THE cutest Tassel Garland DIY

Channel your inner interior decorator and get your tassel on. Wow your friends and fam with a simple and easy tassel garland made with a few simple things from the dollar store and your hot little hands. Yep – you’re about to do the cutest DIY that you’ll ever do. Ever. So put your artsy cap on and get tassel…ling? Tasselified?



– 2 or 3 colors of tissue paper (your choice)
– Scissors
– Some string



Take a sheet of your tissue paper and fold it in half, then cut that in half.


You should have 2 sheets of folded paper. Lay it down on a flat surface and begin to cut thin strips using your scissors, not cutting all the way up – leave about an inch.

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Unfold the tissue paper and you should have a fringe detail on either side and an un-cut middle.

Roll the un-cut section of the tissue paper as shown in the photo below.


Then, twist that into a little loop. Make as many tassels as you’d like!

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String it up! Feed the string into the loop of every tassel.

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Style however you like!


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DIY: Scrunchy Bikini Bottoms

Spring time is finally here and the flowers are starting to bloom, the sky is getting a lot brighter, and life is getting that much better! But aside from that, another exciting thing that is rapidly approaching is… can you guess what it is? SPRING BREAK!!! Not only that but we can now toss our big sweaters, scarves, and boots to the side and put on some cute summer dresses, shorts, sandals, bikinis/swimwear, and huge floppy hats! Since the weather is getting warmer and most of us are probably going to spend our time at the beach or somewhere outdoors during spring break, there are some things that I like to consider bringing with me before I leave the house. Aside from all the essentials such as sunblock, sunglasses, a towel, and tanning oil, I like to make sure that I put on the proper bikini and I don’t mean just any bikini, I mean a bikini with scrunchy bottoms! Yep, those are my favs. Why do you ask? Simple. Because it makes my butt look FABULOUS! And who doesn’t want a nice butt? Exactly. What’s even better is that I found a quick and simple way to make these “scrunchy bottoms” by yourself with literally just a safety pin!!! So if your bikini bottoms are looking a little boring, try this trick to give them a little umph 😉 

Here’s what you’ll need:

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A medium sized safety pin and bikini bottoms. I bought these cute coral ones from Walmart for only $5! photo 3

Step 1: If you have straps, untie them. If not, flip your bikini bottoms inside out. You might want to cut off the tag also to make your life easier haha

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Step 2: Start off with the back part facing you and the front of the bikini bottom facing the other way. Then, begin piercing the safety pin at the top center of the bikini bottom. Make sure that you are doing this on the inside of your bikini bottoms.

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Step 3: After piercing it, you should be on the outside of your bikini. Now take about half an inch and pierce it back inside the bikini. You’re basically weaving it into the needle.

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Step 4: Scrunch it and continue taking a half inch and weaving back and forth about 5-6 times. photo 4 (2) photo 5 (2)

Step 5: Secure the safety pin.

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And you’re done! This is how the back side should look like =) If this is not your cup of tea then have no fear because you can either undo some of the scrunch and make it less scrunchy or you can easily just remove the safety pin and it would look perfectly normal! For those of you that do like this type of bikini bottom, I hope this helped you and I hope you don’t forget to bring extra safety pins for you and your friends on your next trip. Have a fun and safe break everyone! Stay weird my friends =)



SMARTY PANTS: Questions you should be asking at a Job Interview


Picture this – you just aced a 15 minute interview for the job that you really, really want. Your interviewer is wrapping up your interview when they ask “Do you have any questions for me?”. Don’t think that the interview is over yet! This is a crucial question that many people stuff up, and I don’t want you to make that mistake, so I’m here to (hopefully) land you that job!

When your interviewer asks “Do you have any questions for me?”, what they really mean is “How well have you been listening and are you actually interested in this job?”

Now’s not the time to be polite and let the interviewer have all the power. Take this chance to be as intimidating as you like and really put your interviewer on the spot!


So… what are some questions that you should be asking? Questions that basically inform you about the company and the role that you’ll be playing, such as…

  • Can you describe to me a typical day at this company?
  • If I were to get this job, what would be my main roles?
  • What skills would the ideal candidate have for this role?
  • What types of things will I learn at this company?
  • Where have successful employees of his company advanced to?
  • Where do you see this company in 5 years?
  • Are there any concerns about myself being a serious candidate for this job?
  • What are some challenges that this company faces?
  • Can you tell me about the team that I’ll be working with?
  • What happened to the last person who filled this job? Or is this a new position?
  • What’s your favourite thing about your job?


Your interviewer has to work on a schedule and they probably have more than one person to interview in the space of a few hours, so it’s probably wise to not ask all of these questions in the one interview. Pick 3 or 4 questions that you genuinely want the answer to and bring them to your next job interview!

Good luck x

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DIY Evil Eye Nails

It’s that time of the month again. Yeah gals, it’s time to glam up those claws of yours. Who’s got time for boring mani’s when you can get creative with evil eyes on your nails! Add some character to any look with this unique nail art design that anyone can do!



– White Nail Varnish
– Blue Nail Varnish (or whatever color you want your eye to be)
– Black Nail Varnish
– Clear top coat
– A small Nail Art brush

IMG_5692Using your White Nail Varnish, paint on a simple eye shape onto clean nails. Let this dry for a few minutes.

IMG_5693On top of the eye shape, paint a simple circle in the middle with the Blue Nail Varnish. Let this dry for another few minutes.


IMG_5696With your Nail Art brush, take some Black Nail Varnish and neatly outline the top of the eye shape. Then go ahead and paint on a few lines on top of the eye that resemble an eyelash.

When you’ve waited a few more minutes for that to dry, you can apply your top coat, then Voila! Fin!

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8 Pick-Me-Ups For Bad Days

We all have those days where everything is just shitty. It’s easy to just sit around and waste the day away, but we have 24 hours in a day (as does BeyoncĂ©), so why not turn all that negativity and bad vibes into positive energy and good vibes? Here are a few simple reminders of things that you could do to beat those shitty days. Peace!




Get comfy and put on your all-time favorite film

Grab some popcorn and put on the comfiest clothes you own. Whether you’ve got company or if you’re by yourself, you’re still gonna enjoy the shiz out of that movie.

Relax. Meditate and do some Yoga

It’s proven (…probably) that Meditation and Yoga boosts spirits. It’s easy, relaxing and so good for tha soul! A little relaxation everyday goes a long way.

Do some retail therapy. Treat yo ‘self!

Take yourself out for a shopping date and buy that thing that you’ve been eyeing off for the longest time. Sometimes it’s a good thing to spend big for yourself.

Pamper yourself

Take a long, warm shower or bath, or take yourself to get a full body massage. Wind down and de-stress for the perfect cure for a bad day.

Bake something, even if you can’t bake

Baking is an awesome way to take your mind off things that make you feel like shit AND you get to eat some tasty, tasty goodies that you just made.

Put pen on paper

Get all your thoughts out on paper – word vomit. Grab a pen and some paper and write something that motivates you. Write a list, a story, or even a letter that you have no intention of sending away.

Go for a walk

Slip into your best shoes and go outside for a bit of a stroll. Take your music with you and wander into places that are new to you. Appreciate the small things and enjoy yourself!


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March Giveaway!


One Lucky Winner will get to win:

  • Jack Fringe Backpack Purse
  • Sunnies
  • Macaron Coin Purse
  • ‘Thirst’ Water Pouch
  • Ring Set
  • Creep Free Hand Sanitizer


  1.  Profile must be public (If profile is private, we won’t even consider it)
  2. One entry per person
  3. Must repost picture from the blog
    onto Instagram
  4. Make sure you are following @_GoldSoul_
  5. Tag one friend and hashtag #GoldSoulMarchGiveaway on caption
  6. One lucky winner will be announced on Friday, March 27, 2015

The only Spring accessories you need

Spring is well upon us and that can only mean one thing – SPRING FASHION! Spring gives you a perfect excuse to bring out styles that are so out-there and daring that people will be so damn jealous of that bad bitch (that’s you) who’s absolutely slaying in the fashion department. Spring is a perfect time to refresh your accessories and treat yo’ self to some new bits and bobs – but what should you look out for, you ask? Here are the must-haves in Spring accessories!

Happy shopping, loves


fauxTry out a new look and get yourself a faux septum ring. They’re a whole lot of badass, just without the pain and hassle of a real piercing! If you happen to have a real Septum piercing, Gold Soul now sells real Septum rings!

hatsHellllooo Sun! We love the feeling of the sun hitting our skin after months of cold weather, but it’s also important to take cover… under a stylish hat o f course…

sunn… and obviously you need some new head-turning worthy sunnies!

ringsReal talk, Midi Rings are an essential for any time of the year regardless of what season you’re in. Get some, seriously. They’re life changing.

fanpackShoulder bags are so last season. Get on the Lad Chic trend with a brand new Fannypack and walk around with all your goodies safe and secure.

headchIf you’re looking for the accessory that’ll make you feel like an absolute Goddess in the Springtime, look no further. Head Chains give you that Goddess look and that free spirit vibe!

What are you most looking forward to this Spring?

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We’ve all heard the song – yep that song. All thanks to Macklemore, everyone on Earth knows what thrift shopping is and three years later, thrift shopping is still pretty awesome. Whatever you want to call it – thrift shopping, charity shopping or second-hand shopping, it’s an awesome way to explore your inner fashion stylist and the best thing is that your wallet will still be happy after a day shopping. Most of the time, second-hand stores will donate all proceeds to a charity, so you’ve set yourself up for a win/win/win situation!

So you want to hit up your local thrift store and snap up some goods? Keep these tips in mind while you shop and become a profesh thrifter in no time!




1. Look through every section

Thrift stores aren’t like any other store you’ll find at a mall. For the most part, every item for sale is unique and is different to the next item; it has its very own background story and that’s what makes thrift shopping so interesting. Thoroughly look through the Men’s section, Women’s section, Kid’s section, then go check out the books and Vinyls, then take a peek at the homewares. You never know what you’ll find!

2. Go shopping with an open mind

You might walk in and see a top that you wouldn’t normally wear, but just remember: taking risks is what thrift shopping is all about! It’s about finding pieces that no one else has, showing off that sh*t and being the most fashion forward icon in town.

3. Be patient

As mentioned before, try to look through every section to find that rare gem. This means that you should spend time looking at items and thinking whether it’ll go with your new boyfriend jeans or if it’ll look cute AF paired with a dress. Patience is a must because you won’t always find anything you like; sometimes you’ll only find one thing you love and other times you’ll hit the jackpot and leave the store with bags on bags full of awesome finds.

4. Look out for sales and deals

Most thrift stores already have super low prices, but a lot of the time you’ll find really, really good deals like half off days or Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals. If you’re up for a good bargain (let’s face it, who isn’t?), do yourself a favor and hit up a thrift store right now!


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The ULTIMATE Spring Playlist

Who’s ready for these feel-good tunes? Welcome everyone’s favorite season in style with a playlist especially made for you amazing people. I’ve got you covered for the Springtime, where everything is a hundred times more great – play this in your car when the sun kisses your skin or when you go for a walk to wear those cute shorties. Stop and tell yourself that life is good. Follow the playlist on Spotify here!

  1. New Romantics – Taylor Swift
  2. Elastic Heart – Sia
  3. From Time – Drake ft. Jhene Aiko
  4. Drunk In Love – BeyoncĂ©
  5. Retro – Childish Gambino
  6. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  7. Hideaway – Kiesza
  8. Love On Top – BeyoncĂ©
  9. My World – Iggy Azalea
  10. We Found Love – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
  11. XO – BeyoncĂ©
  12. Paper Planes – M.I.A
  13. Sing – Ed Sheeran
  14. Style – Taylor Swift
  15. Change Your Life – Iggy Azalea
  16. Uptight Downtown – La Roux
  17. Talking Body – Tove Lo
  18. Boom Clap – Charlie XCX
  19. Hard out Here – Lily Allen
  20. Energy – Drake
  21. 10 Dollar – M.I.A

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IMG_8636Lipsticks = love. Okay maybe not but it’s pretty close! It’s an easy way to make a bold statement. Once you start hoarding all these different lipsticks you gotta find a place to put em. And what’s the best way? In a makeup bag? In a makeup drawer? Well, I’ve made a super easy lipstick holder that holds them upright for quick access to your lip ammo. I used a cat repellent from Daiso (I’m assuming to keep the strays away?) And two stackable trays from Daiso as well. The cat repellent part is a bit sad but good thing we won’t be using it for that 🙂 Forgive the quality of my photos as my SLR’s battery is dead.



– Cat repellant from Daiso

(Daiso is a Japanese dollar store)

– A small square or rectangular tray

– Scissors

– Pen

–  Paper


1. Measure how big your tray is making an outline with pen & paper

2. On the cat repellant, place the sized paper and cut to fit the insides of the tray


3. Place the sized cat repellant into tray. If it’s a bit to small, you can stuff the sides with folded cardboard


4. Place in your lipsicks and voila! Super easy lipstick holder!



I’m probably going to end up spray painting the black parts gold to make it a little more pretty. But it’s a super simple DIY that can help get your makeup organized.

OR…. If you don’t have these items available to you or you’re just too lazy, Gold Soul will soon be selling lipstick holders!


If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!

Peace, love, and blessings to you all!


Cherie A.