Maybe you already saw the news online, or read it in print – but I was finally able to get my hands on a copy and now I’m honored to announce it here. Essence Magazine has honored me in their latest issue, in the Best in Black Beauty Awards 2013! Click here to read it online. Or if you have the May 2013 issue (with Janelle Monae on the cover), you’ll find the Best Beauty Awards inside the sponsored insert in the magazine. Rip the sticker open to see me and my fellow winners!


Essence included me in their list of Beauty Innovators and named me a Social Media Trailblazer.

The write-up couldn’t be more kind or delightful. Thank you to everyone at Essence who chose to include me! I’m going to keep doing my best to share, uplift, and celebrate our unique beauty. Thank you for recognizing me. Honored is not the word.

Where can you find me, blazing these social media trails?

Follow me on:







Vine (only for iPhone or iPad)

YouTube (I promise, I’m coming back).


Ayo says:
April 22, 2013, 9:38 am
Congrats Beautiful! Well deserved!
Ajima says:
April 22, 2013, 3:20 pm
Congratulations is in order!! That's great.
pets says:
April 22, 2013, 6:00 pm
Congrats!!! Keep it up and now time to move to other media avenues...hint...
Brenda says:
April 23, 2013, 1:00 pm
Congrats Afrobella! You definitely deserve the recognition.
DivaErykah says:
April 23, 2013, 2:22 pm
Congrats on the article!! I saw it!
Yolanda says:
April 24, 2013, 8:09 am
So wonderful! Continued blessings Bella.
sandy says:
April 24, 2013, 9:26 am
Congratulations. Have fun on your vacation.
Rachel says:
April 24, 2013, 10:01 am
That is such an awesome honor and achievement! You deserve a vacation :)
Anaokulu Atasehir says:
May 5, 2013, 1:09 am
Congratulations is in order!! That’s great.
TheGirl says:
May 16, 2013, 1:58 pm
Congratulations on this honor! You certainly are a trailblazer for many Black female bloggers, myself included. Keep up the great work!