Body – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61361872 October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Day. Here’s What You Need to Know http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/13/october-13th-metastatic-breast-cancer-day/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/13/october-13th-metastatic-breast-cancer-day/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:12:03 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14711 October is a month awash in pink and festooned with ribbons. Everywhere you look; there are pink products you can buy to support the overall cause – from pins, stickers and tee shirts to fancy sneakers and pricey kitchen appliances. In the midst of all of that, there remains a lack of awareness around breast... read all

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9 Tips of Health and Wellness Inspiration, Via the Color Full Lives Podcast http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:50:58 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14669 This post is sponsored by State Farm®.    Bellas, I’ve been behind the ball lately and so much of the reason revolves around health. Right now I’m taking Oprah’s famous advice and listening to the whispers. More and more of my whispers are about self care and wellness as a priority. As you know, I’m... read all

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Selfcare Sessions – Three Ways To Better Foot Care http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:53:49 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14646 This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods.   If there was a part of my body that I consistently feel sorry for, it’d probably be my feet. They are the battered workhorses of my body. My feet are flat, like Flintstone flat. I’ve had issues with plantar fasciitis and cracked heels. I’ve got blisters and... read all

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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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