in CBD, but to also help provide the tools for wellness that are central to Stephi’s life and to the entire Blushington family.

Stop by Blushington to learn more about CBD, or visit www.blushington.com.

 

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Event Space Rentals in NYC, LA and Dallas

Planning a special party or event for your team, colleagues, or clients? Treat your guests with the ultimate experience of a Blushington pretty party! Blushington offers space rentals at all of our makeup & beauty lounge locations. Depending on the size of your party, you can reserve a private party room or take over the entire space for your next event. Each guest will receive unlimited makeup applications, dry styling, champagne, and more from our experienced makeup artists and stylists.

Give the Gift of Beauty

Event Venue RentalsEveryone appreciates the gift of pampering and beauty, and parties are much more fun when everyone looks and feels their best. Blushington’s pretty parties are the perfect choice for corporate events, holiday parties, and more. Our space rentals also provide an excellent gift for clients.

New Movie or Television Show Release

Booking a space rental at Blushington before the release of a new movie or television show creates the ultimate consumer experience. Our expert stylists and makeup artists can recreate looks from many of your favorite television shows including Pretty Little Liars, or more recently, the Amazon TV show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Hosting Influencers or Editors

It can be difficult to find the right setting to present influencers and editors with new ideas. You’ll want to make sure they feel relaxed and content before showing them your product or idea. Our pretty parties provide an excellent opportunity to host influencers. Once they’ve received some much needed pampering and attention, you can let them try out your new product or brand.

Professional Headshots

Event Space RentalsPortraits of your employees are important for your company website and marketing materials. These portraits help build a solid reputation for your company and create consumer trust in your brand. It’s crucial to have up-to-date, high quality images of your employees.

Prior to the start of next year, schedule headshots for your employees. A pretty party at Blushington can help you prepare. Your employees are sure to appreciate the extra polish they’ll receive and you’ll appreciate the beautiful images your photographer is able to capture when your employees look and feel their best.

Increase Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Treat your team to a priceless afternoon or evening of pampering. A pretty party at Blushington helps employees relax and unwind after a stressful day. This ensures they’ll come back to work refreshed and ready to work. Teams in California, New York, and Texas can enjoy these priceless events all year long!

Celebrate at Blushington because feeling pretty is priceless! Please contact us at [email protected] for more information about our Pretty Party packages.

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Blushington Introduces A New Unlimited Makeup & Dry Hairstyling Membership: Carte Blush Plus

Makeup & Blowout Bar

Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge is the premier makeup, beauty, dry hairstyling, skincare service and retail destination with locations in Dallas, Brentwood, West Hollywood, and New York City – Upper East Side and Midtown. Their existing Carte Blush monthly membership allows members to receive unlimited expert makeup applications, brow maintenance, faux lash applications, airbrushing, 10% off all product purchases and more to empower women to be their most confident, beautiful self.

Dry Hair Styling in NYC

Now, starting in September 2019, Blushington introduces a premium tier of membership, Carte Blush Plus. This membership provides all the same benefits of Carte Blush with the addition of unlimited dry hairstyling for $375 a month. It is an excellent value for any member who comes in at least four times in a month for makeup and dry hairstyling combined. Blushington CEO Natasha Cornstein states, “We created our unlimited Carte Blush Plus membership in response to an overwhelming demand from our customers who desire to take care of all of their beauty needs at the same time under one roof. Our makeup clients develop trusted relationships with their expert artists and adding dry hair styling was a natural extension of our Blushington beauty offering. The membership is ideal for women that value their time and lead active professional and social lives”

The Carte Blush Plus membership provides women with the convenience and creativity to help achieve any beauty

look no matter the occasion. Blushington believes that beauty and self-care should be available for everyday occasions such as meetings, dates, girls’ nights, or just looking extra polished for no occasion at all. Blushington’s expert artists will work with members to customize their hair and makeup look to suit their mood. For dry hairstyling, members come in with dry hair and our stylists will do the rest, whether it is a braid, updo, beachy waves or a straight and sleek look. For makeup, our artists will work with the member to customize a look to her specifications.

Carte Blush Plus is the perfect gift for oneself or for a loved one. Membership benefits include:

  • -Unlimited Beauty: full face makeup applications, eyes only service, express makeup, airbrushing, brow maintenance, and faux lash applications
  • -Unlimited Hair: dry styling by Ouai and GHD
  • -10% off all products in-store and online: members can shop Blushington’s curated edit of independent beauty & wellness brands
  • -Makeup 101 Class: complimentary class to learn the best makeup tips and tricks from one of Blushington’s talented artists
  • -BFF Referrals: members may treat their friends, family and clients to a first time complimentary makeup service
  • -Member Exclusives: a monthly perk to discover the newest products and services

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Blushington’s Parker Pop Up in NYC Helps Women Travelers find the Best in TSA-Approved Beauty Products

Blushington TSA approved beauty pop up the parker hotel NYC

Packing carry-on luggage takes time to perfect. While you want to ensure a smooth transition through airport security, you also need to consider your needs both in the air and on the road. This is especially true for women travelers. Unfortunately, liquids such as makeup, lotions, shampoos, and other personal care products must meet certain requirements to be taken on an airplane. They fall under the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule (3.4 ounce or smaller container that fits in a sealed zip-top plastic bag with one bag per traveler). Unfortunately, most personal care products do not meet this requirement.

Best makeup brands for carry on travel NYC

No one wants to throw away their personal care products at the security checkpoint. However, skipping out on a flight isn’t usually an option either. Thankfully, women travelers can now purchase TSA-approved high-quality personal care products at Blushington’s Pop Up at the Parker New York. This eliminates hassles with airport security and ensures women travelers have everything they need to feel both beautiful and confident.

Personal Care Products for Women Travelers

While most hotels only offer mouthwash and soap, Blushington offers a boost of confidence with a new lip color, hydration for travel weary skin, the high quality sunscreen you forgot to pack, and much more. The Parker Pop Up presents a unique opportunity for women who are traveling to discover and experiment with new and exciting high-quality products.

Visitors to the Pop Up can purchase TSA-approved personal care products from brands such as Supergoop, BeautyRX, Lord Jones, Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale, Jouer, Tata Harper, ToGoSpa, and Ouai. They can also visit Blushington’s Makeup & Beauty Lounge on the underground level of the Parker New York for a variety of services including makeup applications, skincare services, dry styling, and more. Blushington plans to expand its offering of TSA-approved personal care products to five Loews Hotel locations later this year.

About the Parker New York

The Parker New York is a modern and centrally located hotel. The hotel sits on 57th Street, close to several designer boutiques and jewelers. The hotel features a famous 1950’s style burger bar and one of the best breakfast restaurants in the city.

The Parker New York is the perfect destination for travelers wishing to experience the best of Manhattan. The Parker is located close to Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, a 24-hour Apple Store, and more. Views of Central Park can be seen from the rooftop pool and several of the hotel’s spacious rooms.

After exploring New York, women travelers staying at the Parker New York can get ready for a night on the town at Blushington’s Makeup & Beauty Lounge. Our location in the famous hotel is also ideal for women preparing for a special event, conference, or meeting.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Makeup & Beauty Lounge in the Parker New York or for more information about our Parker Pop Up.

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Come to Blushington for Your Next Dry Hair Styling Service

Blowout and Makeup in NYC

From braids to updos and everything in between, there are numerous ways to style your hair. Regardless of the style you prefer, your hair stylist most likely wets your hair prior to styling it. What many people do not realize is that certain styles actually come out better when styled dry. Dry styling provides a fast and convenient alternative for individuals looking to update their look or revive an existing blow dry.

For a limited time, Blushington is offering dry styling services at all five of our Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge locations. Participants come in with dry hair and can choose between a variety of popular styles including straight and sleek, beachy waves, braid, or bun. Our expert stylists complete these styles without ever washing or wetting the hair. This saves time and helps protect hair from damage. Our dry styling services are available now through December 31st, 2019.

High Quality Hair Products

Dry Hair Styling in NYC

At Blushington, we believe that healthy hair begins with high quality hair products. This is why our experts use specially selected tools and products from GHD and Ouai. These products help ensure healthy hair that looks and feels great.

During your appointment, your stylist will evaluate your hair and select the best products for your needs. This customized approach helps ensure that each client receives the personalized attention and care they deserve.

Who Should Consider Dry Styling?

Dry styling provides an excellent alternative for anyone wanting to update their look or extend the life of an existing blowout. This type of service also provides additional benefits for individuals with dry or damaged hair.

Hair is generally weaker when wet, making it easier to break. Dry styling is the perfect choice for individuals with damaged hair caused by heat, chemicals, or over-manipulation as well as those that suffer from severe tangles. Styling hair when dry ensures it’s at its strongest.

Dry styling is an excellent choice for individuals that don’t have a lot of time to get their hair styled. Our expert hair stylists work on your dry hair and complete your style in 30-45 minutes, making dry styling ideal before meetings, parties, and other important events. For maximum convenience, visitors to Blushington can save time and be more efficient by having dry styling and makeup done under one roof. We offer a Full Face Makeup Application and Dry Styling package for under $100.

Premier Makeup & Beauty Lounge

Blushington offers a variety of premier hair, makeup, and skincare services from our five Makeup & Beauty Lounges located in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. Our beauty experts have years of experience providing affordable and professional services including makeup applications, glycolic peels, dry hair styling, faux lashes, lash extensions, makeup classes, wedding services, and more.

Blushington’s Dry Styling service is available for a limited time at all of our Makeup & Beauty Lounge locations. Visitors can choose from a 30 minute styling for $35 or a 45 minute Custom Dry Styling service for $50. Dry Styling is available for both adults and children.

Please contact us for more information about our services or to setup a Dry Styling appointment.

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On Location Makeup & Hair Services

On Location Makeup Services

On location hair and makeup company When planning an event, makeup and hair are probably the last things on your mind. While the details of your event are extremely important to its success, flawless makeup and hair helps complete your look and ensures you make a good impression.

While you may know a variety of tips and tricks for applying everyday makeup and hair, it can be difficult to achieve the perfect look on the day of your event. Nerves and tight schedules can affect the way you apply your makeup. This is especially true for major events.

Hiring a professional makeup artist can make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. A makeup artist helps ensure a clean, flawless finish that’s guaranteed to last throughout your entire event. The artist can also style your hair whether it’s a sleek up-do or beachy waves you are looking for. Hiring a Blushington artist also makes event preparations less stressful. A little pampering before your big event might be just what you need to relax and unwind.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Makeup Artist

It takes talent and skill to create a balanced, natural appearance. Blushington’s expert makeup artists understand how to apply makeup so that it looks both beautiful and natural. We use a wide range of products and techniques that our team has taken years to perfect.

Many people don’t know the correct way to apply makeup for the camera. Without proper application, makeup can look washed out in pictures. This can create problems if you’ll be photographed at your next event. Our professional makeup artists use their unique attention to detail to ensure you look good both in person and on camera. Our team understands the proper coverage, pigments, and colors needed to create a flawless look.

Blush on the Go Professional Makeup & Hair Services

On Location hair and makeup professionals blush on the goWhen preparing for an event, visiting a Blushington Makeup & Skincare Lounge isn’t always an option. Time constraints and other issues can make it impossible to visit one of our locations. With our Blush on the Go services, our makeup artists come directly to you. This provides a convenient option for people looking to save time on the day of their big event.

We offer a variety of Blush on the Go services including makeup and hair packages and skincare services. Our team arrives with everything they need to help you create the perfect look. Our kits are consistent, curated, and completely hygienic.  We only use the highest quality makeup, skincare, and hair products from leading female-founded indy brands such as Stila, Becca, Ouai, Erborian, Jouer, Julie Hewett, Girlactik, Tata Harper, BeautyRx, and more.

At Blushington, our professional makeup artists have the skills and experience necessary to help you look your best. Our Blush on the Go services bring our expert makeup artists directly to your home, office, hotel, or other location. This is the perfect option for weddings, corporate events, bachelorette parties, baby showers, birthday parties, and more.

Professional Makeup Services for Your Next Event

Blushington offers a wide range of beauty services on location and at our Makeup & Skincare Lounges located in California, New York, and Texas. Please call one of our lounges for more information about our Blush on the Go services.

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How to Achieve the Iconic Meghan Markle Wedding Makeup Look

On May 19th, 2018, people around the globe tuned in to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get married. This event was viewed by 18 million UK citizens, and around 29 million Americans. Despite the gorgeous location of the wedding, Meghan Markle’s makeup was one of the most talked about topics from that event. In fact, Twitter was flooded with millions of tweets complimenting her refreshingly natural look.

About the Look

Meghan Markle’s wedding day look was created by Dior’s Daniel Martin. Her makeup allowed her freckles to show through and featured a subtle smoky eye and soft pink lips. This look was both refreshing and surprising to viewers around the world who have become accustomed to seeing full coverage makeup.

Although a trial run never happened, Meghan’s look was planned on purpose. She didn’t want her makeup to draw attention away from her dress.

How to Recreate the Meghan Markle Wedding Day Look

Blushington’s makeup artists can help you recreate the iconic Meghan Markle wedding makeup look. Our team has years of experience and knows how to properly balance colors and textures to create the perfect look for any event.

For the Meghan Markle wedding day look, we suggest using a combination of high quality makeup from some of the world’s leading brands. The quality of makeup used is extremely important as it helps ensure a flawless, lasting finish. Using high quality makeup also helps avoid skin irritation and reactions, which can negatively affect the final result.

Blushington recently recreated Meghan Markle’s iconic wedding day look. Although shades will vary person to person, the following is the makeup our team used to create the look seen in the video.

 

Prior to makeup application, our professional makeup artists prepped the skin with Beauty Rx Nourishing Moisture Cream and a gentle exfoliating eye cream. This step helped create the perfect canvas.

Megan Markle Wedding Makeup Tutorial

Following skin prep, we used BECCA Ultimate Coverage foundation in Noisette and Core. We then used a medium EC OS concealer by Kevyn Aucoin. To create the smoky eye, our team member used a combination of BECCA Ombre Rouge and Ombre Nude eye shadow, Stila Cosmetics Lionfish eyeliner, and Stila Cosmetics Smudge Pot in black.

For blush and contour, we used Stila Cosmetics Camellia and Lillium blush topped with Girlactik Star Blush in Florence. We finished it off with BELLA Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder in Tan. To recreate Meghan Markle’s lips, we use minimal Stila lip liner in Patina.

Our team member then applied BECCA Multi-Tasking Powder and “Un” Powder by RMS. We used BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Illuminator in Crystal Clear for highlighter.

For the eyebrow, we used BrowGal 03 and Instatint Dark Hair 01. We finished the look off with Black Magic mascara by Eyeko.

Please contact us if you’d like more information about how we created this look or if you’d like to schedule an appointment with our professional makeup artists. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Get the Perfect Look for Prom 2019 at Blushington

Prom Makeup in NY CA

There are few nights as remembered (or photographed) as prom. While you’ve probably already considered the type of dress you’d like to wear, your makeup is equally important. Blushington can help you create the perfect look for prom. Our makeup artists have years of experience and know how to create a tasteful, age-appropriate look that enhances your features and compliments your dress.

Having makeup professionally applied provides the perfect opportunity to relax and refresh before your big night. This can go a long way towards making you feel more confident and in control. (82% of women believe wearing make-up makes them feel more self-confidence). At Blushington, our expert makeup artists know how to apply makeup so it looks and feels natural. They know the best products for your skin type and they understand how to cover a variety of blemishes. Our artists use their unique artistic ability to create a look that is both youthful and elegant.

Group Prom Makeup Services

Schedule your makeup appointment with friends for a fun and memorable experience. We’ll throw in a free Sarah Happ Lip Treatment for everyone in your group when you book 4 makeup applications at any of our Blushington locations. Use the code “PRETTYPOUT” at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Prepare for Your Big Day

Time slots fill up extremely quickly. This is why it’s so important to book your prom makeup session now. It’s also a good idea to get as much done as possible in the days before your prom. This reduces stress on the day of your event and leaves more time to get your makeup just right.

Prime make-up slots (between 5 and 7pm) fill up first. If you wait too long to book, you might not get an appointment during these times. While we understand you probably want everything to be fresh, makeup applied earlier in the day should stay put until you remove it. Your lips are the only thing that might require a touch-up.

Once you have your appointment, you need to start taking care of your skin. This helps ensure your makeup artist has the best canvas to work with. While pre-prom skincare is important, now is not the time to experiment with new products. You’ll want to know well in advance how your skin will react. This helps avoid nasty surprises on prom night that are difficult to cover. You might also want to stay out of direct sunlight before prom. Sunburn doesn’t look good against most prom dresses and peeling skin is a nightmare to cover.

#1 Makeup and Beauty Lounge in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York

Blushington can help you create the perfect look for prom! We take the time to listen to all of your needs and concerns to ensure we fully understand the look you’d like to achieve. Blushington carries products from independent female-founded beauty brands such as Erborian, Ellis Brooklyn, Jouer, Girlactik, and more. Our skilled makeup artists have successfully completed over 300,000 makeup applications.

Book your prom appointment now! Please contact us for more information about our teen makeup application services.

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The Gift of Glam is Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Makeup Artist in NY

Instead of the usual flowers or jewelry, show your mom how much you care by treating her to something truly special this Mother’s Day. Give mom the opportunity to sit back, relax, and receive the pampering she deserves. At Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge, our expert makeup artists are well prepared to give your mom an experience she won’t forget.

Two is Better Than One

Studies show that people gain more happiness from experiences than possessions. 82% of women believe wearing make-up makes them feel more self-confidence. While your mom might appreciate the flowers or presents you give her on Mother’s Day, it won’t matter as much as the time you spend with her.

This year, spend some quality time with your mom at Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge. This is an excellent way to make lasting, happy memories while you both get pampered and primped for the day’s celebrations. Even if you don’t have anything planned, this is the perfect opportunity to get those faux lashes you’ve always wanted while making mom feel special and loved.

We offer a number of makeup services including makeup applications, faux lashes, brow styling, and more. We hand select and test each product we use and offer to ensure optimal quality.

This Mother’s Day, buy one makeup application at any of our Blushington locations and the second one is on us. Just enter the code “MOM” at checkout.

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

Treat mom to the gift of a Carte Blush membership. She is sure to appreciate the unlimited expert makeup applications, faux lash applications, brow maintenance, airbrushing, and discounts on all of the high quality products and additional services we offer.

In addition to quality services and discounts, new Carte Blush members also receive a complimentary Makeup 101 class. During this class, members enjoy a one-on-one lesson with one of our experienced makeup artists. Students learn techniques and time saving tips to help them achieve the perfect look. This is the ideal gift for any mom.

Let Our Expert Makeup Artists Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day!

Professionally applied makeup not only makes you look great, but also feel more confident. At Blushington, our expert makeup artists use their unique attention to detail and artistic ability to create a flawless appearance that’s sure to turn heads. Blushington carries products from independent female-founded beauty brands such as Erborian, Ellis Brooklyn, Jouer, Girlactik, and more.  We work hard to make sure each of our clients leaves feeling beautiful, relaxed, and totally pampered.

Whether you schedule a makeup session, or you give her a Carte Blush membership, we’re sure your mom will appreciate the thought you put into this special gift. In addition to feeling loved and pampered, she’s sure to look back at the pictures and remember this Mother’s Day as the day she looked her most beautiful and confident.

Come and see why Blushington is the number one makeup and beauty lounge in Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York. Schedule your Mother’s Day appointment today!

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