All posts tagged: holidays

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Eat, Drink and Feel Happy

It’s that time of year where there will be plenty of opportunities to indulge.  My secret for enjoying the holiday season and all the guilty pleasures that come along with it is easy. I do whatever is going to make me feel good and I focus my energy on the positive versus the negative. I feel good about that piece of pie because it was exactly what I wanted. I don’t shame myself for having seconds on Thanksgiving but instead practice gratitude for being lucky enough to have a meal to enjoy. I also make it a point to not participate in those after holiday discussions where people share all that they ate and how bad they feel about it. I don’t need to feel guilt because I am doing nothing wrong. When you feel good about your decisions you are rewarded with an equally good outcome (i.e. no increase on that scale). It has worked for me thus far so I challenge you to do the same this year! What is your favorite holiday indulgence?  xoxo …

Happy Elfin’ Holiday!

Hey B.A.D. Girls! This is the holiday sweater I will be wearing to celebrate Christmas. It’s from Target and I think its actually really cute! Pics on how I styled it are to follow! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday season!  I hope your days are filled with lots of love and good times! Give gratitude and focus on being happy!  P.s. Look out for my next post for a chance to win a bracelet valued at close to $4,000!! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: An Amazing Dad, A Hilarious Party Guide & the Twenty-something Dilemma

Hey loves! Can you believe Christmas is next week? Luckily, I am done with my holiday shopping since I am taking it easy this year with the gifting (Entrepreneur Budget yall!).  I normally go overboard and spend so much extra money. It was actually a lot less stressful having a budget to stick to. Anyway, enough of my rambling here are this weeks links I am loving! Beautiful: A widower re-creates the wedding photo shoot he did with his late wife with his 3 year old daughter. The photos are so beautiful and this is going to be so nice for his daughter to look back on when she is older. Get your tissues and check out the rest of the adorable photos. Authentic: Vodka and Cupcakes created a hilarious survival guide for holiday parties. I literally LOL when I read her posts and her tips are spot on! Determined: As a twenty-something female one of my biggest inner battles involves building my career vs starting a family and this article by NY Mag makes …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Give Without Fear

The holidays can be super stressful especially on your pockets, but we have to remember this time of year is about giving and spreading joy.  I read this a few days ago when I was feeling stressed and it instantly put things into perspective for me. I hope that it will help you out if the holidays have you feeling a little cray-cray too. If you are thinking, “I don’t have enough money to give,” bingo! Now, you know why you don’t have enough money. When you think you don’t have enough to give, start giving. As you demonstrate faith in giving the law of attraction must give you more to give. -Excerpt from The Secret How do you give back during the holidays? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  SHOP

Merry Christmas B.A.D. Girls!

Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating today!  My mom admiring her cooking skills preparing dinner for the family! Homemade Coquito! The best gifts are the ones we can’t put a price tag on or purchase at Bloomingdales. It’s those gifts that I appreciate more than anything. However, it’s just not Christmas without gift giving so here is a peek at some of my gifts! Wishing you all a  day filled with LOVE since it is the best gift after all! Don’t forget to take a second to count your blessings and not the number of gifts you receive. 🙂 xx Nicole

The 2012 Fashionista Holiday Gift Guide

So I am really excited to bring you B.A.D. Girls the 2012 Fashionista Gift Guide hosted by Laura of Blush and Bleakers, Kimberlee of I have a Degree In This! and myself! We all got together to bring you some of our favorite items from really awesome brands that we love and think will make kick ass gifts this holiday season for your loved ones (and yourself of course)! Make sure you click through the pages to check out all of the brands featured and the awesome discounts and special deals being offered! I was unable to post the actual guide with the click to buy option so you can click HERE to check it out too and shop directly from the pages. We hope this guide will help you pick out some great gifts for your beauty and fashion loving friends and fam. We are also hosting a TWITTER Party this Tuesday!! I hope you can join us!! Don’t forget to treat yourself too this holiday season! xx Nicole

Let’s Drink to That!

With a new year right around the corner its important to take the time to reflect on the past year and how you would like the new year to be different or better.  However, lets be real this is also a time to party and celebrate the year we had, right?   Let’s celebrate our lives!   I am also a big fan of getting ridiculously dressed up to ring in the new year even if you will be sitting on your couch when the ball drops. You lived thru this past year and you deserve to be fucking fabulous to celebrate that!   The smokey eye is a NYE staple for most gals, but I think I want to try this brown/gold eye this year!   Promise yourself that you will be better and BADder this year. You are going to make moves!   Most importantly express your gratitude for EVERYTHING that has happened this past year. Take the negatives and turn them into positives. Laugh at your mistakes. Celebrate your accomplishments. Enjoy being Beautiful you! …

Holiday Photo Diary

OPI “Love is a Racket” & OPI “Servin Up Sparkle” Christmas has come and gone and now the countdown for the new year is upon us! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend filled with good times, good food & good people (& some good gifts)! I was very blessed this year and am loving my new Marc Jacobs bag!  How was your holiday? Did you get any fab gifts? xo

Why It’s Okay to Be Single During The Holidays

The cold weather is approaching and holiday season is in full effect and many people refer to this time of year as “cuffing season”. Its the time when everyone wants a boo to cuddle up with on the cold winter nights. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no complaints about being with my boyfriend, but this post is for all my single girl readers! 5 Reasons to Enjoy Being Single for the Holidays: 1. Your bank account is BIGGER When you’re single  you don’t have to worry about picking out the perfect relationship-stage appropriate gift for your s/o, which means extra cash in your pocket! Cha-Chiiing! 2. Do what YOU want to do You don’t have to argue over where to spend the holidays. Pick and choose who you decide to spend QT with! 3. Holiday Party Hop! The holidays are an excuse to party and as a single gal you are free to attend as many as you like. Get your flirt on! 4. Less stress while trying to Impress The holidays can be a …