All posts tagged: make up

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: 3D Makeup Printer, Handwriting and the Dangers of Sitting

Hey B.A.D. Girls,  I can’t believe Memorial Day Weekend is here already! I’ve got a lot planned and plenty of fun awaits! I am also hosting a MDW SALE on my site for my fashion brand  MyTee B.A.D. where you can score 25%  off all weekend long so stop by and treat yourself! 😉 Here are this weeks links I am loving: Beautiful: Grace Choi, a Harvard grad is setting out to change the beauty industry by allowing you to print your own makeup at home. Yes, I wrote the word print! She invented a 3D printer that pretty much lets you create lipstick or eyeshadow in any color you can find on the web! Say what?! Check it out for yourself here! (via Huffpost) Authentic: I love handwriting things especially to do lists, thank you notes, letters, ideas etc. and this blog post from Mattieologie shares helpful tips on getting yourself organized to be more productive by writing things down. (via Mattieoglogie)  Determined: This article talks about the deadly dangers of sitting for extended periods of …

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 Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Beauty Addict Gift Ideas

I’m back with my second gift guide for this year (1st one here) and it is for the beauty lovers on your holiday shopping list! I love shopping for beauty items and they really do make the best gifts. Am I the only one who buys something because the packaging is so cute? Here are some of my top beauty items that I think will make kick-ass gifts!  The beauty blender will make a perfect gift for any female on your list ($39.95) Lime Crime makes the most pigmented lipsticks in the. best. colors. ($18) Ouidad’s Gift Sets have everything you need to be curl ready on the go ($27) A palette with the best shadow shades for everyday ($27) 12 mini nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann ($78) The cutest freakin’ perfume bottle: Dot by Marc Jacobs ($92) I’m dying for a Clarisonic brush and this kit is awesome! ($150) For those who like all natural  products this duo by Ole Herickson is great! ($10) A kit with samples of ALL of Benefit’s best sellers ($36) Sephora is hosting Cyber Week with …

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Makeup Tricks, Being an Introvert and My New Shero Malala Yousafzai

Hey B.A.D. Girls! I hope you all had a kick-ass week! Here are the latest links I am loving! 10 really helpful makeup tips/tricks they teach you at Beauty School via Beauty Riot This was an interesting read: 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert via Huffington Post Malala Yousafzai is 16 years old who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2009 for being an advocate of the right for girls to attend school in Pakistan.  She is my new Shero and I will always think of her bravery when ever I feel fear. Here is a clip from her 20/20 special that I saw on Friday. She is so freakin’ inspiring. Isn’t Malala a total B.A.D. Girl?! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  SHOP

Bling It On! With Hpnotiq: Submit Your Glam Makeup looks to Win Prizes!

Hey B.A.D. Girls! I am back with phase 3 of Hpnotiq’s GLAM LOUDER contest and sweepstakes! This round is for all of you beauty and makeup addicts! Woop! Love glam makeup? From now until July 14th 2013, Hpnotiq wants you to show them how you GLAM LOUDER by submitting photos of  your glammest makeup look. Entries can be pictures you snap yourself or images you find online. So easy! image via Here is a photo of a glam makeup look that I really love! I am very simple when it comes to my daily makeup routine, but when it’s time to GLAM LOUDER  I really enjoy bold brows, dramatic eyeliner and a fierce lip color! The Prizes! $1,200 gift card to Sephora or Ulta A handbag of your choice up to $1,000 AND A chance to win the grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with Khloe Kardashian in Los Angeles! The grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq …

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

B.A.D. Girl Beauty Tip For Oily Skin

I suffer from oily a$$ skin and have realized that gel products work way better for my skin so I am happy to share with you my new favorites. Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel: This gel is awesome it has a really nice cooling effect and leaves my skin feeling soft with minimal shine after applying. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel: This stuff has changed my life! Its a velvety smooth gel that instantly mattes my skin and keeps me shine free for hours! I’ve been able to make it through a work day with a shine free forehead. No lie! So this weeks tip: Try a GEL product! Have any of you ever tried these products? What do you use for shine control? Both products can be found at Sephora  xx Nicole 

Meet My New BFF Anastasia. She Is From Beverly Hills!

The team over at Anastasia of Beverly Hills sent me the Beauty Express Brow Kit in Brunette to try out and I am finally posting my product review!  The cool thing about this kit is it comes with stencils to help you achieve your ideal brow shape. It’s cool to change up your brows and have some fun with your look. I LOVE the full arch stencil for when my brows start to grow back in and get a lil crazy looking. It’s a life saver! The brow brush is also clutch in helping create nice lines for shaping your brows.  My only complaint is that I am a girl on the go and I need something smaller and easier to carry around, but I love it regardless!  Thank you for the kit ABH!  Do you fill in your eyebrows? What products do you use? More about Anastasia of Beverly Hills HERE

What’s in your makeup bag?

I love seeing what goodies my friends have in their cosmetic bags, don’t you?! There are so many great products out there and it’s impossible to try them all so recommendations are always helpful. Here is a sneak peak into my every day makeup bag! Click the links below to SHOP my Makeup bag!  1. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC37 2. M.A.C Oil Control Lotion 3. Too Faced ‘Glamour to Go’ Eye Shadow Palette 4. M.A.C Foundation Brush #188  5. Drug Store Shadow Smudger Brush  6. M.A.C Eye Brow Crayon in Lingering  7. Unbranded Eye Lash Curler  8. M.A.C Haute & Naughty 2-in-1 Lash Mascara 9. Too Faced Flatbuki Brush 10. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer 11. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets 12. Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm  13. Benefit The Pore-fessional  14. Bare Minerals Blush in ‘Glee’ 15. Smashbox Bronzer in ‘Suntan Matte’ Let me know if you have any questions!  What is your favorite cosmetic you can’t live without right now?

Win a trip to Los Angeles to get a makeover with Anastasia of Beverly Hills!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills is releasing a limited edition California cool “Wish You Were Here!” make-up kit and to celebrate they are hosting a fabulous contest! One lucky winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles, a two-night stay at a Los Angeles hotel, a brow appointment with Anastasia herself, a hair and make-up makeover featuring the ‘Wish You Were Here!’ kit at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon, and a photo shoot with the ABH team! This beach inspired kit is available exclusively at Sephora Stores and it features the limited edition Pacific Coast Illumin8 Shadow Palette, HydraFull Gloss in Guava, and Clear Brow Gel to give you the perfect Cali girl look. I’m diggin it! Here’s all you need to do to Enter: Take a postcard-worthy photo of yourself in front of your favorite local landmark! Make a new post of the picture on Facebook and tag Anastasia of Beverly Hills ( in the photo to enter. You need to first LIKE the page on Facebook in order to tag us. Or email your …