10 Stocking Stuffers For Holiday 2014

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Have you almost finished your Christmas shopping and are now just looking for some cute and inexpensive stocking stuffers for your beauty obsessed girlfriends? Here are a few any girl would be happy to receive:

SWEET SNUGGLES CHOCOLATE VANILLA HAND CREAM (£2.00)
Dry hands? Pamper them with this cute hand cream for lovely smooth skin, whatever the weather. The chocolate and vanilla scent is delicious too.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION AMAZING NAIL COLLECTION (£5.00)
This set, which features six exclusive and bright nail polish shades, would make a great gift for any nail polish addict. Or you can give each of the polishes to a different friend. You’ll save money, and they’ll be happy to receive such a lovely gift.

SINGLE HAIR CHALK (€5.71)
This wash out, coloured hair chalk is perfect to create chunky highlights or a dip-dye effect. It is available in both blue and pink.

BATH & BODY WORKS A THOUSAND WISHES TRAVEL SIZE BODY LOTION ($5.00)
This moisturizing body lotion is infused with a with a festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies & almond crème. The mini size makes it perfect for the friend who travels a lot.

MINI WET WIPES SET (€5.71)
The set includes 3 packs of 10 refreshing hand and face wipes infused with jasmine and citrus fragrances. The packaging is cool and pretty too.

STUDIO LONDON COMPACT MIRROR (£3.00)
I love the cool and edgy design of this compact mirror. Definitely not something you’d be ashamed to take out in public for quick touch-ups.

TRI-COSTAL BATH FIZZER ($3.00)
Drop these into bath water and stir to help dissolve fizzer. The four designs, shaped as a snowman, penguin, owl, and reindeer, are adorable. You will receive only one of them, and a random one too, if you buy online.

TOKYOMILK DARK TAINTED LOVE No. 62 HANDCREAM ($8.00)
A moisturizing hand cream infused with a dramatic fragrance that revels in the complexities of love, with warm notes of dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an unexpected kiss of sweet orchid.

HAPPY JACKSON LIP BALM STRAWBERRY (£3.95)
A lovely, strawberry flavoured lip balm that moisturizes your lips, leaving them soft and smooth. But the thing I love the most is the slogan: Queen of Awesomeness. How cool is that?

MODELS OWN STICKY FINGER SET (£6.00)
This fun set contains three nail polishes in white, pink, and red shades, and 2 sets of stickers that will allow anyone, even clumsy ladies like me, to create lots of beauty nail arts.

What do you think of these stocking stuffers? Wouldn’t they make great gifts?

New Holiday Collections 2014: Sephora Favorites & Sinful Colors

Hello gorgeous!

If you like gift sets and nail polishes, you’re gonna love the new holiday collections from Sephora Favorites and Sinful Colors. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

Sephora Favorites

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Sephora Favorites sets are perfect for those who want to try lots of products from different brands without breaking the bank. The only problem is, which one to choose?

SUPERSTARS ($75.00)
This set contains:
0.003 oz Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
0.25 oz Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional
0.05 oz Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara In Jet Black
1.7 oz Bumble And Bumble Surf Spray
0.34 oz Chloè by Chloè Rollerball
0.4 oz Formula X Nail Color in Ignite
0.08 oz Fresh Sugar Rosè Tinted Lip Treatment
0.5 oz Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
0.16 oz Nars Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm
1 oz Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 in Light
0.016 oz Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner In Intense Black
0.05 oz Urban Decay Eye shadow In Sin

GLITZ & GLAM PARTY ESSENTIALS ($45.00)
This set contains:
0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red)
1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo
0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color
0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold
0.049 oz Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose
1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish
0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne
0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder
0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir

DRAW THE LINE ($30.00) ($79.00 Value)
The set contains:
0.028 oz Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear in Black Lace
0.01 oz Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Brown
0.007 oz Kat Von D Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper (black)
0.01 oz Nars Cosmetics Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Long Wear Eyeliner (black)
0.01 oz Deluxe Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Blacquer
0.02 oz Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil in Perversion and Rockstar

LASHSTASH ($45.00)
This set contains:
0.05 oz Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara In Jet Black
0.2 oz Buxom® Lash Mascara In Blackest Black
0.07 oz Clinique Dual Ended High Impact Mascara And Lash Primer
0.17 oz Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara
0.1 oz Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara
0.135 oz Lancôme Paris Hypnôse Drama Mascara
0.84 oz Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
0.067 oz Sephora Collection Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume And Curl Mascara
0.32 oz Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara In Jet Black
0.08 oz Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
0.06 oz YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Baby Doll

GIVE ME SOME LIP ($25.00)
This set contains:
0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick
0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss
0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian
0.02 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability
0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage
0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout

GIVE ME MORE LIP ($59.00)
The set includes:
0.05 oz bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Speak Your Mind (bubble gum pink)
0.01 oz Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm
0.07 oz Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino (vibrant magenta)
0.04 oz Buxom Mini Full Bodied lipstick in Menace
0.08 oz Fresh Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment
0.03 oz Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon
0.10 oz Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw
0.09 oz Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Blush (medium rose brown)
0.09 oz Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Red Armour
0.025 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil
0.08 oz Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia Lip Tar: Matte Test Tube
0.068 oz Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion
0.14 oz Stila Stay All Day® Vinyl Lip Gloss in Nude Vinyl (medium pink nude)
0.06 oz Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Moody
0.04 oz Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Flush
0.05 oz Too Faced Cosmetics La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Naked Dolly
0.16 oz Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick

PERFUME SAMPLER ($60.00)
This set contains:
0.06 oz Burberry Brit Sheer spray (Certificate redeems for 1.7 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.04 oz Chloé Chloé spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.06 oz Elizabeth And James Nirvana Black spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.06 oz Elizabeth And James Nirvana White spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.05 oz Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.06 oz Gucci Flora By Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia dabber (Certificate redeems for 1.6 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.05 oz Lancôme La Vie Est Belle spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz L’Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.04 oz Marc Jacobs Daisy spray (Certificate redeems for 1.7 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.03 oz Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rodriguez For Her spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Prada Candy spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.04 oz Thierry Mugler Alien spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.05 oz Tom Ford Black Orchid spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum Spray)
0.03 oz Versace Bright Crystal spray (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)

COLOGNE SAMPLER ($60.00)
This set contains:
0.06 oz Burberry Brit Rhythm For Men spray (Certificate redeems for 1.7 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.03 oz Jean Paul Gaultier “Le Male” spray (Certificate redeems for 1.3 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Giò spray (Certificate redeems for 1.7 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz John Varvatos John Varvatos dabber(Certificate redeems for 2.5 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.06 oz Gucci Guilty Pour Homme dabber (Certificate redeems for 1.0 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.06 oz Lacoste Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir dabber (Certificate redeems for 3.3 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.06 oz Gucci Made To Measure spray (Certificate redeems for 1.6 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Paco Rabanne 1 Million spray (Certificate redeems for 1.7 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.06 oz Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Night dabber(Certificate redeems for 1.6 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Ralph Lauren Polo Red spray (Certificate redeems for 2.5 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.03 oz Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme spray (Certificate redeems for 1.35 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
0.05 oz Yves Saint Laurent L’homme spray (Certificate redeems for 1.3 fl oz Eau de Toilette Spray)
Faux leather toiletry case

The sets are already available at Sephora.

Sinful Colors

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Sinful Colors is not just dreaming of a snow white Christmas – it includes a dash of silver, purple, green, a mélange of gorgeous blues, hints of gold and stunning glitter. Dreamy shades and illuminating textures mean there’s something for everyone on the list this season:

HOLIDAY FAVES
Gilded: a transparent shimmer with gold & red
Ice Dream: cerulean glitter with a translucent silver base
Let’s Talk: royal purple
Out of this World: perfect silver with swirls of glimmer
Pine Away: metallic glittering tree green
Red Eye: metallic holiday red
Snow Me White: the snowiest white
Sugar Sugar: a candy cane, red-hot red

BLUES & HINTS OF GOLD
All About You: a sheer shade glimmering with gold
Cinderella: an illuminating pastel blue
Endless Blue: a deep wave of cobalt
Gold Medal: the perfect metallic gold
Hottie: clear azure blue twinkling with silver
Ice Blue: soft indigo exploding with silver sparkle
Midnight Blue: the deepest blue indulgence

DECKED WITH GLITTER FLAKES
Decadent: dazzling red metallic flakes
Galax-Sea: magical green flakes
Holiday Rebel: green & red flakes laced with black
Twilight Twinkles: brilliant flakes of gold
Unwrap Me: decorative black & red flakes

OPALESCENT TOPPERS
Bring It Sheer: sheer icy green shimmer
Outta Space: sheer red shimmer

Each nail polish costs only $1.99. They are all exclusively available at Walgreens.

Do you like these collections?

7 Fragrance Sets For Holiday 2014

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Are you looking for the perfect present for the your budding perfumista girlfriend? Here are 7 she would be very happy to find under her Christmas tree:

TOKYOMILK DARK TAINTED LOVE TRIO ($15.00)
Tainted love is a beautiful and warm blend of dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an sweet orchid. The trio contains the scent in three formats: – 0.75 oz Handcream, 0.16 ox Eau De Parfum Spray, and 0.12 oz Solid Parfum. Available at Sephora.

TOCCA BEAUTY TOCCA MEET THE GIRLS ($62.00)
Have you always wanted to try Tocca’s elegant and charming scents? Then, this set is for you. It features 10 x 0.15 oz Spray Vials of Cleopatra, Stella, Florence, Giuletta, Colette, Bianca, Violette, Liliana, Margaux, and Simone. Available at Sephora.

L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR THE PERFUME BOX ($20.00)
This sample set allows you to discover 10 scents inspired by exotic travels. The scents included in the set, in a 0.06 oz size, are Batucada, Caligna, Fou D’Absinthe, La Chasse Aux Papillons, L’eau D’Ambre Extreme, Mure Et Musc Extreme, Nuit De Tuberuse, Premier Figuier, Seville A L’Aube, and Timbuktu. Available at Sephora.

NEST FRAGRANCE COLLECTION SET ($38.00)
A set of five classic fragrances inspired by the works of 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany. Laura Slatkin collaborated with master perfumers to translate these works of art into luxurious fragrances that capture the essence of each of the botanicals that adorn the products’ striking packaging. The scents included are Midnight Fleur, Dahlia & Vines, White Sandalwood, Indigo, and Paradise. Available at Sephora.

JO MALONE COLOGNE COLLECTION ($110.00)
This elegant set contains five of the brand’s most popular colognes in a 9ml mini size. The scents included are: Lime Basil & Mandarin, Blackberry & Bay, Peony & Blush Suede, Amber & Lavender, Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Available at Jo Malone.

BOND NO. 9 SIGNATURE PERFUME SET (£465.00)
If money is not an issue, why not check out this luxurious fragrance set? Its features the brand’s most sensual scent, an earthy and sultry oud blend sweetned by rose and caramel-like tonka bean, and can be worn both by men and women. The gift set holds a quartet of Signature favourites: Parfum, Body Cream, Pocket Spray, and Candle in its glass sleeve.Available at Harrods.

AERIN FRAGRANCE GIFT SET (£95.00)
If you’re into simple, intimate, and elegant scents, check out this set by Erin. It features seven mini fragrances that you can easily take with you wherever you go. Available at Harrods.

PENHALIGON’S MINI HER CHRISTMAS SET (£35.00)
Penhaligon’s’ classic gift set showcases an exquisite array of fragrances for ladies. This year, the luxurious Ladies Fragrance Collection includes mini bottles of Vaara, Malabah, Ellenisia, Iris Prima and Quercus. Available at Harrods.

Which of these sets is your favourite?

5 Haircare Sets For Holiday 2014

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Do you have a hair-obsessed girlfriend? Then check out these haircare gifts. I’m sure she’ll love to find one under her Christmas tree!

T3 SINGLEPASS & ALTERNA SMOOTH & SHINE SET ($160.00)
This set contains a T3 SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron that smooths hair, banishes frizz, and adds utmost shine; a 0.85 oz Alterna Caviar CC Cream, which is simply a conditioner that makes hair soft and manageable, and protects it from heat; and 1.5 oz Alterna Working Hair Spray, which promises to be humidity-resistant and provide flexible hold. Available at Sephora.

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THE SURF SET ($28.00)
This set contains all you need to create beautiful beach waves. The 2 oz Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and 2 oz Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner are infused with a breezy ocean scent, while the salt water-based Surf Spray gives body, lift, and hold, creating a base for both elaborate and simple hairdos. Available at Sephora.

OUIDAD EXPERT CURL KIT ($34.00)
Curly hair? This set features everything you need to take care of it and banish frizz: 8.5 oz Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner, 8.5 oz Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, 2.5 oz Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray, 6 hair clips, and step-by-step instructions for styling wavy and curly hair. Available at Sephora.

LIVING PROOF PRIMED & READY SET ($35.00)
Whether you’re preparing for a girls’ night out, a weekend getaway, or the event of the season, tousled, textured hair is the perfectly imperfect go-to style. This set contains all you need to achieve that: 5 oz Prime Style Extender, 1.7 oz Instant Texture Mist, and 3 oz Flex Shaping Hairspray. Available exclusively at Sephora.

DRYBAR BIG HAIR DON’T CARE HOLIDAY KIT ($199.00)
This set contains all you need for voluminous hair: 1 Buttercup Blow Dryer, 1 Lil’ Lemon Drop Detangler To Go, 1 The Full Pint Medium Round Brush, 1.7 oz Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo, 1.7 oz Texas Tea Volumizing Conditioner, and 1.7 oz Texas Tea Volumizing Hair Spray. Available at Sephora.

Which is your favourite set?

5 Holiday Grooming Gift Sets For Men

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I hate buying Christmas presents for men. Ask them what they want, and they’re like, “Oh, I don’t know… I need nothing really… But hey, this new techy gadget has just come out and I know it costs an arm and a leg, but… Maybe you could get me that? Just an idea, eh?”

That’s not gonna happen. But how about getting him a nice grooming set instead? It may not be what he asked, but at least he’ll always be clean, shaved, and smelling good. And, if he doesn’t like it, he’ll learn to make reasonable requests next time. :)

Here are 5 of my favourites:

JACK BLACK IT’S THE BALM TRIO ($19.50)
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is my new favourite lip balm. Sooo moisturizing and longlasting. This set contains three tubes, in three different flavours: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Asian Pear & White Tea, and Shea Butter & Vitamin E. Although designed for men, they can be used by women too, so you’ll be getting a present for the both of you. ;) Available at Sephora.

ANTHONY THE ESSENTIAL TRAVELER KIT ($56.00)
The set features all you need to keep your man looking sharp and feeling refreshed on the go: 2 oz Glycolic Facial Cleanser, 3 oz Shave Cream, 3.4 oz Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash, 3 oz All Purpose Facial Moisturizer, and 0.25 Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 Mint and White Tea. Available at Sephora.

THE ART OF SHAVING THE 4 ELEMENTS OF THE PERFECT SHAVE CARRY-ON SANDALWOOD ($60.00)
Your man may think he doesn’t need moisturizer or lip balm, but he needs to shave. This set contains all the essentials for a close, but gentle, shave: 1.0 oz Pre-Shave Oil, 1.7 oz Shaving Cream, Shaving Brush, and 1.0 oz After-Shave Balm. All the products (minus the shaving brush, of course) are infused with a beautiful masculine sandalwood scent. Available at Sephora.

BILLY JEALOUSY BEARD ENVY KIT ($25.00)
Does your man have a beard he’s proud of? Then, he’ll appreciate this set, which features everything he needs to take good care of it: 3.0 oz Hydrating Beard Wash with aloe and soy protein to soften and smooth his beardsome face, an extra-firm, boar bristle brush, and 3.0 oz Beard Control with aloe and jojoba oil to hydrate and lightly style the beard. Available at Ulta.

L’OCCITANE L’OCCITAN MAN’S RITUAL SET ($39.00)
If your man into spicy and aromatic scents? Then, he will be pleased to find this set under his Christmas tree. It features 8.4 oz L’Occitan Shower Gel, 1 oz L’Occitan Shaving Gel, 1 oz L’Occitan After Shave Balm, 3.5 oz L’Occitan Soap. Available in Nordstrom.

Do you like these sets?

5 Skincare Sets For Holiday 2014

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The holiday season is the perfect time to stock up on new skincare products. With every brand releasing gift sets featuring their best-sellers, you can try new things without breaking the bank. Here are my favourites:

DR DENNIS GROSS FERULIC PLUS RETINOL DISCOVERY KIT ($65.00)
The set contains Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution (0.5 oz.), Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum (0.25 oz.), and Ferulic + Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moisturizer (0.5 oz.). Apart from ferulic acid and retinol, a potent anti-aging combination, all products also contain a good mix of other antioxidants to prevent premature aging. My only gripe is that the moisturizer is packaged in a jar, which won’t keep the antioxidants stable and effective for long, but still the set is worth getting just for the other two products. Available at Dermstore.

MEDICELL LABS BRIGHTENING SET ($49.95)
This set features Brightening AHA Facial Pads (60 count), Brightening Foaming Face Wash (6 fl. oz.), and Instant Brightening Peel (2 fl. oz.). They all contains AHAs, such as Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid, that exfoliate skin, leaving it smoother, brighter, and more even-toned, and a mix of antioxidants that help prevent the signs of aging. Available at Dermstore.

SEPHORA FAVORITES DARE TO OIL ($32.00)
Do you dare to oil? If so, check out this wonderful set by Sephora. It features some of the best-selling oils available in the shop: Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Youth Activating Oil (0.5 oz), Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (0.5 oz), Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repair Oil (0.23 oz), and Tarte™ Maracuja Oil (0.23 oz). These versatile oils boost moisture, radiance, and even cleanse skin, and can be used on skin, hair, hands, and cuticles. Available at Sephora.

OLAY PROFESSIONAL PRO-X INTENSIVE WRINKLE PROTOCOL ($44.99)
This kit features Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30, Deep Wrinkle Treatment, and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. They are all infused with antioxidants, niacinamide, and peptides that help skin look younger for longer. The lotion also features SPF, making it a great choice for daytime, while the Deep Wrinkle Treatment a form of Vitamin A that can reduce the signs of aging. Available at Ulta.

PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST SUPER KIT FOR WRINKLES + BREAKOUTS ($136.85)
Do you have to deal with both wrinkles and breakouts? Then, this is the perfect kit for you. It features Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser, Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner, Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA, Resist Ultra-Light Daily Antioxidant Serum, Resist Youth-Extending Daily Fluid SPF 50, and Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator. Infused with antioxidants, niacinamide, peptides, and salicylic acid, they keep both wrinkels and breakouts at bay. Available at Paula’s Choice.

Which of these sets would you like to try?