Congratulations to....@ShayWillzwho was the first person to tweet me "@CrystalAfro I'll take em!" yesterday.In order to claim your prize you must email me before 11:30pm on Friday 24th May 2013. (That's this Friday!)Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLooking forward to getting these out to you! xoxo
- Crystal Afro
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Love Crystal Afro x
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
There aren't many ladies with natural hair in our British Soaps, so I definitely noticed Natalie Gumede when she first joined my favourite, Coronation Street, as Tyrone's girlfriend Kirsty.(Has anyone else noticed that there are also a lot more black background artists in Corrie, than there used to be?)
It seems Natalie and her on screen character have made quite a big impact, and last weekend she won "Villain of the Year" and "Best Dramatic Performance" at the National Soap Awards, as well as taking to the stage with Co-Stars Alan Halsall and Jennie McAlpine to collect the award for Best Storyline.
Natalie looked gorgeous in a floral print Alexander McQueen mini-dress, and wearing her fabulous curls loosely drawn to one side.
Soaps are definitely my guilty pleasure and I usually indulge by catching up on the iPlayer during my late night hair sessions. In my opinion Coronation Street has been wiping the floor with Eastenders for a while. Im so glad it was finally recognised at this years Soap Awards...Corrie: 8 v.s Enders: 1Congratulations to Natalie!
It would be so great to see more women with natural hair in Soaps, but I don't know how likely that is to happen. What do you think?
The winner of my Bank Holiday Give Away failed to come forward in time, so I've re-opened the Give Away for my followers, as I know quite a few of you wanted to try these conditioners.So because I really want to send these out to someone, the first person to tweet me:"@CrystalAfro I'll Take em!"today, will be announced as the winner tomorrow.Remember to subscribe to the blog and check back here tomorrow to find out if it's you.T&C's:
- You must be a follower of both this blog & @CrystalAfro on Twitter. (It's important to be a follower of the blog itself as well as on Twitter, so that you'll receive the latest updates and wont miss out when the winner is announced on the blog.)
- You must enter before 11.30pm tonight (21st May 2013) when the competition closes.
- International entries are welcome.
- Winner will be announced tomorrow (22nd May 2013)
Friday, 17 May 2013
Hi guys I've recently been contacted by Maverick TV, the makers of Channel 4's hit show "Embarassing Bodies" who are now casting for people to take part in their second series of "The Last Chance Salon".
If you'd like to take part, just call or email Last Chance Salon, and mention this blog (United KinKdom) or me (Crystal Afro):
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel - 0121 224 8429
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Firstly, I'm still struggling to believe this actually happened!I've officially met one of my hugest inspirations ever!!!
I know a lot of people were very pleased when Shingai Shoniwa, lead singer of the Noisettes was announced as the new face of Mizani hair products. I definitely felt they made the right choice. Not only is Shingai a successful artist, but she is also a massive natural hair icon for many women, especially me!
Last week I was invited to join Shingai for an intimate breakfast at the Mayfair Hotel, courtesy of Mizani, to discuss all things hair.
The Amarillo Suite was absolutely gorgeous, and although there was food, I was way too nervous to eat.
Promotional pictures of Shingai were hung around the suite and a "behind the scenes" video was played opposite a sofa, allowing us to see how Celebrity Stylist Charlotte Mensah, used the Mizani products to create the styles for the campaign billboards.
Shingai came out to join us, looking absolutely gorgeous. Her white lace gloves, pearl earrings, and tousled waves, loosely pinned away from her face, gave her a delicate air of 50 glamour and elegance.
Despite most of the room being hooked on how gorgeous she looked, Shingai had barely taken a seat before looking around, and graciously complimenting those of us there; she really was just as lovely in person, as I could've hoped.
Shingai spoke to us about how she'd come to be the new Ambassador for Mizani, having already been a frequent user of the products.
As I haven't yet tried any of the Mizani products I was interested to hear Shingai mention the True Texures Leave-In, as one of her favourites.
After the interview we all had a chance to take pictures and have a quick one-to-one chat, where Shingai told me that she knows of some of the natural hair blogs around, and is looking forward to being sent a list of some to check out. Let's hope UNITED KinKdom is on that list!
Other familiar faces on the day...
Celebrity Stylist Charlotte Mensah
I finally met beautiful Bloggers Yinka and Natalie,
aka @VexInTheCity & @beautypulse_ldn
aka @VexInTheCity & @beautypulse_ldn
Krissy from Black Hair & Yemesi from OK Nigeria
Natalie, myself & Louisa (aka @Afroblush)
Ooo! And of course a few bits from my Mizani goody bag.
So looking forward to trying these. Have you tried any Mizani products yet?