Gifts Worth Giving – Mocha Moon Cosmetic Cases

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This holiday season I’m unveiling a new little series, dedicated to gift items that truly impress me as worth giving in terms of quality, general awesomeness, and also who they’re made by or who they benefit. Gifts Worth Giving will feature unique items made by entrepreneurs you should know about, and some items will benefit […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Makeup Trends and Building a Name in the Makeup Game – Interview with Bisi Essien, My Go-To Chicago Makeup Artist

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From the moment she did my makeup and helped to coordinate my MAC lipglass photoshoot, Bisi Essien – AKA @BisiCrystalEyez of Crystal Eyez Makeup Artistry has become my go-to Chicago makeup artist. She’s incredibly talented, incredibly hard working, and incredibly professional. Bisi is the woman I turn to when I’m involved in an event in […]

Monday Manicure. I LOVE Polish Bar of BK!

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  Every time I go to Brooklyn, I have the BEST time. I know so many amazingly talented and cool people who live there. So many talented folks who make New York the one of a kind city that it is, represent Brooklyn. And on my last visit, I got to go to Polish Bar […]

5 Things I Realized At Target’s Awesome Multicultural Beauty Event

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In October I went on a whirlwind trip to New York on a special trip for the Target Inner Circle. Target was having their first ever multicultural makeup and beauty event, and it was hosted by my friend Tai Beauchamp, who never fails to be an inspiration! It was an elegant evening event which brought […]