Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween, everyone! My days of dressing up just might be over, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be enjoying the candy! I’m gonna wait till tomorrow, and catch the sales at the drugstore! Halloween has become so much more commercial since I was a little one. Back in the day, your mama might make […]

So You Want To Be a Blogger?

Before I dive headfirst into this post, I know I owe SEVERAL readers a heartfelt apology. If you’ve sent me an e mail within the past oh… six months, asking me advice on how to start a blog or build your blog audience, I’ve been meaning to write back. Really I have. But every day […]

Winter Hair Care Advice from Curly Nikki


Bellas! Your girl Afrobella is having a beauty crisis of her very own. It’s getting colder and colder here in Chicago, and I can’t hide from it forever… my first winter is just around the corner. My skin’s becoming noticeably dryer, and my hair… well let’s just say my hair seems to be trying to […]

Beauty Tips For Q-Tips

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Sometimes I use them dry. Sometimes I use them wet. Depends on what look I’m going for. Doesn’t matter the method — either way Q-Tips are must-have beauty essentials. I do have a battalion of makeup brushes, but still I reach for the familiar brand name cotton swab, when it’s time for a quick eye-makeup […]

Latest, Greatest Drugstore Buys


Bellas on a budget! I hear your cry. Your wallet is thin and your product stashes are running low. What can you get that’s new, amazingly effective, awesome, and AFFORDABLE? Afrobella’s got your back! Here are some of the latest, greatest products I have been lucky enough to review, all available on the cheap at […]

Afrobella ♥ Animals


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (or following me on Twitter), you know that I’m a cat owner and an animal lover. I grew up with dogs, and honestly never thought I’d own a cat. But Max literally ran into my home, and into my heart. And although he’s a feisty little […]

Go ‘Head Michelle!

How cool is it to have a first lady who seems so accessible and fun to hang out with? Michelle makes me want to step my hula hoop game up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCYJEVt89zA Love her! (first seen via The Feminista Files — check our my girl Erica’s awesome blog!)