Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:39:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Summer of Comfort – Festival Footcare Essentials http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/festival-footcare-essentials/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/festival-footcare-essentials/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:21:17 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14473 This post is in partnership with Compeed Summertime Chi and the living’s easy. The weather is glorious, there’s a spirit of joy in the city and every weekend from now until September, there will be an outdoor music festival to attend. I LOVE showing off my festival style. This is the time of year I... read all

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Predict Your Pretty – Let The Cast Beauty App Guide Your Look http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/cast-beauty-app/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/16/cast-beauty-app/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:48:05 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14467 Summer weather can throw unexpected curveballs. Here in Chicago, I can expect balmy breezes only to be faced by humid, hot air. Surprise thunderstorms can blow our way at any time – ask anyone who attended Lollapalooza in 2012 and/or 2015. The sky will be perfectly clear and then all of a sudden clouds roll... read all

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WeBuyBlack.com – A New Portal to Our Global Community http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/10/webuyblack-interview/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/10/webuyblack-interview/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:01:09 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14457   In my line of work I interact with entrepreneurs and indie brand creators from around the world, the majority of them are people of color (obviously, this is Afrobella.com!). I’ve heard the complaints from so many corners, about the struggle to get noticed or to stand out as a product producer, or the difficulty... read all

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Touring Trinidad and Tobago — My Adventures With #EDENGoesGlobal http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/08/touring-trinidad-and-tobago-eden-bodyworks/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/06/08/touring-trinidad-and-tobago-eden-bodyworks/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:40:31 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14403 Trinidad is my land and of it I am proud and glad But I can’t understand why some people does talk it bad But I know all of dem who running dey mouth Don’t know what dey talkin ’bout They will paint here black every day And the right things they would never say — Portrait of Trinidad,... read all

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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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