Bras and Panties and Shapewear, Oh My!

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I have a love/hate thing happening with shapewear. I love how good shapewear can make my dresses fit…but I hate the way wearing shapewear makes me feel. And after trying many different brands of shapewear, I was convinced that there simply wasn’t a way to avoid those oh so typical shapewear issues. Rolling up around […]

The Afrobella Interview – Miss Jill Scott. Part 1

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I’ve been fortunate enough to interview a wide variety of famous folks through the years. Enough to be able to honestly say – not every celebrity is an interesting person. Not every celeb is a scintillating conversationalist. You don’t walk away from every interview thinking, wow – I’d love to be friends with this person […]

The Beauty Benefits of Vinegar for Hair and Skin

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Part of doing what I do here involves making myself into a guinea pig. I’m willing to try just about any hair or beauty treatment out there so I can review the best of the best for you. But sometimes it isn’t about the next new thing. Sometimes the best solution is the most back […]

Finding My Swimsuit Confidence

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My troublesome relationship with swimsuits goes back as far as I can remember. One of my earliest swimsuit memories came on a class trip to Tobago. I wanted to get the hottest style of swimsuit out…but I was already a big girl at age 11. It was hard to find the kind of swimsuit I […]

Straight Hair Or Fitness?

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Bellas, I’ve been thinking a lot about health and fitness, my particular issues, and what I need to do to take better care of myself. And I’ve also been thinking a lot about our community of black girls and women around the world. What are we teaching the generation to come? How are we uplifting […]

Chicago Spa Review: The Peninsula Spa

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Spa visits are a luxury to be certain, but I firmly believe that they should be considered more of a necessity. Especially if you’re a busy woman who’s always stressed out and has no time for herself. If I’m describing you and your life right now, I’m telling you – a monthly spa date will […]

5 Easy Fitness Tips from Afrobella’s Fitness Expert, Renisha James!

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Last week I started by introducing my first guest blogger on Afrobella.com. You’ll be seeing posts by makeup expert Meagan Shea on a biweekly basis around here! Now it’s time to introduce Afrobella.com contributor #2 – health and fitness expert Renisha James, personal trainer and creator of the blog Renewed Fitness. You might recognize her […]