All posts tagged: confidence

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint

Let it be (B)eautiful: When you visit your partners family for the first time always try to bring something, even if its small. If your partner is of a different ethnic background  it would be nice to bring a treat or dish that is typical from where your family is from. You want to bring a piece of you into their home. Let it be (A)uthentic: Your mistakes from past relationships should never be repeated. They happened during the practice round. Now that you are in the real thing you want to make sure you play the game right. So take those lessons you learned and apply them to your current situation. Remember how you and your ex partner felt and work to avoid those feelings again now. Let it be (D)etermined to Last: You and your partner should be on the same page when it comes to plans of living together, marriage, kids, a dog, buying a house, whatever.  If your partner is dead set on NOT having a child and you want nothing …

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And thats how I operate my life.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Be (B)eautiful: There is no Excuse for NOT Cleansing your face after a days workout of makeup. Use your hands or a soft cloth w/a gentle cleanser to remove any residue left behind, a toner to give your skin elasticity, and a good moisturizer to keep your skin in top notch shape. I am absolutely obsessed with my 3 step kit from Artistry Essentials. My face always feels super soft  and smells heavenly. 🙂 Be (A)uthentic: If its true that you start being called a bitch when you’re successful, then we should embrace the opportunity to be called a bitch in the workplace. It usually means that we are right or that we are insisting on excellence from others. Be (D)etermined: Women owners of businesses with revenues of $1 million or more were more likely than men owners to have started their companies rather than have purchased, inherited, or acquired them in some other way. Now that is pretty BAD ass!

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e. cummings

Be (B)eautiful: Health is beautiful. There’s nothing beautiful about destroying your body, even if you do it slowly by neglecting your body. Be (A)uthentic: One of my favorite sites to go to for unique jewelry pieces is http://www.pnkelephant.com! I can’t stop obsessing over these little gems! I love how I can wear them with a casual day look and a more trendy night outfit. How cute are they BG’s?? Be (D)etermined: If there is one thing I can’t stand about people and grammar  it’s when they say: “I could care less“. This statement is incorrect and it means that there actually is some interest!!  The correct statement is “I COULDN’T care less“, which means you pretty much don’t give a damn at all. So next time you’re in an argument I hope the correct statement comes out of your mouth please. 😉

“In this day and age, some turn 18 and think they’re a man or a woman and that’s it, but that’s just not true. You have to establish your manhood or your womanhood with actions.” ~Orlando McGuire

Be (B)eautiful: Something so simple as wishing a cashier a nice day or greeting them with a smile makes a big difference. Be (A)uthentic: The same way that you are quick to own up to your accomplishments you should also own up to your mistakes. A real BAD girl isn’t embarrassed or afraid to admit her wrongs because she knows they all add up the woman that she is. Be (D)etermined: Age is seriously nothing but a number! You can be 30 and still acting like a 16-year-old. It is entirely up to you when you decide to become an “adult”. For some it happens sooner than others, but it is ultimately your actions and how you handle yourself in situations that really defines you, not that stupid little number.

“But seriously how can you figure out what you’re made of if it’s always easy.” -Kris Langard

Be (B)eautiful: The most beautiful and inspiring women in my opinion are the ones who have faced challenges, beat the odds, experienced  hard times and still came out on top. The women who still smile and laugh even when things aren’t going right. Strength is beautiful. Be (A)uthentic: Be in reality about the facts of who you are, and what you have done in your life (the good and the bad). See yourself as a mosaic with a hundred tiles, and tell the truth about what is actually there; it’s always mostly good. Be (D)etermined: The BADDEST females are the ones who conquer. They find themselves in a difficult situation and instead of giving up they say “I got this, I am not a quitter.” They know that its mind over matter and with determination you can accomplish your goals and the victory will be that much sweeter because you worked hard for it.  When something is just given to you with very little effort on your part it can be nice , but never …

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be (B)eautiful: If you don’t carry an inner beauty within you, it doesn’t matter how many beautiful people, sites and objects you surround yourself with. Love who you were, are and will become. Be (A)uthentic: I like to believe in people every now and then, so I don’t have a problem with giving second chances to those I feel DESERVE IT. Like the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I’m kicking your a$$!” 😉 Be (D)etermined: The year is almost coming to a close. How many of your goals for the year have you accomplished? There is still time left so make it happen!

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side.” ♥

Be (B)eautiful: You should treat everyone who comes into your life with kindness because you never know what role that person is meant to play in your life. Many people will come into your life and it will be temporary, but I bet if you think back on it- good, bad, or ugly they helped you or taught you something along the way. Be (A)uthentic: True friendship is hard to find so when you do, it should be cherished. However, I don’t think how long you know someone should be an indicator of how good of a friendship you have. You can meet someone tomorrow who becomes your best friend for the rest of your adult life and that person you knew since junior high becomes a stranger. Finding someone you feel so comfortable with that you can  be your inner dorky/awkward self (don’t deny this ;-)) around means more than how many years you have together. Be (D)etermined: As a B.A.D Girl you give off this attractive energy that draws people to you. Everyone …

“True love never lives happily ever after – true love has no ending.” ~ K. Knight

Let it Be (B)eautiful: How cute is it when just hearing your partners name can bring a smile to your face.  L O V E. Let it Be (A)uthentic: If a guy is trying really hard to impress you it is because he is already impressed by YOU. He is aiming to put his best foot forward in order to get you to find him attractive, funny, and likable.  So, this pretty much means the ball is in your court. Relax and enjoy the show. 😉 Let it Be (D)etermined to Last: True love always lives on even after the couple has passed. Their love will live on in the hearts of those they have touched. Their love can be found in their children, grandchildren, family, friends, and even strangers. As a couple in love, REAL love, you never know whose life  you may be touching. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to see that real love does exist to give them that much-needed hope. ❤

Special Feature: September’s B.A.D Girl of the Month!! <3

Hello B.A.D Girls!! I am very excited to announce Style Me B.A.D’s very first B.A.D Girl of the Month– Ms. Nicole Di Carlo!! Nicole is a perfect example of a woman who lets nothing stop her from her dreams. She is an entrepreneur and full-time mom to a beautiful baby boy.  Nicole is working hard to take over the fashion/entertainment industry and provide a great life for her son all while being completely fabulous! When asked how it feels to be our first featured BG, Nicole replied: “Being BAD never felt so good! I’m so happy to finally be recognized for not only my hard work as an editor and writer, but also for my personality.” We are honored to have her representing for us B.A.D gals! Check out our interview with Ms. September! The Basics: Name: Nicole DiCarlo Age: 22 years young Location: Ohio Occupation: Founder and Editor in Chief of Spill the Juicy -an online magazine dedicated to beauty, fashion, entertainment, and celebrities. Owner of upcoming online boutique store Five35. Up Close and …