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{October 31, 2009}   Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Halloween is an exciting and fun occasion for children. But sometimes they get so excited that they may forget about safety and get injured. Common Halloween injuries include burns from flammable costumes, eye injuries from sharp objects, and children hit by cars as they walk and run around busy neighborhoods.

Don’t worry! With all enthusiasm, now it’s going to be very simple for parents to let their guards down and not be as cautious as they really should be on this particular day. Here are some simple ways and guidelines to guarantee that your kids will have a fun, and safe Halloween.

  • Before starting on trick or treat path, it’s the best idea to feed children a healthy dinner. This will help them to be less tempted to eat treats and candies before they get home.
  • If your child is going to wear any kind of face mask as part of his/her Halloween costume, then it’s very advisable that you make certain that eye holes of Halloween costume are big enough to see clearly without any visual distractions. Make sure that mask is well-ventilated.
  • Avoid costumes that could cause tripping, such as long hems, baggy pants, high heels and over-sized shoes.
  • Accessories such as knives, swords, wands, pitchforks, or anything of that nature, shouldn’t have any sharp edges. They must be made from flexible materials and should have dulled edges.
  • Have a serious talk with your kids about safety precautions such as importance of not getting into strangers cars, not getting into strangers homes, not talking to strangers, not eating any of the treats before you get an opportunity to check them, looking both ways before crossing streets and crossing the street when the lights tell you to do so.
  • Make sure that your children are going with at least one adult chaperoning trick-or-treaters. If they do not have any adult supervision with them, be sure that they are going with a group of other children that you trust, and let them know to stay together as a group and under no circumstances they should wonder of from the rest of the group.
  • Make certain that they are carrying a flashlight, a glow stick or at the very least have reflective tape pasted on their costumes, so that they are more visible to cars even from a distance.
  • Tell them to keep away from candlelit jack-o’-lanterns and not to touch them.
  • Ensure costumes, beards and wigs are made of flame-resistant materials.
  • Tell them to keep on sidewalks and off streets as much as possible and obey all traffic signals.

The safest trick-or-treating is at organized Halloween festivities, like at local churches, shopping malls or schools as children are not out in the dark and have adult supervision also. Following these simple guidelines, will ensure that everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!

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Kate Moss Christmas 09 Collection for Topshop is going to hit stores tomorrow, but Kate Moss fans can start making their style hit lists today. We have a sneak peek of supermodel’s new Topshop collection. Kate Moss has added nightwear to her new high street line for the very first time. This Christmas collection not only features signature statement dresses and jeweled knitwear, but kimono bed jackets, pretty slips and vintage-style lingerie sets also.

Moss’s new-season must-haves can be seen on the lady herself in ad campaign to sell like hot cakes as usual. The plunging sequin minidress, asymmetric bamboo print frock, and rose geisha blouse should all fly off the shelves when they’ll hit Topshop stores tomorrow. Continue>>

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Do you feel hungry after short intervals? Are you a snack habitual? Is your urge to eat is becoming stronger day by day? Don’t worry folks, here are some special yet simple tips to resolve these dilemmas. Check them out!!

1. Rather than having massive meals thrice a day, eat simple and smaller quantity of food at short intervals to keep your urge satisfied.

2. Eat slowly by chewing every bite 25-30 times, as our brain takes 15 minutes to send “No more Hungry” message. By doing this, we’ll keep our mouth busy for longer time and will feel full by eating a small amount.

3. Drink lots of water to keep the stomach full. Warm water after a fatty or huge meal can really help to burn down calories faster. Instead of drinking cold drinks, prefer to drink fruit and vegetable juices because it will not only trench hunger but also provide essential nutrients to our body.

4. Researches have proven that stomach is not responsible to raise the urge to eat, but a specific location in brain called “Satiety Center”, which is very sensitive to smell and taste. We can control our urge to overeat by sniffing certain scents of food to enable brain-stomach connection and generate the “feeling full” signal.

5. Dislodge chocolates, sweets, and cakes from the kitchen. Because, if these are available you’ll definitely eat them. Fiber-rich foods like oats, barley, raw vegetables, fruits and other whole grains are very easy to digest and contains less calories rather than junk food.

6. Find some new hobbies and activities, which will keep you dynamic and active, and will help in reducing boredom and temptation to overeat. By opting cooking as a hobby, you can learn to make different nutritious and calorie-conscious dishes.

7. It’s often said that by eating a chewing gum and keeping the mouth busy, abates urge to eat more. So, whenever you feel hungry after a few minutes or an hour of taking a meal, just chew a chewing gum. It will really help you out!

8. Prepare a Calorie-chart to count the calories you have taken per day. It helps to maintain a healthy standard for eating.

9. Do not eat while watching TV and reading books. It’s often seen that people start eating while watching a movie and kids eat while they’re doing their homework. That’s not good at all! Because at that time we’re not aware about our necessity and keep on eating and eating…

10. Last but not least, Physical exercises and Meditation are always beneficial in controlling the hunger. Edward Stanley has truly said that, “Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

Hope, these tips will help you to control your urge to eat more!! So, eat well, live well!!

Popular shoe and accessory brand Jimmy Choo, made famous by Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City is finally coming to H&M. Selected H&M stores will feature a collection of clothing, shoes and accessories by fashionable line starting November 14th. The Jimmy Choo collection for H&M will be featured in 200 H&M stores worldwide.

Shoes make the outfit and that’s definitely true when it comes to Jimmy Choo. Sky high stilettos, thigh high boots, and flats are some of the really exciting Jimmy Choo shoes that will be featured for the store. Bold and exciting colors and cool and funky prints will also be a part of this shoe collection. Lots of red and blue colors, with embellishments like studs, and crazy animal prints like zebra print will make these shoes stand out in the crowd.


Accessories like evening clutches and exciting purses with fabulous colors and embellishments will also be featured. Other accessories will include cuffs, belts, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Jimmy Choo by H&M accessories will definitely add a little extra pop to any outfit.

It’s not only shoes and accessories that are being featured in the Jimmy Choo for H&M line. A variety of dresses, jumpsuits, leggings, embroidered tops, and other forms of stylish women’s clothing will also be featured in this line. Whole clothing line will be fashion forward and exciting. Men will also get a chance to wear clothing by Jimmy Choo for H&M line. Leather biker jackets, wool blazers, silk and cashmere sweaters, shirts, and pants will be available. Men will also get a great choice of ankle boots as well for final finishing look to their outfit.

This pricing details will be made when the collection will be unveiled on November 14th. Stay tuned for more details about pricing and what stores will be featuring the Jimmy Choo and H&M collaboration.

After designing bridal gowns for nineteen years, Vera Wang is not in the business of creating something that fits typical commercial mold. The miraculous bridal gown designer Vera Wang presented her latest bridal collection in New York.

Her latest Fall 2010 bridal collection presented in New York, symbolized why she is known for taking bridal to a high fashion and artistic level. She is expert in creating gowns that could as easily walk down an haute couture runway as they could down the wedding aisle. Continue>>

Twilight madness has just begun with launch of Luna Twilight Cosmetics at Nordstrom. Themed after wildly popular film series, this innovative and edgy new line is being released in eager anticipation of The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie which is arriving in theaters on November 20, 2009. Continue>>

Luna Twilight Cosmetics

Luna Twilight Cosmetics

Real people have always been good at adapting designer styles and high street in an attempt to make them reflect their own personality. But this is a fact that hasn’t always been recognized by top designer brands.Now the tide-flow seems to be shifting. With the help of renowned figures opting street styles, the tastes and preferences of stylish urban people is beginning to prove a greater source of inspiration for designers.

Trend spotters are combing through the chain of blogs in a feverish search for next big thing in fashion world. Here are some street styles spotted on various people in big fashion cities like New York, London, Milan and Paris. Enjoy!! Continue>>

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OPI has released new Suede Nail Polish Collection for Fall 2009 featuring the look of suede in six of its best-selling colors. Using matte and shimmer combination, the Suede collection is available in six iconic shades named as Russian Navy, You Don’t Know Jacques!, Lincoln Park After Dark, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, OPI Ink, and We’ll Always Have Paris.

OPI Suede Nail Polish Collection Fall 2009

OPI Suede Nail Polish Collection Fall 2009

OPI recommends not to use any base coat, top coat, drying drops or hand creams when wearing these nail polishes just like in Matte Collection. OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann says, “Suede by OPI elevates nails to a new dimension of fashion, as exciting as pair of stiletto-heeled suede pumps.”

She adds that rich suede look is stunning complement to fall fashions, and is meant for woman who is confident about her style and wants to stand out. Suede by OPI doesn’t wear as long as original OPI Nail Lacquer, but it’s a totally original look you’ll want to own this season!

Let’s have a quick review on the shades.

Russian Navy Suede: It’s a very beautiful navy blue matte with shimmer originally from the Russian collection fall/winter 2007. But it’s not much of a resemblance to the original!

You Don’t Know Jacques Suede: Originally from La Collection De France fall/winter 2008. This shade looks less grey and more golden brown than the original.

Lincoln Park After Dark Suede: Lincoln Park After Dark Suede, has been originally from Chicago collection fall/winter 2005. Again, this looks really nothing like original Lincoln Park After Dark. It’s a matte eggplant with outrageous shimmer and looks really gorgeous.

Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede: Basically from La Coleccion de Espana fall/winter 2009, this one is a matte charcoal grey instead of a smoky blue like the original. This shade looks especially nice matte, though it’s not quite like ManGlaze Fuggen Ugly.

OPI Ink Suede: Originally from Night Brights collection spring/summer 2007, this nail polish looks almost nothing like original OPI Ink. This is the case with all polishes in this collection.

We’ll Always Have Paris Suede: This nail polish is from La Collection de France, fall/winter 2008. This has been beautifully translated into Suede just like kind of a soft purple rose with lots of shimmer. Love the contrast between traditional shade and non-traditional finish.

They all are Rocking!!

As weather takes a chilly turn, more and more of us start thinking about our autumn and winter wardrobes. This is pretty normal as we need time to understand what we exactly want and need, with a few or plenty of ideas in mind to purchase all those nice clothes we will shine in.

Everyone wants to look fashionable in winters with trendy clothing accessories. Scarves, wraps and hats are among trendiest fashion accessories for winter 2009. It’s no secret that even a simple black jacket or casual dress can look very stylish when worn with right accessories. Thick scarf, a hat, and sport shoes together with your jacket is the look number 1 for winter fashion! here are some hand-picked Fashionable Clothing Accessories for Winter 2009-10. Have a look!

Juicy Couture Stripe Scarf, Black & Dark Gray: This scarf in black & dark gray has White “House of Juicy” and crest embroidery. Looks perfect when matched with Juicy Couture gloves and cap. Continue>>

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Fall has knocked the doors and winters are about to come. Changing weather is showing it’s effects on plants, animals and everyone’s wardrobe. It’s the right time to shop for warm apparels for winter. Coats and jackets are the key trends this winter. Gone were the days of bulky coats that did nothing for figure and style quotient. Trendy overcoats, jackets with accentuated shoulders, military style and boyfriend style have replaced layers of clothing and over-sized sweaters. So, for autumn winter 2009, just think of these styles as an investment purchase.

Larok Captain Glam Kitten-Print Black Jacket

Larok "Captain Glam" Kitten-Print Black Jacket

Military Style: Most of the youth currently prefer to wear military inspired jackets rather than woolly sweaters. These military inspiration jackets are the main craze for fall season. The trend was clearly spotted on Michael Jackson, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco for many years. But now, it’s the girls who are taking in practice and the style has been seen on celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham very often.

Juicy Couture Lana Double-Breasted Wool Pea Coat

Juicy Couture "Lana" Double-Breasted Wool Pea Coat

Accentuated Shoulders: A new coat purchase also demands to investigate future trends and particular check for any strong silhouette directions. For autumn/winter 2009, you can see the change in shoulder line in both coats and jackets. Strong shoulder trend is back for fall. Juicy Couture updates the iconic wool pea coat (shown here) with structured puff sleeves and a subtly swingy silhouette that pairs perfectly back to skinny leggings and over-the-knee boots. Double-breasted front with point shaped collar, clean cuffs and inverted back pleat with buttoned belt creates a perfect look for fall.

Juicy Couture Leather Jacket with Ribbed Cuffs

Juicy Couture Leather Jacket with Ribbed Cuffs

Leather Jackets: For winter 2009, we not only have luxury cloth coats, but also luxe leather and suede, that adds a new dimension to your wardrobe. Leather jackets have succeeded to be there in trend for past many seasons. But this year, it has changed its style to boyfriend and biker chic. The season’s tough leather jacket with ribbed cuffs by Juicy Couture sweetens up with a floaty printed dress. It has a full-zip front with four-snap placket, snap yoke, snap epaulets, zip cuffs and snap-flap front patch pockets. It will look splendorous when paired with a boyfriend jeans, high heel leather boots and smashing sunglasses.

You can find designer blazers, coats and jackets at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

So, keep yourself comfortable and stylish this winter!

Shopping for maternity clothes is one of those special and most liked activities that every expectant mom look forward to. The way of maternity clothing have changed quite a bit in style over the years. Women now have much more options than ever before and are very relaxed and comfortable in type of clothing they wear, during this special period in their lives.

Winters are coming near, and it’s the right time to shop warm maternity apparels for upcoming cold weather. Maternity clothes should be somehow loose and comfortable as well. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your styling and fashion statement for this. Read More>>

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With her Topshop line, Kate Moss has commandeered the clothing market, and now with her fourth fragrance, Kate is building upon her perfume empire. Kate Moss Vintage is the most recent launch by Kate Moss franchise after Kate (2007), Velvet Hour (2008) and Kate Moss Summer Time (2009). The fragrance was just introduced in September.

Vintage by Kate Moss

Vintage by Kate Moss

The main inspiration for the perfume is Kate Moss’s self-confessed love for anything vintage. It opens on both a powdery and fruity accord (mandarin) which seeks to be slightly innovative, with almond-y and woodsy undertone. The composition immediately smells familiar besides Johnson and Johnson baby powder accord which dominates.

The title, Vintage goes quite perfectly with her personal style and inspiration. Ad campaign features the model lounging effortlessly in a display to promote the new fragrance. The perfume packs top notes of pink peppercorn, mandarin, white freesia; mid tones of jasmine, heliotrope, almond blossom; and base notes of tonka bean, vanilla and musk. It’s a fruity floral oriental fragrance, developed by perfumer Olivier Polge, available in 15 and 30 ml Eau de Toilette, and in matching body products.

{October 16, 2009}   Top 5 Celebrity Hairstyles 2009

Taylor Swift with her curly blond hair, stunning and gorgeous as always. To balance out her waves and curls, layers are added to the mid-lengths, ends sliced to lighten the length. For a final touch, her bangs is side-swept to compliment her face shape perfectly.

This Hillary Duff knows how to get the naughty girl look with hairs. This hairstyle can be start off by scrunching some pomade or voluminous mousse into your hair and a blow with a round bristle brush. After you have finished curling, shake hair out and finger comb it as you go through the day, and you’ll have long luscious waves lasting all day, and night. Continue>>

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Dior Phone Diamonds

Dior Phone Diamonds

Black and Gold model Dior phone

Black and Gold model Dior phone

In fashion world, Dior is the most recognized name. They are a leading manufacturer of luxurious and fashionable apparels, fine jewelry, skincare, makeup, fragrance and fashion accessories. Dior products have become status symbols, from Europe to America to Asia-Pacific region.

You might have heard of Dior’s luxurious cellphone. Dior entered a new world of luxury mobile phones in 2008 with Dior phone, that created quite buzz. Elegant, sensual, exclusive, and especially made for modern woman, the phone has been designed like a piece of jewelry. The Christian Dior phone functions worldwide except Japan and Korea. And it has excellent features such as a touchscreen display, camera, specialist ring tone, custom graphics design and wallpapers. It even comes with a mini phone and Bluetooth accessory.

This Winter, Dior will come with it’s new generation called, Dior Phone Diamonds in glorious black design. It is decorated with sapphire crystals, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl. The phone is the latest entry in designer phone market. In recent years, Prada, Dolce & Gabanna, Chanel and Armani have all released most luxury phones.

New Dior handset is a flip phone and look like a hand-brushed stainless steel case. The phone is set with hundreds of diamonds and has a total diamond weight of 3.251 carats. Price range of black/gold model for the Sapphire collection starts from $6500 and handset with 190 diamonds starts from $13,400.

The Dior Phone Diamonds is available exclusively at Dior stores.

Everyone just love the colors of Fall. It’s the most beautiful season of the year, when leaves are changing colors and so many pretty flowers are ready to bloom in the garden. Flowers are a gorgeous addition to home decoration in holidays and thoughtful gifts for any special occasion. Here are some famous fall season flowers:~

Sunflowers: These are best for bright and colorful bouquets. Arrange the small sunflowers with orange and red accent flowers, while larger sunflowers are perfect for center flowers arrangement.

Roses: These are special flowers which represent love, friendship, and innocence. They looks beautiful and perfect choice for a fall wedding. Read More>>

Fields of Europe for Fall

Fields of Europe for Fall

Graceful, stylish and highly elegant, the new collection of glamorous ARTDECO ennobles the entire phenomenon. The new products of cosmetic range is available in gold, silver, and exquisite color shades, laced with glitter and fine particles of shimmer. Every beauty case for personal treasure looks like a majestic magic.

The basis for a smashing performance sets the Eyeshadow Base. It has a neutral color primer to prevent the settling of eye shadow in eyelid crease. It helps in reducing redness with bisabolol and protects better with vitamin E. The eye shadow can be applied more easily and is ideal for contact lens wearers. Read More>>

Artdeco Makeup Collection

Artdeco Makeup Collection

Damselle Faux Lynx Fur Vest

Damselle Faux Lynx Fur Vest

Du Monde Faux Fox Fur Vest with Belt

Du Monde Faux Fox Fur Vest with Belt

In a time when latest fashion trends are rising and falling quickly, everyone like to invest to right fashion accessories that can add cache to wardrobe for many years. Winter is just around the corner and it’s the right time to invest in season’s hot trend, the Faux Fur Vest. Fur is an absolute must have and a big fashion trend for upcoming season. Available in variety of shades, prints, styles, materials, lengths and designs, they’re truly versatile. Many of them are inspired by glam rocker trend, while some of them are long and can be belted. Shorter, zip front, reversible style fur vests are best options.

Fur was seen all over the runway for the cold season as a sign of fashion and art. Fur vests are very comfortable, easy to wear and can be easily slip on or off according to the temperature. For chilly winter season, prefer to choose natural furs, as they’re more warm than artificial furs.

You can wear the faux fur vest in two ways. For a night time pair it with a long sleeve mini and high heels. The vest is an accessory in itself so jewelry should be kept to a minimum. Drape a fur lined cape over your evening wear for an elegant look. For the day time wear it with a pair of skinny jeans and loose fitting tee for a casual and fashionable outfit.

Damselle is good brand name for fur vest. This lush faux fur is so soft on a chic vest styled with faux lynx trim contrast. Animal printed fur vest looks very glamorous and are among hot fashion trends for fall/winter 2009/2010. It’s front hook style with side pockets makes it more stylish.

Faux leather belt style fur vest is another great option for winter fashion. This soft vest in rich faux fur is a stunning fashion statement item with a shawl collar and on seam pockets. It looks very cozy.

You can find a trendy faux fur vests at Newyork & Company, Forever 21 and Nordstrom.

Shoe fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2009/2010 differ from previous trends with toughness in forms and colors. The new season seems to be much more ‘practical’ than last year’s winter footwear trend. There are no more bizarre forms, motley palette and huge elements. Rather than, the focus has been totally levied on simple yet stylish looks for feet.

Some fashion designers presented their extravagant lines of footwear for this season. We have shortlisted Top 10 Designer Footwear to match the key looks for Fall/Winter 2009. Check them out! Read More>>

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Bvlgari an Italian jeweler house was founded by Sotirios Voulgaris in 1884. Bvlgari had their sales outlets in Pierre Hotel, NY for many years. Now days, this brand has become very famous for launching new product line of women fragrances. All over the world, it has over 230 stores.

Laetitia Casta campaigns for Bvlgaris perfume

Laetitia Casta

Blv Eau de Parfum II

Blv Eau de Parfum II

Designer Bvlgari has 29 fragrance base perfumes. Bvlgari fragrances are generally made in association with perfumers like Jacques Cavallier, Annick Menardo, Alberto Morillas, Jean-Claude Ellena, Beatrice Piquet, Olivier Polge, Carlos Benaim and Nathalie Lorson. Earliest editions date back to 1992 while the latest one is from September 2009, named as BLV Eau de Parfum II for women.

Blv Eau de Parfum II, a new fragrance was featured by model Laetitia Casta and presented in a blue/gray packaging, which seems as a modern vision of color blue. It represents women who are full of femininity, magnetism, peace and grace. It begins with star anise, licorice and mandarin. It smells like a 0.1% dilution of the classic Blv with a small and graceful violet on top, a 0.01% dilution of Aimez moi plus an airy, raspberry breeze flower effect. Bvlgari BLV II is available in 30, 50 and 75ml bottle.

Blv Eau de Parfum II explores a rich and transparent elaboration. It’s perfect for a contemporary and sensual woman who looking for a fragrance to be enjoyed every day from morning to evening. This wonderful designer fragrance can be grabbed from Macys for elegant selection of vibrant scents.

October is here, which means one of the favorite holiday, Halloween is just a few days away. Children and adults both love to celebrate Halloween nights. Mostly, Halloween parties focus on interesting games, special Halloween recipes, Halloween candies, creepy decorations and different types of festive costumes.

Halloween costumes are the main attraction and essential element of the night. Especially, children want to look best and dress up themselves as someone, they want to be. Boys and girls both have different taste and style. They love to wear historical or modern costumes. These days, hundreds of Halloween costumes are available in market for infants, girls and boys.

For Infants: A desiring infant Halloween costume is most amusing parts of parenting. Everyone love to see a little baby in a gorgeous and cute costume. It doesn’t matter what sort of costume you have selected for little one, but it shouldn’t be so scary and uncomfortable to wear. A lion, monkey, teddy bear and cute tigger costumes are best for little ones. These infant costumes are very comfortable for wearing and also gives an adorable look.

Lil Lion Costume

Lil' Lion Costume

For Girls: Little girls love princesses and ballerinas costumes. Disney characters costumes like a fairy, tinker bell, aurora, snow white, sleeping beauty and a shimmering Cinderella costumes are perfect choices for girls. These costumes have a classic appeal. TV celebrities costumes are also nice choice. Hannah Montana costume with wigs and microphone, high school musical character like Gabriella & Sharpay and camp rock costumes are truly perfect for a Halloween dress up.

Hannah Montana Costume

Hannah Montana Costume

For Boys: This year, Michael Jackson Halloween costume is going to be the most popular way for paying tribute to the king of pop. Mostly, boys love to wear super hero’s costumes like Harry patter costume that keeps flying all over the place. Crime fighter costumes like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars outfit, Captain Hook, transformers and sci-fi heroes costumes are also very popular for boys. Comic characters such as spider-man, batman, iron man and superman costumes are ever green.

Superman Costume

Superman Costume

Safety factor: The kid’s safety and comfort is most important. If kids wishes to wear a mask, make sure that they can see through the eyeholes clearly and breathe properly. Keep them under some supervision and away from dangerous places. Shoes must be tied properly to avoid falling.

Hope the above suggestion will help you in choosing a right costume for your kids!! You can browse perfect costumes for kids from Meijer, Costume City and Costume Kingdom.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

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