How To DIY The Heck Out Of Your Bath

Bella Breakdown We already told you how to transform your bathroom into a spa for just a few bucks, but when it comes time to get in that comfy soaking tub of yours, you deserve a truly special experience. I mean, who doesn’t love a nice relaxing bath with a good glass of wine? It’s an easy way to take some time for yourself, maybe do a few minutes of meditation, and really center yourself after a hectic day. So next time you get ready for that glorious bath, try adding some DIY elements to make the experience that...

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Here’s What To Do If You Want To Get On The Marie Kondo Bandwagon

Bella Breakdown Women (and men) everywhere are emptying their closets, gutting their homes and ditching piles of their belongings. And it’s all thanks to one inspiring lady, Marie Kondo. Now, Marie Kondo has been around for a while, and her methods for de-cluttering your life are tried and true. But once her Netflix special hit the scene just a few weeks ago, an organization revolution began. The basic principle of her teachings, the KonMari method, is this: go through your belongings, and get rid of anything does not bring you joy. Simple enough, but surprisingly difficult in practice. “The...

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A DIY Alternative To The Bar Cart

Bella Breakdown Bar carts have been a booming trend in the last couple of years, with every millennial on the planet trying to get their hands on a chic accent piece to display all their liquor. While a bar cart is always a great option, those who are limited on space, or want a slightly less obtrusive structure, should consider a wall-mounted display, perfect for all those wine bottles and glasses. This sort of structure is maybe not for the DIY novice, and there will definitely be some power tools involved. But it’s also a great way to customize...

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DIY Gifts For The Foodie In Your Family

A handmade gift is one of the best things you can give over the holidays. At a time when people spend so much money on frivolous things, a thoughtful, DIY gift is always appreciated. Around the holidays, I love to make packaged food items that I can gift to my family. Maybe it’s homemade chocolates, hot cocoa mix or candied nuts. Anything edible is always a hit! Vanilla Sugar For someone who loves to bake, this is a wonderful gift. Vanilla sugar can be used in cookies, in your morning coffee or even as a body scrub! Scrap the...

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Skip The Pricey Candles, Make Your Own

Bella Breakdown I LOVE candles, and just like beauty products, it can be easy to get sucked into buying the latest trendy candle or scent. Also like beauty trends, that can be very, very expensive. Take the cult classic brand Diptyque for instance. A large candle can cost you over $100 or even $200! I tend to burn a lot of candles this time of year, so instead of shelling out your hard earned holiday money, try making your own candles this year. Make a couple extra for some inexpensive, personalized gifts! Diptyque Inspired Tumbler Candles You need: –...

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DIY Aromatherapy Projects

Bella Breakdown Aromatherapy is one of the best ways to feel calm and centered. Each different scent can evoke different feelings and emotions, meaning its a powerful took for staying balanced during our hectic lives. There’s no need to go to a spa or spend a huge amount of money on a fancy treatment. Just try one of these DIY aromatherapy projects to turn your own home into a calm oasis. Aromatherapy Candle Lavender and rosemary are the two calming scents used in this beautiful candle. Dim the lights and fill your room with the soothing smells. 4 cups...

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DIY Haircut Tips

Bella Breakdown So you want to cut your own hair. I mean, guys do it all the time right? So why can’t we? If you want to give yourself a trim, or maybe go bold and try taking off a few inches of hair, there are some basic ground rules to follow so that you don’t have to make an emergency run to the salon. If it’s your first time, I recommend keeping it simple with a basic touch up or bang trim, and then gradually warm up to more complex cuts. For anything super drastic, the salon is...

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How To Start A Bullet Journal

\ Bella Breakdown As the new year approaches, it’s the perfect time to get organized and work on getting all your goals and thoughts down. You’ve probably heard of a bullet journal, the trendy system for logging daily goals, making lists and jotting down thoughts. The idea behind the journal is that it’s beautiful to look at, therapeutic to create and fantastic for keeping yourself on track and organized. If you want to start one this year, follow some helpful tips to get going! The Notebook First thing’s first, channel your old school supply shopping days and get yourself...

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