All posts tagged: tips

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 Tip: Take a Risk

I know firsthand how scary it is to take risks and do something that is out of our comfort zone. I left a comfortable job in the fashion industry that I was pretty damn good at to start my own business. The hardest part wasn’t leaving the job, but rather  leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck. However,  I knew in my heart that if I didn’t leave when I did I probably wouldn’t ever do it. If you have confidence in yourself then being afraid to take a risk shouldn’t be an issue. When you believe in something with your whole heart you can make it your reality. If you want something you have never had before then you have to do something you have never done. Be someone who chooses to live freely. Be B.A.D.! What risk have you taken? xoxo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Do More of What Makes You Happy

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about how I am on a mission to do more of what makes me happy this year and less of the crap I don’t want to do. I truly believe that I am summoning more happiness into my life by simply doing me without any fear. Time is flying by and I wont be any younger than I am right now so I want to enjoy this life of mine! Start saying “YES” to things you want instead of hesitating. That hesitation is what messes you up. If you feel good about your decision you won’t regret making it. I’ve said yes to an EDM festival, a 5k run, a summer concert, a road trip and other things like having a weekend to myself, eating extra dessert and reading an actual book! So come on, let’s do more happy together! What is something you are doing that makes you happy? xoxo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Fitness Tip: Enjoy The Process

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Enjoy The Process A work out is just as much mental as it is a physical process. You have to train your brain to like it. If you dread your workout you are going to dread how long it takes you to see the results you want. Like attracts like. So start feeling good about your workout and your body will start to look good too.  Try new things until you find an activity that you actually enjoy doing. Celebrate every last squat. Enjoy the process and you will achieve your goal sooner. How do you enjoy working out? xoxo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Summer Bucket List, Food Hacks & Giveaway Winner Announced

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week! I have been anxious for my new tee designs to get back to me from my printers but its looking more like next week so stay tuned! This weekend I will be taking a quick trip to Maryland with my fam and it should be fun! I hope you guys enjoy yourselves! Here are this weeks Links I am Loving:  Beautiful: Did you know you can get rid of blotchy red skin by sucking on an ice cube?! Me neither and now I have a new beauty hack! (via Fashionista) Authentic: I am all about saying “YES” to any and everything that I want to do this year (and hopefully forever!) as a way to get out and LIVE more! This list of 34 things every New Yorker should do this summer has me so ready for the season! (via Business Insider) Determined: I love food and I love that this list of 21 food hacks makes enjoying delicious things even easier! (via The Meta …

B.A.D. Girl Style: Weekend Casual

I would be lying if I didn’t say that this is probably my everyday uniform. My personal style revolves around being comfortable. I live in a tee, jeans and comfy shoes.  I love to add unique elements and touches to make my outfits my own because being comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, right? I took these photos while exploring Brooklyn, NY after visiting with my screen printer. My boyfriend and I were really digging the vibe and are definitely going to look into BK when we begin our apartment hunt later this year! That same day we also made a quick trip up to the Riverdale section of the Bronx to visit his grandmother and fell in love with the scenery. It was a gorgeous day out and we were literally staring at the Hudson River. I just love New York! P.S. Thanks to all who entered my giveaway! Winner will be announced on Friday!! What is your weekend style? XOXO Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Dream Chasing, Champagne and Wasting Time

Hi Loves, I hope you all are having a great week! I am really happy because I received notification that my trademark application with the USTPO has been approved and is in its final stages! This means I will be the official registered trademark owner of ‘B.A.D. Beautiful, Authentic & Determined’ very soon! I always knew in the back of my mind that I needed to protect myself, but if I am being honest it wasn’t until I found myself dealing with my FIRST infringement issue that I kicked it into high gear and dropped a huge chunk of money to protect what I have worked so hard to create. It’s something that I highly recommend to anyone with a unique idea, name or brand and are looking to really invest in it for the long haul. If you need help or have questions about the trademark filing process you can always reach out to me! Here are this weeks links I am loving: Beautiful: I love hearing/reading peoples success stories because it motivates and inspires me to …

B.A.D. Girl Trend: Snake Print as a Neutral

Stella McCartney Swim Suit | Zara Flats | Jason Wu Top | H&M Slip-ons | EVLEO Pants | Tory Burch Handbag | DVF Heels | Leopard print has always been my go-to for many years . However, snake print is really catching my eye lately and I think it is going to be my new obsession for the season. I like to work prints like leopard or snake into my outfits by looking at them as a neutral piece that can be paired with almost anything. If you stick to a natural, grey or black color with your snake print the item will be much more versatile.  Its fun to take a simple outfit like jeans and a tee and then throw on snake print shoes or a bag to take your look from casual to casual-chic. My one “rule” that I stick to with prints is that I don’t double up on it, which means I wont rock snake print shoes and a snake print bag at the same time. Its way too matchy-matchy for me. What’s your favorite print for Spring? XOXO …

True Love Tuesday: Add Some Distance in Your Relationship

I have been in a somewhat long distance relationship for the past 6 years with my boyfriend living a little over an hour away. I know this is nothing compared to other long distance relationships, but it definitely still makes things a bit difficult. However, over time I have realized that the distance between us has helped to strengthen our relationship by improving our communication and trust with one another. This past weekend I went on a girls trip with my sorority sisters and put way more than an hour in between us. I can’t put it into exact words, but being so far away from your s/o that you see regularly definitely sparks feelings of appreciation for not only your relationship, but your partner as well. It can help to rejuvenate your relationship especially those of us in long term ones. I definitely recommend adding some miles in between you and your s/o to see how it makes you feel about one another. And if a trip isn’t something you can do right now then add some …

{Video} B.A.D. Girl March 2014 Beauty Favorites

Every time I work on a new favorites post I get so excited to share with you all the goodies I have been using and one of them is so good I had to feature it again this month! It is a legit miracle product. Check out my video for full reviews and my thoughts on these products! Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 1. Bath & Bodyworks SLEEP Pillow Spray in Lavender Chamomile, $10.00 2. Bath & Bodyworks SLEEP Body Cream in Lavender Chamomile, $15.00 3. Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer, $48.00 4. NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep Tan, $9.00 5. One Love Organics ‘Brand New Day’ Microderma Mask, $12.00 6. NYX Butter Lipsticks in Sugar Wafer & Little Susie, $6.00 7. NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium, $9.75 What new products have you tried? Share with me in the comments section below! ♥ P.S. Please Subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop