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The way for a house to feel like a home, for me, is to decorate it a way that represents you! My husband and I have moved every summer then come back to Utah and find a new house to live in for 8 months. So the joys of renting come with a lot of rules. Most of our houses we were allowed to paint, but I knew we would be leaving in a few short months, so why bother putting all the time and effort into it. Well, this time we are actually keeping the house we are living in and enjoying it longer then 8 months!! I was stoked! That meant being able to put time into our little house to make it ours!

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Cutting Edge Stencils is AMAZING! Seriously guys! I was always scared of stenciling since my good friend had a bad experience with it. So I started to look into decals and just couldn’t find any I liked. Cutting Edge Stencils has a so many stencils to choose from that I sat in front of my computer for a couple days trying to pick one out I wanted to use in my house.

Greg Swisher and Jana Makaeva created Cutting Edge Stencils to be simple and easy to use for any “DIY-er” They love the concept of doing/redoing furniture and other items yourself. Adding a Cutting Edge Stencil is an easy way to spice up anything!

Instead of just sharing a bunch of facts, I am going to let you into my home and tell you how using a Cutting Edge Stencil went for me 🙂

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This is the wall you see right when you walk into my living room. Welcome! We have two big windows that let in gorgeous light but this dark red wall was just sucking it all up. So, I knew it was the perfect space to use my Cutting Edge Stencil.

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I picked out the Tamara Trellis Moroccan stencil and it came with everything I would need to make it look fab! The kit came with my stencil, that seriously was massive! And a top part stencil for the ceiling and hard to get spots. A small paint roller, detailed stenciling instructions, a leveler, and a small paint brush to get those hard spots.

I then watched the instruction video. I was determined for this to turn out perfect! I ended up watching a few of their videos 1. because they are so short and 2. they explain everything so well that I knew it wouldn’t hurt to get some more practice.

Here are the videos that I watched:

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#basic

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#accent

Watch them! They will save you so many mistakes and time!

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I primed my wall first (3 coats to get red of that dark maroon color) and then called a friend over, turned on some music (actually Disney channel for the baby haha) and then went to town!

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My friend that helped me was the one who had a horrible experience with stenciling. She was amazed at how easy Cutting Edge Stencil was. There was no bleeding (which was the part we were nervous for) and we finished this in 2 nights, spending about 4-5 hours each night on it.

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I used a gorgeous Turquoise color (yep, the color was called Turquoise haha how original!) And I kept the background the white primer color. I am so amazed and excited with the finishing product! I am trying to figure out what else I want to stencil in my house. I am thinking my bedroom is next hehe. I was really nervous to do this because I am a very impatient person when it comes to crafting. I tear the tape off to soon or put the picture up before it’s even dry. With Cutting Edge Stencils, it dries so quickly that there is no waiting around for that first layer to dry. We just kept going and were sad when we couldn’t finish it in one night (babies get really tired after 10:00. hehe oops 🙂 )

I am thinking for my next room I want to use one of these stencils. I actually have about 5 others I am having a hard time choosing from, but I’ll save you my obsession 😉

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So here’s the amazing part! Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away one stencil up to $50 value! Guys, that’s way more then half of their collection. You’re going to know exactly how I feel when I say I have about 4839 favorites!! So start entering below!

The Loom Boom {GIVEAWAY} – Closed

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I feel like the perfect thing to keep a kid busy while using their imagination, is any type of craft. Drawing, painting, even letting them play by themselves with some legos. It let’s their imagination run wild and give them no limits. We all know kids test the limits 😉 I remember my mom would let me go to toys r’ us and pick out a toy and I would always pick out the make it yourself jewelry or hair ties or bedazzle your shirts (yes, I was a mega girly-girl) I really think that’s where I got my creativity from and love designing and doing different things now.

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A few months ago my little cousins came up to me showing me these really awesome rubber band bracelets that they made. They each probably had 3 to 4 different types of rubber band bracelets. They then tried to sell me a few of them, haha, they told me they were going to start selling them to their friends in any design they wanted. Pretty awesome!

Remember when I told you about the Loomy Awards? Well they decided to give away a Loom Boom to a Dandy Giveaway fan!

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The Loom Boom is a great place to store all those rubber band bracelets your kids are creating. I bet you are finding them every where and are just about ready to toss any of them in the trash that you step on or find randomly in a cabinet!

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Here is what the creators have to say about The Loom Boom

“As moms (Katy & Lauren – co-founders), we loved the focus and creativity it provided our kids. Every new stitch our children learned produced more patterns, more colors and more creations. However, these bracelets were winding up everywhere, from our couch cushions to our dog’s mouth. It was a problem that needed solving! We stumbled upon a solution when a five-year-old housed his ever-growing collection of bracelets on a paper towel roll! What began with a simple concept has now developed into a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share. Sometimes children see things so clearly, and we jumped on his simple yet genius idea.”

The Loom Boom comes in fun different colors and each can hold up to 40 bracelets! The tube does come apart at the base so it is easy to grab different bracelets. The base also has an extra store part for bands, charms, clips and other items.

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The Loom Boom features bright-colored tubes that can hold up to 40 bracelets. The tube is detachable from the base so loomers can transport and share, as well as have easy access to bracelets at the bottom. The base also contains extra storage for loom bands, charms, clips, and other spare parts.

They have thought of everything for The Loom Boom! So definitely check them out and enter below to win one for your kids and your sake! 😉

NueVue {Review}

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As soon as my husband surprised me with my Ipad, I quickly ran out and bought a heavy duty, not so cute cover. I needed something that would protect it from all the dirty stuff that drops into my purse, and keep it covered if I ever dropped it. I was bummed the cover looked like I was carrying around a heavy duty brief case and wasn’t something cute. But I was willing to sacrifice cuteness for protection!

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NueVue has now turned into my ‘go-to’ protection cases. I love how vibrant the cases look. They aren’t big and bulky and have a light weight feel to them. “NueVue cases clean the screen and offer antimicrobial protection, every time you remove the device. Not only is a cleaner screen easier on your eyes, your device stays looking like new – longer.”

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I am so protective over my ipad and iphone. They always have a cover/case on it. But the screen always looks dirty from the last time I was using it, or worse, my make-up is all over my phone screen (I always get grossed out by that) So when NueVue contacted me to review their cases, I knew there was no harm, especially if they were supposed to clean my ipad/iphone everytime I put it away.

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And it sure does! I use my ipad to read a lot so there are often finger prints everywhere on it from turning the page, zooming in, you get the point. So now when I put my ipad away, my NueVue case actually wipes all those prints away. The inside of a Nuevue case is a microfiber ‘blanket’ almost. It is very soft, cleans all of that bacteria off (spring = germs) and makes your screen looking new.

They currently carry Ipad cases, Iphone cases and Ipad mini cases. All in different colors for guys and girls. Tons of choices to choose from. Nuevue comes highly recommended in this house 🙂

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Tangled Tantrum {GIVEAWAY} – Closed

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Today we are chatting a little bit about my favorite subject: HAIR! I am a hairstylist and am around hair for more then 40 hours a week. I love it all, coloring, cutting, the tools, and products. The key to having good hair is : Good tools and Great product. Product is key to keeping a style where you want it. Sometimes the product we put in our own hair may not work for kids hair. I’ve noticed that big time when I am working on my clients kids. That moose or gel just isn’t working in my 6 year old client.

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I have been following Tangled Tantrum for a while now and am so excited to finally test out their products! Tangled Tantrum is a line fully dedicated to kids hair. Trust me, it’s for kids only, my husband thought I bought him so new product and it just wasn’t cutting it for all of his thick long hair. Kids hair is just so much more fragile then adults and they definitely don’t have as much, which means they don’t need as much product.

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Tangled Tantrum is paraben and alcohol free, which makes is safe and healthy for kids. This is awesome for those independent kids who want to feel grown up like mom and dad and do their own hair. The product I was able to sample was the ‘Separation Anxiety- Styling Paste’ and it’s so easy to use. I had a few of my own kid clients grab it themselves and style their hair and they loved it. And the best part, the mess was non-existent. They just wiped their hands on a towel and out the door they went. Win Win in my book!

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Tangled Tantrum offers a few different products. They have the ‘Chaos Control Smoothing Serum’ , ‘Detangling & Conditioning Spray’ (every child needs this!), ‘The Wet Brush’ and the ‘Killer Swell Hair Gel’ . I love all these fun names they give the products. That’s the point of the product right? To make a kid thing it’s fun to do their hair, haha.

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I am also huge on my customer service. Tangled Tantrum emailed me right away and my shipment was at my door no later then 3-4 days after I placed my order. They left me a sweet note and some fun wristbands in the picture above. Their site is easy to navigate and gives quick explanations for each product. She makes the site look so fun that your kid can join you while you pick out your products. What I got out of  Tangled Tantrum is fun, safe, and easy to use.

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I really loved how the product held up in my little clients hair. It wasn’t sticky, it wasn’t heavy and best of all it smelt great! One of my little clients just sat there the whole time smelling the container. It didn’t bother me at all because it contains no Parabens or Alcohol. Smell away! I really like how Tangled Tantrum made a line specifically to be kid friendly. She really tried hard to point everything to the kids. The packaging, the names of the product and the smells.

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Today one lucky winner will get to have a container of there ‘Separation Anxiety- Styling Paste’ and 3 wristbands with Tangled Tantrum logo. I like more of a softer look, that’s why I went for the Paste rather then the gel. It still gives it that good hold but gives it that piecy look while holding back those fly aways and frizzy-ness.  You and your kiddy will love it! They are also offering free shipping on orders over $50, use code: ship4free

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Mar 9th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

 

The Loomy Awards!

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I am so excited to introduce to you Dandy Giveaway Fans about the First Annual Loomy Awards!

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You know all those fun rubber band bracelets that your kids and their friends are constantly wanting to make or wearing? It’s honestly the new trend with them now and they are loving it! Well, the Loom Boom was invented so your child can have somewhere to store all those rubber band bracelets instead of lying them around the house for your baby to chew on or the dog or vacuum to swallow up. Genius!

Well, Loom Boom has decided to start their  First Annual Loomy Awards!

The Loomy Awards are sponsored by The Original Loom Boom, a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations. Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable, and Best Loom Boom. Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom! Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page beginning on March 30, 2014, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014.

I personally think this is such a fun contest for kids. It really brings their creativity side to life and allows them to become self motivated to do something just for them.

So, hurry up and get your kids going on their rubber band bracelets and send the pictures over to The Original Loom Boom’s facebook page. Lots of amazing prices for the top three winners!!

And then head on back April 10th because we are giving away one Original Loom Boom to one Dandy Giveaway Fan!

 

Vicolo Mio {GIVEAWAY} CLOSED

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My favorite accessory shops are the ones where I can snag everything. Purses, necklaces, rings, you name it. I love a “one stop shop”.

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Vicolo Mio has it all. Handbags, jewelry, scarves and ponchos and even puts together a jewelry set for those “accessory addicts” .  Vicolo Mio thinks of it all. And what’s even more amazing is they categorize everything by color also. Whenever I am in need of a new accessory, I usually have something in mind, starting with color and item. Like right now, I am just swooning over light spring colors. So, it was nice to just look up “pink” items and pick out a few favorites.

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I had a little to much fun mixing and matching different colors together and making my own jewelry set. Vicolo Mio also offers a ‘Shop Guide’ to all their customers. Whether you are finding a gift for a bride, friends birthday, or even yourself, Vicolo Mio has it categorized for you.

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I received this darling chain/link leather bracelet from Vicolo Mio and I think it’s in my top favorite accessories. It’s so simple,without over powering all the other jewelry you have on. I love small, simple accessories for days I just want to throw something on without looking like I got dressed in the dark.

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Vicolo Mio not only wanted one of our readers to have a chance to win one of these darling chain/link leather bracelets, but 14 of you! Yep, today we have a giveaway for 14 winners! They come in red, black, silver, brown and white bands. (Colors will be chosen at random) So share with your girlfriends, so they can have a chance to win one too!

*This giveaway is open to US residents only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be randomly drawn and emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Coastal Scents {Review}

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What girl doesn’t love getting dolled up?! Especially with some fun make-up! Even if you are the minimalist with just a bit of mascara and nude lipgloss, it still feels great! Growing up, my mom got me the cheapest make-up and brushes you could find. Which was probably a great idea with the way I treated my make-up/brushes. Oops. But as I’ve gotten more responsible with my items, I’ve noticed I needed a little higher quality things to get the job done.

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I am soooo glad I found Coastal Scents. They are an online make-up company that offers you everything from make-up brushes to primers to eyeshadows and lip glosses and more! I noticed my brushes started to loose their bristles all over my face when I was doing my make-up. Not very cute when you are having a conversation with a client and they are staring at this long piece of hair on your face haha. So, I knew it was time for some new brushes and good quality ones!

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Coastal Scents sent me the ‘Sterling Devine Brush Set’. This set comes with 6 brushes and a pouch on the side to add other brushes or make-up. These brushes are perfect for every part of the face. I love how soft and what great quality they are.

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I also needed one extra brush to use for my mineral veil and the ‘Bionic Flat Top Buffer’ is amazing! Like I said, it’s so soft and i love the flat top it has so I can quickly just throw on my veil/primer without over doing it.

Coastal Scents offers so many different make-up sets (which I love when you are needing a whole new set) Their prices are incredible! I went to Sephora a few weeks ago and couldn’t handle spending $20 on one brush. Coastal Scents offers a wide range of brushes and sets that go towards every girls need.

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They also sent me their ‘Step One Eye Primer’ and I LOVE it! I have the most oiliest skin. Like, we don’t need to get into how oily it is haha. So my eyeshadow always creases by mid day and I hate it. The ‘Step One Eye Primer’ has helped my shadow stay on longer and continue staying fresh.

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They also offer amazing lip palettes and lip glosses. With so many different colors to choose from, you won’t be disappointed! It’s always tough for me to find lip colors that match with my skin ( I like darker tones and more carmel) and everything comes out to red. Coastal designs has over 60 lip colors to choose from. You can’t go wrong there!

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I also love how Coastal Scents categorizes their shadows by color scheme. I wish I was that girl who could wear every color in the rainbow. But we all know that doesn’t fly with everyone haha. So I love how really work with every skin type. Coastal Scents is definitely my new go to for make-up items!

 *I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free through Coastal Scents. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

StephsCloset712 {Giveaway} CLOSED

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What girl doesn’t love jewelry? Whether it’s something simple or a big chunky statement necklace. Jewelry can make an a simple white tee and jeans into a little more dressed up look.

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StephsCloset712 is exactly just that. Her jewelry can make that simple outfit just pop. Everything in her store is absolutely gorgeous and very reasonably priced! Like this gorgeous statement necklace above, that you could normally find at Jcrew for around $80, is only $40!!

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I have always loved myself a pair of statement earrings and a bare neck. That way you can focus more on one piece at a time. Her earrings are stunning! I love the tear drop look to them!

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StephsCloset712 was sweet enough to send me her gorgeous flower necklace and matching tear drop earrings. My husband isn’t a fan of huge “bling bling” jewelry (which is 99% of my jewelry haha) but he loved this necklace and even complimented me on it before I asked what he thought. That’s a win in my book.

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Something I loved about StephsCloset712 jewelry is that 1) it is not cheaply made. My package came in one piece and no item was broken and 2) the clasp on the necklace is amazing. I always have a hard time putting on necklaces and have to wake my husband up to help me put it on. This clasp is bigger and the loops are easy to get through. I didn’t need to take an extra 10 minutes out of my day trying to put on a necklace.

StephsCloset712 is giving away one item from her store to a lucky Dandy Giveaway reader! So share with all  your friends because like I said what girl doesn’t love jewelry?

Mosaic Brand {Giveaway} CLOSED

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Nothing makes my heart beat faster then seeing my handsome husband spruced up from head to toe in a suit and tie. Haha, maybe this is just me but I love it! I’ve mentioned before how picky my husband is and ties are no exception. My husband served an LDS mission and came back with dozens of ties and only wears half of them. When I came across Mosaic Brand, not only did I love everything I saw, but my husband had a hard time picking out which ones he wanted to get because he loved all of them!

Mosaic Brand prides themselves in producing high quality products that express style and personality. They really gravitate towards their customers needs and wants and make sure to incorporate that into their styles. I love how they don’t want to just create another ordinary tie but something that expresses your individuality and uniqueness.

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When my husband received his Mosaic Brand Tie, not only were we impressed on how quick it arrived at our house (literally 2 days after we ordered it) but he loved how long the tie was and how perfectly it matched up to what we saw on their site.

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I feel like you can never go wrong with a snazzy tie for your lover. Especially for that family Easter picture! Right now Mosaic Brand has so many options of pastel ties that tie along perfectly with Easter.Something to add to their Easter basket that they definitely would love!

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Mosaic Brand is offering one Dandy Giveaway reader a tie of their choice. (And for those who don’t end up winning one, you still got to purchase one, like I said: Best Easter present!!)

Woolzies {Review}

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I remember a couple summers ago I asked a girlfriend how she got her clothes to smell so fresh. She told me that during the middle of the wash she would poor the softener in. Genius, right? Well, this plan worked out great during the summer when I stayed home all day with my puppy. But now that I am more busy and work a ton, I don’t have time to sit and wait for half way through my wash to poor softener in. So my clothes went back to not having a good smell to it, or they were getting really wrinkly in our dryer because of said busy schedule. Thank goodness for Woolzies Dryer Balls!

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Woolzies Dryer Balls sent me a box of their product a few weeks ago to try out. I no longer have to sit and wait half way through my wash to get that softener smell. I even can let me clothes sit in the dryer for a bit and they don’t come out wrinkly. Such a relief I’m telling yah!

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Woolzies Dryer Balls will cut your drying time down by 25% and help save you money on not having to go and buy liquid softener or dryer sheets. They last up to 1,000 loads. Yep, 1,000 loads!! I am stoked to not have to go back to softener and just stick with my detergent now… for 1,000 loads! 😉

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So, maybe this is may be a little T.M.I. but I thought I should share this little bit of information with my fellow long-thick-hair women 🙂 I shed like crazy! Like you can find my hair anywhere you go in my house. My dryer is pretty good about catching all my hair in the lint drawer, but my poor husband still finds it in his clothes (oops!) Ever since I started using the Woolzies Dryer Balls, I noticed I was seeing a lot less hair in our laundry. The dryer balls were also catching any of the left over hair that the lint container wasn’t. My husband loves that! (He will be sitting there and pull out a string of hair from his under shirt)

I definitely recommend in investing in a box of Woolzies Dryer Balls. I got the box of 6 and am so glad. Our loads are big and need all the they can get. Definitely check out Woolzies website and hop on board!

*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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