How to Make False Eyelashes Look Real

Bella Breakdown As we’ve matured, we’ve come to realize that less and less intimidates us. After all, once we’re forced to confront something, we’ve got no other choice but to soldier on. So, consider this your final showdown with what may be the most feared beauty product of all time: false eyelashes. Over the years, they’ve garnered a pretty bad rap. Because when faux lashes go wrong, they tend to go really wrong. That being said, look at this step-by-step tutorial as your golden ticket. We’ve taken the guesswork out of applying false lashes, breaking the procedure down into...

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6 Exercises for Wedding Dress Target Areas

Bella Breakdown Whether you’re wearing a strapless, slinky, or high slit dress on the big day, here are the only exercises you’ll need for your wedding day target areas. Wedding Ready Exercises Lateral jumping lunges are a great exercise if you are looking to tone your legs and butt. These are a great exercise if you are wearing a dress with a slit.   If you are wearing a strapless dress, doing a dumbbell clean and press is a great exercise to target your arms, chest muscles and shoulders.   If you are wearing a slinky sheath dress, you...

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Getting Out On Time: Making It Out of the House with Your Kids & Your Sanity

The yelling, the tantrums, the lost shoes! We’ve all been there. Yes, it’s back to school time and we are all a little bit out of practice with how to get out of the house on time without being reduced to a hollering, frantic, sweaty mess. However, with a few changes in your routine and a lot of night time prep, you will be on track for getting everyone to school on time and maintain your sanity! Post a schedule. Having a schedule or a checklist of five items that must get done helps remind my kids of what...

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Teaching Young Girls to Demand Equality

An Important Lesson in Raising Equality Driven Young Women I have a vivid memory of being in an elementary class one day. My teacher had a request over the PA system to send a student down to the main office to pick up a box. Well, any excuse to get out of the classroom and do something different was something any of us kids would want. So, all of our ears perked up. However, my teacher was not always fair. She asked any STRONG BOYS to raise their hand and volunteer if they wanted to go to the office...

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Creme Brûlée Cookies Taste So Much Like the Real Thing, It’s Scary!

Bella Breakdown Caramelized sugar is our new favorite frosting sub. INGREDIENTS COOKIES 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 1/2 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 c. sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt FROSTING 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 c. sugar Directions In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat well until the mixture is smooth. Using a measuring spoon, scoop out tablespoon-sized amounts of dough...

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