My Top Travel Makeup Tips!

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If you’ve been reading my tweets, or following me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. To be honest, I can hardly keep up with myself lately. Every week it’s been a different city. Traveling a lot should mean I’m a packing expert by now, right? Well, every time I […]

Afrobella Does Toronto

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My first trip to Toronto was basically a 48 hour whirlwind. Came to town, had dinner, went to the MAC factory, then back to the airport. I wanted to experience more the second time around. On Friday 16 the homie Luvvie and I flew into the Billy Bishop Toronto Airport, for the first ever Soulafrodisiac […]

Jetsetter Travel Beauty Product Faves

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If you read this blog and follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know…I travel a fair amount. Most often to NYC. If I had to label myself, I’d say I’m a reluctant jetsetter. I really prefer to be at my home base here in beautiful Chicago, with my husband and Max the cat. But […]

A Few Notes on Flight Etiquette

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I tend to fly alone regularly — most often between Chicago and New York City. And it really never fails to be… interesting. Between overwhelmed and unhappy-to-be-there flight attendants to rude and angry passengers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an exchange or experience with someone that can leave you with your feathers ruffled. Here […]

The IT&LY Hairfashion Las Vegas Experience

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Every so often I wind up in a place or a situation where I wonder…whose life is this? And how did I get here? I had that experience in Las Vegas recently, when I was flown in as a VIP attendee for the IT&LY Hairfashion “Hollywood Loves IT&LY” event at the Hard Rock Hotel and […]

Overnight Amtrak — Never Again!

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I wanted to fall in love with Amtrak and train travel. When my amiga Luvvie and I booked train tickets from Chicago to Washington DC, I had these pastoral visions in my head of whizzing through the rolling, scenic countryside during the day, venturing up to an elegantly outfitted dining car by night, and spending […]

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 […]