Thursday, 31 July 2014

ASOS Wishlist



I think pink is becoming a theme in my wishlists! I love the colour pink and this reflects in my clothes and also jewellery and make up. Firstly I am loving this Jumpsuit and I love the floral pattern on it. Next I am really liking skirts lately and this one is a little bit longer than what I would usually go for, but I think it's so lovely and I am always up for trying new things. Next on my wishlist is this sequin dress, I think its super cute and would look great teamed with some heels and accessories for a night out. Next is this bodycon dress that I am really liking. This dress would look great with some heels. I feel that this dress would even look great with some flats and a jacket for a casual daytime look. Next is this Moschino watch, I am obsessed with watched and this one is gorgeous and I love the detailing on it.  Lastly is this NARS lipstick that I would love to get my hands on. I love the shade of this and as i love lipsticks so much i would love to add this to my collection.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Montagne Jeunesse - Strawberry Souffle






This smells so amazing. Its literally like i have just cut up a load of strawberries and plonked them on my face. 

This is the Strawberry Souffle Moisturising and Purifying Face Mask by Montagne Jeunesse. I previously did a post a couple of weeks back on another of their face masks. I am obsessed with them and use one every week. To me I feel that these face masks really do work and do what what they say they do. In face when i nipped to the shop earlier I bought 6 more. Although one is for my mum as she loves them too and one for my boyfriend. They now do face masks for men, so I'm really excited to see what Shane thinks of it.  

This mask felt amazing on my skin and I usually leave these masks on for about 20 minutes. Recommended time for these if 15-20 minutes. So i just leave this on and then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with my towel. My skin feels even more amazing after i have taken off the mask. It left my skin feeling all nice and soft and smelling wonderful. These masks really help when i have a breakout and my skin is feeling a bit dry. 


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Friday, 25 July 2014

My Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin







My skin can be very temperamental at times and this can get very annoying. My skin is mostly  combination/oily/dry and i have found it a real problem in tackling this. I am also very prone to breakouts. In this post i am going to share with you what i use on my skin in the morning and what i use on it at night. I am by no means an expert when it comes to sensitive skin but over the years i have tried so many different products that haven't worked, it is only recently that i now have control over my skin and is the best it has ever been! This is just an insight in to what i use on my skin in the morning and at night and what i use for sensitive skin.

Every morning when i wake up in the morning i wash my face with cold water, this makes my skin wake up and also leaves my skin with a glow. I then use Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream. I love this moisturiser as its super moisturising and also has SPF 15 in it. This cream also has green tea goodness in it which i love. It isn't heavy and soaks right in to my skin. I then use Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On. This helps to make my eyes feel so much more frefreshed and also helps with puffiness as my eyes tend to be quite dry and itchy in the morning. It helps to cool down the eye area and helps to sooth it.  After i have used these two products i then apply my make up. 

Before i go to bed i make sure that my skin is nice and clean as its very important that you don't go to bed with your make up on. Firstly i use Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Remover. Im being 100% honest when i say this, but this is most definitely the best eye make up remover i have ever used. Its kind to eyes and is very gentle on the delicate skin around the eye area. It makes my eyes feel nice and refreshed. This also gets rid of waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Next i use Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion. This is amazing at getting rid of make up.

Next i like to splash my skin with cold water then i use Simple Soothing Facial Toner. This is so refreshing on the skin and lets my skin breathe. After i use the toner i like to apply Kind To Eyes Soothing Eye Balm. This is very moisturising on the skin around the eyes. Then finally i use Simple Vital Vitamin Night Cream. This cream leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised.  

Since using these products i have noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my skin and i am pleased with the results. My breakouts have cleared up, my skin looks moisturised, my skin is not as oily anymore. What i love most about the Simple skincare routine is how gentle their products are on your skin and that there isn't anything bad in these and are very kind to your skin. 
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wednesday Wishlist



I am really loving floral and prints at the moment, most of my dresses i have recently bought are all floral and i also bought a couple with some lovely prints on. I am loving this ASOS Marble Floral Print top, this looks great teamed with denim shorts. Next is this House Of Holland Oversized T-Shirt. I absolutely love House Of Holland and I'm just loving this t-shirt. Although its warm at the moment i love to have a nice sweatshirt with me just in case it gets cooler outside.  This ASOS Marble Print Neoprene Sweatshirt really caught my eye.  I am really liking this ASOS Wide Floral Print Waist Belt, its great just to add to an outfit and really summery. Next is this Monki Sonya Bag, i am liking the horse print on this. Lastly i chose this ASOS Chain Print Shift Dress for my wish list because it just really caught my eye and its just so nice. I love the print on it.
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Monday, 21 July 2014

My Super Easy, Yummy, Healthy, Free From Breakfast






Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say. And its true, it really is. Breakfast helps to fuel the brain and body and gives us energy. Breakfast also can provide us with calcium, iron, vitamins, fibre and protein. 
Research also shows that people who eat breakfast every morning are less likely to put on weight as if we skip breakfast we are more likely to snack more and go for the sugary treats to give us the energy.
I for one love to have breakfast every morning and i always feel so much better after eating my breakfast.

Recently i have been trying to eat a lot more healthy and have been on the hunt for a yummy healthy breakfast that will gee me the energy i need and fills me up. In the photos above i have used the following for my breakfast -

1 Banana,
Plain or flavoured Soya yogurt,
Udi's Almond and Vanilla Granola.

This is all i use and it is super yummy and quick and easy to make.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, this mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and helping to regulate normal blood pressure. Bananas also aid in digestion, give you energy, they are particularly high in vitamin B6 which is important for creating hemoglobin for healthy blood. They have good levels of vitamin C, magnesium and manganese. 

All i do is pop the banana in to a bowl pour some soya yogurt over top, my favourite is the Alpro Soya Lemon and Lime flavour yogurt, as its very refreshing. Then after that i use sprinkle some Granola on top. This breakfast is dairy, wheat and gluten free. 
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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Outfit Of The Day






My dress is from Select, my sandals are from Peacocks and my bag is from River Island. I love the daisy design on the dress and it's super comfy too. These sandals have spiked studs on them which i really like, i also have these in brown.

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

POTW - Peanut Butter & Co






My product of the week are these yummy goodies above. I am obsessed with Peanut Butter and seeings as my blog is about all the things i love, i just had to include these in it. I have not been asked to write this post, I have written this purely because i love their Peanut Butter. 

It was only about a year ago that my love Peanut Butter came about. One of my friends put some in a sandwich for me with some strawberry jam after months of trying to get me to try it, and after that i was hooked. I do also love it on its own but nothings beats having peanut butter and strawberry jam on toast for breakfast! They are also great for cooking with, i love making a sauce using them and tastes so good on chicken and pasta. I have also used the crunchy one in a smoothie and it tasted so nice.

This Peanut Butter is by 'Peanut Butter & Co' and i especially love their products because they are vegan and are gluten free and all they contain is peanuts and salt. There is no palm oil and no added sugar. This Peanut Butter is also made from USA grown Peanuts. I also recently see that they now do dark chocolate and white chocolate flavoured ones. I cant wait to try them. I bought these two products in the photos above from Sainsbury's and what is even better is that they are currently on offer at £2 at the moment.

I have tried many Peanut Butter products and this is by far the best. I love the texture of these and they taste so delicious. I highly recommend checking these out. 

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Save The Blow Dry



I was super excited to try this when it arrived in the post. As soon as I collected it from the post office, I went straight home in to the bathroom and popped it on my head! 

Here is what Save The Blow Dry say -
"Did you know that, on average, we girls spend over two hours a week blow drying and styling our locks? And so it's utterly hair-raising when we emerge from our daily shower or bath, to find no vague resemblance to the hair we had a few minutes before! 
Our solution was to create a unique shower cap that does what it says. SAVES THE BLOW DRY! Its secret is the combination of a gorgeous, waterproof design with an internal layer of super-absorbent micro weave towelling, which zaps humidity and condensation, bathroom-proofing hair to leave it dry and bouncy.
Comfortable fab-flex grip stops strands escaping!
Really banishes bathroom frizz and squashed hair styles!
Super roomy - covers even the longest, thickest styles!"

Another great thing about this shower cap is that you can turn it inside out and put on over your favourite hair treatment allowing it to work on hair more effectively.




What I thought of Save The Blowdry-
Although I only have a small head, this fits perfectly and comfortably and stays put when I'm in the shower or bath. My hair felt nice and dry in this cap and because of the super-absorbent micro weave towelling, I didn't get any condensation or humidity which i seem to get with a lot of shower caps i have tried in the past. If there's one thing I don't like its getting my hair wet when I'm not washing it. Which is why I love this cap so much because once its off my hair is completely dry. I also love the design on it too. I highly recommend getting one of these beauties especially if you are like me and only wash your hair every 2-3 days. 

You can buy one of these by heading over to Save The Blow Dry's website over at savetheblowdry.com ( Its also available in pink) and you can also check them out over on Facebook at facebook.com/SaveTheBlowDry 


*Product sent to me by Save The Blow Dry
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wednesday Wishlist



Asos Denim Sunflower Dungaree Shorts | Seafolly Summer Garden Eden 
Kimono Asos Skater Dress | River Island Lace Playsuit | Wildfox T-shirt With Secret Print Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper


I love these dungaree shorts especially the sunflower design on them, so cute. These are great for days out and you can just team them with a simple t-shirt underneath. I am also loving this Kimono, this is great for the beach as a cover up. I like that it has a tie around the middle too. Its so so bright and cheerful and great for summer. Next is this skater dress which is so adorable, especially the heart design on it. I would probably team this with a denim jacket. The pink lace playsuit is so nice and summery. This would be great for a really hot summers day especially at the beach. Next on my wish list is this pink t-shirt. On it, it says 'Do you want to know a secret?' and then in brackets underneath it says ' Im in love with.' Lastly is this Wildfox jumper. I really want on of these as i have heard so many people say how comfy their jumpers are. This one really caught my eye and on it, it says ' I want to live on an island.' I just really like it a lot. 



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Monday, 14 July 2014

Bonobos - Men's Summer Suits Collection

Bonobos have just launched their new men's suit range just in time for summer. 

When Bonobos contacted me about the their new men's suit range, I thought how great it is that there are actually mens suits out there for when the weather gets warm. From personal experience I know how much a man complains about being in a suit in the warm weather when they are either at a wedding or a party, so when I see that these suits are specifically designed for the warm weather I thought what a great idea it is and how this will stop our men from moaning! 

Below are some pictures of a few of their men's 'summer' suit range. (Hot men included)







We all love a man in suit. But whats even better is men's apparel brand Bonobos have just launched their new men's suit range just in time for summer. These suits are not just ordinary suits, these suits are designed for warm weather. "Bonobos Summer Suits line– a collection of lightweight Seersucker and Cotton suits that perfectly compliment warm weather weddings and mint juleps." So if your man worries about feeling a bit too warm in a suit, then tell him to worry no more.

Here is what Bonobos say -

"Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named "One of America’s Hottest Brands" by Advertising Age, "Best Men’s Pants" by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s "20 Awesome Facebook Pages" and was awarded Crain’s "Best Places to Work in New York City". Visit www.bonobos.com."

Suit Styling & Fit Tips from Bonobos VP of Design, Dwight Fenton.

“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion,” says Dwight Fenton, Bonobos VP of Design.

Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:

• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.

• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.

• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more."








These suits look amazing and will definitely look great on any man. I highly recommend checking them out. Head over to Bonobos and have a look at their 'summer suit' range.  
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Orange Is The New Black


If your like me then you are addicted to this program!
I literally watched season 1 all in one go! It is just so darn good :)
I have currently just started watching season 2 and i can't wait for season 3 to come out! I hear they are now filming it.

Here is a description of the series:

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and was first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series is produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television and is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, about her experiences in prison. 
"The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a bisexual woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women's federal prison for transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend, Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), who is an international drug smuggler/mule. The offense occurred ten years prior to the start of the series, and in that time Piper had moved on to a quiet, law-abiding life among New York's upper middle class. While in prison, Piper is reunited with Alex (who named Piper in her trial - resulting in her arrest), and they re-examine their relationship and deal with their fellow inmates."

The cast includes:
Tayloy Schilling,  Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon,Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Micheal J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning and Kate Mulgrew.

All of the actors in this series are amazing and play their parts really well. There are so many emotions you will feel through the episodes, you also start to feel very strongly attached to the characters. 

I highly recommend you all to watch this as you won't be disappointed. 
It's been a long time since i found something to watch and really got in to it. I don't usually watch that much TV as i usually just like to read a good book. But once i find something good to watch, then I'm hooked!

Overall i give this an amazingly high 10/10

Please let me know in the comment section below if you have been watching Orange Is The New Black and what you think of it. Also please let me know what other TV series you are watching as i love finding something new to watch :)


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Friday, 11 July 2014

Udi's

Being unable to have Dairy, Wheat and Gluten can be very annoying. If you too are like me then you will know how it feels. 
Gluten is a mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains, especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. I have found it so hard since having to become dairy, wheat and gluten free to find products that i can eat. When you go in to a supermarket and you go to the free from section there isn't always much choice. Some supermarkets have started to expand their free from range and they now have quite a wide range of products. Udi's are a brand from America and have recently brought their range over to the UK. I was really excited to see what different products they do and I was even more excited when Udi's sent me over a hamper that was filled with the following goodies.

Au Naturel Granola

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Ingrdients
Certified Gluten Free Oats (65%), Honey (23.8%), Rapeseed Oil.

Here is what i thought of Udi's Au Naturel Granola -
This granola is dairy, wheat and gluten free and is so delicious. This granola is great for just having on its own with rice milk or soya milk or even great to sprinkle on top of different foods. I am really loving and enjoying this product so much, i will definitely continue to buy this granola as i love having it in the morning before work. This packet also lasted me a quite a while as the granola is quite filling so you don't need too much. It has a great texture and isn't too sweet but has just the right amount of sweetness in it.

Almond and Vanilla Flavour Granloa

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Ingredients
Certified Gluten Free Oats (59.7%), Honey (21.9%), Rapeseed Oil, Almonds (7.2%), Natural Flavouring (Vanilla).

Here is what i thought of Udi's Almond and Vanilla Granola - 
When I first opened the packet of this granola, I was hit with the sweet smell of the vanilla, which smells delicious. As I am unable to have dairy this is perfect for me, as this one same as the granola above is dairy, wheat and gluten free. This granola is just full of yumminess and is how i want a packet of granola to be.

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

In the photo above i got 1 whole banana and poured Soya yogurt over it and then sprinkled some of the granola on top, this is super yummy and also a healthy breakfast. Or you can just have the granola straight in the bowl and is lovely with rice milk. Theres so many different ways you can have this granola but this is just a couple of my favourites that i have for breakfast or even as a dessert. I love the texture of this granola and you would never know that it is gluten free.


Cinnamon and Sugar Bagel Chips

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Ingredients
Tapioca Starch, Water, Potato Starch, Maize Starch, LiquidEgg White, Rapeseed Oil, Cinnamon Sugar Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Soybean Oil, Spices), Sugar, Thickeners (Guar Gum, Pectin, Sodium Alginate, Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose), Acidity Regulator (Glucono Delta Lactone), Salt, Dried Egg White, Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate).

Here is what i thought of Udi's Cinnamon and sugar bagel chips - 
These cinnamon and sugar bagel chips are amazing. They are so addictive i just can't help myself but keep dipping my hand in the box. These bagel chips have a nice crunchy texture and taste so good. They are lovely and sweet and i especially love the cinnamon on them. 

You can see a photo of how these look below where i have reviewed the soft and white rolls.


Soft n' Chewy Streawberry Flavoured Breakfast Bars

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Ingredients

Strawberry Filling (27%) [Sugar, Apple Powder, Glycerine, Strawberries, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Water, Modified Tapioca Starch, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Antioxidants (Citric Acid), Preservative (Malic Acid), Natural Flavouring, Anti-Caking Agent (Calcium Phosphates), Colour (Black Carrot Juice), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates)], Chick Pea Flour, Potato Starch, Fructose, Pear Juice Concentrate, Raisin Paste, Inulin, Rapeseed Oil, Tapioca Starch, White Rice Flour, Water, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate). Finished product contains 3% Strawberry.


Here is what i thought of Udi's Strawberry Breakfast bars -
These breakfast bars are nice and soft and taste so good. These are great for on the go or if you are in a rush. I can't get enough of them. I also like to have these as just a snack during the day when i get a little peckish in-between meals. You can even have them as a dessert if you really wanted to, which i did on a few occasions.

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Photo taken by myself for clemloves

You can even tell in the photo above how soft they are and the strawberry centre, which is lovely and sweet.



Chocolate Chip Bagels

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Ingrdients
Water, Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Chocolate Chips [10%] (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: SOYA Lecithin, Natural Flavouring), Potato Starch, Rapeseed Oil, EGG White Powder, Glucose Syrup, Resistant Corn Starch, Sugar, Humectant (Glycerine), Thickeners (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum), Yeast, Pea Protein Isolate, Sugar Beet Fibre, Salt, Preservatives (Calcium Propionate, Sorbic Acid) 

Here is what i thought of Udi's Chocolate Chip Bagels -
These bagels are great for toasting, which is how i have mine. They have a lovely soft texture and doesn't crumble, they also contain lots of little chocolate chips, which i love. This is the first time i had ever tried chocolate chip bagels and i am hooked on them. Firstly i tried them just toasted and plain which they tasted so good on their own and then i thought to myself i wonder what they would taste like with peanut butter on? You know what, they taste amazing which peanut butter.


Photo taken by myself for clemloves

Above is a photo i took of one of Udi's chocolate chip bagels and put peanut butter on top. So delicious. Also i love to have peanut butter and jam together and this tastes as equally delicious on one of these bagels.


Soft and Tasty White Rolls

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Ingredients
Water, Maize Starch, Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Yeast, Invert Sugar Syrup, Rapeseed Oil, Thickeners (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Psyllium Husk Powder, Potato Protein Isolate, Humectant (Glycerine), Sugar, Salt, Potato Fibre, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid). May contain egg.

Here is what i thought of Udi's Soft and Tasty White Rolls - 
These soft white rolls have an amazing texture and are delicious. You can't tell that they are different from ordinary bread. They are great however you want to eat them, whether its toasted or just plain on their own. If you don't want to eat them straight you can just pop them in the freezer until you are ready to eat them and once defrosted they still taste nice and fresh. 

When i have purchased other brands bread and rolls i find they are so easy to break and crumble and you end up having pick about at your sandwich to be able to eat it. With Udi's products they don't do this which makes me love them even more. If there is one thing i don't like its a crumbly sandwich or roll! These keep really well and also stay whole when kept in a lunchbox. 


Photo taken by myself for clemloves

I am obsessed with smoked salmon, so i popped some in one of these white rolls with some spinach and tomato and also put some of Udi's Cinnamon and Sugar Bagel Chips with it on the side.



Ancient Grain - Aged Chedder Crisps
Anciant Grain Jalapeño Chedder Crisps
Chocolate Chip and Toffee Favoured Muffins


Unfortunately i was unable to try these three products due to them having milk in the ingredients. But these three products look so good and let me tell you, they smelt so delicious. So instead my mum Stephanie ate them and here is her review on these three products:

Ancient Grain - Aged Chedder Crisps:
These crisps have a great texture and are nice and crunchy, as a crisp should be. As soon as you open the packet the delicious smell hits you and you just want to dive straight in. They also have a very strong flavour which i loved. You would never know that these crisps are made with different ingredients. They are very tasty and once the packet has been undone they keep their crunch well.

Ancient Grain - Jalapeño Crisps:
These too have a great texture and crunch. They have a lovely flavour and are very 'moreish.' They are extremely tasty and as the same as the crisps above you would never know that they have been made using different ingredients. These crisps keep their crunch well after being undone same as the ones above.

Chocolate Chip and Toffee Flavoured Muffins:
These muffins have an amazing soft and moist texture. They are so good and delicious, great as a dessert or just a snack. It's also great that you get two different flavoured muffins in one pack and they stay nice and fresh once the packet has been undone.




Photo taken by myself for clemloves

I just want to say a huge thank you to Udi's for introducing me to their range, i thoroughly enjoyed these products and will continue to buy more as these are seriously delicious.



*Products sent to me by Udi's
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