Fall Fashion Trend For Women 2018

All the pumpkins are out, and the crispy sound of leaves falling has also began, you have started to feel little chilly in the mornings and also noticed the days are getting shorter, yes, that time of the year is here, Fall is here, where you can become the ultimate style diva. For me, Fall is indeed the most fashionable season. There are so many opportunities to mix and match, not only with the clothes but also with the shoes, accessories, scarves, cardigans, boots everything. And this year too, I love the fall fashion trend. So, here I will discusss some of my favourite Fall trends that are wearable for everyday and are inspired by the famous runway shows.

Trend no.1- Shades of Brown And Vibrant Red-

The dominant colors for this season are red and browns. Usually, every year the darker colors come out for the fall season, like Berry, Violet, Maroons, and so for this season we can see a lot of browns and reds.

Trend no2. Leopard Print-

The very popular leopard style is getting a foot forward to the top trends. Now leopard can be found anywhere, from the coats to shoes.

Trend No.3- Oversized Sweaters-

Oversized cardigans in pastel and bright shades with adorable knits are in trend and can be found in any stores.

Trend no.4- Embroidered Denim Jackets-

They are in trend from last spring, and now the embroideries are getting bigger and bold.

Trend No.5- Florals And Plaids-

Yes, florals are staying, specially with dark colours like black, navy blue, burgundy’s. And plaids are also in for this season, from trousers to jackets to coats, you can flaunt your most loved plaids and florals almost everywhere.

Trend No.6- Big Earrings-

The bigger the bigger, big chunky earrings are stealing the shows for Fall 2018 Fashion Shows. Perfect to pair up with coats and oversized sweaters.

Fashion Trend no.7- Mid Cuff Boots

Mid cuff boots are another fashion statement in this fall.

Hope you like my top 7 wearable trends for this fall season. So, go and refresh your closets and take selfies with the fall foliage. I would love to see some of your fall favourites. Share your fall fashion pictures.

STAY HAPPY AND BE TRENDY

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How to prep skin before applying makeup

We all know that makeup can create wonder to your skin and when you apply makeup with the right technique and with the right amount prepping, it can look flawless. There is no secret that a professional makeup job often looks so naturally gorgeous because of the preparation that goes onto the skin before applications. Now, this prepping can be time-consuming, if you want to pamper your skin with all the luxurious products and high-end brands, then absolutely you can do that. But when you are juggling time between your daily routine and beautifying yourself, then all you need is some simple steps to follow before applying your foundation. The absolute must skin preparing is needed to follow not just to look flawless but also this skin prepping is going to save your delicate skin from various products in a long run, thus, prepping your skin before you apply your makeup is vitally important. So, let’s jump into the must needed steps of skin prepping before applying makeup:

Cleanse:

Making sure your skin is optimally cleansed is the first step in achieving that flawless makeup complexions. Clean all the previous makeup residue, like a little smudge of eyeliner left on the eye corners, thoroughly clean the eyelashes as waterproof mascaras can be hard to remove and then clean the lipstick stains from lips.

Toning:

Toning is an important second step that completes the cleansing process, and a simple toning with a cotton is all you need to open up the pores and give your skin that natural fresh look. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt, and makeup left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, the toner will help to soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.

Spraying rose water on all over face and neck will also make the skin well nourished and glowing.

Moisturise:

To achieve the dewy natural makeup look, moisturize your skin is a key step. I can’t put enough emphasis on how important is this step. No matter what your skin type is, oily or combination or dry, using skin appropriate moisturizer will definitely help you to achieve your desired makeup look.

Prime:

Finally, the last step in achieving the best makeup prep possible is by using a really great primer. Think of your face as a blank canvas, you cleanse it, make it nicely moisturized and then the primer will help your skin becomes so smooth, that any makeup you apply afterward will beautifully blend and give you the ultimate natural finish.

There are some extra care for your skin for that selfie-ready makeup-

Exfoliate:

Follow up your cleanse with a great exfoliator to really rid of excess build-up and clogged pores, leaving your complexion silky and refreshed. You do want to be careful to not over-exfoliate however, exfoliate your skin two times is enough to improve the skin texture and reduce the visibility of blackheads and whiteheads.

Eye creme and eye primer:

Eye creme is also a very essential part of your skin care routine and applying eye creme before the eye makeup will surely help to protect the sensitive eye area.

And there is no secret that eye primer is a must so that the eyeshadows can pop up beautifully.

Sun protection or SPF:

For a daytime makeup look, protect your skin from the harsh UV rays is highly recommended. Though, nowadays, SPF can be easily found in many makeup products, using those are also a great help for the skin.

Serums and Hydrating Mists:

The various kinds of serums are available for making the skin looks great. Sometimes I use them before the makeup and sometimes I skip this step. It basically depends on the condition of the skin and it varies from day to day.

The hydrating mist sprays are good options to put extra hydration in the skin to prevent the dryness. And with these steps, I want to wrap up my most favorite skin prepping steps before applying makeup. Hope this helps you to find your way to prep the skin.

And as always STAY GORGEOUS, HAPPY BLOGGING

K-BEAUTY From TARGET

Nowadays, K-Beauty aka South Korean beauty and skin care products are the well-known name among the worldwide beauty enthusiasts. K-beauty is all about natural ingredients to treat the skin and give the ultimate glow to the skin without any makeup. Target has introduced K-beauty products in their Glow Studio by the seasoned K-Beauty experts at Glow Recipe.

I tried the Glo Studio Hydrated Glow K-Beauty Routine Kit from Target. It is a trial kit size, 5.1 oz. for $13.79. It includes: the makeup melting Make P:rem Black Cleansing Water, the soothing Whamisa by Glow Recipe Green Tea Serum Toner, the hydrating Make P:rem Micro Tension Cream, and the innovative Make P:rem’s In-Shower Face Pack. The full-size products are available in the store and Target website. They have Glow Studio Youthful Glow K-Beauty Routine Kit – 3.8oz for the sensitive and mature skin and Glow Studio Oil Be Gone K-Beauty Routine Kit for oily skin type.

Let’s talk about the products now. I purchased the kit from my local Target store. And believe me, the products have delivered the results as they claim to be. Just after one use of these products, I got the glow like I just had a salon facial. I simply followed the steps as the box said, and instantly see the difference. My skin got super hydrated and insanely glowy. So, here comes the product descriptions and how to use them:

Step 1: This black cleansing water is a great cleanser, I used it in the morning. And it literally pulled all the oil around my t-zone and some makeup residue from my face. I will definitely buy the full size.

Sweep a cotton pad soaked in the Black Cleansing Water over the skin or hold a soaked cotton pad to areas in need of point makeup removal for 15-20 seconds to dissolve and sweep it away. Follow with regular skincare or a foaming cleanser for a more thorough cleanse. Use AM and PM.

Step 2: This serum toner is the first product in this routine that gives the actual glow to my skin. It’s very hydrating, it can be used alone to prep up the skin before applying makeup.

Dispense the Green Tea Serum Toner into palms and gently pat onto face. Repeat as needed for extra hydration. Use AM and PM.

Step 3: So, now comes the moisturizer, and it is a super hydrating moisturizer as I expected from the box. I think it is a great moisturizer for dry and dry combination skin type.

Warm a dime-sized amount of the Micro Tension Cream between palms and press into skin. Continue patting to ensure absorption and lock in hydration. Use AM and PM.

I am always in search of the in-shower products. It’s easy and time saving. Use the In-Shower Face Pack for a boost of hydration when skin is feeling extra dry and tired. After cleansing in the shower, spread a thin layer of the mask all over face like a moisturizing cream, avoiding eyes and mouth. Leave on for the duration of your shower (15~20 minutes), rinsing off before drying off. Follow up with your regular skincare after the shower. Use AM or PM, 1~3 times a week.

This skincare routine will be very useful in the dry winter days. And this trial size kit is definitely helpful to decide what product to buy. I will definitely purchase the Green Tea Serum Toner and the Cleansing water in full size. Hope you like my review on this K-Beauty skin care routine.

STAY BEAUTIFUL

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The Ordinary, product review​ part-2

The Ordinary delivers high-quality skincare at a fair price line. And so, the popularity of Ordinary’s minimalist approach to the cost-effective, clinically proven ingredients are much appreciated by skincare enthusiasts.

In this part, I will discuss some of Ordinary’s bestsellers.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, available in 21 shades. This is a full coverage liquid foundation. It will give a semi-matte finish look and it is oil- free. You can get it on beautylish.com for only $5.

High-Adherence Silicone Primer

This advanced primer blurs imperfections, helps makeup last longer, and lends the skin a matte finish. It can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydration that reduces the look of pores, fine lines, and uneven texture.

The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is brimming with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, which are known to hydrate and promote a smooth, even complexion. 100% pure, cold-pressed and organic, this formulation provides the unmitigated power of a natural wonder: rose hip seed oil. Rich in linoleic (omega 6) and linolenic (omega 3) acids, alongside pro-vitamin A, the oil targets signs of photo-aging (premature aging caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation) and boosts the skin’s overall health for a radiant result.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% +HA 2% Offering gentle – yet extraordinary – exfoliation with lactic acid. This lightweight serum stimulates cell regeneration to reduce pigmentation, diminish acne scars and age spots and improve overall skin texture.

The Ordinary Buffet- A multipeptide serum with a multitude of anything but ordinary benefits, this powerful all-in-one treatment tackles multiple signs of aging. Working in synergy with 11 skin-friendly amino acids, with regular use this ultra-smoothing serum will reveal nourished, youthful-looking skin.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acis Suspension 10%

Produced naturally by yeast that lives on the healthy skin, this anything but ordinary acid brightens skin’s tone while visibly boosting texture and minimizing blemishes. What’s more, unlike many acids, this one does not cause irritation – in fact, it’s been shown to reduce redness and rosacea. Delivered as a lightweight cream-gel suitable for all skin types, this is a beauty no-brainer.

Hope, you like my Ordinary product review part 1 and part 2. Share your favorite Ordinary products and give your opinion about Ordinary skincare.

Stay BEAUTIFUL

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Myrtle Beach, Travel Blog

Beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, and first-rate entertainment can all be found in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is a visitor’s dream, offering everything from relaxing beaches, shopping, exhilarating thrill rides, exciting attractions, quality dining options, and sizzling nightlife.

Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on the East Coast of the United States in South Carolina’s Atlantic coast. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous 60-mile stretch of beach known as “The Grand Strand” in northeastern South Carolina. Ranked as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country (per 2018 census estimates), Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in South Carolina and the United States because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each year.

Once you are there, Myrtle Beach is your playground. The fun usually starts at the beach, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Race down a waterslide at one of the local waterparks, or look at dolphins while zipping around the surf on a jet ski or banana boat ride. If you are still seeking excitement, then get on the Grand Strand’s 200-foot Skywheel, or hop on one of the area’s rollercoasters for some spins, dips, and turns.

If you are looking for a way to have fun without the sun, the Myrtle Beach area offers a number of fun-filled indoor activities. Kids and adults alike can bounce the day away at Rockin’ Jump or take a ride on the hurricane simulator at Wonder Works. To experience the amazing sea life, visit Ripley’s Aquarium, where stingrays and sharks are one of the main attractions for visitors. All these and much more entertainment options are available at Broadway at the Beach, from family entertainment to shopping, great restaurants, and exciting nightlife, everything you will find at there.

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is known throughout the Grand Strand as a “Family Beach”. The perfect family getaway starts in Surfside Beach, where generations of families have been vacationing in a variety of beach homes and condos overlooking serene, beautiful beaches.

Located directly south of Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach is a small beach community revered for the family-friendly environment. The inlet meets the ocean here, so the area is a hot spot for water sports, fishing, and crabbing. The heart of Garden City Beach is the Pier, a paradise for those looking to fish during the day and like to hear live music at night. The sea here is excellent for surfers too. And nearby arcades are favorite stops for those ready to have fun after a day in the sun.

Myrtle Beach is one of our family’s favorite vacation spot and we will keep continuing to visit there. There is something for everybody; like I said, you can start the day at the beach but I bet you will explore a lot more. Whether visit with a large group or plan for a small weekend break, Myrtle Beach will not disappoint you.

Product Review- The Ordinary, Part-1

A few months back, I watched Ordinary products review on youtube and thought to give it a try, so I shopped a couple of items from online and since then I am a huge fan of this cosmetic line. Ordinary is famous for its minimalist packaging and offers an abundance of brilliant, high-performance products at the amazing reasonable pricing. With a wide range of retinol, acids, oils, and vitamins to tackle all the complexion concerns here’s to my favorite Ordinary products, those help me to overcome my skincare issues.

In the first part of this product review, I will discuss some of my favorite Ordinary’s vitamins and retinoids treatments:

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml

Tackling uneven skin tone and visible signs of aging, this gentle serum delivers a concentrated blend of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to smooth, brighten and plump even the most pallid complexions.

Well-known for its brightening properties, The Ordinary has placed vitamin C in its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid at the center of Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Formulated as an antidote to aging, this antioxidant-rich elixir hydrate, and plump skin while brightening and improving uneven skin tone. Usually, I applied at bedtime, it can be used in A.M or P.M. with proper sun protection. I can surely feel the difference after each application. This extraordinary treatment allows you to wake up to the visibly luminous, and younger-looking skin.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

Though I have a combination skin, in the summertime, my skin is getting very oily and acne-prone. This solution is a dream come true for oily skin, this potent serum targets breakouts, minimizes pores and decongests confused complexions by regulating sebum production. It has high concentrations of two of the most efficacious blemish-battling ingredients out there (niacinamide and zinc), which reduce blemish-causing bacteria, keeping your complexion clear, calm and collected.

I apply it to entire face in morning and evening before heavier creams.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

This moisturizer is one of the bestselling Ordinary product. This non-greasy cream offers both immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use. It is one of my favorite moisturizers to use through all year.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Previously Advanced Retinoid 2%)

 Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion is a lightweight, milky-textured serum that works hard to target visible signs of aging while remaining gentle enough to avoid the irritation caused by some retinoid products. Lost elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin tone are all easy targets for this superlative skin savior. I was scared to use a retinoid on my skin, but my skin loves this emulsion. After just one week of use, I can see the visible difference around my smile line and on the forehead.

I apply a few drops on the face in the evening as part of my skin care regimen. It is not safe to use near to the delicate eye area if you have sensitive eyes. And sun protection in the morning is must with any kind of retinoid treatment.

In the next part of this product review, I will discuss some of the bestselling Ordinary solutions and skin care treatments.

Weekend Dinner Simplified- Chicken Meatballs with Rice Pilaf

Weekends are very special to my family, it starts with lots of planning for outing, gathering, shopping, and cooking, but, in reality, all we want is to take some rest and relax our mind and body over the weekends.  Now, who wants to cook in these summer weekends for the whole day and don’t want to have fun outside? I love to cook and I love to try different dishes, and simple dishes are always time-saving and easier to cook, so, many times I opt for a one-pot meal. My family loves to eat chicken meatballs, so, I try it to make it often, sometimes as an appetizer, sometimes for the office and school lunch, and this time I tried to mix the chicken balls with vegetables and rice, and make it a nice one-pot meal. This is also great with leftover rice and it is more nutrient than the just regular chicken dish. And it’s definitely an easy and quick recipe so that I don’t miss my summer outings.

It’s a very simple recipe, all you need are ground chicken, any kind of rice(I used jasmine rice), some of your favorites veggies, some spices and it’s done. In the first step I made the chicken balls, then I cut the vegetables and saute them, in the last step I added the uncooked rice and mix all the things and then cook it in the same pot.

So, first I made the chicken balls. Here I take half a pound ground chicken, then I add salt, sugar, egg, paprika, the five spices powder, black pepper for the flavor and then little bit cornflour and breadcrumbs to bind the balls nicely.

Next is to shape the balls. There is no need to be a perfect size and shape for each of them, as you can see mine are not.

And then shallow fry them until they are nicely golden brown and keep it aside. You can make the chicken balls earlier, and store them in the refrigerator, use it when you are ready to make the dinner. I fried the chicken balls on a Thursday evening and make the rice pilaf on Saturday.

Then in another pot, saute the vegetables. Here, I have green peas, sweet corns, and sliced carrots, these are my kid’s favorites, sometimes I also use different colours of peppers.

Then I add 1tbsp ginger-garlic paste and 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, mix it well.

Next step is to add the water. The quantity of water depends on the quantity of rice, usually, I measure a 1:2 rice and water ratio. When the water starts to boil, I add the washed and pre-soaked rice.

Cover the pot after adding the rice and check every 5 minutes until the rice is properly cooked. And in the last step, I mix the fried chicken balls, little butter and cover the pot. And then wait for 10 minutes before serving, this is important as this resting time will enhance the flavor of the dish and help to incorporate all the different ingredients altogether.

VOILA! CHICKEN BALLS WITH RICE PILAF is ready to serve.

Jurassic World:​ Fallen Kingdom, Movie Review

It’s been 25 years since the first Jurassic Park(1993) released, and still, I feel the same anticipation for dinosaurs movies. I can’t get enough of Jurassic. Whenever I see any Jurassic trailer and then it’s signature background music, I get hooked. So, for me, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom is a must-watch movie. Only this time, it’s getting better, because, this movie reminds some of the nostalgic moments from the previous Jurassic’s and also, this movie reveals the next chapters of Jurassic. It is a good transition movie, a fast-paced storyline and full of actions are in store for the viewers.

MOVIE- JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

DIRECTOR- J.A. BAYONA

CAST- CHRIS PRATT, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, JEFF GOLDBLUM, TED LEVINE, JUSTICE SMITH

The movie starts after the three years of the luxurious theme park Jurassic World’s destruction. The park is getting near to extinct because of a deadly volcanic eruption. And so, Owen( Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) has been asked to join a mission to save the remaining dinosaurs. Here the story resembles previous movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The mission is not only to save the dinosaurs but the hidden agenda is to sell dinosaurs to the highest bidder. So, the rescuing team geared up to save the rare and various aggressive dinosaurs especially the carnivorous ones. Owen and Claire started their journey without knowing the truth and when they came to know, it was quite late, so, they had to fight and suffered a lot while escaping from that situation. The private army captured many dinosaurs and managed to transport them from the island. The touching moment was to see the dinosaurs crying for help when the volcanic fire destroy the whole island.

Then the story goes from the wild nature to the civilized Lockwood’s estate, where conspiracy and greed lead the plot. Dr. Henry Wu (from the Jurassic Park) was able to create a dangerous species that resembles a dinosaur but can be used as a lethal weapon also. Warlords around the world have gathered to buy those dinosaurs. Now, humans get another way to create terror in the world. In the end, Owen and Claire managed to save those dinosaurs but the damage was already done. Like the previous movies,  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also continues to explore the dangers of playing god, humanity’s mistreatment of animals, and the ethical problems of for-profit animal parks. And it’s not the end of the story, because of the mankind’s uncontrollable greediness, the era of dinosaurs has begun again.

To me, it is a good movie to watch with your family and friends. This movie took me back to my school days. I am ready for the next round 🙂

Let’s Talk Eyeliners

Eyes are always the focal point in our makeup, and the most used makeup product is the eyeliner. Black eyeliner is the safest choice for the office, college, party, basically for everywhere. And nowadays other colors are also getting attention. From a playful look to a bold look, the traditional look or just for an everyday outing, eyeliner is a must for every girl’s vanity. As a makeup lover, I like to purchase new products, but I am little conservative while buying an eyeliner. Why? two main reasons, I like to purchase the same eyeliner every time which I know is most suited for me, I know which shade of black will go perfectly with my skin tone, and without any fails, my eye makeup will be perfect. The second reason is, eye sensitivity. I am little skeptical to use a new formula on my eyes. The eyeliners and eye pencils which are tried and tested for a long time are always the right choices for my eyes. Here are some of my prolong used and most trustworthy liquid eyeliners.

I tried to demonstrate the pigmentation and thickness of these eyeliners. There are some black eyeliners and some color eye pencils.

So, here on the top, I have a gold-tone Hyperglossy liquid eyeliner from Maybelline New York, this is great for the festival time or for parties. Next is my most favorite Stay All Day liquid eyeliner from Stila in the shade of Intense Black, it’s a microtip liner, easy to use, just love it. Next is the popular Kat Von D black eyeliner in the shade Trooper, again deep black, excellent for a dramatic look. Then I have two black eye pencils, Infallible long were eye pencil from Loreal in the shade of Black Noir and another favorite from Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in the shade Perversion. I love this shade, this is my fourth one, I use it every day.

Here I have my color eye pencils. The first eye pencil is waterproof kajal from Rimmel, which is a grayish glittery black pencil, I used it on the evening parties, it’s not very glittery though but enough to create a smoky look. The next brown eyeliner is from Kat Von D, Hemingway, nice color for a subtle makeup. As you can see I am a big fan of Urban Decay eye pencils, I got the four shades of them, each of them are quite unique but trust me, they are amazing. Sometimes I use them as the base, or smudge them over my lids and create a slightly tinted shadow, and sometimes I use it as the bottom eyeliners. I consider makeup as another form of art, be creative and be playful, it is fun. Love yourself and always stay happy.

BE GORGEOUS 

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My favourite Orange Lipsticks for summer

Enough of berry, pink, neutrals and red lipsticks, now is the time for some bold orange hues. Orange is such a fun color for summer, it can be completed with a bold look or it can be given a perfect naturally sunkissed blushy look. And the most important part is it can suit every skin tone and you can apply everywhere, all the day long, around this summertime.

Here are some of my favorite orange lipsticks that can go with every skin tone. Usually, I choose a soft orange tone for my everyday look and select a bold one for my favorite occasions. From a perfect Sunday brunch look or summer party look to the vacay look, anytime orange lipstick can give you a shiny fresh face in this warmer days.


Maybelline Electric Orange lipsticks in satin are formulated with rich honey nectar that gives a smooth feel to your lip and the color is so pigmented that one swipe of this bright lipstick is enough to make a perfect orangy pout.

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Juan, this liquid lipstick is a budget-friendly one, $6.50 from Amazon. It has a creamy formula with a matte finish, and it is perfect for vacation.

COVERGIRL Colorlicious Rich Color Lipstick Sweet Tangerine is infused with shea butter for a creamy feel. This lip color is perfect for a softer makeup look.

e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipstick, Orange Dream. Another bold color and this one is highly pigmented, once you apply, it can stay all day long, no need to retouch. But this can be little dry, so apply lip balm before the lipstick can help your lip to retain the moisture.

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MAC Cremesheen lipstick in the shade Crosswires. It is pinkish orange tone, complement the light breezy beach outfits.

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Revlon super lustrous lip gloss, Solar Coral 243. Again this is soft and silky gloss with a glamorous color shine. Appropriate for every day.

STAY HAPPY AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL IN THIS SUMMER.

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