Sunday, 15 July 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Favourite May 2018 LOTD's...

Time for another round of personal fave LOTD's. To this day it still surprises me how lipstick-loco I've become in the last few years. In my younger days, I never dreamed that I would have such a massive collection so late in life, and in most colours of the rainbow. As I recall I was obsessed with ONE particular lippie in my early teens - can't for the life of me remember the brand (most likely Avon), but it was the palest beige, icily frosted and I used to slick it on straight after meals as I thought it made me look so hot lol! It's laughable because now it's the last colour I would wear - I'd just look ill ...



As usual, there are a few non-mainstream brands in the collage, and I'll start with the reds and work my way towards my true love, purple...


1. This first one has appeared before - Seraphine Botanicals Vegan Berry Tint in Cherry Cream. Every time I think about cancelling my Lip Monthly subscription, I remind myself how many gems have come my way in their little bags, and this is one - so creamy, so dense and such a fabulously vibrant red ...
2. Another stunningly fiery hue, this is Lush Liquid Lipstick in the shade Power Without Fierce. I should wear this way more often as it's simply divine, the gold shimmer is just so flattering ...
3. At least one of these NYX Cosmic Metals lip creams appears in every post as I wear them probably more than any other product - this is Solar Energy, adore its juicy vibrancy ...



4. You may have gathered I'm quite fond of metallic finishes - I just love the sheen! This one is Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip in the shade DM. Wish it wasn't so drying, but it's tolerable ...
5. It's lipstick shades like this that make me look forward to Autumn - L'Oreal Infallible Forever Frappe. Gorgeous maple, and so lovely and moist ...
6. Another repeater, L'Oreal Color Riche - Oud Obsession. Is it brown, is it red? Don't care, it's a stunner either way ...



 7. Another one from Lip Monthly. I can count on them for something a bit different, and I can't get enough of this dusky pink - Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Creme in Antique Pink, and kiss proof it sure is, lasts forever, and then some ...
8. This ever so pretty pink is Rimmel Lasting Finish in Heart Breaker - moist and comfy, I have quite a few from this range ...
9. Adore this one and it's only $6 from Woolworths! - MUD Full Colour Lip Lacquer in Wild Mauve Surprisingly comfortable and reasonably long wearing ...



10. Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick - Berry Boost. This range is still SO good, beautiful colours and the formula is brilliant, although it's far from matte, which suits me just fine ...
11. Fell for this one big time - Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lip Colour in Dazzle. There's nothing even vaguely metallic about it, but the shade soothes my soul ...
12. NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream - Asteroid Aura. Be still my beating heart ...

Well, that's it for another month lovelies - what's your latest lippie discovery?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

Sunday, 8 July 2018

REVIEW: Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler...

Thanks to beautyheaven, I recently won a $150 Mecca Gift Card by completing surveys through The Insiders Community - what a surprise that was, and I was thrilled to be able to choose anything from the Mecca website that took my fancy. I selected items that I normally wouldn't purchase because they were either a) not really needed, b) items/brands I wanted to try for the first time, or c) things I'd lusted after for quite some time, but couldn't justify the expense. In short, it was a beauty fanatic's dream come true! And while I already have a Shu Uemura one, the Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler met all three of the aforementioned criteria, so it was the first item to leap into my cart lol ...


The Shu Uemura curler is probably the only cult classic item in my beauty tool arsenal, and it worked amazingly well for many moons, however, its effectiveness has been declining over this past year. Perhaps I need to replace the little cushiony pad again (already done that once), or maybe my lashes are stiffening with age (eek!), or more likely I haven't devoted enough time in the morning rush to the art of curling my lashes. Whatever the cause, I was struggling to get it to work any of its previous magic - quite frankly it's been a battle just to even keep the curl long enough to take the closeup EOTD pics. But the Kevyn Aucoin curler is a triumph  - in the picture below, the right-hand shot was taken after using the KA curler for 10 seconds, and the results are a blessed relief. In the pic on the left, it looks like I haven't curled my lashes at all, even after repeated squeezes with the SU ...

Shu Uemura                                                                                   Kevyn Aucoin
So what's the difference, apart from it being new? At first glance, they have a very similar shape, and the price tags are almost identical (around $30), but on close inspection, the Kevin Aucoin curler has a couple of features that do in fact stand out. Most obvious is the bright red cushion pad (replacement included in the box) - I haven't been able to confirm what it's made of (most websites say "rubber") but it looks more like silicone to me. The second obvious difference is that when opened, the gap between the cushion and the metal is twice as big (if not more), which makes positioning far easier, and allows ALL lashes to be captured, even the tiniest ones on the inner corner ...


Incidentally, that fuzzy blob in the bottom right of the above pic is the thumb handle, whereas the Shue Uemura one isn't even in sight. Which leads me to the third major difference, which is the angle of the handles...


In the photo above you can see that the hinge angle varies considerably too, and I guess all these differences add up to what makes it an award-winning design (Allure Magazine's 2013 Best Eyelash Curler). All I know is that it takes a lot less time to achieve a far better result, you can forget skin-pinching, and if you have stubby straight lashes like me, that makes it a godsend ...


Incidentally, below is the complete parcel I received as my prize, so exquisitely presented, and with a complimentary bottle of Mecca Cosmetica Micellar Water...


And here are all the goodies I chose - I'll be reviewing the other three in the coming weeks. The total cost was a little more than my $150 gift card but well worth the extra coin to create my dream box...


In summary, the Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler is brilliant, and I'll be eternally grateful to beautyheaven and The Insiders Community for the opportunity to add this marvellously effective tool to my kit. Considering how torturous eyelash curlers can be, this one is 100% pain-free, heaps more effective, and a whole lot easier to use - love it! 

What's your go-to eyelash curler?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

REVIEW: L'Occitane Terre De Lumiere EDP...

One of the joys of blogging is the generous gifting from companies of stunning products that I would otherwise not come across in my daily travels, and while I've bought and loved several L'Occitane fragrances over the years, they've been mainly light Spring florals. What a delight it was to discover (at the March Beautyheaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace Member Event) that they've created a new and deliciously mouth-watering experience in their magnificent Terre De Lumiere Eau De Parfum...


To me, the captivating bottle is a masterpiece of design - sure, the curve of the glass disc is not uncommon in the fragrance world, but to combine it with an irregular shaped cap, the colour and lustre of a piece of natural amber, is pure genius. I could look at it all day long - there's something so pure and uncluttered about the ensemble. The contrasting colours are indeed striking, but I find the whole effect calming and comforting, so much so that I can't bear to decant the perfume into a purse atomiser because I want to experience the beauty of the container every time I spritz it onto my skin ...  


The golden liqueur inside the bottle is equally a work of art, so I'll start with the description on the L'Occitane website...
Literally translated the name means "Land of Light", and yes it's a gourmand, which is quite a change for this brand. On initial spray, my nose picks up lots of pepper and a flush of lemony bergamot giving it a spicy almost herbal start to life, but it quickly melts into a soft and creamy blend of French lavender blooms drizzled with sweet honey. I don't believe I've ever smelled this particular combination of flower and food before, but it's quite delectable. Not long after comes a sprinkling of almonds and tonka beans adding an earthy and vanilla-ish nuttiness to the mix, and the formula is rounded out by the acacia flower and white musk base notes, weaving this elixir into a delight for the senses. Ooh la la! ...


It's warm and rich, beautifully balanced, sophisticated and sweet, but not heavy or overpowering - in summary, "Autumn Sunset in a bottle", and kudos to the perfumiers for successfully capturing the moment. It lasts a good 4 hours on my skin with full potency, and even at the end of the day, I can still detect its faint presence. When I reviewed it on beautyheaven initially I said it smelled like a Summer sunset, but having worn it many times since, it's definitely more for the cooler weather - perfect for when I want something cosy that conjures up the warmth of the sun, and all that nature has to offer ...

Do you have a favourite gourmand fragrance?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2018

REVIEW: Nutrimetics Cleansing Balm & Giveaway!...

I'm on a bit of a Nutrimetics bender at the mo', purely because just about everything I've bought from them lately has been so brilliant. I have limited time for blogging (boo!) and have to be selective with my precious few writing moments, so let me introduce you to another of my recent acquisitions that's totally worthy of a dedicated blog post, the Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm with Apricot Oil, which was bundled in with the fabulous nc Hydra Brilliance 50th Anniversary Lipsticks deal I indulged in last month...


Up until now, my exposure to cleansing balms has been limited to one only, but I'm sold on the concept for the cold weather when my skin morphs into a beast that's unrecognisable compared to how it is in Spring/Summer. Once the daytime temperature stops climbing above 18 degrees, I experience dryness where there used to be a sea of oil, accelerated flaking, tiny little surface cracks, and my wrinkles seem to plummet to frighteningly new depths. Fortunately, it's only a temporary aberration (well every year I HOPE it's temporary lol!) but it's awful all the same, so I'm forever on the lookout for products that will help me endure this shrivelly time of year. So I've ditched my zingy gels and foams and handed over my cleansing routine to this enriching balm. It's an absolute beauty. Along with the pleasure of experiencing the Nutrimetics trademark Apricot Oil scent, it gives my face a glorious whack of soothing and hydrating nourishment while gently melting away all the slap I wear on a daily basis...


The formula is intriguing - it looks like a gel when dispensed, but the minute a dollop hits the warmth of my hand, it starts melting into a thick fragrant oil. I then add a little water and massage the (by now slightly milky) mixture all over my face and neck. It's such a lovely experience that I've been taking a wee bit more time with my ritual to really work it into my skin. Removal is just as pleasurable using a soft cloth and warm water. Actually, included with the bundle was the softest face cloth I've ever owned (pictured above) - it's a long oval shape, as gentle as a baby's kiss, and the perfect companion for the balm...


So full of goodness, the formula contains sesame protein, micro-algae complex, corn sugar, rice starch and apricot fruit extract. The tube is a generous 100ml and sells for $39, but it's on special right now as an introductory offer for $29.90 and includes the super soft face cloth for free (normally $15)...

GIVEAWAY!

And the good news is that the lovelies from Nutrimetics also included a balm and cloth in the lipstick parcel that arrived a few Fridays ago, so I have one of each to give away!


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    Woo hoo! - random.org has chosen the beautiful Sakina M. as the winner.  
    Congratulations gorgeous! 
    Sakina please respond to the email I've sent you by
    Wednesday 4th July to claim your prize :-)
    Edit: Sakina has claimed her prize 
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    Take care of you,
    kats xxx

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    SPOTLIGHT: May Empties 2018 + Giveaway!...

    Well now, May was a whopper for empties! I went through so many products I couldn't fit them all in one photo, so the masks are in a separate pic halfway down the page lol. I managed to clear five bottles of body wash, but before you start thinking I shower 10 times in a day, I must add that I didn't START them all in May - these all had an inch or two left in them at the end of Sydney's long hot Summer, and I decided to concentrate on using them up instead of storing them away to make space for my Winter faves. Also (unbelievably!) I finished off two foundations, so this really was quite a record month...


    Body

    Avalon Organics Refreshing Lemon Bath & Shower Gel (355ml, RRP $11)
    I'd read such amazing reviews of the Avalon Organics range online, so I just had to try it and ordered this lemon gel from iHerb. If lemon is your thing, then you'll be in zest heaven with this gem - it actually contains oils from limes, grapefruit and oranges as well as lemons, plus the number one ingredient listed is aloe juice. It's vegan, not tested on animals, paraben-free and the bottle is made from 100% recycled material. Not quite as hydrating as I'd hoped, and it's a pain to have to order it outside of Oz, but it has everything else going for it! ...
    Repurchase?
    Yes, but I'll try the lavender one next as the lemon is a bit too zingy for the cold weather ha ha ...

    Ecostore Coconut & Vanilla Gentle & Nourishing Body Wash (400ml, RRP $8.99)
    I tell you what New Zealand is rapidly becoming THE most fabulous source of skin care products.  Absolutely love this range and the fact that I can buy it at Woolworths. The packaging is modern and stylish, it smells delish, and it doesn't dry my skin AT ALL. Cruelty-free and no SLS either ...
    Repurchase?
    I have several bottles in the cupboard, as well as three of the hand-wash - LOVE! ...

    Estelle & Thild Fresh Water Lily Hand Soap (250ml, RRP $16)
    Added this to my Sephora cart to qualify for free shipping, but I won't buy it again. Sure it's nice enough - made in Sweden and certified organic, but I really didn't enjoy the scent, and it's way too runny to be practical. Lost count of the number of times I depressed the pump and managed to squirt it past my hands and onto my clothing!...
    Repurchase?
    No...

    Nature's Own Double Strength Cold Sore Relief L-Lysine 1000mg (50 tablets, RRP $25.99)
    A while back I went through a period of recurring cold sores from stress - had 3 in a row so I figured I needed some biochemical support, and these were recommended by a dear friend (thanks hon!). Expensive, but I haven't had a breakout since ...
    Repurchase?
    Yep ...

    Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Body Wash (384ml, RRP $14)
    Another one that was raved about on iHerb, and I completely understand why - it's ah-mazing. Contains mango, shea and cocoa butter, Vitamin C & coconut oil - incredibly hydrating, lathers like crazy and the fruity mango fragrance is to die for. It only has one flaw - it's SO thick, I can only use it in the warm weather, almost impossible to get it out of the bottle once the temp drops below 20 degrees. No animal testing, fair trade & organic ingredients ...
    Repurchase?
    Absolutely! There are so many in the range that I want to try - all based on traditional African recipes, like Honey & Black Seed, Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver, Patchouli & Buriti ...

    Sephora Hydrating & Energising Shower Gel (400ml, RRP $19)
    Loved this, reviewed HERE - bummed that I can't see it on their website any more ...
    Repurchase?
    Would if I could ...

    Swisse Women's Power Ultivite (40 tablets, RRP $33.95)
    Went for these mainly because the label said "stress response" - well they sure helped, but they are SO HUGE and with a matte finish, I could barely swallow them...
    Repurchase?
    No, but only because of the above - most multivitamins are large, but I have to go for ones encased in easy-to-slide-down gelatin...

    Thankyou Coffee Body Scrub (300g, RRP $14.95)
    Love this, love what the company is doing, messy but supernally effective and I adore the smell of it. I'm actually using the empty jar to store one of my other body scrubs - can't stand sachets in the shower ...
    Repurchase?
    Affirmative ...

    Thankyou Milk Body Wash - Botanical Lemon Myrtle & Goat's Milk (500ml, RRP $7.99)
    Another of my repeaters - my fave from this brand, divine scent, non-drying and one I will be using all year round ...
    Repurchase?
    Sure bet ...


    Face

    L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream (50ml, RRP $44.95)
    A beautiful cream that came my way via the beautyheaven Trial Team. A stunning formulation that's perfect for dry skin, or if you're like me, skin that transforms into a flakey prune once the temperature drops. My bh review of it is HERE, about halfway down the page. Aimed at the 50-70 age market, it's a gem. I reviewed the original formulation back in 2013 (HERE) and this reworked version is even better with the inclusion of Black Truffles ...
    Repurchase?
    Definitely on my must-buy list once I plough through the backlog of moisturisers on my bench ...

    Lush Dark Angels Fresh Facial Cleanser (100g, RRP $17.50)
    This was #gifted to me in March last year (review HERE) and I put it aside due to the plethora of other charcoal products on my shelf but made a special effort to finish it off. It was well beyond its use-by date, and the only change was that the oil separated out a bit, but it still worked a treat ...
    Repurchase?
    Yes, but I'll have to clear the other products first - because Lush doesn't use preservatives, this baby only has a recommended shelf life of 3 months, and to use it all up in that time, it would have to be my only one ...

    Mirenesse Endless Youth Pearly Glow Bubble Cleanser (60g, RRP $39.50)
    Most of the Mirenesse products that appear here arrive via their VIP packs, and this one was a pleasant surprise, and the name says it all - soft creamy bubbles that melt away makeup, lovely fresh fragrance, contains centella asiatica, sage, green tea, tea tree & purslane. Mirenesse is a cruelty-free brand, and this particular product is made in South Korea ...
    Repurchase?
    Probably not - it's lovely, but I prefer a gel for Summer and a balm for Winter ...

    Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque (100ml, RRP $15.95)
    OMG I actually finished a tub of mask! I have about five part-used ones on my bench, but this one I've had for the longest period (about 2 years) so it was time for it to earn a place in an empties post - no change or deterioration in the product though, just as effective as the first application. Gives any clogged pores a scare and draws out the goop, leaves my complexion cool, calm, deeply cleansed and refined ...
    Repurchase?
    After I use up one of the other ones, for sure ...

    Hair

    Goldwell Kerasilk Color Intensive Luster Mask (200ml, RRP $42.95)
    I found this in one of beautyheaven's beautoriums, and it was love at first application. It's the palest lavender cream that smells sensational, and given I have a Goldwell Kerasilk treatment every three months, I figured this would help maintain the smooth silky finish, and it sure does that. Only needs to be left on for 10 minutes, but sometimes I sleep in it (with a beanie) to give my tresses an extra conditioning boost ... 
    Repurchase?
    I actually bought the regular one this time around as I'm not so concerned about colour fade now that I'm no longer red/gold ...

    Kevin Murphy Shimmer Me Blonde Repairing Shine Treatment for Blondes (100ml, RRP $42.95)
    This is the "ash" version of the golden one I reviewed back in October (HERE) - not cheap, but it lasts me around 6 months and gives my locks that bit of extra glisten and gleam without weighing it down ...
    Repurchase?
    I've just had the Kerasilk treatment done again so I'll wait for a month before repurchasing as my hair doesn't need a shine boost at the mo' ...

    Olaplex Hair Perfector (100ml, RRP $49.95)
    This stuff is so good - everything I wrote about it in my February Empties post (HERE) still stands - can't live without it! ...
    Repurchase?
    Forever ...


    Makeup

    Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation - Natural Beige (12g, RRP $25.95)
    Bought this so long ago I can't remember exactly when, but it was back in the days when I was still trying to find the best colour and finish for my skin. This isn't the one, but I've kept using it as the coverage is 110%, and there have been days when I needed the complete mask-like end result. It's a bit orangey for my complexion, and it always ended up a bit cakey by the afternoon, but I appreciated the SPF28 ...
    Repurchase?
    Nope - see the Maybelline review below ...

    Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil - Charcoal Obsidian (RRP $30.00)
    Regular readers will know of my passion for this range, and this one was part of a prize I won back in 2016 (HERE) - as a rule, each colour lasts me around 2 years, I love this shade because it isn't black black, more like a graphite so it's not as stark on my old peepers, plus it has tiny little sparkles in it, which incidentally don't irritate my eyes (however do they do that?) ...
    Repurchase?
    I always buy a replacement when the pencil is down to one-third remaining, so I bought one a while back ... 

    Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation in a Compact - Sand (14.6g, RRP $26.95)
    I bought several of these on special when they were relatively newly released because it suits my skin SO well in every department - gave it a whole lotta love HERE ...
    Repurchase?
    I have one more left ...

    Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner - Eastend Snob (RRP $12.50)
    One of the best nude lipliners I've tried - this one has lasted me 18 months ...
    Repurchase?
    Already have ...


    Face Masks

    These aren't in alphabetical order as I've fitted them around the relevant piccie...

    Skin Republic Detox Charcoal + 10-Superfood Formula (25ml, RRP $9.99)
    First tried this last July, and I have such a stash of sheet masks from a wide range of brands that I'm only just getting around to repeats of the ones I really liked, and this was one of them. Has all sorts of yummy stuff in it including Acai Berries, Chia Seeds, Quinoa and Avocado - deep cleans as well as nourishes. It also fits quite well and stays put, perfect for my multi-masking days (see pic below) ...
    Repurchase?
    Yes although it's a challenge as this amazing company keeps bringing out new varieties that catch my eye ...

    Skin Republic 24K Gold Aquagel Under Eye Patch (2 pairs, RRP $12.99)
    I do so love these - so cooling, calming and firming. Too expensive to use every week, and I keep hoping they'll be included in one of the Priceline special sales, but no luck so far. They slip and slide around so apply them under another mask, or lie down and chill ...
    Repurchase?
    Yes absolutely ...

    LonVitalite C7 Collagen & Gold Lip Mask (Box of 5, RRP $35)
    Have already raved about these a few times - LOVE! ...
    Repurchase?
    I need a truckload of these, so yes ...



    Skin Republic Volcanic Ash Mud Sheet Mask (RRP $12.00)
    Yeah, baby - one of three new mud varieties that came out recently. The others are Green Tea and Pink Clay, which I'm busting to try next. This one is utterly fab - the cloth is saturated with the clay/ash formula so you have to be careful applying it or it gets in your hair, not that it really matters. The flap that covers the nose is longer than others (yay!) and the overall fit is brilliant. The cloth stiffens as it dries (just like a cream mud mask would) and you need to rinse your face afterwards. Results are particularly awesome - my pores looked way smaller, my skin felt super clean and soft, and there was an overall radiance and refinement that I'd like to see permanently! ...
    Repurchase?
    Of course - actually, this one might just overthrow the gold collagen one as my fave from this brand ...



    Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch (3 pairs, RRP $9.99)
    Revisited these as the cheaper Purederm ones were out of stock at Kmart for almost three weeks. They're so good, and I shudder to think how many I've bought since I discovered them ...
    Repurchase?
    Will always have some of these around ...

    Skin Physics Advance Superlift 3D Deep Hydration Lifting Mask (Pack of 3, RRP $59.99)
    Excellent product, just wish it fitted better - love that it has bits for my neck (which needs a LOT of work), but they just don't sit right ...
    Repurchase?
    Not unless there is a design overhaul ...


    Skin Physics Instant Lift V-Shape Vitality Mask (RRP $14.99)
    This slingy thing (pictured above underneath the other mask) is so effective, I would sleep in one of these every night if I could afford it. I swear it firms my saggy chin and jawline and the effects last for around 24 hours ...
    Repurchase?
    Just as soon as they're on special again, and then I'll buy lots ...

    Purederm Ginkgo Eye Puffiness Minimizing Patches (4 patches, RRP $3.00)
    At $1.50 a pop, these can't be beat - I sleep in them at least three nights every week ...
    Repurchase?
    Yes ma'am ...


    Giveaway!

    I've tried to keep the package lightweight so I can make the giveaway International, so there are only a few faves from May, but I've included some pretty jewellery items to boost the value of the prize ...

    • 1 x Skin Republic Volcanic Ash Mud Sheet Mask
    • 1 x Skin Republic Detox Charcoal + 10-Superfood Formula Face Mask Sheet
    • 1 x Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque
    • 1 x Nutrimetics rose gold-tone Necklace (49cm) and Earrings (6mm studs) set, made with Swarovski Elements
    • 1 x Colette rose gold-tone diamante & faux pearl ring, size L

    Here's a closeup of the jewellery - the stones are clear crystal...


    All products were purchased by me, and the total value is approximately $95.

    And this giveaway is open...
    INTERNATIONALLY! 
    Here's how to enter...
    1. Leave a blog post comment on this page that answers the question inside the Rafflecopter (please note: if you don't leave a comment on this page, you won't be included in the draw!)
    2. Leave your email address inside the Rafflecopter so I can contact you if you win
    3. Follow my blog one way or another from the many choices listed
    4. Only one entry per person, please read the T's & C's inside the Rafflecopter
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      Again so many entries, and again I had to disqualify quite a few folks
      as they didn't leave a comment on this page...but...

      Woo hoo! - random.org has chosen the beautiful Cassandra D. as the winner.  
      Congratulations gorgeous! 
      Cassandra please respond to the email I've sent you by
      Thursday 28th June to claim your prize :-)
      Edit: Cassandra has claimed her prize 
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      Best of luck to all who enter!

      Take care of you,
      kats xxx