All posts tagged: Ouidad

NYFW: Backstage at the Tracy Reese Fall 2014 Runway Show

I had the pleasure of covering the backstage action before the Tracy Reese Fall 2014 Runway show during New York Fashion Week and it was such a cool experience! These are some of the behind the scenes photos I snapped with make up by Mally Beauty, Hair by Ouidad and nails by Sally Hansen. The hair for the show was to look natural and textured almost  as if you didn’t style it at all. There were 5 different makeup looks with “Exuberant” being my favorite because I loved the gold metallic glitter flakes that were sprinkled on the cheeks. It looked so pretty! I also loved the “Melancholy” look with a watercolor effect on the eyes using soft pinks, blues,  peach, navy and beige. The Tracy Reese Fall 2014 collection draws inspiration from juxtapositions, playing the loud and ecstatic against the pragmatic and quietly complex to create classically modern silhouettes in commanding cloths. The collection takes an intimate look at self-expression, intermixing utility pieces with unique elements that provide pops of personality and spirit. ~ …

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 Beauty: My Current Beauty Product Obsessions {Video}

I find myself getting a lot more into beauty and make up lately and I want to share with you girls some products I am really loving! I made a video review and unfortunately my voice came out  low, but feel free to check it out anyway and please subscribe to my channel! Ouidad Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel Cream, $24 This is my absolute favorite product from the Ouidad line and its the only product I use to style my curly hair now. It helps prevent frizz and has great hold. No hairspray needed with this baby! Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream, $15.99 Love this product for days I want coverage without having to get done up. Its lightweight and smells yummy! Maybelline FIT Me! Shine Free Foundation Stick, $8 I currently use this as my everyday go to foundation. It is easy to apply, gives me nice coverage and helps keep me shine free! Beauty Blender Sponge, $19.99 I am a bit late on this product, but I am SO happy I …

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!

Photo Diary: Watch The Throne

  I went to see Jay-Z and Kanye on saturday night after my visit to the Ouidad salon in Manhattan. My curls came out pretty poppin, which they haven’t been in a LONG time. My hair so curly, that shit cray! (Ill be posting a full review on Ouidad soon!) The concert was so dope! Jay-Z  is still the man and Kanye was the man…in a skirt! He def had on a leather skirt over leather leggings. Peep the last pic and tell me what you see?? They did all their hits off the new album Watch the Thrown and of course individual sets too. They made sure to leave us all wishing we were in Paris, ballin so hard… Anyone else seen the show? Or going to be seeing it? xx

Exciting News!

Hey BAD Girls! I am so excited to share with you that I will be guest blogging  for OUIDAD, the curl experts! They specialize in hair products for the curly girls of the world and I am really looking forward to sharing with you my experiences as I try out their fabulous products! They very generously sent me the entire product line to try! There are so so many goodies, I don’t know what to use first! How cute is the tote bag?! Thank you, Ouidad! I am their guest blogger for the month of November and I will be posting  once a week over on their company blog about my experience with Ouidad products and of course my BAD Girl style posts too! So please keep an eye out for my guests post and make sure to come check them out! Also Ouidad is donating $1 to breast cancer research for every new Facebook fan they receive in the month of October through their “Curls for a Cure” campaign. So be sure to go give a “like” for a good …