Octavia Spencer – Red Carpet Beauty Secrets!

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Octavia Spencer has been making waves on the red carpet, but in my opinion – not for the right reasons. Nobody wants to talk about how beautiful she is, how luminous her skin is, or what she’s wearing. The media is obsessed with issues like weight, size, and how many pairs of Spanx she may […]

Beauty in Trinidad — Local Products and Where to Shop

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My visit back to Trinidad was everything and then some. I got to see old friends and spend time with family and revisit my past. I also got to experience new places and things, and appreciate my country and culture in a whole new way. It was a whirlwind visit and just let me know […]

Sanaa Lathan on Natural Hair, Hollywood, and Being the New Face of Pantene

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Sanaa Lathan is no ingenue. As the star of such films as Love and Basketball, The Wood, The Best Man, Brown Sugar, Out of Time and most recently, Stephen Soderbergh’s Contagion — she began her acting career at Yale, performing in Shakespearean plays while attending the Yale School of Drama. Sanaa has been in top […]

Who’s Coming to Fro Fashion Week?

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I’m so excited for February!! At the beginning of the month, I’ll be headed to Atlanta. Yours truly is the keynote speaker at Fro Fashion Week! I’ll be speaking on Saturday, February 4. The topic? Bloggers, Brands, and Brunch! If you’re coming to the event, I’d love to hear from you. What would you like […]

Little Girls, Natural Hair. Tips, Tricks, Advice!

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I don’t yet have kids, but I do have two lovely nieces with thick, lush heads of natural hair. And I have my memories of being their age, and knowing my hair was something to be “dealt with.” “Tackled.” “Tamed.” You may already know my hair journey from reading this blog — like so many […]

Afrobella’s Holiday Favorites Giveaway #5 – Beautiful Curls Gift Baskets for Kinky or Wavy Hair!

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In case you missed it — giveaway #4 is for Facebook fans only. Click to join! Around this time of year it’s a beautiful thing to be given a gift — but it’s even more beautiful to be the gift giver. I reached out to some of my favorite brands to arrange special holiday giveaways […]

Afrobella’s Holiday Favorites Giveaway #3 – My CVS Beauty Club Faves!

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Around this time of year it’s a beautiful thing to be given a gift — but it’s even more beautiful to be the gift giver. I reached out to some of my favorite brands to arrange special holiday giveaways for Afrobella readers, and I hope you love the products as much as I do! Third […]