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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Katniss Everdeen, GIRL ON FIRE!!!!

OMG OMG OMG, I cannot freaking wait until tonight!!!!!! For those of you that read the book, I'm sure you remember that Katniss's nails were painted with flames on them. So here is my tribute to her for tonight! Oh and since I am no good with nail art brushes I grabbed my tool, tape :)

For this I started with Sinful Black on Black on all my nails except my 2 ring ringers. On them I used 2 thick coats of China Glaze Electrify.



I then cut some fire/flames out of tape. I forgot to get a pic before I placed it on my nail and polished over it, so that is why the black polish is already on it, oooppps.

and here is the final result. I didn't do all my nails, like I vision hers being done, because I just thought it would be overkill. 
Oh and YAY and side note, my phone just rang and I have the the Hunger Games whistle as my ring tone. Dork, I know. 
Okay back to the mani, It was so hard to get a good pic, to show the effect and not have it distorted by the glare, but I tried :)




This is going to be the looooongest day ever!!!!

187 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning!!! It really does look like fire =)

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    1. Love your nail I have seen the movie and it did not show the nails but I have been reading the books again

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  2. Your nails look stunning, and will match the movie so much. The movie is really, really good, I was lucky enough to watch it last night at a red carpet event in Denmark.

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    1. I am soooo jealous!!! Please tell me it was done well???

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    2. I loved it!! Stylistically I found a lot of the choices made matched the feel of the books. The grittiness and hopelessness of the lesser districts are very well put into use which is half of the movie, and the spectacle that is The Capitol is also quite on par with the books.

      Naturally first person present is a hard thing to film, but Jennifer Lawrence performs her a** off in the role so it isn't that big an issue. One bonus is we get behind the workings of the game making itself which I found was very gratifying.

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    3. Okay, I am so glad to hear that. My husband is sooo nervous, snce this is his first time reading a book before the movie, lol.

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    4. Hope you and your husband enjoyed the movie!!

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  3. That's awesome! Great fire effect. :D

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    1. Thanks! I'm just glad it worked out as well as I had hoped

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  4. Excellent! Perfect choice for the flame color and classic with all the others black. No idea how you can trim such a precise shape into a tiny piece of tape, though! Kudos!

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    1. Thank you!!! It was tricky, and only took a few bad words, lol

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  5. wow... i'd never have thought of that! :))

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    1. please tell me this isnt dumb but the tape u must use sticky side up?

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  7. OMG you are too awesome!! Love this look. Wish I had time to duplicate it before tonight - but this dumb thing called my job gets in the way! I can't wait for midnight!

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    1. Aww, thanks!! Haha, what time do you work till?? This really only took about 15 min!

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  8. Ohhh woooww! Who needs brushes? That looks so good!

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  9. Love love love! I'm such a HG dork, too, it's ok. I'm not going tonight since my HG buddy is my mother (who is far too old for midnight showings, lol) but hoping to go on Sunday.

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    1. Thanks!! Well have fun on Sunday!!! I'm sure I'll see it a few times, lol

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  10. You're so clever! I'm still attempting mani's inspired by you with tape - epic fail every time haha. I'll keep trying though!! Your nails always look fantastic :D

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    1. Thank you! Yes def keep trying. Trust me, once you get the hang of the tape, it becomes second nature :)

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    2. I feel you girl... I made an attempt last night annnnd.... FAIL!!! lol

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  11. nice idea to cut tape for this. I'm not good with nail art brushes either...thx for the tip!!

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    1. You're so welcome :) Yeah, I've tried the brushes, but my hands become so spazzy, it's not even funny!

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  12. This is so awesome!!! I am going to see the movie tonight and I literally can't wait. You have inspired me to do a 'girl on fire' manicure for tonight!! :)

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    1. Thanks! Oh YAY, Yes, you must do one!

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  13. Chloe this is soooo pretty!! The glittery China Glaze looks stunning and I love this flame effect that you did with the tape!

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  14. This is so pretty and i'm soooo jealous that you get to go tonight! We're being reviewed at the school I teach at so I couldn't take off tomm :(

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    1. Oh no, are you going to go this weekend??

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    2. Probably won't get to go until Grandma comes into town next week to watch the munchkins... :( so no spoliers! (eventhough i already read the books :))

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  15. I admit, Electrify has just not been the thing to float my boat, but it is PERFECT here! So creative. :-)

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  16. LOOKS AWESOME.. have fun tonight!

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  17. Love it !!! well done as usual ;)

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  18. I got six of the HG colors but electrify wasn't one of them :( my sister got it though so I'm going to send her this link. We're going Saturday and I can't wait! I was planning to wear smoke & ashes in support of Kit but i was planning on going to Sally's anyway today so if they have electrify I just may NEED to get it. ;)

    PS, SO glad you're back, you put everyone else to shame.

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    1. Aww, *blushes* Thank you so much!! Yay, I hope you find it!

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  19. I love this, it looks amazing as always.
    Sadly I didn't get Electrify, it was all sold out. But I did some nail art for the movie, and I can't wait.. I'm so excited!!

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  20. This. Is. Amazing. OMG, Erika, I missed your manis SO much! You always inspire me to do something more with my nails. :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! It means a lot!

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  21. Yours look amazing!!! I just posted mine. I'm going tonight too. So excited!

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  22. Amazing! I bought the riveting bc it looked like Harley Davidson colors and this tape mani would look perfect! I will try this for sure and link you! Love it!

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    1. OMG it does, and didn't even think about that!

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  23. Fantastic! This is one of the best designs I've seen so far. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much and you're so welcome :)

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  24. I KNEW it! I came here looking for your Hunger Games mani and I am not disappointed. This is the best I've seen yet and I am shamelessly going to attempt to copy you. :) Thakns for the inspiration. Fabulous as always.

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    1. Hahaha, well whew, I'm glad I had this up, HAHA. Thank you so much!

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  25. ^^ Meant to type "thanks." Oy veh...

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  26. I'm so happy you did a HG theme!!! I didn't get electrify because it's not something I see myself wearing again but after seeing this...I may just have to get it. I'm sporting Fast Track with Smoke & Ashes triangle tips.
    Can't wait for tomorrow!!! Thanks for the post today :) Have fun tonight!!!

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    1. Oooh, your mani sounds fun!! Thanks, I just really hope it's done well, and follows the book. Although, I'm mad Madge isn't in the movie version! Grrrr

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  27. Wow!!! That is super amazing!! The things you do with Tape! You are the tape goddess!! :D

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  28. amazing :o i cant wait to see it :D

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  29. So beautiful, you're truly a tape nail art expert^^

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  30. Awesome!!I just finished the first book and I am sooo excited to see the movie!

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  31. yay! love this!! om also wearing electrify (but in a glitter gradient) on my ring fingers!! happy hunger games!! :)

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  32. This looks amazing! I love following your posts and I was wondering when you were going to put up a hunger games manicure! I did something similar with green and pink sparkles and it looks more like an ice cream shop than the hunger games but I figure it'll look sort of like I envision the capitol to be!

    Thanks for posting! :)

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  33. I like it! Not like any other Hunger Games mani I've seen. Very cool.

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  34. Of all the Hunger Games manicures I've seen so far, yours is the most hassle-free. And what a cool design. I love it, love it, love it!!!
    BK

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  35. This looks very very pretty.. :) nice one erika :)

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  36. This is a fab way to make flames. I will have to remember this one - it's something I even could do!

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  37. Lovely manicure! Hope you enjoyed the movie :) I know I did!

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  38. I definitely need this Nail polish *-*
    And this ist such a beautiful manicure ♥

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  39. Gracias por el tuto. Me encanta cómo te han quedado la llamas. Tengo que probarlo.

    Besos

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  40. I'm going to a midnight show too, I seriously can't wait! I'm doing my nails now... I love the flame idea, and I even thought of copying this but I couldn't get the tape to cut and I'm impatient. So I'm just doing Stone Cold with Riveting tips, mattified. Love.

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  41. I love it!!!! I cannot even expand on it... It is too fantastic!!!

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  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am SO doing this tomorrow! We're going to see it tomorrow night (hopefully) and now I'm even more excited!

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  43. Amazing. Love Hunger Games and your nails. I'm thinking of copying whenI got see the movie and makeing the other fingers matte.

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  44. Sorry for all the typos, I was in a rush!

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  45. Nice mani! I'm going to see it tonight too! I'm currently sporting flames on my nails for the movie. I didn't think to use tape for the flames-sounds like a great idea!

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  46. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am so upset I won't get to see the movie this weekend. It is sold out neat me..... Oh, and I have Rue's Whistle as my ringtone, too!!!! :)

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  47. LOVE! I bought all the China Glaze Hunger Games colors and I am going to attempt this tonight with Electrify and Smoke and Ashes- both from that collection!! Did you use the same tape-flame for both ring fingers?

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  48. Your flame mani is awesome and kicks butt!!!

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  49. So love this! You are the queen of tape manicures!

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  50. You always do amazing nail art that is beautiful

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  51. Wow so creative! I need to read the Hunger Games, it seems so interesting

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  52. Gorgeous as usual! I love that you used tape for the fire, such a good idea!

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  53. Absolutely friggen amazing! I've always enjoyed your manis, and this is no exception ;). So glad to have you back. <3
    I'm going to go the more simple route of Essie Clambake (or Fresh Cover - In Love, haven't decided yet) topped with ChG Luxe & Lush. Can't wait to see it on Saturday.

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  54. Thanks for this mani. I've been trying to figure out how to do the flames!

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  55. I love this, you are very creative! will try the tape method lol.

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  56. ooh so pretty! I just started a blog, more to document my manis , but I did one kinda similar. I used tape to make flames. I couldnt for the life of me think of a way to make flames until it hit me- TAPE! I've been doing tape manis for the longest so when I found your blog I was all excited! Just in case you wanted to see, heres a link, not anything special :) Anyway, I'm not as talented as you, I tried to cut flames in one peice but ended up just doing a bunch of little triangles...maybe if I would have tried smaller scissors, like for cuticles? lol oh well http://crystalonceuponanail.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunger-games-girl-on-fire-nails.html

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  57. i just LOVE your blog....ur insanely creative & do incredible nail art...i did kinda similar Hunger Games nails but never thought of cutting tape. i freehanded the flames & opposite way. but urs are impeccable. also love ur love for The Hunger Games...i too have the HG 4-note mockingjay tune as my text ringtone ;D

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  58. THIS IS AMAZING!!! Please check out my nail blog!

    http://nailartcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  59. Wow this is trully amazing!!! I love how neat it is *_*

    Besides your terrific nail art I have tagged you on my blog lol

    http://didoo-nailart.blogspot.fr/2012/03/get-to-know-me-tag.html

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  60. AH YOU'RE BEING MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE ON GLAMOUR!
    http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2012/03/a-slew-of-gorgeous-beauty-idea.html
    congrats!

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  61. Wow! I never would have thought to apply polish to tape then to the nail! That's really cool, I'm gonna have to try it sometime! Thanks =)

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  62. WOW...these are amazing. What a fantastic idea.x

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  63. This looks amazing! I have been obsessed with painting my nails recently and my nails almost always match my mood. This blog has become a god send! One night I was on stumbleupon.com and it took me to this blog. Ever since that night, I have always checked up on the posts to get new ideas and to see new colors. I now live for using tape on my nails! It's a genius idea. Whenever I do a tape manicure, I always get countless compliments and people are always shocked when I tell them that I got the idea off of a blog. Thank you so much for sharing and I'm excited to see more posts!

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  64. AH! Hunger Games! I love it! The flame is tooooo cute. I love the colors of the sparkles, they're great for a "fire" look!

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  65. Quick question, How do you get the tape to not take off the golden nail polish? every time I accidentally get tape on my nails, it rips all of my nail polish off!

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  66. Love it! The flames realy adds a bit more special feeling to it!

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  67. Beautiful flame! Scotch tape is possibly my favourite nail art trick at the moment, I'm working on a pop art look at the moment, it's looking pretty cool!

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  68. I'm not a hunger games fan, but this looks amazing!

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  69. So cool! Pretty nails! I'm a new follower, would love if you would please follow me on my blog aswell! : )

    http://myprettynailz.blogspot.com

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  70. Wow these look so good , i'll be uploading some NOTD's soon and product reviews , so please follow me if you can it's my firt ever blog & take a read!I've only just started doing nail art and i'm only 16 but some reviews from you will be really appreciated

    http://allthingspinknsparkly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. OMG OMG OMG That China Glaze is... OMG must have!!! :-D

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  72. How do you get your black polish so perfect mine always comes out with the lines from my brush....

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  73. I love love love the Girl on Fire. I am new to your blog... thanks to Pinterest! I have always loved nails but even though I am an artist I couldn't paint a wall or a nail to save my life. I have been practicing. I have a could questions - what is SV? I LOVE matte... what is your recommendation for a matte overcoat. I love the tape templates with the craft shears... what do you think of the pens. I wish I had read your bog FAQ a week ago, I just threw away 8 bottles. 4 of which I could have saved!!! Your hobby is awesome - thanks for sharing!

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  74. Where did you get your ringtone!? :D

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  75. Hi Chloe!! I'm from Spain and I'm a big fan of your blog. This is an amazing site. Your hands and nails are perfect. And you have a magnificient collection of nail lacquers.

    I wish you all the best ;)

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  76. I'm from Brazil, but I love and I follow your blog. Congratulations!

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  77. What an absolutely fantastic technique, I love it! so so effective.

    I have followed your blog and hope that you can follow mine.

    Many thanks

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  78. These look absolutely amazing!!

    Please follow my new blog
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  81. great idea ! It really does look awesome!

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  82. Nice. Some times nails can be a true work of art.
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  83. Nice blog dear!
    Keep up with the great work!!

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  84. The polish is looking great with your skin tone

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  85. Woow you are on fire with those colors ! great great great

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  86. Looks amazing

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  87. this is really a nice post . I like this post very much
    Estetik

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  88. I love that outfit!!
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  90. Black and Gold glitter look SEXY, hot mamma x

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  91. Wow... these nails are gorgeous!! I am totally a china glaze fanatic!
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  92. ΣΠΟΥΔΑΣΕ ΑΙΣΘΗΤΙΚΗ ΑΚΡΩΝ ΣΤΟ ΚΕΑΣ ΞΥΝΗ ΓΛΥΦΑΔΑΣ
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