All posts tagged: hair

{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 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 …

Coily Head Chicks Product Review

I was contacted by hair care company CoilyHeadChick to review some of the products from their line for curly-haired girls. Now, I don’t normally wear my hair curly because I find the maintenance to be too much with my hectic schedule. However, I do love trying out new products since my hair has changed as an adult. Here are the three products I used on my hair: 1. Ultimate Hair Treat – A concentrated leave in moisturizer that can also be used daily. 2. Hair Perfection– A multipurpose styling gel 3. Hair Martini– A refresher hair spray for your curls. PROS: All natural high quality ingredients My hair was frizz free Products did not make my curls feel hard and crunchy CONS: I am sensitive to smells and the products left my hair smelling like baby powder, which I did not like. Whenever I touched my hair I felt residue from the product on my hands – even after my hair dried completely. I will definitely give CoilyHeadChick another try and I am thinking about …

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 …

B.A.D. Girl September Beauty Faves

I was really excited to make my first beauty related video.  I’ve started using some kick ass products and really wanted to spread the love with my fellow B.A.D. Girls! Items Mentioned in this video: Ouidad Curl Co-Wash Ouidad Mongongo Oil Origins Modern Friction Zen Society Coconut Lip Balm MISSHA Perfect Cover B.B. Cream  Urban Decay De-Slick Make-Up Setting Spray DHC Liquid Eyeliner Share with me some of your current beauty faves!  P.S. Thanks to my girl Kimberlee for the awesome product hook ups! xx Nicole SUBSCRIBE to my YOUTUBE Channel

Ouidad Salon Series Launch!

If you follow me on Twitter you may already know that I attended the launch event for the awesome new “Salon Series” hair care line by Ouidad at Sephora in Times Square. If you are not familiar with Ouidad they predominately make products for curly haired gals, BUT this new collection was created for all hair types! Woop! At the launch event the head of marketing at Ouidad was there to teach us about the products. Here is what I learned about the  fabulous new line sold exclusively at Sephora! Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment:  In order to have healthy hair you need a healthy scalp so take care of it! This product will help cleanse your scalp while also adding nutrients to your roots to promote strong hair growth. So necessary! Omega 3 Replenishing Hair Treatment: This is a MUST have if you want to make your hair look shiny, hydrated and healthy. Its a hair-saver! Biotin Lightweight Reparative Hair Serum:  A leave-in hair serum that prevents breakage and repairs hair. This stuff …

My Visit to the Ouidad Salon

I received an Ouidad experience 2 weekends ago at their flag ship salon and I am not bull shitting you when I tell you that my hair is so happy! As am I! I promised myself that I would be completely honest with my readers about my experience with Ouidad products. I learned so much and my hair is so damn soft and 10x more manageable. I def recommend giving them a try if you are a curly haired girl!   Send some love on over to the Ouidad Blog and check out my 2nd post as their guest blogger! Please check out my full post on my visit HERE. Thank you BG’s!

3 Hair Trends I am Dying To Try (pun intended)

1. Dip Dye Hair Color Lauren Conrad  posted this photo on her beauty blog, TheBeautyDepartment this week. It looks like Lauren did a dip dye/tie dye effect with pink, purple, and blue hair color. Afraid of commitment? Try these clip in color strip  hair extensions made of real human hair for only $8 each at 2. Ombre Hair I first saw this trend on blogger Rumi Neely and now tons of  celebrities have been doing the same for the past year. Ombre hair is achieved by having a darker color at the root and then gradually getting lighter at the tips or you can just stop getting touch ups on your dye job like I’ve been doing haha. 3. Feather Hair Feathers are a HUGE trend this summer in accessories and if you didn’t know this then please go take your ass to a retail store stat, thanks! Feathers in your hair are definitely something fun to try. You can do extensions like Jennifer Love (above) or purchase feather hair snap clips (below) that you can easily clip on and …