I’m gonna be honest as always, bellas – I used to be a part of many hair shows and parties, and in the course of that I started seeing a lot of redundancy. I’ve been honored to be a part of some of the very best in natural hair events, but I’ve also attended many which can best be described as well meaning but repetitive. It should be about more than just samples, selfies and celebrities, right? Where’s the community? Where’s the education? What about kicking it up a notch to give people something more memorable and meaningful?

I try to involve myself in events that are unique and that will resonate far beyond the awesome gift bag of products to discover. That’s why I’m genuinely excited to participate in the first ever Ubiquitous Hair and Health Show. August 23rd – 24th, we’re taking over Washington DC for two days of information, entertainment, and inclusion!


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Ubiquitous aims to be a hair and beauty event with a difference because it isn’t about one particular hair texture. This is about health, inside and out. It’s an event where women with relaxed hair can get the education and products they need, women with natural hair can get the education and products they need, and if anyone is interested in transitioning they’re in the right place. It is about the range of our beauty, embracing our beauty in whatever form makes us fulfilled and comfortable, and learning from each other about the possibilities that exist. There will be workshops, presentations, performances and yes – killer goodie bags.

The event is the brainchild of Germaine Bolds-Leftridge, founder and president of GBL Sales. Germaine is immensely knowledgeable about the hair industry and specifically wants to address what the game is currently missing. “The Ubiquitous Hair & Health Trade Show will not be your everyday trade show…it is a movement.  A movement that will encourage women to leave their “unique imprint” wherever they go.  We want our guests to leave this show with their inner beauty shining brighter that their outer beauty,” she explained.

More details will be revealed in the months to come, so follow Ubiquitous on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for exclusive updates on giveaways, tickets, and much more. And right here, right now, we’ve got a special “taste of the show” #UbiquitousGiveaway to kick things off!

SIX of the participating brands are each giving away packages of their best selling products. So there will be SIX lucky winners, and here are the brands who are participating!

ORS Formerly Known as Organic Root Stimulator 

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– ORS is a classic brand that has black haircare covered, with products for all hair textures from relaxed to loose natural to locs and more.


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– a brand known for generations for their face and body skincare products focusing on hyperpigmentation.

Alikay Naturals

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– created by YouTube guru Black Onyx, Alikay Naturals is known and loved for their oils and moisturizing hair products!

Oyin Handmade

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– One of the most beloved natural hair and bodycare brands, with products that work brilliantly for curly, coily hair and dry skin!

Reshma Femme

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– Known primarily for their hennas, hair color and natural oils, products that celebrate the ancient legacy of henna as hair dye.

Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil

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– Castor oil is known and beloved by many for its hair growth properties, and Sunny Isle has Jamaican Black Castor Oil in all kinds of fragrance blends and textures!


The photos you see above are what the winners will receive. Each winner will choose ONE of the above brands. So how do you enter, how do you win?

1- Like UbiquitousTrade on Facebook, and follow on Twitter and Instagram

2 – Leave a comment below telling me which brand and prize you want most in your comment.

3 – The contest entry period will be from today (18th) to Sunday (23rd) and winners will be announced on Monday (24th).

4 – Each winner will win ONE of the above prize packages and fulfil

Winners must live in the USA and respond quickly via e mail. I will attempt to contact you three times via e mail and if there is no response within 48 hours after that last attempt, then I have to move on to the next. Winners will be chosen and crosschecked with the Ubiquitous team to ensure that the social media follow fulfillment has been made. This post and giveaway have been sponsored by Ubiquitous Trade.

Tell me bellas, which brand would you like to win and why?

See you at Ubiquitous, this August in Washington DC!!!


Stephanie says:
February 18, 2014, 11:55 am
I would love to have the Alikay Naturals package. I've watched Black Onyx on youtube for years and love that she's a Jamaican sista who's become a successful business owner. I've ordered her products in the past and have gotten amazing results!
Lynn says:
February 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
I would love the Oyin package. I am 3 months into transitioning and I need natural products that are good for moisture and health
Clarisse says:
February 18, 2014, 12:08 pm
I would love to try the Oyin Handmade, I remember reading on Awesomely Luvvie that is does wonders for her curls, and I have been curious to try their products ever since.
Clarisse says:
February 18, 2014, 12:08 pm
I meant Luvvie's locks, not curls.
Heather Carper says:
February 18, 2014, 12:14 pm
Given that my soft, shiny curls smell of Burnt Sugar Pomade right this second, I'd have to throw my hat into the ring for OYIN. That said, I've never heard of Alikay Naturals before, or Sunny Isle - I'm curious about both (esp as my own experiments with Castor Oil were less than stellar). Love that you always give me new things to think about!
Milaxx says:
February 18, 2014, 12:47 pm
So many great packages to choose from! I love the foaming cleanser by Ambi. I also like Oyin handmade and JBCO. It's like icking which child do you love the most. SInce I have to choose, Oyin Handmade suits my needs best at this time. I may try and come to the show in DC. I have family nearby, just have to double check my schedule.
Troylynn says:
February 18, 2014, 12:56 pm
I'd love to win the Oyin Handmade package. My hair is very fine and dry. I've read that the Oyin products provide lots of moisture without weighing your hair down. Sounds like just what I need.
Talisa Garbo says:
February 18, 2014, 1:50 pm
Out of all of these, I'd like to get my hands on the Oyin Handmade package. After a year and a half fully natural, after some crazy episodes with color, I've finally begun to fall in love with my hair and learn it really well.. And my strands like to keep it simple! Ingredients-wise, I've realised my hair likes products that keep it really down-to-earth, and I've heard that Oyin really gives their all with their product ingredients, making them extremely curly-girl friendly. Besides, I absolutely adore the product names and I've heard they smell great; I'm a stickler for smells! Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Ubiquitous & AfroBella!
Miss B says:
February 18, 2014, 2:59 pm
I would love the ORS package, it does wonders from my hair and has done since i was younger. It really helps to mosturize my 4c hair in addition to the LOC method which many products i try lack. The natural ingredients included keeps me confident that i am not constantly placing harsh chemicals into my hair. Check out my blog: http://naturalteentransition.blogspot.co.uk/
tia beverly says:
February 18, 2014, 5:53 pm
I would love to win the ambi prize. I love their products.
Karen says:
February 18, 2014, 8:35 pm
I would love the ORS line as I'd like to try it out. It seems to be readily available everywhere which is another plus for me, so if I win and like it there's no problems trying to get more.
Mary says:
February 18, 2014, 8:40 pm
I would like to win the alikay naturals prize pack.
MJ says:
February 19, 2014, 8:47 am
Oh, attending a hair show is one of the things on my beauty blogger bucket list for sure! I would love the ORS prize package. I've been using this brand for years (especially the deep conditioners) and my hair loves it. I'm also establishing a hair routine for my toddler's natural curls and I'm sure her hair would love it!
Lorie Sanders says:
February 19, 2014, 11:14 am
Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil
kinkycurlyliebe says:
February 19, 2014, 11:15 am
Oh my goodness! So many great prizes it's hard to choose just ONE! I'd love to win Alikay Naturals. I have tried their avocado mask and always make sure I stock up on it. One of the best deep conditioners I have ever tried!
Lauren D says:
February 19, 2014, 11:24 am
I really want the Oyin or the Alikay. Those both are awesome I hear
Dramaqueen says:
February 19, 2014, 11:45 am
I would love to win either the Ambi package because this winter has been brutal on my skin. I'd also love the Reshma Femme package-I've been considering coloring my hair with henna products for Spring (which is next month!). I've also been totally curious about ORS and I wouldn't be mad at ya if that's what I won.
QueenEyeCee says:
February 19, 2014, 1:05 pm
I'm a curly girl who'd love to try the renown Oyin Handmade...I've hears and read time after time how spectacular this brand is !!!!
Shamelle Belcher says:
February 19, 2014, 1:30 pm
I would like to try the Ambi products. I have heard good things about it.
Angela Reaux says:
February 19, 2014, 2:19 pm
I'd love to try the Alikay Naturals products, they all sound wonderful for my hair and hair type. Thanks!
Kelly Mason says:
February 19, 2014, 2:54 pm
What a great contest. I'm excited about the trade show and look forward to attending. The brand that I would love to win is Alikay. It's the only one of these brands that I haven't tried. I'm a huge fan of Oyin Handmade, ORS, and the Jamaican Castor Oil and I tend to stick with the products I know. I'd love to expand my hair product horizons. Also love the spirit in which the Alikay brand was created.
Gladys says:
February 19, 2014, 3:23 pm
I'd love to receive the Oyin Handmade package. The Hair Dew and Burnt Sugar Pomade have kept my hair very moisturized all winter long. I use the Hair Dew as a leave in, twist my hair with the Burnt Sugar Pomade, and then seal my ends with castor oil. Once the twists dry, I take them down and they are good to go for at least 5 days. I don't retwist at night nor re-moisturize in the mornings. Both of these products in the Oyin Handmade line do my hair justice. I absolutely love them and they are definitely holy grail products for me.
Alicia J says:
February 19, 2014, 5:13 pm
I keep hearing great things about ALIKAY NATURALS. PLEASE oh please!
Rashonda Boyd says:
February 19, 2014, 5:15 pm
I would love to win the Alikay Natural products because I have used their lemongrass leave in and it is the bomb! I would love to see how the other products in their line work as well.
Tee Martin says:
February 19, 2014, 6:13 pm
I'd Love the Alikay Naturals because I've been seeking haircare products to use on my Dred Locs!! There's not much out there that works well and I'd love to use somethyng new that possibly works!! So please please please pick me!!! :)!!
Lakitha says:
February 19, 2014, 6:47 pm
I would love to try the Alikay Naturals package. I have read so many great product reviews.
Ginnie says:
February 19, 2014, 7:51 pm
Hello Afrobella(s)! I Love your blog and I am an avid reader of all your posts!! I would love to get the Reshma Femme package because I have heard so many positive comments about their products. Using them soften the hair and make them look gorgeous; plus I love henna. I just have to try these products and experience their goodness first hand! THANKS!!!!
Annjanette H says:
February 20, 2014, 3:33 am
I would love to win Oyin! I love Oyin products and every product I have used from Oyin has agreed with my hair and provided great looking results for my hair.
Jeanean says:
February 20, 2014, 4:41 pm
I would love to win any one of the prize packages, however, I think I would benefit from the Alikay Naturals line. I read about them and have them bookmarked in my browser. I think their line is exactly what my hair needs right about now.
krystel says:
February 20, 2014, 5:33 pm
jamican castor oil because my edges are the shortest part of my hair
Elizabeth Williams says:
February 20, 2014, 7:56 pm
All of the above products sounds great and I have tried a few of them and they were great. I really would like to try the "Jamaican Black Castor Oil" being that I have heard great reviews and blogs being that my own hair is thinning in the front. Your Blogs are great, Blessings
Juliet says:
February 21, 2014, 12:08 am
I'm curious about the Oyin or Alikay Naturals products, but everything looks great!
LolaIsLove says:
February 21, 2014, 7:28 am
I would like to try the Alikay naturals, the products seem like just what I need.
Jhanelle says:
February 21, 2014, 9:58 am
I would like to try Alikay Naturals line...heard alot about it...although that Castor Oil pack would last me about 2 years.
Agbeke says:
February 22, 2014, 1:41 pm
I would like to win the oyin handmade gift pack
Taylor J says:
February 22, 2014, 4:54 pm
Of all the brands I'd really love to try Oyin Handmade line. I sampled the Hair Dew condish and it was pure magic. I smelled like cake for the rest of the day :) I've been too poor to buy more tho' O__o
Suzette says:
February 22, 2014, 6:46 pm
The Reshma Femme henna products would be a dreamy win! I'm looking for a gentle hair color option for my changing (aging!?) hair. The AMBI products are my second choice. I currently use the regular fade cream and Even & Clear cleansers. Love them!
Alison says:
February 22, 2014, 11:58 pm
Oyin Handmade products seems something I should try on my problematic hair. I always had problems with my curls and tried numerous products on the market, and it seems like this particular product might do me wonders. There are so many products our there, especially from online stores such as http://www.endlesshair.com.au and various other mega e-shops. Thanks for the info and will back for more!
Griselda says:
February 24, 2014, 11:17 am
i would love to win the Oyin Handmade, i have heard many good things about this brand and i havent been able to try it
LaToya M. says:
February 24, 2014, 11:19 am
I would LOVE to win the Alikay Naturals package. I have been a fan of Black Onyx's YouTube page from the very beginning. Watching her dream and brand grow gives me a sense of pride as if I know her personally lol. It also provides me with inspiration to keep pushing towards my own dreams.
Kina Weldon says:
February 24, 2014, 11:20 am
I would love to win the ambi skin care!!! I have tried everything to clear my face and get rid blemishes and nothing has worked!!
Shante says:
February 24, 2014, 11:23 am
I would want the Ambi products my skin is doing ''The Most'' right now. I feel the Ambi products will give it the tender love and care that it needs.
angela says:
February 24, 2014, 11:23 am
I would love to try any of the products you are offering
Danielle says:
February 24, 2014, 11:24 am
I would be interested in trying the Sunny Isle Rosemary Black Castor Oil. I have always had an issue with dandruff and dry skin and I believe this product could alleviate the problem a bit or all together. Plus I love products that are all natural and can be used your on hair and skin.
Erica Day says:
February 24, 2014, 11:24 am
I would LOVE the Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil pack. It's the only oil that I use in my hair.
Alisia S. says:
February 24, 2014, 11:25 am
Out of all the products I Love Sunny Isle JBCO. This works wonders for my hair and scalp.
Beez says:
February 24, 2014, 11:27 am
Picking one is so hard when there are TWO packages squealing at you. Between the Alikay Naturals and the JBCO package, I'm going to do a coin flip with the app (since I don't have actual coins around)... It picked Alikay Naturals. *fingers crossed*
Roz says:
February 24, 2014, 11:29 am
I've been natural for 3 years and I'm still trying to find the perfect products for my natural hair and I trust Bella's opinion. My hair needs you! : )
Phyllis says:
February 24, 2014, 11:30 am
total fan of cuz unleashed shampoo, no sulfur, so even my mom can use it. Love the product, wholeheartedly! Thanks so much.
Qiuana Lopez says:
February 24, 2014, 11:33 am
I would like the Ambi or ORS products.
tishushu says:
February 24, 2014, 11:33 am
Just realized the contest ended last night, but in the dire chance I should be entered, I would love to try Alikay Naturals. The reason is I have never tried it. My cabinets are stocked with Oyin, and I love them. I just want to try new products.
Kimberly Keyosha says:
February 24, 2014, 11:37 am
i would be interested in winning the Sunny Isle Black Castor Oil products. Because of wearing numerous glue-in weaves, my hair has become very damaged, dry and brittle. I was forced to cut all of my hair off and now rocking a short style. I still want to grow my hair back to it's original length, and everyone tells me that by using black castor oil, my hair will begin to grow back slowly but surely.
maya says:
February 24, 2014, 11:38 am
I would like to try the Alikay products as it is a like that I have never tried before.
Shay WIggins says:
February 24, 2014, 11:39 am
I would love to try Alikay Naturals. BlackOnyx was the one who I watch on yourtube before I big chopped! Love her and her big ole hair!
danielle says:
February 24, 2014, 11:50 am
I would love to win the alikay or oyin!!!
S. Bailey says:
February 24, 2014, 11:53 am
I'd love to win the Alikay Naturals! I've heard wonderful things about this product line but have yet to try the products for myself.
Elizabeth Riggs-Brown says:
February 24, 2014, 11:53 am
I would love to try Black Onyx. I'm new to being natural and moisture for my hair is a challenge.
Zina Brown says:
February 24, 2014, 11:56 am
I would like to win the Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
S. White says:
February 24, 2014, 12:02 pm
I would love either Oyin or Alikay! I love both of their products!!!
Sunni says:
February 24, 2014, 12:05 pm
I have been wanting to try Oyin products for the longest. And I am curious about the ORS line a well.
Britney says:
February 24, 2014, 12:06 pm
I would love to try a new product (to me) ive been natural almost a year and still don't have a basic choice of products that i use
M Briggs says:
February 24, 2014, 12:08 pm
I would love to try the Oyin products.
Courtney says:
February 24, 2014, 12:15 pm
Would love the JBCO package but alikay would also be nice. JBCO is a staple and sunny isle is my fave
Mercer says:
February 24, 2014, 12:18 pm
I would love to the sunny Isle products or ORS! :D I Haven't had the money to try products that other naturals rave about. I so want to win but So do the other naturals. :) I Hope I win ^_^
Mercedes Leora Sargeant - Thornton says:
February 24, 2014, 12:18 pm
I have transition to natural 2yrs ago. So this will really help me.
Serena says:
February 24, 2014, 12:22 pm
I would like to try the ORS products.
Seleana Hobbs says:
February 24, 2014, 12:39 pm
I would like to win the Oyin handmade products. I have tried them before and I absolutely love them hands down. I have tried other natural hair care companies as well but I always come back to Oyin handmade and would love to win a free give away from them.
Dannielle says:
February 24, 2014, 12:41 pm
I have been natural for a little over 7 years. As I grow personally, my hair changes textures and also sometimes gains a resistance to products that I have been using for a while. I am looking for products that will go with my lifestyle and also be eco-friendly and natural. I am really excited to try OYIN handmade. I have heard so much about them and I feel that they will be exactly what I need for my ever-evolving hair. This giveaway is truly amazing because it will introduce me to other respected brands with the same type of eco-consciousness and meticulous products.
Timiya says:
February 24, 2014, 1:16 pm
I would like the Alikay Naturals prize. I've heard so much about it and would love to make it a part of my routine. I'd like to thank you in advance and/or congratulate someone else. Here's to OUR journey.???? ??
Syreeta says:
February 24, 2014, 1:35 pm
I've been wanting to try both ORS Formerly Known as Organic Root Stimulator and Alikay Naturals (love Black Onyx) products but it's hard for me to try something new when I find something I like. This would be a great way for me to try these products!
Angel A says:
February 24, 2014, 1:46 pm
I would love to win the Oyin Handmade brand of products. Although I've only tried 2 products from their line I put m trust in the brand and believe with Oyin Hanndmade you can never go wrong.
Danielle Campbell says:
February 24, 2014, 1:46 pm
I would like to win the Castor oil because my hair is colored and castor oil helps my hair a TON. I haven't been able to buy the Sunny Isle kind because of other expenses and I would really love to win it and aide my new colored/cut 4c hair in a brand new journey!
Sabrina Blunt says:
February 24, 2014, 1:59 pm
I would love to win the Alikay Naturals package. I have never tried the products before, but I am a fan of the creator and have been watching her videos for a while on YouTube. My hair also LOVE Oyin! You really can't go wrong with any of the choices. Awesome products, awesome giveaway!! Thank you!
susan says:
February 24, 2014, 2:03 pm
Thanks for always sharing great products with us. My friends recently recommended Jamaican Black Castor Oil and I am anxious to try it.
Sydnee D says:
February 24, 2014, 2:37 pm
I would really like to try the Alikay products. The ORS products were great when I was transitioning but I have seen Alikay mentioned and would love to try it.
Songine' C. says:
February 24, 2014, 3:02 pm
I would love the Oyin Handmade package or the Ambi package!
Carmen Lampson says:
February 24, 2014, 3:26 pm
I would love to win the ORS Formerly Known as Organic Root Stimulator package because I know through personal experience that it works wonders for my hair! I love the products!
Classy Green says:
February 24, 2014, 3:42 pm
I would love to try these products. Especially OYIN. I have heard great things about their line. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Shamonica says:
February 24, 2014, 4:13 pm
As my first choice I would like to try Alikay Naturals and my second choice would be oyin handmade.
Del says:
February 24, 2014, 4:42 pm
I'd love to win! I'm such a product junkie. :-) But my hair has a tendency to rebel after using a product for a long time...so I like to change it up. I live near DC...so I think I might have to hit that hair show up!!!!
Hanukkah R. Watson says:
February 24, 2014, 5:12 pm
I would like Alikay Naturals the most, but I'm not picky. I have been natural for a little over two years, but need help because my 4c/4b hair is at an awkward stage where it's no longer short nor is it very long.
Jyll Sloan says:
February 24, 2014, 5:38 pm
I would love to win the Alikay Naturals product line.
Angela Williams says:
February 24, 2014, 5:51 pm
I would love to win the " Alikay Naturals" package, because I've heard great things about the line of products. Already "Liked" UbiquitousTrade on FaceBook, followed on Twitter(@angela_williams), and on Instagram (angela_is_here).
Cass says:
February 24, 2014, 6:28 pm
Is it too late to enter??? I've been natural for 5 years now and I'm an avid ORS user. Keeps my hair soft and moisturized but I'd like to introduce my curly tresses to something else new and exciting. I'd love to win the Oyin or Alikay products!
Adria says:
February 24, 2014, 6:51 pm
I would absolutely LOVE to win the Alikay Naturals! I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the creme brulee curling gel and the honey and sage deep conditioner. When everyone raves about a product, how can you not want to try it?!?!
Dawn says:
February 24, 2014, 7:05 pm
I would like the Alikay naturals and Reshma Femme. That so sounds like a fast food order lol I just want to take care of my hair lol
Alesia says:
February 24, 2014, 7:10 pm
I would love to have the Alikay Naturals brand. I have heard good things about their products.
Mattisa M. says:
February 24, 2014, 7:42 pm
I would love to win the Oyin products. I have never used them or the Alikay products.
Carla Allen says:
February 24, 2014, 7:49 pm
I would love to try the Oyin products, BUT, I'll take anything I can win for my natural hair! Thanks much!
Kimberly Trotter says:
February 24, 2014, 8:14 pm
I would love to have anything you send me but my pick AMBI thank you so much
Nasa says:
February 24, 2014, 8:40 pm
I really want the Alikay Naturals! I've been following her YouTube and other ventures for a few years now and I know that her products work. If I don't win that, I would love to win the JBC Oil. I use regular castor oil but would like to see how JBCO works on my hair.
February 24, 2014, 10:55 pm
Natural hair is the best way to go for African American hair. With all the wonderful products available for use today. Our hair can stay beautiful and healthy for a very long time. I like to try the Alikay naturals.
Millicent says:
February 24, 2014, 11:04 pm
I would love to win the Alikay Naturals products. I think she is a wonderful person and her products are great, I have tried samples, but low funds have stopped me from being able to buy her products. Winning her products would be a true blessing.
BK says:
February 25, 2014, 4:12 am
Ugh this is what I get taking a social media break! I would love to win the oyinhandmade or jbco products!! But furthermore I'm so excited for this and have marked it on my calendar. I can't wait!
Nia says:
February 25, 2014, 6:42 am
I would really love to win the ORS pack because I have dry hair that needs taming. The Oton pack looks nice, also.
Nicole says:
February 25, 2014, 7:50 am
PLEASE!!! PLEASE!! PLEASE!! I wil like to win the Alikay Naturals me and my beloved wild hair will thank you for ever and ever if you pick us
Khadijah says:
February 25, 2014, 2:35 pm
Hey Afrobella, I am Khadijah, and I am 19 years old. I would really love to try the ORS and Curls Unleashed products. I have been natural since 2009, and although I feel this is the healthiest way to wear my hair, I have been through so much trying to find the right product. My hair type is 4C. It's very very thick, and I struggle to keep it moisturized. I have had many problems with sore scalp and dandruff. I love natural hair care products but they are rather expensive, and I cannot wait to finally find something that works for my hair so that I can stick with it and save some money. I have read up on the Curls Unleashed line, and it sounds perfect for my hair. I would love to try it. On their website, I like that they list their products along with the type of hair that the product works best with. I have used ORS shampoo and their Olive Oil pudding, and I love both. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
lyn says:
February 25, 2014, 4:28 pm
I would love to win the ORS psckage. I'm 2yrs into transitioning and have 3 supercurly haired daughters. We all use ors's products, and love them:)
cybil says:
August 6, 2014, 12:49 pm
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