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My Mammogram Diary. What I Learned From My Breast Cancer Scare

Normally I like to keep things positive and uplifting, light and fluffy over here on Afrobella. I see my blog as a respite, an oasis, a safe space. And it is in this safe space that I’m going to share my story even if some of this is TMI. My TMI could help someone else. […]

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Lupita’s Lancôme Look – The Products Used In Her Official First Photo!

Since posting the news about Lupita Nyong’o’s new role as the ambassadress of Lancôme, I’ve seen quite a few misconceptions online. Allow me to address them one by one! #1 – Lupita Nyong’o is NOT Lancôme’s first ever woman of color representative. Arlenis Sosa has been a spokesmodel for the brand since 2009. Lupita is their […]

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Afrobella Art – Andrea Pippins, Forever Fly

In my corner of the blogosphere, there’s been one design and art blog holding it down from the beginning. Andrea Pippins, creator of Fly, has been sharing her vision of creative artwork and design inspirations since 2006. Her blog has personally introduced me to so many up and coming creative and fresh new aesthetic ideas, […]

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Lupita For LANCOME! The News We’ve All Been Waiting For!

After Lupita Nyong’o burst onto the scene during awards season — stealing our hearts with her beauty and bubbly personality and making us swoon with her fashion sense – her fans became invested and truly, passionately outspoken. Lupita’s feature of her lipgloss during the Academy Awards caused the product to sell out immediately. Fans were […]

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My Simply Be Style Lookbook + A Coupon Code Just For You!

I used to wish that my personal style could be encapsulated in just a few words. You know, like “bohemian” or “glamorous” or “edgy.” I’m a bit of a fashion floater but I know what I like, and I know what looks good on me. I know what lengths and shapes I feel most comfortable […]

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Looking For a Satin Lined Knit Hat? Look No Further Than Shepiji on Etsy!

Funny thing about Spring – you hear that the season’s begun and you go into expectation overdrive. “Soon there’ll be sunshine and flowers and happiness everywhere!” you think. And then you wake up in the morning to snowflakes outside your window and black ice on the sidewalk. Seriously. I almost busted my butt on the […]

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Last Week’s Lesson – Find Your Own Happiness (& Stop Looking to Others For It)

From time to time, I share my personal revelations and life lessons on Instagram or Facebook. Recently when I shared one, a friend encouraged me to blog about it and share my truth here on Afrobella.com. That inspired this new series, Last Week’s Lesson. I hope others can learn from my experiences! I used to […]

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What’s In My Shower? Amazing Bath, Body and Hair Products For You to Get Into

Some showers are about pure function and speed – you gotta go somewhere and you gotta be clean. Other showers are more about an emotional experience, a nurturing that you need in your soul. I needed that kind of shower today. I created a whole shower experience to deliver the kind of soul soothing I […]

Urban Decay Electric Palette Review

The Urban Decay Electric Palette is Everything You Dreamed Of

  Full disclosure – I am so happy and proud to announce that yours truly is amongst the fabulous bloggers chosen to debut Urban Decay’s Electric Palette! You can see my photo right here on their page, along with a few quotes about my favorite color from the palette (right now that’d be Fringe, with […]

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The Winners of the Target Peter Pilotto Tote Bags Are…

Thanks so much to my friends at Target for an amazing opportunity not just for myself, but for my readers! During the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, I hosted a Twitter party where we gave away two coveted Peter Pilotto for Target tote bags. We saved two more for Afrobella readers, and I was […]

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Shoutout To My Glam Squad! What I Wore to the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Getting me ready for the red carpet and my first official correspondent gig was a journey in itself. It was fun and glamorous every step of the way. For an opportunity like this, I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I put myself in the capable hands of my glam squad, from Chicago to […]

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Santigold For Smashbox – New Makeup From One Of My Favorite Musicians!

I’ve been a fan of Santi White AKA Santigold for quite some time now – since she called herself Santogold, I’ve been bumpin’ her music. Santigold is a woman with style, with a distinctive aesthetic. She’s long been an innovator and an underground favorite. So it’s perfect that her first makeup collection would be with […]