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Welcome to IMBB! 🙂

We would love to have a contribution from you.

Here is some important stuff that you would like to know (Please read till the end of this page):

Before you start writing on our blog you will have to tell us if you are associated, in any manner, with any cosmetic company or not. You’d also need to provide us these two things:

  • A scanned copy/ image of your photo ID proof and your contact details.
  • A valid bank account number/ paypal account (for non-Indian residents) in your own name (family member’s or friend’s account won’t do).

Incentives: Payment, Work Experience Certificates and Sponsored Products

We pay Rs 200 per article/ review to Indian residents and US $5 (through paypal) per article/ review to non-Indian residents. For outfit posts we pay Rs 300 per article/ review to Indian residents and US $7 (through paypal) per article/ review to non-Indian residents. This does not include haul (shopping) posts as we do not pay for haul posts.

For Non-Indian residents, the payment would be strictly through Paypal. For Indian residents, the payment would be only through online bank transfer (Note that it is mandatory that you have your own bank account for authentication purposes; you cannot give someone else’s account number).

Payments to our writers would be made monthly, at the end of every month. Those writers who have written articles in a given month are to send the following details to us at the end of the month in order to receive their payments

  • Their article names along with links to each article
  • Total payment to be made
  • Paypal ID/ Bank Details

Account Holder’s Name:
Account Number:
Bank:
Branch:
IFSC Code:

Here’s an example of how to send your article details at the end of every month-

article details

Remember! we would not be making payments automatically from our side. In order to receive your payment, you have to send us the above details without fail. Also, if you fail to send us the payment details by the end of that month, we shall be making that payment at the end of the next month.

In order to check the number of posts written by you that month, just open any post written by you and click on your author name. It would open your author page.

We would be giving 6 months full-time work experience certificate from LA Edukreation Pvt. Ltd. to writers who complete 150 posts on IMBB, and a one year certificate for those complete 300 posts, and so on. This would not apply to writers writing less than 150 posts. Also, for those writers who cross 150-posts milestone but do not reach the next/ subsequent milestones, the work experience certificates would be provided on pro-rata basis. For example, if you write only 200 posts you’d get a work-experience certificate of 8 months. The designations would be writer/ senior writer/ editor.

Nail Paint Policy:

From now on, we are gonna stick to this standard for nail paint reviews:

High end brands – Chanel, Essie, NARS, Estee Lauder – one nail paint per review acceptable.

Medium range brands – Sally Hansen, China Glaze, OPI etc – at least three per post acceptable.

Budget brands – Lakme, Maybelline, Loreal, others – at least 5 per post acceptable.

Regards,

IMBB Sponsored Products Scheme

  • This sponsored scheme applies to only product reviews submitted by writers. This includes all the product reviews published on IMBB from the 1st of November and not earlier.
  • This would not apply to reviews of products which were/ are sponsored by IMBB itself.
  • This is separate from our regular payment for reviews. The payment for your reviews would be done on monthly basis as earlier.
  • For every product review published on IMBB from 1st of November, the writer of the review would get 100 points, over and above her payment for the review. So if you write two reviews you get 200 points, besides your regular payment for the reviews. The points for every review would be valid only for 60 days. We would count 60 days backwards from the day you email us (at mirrorobsession [at] gmail [dot] com) about cashing your points.
  • 100 points = 100 Rs. (for writers residing in India) = USD 2 (for writers residing outside India). These points can only be cashed for buying products whose reviews would be submitted to IMBB and not otherwise. They cannot be converted into money and paid out to you.
  • You can cash your points to buy a product only when you have a minimum of 3000 points accumulated. Remember, while encashing, the points accumulated only in the last 60 days would be counted. So if you have a minimum of 3200 points in the last 60 days, you’d be able to buy a product/ products worth INR 3200 on behalf of IMBB.
  • The product(s) you wish to buy should not have been reviewed previously on makeupandbeauty.com (IMBB, Emirati, Filipina blogs).  You can choose any product(s) for yourself as long as they are permanent products and not limited edition. We would count 60 days backwards from the day you email us (at mirrorobsession [at] gmail [dot] com) about cashing your points and informing us about the product. We would count only those reviews that have been published and NOT the reviews that have been sent and lying in inbox. If we give the go ahead for the product you’ve chosen, you can go and purchase it for use. You have to submit the receipt of purchase. Once you submit the receipt, we would block that product review for you and not take it from any other writer.
  • Once you encash your points for a review, you cannot cash them again.
  • We would make the payment for the receipt submitted once we publish your sponsored product review.

Article Copyright, Terms and Conditions

We would be holding the copyright of the article and the images that you sell to us so you are bound not to reproduce or re-sell the article in any form either online or offline. Please do not send us copied articles from the net. Also, we would terminate this contract if you are writing for a competitor blog. If you are already a makeup, beauty or fashion blogger we recommend that you write guest post for us.

The following would lead to immediate termination from our blog:

  • Submitting pictures taken from phone, or submitting us blurry, unclear pictures. We need sharp, clear pictures taken from camera. Send us a single photo taken from a phone and we would remove you from IMBB.
  • Submitting us content/ images copied from the net. If you are writing a general beauty article with images used from the internet, please provide us the source of the image.
  • Submitting us reviews with short or missing- experience with the product, pros and cons. Please do not fill pages with ingredients or claims. Attach images of ingredients and claims. Spend your time writing about your experience, pros and cons instead.
  • Writing on other beauty or fashion blog. Please read our blog guidelines.
  • Submitting us reviews with grammatical errors, sms language, or bad editing.
  • Behaving rudely or arrogantly with any member of the IMBB team.
  • Telling us that your payment has not been made when it has been made. Payment is a serious issue with us and we make payment to our writers on a regular basis. Whenever a writer accuses us that the payment has not been made we check our accounts. If we see that the payment has been made, then either the writer is lying or she hasn’t bothered to check her account. We don’t want to work with these people.

Article Format

Each article should have at least 600 words and at least 3 images. Please avoid writing your article in SMS language (u, ur, lemme, dis, dat, etc.). The product reviews should be written in pros/ cons format or they would NOT be accepted. If you are doing a photo tutorial or an image-based article, you can reduce the number of words.

If you’d like to write regularly and earn a decent income through IMBB, please read these posts carefully: How to Get Your Posts Published Faster at IMBB and For IMBB Writers.

We take articles on the following:

  • makeup product reviews
  • makeup tutorials
  • beauty/ beauty tips
  • do-it-yourself
  • fashion
  • outfits and street style

We do NOT take articles on the following:

  • Nail Paint (accepting high-end brands only)
  • Nail art
  • Avon, Oriflame, Amway, Vaadi, etc. network marketing brands or brands found only online.
  • Website reviews
  • Local or lesser known brands.
  • Products reviews on brands which don’t add anything to the blog such as boroline, boroplus, vicco turmeric, fair n lovely etc.
  • Product reviews on brands such as miss claire, incolor, vedic line, just herb, aloe veda etc. brands which are of limited reach. We want reviews on national and international brands only.
  • Reviews with pictures taken with cellphones. Please send pictures taken only with a camera.
  • Reviews that require too much editing with respect to grammar and sentence constructions. Although we edit all our articles, editing for an article is the responsibility of its author.
  • Reviews on different shades of foundation, concealer and compact powder of products which have already been reviewed on IMBB. This does not apply to different shades of lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyeliners etc.
  • Soaps and handwash reviews.

Please read the following on how to get your post published faster.

Also, please ensure that the topics are not common with the ones already been written on the website. Use the ‘search’ option on the top right hand side of the blog to determine if a topic/review has already been covered. You can write as per your convenience, even an article per day. Please do remember that we would use your full complete name in the article and NOT an alias.

Some Important Points

    • Please send your articles only at this email ID- mirrorobsession {at} gmail {dot} com along with your bank account/ paypal details.

Do let us know if this sounds good to you. If the terms are acceptable to you send us your article in an MSword file as soon as possible. If we approve the article we shall upload it with your name and transfer the payment within a week. Also send us your Paypal ID or your following bank details along with the article:

Account Holder’s Name:
Account Number:
Bank:
Branch:
IFSC Code:

Frequently Asked Questions

I have read the rules, what do I do next? Please do NOT email us asking what should you do next. If the above-mentioned points are clear to you, please send us your article along with your scanned ID proof and bank or paypal details.

I have been emailing again but not receiving any reply. What do I do?
Nothing. We do not reply to emails. Our team is extremely small and it is humanly impossible to reply to emails. If your article is fine as per our rules, we shall put it up automatically. If we want you to edit certain part of your article, we shall email you. Other than that, we would not be emailing you or replying to your emails. If your article does not appear on the blog, please go through our guidelines to assess what is wrong and resubmit your article after correction.

I don’t have a bank account/ paypal account, can I give account details/ paypal id of someone else? No, you cannot. In order to write on IMBB, you should have your own bank account/ paypal id.

How often can I write? You can write even daily if you’re submitting good posts. If you wish to write daily and earn a regular income, please go through all these points mentioned HERE carefully.

I checked my account recently and there is a payment discrepancy some time ago We can only check the transactions up to 90 days. So it is you responsibility to check your payments and get back to us as soon as possible in case of a discrepancy. Any payment discrepancy which occurred more than 90 days ago would be considered null and void by us.

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Tanvi March 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Hey Rati,

Just saw this. I would love to write in your space. I would choose fitness, though! Will drop an email to you.

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Jan March 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I sent you this mail , but the message says delivery failed.

Hey Rati ,

Hope you are doing good. I love your blog and have left a comment on your blog earlier about eye shadow primers under the name Jan 🙂
I would love to contribute articles to your blog. If this goes well I might consider starting a blog under yours 🙂
Let me know what kind of articles you expect. I am interested in anything beauty/fashion/health..How do you intend to make payments ? What is your current payment amount ? I am in New jersey , USA. I am really excited about contributing. Do let me know soon !!

EDIT: Have removed your email. – Rati

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Rati March 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm

oh? But I am receiving mails from everyone else! Will mail you. 🙂

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FashionObsessed. August 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Hey I’d tried sending you an article more than a month ago, I don’t think you received it so I’ve just sent it again. Let me know if you’ve gotten it!

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tanuja April 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

hey would like to write for ur make up column

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Jan April 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Rati ,

I emailed you to confirm that I am working on a article. Most probably , I might finish it tomm..Too much school work 🙂 I sent you an email..Not sure if you received it though. My previous message got a “delivery failed” notice.

~Jan

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Neeraj April 7, 2010 at 1:46 am

Hi Rati,

your blog is very informative and I liked the way you put up things.It would be a pleasure to be able to share some of my talent on your website too.It seems to be a wonderful opportunity and I’ll surely mail you.

Thanks for that post…

Ciao
Dr.Neeraj

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Rati April 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

Hi Dr. Neeraj,

Welcome to M&B. let me do the honour of sending you a mail. 🙂

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Simran August 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Heyy ummm I don’t mean to desperate but just out of curiosity :shying: pls check your mail! eagerly waitin for your reply! :thanks:

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KriA May 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hey Rati!

I have been sending you mails to contribute to your blog, but I am not getting any response.
I would love to contribute to your blog!!
Reply soon! 😀

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ki. April 7, 2010 at 10:20 am

Hey Rati 🙂

sent you a mail Did you receive it? I’m dying to contribute something to M&B!

Please let me know if you got my mail.

Thanks 😀

EDIT : Removed ur mailid.- Rati

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Rati April 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

Ki, Will reply to you today, pakka. 🙂

Everytime I write your name, I smile. it is so cute. 🙂

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ki. April 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

aww 🙂 it’s short for kirti btw. which is my ghar ka naam 😀 what does rati mean? it’s so short and sweet!

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Rati April 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Rati was Kamdev’s wife (the God of love) and she was considered as the most beautiful woman in the universe. 🙂

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ki. April 7, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Wah! Just perfect for someone with a beauty blog 😀

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Poornima April 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

This again reminded me of what happened in the forums 😉

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Utsav jain April 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

Hi rati,

I just came across ur fabulous blog 1 week ago n i feell imense plesure o say tht i have become a die heart fan of the same…there so much to know n tht to in a hilarious manner as if frens are sitiing by my side n jus chit chattin bout a product or service..lolz..i wud like 2 mention tht i m also a big cosmetic freak n the sole member of mah joint family who buye creams and cosmetics for all..heheeh

Mah fav pass time 🙂

I wud luv to join u ppl on ur blog. Hope u wud welcome me the way u do to others..

Will wait 4 ur rep..

regards,
Utsav jain

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Rati April 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Hi Utsav,

Welocme to M&B. I know I get to learn so much myself every single day. Infact you must write comments on the posts more often, and in no time you would feel as if were always a part of this blog. 🙂

Will mail you. ::)

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Deepthi May 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

Hi Rati,

Hope you are doing good. I am a home maker in usa, calif. I have time to take part in submitting articles on home beauty tips and fashion news as I do a lot of research online and also contat friends here locally about coupons, online shopping etc. I am interested. So just let me know, we can work it out and yes I have a paypal account!

Cheers

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Rati April 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What Poornima? I forgot. 🙁

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Poornima April 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

What???

U forgot :devil: :devil:

I replaced K with R in the male mythological character’s name
:nerd:

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Rati April 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

lolll!!!!I remember it now. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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fathima May 2, 2010 at 9:40 am

Hello Rati,
I am a 15 year young makeup geek .I am like totally into makeup and I ,like you, discovered that there WERE no good blogs/sites for reviews bout indian products …i have been searching for ages but only last week did i find this site when i wanted a review about Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation and i am really happy that you came up with this.I really want to be a part of this.So what do you think? would you consider taking up a makeup crazed mallu?

Waitin for ur :mail:

:rose: :rose: :rose:

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Rati May 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

Baby!! I’ll mail you today for sure. Got stuck up with things. 🙂

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fathima May 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

got it!!!I am so happy! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 !!hey nice picture…..

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Rati May 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

oh gald!! Thank you. 🙂

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sush May 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

hi Rati,

As i have a long duty hour, so can’t get enought time to check my email a/c periodically. Although i have unlimited access to my official e mail a/c.
So is it ok if i send u mails/reviews from my official ID.If there are no such issues, kindly let me know….. . as i have a review already ready to be shared with u all….. :struggle: :lashes:

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Rati May 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Hi Sush,

Yep it’s fine. :yes:

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sush May 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

ok so here rush the mail to ur id. kindly confirm on receiving the same. n thanku for the prompt reply :-))

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sush May 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

ok. here rush the mail to your id. n thank u for the prompt reply :snicker:

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Sabrina May 5, 2010 at 5:11 am

Hi……I am a total make-up addict and I keep trying out new products all the time. I am new to blogging, but I would be thrilled to be able to join this blog and share my thoughts with others as well as enjoy exchanging thoughts and learning from other people’s experiences with make-up. I am thrilled to have found this site. Best wishes and thank you for your passion for make-up.

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Rati May 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm

will mail you today. 🙂

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Sabrina May 7, 2010 at 2:50 am

Thanks a ton, Rati. Have replied to you. So excited!

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sush May 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Hey Rati,

Send u mail. bt didnt received any confirmation from ur side. Did u received my mail???? ?:-) ?:-) .
Kindly let me know if you got my mail.. :-* :-*

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Rati May 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

oh! I replied. 🙁 you didn’t receive it? Let me send it to you again. So sorry!

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Rima Kaur May 12, 2010 at 12:44 am

oh i just read this. you mentioned me and that too in the first line itself? that’s so sweet of you!

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Rati May 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

oh! you read it for the first time? 🙂

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Ami May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

Hi Rati,

Good Morning!!
I have sent you a mail on ur id for joining IMBB, hope u received it..if not den pls let me know..

Cheers,
Ami 🙂

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Rati May 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Got your mail, anu. will reply to you by evening. 🙂

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Ami May 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I got ur mail.. Thanks.
Will reply u soon…

Once again Thanks dear.. 🙂

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Rati May 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Great! 🙂

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Ami May 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Hi Rati,
Good Morning..
I have replied to ur mail…pls check whther u received it or not..
🙂

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Rati May 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hi Ami,

I have . will reply today. 🙂

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Ami May 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Okie.. Thanks..
Happy Weekend!! :-))

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Urmi May 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

Hey Rati, I mailed you. Are you stil hiring?

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Rati May 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

replying. 🙂

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Vidhya May 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Rati – I sent you an email yestrday with an updated copy…but today i received delivery failue message…Do I need to resend the mail again ..:)

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Shyna May 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Hi Rati, Love your blog dear….one of its kind!!Would like to share some useful product reviews related to beauty/ skincare/cosmetics, do i need to mail you??

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Rati May 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Please mail me shyna

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Ami May 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

Hi Rati,

I have sent you a mail yesterday with the product review in word doc.. 🙂

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Rati May 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

Hi Ami,

I have not been keeping well since two days. So haven’t . got time to see the new posts. Will do that today for sure. Sorry for the inconvenience. 🙁

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Ami May 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Ohh…very sad… 🙁
hope u fine now…
no prbs..take ur time..
Get well Soon dear… 🙂

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Aastha May 31, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hey Rati,
I’d love to write on fashion and shopping.
Are the openings in that field still available?

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Deeptima June 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm

hi !! rati…
i would be really happy if i could do something with you !!

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Gaytri June 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Hello Rati,

I found this blog of yours today itself while searching for Mascara brands available in India. I must say you are doing an awesome job. This blog definitely has made it to my favorites list. I have been looking for a blog like this for ages where I could find honest product reviews. Guess it was my lucky day today! :laugh:

While browsing your blog I came across this awesome opportunity to write about things I LOVE ! This sounds really exciting to me. I would love to contribute my articles to this blog.
Hope you are still hiring. Eagerly waiting for a reply. 🙂

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Devika Rani June 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

Hey Rati!
I just emailed you a couple of days ago (from the email address provided with this reply) about writing for your blog. I understand you’re busy and am eagerly waiting for your reply 😀 😀

Thanks!

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nlngstar June 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

hi, have u received my email? 🙂

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