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Afrobella on Essence.com!

Bellas, you may have noticed a bit less writing here on Afrobella.com. That’s because I’ve accepted an exciting new opportunity and I’ve had to fall back in order to catch up, if that makes any kind of sense. Right now you can read my work on Glam.com, where I’m a contributing editor and I write […]

My Life in a Road Trip Soundtrack

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Our first road trip was in June 2001, in a red hatchback Honda Civic that had no air conditioning. Steve and I were dating, deeply in love, about to start our lives together. I knew I wanted to do my MFA in Creative Writing somewhere. Steve wanted me to see more of America than Miami. […]

Enhance Your Eyes By Shape. Get Into The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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Shape matters, and it always has to me. Ever since I hit puberty I had to figure out early how to dress for my shape, to enhance what I was born with and celebrate my best attributes. Through the years I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out what suits my shape the best. However, the […]

Your Face Deserves Better. 4 Things Your Moisturizer Needs To Do

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  We’ve all made the mistake before. You go to the drugstore or the department store and you pick up a daily moisturizer that someone told you about. Maybe you read about it in a magazine, maybe your favorite celebrity is endorsing the product, or maybe the helpful store employee directed you towards her favorite […]

Add These To Your Grocery List – Healthy Foods For Stunning Skin

Healthy Food For Stunning Skin

  By now the basic tenets of any healthy dietary plan should be known to one and all. Avoid fried, highly processed foods and sweets. Drink water. Eat salads, and increase your whole fruit and vegetable intake. All of these things. You are what you eat. Yadda yadda yadda. But did you know there are […]

Healthy Skin From Within! Get The Glow And Skip The Sunburn

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  Tomorrow is July 4th and all over America, folks will be slipping into swimsuits and packing picnic baskets, and preparing the meat for the grill. It’s fireworks and watermelon slices and backyard BBQ’s and the beach. For many of us it’ll be a full day of outdoor fun. And that means you need three […]

No Products Necessary – 4 Ways to Get Healthy Skin On Your Own

Cheers! Here's to healthy skin!

  So often the skin care advice you read on blogs and in magazines boils down to products, products, products. Today we’re going to discuss something else that begins with the letter P. It’s called personal responsibility. Of course there are amazing skincare products for your face and your body that can help to improve […]