10 Year Blog Anniversary | Fair Maiden Polish Part 1

by Lisa Heath

Happy New Years! It’s day 2 of the 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway, and today brings Part 1 of Fair Maiden Polish’s donation.

Fair Maiden Polish generously donated two polishes, so I’m splitting them into separate giveaways. They also donated 4 giveaway polishes for each shade.

To reiterate my starter post:

So to celebrate my 10 years of constant posts – I have asked for maker volunteers to create a custom polish for a series of giveaways! Each maker donated at least 2 bottles of a custom – one for me to swatch and keep for the milestone and one to giveaway. If you are a maker and would like to participate and missed the original post – email me at [email protected]

While they made the custom for my blog – makers were given permission to release the custom at a later date. Not all will do this – some literally made it but didn’t save a recipe while others do intend to release it later. So I did make sure there was no exclusivity to the polish, and it’s up to the makers discretion.

Each maker had free rein to create what they wished to. I am a swatcher and not a maker for a reason and each individual maker has their own signature touch.

Today’s polish also has a story attached to the name… which I forgot Fair Maiden Polish (and Nichole of The Crafty Taco since she helped name it) knew this story.

10 Year Blog Anniversary | Fair Maiden Polish Part 1

Temper Tantrum is a vibrant fuchsia jelly base with scattered holo micro glitters, blue shimmer and blue iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Annnnnd… story time.

Back in 2013 or 2014 – I worked on and off with the owner of Elevation Polish. Those who have been around awhile remember this maker. Her polishes were inspired by trips she made… hikes she went on… her worldly travels and blah blah blah. She had her share of heart break and loss but had a government job (I believe it was government) as a translator and knew some stupid high number of languages fluently.

She was also a liar.

Her lies unraveled in mid to late 2015 and things started coming out. Her worldly travels and photographic proof were stolen from a travel blog out of another country. She was not a translator and people in her life that she claimed passed away were still alive and kicking. Oh and the cancer she claimed to have? Also false.

Well, then people in the nail community that I spoke to and we seemed to be on friendly terms but things were always a little off… they started apologizing to me because the maker of Elevation Polish had lies about me too.

Apparently when I don’t get my way with makers… she claimed that I would throw some epic temper tantrums. This was news to me and it was apparently why some makers shied away from me just in case. Some of those same makers I started working with shortly after all of this came to light and I have worked with them since.

To this day, some people that know about this story from back then – I will jokingly say that I will throw a temper tantrum over weird little things.

The Rules for The Giveaway

I will have a new giveaway up each day . Because of my schedule – I will draw winners for all giveaways ending that previous week on Sunday nights. I have each item in my possession so I will contact each winner for shipping information and then ship within 5 business days of receiving the shipping information.

To check out other active giveaways for this celebration – head here: https://www.cosmeticsanctuary.com/category/giveaway/current-giveaways/

I will only display the winners name on the widget AFTER the winner has responded to my email notifying they have won. I will be emailing from [email protected] – so please make sure the email is not in spam. If I have not received a response in 10 business days, I will draw a new winner and previous winner will forfeit their prize.

I display the names after because I have had people try to create emails and claim to be the winner before.

I will provide tracking for each winner. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Once I ship, it’s out of my hands and I do not have replacement bottles.

Giveaway is open to EVERYONE. I will ship internationally for this because I want everyone who has followed along with me over the last 10 years to have a chance. Again though, if the package is missing, lost, stolen or confiscated on the way – I am not responsible for it and I will not be replacing.

I have made entering requirements easy. There are mandatory entries and one optional. The optional is only if you want an additional entry. The mandatory one you can come back daily to do as well if you wish to for more entries.

If you have additional questions, please email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to answer.

Thank you to Sarah and Adrienne for your donation and for working with me since your brand launched.

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83 comments

Eve January 1, 2022 - 6:18 pm

That backstory is wild! I love Halloween is Meow-gical, I’d like to find Mindfreak in a destash at some point.

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Cassidy Molnar January 3, 2022 - 8:19 am

Wow! Shady maker, but glad everything ended up working out in the end.
My favorite Fair Maiden polish has to be Mindfreak.

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Stephanie T January 1, 2022 - 6:20 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden is either Halloween is Meow-gical or Main Character Vibes

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STEPHANIE WREN January 1, 2022 - 6:24 pm

Thank you!

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Jen B January 1, 2022 - 7:22 pm

Going back with Pretty People Taste Better.

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Shelley Lautsbaugh January 2, 2022 - 9:37 am

My fave Fair Maiden is definitely Mind Freak.

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Meghan January 1, 2022 - 6:31 pm

I adore fair maiden!! My favorite is likely iced, because it makes every polish beautiful and sparkly

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Laura P January 1, 2022 - 6:35 pm

FM nail soup

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glee January 1, 2022 - 6:40 pm

favourite fair maiden is so lazy can’t move from a ppu forever ago

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Shanon Burke January 1, 2022 - 6:44 pm

I have never tried their polish, but love pink with blue shimmer polishes! Or blue with pink shimmer! I have heard good things about their polish and would love to try it!

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Melanie M January 1, 2022 - 6:49 pm

So sofishticated

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Vicki January 1, 2022 - 6:51 pm

This is a very hard question to answer bc there are soo many that I love, however it is a tie between Electric Sky or Holiday 2021. I told my mom that I was sure they thought of me wen making holiday 2021 I adore it!!

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Lora C Anderson January 1, 2022 - 7:05 pm

I LOVE Fair Maiden Polish! I hate that that person spread so many lies. I know someone who also pretended to have cancer and then miraculously was healed. Irks me so because both of my parents passed away from cancer. Smh… Some people.

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Lora C Anderson January 1, 2022 - 7:10 pm

Sorry, I forgot to add which polish I liked the best. I really like a few of them…Ultimatum, Limey Bean. The Puppet Master, and A Spotted Elephant.

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Janel Wormley January 1, 2022 - 7:09 pm

Congrats again!!! I’m so excited for these giveaways!

Favorite Fair Maiden Ain’t no Laws

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Nicolette/polishedbynay January 1, 2022 - 7:10 pm

This is going way back but I think my all-time favorite fm is Kiss Me at Midnight.

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Laura Atkinson January 1, 2022 - 7:22 pm

I think Temper Tantrum will be

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Maggie R January 1, 2022 - 7:33 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden polish is Cat & Mouse

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Lindsay E W January 5, 2022 - 8:13 pm

I need to buy Tajin Queen!

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TropicalChrome January 1, 2022 - 7:50 pm

Funny, I was just looking at my Fair Maiden polishes last night and thinking how pretty Cosmic Confection is!

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Jody Pratt January 1, 2022 - 7:58 pm

Oh my! Anything from the very first FM collection is a favorite! Been a fan since the beginning.

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Carolyn Spengler January 1, 2022 - 8:01 pm

This is such a pretty shade! Very me. If I don’t win I may throw a… lol Fair Maiden Mindfreak is one of my faves.

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Trisha Law January 1, 2022 - 8:33 pm

Fairy Godmother

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Linsey Hall January 1, 2022 - 9:03 pm

I love Fair Maiden and Wildest Dreams is my absolutely favorite!

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Tracy W January 1, 2022 - 9:17 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden is The Mouse King.

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Alyson Bermudez January 1, 2022 - 9:19 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden would have to be either Snow Berries (I love the purple shimmer & flakes. It really does remind me of snow) or my very first down the rabbit hole, Cosmic Confection.

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Sandra A January 1, 2022 - 9:29 pm

Nirvana!

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Mallory Whitaker January 1, 2022 - 10:48 pm

I haven’t tried Fair Maiden yet. One of my DISO from BKL is When Blood is All.

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Christine C January 2, 2022 - 2:32 am

I think my favorite will always be fairy godmother. It’s a nice holo topper

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Debbie S January 2, 2022 - 6:40 am

One of my favorite FM Polishes is Careless Whisper. It’s the perfect light pink.

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Kerre January 2, 2022 - 7:46 am

I only have two polishes from Fair Maiden and both are lovely. Between those two, Mother May I, which is a recent PPU offering, is my favorite. So sparkly!

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Kayla C January 2, 2022 - 8:44 am

I love fair maiden polishes!! The colors and formula is always on point! My favorite has to be Fantasy Suite, from a FF box :) thank you for the giveaway and congratulations again!

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Jaymie Bruce January 2, 2022 - 9:06 am

My favorite Fair Maiden is So So-fish-ticated. Congratulations on 10 years ✨

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Lindsay Coffman January 2, 2022 - 9:54 am

I can’t remember the name of the polish, but it was the one from PPU that Fair Maiden did in honor of RBG. It was a black to red multichrome. It is gorgeous ❤

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Noreen Frost January 2, 2022 - 10:21 am

I haven’t tried Fair Maiden yet, but I’ve had my eyes on Orchid.

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Rebecca Li January 2, 2022 - 11:00 am

I have some gorgeous multichrome from Fair Maiden. I should wear them soon

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Erica Drouin January 2, 2022 - 11:00 am

I got a Fair maiden polish at Chicago Polish Con in 2017. I can’t remember the name but it’s in my Helmer! I really like your story time about “The Liar”. I do not own any Elevation polish, and I’m glad for that!! Thanks for sharing Lisa.

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Sandi Margolis January 2, 2022 - 11:19 am

I think my favorite Fair Maiden polish is Euphoria.

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Daina L. January 2, 2022 - 11:53 am

My favorite Fair Maiden is Luke Perrywinkle. Gorgeous!

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Enjoli Pruden January 2, 2022 - 12:05 pm

My fav Fair Maiden is Cosmic Confection

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Yvonne January 2, 2022 - 12:51 pm

I’ve never owned a fair maiden but I’ve been eyeing their multi chrome for a while

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Tandi Cortez January 2, 2022 - 1:42 pm

Reach for the Stars is my favorite Fair Maiden polish! Such a pretty blue!

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Stacy Pennock January 2, 2022 - 2:54 pm

My first thought was Mindfreak but I think my absolute favorite has to go to Fantasy Suite (FF box Jan 2020) because I can’t resist a good thermal!

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Kate K January 2, 2022 - 4:20 pm

Either Gilded Garden or the original Stained Glass is my all-time favorite.

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J.L. Smith January 2, 2022 - 5:29 pm

Mindfreak is my favorite polish.

That was a really wild story!

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KARLA Hemphill January 2, 2022 - 5:32 pm

My favorite FM polish is Sparkle like you mean it. I had no idea about Elevation Polish….I have only been into Indie polishes since about 2017 so I was clueless.

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Rebecca January 2, 2022 - 5:46 pm

I sadly do not own any Fair Maidens but I have quite a few on my wish list… The Illusionist and Curb Appeal are probably my top two!

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Chris R January 2, 2022 - 6:40 pm

I only have 10 Fair Maiden polishes and 7 are multichromes which I love. However, I think my favorite is Sugar High or Halloween is MEOWgical. I can’t believe that someone would actually lie about having cancer. That’s just disgraceful! Especailly when there are real cancer patients out there fighting the best fight they can – like me. Cancer is NO JOKE! Sorry you had to deal with a person like that in your life, Lisa. You are a very nice person and you are appreciated by so many. Thanks for what you do (and not just the swatching).

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Dena A. January 2, 2022 - 7:10 pm

I have not had the opportunity to try Fair Maiden yet but my first purchase of their polish will be in this months Polish Pickup… Tajin Queen!

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Dena A. January 2, 2022 - 7:20 pm

On a side note I’ve only been part of the indie world for about 7 months. I can’t believe someone would go to such extremes to create such illusions about themself. Sorry it was t something you had to deal with but at least it’s something you can kind of joke about now.

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Natalie T. January 2, 2022 - 7:34 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden is Axiom – it was my first red to black multichrome and I fell in love.

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Lauren Jameson January 2, 2022 - 7:53 pm

I have a couple FM but one I don’t have that I think I would adore (and have had my eye on for awhile) is Cat & Mouse

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Mary Lazarenko January 2, 2022 - 9:13 pm

My Favorite Fair Maidens are Axiom and the polish the accompanied it- I forget the name both are red to black multichromes & one has holo. Both gorgeous. And the backstory is fascinating. Gonna hold on to my Elevation polishes now, lol.

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Sheryl A. January 2, 2022 - 10:03 pm

Love ‘Creepin’ it Real’!

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Robin Z. January 3, 2022 - 8:35 am

Hands down– Mindfreak is my fave Fair Maiden polish! It is unique and utterly gorgeous!

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Andra January 3, 2022 - 8:58 am

My favorite Fair Maiden polish is It’s Glow Time!

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Liz C January 3, 2022 - 11:24 am

My favorite FM is Trailblazer. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it’s in honor of RGB, so it’s doubly special!

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Annie January 3, 2022 - 12:18 pm

I haven’t tried FM yet, but according to these comments I need to find mind freak!

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Debra Lucas January 3, 2022 - 2:30 pm

My favorite is trailblazer. It’s shifty yet sparkly.

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Dayna January 3, 2022 - 2:53 pm

My fave is Meow-gical or Lady Liberty. Or maybe Shift Just Got Real :-).

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 3, 2022 - 3:20 pm

Congratulations Lisa on 10 years❣️

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 3, 2022 - 3:21 pm

Wow, Congratulations Lisa on 10 years❣️

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 3, 2022 - 3:37 pm

My fav Fair Maiden polish is Boysenberry!

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beckymmoe January 3, 2022 - 4:02 pm

Luke Perrywinkle is my only so far, but I love it!

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Lynn January 3, 2022 - 4:42 pm

Luke Perrywinkle is my favorite, though there’s some oldies I still love.

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Amy L. January 3, 2022 - 4:54 pm

Congratulations again on 10 years, Lisa! Awful at picking favorites. But one of my favorite Fair Maidens is ❤️X3!

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Amanda Davis January 3, 2022 - 5:57 pm

Electric sky!!

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Erin M January 3, 2022 - 10:20 pm

I have quite a handful of FM’s now, but I think I can easily say my favorite and the one I’ve pulled out most frequently in the last year is Trailblazer, inspired by RBG.

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Candice Croix January 3, 2022 - 11:10 pm

Trailblazer!

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BRANDY LITZ January 4, 2022 - 2:13 am

My favorite FM is Cindy Lou Who. My mother’s first name is Cindy (not Cynthia) and her middle name is Lou. I will buy any polish named Cindy Lou Who no matter what color it is. Always reminds me about my mom.

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Andrea S. January 4, 2022 - 8:38 pm

My favorite Fair Maiden polish is Spilling the Tea.

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Emily L. January 4, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I don’t know if it’s possible for me to pick a favorite! I’ve slowly been collecting every polish they’ve made over the years, and each one is super special!

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Cynthia Hoomalu January 5, 2022 - 8:29 am

I fell down the Indie Polish rabbit hole around 2012. Fair Maiden was one of my favorites, but I don’t remember the names of the polishes. All of the ones I have are in the square bottles. I had to stop buying for a a few years because my husband threatened to divorce me if I didn’t stop. Little did I know, he was cheating and wanted to divorce me anyway, but how much better it would be if it was my fault?! I’ve decided I can buy whatever I want now, but money is tighter so I have to be more selective. LOL

If I were buying today, I would definitely grab Illusionist. So pretty! And the name can go with so many things in my life!

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Heidi Stutzman January 5, 2022 - 1:14 pm

I love this! Would really love to be a winner, your polishes are just so smooth and beautiful!

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Heidi Stutzman January 5, 2022 - 1:14 pm

Oops my favorite shade is tinsel town!

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Sarah K. January 5, 2022 - 5:06 pm

Temper Tantrum is gorgeous! My favorite FM polish is Trailblazer!

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Ann Shuman January 5, 2022 - 6:55 pm

Electric Sky

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Faith Graeber January 6, 2022 - 11:48 am

Morph is a very unique Fair maiden to have if you were fortunate enough to to nab a FTLOP box!

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diagonelly January 6, 2022 - 8:20 pm

i really love “luke perrywinkle.”

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Kristin B January 7, 2022 - 10:33 am

Beautiful polish! I was just putting my toes into the indie polish waters when all this info started coming to light. I knew bits and pieces, but not a whole lot.

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Erica Drouin January 7, 2022 - 10:47 am

Luke Periwinkle!!! Hands down. Love it

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Erica Drouin January 7, 2022 - 10:53 am

*Perrywinkle dumb autocorrect

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LarT January 8, 2022 - 6:50 pm

OMG what a crazy story! Peoples lies usually catch up with them. Anyhoo… I have a couple handfuls of Fair Maiden but my favorite is In Plume. Funny story though, I forgot it was a thermal and when I was applying it I was so confused why it looked nothing on my nail like in the bottle. LOL

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