XCVI Plus Size Giveaway!

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Effortless and eclectic, bohemian and confident. That’s how clothing brand XCVI describes their aesthetic, and it explains why I love them. That’s my style too! I have been a fan of the brand for a while, so when I had the opportunity to try out their Silver Queen Tunic Top, I was BEYOND excited. I […]

Chicago! Meet, Greet and Tweet at RLTEvent!

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Afrobella readers – you already know how much I respect and admire Rae Lewis Thornton! I met her at The Red Pump Project welcome party they had for me in Chicago last year. What a difference a year has made for us both! Since then, Rae’s launched an compelling and honest blog – visit RaeLewisThornton.com, […]

This Thursday on Afrobella Radio – Sam Fine and Lisa Price!

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I’ve been listening to Goapele lately, and feeling blessed. When TWS The UnAgency approached me about starting Afrobella Radio, I thought it was a great idea, but still felt nervous, doubtful, scared, overwhelmed…fill in the blank. But I knew this was the right move, so I made it. And tomorrow I’m hosting my biggest episode […]

Alek Wek, In Living Color

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For any dark skinned bella questioning whether or not she should rock bright makeup – I present Alek Wek, as seen in the August issue of Dutch Glamour. How do you say…d’gorgeous? Like I’ve been saying for years — we can wear the most glorious and bright colors, and totally pull them off! This inspiring […]

Congrats to Carlos and Cindy!

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Here’s a beautiful love story with a natural hair twist! Cindy Blackman has been a beauty icon of mine for years – ever since I first spotted her drumming up a storm for Lenny Kravitz back in the day. This weekend, here in Chicago, Carlos Santana let the world know how he feels about her. […]

My Top Five Latest Skincare Faves

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Since I started doing my YouTube videos (click here to subscribe!) many readers have been asking me about my skincare regimen, and my favorite product picks. First off, let me make a disclaimer about skin care reviews. It is possibly THE most polarizing kind of beauty writing, next to hair product reviews. What works for […]

Olay Spa Day Winner

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This may be one of the most difficult contests I’ve had, when it comes down to choosing a winner! I asked you why you deserved a spa day, and the answers just made my heart melt. So many of us are overwhelmed, stressed out, had it up to here. I heard from many of you […]