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 […]

The Most Spectacular Spa Deals

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Some would describe a visit to the spa as a luxury. I beg to differ. In my opinion, spa visits are an occasional necessity. Depending on the stress level of your life, you might need the occasion more often than other people do. One great thing to come out of the recession? A proliferation of […]

The Official Coconut Water Review

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Coconut water has become big business in the United States. All of a sudden people are calling it “nature’s Gatorade” and talking about it’s amazing restorative powers. Cocktail blogs are posting recipes for coconut water newbies, talking about this delicious new chaser that’s actually good for you. Ask anyone from the islands and they’ll tell […]

The Last Afrobella Radio

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Bellas, it’s been an incredible six month experience. I’ve learned so much about myself in 2010 in general, and hosting Afrobella Radio has been a really important part of the journey. And Thursday December 16th – tomorrow morning, if you’re reading this now – the first part of that journey comes to an end. My […]