Summer, Skin and Shaving

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While I know many women who shave daily and I respect their upkeep…I am not among their numbers. Hi, I’m Afrobella and I’m an irregular shaver. My razors and depilatories tend to get the most use in warm weather, when my sleeveless tops and shorter skirts come out to play. And I’m not alone — […]

The Awesomeness of Awkward Black Girl

Awkward Black Girl

When it comes to comedy, I tend to steer left of center. I tend to love comedy that’s subversive, quirky, sometimes cringeworthy. I can’t miss Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreation, or Community. I think Wyatt Cenac, Donald Glover, and Hannibal Burress are brilliant. Anthony Jeselnik makes me laugh till I cry. I’m a big […]

Summertime Chillin’ — The Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge

Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz

My relationship with water has been fraught with tension for a while now. I know I should be drinking more of the clear stuff, but I struggle to convince my tastebuds that I enjoy it. So when I drink water, I usually try to find a way to make it more enjoyable. I’ve done various […]

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

Jill Scott interview

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 […]