The Thing About Hair Trimming

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This has been a big week for me with the hair posts, but before the week is through, I want to address one more thing! It’s not about wearing your hair natural, curly, or straight. It’s about a hair issue we ALL have regardless of ethnic background or hair texture. It’s about trimming. And the […]

My First (Almost) Microdermabrasion

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Microdermabrasion always sounded to me like an intense, scary procedure that women sought out when their skin started showing signs of age. I may not have wrinkles (yet) but I am 33 and I’m dedicated to looking like a stunner when I’m in my Tina Turner years. If I could go back 10 years, I’d […]

Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]

Pay It Forward this Holiday Season

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. And now, today – Cyber Monday. It’s been a busy weekend for shopping addicts. So many of us are shopping for our loved ones (and for ourselves! Tis the season). In the midst of all of this marvelous materialism, it’s so important to also look around at the tremendous need […]

Trinidad, I’m Coming Home!

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They say life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. If you’d asked me months ago, “Patrice, will you be in Trinidad in December?” I would have said no. I had no plans to go back home in the immediate future, but plans were in the works for me. And now […]

Coconut Water Smoothies. The New Breakfast of Champions

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Coconut water’s explosion in popularity has been amazing to watch. Having grown up with coconut water as a part of my everyday life, it’s been kinda cool to see the beverage be so excitedly embraced by the American mainstream. The American adoption of coconut water means a lot of changes for coconut water purists. From […]

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Breakdown

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  Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a beautiful, relaxing day filled with family, fun, and turkey! Now part deux of Thanksgiving weekend begins. The part with the shopping and the shoving and the STRESS.   Online shopping photo via Shutterstock Let’s make one thing clear – my Black Friday street shopping days are in […]