Donna Lacroix

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A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

5 Cheap Natural Collagen Products Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

A loss of collagen in the skin as we age is one of the main culprits behind fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It’s also one of the more …

Perfect Hot Milk Cake Recipe

This is an old-fashioned hot milk cake recipe that our grandmas and mums used to make. It is a very simple cake, but really moist, milky, and …

Potassium Broth Is the Key to Slimming Belly Bloat and Boosting Metabolism

Chances are, if you've ever heard of potassium broth, you've wondered about its health benefits. Though the detox solution on everyone’s lips in …

15 tips to improve your brush skills

Conveying your emotional response to a subject as an artist can really engage viewers. There are a number of brushwork techniques that will help you …

Graphics

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

The 10 Best Bedroom Colors According to Interior Designers

Time for a fresh coat!<p>Picking a paint color for your bedroom can feel nearly impossible: It sets the tone for the space that's supposed to best represent you. If you've spent way too much time browsing paint samples and need a little guidance, we sought advice from 10 top interior designers. …

Home Decorating

Best Ever Chocolate Pound Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Grease the 9x5 inch loaf pan and line it with the baking paper<p>2<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a bowl mix together flour and …

How Do You Know When a Painting is Finished?

For artists there is no definitive way to know when your painting is finished. That is good news and bad news. It is up to you, the artist, to …

Turn Your Paintings Into Notecards or Greeting Cards

Many artists make extra income from notecards of their paintings, selling the notecards out of their studios, through their websites, at craft fairs, …

7 must-know painting techniques for artists

You've learnt how to draw a range of subjects, assembled all the necessary tools, set up your own workspace and you're ready to start your artistic …

Lemon Squares | Cookin' It with Kix

Secrets of the soda bread masters

The most surprising one: the importance of letting the fairies out of the bread before baking to ensure good luck.<p>For decades, I assumed the cross my Irish grandmother cut into the top of her round loaves of soda bread in her upstate New York farmhouse was a traditional blessing. It was a natural …

7 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter

Get ready to hear, "Your eyes look amazing!" all the time.<p>There’s something so playful and sexy about big doe eyes—but you don't have to be genetically gifted to get them. Just use these tips from M.J. Forte, a New York City-based makeup artist, to fake big, bright eyes.<p><b>Go Light In The Corner</b>For …

Makeup

Holiday How To: Apply False Lashes Like a Pro in 4 Easy Steps

Unleash your red lips, gilded eyes, and sparkly nails. The holidays are the prime time to experiment with show-stopping beauty looks that, in any …

13 New Year’s Eve Makeup Essentials for $20 and Under

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and as much as we love to splurge on expensive beauty products, how often are we going to wear <i>all</i> that glitter? You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like it on NYE. After all, it’s only one night! So grab your party dress and max out the sparkle and shine …

Top Pin of the Day: A Tiny Window Seat

Today's top pin is a tiny window seat that's perfect for curling up with a good book. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Even the tiniest nook can be turned into a "me moment" retreat. "This little window seat was a total departure from the rest of the house — a renovated …

Design

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

12 Paint Color Ideas for Bedrooms

Designer-tested hues.<p>With just the right hue, you won't lose any sleep — and you'll wake up ready to go. Designers choose the best bedroom paint colors.

Interior Design