Minx Or Shellac, What’s The Difference?

minx nails

Recently I heard a woman at a nail salon asking for Minx when she really meant that she wanted a no-chip manicure. At that point I had only tried Shellac — arguably the most well known no-chip manicure on the market. I was happy with my Shellac experience, but if you read the Monday Manicure […]

My Monday Manicure – Afrobella Loves The Nail Social!

The Nail Social, manicure, OPI nailpolish

I’ve been such a slacker with my Monday Manicure posts, bellas. I even got called out on it by an Afrobella reader at the airport in NYC not too long ago. “Hey, what happened to your nail posts?” she asked. It’s been a while and I apologize. And I’m back with a new Monday Manicure […]

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 […]