What I Got For Christmas 2012


Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well and have had a few fabulous and festive days. I'm still well and truly in party mode as my boyfriend and I are going to a family party at my Nannas house tonight for a buffet and drinks, yey!

Before I get my party gear on I wanted to write my 'What I Got For Christmas' post. Now as with anyone who writes these posts - I have a little disclaimer for you. Firstly, if you hate these type of posts as you feel they are 'bragging' or 'showing off', please don't read. Its your choice! I'd also like to state that I am in no way 'spolit' and the reason I was bought lots of presents is because my mum loves Christmas and its the one time of year she likes to really treat my sister and I and secondly, I have a huge family. My mum and Dad are seperated and re-married so I essentially receive gifts from four families instead of two. I also have a wonderful boyfriend and his family who buy for me too.

I am so grateful for everything I received and I always think of those less fortunate than myself at this time of year. With this being said, continue reading if you enjoy these kind of posts (I know I do, I'm so nosey!) and if you don't that's fine as well but please don't make a point of leaving any unnecessary comments. 

After that huge intro, here is what I got for Christmas ...

Michael Kors Watch
I loved absolutely everything I was lucky enough to receive this year but this has to be my favourite present of all. My lovely boyfriend and Dad put some money together to get me this as I've been wanting one for as long as I can remember. I could never afford a nice watch like this myself so to be treated to one at Christmas is just amazing. I chose the classic rose gold style and I adore it. It needs a few links removing as its too big for me but as soon as I get them removed, it will be permanently glued to my wrist!
Studded Bag - H&M
I chose this as a gift from my mum and step dad and it was a total bargain at only £29.99 from H&M. I love the whole studded trend at the moment and was after a new black bag. This one is perfect!
Black Ankle Boots - Topshop
I got these as a gift from my mum and step dad too and they are the perfect boots. I already have an almost identical pair in a taupe colour but as I love them so much I wanted a black pair that I could throw on with anything in my wardrobe. I also think boots like this can be worn all year around as I like to pair them with cute little dresses in the Spring/Summer time.
BHS Coat & Topshop Jumper
I also got these two items from my mum and step dad and really love them both. I chose the coast myself when my mum and I went shopping in Newcastle. Its from BHS of all places and was reduced in the sale to £40.00. It fits me like a glove and I really love the fur collar. The jumper was a surprise and my mum and she said she thought it was very 'me' when she spotted it in Topshop. She wasn't wrong - I love it.
Clutch Bags - Primark
Can you sense a studded theme amongst my Christmas gifts?! I got the black studded bag from my auntie along with a stunning MAC eyeshadow and the cream bag was from my mum in my stocking. I love them both and they will go with almost any outfit I wear.
Origins Products - Quick Hide Concealer, Gin Zing Eye Cream, Trio of Face Masks
I have been wanting to try Origins products for as long as I can remember so when Christmas came around it was the perfect time for me to give some of them a go. I chose the Gin Zing eye cream and Quick Hide concealer from my mum and step dad and the trio of face masks are from my Auntie. I've tried them already and have totally fallen in love with them. I will review them all soon.
Perfume - Juicy Couture, Miss Dior, MAC Turquatic
I'd have to say perfume is one of my favourite gifts to receive for my birthday or Christmas. Its just something I can never afford to buy myself so it makes for the perfect gift. I tend to try and make any perfumes I receive as gifts last me throughout the whole year until I can stock up again. The Juicy Couture perfume was from my mum and step dad, Miss Dior was from my Nanna and the MAC Turquatic was from my boyfriends mum. I love them all and if you haven't smelt them - go and give them a whiff! 
Makeup -
Stila in the Light Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil Set, Real Techniques Starter Kit, Topshop 'Wicked' Lipstick, MAC 4 pan palette & eyeshadows, Korres Lip Butter, China Glaze 'Armour' Nail Polish & MAC 'Young Punk' Eyeshadow

As a beauty lover it was obvious I was going to get some new beauty goodies to blog about. I won't talk about these too much as I will be reviewing them all individually but I love them all and am so grateful. It will really help me keep my blog constantly updated with reviews, especially as I'm so poor after buying lots of Christmas pressies this year. These were gifts from my mum and step dad, my boyfriend and my boyfriends mum and dad. Thanks Guys!
Hair Products
Moroccan Oil, Mark Hill Gift Set, Andrew Barton Gift Set, Lee Stafford Gift Set, Big Sexy Hair Gift Set

I'm not going to go through who bought me all of these as I would be here all day but I'm very grateful to everyone who did. I love hair products and I think most of my family and friends know that any kind of haircare gift sets will be a winner for me. I love the fact I can try out little mini products before purchasing the full size. I also got the Moroccan Oil from my Nanna and I'm so excited to own it as I've read so many good reviews from other bloggers. I will definitely be reviewing it after I've used it for a while to let you know my thoughts.
Ted Baker Gift Set
This is a really luxurious gift set and I love it. It contains everything from body scrub to body butter and I can't wait to give myself a pamper using all of the products inside. I also love the packaging and I think I'm going to use it as storage for some of my skincare and body products. Whatever I decided to do with it, it will come in very handy!
St.Moriz Gift Set
My mum knows how much I love this stuff so she picked this set up to pop in my stocking. I was super excited to see that it came with the 'dark' tan and a bronzing gel for the face. I love the original version of the tan so I was intrigued by the dark version and I've been on the look out for a face tanner for ages now. I used both of the products last night and on first impressions, I love them both. I might review them in full soon if you'd be interested?
Bits & Bobs
A set of floral mugs, Jelly Belly lip balms, Refresher Mug, Socks, 'I heart Shopping' Keyring, Diary

Ah, aren't bits and bobs like this just the best? The selection I've photographed here are various things I received in my stocking except for the floral mugs that were a gift from my step dads mum. She thought they would be nice for my flat which they certainly will as I love the design on them, very Cath Kidston. I adore the Jelly Belly lip balms and I thought I could use the tin to store all of my lip balms in which will be cute. I also love the diary as I am constantly making notes and need somewhere I can jot important things down. It will also be great for blog ideas. The Refresher mug is awesome, I love printed mugs like this and the 'I heart Shopping' keyring is very me as I do love a good shop. I also got some new socks which are a winter essential to go under my boots.
Slipper Boots
These are from my boyfriends mum and she buys me a pair every year as she knows how much I love being cosy when I'm lazing around my flat. I love these grey knitted ones with cute bows and pom poms as they are so furry, warm and snuggly inside. I imagine these will be glued to my feet for the foreseeable future.
Undies
Sorry if this is a bit 'TMI' but I think these are so pretty that I just had to share. These were all gifts in my stocking and my mum picked them up from Matalan. They always have a lovely selection of underwear for very reasonable prices. I can't wait to feel lovely and feminine wearing these.
Jewellery
All of this jewellery except the ear cuff from River Island which I picked from my boyfriend, were stocking fillers from my mum. The majority of it is super cheap from Primark or Matalan but you would never know to look at it. They look a lot like pieces you would find at Topshop so I was very pleased with all of them. A girl can never have too much jewellery right?

Chocolates
Need I say more?

As you can see I was exceptionally lucky and as I said at the start of this post I am so grateful for everything I received and I feel truly blessed to have such a generous and wonderful family. I know Christmas isn't about presents but I'm sure you all love to receive them, even if you don't like to admit it. I certainly know I thoroughly enjoy exchanging gifts with my loved ones and I hope the people who I bought presents for loved theirs just as much.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got and that you all got everything you wished for.

Lots of Love,


77 comments

  1. You have some really fabulous gifts here, and welcome to the MK watch "crew" haha :) I've had mine since valentines day from my lovely boyfriend (we went halves) and I've worn it everyday since. You won't be disappointed! xx

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  2. Awww wow - you received so many amazing gifts! I saw your photo on Instagram and was hoping you'd post this (I'm SO nosey - sorry!) I love Miss. Dior and that Stila palette looks fabulous! I hope you had a great Christmas and have a great New Year! xxx

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  3. Wow you got some amazing presents! :)

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  4. Ted Baker Gift Set looks great.
    Miss Dior is one of my fav fragrances.

    Great post - love everything.

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

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  5. you had lots of great present! can't wait for the reviews :)

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  6. Wow, you got some lovely stuff, the watch is gorgeous and i love the handbag! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. So many presents! Everything's amazing and you have 30+ blog posts right there hahah. Also I feel like you won't have to shop for next few months. You are very lucky girl :)x

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  8. You are very luck & have fab gifts! I love the H&M bag and of course the Michael Kors watch! You should review the face masks, I am contemplating getting the Drink Up one x

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  9. What a fabulous haul you got there! I'm sure you deserved everything :D Merry (late) Christmas!

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  10. woweee you did so well, glad to hear your still in party mode, good girl hehe
    mac turquatic has to be my fav ever smell!! love the lacey bra too :) glad you had a good one hun x

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  11. So many lovely presents!! And I absolutely love Guilian chocs:):)

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  12. I love all the studded stuff!xx

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  13. Wow lucky girl, so many great gifts. I really like the two clutches and the bag from top shop! :)

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  14. I love everything of what you got for christmas, pretty epic! enjoy the new year :) x

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  15. You lucky lucky duck! Amazing gifts! Love and (slightly drooling) over the Michael Kors watch. It's gorgeous. Great post! :)

    xx

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  16. You got some lovely stuff love the watch! I love these kinds of posts like you I'm so nosey! I'm loving the Topshop jumper too I love studs! xx

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  17. Ah wow I'm loving all of your gifts :) Looking forward to seeing some of the beauty goodies appear on your blog soon :) xx

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  18. Wow, you got some lovely gifts off your family :) I know what you mean about Christmas making you feel glad for what you have - I feel sorry for those who don't have their loved ones around them at this special time of year :(
    I absolutely love those ankle boots and the Topshop jumper - they'd go great together with black leggings or skinny jeans (I'm such a casual dresser, most of the time!)
    If you'd like to take a look at what I got for christmas this year my link is http://littlebeautyblogg.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-2012-part-two-presents.html?m=1
    Good luck for your blog in 2013, it really is amazing!
    Elysia xxx

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  19. Lovely post, i love that H&M bag!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  20. Very lucky those are great gifts :) xxx

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  21. I'm not sure why, but I always love these kind of posts and "haul" posts too. I guess I am just a nosey bugger haha. Great gifts, looks like a lot of nice things xo

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  22. I love this kind of post! You had such lovely gifts :) xx

    standforstyle22.blogspot.com

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  23. wow! Amazing giftS!!:) U must have been a really good girl!:)

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  24. You were really lucky, love reading these sort of posts! The underwear is gorgeous too!

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  25. very lucky those are lovely things, would love a review on the st moritz face gel xx

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  26. Wow you got loads of pretty things, I love the studded bag you got looks gorgeous Xx

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  27. Santa was certainly very good to you! x

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  28. So many lovely goodies! Looks like you had a great holiday!
    xx,
    The Introverted Brunette

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  29. Love having a nose at what other people got! And you got some awesome things, SNAP on the mac quad!

    xx

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  30. ahhh presents!! loving all the make up goodies! x

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  31. Lovely presents Kayleigh! I love the Dior perfume and also got the Real Techniques starter kit :) xx

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  32. I'm so jealous :D You got some really fantastic products! xoxo

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  33. SO many goodies!! holy :) i especially love all the bags/clutches you got!

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  34. All your presents are amazing, I love the beauty goodies!
    Rachael x

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  35. You got some amazing things! Hope you had an awesome Christmas!

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  36. Wow you got some gorgeous things!
    Love the Topshop jumper and boots :)
    x

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  37. You got some lovely gifts 1 I am asking for the watch for my 18th xxx Would you mind repyling to my quesiton on my blog www.imitationisthegreatestformofflattery.blogspot.co.uk soI can see the answer..... basically you know the mac eyeshadows how come some are flat?

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  38. I love these kind of posts as well, guess I'm a little bit nosey too! Hope you had a lovely christmas :)
    Beautiful watch and I love those boots, they will go with everything! xxx

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  39. Wow you got some really lovely things :)

    Merry Xmas :)
    Love Jess
    xxx

    Check out the xmas giveaway ends 31st Dec. http://sittingprettyvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmasgiveaway.html

    :)

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  40. omg lucky you! i love these posts - probably put one up tomorrow! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  41. Wow, you got some amazing things! I love the Origins products and all the hair & make up bits! xo

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  42. You got loads of amazing things! I have that bag too and I love it x

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  43. You really are lucky :) Love everything you got! Obviously everyone who bought for you made an effort and I can't wait to read every single review :) This is easily my favourite "what I got for christmas" post hehe. So sad it's over for another year xxx

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  44. you got so many amazing presents! love the black studded bag, I wonder if it still available ? xo

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  45. Can't wait to hear all about the makeup goodies in future posts :) Happy holidays!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  46. You got lots of lovely things, Love that handbag and all of the Mac goodies, I'm looking forward to all of the reveiws :)
    Rosalie x

    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. You where a lucky lady :) love all your gifts , I wouldn't worry about peoples opinions I love reading what people have got and haul posts.

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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  48. Definitely the biggest 'Christmas presents haul' I've seen! Aren't you a lucky lady! I think the h&m
    bag you got might just be my favourite thing you got! Jealous of so many things - haha! I hope you do any kind of post including mac eyeshadows in the future, I'm keen to get a palette for 4 (just like the one you got) but I'm overwhelmed by all the choices of which shades to pick! xxx

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  49. So much lovely girlie goodness, you lucky thing!

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  50. Wow, you got some gorgeous things! :) I love the bag, bargain at £30!!!
    Gem xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com

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  51. Wow, amazing presents. I love reading these posts, its so fun being nosey. :) xx

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  52. wow you got some lovely things! Why was i not aware of the St Moriz sets!? my life is complete haha. I loveeeee love loveee the studded bag - i saw it a while back in my h&m and almost got it - literally kicking myself now for not grabbing it! its beautiful! And dont feel bad for posting your gifts on your blog - <3 i love seeing what other people got for christmas as i find things i want to treat myself to!

    hope you have a fab new year beautyyy xx

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  53. you got some nice things girl! love the jumpers and the watch

    xo Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  54. You have a fab mum to buy you all those lovely presents! so many nice things, hope you have a good new year, look forward to seeing your blog keep growing :)

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  55. I love your watch, I too have been wanting one just like it. You got a lot of awesome gifts!!
    Wishing you all the best in 2013 hun <3!!

    xoxo
    annpaige
    http://annpaigefashion.blogspot.ca

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  56. WOW Your xmas pressies are absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  57. ahh Kayleigh, you've made me want everything you got! such lovely gifts :) really wanna do this post too but worried for the same reasons, I have a massive family and don't want it to be misinterpretted as me being spoilt haha! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  58. Oh my gosh you received so many presents! My family and I didn't exchange any presents this year so I received none. Thought I had a fab Christmas, looking at these photos make me want to put a clock back and changed the "rule" we set! hehe

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  59. Looks like you got some fab gifts :) Cant wait to see a review of that Stilla palette. I have had my eye on that one for a while

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  60. Please do a review on the st. moritz tan please because I saw this gift set in tesco and was going to buy it but decided against it and now I'm wondering should I go back? Xxx

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  61. Ooh I love the bags you got and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Big Sexy Hair range! I put myself on a spending ban in October as I'm saving for an amazing holiday to LA and for post-graduation (argh!) so receiving new things is so exciting and I feel way more appreciative this Christmas! Hope you had an amazing one xxx

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  62. the ted baker gift set looks gorgeous!!! and all the things you got seem lovely! and there was no need for you to even put a disclaimer and say you have a big family really :) xxx

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  63. You got some amazing presents, I love the boots I rally want a pair like them. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. Very thoughtful disclaimer hun :). You got some lovely things, especially the Michael Kors! ee!

    e x

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  65. Looks like you got some beautiful gifts! I love the watch :) x

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  66. Lovely presents you've got! Hope you had a great time

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

    Have a happy new year

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  67. Awww glad to see you were absolutely spoiled, well deserved :D I got the Mark Hill set and the RealTechniques kit too, I love them! :) The watch is absolutely divine! xxx

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  68. Lovely presents - I love these posts everyone likes a good nosey :-)) xxx

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  69. Eeeek! My fiancé gave me the same MK watch, I just droooool over how gorgeous it is & immediately had the links removed the day after Christmas hehe(; You definitely look like you had an amazing Christmas all your gifts look lovely! Xx

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  70. Amazing presents, i adore you watch too!


    http://sarahmumsyme.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  71. Kayleigh, you got some really nice stuff for Christmas. I particularly like your watch. While doing my research, I came across the TicTacTime website which offers classic watches including Michael Kors collection. I am so excited to choose one for my birthday.

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  72. Lovely presents! I got a Michael Kors watch too, was soo excited. They are such lovely watches. Great origins products you got to, the clear improvement mask works really well! x

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  73. Lucky girl!! So many presents *_*
    http://shuikaybb.blogspot.co.uk

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  74. your watch is just BEAUTIFUL, I adore it! and i can't wait to see your reviews of some of the makeup and the origins face masks :) hope you had a lovely christmas xx

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