Big respect to all international bellas!

Afrobellas and other bellas (and fellas!), I just want to show you all some love. I come home tired and dejected to an inbox full of comments and it just lifts my spirits like nothing else. You keep me going, and I appreciate that! In recent weeks I have gotten e mails from Portugal and […]

Khoret Amen is not for me

I was sent some Carol’s Daughter products by a very nice PR lady about a month ago, and I have taken my sweet time trying them and reviewing them. Finally, I’m ready to come clean with my true feelings about the products I tried. Bellas, I love what Lisa Price has created. More power to […]

A Tribute to Beautifully Aging Afrobellas – Diahann, Ruby, and Chaka

When I originally conceived of this tribute to aging Afrobellas, I envisioned highlighting five brilliant women and ending with a big interview. But so many other afrobellas who have influenced me kept coming to the forefront. It became stressful to choose just one more. Then I realized I don’t have to choose one, I can […]

Tea Amo

If it’s Monday morning and you’re reading this, odds are I’m hustling to get ready for a stressful day at work, and I am drinking a strong cup of tea. I believe I made mention of my love for tea before, but bear with me while I gush for a moment. There are few beverages […]

Afrobella Of The Week – The one and only Jill Scott

Alrighty, I know calling this Afrobella of the Week is a total misnomer for two reasons. 1. I run out of gas by Friday or wind up too busy, so it really winds up being Afrobella of the Fortnight. But that doesn’t have the same ring to it, now does it? and 2. Jill Scott […]

Afrobella, Interviewed!

Shannon, of the informative and honest beauty blog A Girl’s Gotta Spa! contacted me for an interview about ethnic beauty. I was more than happy (and honored) to oblige, and you can read the results on the Pierce Mattie site, as well as on Makeup Minute. Shannon also interviewed Lianne, the expert behind the incredible […]

AKA Snake Oil

I think I cracked the code to making a successful product for the African American hair care market. Y’all ready? Name your product “African Magical Miracle Organic Super Gro Oil” and it will fly off the shelves. The contents don’t matter. You can just mix together a bunch of chemicals that don’t do your hair […]