How To Smile At Life

We totally get that some days are nothing but shitty. We all get days that drag on and we agree wholeheartedly that it sucks.

Each of us are given a life to live the best way we can. It’s time to finally realize that we need to seize each day and smile more at life!

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Keep trying new things. Engage in new activities, go and explore new places, eat a meal at a new restaurant, take a new route home. Do something out of the norm and maybe a little out of your comfort zone.

Embrace your weird. Every one has something weird about them. Some are weirder than others, but we need to understand that it’s our weird that makes us unique!

Find your happy place. Whether that’s literally a place that you go to feel peaceful, or maybe it’s resting your head on someones chest, or even just a playlist of songs that make you smile.

Accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. Be that person who is always determined; the person who can walk the walk. Accomplish that thing and you have the power to inspire others.

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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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7 things everyone needs to remember at all times

In this day and age, it’s easy to let life pass you by. It’s easy to be caught up in the next thing that needs to be done that we don’t stop to be in the moment.

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So here’s your moment to pause life’s chaos for a few minutes and remember these seven things!

1. Drink more water
You already know that it’s super good for you! Drinking enough water has so many benefits like giving you healthy skin, gets rid of body toxins, boosts your energy, fights infection and more. Go and have a glass of chilled water right now!

2. Sleeping is good for you
Isn’t it just the best news you’ve heard in a while? Who knew taking naps would be so rewarding?

3. Your life doesn’t have to be documented on social media
Remember that you don’t have to update every one of your social media platforms. Instead of taking out your phone so often to update your status or to add to your Snapchat story, take in experiences and enjoy moments.

4. Being single doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you
It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. Remember that you’re just as brave, driven and fabulous. Own it, babe.

5. A lot can happen within the space of 10 minutes
Change is bound to happen, and it can happen in a small amount of time. So when you feel as if nothing is going your way, keep your head up and know that it can change within a few minutes.

6. It’s okay to cry every once in a while.
Let down your guard every once in a while because festering negative energy is bad news.

7. Hard work pays off
It’s all about having a goal to work towards. Have that incentive to work hard and to reach that goal of yours, and you’ll find out that hard work really does pay off.

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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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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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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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Things you should say goodbye to before 2016 | PART 2

Good morning to the final beautiful morning of 2015!

As the year comes to an end, we want to help you say goodbye to the things that you’d rather leave behind with the past year. We’re all for letting go, cleansing the soul and moving forward.

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You’ve stumbled upon part two; you can read part one here x

Saying “no” to opportunities too often
Say goodbye to overthinking situations and letting yourself talk yourself out of opportunities. Just say “yes” and see what amazing things you could get up to.

Ungratefulness
Say goodbye to taking life for granted. Don’t complain as much and appreciate what you have, the people, the love and the support that you’re surrounded by. Go tell someone how much you love them!

Not ‘having time’ for important things
Say goodbye to not putting what’s important first. Get your priorities right and put more effort in to make time for the important things.

Being afraid
Say goodbye to the fear that you’ve built up. Whether it’s being afraid of letting someone fully in to your life, or if it’s your fear of spiders – work on it and ultimately tell yourself that you actually can conquer anything.

Cleanse your soul for the new year. Click here for Part 1.

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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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Things you should say goodbye to before 2016 | PART 1

You’ve heard of New Year resolutions and for the most part, people never stick to them.

Instead, why not start fresh this week leading up to the new year by saying see ya later to the negativity in your life. Today and Thursday, Gold Vibez will be preparing your mind, body and soul for 2016 by letting go of the unwanted baggage you’ve maybe built up over this year.

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Get ready to greet the new year with an open heart and an open mind by saying goodbye to these things.

Thinking negatively about others
Say goodbye to negative thinking about people. It’s so easy to judge a book by its cover, so focus on steering away from that state of mind. Turn it around and think positively. More empowerment!

Poisonous people
Say goodbye to people who bring a whole lot of negativity into your life. You don’t need an excuse to walk away from relationships like these. It’s okay to be in control of who you let in to your life.

Body “standards”
Say goodbye to the pressure of reaching the “perfect body”. Set your own body goals and make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Remember babe, you’re already beautiful.

Thinking the worst in situations
Say goodbye to being a pessimist. It’s not a healthy thing to always expect the worst all the time, so stick to being more of an optimist in the new year.

Watch this space. Part 2 coming soon.

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She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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LOOK FORWARD TO: The Winter Morning Commute

It’s important to kick off your day in a positive mood.

There’s no need to dread those cold and early morning starts to your day. It’s time to make your mornings something to look forward to.

How? Here are a few little things that we suggest you include in your Winter morning commute.

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 3.01.19 pmGrab yourself a warm Coffee to-go
There’s something so comforting about having a warm coffee cup in your hands. Every sip warms you up and warms the soul!

Listen to some chill new music
The winter morning commute gives you the perfect opportunity to discover new music. Who knows… maybe you’ll find a new favorite song to play on repeat?

Swap your phone scrolling with a book
Avoid reading on your phone screen so early in the morning. Your eyes won’t appreciate it and they’ll feel sore by the end of the day. Pick up a book instead and get lost in a story.

Bring out your favorite Winter accessories
Winter means winter fashion. It’s showing off the perfect coat that you’ve been dying to wear, it’s keeping your head warm with a beanie, it’s wrapping yourself in a scarf to keep cosy!

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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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Queen Bey quotes to live by

Everyone has a major crush on her and if you say you don’t – you’re lying.

She is the Queen and not only is she talented, but she’s incredibly insightful which is why she inspired so many guys and girls around the globe. Here are some of the many quotes from Bey that we can easily turn into our life mantra’s.

“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”

“I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”

“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. “

“It’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

“Put on your sexy dress and move on.”

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