Essie collections

On this page, I’m trying to keep track of all the Essie collections. It is still under construction, so I hope you can be a bit patient with me!

Regarding the numbers behind the shade names: I’ve talked about this on my blog here and there. Most colors have a US number and an EU number, which are different. I usually use these numbers to see if there are any upcoming collections or shades that I am missing. It’s a lot of work to track them down, so I did not report them everywhere yet.

2022

FX Expressie Collection

  • 24 K Topcoat
  • Oil slick topcoat
  • Iced out topcoat
  • Holo topcoat
  • Cut to the chase
  • Makin’ moves
  • Gel couture matte topcoat

Handmade with love (Summer 2022)

  • In pursuit of craftiness* (EU 855)
  • Pencil me in (EU 857)*
  • Crochet Away (EU 860)
  • To DIY for* (EU 859)
  • Handmade with love (EU 858)*
  • Piece of work (EU 856)*
  • Cut it out (US-only)
  • Sew gifted (US-only)
  • Paintbrush it off (US-only)

??? Trio (Ulta exclusive??)

  • ??? 1739
  • ??? 1740
  • ??? 1741

Hostess with the mostess (Midsummer 2022)

  • Buzz-worthy bash (1733, EU-# 849)
  • Centerpiece of attention (1734)/Dance till dessert (EU-# 854)
  • Rose to the occasion (1735 EU-# 851)
  • Blooming friendships (1736 EU-# 852)
  • Hostess with the mostess (1737 EU-# 853)
  • In good taste (1738 EU-# 850)

Isle see you later (Summer 2022)

  • Break it sundown (1746 EU-# 847)*
  • Coconuts for you (1742 EU-# 843)*
  • Tropic low (1745 EU-# 846)*
  • Revenge’s a beach (1744 EU-# 845)*
  • Set the tiki bar high (1747 EU-# 848)*
  • Isle see you later (1743, EU-# 844)*

Fashion Fete (Gel couture, Spring 2022)

  • Fashion fete (1226)
  • Stilettos on standby (1228?)
  • Sundressed to impress (1228?)
  • Sunday best (1230)
  • Brimming with bubbly (1234)
  • Hats off (1224)

Movin’ & Groovin’ (Target exclusive, also going to be available in the UK+EU)

  • Love yourself to peaces (1727)*
  • Along for the vibe (1728)*
  • Run wildflower (1729)*
  • Movin’ & Groovin’ (1730)*
  • Keys to happiness (1731)*
  • Flare for fun (1732)*

Spring 2022

  • Well nested energy (1722)*
  • Stretch your wings (1725)*
  • Spring awakening (1724)*
  • Sing Songbird along (1721)*
  • Keep branching out (1726)*
  • Flight of fantasy (1723)*

Hard to resist (nail strengtheners)

  • Neutralize and brighten
  • Glow and shine

Valentine’s Collection (Spring 2022)

  • Quill you be mine (US-#: 1720, EU-#830)*
  • Respond with a kiss (US-#: 1719, EU-#829)
  • Love-note worthy  (US-#: 1718, EU-#828)
  • Under locket and key (US-#: 1717, EU-#827)*
  • Pretty in pink (US-#: 1716, EU-#826)*
  • Lips are sealed (US-#: 1715, EU-#825)*

Pattern Play (Gel couture, Winter/Spring 2022)

  • All checked out*
  • Chevron trends*
  • Electric Geometric*
  • Fab florals
  • Paisley all the way
  • Totally plaid*

Sk8 with Destiny (Expressie, Winter/Spring 2022)

  • Bearer of rad news (#145)
  • Daily grind (#95, EU-#440)
  • Left on shred (#354, EU-#445)
  • Sk8 with destiny (#356, EU-#430)*
  • Street wear ‘n tear (#339,EU-#420)
  • Trick clique (#208, EU-#425)
  • All ramped up (#265,EU-#435)
  • Just for kicks (#337)
  • Keepin’ it wheel (#206)
  • Curbside pick me up (#296)

Swoon in the lagoon (Winter 2022/Spring 2022)

  • Natural connection
  • Willow in the wind (US-#: 705,EU-#: 823)
  • Day drift away (EU-#: 822,US-#: 170)
  • Boatloads of love (EU-#: 819, US-#: 90)
  • All oar nothing (US-#: 593)*
  • Ripple reflect (US-#: 765)*
  • Row with the flow (US-#: 591,EU-#: 821)
  • Swoon in the lagoon (US-#: 290,EU-#: 820)*
  • Frilly lillies (EU-#: 824,US-#: 600)

2021

Toy to the world (Winter 2021)

  • Glee-for-all (US-#: 1714, EU-#: 818)*
  • Lucite of reality (US-#: 1713, EU-#:817)*
  • Don’t kid yourself (US-#: 1712, EU-#:816)*
  • Toy to the world (US-#: 1711 EU-number: 815)*
  • Jingle belle (US-#: 1710 EU-#:814)*
  • All dolled up (US-#: 1709, EU-#:813)*

Opulent Opera (Gel couture Fall/Winter 2021, US-only)

  • Tuft act to follow
  • Orchestrated style
  • High-end note
  • Overture the top
  • Bring gown the house
  • Overdressed to understudy

High Voltage vinyl (Fall 2021)

  • Feelin’ amped (US-#: 1708, EU-#:812)*
  • Sound check you out (US-#: 1707, EU-#:811)*
  • Star struck a chord (US-#: 1706, EU-#:810)*
  • My happy bass (US-#: 1705, EU-#:809)*
  • High voltage vinyl (US-#: 1704, EU-#:808)*
  • Off the record (US-#: 1703, EU-#:807)*

Rumor Jazz it (Fall/Winter 2021) EU-only

  • Rumor jazz it (EU-#: 806)*
  • All you ever beaded (EU-#: 805)*
  • Take it speakeasy (EU-#: 804)*
  • Gatsbee’s knees (EU-#: 803)*
  • Bedazzle me (EU-#:802)*
  • Dressed to Excess (EU-#: 801)*

Advent Calendar (New to EU shades)

  • Find me an Oasis (EU-#: 800)*
  • After school boy blazer (EU-#: 799)*
  • Mod square (EU-#: 798)*
  • Skinny dip (EU-#: 797)*
  • Hi maintenance (EU-#: 796)*

Beleaf in yourself (Target-exclusive, US-only)

  • Vine and dandy (US-#: 1702)
  • Beleaf in yourself (US-#: 1701)
  • Rooting for you (US-#: 1700)
  • Just grow with it (US-#: 1699)
  • You’re a natural (US-#: 1698)
  • Plant one on me (US-#: 1697)

Museum muse (Gel couture Fall 2021)

  • Gallery Glam
  • Museum muse
  • Behind the glass

Essie Tie dye (Ulta-exclusive, US-only)

  • All tie-dyed up
  • Don’t get it twisted
  • Give it a swirl

Have a ball (Neon summer 2021)

  • Love-all game( EU-#:795, US-#:1692)*
  • Doubles trouble ( EU-#:794, US-#:1691)*
  • Perfect match-point( EU-#:793, US-#:1690)*
  • Serving looks ( EU-#:792, US-#:1689)*
  • Have a ball ( EU-#:791, US-#:1688)*
  • Make a racquet ( EU-#:790, US-#:1687) *

Ferris of them all (Summer 2021)

  • Win me over ( EU-#:789)*
  • Ice cream and shout ( EU-#:788)*
  • Amuse me ( EU-#:787)*
  • Air spun fun (EU-#:786)*
  • Ferris of them all (EU-#:785)*
  • Make no concessions (EU-#:784)*
  • Main attraction (US only)*
  • All fun & games (US only)*
  • Let it slide (US only)

Ahead of the gam(er) (Summer 2021)

  • Beat the clock
  • Leveled up
  • No time to pause
  • Ahead of the gam(er)
  • Thumb surfing
  • Take controller
  • Multiplayer moves (US-only)
  • Remote friends (US-only)
  • Virtual velocity (US-only)
  • Don’t glitch get better (US-only)

Midsummer 2021 (EU-only)

  • Field of dreams( EU-#:783)*
  • Set for sunset( EU-#:782)
  • Bunches of love ( EU-#:781)
  • Budding Romance ( EU-#:780)
  • Pic-nic of time( EU-#:779)*
  • Twilight Delight( EU-#:778)*

Summer 2021

  • Zest has yet to come( EU-#:777)*
  • Tangerine tease( EU-#:776)*
  • Juicy details( EU-#:775)*
  • Get your grove on( EU-#:774)*
  • Feelin’ just lime( EU-#:773)*
  • Pucker up( EU-#:772)*

Wedding 2021 (Gel couture, US-only)

  • Beaded belle
  • Glint of Elegant
  • Vintage veil
  • Boutique your interest
  • Bespoke baroque
  • Can’t miss the Mrs.

Re-release of Waltz & Clambake (US-only)

  • Waltz*
  • Clambake

Keep you posted (Spring/Summer 2021)

  • Been there, London that ( EU-#:771)
  • No place like Stockholm ( EU-#:770)
  • Rome around ( EU-#:769)
  • Madrid it for the ‘Gram ( EU-#:768)
  • Berlin the club ( EU-#:767)
  • Happy as Cannes be ( EU-#:766)

Garden Gala (Gel couture, Spring 2021, US-only)

  • Dressed for the part-y
  • Garden gala
  • Blossom into style
  • Coming up roses
  • Talk to the gown
  • Poppy of color

Spring 2021

Valentine 2021

  • Gilded Goddess( EU-#:756)
  • Heart of gold ( EU-#:755)
  • Glow and arrow( EU-#:754)*
  • Love is in the air ( EU-#:758)
  • Tug at the harpstrings ( EU-#:759)
  • Cupid’s beau ( EU-#:764)

Brilliant brocades (Gel couture, US-only)

  • Brocade Crusade*
  • High Sewciety
  • Tailored by twilight
  • Garment Glory
  • Embossed lady*
  • Jewels and jacquard only*

Dial it up (Expressie)

Two different versions of this collection were released, a European one and a US one.

US

  • Turn up the century
  • We don’t mesh
  • Dial it up
  • In the modem
  • Millenium momentum
  • Sh00k
  • What the tech?
  • Skip the track
  • Mall crawler
  • Up up and away message

Europe

Not red-y for bed

  • Pillow talk-the-talk( EU-#:748 US-#:307)*
  • The snuggle is real (US-#:662)
  • Gossip ‘n spill( US only, US-#:273)*
  • Slumber party on(US-#:223)
  • Not red-y for bed(US-#:490)
  • Pjammin’ all night(US-#:271)
  • Wink of sleep(US-#:780)
  • From a to zzz(US-#:767)
  • Sleepover squad(US-#:780)

2020

Winter 2020

  • In a gingersnap ( EU-#:744)*
  • Bonbon nuit ( EU-#:743)*
  • Peppermint condition ( EU-#:745)*
  • Sugarplum fairytale ( EU-#:746)*
  • Love at frost sight ( EU-#:741)*
  • Twinkle in time ( EU-#:742)*

Halloween 2020 (US-only)

  • Broom with a view
  • Spells trouble
  • Once in a blue moon
  • So stellar
  • Like a charm
  • Payback’s a witch

Roll with it

  • Head over wheels
  • Whirl ‘n’ twirl
  • Sequin scene
  • Lace up & get down
  • Roll with it
  • Let’s boogie

Hemmed on the horizon (Gel couture, US-only)

  • The last resort
  • Flight of the fanta-sea
  • Gone with the breeze
  • Stitched & sandy
  • Hemmed on the horizon
  • Sandy soles

Waterfall in love (Fall 2020)

  • Cargo cameo
  • Waterfall in love
  • Heart of the jungle
  • Swing of things*
  • Don’t be spotted*
  • Adrenaline brush

Perfect 10 (US only)

  • Summer-sault
  • Perfect 10
  • Balancing act

Speed of life (Expressie)

  • Double shot
  • On to the next
  • Clock in
  • Speed of life
  • Energized & wise
  • Re-charge to take charge
  • In the fast lane
  • High energy, low stress
  • So matcha energy

Let it ripple

  • Wet-suited up
  • Let it ripple*
  • Earn your tidal
  • Get on board
  • Tide of your life
  • Good vibrations*

Bustling Bazaar (Summer 2020)

  • Bustling Bazaar
  • Worth the tassle
  • Souq up the sun
  • Spice it up
  • Mosaic on down
  • Kaf-tan

Feelin’ poppy (Midsummer 2020)

  • Come on clover*
  • Blossoms ‘n besties*
  • Feelin’ poppy
  • Everything’s rosy
  • Sway in crochet
  • Ruffle your petals

Sunny Business

Sunset soiree (Gel couture US-only)

  • Chiffon the move
  • Atelier at the bay*
  • Sunset soiree
  • Sequins on the rocks
  • Low tide high slit
  • Coastal couture

Originals remixed

  • Ballet sneakers*
  • Berry nice*
  • Below zero*
  • Wicked fierce *
  • Like a rebel*
  • Satin slip*

Spring 2020

  • Kissed by mist*
  • Feeling wellies*
  • Spring in your step*
  • Can dew attitude*
  • Rainwear don’t care
  • Make a splash*

Valentine 2020

  • Surprise & delight (US-#:1600)
  • Talk sweet to me (US-#:1601)
  • Piece, love & chocolate (US-#:1602)
  • Unwrap me (US-#:1603)
  • Love-fate relationship (US-#:1604)
  • Don’t be choco-late (US-#:1605)

Expressie first collection

  • Bolt and be bold
  • Seize the minute
  • Hustle n bustle
  • In a flash sale
  • Desk mani
  • Strong at 1%
  • Saffr-on the move
  • Don’t hate, curate
  • Air dry*
  • Busy beeline
  • All things ooo
  • Express to impress
  • In the time zone
  • Crave the chaos
  • Get a mauve on
  • Take the espresso
  • Crop top & roll*
  • Second hand, first love*
  • Trend & snap*
  • Checked in
  • Party mix & match
  • Buns up
  • Cold brew crew
  • Mid-day mocha
  • Throw it on
  • Scoot scoot
  • IRL
  • Mic drop-it-low
  • Breaking the bold*
  • Misfit right in
  • Notifications on
  • Not so low-key
  • Taxi hopping*
  • Precious cargo-go!*
  • Don’t be latte
  • Lose the snooze
  • Binge-worthy
  • No time for local
  • Now or never
  • Always transparent

Flying solo

  • Flying solo (US-#:206)*
  • One way for one (US-#:215)*
  • You do blue (US-#:766)*
  • Without reservations (US-#:275)
  • Check your bagage (US-#:597)
  • Check in to check out (US-#:582)*
  • Reach new heights (US-#:598)
  • Free to roam (US-#:108)
  • in plane view (US-#:728)

Timeless tweeds

  • Polished and poised
  • Woven with wisdom
  • Not what it seams
  • Wool me over
  • Down to the herringbone
  • All I tweed

2019

Winter 2019

  • Let it bow*
  • Tied and blue*
  • Knotty or nice
  • Caught on tape
  • Making spirits bright
  • Under wraps*

Game theory

  • Hold ’em thight
  • Going all in*
  • Call your bluff
  • Wild card
  • Game theory
  • Ace of shades*

Mercury in retrograde III (US-only)

  • It’s not you…
  • … it’s mercury

Fall 2019

  • On the bright cider*
  • Home grown
  • Easily suede
  • Hay there*
  • Rust worthy*
  • Sweater weather*

Rocky rose (Summer 2019)

  • Rocky rose
  • Yes, I canyon*
  • Set in sandstone
  • Into the a-bliss
  • Cliff hanger
  • No shade her
  • Bed rock & roll (US-only)
  • Come out to clay (US-only)
  • Around the bend (US-only)

Gorgeous geodes (Summer 2019)

Sunrush metals (Gel couture, summer 2019)

  • Sunrush metal
  • Steel the show
  • What’s gold is new
  • Sun-day style
  • In my element
  • Sequ-in the know

Universe in reverse (US-only)

  • Get a psy-kick out of it
  • Happy medium

Midsummer 2019 (European only)

  • Summer soul-stice*
  • Stones ‘n roses * (re-release)
  • Let’s party (re-release)
  • Cheers up (re-release)
  • Sip sip hooray (re-release)
  • Flowerista* (re-release)

Summer 2019

  • In full swing
  • Soles on fire
  • Claim to fame
  • Strike a rose
  • Take the lead
  • Tangoed in love

Spring 2019

  • Stirring secrets
  • Pinkies out*
  • Tiers of joy*
  • Touch of sugar*
  • Reign check
  • Teacup half full*

Valentine’s day 2019

  • Roses are red*
  • crush & blush
  • #essielove
  • you’re so cupid
  • sparkles between us
  • galentine

Serene slate

  • Press pause*
  • Mind-full meditation (US-only)
  • Wire-less is more*
  • Serene slate
  • Toned down*
  • On mute
  • Generation zen (originally US-only)
  • Gadget free
  • Cause & reflect (US-only)

2018

Mercury in retrograde (US-only)

  • Keep calm…
  • … and mercury on

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2008

Spring 2008 (In the mood)

  • Body Language*
  • Great Expectations
  • Hard to Get*
  • Hi Maintenance*
  • Looking for Love
  • Secret Affair*

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2007

Summer 2007 (It’s better in the Bahama’s)

  • Atlantis Pearl*
  • Bahama Mama*
  • Island Hopping*
  • Jumpin’ Junkanoo*
  • Lyford Lilac*
  • The Cove Coper

Spring 2007 (It’s a mod, mod world)

  • Cool-lots*
  • Guchi muchi puchi (now Muchi Muchi)*
  • Jackie oh my*
  • Mini how high*
  • Mod squad (now Mod square)*
  • Pinkadelic*

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2006

Spring 2006

  • Heavenly Sunset
  • My Private Cabana
  • Need a Vacation
  • Pink Glove Service
  • Room with a View
  • Sandy Beach

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2005

Spring 2005

  • Au Natural
  • Minimalistic
  • Moon Struck
  • Skin Deep
  • Vanity Fairest*
  • Wiggle Room

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2004

Madison Av (Spring 2004)

  • Chic Boutique
  • Limo-Scene* (US-#469)
  • Pink Diamond*
  • Power Lunch
  • Shop till I Drop*
  • Sugar Daddy*

2003

Visions of Hope – BCA

  • Pink Ribbon (461)

Manhattan Hip (Fall 2003)

  • Downtown brown (455)
  • Fancy Delancey (456)
  • Soho Nude (457)
  • Times red square (458)
  • Tri-beca (459)
  • Uptown taupe (460)

??

Hamptons (Summer 2003)

  • Dune Road (447)
  • East Hampton Cottage (448)
  • Montauke the End (449)
  • Picket Fence (450)
  • Potato Fields (451)
  • South of the Hi’way (452)

Central park collection (Spring 2003)

  • Bike ride* (441)
  • Plaza Sweet* (446)
  • Boat house* (442)
  • Fifth Avenue* (US-#: 444, EU-# 64)
  • Lily pond* (445)
  • Carousel coral* (443)

Disclaimer: Starting from here, I cannot check the collections anymore because Essie’s website didn’t exist yet. The dates and collections are informed guesses based on the original numbers on the American bottles. Usually, the collections are alphabetically ordered, meaning that if the alphabetical order doesn’t hold anymore, a new collection is starting.

2000

Fall 2000 ?

  • Can Can
  • Fishnet Stockings
  • Follies
  • Innocent
  • Mademoiselle *
  • Ooh La La

Patty cakes collection (Summer 2000?)

  • Angel Food
  • Baby Cakes*
  • Blueberry Crumb
  • Key Lime Pie *
  • Pound Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake

All about money (Spring 2000)

  • A Lot of Shekels
  • Dramatic Drachmas
  • Exotic Liras
  • French Francs
  • Glitzy Guilders
  • Mucho Dinero

1999

Winter 1999?

  • Aperitif*
  • Cognac
  • Port
  • Spritzer
  • Vermouth
  • Vintage Wine

Glaze her’s (Fall 1999?)

  • Apricot Fizz
  • Burgundy Syrup
  • Cherry Pop
  • Grape Crush
  • Night Cap
  • Raspberry Seltzer

Stock exchange (SE) collection Fall 1999

  • T-Bills Putty 
  • Options Pink 
  • Munis Mauve* (353)
  • Macks
  • Futures French
  • Bonds Beige

Summer 1999

  • Seychelles
  • Fiji*
  • Como
  • Capri
  • Cap Ferrat (345)
  • Amalfi

Bottles & beans (Spring 1999)

  • Antique rose* (338)
  • Kumquat (339)
  • Nutmeg (340)
  • Peach cobbler (341)
  • Rose bowl (342)
  • Sea breeze (343)

Earlier (but in chronological order)

  • Cha Cha
  • Charleston
  • Lambada
  • Mambo
  • Tango
  • Waltz *
  • In the mood (326)
  • Gig Merlot (327)
  • Martini cocao (328)
  • Soiree Mauvee (329)
  • Sway date (330)
  • Swing velvet (331)
  • Curtain Call (320)
  • Dress Rehearsal (321)
  • Naked Truth (322)
  • Prima Ballerina (323)
  • Sweetie Pie (324)
  • Tea & Crumpets (325)
  • Big Dipper (314)
  • Boca Ratanned (315)
  • Chips No Potatoes (316)
  • Devil’s food (317)
  • Hot tamales (318)
  • Sand of a Beach (319)
  • Backgammon bronze (308)
  • Keno Taupeo (309)
  • Pachinko Pale (310)
  • Rummy (311)
  • Scribble scrabble (312)
  • Tic tac doe (313)
  • Classical
  • Lullaby
  • Jazz
  • Opera
  • Pop (306)
  • Reggae
  • Bass Fiddle* (296)
  • Heavenly Harp* (297)
  • Piano (298)
  • Trombone* (299)
  • Trumpet* (300)
  • Violin (301)
  • Starry Starry Night 295

Fall/Winter 1996

  • Fine Red Wine (289)
  • Imported Champagne (290) -> now Imported bubbly?
  • Lot of latte (291)
  • Plumberry (292)
  • Prudence and the prune (293)
  • Tobacco Road (294)
  • Asian amethyst (283)
  • Brassy bronze (384)
  • Burma ruby (285)
  • Buy Me a Cameo (286)
  • Canary Diamond (287)
  • Sterling Silver (288)
  • Aruba blue (280)
  • Barbados blue (281)
  • Dominica Green (282)
  • Guadeloupe opal (277)
  • Saba silver (278)
  • St. Lucia lilac (279)
  • Barbuda Banana (271)
  • Grenada gray (272)
  • Martinique Mauve (273)
  • Mistique Pink (274)
  • St. Barth’s Blue (275)
  • St. Martin mint (276)
  • 264
  • It’s Delicate (265)
  • Long island ice tea (266) Source: Vintage Essie
  • Nice ice 267
  • Passion fruit (268)
  • Sheer Bliss (269)
  • Gladioli (258)
  • Intimate (259)
  • L’orangerie (260)
  • Stoplight red (261)
  • Verry Cranberry (262)
  • Whisper (263)
  • Sugar cane (256)
  • Wacky wicked (257)
  • Brownie points (250)
  • Camel hair (251) source: Vintage Essie
  • Chocolate kisses (252) (now Chocolate cakes*)
  • Lemon Meringue (253) source: Vintage Essie
  • Raisinnuts (254)
  • Tiny wine-ey (255)
  • Buck Wheat (244)
  • Delightful Delilah (245)
  • Naughty n Nice (246)
  • Salmon Souffle (246)
  • Twinkle toes (248)
  • Wicked (249)
  • Fire cracker (238) source: Vintage Essie
  • Mango bango (239)
  • Mauve-ing along (240)
  • Petunia (241)
  • ? (242)
  • Snowflakes (243)

1993?

  • Bing-O-cherry (232)
  • Cashmere (233)
  • Country road (234)
  • Hotsee Totsee (235)
  • Papparico (236)
  • Well red (237)
  • Bashful Beige (226)
  • ? (227)
  • ? (228)
  • Delicacy (229)
  • ? (230)
  • Like linen (231)
  • 220
  • 221
  • Hoe down brown 222
  • Mauva Java 223
  • Pacific rim red 224
  • Some like it hot 225
  • 214
  • 215
  • 216
  • 217
  • Brandie Alexander (218)
  • French toast (219) source: Vintage Essie
  • 208
  • Nutcracker Sweet (209)
  • 210
  • 211
  • Breezy Beach (212)
  • 213

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