Beauty Brand History–Blue Magic. Still Blue. Still Magical.

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Beauty Brand History is a new regular series here on Afrobella. We all have the brands we’ve grown up using, the brands we’ve known our whole lives. Here are memories and the true stories behind the beauty brands we love. Think back to the first time you remember having your hair combed. What do you […]

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! […]

What Maya Angelou Taught Me About Beauty With Just One Poem

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On May 28th I got up early, made tea and toast, puttered around my apartment unloading the dishwasher and throwing clothes in the washing machine. Regular, routine life stuff. I’d planned to blog about an amazing new chicken recipe I discovered before heading to a dentist’s appointment. It was going to be the most mundane […]

Hey Gorgeous! Makeup I Know You’ll LOVE For Summer 2014!

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The weather’s starting to heat up around these parts and I am SO ready for it! Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner – it’s time for backyard BBQ’s and picnics in the park and bike rides along the lakefront here in Chicago! Forget Christmas – THIS is the most wonderful time of […]

Afrobella is Celebrating Macy’s American Icons!

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Macy’s is one of my favorite department stores and ever since I moved to America, I’ve been shopping there. Macy’s to me truly IS the quintessential American department store shopping experience – fun, clean, bright, on trend, glamorous and abundantly inspiring. When I lived in Miami, my Macy’s was in Dadeland Mall. Now that I […]

Check Out My NEW Column on ESSENCE.com!

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Bellas, you may have noticed a bit less writing here on Afrobella.com. That’s because I’ve accepted an exciting new opportunity and I’ve had to fall back in order to catch up, if that makes any kind of sense. Right now you can read my work on Glam.com, where I’m a contributing editor and I write […]