When you read this quote, what do you think it means? For me, I think it means not to play things safe your whole life, sitting on the dock but to get out into the water and live your life even if the water gets choppy.

Many of us just sit there on the docks not risking anything and playing it safe. Usually so we don't get hurt and don't have to deal with the heartache and pain the life sometimes deals us. But in reality, sitting on the docks and watching everyone else riding the waves even if they fall in them is hurting ourselves. If you fall into the water and the current drags you one way or the other and you're struggling to find your way back up, just relax because you will. No matter how choppy the water gets, you can't get somewhere or have any fun without braving the sea of life.

So put on a life jacket and strap a life preserver to your back if you need to and get your ship out in the sea. Getting hurt is a part of life but the experiences you go through are worth it.

Enjoy the ride and surfs up dude!!
Gift sets are always an awesome present to give and get I think. Sometimes, depending on the type of set and deal, I will even buy them for myself because you really cannot pass them up especially when they are reasonably priced and come with some great things. Sephora gift sets are an even better way to go for any beauty and skin care lover like myself and now my mom since I have gotten her addicted to Sephora as well. Since I enjoy them so much I decided to put this gift guide together of some of my favorite gift sets from Sephora for the holiday season.

$59 Ciaté London Gift Set \ $29.50 Formula X Gift Set \ $75 Kat Von D Gift Set

Putting this gift guide together was not an easy task. There are so many awesome gift sets out there and many that I personally want that I sat here for quite some time going through all of them and deciding on which ones would officially make it into the guide. 

The great thing about some gift sets is depending on how they are packaged, you can break them up and give them to more than just one friend. The Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks gift set is a perfect example. You could even break them up and turn them into stocking stuffers. 

What gift set do you have your eyes on this year?

Happy Shopping!!!

IPSY is one of my monthly indulgences that I always allow myself to have and have been for quite some time now. Since it only costs $10 a month for five sample sized products plus a new bag, I don't feel as guilty for it unlike my trips to Sephora. That store is heaven for me and hell for my bank account.

So this months IPSY bag came in this beautiful multicolored cosmic bag that I am loving so much. Lately I haven't liking some of the bags. Two of them were gold and kind of coppery and just not up my alley but I love the universe and this bag is right up my alley.

From the left, I received:

Beauté Basics - Eye Crayon in Sahara Gold - 0.18oz 5g
Retailed at $19.99 "HERE"
A pretty shimmer that will hopefully be nice for the holidays.

Smashbox Full Exposure - Travel-Size Mascara in Jet Black - .17 fl. oz. liq / 4 ml
Retailed at $9 "HERE"
I'm always trying out new mascaras so I can't wait to give this a go.

benefit - gimme Brow deluxe sample in medium/deep - 1.0 g
Retailed at $8 "HERE"
This has been on my "I want to try" list so glad I received it.

LeeAnni Eco. - Go Away Gloomy Day sample - 0.5 fl oz
Retail estimate of $14.99 based on half the full price "HERE"
Always love trying eco friendly and more natural products.

INSPR Beauty - Fine Angle brush
Retailed at $10 "HERE"
Winged liner is my daily "must have" so I love angled brushes.

This month I don't think there's one particular product that stands out above the others that I am super glad to have received. I'm actually liking all of the products and can't wait to give them a try and next month I'll let you know how I've been getting on with them.

If you get IPSY, what did you get in your bag this month?
I was provided with 2 free VIP passes to view this movie for review purposes.
My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

I will first warn you that if you are emotional person like myself than you might want to have some tissues on hand when you watch this. I'm a big ball of emotions naturally and no matter how I felt about The Good Dinosaur, there are parts that definitely left me with tears streaming down my face. As I left the theater I noticed that I wasn't the only one either. Emotional people unite, lol. The movie also does provide quite a few laughs which evens out the tears.

The Good Dinosaur is an absolutely beautiful movie with a multitude of colors and elements and seeing it in 3D made everything more lifelike. Pixar movies never fail when it comes to their ability in making something so simple as a flowing river or a leaf fluttering in the wind look real. The characters are more cartoon like compared to the nature surrounding them which I found made them stick out more and got me to pay more attention to them instead of the supporting background unless I was meant to.

There was one thing that I absolutely did not like about the movie for two reasons. One, because it made me cry and two because it was the same type of life altering event that happened in one of Disney's very popular movies from the 90's. It may have been the route basis for the following events that the young dinosaur Arlo found himself on but it slightly felt like a slight rip off to me. Could they have created a movie without going that route, quite possibly I think so.

Afterwards it felt as if the story line was all over the place without a defined plot and basis and that it was just thrown together with these random characters here, and random characters there and random characters everywhere. While it still does kind of feel like the movie was randomly all over the place, I believe that the basis of the movie was learning to forgive and to love even the one that you blamed and were angry at. Aside from some seriously crazy pterodactyls the movie really lacked a villain aspect unless you look at the movie from a different angle to where the movies villain would actually be self doubt and anger/hate for another being.

 Was the movie anything like I thought it was going to be? No, not really but my son loved it and it was still a cute movie. I do think movie wise in itself that it is a cute movie and a good one to take the family to this Thanksgiving.

Movie Synopsis:
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on November 25, 2015. For more information, check out http://movies.disney.com/the-good-dinosaur, like The Good Dinosaur on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PixarTheGoodDinosaur, and follow The Good Dinosaur on Twitter, https://twitter.com/TheGoodDinosaur, and Instagram, https://instagram.com/TheGoodDinosaur.

Truth! This is something that I believe every single person deals with on a regular basis. It's kind of like a mental demon in a sense also because it's negativity and doesn't bring anything good into a persons life. It's that little cartoon devil that sits on your shoulder telling you every single thing that you do not need to stress and worry over.

It sits on your shoulder and whispers not so sweet things in your ear like: "Does he/she still like me?" "What did I do to make him/her not like me anymore?" "I marked B on the exam but I bet it was C and now I'm going to fail" "Mom and Dad are fighting. Does that mean that they're getting divorced?" "Do these pants make my butt look big?"

There are so many things that people worry about on a daily basis that it takes away from living and enjoying life happily as it comes and goes. My day starts out with worrying about something. I worry about getting my son to kindergarten on time, getting myself to work on time, not getting in a car accident in the crazy Las Vegas traffic, doing a good job at work so I still have it to come to the next day, being overweight and not losing any of it, what made the guy I was into just want to be friends, being a single mom and alone for the rest of my life, do my horrible bangs look somewhat decent today, etc etc...... And that's maybe half of my daily worries and they take over my day.

Why? Because I let them just like you and everyone else in the world lets them. Some of the things that are worried over could quite easily be fixed with proper time management. Like getting my son and I to school and work on time. We just need to get up earlier and not fiddle fart around in the morning. Worrying about the past guy is easy. He proved that he isn't the one for me and I should thank him for not wasting any more of my time. My bangs, well...I can just pull them back with a headband until the grow out. The more steps I take to prevent the worries the less that little cartoon devil sits on my shoulder and hopefully eventually I can just flick him off altogether.

Worrying has a tendency to rule your life and take up space in your brain. DON"T LET IT!!! Stress which is caused by worrying is so bad for your health and your skin so figure out ways to prevent it from even happening. Write everything that you worry over down on a piece of paper and once you're done with that, write ways in which you can fix them. Even if it means waking up or going to bed an hour earlier or something, there is normally a solution for anything and everything.

If that naughty shoulder sitter starts to whisper in your ear, just flick it in the nose.