Lancome Lipgloss Giveaway Winners!

Goodness gracious I knew this would be a good giveaway, but 69 comments?? I was NOT expecting that! And I gotta say, you gave me SO much style inspiration. From “bohemian cyberpunk” to an homage to Josephine Baker, there is no shortage of makeup ideas coming from you beautiful bellas. But I only have THREE […]

Colored Mascara – Is It Worth It?

Blue. Plum. Platinum. Fuschia. Teal. There’s a colored mascara on the market to match just about every shade of the rainbow. But maybe you’re cautious with your makeup, or reluctant to part with your hard-earned bucks for a product that isn’t guaranteed to make a visible difference to your look. You’re wondering — is it […]

Malia Obama: When Can a Kid Just Be a Kid?

I originally posted this yesterday on AOL Black Voices. From time to time, I’m gonna be cross posting. Feel free to comment here, there, or wherever you’d like! When I first saw the photos of Malia Obama in London rocking her fly twists and her little peace sign tee, I didn’t think twice about it. […]

Black Lipgloss. Who’d Have Thought?

It’s still summertime, kids – don’t let the back to school displays in stores fool you! It’s still all about bright, beautiful colors, sunshine, and popsicles. But at the makeup counter, something new and wicked this way comes. I’m hearing the new fall makeup lines will be quite gothy and dark and edgy. Oh my! […]

Some Helpful Suggestions for Rock The Bells

Last year I hosted a great Rock The Bells giveaway. And after hosting the giveaway, I went to the Miami show, wrote a big review, and had a ball. I even randomly wound up meeting the ticket winner, who was so overjoyed to win that we took photos together on the lawn. It was a […]

Worth a Click – Hair Edition

In case you’ve been wondering — what’s Afrobella up to? I’ll tell ya. Grustling. Real hard. I’ve been working my fingers to the nub to keep the fires blazing here at Afrobella while writing at AOL Black Voices and tah-dah — just last week I wrote my first article for Ebony! Yup, it’s about Michael […]

Surprising Shampoos & Conditioners

A common complaint among natural haired women of color — too many products aren’t made to suit our needs. From the ingredients to the marketing, often afrobellas can feel excluded from the new hotness debuting on store shelves, displayed prominently on billboards, or splashed all over magazine spreads. “That stuff is not for me,” you […]