I thought I told you that we don’t stop!


Ya girl Afrobella has been grustlin’ grustlin’ grustlin’ (hat tip to Hajj Flemings) and this is a trend that won’t cease anytime soon. So I’m creating a new category, Afrobella Around the Web, where I’ll share my latest exploits in the world of freelancing, interviews, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

First up, I’m going to be writing regularly for cool culture website Rumbum.com. I was lucky enough to cover Lollapalooza for Rumbum, and twas AWESOME. What’d I write? A LOT.

Locals Rock Lolla.

Hip Hop Comes to Lollapalooza.

Jane’s Addiction set review.

Snoop Dogg set review.

Atmosphere set review.

I’m planning to continue freelancing for Rumbum — bar and restaurant reviews, and more music — so expect to see more of me over there!

Over at BV Hair Talk, I’ve been bringing the Afrobella flavor. I tend to do lots of celebrity hair stories over there, but one that was different recently was Where Does Your Hair Come From — all about the source of weaves and extensions. Recently I also did Queen Ifrica’s best tips for locs, and YouTube’s Best Hair Bloggers. I’m planning to regularly feature YouTube hair bloggers so if I left you, or your favorite off the list, holla at me and let me know!

I was featured in a great interview over on Aesthetic Elevation, an informative, engaging Baltimore-based blog that covers sports, beauty, and finding achievement in life!

Last but CERTAINLY not least, I’ve got wonderful news to share. When I first started this blog and dared myself to dream, I wanted someday to be featured in the magazines I grew up reading. This week, one of those dreams came true.

Essence Magazine did a piece on the top online black beauty bloggers, and yours truly made the list!

Click here to read it all. I’m in EXCELLENT company with some of my favorite beauties in the biz. Julia from All About the Pretty. Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty. Erin Scandalous of Scandalous Beauty! So proud of us gals. I also gotta say I think a few other black beauty bloggers should have also been included — Lianne the Makeup Girl, Nichelle of 55 Secret Street, and Brittany of Clumps of Mascara come most immediately to mind, and I know I’m forgetting to mention quite a few others… so I’m hoping Essence continues to show us beauty bloggers love! It’s our time to shine!

Thank you all for allowing me to share, to grow, and to follow my dreams! I’m gonna close out this week with a special giveaway to celebrate!

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CC says:
August 20, 2009, 12:16 pm
Wow you are amazing! Congrats much success to you. Isn't i amazing when you see your dreams come true! Blessings, CC
Andrea says:
August 20, 2009, 12:36 pm
Chica, You've come a long way and I'm super stoked for your continued success! Yes, I live in California!! haha Hope to see more of you around the web sharing the 'Bella love. Andrea
SoFrolushes says:
August 20, 2009, 12:53 pm
I am gonna have to spend sometime checking out your posts around the web. You took a chance and with your career and it has truly paid off. well done
ceecee says:
August 20, 2009, 12:58 pm
Yayy!! I'm so proud of you! I hope you're getting PAID!
Chicurbanvogue says:
August 20, 2009, 1:09 pm
YAY!!!!! Go Curlie Girlie!!!!
beautyxchangegirl says:
August 20, 2009, 1:09 pm
Congratulations to you on all your accomplishments! I'm sure there are more to come. Keep up the good work!
warrior11209 says:
August 20, 2009, 1:30 pm
Congrats - much deserved success!!
kenndikeepsitreal says:
August 20, 2009, 1:46 pm
you go girl!
Kweenie says:
August 20, 2009, 1:53 pm
Nina says:
August 20, 2009, 2:22 pm
Congratulations! Here's hoping that you continue to prosper and flourish. You are amazing--and incredibly sweet for noting your sister bloggers like the fabulous Brittany from Clumps of Mascara. One of the many reasons you are my favorite. Be blessed!
Brittany says:
August 20, 2009, 2:32 pm
How awesome is thiiiiis!!!! I'm proud of all of my brown beauty bloggin' sisters. And to think I have had the opportunity to meet all of y'all (except Tia) in person. Quite the successes my sisters are. *hugs* I'm meet y'all up there soon! ---and thanks, Nina!
pets says:
August 20, 2009, 3:20 pm
Hey there webalicious! *grin* only 3 years in existence and you are getting so known! Congrats and stay real in every sense.
Laquita says:
August 20, 2009, 4:15 pm
Tara says:
August 20, 2009, 4:55 pm
Congratulations! I am from Chicago and new to your blog...LOVE IT!! I wish you continued success now and in the future.
Sherlly says:
August 20, 2009, 5:50 pm
I think you're bloody awesome and all your success is well-merited. You inspired me to go natural and you're what I aspire to be--natural while kickin' ass and taking names. Keep doing what you're doing. Congrats.
Sabrina says:
August 20, 2009, 8:34 pm
Luvvie says:
August 20, 2009, 10:59 pm
I see you, Bella!!! Doing BIG things!
glenyse says:
August 20, 2009, 11:12 pm
Many congratulations to you Bella!!! Next stop, Oprah!
Vivrant Thang says:
August 20, 2009, 11:46 pm
You make me smile Bella. I just can't wait to see what's next!
nichole says:
August 21, 2009, 2:56 am
Congratulations! And I wish you continued success in the future.
Indigofera Beauty Expert says:
August 21, 2009, 3:20 pm
That is awesome! You deserve it,young talented, fabulous entrepreneurs. I just love it :)
paradisebird says:
August 22, 2009, 12:02 pm
Congrats!! You deserve it so much!!! With little acess to magazines likes essence around here you really make this german afrobella happy :-)....and feeling connected! Please keep doing your thing! You are really inspiring to me!
Dad says:
August 22, 2009, 2:27 pm
Well done. The journey has just begun. Pace yourself and stay grounded.All of us at home are with you 100%.We are truly proud of your independent spirit, foresight and determination. You have a gift that touches the world. Keep on doing what you do and take care.
Lady Kinnks says:
August 24, 2009, 11:47 pm
CONGRATS!! You deserve it!
Shara says:
August 25, 2009, 12:16 pm
Go girl! Congratulations.
flygyrl72 says:
August 27, 2009, 3:22 am
I just happened across the Essence piece in my Essence e-newsletter. Big ups Bella!


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