Sun Protection For All Ages and All Shades of Beautiful

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  When I grew up in Trinidad, I don’t know how I was able to handle it. I lived in the Caribbean from birth until age 18, and I didn’t wear sunscreen on a daily basis. I don’t even remember really wearing sunglasses to protect my eyes until later in life. I don’t remember ever […]

Check Out My American Icons Style! The Sweet Summer Styles I Found At Macy’s

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What IS American style? To me, it’s the quintessence of cool. It’s comfortable and chic. It isn’t necessarily super edgy but every now and then you’ll be surprised. It’s about expressing your personality in a way that looks effortless. It doesn’t literally have to be denim, red, white and blue, but on a day like […]

Your Helpful Essence Music Festival Guide! Here’s How To ENJOY Your Time In NOLA!

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I’ll admit it, just to you. I’m pretty bummed that I won’t be at this year’s Essence Music Festival. I mean, PRINCE. NAS. Janelle Monae. The Roots. Ledisi. This will be SO DOPE. I was even asked to participate, but I had to turn it down — my husband’s family is coming to Chicago for […]

15 Minutes To Fierce – The IMAN Cosmetics Bronze Goddess Makeover!

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I’ve been hearing from quite a few of my readers lately, that makeup is challenging and intimidating. For those of us who aren’t used to wearing makeup on a day to day basis, when we’re presented with an event where we’re expected to wear makeup it can cause anxiety and stress. I’m here to tell […]

Team Taylor Townsend! Reasons To Love This New Tennis Superstar

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  When I was a teenager, I was sent to tennis lessons. I spent weekend mornings running around and picking up tennis balls, all under the tutelage of an elderly gentleman named Mr. Valentine. Mr. Valentine was a very forthright gentleman and after some time had passed, my parents asked him for his opinion on […]

Beauty Brand History–Blue Magic. Still Blue. Still Magical.

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Beauty Brand History is a new regular series here on Afrobella. We all have the brands we’ve grown up using, the brands we’ve known our whole lives. Here are memories and the true stories behind the beauty brands we love. Think back to the first time you remember having your hair combed. What do you […]

Come With Me, To Yosemite! My Amazing Lumia Explorers Experience

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When I think of exciting travel destinations that I want to visit, I tend to think of the world’s major cities. Places like London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome. I think of tropical destinations, like Jamaica and Hawaii, or far-flung places like Australia and Bali. I don’t immediately think of the places that are in our […]