In order to qualify as a bad chick, a woman must first have the basics in order. These 5 essential beauty basics are the fundamental starting points to ensure your beauty game is AND stays on point for years to come. 

SKIN

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We all know the saying “Black Don’t Crack”, but without a healthy skin care regimen you’re destined to have skin issues as you age! Simple beauty rules like taking your make-up off before bed and daily moisturizing with SPF15 or SPF30 will save you from imminent crows feet and wrinkles in the future!

skin

If a light beat and a flawless contour is necessary to make you feel like a BAD B@*#$! … We vote to keep it all natural and BASIC!

HAIR

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Do those three bundles of 18, 20 and 22 inches of Brazilian body wave make you feel like you can conquer the world? Great…enjoy! But when you take that weave down, a healthy head of hair trumps every feeling you’ve ever felt after a fresh sew-in.

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Get back to basics and take care of your natural hair before you treat yourself to the beauty of extensions! Healthy hair is basic, period.

TEETH

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We’ve seen a lot of “bad” chicks with a tragic grill. Rocking a handbag that cost you a couple grand and a hot pair of expensive heels is all in vain when you have a serious case of yuck mouth

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As a child you’re taught the basics… brush your teeth. Floss! Go to the dentist. Maintaining your dental health is the best most basic gift you can give yourself.

NAILS & FEET

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You don’t have to rock a full set of stiletto nails (even though they are super cute) to make a statement! Yeah it’s trendy but a set of healthy natural nails with a bomb manicure speaks volumes too!

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Take care of your nails and feet but keep it basic. Use lotions and creams on your hands and feet that contains sun block and make sure your nails are always clean and neatly trimmed

BODY

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Waist trainers, butt pads and miracle teas really got some us thinking we poppin!?!? A word to the wise… DON’T DO IT! RECONSIDER! As hard as it is creating a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating and exercise is the only guaranteed way to feel absolutely amazing!

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Regardless of your body type or weight, being healthy and feeling confident are the basics to being a bad chick!

 Who knew being basic could be such a beautiful thing? Ya’ll better get into it! #formation

Written By: Tiffany N.

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