Why I Support Lancome’s Genifique Day (And You Should Too)

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My blogging career takes me to some amazing places. Some are decadent and glamorous. Some can be more glitter than gold. But some are just so special that it’s hard to put them into words. That was this trip that I’m about to tell you about. Lancôme Paris took me and a group of fellow […]

My Top Travel Makeup Tips!

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If you’ve been reading my tweets, or following me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. To be honest, I can hardly keep up with myself lately. Every week it’s been a different city. Traveling a lot should mean I’m a packing expert by now, right? Well, every time I […]

Behold, the Afrobella Avon E-Boutique!

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Hello, Avon shoppers! Have you seen me on the site yet? Here I am!      One of the coolest things about being an Avon ambassador is the international reach of the brand. Avon is everywhere! I’ve gotten such sweet messages from all kinds of people from around the world, many of them Avon salespeople, […]

Why Don’t You Wear Makeup?

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When I was a teen, I went through a virulent and outspoken anti-makeup phase. This lasted for all of two years and was reflective of my mental state at the time (I was also dealing with general teenage angst and unhappiness, and an eating disorder I’ve thankfully managed to leave behind). I kept myself busy […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]

Fall Makeup, I am HERE For YOU

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I didn’t get it when I lived in a hot climate but now it’s going to be my third autumn in Chicago and I finally GET it. I get the anticipation of the changing seasons. I get the allure of autumn. It’s still sunny, but cool enough to layer. It’s the season for blazers and […]

The Best Gel Eyeliners at Neighborhood Drugstore Prices

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Doesn’t matter the season. A classic cat’s eye (or Cleopatra eye) NEVER goes out of style. It’s my go-to look when I’m in a hurry and need to look classic and fashionable for an event. Spackle on some primer, dust on a little gold glimmer eyeshadow, and lay on a fabulous streak of liner along […]