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Let’s Talk About Edges – How To Cherish and Maintain Yours

Edges. The tender and sometimes fine hair that makes up your hairline. They’ve become more than just a part of you, they’ve become a symbol. They’ve become a catch phrase. Now it’s common to hear people talking about edges being “snatched” or “busted,” or to hear people talk about (and make fun of) those who […]

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Carol’s Daughter, In Her Own Words – The Lisa Price Interview

News hit the internet on Monday October 20th via WWD. Carol’s Daughter has been acquired by French cosmetics mega-brand L’Oreal. The company that also owns Lancome, YSL, Giorgio Armani, Kiehls, Shu Uemura, Clarisonic, Garnier, Maybelline, Essie, Urban Decay, Softsheen Carson and Mizani, now also owns the brand that Lisa Price began mixing up in her […]

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All About Cocoa Butter–Protect Your Skin With The Best Brands!

Cocoa butter is something so many of us grow up knowing and loving. To me, the smell of cocoa butter is evocative of warmth, softness and love. And chocolate, obviously. It’s something we’re so familiar with but still know so little about. Let me put you up on cocoa butter game, so you’ll know what […]

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It’s Spa Week 2014! Get Your Life

For the past few months I’ve been walking around slightly hunched over, feeling as tense as a coiled up spring in a too-tight box. I tend to store my tension in my shoulders and neck, and lately an overabundance of work has had your girl feeling less like a human and more like C3PO. I […]

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The Most Popular Signature Fragrances. What’s Your Favorite?

This time of year always makes me crave a new fragrance. The weather’s cooled down and I’m less likely to be sweaty – now’s the time when a new perfume can truly last and linger on my skin. There’s something cozy and sensual about smelling my scarf or the inside of my coat, fragrant with […]

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Obsessed With Coconut Oil For Your Hair and Skin? Get Into Organic Fiji

Hello! I’m Afrobella and I’m obsessed with coconut oil. These are my confessions. I use it in my cooking. I use it on my skin. I use it in my hair. I use it to remove my makeup sometimes. And lately, I’ve been literally slathering myself with the stuff from head to toe, thanks to […]

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You’re Invited to My J. Jill Compassion Fund Styling Event for Sarah’s Circle!

“Dress for success.” “Clothes make the man.” There are many clichés about clothing, and so many of them are tired but true to some degree. What you wear creates a perception about who you are and your clothes carry you through life. I’m not even necessarily talking about style and flair, here – I’m speaking […]

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RIP Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian Renaissance Man.

The world lost Geoffrey Holder at the beginning of this week. The great man was 84 years old. It’s been fascinating seeing the various ways that the media has covered his passing. CNN described him as “famed dancer, 7-Up pitchman.” Deadline said “RIP Un-Cola Man, Bountiful Artist.” The New York Times recognized him as a […]

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Chicago! Come To My Microsoft Store Meet and Greet This Thursday Afternoon!

In 2012, I had the opportunity to host an intimate dinner party launching the Microsoft Surface in Chicago. It was a lovely evening and this new device was like nothing else on the market at the time. So unique. So cool. So colorful! I loved it right away. Flash forward to 2014 and the Surface […]

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Perfect Plus Size Little Black Dresses We Need ASAP

When it comes to wardrobe musts and fashion do’s, I tend to steer on the side of “do you!” – meaning that the old rules don’t apply anymore. We’re in a time when fashion is truly about self expression and whatever fits and flatters you, is the perfect thing to wear. Having said all of […]

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10 Beauty and Health Must Haves For Fall 2014

Lately Chicago has been setting us up for fall. Temperatures are yo-yoing between pleasant but waning warmth and you-know-it’s-coming cold snaps. The leaves are beginning to get that tell-tale yellow look. We know what’s up. We can feel it in the air. It’s time to switch up your wardrobe and your beauty regimen, and your […]

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5 Beauty and Health Tips From My Mom on Her 75th Birthday!!

Her full name is Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, but longtime Afrobella readers know and love her as my Mama Bella. I’ve blogged about her and featured her advice so many times — click here to read my first interview with her from 2006, her tips on making your neck look younger, her tips on false […]