A Farm In the City DIY

Bella Breakdown Growing and cultivating plants and foods has become extremely popular as of late. It is really cool to be able to grow things like tomatoes, basil, rosemary, sprouts, mint, and much more yourself. You know where your food ingredients are coming from, and you’re not breaking the bank to get the freshest, most organic foods. Not all of us have backyards to grow things in though. You may live in a busy city, where the only access to the outdoors is a small window ledge. That’s probably not sufficient for your basil. Urban farming has become wildly...

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Toothpaste: The Multi-Purpose Beauty Product

Bella Breakdown That sweet minty freshness we experience in our mouths two times a day can do a lot more than just brighten your smile. I’m talking about toothpaste of course. Did you know toothpaste has the capability to do more than fight plaque, whiten teeth, and freshen breath? I know, what else could it possibly do!? Toothpaste can help clear acne and blemishes. Rather than spending a lot of money on zit creams, or attempting to pop pimples, by applying toothpaste directly to your acne, you can dry out a nasty zit! It also smells a lot better...

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Create Your Own Face Mask

Bella Breakdown Face masks have been a long-time beauty ritual. Today, we have a lot of knowledge of what kinds of ingredients make a great face mask for optimal skin health and beauty. Face mask selfies are also a big trend right now too. So if you’d like to jump on the beauty train, here are a few face masks you can create yourself. 1. Avocado & Banana Avocado and banana face masks can help with dry skin you may experience during the winter. Just mix avocado, banana, and olive oil and spread on the face. Wear for 10-15...

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Beating Procrastination

Bella Breakdown I have been a terrible procrastinator for most of my life. I was always down to the wire with school projects, deadlines, and just any sort of chore in general. I can’t tell you how quickly I can make a house look somewhat presentable before guests arrive. My procrastinating ways have caught up with me more than once though. When you put something off long enough, it’s easy to forget it’s even there. Where I once used to be rewarded for my bad procrastinating behavior, which made me overly confident, I now find I suffer the consequences...

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Babies And Budgets

Bella Breakdown There are so many overwhelming factors when it comes to planning to have a baby. There’s the planning, the decorating, the actual birth, safety factors, and of course at the root of it all, money. No one is under the impression that raising a child is cheap. Because it sure as heck isn’t. Despite how expensive having a baby is, there are a lot of ways to be crafty and save money while you also attempt to raise a happy, healthy baby. 1. Opt for household products You don’t have to buy every baby product there is....

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What’s Your Color?

Bella Breakdown You might have noticed how popular colored hair is today. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had major color envy as I scroll through Instagram. I’ve also noticed that the bold eye is coming back. Makeup moguls, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Rihanna all have eyeshadow pallets with extreme, bold colors. Literally all colors of the rainbow! With these new makeup trends becoming more popular, you can’t help but feel like you might need to keep up. It’s intimidating though, playing with color can be daunting. You really don’t want to look like something out of...

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