Beauty Brand History – Noxzema. 100 Years Of Tingly Clean Greatness

Noxema ad from the 1970's

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.  When I think back to my earliest awareness of face wash and the fact that […]

What’s In My Shower? Amazing Bath, Body and Hair Products For You to Get Into

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Some showers are about pure function and speed – you gotta go somewhere and you gotta be clean. Other showers are more about an emotional experience, a nurturing that you need in your soul. I needed that kind of shower today. I created a whole shower experience to deliver the kind of soul soothing I […]

Moisturize. Exfoliate. Don’t Be Out Here Ashy This Winter.

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  My friends in Florida make me laugh around this time of year. “OMG, it’s 50 degrees,” one of them lamented on Facebook this week. At one time, I might have said the same kind of thing. But right now in Chicago, it’s 30 degrees and the inevitable slide into winter has begun. It’s cold, […]

All About Alphabet Creams. BB Creams, CC Creams For All Skin Tones

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  The first time I heard about BB Creams, it was from my friends familiar with the Asian beauty market. I had heard whispers about these miraculous balms, intended to mask imperfections while improving the quality of your skin. I remember wanting to try them, but word on the street was that BB creams weren’t […]

Afrobella’s Obsessions. Hair, Beauty, and Bath Edition – Summer 2013

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Welcome to Afrobella’s Obsessions, a new (hopefully monthly) column where I share ALL of my latest favorites. From hair, beauty and bath to fashion, travel and tech – my top recommendations of the month will be collected in one spot! If you’re looking for something new and awesome to enhance your life, stay tuned. Check […]

Your Face Deserves Better. 4 Things Your Moisturizer Needs To Do

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  We’ve all made the mistake before. You go to the drugstore or the department store and you pick up a daily moisturizer that someone told you about. Maybe you read about it in a magazine, maybe your favorite celebrity is endorsing the product, or maybe the helpful store employee directed you towards her favorite […]

How I Put My Face To Bed At Night

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The Aveeno and Glam #healthyskin challenge continues! We’ve discussed healthy food for inner and outer beauty, and we’ve discussed a few of my favorite Aveeno products. Now allow me to share a skincare confession. Now that I look back, I realize that I took absolutely horrendous care of my skin when I was in my […]