Pay It Forward this Holiday Season

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. And now, today – Cyber Monday. It’s been a busy weekend for shopping addicts. So many of us are shopping for our loved ones (and for ourselves! Tis the season). In the midst of all of this marvelous materialism, it’s so important to also look around at the tremendous need […]

Trinidad, I’m Coming Home!

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They say life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. If you’d asked me months ago, “Patrice, will you be in Trinidad in December?” I would have said no. I had no plans to go back home in the immediate future, but plans were in the works for me. And now […]

Spectacular Holiday Seafood Recipes from Chef Julius Russell

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Perhaps you’re wondering, who is Chef Julius Russell and why does Afrobella feature his recipes from time to time? I’ll tell you. Chef Julius is an incredibly talented chef who I’ve come to know through living here in Chicago. He’s a private chef who has cooked for a dazzling array of celebrities. He gives cooking […]

Monday Manicure. I LOVE Polish Bar of BK!

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  Every time I go to Brooklyn, I have the BEST time. I know so many amazingly talented and cool people who live there. So many talented folks who make New York the one of a kind city that it is, represent Brooklyn. And on my last visit, I got to go to Polish Bar […]

The Foundations in Rotation

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What are your current foundations of choice? I thought it’d be fun to show you mine! These are the latest that match my shade of beautiful the best. Counterclockwise from the top – Cover FX total cover cream in N90 MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Fashion Fair True Finish Foundation in Joyful Caramel Lisi Silk Veil foundation #109 […]

Loving the New, Improved Cover FX!

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I’ve long been a fan of Canadian cosmetics brand CoverFX, for many reasons. First of all, their products are incredible – highly effective, and made in an ever-widening variety for women all shades of beautiful. Secondly, the story behind the creation of the brand is so inspiring. And third, I’ve been lucky enough to meet […]

Sending Love to ALL Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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It always feels hollow and weird writing about beauty, hair and fashion in the wake of a natural disaster. Maybe people who have been affected really want that escape, that burst of happiness and lighthearted news in the wake of their devastation. Seeing the footage on the news of Hurricane Sandy swept away all the […]