Tracee Ellis Ross And That Gorgeous Hair, On The Cover of Jet!

Tracee Ellis Ross Jet Magazine

I hope you haven’t been sleeping at the magazine rack, bellas — in case you haven’t checked out venerable magazines Ebony or Jet lately, they have been bringing the HEAT. Ebony has become thoroughly engaging from cover to cover — the October issue featuring Mary J. Blige is visually stunning and intellectually satisfying all the […]

Win, Donate, and Dress for Success with Naturalizer Shoes!

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Clearly, Chicago is trying to send a message. Lately the weather has been stuck on rainy and cold. It is blazer weather, cardigan weather, and yes – boot weather. I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of fall boots, and I’m betting you are too. My watchwords are comfort and style — and Naturalizer […]

Afrobella Art — Nastassia Davis

Assimilate by Nastassia Davis

Bellas, I’d like to present a new monthly series. Afrobella Art will feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create them. First up, Nastassia Davis. Nastassia is a New Jersey based artist and photographer specializing in fine art portraiture and conceptual photography. Her fascinating self-portraits include this stunning image […]

Quick, Easy Head Scarf Tutorial!

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At my event in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely naturalistas and many of the bellas who attended were entrepreneurs, bloggers and generally interested in fashion and beauty. One of the ladies who I met was the lovely Thomasina Greaves, creator of teeshirt line Love Me As I Am. In addition to […]

Afrobella Does Toronto

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My first trip to Toronto was basically a 48 hour whirlwind. Came to town, had dinner, went to the MAC factory, then back to the airport. I wanted to experience more the second time around. On Friday 16 the homie Luvvie and I flew into the Billy Bishop Toronto Airport, for the first ever Soulafrodisiac […]

Watch Mrs. O on Extreme Makeover – Home Edition This Sunday!

Michelle Obama Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Get your softest tissues and your most waterproof eye makeup ready for this Sunday evening, bellas. This weekend’s season premiere of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a very special tearjerker. I know, I know. I hear you. “Um, every episode of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a tearjerker. What makes this one so […]

The Three Dollar Item Just About Every Woman Needs

Zip-It drain cleaner for natural curly hair

If you’re like me, you love to care for your hair. Shampooing, conditioning, and detangling. And then there’s body care. Body scrubs, body washes, shaving gels and the general detritus of skin cells. If you’re like me, you might have a reputation for clogging drains. My husband is SO OVER IT. And so am I. […]