New York! Fashion Week! I’m Here, Let’s Do This

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I had so many things to blog about planned for this week. You should see the ambitious things to do list I wrote for myself on Sunday. I was going to post a celebrity interview and a skincare post and a very involved hair related Ask Afrobella…AND pack for New York Fashion Week, AND get […]

Fall Makeup, I am HERE For YOU

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I didn’t get it when I lived in a hot climate but now it’s going to be my third autumn in Chicago and I finally GET it. I get the anticipation of the changing seasons. I get the allure of autumn. It’s still sunny, but cool enough to layer. It’s the season for blazers and […]

Who Will Play Nina Simone? Who Could?

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The stories rumbling around the internet about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic have been intriguing, confusing, and contradictory. Let me bring you up to speed, if you’re not yet caught up. The biopic was apparently supposed to feature Mary J. Blige as the star but now they’re saying Zoe Saldana is to play Nina Simone. […]

I Found My Match With Fashion Fair’s New Foundation

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Every now and then I’ll find myself at an event so special, it makes me reflect on my life and marvel at the company I’m surrounded by. That happened last week, when I attended a shade matching event and launch for Fashion Fair’s newest foundation, True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation, at the home of Desiree […]

RIP, Helen Gurley Brown

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As crazy as this may sound, Cosmopolitan was one of the first magazines I remember reading. I knew I was far too young to be reading that stuff, but I couldn’t stay away. Those primary colored covers featuring super glamorous women — especially in the Eighties when supermodels seemed like a breed apart. I was […]

My FAVORITE Moments from the London 2012 Olympics

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Wait, what? The Olympics are officially over? Whatever will I watch on TV now? For the past two weeks I’ve been absolutely glued to the television every waking moment, watching the world’s best athletes compete at the top of their game. There have been SO many incredible Olympic moments, so much to see and be […]

The Best Quotes About The Gabby Douglas Hair Issue

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Lately I have been struggling to find the right words, or even the desire to write them. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit disappointed when I read articles about natural hair or hair in general – so many of us are judging each other and policing other people’s choices, it creates an abyss of negativity […]