All posts tagged: How to be a B.A.D. Girl

3 Ways To Speak Your Desires Into Existence

Turn your desires into reality by practicing this one important habit.

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Update! A Year For Changes & Happiness

Hey B.A.D. Girls! Wow! I really had to dust off the cobwebs on my WordPress account. They have made a ton of changes since I posted last year. Yikes! I’ve been MIA from not only the blog but real life too. I made the decision to make 2015 more about ME. I needed to take a time out and really focus on what I could do to feel good about myself and where I am at in life at the moment. So I’ve decided to make changes and I thought I would share some of them with you all. 1. Hair. I chopped it short last September and then decided to add in some color. So I went with purple over my usual caramel/blonde highlight color. I’ve always been a plain jane when it comes to my hair so it being purple makes me so damn happy. 2. Travel. I always say I want to see the world, but then it never happens. This year I am finally crossing off a travel destination from my …

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 …

{Lookbook} MyTee B.A.D. Clothing Presents: Live Free Stay Young

My first official lookbook for MyTee B.A.D. Clothing is here and I am excited to share it with you all! The ‘Live Free Stay Young‘  lookbook is all about enjoying life, being fearless, being present and living in the moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in negativity and the everyday hustle, but we have to remember that life is good and it’s up to us to make the best of it. I can’t tell you how many people and more specifically elderly people have commented on my “Live Free Stay Young” tee. They told me that I was spot on. That living life freely, meaning doing and being true to your authentic self is the best way to lead a happy and fulfilling life. So follow your dreams and do what makes you happy. It’s the secret to staying young. 😉 How do you live free? xoxo Nicole P.S. Thank you to the amazing team who helped make this lookbook a success!! Lookbook Credits: Models: Valery Chavez & Jacqueline Selesky Photography & Styling: Nicole Colon Photo …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: How to Be Authentically YOU

So, who are you, really? I’m not talking about the persona who has been created via social media. I want to know who you are when the world isn’t watching. I am talking about the authentic you who was there before the experiences of life (and Instagram) started shifting things for you. It is our personal responsibility to find that person and open her up to the world so that she can be reconnected with who you present to the world everyday. That is when the magic happens and lasting success starts making its way into your life. Here are my tips for living authentically: 1. Disconnect. Skip the social media feeds every once in a while. It will allow you to focus on yourself and not what everybody else is doing. 2. Alone Time. Spend some quality time getting to know who you are at this time of your life. Are you happy? 3. Do More Happy.  Make an effort to do more things that genuinely make you feel good. Who cares if its …

HUSTLE.

Please excuse my absence while I have been on my hustle trying to get my mind right. I’ve been in a weird space the past few weeks and I am happy to be making some changes to help facilitate inspiration and positivity. Things have not been easy since I ventured out on my own, but I am determined to make it work. I am currently in the process of giving my office space a makeover and I FINALLY got a functioning laptop (thanks babe!). So I will have some new posts for you starting this week! Hope you have all been doing amaze! XOXO Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

Make Yourself Happy This Summer

If you’re still in school, or even if you’ve graduated, everyone remembers being motivated at the start of the summer to reinvent themselves by the time classes start up again. Even if school has long since passed for you, it’s never too late to set new goals towards bettering yourself. A lot of people try to go for looks to make a more noticeable change. But this year, try something new. Instead of focusing on your appearance, dedicate the season to making yourself happy. Whether you’re in a relationship or you’re single, learning to be self-sufficient (and happy doing so!) is one of the best attributes you can gain. Volunteer One of the quickest ways to make yourself feel good is to help do good for others. You’ll feel proud of yourself for doing something to help your community, which can give you a more positive outlook on your life. The most important thing to consider when volunteering is that you’re putting your time towards something that you’re truly passionate about. That way, you’ll be …

The REAL Reason Why You Aren’t Happy

It’s virtually impossible to be happy when all you do is focus on the negative aspects of your life. Every time you speak, tweet, THINK negative things and more importantly allow these thoughts to effect how you feel you are attracting more of the same.  So keep talking about your stressful job, lazy s/o, and lack of funds if that’s the life you want to continue experiencing. Do you really want to be happy? Start focusing on feeling good and putting your mind to focus on the things that you do want. Stop complaining to everyone about your problems and instead make a conscious effort to really focus on your blessings and all of the amazing things you desire that will essentially make you feel happy. Make a Pinterest board if you have to, but do something that will allow you to put your energy towards positive thoughts. Like the quote above says, happiness is a habit which means we need to develop it over time.  How your life turns out is on you so make …