4 DIY Sugar Scrubs

Bella Breakdown Get baby–soft skin with this easy DIY! #1 Peppermint Sugar Scrub- Start by pouring sugar and coconut oil into a bowl and mix well. Then add peppermint oil and green food dye. #2 Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub- Pour brown sugar and coffee grounds into a bowl and combine well. Stir in coconut oil. #3 Raspberry Vanilla Sugar Scrub- Mix sugar, coconut oil, raspberry oil and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Add red food dye. #4 Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub – Combine sugar, coconut oil, lemon oil and lavender oil in a bowl. Add yellow food dye....

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The Magic of Tiny Eyelash Extensions

Bella Breakdown Droplet sized extensions can transform your whole look. Traditionally, eyelash extensions are applied to the entire natural lash line. However, by spacing small clumps of eyelash extensions uniformly across the entire eyelash line, you create a real statement. To get this look, apply eyelash glue to a section of eyelash extension clumps and place them along your natural lash line with tweezers. For a more dramatic look, do the same to the lower lashes as...

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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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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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Mom Necessities: What’s in My Purse

Bag Breakdown When you are a busy mom and your kids are out of diapers (Yay! No more diaper bag!!), your purse ends up being your go-to bag. While I have dreams of having a small, cute purse, I know that isn’t realistic because there are too many things I can’t leave home without. Because my purse is like my take-along desk, I’m here to share what I have in it with you. Wet One’s hand wipes – my friend who is a nurse in the NICU introduced me to these. They are a good balance between handwashing and...

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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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