Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 15:45:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Inside #EDENGoesGlobal — Trinidad and Tobago! Launching A Beloved Brand in my Homeland http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/31/edengoesglobal-trinidad/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/31/edengoesglobal-trinidad/#comments Tue, 31 May 2016 12:19:33 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14355 I’m still coming slowly down from the cloud that was my trip back to Trinidad with EDEN BodyWorks. It’s been a dream of mine for years to go to my homeland to host or participate in a natural hair event, and it was such a blessing and an honor to have that dream come TRUE... read all

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Meeting Betsey Johnson http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/26/meeting-betsey-johnson/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/26/meeting-betsey-johnson/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 00:01:28 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14347 To be honest, I was having kind of a rough afternoon. It was all hustle, bustle and stress, dealing with things I didn’t want to deal with. But at the end of the day, there was a bright pink ray of light awaiting me. Betsey Johnson was appearing at Macy’s on State Street (along with her... read all

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Hello, Healing – Why I’m Obsessed with Neosporin and Take It Everywhere http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/23/neosporin-pain-itch-scar/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/23/neosporin-pain-itch-scar/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 21:07:38 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14340 This post is in partnership with Neosporin. To this day I can point to the scars on my knees and remember – this was from riding your bike down that gravel road, this is from when you and Dad fell together on the ten speed, that was from racing on the playing field at school.... read all

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Charcoal for Natural Hair? Here’s How to Deep Clean Your Hair and Scalp! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/11/charcoal-deep-clean-natural-hair-scalp/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/11/charcoal-deep-clean-natural-hair-scalp/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 10:35:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14331 If you read my previous Beauty Ingredient Breakdown post on charcoal, then you know you can use it for your skin and you can also ingest it for detoxification purposes. But did you know you can also use it to deep clean your hair and scalp? Image source: Shutterstock Apparently so, according to amazing celebrity... read all

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20 Songs I Think You’ll Love If You LOVE Beyoncé’s Lemonade http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/02/songs-to-love-after-beyonce-lemonade/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/02/songs-to-love-after-beyonce-lemonade/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 13:16:26 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14314 It was all so different, about a week ago. Then Beyoncé dropped Lemonade and pretty much broke the internet. Let me tell you how it went down at my house. We had just had dinner. My husband was watching the Stanley Cup hockey game. We live in Chicago. His brother lives in St. Louis. This was intense.... read all

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Beauty Ingredient Breakdown – Charcoal. Tips, Product Picks & More! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/27/beauty-ingredient-breakdown-charcoal/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/27/beauty-ingredient-breakdown-charcoal/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:37:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14295 Sometimes a certain beauty ingredient will start getting a ton of buzz. All of a sudden, every product will be infused with this much-heralded extract, oil or essence. Existing products will start advertising that they include this magical ingredient, and new versions of products will pop up to capitalize on all of that ingredient attention.... read all

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7 Times That Prince Shaped My Life http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/24/prince-shaped-my-life/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/24/prince-shaped-my-life/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:06:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14280 My best friend Lauren texted me at 12:23 pm on April 21st. I thought that was odd, it was in the middle of the work day. I was in the middle of a hectic afternoon myself, and hadn’t been paying attention to social media for much of the morning. “OMG, please tell me it’s not... read all

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Let’s Go On a GirlTrek! It’s #ActivismApril! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/02/girltrek/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/02/girltrek/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:20:06 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14266 “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde made the declaration in the epilogue to 1988’s A Burst of Light, and today that quote has come to resonate in the online community. You see it shared on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, but what does it really... read all

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Inside Empire – Behind The Scenes With COVERGIRL and Vogue Studio! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/30/empire-covergirl-and-vogue-studio/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/30/empire-covergirl-and-vogue-studio/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:06:39 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14247 Empire is one of those shows that frequently gets labeled as a “guilty pleasure.” For me, there is no guilt. There is only pleasure. I enjoy Empire for the glamour, the drama, the sizzling intrigue and especially the STYLE. I grew up on a diet of Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing; and Empire gives... read all

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5 Of My Tried and Tested Favorite Beauty Gadgets http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/28/5-tried-tested-favorite-beauty-gadgets/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/28/5-tried-tested-favorite-beauty-gadgets/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:41:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14236 We live in an age where technology influences and innovates everything around us. It’s a rapidly shifting landscape where everything around is being tweaked and updated to user-friendly perfection. Model 1 of a product is bound to be way more clunky and basic than future iterations. I’ve been trying, testing and reviewing a variety of... read all

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