Clumps of Mascara meets Afrobella!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to link up with one of my favorite bloggers ever!! Patrice from is a legend, yall. Her beauty/lifestyle/traveling/everything amazing blog was wait….I think she may have been the first brown girl blogger that I stumbled upon.

Yes, yes I think she was! I loved how she openly talked about natural hair and how to take care of it. I developed a certain kind of confidence that I never had prior to wearing my hair natural and I like to think that Afrobella assisted in that in some way.

I consider her to be a HUGE blog celebrity but she was crazy down to earth. We had girl talk over pina coladas at a lovely poolside bar.

So how great is thee Afrobella? Great enough to have an event in HER honor?

Check it:

Time: June 20, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Three Peas Art Lounge
Organized By: Luvvie (another blogger friend I just adore!)

Event Description:
Come join The Red Pump Project for an evening of relaxing, socializing, drinks & fun after the Blogging While Brown Conference wraps up. Let’s also welcome Beauty Blog Extraordinaire, Afrobella to Chicago. She’s the special guest of honor and will be gracing us with her presence.
There will be a cash bar and raffles of various prizes. Women, rock your red pumps. Men, rock your red ties! ALL proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project, the only gender-specific HIV service nonprofit organization in Chicago.

Why oh why can’t I be in Chicago this time around? I am a huge supporter of The Red Pump Project and would love to hang out with these bellas but alas I can’t. If you are in the Chicago area, you should definitely attend!

  • PhyaflyJones

    OMG. I wish I could be there. Afrobella is part of the reason that I started my new blog. She made me believe that a blog could genuinely make a difference in a persons life. & she could not be any nice. SHe devers all the blessings that are coming her way.

  • Olivia

    lucky you. i love her blog

  • Writing Addict

    Aww maaan…I can never make it to great event like that! I'm out here on the WackCoast I mean WestCoast :(

    I know you had a great time, 2 of my fav bloggers ever!

  • yours truly

    aww that is so great you got to meet her. she is such a sweetheart on her blog and the overall site has come such a long way for her.

    glad you had a great time there.

  • Andrea

    It's great that you guys got to meet while supporting a great cause!! She seems very sweet & sincere(as do you).
    I have been following her for quite some time. She was recently in NYC & blogged about her trip every step of the way. Right then & there I planned my next trip back to 'The Big Apple'..I leave in September–LOL!

  • Luvvie

    Love you, B! You rock my socks AND my tights!!! 😀

  • Amina

    lucky gal! I loove her blog!