Natural Hair – Things I Wish I Knew When I Was In College

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The whole concept of #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) on Instagram is a trip. Every week I find myself digging in the proverbial crates for an old photo of myself that nobody’s ever seen before. Every week I come face to face with an old hairstyle I barely recognize anymore. Every week, you get to see a flashback […]

How Do You Reach Someone Like Sheryl Underwood?

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There I was, minding my own business, when Luvvie popped up in my g chat. “Luvvie: you posting bout sheryl underwood or nah? bella: girl…I literally just sighed so heavy I will. Should I? I should. right? I guess? *sigh* Luvvie: lol well i think on this issue, your voice is important this is your […]

Love Your Lips! These Are A Few Of My Favorite Lipsticks

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You never forget your first, am I right? I’ve told the story a million times – when I was little, I “worked” at a busy perfume and cosmetics store in the mall in Trinidad, over Christmas. Of course being just a kid, there was only so much actual work I could really do. I remember […]

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 […]

Real Advice For Nigella Lawson And For So Many Women Just Like Her

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The recent photos of Nigella Lawson being publicly assaulted by her husband, advertising magnate and multimillionaire art collector Charles Saatchi, hurt my heart and made me feel sick to my stomach. Seeing these images of this man’s hand wrapped around her throat, flicking her nose in obvious, familiar disrespect and degradation made so many questions […]

Say Something Nice To Yourself. Today And Every Day

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“OMG I’m such an idiot.” “Oh no! I’m the worst!” “I’m no good when it comes to **insert task here**” “I’m sorry!” “I SUCK at **insert thing here**” Does this kind of thing sound familiar to you? Do you say things like this? Do you have friends who say things like this? How often do […]