You Deserve – the We Are Onyx Box

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Bellas, I’ll be honest. Not all subscription beauty boxes are made equal. You sign up and hope for the best, and sometimes you find yourself disappointed by the tiny samples, the overabundance of drugstore products you could’ve bought yourself, or the look and packaging of the box itself. Sometimes you just want more than a […]

Afrobella’s Obsessions. Hair, Beauty, and Bath Edition – Summer 2013

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Welcome to Afrobella’s Obsessions, a new (hopefully monthly) column where I share ALL of my latest favorites. From hair, beauty and bath to fashion, travel and tech – my top recommendations of the month will be collected in one spot! If you’re looking for something new and awesome to enhance your life, stay tuned. Check […]

What I Wore To BlogHer 13 Day 1

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Bellas, I’m still basking in the afterglow and the glory that was my very first BlogHer conference. I was so honored and proud and excited to participate, and the experience didn’t disappoint at all. I’d say this was one of the top three conference experiences I’ve ever had. The response has been nothing short of […]

AFROS the Book Giveaway on Afrobella.com!

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Perfectly spherical or haphazardly freeform, TWA or big enough to block out the sun. Coily, curly, kinky, zig-zaggy, fabulous and beautiful natural hair is EVERYWHERE. When that Simon Doonan piece about afros being a trend came out, it only made me laugh. Afros never ever really went away, and now they’re more popular than ever! […]

Chicago Favorites – Where To Eat, Drink and Visit In the Windy City

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It’s July, which means it’s tourist season here in Chicago. This is the time of year that our apartment sees the most action. The weather is sizzling hot and every weekend there’s a festival or some big summer event that brings the masses to the city. Summertime Chi! I love it, and it’s one of […]

Thinking About Trayvon. Where Do We Go From Here?

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There are some days where what I do feels incredibly difficult (even though what I do is actually incredibly easy). What I do is write about beautiful things; I share information about things that inspire and uplift and make you want to shop and try things on and enjoy all the pleasurable, happiness-enhancing things in […]

Beauty Confession- I Think I Wear Too Much Makeup (Sometimes)

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It’s so funny when I look at old bios I wrote for myself for this blog. I first started it back in 2006, and I have changed so much in terms of where I am in my life and what I’m like as a person. Back in 2006 I still felt like a girl. I […]