Monday, April 27, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: All Day Bedhead Waves

Today's Fab Tip:

An easy hairstyle I love is bedhead waves. It's simple. You just wash your hair before bed and, when it's mostly dry, braid it, and then sleep in the braids. A little salt spray can give it a piecey texture. Unbraid the next morning, and instant waves. Easy and fabulous. The problem is that the waves don't always last all day. The weight of my super long down to my knees hair causes the waves to straighten themselves out after a while. That's why I'm very happy to have found this little tip.

"If your waves fall quickly, finish with a texturizing spray instead of hairspray-- it'll lock in bends."
--Taken from Seventeen magazine, May 2015, page 52.

Not Your Mother's Double Take, L'Oreal's TXT It, and Garnier Fructis's De-Constructed (the last of which is the one I use) are all great finishing texture sprays you can use. Try it out with volumizing mascara and a little gloss for a sexy but very wearable everyday look.

Stay fabulous!

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

A Day In The Life

Ok, I say to myself, it's past bedtime, and I've got a lot of work to do tomorrow, both at my job and with writing my book. It's time to turn off the light and go to sleep.  Therefore, I turn off my laptop, switch off my lamp, and lay down in bed.

After maybe two minutes, I immediately grab my phone, turn on wireless, and start screwing around on the internet. Well, since I haven't fallen asleep yet, I might as well just stay up and see what I missed on twitter in those last two minutes. 

And I wonder why I'm always so sleep-deprived. 
Gif from Buzzfeed.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Mixed Textures

Today's Fab Tip:

"Mix finishes for a stunning look. Layering textures makes your outfit more interesting, and the same goes for your makeup. Pair matte lips with glossy lids-- it's so modern, says Sarah Lucero, global artistic director for Stila Cosmetics."
--Taken from People Style Watch, May 2015, page 150.

Usually I do matte eyes with shimmery lips, so mixing it up like this is a nice change. Put something metallic or glittery on your eyes, and with a matte lip, your eyes will pop even more.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Easy Tie-Dyed Nail Art

Today's Fab Tip:

I've mentioned before that I kinda suck at nail art, so I'm always happy to find an easy hack for a lazy girl like me to have adorable nails.

"Swirl pastels for a tie-dyed look."
-- Taken from Glamour magazine, May 2015, page 110.

Seriously, it's that simple. Take two pastel nail polishes and swirl them together on your nails to make it look tie-dyed and artsy. Plus it's a way to use two fun colors at once when you can't decide. ;-) Just dip a q-tip in nail polish remover and clean up around your nail bed if you accidentally color outside the lines. Personally, I'd love to pair a mint and pale petal pink together for this kind of look. If you want to get a little more complex, add in a third polish.

What colors are you going to use together for tie-dyed nails? Let me know in the comments, or tweet me a picture of your mani @ak_gossipghoul. 

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Nail File Hack

Today's Fab Tip:

"How to fix a chip: ...
Grab a matchbook. If you didn't pack a nail file, use the striking strip of a matchbook to fix a small chip. Lightly move it in one directly (away from your nail) until you don't see the chip."
-- Taken from Allure magazine, April 2015, page 71.

This little hack is great for when you're out and don't have a nail file. Of course, if you don't have access to a matchbook, but if you're at a club or a hotel on vacation, it could come in handy.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul 

Song of the Week: In Your Grave

When I haven't been listening to Metallica and Motley Crue almost non-stop, In Your Grave by James Bullet has been the song in my head this week. It's the first track off the soundtrack for the Vampire Academy movie, which is an awesome soundtrack, btw. Listen to it here:



I can't help but dance when I hear this song.

What song are you listening to right now? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Curled Lashes

Today's Fab Tip:

Curled lashes open up your eyes and add drama. They're a fantastic way to make you look more awake by day and more sultry by night. Here's how to get them:

"For wicked curves, clamp down your eyelash curler for a count of 20, then immediately apply mascara to lock in the shape."
-- Makeup Artist Scott Barnes in Cosmopolitan magazine, April 2010, page 75.

Simple. Just repeat on the other eye, and bam, instant bombshell lashes.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul