Beauty Tips for Ebony Skinned Bellas

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I often hear from bellas with deep skintones, who say they’re afraid of wearing the trendier colors of makeup. Heck, I think quite a few of us brown skinned beauties tend to play it safe when it comes to makeup. Here in Chicago I tend to see lots of golds, deep browns, and berry lips […]

My Skincare Solution — Jolie MD

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I have had ups and downs with my skin. But recently, it’s been all ups. Totally delightful ups. For example, I strolled into my apartment building the other day, and a normally unobservant security guard looks at me and says, “you’ve got such beautiful skin.” That was a total first. And I have one product […]

When Bella Goes a-Traveling

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I’m looking forward to this weekend for the dorkiest reason — finally I’m going to unpack my suitcases, put away my summer clothes, and take my makeup and hair products out of my travel bag. Until February, when I go on another trip! With all the traveling I’ve been doing, I’ve had to learn the […]

Best of 2009 – Skin Edition

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I have a hard time reviewing skin care. I like to see a product demonstrate results before I share it with you all, and skin care products usually take a while to reveal results. The last thing I want to do is recommend some expensive tub of crapola that does nothing for you, dear reader. […]

The Body Shop’s 12 Days of Giveaways!

I’d definitely love the five golden rings, but the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas gifts? You can keep em! What would you even do with all those maids-a-milking and lords-a-leaping, not to mention all those birds? This holiday season, there’s a new spin on the classic holiday song. Instead of 12 Days of […]

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 […]