Transform Your Look – Daytime to Dramatic

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Another Way To Look Less Tired And More Clean, Crisp and Pulled Together

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It’s night time and you’re taking off your makeup. How do you do it? Do you use makeup wipes? Do you wash your face? Both? On more nights than I care to admit, I use makeup wipes and call it a night. Or I wash my face when I’m practically asleep and am not paying […]

Jody Watley On Life, Music, Beauty, Billy B and Being an Icon

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When you think of Jody Watley, very specific visuals might come to mind. Sleek hair. Bangin’ brows. Hoop earrings. A matte red lip. When I visualize Jody Watley, I always envision her in an all black ensemble. And for me that’s entirely because Jody Watley was one of my earliest beauty icons. Her Eighties hits […]

Billy B on Makeup, Jody Watley, Life, and Being a Legend

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When I first opened my eyes to the world of beauty and makeup and possibility that I too, might be an attractive girl in my own right….there was the makeup of Billy B to guide me. In case you don’t know, the celebrity makeup artist who today is beloved for his work on RuPaul’s Drag […]

The Best Mother’s Day Presents

Right before my wedding, 10 years ago!

Mama Bella, my mother, Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, is a woman of elegance and good taste. She loves the finer things in life. Every ounce of my fabulousness comes directly from her. Mama Bella knows what she LOVES and isn’t afraid to say it. She also isn’t afraid to respectfully speak her mind if she’s […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway #2–Cara B’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Basket

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This Sunday – May 13, in case you haven’t checked a calendar – is Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to order those flowers and put together those gift baskets, if you haven’t already. And for the moms who read Afrobella.com – I’ve got special Mother’s Day goodness for you through the rest of the week! […]

Adult Acne. How Do You Deal?

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As a teenager, I looked forward to my future with high hopes for clear skin. After all, we’re told that acne is a teenage problem, caused by bad food and oily skin and roiling hormones. At one point in my life I honestly believed that turning 20 would end my acne issues. And then I […]