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!

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.25.36 pm

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

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.25.00 pm

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.25.23 pm

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.

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.55.30 pm

Get your claws out. Check out these posts.

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

#vibewithgoldsoul

Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
Follow her at Words By Femme.

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!


IMG_7120
Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in #103 by Rimmel

IMG_7112
Wicked Lippie in Risque by NYX


IMG_7117
The Balm Lipstick in Amanda Kissmylips

Loved this? More Lipstick Lookbooks here.

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
Follow her at Words By Femme.

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.

Looking for lipstick inspiraion? Check these out.

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil. She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia. Follow her at Words By Femme.

TAKE THE PERFECT FLAT LAY PIC

So you just owned the Thanksgiving spread, now take the best snap of it to store in your good memories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are a few tips on how to take a reeeeaall good flat lay pic.

TIP #1 Considering the background is as important as the items that you’re photographing. Try to find a clean and/or consistent background.

IMG_7084TIP #2 Lighting is what makes or breaks any photo, really. Try to get natural lighting from a window. Direct light may be too harsh and artificial light might make your photos have a yellow tinge.

TIP #3 Just because they’re called flat lays, they don’t always have to be photographed as flat objects. Try taking photos at different angles and don’t be afraid to move the camera closer to the items.

IMG_7076TIP #4 Play around with re-arranging and re-ordering the items in your flat lay. They don’t have to be neatly put together! They can also run off the frame!

IMG_7078TIP #5 Try letting the items in your flat lay interact within the photo. It can be as simple as taking the lids off your cosmetics to show the product, or maybe getting someone to interact with some of the food that your snapping!

TIP #6 Never over-edit the photo! A little increase of the brightness might just do the trick.

Looking for more tips and tricks? Take note here.

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil. She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia. Follow her at Words By Femme.

4 Basic Beauty Lessons To Learn

These days, we get a lot of really useful beauty tips from really talented people. In an instant, we can learn how to line our lips properly, how to get our eyebrows on fleek, how to contour and highlight like a pro, and even a little special effects makeup. Bottom line is – we can learn some pretty cool beauty lessons these days.

But what about those really simple makeup lessons that we could all benefit from? We’ve got you. Here are some makeup lessons that we want to pass on from a sister to another! Enjoy and happy makeup-ing!

tues-beautylessons

Wear a Nude Lip that suits you, not what what suits other people.
We know just how much you want to go out and splurge on all the high end nude lip colors that your favorite celebrities wear, but this is something to avoid! Lipsticks are something you need to shop around for! Make sure you do a lot of swatches because everyone’s complexion is different, and different lip colors match different people. Before you go out and buy that YSL Nude color, head in-store and swatch it on your skin before you spend all that money. You might hate the product on your skin, but you might just fall in love – you never know.

Blend, then blend some more.
It’s in the girl bible to always blend when it comes to applying makeup. It’s still a little cringe-worthy when makeup is visibly un-blended and you just wanna help a girl out! When applying makeup onto that beautiful face of yours, whether it’s eyeshadow or foundation, blend in circular motions. You can also try out blending sponges if you’re feeling a little more creative.

A little lippy goes a long way.
Whether it’s your fiercest dark lip, your brightest pink or a some gloss, a little lip love makes you look a little more ‘put together’, especially on your off-duty days when makeup is just not necessary.

Don’t do your makeup in bad light.
If there was one beauty lesson that everybody should learn from the very first day makeup touches their face, it’s that they should never, ever do a full face of makeup in bad light. Bad light is basically anything too dark or even too bright. To achieve good light, sit by the window and try to let the natural light hit your face while you do your makeup. This helps you to get a flawlessly made up face every time.

Sucker for all things Beauty? Check out these posts.

wbf sign off2

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Follow the Blogger – Alissa from Words By Femme

15 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date A Blogger

We’re perfectionists and need everything to be “Pinterest-worthy.” We spend way too much time on our computers and on Social Media, we’re undateable, but hey – we stylish as F@%!

THURbloggerPROMO

So you fancy a Blogger? See if you can keep up with them and these 15 things that makes them utterly undateable.

  1. They’re always planning for the future
  2. Their main concern is always the lighting
  3. When eating out, they need at least 13 photos of their food before they eat it
  4. They’ll eventually need a dedicated space for products they’ve been “meaning to blog about”
  5. They’ll want to try a million new recipe or DIY project every weekend
  6. Explaining what they do for a living to people over the age of 30 is frustrating
  7. Social Media needs to know before you do
  8. You’ll become their photographer for OOTD’s
  9. and they’ll rely on you to capture some cute candid shots
  10. They’ll make reference to other Bloggers as if you know who they are
  11. They’ll spend way too much money on beauty products that other Bloggers rave about
  12. and they’ll spend way too much on clothes that they saw on people at Fashion Week
  13. Get ready to be criticised on your choice of clothing
  14. Snapping the perfect flatlay is an essential part of every day
  15. Kissing becomes a problem because there are just too many rad lipsticks that they wear

 

Loved this? Read more lists like this here!

wbf sign off2

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Follow the Blogger – Alissa from Words By Femme

DIY CONFETTI NAILS

Time to make the most out of the sunshine and summertime that we have left in 2015!

What better way to transition them sun-kissed days to cold and cosy days in than changing up your wardrobe and beauty products? And girls, while you’re at it, treat yourself to one last Summer manicure. Get a color on them claws that remind you of the Summer that you’ve just had! Bring some color into this autumnal season!

Or, if you’d rather do it yourself, we’ve got a bubbly nail art design that is simple and will make your nails pop in the Fall.

+++

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
– White Nail Varnish
– 2 different colored Nail Varnishes of your choice
– Top Coat

IMG_6663

On clean nails, paint on 2 coats of White Nail Varnish.

IMG_6664

Take your first chosen color and begin to paint small dots with the tip of the brush. Make sure the dots are more dense towards the tip of your nails. Once that has dried, do the same with your second nail varnish color. Overlapping the dots is encouraged!

IMG_6666

Dry it out and finally add your top coat. Voila, you’ve got confetti nails.

IMG_6668

For more Nail Art DIY blog posts, take a look at these!

 

wbf sign off2

| SOCIAL MEDIA |
Shop at Gold Soul LA here!
Follow us on Instagram: @_goldsoul_

Follow the Blogger – Alissa from Words By Femme