Patrice

I was born and raised in Trinidad, and now I live in downtown Chicago with my husband Steve and our ratchet-for-no-reason tabby cat Max. In 2006, I created a beauty and natural hair blog, Afrobella.com, as an escape from my job. Now it's what I do full time. I work from home, I'm a pedestrian who loves exploring Chicago and traveling in general, and I spend my days playing with beauty products and writing about makeup and hair.

Age: 32

Twitter: @afrobella

What I Do, Job-wise: Full time freelancer and blogger

What I Do, Fun-wise: I hang out with my husband and my cat, I love going to outdoor concerts, shopping at TJ Maxx, and wandering around the fancy department store beauty counters touching products and smelling stuff

My Motto: Be yourself, be natural, be beautiful

My Anti-Motto: Fake is the new real

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Yul Brynner (The King and I forever!)

My “celebs to make out with” list: Idris Elba, The Rock, Alexander Skarsgard in character as Eric on True Blood, thanks

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Man Down by Rihanna (I got obsessed for a week or two)

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Angel's Book of Blogging Laws by Angel Laws

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: glow-in-the-dark Halloween skull pajamas I got from Old Navy far too many years ago. I call them my "writing pants." They are gloriously shameful.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: My bedroom looks like Hoarders meets Sephora. I'm too embarrassed to answer in further detail.

I smell like: jasmine and vanilla and Marc Jacobs Daisy

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): I have before, but not anymore!