Winter Skin For The Win!

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You’re either stuck inside with drying heat, or shivering outside in the freezing cold. Either way, winter will suck the life out of your skin and leave you looking like Ashy Larry. What’s a bella to do? Well, drink more water for starters. Increasing your internal moisture will definitely make a difference in the appearance […]

Help! My Favorite Hair Product Has Turned On Me

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Picture this: yesterday, Martin Luther King day. My husband has the day off and wants to take me out. So I hop in the shower to get ready. After a quick conditioner wash, I decide to use a hair product I haven’t in a while. The oldie-but-goodie that’s stashed at the back of the drawer. […]

Calling All Afrobellas! Aveda Wants YOU!

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When I had my amazing Aveda hair experience last year, the response was enormous! I heard from so many readers who had no idea that Aveda catered to our hair’s particular needs, and so many who had been skeptical that Aveda could do black, natural hair right. I’ve even heard from some of you who […]

MAC + Mickey Contractor = WIN

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I can barely keep up with MAC’s collections. Already this year they’ve come out with how many? Four? Five? Dang! I gotta check Temptalia to try to keep track! I don’t even try to review every collection that comes down the pike. But if I see something truly remarkable that bellas all shades of beautiful […]

Sam Cooke, The Way He Was

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Oh, Sam Cooke. Way back when I started this blog, I had a series of posts titled Lost Ones. I more or less abandoned the endeavor in 2007. The premise of the series was to remember black celebrities who lost their lives due to tragic means, kind of a Hollywood Babylon for people of color. […]

The Official Coconut Water Review

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Coconut water has become big business in the United States. All of a sudden people are calling it “nature’s Gatorade” and talking about it’s amazing restorative powers. Cocktail blogs are posting recipes for coconut water newbies, talking about this delicious new chaser that’s actually good for you. Ask anyone from the islands and they’ll tell […]

New Giveaway Winners

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In the You Snooze, You Lose department…I contacted two giveaway winners no less than six times and wrote a blog post about needing to hear from them. No response. To quote an old Sam Cooke song, that’s it, I quit, I’m moving on. For the Milani Lip Flash giveaway, the new big winner is Revealing […]