Every week I’m going to highlight my favorite posts from around the blogosphere, to keep you bellas up to date on what’s happening in hair, beauty, fashion and more! Happy Friday!


Photo from LeCoil, seen on TheFashionBomb.com

I don’t write nearly enough about locs here on Afrobella, because I just don’t know enough! If you rock locs and would like to be a special loc correspondent, holla at a bella in the comments. I saw this inspiring post and these phenomenal photos over at The Fashion Bomb. Click for 6 Different Ways To Style Your Locs! Now go out and WORK em!

I must’ve been living under the rock next to Curly Nikki’s – I never heard of the Tangle Teezer either! Click here to read her review. I think I need it in my life!


If you want to know the best makeup on the market, as reviewed and determined by one of the most respected beauty bloggers – check out Temptalia’s 2011 Editor’s Choice Awards. She breaks it down, from Best New Product (that’d be Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream, seen here) to Best Budget Mascara (she chose my beloved Maybelline Full n Soft! I tell you, it NEVER fails!).

Julia from All About The Pretty and I agree – Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes are a travel must! They’re cooling, soothing, and remove makeup really well. A great tip for those of you who are always on the go!


Michelle Obama looked AMAZING at the White House State Dinner, resplendent in a red Alexander McQueen gown. 55 Secret Street has the scoop.

Speaking of things that are red and beyond fabulous, the hardworking ladies of The Red Pump Project have kicked off their 500 in 50 program for 2011. What’s that? Well the goal is to get 500 blogs in 50 days, to rock the Red Pump Project widget on their site and support the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness. Click here to join us!


I had a down day recently and my friend Karel of Outlish Magazine cheered me up with a song that in no time at all, has become a personal anthem. This song, I’m Beautiful by up and coming artist Aloe Blacc. You may have seen him on Conan O’Brien last night, rockin out on I Need a Dollar.

Aloe Blacc is an amazing singer – evocative of John Legend and Anthony Hamilton, and also a great rapper. I absolutely adore the message of I’m Beautiful. I hope it lifts your spirits and inspires you today!

Happy Friday!


NaturalReview says:
January 21, 2011, 12:25 pm
Michelle Obama does look great in that dress. She always looks great!
Curly Nikki says:
January 21, 2011, 12:27 pm
thanks lady! I had never heard of that thing, but I'm LOVING it! I used it again last night and my dry sets have been amazing. Try it let me know what you think :)
cdona says:
January 21, 2011, 1:05 pm
I just bought a tangle teezer this week after reading about it on Curlynikki. I used it on a dry hair and re braided for a braid out. I have very thick hair and was considering using a warm comb on my ends only. I'm soo glad I got the tangle teezer first. This thing is amazing! My braid out came out wonderfully and with alot of body. This was the best $10 I've spent on a hair item in a long time.
Minister of Style says:
January 21, 2011, 1:40 pm
I rock locs hard! As a matter of fact I am on my second set of locs. I've often wished that you would spotlight locs more often but still your knowledge of natural hair is unsurpassed. And you betcha I would love the opportunity to be a loc correspondent!
Teezie says:
January 21, 2011, 5:44 pm
Thanks for the loc love. I've been rocking mine for 11 years.
Terryn says:
January 21, 2011, 7:06 pm
Hey Bella! My name is Terryn, I'd love to be a loc correspondent. I've had mine for about 3 years, and natural hair for about 8 (I'm 26). My agenda when I got them was to be 'the flyest girl with locs I know' ;) I'm new to blogging, and I love your work. My area is books, culture, beauty and yoga, mostly. Hope to hear from you soon, ttyl! ~T
bella says:
January 21, 2011, 8:54 pm
Doesn't she! The FLOTUS sets the bar so high, I love her!
bella says:
January 21, 2011, 8:54 pm
I'm gonna have to get one! AND it's just $10?? WORD? I'm going to Sally's this weekend!
Green Afro Diva says:
January 21, 2011, 9:56 pm
I've been wearing my locs for almost 3 years and my stylist is always amazed at how much they've grown. I would love to add some input on how to maintain your locs and keep them fresh and trimmed. I'm still fairly new to blogging, but I write about natural living and overall well being. Here's my link to my blog http://greenafrodiva.wordpress.com/ I hope you find something interesting that you like
Ann says:
January 22, 2011, 1:07 pm
Hi Bella - I'm a lifestyle blogger (leisure, travel, wine!) and I got Sisterlocks in October, 2010. I wrote about it on my blog http://waterwinetravel.com/2010/11/hair-story-sisterlocks/. Perhaps it may be of interest to your readers. Love your blog. Keep up the good work.
National Black Pages says:
January 23, 2011, 8:38 am
I said the same thing. She looked gorgeous in that gown. The red goes so great with her beautiful skin tone.
Dandy Gaines says:
January 23, 2011, 5:57 pm
Loving my locs!! I have had them for 3 years and they are awesome. Natural for 7 years, but wish I had locked up faster! my blog as of yet has nothing to do with my hair... it's all about my angst! I will leave the hair up to those who know what they are talking about, which is not me! But on the upside, if you go to the blog and click on the profile, you can see a picture of said awesome locs!
Sheri says:
January 24, 2011, 10:26 am
Thanks for this pist. It is giving me more blogs to read. Thanks.
smarts says:
January 25, 2011, 5:12 am
hello, i've just started out and trying to get my feet wet as a blogger. visit, comment, and through thought and ideas around :) huge fan of your blog Bella, you are an inspiration. http://amartianslove.wordpress.com/
smarts says:
January 25, 2011, 5:12 am
paradisebird says:
January 25, 2011, 4:22 pm
Thanks for introducing Aloe Blacc and giving me a 2011's anthem. His song is beautiful and so is he. iLove!
Corve says:
January 31, 2011, 6:29 am
I liked the MCQueen dress
Veronica says:
February 10, 2011, 8:51 pm
Hi, I rock locks, eight years of them, love, love them...
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