Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 13:16:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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I’m Totally Buying the Sarah Vaughan Stamp http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/03/sarah-vaughan-stamp/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/03/sarah-vaughan-stamp/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:52:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14227 I just bought myself a sheet of Maya Angelou stamps. At the same time, I decided to get a sheet of Ray Charles stamps. Some folks might say I’ve purchased my fill of stamps for the year and surely I don’t need to buy anymore. But then I discovered (via The Root) that a Sarah... read all

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20 Indie Jewelers You Should Adorn Yourself In http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/26/20-indie-jewelers-adorn/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/26/20-indie-jewelers-adorn/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:51:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14197 If you know me, you know I’m all about the #indiebrandlove, and that goes for everything from beauty brands to clothing to jewelry. I love independent jewelry designers because they truly capture the essence of self expression. I’m not a cookie cutter jewelry person by nature, so I’m drawn to handcrafted pieces. Here is a... read all

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Texture on the Runway Afterglow http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:40:44 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14157 Bellas, I’m still basking in the afterglow. Last weekend, Texture on the Runway hit NYC. It was everything we dreamed it would be. The room was packed, the crowd was dressed to the nines, and the people behind the scenes and on the stage were a veritable who’s who of the natural hair world. It... read all

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Try This DIY Valentine’s Day Chocolate Coconut Sugar Body Scrub http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/12/diy-valentines-day-chocolate-coconut-sugar-body-scrub/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/12/diy-valentines-day-chocolate-coconut-sugar-body-scrub/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:30:26 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14149 Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day where the world celebrates love, with hearts and candy and chocolate and jewelry and fancy dinners and everything’s pink and red. Some of us love it and celebrate wholeheartedly. Many others have really strong anti-Valentine’s day feelings and I can’t say that I blame them. If you’re single, it’s a... read all

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