Ways To Energize The Ponytail

The classic ponytail. On any day of the week, it’s the perfect go-to hairstyle that can be done in seconds.

It’s perfect for the workplace, for school or for wearing around the house. It can be worn messy, or you can make it sleek and chic.

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If you’re ponytail is in need of some serious energizing, here are 3 ways that you can update the classic up-do.

ADD A BRAID | Whether you’re feeling a french braid or a fish tail, add one to the top half of your hair for an interesting twist to your ponytail.

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HAIR JEWELRY | Who knew? Be a trend-setter and accessorize your ponytail with cute AF hair jewelry. So dainty, unique and simple. Shop Hair Jewelry here!

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WRAP AROUND | It’ll take a sec! And it’ll add so much chic and minimalism to your up-do.

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CLAWS OUT: Gold Glitter Nail Base

You’ve got a gold soul with gold vibes, now let’s get you in gold nails.

These nails are such an quick and easy glam job, you can do these before an event, or if you’re just really feeling them gold vibes. We’re bringing you a bit of minimalism and a bit of sass today. Claws out, babe!

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What You’ll Need
– Nude nail color
– Gold Glitter nail varnish
– Top coat

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Start off with clean nails and add a base coat if you’d like.

Paint on two or three layers of your chosen nude nail color. You could leave your nail bare, too!

Once your nails are dry, grab your gold glitter nail varnish and carefully line the base of your nails towards your nail beds.

Wait for that to dry and finally add your top coat.

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NAIL THE LOOK: Tips to achieve salon nails

You either hate doing it, or you love it. Yep, it’s all about painting NAILS today and getting them claws on fleek.

Avoid easy chipping and weak nails for good! You don’t need to be a professional nail technician to achieve perfect salon nails – just add these few simple things into your nail routine and just like that, you’ll definitely see an improvement on your nail game!

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Shape your nails in a way that works for you. Make sure they’re functional for what you get up to during the day. If you work a lot with your hands, you don’t want to end up with broken nails!

Your nails need a good clean too! Before you start painting onto your nails, clean them beforehand. Soften the nails and give them a good scrub so that your varnish glides on with ease.

Push your nail varnish into your nail bed. Instead of painting in just one upwards motion, start in the middle of your nail and push the color towards your nail bed. Doing this will have you saying goodbye to streaks, and hello to even color.

Get yourself a really, really, really good top coat. Like, really good. It’s the last step in the routine, so it’s good to have a top coat that leaves your nails dry, in good condition and with little or no smudges.

When nails are dry, leave them in icy cold water. It dries and sets your nails even more and leaves absolutely no room for smudges or chips. Perfect nails always!

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4 beauty trends to leave behind in 2015!

If you’re a beauty buff, you know that trends come and go like no one’s business.

Yesterday contouring was all the rage, today it’s the lilac hair and tomorrow it’ll be baby hairs swirled ever-so-stylishly onto your face. It’s a fact: beauty trends are always changing and it’s hard to keep up with.

The bad news is that this blog today is all about reliving and (hopefully) laughing about the bad beauty trends that we shall never speak about again. The good news is that you don’t have to do the research – here are the 4 beauty trends that we’re definitely leaving behind!

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Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
It was funny while it lasted and, as we all saw more and more Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge fail videos it became one huge face palm. Bruised mouths and bleeding lips is not what we want to see! And let’s be real, your lips are already gorgeous, honey!

Glitter everything
And we mean everything. Sure, a bit of shimmer on the eyes is fabulous, or some glittery highlight is hella pretty, but once your makeup sparkles like a disco ball, we see a big no-no!

Bad ombré
Okay, dark to light hair has had its fair share of popularity. We’ll admit that ombré is gorgeous when done right, but we’ll kindly decline bad and unblended hair color.

Sharp and boxy brows
Eyebrows were all the rage in 2015 (and still are!). Some people got it right and some people got it wrong. Everyone has unique brows, but let’s say goodbye to overly drawn on brows!

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Beauty trends to look out for in 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVE BUGS!

We’re kicking off this beautiful year with some beauty trend predictions to look out for. We’re taking runway style and inspiring and challenging you to incorporate these trends into your own everyday style.

Tweak your style a little and try something new this year. Maybe a new hair style and cut? Or maybe treat yourself to some bold and bright lipsticks?

Here are the beauty trends to look out for in 2016.

Feeling blue
It’s all about applying some blue around your eyes, whether that be an eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, or maybe even a hint of glitter? Make your eyes pop!

Line it up
Winged eyeliner is so 2015. This year, experiment with unique ways that you can line your eyes. Go a little cray with the liner.

Dewy glow
Makeup artists have revealed that the dewy look is in. They want you to achieve the look that appears as if the person has been out all night dancing!

Off duty hair
Slick hair is out and day old effortlessly casual up-do’s are in. Don’t worry about the wind ruining your hair anymore, because that’s sorta the look we’re going for here!

Lip smack
A classic trend that will always be in style. Vibrant lip colors are in, so there’s an excuse to spend some dosh on more lipsticks!

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CHRISTMAS LIPSTICK LOOKBOOK

Happy Christmas Eve eve from the Gold Soul and Gold Vibez team.

Or if you don’t celebrate Christmas; we hope you’re having the best December 24th!

The holidays are for bringing out different makeup looks and experimenting with bold beauty techniques. So, go for that green lip, wear a little but more shimmer, paint your claws bright!

We know ya’ll love a good lipstick and everything beauty. We know that you’re all stylish babes and we always want you to be inspired!


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Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in #103 by Rimmel

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Wicked Lippie in Risque by NYX


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The Balm Lipstick in Amanda Kissmylips

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CHRISTMASIFY THE GREY LIP

So we hear that you’re obsessed with the grey lipped bae. Don’t worry – so are we.

Wearing a grey lip is a daring and bold makeup look that you can easily and casually wear because let’s be real, you can rock whatever you want without anyone’s judgement.

Christmas brings out everything that sparkles. Sparkly dresses, shimmery makeup and glittery decor. Now, you can Christmasify the beloved grey lip by adding a little bit of shimmer.greylip1

Simply apply your desired grey lip color as per usual. If you feel like you’ve searched every inch of the world to get your hands on a grey lip color, here’s one to check out, or you could use a grey eyeliner to fill in your lips!

Then, add your sparkle towards the middle of your lips. This can be achieved with a silver lipstick with a bit of shimmer, loose glitter or a clear gloss with some glitter chunks.

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