Citrus Sorbet Cups

Bella Breakdown Looking for a perfectly refreshing treat this summer? These raspberry – infused citrus sorbet cups are the obvious choice! The delicious delights are sure to be a hit at any Fourth of July gathering, summer pool party, or outdoor picnic. To make: 1. Combine 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pot 2. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves 3. Once the sugar mixture has cooled, combine it in a blender with 5 cups of raspberries 4. Blend until well mixed 5. Pour the mixture into an...

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed

Bella Breakdown If you’re feeling overwhelmed, these foods might make you feel better, or worse! These are some of the foods that will make you feel worse if you are already stressed out. Refined sugar: The immediate blood sugar rush and subsequent crash will make you tired and cranky. Salt: Excess salt intake can make you feel bloated and even raise your blood pressure if you already deal with hypertension. Caffeine: Too much caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious. Go for these nutrient–dense foods instead, which can help with stress relief in the long term. Vitamin C: Regularly...

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Gradient Under Eye Makeup

Bella Breakdown Three colors to rule them all. To perfect this look: Begin by using a thin black eyeliner under the eye, right along the under eyelid. Next, do a smudged line of orange under one third of the eye, then do a light blue with the next third. Finally, do a bright yellow for the last third of the under eye. Follow the same pattern with the same three colors of mascara to really make this look...

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DIY Kahlúa®

Bella Breakdown With caffeinated cocktails continuing to pick up steam in bars and in coffee shops across the country, we take matters into our own hands and make our own coffee – infused liqueur. It’s sweet, only three ingredients and will leave you with the perfect buzz. To make this delicious concoction: 1. Put 8 ounces of cracked coffee into a carafe 2. Add 750 mL of Armagnac 3. Allow to steep for 48 hours 4. Strain into a pot and heat the solution over medium heat 5. Add 1 3/4 cups of demerara sugar 6. Stir for 45...

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How to Master the Middle Ground Manicure

Bella Breakdown To nail this look, you will need: – Londontown polish in “Full Monty” – OPI polish in “Alpine Snow” – Deborah Lippmann polish in “Autumn in New York” – Essie polish in “Rock At the Top” – Striper brush – Topcoat Follow these instructions: First, apply basecoat to all of the nails, then do a coat of Full Monty. Next, apply Alpine Snow to the tips of the nail to make it look like a French manicure. Apply Autumn in New York to half of each nail. Then, apply Rock At the Top to the same half...

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