While there are a lot of things that are pretty awesome about being a full-blown beauty addict (like always having the perfect lipstick or nail polish shade), you do begin to accumulate a fair amount of products. And the problem with having 20 eyeshadows, 17 makeup brushes, and seven concealers is figuring out how to store everything. Luckily, there is a bevy of cute ways to display your makeup while keeping everything neat and tidy — because there's nothing worse than not being able to find your salmon-coloured blush when you need it. Flip through to see some of the cutest ways to store your makeup.
If one of your New Year's resolutions revolves around slowing down and finding inner peace, here's a great way get things started. These homemade fizzies exfoliate dry, sun-exposed skin and use aromatherapy to help calm your senses, even after a stressful working week. It's the perfect at-home spa-night ritual. Plus, who doesn't love a nice relaxing bubble bath?
Hair accessories can often look childish, not chic. But we took a note from Rodarte's Fall 2012 runway and decided to see for ourselves if star hair accessories really are out of this world. It turns out, they are. See how to make your own in today's Bella How-To. Note: You can pick up star nail studs needed for this project here.
Party season is all about dazzling. So why not dazzle your friends and your hair with a sparkly headband that's easy to create yourself? Inspired by the Oscar de la Renta runway, this whimsical piece looks just as pretty as an accent to a dramatic bouffant as it does with your hair down and tousled.
Overstuffed purses or just plain clumsy moments can lead to crumbled powders and chopped ChapSticks. But you can still squeeze more months out of your favourite product with a bit of craftiness. Plus, you can even use these mishaps to your advantage to create a completely customised palette. Learn how to bring broken cosmetics back to life when you read more.
Tubs get all the attention as bathroom relaxation stations. If you live in a small space that's shower-only, though, you can still create a beauty retreat at home. While you might not have the spare change to transform your shower stall into a Vichy palace, there are a few easy additions you can make to promote a spa-like experience. Get your construction-free renovation list when you keep reading.
Headbands are like red lipstick: with the right outfit, it's an extra touch that makes the look stand out. At Louis Vuitton's Spring 2013 show, designer Marc Jacobs took inspiration from the '60s, with models showing off deep side parts, thick lashes, and girlish headbands. Put your glue-gun skills to the test this holiday season, and learn how to re-create this chic hair accessory at home.
Lip balm, a beauty staple, is surprisingly easy to make at home. Concocting the perfect recipe, though, means creating a balm tailored to your needs. See how you can get it to smell, taste, and feel exactly how you want it — and don't be surprised if you want to whip up lip balm for all of your friends, too.
Whipping up beauty remedies in the kitchen is cost-effective, but it also provides an easy way to get the spa experience at home. This DIY peel-off mask is easy to make, and it requires ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry. You'll want to try this recipe ASAP — and you'll have better skin for it too.