Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]

Coconut Water Smoothies. The New Breakfast of Champions

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Coconut water’s explosion in popularity has been amazing to watch. Having grown up with coconut water as a part of my everyday life, it’s been kinda cool to see the beverage be so excitedly embraced by the American mainstream. The American adoption of coconut water means a lot of changes for coconut water purists. From […]

Fall Makeup Trends and Building a Name in the Makeup Game – Interview with Bisi Essien, My Go-To Chicago Makeup Artist

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From the moment she did my makeup and helped to coordinate my MAC lipglass photoshoot, Bisi Essien – AKA @BisiCrystalEyez of Crystal Eyez Makeup Artistry has become my go-to Chicago makeup artist. She’s incredibly talented, incredibly hard working, and incredibly professional. Bisi is the woman I turn to when I’m involved in an event in […]

Monday Manicure. I LOVE Polish Bar of BK!

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  Every time I go to Brooklyn, I have the BEST time. I know so many amazingly talented and cool people who live there. So many talented folks who make New York the one of a kind city that it is, represent Brooklyn. And on my last visit, I got to go to Polish Bar […]

The Foundations in Rotation

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What are your current foundations of choice? I thought it’d be fun to show you mine! These are the latest that match my shade of beautiful the best. Counterclockwise from the top – Cover FX total cover cream in N90 MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Fashion Fair True Finish Foundation in Joyful Caramel Lisi Silk Veil foundation #109 […]

Loving the New, Improved Cover FX!

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I’ve long been a fan of Canadian cosmetics brand CoverFX, for many reasons. First of all, their products are incredible – highly effective, and made in an ever-widening variety for women all shades of beautiful. Secondly, the story behind the creation of the brand is so inspiring. And third, I’ve been lucky enough to meet […]

The Great Coconut Comparison – Naked Vs. The Real Thing

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There are many beverages I know nothing about. Don’t ask me to discuss the finer points of coffee or the subtle flavors of wine. I do know a thing or two about tea. And I know a whole lot about coconut water, based entirely on my life experience of being a Trini.     I […]