Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:58:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bold, Not Cold — My Winter Style in Simply Be http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/05/afrobella-winter-style-in-simply-be/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/05/afrobella-winter-style-in-simply-be/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:39:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14102 This winter, Chicago temperatures have been all over the place. One recent weekend got down into the negatives — a bone chilling, skin burning, utterly disrespectful kind of dangerous cold. Then there was substantial snow. But as I write this today, temperatures are edging towards 40 degrees, the sun is shining and the last of the... read all

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Afrobella’s Sailor Jerry Trini Rum Punch Recipe Remix http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/02/afrobellas-trini-rum-punch-recipe-remix/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/02/afrobellas-trini-rum-punch-recipe-remix/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:40:06 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14094 One of sour, two of sweet; three of strong and four of weak. That’s the traditional guideline for making a classic Caribbean rum punch. I enjoy a classic Caribbean rum punch, I do. But sometimes I want something a little less sour and a little more sweet. I like the kind of rum punch that... read all

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Afrobella’s Hair Trend Forecast 2016 – Predictions, Product Picks and A Big Announcement! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/26/afrobella-hair-trend-forecast-2016/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:57:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14086 Bellas, I’m happy to kick off 2016 (and my 10th year of Afrobella) with some big, awesome news. I’m going to New York for Fashion Week, to emcee TextureMedia’s Texture On the Runway event! I’m so super excited for so many reasons. I attended Texture on the Runway in 2012 (click here to see the... read all

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It’s National Pie Day! Make Justice of the Pies Raspberry Hazelnut Pie Recipe! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:53:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14070 It just so happens to be National Pie Day (according to the American Pie Council, yes this is a thing), and bellas, we’re in luck! My friend Maya-Camille Broussard, AKA The MCB Project, AKA creator of Justice of the Pies, blessed me with this incredible-sounding Raspberry Hazelnut Pie recipe.  I told her that I love... read all

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All About Dinner Salads – Ingredients, Recipes, and Inspiration! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14061 I must confess, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salad. My dad has a traditional salad he likes to make with dinner — tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, maybe an onion sliced up with salt, pepper and a little vinaigrette. It’s a good addition to every meal, but time and repetition led me to take... read all

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Vitamins For The Win – What Supplements You Should Be Taking, When And Why http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/14/vitamins-for-the-win-vous-vitamin/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/14/vitamins-for-the-win-vous-vitamin/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:42:47 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14050 I grew up as a Flintstones Kid (ten million strong and growing! Remember those ads?) – my childhood was all about chewing up little vitamins shaped like Fred and Barney. Grape was my favorite! In retrospect, that didn’t begin a healthy relationship or understanding of vitamins. Now that I’m a grown woman (and can do whatever... read all

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Beautiful, Historic Fulani Earrings – Fulaba Jewelry Keeps The Tradition Alive http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/12/fulani-earrings-fulaba-jewelry/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/12/fulani-earrings-fulaba-jewelry/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:50:31 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14037 I think the first time I noticed them and thought “I want those” was when I saw Coming to America. If my memory serves me correctly — the beautiful, glamorous ladies of Zamunda wore these elegant, ornate hoop earrings. What were those and where could I get some? Ever since then, I’ve had a yearning... read all

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Beauty Business — Strength of Nature Acquires Motions, TCB and More! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/07/strength-of-nature-acquires-motions-tcb-more/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/07/strength-of-nature-acquires-motions-tcb-more/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:42:53 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14029   My hair was relaxed religiously from age six until age 23, and in that time I was brought up using certain brands of hair products. Now that my hair is natural, I realize that I don’t usually use hair products that still have that relaxer footprint — even if I loved and regularly used... read all

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Making Your Own New Year’s Traditions For Luck, Love and Resolutions http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/new-years-traditions-for-luck-love-and-resolutions/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/new-years-traditions-for-luck-love-and-resolutions/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 01:21:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14022 I used to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a raucous way. Lots of drinking, lots of noise, lots of people around to toast with and kiss at the stroke of midnight. Party like a rockstar and recover all day January 1. I’ve got some great memories from those years. And honestly, I’ve also had some... read all

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Totally Naturalicious –Gwen Jimmere Is Pure Inspiration AND Her Products ROCK! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/31/naturalicious-gwen-jimmere/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:40:42 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14012 Gwen Jimmere is the kind of woman that people admiringly refer to as a “go-getter.” Gwen is the creator of Naturalicious, a genius system of natural hair products. You may recognize her face and name from all of the articles being written about her lately – Gwen is the first African American woman to own a PATENT... read all

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