The Only 5 Makeup Brushes You’ll Ever Need

Bella Breakdown The right makeup brushes can make all the difference – here are five you should know about. #1 Eyeshadow Brush – use this small fluffy brush to blend eyeshadow. #2 Angled Brush – use an angled brush to define your eyebrows, then use it to apply eyeliner. #3 Foundation Brush – spread concealer on first, then buff on your foundation. #4 Blush Brush – place bronzer on cheeks, jawline, and temples. Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. #5 Fan Brush – use a highlighter on cheekbones, forehead and nose....

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Great Ways to Get Kids Reading, No Books Involved

Tips & Tricks for Dealing with Reluctant Readers While many children love to read, there are plenty of other kids who either dislike it or absolutely hate it. This makes it really tricky for parents who know that their kids are required to read for a certain amount of time each night as part of their homework.  Reading is an important part of life, beginning in school and extending all the way into the business and working world.  If your child is a reluctant reader, the best way to encourage them to at least start to like it is...

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These Tampon Companies Are Merging Feminism with Feminine Care

Bella Breakdown Feminism in the tampon aisle isn’t limited to the sport-specific variety, nor is it embodied by a woman clad in white who dances on the beach, accompanied by a script telling you to enjoy your flow. L. When you buy a box of these organic cotton tampons, the company will donate a box to a female entrepreneur in a developing country. Monthly Gift Totes, sweatshirts and makeup bags appropriately tagged with “feminist AF” across the front. Cora Besides giving pads to girls in India, Cora also hires the women there to create the products. It empowers them...

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The BEST Cilantro-Lime Chicken Recipe

Bella Breakdown You don’t even need to like cilantro to love this cilantro-lime chicken! Ingredients 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. Chopped cilantro Juice of 2 limes pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. cumin cooked white rice, for serving To make, combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Mix well, then add chicken thighs to the mixture and marinate for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to both sides of the chicken thighs. In a sauté pan, heat some olive oil and cook the...

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5 Things No One Tells You About the Toddler Years

Bella Breakdown From potty training mishaps to accidental spills, here are five things no one tells you about the toddler years. 1 They have the energy of a human can of Redbull. The energy of a toddler can make marathon runners look like wimps! 2 Potty training is really about training your expectations. You have to know which battles to pick and learn how to be flexible. 3 Everything is a death trap. Toddlers can make a dangerous situation out of the most benign circumstances. 4 You are fluent in the language of just one person: your toddler. While...

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