Body – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hello, Healing – Why I’m Obsessed with Neosporin and Take It Everywhere http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/23/neosporin-pain-itch-scar/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/23/neosporin-pain-itch-scar/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 21:07:38 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14340 This post is in partnership with Neosporin. To this day I can point to the scars on my knees and remember – this was from riding your bike down that gravel road, this is from when you and Dad fell together on the ten speed, that was from racing on the playing field at school.... read all

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Beauty Ingredient Breakdown – Charcoal. Tips, Product Picks & More! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/27/beauty-ingredient-breakdown-charcoal/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/27/beauty-ingredient-breakdown-charcoal/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:37:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14295 Sometimes a certain beauty ingredient will start getting a ton of buzz. All of a sudden, every product will be infused with this much-heralded extract, oil or essence. Existing products will start advertising that they include this magical ingredient, and new versions of products will pop up to capitalize on all of that ingredient attention.... read all

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Vitamins For The Win – What Supplements You Should Be Taking, When And Why http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/14/vitamins-for-the-win-vous-vitamin/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/14/vitamins-for-the-win-vous-vitamin/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:42:47 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14050 I grew up as a Flintstones Kid (ten million strong and growing! Remember those ads?) – my childhood was all about chewing up little vitamins shaped like Fred and Barney. Grape was my favorite! In retrospect, that didn’t begin a healthy relationship or understanding of vitamins. Now that I’m a grown woman (and can do whatever... read all

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Natural Deodorants I Would Recommend to a Friend http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/13/natural-deodorants-i-would-recommend-to-a-friend/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/13/natural-deodorants-i-would-recommend-to-a-friend/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:15:15 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13574 I love natural products. From head to toe, I slather myself with anything that touts itself as being all natural. There’s one area where I tend to keep it all chemical everything. That’s the armpit region. I know my body and I know that when it comes to underarm odor, it is best for me... read all

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Chicago, Jump On It! Double Dutch Aerobics Comes to Town August 9! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/07/chicago-jump-on-it-double-dutch-aerobics-comes-to-town-august-9/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/07/chicago-jump-on-it-double-dutch-aerobics-comes-to-town-august-9/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:33:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13556   Double dutch is an internationally beloved activity, a childhood rite of passage for so many. I remember watching Sesame Street as a kid and loving the jump rope contest they featured as a segment in the 80’s. Who remembers this?     I wanted to be one of those little girls so much! But... read all

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Best Baths –Soak in Self Care With These Bath Recipes http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/19/best-baths-bath-recipes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/19/best-baths-bath-recipes/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 21:19:00 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13309 For me, baths are a luxury. Making the time to clean my tub, light some candles, put on my bubblebath playlist – all of the things I need to do to prepare for the experience – takes time and effort. It’s an intentional exercise in relaxation and self care. So it better be worth it... read all

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Step Up Your Skincare Game With CurlBox BODY http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/21/curlbox-body/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/21/curlbox-body/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:15:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13183 In the natural hair game — as in life — you can lead, follow, or get out of the way. Myleik Teele is undoubtedly a leader. She’s ever evolving and constantly finding ways to take her brands to new levels. On the personal level, she’s launched My Taught You, an inspirational space where entrepreneurial women... read all

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When Do You Feel Your Most Beautiful? http://www.afrobella.com/2015/02/10/feel-beautiful/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/02/10/feel-beautiful/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:05:05 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13022 Recently I did an interview with my dear friend Kristen Booker — if you’re not up on her blog, Fashion Style Beauty, VISIT NOW! She offers such a fresh, individual perspective on style and self care. Anyway! I really love her series, How She Does It and I was honored to be included. She asks... read all

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10 Beauty and Health Must Haves For Fall 2014 http://www.afrobella.com/2014/09/26/10-beauty-health-must-haves-fall-2/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/09/26/10-beauty-health-must-haves-fall-2/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:24:24 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12730 Lately Chicago has been setting us up for fall. Temperatures are yo-yoing between pleasant but waning warmth and you-know-it’s-coming cold snaps. The leaves are beginning to get that tell-tale yellow look. We know what’s up. We can feel it in the air. It’s time to switch up your wardrobe and your beauty regimen, and your... read all

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What I Learned About Fitness From The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper at SELF Magazine’s Workout In the Park http://www.afrobella.com/2014/05/18/bob-harper-self-magazine-workout-park/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/05/18/bob-harper-self-magazine-workout-park/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 04:38:02 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12402 I’ve been aware of the annual SELF Magazine Workout in the Park event for quite some time now – it’s  been going on for 21 years and I’ve written about it several times, from my Miami newspaper days until now. In all that time that I’ve been aware of this annual, multi-city event, I’ve never... read all

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