Mother’s Day Giveaway–Shea Radiance

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This Sunday – May 13, in case you haven’t checked a calendar about it – is Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to order those flowers and put together those gift baskets, if you haven’t already. And for the moms who read Afrobella.com – I’ve got special Mother’s Day goodness for you through the rest of […]

Lowkey Obsessed–It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush

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Lowkey obsessed – 1. To be secretly in the early, heady stages of infatuation with something or someone, the stage when you can’t stop thinking about said thing or person. 2. The feeling you get when you’re ready to tell the world about the new favorite thing you just discovered 3. The instant passion you […]

Favorite Products, Back on the Shelves

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The New York Times just did a lovely little piece on products brought back by popular demand. Social Media Breathes Life Into Shelved Products featured the stories of women who have been stockpiling their favorite products via Amazon and Ebay, and the brands who are bringing their most popular products back according to Twitter and […]

Max the Cat Reviews the Skratchkabin

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My cat Max has been featured on Afrobella before – remember how little and cute he was when he first scampered into my life? Awwwww kitten! And now here he is, 15 pounds of FUN. Life has changed so much for my furbaby since then. Max was a Miami suburban street kitten, and he lived […]

Finding The Ideal Orange Lip Color

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Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color of the year, and we’re officially in the midst of Spring – Chicago’s dismal weather aside. Orange is sizzling hot right now for lips, cheeks, nails, and even eyes. Yes ma’am, just the other day I gave Make Up For Ever’s orange Aqua Cream a try on my eyelids under […]

What I Learned From Trichologist Dr. Kari at the Eden Brunch!

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A few weeks back I attended a lovely brunch at the W Hotel on Lakeshore Drive. Hosted by Eden BodyWorks to launch the new Jojoba Monoi line (which I LOVE), a truly incredible and inspiring group of Chicago women came together for the occasion!   Many of my favorite people were there, my amigas Luvvie, […]

The Genius of Marley, The Man and The Movie

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When I think back on the earliest songs I knew and my earliest childhood memories, Bob Marley is there as the soundtrack. In my mind’s eye, I can remember seeing news footage of his funeral on Panorama, Trinidad’s national news program when I was a kid. Of course, I was only three. This may be […]