Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 “What’s Normal?” SheaMoisture Asks Tough Beauty Industry Questions http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/19/whats-normal-sheamoisture/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/19/whats-normal-sheamoisture/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:54 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14682 This post was sponsored by SheaMoisture. I’ll never forget the first time I had to buy my own hair products in America. It was late August, 1998. I had just become a freshman at the University of Miami. I had grown up in Trinidad, surrounded by women with similar hair issues to my own. We... read all

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9 Tips of Health and Wellness Inspiration, Via the Color Full Lives Podcast http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/14/color-full-lives-podcast/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:50:58 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14669 This post is sponsored by State Farm®.    Bellas, I’ve been behind the ball lately and so much of the reason revolves around health. Right now I’m taking Oprah’s famous advice and listening to the whispers. More and more of my whispers are about self care and wellness as a priority. As you know, I’m... read all

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Hey Taraji Hey; My Interview at the #MACTaraji Launch! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/13/taraji-p-henson-interview-mactaraji/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/13/taraji-p-henson-interview-mactaraji/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:09:58 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14658 Let there be a full disclosure at the beginning of this post – I love Taraji P. Henson. I’ve BEEN loving Taraji P. Henson, at least since Hustle & Flow. She has been out there in Hollywood, grinding since the late 90’s. Through it all she has remained true to herself, a riot, a force... read all

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Selfcare Sessions – Three Ways To Better Foot Care http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/09/08/selfcare-sessions-foot-care/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:53:49 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14646 This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods.   If there was a part of my body that I consistently feel sorry for, it’d probably be my feet. They are the battered workhorses of my body. My feet are flat, like Flintstone flat. I’ve had issues with plantar fasciitis and cracked heels. I’ve got blisters and... read all

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#MACTaraji — MAC Cosmetics + Taraji P. Henson = MAGIC. Check Out My Look! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/08/23/mactaraji-mac-cosmetics-taraji-p-henson/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/08/23/mactaraji-mac-cosmetics-taraji-p-henson/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:47:08 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14629 Bellas, as you may know, I go back with the MAC Cosmetics folks for quite some time now. So when they hit me up to let me know a special collection was soon to be released, and asked me if I’d be interested in checking it out early — of course I said YES. Especially... read all

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10 Years of Afrobella! Reflections on My Decade of Beauty and Natural Hair Blogging http://www.afrobella.com/2016/08/19/10-years-of-afrobella-decade-of-beauty-and-natural-hair-blogging/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/08/19/10-years-of-afrobella-decade-of-beauty-and-natural-hair-blogging/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:32:38 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14615   I can remember exactly what I was doing 10 years ago this week. The memories are so vivid. 10 years ago this week, we were living in a townhouse in Kendall, Florida. I worked as assistant calendar editor for the local alt-weekly. I was bursting with ideas of my own, but always on assignments... read all

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Beauty Brand Spotlight — Nubian Heritage http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/26/nubian-heritage/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/26/nubian-heritage/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:28:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14581 It was my first ever trip to New York City and we were staying with a college friend who lived in Harlem. He lived in a cool little walk-up above a neighborhood bar, on Manhattan Avenue. It was a sunny afternoon, my husband and I explored as much of Harlem as possible. Strolling along the... read all

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10 Summer Hair Stylers – Light, Creamy Moisture For Your Natural Hair! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/07/15/10-summer-stylers-natural-hair/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:46 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14490 Summer’s here and the time is right for switching up those hair products. I don’t know about you, but my hair has special needs at this time of year. I need deeply penetrating moisture, I need light, creamy styling products to give my hair the nurturing sustenance it craves. Especially because I’m rocking blonde highlights,... read all

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Hero Products – Check Out Clinique’s Best Sellers http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/24/hero-products-clinique/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/24/hero-products-clinique/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:21:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14497 Every brand has them – the best sellers, the tried-and-true items, the products they’ve been making for the longest because the people keep coming back for more. In the biz they’re known as hero products, and beauty brands strive to cultivate and maintain them. What makes a product a hero product? Consistency. Quality. It has... read all

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The Perfect Father’s Day (According to the Fathers I Know) http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/19/perfect-fathers-day/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/19/perfect-fathers-day/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:32:06 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14481 Socks and ties and socks and underwear and socks and a nice shirt and maybe a wallet or a belt or some of those whiskey stones — for years I took a very material, literal approach to Father’s Day. My dad could rely on certain gifts every year. It’s always a challenge to think of... read all

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