4 Tips for Better Lipstick Wear

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I love wearing a bold, bright lip. But honestly, sometimes a bold, bright lip doesn’t love me back. Chapped, dry lips are the enemy of bright lipsticks and glosses. There’s no better way to point out “HEY, I’ve got dry skin issues” than to slather on a creamy matte lipstick, pre-exfoliation. It’s like pointing a big […]

Love Your Locs – 5 Tips For Red Carpet Worthy Loc Style

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  Much has been said within the last few weeks about locs and the red carpet, much of it said by folks who know little about locs in the first place. I’ll be honest with you, I found it hard to rustle up a response to the whole Giuliana Rancic/Zendaya loctroversy, because in all my […]

Try This DIY Beauty Recipe – the 3-in-1 Makeup Remover, Toner & Night Oil!

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If you’re like me, you’ve got a random collection of carrier and essential oils somewhere in your beauty arsenal. If you’re like me, said random collection of essential and carrier oils is mostly just sitting there collecting dust and taking up space on your shelves. Many of us aspire to be gung-ho DIY mixtresses in […]

When Do You Feel Your Most Beautiful?

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Recently I did an interview with my dear friend Kristen Booker — if you’re not up on her blog, Fashion Style Beauty, VISIT NOW! She offers such a fresh, individual perspective on style and self care. Anyway! I really love her series, How She Does It and I was honored to be included. She asks […]

Beauty Fit For a Queen – My MBIB Top Picks!

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One of the more fun parts of partnering with My Black is Beautiful has been testing and trying out the awesome array of P&G Beauty products in order to narrow down my top picks. There are SO many brands under the P&G Beauty umbrella. Which ones define Beauty Fit for a Queen? It was my […]

The Afrobella Forecast – Beauty and Health Trends For 2015

The Afrobella Forecast - Beauty and Health Trends For 2015

It’s a new year, and it’s time for new beauty trends! I’ve been in the biz for 8 years now, and it’s been so incredible to closely chart the evolution of the beauty industry. Just within the past few years, we’ve come a long way from the days when black hair products were relegated to […]

DIY Beauty Treatments For Blizzards

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Whenever NYC expects a snow storm, it becomes a worst case scenario snowpocalypse for the ages media story, covered for days on the national nightly news in the most dire terms. Whenever Chicago expects a snowstorm, it’s business as usual. We know things are bad if schools close. In the five years that I’ve lived […]