The Leesa Mattress is a Must Have For All College Students

 Bella Breakdown! Are you a college student? Do you know a college student? Are you still living like a college student? If you answered yes, then the Leesa mattress is for you! Hear it from me, a college student living 700 miles away from home and in desperate need of a mattress that a 5’2 girl can carry and un-roll all by herself. College is about independence! We need a company that can provide us with a mattress that we can independently put together. Luckily, Leesa has done just that! I mean, let’s be real, there’s no way...

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4 Super Simple Ways to Save Money on Makeup

Bella Breakdown With these few simple tips, you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your makeup. #1. Cut open your moisturizer when it’s running low and scrape it into a small container. #2. Save your broken blush. Crush the powder with a bobby pin, then add rubbing alcohol and mix into a paste. Mash the paste back into the container with a spoon, clean the edges with a Q-tip and allow to dry. #3. Soak your tube of mascara in warm water when it is running low. It loosens the mascara on the...

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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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Savory Chickpea Waffles

Bella Breakdown Skip the syrup—our savory take on the waffle cuts out more than 25 grams of sugar. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, divided 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 3/4 pound chopped tomatoes 3.25 ounces chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour (about 3/4 cup) 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk 1.5 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg...

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DIY Felt Succulents

Bella Breakdown Bloom! DIY felt succulents are a cheap and easy way to create a chic home decor craft that you’ll be proud to display. Step 1 To make these pretty decorations, fold a strip of felt in half and cut into a leaf shape. Repeat this four times. Step 2 Use a fabric marker to add more color. Using a hot glue gun, roll each leaf, then repeat by layering the four “leaves”. Step 3 Fold the leaves outward to shape the succulents. Have fun with different colors, shapes, and sizes. Step 4 Display in a bowl filled...

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