Men and Makeup

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My homette Chookooloonks put this on my radar, via Dooce. Omar. Is. HILARIOUS! From now on, whenever I use a makeup brush I will think of his special brush noise. And then I’ll get my brush on. Knamean? I hate to even speculate what it’d be like if my husband tried to do my makeup. […]

Love The Skin You’re In

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Via the Associated Press: “KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mikeisha Simpson covers her body in greasy white cream and bundles up in a track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, but she’s not worried about skin cancer. The 23-year-old resident of a Kingston ghetto hopes to transform her dark complexion to a cafe-au-lait-color […]

Runway to Reality With Meagan Shea

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YAY! You guys LOVED Afrobella’s new makeup expert Meagan Shea, judging from the comments on the first post! She’s a wealth of information with an infectious personality to boot. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship! For Meagan’s second post, she took a look at the hottest trends on the Spring/Summer 2011 […]

Vintage Shopping Tips from the Creators of Modern Vintage Chicago

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This weekend you can find Chicago’s antiques dealers, collectors, funky fashionistas and crafty chicas all in one location. The always highly anticipated Modern Vintage Chicago will be taking over Plumbers Hall this Saturday and Sunday for their Spring Fashion and Jewels event, and I’m excited to dive headfirst into the experience! And an experience it […]

Little Girls, BIG Hair

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a photo of Little Afrobella, AKA my niece Dominique. And I’ve shared even fewer of her sister, my even littler niece Isabella. So here’s their official Afrobella reintroduction! Are they not ADORABLE? As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of patience and love to get their […]

Maya Angelou and Common Find Common Ground in Chicago

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I don’t often find myself starstruck, but I just might find myself speechless and in awe this coming Saturday, April 16. I’ll be covering the red carpet at the Common Ground Foundation Gala, a fundraising event celebrating women of excellence and leadership. The Intercontinental Hotel will be hosting an evening of fine food, a silent […]

It’s Not Just Earth Day, It’s Earth Month!

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It’s been 40 years since Marvin Gaye released the poignant Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), but the lyrics remain as scarily relevant as ever. Radiation on the ground and in the sky. Fish full of mercury. All of that awful stuff, worse than ever before. One change for the better in the last 40 years […]