Friday, October 16, 2009

Earth Mama Angel Baby Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!
This week has been all about adult personal care and you know I can't leave out the little ones! Do you ever find a company that totally meshes with your beliefs? That's what happened when I came across Earth Mama Angel Baby- thanks to The Soft Landing's Blog. If you need answers to questions about dangerous and safe products, pregnancy, postpartum, remedies, child birth, breastfeeding, infant safety and even dealing with loss of a baby- Earth Mama's Reading Room is the place to go. But that's not the half of it! Earth Mama Angel Baby sells AMAZING pregnancy, labor, postpartum, breastfeeding, baby loss comfort, and Angel baby products.

As I was working with Earth Mama about their review, they fed me tons of useful information to use! They also told me about Skin Deep and challenged me to search my products. Skin Deep and Safe Cosmetics is pretty much the reason why my family switched to organic products. We had already made the food switch and I didn't even think about other products until I came across their sites. I looked up some ingredients and about lost it! But, since I've switched our products- I have blindly trusted the "organic" labels on our personal care items and haven't done any searches lately.

After my findings, I'm appalled. Luckily, Ella's products have come back pretty safe. But mine, not so much. Just because a label says, "certified organic ingredients" doesn't mean all of the ingredients are organic and safe. I found out a "organic" shampoo and "organic" facial cleanser I had been using both had moderate and high levels of hazards. So from now on I will be reading all labels and searching ingredients before making a purchase. Here are a few ingredients to avoid when looking at labels: anything that begins with methyl-, butyl-, ethyl- and proply-, parabens, methylisothiazolinone, triclosan, boric acid, sodium borate, phenoxyethanol, diazolidinyl urea, Quaternium 15, cocomidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide DEA, TEA (Triethanolamine), 1,4 Dioxane, and ceteareth-12 alcohol.
Do those all sound confusing and something you won't remember? You can print a Child's Safety Guide to Personal Products from the Cosmetic Database to take with you shopping.

Or better yet, you can go to Earth Mama Angel Baby and get all of your baby's needs! They all have a safety rating of 0!!! Not only are their products safe for mama's and their baby's, Earth Mama are environmentally friendly. All of their bottles are BPA free and made with PET plastics- which are recyclable. The bottles are also colored to keep out harmful UV rays. Their office is very Eco-friendly and they even reuse shipping boxes, peanuts and bubble wrap.

I was sent the Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for Ella to review and I am hooked. What I love about the shampoo, besides the redolent aroma, is that is it a foam instead of liquid. This has allowed me to use the correct amount, instead of over pouring- which will make the product last longer. I also love how I can see the lather going on to Ella's hair, so I know which spots I've gotten. Did you know that most shampoo's lather because they are made with detergents instead of soap? You will find synthetic surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate combined with other foaming agents like cocamide DEA, MEA or TEA. Once the synthetic surfactants and other agents are rubbed together, they form a lather. Usually detergents need a preservative to keep mold and bacteria growth, but pure soap has a high enough PH to deter the growth. Angel Baby Shampoo is a real gentle castile soap, so no harsh surfactants are added! As you've seen in pictures, Ella has long beautiful hair. It tangles easily, so finding the right shampoo is important. Angel Baby Shampoo has left her hair feeling silky smooth with no tangles. Did I mention how wonderful it smells?? It is made with Saponified oils of Cocos nucifera (organic coconut) oil, Olea europaea (organic olive) oil, Butyrospermun parkii (organic shea) butter, kosher vegetable glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe) leaf juice, Vanilla planifolia (organic vanilla) bean extract, Citrus sinensis (orange) oil, and tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Talking about smells, Earth Mama Angel Baby also sent me their Happy Mama Spray to try. The Happy Mama Spray is aromatherapy bliss in a bottle. It is made for pregnant women to help with nausea, but is great for anyone needing a lift. Since we are still in terrible 2 territory, I was really anxious to test out this product. Spending 24 hours a day, attached at the hip with Ella is stressful and by 5 p.m. I'm ready to give her away. I wouldn't... but it has crossed my mind. ;) With 1 spritz, the aroma is intoxicating. I can't explain how it soothes your spirits, but it does. I don't know much about aromatherapy, but I do know that smells can affect your mood. Think about when you walk into a house where cookies have just been baked... makes you feel all warm inside. You will smell lime, ginger, tangerine, orange, ylang ylang and more when you spritz your Happy Mama Spray on your wrists, body or all over the room. It is a 4 oz. bottle and fits perfectly in your purse. So if you are out in public and your child decides to throw a tantrum, spray a little between you both and see the results!

I will be back with more from Earth Mama Angel Baby. There are so many great things about their website and products that I want to tell you about! But for now, check out their amazing site!

The Giveaway: Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics would like to give 1 lucky ready a Angel Baby Shampoo and Body WashRules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 30, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US


How to Enter: Go to The Cosmetic Database and tell me the rating of one of your child's personal care products and tell me how they compare to Earth Mama's. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified

4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
@Mkokopelli win Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash! Ends 10/30 http://ow.ly/uVip
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)

6. Sign up for the Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Newsletter
7. Tell me a product you'd love to try from Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics
8. Tell me an ingredient you found on one of your products that shocked you- for details read this post
9. Grab the Eco-Personal Care Button and post on your blog or FB page!
Mkokopelli


*New disclaimer- I was sent Earth Mama Angel Baby products for free to test. This is no way changed my opinion on their products. These are only my results, opinions and thoughts.

117 comments:

  1. The California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash Calming that my kids use rated a nice low 1. However, the Earth mama angel baby wash rated an even lower 0!!

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  2. I'm a facebook fan of Mkokopelli.

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  3. I was shocked that most diaper creams contain boric acid! How crazy is that?!

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  4. I would also like to try the Angel baby lotion for my little ones.

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  5. The lotion I HAD used has a hazard of 7 compared to Earth Mama's 0. I won't say the name of the #7. That was the one that appalled me. A Baby Lotion. I tell everyone I know what I now know.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Marj M.

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  6. I'm an email subscriber.
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    Marj M.

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  7. I entered your Alchemilla giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Marj M.

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  8. I signed up for Earth Mama Angel Baby Newsletters.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Marj M.

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  9. I had been using a product with propylparaben in it, a hazard rating of 4.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Marj M.

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  10. I would like to try the Angel Baby Diaper Rash Soap and the bottom Balm.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Marj M.

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  11. We use the California Baby Wash which is rated a 1- I like the Earth Mama Angel Baby is rated a 0! I've always wanted to try it!
    inalak at msn dot com

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  13. I'm a fb fan
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  14. I subscribe
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  15. booby tubes look cool!
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  16. Toms of Maine is a 2
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  17. Follow your blog
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  18. Tweet 1 of 3 http://twitter.com/Jamielz/status/4943027482

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  19. Tweet 2 of 3 http://twitter.com/Jamielz/status/4943027482

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  20. Tweet 3 of 3 http://twitter.com/Jamielz/status/4943027482

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  21. I would love to try Happy Momma spray
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  22. I would like to try the Angel baby lotion!

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  23. I faned you on FB!

    Jeanette Huston
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  24. I'm a subscriber!

    Jeanette Huston
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  25. I'm following you on twitter!

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  26. I'm a follower!

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  27. I tweeted this!

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  28. I tweeted this!

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  29. I tweeted this!

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  30. I found Tea Tree Oil in the Tea Tree Acne Face Wash!

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  31. I grabbed the Eco-Personal Care Button!

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    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  32. I signed up for the Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Newsletter!

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  33. My baby's shampoo rated 1 Encoura Shampoo!

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  34. The Results Are In: Juice Beauty is the Clinically Proven Organic Solution.

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  35. the method baby products i have been using weren't rated. hmmm. thats going to bug me!

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  36. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4957849747 tweet 1

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  37. tweet 2 http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4957849747

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  38. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4957849747 tweet 3

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  39. as a breastfeeding momma i'd like some milk maid tea

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  40. have your eco button http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2009/10/fiber-one.html

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  41. my eyeliner has a lot of offenders...including METHYLPARABEN

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  42. I use Johnson & Johnson Johnson's Baby Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, Original and it scored a 4 on the hazard scale. hmmm? Earth mom has a 0 hazzard scale.

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  43. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, and follow Mkokopelli on Twitter andor Follow your blog

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  44. I use California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash and it's rated at 1. Earth mama angel baby wash rated at O!! Impressive!

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  48. i'd like to try angel baby bottom balm!
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  49. I put you on my twitter! @gijeanie

    chewysmum79@yahoo.com
    Jeanette Huston

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  50. A lotion that I use (or now used to use) was rated a 7. Earth Mama was rated 0. I'm gonna tell all the moms I know about this.

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  51. my favorite baby shampoo is rated at a 5 compared to Earth Mama's 0
    nicolerenae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I am your fan on facebook!
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  53. I subscribe by email!
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  54. I entered the Just Tomatoes, Etc giveaway
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  55. I signed up for the Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics newsletter
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  56. I would like to try the Angel Baby diaper rash soap
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  57. I found out that Metylparaben is in my moisturizer, which has a hazard level of 8!
    nicolerenae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Yikes, the Burt's Bees wash I currently use scored a 4....The Earth Mama wash is a 0.

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  59. I follow on Twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  60. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/5082116588

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  61. Here's my tweet #2: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/5082116588

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  62. Here's my tweet #3: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/5082116588

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  63. I entered the EcoPiggy giveaway.

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  64. I'd love to try the Pregnancy Pampering Kit.

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  65. Burt's Bees 1; Earth Mama 0 fulfam@hotmail.com

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  66. ao7577 at hotmail dot com. Neutrogena T/Sal Shampoo, Scalp Build-up Control 4, Earth Mama 0

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  67. Tweet 1 http://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/5112300984

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  68. Tweet 2 http://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/5112300984

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  69. Tweet3 http://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/5112300984

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  70. I tweeted you!

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  71. I chose this product
    LIQUID SENSE BERRY MIST, BLUEBERRY

    ingrediants are linked to cancer
    here are the ingrdiants
    Blueberry and Distilled Water.


    Jeanette huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  72. oh my! the Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash I use is a 4! Earth Mama's is a 0. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Entry #1...Support for Ella in the million baby crawl.
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  74. Entry #2...Support for Ella in the million baby crawl.
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  75. I learned that johnsons and johnsons baby wash is rated at a 4!!!! and Earth mama's is rated at a 0!

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  76. I subscribe

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  77. I entered the go green items giveaway

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  78. I would love love to try the angel baby kit

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  79. I learned that my bath and body works lotion has BROMELAIN which can cause brain damage!!

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  80. I signed up for their newsletter

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  81. My sons johnson and johnson shampoo is rated a 4!

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  82. I entered your juicy beauty giveaway.

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  83. I would love to try the angel baby oil.

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  84. My hair treatement contains placenta. I will no longer be using it.

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  85. I tweeted you!

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  86. Baby Magic Calming Milk Bath has a 8 and is in the high-risk category. Eeek! I wish I would have known before I bought that on sale at CVS.

    brandi.westmoreland at gmail.com

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  87. We use homemade goat's milk soap with essential oils. Based on the individual ingredients, it rates at a 0, and earth mama angel baby's at a 0 as well. the reason i'd love to try earth mama is because of the foaming dispenser as opposed to a bar that easily disintegrates, and gets tough to use!

    Dr. Dolly
    Traveling with Baby
    drgarnecki at gmail dot com

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  88. The products we are currently using rate a 4.....while the Angel Baby product rates a 0. This does wake a parent up as to the chemicals we are putting on our children! This looks like a really wonderful line and I would be thrilled to win!

    (becca951 at yahoo dot com)

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  89. This would be perfect for my son!

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  90. California Baby Hair Conditioner Calming has a rating of 3
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  91. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
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  92. I subscribe
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  93. I'd like to try the Angel Baby Bottom Balm
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  94. Arbonne Conditioning Mist has a rating of 4
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  95. I'd like to try the Angel Baby Oil also
    HobartsMama at AOL.COM

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  96. I follow your blog
    HobartsMama at AOL.COM

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  97. Ours is Jason Natural Cosmetics for Kids Only Shampoo and it's a 3, so not quite a 0.

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  98. I tweeted you!

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  99. The Aveeno Baby Soothing Bath is a 1 but the Earth Mama is a 0!

    naturalluxe@yahoo.com

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  100. Fan of mkokopelli

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  101. mkokopelli email subscriber

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  102. would love to try the angel baby bottom balm

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