Candy girl, you are my world. You look so sweet, you’re my special treat. Candy girl, all I want to say. When you’re with me, you brighten up my day - “Candy Girl” by New Edition L’Oréal Paris is showing its playful side with a limited edition, sweet treat of a collection called Miss Candy. [...]
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends freaking out about turning 30, or being 30. This year I turned 34, so I think I have a little perspective to share. Not a lot, just a little. Just enough to tell all of you to stop freaking out about turning 30, or being [...] The post Ten Realizations About Being In Your Thirties appeared first on Afrobella.
Because I grew up in Trinidad, I didn’t grow up reading American literature. It was pretty much all British and Caribbean lit until I moved to America and started doing college literature classes. Naturally The Great Gatsby was an early essential, and from the first time I read it I had strong feelings about it. I [...]Show More Summary
As the world warms up, an uncomfortable-looking, badly proportioned and PhotoShopped piece of sun-broiled beefcake (tattooed of course) contorts himself on a sheet of melting ice, using a threatened species’ hide as a cushion; welcome to the world of Le Beau Male, Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest men’s fragrance. Show More Summary
“You know what a mermaid’s dream is? [wait for it] Legs!” That’s pretty much the extent of the boyfriend’s take on Deborah Lippmann’s The Mermaids, a collection of four new nail polishes based on last year’s hit Mermaid’s Dream. An amalgamation of metallic shimmer and glitter, The Mermaids, are a dreamy take on the Deborah [...]
Over the years, I’ve picked up numerous manicure tips from professional manicurists, my fellow nail fanatics and my own experiences. I’ve shared a lot of them with you in other posts but never pooled together my faves. Tip 1 – Swipe bare nails with vinegar prior to polishing. Yep, plain old white vinegar. It removes [...]
I always find it very difficult to write about light fluffy things following a national event, like what Boston experienced this week. My mind and heart are truly with the victims of the marathon bombing. But I realize that sometimes you need an escape from things that are too heavy so I hope that [...] The post New Skincare to Put on Your Radar appeared first on Afrobella.
CND revolutionized the nail salon industry when they brought Shellac into the world and they’re poised to do it again with a new product called Vinylux. I’ve long been a fan of the CND Colour & Effects nail polish line for its quality formula but it was overshadowed by the popularity of Shellac. When I inquired [...]
As Tom and Donna from Parks and Recreation say, Treat Yo’ Self Day is the, “Best Day Of Year!” It’s a day to splurge on the those things that are outside your normal budget; facials, designer handbags, totally impractical shoes, expensive meals, etc. Since that episode aired, every time I go to make an extravagant [...]
This post has nothing to do with Lil Kim. And everything to do with coming face to face with your TV faves. I’m a big fan of The Daily Show, so when my friends at Dove told me the April Truth Day they wanted me to come to NYC for was being hosted by [...] The post Rumble With The Bee – Interview With The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee appeared first on Afrobella.
Comedian Meghan O'Neill has accurately noticed that every mannequin looks exactly like someone starring in a telenova. Their strange, pulled faces are identical. But then, I guess "mannequin" is really the look that everyone addicted...Show More Summary
Just as with the weather, there are seasons in cinema. There’s awards show season in the fall and beginning of winter. There are the winter doldrums in January, where the terrible movies the studio wants everyone to forget about come to the theaters out of obligation (for example, Movie 43). There’s summer blockbuster season. And [...]Show More Summary
My Target Inner Circle trip to Los Angeles in March remains a fabulous memory that feels more like a dream. Within just a few days, I experienced so many amazing things. I already told you about my Essence Black Women in Hollywood experience, and my Napoleon Perdis smoky eye makeover. Now let me tell you [...]
CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorite shows, and I set my DVR so I can watch it AND sleep in every weekend. It’s such a great show that covers so many topics. This last Sunday, there was a feature on ubiquitous fitness personality Jillian Michaels (click to watch it if you want to). [...] The post My Biggest Fitness Inspirations appeared first on Afrobella.
I may hail from Seattle, where grunge is still in fashion and where Nirvana and Pearl Jam still reign supreme, but I've secretly always wanted to live in the south so I could slow dance to Tim McGraw and sing Dolly Parton songs without getting funny looks. Show More Summary
Back when I started college at the University of Cincinnati, I majored in Chemical Engineering because I excelled at math and chemistry but, like most teens, I had no clue what I actually wanted to do. Exploring my co-op options lead me to P&G because they kind of rule that town AND they make COVERGIRL. That’s when [...]
I’ve spoken about my influences here on the blog before, and I’ve mentioned it in my TEDx talk too — one of my biggest early writing influences was Sassy Magazine. My classmate’s cousin would send down her well thumbed, slightly tattered copies in care packages alongside mixtapes featuring artists I’d never heard of at [...]Show More Summary
Are you a black swan or a white swan? Either way, you're going to be applying a metric ton of base, And not one, but two sets of false eyelashes (I find this particularly notable because I can barely put on one set of false eyelashes). Show More Summary
Bobbi Brown is getting in on the philanthropy game yet again, but this time, she's expanding her reach worldwide. To celebrate International Women's Month, Brown is launching her Pretty Powerful Campaign For Women and Girls. As partShow More Summary
By now, most of the Internet has heard of Tori Locklear - the girl whose YouTube video of herself burning her hair off has gone viral. But Internet fame does have its upsides: this morning, Locklear got a lesson in proper curling technique from celebrity stylist Ted Gibson on the Today Show. Show More Summary