Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:24:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61361872 Internationally Natural – Happy Curls, Happy Girls http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/26/happy-curls-happy-girls/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/26/happy-curls-happy-girls/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:24:12 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15420 So my first Internationally Natural post focused on Trinidad. And my post yesterday also focused on Trinidad. Yesterday’s post was all about the best places to shop and best Trini beauty and hair products. And today we’ll take a closer look at one of my favorite Trinidadian natural hair brands that was mentioned in that... read all

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Welcome To T&T! Where To Do Your Beauty and Natural Hair Shopping in Trinidad http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/23/beauty-natural-hair-shopping-trinidad/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/23/beauty-natural-hair-shopping-trinidad/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:06:15 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15397 I haven’t been home for it in an astonishing number of years, but there’s absolutely no doubt — this week right here is THE busiest week for tourism in my homeland of Trinidad. It’s (almost) Carnival and people from around the world are heading to sweet T&T for a dose of sun, mas, and steelpan.... read all

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Prabal Gurung Puts Plus Size First in His New Lane Bryant Collection http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/21/prabal-gurung-lane-bryant-plus-size-collection/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/21/prabal-gurung-lane-bryant-plus-size-collection/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:08:12 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15372 Lane Bryant introduced their latest designer collaboration with ready-to-wear designer Prabal Gurung in the March issue of Vogue, which hit stands March 14. I caught a peek of the line in a video the brand released, and I just have to say one thing: I’ll be at Lane Bryant as soon as they drop this... read all

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The Best Lipsticks For Brown Skin, Personal Picks 2017 Edition! http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/08/best-lipsticks-brown-skin-personal-picks-january-2017-edition/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/08/best-lipsticks-brown-skin-personal-picks-january-2017-edition/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:10:36 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15340 Fun fact – sometimes on blustery days when the Chicago wind is howling and I still, for some reason absolutely have to venture out of my home, I don’t wear anything on my face but moisturizer, mattifying primer, sunglasses and lipstick. Gotta have the lipstick. It pulls the look together and makes me look like... read all

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Ask a Beauty Expert — 11 Things African American Women Should Know About Makeup http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/08/beauty-expert-african-american-makeup/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/02/08/beauty-expert-african-american-makeup/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:42:54 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15324 We’ve got “alternative facts” in media and politics, and they don’t stop there – I’ve seen quite a few beauty “tips” or “hacks” that I’d definitely categorize as potentially harmful, couched as advice from a beauty or wellness pro. I’ll admit, I’ve had my concerns when I watch these well-edited, ill-advised video clips of beautiful... read all

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The Lucky 7 Plus Size Brands That Have Our Backs in 2017 http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/31/plus-size-brands-to-watch-2017/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/31/plus-size-brands-to-watch-2017/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:56:24 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15298 Plus size fashion is evolving so rapidly — especially online! There are a ton of fabulous etailers and indie designers featuring on-trend style at a variety of price points, for an increasing range of sizes. It is a beautiful thing. To stay on top of the plus size style scene, allow me to introduce a... read all

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Fitness Gear and Workout Clothes To Meet My Resolution Goals http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/30/fitness-gear-workout-clothes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2017/01/30/fitness-gear-workout-clothes/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:46:24 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=15293 It’s the last week of the first month of 2017. If you made New Year’s Resolutions, how are you doing on them? I’ll be honest with you, I’m struggling. My goal is to make fitness a regular part of my schedule, but my schedule has been all over the place. It’s hard to develop healthy... read all

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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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