Summertime Chillin’ — The Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge

Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz

My relationship with water has been fraught with tension for a while now. I know I should be drinking more of the clear stuff, but I struggle to convince my tastebuds that I enjoy it. So when I drink water, I usually try to find a way to make it more enjoyable. I’ve done various […]

Bras and Panties and Shapewear, Oh My!

bras, underwear, shapewear, lingerie

I have a love/hate thing happening with shapewear. I love how good shapewear can make my dresses fit…but I hate the way wearing shapewear makes me feel. And after trying many different brands of shapewear, I was convinced that there simply wasn’t a way to avoid those oh so typical shapewear issues. Rolling up around […]

Summertime Makeup Tips, Tricks, and Looks

Gabrielle Union summer makeup

Tis the season for summer makeup, and the lovely and amazing MUA Meagan Shea is here to offer professional insight and tips on looking your best all summer long! Without further ado…here’s Meagan! Summertime, Summertime! So lovelies, Summer is OFFICIALLY here.  It’s hot, the sun is baking our skin & everybody should be glowing!  We’re […]

Beat the Summer Heat Thanks To Sam Fine and Cover Girl!

Cover Girl makeup Sam Fine Afrobella

Aloha bellas! Summer’s in full effect and sizzling temperatures are the order of the day. How do you make your makeup last all day through the summer heat? That was my question for Mr. Sam Fine — amazing celebrity makeup artist, witty gentleman, and dare I say friend o’ mine? Sam came up with special […]

The Afrobella Fourth of July Menu!

4th of July recipes

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, tis the season for grillin’ and chillin’. The weather’s warm and around the world Americans are celebrating with beer and barbecue and summertime fun! I’m not sure what all my husband and I will be getting into this long weekend, but I can guarantee you that the grill will […]

Up and Coming Jewelers You Should Know!

up and coming jewelry designers

Summer’s a time for maxi dresses and flowy tops, sandals and flip flops, bold, bright colors and big, bangin’ jewelry. In my opinion there’s nothing more summertime sexy than short natural hair, sizzling eye makeup and huge earrings. You know I love my jewelry, and I love my up and coming designers. I have been […]

How Do You Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

clean makeup brushes

Bellas, question time – how often do you clean your makeup brushes? C’mon, you can tell me! Here’s my embarrassing, shameful but true confession…I don’t clean my makeup brushes nearly often enough! I use them daily and I’m honestly embarrassed to tell you how often I take the time to deep clean my makeup brushes […]