Featured – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:24:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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How I Rock It — Get Into PANDORA Jewelry’s Gorgeous Autumn Collection http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/11/pandora-jewelry-autumn-collection-2015/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/11/pandora-jewelry-autumn-collection-2015/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 04:05:18 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13729 When it comes to jewelry, I have particular tastes. I love anything that makes a statement. Anything that reveals and represents personality. I used to be really into big earrings but I’ve had a few incidents with jewelry that snagged on clothes or weighed too heavy on my ear lobes. And then I had a... read all

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All About The Purple Purse! Why I Joined the Allstate Foundation’s Important Awareness Campaign http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/31/allstate-purple-purse-foundation/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/31/allstate-purple-purse-foundation/#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13657 Bellas, if you know me then you know my love for the color purple goes back long and far. It’s been my favorite color since I could first say the word. It’s become my signature shade, in lipstick and in life. And now, I’ve found a new reason for loving and respecting purple.  The Allstate... read all

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I’m Hosting a Fashion Show at the Taste of Chicago on July 9! Come One, Come All http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/04/afrobella-fashion-show-taste-of-chicago/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/04/afrobella-fashion-show-taste-of-chicago/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:39:41 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13449 Chicago has been my home for the past 6 years and I absolutely love living here. I’m proud of my city. I love Chicago in the summertime and I encourage everyone to come and visit – downtown comes alive and everyone’s loving the sunshine, the lake, the food, live music…summertime Chicago is magical. One of the... read all

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