Our Best Party Cleanup Tips

Bella Breakdown The holidays are the time for lots of houseguests, parties, and dinners – and sometimes, your home can suffer. Instead of dreading the post – party cleanup, we’d like to recommend some easy along the way tips that’ll make entertaining a breeze. Before the party, stop stains before they happen by covering chairs with washable, bleachable slipcovers. Post-Party Cleanup Hacks #1 – Set up the bar outside to avoid those dreaded red wine on white carpet stains. #2 – Double bag your trash cans so there’s always a bag in case one rips. #3 – Start with...

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NYE Mani Made Easy: 3 Brilliant Manicure Hacks for Lazy Girls

#1 – For Cuticle Protection Outline your cuticles with Elmer’s Glue prior to polishing for a crisp, clean manicure… even on your “bad hand”. #2 – To Hide Chipped Nails When you’re a few days away from your next manicure your current polish may be prone to showing a few chips and nicks. A clever way to deal with this issue is to top your old polish with glitter polish. The glitter will act as a distractor and conceal your nail’s chips and cracks. #3 – Make Neon Polish Pop We’ve all bought a bright color polish only to...

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Top 10 Holiday Hostess Tips

Bella Breakdown We’ve pulled together tips from our editors, Southern decorators, and entertainers to simplify your holiday hosting this Christmas season. With small gestures – like hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs – you can warmly welcome guests. The Hostess Help List When having overnight guests, gather the practical things: Wi-Fi password, lip balm, snacks, and water. Also, comfy slippers and good reads make visitors feel like they’ve hit the jackpot. Collect hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs for a fun touch! Stock your fridge with drinks and snacks. Well-fed guests are the happiest! Remember the three P’s: privacy, peace, and...

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6 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Bella Breakdown We found some of the best ways to use coconut oil in your everyday beauty routine. #1 Use it as a face moisturizer. Use at night to allow time for the oil to sink into your skin. #2 Use it as a substitute for full-body moisturizer. This is especially useful in the summer to make your skin glow. #3 Use it to remove waterproof makeup. Use with a cotton round to remove eye and lip products. #4 Use it as a post-blowout styler to tame frizz. A small amount of coconut oil tames flyaways and adds shine....

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Chic, Yet Child-Friendly Home Décor

Décor That Can Withstand a Home With Children (Yes, It Does Exist) Sometimes I walk into someone’s house and wonder how they live there with children. They have rooms with clean beautiful furniture and glass items displayed (GASP!). I realized that many of these people don’t let their kids into those rooms. As we all know, kids like to jump on the couch when we are not looking and roughhouse in the living room; not to mention the daily spills that occur on the dining room floor. Therefore, I prefer to have a house with rooms we can live...

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A Complete Hair Transformation with Remington Thermaluxe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Remington®. The opinions and texts are all mine. Going From Crazy Curls to Sleek Tresses Today’s post is for those naturally curly haired girls who spend so much of their precious time trying to tame their curls. First off, let me just say that I’m not curl bashing, after nearly 26 years with my curls I’ve learned to love them for what they are; beautiful, voluminous, and lush. However, sometimes a curly girl just wants that sleek, straight look. Just for a day, we’d like to be able...

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