It’s Spa Week 2014! Get Your Life

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For the past few months I’ve been walking around slightly hunched over, feeling as tense as a coiled up spring in a too-tight box. I tend to store my tension in my shoulders and neck, and lately an overabundance of work has had your girl feeling less like a human and more like C3PO. I […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

What’s In My Shower? Amazing Bath, Body and Hair Products For You to Get Into

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Some showers are about pure function and speed – you gotta go somewhere and you gotta be clean. Other showers are more about an emotional experience, a nurturing that you need in your soul. I needed that kind of shower today. I created a whole shower experience to deliver the kind of soul soothing I […]

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, […]

All About Alphabet Creams. BB Creams, CC Creams For All Skin Tones

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  The first time I heard about BB Creams, it was from my friends familiar with the Asian beauty market. I had heard whispers about these miraculous balms, intended to mask imperfections while improving the quality of your skin. I remember wanting to try them, but word on the street was that BB creams weren’t […]