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Finally! Valana Faux Brush Winners!

Bellas, let me tell you — behind the scenes of these giveaways, it ain’t always easy. Valerie Reed of Valana Minerals found that out the hard way. Not only did she wind up with more than 600 bellas and fellas entering her contest, but she had some really great resolutions to choose from! “Once everything […]

First Giveaway for 2009! Valana Minerals Faux Brushes

Whew — I did quite a bit on the giveaway tip in 2008! Jewelry, perfume, hair products, makeup… and don’t you think for a minute the spirit of freeness will stop in 2009. I’m hoping to host at least one giveaway a month. So if you’re looking to give Afrobella readers a first try at […]

101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Friday

101 Black Owned Natural Hair, Beauty and

Things weren’t supposed to go this way, not according to my editorial calendar. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week. I was working on fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping! And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an […]

The Foundations in Rotation


What are your current foundations of choice? I thought it’d be fun to show you mine!┬áThese are the latest that match my shade of beautiful the best. Counterclockwise from the top — Cover FX total cover cream in N90 MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Fashion Fair True Finish Foundation in Joyful Caramel Lisi Silk Veil foundation #109 […]

Stop The Shining


My T-Zone has been the bane of my existence since high school. In every photo I took, there it was – shining bright and stealing all the attention. Dealing with the oiliest area of my face has taken years of trial and error, y’all. But finally I’ve found some products that work well enough on […]

Red Pump Recap

December 2nd was absolutely fabulous! That evening I co-hosted the fantawesome (copyright Luvvie!) Red Pump Project fundraiser, alongside the fabulous Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie and Karyn AKA The Fab Giver. Together we raised much-needed money for Project VIDA, an organization that offers counseling and workshops for people living with HIV/AIDS here in Chicago. We had […]

The Straight Dope, From Doe Deere


When I had the opportunity to talk with Doe Deere, also known as Xenia, the creator of controversial cosmetics brand Lime Crime, I was both excited and hesitant. Excited because her makeup brand has a lot of buzz around it right now — Lime Crime is featured in the November issue of Nylon magazine, and […]