All Pumpkin Everything – Beauty Items With the Flavor of Fall

Pumpkin Spice and Jasmine candles by Yum Yum Candle. HEAVEN!

Now that the feast has been served and the leftovers have been put away, I hope you’re not sick of the flavor of the season! Pumpkin is everything right now, and the orange gourd-like squash is being incorporated into body and bath products, home fragrance and hair products because of its many astounding properties. Pumpkin […]

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday! When Will YOU be shopping?

Small Business Saturday

After the turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie, the mashed potatoes gravy and cranberry sauce woooooooo! — then it’s time for the REAL holiday weekend action to begin. The shopping till you drop. The waking up at 2 am to stand in line at **insert store here.** The running around town to get the perfect […]

Mark Your Calendar. November 30 in Chicago, it’s the Afrobella & Friends TJ Maxx & Marshalls Holiday Shopping Party!

Bellas, it’s taken me a while to get into the whole hosting-an-event thing, but I’m dipping my toe into the water! I’m collaborating with one of my favorite retail discount stores to celebrate and assist Chicago bellas who are just beginning their holiday shopping! Wanna come shopping with me and some of my best blog […]

The Afrobella Fashion Lookbook – Fall/Winter 2011

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Here’s a question I get asked ALL THE TIME – “Afrobella, why don’t you ever do outfits of the week?” Or, after I go to an event, “What did you wear? Can you blog about it”?” I don’t do outfit posts nearly enough and there are multiple reasons why. I am not someone who dresses […]

How Does Naomi Campbell Do It?

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…and by “it,” I mean look so agelessly gorgeous! This year she celebrated her 41st birthday and got possibly the most jaw droppingly incredible birthday present of all time — a house in the shape of the Eye of Horus. AMAZING. I’ve been an admirer of Naomi Campbell even before I was aware of who […]

Manicure Trend Du Jour — Chicago Blues

Chicago Cerulean Trump Spa SpaRitual Nailpolish

If Chicago were a color, apparently it would be blue (although judging from the sky today, gray might be more apropos). Within recent months not one, but two different popular establishments here have created very different shades of nail polish to pay homage to the Windy City. And both nailpolishes are blue. And as fashionable […]

The Afrobella Interview – Project Runway, Season 9 Winner Anya Ayoung-Chee!

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**Edited 10/28/2011 — Spoiler alert, ANYA AYOUNG-CHEE is the new winner of Project Runway! American viewers may be new to her, but Trinidadians around the world have already come to expect great things from Anya Ayoung-Chee. As Trinidad and Tobago’s representative in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant, she showed the world the diverse range that […]