GLAMGLOW x My Little Pony Glitter Masks

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Two of my favorite things just came together for an ultimate collaboration. GLAMGLOW has partnered up with Hasbro’s My Little Pony to make an amazing new GRAVITYMUD™ glitter mask! The masks come in three different colors (or characters).

Pinkie Pie (pink glitter mask), Princess Twilight Sparkle (purple glitter mask) and Princess Luna (black glitter mask). These masks are sold at Sephora and retail at $75.00 CAD or $59.00 USD each. Is the price worth it? I definitely say yes. 

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Aside from the mask’s obvious charm, the masks work great and smell absolutely wonderful. The scent reminds me of a summery tropical smell, like pineapples and coconuts. Sort of like a piña colada. Each masks comes with an instruction booklet, the mask, a rubber applicator, and a page of awesome My Little Pony stickers! 

This mask claims to: firm, lift, tight, tone, and give you a sexy contour. The net weight of the mask is 1.7 oz or 50 ml. You only need a thin layer of the mask to do the trick. Let sit for 30 minutes or until dry and then voilà! Peel off the mask and reveal your fresh, lifted, toned skin. 

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Another cool thing about these glitter masks, is there’s little star specks in the masks along with the glitter. I find they’re mostly visible in the Princess Luna (black) mask.

These masks are limited edition and will only be available for a short time!

I did a thorough review of all three masks on my YouTube channel. The video goes live at 3:00 PM EST today! Make sure to give it a thumbs up if you’ve enjoyed it and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already.

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BUY ONE (OR ALL THREE) OF THE MASKS HERE → https://www.sephora.com/product/glittermask-gravitymud-firming-treatment-my-little-pony-P429511

Thanks for reading! Post a photo of your masks with the hashtag #GLITTERMASK on Instagram and show off your My Little Pony masks!

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A New Leaf Has Been Turned

Hello bloggers:

As everyone is preparing for Easter this weekend and the festivities it involves, I hope we all have a great time and the Easter bunny brings us lots of treats. Tonight as I sit here writing this entry, I am very proud of myself because it is something that I wanted to write for the past 2 years now.

As some of you may know, I have a YouTube channel that I began 3 years ago. I started it off with gaming videos, animations, and fun challenges that I did with my boyfriend. But back in 2016, I lost the passion to continue on with my channel. When I first started my channel, I played the game “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, which was a horror survival game. I began making animations using the characters from that game. I got nearly 30,000 subscribers, over 13,000,000 views on all of those videos, and many fans. I would get fan art, people saying they want to meet me, and people saying I was their favorite YouTuber. 

So what went wrong, you may ask?

I noticed that people didn’t really watch my videos for me. They didn’t like me; they weren’t a fan of me; they were a fan of the video game. They liked the animations, they liked the game plays, they liked the game itself. Whenever I would upload another video, say a challenge video or a story time, it would get as many dislikes as likes. It would get 100 views whereas my other videos had over 2 million views. Why was this happening? I asked myself for so long. Then the answer came: my channel became a channel for “Five Nights at Freddy’s”. I was no longer in control of my channel; it was in control of me. When I posted another type of video, comments would flock in saying I needed to go back to the other videos. So I did. I became miserable and resentful of YouTube.

At one point, it was amazing. It was fun, I had a lot of passion for it and it was wonderful. I was making a decent paycheck every month from the ad money I was receiving on my videos, and life was great. But as months went on, it got dull. I did not like where it was heading. I wanted to be in control of my channel again, to make things that I wanted to make. And I couldn’t.

For fear of the hate. For fear of the disapproval. For fear of the unsubscribers. 

I stopped making videos. Biweekly videos turned into 2 videos per year. I envied YouTubers who had fun making their videos, got to be themselves and had an audience that respected them and followed them on their journey.

Something in me snapped at the beginning of March. I didn’t know what it was. It just snapped. I had a mini breakdown and I realized: This life is short. I want to make videos that I want to make. I no longer want to be constrained by the audience that only wants me to make videos that I no longer have any passion or interest in whatsoever. So I went to the store and bought a brand new camera. I planned out what I was going to say, sat down, and filmed it. I was so nervous it took me until now to finally upload it. The response was better than I imagined. Some people were disappointed, but the others understood. I was so afraid to take this initial step and say to my audience: “This is me. This is what I am doing now.” But I did, and I’ve never felt so happy.

At the end of the day, I am a super girly, super loud 20 year old girl. I have a blog, a book, a (surprisingly enough) Famous Birthdays profile and a brand that I adhere myself to. But search up my name in Google and there you have it: pictures of animated robotic chickens all over the place. How embarrassing! Not my image nor brand at all.

Collaborations were turned down because no one wanted to work with me. Not because my content wasn’t good, but I wanted to work with people whose videos were the type I wanted to make, but didn’t. Our channels were totally different. Go to my channel and see animations from “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, in which were pretty lame if I do say so myself . . .  well, it wasn’t promising in this line of work. Even if I were to make a new video, like I said, my audience would thumb it down so quick I couldn’t even have time to think about what went wrong. Comments would desperately exclaim: “Go back to your old content!”

A new leaf has been turned over. This is finally me. Victoria Hecnar, making the videos I wanted to make from the very beginning. Blogging about what I wanted to blog about, from the very beginning. 

Now that I am on my way to building a brand and image for myself that I can be proud of, you’re going to see a lot more than me! I’m going to be uploading weekly videos, writing weekly blog posts, and updating my Instagram a lot more than before (yup, no more photo per 6 months!) This year, starting now, is going to be about my passions and going forward, I am no longer doing things for the numbers or for the interests of others. 

There are thousands of other animated videos out there, and my channel will no longer be one of them. It was an incredible journey, but this has to be done. I am doing this for me and for my well-being.

A new leaf has been turned.

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Here’s the video of me explaining everything in detail. Hey, why don’t you subscribe to me while you’re at it?!

January Favorites 2018

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Good evening bloggers and happy February! Last month was a long one, and in that month I picked up some new beauty products that quickly have turned into some of my faves. From primers to lip glosses to candles, here’s some of my selections from the month of January 2018.

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NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

I am always looking for a good setting spray to finish my makeup with, and a lot of people were raving about this one. It’s inexpensive and awesome quality, holding your makeup in place for hours. You can choose between a matte finish or a dewy finish. Click here to purchase.

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PÜR Nude Lip Kit

Definitely my fave out of all of these faves. It comes with a lip liner, lip stick, and a lip gloss all in a nude shade. The lip stick and lip gloss have a mirror attached to it, and the lip gloss even has its own light when you twist the cap off. They make your lips so big and beautiful. It’s definitely a must have for all beauty lovers. Click here to purchase. 

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Fenty Beauty Universal Lip Gloss

Rihanna made this lip gloss in one shade for all shades, so it looks great with against every skin tone. The color is Fenty Glow. It has an amazing flavor and goes on beautifully. The only flaw it has though, is it does not last long at all. But it still makes it on this list for being a great lip gloss overall. Click here to purchase.

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Spark x Iskra Self-Care Kit 

This cute kit was created by Spark and model Iskra Lawrence and sold by Aerie/American Eagle Outfitters. Its box is adorable and covered in little pictures that look like stickers on your iPhone. (Actually, you can get these as stickers on the American Eagle app.) It comes with a sweet, pretty scented candle, a candy scented bath bomb, and a silky sleep mask that proclaims you the Queen of Naps. This kit is adorable, useful, and all of the items are super fun. Click here to purchase.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation 

All my life I have been trying foundation after foundation, trying to see what worked for me and nothing has come along as great as this foundation. I use the 2.0 shade. Click here to purchase.

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Lise Watier Base Miracle Primer 

The description for this product states: “By creating a film-like effect over the skin’s surface, this silky primer conceals minor flaws, reduces the appearance of pores, evens out the skin tone, and mattifies skin where it tends to shine”. This primer is very similar to Smashbox’s primers which I am also quite fond of, but I decided to give this one a try. It makes your makeup look perfect. Click here to purchase. 

Thanks for reading loves ❤

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Christmas & Winter Lush Haul 2017

It’s that time of year again  . . .

Christmas & Winter Lush Haul!

Lush is by far one of my favorite stores to shop in. As I’ve said before, they’re made from all natural materials, are against animal testing, are fair trade . . . What’s not to like? In this 2017 edition of Lush’s Christmas/winter items, it gets crazy good with new “Snow Fairy” items, and more!


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First, we’ll start off with my favorite fragrance from Lush, “Snow Fairy”. It’s a seasonal scent, so it only comes around Christmastime, meaning I want to buy everything I can in the fragrance! I didn’t include the “Snow Fairy” bath bombs; those are listed below. But here’s the top selling “Snow Fairy” products at Lush:

  1. Snow Fairy Shower Gel: One of the most popular items. It smells like cotton candy, bubblegum, and sugar all mixed in together. It’s such a girly, feminine fragrance. There’s little specs of glitter in the shower gel, meaning you’ll smell amazing and also shine each time you use it.
  2. Snow Fairy Body Conditioner: Made with mango butter and vegetarian glycerin, this body conditioner is made specifically for dry, winter skin in need of moisture. The cool part about this (other than being cotton candy scented), is you use it in the shower or bath. Rub it on your skin, then rinse off with water. It makes your skin feel fabulous.
  3. Snow Fairy Scented Fairy Dust: This fairy dust is to be used after taking a shower or a bath. Dust yourself with this powder and watch your skin transform. Your skin will be lightly fragranced and shining bright.
  4. Snow Fairy Fun Bar: Like the other “FUN” bars, this one is scented with “Snow Fairy” and comes with three pieces that you can use as a soap, shampoo, or bubble bath. It’s texture is like clay, and can lather up nicely if you take a piece and rub it in your hands. Alternatively, run it under water to create a relaxing, luxurious bubble bath (my personal fave).
  5. Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly: This one is scented with “Santa’s Belly”, a spicier fragrance than the “Snow Fairy”. The shower jelly is this gooey blob that looks like fun to play with, but it’s actually a great cleanser for your skin. Wet the jelly, lather up, and rinse. It’s covered with gold glitter pieces to make you in the holiday spirit. 

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Next we have the collection of  winter 2017 bath bombs and bubble bars! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to grab the “Giant Golden Wonder” bomb before it went out of stock. Here’s hoping I’ll get lucky next year! 

  1. Candy Mountain Bubble Bar: This one is scented with “Snow Fairy”, of course.
  2. Magic Wand: Also scented with “Snow Fairy”, and as you can see by the picture, it’s super shimmery as well. It comes with a sparkly silver bow and a little bell. Run it under your bath, and watch your tub transform before your very eyes.
  3. Snow Fairy Bath Bomb: This bath bomb is a jelly bomb, so once your bath bomb fizzes up, the jelly disperses, making your bath super soft and skin really smooth. And, the jelly is fun and slimy. Who’s to say only kids can play in the bathtub? 
  4. Thundersnow Bath Bomb: This Earth looking bath bomb is mint chocolate scented. It’s like bathing in a cup of minty hot chocolate. Yummy.
  5. Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb: Almost as satisfying as an ugly Christmas sweater itself. It’s spicy cinnamon scented, reminding me of those hot cinnamon candies you get on Valentine’s Day. How sweet it is.
  6. Golden Wonder Bath Bomb: Just like it’s advertised on Lush’s website: “Bathe in liquid gold.” It’s citrus, sparkly, and the perfect Christmastime bath bomb. And the Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb is over five times its size. This one is 200 grams, whereas the giant one is a whopping 1100 grams. 

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These ones I actually just picked up this evening. They had a buy one get one free sale, and how can I refuse such an offer? These little guys are as follows:

  1. Santa’s Christmas Naked Shower Cream: This one is great, and I am so happy I found it. There were only three left when I arrived at the mall, so I came just in time. It’s cherry cola scented. Cherry. Cola. Another one of my absolute favorite scents and flavors of all time. It may not be pretty or shiny like Lush’s other products, but the creamy lather you get from using it in the shower paired up with the sweet sugary scent make up for it.
  2. My Two Front Teeth Bubble Bar: Confused about what exactly it is that you’re looking at? Think of the song. “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, my two front teeth . . .” You are looking at a pair of lips and two ginormous front teeth, because who else would think of that except for Lush?!
  3. Oatifix Fresh Face Mask: Not a Christmas/winter exclusive, but a great face mask for dry skin. I bought this one for my boyfriend, who has dry skin as it is, and in the winter gets even worse from the dry air.
  4. BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask: Also not a Christmas/winter only item, but I bought it for my skin to invigorate and freshen up my face. This mask is perfect for all skin types, from oily, to dry, to normal, to combo skin. 

I absolutely love all of these Lush products! What other ones should I try next?

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My Trip To Alberta, Canada ❄❄❄

Good evening!

I hope everyone’s Christmas went great, and that you’re all looking forward to the new year! I have some pretty cool stuff coming up in the new year that I’m excited to show you guys, but until then, I’ll be making a few more blog posts!

Last month, I had the privilege of traveling to Alberta, Canada for work. I’ve been before when I was 13, but haven’t been since. Although it’s extremely cold there, I have to say, it’s much of a nicer place than where I live. The people are much nicer in Alberta, the scenery is just gorgeous, and there’s a lot to do and see. We were in Jasper, Alberta and Edmonton, Alberta. In Jasper is where we saw all of the mountains, lakes, and animals (including the cute little caribou in the picture below). In Edmonton, we went to the West Edmonton Mall, which is the biggest shopping centre in Canada. They’ve got plenty of stores, an ice rink, a water park, an amusement park, hotels with themed rooms, and more. Since we were mostly busy with work, we didn’t have much time to do a lot at the mall but we got to go on a roller coaster and go out to eat which was pretty fun.

There’s some photos I took below. Have you ever visited Alberta?

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Summer & Fall Lush Haul 2017

Good evening bloggers! I’ve decided to share with you some of my fave Lush products from mid to late 2017. Of course I will be heading soon to Lush to stock up on the wintertime and Christmas goodies, but for now, here’s some of my favorites that I’ve picked up from August to October 2017.

1.) Rainbow Bath Oils

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There are so many reasons that I love these little bath tablets. Not only do they smell fabulous, but there are so many uses for them, and they support a great cause. You can use them as a shampoo, a body wash, or as a bubble bath. Since there are seven of them, they last quite a long time, and each one comes with a unique fruity fragrance. Plus, each one sold donates some of the profits to Japanese children who are living in unsafe conditions and unable to play outside. So next time you’re at Lush, go grab yourself a tube of these fun rainbow multipurpose bath oil tablets and make a difference in the world while you’re at it. Here’s the link to purchase: https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/fun/rainbow/06581.html

2.) August 2017 Haul

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This haul included many different items, including:

  • Pink Bath Bomb
  • Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar
  • Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb
  • Karma Bubble Bar
  • Scrubee Body Scrub Bar
  • Chocolate Lip Scrub
  • Bling Toothpaste Tablets 

I love Lush because not only are their products all natural and against animal testing, but they are also incredibly unique. Rather than the waste toothpaste can create, their toothy tablets are a great alternative to standard toothpaste. The chocolate lip scrub works wonders, and all of the bath products are fantastically fragrant and make your skin feel soft and smooth after a nice, relaxing bath. All of these products get a thumbs up from me. 

3.) September 2017 Haul

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My September haul consisted of lots of products I have never tried before, including their masks for hands and salted coconut body scrub. The products I tried are as follows:

  • Rosy Cheeks Face Mask
  • Golden Handshake Hand Mask
  • Salted Coconut Body Scrub
  • Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb 
  • Rocket Science Bath Bomb 
  • Yuzu and Cocoa Bubble Bar

Unlike other face masks, the Rosy Cheeks mask actually made my skin tingle. It felt so nice and made my skin look so bright and refreshed afterwards. Now, I haven’t actually gotten around to using the hand mask yet, but the salted coconut scrub is the ultimate scrub for your skin, especially dry hands. And, as always, the bath products were amazing. I loved the Yuzu and Cocoa bubble bar; it had such an amazing chocolaty yet sweet fragrance. 

4.) October 2017 Haul

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How cute are these? By far, the holiday ones (Halloween and Christmas) are the most clever designs. These cuties are:

  • Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb
  • Pumpkin Bath Bomb
  • Bewitched Bubble Bar
  • Ectoplasm Bath Bomb 

You may still be able to find these at Lush, but probably not. All the Christmas stock has taken over; but hey, you might get lucky. These Halloween bath bombs are scary good, with sweet fragrances and cute designs. 

That’s all for this haul. Stay tuned soon for my haul of winter and Christmas 2017 Lush goodies! 

Until next time,

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Giant Rubber Ducks

Hi bloggers!

This summer was a lot of fun, and one of the things that I got to do was go to a festival that had a giant rubber duck on display. Seriously. It’s pointless and amazing. Despite all the controversy of whether or not we really need a $200,000 duck floating across the Canadian lakes this summer, they did it anyway, and I am so happy they did. I mean, look at this thing:

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The duck is six stories tall and weighs over 13,600 kilograms. The duck also has a quaking noise played on repeat to give it a more lifelike essence. This duck has probably traveled more than you have. It’s gone all over the world, adorning bodies of water to its humbled onlookers. And yes, Jacob and I were there to bask in all of its glory. 

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So, what do you think? Giant rubber duck: Yay or Nay? 

I personally love the idea. It’s random, weird, and adorable. I loved meeting the giant rubber duck this summer! xoxo 

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Meeting Tana Mongeau

Hello, bloggers!

I hope everyone is getting ready for the long weekend and unfortunately, for summertime to be done and over with. On the bright side of things, fall and winter are the absolute best times of the year for so many reasons. But more on that later.

About a month ago, I bought tickets to see the Tana Mongeau & Friends tour in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for August 10th. I bought them totally on impulse, but it was the best impulsive decision that I’ve ever made in my life. I bought them online the night before, called Jacob, and said, “Hey. We’re going to Toronto tomorrow to see that  YouTuber that I really like.” Of course at first he was confused, but I think it turned out great in the end.

So who is Tana Mongeau? A girl who got famous on the internet by posting videos of her telling stories about her life in a comedic, sassy way is the best way I can think of to describe her. She’s only 19 years old, been on YouTube for less than 3 years and has accumulated over 2,000,000 subscribers. She’s been on two three tours (two of her own), has her own merchandise and is very popular.

She is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but one thing is for sure: she’s entertaining and is good at getting people interested in what she has to say, whether in a negative or positive light.

The day of the show, Jacob and I drove four hours to get there and checked in at our hotel. After a quick touch up, we were out the door and driving to the venue. I bought meet and greet passes, but next time I will definitely do VIP. We waited in line for almost two hours, just to meet her for less than two minutes. Was it worth it? For someone who is a dedicated fan, for sure. I wish I could have spent more time chatting with her, but I am definitely still happy I got to meet her. 

The venue was at “The Opera House” in Toronto, a venue slash bar slash restaurant scene. The line for general admission and meet and greet stretched all the way down the street. Although her videos can contain quite raunchy material, I was surprised that the majority of her fans were actually very young, most being underage. 

As for the actual meet and greet, I must say, she is an extremely sweet girl. She definitely knows how to reel her fans in and make each and every one feel appreciated. When I went up to meet her, she said: “Oh my God, this girl is so hot. Is your mind blown at how hot this girl is right now?” Tana also fed me some ego boosting compliments such as, “I love your outfit” and “You smell so good.” She also told me numerous times that she loved me which warmed my heart. Tana rubbed my back as we took pictures. I mean, who doesn’t love that?! Tana is amazing with her fans, and no one can deny that. 

The workers at the venue were quite rude. They seemed rushed, and were being very harsh to the venue goers. I was rushed and screamed at to hurry up; perhaps they were not expecting the large outcome and therefore had to rush the meet and greet process. Tana handled it fantastically, as she herself looked rather annoyed by the workers. They screamed for me to get going as I was trying to explain to her that my boyfriend let me have his picture for the meet and greet as I am a bigger fan than he is. As they yelled at me to get going, Tana said, “Okay, can we not yell, can we just communicate, please?” Tana, girl, you rock.

The show itself was lighthearted and quirky as her and her friends told some scandalous stories on stage, and of course Tana was her fearless, outgoing, I-don’t-give-a-shit self as for always. 

All in all it was an amazing experience that Fullscreen Live put on, and I would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully one day, Tana and I’s paths will cross again .  .  .

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Bye for now,

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Also, click here to check out Tana Mongeau’s videos. 

 

Bad-ass Pens

Hello bloggers, and happy July 2017! I was at Indigo in the mall the other day and just happened to stumble across these hilarious pens. As it says on the back of the packaging: “Can’t decide if you need a hug, a shot of vodka, a venti coffee or two weeks of sleep? Push through your woes with these struggle bus pens.” I just had to get them. It was $14.00 for the pack of 6, and they all say hilarious things on them like “Venti Vodka Please” and “Is It Friday Yet?” Perfect for work, school, doodling, or writing in your diary. Click here to shop these awesome pens and get writing today!

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Starbucks’ Cold Brew with a Chocolaty Twist

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For all of the Starbucks lovers out there:

Looking for a refreshing new drink to try this spring? Starbucks has a delicious cold brew coffee beverage, and you can add different kinds of flavor shots to customize the drink to your liking. Hazelnut, vanilla, and my personal favorite, mocha. The mocha gives it a chocolaty twist, and for chocolate lovers like me, it makes the drink taste a million times better. Also, for a lighter taste, ask for your cold brew to be made with milk. Next time you’re at your local Starbucks, ask the barista for a shot in your cold brew! (Flavor shots may vary depending on your location).

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