B-Girls, Be Smart, Be Beautiful

BrittanyWatkinsBGirlsInc

Since moving to Chicago I’ve had the pleasure to encounter some truly remarkable people who have inspired me to do more and be better. Among those people are the Watkins sisters. The two of them are so passionate about being the change they want to see in the world. You can’t help but be inspired […]

Your Amazing Eco-Friendly Life Tips – And the Aveda Giveaway Winner!

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I might be the slightest bit biased…but I’m convinced that you Afrobella readers are the best community ever. Your comments are always intelligent and insightful, friendly and funny. There’s so much love here. And SO much great information. Take for example my recent Aveda Water Warrior giveaway. I asked for you guys to either tweet, […]

All Royal Wedding’d Out

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I can’t wait till Saturday. Here’s why. By Saturday, there’ll be no need for the relentless hype over the Royal Wedding. It’ll be over, we’ll have the photos answering all of our questions, we can ooh and aah over the dress and all the resplendent details, and collectively move on. Because right now, Patrice has […]

A Few Notes on Flight Etiquette

Airline Travel

I tend to fly alone regularly — most often between Chicago and New York City. And it really never fails to be… interesting. Between overwhelmed and unhappy-to-be-there flight attendants to rude and angry passengers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an exchange or experience with someone that can leave you with your feathers ruffled. Here […]

Jumping The Broom – Adorable and Inspirational!

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I’m not typically a fan of the rom-coms. I’m gonna blame it on my film major background – having studied films and scripts and criticism so closely for my college degree, it’s made me a less than fun person to watch a movie with. I can see the script in my mind, and instead of […]

Aveda Water Warrior Earth Day Giveaway!

Aveda Light the Way Candle 2011

Today is Earth Day, and the celebration isn’t just going on at your local park. I’m celebrating Earth MONTH right here, and you – lucky, beautiful bella, you – might win an amazing prize pack from Aveda! I already let y’all know – I’m an Aveda Water Warrior. This month I’m partnering with the eco-conscious […]

Up and Coming Natural Hair and Bodycare Companies to Look Out For!

BelleButters

Someone asked me recently if I could name my favorite natural hair companies. I started typing out a list of the usual suspects, the mainstream choices…but then stopped myself. I do still use the most mainstream natural hair products, but I do still very much enjoy supporting the up and comers. The new entrepreneurs who […]