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.

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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.

DIY Minimal Wire Bracelet

A minimal statement piece? Yep, we’re making it a thing and we want you to make it your thing.

With only a few dollars, some of your mad creative skills and a bit of patience, you can create this cute and dainty minimal wire bracelet. Just imagine you wearing a black on black on black #OOTD with black shades, a pop of a red lip and this minimal bracelet. Fierce AF.

Here’s what you’ll need
– 5 ft of Wire (no thicker than 18 gauge)
– Pliers

P1100008P11000091. Create a triangular shape at one end of your wire, leaving about 2 inches excess.P11000142. Loop the excess around the longer side of the wire.

P11000173. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist to see how the bracelet fits and clamp down making a loop where you want the bracelet to end. You should leave another 2 inches of excess and cut off the rest.

P1100020P11000214. Repeat step 2 on the opposite end.

P11000245. Bend about half an inch from the end to create the hook.

P11000266. Mold the bracelet to fit your wrist and BAM – you’ve got some cute AF arm candy.

P1100027Caught the DIY bug? Get creative with these posts.

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EASY PEASY DIY: Typography print

It’s that time again. Time to be inspired and make some really creative shit because why not?

You don’t even need to be some pro designer for this creative DIY – just a few artsy bits and bobs and you’re good. You’re just about to become a professional typographer and you don’t even know it yet.


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HOW TO: Dress up for Halloween without dressing up

Boo! Get ready for scary movies, too much candy, partying in fancy dress and jumping in fright because Halloween is next week. Yep you read it right – next week!

Don’t worry if you haven’t got your costume all sorted because there are ways that you can dress up without ‘dressing up’. We’ve got a few ideas to cure your last-minute costume stress so you can have all the fun on Halloween.

So how do you dress up for Halloween without dressing up? It’s easy. You’ve probably got most of these items in your wardrobe or they’re easily accessible. Some of these looks are makeup heavy which, let’s face it, we all have access to because we’re guilty to having probably too much of a makeup collection.



Fashion got you all inspired? Peek at these posts!

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FASHION TALK FRIDAY: White Henna Tattoos

So there’s tattoos, there’s Henna tattoos and there’s flash tattoos. Mix them altogether and you get White Henna Tattoos.

You’ll see this trend popping up everywhere and we know exactly why. It’s because these Henna Tattoos are the bomb. We can safely say that they’re something different and they’re suitable for any occasion. They can be elegant or make you look bad ass. They’re perfect for a festival or even for a family brunch.

Do you love White Henna Tattoos as much as we do?


Our White Henna Tattoos are shaped in way way that you can wrap around your wrist, arm, ankle or leg, but don’t feel restricted to its shape! Let your creativity flow! Cut it up and make your own shapes, or rotate the whole tattoo for a long vertical tattoo. Have fun with the process and have even more fun showing off that sh**!


These White Henna Tattoos are definitely a statement accessory. Every person is different and have different preferences. Some people may want a simple and dainty design, and some people will go all out with these Henna Tattoos. Whatever your style, you’ll look hella cute sporting your Gold Soul Tattoos.


Just incase you can’t get enough of the White Henna Tattoos and you need to grow your temporary tattoo collection, Gold Soul have a bunch of Flash Tattoos and Body Gems that you can treat yourself to.

Wanna talk more Fashion Talk? Check out these blog posts.


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#WCW Jennaly Alexis Bounvilom

WOOOO! Happy hump days guys and girls! Guess who has a new girl crush? We do! And it’s none other than the stunning Jennaly Alexis Bounvilom! (IG: jennalyyy)

We’re crushin’ hard on Jennaly and her mad stylish aesthetic. Jennaly is a Youtuber and a creative Instagrammer whose profile we could spend hours on, just scrolling, liking and lusting over her dope wardrobe. Learn from her as she shows you how to style the latest trends, how to do your hair like a boss, and watch her as she gives you an insight into little snippets of her life. Subscribe to her on Youtube and give her a follow on Insta!

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Plaid Coat $42.80

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Mocha Marsh Backpack SOLD OUT

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White V-Neck Curve Dress $25.80

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Lala Mandala iPhone Case $9.80

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Mime Striped Crop Top $13.80

Deuces ✌

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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@%!


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


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