Ava DuVernay at the Golden Globes – Get The Hair and Makeup Breakdown!

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What a week to be director extraordinare Ava DuVernay! Last Sunday, she attended the Golden Globes looking resplendent in a navy Zac Posen dress. This week wooshed by with a blur of interviews and thinkpieces in the wake of the awards announcements. Ava was nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes. She was denied […]

101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Friday

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Things weren’t supposed to go this way, not according to my editorial calendar. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week. I was working on fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping! And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an […]

10 Natural Hair Drugstore or Beauty Supply Brands With Products That Cost $10 (Or Less)!

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  There are so many ways to live this natural hair life. You can be the DIY natural who buys her own oils and butters and whips amazing concoctions up in your kitchen. You can be the fancy natural who splurges on pricey hair potions and is always down to try the new and the […]

Natural Hair, Winter Care. 7 Products I Recommend

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This week, temperatures in Chicago were reading in the negatives and single digits. As a woman born and raised in the Caribbean I hope you know that I am not about that cold weather life. Neither is my skin (see yesterday’s post) and neither is my hair. Thanks to the extreme chilliness of outside and […]

Afrobella’s Big Reveal! Healthy Ways to Straighten Natural Hair

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  In the past ten years, I can remember having my hair blown straight exactly once. It was in Trinidad at my mom’s hairstylist. He said he needed to blow my hair straight to apply highlights. When my hair was straight, my mom took her one and only camera phone photo – she was THAT […]

Los Angeles! Get Ready For Brunch With Eden (and ME!)

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I LOVE Los Angeles and I always look forward to visiting. So many great friends of mine live in California, and we always have a great time! And on November 11 from noon to 3 pm, you are welcome to RSVP and have fun with me and some of my FAVORITE people in natural hair. […]

HOORAY for the Winner of the Eden BODYWorks Blogging While Brown Scholarship!

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When the wonderful folks of Eden BODYWorks came to me with the idea of the Blogging While Brown scholarship giveaway, I thought it was an absolutely AMAZING idea, one I’d love to collaborate on every year! And I also said to them, please don’t ask me to judge this because WAY too many of my […]