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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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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NAIL DETAIL: Wreath nail art

Time to ease into that good good festive spirit!

What better way to start feeling them Christmassy vibes than a festive mani? New nails give us life and we want you to feel the same way.

Here’s how to achieve festive and fashionable nails for the weeks of December.

What You’ll Need:
– Emerald Green Nail Varnish
– A light colored Nail Varnish (your choice)
– Small Nail Art brush
– Clear Top Coat

On fresh nails, apply 2 coats of your lighter Nail Varnish.

Choose a nail that you would like to draw the nail detail on and have some Emerald Green Nail color on your Nail Art Brush.

Using your Nail Art brush, paint on small dots in the outline of a circle.

On every dot, draw on small diagonal flicks. Then keep building up on flicks and stop whenever you’re happy with how it looks.

Paint on your top coat and ta-da! Done!

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

LIPSTICK LOOKBOOK: Dark Lips in Fall

Hey lovers! How are you warming up to the wonderful season of Fall?

Knowing us fashionista’s, you’ve probably already splurged on a whole brand new wardrobe for when the weather turns a little chillier. You can never have too many cute coats and badass denim bottoms, right? Right! We say treat yo’self to new shit!

So what about that lipstick collection of yours? Do you have the ultimate Fall lipstick collection to match your Fall mood?

IMG_6956Gold Soul Hooligan Sunnies $12.80 / MAC Lipstick in Yung Rapunxel / Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

IMG_6960Cross My Heart Sunnies / Gold Soul Gold Tribal Faux Septum $14.80 / Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in #048

IMG_6965Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Magnetic / Gold Soul Indigo Double Stone Choker $14.80 / Gold Soul Moon Stone Ring $8.80 / Gold Soul Midi Rings

IMG_6962Bloom Lipstick in Cutie Pie / Gold Soul Gold Tribal Faux Septum $14.80 / Gold Soul Valentine Twist Sunnies $13.80

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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!

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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.

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4 Beauty Brands That You Need To Know About

We know that you’re in love with fashion. We also know that you love beauty just as much, which is why we think that it’s important that you discover these 4 brands. So put on your girly cap and get ready to spend a bit too much on beauty and skincare products that are just too fab to not own.

1. Essence
Awesome quality, huge range, super affordable and frequent releases of new collections. What’s not to love? Essence was created in Germany and is now available in over 50 countries. Visit the Essence website here.

2. Nip + Fab
With the one and only Kylie Jenner being the face of Nip + Fab, you automatically feel obliged to try this skincare brand. A bit on the pricey side, the products are very unique and smell amazing! Visit the Nip + Fab website here.

3. Anatomicals
One of the most quirky and witty skincare brands that you’ll ever know. You just can’t resist hand wash with a name like ‘Silly Twits Ignore Their Mitts’ and a body cleanser called ‘Shower To The People’. Visit the Anatomicals website here.

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4. I Scream Nails
I don’t know if anyone’s told you lately, but nail art is so hot right now and that’s why you need I Scream Nails. This is an Australian based brand and unfortunately, they don’t ship Internationally YET. In the meantime, you can spend hours on their Instagram (trust me, you’ll be on there for hours). Visit the I Scream Nails website here.

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DIY GRADIENT NAILS

How are those pretty claws of yours? In need of some new unique and creative nail art inspiration? What about this simple and stylish gradient nail design?

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If you want a sure-fire conversation starter, all you need is 3 colors of varnish: Black, grey and white. And you’ll also need your fave Top Coat.

Starting off with clean nails, paint on one coat of black varnish to your thumb nails. Then one coat of grey on your middle finger, and one coat of white varnish on your pinky nail! Then go back and do your second coat.

Moving on to your index finger! On a scrap piece of paper, make a mixture of black and white varnish, making sure there’s more back in the mix. You should end up with a charcoal-like color. Paint that shiz on!

Make another color by mixing your white and grey varnish. Put in a little more grey than white. You should end up with a pale grey color, then paint it on to your ring finger!

Let it dry and finish off with your top coat!

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5 Makeup Essentials for an Office Job

For those glam girls having to sit at a desk from 9 to 5 every day, it’s the little things that can make your day a little bit more golden.

Whether you’ve been grindin’ you’re whole life or you’re an intern newbie, there are just some things that you must keep with you at your desk.You never know when a beauty emergency will happen, so have these essentials on standby and you’ll never find yourself in a sticky beauty situation!

tues-beautyofficeOil blotting sheets
We just hate catching a glimpse of our reflection and being mortified at how much oil our face has built up! And why didn’t anyone tell us we were walking around like this? Blotting sheets are a quick and easy way you can avoid constantly oily skin.

Lipstick
You never know when you need to get a little extra glammed up in a little amount of time. Just to be the extra prepared one in the office, bring a bullet of one of your favorite lippy’s.

Lip Balm
You don’t have to put up with annoying cracked lips! Simply put on a scrub at home and a lip balm for work. Have one sat on your desk because you’ll be re-applying that good stuff all day!

Hand Cream
This is a definite life saver, especially in colder weather… or if you’re constantly shaking hands with important people. When your hands are feeling a little worse for wear, rub in some of your favorite hand cream and voila! You’ve got the softest and nicest smelling hands in the office.

Deodorant & Perfume
Speaking of smells, keep your deodorant and/or perfume in your handbag. When you’re experiencing a B.O. emergency, quickly pop to the bathroom and spritz on your favorite scent. Too easy!

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