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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gratitude: We are all blessed everyday with so many things. We just take things for granted. For example, most of us wake up everyday, healthy, happy, sheltered, feed and have the where with all to continue to work to make our means. What a blessing right! We also have faith. However you want to slice it, we have the same God, and with out faith in any capacity, we wouldnt be able to get through our days of challenges which then lends itself to great gratitude.

Im all about honestly, so here goes. My BORBA Inc. business was on fire before the economic collapse. We had to work 100 times harder to keep our base and to grow it. At the same time, my father developed stage 4 pancreatic cancer. My amazing team worked with me with I commuted back and forth from my parents house taking care of him and my family while running my businesses. That lasted for 8 months. My father was initially given 6 days, but with great grace he received 8 months. I will always have the most gratitude for the powers that allowed my father to stay with us that length of time.

Since my fathers passing, everything that I had in motion that was put on hold because like all companies, we were in conservation mode, including distribution, TV work, my first book, business opportunities, you name it, all have been Green Lit! Gratitude is a two way street, and there is no doubt my father and God are blessing me now.

2011 is going to be the year of Scott-Vincent Borba! You have be to humble, kindly tenacious, extremely hardworking and never take no for an answer (there is always a work around). All the business tactics my father taught me. So to sum this up, Im most grateful for my father being in my life, the opportunities I can share with the world to help make people look and feel more beautiful and confident, and showcasing charitable works as we all need to give back in our own way (anyway we can).

Happy Thanksgiving!

-- Scott-Vincent Borba

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent Borba has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. 
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.
Scott-Vincent has been a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

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ginaa wrote:
1) 11/26/2010 2:35:08 PM
Wow, your story is so humbling! I'm glad that you made it through all of your struggles and learned from them. Thank you for sharing your story. (:
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ArtisticJess wrote:
2) 11/26/2010 3:08:01 PM
Wow that is awesome that he has such a positive attitude! I love it! I love the Borba water!!! It is so delicious. We used to sell it at the place where I work and it sold pretty well, but I think it just became too expensive for us to carry so we had to stop carrying it unfortunately. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!
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Ke wrote:
3) 11/26/2010 11:26:26 PM
Great Stories!! I like J&J, shiseido, P&G brands as well. What ELF really impress me is the idea "quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. " I ran into this website just recently. I guess I will give elf product a try :)
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ChristiD wrote:
4) 11/27/2010 5:47:40 AM
We should all be greatfull for what we have. Nice story :)
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Haley101 wrote:
5) 11/27/2010 10:55:04 AM
We should all be so blessed to be where we are today and love what we have and appriciate it.
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coolbeans wrote:
6) 11/27/2010 11:15:57 AM
wow this is so well said. This is probably one of my favorite posts. Now the obvious thing we should be thankful for is that we are able to read this post. We should be thankful that we have a computer or a laptop or an ipad or whatever to read this post and we should also be thankful that we have money to spare to buy makeup with.
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elf luvver42 wrote:
7) 11/27/2010 2:42:44 PM
Thank you for posting your story, it is very inspirational to me! Im so glad that you posted this...its making people think about why they should be grateful for everything they have. It sure made me think! :)
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Jen429 wrote:
8) 11/28/2010 9:44:51 AM
I agree that we always take things for granted and don't appreciate every blessing that we receive.
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Malibutiful wrote:
9) 11/28/2010 11:14:46 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful! Your personality, your faith, just beautiful. I am very grateful that you use your faith wisely and try to be blessing for others. God will continue His works in your life. Keep up the great work!
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terrace wrote:
10) 11/28/2010 4:24:12 PM
This year's Thanksgiving is the best Thanksgiving I've ever had.
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Rosycheeks11 wrote:
11) 11/29/2010 3:48:30 AM
That was such a moving and inspirational story. It really makes you reflect on your life and how really blessed you are...
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ds wrote:
12) 11/29/2010 1:45:02 PM
this is a true inspiration for this time of year. thank you for sharing with us
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ashley9 wrote:
13) 11/29/2010 5:53:03 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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NVthisQT wrote:
14) 11/29/2010 9:12:57 PM
You should never take anything in life forgranted!
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15) 11/30/2010 12:17:58 AM
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JennyJenny8675309 wrote:
16) 11/30/2010 12:40:29 AM
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jellaysickle wrote:
17) 11/30/2010 10:08:07 AM
Very nice story, heartwarming
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swaace wrote:
18) 11/30/2010 10:23:17 PM
That is so true, we are all blessed everyday with so many things! Blessing to you and your family.
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LittlehoneyBea wrote:
19) 12/1/2010 1:08:14 PM
Great stories :)
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TLCS wrote:
20) 12/1/2010 5:42:05 PM
I love hearing these types of stories! Makes you think of how you are bless all the more.
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coolbeans wrote:
21) 12/2/2010 8:01:03 PM
such a well written article we should all be so thankful for everything we have and not just keep want want wanting which is hard sometimes
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Adriane wrote:
22) 12/3/2010 5:29:07 PM
i agree...some of us wake up every morning at dont even thing about other people in other countires that are scared to go to school:(
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Jolene4Him wrote:
23) 12/3/2010 8:48:01 PM
Scott, So good to hear that your Dad's free now. I sensed family trouble when seeing you occasinally on the Q. It's been a tough year, let's look to tomorrow. God Bless you and yours this Christmas season.
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ydissac wrote:
24) 12/3/2010 8:55:52 PM
oh I'd like to try borba..
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Jaz23 wrote:
25) 12/4/2010 12:14:39 PM
That is absolutely right --never take NO for an answer! :D Go Scott-Vincent Borba!
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SallieAnnie wrote:
26) 12/4/2010 4:19:08 PM
I asked my mom the name of the perfume she wore when she was young, and I bought her a gift set of L'Air du Temps for Christmas. I gave it to her early, and she was young again. How fun is that?! For a small price.
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payton(: wrote:
27) 12/11/2010 1:34:54 PM
wow i think this is amazing ! i read all the stories and they helped me get a better feel onmakeup !
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Bassione wrote:
28) 8/27/2012 3:35:18 AM
My daughter told me about this product in Target.I was very impressed to see its highly presentable packaging,the low and affordable price and makeup without fearing for a saleswomen breathing heavily on you.I bought a blush to try,my daughter also brought a blush and an eyeliner.We plan on going back for more products after trying the blush.Very impressed to read about the Borba. I am sure it will be a big success.Inshahallah.
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