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What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means, it’s the one day where she should be treated extra special. You could go with a thoughtful card or a nice bouquet of flowers, but why not give mom something with a little more longevity? You love your mom and you want to give her the best Mother’s Day possible. We know you’ll find something she loves at a South Jersey spa like ANU.

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Facials are a great way to show her you care, and they have an immediate effect on her appearance. Our wide variety of facials come with a complimentary skin analysis that uses state-of-the-art technology to evaluate skin texture, wrinkles, pores, and pigmentation to ensure she’s getting the proper treatment. We offer many different types of facials and we’re happy to help you find the perfect one. Our most popular facial treatments include:

  • Lifestyle facial
  • Anti-aging facial
  • Collagen facial

Want to go above and beyond? Try one of add-ons like a renewal hand treatment, a scalp massage, or a refresh and repair eye contour treatment. Find a full list of our facial treatments here.

Microneedling

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Get rid of dark spots, sun damage, and stretch marks with our microneedling treatment! The idea of little needles penetrating your skin seems a bit unsettling, but trust us, it’s not as scary as it sounds. The needles allow the body to kickstart the wound healing response and produce more good cells that make collagen! In the end, your mom will look years younger. If she’s worried about stretch marks, microneedling can help with that as well. Learn more about microneedling here.

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Moms are busy. Why not save her some time in the morning? Instead of having to apply mascara, eyeliner, or lipstick, everything can be done for her with permanent makeup! This is the only time face tattoos are acceptable. Our microblading, cosmetic tattooing, and lash lift treatments will have her looking like a queen 24/7. See all of our treatments here and take a look at our permanent makeup artist’s Instagram page to see some of her work!

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Summer is coming up quickly. Imagine how nice it would be to wake up on a beach day and not have to shave your legs or armpits before heading out. Give mom the gift of freedom from unwanted hair! Tell her to say goodbye to time spent on shaving or pain from waxing. Laser hair reduction is the gift that keeps on giving because it’s permanent! Now is the best time to buy because all areas are 50% off. See all of our treatment areas and pricing here.

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When in doubt, go with a gift card. If you’re not sure what she’ll like best, let her choose! Some say gift cards aren’t thoughtful, but the ANU eGift card opens up a world of possibilities. Plus, you can choose a cute Mother’s Day design and choose any amount to add to the card. Buy an eGift card online here.

 

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Whatever you end up getting mom, she’s sure to love it because it’s from you. The most important thing about Mother’s Day is spending quality time with her and making memories. At a South Jersey spa like ANU, you could make a day of it and get treatments together! We offer a variety of specials that change every month. Find something you’ll both love on our specials page.

Everything you should know about lip blushing

Everything you should know about lip blushing

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It’s 2019 and people are turning away from tattooed lipliner and toward lip blushing. Lip blushing is the latest trend in the cosmetic industry. It uses a customized pigment to enhance the color of your lips, leaving you with that ‘just bitten” look. If you are someone who finds themselves constantly re-applying your favorite shade of lipstick, maybe it is time to consider this lasting, low-maintenance treatment that leaves your always looking full and vibrant!

How does lip blushing work?

The lip blush procedure starts with a topical cream that temporarily numbs your lips to reduce any discomfort. Once you’ve worked with an artist to select the perfect color to match your skin tone, we use a special pencil to shape your lips. From there, we use a handheld device with a very fine needle to apply the pigment.

Check out this brief video for an idea of how the lip blushing treatment works.

Does it hurt?

They say that beauty is pain, but not in this case. Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to your lips, which reduces discomfort during the procedure. Some people report slight irritation after the lip blushing process, but this does not last long.

How long does the treatment take?

Because the mouth is such a delicate area, and the needle used is very fine, the procedure takes slightly longer than some cosmetic treatments. Generally, expect a lip blush treatment to take an hour and a half to two hours.

What are the side effects?

The side effects of a lip blush treatment are minimal. It’s common for individuals to experience swelling after the procedure. The amount of swelling depends on the sensitivity of your lips, but it will go away completely in the first week. Right after the treatment, your lips will look very full and vibrant for the proceeding two to three days. By day five, your lips will have faded to the permanent color.

How many treatments do I need?

Only one treatment is required for lasting results. Some people will return to touch up or change their color.

How long do the results last?

Results typically last two to five years. Imagine – not buying lipstick for two years!

Interested in learning more about lip blushing? Call Anu Medical Spa in Voorhees, New Jersey to learn more about one of the best spa services in NJ!

5 Great Pre-wedding Day Treatments for Brides

5 Great Pre-wedding Day Treatments for Brides

5 GREAT PRE-WEDDING TREATMENTS FOR BRIDES

If you’re planning a wedding right now, you’re probably incredibly stressed. There’s so much to worry about – will the dress fit, will the DJ show up, who still hasn’t RSVP’d, etc. – so you probably haven’t given much thought to treating yourself before the big day. However, if you can fit time into your packed schedule, head to your favorite south Jersey spa and treat yourself to one of the following great pre-wedding day treatments:

  1. Lash lift with tint – rather than wearing uncomfortable fake eyelashes, lash lifts give you the same effect. Lash lifts enhance your natural lashes, curling them up and making them appear longer and fuller. You won’t even feel them. For an added bonus, get a lash tint so you won’t have to worry about applying and ruining your mascara on your wedding day!
  2. Microblading – give everyone major eyebrow envy with microblading! A more natural looking alternative to eyebrow pencils, microblading looks at your eyebrows and determines a suitable shape for your face. Then, pigments are semi-permanently tattooed to the skin, creating a very natural eyebrow that is perfect for your face.
  3. truSculpt – don’t worry about whether you’ll get the zipper up on your dress. Zap away fat and sculpt your body with truSculpt. A noninvasive treatment, truSculpt uses radio frequency technology to heat up and destroy fat cells, leaving your stomach, thighs, or under-chin looking tighter and slimmer than ever.
  4. Massage – you probably just spent the past year or more carefully planning every detail of your wedding, which is incredibly stressful. Unwind and feel your best with a massage. At our south Jersey spa, we offer the classic Swedish and deep tissue massages, but you can also treat yourself to the deluxe massage. That massage blends different techniques to create the perfect treatment for you.
  5. Pomegranate peel and dermaplaning – create the perfect base for your makeup with our pomegranate peel and dermaplaning! The pomegranate peel uses antioxidants to reduce the appearance of redness in your skin. Then, the dermaplaning scrapes away all the dead skin cells and fine hairs from your face, leaving your skin velvety smooth and glowing.

Whether you get one of these treatments or all five, you won’t regret it. You’ll look absolutely stunning and be relaxed and ready to go for your wedding day. Want to make an appointment? Come to our south Jersey spa located in Voorhees. You can book an appointment here or view our monthly specials here.

5 Reasons you Should get Permanent Makeup

5 Reasons you Should get Permanent Makeup

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While putting on makeup can be fun, there are too many times where it becomes more of a hassle than it’s worth. For example, raise your hand if you’ve spent time trying to match the eyeliner on one eye to the other, but in the end had to remove it and start from scratch. We bet your hand is raised. Rather than having the hassle of perfecting your makeup, try permanent makeup in New Jersey! There are so many reasons why you’d love permanent makeup, but here are five of our favorites:

  1. Wake up looking fabulous. Permanent makeup can add hours back into your week! Rather than spending 15 to 20 minutes a day putting makeup on, you’ll be able to wake up with gorgeous, perfectly lined eyes and lips. Forget struggling to get your makeup just right or rushing to put makeup on before you leave the house – you’ll just have to wake up and look fabulous.
  2. No smudging. Don’t you hate when you rub your eyes or start to cry and mess up your eyeliner? How about when your lipstick or lip liner rubs away almost immediately after you apply it? With permanent makeup in New Jersey, your makeup will stay perfect no matter what you’re doing, giving you the peace of mind that you will always look your best.
  3. Save money on makeup. Most makeup needs to be replaced every few months for sanitary reasons, especially products used around the eyes. Rather than buying new lipsticks and eye pencils, get permanent makeup once and you’re good to go. There may be more cost upfront, but you’ll save time and money in the long run.
  4. Minimal upkeep. Most people think permanent makeup requires frequent appointments to keep the makeup looking it’s best, but that’s not true. You may need to come in after a year to touch up, but that’s it. You’ll still save more time compared to needing to put on your makeup every day and trying to get it looking just right.
  5. Better skin. Everyone is guilting of falling asleep with their makeup on, which is bad for your skin and can cause infections. If you get permanent makeup in New Jersey, you won’t need to worry about taking your makeup off before bed. Instead, you can gently wash your face and hit the hay. You also won’t have to worry about scrubbing hard on your eyes and lips to remove makeup, which causes damage to the area.

More time in your day and a picture perfect look all day every day – what more could you need? Permanent makeup is worth the investment, and we know you’ll love the results. Our resident permanent makeup expert will give you the look you’ve always wanted. Book an appointment for permanent makeup in New Jersey here.

Top 5 Holiday Spa Treatments that Make Great Gifts

Top 5 Holiday Spa Treatments that Make Great Gifts

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There are very few people who are fluent in the New Jersey spa services available, which is why we aren’t surprised spa treatments go overlooked as gift to give to someone during the holidays. However, there are very few things that are better than a relaxing day. It’s a getaway without going far – giving the person a break from the chaos of everyday life. If you aren’t familiar with the different services offered at a medical spa, here are the five spa treatments we think make great holiday gifts:

  1. Microblading – this is the most popular treatment we offer. A form of permanent makeup, microblading uses the existing eyebrows to recreate or rebuild a new eyebrow shape. We determine what shape will best highlight a person’s facial structure, then apply permanent makeup to give her or him fuller, darker eyebrows that last up to a year.
    Special Price: $399 for initial appointment, $275 for annual follow up
  2. Microneedling with vitamin C infusion – not to be confused with microblading, microneedling uses several tiny surgical needles to penetrate deep into the skin. The treatment boosts the skin’s collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. The vitamin C infusion brightens and evens the skin to create healthier, radiant skin.
    Special Price: $299
  3. Peppermint aromatherapy massage with hot stones – a perfect way to relax and unwind, this massage melts away tension and fatigue. The peppermint scent is perfect for easing sore muscles, and the hot stones relieve muscle tension and make it easier to relax. When it comes to New Jersey spa services, you won’t find a better deal than this.
    Special Price: $110
  4. Hydration facial with collagen mask – moisturized skin is very important. That’s why we created the hydration facial. We first exfoliate away the dead skin cells. Then, the facial is applied to add moisture back into the skin. The collagen mask is applied to plump the skin, leaving the skin refreshed and moisturized.
    Special Price: $110
  5. PICO Genesis – created to even out discoloration and pigmentation concerns, PICO Genesis uses a pulse laser to break up pigment particles without causing damage to the surrounding area. Brighter, more even skin is noticeable in just two treatments and no downtime.
    Special Price: $300 per session

Give that special someone the gift of a relaxing day and healthier skin. We will pamper her or him to make sure they truly know how much you care. Book an appointment this month to receive some great end of the year savings! You can view the complete list of December specials on our New Jersey spa services here. Purchase a gift card here.

What to Expect During your Lash Lifts Appointment

What to Expect During your Lash Lifts Appointment

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If you haven’t heard about lash lifts, you’re missing out! It is the easiest, safest way to get curly, ooh-la-la lashes without needing extensions. Instead, lash lifts work with your natural lashes, so it should be no surprise that after treatment your lashes will look naturally beautiful. Because the eye is a sensitive area, a lot of people are hesitant to try something new. That’s why we gave a step-by-step guide of what to expect when you get lash lifts in New Jersey at our medical spa:

  • Step 1: your aesthetician will gently cleanse both eyelids and under eye areas.
  • Step 2: you will be asked to look up toward your forehead and an eye pad will be placed over the bottom of your eye and bottom lashes
  • Step 3: a small, medium, or large sized silicon pad will be selected for your top lashes based on the length of your natural eyelashes. Sometimes, an adhesive is applied first to stick the back of the silicon pad to your eyelid, so it doesn’t move.
  • Step 4: adhesive is applied to the outward facing part of the silicon pad as well as the tops of your upper set of lashes.
  • Step 5: a tool is used to push all of your lashes up, attaching them to the silicon pad. Your aesthetician may do several passes of this step because it is important that all your lashes are pointed up toward the eyebrows.
  • Step 6: the eyelashes are separated from each other, so they aren’t all clumped together on the silicon pad.
  • Step 7: a perm solution is applied to the lashes while they are attached to the silicon pad. This solution sits for about 10 minutes. During this step, the solution is spread to the very base of your lashes, so it is important not to jerk your head.
  • Step 8: the solution is removed – first by scraping it then by using a q-tip.
  • Step 9: a neutralizer solution is applied to the lashes. This helps remove the perming solution and conditions the lashes. This solution sits for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 10: the solution is removed.
  • Step 11: if you are receiving tint, it is now applied to the lashes, which are still attached to the silicon pad. This sits for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 12: the lashes are lifted off the silicon pad, and the silicon pad is removed from your top eyelid.
  • Step 13: the lashes are wiped down to remove any excess solution off that remains.
  • Step 14: the bottom eye pad is removed from underneath your eye.
  • Step 15: your eye area is very gently cleansed to remove any residue from the treatment.
  • Step 16: a disposable eyelash wand is ran over your lashes to separate and lift them.

After that, your lashes will look better than ever! No more worrying about mascara or lash curlers. You’ll wake up with beautiful, perfect lashes for up to two months. If you’re looking to book lash lifts in New Jersey, you can book an appointment online here or call 856-809-0909. There’s still time left to take advantage of our monthly special – lash lifts with tint for $115 or just lash lifts for $100. Book now before it’s too late.

5 Reasons Why Lash Lifts are Worth It

5 Reasons Why Lash Lifts are Worth It

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Not everyone is born with the long, dark eyelashes we see pictured every day among celebrities. Luckily, with New Jersey spa services like lash lifts, the eyelashes of your dreams are possible! A lash lift is the natural way to get longer, fuller lashes by using silicon rods and a Keratin-based lifting lotion. See our lash lift FAQ page to learn more about the treatment. You may look at the price of a lash lift and think it’s not worth it, but we’re here to prove that wrong! The $100+ price tag on a lash lift may seem steep, but there are so many benefits that will make you say “when can I make an appointment?”

Five benefits of lash lifting:

  1. Long lasting. Lash lifts typically last six to eight weeks, and then you have the option to return to ANU Medical Spa for a touch up at a reduced cost. If you’re thinking about getting lash lifts for a special occasion, you can rest assured knowing your lashes will impress people the day of and for weeks after.
  2. Alternative to eyelash extensions. Lash lift treatments are faster than eyelash extensions and require less maintenance afterward. With lash extensions, the cost of infills every two to three weeks can add up. Lash lifts will save you money!
  3. Getting ready in the morning is a breeze. After lash lifts, you’ll wake up with naturally dark, long eyelashes. You can skip the mascara and get those essential extra minutes of sleep.
  4. Enhances your natural eyelash. Lash lifts work with what you already have. Silicon rods and Keratin lotion will lift and strengthen your natural eyelash, giving you an effortlessly beautiful look.
  5. Works on all types of eyelashes. Some are cursed with naturally short and light eyelashes. Lash lifts are designed to work for every lash length and thickness! At our New Jersey spa, we offer a lash lift with tint treatment; mascara and lash curlers will be obsolete.

Your natural lashes have the potential to look longer, darker, and fuller without any makeup! In an appointment that lasts less than an hour, you can achieve the eyelashes you’ve always envied.  

This month we’re offering a special on lash lifting services! Save money on your treatment and book your appointment at ANU Medical Spa here: http://bit.ly/2Bcuw5M    

What make Lash Lifts different from Lash Extensions or a Lash Perm?

What make Lash Lifts different from Lash Extensions or a Lash Perm?

Lash Lifts compared to other lash enhancements

While your eyelashes may be one of your smaller features, they also have one of the biggest impacts on the look of your face. Short, thin, or lightly colored lashes can leave your eyes looking small and sunken. Thick, dark, and long lashes, on the other hand, can make your eyes look wider and brighter, bringing youth and vitality to your face.

That is why for over a century people have been finding ways to use new technology to enhance the look of their lashes. Today, there are three main lash enhancing techniques that many salons and spas offer: lash lifts, lash perms, and lash extensions. While they all have lash in their name, they are very different. Here are some of the key similarities and differences between them.

 

Technique

The first thing to consider when comparing these enhancements is how they are done. Lash extensions use a medical grade adhesive to bind tiny hairs to your existing lashes. The process takes about two hours for the initial visit and requires touch up visits every three or four weeks if you want to maintain your look.

Lash perms are a lot faster. They apply a chemical similar to what is used to perm hair to the entire lash. Then, they wrap the lash around a rod and apply the activator. The whole process lasts about 45 minutes.

Lastly, lash lifts are similar to lash perms. The biggest difference is you can customize the curl a lot more, and the chemicals are only applied to the base of the lashes. Instead of the lash being wrapped around a rod, the base of the lashes are lifted onto the rod. The rod used is chosen by your technician to compliment your natural lash. Since this process is a lot more gentle on the lashes, tinting can be done at the same time to boost the appearance of lashes further. Lash lifts take between 45 minutes and an hour depending on if you are getting tint or not.

 

Results

Not surprisingly with three fairly different procedures, you do achieve very different results. With lash extensions, you have a high level of customization. If you want to glue tiny neon blue feathers to your lashes, you can. If you only want to add a subtle length and curl, they can achieve that, too. Lash extensions are highly customizable in color, length, thickness, and curl.

On the other end of the customizable spectrum are lash perms. One of their biggest drawbacks is they are a one-size-fits-all curl that is often referred to as “doll-like.”

Lash extensions are in the middle. The degree of curl is based on your lashes and your face. The result is lashes that don’t look artificially enhanced, just naturally exquisite.

 

Pros and Cons

All of these enhancement techniques are safe and effective for making your lashes stand out. As with most things though, just because it is safe doesn’t mean it’s right for you. There are pros and cons to everything in the beauty industry. For lash extensions, the pros are lash extensions are highly customizable and can dramatically alter the appearance of your lashes or be used more subtly.  The cons for extensions are they take a long time, you can’t wear oil-based makeup around your eyes, and they require fillers every two to three weeks. If you miss a filler appointment, it’s not the end of the world, but unless you are done with extensions, it will mean a more expensive and time-consuming visit to get them redone.

Lash perms are a different matter. They last up to 12 weeks with no maintenance required and are the least expensive of the three enhancements. Since they are also a slightly older technique than lash lifts, there are more salons and spas that offer them and more technicians who have experience performing lash perms. However, many people find that the curl is too tight, and it leaves their lashes looking shorter, which can defeat the point. Also, much like a hair perm, it is easy for the lashes to become brittle and burnt if done incorrectly or the chemicals are left on a little too long.

Lash lifts are relatively new. They bring some of the customization of the lash extension to the light maintenance of a perm. Unlike the lash perm, however, lash lifts use lighter chemicals and only apply the chemical to the base of the lash. This preserves the delicate tip and prevents brittle burnt lashes. Lash lifts last up to 12 weeks and after the first 24 hours, you can apply makeup and resume normal activity with them. They are life proof!

So there you have it. Three different techniques to enhancing your lashes. We hope you have learned what you need to know to decide what technique is right for you. Tt ANU, we are big fans of the lash lifts, so keep an eye on our special offers page for discounts on this effective, pain-free procedure  

Lash Lifting: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Lash Lifting: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Skip your daily lash routine with the help of lash lifts. This natural process is great in comparison to other treatments like extensions. Here are some helpful tips for what to expect during the lash lifting process.

What is a lash lift?

A lash lift is a natural way to get longer, fuller lashes. Using silicon rods and a Keratin-based lifting lotion, it is a safer and quicker method of achieving beautiful lashes.

How long does the lift take?

Lash lifts are a quick process – they take under 30 minutes!

Is it safe?

Absolutely! Our expert technicians are trained to make the process easy and relaxing.

Can I wear contact lenses to the appointment?

We ask that you remove your contacts for the length of the appointment. Don’t worry- we’ll be doing all the work, so you can lay back and relax.

Is it damaging? Will I have a reaction?

No! Unlike eyelash curlers or extensions, the process is not damaging, and the majority of patients do not experience any reactions. This is another bonus when compared to treatments like extensions, where patients react to the glue that is used.

Can I use my eyelash curler?

No. There should not be any need for an eyelash curler, but using one can lead to breakage in lashes post-treatment.

How long will the lift last?

The lash lifts can last up to 12 weeks even with activities like swimming or exercising.

Will I need to come in for maintenance?

No! Unlike lash extensions, which require fill-ins, you will only need to return when your lashes naturally grow out after two to three months.

Can I wear eye makeup to the appointment?

No. We ask that you thoroughly remove all makeup before arriving to ensure the lotion we use adheres to your lashes and gives the best results possible.

Can I wear mascara after the lash lift?

While it is okay to wear mascara post-treatment, we suggest you avoid waterproof mascara and harsh makeup removers as these are damaging to lashes. If you’d like to ditch your mascara completely, we offer lash tinting for a small additional cost to darken your lashes for a natural look.

Can I get lash tinting the same day as the lifts?

Yes! You can add lash tinting to your appointment for an additional fee.

Is there any reason I can’t get lash lifts?

The most common reason patients are turned away from lifts is if their lashes are too short to work with the rods. We suggest you use a lash serum to grow your lashes, then return once they are longer.

Why should I choose lash lifts over lash extensions?

Lash lifts are far less damaging, last longer, and look more natural than extensions. Read our blog to learn all the differences. (link to lash lift vs. lash extensions blog) Call ANU Medical Spa today to talk with one of our consultants and book your lash lift appointment. Be sure to mention lash tinting if you are interested in adding it to your treatment!

Lash Lifts vs. Lash Extensions: Why Lifts Work

Lash Lifts vs. Lash Extensions: Why Lifts Work

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The everyday morning beauty routine can be a hassle, especially when it comes to curling your lashes and applying mascara. Too much time is wasted while getting ready because a curler created a funny kink, or your mascara clumped and stuck all your lashes together. Lash extensions used to be the go-to for avoiding this process. However, many patients who get extensions suffer from allergic reactions to the glue, loss of natural lashes, and overall artificial results. Then, lash lifts were born.

This process is far more natural, using silicone rods and a Keratin lifting lotion to curl lashes from the base. Instead of gluing fake hair to your eyelids, lash lifts work with and enhance your natural lashes. They make your lashes look fuller and longer with little to no maintenance. An added bonus is the length of time it takes for the actual lifting treatment – only 20 to 30 minutes.

While lash extensions require a lot of upkeep after the initial application due to fill-ins, lash lifts work for up to 12 weeks with zero maintenance. If you want to completely knock mascara out of your beauty routine, ANU Medical Spa offers lash tinting as well to darken your natural lash color and let you skip that pesky step every day. Say goodbye to smudging and hello to easier mornings.

Give ANU Medical Spa a call today if you think lash lifts are the right fit for you. Talk to one of our consultants to learn more and schedule an appointment.  Toss out your eyelash curler that looks like it’s from the medieval times and ditch your mascara. Wake up every morning with beautiful, natural lashes and enough time for that second cup of coffee.

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