Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer & Treatment Review

Hello my beauties, today I will be sharing with you my experience with using the amazing Eve Pearl's Salmon Concealer & Treatment. If you have been subscribe to my Youtube channel you may have seen me reveal my Eve pearl purchase in my January haul earlier this year and you may have been saying when are you going to share your experience with it? Well, today is the day. I have been using Eve Pearl's Salmon Concealer & Treatment prior to the New Year and I love it. Before I tell you why I love it so much let me share with you some information about this amazing concealer.

Pictures & Swatches

According to Eve Pearl the Salmon Concealer & Treatment is Oil Free • Water Free • Paraben Free • Petrolatum Free Fragrance Free • Mineral Oil Free and Cruelty Free. Now this concealer is unlike other concealers because of the use of the “Salmon” or pinky/peach color as an under eye concealer to neutralize the dark blue undertones from the skin. Most yellows mixed with the blue undertones create those greenish/grey raccoon eyes that are highlighted and only accentuate the problem area.) Have you ever experienced that? I know I have with the typical yellow mixed concealers.

"This luxurious, lightweight cream provides the most versatile sheer – medium – full coverage with a non-greasy texture that glides on the under eyes area or face, while allowing your skin to breathe. It blends into the skin and the universal spectrum of color in the pigments adapt to the skin tone and the changes caused by body chemistry, weather and sun exposure. Ideal for use when flawless precision is required with High Definition Cameras, Lights and REAL LIFE…for all ages."

What's inside this amazing concealer?

*CosmeNutrients®  is Cosmetics infused with nutrients. Combining the unique blends of vitamins, minerals, proteins, peptides and anti-oxidants into multi-functional cosmetic formulations. It provides

• Astaxanthin/AstaReal® A powerful anti-oxidant 500 times stronger than vitamin E

• Packed with Omega 3

• A natural sunscreen equivalent to SPF 20 without any chemicals

• Hydrates, protects & rejuvenates your skin’s texture and elasticity

• Anti-inflammatory properties to soothe, treat and protect against sun damage

• Covers redness, discolorations, dark circles, scarring, tattoos and more

So as you can see from reading about this concealer, it not like any other typical concealer. Why? Because this concealer also treats and protect the skin as well. Now the way I use this concealer is by using a concealer brush to apply it on however, you can use your favorite tool in order to create your personal flawless look. I have to say that this concealer is very lightweight and feels like no other. This concealer applies on smooth and last all day for me which is awesome when I what beauty that last all day long. The only downside to this concealer is the price which is $42, however, I had to reconsider that because this concealer not only conceals, but it treats the eye area too.

The other item I picked up is the Eve Pearl Loose Setting Powder in shade "B", $22. I picked this one up because I wanted a loose powder to set my liquid and cream foundations with it clogging my pores or leave my foundation looking cakey.

According to Eve Pearl this powder will complete your makeup look with a flawless finish that lasts all day.  This lightweight loose setting powder locks in, seals and extends the life of your makeup…especially great for those who want a water resistant effect.  Less time spent on touch-ups means more time to live your life!?? Honestly, this powder is very lightweight and feels so comfortable on my skin and makes me feel like I am not wearing makeup.

 

After using both items since the end of 2010, I have to say I love this concealer and I am so glad that Eve Pearl carries concealers like this for women of color too. I have tried and wanted to try other brands like Benefit cosmetics erase paste, but the only downfall is that the product is not available in deeper shades for women like me and others. If you are looking for concealers like this one. I definitely recommend this one to any woman of color that is looking for a product that will camouflage dark circles without leaving you with the raccoon look. If you would like to see how I use this amazing concealer please watch my video below.

My Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer & Treatment Review Video


 

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Benefit Cosmetics: Girl Meets Pearl Review

Oh yes! It is time to share with you my thoughts on this amazing product I purchased from Sephora a few months ago. What I picked up was Benefit cosmetic’s Girl Meets Pearl. What is it well. . . It is a beautiful product you can use to highlight your complexion with or better yet if you want an all over glow you can mix it into your favorite liquid or cream foundation. Yes!! Glowing complexions are the thing and will be more the thing this summer with the bronzed and glowy skin trend that will come back for another season.

What inspired this purchase was a video I was watching on youtube and yes I do watch other amazing  beauty enthusiast myself. The video that inspired me the most was Michael’s (AKA The Sublime Agent on YouTube)  "Glow From Within A Luminous Makeup Look". He created a fabulous instructional video on how to create glowing skin during the video he use a illuminizer by Illamasqua and mixed it into his cream foundation. The result was beautiful and I wanted in! Now Illamasqua’s products are great but I did not find the right illuminator for my skintone. So after searching Benefit Cosmetic's Girl Meets Pearl Golden Pink was the winner. The tone was perfect for my yellow undertoned complexion, so hence I purchased it and love it so much.

What they say about Girl Meets Pearl, $30:

What it is:
A soft, golden pink, liquid-pearl highlighter.

What it does:
This sheer, light-reflecting formula glides on smoothly for a breathtakingly luminous complexion.

What else you need to know:
Includes skin-soothing raspberry and chamomile.

Overall thoughts, I trully love this products to use as a luminizer. You can use it to highlight your checkbone and the bridge of your nose or for more fabulousness you can use it and mix it into your foundation for the beautiful all over glowing skin. Have you tried this product? What are you thoughts on this one here, please share by leaving your comments below. Well. .  until next time stay fabulous my beauties!!

 

Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl Review

 

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Temptu Under Eye Concealer: The Review

Concealer. . . One of the most used makeup products used in the beauty industry. Many people are always on a hunt for concealer to cover up imperfections like breakouts, discolored skin, and the most popular under eye circles. Like many, I am always on the hunt for a concealer that will cover my imperfections like under the eye especially during allergy season. It never fails that when allergy season comes around my under eye becomes puffy, red and dark. In addition to the issues listed my fine lines underneath my eyes became more visible. So, with that said I need a concealer that will meet the needs listed.

I currently own many concealers that work very well for concealing imperfections like MAC cosmetics Studio finish, Smashbox camera ready concealer and Stila perfecting concealer, however none of them are like the concealer I am going to share with you today. The concealer I will be talking about is the TEMPTU Under Eye Concealer that is a perfect companion for those of you that already use the Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System.

The Temptu under eye concealer is unique in it one way compared to the concealers I already own. How? Well this concealer conceals and also has some amazing skincare combined with it. What is it? What's in it?

 

According To Temptu These Are the Key Benefits:

 

  • Diamond Core with Luminera Complex: A diamond Core complex that transforms UV light into photoluminescence creating a soft-focus glow effect dramatically reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration
  • Smoothing Complex: A silicone in water formulation that provides hydration and smoothing for the under eye area, blending seamlessly with the Temptu airbrush and retouch formulas
  • Antioxidants Vitamins C & E: Scavenge free radicals in the skin that destroy collagen and elastin
  • Vitamin K: Minimizes dark circles, puffiness and fine lines by combating the underlying cause of darkening in the skin
  • Arnica Extract: Reduces inflammation and redness and restores suppleness to the skin
  • Cucumber and Chamomile Extracts: Soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory agents.

 

How to use the concealer:

  1. Of course apply your favorite skincare on freshly cleanse skin for before you apply any foundation or concealer.
  2. Use your favorite primer. If you have fine lines under the eyes it is a great idea to prime because the primer will help smooth out the fine lines and help your concealer to go on smoother
  3. Apply the Temptu Under eye concealer and use your ring finger to pat and roll the concealer on for a smooth application.
  4. Finally apply your Temptu Airbrush foundation for a flawless finish to your complexion.
  5. Then Set with Temptu Retouch Translucent powder.

 

My thoughts on this concealer? Well, I have been using this concealer for the past 3 weeks nows and  here are my findings: During the days when my allergies were bad to the point my eyes were puffy I did notice that the Temptu under eye concealer did reduce the puffiness and redness. That was a plus to me because my eyes would look terrible with my regular concealer.

The coverage was a bit light for me. If you are used to using MAC's studio finish concealer you know that you can receive full coverage from that concealer, right? With the Temptu concealer I felt it gave me a light to medium coverage, so in turn I had to apply a bit more than normal to achieve the same coverage I get from my MAC or smashbox concealer. As far as seeing any reduction in fine lines and wrinkles I don't think 3 weeks was enough time for me to see that benefit. Just being honest.

The color match was pretty good! The tan worked great for me and the dark color I had would be a great companion if I got more sun. If that were to happened I could mix the too together to get the perfect match for my summer skin tone.

As far as the wearability, I was happy to say that the product did not get cakey or crease on me throughout the day. In turn my eyes look bright and refreshed.

Overall, I have to say that the TEMPTU Under Eye Concealer is priced on the high end of concealer, $28, and if you have the concerns with fines lines, puffiness, and discoloration definitely give it a try. However, if you are needing a full coverage concealer this may not be for you and you may just need to opt for a full coverage concealer and add on your favorite eye cream for the extra skincare benefit.

This Concealer can be foundation at Sephora.com., Temptu.com and QVC.com. I was shocked when I heard that QVC carried the Temptu airbrush system! I thought that was great because now if anyone wanted to give it a try without having to shelling all of your money in one big payment QVC offers easy pays on the system.

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MAC Cosmetics: Beauty Chameleon’s Favorite MAC Eye Shadows

Hi everyone! I can not believe that we are already into the month of September! Were did the summer go? Well, today I was going through some request from my youtube channel (NHOP76) and a lot of my subscribers wanted to know what my favorite MAC Cosmetics eye shadows were? Some also wanted to know if I owned a huge MAC eyeshadow collection too, and honestly I don't. I think I own maybe 45 shadows from mac and that's about all. The only reason why is I love so many others makeup brands other than MAC. So, with that said please don't feel like you have to own every shadow I am showing. First search through your makeup collection and if you find colors similar use them otherwise if you feel compelled to purchase that is up to you. But anyway, my lovely subscriber Cheez12345 from youtube requested this video and I had to do it. If you have not checked out her youtube channel you should. She is a very sweet and beautiful woman and tips and tricks of her own.

But, Jaya this is for you and others that would like to know my favorites and there are a lot. Hopefully this will be a guide or reference to those breaking into makeup or are an aspiring makeup artist looking for colors to use in you kit.

 

My Favorite Warm Tones From MAC Cosmetics:

 

 

Colors From Left to right:

  • Top Row: Grain, Bamboo, Soba, Orb, Bright Future
  • Second Row: Brun, HoneyLust, Flip, Soft Brown, Firespot
  • Third Row: 100 Strokes, Embark, HandWritten, Brown Script, Firecracker

 

Favorite Blues & Greens:

 

 

 

Colors From Left to Right:

  • Rite Of Spring, Aquadisiac, Aquavert, Rated "R"
  • Clarity, Gulf Stream, Club, One Off
  • Climate Blue, Freshwater, Femme Noir

 

Favorites Purples, Pinks & Greys

 

 

Colors from Left To Right:

  • Top Row: Crystal Avalanche, Seedy Pearl, Swish, Da Bling
  • Second Row: Silver Ring, Parfait Amour, Creme De Violet, Sushi Flower
  • Third Row: Carbon, graphology, Virbrant Grape

 

As you all may know you can find MAC eye shadows at your local MAC store or if you don't live near a MAC store you can find them at your local departments stores like Nordstrom.com, Macys, and Dillards too. I hope that you all found this helpful in your search for eye shadows. Also, What are your favorite MAC eyeshadows? Please share!! You never know. . . You may find them in my kit one day soon!

 

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Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kits Blush & Highlighter Review

This review is for my fabulous beauty chameleons that love all things to do with airbrush makeup. For some time now I has been experimenting with Temptu's Airbrush Makeup System this summer and I am truly loving the experience. When I wear the airbrush makeup during this hot and humid season I am loving the fact that my face is not melting all over my clothes. That it is a definite plus for me, wouldn't you agree? If you are kind of like airbrush makeup? Temptu? Check out my previous post by clicking on either link below to find out more:

Temptu Airbrush System Review Click "Here"

Temptu Airbrush System: How to Apply tutorial Click "Here"

 

Anyway. . .I recently decided to try out Temptu's limited edition Enhance Kits that are exclusive to Sephora. Both sets features a highlighter and a blush in limited edition packaging, which I thought was so cute. I guess anything with cute packaging can make a makeup junkie go wild, huh? Anyway, both kits retails for $50 and each airpod is filled with .28 FL OZ of product. The first set I received was the TEMPTU AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter – Summer Glam ($65 Value) Summer Glam – Blushing Coral 406/ Sunset Glow 306:

 

When I saw the color in the airpod of the Blushing Coral blush my initial thought was the color will apply on the skin very bright! However, when applied on it was very light in color even with the compressor turned to more. So, my thoughts is for a brighter bolder application for medium to deep skin tones you will have to turn your compressor to the highest setting. Although, I was happy with the intensity seen in the photo above. I totally would say, that this summer glam kit can be worn other than summer months. Heck, I would be seen in the dead of winter with this color on because during that time I crave for color, so don't limited yourself. The other kit I have is the TEMPTU AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter – Summer Glow ($65 Value) Summer Glow – Vintage Ruby 405/ Pink Pearl 305:

 

Now, this kit I truly love!! For some reason I have a hard time with plum and wine colored blushes because they turn very red on me. As a result, I shy away from them. But after trying this I am back!! The Vintage Ruby Blush. . .  I will tell you will go on intense. So, you will have to turn your compressor to less. The highlighter. . . .. I love the pink pearl!! This gave my skin a beauty pink glow. I swear I wore this one almost everyday because I got so many complements on it. This color will definitely look wonderful on women of color and for lighter skin tones just again apply less to have a similar look too!

Overall what they say about these kits:

What it does: TEMPTU AIR pod™ is a revolutionary, patent-pending technology that's applied exclusively with the TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System to achieve professional quality airbrush results in the convenience of your own home. Create a gorgeous and glamorous look that lasts from day to night with this set of perfectly matched AIR pod™ Blush and Highlighter shades. Achieve a dramatic summer glow by enhancing cheeks with a pop of blush that goes on sheer, and then take your complexion from dull to radiant in an instant with the shimmering highlighter. What it is:

formulated WITHOUT: – Sulfates – Phthalates

What else you need to know: This limited-edition set contains a full-size AIR pod™ Blush in Blushing Coral 406 and a full-size AIR pod™ Highlighter in Sunset Glow 306; each pod contains approximately 2 months of makeup and works with all skin types and is suitable for all skin tones. It is dermatologist approved, oil-free, and hypoallergenic—making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

 

My thoughts overall? I think if you already own this airbrush system and are looking for blushes to add to your makeup collection definitely try it out! I love the Summer Glow collection. The color applied on without of being streaky. However, with the Summer Glam kit blush is beautiful, but it seemed to be a bit watery or streaky to me to the point I had to really apply a lot and I had even it out and use my fingers to blend as well.

What are you thoughts? Do you already own the limited edition Enhance Kits from Temptu? If so, what are you thoughts? Feel free to comment below. In the meantime stay tuned for my video review of these limited edition kits and there will also be 2 tutorials coming up using these kits with an eye shadow look as well! 

 

Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kits Review: Summer Glam & Summer Glow

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Makeup Haul Part II: M-A-C “To The Beach Collection”

It has been a long time since I have done a MAC collection haul since the sugar sweet collection came out! I love some of the MAC collections that they create. I feel that they put a long of artistry into each collection which drives me to got try them out. The latest collection from, To The Beach”, is perfect to jump start the summer. What inspired me to go out and purchase some of the collection was this beautiful face chart for the look called Temperature rising.

When summer comes I just die for warm oranges, golds and anything that is hot and scorching, lol. So, this look drove insane to purchase the eye shadows so that I can recreate the face chart with the colors for the eyes and then I would incorporate makeup from my existing collection. Another reason why I decided to purchase this look is because a lot of my followers on twitter suggested to try this look to, so that I can create a fun step by step tutorial for my youtube channel (NHOP76) too! So, you know I can not wait to create a video for this one. My haulage is as follows:

  • The MAC Bronzing Powder is in shade: Bronze, I just needed a darker bronzer for summer since my skin is a bit darker from being outdoors. I like this shade and recommend it is you are a NC42 which is my shade in most of MAC’s foundations.
  • MAC eye shadows: 1 is from the MAC ‘To the Beach’ Eyeshadow which is called firecracker. It is a veluxe pearl that is softly pigmented with a orange/gold tone, very pretty. I want to purchase the sand and sun eyeshadow, but that one was sold out online and in store, so the MAC lady recommend to purchase the soft brown matte shadow that was pretty close to the collection color. The other two colors I picked up was ORB and Brown Script. I did not purchase the blue eyeliner because I have one in my makeup collection by Urban Decay that is pretty color.
  • MAC Paint Pot: Painterly. I swear everyone on youtube uses this paint for a base, so I guess I am too, lol. But this paint pot is AWESOME!! I does not crease and I have been using this one all weekend long! Love it!!
  • MAC ‘To the Beach’ Nail Lacquer: Scorcher. I love a hot orange in the summer time and this one was perfect for my short and chic nails.
  • MAC 217 Blending Brush: I wanted another blending brush that was not as fluffy as my 224 brush. So, I will be using that in newer tutorials too!

Larger Swatches of the eye shadows:

All of the shadows are nicely pigmented, so no complaints about this collection at all. If you were looking to check out this look from the collection I hope that this blog post helped you out. You know that you can always find this collection at your nearest MAC counter otherwise I know for sure that if you do not live close to a MAC store of counter you can purchase MAC online at their website or ifyou shop at nordstroms online you can also purchase MAC Cosmetics there too. Anyway, I again hope that you enjoyed this post and a video will be on it’s way very soon 🙂

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Makeup Review: Raving Beauty Cosmetics

Hey all, today I would like to share with all a new brand of makeup that I have been working with and playing with for the past 5 months now. I discovered Raving Beauty Cosmetics on youtube back in 09. What intrigued me about Raving Beauty Cosmetics is the fact that the company is a small beauty business that offers mineral makeup for those with sensitive skin without the hefty price tag. Now you all know me I love my department store brands so much!! However, it can become pretty costly after a while of collecting it, right? That is why I decided try out Raving beauty cosmetics. I love playing with color especially when it comes to the eyes and when it comes to changing up the look according to the trends of the season eyeshadow can become costly especially in this day and age, so I thought let gives this a try. After trying I was so amazed with the quality of the shadows and the price. . . $5.00 per jar of shadow. As a result, I wanted to share this wonderful product to all of my viewers on youtube that watch my tutorials, because I was sure that they would like to create looks for whatever the occasion is without breaking the bank.

I have been using Raving beauty Cosmetics for the past 5 months and love it!! Just recently the owner of the company, Annette sent more so more shadows to review and I was so happy to recieve them! I love brights and that is what I got!! What I received was the following:

Raving beauty Cosmetics Mineral Shadows:

  • Carbon
  • Infinity
  • Blue Hydrangea
  • Bright Green

Swatches of each color:

Aren’t these colors bright! I just love them and you better believe there will be a tutorial both wearable and dramatics looks for you to see and try these looks out for yourself too! If you would like to hear my full review check out my video below and tell me what you think? Also If you already tried Raving Beauty Cosmetics please let us all know your opinions on the line and the products too! Chat soon, Tasha 🙂

Video Review:


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Tarte FRXtion Review

It’s that time of year again. The climate is changing from warm and humid to dry and cold. With the changes how are you lips holding up? Are you experiencing the unglamorous dry and cracked lip look right now? I am too and recently this lead me to Sephora on a hunt for a remedy that would solve my problem without spending too much money. While in sephora I came across the Tarte FRXtion 0.12 oz($11.00).

What it is:
A sugar-based lip exfoliant and lip balm stick.

What it does:
Tarte FRXtion Sugar Lip Exfoliator and Soothing Balm features exfoliating sugar crystals and vitamin E vanilla lip balm to soothe, calm and protect lips. A built-in mirror on the cap allows for on-the-go application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This exfoliating lip stick contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients such as aloe leaf extract, known for soothing, healing and antiseptic properties, chamomile extract to treat and heal dry skin, and jojoba seed oil, a naturally-derived oil that is easily absorbed into skin, leaving it more supple. It’s also formulated with vanilla, a fragrant extract with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and vitamins A and E, antioxidants that fight free radical damage.

So, after reading about this wonderful information and getting reassurance from a co-worker I was sold!! I bought it and let me tell you. . . the Tarte FRXtion is amazing. The sugar scrub gently removes any dry skin left on the tips and quickly desolves on the lips without a mess. Then the lip treatment smells so good and feel smooth and non sticky which is a plus! If you are suffering from the cracked dry lips then definitely check this out!!!

Can you tell how much I like it!!

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Makeup Review: Revlon ColorStay with Softplex, SPF12

p-facecsmunormdry-lgHey my beauty chameleons! I know it is getting hot outside and your complexions are screaming for a foundation that will not melt off and still look fresh at the end of the day, right? Well, over a month ago I decided to purchase the Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry Skin Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15. Like you, I was craving for a liquid foundation that would stay on, still look nice and dewy without looking cakey, stiff and rubbing off on my clothes, child, and hubby.

What they say about:

Want makeup that is flawless and weightless for 16 perfect hours?? Revlon® has the solution – ColorStay™ Makeup with SoftFlex™.

Specially formulated for normal or dry skin, this oil-free, moisture-balanced formula gives you flawless looking skin.

Makeup looks fresh and feels great for up to 16 hours thanks to the lightweight, comfortable feel from the Patented SoftFlexColorStay™ Formula.

Medium to full coverage in 12 luxurious shades, with SPF 15 protection*.

*Toast, Caramel and Cappuccino contain SPF 12.
**Will not rub off with normal use.

What I Like about it:

The color matching was wonderful, the formulation felt smooth and flexible on my skin and it did not rub off or fade at the end of the day. I thought that was wonderful for a drugstore brand. If you would like to see my review in my detail sit back and watch my video.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer Review

21j-rng3-bl_sl500_aa250_A new eyeshadow primer by Smashbox? Yes! The Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer for $20 just came out a month or so ago and I was so wondering would this be a potential replacement to my Urban Decay Primer Potion? Now, many may say why in the world would you not like the primer potion? Well, don’t get me wrong I love it, but I don’t love that I can’t use the entire bottle without cracking it open to get my full monies worth, lol. So, hence the thought I decided to pick this one up and give it a try. Now, I am sure that you all that watch my makeup tutorials on youtube noticed that I have been using the new Smashbox primer a lot, right? Well, I love it!! What I like about this primer is that is works as a neutralizer for discolored lids and you can wear it by itself or as a shadow base. As a shadow base it ROCKS!! I wore this primer during a 10 hour shift at work and let me tell you may shadows stayed in place without creasing! Yey!!

Now what they say about this primer:

What it is:An ultra-luxurious lid primer.What it does:Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer creates the perfect canvas for eyeshadow application. Wear this universal shade under shadow to increase longevity, or create the perfect nude eye by applying over the lid for an even tone. What Else You Need To Know:The exclusive formula contains Phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization and amino acids for skin-smoothing benefits. Soft focus pearls help diminish the appearance of fine lines on the lids while the patented Qusome(R) delivery system ensures all ingredients penetrate the skin to deliver effective results.Size: 0.1 oz

So, with all of that said you should definitely give this one a try!

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