5 Days of Natural Remedies & DIY Face Masks

Bella Breakdown This particular episode of ‘Try Living with Lucie’ is a week of going “au natural”. While many of the things Lucie is going to try for one week are considered pseudoscience, why not go in with an open mind? Some people are regular participants in these treatments and swear by them. Acupuncture is the first thing Lucie tried. It is one of the oldest forms of traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese believe that “qi”, or your life force is circulating throughout the body along meridians. When the meridians get blocked, the energy is also blocked. Therefore, tiny...

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DIY Toothpaste

Bella Breakdown Now you can customize your toothpaste to be whatever flavor you want. Combine 1/2 cup coconut oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda, two packets of Stevia powder, and 20 drops of peppermint oil (or other flavoring of your choice) and mix well. Pour the contents into a jar with a lid and use as your daily...

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Be The ‘Punny’ One This Halloween

Bella Breakdown It’s that time of year, well, when we all say, “it’s that time of year.” But for most, with Halloween a month or so around the corner, it’s crunch time: what to be for Halloween? I think even Shakespeare said something along those lines…right? Girls are trying to decide whether or not to be sexy or funny, while guys are still enamored with football season starting back up again (finally). So, if you’re still deciding what to rock on all hallows eve, we’ve got you covered. From sugar mama to Nickelback, here are some of the puniest...

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How To Style A Coffee Table

Bella Breakdown Here is a foolproof formula for arranging a coffee table. Start by putting your favorite trays on top then stack a few books on top. Add something tall on one side. Next, add something fresh, such as a small flower arrangement, as well. You can also place an oddball object into the mix to add a little...

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3 Cheap Dollar Store DIY Projects to Update Your Home Décor

Bella Breakdown Who doesn’t love a good, cheap way to update your home decor? We at Refinery29 are always looking for ways to make our living spaces pop. With the help of professional organizer Bea Copeland, we have put together three DIY projects that you just can’t miss out on trying! All you need are items that can be quickly purchased at any dollar store near you! 1. Pencil Holder: To make this, remove the label from a can – any can will do. Remove the excess glue from the can. Once the can is empty, use a screwdriver...

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DAAMN! The Pocket Stylist You Need NOW!

Bella Breakdown We’ve all been there, frustrated in the closet deciding on what to wear, sending countless images to friends and family but never getting a decent opinion. Or finally getting an opinion that sounds something like, “Aw you look adorable” or, “I love both outfits on you!” GIRL. We all know you don’t look perfect in every single outfit, and while it is obvious that you don’t wear a crop top to a wedding, what about wearing shorts to a gender reveal party? These days the rules of fashion tend to switch every hour, and not all of...

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