Oh, For The Love Of Soap Brows

Bella Breakdown Who knew a bar of soap would be great for brows? Step #1 To tame your eyebrows, take a clean mascara wand, dip it into some water, then rub it on a bar of soap. Step #2 Brush your brows straight up and then smooth them into the shape you want. Gorgeous!   All hail soap...

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Make Quick, Crunchy Pickles with Your Vegetable Scraps

Bella Breakdown Ever wonder what to do with those leftover veggie scraps? We have your answer: pickles! This is the perfect way to put some crunch in your lunch. Ingredients red cabbage 2 parts salt 1 part sugar carrot radish rice vinegar Preparation Combine the red cabbage, salt and sugar in a bowl, toss to coat the cabbage thoroughly and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Place your cabbage mixture into a clean tea towel and wring the towel out over a bowl or sink to rid the cabbage of it’s excess water. Then, place the freshly wrung...

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All-Natural Laundry Detergent

Bella Breakdown This easy and cost-effective laundry detergent requires just three ingredients: Borax, washing soda, and Castile soap. Use two tablespoons each time, or throw in an additional scoop for a large load. It’s safe for high efficiency washing machines. To make this all-natural laundry detergent, you will need: 1 box grater 1 cup Borax 1 bar of Castile soap 1 cup of washing soda. First grate the bar of Castile soap with the box grater. Put the Borax into a food processor, then add the washing soda and grated Castile soap. Pulse to mix well. Use 2 Tbsp....

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DIY All-Natural Room Scents

Bella Breakdown These five all-natural room scents are an easy way to freshen up your home this season. Using ingredients like orange, apple, and lemon slices; sprigs of rosemary; ginger root; and essential oils; you can have a saucepan simmering all day. To make these, use canning jars. Wake-Up Jar Put in 2 sprigs of rosemary, a large handful of fresh cranberries, and 6 drops of peppermint oil. Then, fill the jar with water. Autumn Harvest Jar Place 3 orange slices, 1 Tbs. cloves, 4 cinnamon sticks, and water into the jar. Invigorating Home Jar Place 8 slices of...

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How to Make Super Simple Fresh Pasta

Bella Breakdown We’ve all had dry pasta in every shape and size, but fresh pasta is on another level. Fire up that pasta cutter and get fancy for a night. You deserve it. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup 00 flour (specifically Italian milled flour used for pasta making) 1/4 cup semolina flour 2 large egg yolks 2 large whole eggs 2 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. olive oil Procedure Step 1 Mix the all-purpose flour, 00 flour, and semolina flour in a medium size bowl with a whisk.   Step 2 Empty the flour mixture onto a marble...

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Give a Flattering New Meaning to the Term ‘Red Eye’

Bella Breakdown This dramatic glossy red eye make-up is surprisingly flattering. To get this look: Apply a deep red eyeshadow from the lash line to the eye crease. Line the under eye with the same red shadow. Blend well with a Q-tip. Next, apply a coat of black mascara. Finally, dab on a glittery glossy red shadow to complete this look....

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