Wine Cork Hacks for DIY Wedding Décor

Bella Breakdown Looking for a rustic way to DIY table cards and name cards at a wedding this year? Do you have a few too many corks saved from thirsty Thursdays? This craft is for you! The supplies you need are a glue gun, corks from wine bottles, beige twine, name cards and a knife. DIY Directions To start making the table number cards, apply glue to the edge of one cork and stick a second to it. Continue adding corks until you have a roll of four. Lay your row of four glued corks down on a flat...

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Make Your Lipstick Do Double Duty As Blush

Bella Breakdown Using your lipstick as a blush is a smart beauty trick. To give yourself the perfect pout and to finish it off with rosy cheeks, start by applying a few dots of concealer to the outer edges of your mouth and blending them in well. Next, apply your favorite lipstick and smooth the edges with a Q-tip. With your freshly done lips, kiss your fingertips and pat each cheek with a kiss. Blend the color into the apples of your cheeks and voilà instant...

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Chemical-Free DIY Chocolate Toothpaste

Bella Breakdown If you’re not a fan of commercial toothpaste, this DIY version just has a handful of ingredients you can make at home. How To Make Your Own Toothpaste At Home: Mix together the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/4 cup detox clay powder 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile soap Stevia (to sweeten to desired level) Place a piece of parchment paper into a mug and pour the mixture into it. Pull the parchment paper out and snip the tip off the end, then squeeze the mixture into a dispenser. Happy...

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Cut Crease Eye Makeup Tutorial with Joanna Simkin

Bella Breakdown Learn how to do the cut – crease eye make-up look. Step 1 Start with fresh foundation and concealer. Step 2 Swipe dark brown liner along the crease of the eye. Step 3 Apply a lighter brown eyeshadow over the line, then blend the color out. Step 4 Dab taupe eyeshadow on the eyelid to meet the crease. Step 5 Use a dark brown pencil to line the eye. Step 6 Switch to an angular brush to wing the liner out. Step 7 Finished with a coat of mascara.   Sweep away any rogue make-up....

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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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