Quick Kitchen Hack: How to Salvage Rock-Hard Brown Sugar in 30 Seconds Flat

  Bella Breakdown This hack for softening brown sugar will save your cookies. Is your brown sugar hard and lumpy? Here is a solution for you! Measure the amount of sugar you need in a bowl and cover it with a damp paper towel, and then plastic wrap. Microwave for 30 seconds and remove the plastic wrap and paper towel. Mash it up and you are ready to...

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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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Too Cute to Eat DIY Pineapple Sprinkles

Bella Breakdown We all scream for ice cream, but you’ll be jumping for joy with these easy DIY pineapple sprinkles. To make these cuties, you will need: wax paper green and yellow royal icing 2 piping bags Wilton #3 tips black edible food writer Here’s what to do To begin, pipe yellow ovals onto your wax paper. Be sure to make the top portion narrower than the bottom. While the icing is still wet, pipe your leaves with the green icing, making them look like an upside down arrow. Allow these to dry overnight. Next draw a few black...

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Modern Cottage Ideas to Try At Home

Bella Breakdown Need some charming home inspiration? Give your house a sweet, cozy facelift with these modern cottage ideas. Although a few are more large-scale renovations, touches like a rustic wooden table or a fresh coat of paint to provide easy cottage upgrades. Chic Cottage Inspired Renovations A white exterior pops against a lush, green garden. Green shutters are a classic way to complement a crystal cottage exterior. Choose a roof based on both durability and aesthetic appeal. Metal roofs are a farmhouse cottage classic. Symmetrical details give a quaint cottage touch without looking cluttered. Mix formal elements with...

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How to Master the Triple Layer Manicure

Bella Breakdown Nailing this look is as easy as 1-2-3! You will need: base coat Mark Jacobs polish in “Warm Blue” Deborah Lipman polish in “I’ll Take Manhattan” CND Polish in “Brass Button” striper brush topcoat #1 First, apply base coat to the nails. Next, apply one layer of “Warm Blue” polish. #2 Next, apply one layer of “I’ll Take Manhattan” to about 3/4 of the nail. #3 Using the striper brush clean up the edges of your “I’ll Take Manhattan” layer. #4 Apply a dab of “Brass Button” to the base of each nail, a layer of topcoat...

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Potty Training

Potty Training Made (Somewhat) Easy! Did you know that you can pay someone to potty train your child? Yes, you read correctly – for a large fee, (some people even charge up to $1000), someone will come to your house and teach your child how to pee and poop in the potty. Toilet training is something of a rite of passage for our toddlers, and common sense tells you that they will figure it out eventually. However, it is a topic that is very stressful to many busy parents. So, if you are one of those people who are...

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