101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Friday

101 Black Owned Natural Hair, Beauty and

Things weren’t supposed to go this way, not according to my editorial calendar. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week. I was working on fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping! And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an […]

5 Beauty and Health Tips From My Mom on Her 75th Birthday!!

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Her full name is Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, but longtime Afrobella readers know and love her as my Mama Bella. I’ve blogged about her and featured her advice so many times — click here to read my first interview with her from 2006, her tips on making your neck look younger, her tips on false […]

15 Minutes To Fierce – The IMAN Cosmetics Bronze Goddess Makeover!

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I’ve been hearing from quite a few of my readers lately, that makeup is challenging and intimidating. For those of us who aren’t used to wearing makeup on a day to day basis, when we’re presented with an event where we’re expected to wear makeup it can cause anxiety and stress. I’m here to tell […]

IMAN Cosmetics BB & CC Cremes – The Afrobella Review & How-To!

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This post is sponsored by IMAN Cosmetics, but the opinions are all mine! Here are my top concerns in terms of skin and makeup for spring and summer. #1 – Breakouts and hyperpigmentation (I thought this would have stopped by my 30’s, honestly). #2 – appropriate coverage for the above #3 – achieving appropriate coverage […]

7 Bold, Bright Lip Glosses to Stunt With This Summer

Lip Glosses To Stunt With

Hot weather makeup should do a few things. It should last in the heat, and not melt off your face the second you step outside. It should be light and easy to apply and non-transferable (or as non-transferable as possible. Nobody wants to leave a face print behind). And when it comes to lips, your […]

The Best Celebrity Eyeliner Tips

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It’s bold, it’s fierce, it’s a must for rock stars of any gender persuasion. I’m talking about eyeliner – a dark streak of color around your eyes is the sure fire way to make your look pop and express that personality. There are some celebs who get it right every time and have a strong […]

Summertime Chi! Your Easy Living Summer Drugstore Beauty Guide

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by P&G Beauty but these are my opinions and experiences. The weather is perfection, there’s not a cloud in the sky. A light breeze ruffles your hair and your clothing as you stroll along the lakeshore. I’m here to tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than summer in Chicago! […]