Honored By Essence Magazine!

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  Maybe you already saw the news online, or read it in print – but I was finally able to get my hands on a copy and now I’m honored to announce it here. Essence Magazine has honored me in their latest issue, in the Best in Black Beauty Awards 2013! Click here to read […]

Monday Manicure. Spring! Pastel! Nails!

Spring Pastel Nails

  I’ve been seeing these really cute springtime manicures on Pinterest, where the girls paint their nails in various pastel shades, each nail in a different color. SO CUTE. I’m not here for all pastels (I’m not a baby pink kind of girl), but there are some really really cute new pastel nail polishes out […]

Rumble With The Bee – Interview With The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee

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  This post has nothing to do with Lil Kim. And everything to do with coming face to face with your TV faves. I’m a big fan of The Daily Show, so when my friends at Dove told me the April Truth Day they wanted me to come to NYC for was being hosted by […]

Inside Dove’s April Truth Day. Discover The Real Deal With Cleansers

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  Dove is one of my favorite beauty brands for many reasons. They’re a legacy brand known for consistently great quality skincare, and advertising I can totally get behind. Their whole brand aesthetic is about healthy beauty on your own terms, which is what I’m about! So when Dove invited me to NYC, to experience […]

Upcoming Films You Need to Know About

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Just as with the weather, there are seasons in cinema. There’s awards show season in the fall and beginning of winter. There are the winter doldrums in January, where the terrible movies the studio wants everyone to forget about come to the theaters out of obligation (for example, Movie 43). There’s summer blockbuster season. And […]

Bright, Fun, Fresh Lip Glosses for Spring!

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    I didn’t realize how subdued my personal fashion palette had become, until this Easter weekend. The first warm holiday weekend in Chicago, and I had THE hardest time finding the right springtime pop of color for the occasion! I haven’t yet turned my winter wardrobe over to spring, but I’m all about spring […]

Hairdresser Horrors. Who Hurt You?

How many of us have had this experience?

  I don’t know if you’ve been reading my blog for a long time or not so forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but back in 2006 I wrote a post titled Hairdresser Horrors. It was an Ask Afrobella response to a reader who was lamenting the state of hair salons, in terms of price and professionalism. […]