Featured – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 9 Tips of Health and Wellness Inspiration, Via the Color Full Lives Podcast http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:50:58 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14669 This post is sponsored by State Farm®.    Bellas, I’ve been behind the ball lately and so much of the reason revolves around health. Right now I’m taking Oprah’s famous advice and listening to the whispers. More and more of my whispers are about self care and wellness as a priority. As you know, I’m... read all

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Selfcare Sessions – Three Ways To Better Foot Care http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:53:49 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14646 This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods.   If there was a part of my body that I consistently feel sorry for, it’d probably be my feet. They are the battered workhorses of my body. My feet are flat, like Flintstone flat. I’ve had issues with plantar fasciitis and cracked heels. I’ve got blisters and... read all

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20 Indie Jewelers You Should Adorn Yourself In http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/26/20-indie-jewelers-adorn/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/26/20-indie-jewelers-adorn/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:51:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14197 If you know me, you know I’m all about the #indiebrandlove, and that goes for everything from beauty brands to clothing to jewelry. I love independent jewelry designers because they truly capture the essence of self expression. I’m not a cookie cutter jewelry person by nature, so I’m drawn to handcrafted pieces. Here is a... read all

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Afrobella’s Hair Trend Forecast 2016 – Predictions, Product Picks and A Big Announcement! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:57:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14086 Bellas, I’m happy to kick off 2016 (and my 10th year of Afrobella) with some big, awesome news. I’m going to New York for Fashion Week, to emcee TextureMedia’s Texture On the Runway event! I’m so super excited for so many reasons. I attended Texture on the Runway in 2012 (click here to see the... read all

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It’s National Pie Day! Make Justice of the Pies Raspberry Hazelnut Pie Recipe! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:53:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14070 It just so happens to be National Pie Day (according to the American Pie Council, yes this is a thing), and bellas, we’re in luck! My friend Maya-Camille Broussard, AKA The MCB Project, AKA creator of Justice of the Pies, blessed me with this incredible-sounding Raspberry Hazelnut Pie recipe.  I told her that I love... read all

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All About Dinner Salads – Ingredients, Recipes, and Inspiration! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14061 I must confess, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salad. My dad has a traditional salad he likes to make with dinner — tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, maybe an onion sliced up with salt, pepper and a little vinaigrette. It’s a good addition to every meal, but time and repetition led me to take... read all

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Making Your Own New Year’s Traditions For Luck, Love and Resolutions http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/new-years-traditions-for-luck-love-and-resolutions/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/new-years-traditions-for-luck-love-and-resolutions/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 01:21:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14022 I used to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a raucous way. Lots of drinking, lots of noise, lots of people around to toast with and kiss at the stroke of midnight. Party like a rockstar and recover all day January 1. I’ve got some great memories from those years. And honestly, I’ve also had some... read all

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Star Light, Star Bright — Check Out My PANDORA Jewelry Holiday Looks! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/10/afrobella-pandora-jewelry-holiday-lookbook/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/10/afrobella-pandora-jewelry-holiday-lookbook/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:32:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13938 When I close my eyes and visualize a holiday jewelry collection, I see images of candy canes and Santa Claus – super cute items for the season, but not necessarily things I’d wear. My personal style is edgy and bold, but classic. I wouldn’t describe myself as trendy. I appreciate things that are timeless, and... read all

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Lessons From A Very Different Thanksgiving for Two http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/02/thanksgiving-for-two/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/02/thanksgiving-for-two/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 17:07:45 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13897 “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” as John Lennon sang in his ode to his son Sean, Beautiful Boy. If you saw me a month ago and asked about my Thanksgiving plans, I would’ve started gushing about recipes and table setting ideas. I was planning a fabulous Thanksgiving for... read all

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350+ Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday Season and BEYOND http://www.afrobella.com/2015/11/28/350-independent-black-owned-businesses-to-support/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/11/28/350-independent-black-owned-businesses-to-support/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:36:03 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13858 Last year I wrote an extensive list of 101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to support for Blackout Friday. It proved to be amongst the most popular posts I’ve ever written. In 2014, I wrote that post in response to the Blackout Friday movement that arose from protests in Ferguson, Missouri. This year I had already planned to... read all

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