April 26, 2007

Get Real: Bloggers Without Makeup

This contest has ended! See the winners here. Please feel free to still add your photo to the Mr. Linky if you'd like!

I wanted to have a contest to give away some of the free stuff I've gotten lately in the mail and from my Google day...


After seeing People Magazine's Beautiful People issue featuring some of our favorite Stars Without Makeup, I thought wouldn't it be bold to do the same. Bloggers Without Makeup. Let's see how many of you are brave enough!

Most days if I'm just staying in the house, I wear minimal makeup. I have been known to go to the grocery store without
makeup on occasion, and sometimes even Target! But I do still consider my concealer, eye liner, & mascara as necessities in life!

But for this contest, I'll reveal myself before concealer, before photoshop, (like you've never used the blemish editor or cropped a bit of your arm in a photo?) little freckles, bags, & all. Now I'm encouraging you to do the same- it's ok if you style your hair or not- just don't wear any makeup. If you even want to do a black & white photo or get creative, that's ok, too.

And if you just aren't comfortable posting a picture, you can still enter by posting about the contest and linking back to it here.

Just be sure to post the link to your contest in the Mr. Linky below, and leave a comment to let me know you're baring all with me!

On Monday May 7th at 9 AM* (Central), I'll randomly pick
TWO winners from the Linky List to receive a fun prize package... and as I keep receiving things in the mail (people send me free stuff from time to time!) I'll keep adding to the prizes. If you'd like to donate prizes to the contest, let me know and I'll post about it here...

So let us see you get real!

*Updated to add- I had to extend the contest a few days. I just have more prizes on their way and would love to put them in the cool Google swag tote bags I have to give away. I might even use this weekend to find more surprises to put in there... Click here for a little info about the prizes so far!





109 comments:

  1. Absolutely and no doubtingly BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  2. Nah...you don't even need the makeup. Great idea by the way.

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  3. Easy for you, Stephanie. You're actually CUTE without makeup, unlike some of us..ahem...older women out here. LOL

    I don't need to post photos of myself without makeup since that's the only kind I've ever posted anyway, but you can bet I'll be back to see what everyone else is brave enough to share. This cracks me up. VERY clever and whoever wins, well, she'll definitely deserve it. :-)

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  4. You are so beautiful Steph. How fun. I may join in...we'll see :)

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  5. Geesh, If only I looked as good as you without makeup! I'd go to the store without any too! Ok, I'm going to take a pic of me right now!

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  6. Oh geesh! My batteries are dead! Is it ok if I post it tomorrow or Monday??

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  7. I'm in... :)

    That was clever (and fun!)

    You look fabulous without any... :)

    Heather

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  8. You look fabulous without makeup...Me, I'm going to bed without taking my makeup off so I will make a point to take the picture tomorrow! :)

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  9. What a fun idea! You look beautiful by the way...maybe this contest will start a new trend!
    Mel

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  10. You are a beautiful woman Steph - REALLY!!! :) This is a great contest, I joined in!

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  11. This is a fun one Stephine. I always look forward to see what you are up to. I love your pictures very cute. I have joined in.

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  12. The last time i went without makeup someone asked me if I was sick - NO... I had just forgot to apply it before going into work...

    If I get brave enough again... I'll let you know. I've put up a wedding photo instead. The natural beauty is the scenery behind me!

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  13. You are SOOO BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea.

    I cheated and posted an old photo, but played along nonetheless...
    xoxo
    Ashlee

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  14. Hey Steph,
    I actually already did a post like this. So because I have I figured I'd just link to it. Its not old. I did it this month.
    :-) Such a cool contest. You look beautiful without make up! I always feel I look sleepy... but hey I got a newborn so I guess thats normal :-D

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  15. I love this idea on so many levels.

    Your pictures are beautiful - I guess you have green eyes! Bam! :) Love them.

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  16. May I also add your "look to the right eyes" added a special touch!

    HEE HEE :)

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  17. You are one of those enviable women who don't need makeup to be beautiful. I look like someone punched me in both eyes without mascara, although I rarely bother with it these days. It's hard to cover up 7 months of less than 4 hours of sleep a night:)

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  18. What kris said...


    You do look beautiful, great idea!

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  19. OK, I caved and did it for real! :-)

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  20. I don't have pictures of myself with no makeup just laying around, so when I take a shower and my hair isn't sticking up, I'll get one to post. I have time right?

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  21. LOL you don't need makeup! Mine would be much scarier ;).

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  22. this is a GREAT post, steph. i have about a zillion pics with NO make-up, as since i've had hailey, i barely wear any at all. i NEVER used to be caught without make-up before!

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  23. Great idea! You look beautiful. I will try and be brave enough to post one this weekend.

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  24. Love this idea Steph!! I just posted mine. You and your readers get to see my just got out of bed look this morning.

    You are gorgeous in your natural beauty. I truly think all women are.

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  25. I stopped by after seeing your post at 5minutes for mom. Im all about a contest even if it means plastering my nekked face on the internets. :)

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

    I thought about posting a pic of me without makeup and then realized two things: 1) Most people see me without make up on 80% of the time so no one would be shocked:) 2) I haven't figured out how to make my pics small enough to upload onto my new blog. How silly is that? I need to study up on that one.

    PS: you look just fine without make up. Yup, ya do.

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  27. oh - you are brave! But you know - I am sooooo lazy that I go out without makeup ALL the time. I try to hide behind my sunglasses, but one can't really grocery shop in sunglasses! LOL

    My digital camera is in Italy - so I will have to sit this one out. :)

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  28. All of the mamas look so beautiful!! I would participate, but my new camera quit working (remember) and it's in the shop. I hope it's back soon!!! :-(

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  29. Thanks for letting me know, I almost never wear makeup (A few days a week I'll wear concealer.) I'll be posting something next week!

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  30. Done! Baring it all. Thanks for letting me know. You are a natural beauty.

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  31. Ok I took a picture and put it on my blog and when I went to check it, it was way darker then when it was on the camera. And I think you look great without make-up on, a natural beauty!

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  32. I entered your contest. I hope it is a good photo of me.

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  33. Ack! I did it! I'm blushing just thinking about it...

    ;)

    a

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  34. Hey Steph, can u email me at dreawd@gmail.com I'd love to do you a favor ;-) but I have 2 talk 2 u about it through email. THANKS!

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  35. I found your blog via GlassHalfFull and think you girls are tons of fun! I do not know why I did this but I had to join in! Some of you ladies are so beautiful that make-up is not a requirement for you! Thanks for having a fun place for me to stop when I have a mommy moment to myself!

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  36. You do look lovely in your picture. I have to say that I almost always wear makeup. It is a symptom of having bad skin way back in high school. Got into the habit and never got out of the habit.

    Nice idea for a contest!

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  37. What a great complexion! Thanks for inviting me to join the fun. I posted one from a couple of weeks ago. My hair wasn't even combed, but it ended up not looking that bad anyway:)

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  38. I am new to blogging and do not know how to use your blog name Adventures in Babywearing without showing the http stuff. Is this something you can easily explain to me? If not, no worries! Thanks!!

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  39. You're beautiful, Stephanie! Thanks for helping me liberate myself a bit! :)

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  40. What a fun idea! And wouldn't you know it- but I put makeup on this morning for the first time in three days. LOL

    I'm aiming to post after I wash off my make-up tonight.

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  41. OK it was bugging me so I added a current pic. And one w/makeup - I know, why can't I ever just follow the rules! I totally forgot this was a contest too, I was just doing it for fun!

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  42. you look wonderful! I posted and I hope more will join in!

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  43. also can I just say D'oh I didnt put the direct link on mr Linky (smacks self in head). You'll have to scroll down -

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  44. I'm joining the fun! I love the true beauty of all of these faces.

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  45. What a great idea to "challenge" all of us and to remind ourselves that our "natural beauty" exists. It's hard to post a picture of your "raw" self to the internet, but it was fun!

    You look beautiful as do all the other lovely ladies!

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  46. You look great without makeup! I'm going to go take a shower in a few and I'll post my picture after that- or at least take the picture. I may not get around to posting tonight. Oh, I've thought this for a while, but you sans makeup makes it even more noticeable...you look SOOO MUCH like my dear friend Maria! Except she has blonde hair. I mean, almost scary how much you two look alike! I've found your long lost twin! I hear everyone has one somewhere in the world. Cool. Great photo tag idea too!! :)

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  47. Are you serious?!
    I don't post my picture WITH makeup. I'm not vain. It's just that bad.

    It's a fun contest, though, for you pretty girls. I'll definitely blog about it!

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  48. Wow! Scott Depot and Hurricane are right near me! Like 15 and 20 minutes. I live in St. Albans!!! It's really a small, small world after all!

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  49. Unless my profile/baby pic counts, I didn't post a picture. But I did tell everybody to come on over here and check out the beauties ~ yourself included, of course.

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  50. What a great contest, fun fun!

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  51. Well, now I'm glad I posted my pic, it may have something good come of it! I posted it some time ago because it was so funny. My 3yo dd figured out how to take a picture with a digital camera and I was shocked!

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  52. I promise...no make-up, even on my wedding day! I NEVER wear make up, so I could pretty much pick any picture of myself that i have! :) This contest is such a fun idea though!!!

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  53. You are darling without makeup, girl. I'm thinking I'm might scare off my readers if I post myself. I'm going to give you a shout out, though. I'm a wimp. I admit it!!! =P

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  54. Brilliant contest. I'd normally enter, but no make up AND pregnancy? I'd hate to break your computer screen.

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  55. Nifty idea! Although some of those pictures of the stars without makeup were quite scary.

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  56. I love this idea! I just did mine this morning. We should all apply to be the new Dove Real Beauty girls.

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  57. Love this idea! I finally got around to doing it this morning after I got out of the shower. Everyone is so beautiful!

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  58. Ok not only did I take a pic with no makeup but my hair wasn't even done!!!! YIKES....LOL! This is fun :-)

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  59. This is such a great idea - I have so enjoyed seeing all the posts about it!

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  60. Not fair! You STILL look beautiful!

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  61. This contest was a great idea!!!

    I just did mine this morning, so no makeup and bed head:)

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  62. It's my natural state...I am not sure if that's sad or what. :)

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  63. Thanks for hostessing this great drawing! Lotsa fun!

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  64. What a great idea! Amazing to see what we try and cover up with make-up... I posted!

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  65. I'll post one from diving vacation after a dive: no brushed hair, no make-up, just sunglasses on top of my head


    Ellen

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  66. I always love a challenge. It won't be too hard for me, I am more of the natural /outdoorsy type. You will usually find me sporting no more than lip gloss and mascara.

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  67. Yikes!! What a great idea, though... we are all beautiful, with or without make-up!!

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  68. Great idea! I'll have my pic in the morning.
    I linked to you today, by the way. I hope you don't mind!

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  69. Okay, pop on over to take a look at my dark circles and crow's feet. ;-)

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  70. Sorry about entering twice, the link I left on the first one was goobered up. Is there any way to delete it?

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  71. smokin hawt. thanks for nudging me out of my blogging rut.

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  72. I know I'm really lame and have my xanga locked. Something scary happened that made me lock it, but I promise I participated. I'd be happy to add you as a friend so you can view it. :)

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  73. Ok, I played :) Normally I'd hide in a corner for this kind of contest but I just happened to have a photo handy :)

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  74. i'm so in!!!! what a fabulous idea - thanks so much ;o)

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  75. i added a new link. hope it works this time. i gave it a try and it seems to be doing the job. forgot to note my new link entry - it's the second 'jenn' (#65 i think?) thanks for the comment and for letting me know about the link issue.

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  76. I found out about this from Krissie. I think it sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks!

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  77. I've been reading your blog off and on for a while now but never posted to you. I thought this was so fun! So I joined in. Great idea!

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  78. oh my god, i'm scared! but i did it. deep breath!

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  79. I have no idea where I linked here from, but i yhought this would be fun!! I actually don't wear makeup except for my work christmas party once a year!!

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  80. Are you kidding me? You are gorgeous, no need for make-up obviously.

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  81. great, great idea! i love it!

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  82. EXCELLENT!! what a perfect idea! finally someone's got sense and is creating encouragement around the world!

    YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL! (i hate makeup myself). I harldy wear make-up, it runs away from my face (its always running down my eyes/face/etc).

    THANKS!!

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  83. EXCELLENT!! what a perfect idea! finally someone's got sense and is creating encouragement around the world!

    YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL! (i hate makeup myself). I harldy wear make-up, it runs away from my face (its always running down my eyes/face/etc).

    THANKS!!

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  84. Great idea! I think I have plenty of friends that wear makeup everyday, but I have never gotten the hang of it. I think people look so beautiful when they are all natural.

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  85. This is a really fun idea! I personally hate makeup! You look great!

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  86. Being without make-up sets such a good example for our kids. Why shouldn't we be comfortable in our own skin??

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  87. What a cool idea. I met you once at Jil's shower. You were very cool. I have a husband named Jeff and a son named Noah Jeffrey too. Remember me?? Anyways - great idea.

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  88. Love your idea. Fun!! I met you once at Jil's baby shower. I have a husband named Jeff and a son named Noah Jeffrey. Remember me? You were very sweet. Great idea again.

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  89. This sounds like a really fun contest. A lot of times I go out without makeup, but when it comes to pictures, or going somewhere nice (or with my mom), I wear makeup. It was nice to take a picture without thinking I needed to get gussied up for it.

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  90. Now I'm not gonna claim that I hate makeup...every somewhat feminine woman enjoys enhancing her natural beauty! {I tried to say that where I wouldn't offend anyone}

    BUT IT SUCKS when your oompa busy and then you begin to sweat and then it smudges and smears and rubbs off on clothes...you know.

    But I totally agree with Alysons' comment! For the sake of our daughters we have to STOP being so superficial!!!

    Stephanie you look great w/o makeup!

    . . .and about my picture (#83?) I just realized my lazy eye (inherited from my pa-pa Wayne~THANKS) is very noticeable! G R E A T !! *being sarcastic*

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  91. Ok, thanks for coming by my blog and reminding me that I did not do Mr. Linky. Oooo, that sounds naughty.:)

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  92. Wow, these are all so fun!!! Mine's finally up too!

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  93. Ok. Finally!! I didn't get my camera back, but I found a pic on my computer that was soooo make-up free it's scary! There's also a pony-tail involved...LOL!

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  94. I'm in, too. What the heck. I love your hair.

    Found you through Beth's blog (ishouldbefoldinglaundry Beth).

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  95. I'm in...finally! :-)

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  96. I held my breath and took the plunge.

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  97. ok...i'm totally new, and don't know much about this, but wanted to get in on this. how fun. :)

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  98. I'm basically too lazy to wear make-up so this was an easy one for me. I only wish I knew how to wear make-up and not feel so silly!

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  99. I could've totally written the previous comment myself! So glad I made it in time! I really should learn how to wear makeup!

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  100. I hope I'm not too late to get in on the fun!

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  101. What a great idea! I joined in the fun!

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  102. Ok you all pulled my leg.. LOL.. If your all brave enough than i guess I have to be too!!! :-)

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  103. Well, I guess it's better late than never so I guess I'll join in too... I'm even gonna risk it all and put my pic up.. OH MY...LOL

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  104. You are so pretty! I'll have to add my photo later this evening...thanks for hosting this neat contest!!

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