Finding The Ideal Orange Lip Color

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Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color of the year, and we’re officially in the midst of Spring – Chicago’s dismal weather aside. Orange is sizzling hot right now for lips, cheeks, nails, and even eyes. Yes ma’am, just the other day I gave Make Up For Ever’s orange Aqua Cream a try on my eyelids under […]

Why I Did a Juice Cleanse and What It Did For Me

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On any average day — especially in the mornings — my Twitter timeline and Pinterest page are full of juice. Juice recipes, tweets about starting the day with a green juice or smoothie, photos of delicious looking, vibrantly colored juices. Juicing is huge right now. Huge to the point where, when I went to buy […]

The Afrobella Interview – Jenifer Lewis

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Fierce, funny, and always 100% real — Jenifer Lewis has earned her place amongst iconic Hollywood actresses. Since her stage debut in 1979, she’s had notable, beloved roles in every medium of acting – from the Broadway stage to the small screen to cinemas around the world. She’s known as a consummate professional, and has […]

Do Yourself a Favor. Go See Fela!

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Recently I was lucky enough to go to Chicago’s glorious Oriental Theater to see Fela! the acclaimed Broadway musical about the life of late, great legendary Nigerian musician, activist, celebrity and larger than life personality, Fela Kuti. The musical is currently in Chicago until April 15, and I HIGHLY suggest you go see it while […]

Who’s That You See on QVC? It’s Me! It’s Me!

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Any excuse for a rhyme, right? I know I’m not the only one who loves the beauty brands for sale on TV – did you know home shopping began in 1977 with lime green can openers? The things you learn on Wikipedia! Look at how far things have come. Now so many of your favorite […]

Paula Patton is a Cover Girl and I Couldn’t Be Happier For Her

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Paula Patton is killing the game on just about every level. She’s drop dead gorgeous and has a killer body – as evidenced by her sexy scenes in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (yeah, my husband loved that movie). She’s married to the musical deliciousness that is Robin Thicke. Her career is on fire and her […]

Melanie Fiona – The MF Life, Her Beauty Favorites and More!

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Melanie Fiona’s songs so often speak of heartache and longing. She’s got that kind of voice — emotive, deep, intensely soulful. I so clearly remember the first time I saw her sing, in the subway series she did to promote The Bridge. How amazing was THAT? I love Melanie’s voice, and I love that her […]