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5 Products that ROCK ipsy - April 2018 Unboxing

5 Products that ROCK ipsy - April 2018 Unboxing

I’ve been an ipsy subscriber for over 3 years and this by far has to be my favorite bag so far.  Not only do I love the bag itself, all 5 items that I received were full sizes and perfect for me!

If you don’t know what ipsy is, check out my post, What is ipsy and is it Really Worth it?

The theme...
As with most sub services, ipsy has a theme every month.  It is usually associated with a positive message and a hashtag.  This is what the theme card says on the back this month: 

 " Fact: Life's too short (and your makeup looks too good) to skip all the fun stuff happening right now.  Instead, we challenge you to be your best self, have your best spring, and RSVP "YASSSS" to everything that comes your way.  A new friend request? Yup.  Sundae making party with your niece? Mhm.  Random date night on a Tuesday? Heck yeah.  90s trivia and wine tasting? You're in.  Swipe right, check yes, and load up your calendar.  You're going to be one busy bee this month.  Luckily, we've got your hair, makeup, and mani plan covered.  Don't forget to head over to the ipsy mobile app for inspo, ideas, and everything you need to know about your Glam Bag picks.  And find us on Facebook so you can get social with other ipsters who love beauty too! #ipsysocialbutterfly


The bag…
This month ipsy describes their bag as “A pretty, butterfly-covered pouch that you’ll wanna take everywhere you go.”  I wholeheartedly agree!  First of all – I LOVE Rose Gold.  The corners of the bag and the zipper are adorned with this shiny rose gold metallic look that makes me giddy.  The butterflies are super cute, whimsical and perfect for Spring.  I use all of my ipsy bags for something… but this one will be up front and center.  I plan to keep this in my bag with office supplies that I need regularly.  My pens, a pencil, a couple of journaling pens for when the mood strikes, stamps, and some extra business cards, and because of love post-it’s – some kind of sticky notepad.


The products... 

Trust Fund Beauty – That Glo Tho Liquid Highlighter in LIT – RV: $20.00



“The name says it all – this highlighter is extra-luminizing, highly-pigmented and very buildable.  We layered it on and it gave us an out-of-this-world glow.”
~ipsy

It has a champagne color and can be used on your cheekbones, brow bones, collarbones, shoulders, down your nose, and as an eyeshadow, among other things.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars with almost 33,000 votes. ipsy offers 8 ways you can use this product.

Specs:

  • 8 ml - $20 (On ipsy it is currently on sale for $16 and after your cash back, it only costs $12.80!
  • 100% Vegan & Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • GMO-free
Trust Fund Beauty describes it as a “gold coloured liquid highlighter”.  I would tend to agree more with ipsy – it’s more of a champagne color.  The brand’s website also offers another liquid highlighter for $20 called That Liquid Glo Tho LIT AF and describes it as the same product with a “rose gold” color.  I would like to try that one… #obviously.   They also offer another highlighter that is $8 called That Glo Tho, and is in a tube/stick form – like a lipstick.  If you order this product through ipsy, the product is fulfilled by the brand and shipping is $6.99.

Twitter: @trustfundbeauty
Instagram: @trustfundbeauty
Facebook: @trustfundbeauty1
Pinterest: @trustfundbeauty


Ciaté LONDON – Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner – RV: $19.00




“The intense, inky black shade gives your eyes instant definition, and fills in all the little gaps between your lashes and your lashline.”
~ipsy

This eyeliner has a felt tip and a long-wearing formula that dries quickly.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars with over 454,000 votes!  ipsy offers tips on “How to Get the Fiercest Flicks Ever”.

Specs:

  • .05 oz - $19 (On ipsy it is currently on sale for $17.10 and after your cash back, it only costs $13.68! (…and is currently out of stock.)
  • Paraben-free
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Gluten-free

Ciaté LONDON describes it as a “precision tip liquid liner”.  They are also currently sold out – so I’m really lucky I got this in my #glambag!  It is rated 5 stars on their website.  If you order this product through ipsy, the brand actually fulfills the product and offers free shipping for orders over $60, but shipping is only $5.66 for orders under that.

Facebook: @ciatelondon
Twitter: @ciatelondon
Pinterest: @ciatelondon
Instagram: @ciatelondon
YouTube: @NailsbyCiate
Snapchat: @ciatelondon


Luna By Luna Cosmetics – Eyeshadow in Selene – RV: $15.00



“We’re picky when it comes to eyeshadows, and this velvety powder formula ticks all the boxes.  It’s crazy blendable (aka never streaky), and won’t crease, and lasts all day.”
~ipsy

ipsters received either Selena or Spiced Pumpkin.  I received Selena, which is a really pretty shimmery pink(ish) color.  The Spiced Pumpkin is a rich copper that is supposed to be great for a killer smoky eye.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars with over 54,000 votes!  ipsy gives 3 steps to a 30-second eye look.

Specs:
  • .05 oz - $15 (On ipsy it is currently on sale for $12 and after your cash back, it only costs $9.60!
  • High pigmentation
  • Easy blendable formula
  • Minimal to No fall out
  • Long lasting
  • Doesn’t crease
  • Perfect for any skin tone
Luna by Luna doesn’t offer a description or list the ingredients on the product page.  ipsy does have the list of ingredients on their product info page.  If you order this product through ipsy, the brand actually fulfills the product and offers free shipping for all orders.



Glamour Dolls – Romantic Rose Blending Brush – RV: $4.99



“This glam rose gold brush makes blending all your powder, liquid, and cream shadow formulas easy-peasy.”
~ipsy

This brush has soft fiber bristles that are supposed to make your makeup application streak-free.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars with over 148,000 votes!  ipsy shares how to get a smoky eye with just one brush with a 3-step process – including photos.

Specs:
  • 1 brush - $4.99 (On ipsy it only costs $3.99 after cash back!)
  • Precision blending
  • Rose Gold
  • High-Quality Bristles
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Synthetic hairs offer a longer lifespan and are easier to clean 


Glamour Dolls describes this product as a “Romantic Rose Brush”.  If you order this product through ipsy, the brand actually fulfills the product and shipping is $5.

Twitter: @glamourdollss
Instagram: @glamourdollsmakeup
Pinterest: @glamourdollss


HEMPZ – Herbal Lip Balm – RV: Product is not sold no brand’s website. 



Here is a list of retailers that the site offers links to that offer HEMPZ products:

  • Beauty Brands – this site carriers HEMPZ products, but they all seem to be hair or bath & body products.
  • Beauty Kind – this site seems to be under construction until 05/01/18.
  • Chatters – RV: $9.96 – in stock as of 04/19/18. (Free shipping on all orders over $75.)
  • Peninsula Beauty – RV: $8.99 (use code: BEAUTY for 10% off orders over $49; all orders over $49 get free shipping; orders under $49 are charged $4.99 for shipping.)
  • Regis Salons – this site did not have a search function to look for the HEMPZ brand.  The link is to the products list page, which does not feature this brand. 
  • Ulta Beauty - $V: $8.99 (Buy 2, get 1 FREE! – online only. And you can get 3% cash back if you order through ebates.)  Shipping appears to be $5.95 for standard shipping, although Expedited and Premium rates are also offered.  Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on this site with 287 reviews. They also offer several other HEMPZ lip products in various flavors! Herbal Lip Balm in Whipped Strawberry Crème & Chamomile, Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon, Triple Moisture, and Yuzu & Starfruit Daily with SPF 15.  And a Sugarcane & Papaya Lip Gloss and Lip Scrum.  They are all $8.99 and qualify for the Buy 2, Get 1 FREE offer!


“Say hello to your new everyday fave.  This healing, hydrating balm is made with 100% pure hemp seed oil and natural extracts to moisturize dry, chapped lips.”
~ipsy

This lip balm is great for a foundation to matte or liquid lipsticks.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars with almost 169,000 votes!  ipsy tells you how this lip balm can help prep your lips for lipstick application.

Specs:

  • .44 oz – You cannot purchase this on the ipsy website.
  • Gluten-free
  • 100% Vegan
  • THC-free
  • Enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil
  • Flavor: Sweet Citrus
  • Includes Avocado Oil & Shea Butter



HEMPZ describes it as a “herbal lip balm – helps nourish, hydrate and protect the condition of your lips.”

Instagram: @hempzofficial
Facebook: @hempzproducts




The overall retail value of my April 2018 ipsy #glambag is $67.98!!  I paid $10.83!!  The value is undeniable.  I do not always receive 5 full-size items, but the value of my bag is always more than the cost, considerably more! 

In the coming weeks, I will be reviewing each of these products based on my experience with them.  I will try and come back to this post and give you links to those reviews and any videos I post on YouTube.

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Or you can email me HERE!  As of 04/19/18, I have 5 FREE bags that ipsy is letting me share with my friends!  All you have to do is comment on this blog post, share this blog post and follow me on one of my social media accounts below.  Then be one of the first 5 poeple to email me and tell me you did all of the above and which social media you liked me on and I'll sign you up!  **Note - As my disclosure states below: ipsy did not give me any thing for free or endorse this post in any way.  The 5 free bags they are allowing me to share is something that they do for random ipsters all the time.

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What is Ipsy and Is It Really Worth It?

What is ipsy and Is It Really Worth It?

What is ipsy?
ipsy is a low-cost subscription service that offers great products (and service in my opinion) for a ridiculously low cost!  For $10 a month ($10.83 with tax, I think), you get an original ipsy designed cosmetic bag and 5 beauty products.  What kind of beauty products, you ask?  It depends on what you answer to your profile questions when you sign up.  Every month ipsy has several products they offer and based on your profile, they fit you with what they think the best 5 are.  Here are the items they had up for grabs in the April 2018 bag.  There were 52!

Any 5 of these would have made me happy, but the 5 that I got made me SUPER happy!  Check out my unboxing!  I'll add the link here when I finish that post and get my video up on YouTube!

How does it work?

First, you sign up at ipsy.  You can use this link: CLICK HERE.  That is an affiliate link and I will earn 250 points if you sign up under that link.  You can see what the points are for in the next section. :)

Once you sign up, you will answer a little questionnaire that updates your "beauty preferences".  This tells ipsy what types of products you like and what you don't.  You also tell them what color your hair is, what color your eyes are and what your skin tone is like.  Then based on all of your answers, they try to match you with the best 5 products for you out of the products they are offering that month.  You do not get to choose specific products, but I actually like that.  There are products that I have gotten, that I would NEVER have tried, but because ipsy sent them to me, I gave them a try and in some cases have LOVED them!

Every month you are charged $10 (shipping is included, but they do charge tax) and you get a new bag, a card (with the theme, coordinating hashtag, and a motivating message), and your 5 products.


The points...
You can earn points with ipsy in different ways.  The main 2 ways are:

1.     To offer your referral link (like I did above).  You can find it by clicking "Points" after you log in and clip the copy button.  Then you can text it or email it anywhere.  ipsy also offers convenient buttons to share your link and/or a message on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and email.  Every time someone clicks your link and signs up, you get 250 points!

2.     Review products.  You get 5 products every month.  By clicking on the Glam Bag link after you log in you can see all 5 products and review each one.  You get points for every review that you do. :)
Redeem your points...

What do you do with the points?  You get FREE STUFF!!! By clicking on the Points link after you log in and then clicking on Redeem, you can use your points to get FREE stuff!  As of today (I am writing this on 04/18/18) here are the items you can get:
  • Pureheals Propolis 80 Cream (Face cream to help brighten, soften and smooth skin.)
  • Seraphine Botanicals (Long-lasting lip & cheek crayon.)
  • Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish (Facial scrub that renews and refreshes complexion.)
  • Ofra Eyeshadow in "Country Road" (Soft burnt orange that also doubles as a blush.)
You can click on the picture of each item on the same page, for more information, including things like the size, ingredients, tips on how to use it, and reviews!  All for Freeeee!   And often times you can even find special offers (including cash back) to purchase other items from the same brand!

The bags...
The cosmetic bags are different every month and fit the theme for the month.  The design is always interesting and never repeated.  The size usually stays the same - about 7 ½ x 5 inches - although I have seen larger.  The closure isn't always a zipper, but it usually is.  I think I got one that snapped once... and maybe a velcro?  I'm not sure, but I love the zippers because it always fits in with the theme.  One October the zipper was shaped like a bat and I think near a Valentines holiday it was shaped like lips.  Always super cute.  I have been a member for over 3 years and I find uses for all my bags.  I have them all over my house, in my car, etc.  Here are a few ideas:
  • In your car - filled with first aid kit stuff (Neosporin, band-aids, Ibuprofen, etc.)
  • In your bag - with another first aid kit if you are with your "littles" a lot.
  • In your bag/purse - personal items for that time of the month.
  • In your work bag - pens, stamps
  • In your gym bag - sanitary items, toothpaste, floss, deodorant
  • In your library bag - library cards, receipts with due dates, pens, scratch paper, bookmarks
  • Your daughter's drill team bag - sanitary items, bobby pins (lots of them), ponytails
  • Your desk - stamps, staples, paperclips, pens
  • Your journal - colored markers, pencils, pens
  • Gift: Your child's teacher - full of chocolate! (or stamps for the kids, etc.)
  • Gift: Your bestie - again full of chocolate. 😋
The goodies...

Every month you get 5 beauty products.  These may be full size, trail size, samples or beauty tools.  I have read reviews where people say it isn't worth $10 a month to get a bag full of samples.  I can't count on two hands the number of times I've actually received a "sample".  I do get a lot of trial sizes, but that's perfect because I get to try it a few times and decide if it is something I may want to buy a full size of.  I would say I get 1-3 full-size products in every bag.  And my daughter is super jealous because even though we live in the same demographic area - we get different stuff every time and I get a TON of beauty tools! (Check out my April 2018 Unboxing!)


My thoughts...

I have to admit... I may be a little addicted to subscription boxes/bags.  I often will try one for a couple of months, do a few unboxings and reviews and then cancel it and try another.  However, when I find one that I love, I stick with it.  ipsy was the first one I ever tried and I have been a huge fan ever since.


The reviews...
There are mixed reviews on every product and service in the world.  While I do look at reviews and usually will not try a product or service if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews - I try to remain objective in the beginning and give almost anything a try - within reason of course.

My review of ipsy overall...

I joined ipsy in January 2015 and I have never once had a problem that wasn't resolved easily with ipsy.  There was once a billing issue with my card, but it turned out that was a banking issue, not ipsy.  There was once a broken product in my bag, I contacted customer service and it was replaced.  My mother signed my daughter up for ipsy over a year ago and it goes to my mom's PO Box.  The postal worker has put the package in the wrong box a couple of times.  It usually ends up on my mom's porch (when the honest neighbors wind up with it😐), but the one time it didn't, we contacted ipsy and they replaced the bag! We ipsy!


The website & app...

Another great feature of this subscription service is that it offers a website and an app!  The website has a ton of great stuff on it.  Aside from the points section I mentioned earlier, there are 3 other links at the top.  Glam Bag, Shopper, and Account.  Your account section is obviously for you to edit your profile and payment/shipping information.  The Glam Bag section tells you about upcoming events with a timeline. (see mine below) It tells when you can expect to be billed, when they will match you with products, when you can log in and see what is coming (I don't do this because I like the surprise, but my daughter does it every month, lol.), when your bag is being assembled, when it was delivered or expected to be delivered, tips on how to use some of the products and reviews.  It is awesome!  This is what the timeline looks like:




You can scroll down a bit to see the bag and the products included in your bag.  You can learn about each product and review it once you've gotten your goodies.  There are also other little fun things if you keep scrolling.


If you click the Shopper link (which is 
new!), it is sooooo great!  There are ipsy Offers, to begin with.  These are items that they are offering at huge discounts so you can give them a try.  Right now they have a Pretty Woman Nailed it Set that retails for $25, that they are offering for $12!  And a Vintage Cosmetic Company FabuLASH Kit that retails for $35.08 and is only $15!  These go so quick though, so you have to jump on them if you like them.  Keep scrolling and you will find all kinds of products you can buy that are on sale.  You can earn up to 30% back on discounted products!  Here are some of the brands offering sales:
Final thoughts... Is it really worth the price?
Seriously, if you are into beauty products at all, even just a little bit, you should give ipsy a try.  Not only do I think it is a great value (and I've been paying for it for over 3 years), it is like your birthday every month!!  Who doesn't love that?!  I always look up the retail value of my products.  If I get a sample, I don't value that.  If I get trial sizes, I value them at $3 because I feel like that is a fair price for a product I will get to use several times.  If it is a full-size product, I look up the retail price on the brand's website.  I have NEVER received a bag that was valued under $20.  Not one time.  And that isn't taking into consideration the bag itself - which I love.  

My bag in April 2018: I'm happy to say all 5 of my products this month were full sized.  
Total RV: $67.98 - all for $10.

This is me doing my happy dance. 😀

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I ♥ ipsy.  That is all. ♥

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*Disclosure: I did not receive any products for free or discounted for doing this post.  This post is my personal opinion and I was in no way compensated for it.  I did post an affiliate link above for anyone that wants to try the service and if you click that link, I do receive points that I can use toward free product(s).  I try to link product names to either their website or a social media account.  None of the companies, products, brands, social media sites I post about or linked to endorse this post.






7 Quotes from Iconic Women Everyone Should Know

7 Quotes from Iconic Women Everyone Should Know
Whether it is for themselves or to share with someone who needs the motivation. ♥


I. Love. Quotes. 

I know a lot of people that say music got them through tough times in my life.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good lyric or rhythmic beat, who doesn't?  But honestly, doesn't it feel great when you are having a really poopy day and you log in to your favorite social media site to see that someone has posted a quote that just so happens to be something you needed to hear?  I love it when that happens!

I love quotes from various people/characters about all sorts of things from movies and yes, even song lyrics.  From time to time I will be posting some of my faves.  The following 7 quotes are by women that I believe truly have made an impact on this world in a big way.  You may or may not agree and you may or may not hold these women in the same regard that I do.  All of that is ok.  "It's what we do with the information that we are given that really matters, not who it was given to us by." ~ Cat Clayton 😉

"Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?"  

Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926 (exactly 50 years before me!) and passed away on August 5, 1962, at just 36 years old.  In her 36 years, she became a Hollywood icon and was arguably one of the most celebrated actresses in history.  While her personal story is somewhat scandalous and in the end, very sad, many people celebrate her exuberant personality and the positive marks she left behind.  While there are quite a few quotes that were reportedly by Marilyn Monroe, this is one of my favorites because "YOU" should always be the top priority.  I think it's the only way we can keep the rest of the world spinning. *Note: The link attached to her name under the quote is to her IMDB page.

"You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you."

Katie Couric was born January 7th, 1957 and has an extremely successful journalist career.  She has worked on all three major television networks (ABC, NBC & CBS) and released her book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, which was a New York Times best-seller.  The journalism world is not friendly and there are ALWAYS critics!  Even as a blogger, we find that no article, post, or video pleases everyone.  That is why there is a "Like" and "Dislike" button!  If you are trying to save the world and make everyone happy, the only real person you are hurting is yourself.  Find your niche, build your brand and just be you.  The people that really matter in your journey may or may not agree, but either way, you will never question yourself if you stay true to you. *Note: The link attached to her name under the quote is to her twitter account.

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else.  I only try to dance better than myself."

Arianna Huffington was born July 15, 1950, and has been described by Biography.com as "a prolific author and international media mogul who started the award-winning news platform The Huffington Post."  She is also the author of several books on various topics like Sleep, Success, Greed, and the Presidential Election.  While I am not a fan of politics, I enjoy Arianna's wit, charm, and honesty.  There's something about a "no holds barred" woman that oozes motivation.  One day I'll check off the "I got published on the Huffington Post" box and it will be due in part, to trying to be a better "me" and not better than someone else. *Note: The link attached to her name under the quote is to her twitter account.

"If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is."

Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 (3 days shy of exactly 1 year before me! - why am I not as successful and popular as her?  She only had a year head start.  Her parents were in the business though, so she also had that stepping stone.  Plus, she was born in the land of movies basically.  Ok...I'll hop off this "what about me" box now. 😎)  What a crazy successful career she has led - Actress, Producer, Director, Activist, & Mom!!  While her name has been under much scrutiny, I personally admire her and specifically this quote.  I was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and during my childhood, driving in any direction, more than 30 minutes was basically the same as traversing the world to visit England.  My parents were a little afraid of the big unknown and didn't want their daughter (and son - my little brother) to get lost in it.  What they didn't know is that I was born to see the world.  I was in my 20's before I ever flew out of the state and have still not been out of the country...yet.  And that is a BIG yet!!  My parents have still, to this day, NEVER been on a plane.  I'm glad I found my way out of the box and can't wait to see the rest of the world! *Note: Angelina Jolie does not engage in social media, so the link above is to her IMDB page.

"All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time."

Julie Andrews was born October 1, 1935, and is an insanely talented celebrity.  She has won an Academy Award, 5 Golden Globes, 3 Grammy's, 2 Emmy's, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Disney Legends Award - aside from many others.  For someone so incredibly successful to honestly share a quote that is really hard for some people to really grasp and accept is motivating to me.  I want so badly to be successful in my career, to leave a legacy of some sort that my children can be proud of, it's nice to be reminded that not every article, post or video is going to hit the mark I am planning for it too.  And that I can just try again until I hit the mark I'm looking for. *Note: The link attached to her name under the quote is to her IMDB page.  While she does have a twitter account, it doesn't seem to be used often.

"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."

J.K. Rowling was born July 31, 1965, and published the first of her Harry Potter series in the US at just 33 years old.  Her online bio talks about being a child that loved to read and wrote her first book at 6 years old and her first novel at 11.  It seems she was destined to write.  I aspire to be a novelist someday and reading her story gives me hope.  The quote above is funny to me because it begins by saying, "We do not need magic to change the world...", but that is exactly what I think stories are - magic.  I'm sure that she was referring to the literal form of magic with wands and such, but when you can open a book and be transported to any other time and place, that is magic to me. *Note: The link attached to her name under the quote is to her Twitter account.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou was born April 4, 1928, and passed away May 28, 2014, at 86 years old.  She was a Poet, Singer and Civil Rights Activist.  You can search the interwebs all day long and come up with a billion quotes - she was lavish with knowledge, wit, honesty, and love.  When she passed, condolences were given by many celebrities and influential people including President Bill Clinton and President Barach Obama (whose sister was reportedly named after Maya Angelou).  Harold Augenbraum - American writer, editor, and translator as well as the former Executive Director of the National Book Foundation - is quoted as saying, "Her legacy is one that all writers and readers across the world can admire and aspire to."  The week after her death, her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings rose to #1 on Amazon's best seller list.  The year after her death the United States Postal Service issued a stamp celebrating her life with this quote by Joan Walsh Anglund - "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."  The quote above by Maya Angelou is my favorite quote of all time.  I remind my children often in my own words: "A person won't remember what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.  Remember that."  They do and I have a sneaky feeling that it will be passed on to future generations.  *Note: Link attached to name under quote is to her website.


Here are also a few of my favorite quotes that are by unknown authors:


"You learn more from failure than from success.  Don't let it stop you.  Failure builds character."

"Don't raise your voice, improve your argument."

"The vision to see, the faith to believe, and the will to do, will take you anywhere you want to go."

"The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them."

"Everyone smiles in the same language."

 ~Authors Unknown 


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