3 Easy Summer Beauty Hacks – Stay Cool, Smooth and Beautiful This Season!

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Listen. It’s hot outside. When you get ready to face the world, you already know you’re going to emerge sweaty and melty with a side dish of frustrated and over it. But summer isn’t supposed to be about struggle, it’s supposed to be FUN. Your beauty regimen shouldn’t slow you down one bit, and having […]

15 Minutes To Fierce – The IMAN Cosmetics Bronze Goddess Makeover!

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I’ve been hearing from quite a few of my readers lately, that makeup is challenging and intimidating. For those of us who aren’t used to wearing makeup on a day to day basis, when we’re presented with an event where we’re expected to wear makeup it can cause anxiety and stress. I’m here to tell […]

IMAN Cosmetics BB & CC Cremes – The Afrobella Review & How-To!

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This post is sponsored by IMAN Cosmetics, but the opinions are all mine! Here are my top concerns in terms of skin and makeup for spring and summer. #1 – Breakouts and hyperpigmentation (I thought this would have stopped by my 30’s, honestly). #2 – appropriate coverage for the above #3 – achieving appropriate coverage […]

Summertime Chi! Your Easy Living Summer Drugstore Beauty Guide

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by P&G Beauty but these are my opinions and experiences. The weather is perfection, there’s not a cloud in the sky. A light breeze ruffles your hair and your clothing as you stroll along the lakeshore. I’m here to tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than summer in Chicago! […]

Afrobella is Celebrating Macy’s American Icons!

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Macy’s is one of my favorite department stores and ever since I moved to America, I’ve been shopping there. Macy’s to me truly IS the quintessential American department store shopping experience – fun, clean, bright, on trend, glamorous and abundantly inspiring. When I lived in Miami, my Macy’s was in Dadeland Mall. Now that I […]

My Life in a Road Trip Soundtrack

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Our first road trip was in June 2001, in a red hatchback Honda Civic that had no air conditioning. Steve and I were dating, deeply in love, about to start our lives together. I knew I wanted to do my MFA in Creative Writing somewhere. Steve wanted me to see more of America than Miami. […]

Lancôme Dual Finish Review – These Are My Compact Confessions

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The degree of my hyperpigmentation depends on so many variants. It depends on my diet or the time of the month. It depends on how good (or bad) I’ve been to my skin, in terms of cleansing and exfoliating. It depends on my stress level and what my face feels like doing. I’ve learned the […]