Afrobella Gift Guide — Winter Skin Love

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Every year we say the same thing, but seriously — does it not seem as though the holiday season just crept up on all of us? I am SO not ready for Christmas. But here it comes, with the lights and the festitivity and the expectation of presents. And so it’s time once again for […]

Recent Reviews!

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Recently a reader left a comment here, along the lines of “I’m glad you’re doing hair posts again.” This sparked an internal guilt trip that I won’t recount in great detail, but I want to let you all know that I’m gonna try my bestest to do better. It’s hard out here for a full […]

Sammy Sosa, Stop

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When I saw the photos of Sammy Sosa that have been circulating online, one dancehall classic came immediately to mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5-J59it7Q There’s a few more photos on Huffington Post that show the sharp difference in his pigmentation. The story Mr. Sosa is sticking to is that a skin rejuvenation procedure has made his skin appear […]

My New Skincare Savior – Mario Badescu

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The Artist’s Summit Chicago was jampacked with all kinds of goodies from the world of makeup and beauty. Some brands I was already well familiar with. Others, I was happy to get to know better. And as luck would have it, I was introduced to a skincare brand I’d been wanting to check out for […]

Latest, Greatest Drugstore Buys

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Bellas on a budget! I hear your cry. Your wallet is thin and your product stashes are running low. What can you get that’s new, amazingly effective, awesome, and AFFORDABLE? Afrobella’s got your back! Here are some of the latest, greatest products I have been lucky enough to review, all available on the cheap at […]

Farewell, Prescriptives – Love You Forever

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Being the generally optimistic person that I am, I want to believe that makeup options for women of color are becoming better and better. There are more and more upcoming boutique brands catering to our skin’s unique needs, and even the mainstream brands have expanded their color palettes over the years. Then you get news […]

Get Your Body Scrub On

Sugar? Or salt? When it comes to body scrubs, there’s no debate. I generally prefer the former. If you have sensitive skin — or heaven forbid have a cut — a salt scrub can bring you to tears. Sugar makes you smell good, makes you practically edible to your significant other, and doesn’t sting at […]