Chicago! Get Your Tickets for Another Fine Day

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The first time I met Sam Fine was here in Chicago at the first Fine Day of Beauty — a truly special event put together by the lovely Chicago based makeup artist Viola Nicholson. The event was AMAZING. Sam Fine was already a makeup superstar to me, but seeing him speak is just next level […]

Meet Emily Jayne

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The time of year is here, bellas. There’s a chill in the air and a snap in the wind here in Chicago. The leaves are rapidly changing from yellow to brown. Tis the season for the butters. Maybe this year you’re looking for a new butter experience. Maybe you don’t want to smell like chocolate […]

At Home Pedicure Products For The Softest, Prettiest Feet Ever

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  It’s always said that Pisces rules the feet, and this Pisces girl can testify that my feet have always been a factor. I have flat feet. Special needs feet. And a summer of nonchalance and flip flops led my feet to not feel their absolute best. I love it most when my feet are […]

My Top Travel Makeup Tips!

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If you’ve been reading my tweets, or following me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. To be honest, I can hardly keep up with myself lately. Every week it’s been a different city. Traveling a lot should mean I’m a packing expert by now, right? Well, every time I […]

Behold, the Afrobella Avon E-Boutique!

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Hello, Avon shoppers! Have you seen me on the site yet? Here I am!      One of the coolest things about being an Avon ambassador is the international reach of the brand. Avon is everywhere! I’ve gotten such sweet messages from all kinds of people from around the world, many of them Avon salespeople, […]

Why Don’t You Wear Makeup?

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When I was a teen, I went through a virulent and outspoken anti-makeup phase. This lasted for all of two years and was reflective of my mental state at the time (I was also dealing with general teenage angst and unhappiness, and an eating disorder I’ve thankfully managed to leave behind). I kept myself busy […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]