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{Video} B.A.D. Girl March 2014 Beauty Favorites

Every time I work on a new favorites post I get so excited to share with you all the goodies I have been using and one of them is so good I had to feature it again this month! It is a legit miracle product. Check out my video for full reviews and my thoughts on these products! Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 1. Bath & Bodyworks SLEEP Pillow Spray in Lavender Chamomile, $10.00 2. Bath & Bodyworks SLEEP Body Cream in Lavender Chamomile, $15.00 3. Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer, $48.00 4. NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep Tan, $9.00 5. One Love Organics ‘Brand New Day’ Microderma Mask, $12.00 6. NYX Butter Lipsticks in Sugar Wafer & Little Susie, $6.00 7. NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium, $9.75 What new products have you tried? Share with me in the comments section below! ♥ P.S. Please Subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop Advertisements

B.A.D. Girl Beauty Tip: 5 Ways To Fill in Your Eyebrows

I couldn’t’ agree more with the above quote; I always feel like a new woman when my eyebrows are on point. Ever since I discovered the wonders of filling in my very light, barely there brows I just don’t feel complete without them, especially when I am putting on a full face of makeup. Your eyebrows really do make a huge difference and filling them in takes them to the next level! Your first step is to figure out the perfect shape for your face and then you need to figure out which way you like to fill them in because each technique creates a different look. 1. Brow Pencil: This is one of the most basic ways to fill in your brows. Brow pencils come in varying shades and have a waxier formula than eyeliner pencils. This allows them to go on naturally and smoothly, without the risk of harsh lines so don’t try using your eyeliner! I personally use MAC’s self sharpening eyebrow pencil in Lingering ($16).  When applying use short, light strokes to …

{Video} B.A.D. Girl February 2014 Beauty Favorites

I am back with a new video featuring some really amazing products and one in particular that may or may not change the life of my oily a$$ skin! Fingers crossed! Check out my video for all of the product details!  1. Coconut & Hibiscus Firming and Toning Body Butter, $9.99 2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, $14.50-$26.00 3. Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser, $6.99 4. Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara, $16.00 5. Lime Crime opaque lipstick in Great Pink Planet, $18.00 6. Lush Fresh Face Mask in Cupcake, $6.95 7. Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer, $48.00 *** *** This product is SO amazing for oily skin!! What new products have you tried?! P.S. Please Subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

{Video} B.A.D. Girl January 2014 Beauty Favorites!

It’s my mission to post at the very least 1 new video per month to my Youtube Channel so pretty please make sure to SUBSCRIBE and check out my videos! This month I am sharing my latest beauty product favorites. Enjoy! Coconut & Papaya Soap by Nubian Heritage, $2.90 HERE NAKED Basics Palette by Urban Decay, $27 HERE The NEW BLACK Nail Kit in Shattered, $14 HERE 6-IN-1 File ‘N Peel Nail File by Revlon, $4.49 HERE Color Whisper Lipstick in ‘Oh La Lilac’ by Maybelline, $4.99 HERE Highlighting Concealer Pen by Maybelline, $5.88 HERE Instant Repair Oatmeal Mask by First Aid Beauty, $22 HERE Keratin Smoothing Serum by TRESemme, $4.49 HERE What products are you currently loving?  P.S. Please Subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Beauty Addict Gift Ideas

I’m back with my second gift guide for this year (1st one here) and it is for the beauty lovers on your holiday shopping list! I love shopping for beauty items and they really do make the best gifts. Am I the only one who buys something because the packaging is so cute? Here are some of my top beauty items that I think will make kick-ass gifts!  The beauty blender will make a perfect gift for any female on your list ($39.95) Lime Crime makes the most pigmented lipsticks in the. best. colors. ($18) Ouidad’s Gift Sets have everything you need to be curl ready on the go ($27) A palette with the best shadow shades for everyday ($27) 12 mini nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann ($78) The cutest freakin’ perfume bottle: Dot by Marc Jacobs ($92) I’m dying for a Clarisonic brush and this kit is awesome! ($150) For those who like all natural  products this duo by Ole Herickson is great! ($10) A kit with samples of ALL of Benefit’s best sellers ($36) Sephora is hosting Cyber Week with …

B.A.D. Girl Beauty: My Top Tips for Achieving a Perfect Blow Out

This post contains sponsored content in collaboration with Unilever and Latina Bloggers Connect I taught myself to blow dry my own hair and after many years of practice I like to think I have mastered the art of blow drying. I  want to share with you all my personal styling tips for achieving results and helping to maintain your blow out. So here we go! Apply a Smoothing Serum to towel dried hair I really like the Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum from TRESemme. It smells good, eliminates frizz and leaves my hair smooth and shiny without feeling greasy. Start by coating the ends and working your way up the hair shaft. Don’t apply too much and concentrate on dry spots. Air It Out Allow your hair to air dry for a bit (15-30 mins depending on hair thickness) or if you are in a hurry use your blow dryer to remove excess moisture. This will cut your drying time down significantly. Separate Your Hair Divide combed hair into sections and secure with hair clips. I …

B.A.D. Girl Beauty: My Current Beauty Product Obsessions {Video}

I find myself getting a lot more into beauty and make up lately and I want to share with you girls some products I am really loving! I made a video review and unfortunately my voice came out  low, but feel free to check it out anyway and please subscribe to my channel! Ouidad Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel Cream, $24 This is my absolute favorite product from the Ouidad line and its the only product I use to style my curly hair now. It helps prevent frizz and has great hold. No hairspray needed with this baby! Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream, $15.99 Love this product for days I want coverage without having to get done up. Its lightweight and smells yummy! Maybelline FIT Me! Shine Free Foundation Stick, $8 I currently use this as my everyday go to foundation. It is easy to apply, gives me nice coverage and helps keep me shine free! Beauty Blender Sponge, $19.99 I am a bit late on this product, but I am SO happy I …

B.A.D. Girl Beauty Review: BA STAR Stardust Mineral Eye Shadow

BA Star Makeup specializes in creating products for chicas who are active and need makeup with staying power.  They sent me their Stardust Mineral Eye Shadow in Apricot and a  Body Shimmer Base that you apply to the area in which you want to add shimmer (or shadow) and this is what gives it the lasting wear. Its basically a sweat proof primer made to last all day! So I decided to test their products (made for performance) out by wearing them to the gym while I did my 2 mile run on the treadmill.   Here are my before and after the gym photos. Nothing changed except my skin got a lot more red lol. My eye makeup barely smudged though! Pros: Shadow colors are very pretty and affordable at only $8.75. The Shimmer Base helps the mineral shadow stay in place all day. Perfect for those long days when you go from work to play. Easy to remove. Cons: The shimmer base glue made applying the mineral shadow not as “smooth” as I am …

B.A.D. Girl Beauty Review: Philip Kingsley Styling and UV Protection Products

It’s so important to protect yourself from UV rays and most of us probably forget about our hair, right?! I know I did until I was introduced to hair care brand Philip Kingsley. which has an awesome line of products to protect your hair from sun damage. These products are especially good for you ladies who color your hair because the sun will definitely strip or change the color of your locks. I am mildly obsessed so I had to post a review. Philip Kingsley Maximizer ($22): This hair spray maximizes volume, body and bounce. I spray it on my roots and get nice volume. It also adds a decent hold and shine and contains the UV protector. Philip Kingsley Preen Cream ($34): This styling cream protects, seals and adds shine. Its perfect for smoothing out dry ends which I love. Its lightweight and contains the UV protector too! Philip Kingsley Weatherproof Hairspray ($29): This hairspray is a must have for color treated hair since it helps protect against sun damage and extends the life …

B.A.D. Girl Beauty Review: Ouidad Curl Recovery

I really don’t know if Ouidad can do wrong when it comes to hair so I LOVE trying out their latest creations. They recently sent me their just launched  Curl Recovery products to try out so here is what I thought of them after just one use. Ultra Nurishing Cleansing Oil: Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil is a foaming, water-activated cleanser with an advanced oil base that gently removes dirt and build-up while restoring essential moisture.{Ouidad} Pros: Lathered up really quickly and was easy to massage into my scalp Smells absolutely amazing I immediately saw a difference after one use Sulfate & Paraben Free Cons: NONE! Whipped Curls Daily: Whipped Curls is a thick, dense daily conditioner that’s so luxurious it delights at first touch. Its rich, sensorial texture glides on hair and envelopes curls in deeply hydrating nutrients to elevate the moisture factor within the hair cuticle.{Ouidad} Pros: Makes a great conditioning treatment Made my hair feel softer Smells fantastic Cons: When used as a primer it made my hair feel a bit greasy Because the …