Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61361872 Afrobella + Neiman Marcus Last Call Lookbook http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/08/afrobella-neiman-marcus-last-call-lookbook/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/08/afrobella-neiman-marcus-last-call-lookbook/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:29 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15030 My eternal shopping dilemma — I love quality, but I’m not willing and/or able to pay full retail prices. I am all about the look and the labels for less. I love rummaging through a good outlet store. Even moreso, I love looking online for bargains so I know exactly how steep of a discount... read all

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5 Gifts That Will Upgrade Your Kitchen http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/07/5-gifts-will-upgrade-kitchen/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/07/5-gifts-will-upgrade-kitchen/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:42:46 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14884 The countdown is officially ON and Christmas is around the corner. Now’s the time to get your shop all the way on and I’m here to help! This is the first of my holiday gift guides, featuring the items I’ve been reviewing (and coveting) all year! First up, gifts for your kitchen. This year my... read all

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Hello, Winter Boots — 7 Kinds I Need in Chicago http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/30/winter-boots-chicago-essentials/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/30/winter-boots-chicago-essentials/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:28:05 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14980 I’ve been in deep denial. I’ve been lying to myself. Some days, Chicago plays along — giving me balmy afternoons in the 50’s. But on a day like this Monday, I can’t deny it any more. Winter is coming. It’s cold November raining sideways right now as I write this. Soon that rain will be... read all

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Your Indie Brand Black Friday, Cyber Monday Guide 2016 http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/25/indie-brand-black-friday-cyber-monday-guide-2016/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/25/indie-brand-black-friday-cyber-monday-guide-2016/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:25:47 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14940 It began in 2014, as a list of 101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to support for Blackout Friday. In 2015, the list grew to 350 Independent Black Owned Businesses. And this year, I’m happy to announce that the Black Owned Business Directory has grown into its own page that will remain an ever-growing work in... read all

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Be Kekoa – Discovering the Heart, Soul and Mana of Their Tamanu Oil from Huahine http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/23/be-kekoa-tamanu-oil-huahine/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/23/be-kekoa-tamanu-oil-huahine/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:10:05 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14910 Take a moment and look at the hair products that clutter your bathroom cupboards or counters. Where do they come from? Who made the ingredients that go into them? Are those ingredients being made or harvested in a healthy and sustainable way? How do you know? Of all of the hair products and body products... read all

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Beauty Brand History — Mr. Bubble goes LUXE for the Holidays http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/21/beauty-brand-history-mr-bubble-luxe/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/21/beauty-brand-history-mr-bubble-luxe/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:03:52 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14886 Sponsored giveaway by Mr. Bubble Bubble baths are among my top favorite things in life. I don’t get to bask in their luxury often enough, but when I do it’s a ritual. I even have a Spotify playlist dedicated to Sunday bubblebaths. I get the water to the right temperature, add my bubbles and salts... read all

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Travel Bag Picks – Essentials in Flight to Get Your Airport Life Together http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/16/best-travel-bags/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/16/best-travel-bags/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:16:43 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14875 If you’ve been following me on Instagram (if you’re not, check a bella out), you already know I’ve been a traveling fool this year. Road trips, domestic trips, international travel — I’ve been doing it all, back to back for a few months. Right now I’m typing this on a plane ride back from LA... read all

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Going Home For Homecoming. Meet Me in Miami this Friday! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/01/home-homecoming-university-of-miami/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/11/01/home-homecoming-university-of-miami/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:23:27 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14857 I’m gonna be honest, y’all. 2016 has been a lot. Life lessons on top of learning experiences. Trials and tribulations, peaks and valleys. This year I planned to celebrate my 10th anniversary in August. I had all sorts of plans, design partnerships and events, I was invited on a special trip that month — so... read all

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Bellas! Vote For Your Faves in the Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/25/refinery-29-beauty-innovator-awards/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/25/refinery-29-beauty-innovator-awards/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:27:27 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14846 This post is sponsored by Refinery29 The 4th quarter of the year is a time for reflection and projection. We look back on what we’ve experienced and anticipate future possibilities to come. It’s no different in the beauty space – this is the season for recognizing the developments we have enjoyed and admired the most.... read all

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Big Beauty Moments –Ready for Homecoming with COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/20/covergirl-olay-simply-ageless/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/10/20/covergirl-olay-simply-ageless/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:26:09 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14808 This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL For some of us, every day is a Big Beauty Moment. For others – like myself – the days for full-out glam are irregular occasions. I’m at a juncture of life where I need to let my skin breathe. Most of my days at home are spent makeup-free (but... read all

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