Reviews – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:47:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Beauty Brand Spotlight — Nubian Heritage http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/26/nubian-heritage/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/26/nubian-heritage/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:28:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14581 It was my first ever trip to New York City and we were staying with a college friend who lived in Harlem. He lived in a cool little walk-up above a neighborhood bar, on Manhattan Avenue. It was a sunny afternoon, my husband and I explored as much of Harlem as possible. Strolling along the... read all

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10 Summer Hair Stylers – Light, Creamy Moisture For Your Natural Hair! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:46 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14490 Summer’s here and the time is right for switching up those hair products. I don’t know about you, but my hair has special needs at this time of year. I need deeply penetrating moisture, I need light, creamy styling products to give my hair the nurturing sustenance it craves. Especially because I’m rocking blonde highlights,... read all

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Hero Products – Check Out Clinique’s Best Sellers http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/24/hero-products-clinique/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/24/hero-products-clinique/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:21:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14497 Every brand has them – the best sellers, the tried-and-true items, the products they’ve been making for the longest because the people keep coming back for more. In the biz they’re known as hero products, and beauty brands strive to cultivate and maintain them. What makes a product a hero product? Consistency. Quality. It has... read all

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Summer of Comfort – Festival Footcare Essentials http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/festival-footcare-essentials/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/festival-footcare-essentials/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:21:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14473 This post is in partnership with Compeed Summertime Chi and the living’s easy. The weather is glorious, there’s a spirit of joy in the city and every weekend from now until September, there will be an outdoor music festival to attend. I LOVE showing off my festival style. This is the time of year I... read all

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5 Of My Tried and Tested Favorite Beauty Gadgets http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/28/5-tried-tested-favorite-beauty-gadgets/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/28/5-tried-tested-favorite-beauty-gadgets/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:41:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14236 We live in an age where technology influences and innovates everything around us. It’s a rapidly shifting landscape where everything around is being tweaked and updated to user-friendly perfection. Model 1 of a product is bound to be way more clunky and basic than future iterations. I’ve been trying, testing and reviewing a variety of... 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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Beautiful, Historic Fulani Earrings – Fulaba Jewelry Keeps The Tradition Alive http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/12/fulani-earrings-fulaba-jewelry/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/12/fulani-earrings-fulaba-jewelry/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:50:31 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14037 I think the first time I noticed them and thought “I want those” was when I saw Coming to America. If my memory serves me correctly — the beautiful, glamorous ladies of Zamunda wore these elegant, ornate hoop earrings. What were those and where could I get some? Ever since then, I’ve had a yearning... read all

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Totally Naturalicious –Gwen Jimmere Is Pure Inspiration AND Her Products ROCK! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:40:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14012 Gwen Jimmere is the kind of woman that people admiringly refer to as a “go-getter.” Gwen is the creator of Naturalicious, a genius system of natural hair products. You may recognize her face and name from all of the articles being written about her lately – Gwen is the first African American woman to own a PATENT... read all

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So Fresh and So Clean – Why I Use Noxzema In Summer AND Winter http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/22/noxzema-review/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/22/noxzema-review/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:50:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14001 Bellas, as you know by now, I love a beauty brand with a heritage. If a brand has been around for longer than 20 years, believe me they’ve figured something out. 50 years, they’re popular for good reason. And if a brand has lasted more than 100 years, that is a true testimony to its... 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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