All posts tagged: advice

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Dream Chasing, Champagne and Wasting Time

Hi Loves, I hope you all are having a great week! I am really happy because I received notification that my trademark application with the USTPO has been approved and is in its final stages! This means I will be the official registered trademark owner of ‘B.A.D. Beautiful, Authentic & Determined’ very soon! I always knew in the back of my mind that I needed to protect myself, but if I am being honest it wasn’t until I found myself dealing with my FIRST infringement issue that I kicked it into high gear and dropped a huge chunk of money to protect what I have worked so hard to create. It’s something that I highly recommend to anyone with a unique idea, name or brand and are looking to really invest in it for the long haul. If you need help or have questions about the trademark filing process you can always reach out to me! Here are this weeks links I am loving: Beautiful: I love hearing/reading peoples success stories because it motivates and inspires me to …

True Love Tuesday: Add Some Distance in Your Relationship

I have been in a somewhat long distance relationship for the past 6 years with my boyfriend living a little over an hour away. I know this is nothing compared to other long distance relationships, but it definitely still makes things a bit difficult. However, over time I have realized that the distance between us has helped to strengthen our relationship by improving our communication and trust with one another. This past weekend I went on a girls trip with my sorority sisters and put way more than an hour in between us. I can’t put it into exact words, but being so far away from your s/o that you see regularly definitely sparks feelings of appreciation for not only your relationship, but your partner as well. It can help to rejuvenate your relationship especially those of us in long term ones. I definitely recommend adding some miles in between you and your s/o to see how it makes you feel about one another. And if a trip isn’t something you can do right now then add some …

Style Me B.A.D. Celebrates 500th Blog Post!

I am so excited to announce that this right here is my 500th blog post!! It will be 4 years since I started Style Me B.A.D. in a couple of weeks and I still can’t believe I actually have a blog! I am dedicating this post to every single one of you reading this post right now and anyone else who has read one of my 500 posts. Seriously,  500 posts?! Crazy. THANK YOU!! I started this blog to embark on a journey and create a female empowerment movement where women are not afraid to be B.A.D. I feel like I am just getting started and I look forward to where this adventure will take me next. Thank you for visiting, reading, following, subscribing, liking, commenting, sharing and most importantly supporting me as I navigate my way through the blogosphere. It means the world to me! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! I am sending huge hugs and kisses to each of you. I love you! XOXO Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

{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

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 …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Do Something Today

It’s so easy to get caught up in our day to day lives that we can neglect what is most important and that’s ourselves. I am challenging you to do at least ONE thing that your future self will thank you for. Here are few ideas in case you need some help! Go to the gym/workout for at least 30 minutes Start on your business plan Eat a clean meal Tell that person how you honestly feel Get a full nights rest Buy that domain name you came up with Stick up for yourself Start a gratitude journal Read the first chapter of a book Do something fun or unexpected I am going to work out, eat clean and get a full nights rest today because I slacked off this weekend. HARD. What are you going to do today? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Surreal Places, Selfies & Things to Stop Doing

Hey B.A.D. Girls! I hope you are having a great week! I’ve decided this week that I really want to make an effort to live in the moment more so to help me with that I am saying “yes” to any and everything that I want to do (within reason). I normally dwell on things or think too far ahead and I want to do more of what I love and less of what I don’t want to do.  And so far I have said yes to 3 adventures and I am so pumped! I will keep you guys posted.  🙂 Here are this weeks links I am loving: Beautiful: I seriously plan on seeing the world and these 32 amazing places took my breath away. I mean seriously, a pink lake?! Gotta see it for myself . (via Distractify) Authentic: I post selfies every once  in a while, but there are some people who take it to a whole different level and this girls thoughts on the ‘Age of the Selfie’ are pretty funny and kind …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Stop Competing with Others

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip:  Stop Competing with Others We have all done it at some point in our lives: We compare or compete with others as a way to gauge our own levels of success.  I know I  constantly find myself struggling with this and have learned to take that energy and focus it inward. I have stopped “competing” with others and have started competing with myself. Instead of submitting to the temptation to compare myself to someone else I ask myself  a set of questions: What am I doing today that I couldn’t have done 5, 3, or even 1 year ago? What have I done or am doing to move my life in a new direction? How have I continued to become a new and improved version of myself? We have to stop worrying about what others are doing better and instead concentrate on beating our own personal records everyday.  We all have our own unique path and comparing our journey to someone else’s is not smart or logical. If you are working …

TLT: Be Interested but Not Fake!

One of the most important keys to a building a successful relationship is your ability to show a sincere interest in both the person and the things that are important to that person. When you express genuine interest in someone you give them a sense of importance, well being and value. However, it is equally as important that you are not fake with it. Don’t pretend to love politics when the only “politics” you care about involve Olivia Pope! Don’t pretend to be okay with the fact that he spends all his free time playing video games when you secretly want to throw his controller out with the recyclable! When we pretend it’s only for so long until the truth catches up to us. And it will, which will then cause feelings to be hurt and an argument to erupt. Be open minded and willing to learn or try new things, but don’t fake an interest just to get on his good side. You can still respect their interests even if they aren’t of interest to …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Realize They are Valid

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Realize Your Dreams are Valid I love being inspired by successful people and I was moved by Lupita Nyong’os‘ acceptance speech during last nights Academy Awards. It’s so easy to get lost in the idea that our dreams are just that; something we fantasize about but never really attain because dreams by definition are “not real”.  I, however  want to be one of those people who validates their dreams and I hope you do too. Let’s get it! Are you working towards your dreams? p.s. Lupita and Camila Alves were my best dressed faves from last night! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  SHOP