Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:15:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61361872 So Many Store Closings – Where Do We Shop Now? http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/24/many-store-closings-shop-now/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/24/many-store-closings-shop-now/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:15:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15275 First one I heard about was Macy’s. Then Sears and KMart. Then JC Penney. Then mall staple The Limited closed 250 stores. Then long-beleaguered American Apparel announced store closings. Now BCBG announced plans to close several stores. By the time this post goes live, there’ll likely be more to add to the list. The list of nationwide... read all

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Be a Jewel – In Honor of Jewel Figueras http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/23/jewel-figueras/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/23/jewel-figueras/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:08:04 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15262 This month we suffered a tremendous loss in the multicultural blogging community. If you knew Jewel Figueras, count yourself amongst the lucky. She was a great friend to so many of us, beloved by all who encountered her smile, her laugh, her welcoming warmth. Jewel = LOVE. Her blog was called Jewel’s Fab Life and... read all

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New Year, Same You — Why I LOVE the Newest Gabifresh x Swimsuits For All Collection http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/17/new-year-same-you-gabifresh-x-swimsuits-for-all-collection/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/17/new-year-same-you-gabifresh-x-swimsuits-for-all-collection/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:34:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15243 My relationship with swimwear has been a problematic one, dating back to age 11 when I had to find the perfect bathing suit for a class trip to Tobago. That day I learned the dismay that so often comes with trying on bathing suits. Through the years, I struggled to find a suit I loved,... read all

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Issa Rae’s Hair at the Golden Globes – Felicia Leatherwood Reveals the Look! http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/09/issa-rae-hair-golden-globes-felicia-leatherwood/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/09/issa-rae-hair-golden-globes-felicia-leatherwood/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:54:09 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15231 As a fan of Issa Rae’s since the days of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, I’ve been paying close attention to her glow up. The evolution has been so inspiring and so beautiful! Season one of HBO’s Insecure was nothing short of phenomenal, a true testament of her range and talent. Issa has stepped fully... read all

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Afrobella on the Tom Joyner Morning Show — All About the EWG “Skin Deep” Study http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/09/afrobella-tom-joyner-morning-show-ewg-skin-deep-study/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/09/afrobella-tom-joyner-morning-show-ewg-skin-deep-study/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:40:22 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15227 The first week of the year kicked off on a great note – on Tuesday, 3rd January I appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, chatting with the incomparable Jacque Reid about beauty, hair and health. Click here to listen if you missed it! The topic we discussed was the recent study by the Environmental... read all

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What’s Your 2017 Word Of The Year? http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/03/whats-your-2017-word-of-the-year/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/03/whats-your-2017-word-of-the-year/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:47:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15208 At one point I used to write a list of at least 10 resolutions, and then disappoint myself by failing each one. Then I got into vision boards and spent time at the end of each year gathering and then cutting up my magazines to create a master plan for my year. Over time my... read all

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The Best Planners To Help Get Your Life Together http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/30/best-planners-help-get-life-together/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/30/best-planners-help-get-life-together/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:54:03 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15148 The end of an old year. The beginning of a new one. A blank, first page to scrawl your annual aspirations on. It’s the time of year to start journaling, creating your year-end exit interview, writing your resolutions. It’s the time to get your planner and get to planning. But which planner do you plan... read all

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What’s On Your Christmas Day Menu? http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/24/whats-christmas-day-menu/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/24/whats-christmas-day-menu/#comments Sat, 24 Dec 2016 21:27:06 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15183 Christmas in Chicago. All is calm, all is bright. In Trinidad, our tradition was always ham. But these days the traditional menu has broadened to include lamb, ribs, and even salmon. For Christmas in Chicago, it’s a much more low key affair, just my husband and I. So our Christmas menu has downsized but our... read all

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#RealTalkAboutCare – How to Care For Caregivers http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/24/how-to-care-for-caregivers/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/24/how-to-care-for-caregivers/#comments Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:29:44 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15170 It isn’t something we think about or talk about in my family – it just IS. We are a family of caregivers. My grandmother cared for her mother. My mom and my two aunts in turn cared for my grandmother. It’s a generational thing. “Back in the day, older people remained in their homes until... read all

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Your Last Minute Beauty, Health and Wellness Gift Guide http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/23/last-minute-beauty-health-wellness-gift-guide/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/12/23/last-minute-beauty-health-wellness-gift-guide/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:46:30 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15159 It’s the eve of Christmas Eve and if you’re like many of us, you’re hustling to get those final Christmas presents purchased, wrapped and under the tree. No wonder today, December 23, is one of 2016’s top 3 shopping days of the year. Before you run out to the store without a clue, click here... read all

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