The 2017 Met Gala Best Dressed List

Oh. My. Gown. Ok, we’ll admit it, this year’s Met Gala theme “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” left us giddy and curious, very curious in fact. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE the work of the esteemed fashion goddess Rei Kawakubo (serious, look her up, she’s GOLDEN). But, her impressive body of work left us serious wondering about just how Hollywood’s elite would envision their homage to her on the cream carpet. Well, let us just take a moment to tell you that this year’s Met Gala was BEYOND PERFECTION, (and no, it’s not just because...

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5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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3 Quick-and-Easy Shrimp Salads

Bella Breakdown Dinner will never be boring with this trio of healthy, quick shrimp salads! #1 – Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad Ingredients 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann’s) 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 oil-packed anchovy fillet, drained and mashed to a paste 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup) 1/2 small garlic clove, minced 7 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Cooking spray 1 pound peeled and deveined extra-large shrimp 2 ounces whole-wheat French...

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A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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Oscars 2017 Red Carpet: Wow & Whoa Moments

Bella Breakdown This year’s Academy Awards red carpet was filled with jaw-dropping gowns, unexpected print choices, and that overreaching devotion to fashion that we’ve come to expect from the Oscars crowd. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the “wow” & “whoa” fashion moments of the evening! Wow Emma Stone in Givenchy.   Viola Davis in Armani.   Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti.   Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo.   Kirsten Dunst in Christian Dior.   Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney.   Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta. Whoa (In a Good Way) Dakota Johnson in...

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