I only have ten bronzers in my hands. Permit me to get my Tyra Banks on as I announce the winners.










and last but not least — Berrybrowne – you asked the Ask Afrobella question that led to the giveaway, so you deserve one! So ten bronzers will be mailed out as soon as I contact you all for addresses over the weekend. And I do have lots more giveaways coming up, bellas – so don’t despair if you didn’t win this time! We’ve got more in store and it’s getting better all the time.

And because I’m a total dolt (or as my auntie Opal always used to call me, Forgetful Jones), I clean forgot to make an announcement for regular reader Aulelia. She’s the editor-in-chief of Kerosene magazine, and… oh, I’ll just let her tell it herself: “I have this independent magazine that I am starting up. It will probably end up being bi-annual print magazine and I am working on putting the first issue out by January/February 2008. The magazine is called Kerosene, based in the United Kingdom and it will be a cultural chronicle of the Afro-diaspora with essays on politics, culture, music and fashion. We want brash, abstract and passionate thoughts on pop-culture too and anything relevant to people of African descent worldwide. We are in the initial stages of creation so a website isn’t up yet but are working hard on that. I would like to ask a favour: would you mind perhaps putting an announcement of this on your website for submissions? I would truly appreciate this because we are open for submissions now and I want to scout for the best Afro-diaspora writing talent and your website is very popular with thoughtful commenters as I have seen.

So, thoughtful commenters — looking for a forum to share your writing with the world? Send queries and submissions to kerosenemagazine@gmail.com.

Good luck with the endeavor, Aulelia, I can’t wait to read it!

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Syretta (Greenstar) says:
August 24, 2007, 11:57 am
Whoo hoo!!! YEAH! *Jumping around and wiping tears beauty pageant style* Thank you sooo very much, Bella! I have been wanting those Pearls of Perfection every since I laid my lil eyes on them! Thank you for making my Friday a great one!
thecla says:
August 24, 2007, 1:07 pm
hooooooooray!!! thank you very much bella for the selection. at last i'll try a new look.God bless you. very happy.
ladybugfromthechi says:
August 24, 2007, 1:40 pm
Bella, Thank sooooo much you! You've made my day! :-). "cheesing over here in the Chi". Thank you again! You made my day, Bella. Have a most wonderful weekend!
ceecee says:
August 24, 2007, 4:43 pm
Yayyyyyyyyy!! for being bronzed. I have no idea which shade of bronzer to pick but I'm "chocolatey skinned" lol like Kelly Rowland so I guess I'll leave the decision up to you as far which shade would suit me. Congratulations Aulelia/Kerosene I will definitely do my best to support your mag when it's released...stay up ma!
amber says:
August 25, 2007, 1:55 am
Oh my goodness!!!! woohoo i wasn't expecting that. Thank you much Afrobella and I hope and pray you continue doing big things with your blog i absolutely love coming here
Angelica says:
August 25, 2007, 10:15 pm
thanks so much Afrobella!!! I never really win these kind of giveaways so I was definitely suprised! if you can resend your email to my address because I think it went into my spam box and was deleted! Thanks!!!
Sunshine says:
August 27, 2007, 9:31 am
YAYAYAYAYAYA!! I'm so happy!!! Did you contact us yet?


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