I Love Queen Latifah’s GRAMMY Makeup! Sam Fine Spills The Details

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A little backstory before the post: About a week ago, I was in Los Angeles on an assignment and I had the good fortune of going backstage to a taping of The Queen Latifah Show. I went to visit my friend, celebrity makeup artist and beauty influencer Sam Fine — he’s Queen Latifah’s official makeup […]

The Queen Latifah COVERGIRL Black Girls Rock 2013! Beauty Product Breakdown By Sam Fine!

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Last night I was sponsored by my friends at COVERGIRL, to host their official Black Girls Rock! #EasyBreezyQueen  Twitter party! We discussed beauty and music and fashion, and my friend Sam Fine (@SamFineBeauty) broke down the beauty trends and top products, in his official role as COVERGIRL Beauty Ambassador! I specifically had to press Sam on ALL […]

Bright, Fun, Fresh Lip Glosses for Spring!

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    I didn’t realize how subdued my personal fashion palette had become, until this Easter weekend. The first warm holiday weekend in Chicago, and I had THE hardest time finding the right springtime pop of color for the occasion! I haven’t yet turned my winter wardrobe over to spring, but I’m all about spring […]

30 Essential Lipsticks For Women of Color – Drugstore Edition!

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Bellas, you LOVED my last collaboration with my favorite Los Angeles makeup artist Nicole Evans. – you guys shared, pinned and tweeted our 25 Best MAC Lipsticks For Women of Color post to the gods! Thank you so much. Via Twitter and in the comments, we kept getting requests for MORE posts like that. More […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]

Paula Patton is a Cover Girl and I Couldn’t Be Happier For Her

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Paula Patton is killing the game on just about every level. She’s drop dead gorgeous and has a killer body – as evidenced by her sexy scenes in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (yeah, my husband loved that movie). She’s married to the musical deliciousness that is Robin Thicke. Her career is on fire and her […]

Lipstick – When Is “Nude,” Not Nude?

In 1962 Crayola changed the name of their “Flesh” crayon to “Peach”, out of respect for the then-burgeoning civil rights movement. The crayon company’s cultural sensitivity memo apparently never trickled down to some typically female-oriented industries. You can hit up any department store and find an array of foundation garments labelled “nude.” But if your […]