Mally Roncal Makeup Giveaway!


How cute is Mally Roncal? Seriously — she’s the living embodiment of adorable. Always impeccably turned out, always smiling, always encouraging regular women like you and me to believe in our own beauty. I think she’s the bees knees. The celebrity makeup artist earned her stripes by beating the faces of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mariah, […]

RIP, Alaina Reed Hall

Sad news, via What Would Thembi Do — television and theatrical actress, Alaina Reed Hall, has passed away from causes believed to be related to breast cancer. I recently paid homage to Alaina in my Sesame Street birthday post just a month ago. Sad to know that she is gone. But her legacy of work […]

All I Want For Christmas…


Being a beauty and style blogger means one thing come holiday time — you are hard to shop for. I don’t mean to be, and I think I’m a pretty easy-to-please person, but for some reason my relatives and loved ones are feeling some kinda pressure in the gift department. So I’m going to make […]

Body Shop Giveaway Winner!

12 days have passed, and it’s time to announce a winner for my Body Shop Bath and Body giveaway winner! And that lucky bella is (drumroll please) #49 – Maya! She describes herself as a Black Velvet Apricot gal, but hopefully she likes all the scents of the season. Thanks to you ALL for entering […]

Gifts For Afrobellas


If you’re like me, you love your natural hair. You’re proud of your natural hair. It’s part and parcel of your identity. And what could be better than finding something that reflects that natural pride and joy wrapped up in pretty paper under the tree next week? Here are some picks, fresh outta the Afrobella […]

Nourish Your Natural Hair


Cold, windy, wet, miserable. The weather takes a toll on your hair during the winter months, and I’m experiencing it all for the first time. But through it all I’ve been discovering some mighty fine hair products — all made with healthy ingredients — to get me through these rough climactic conditions. Allow me to […]

Calling All Models: Purple Lab Wants YOU!


Last September during New York Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Robinovitz, the dynamo creatrix behind Purple Lab. It was as close to meeting Carrie Bradshaw as I’ll ever get. Karen is a firecracker. She’s sweet, petite, dressed to the nines, and so dedicated to the business of beauty that it’s inspiring […]