Afrobella Bride – Lauren

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My latest Afrobella bride is Lauren, who works as an architectural lighting designer. What’s that, Lauren? “I design lighting for architecture like schools, civic buildings, homes, retail, restaurants, parks, offices, theme parks, libraries, etc.” SO cool!! And Lauren’s wedding was equally cool. Lauren has locs, and during her wedding, as she says “my locs were […]

Win Tickets To See Rihanna in Philly!

Rihanna concert Nivea Challenge

Rihanna puts on a really fun show, and there is no fellow island-girl bias when I say this. Trust. This year alone I’ve seen the gamut of live performances — from Janet Jackson and Beyonce, to Eddie Vedder and the Dave Matthews Band. I know a good live show when I see one. And I’m […]

Minx Or Shellac, What’s The Difference?

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Recently I heard a woman at a nail salon asking for Minx when she really meant that she wanted a no-chip manicure. At that point I had only tried Shellac — arguably the most well known no-chip manicure on the market. I was happy with my Shellac experience, but if you read the Monday Manicure […]

My Monday Manicure – Afrobella Loves The Nail Social!

The Nail Social, manicure, OPI nailpolish

I’ve been such a slacker with my Monday Manicure posts, bellas. I even got called out on it by an Afrobella reader at the airport in NYC not too long ago. “Hey, what happened to your nail posts?” she asked. It’s been a while and I apologize. And I’m back with a new Monday Manicure […]

Summertime Chillin’ — The Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge

Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz

My relationship with water has been fraught with tension for a while now. I know I should be drinking more of the clear stuff, but I struggle to convince my tastebuds that I enjoy it. So when I drink water, I usually try to find a way to make it more enjoyable. I’ve done various […]

Afrobella Bride – Kiwana

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With the Afrobella Bride series, I’m going to feature businesses that cater to your special day, ideas for your special day, and photos FROM your special day. So bellas, please give a warm welcome to my first ever Afrobella bride! Kiwana is a jewelry designer and soap maker, among many other things! Check out her […]

Bras and Panties and Shapewear, Oh My!

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I have a love/hate thing happening with shapewear. I love how good shapewear can make my dresses fit…but I hate the way wearing shapewear makes me feel. And after trying many different brands of shapewear, I was convinced that there simply wasn’t a way to avoid those oh so typical shapewear issues. Rolling up around […]