All About Cocoa Butter–Protect Your Skin With The Best Brands!

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Cocoa butter is something so many of us grow up knowing and loving. To me, the smell of cocoa butter is evocative of warmth, softness and love. And chocolate, obviously. It’s something we’re so familiar with but still know so little about. Let me put you up on cocoa butter game, so you’ll know what […]

Obsessed With Coconut Oil For Your Hair and Skin? Get Into Organic Fiji

Organic Fiji

Hello! I’m Afrobella and I’m obsessed with coconut oil. These are my confessions. I use it in my cooking. I use it on my skin. I use it in my hair. I use it to remove my makeup sometimes. And lately, I’ve been literally slathering myself with the stuff from head to toe, thanks to […]

10 Beauty and Health Must Haves For Fall 2014

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Lately Chicago has been setting us up for fall. Temperatures are yo-yoing between pleasant but waning warmth and you-know-it’s-coming cold snaps. The leaves are beginning to get that tell-tale yellow look. We know what’s up. We can feel it in the air. It’s time to switch up your wardrobe and your beauty regimen, and your […]

You Deserve – StriVectin-AR Day and Night Cream

StriVectin Review Afrobella

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about skin care. I’ve blogged about grown women’s skincare and the need for a regimen in the past, but it’s been a while. I’ve tried a few new things and had some new experiences. It’s time for an update. As we get older, our needs change. Our bodies […]

Sun Protection For All Ages and All Shades of Beautiful

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  When I grew up in Trinidad, I don’t know how I was able to handle it. I lived in the Caribbean from birth until age 18, and I didn’t wear sunscreen on a daily basis. I don’t even remember really wearing sunglasses to protect my eyes until later in life. I don’t remember ever […]

Beauty Brand History – Noxzema. 100 Years Of Tingly Clean Greatness

Noxema ad from the 1970's

Beauty Brand History is a new regular series here on Afrobella. We all have the brands we’ve grown up using, the brands we’ve known our whole lives. Here are memories and the true stories behind the beauty brands we love.  When I think back to my earliest awareness of face wash and the fact that […]

Moisturize. Exfoliate. Don’t Be Out Here Ashy This Winter.

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  My friends in Florida make me laugh around this time of year. “OMG, it’s 50 degrees,” one of them lamented on Facebook this week. At one time, I might have said the same kind of thing. But right now in Chicago, it’s 30 degrees and the inevitable slide into winter has begun. It’s cold, […]