Ipsy Bag May 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2017

Hello my lovely readers and to those who are visiting my blog for the first time, Welcome I hope you stay here for while and also click that follow button so you can stay in touch. You can also follow me on my social networks linked in the sidebar.

I have been MIA from my blog for a over a month now. Just to sum up my life has been a roller coaster ride and its bit overwhelming. But i have come to the conclusion that blogging keeps my mind stable ūüôā

Now onto the review of May Ipsy Bag !!!!

P.S Let me tell you this one was really good ūüôā

 

Ipsy Bag

If you haven’t heard about Ipsy here’s what you need to know..

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile.

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products. Here’s the link if you like to subscribe to Ipsy click here-Sign up¬†(Referral Link)

Or if you are like can I try this subscription for free ? Yes you can .. Share your email address in the comments below and I can share the invitation for the free bag !!!

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : US and Canada

Theme : Summer Friday 

This is the first time that the bag was wrapped in a pink paper.

I am digging this transparent ice cream cone bag. The see thru feature is great when you are travelling and its helps to find things quickly.

May Ipsy Bag Super Cute ūüôā

City Color Cosmetics Bold Brow Eyebrow Powder in Medium $4 & Beauty & Pin-Ups
Fearless Hair Rescue Masque $10

The City color bold brow powder duo kind of surprised me. I had no experience with brow powders,so this was something new to try and it really works great. The darker shade is perfect and i mix in the lighter one to customise if required. The angled brush is also quite nice.Once I have filled my brows I set them with a brow gel. This is one of my go to brow product.

Pin-Ups¬†Fearless Hair Rescue Masque-¬†Hair mask are my favourite when pampering myself once a while. Also it’s had become a necessity now that my hair goes through so much heat and product. The size seems adequate for 1 or more then one usage.

 IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black¬†–¬†This is one of my holy grail mascara. Especially this travel size is my favourite. This mascara always gives compliments . I remember someone even asked me what lashes are you wearing and that’s how i know it’s a winner.

Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin –¬†Another great brand, I always enjoy a good highlighter. If you like be dewy in summer which i love to. This shade is certainly perfect and can be used as eyeshadow. The powder is finely milled and not too glittery. Also I am glad the size of the pan is not tiny like some of the Balm cosmetics one. It went right into my z palette.

CAILYN Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable

CAILYN Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable $19

A matte liquid lipstick in the shade Practicable described as cinnamon nude. Full size product which is always great. This liquid lipstick has a moussy texture doesn’t dry that quickly, didn’t dry my lips and faded ¬†away smoothly. This shade doesn’t look that dark on my lips it’s like my lips but better..in other words perfect nude. Also it works much better if you apply one thin layer.

Ipsy Bag May 2017

Ipsy Bag May 2017

 Final Thoughts:

The total value for the bag is $54 for which I paid $10.That’s hands down highest value for the Ipsy bag and i love the transparent bag. This bag had awesome products from great brands. Super hero mascara one of my holy grail , the UD highlighter and the liquid lipstick were some of my favourites.

Ipsy sends out different version of bags. What did you get in this month’s bag and what was your favourite item? Let me know in the comments below.

Also I am super excited about the June Ipsy Bag. Here’s the sneak peek ..:)

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XOXO

Ketaki

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Ipsy Bag December 2016 Review!!!

Hey everyone, hope you had an awesome time celebrating Christmas with family and friends. ¬†I can’t believe we are today we are reviewing the last bag of the year 2016.This year went by like a breeze.

Also you might want to check my previous post… there might be a giveaway link to signup ūüėČ

Theme - CARPE P.M

Theme – CARPE P.M

If you haven’t heard about Ipsy here’s what you need to know..

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile.

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products. Here’s the link if you like to subscribe to Ipsy click here-Sign up¬†(Referral Link)

Or if you are like can I try this subscription for free ? Yes you can .. Share your email address in the comments below and I can share the invitation for the free bag !!!

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : US and Canada

Theme: CARPE P.M

December Ipsy Bag

December Ipsy Bag

This month’s bag is super chic, like a clutch. I think ipsy has really amped up their game with the bag design and themes.

Marc Anthony True Professional Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment ($2.99) & MintPear Beauty Blending Sponge ($20)

The Marc Anthony conditioning is a repeat offender,but i love this deep conditioning treatment. I love to use it as hair mask.  Great for winter months.

Mintpear blending sponge was kind hard even when soak in water and is not soft like the beauty blender. Certainly not a dupe for beauty blender but great sponge for baking and highlighting. Also the price seemed bit steep. I would rather get a beauty blender for the same amount.

Tarte cosmetics tarteist‚ĄĘ glossy lip paint in wcw ($3.33) NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow – Bedroom Eyes ($6)

The tarte glossy lip paint in the shade WCW is the perfect shade for this festive season. Its pigmented and also hydrating and I love the deluxe size to carry in my clutch.

This was my first nyx prismatic shadow and i love them great pigmentation and good staying power. Also you would be glad to know this shade bedroom eyes is a great dupe for one of the shades in the Nars duo in¬†Isolde. Isn’t that great ? This duo has been added to my cart for so long . I am glad to have this affordable dupe ūüôā

AURORA INTENSIVELY PRECISE EYELINER in BLACKBERRY ($8)

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Another black eyeliner from Ipsy. Ipsy seriously needs to stop sending me black eyeliners.  I was expecting this eyeliner to work out for me  but this was so watery,patchy and creating a wing was a nightmare.

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Swatches  

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Final Thoughts :

Out of the 5 products I don’t think the eyeliner works for me. The sponge can be used but i would not buy it for the price.Rest three items were absolutely great and right up my alley.And the bag is super chic.The total value of the bag was $40.32 which is not bad as i paid only $10.

Ipsy sends out different version of bags. What did you get in this month’s bag and what was your favourite item? Let me know in the comments below.

XOXO

Ketaki

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Sephora Play November 2016 Review

Hello everyone…hope everyone is hanging on..Happy Hump Day!!

Also i just feel as December rolls around..it just starts feeling so festive and colorful.I just can’t stop watching all the Christmas special movies !!!

Now let’s move on to the Play by Sephora November Box

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme:Best in Glow

 

The Sephora play box

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¬†The Flyer… and the theme Best In Glow

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How to and more tips on the product in the box

Okay don’t throw away the flyer it has lot of information about the products and lot of tips & tricks

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The cute bag

Sephora always gets cute design on the bag. The bag is not of great quality but the design is definitely cute.

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COVER FX Illuminating Primer -$6

I have used a matte primer from Coverfx. This is a good size sample. This primer gives natural illumination and not too much glitter or shine. Also it didn’t make skin too oily so thats great ūüôā

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel- Pin Up Pink-$10.9 & Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour -Rosegold-$17.4

If you ask me Buxom Glosses are my favourite. But i think i have found a new favorite. These sephora Lip Gel are great for moisturizing and they do give some color to my lips. The sample is a good size. Don’t be intimidated by the hot pink color. They are not that pigmented but they give the lips that wet look without being sticky.The applicator is weird shape like a paddle.

The product I was most excited to see was the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in rose gold. This sample is more than half of the full size. The color is gorgeous and stays put for long hours. I have tested this stick for an entire day and it lasted through my cardio workout. I think this is most easiest way to do an eyelook. I just used this stick on its own and looks fabulous

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GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD¬ģ Clearing Treatment-$17.25 ¬†The Est√©e Edit Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanser-$2.4

This would be my second product from Glamglow,initially sephora has sent ¬†mud cleanser and it was really nice size sample. Now this is sample size can get me around 2 to 3 uses. I used this mask the other day and i didn’t really feel any difference. I feel the origins charcoal mask is much better mask.

Now on the estee edit makeup remover. This is my first product from this brand. I had great expectations from this remover but it just leaves a oily residue and its did not even take out my mascara. I have to go in with a normal cleanser to take the residue off. Not really loving this product

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Sephora Play box always has perfume sample as a bonus item. This perfume smelled like roses and lasted a long time. I never like floral scents but somehow this one was really nice.

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The box also includes a play by sephora card, do take the advantage of the 50 extra points when buying any product in store.

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Value of Play of sephora:$53.95

Overall the box had good products from brands I would love to try.Some didnt work out for me,but thats why I love this subcription box.

Play by sephora does send out ¬†variations of this box, so what did you get in your box ? Let me know in the comments below. Till next time….

XOXO

Ketaki

Ipsy Bag November 2016 Review

Hello my fellow readers…so i am back after an unplanned break. Hope you had great time on thanksgiving and the black friday shopping ? Let me know if you snagged anything exciting ? Now on to the November Ipsy Bag..

The November Ipsy Bag

The November Ipsy Bag

If you haven’t heard about Ipsy here’s what you need to know..

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile.

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products. Here’s the link if you like to subscribe to Ipsy click here-Sign up¬†(Referral Link)

Or if you are like can I try this subscription for free ? Yes you can .. Share your email address in the comments below and I can share the invitation for the free bag !!!

November Ipsy Bag

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : US and Canada

Theme: ROCKSTARLET

Isn’t the bag so cute and I can feel that material is so soft. It’s so apt for the festive season. I think Ipsy is just stepping up their game. Last bag was also super cute and this time they just nailed it. How cute is the star zipper and the golden inner lining in the bag.

Cute Zipper detail

Cute Zipper detail

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Formula X -Huntress & Tarte Maracuja Oil

Tarte cosmetics deluxe maracuja oil-$6.7

I haven’t tried this oil strangely. I have combination skin type and it scares the hell out of me to use an oil.But i think as the weather gets cold I would add this to my matte foundation and see how it goes. Also it works for a blowout i hope this does not weigh my hair down.

Formula X Nail Polish Huntress – $1.81

I love getting nail polishes in the bag. Especially from brand like Formula X they seem to last long on my nails . Ipsy describes this polish as “Green with envy. This deep emerald shade with flecks of gold will make even the trendiest trendsetters jealous.” It’s certainly green but the flecks of gold can’t be seen when applied. (Also they are on sale on sephora.com full size for $5 )

Formula X Nail Polish Huntress Swatched

 

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Ciat√© London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Diva & theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash¬ģ Mascara

Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Diva-$5.85

I love matte lipsticks and red is the perfect color for this time of the year. But this one is not my favourite. The color is beautiful and it doesn’t dry out the lips. But it transfers like hell goes off everywhere. I like the formula. If it would have stayed on place it would be perfect.

theBalm Cosmetics¬†Mad Lash¬ģ Mascara-$5.6

Thanks to subscription like Ipsy I haven’t bought any mascaras in a long time. This mascara has most of the good things. The brush is almost similar to the benefit roller lash and gives ton of volume and curl. But this formula is little wet and ¬†would say use a light hand. One coat was good, when tried to do second layer it clumped my lashes.

Bonvivant Botanical Pure Masks

Bonvivant Botanical Pure Masks- $3 each 

I love sheet masks and three sheet mask are such bang for the buck. I am most excited for the Chamomile + Tea Tree Mask cools and tightens pores while deeply moisturizing.  I have tried bonvivant masks before and they work just great.

Final Thoughts :

I loved 4 out of 5 items. The Ciate liquid lipstick could have been my favourite but its transfers. The total value of the bag is $28.96 which is so much more than the $10 cost. The bag is a stunner and its going in my handbag as I write this post.

Ipsy sends out different version of bags. What did you get in this month’s bag and what was your favourite item? Let me know in the comments below.

XOXO

Ketaki

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Sephora Play Box October 2016

Hey everyone how was the weekend and who is still in trying to get thru the Monday blues. Anyways I received my October Sephora Play box and this time I didn’t get any shipping/tracking details . I even don’t know how long it was in my mailbox.

If you haven’t heard of this subscription I got you … here are the details

Play by Sephora is a  monthly beauty subscription box that brings you the best of it. Each month, you’ll look forward to a curation of five deluxe, prestige samples (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag.

Subscription: Play by Sephora

Cost: 10$ ( shipping included)

Ships to : Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, and cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses at this time.

Theme: The Cool Cut

The Sephora Play Box October 2016

   The Sephora Play Box October 2016

 

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   The cute Bag

Love the lipstix and chill design on the bag. The quality of the bag is not that great.

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The flyer has all the details about the products and the instructions to use to them.

Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream-$4.30

Haven’t ever tried a moisturizer made from egg . I used it the other night as my night cream and it certainly was very hydrating and doesn’t have any kind of fragrance . A little goes a long way ,too much can make your skin oily. Good size sample.

 Verb Leave-In Mist-$1.75

I remember getting a sample of this mist in one of Sephora orders. It worked well for my thin. This size is great for travelling. I love using mist when i am air drying my hair.

 

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver's Seat

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver’s Seat- $8? Can’t figure out

Love this liquid lipstick. It’s not too too drying,remains tacky for a while before drying completely.

This shade is certainly a great choice for fall. The liquid lipstick doesn’t have one swipe opacity but you can layer on. Also the applicator has this tear drop shape and makes applying liquid lipstick so easy. It lasted for 6 hours and it did not feather out when eating or drinking !!!

 Swatch of Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver's Seat

Swatch of Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Driver’s Seat

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NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle -$24 full size

I wasn’t happy getting two lip products in the box but when i checked this is a full size item and can be used as blush. ¬†I was a happy camper. It blends beautifully as blush, I am not sure if it will show up on my skin tone. As lipstick, I was pleasantly surprised it is so hydrating and long lasting. It lasted more than 4 hours with eating dinner. The shade is quite lighter than the smashbox one. It’s the perfect nude for my skin tone not too light.

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NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Swatches of Smashbox Driver’s Seat and Nudestix Belle

Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel-

                                             Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel-$4.70

This a very tiny sample. May be 2 uses. Its an exfoliating skin peel and has claims of not drying or striping the skin.

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil - Bonus Fragrance Sample

                       Tom Ford Orchid Soleil РBonus Fragrance Sample

The perfume sample is bonus item in the box. I love the Tom Ford Black Orchid is my fav. ¬†I use the roll on sparingly.It’s an expensive perfume. Firstly the sample has a spritzer thats was nice. I am not a fan of rose perfumes but this scent is growing on me.Its floral but has some warmth to it. It’s certainly doesn’t beat ¬†Tom Ford Black Orchid.

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                                                                      Play Card

Also don’t forget to save the play card it gives you an extra 50 points when making in store purchase.

Final Thoughts :The value of  products in the bag comes to a total of $42.75 and I paid $10 for this box. The products are of the  brands I would love to try and I can easily get them from Sephora. This box was a good mix of skincare, haircare and makeup. So i would say pretty good box for this month. Sephora sends out different variations of bag,let me know in the comments below which variation did you receive or are you subscribed to Sephora Play ?

XOXO

Ketaki

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December 2014 Ipsy Unboxing !!!

Subscription: Ipsy

Cost : 10$

Ships to : USA and Canada

Ipsy is monthly beauty and makeup subscription all for 10$ including shipping. Every month ipsy sends out four to five sample and deluxe size products with a makeup bag. There are different combinations of products depending upon your style profile. 

When you subscribe for ipsy you need to answer the questionnaire which helps ipsy to decide the best combination of products. 

¬†Now let’s get on to this months products ūüôā

The ipsy bag comes in this Pink bubble Bag.

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December 2014 Ipsy Bag

This month the bag came with quite a stuff. 5 items mostly deluxe size.

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The Bag….

The bag is black silky I actually thought i won’t ¬†like it but its nice soft bag and its has quite good space. I think its good to carry brushes when travelling.

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Bumble and bumble Repair Blow Dry $3.5

Bumble and Bumble Repair Blow Dry

Repairs hair with every blow dry,heals split ends and it makes the blow dry last 3 days… I would be very excited to try this product as i have fine hair.

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Tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes‚ĄĘ 4-in-1 mascara$5

¬†Tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes‚ĄĘ 4-in-1 mascara

¬†Promises to¬†deliver a 330% increase in lash volume instantly. Loved to see that….. another mascara. I love these deluxe size mascaras will travelling.

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CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish- Orchid $15

 CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish-Orchid

Nice inner corner highlight or nice all over lid color. The sponge is good applicator and it helps in applying the inner corner highlight. Its main ingredient is raw mineral powder seems good. Oh this is full size product.

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Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream-$5

 Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream

I have received a moisturizer from this brand it was really nice. Its nice to get an eye cream and i hope its not too oily.¬†Every girl needs a eye cream…. panda eyes ..:P

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NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm-Parfait (fuchsia with blue undertones) $4

 NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm-Parfait (fuchsia with blue undertones)

Perfect lip balm for the Boston Winter …:) I can’t have too many Lip Balm.

Final Thoughts

I paid $10 and got $32.5 worth products. It was a good month. Are you a subscriber to Ipsy ? What did you receive this month? Let me know in the comments I would love to know what you feel about ipsy.

If you like to subscribe ipsy click on the following link :
 Ketaki
XOXO

Wantable December 2014 Accessories Box

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Wantable December 2014 Accessories Box

 

Subscription: Wantable Accessories

If you don’t know or you are new to subscription boxes here are the details that you would want to know.

Subscription: Wantable

Wantable is subscription service which creates curated boxes every month. They have three different options makeup , accessories and intimates. One can have a monthly subscription for $36 or one time purchase for $40. You can answer the quiz and select what you love like and dislike. Unlike other subscription boxes wantable will never send items which are selected under dislike.

You can return single item or you can also return the entire box if your unhappy. The return process can be found on the wantable website

 

Ships to : USA, UK, Canada and Australia( Check website for details)

 

Cost : $36 for monthly subscription or $40 for one time purchase.

Lets get on to the box. I always like that the box says it was made for Ketaki Devhare. It makes me feel important ….:) Wantable surely knows how to make their customers happy . Now that i have been a subscriber for more than 6 months ¬†every month i surrender to my addiction and continue with wantable.

 

December 2014 Box

December 2014 Box

Heres what i received in my box.

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Lindsey Earrings $18 and Susan Bracelet $15

 

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Hadley Bracelet – $18

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Kyle Scarf Houndstooth $24

Final Thoughts: 

In all the December box was impressive. 2 bracelets,geometric earrings and bright infinity scarf.All the items are which i would grab for all the time.

The total value for the box was $75 and i paid $36 which almost double the value. Wantable has been steadily impressing me.

Are you a subscriber to Wantable ? What did you get in you december box?

If you like to subscribe to Wantable please click on the following link.

https://www.wantable.com/invites/vezP7G_-yHA

Thanks

XOXO

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