Straight Hair Or Fitness?

Exercise

Bellas, I’ve been thinking a lot about health and fitness, my particular issues, and what I need to do to take better care of myself. And I’ve also been thinking a lot about our community of black girls and women around the world. What are we teaching the generation to come? How are we uplifting […]

Jetsetter Travel Beauty Product Faves

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If you read this blog and follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know…I travel a fair amount. Most often to NYC. If I had to label myself, I’d say I’m a reluctant jetsetter. I really prefer to be at my home base here in beautiful Chicago, with my husband and Max the cat. But […]

Afrobella Makeup Expert Meagan Shea – Rockin’ with Res: That’s Just “How I Do”

Res on Afrobella.com

Bellas, Afrobella Makeup Expert Meagan Shea isn’t just a bubbly personality and an awesome haircut. Far from it. She’s a makeup artist who knows her stuff, and is building an impressive roster of clients… some of whom are famous and awesome in their own right. Take for example, singer-songwriter Res. I’ve never met Res but […]

The Grown Woman’s Skincare Regimen

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When you grow up with acne issues, you learn the importance of a disciplined skincare regimen pretty early on. But if you coast through your teens and early twenties with relatively clear skin, you might be in for a rude awakening. I found myself dealing with entirely new skin issues as the big 3-0 rolled […]

Naturally Professional – Tonya Mosley, TV News Reporter

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When we first came up with the idea of the Naturally Professional series, the goal was to find a few natural haired women who were willing to share their experiences on Afrobella.com and CurlyNikki.com. The intent was to prove that despite what has been said – and unfortunately what is still sometimes believed – women […]

Tried and Tested and True – Classic Moisturizers

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They’re the bottles and jars you grew up seeing on your mama’s dresser or in your family bathroom cabinet. The products that don’t get buzz about being new, now, or next – because they’ve always been there. The staples. The stand bys. The classics. Although I might incorporate new hot products with more PC ingredients […]

My Mom’s Mother’s Day Present

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Over the years we’ve bought my mom just about every kind of Mother’s Day present you can think of. Together with my sister and brothers, we’ve gotten her spa visits and fancy lunches, clothes and cosmetics, jewelry and perfume and one misguided year I believe my brother bought her a fancy iron. From my recollection, […]