All I Want For Christmas…

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It happens every holiday season. I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying gifts for everyone else, that I forget to think about myself. The other day my husband asked me, “so…what do YOU want for Christmas?” and I seriously had to stop and think for longer than you’d expect.   […]

The Thing About Hair Trimming

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This has been a big week for me with the hair posts, but before the week is through, I want to address one more thing! It’s not about wearing your hair natural, curly, or straight. It’s about a hair issue we ALL have regardless of ethnic background or hair texture. It’s about trimming. And the […]

Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]

Pay It Forward this Holiday Season

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. And now, today – Cyber Monday. It’s been a busy weekend for shopping addicts. So many of us are shopping for our loved ones (and for ourselves! Tis the season). In the midst of all of this marvelous materialism, it’s so important to also look around at the tremendous need […]

Coconut Water Smoothies. The New Breakfast of Champions

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Coconut water’s explosion in popularity has been amazing to watch. Having grown up with coconut water as a part of my everyday life, it’s been kinda cool to see the beverage be so excitedly embraced by the American mainstream. The American adoption of coconut water means a lot of changes for coconut water purists. From […]

Happy. Proud. Hopeful. Thank You, President Obama

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“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” – President Barack Obama, from his acceptance speech in the early morning of November […]

The Great Coconut Comparison – Naked Vs. The Real Thing

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There are many beverages I know nothing about. Don’t ask me to discuss the finer points of coffee or the subtle flavors of wine. I do know a thing or two about tea. And I know a whole lot about coconut water, based entirely on my life experience of being a Trini.     I […]