My Monday Manicure: The Yellows of OPI

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Last Monday, I gotta admit — I was hardly in the mood for a manicure. On Saturday May 22nd, my husband and I got some awful news. A dear friend of ours had been killed in a motorcycle accident. This was the kind of friend who changed our lives – especially my husband’s life… He […]

Memorial Day, the Marcus Samuelsson Way

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You say Memorial Day, and I say BARBECUE! This long weekend marks the beginning of summer and the scent of grilled meat shall waft through the streets of Everywhere, USA. If you’re tired of the same ol’ burgers and brats, I’ve got a great recipe for you courtesy of one of the world’s most famous […]

My Marshalls Summer Haul!

Bellas! At the beginning of this year, I made some resolutions. One of them was to be a braver blogger. That means pushing myself to do new things to add dimension to everything Afrobella. So I present to you – my first YouTube haul video! Where’d I go? Marshalls! I will try my best […]

Sam Fine’s Top 5 Makeup Tips

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The venue was exclusive. The ambiance was elegant. Even as I entered the room, I knew this would be an event to remember. Handsomely dressed hosts and hostesses flitted around the room with platters of hors d’oeuvres. A bar in the corner was covered in glasses of champagne, ready for the taking. A Fine Day […]

On Hair Towels and Pillow Cases


Originally posted on BV Hair Talk. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are important parts of hair care…but it doesn’t stop there, especially for women who are serious about taking excellent care of their hair. If you’re truly dedicated to taking your haircare game to the next level you need to think about the fabrics you […]

My Monday Manicure: MAC Black and Milani Gold

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I like my makeup, my fashion, my overall approach to life, to be a mix of high end and low end. So when I wanted to try my hand at at-home nail art for the first time, going the high end/low end route was just natural and right and FUN. But the question was — […]

Old Navy Dollar Flip Flop Day!


Saturday May 22, I’m putting Ludacris on full volume on my iPod and speeding down State Street to my favorite Old Navy store! Mark your calendar – this Saturday it’s the $1 Flip Flop One Day Wonder Event! Limited 5 pairs, while supplies last. The super cute wedges, embellished pairs, and leather styles won’t be […]