Bras and Panties and Shapewear, Oh My!

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I have a love/hate thing happening with shapewear. I love how good shapewear can make my dresses fit…but I hate the way wearing shapewear makes me feel. And after trying many different brands of shapewear, I was convinced that there simply wasn’t a way to avoid those oh so typical shapewear issues. Rolling up around […]

Hi, My Name Is…

Photo by Errol Dunlap, makeup by J. St. Jaimes

I’ve been writing posts more-or-less five days a week for five years right here at your friendly neighborhood Afrobella.com, and over time I’ve assumed a certain familiarity. But lately I’ve been hearing from brand new bellas who discovered Afrobella by hearing about me via The Michael Baisden Show, or from the news about the MAC […]

Afrobella on Michael Baisden!

Michael Baisden

Last week Thursday, I had the honor of being interviewed in a brief segment on The Michael Baisden Show. And bellas, I don’t think it could have gone ANY better! The original topic was all about why women cut their hair after a relationship. But soon it turned into a let’s-learn-more-about-your-awesome-blog and I loved listening […]

The Beauty Benefits of Vinegar for Hair and Skin

vinegar for beauty

Part of doing what I do here involves making myself into a guinea pig. I’m willing to try just about any hair or beauty treatment out there so I can review the best of the best for you. But sometimes it isn’t about the next new thing. Sometimes the best solution is the most back […]

My Lancome House of Color Video

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Part of the motivation for starting my blog was the fact that I wasn’t seeing a reflection of myself in the media. Five years ago, there was nobody looking like me in magazines or in advertisements. If you had told me five years ago — in the not-too-distant future, there’ll be natural haired women in […]

Inside Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular!

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There are moments when I gotta pinch myself and ask the question — is this really happening? Is this MY LIFE? One of those moments took place less than two weeks ago, when I was invited by my friends at Dove to attend Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular at the United Center. I was told I could […]

Look of the Month – Orange for Oprah

Afrobella at Oprah

Recently I was asked by my friend and fellow expat Trini blogger Karen of Chookooloonks, why I don’t do Outfit Of The Day type posts. There are a few reasons but the main one comes down to…I wear the same thing pretty often. Especially from fall through early spring, my wardrobe is pretty much all […]