Ciara’s Classy Cornrows

I gotta admit — I’ve been kind of ambivalent about Ciara’s new direction. I dug her style when she was singing about keeping her Goodies in the jar, but now she’s adopted a hypersexed alternative persona and some of her latest moves have left this bella a bit cold. So when I saw these pretty […]

About that “Good Hair” Tyra Show episode…

I’m so overwhelmed, I haven’t had a chance to watch it. But I did get a chance to peep the comments over at Necole Bitchie and I’ll admit, my expectations aren’t high. (** Youtube removed the original clip, so I feature this clip courtesy of Dime Wars). From what I understand, the natural spokesbella quotient […]

By Way of Explanation

Bellas, I’ve missed you! And I sincerely apologize for missing Mother’s Day. It was my intention to write a fabulous post for all the moms everywhere… but then I started planning a special Mother’s Day surprise of my own. I left last week for a very impromptu, very last-minute trip to Trinidad for Mother’s Day! […]

Makeup Muses at the MET

Did you see the photos from Monday night’s star-studded Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Black Voices and Concrete Loop did a great features of the red carpet glitz and glamour if you’re looking for makeup inspiration. You probably already know, Kanye’s lady Amber Rose was resplendent in red, and Rihanna looked […]

Mommies Wear Stud Earrings

Mother’s Day is coming up, and just recently I’ve been spending time with some Miami friends who have recently become mothers. It’s pretty fascinating to watch these women who I’ve known as friends, as co workers, as mentors, evolve and blossom into mothers. So many things about them soften and glow. So many things change, […]

Just One Of Those Days

“It’s just one of those days that a girl goes through When I’m angry inside, Don’t wanna take it out on you. Just one of them things. Don’t take it personal.” Monica was what, 14 when she sang that song? But homegirl spoke for me then, and even now as a grown woman. All of […]

Chrisette Michele – Epiphany Widgets Happy new music Tuesday bellas! Y’all already know how much I love former Afrobella of the Week Chrisette Michele, right? Her voice lifts my spirits, and her videos give me makeup inspiration. In the past, Chrisette herself has stopped by this here blog to let us bellas know what makeup she’s actually using! […]