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Highlights of 2012

Wow! what can I say...2012 is coming to an end...1 day left! It's amazing how time flies.

As the year draws to an end I would like to take a moment to pause, reflect and give thanks to God and everyone who has supported this site. Without much ado here's a recap, enjoy!

Dec 2011/January 2012: Launched

Feb 24th 2012: stated facebook page for blog.

March - June 2012: writing articles and working!

July 24th, 2012: I met and interviewed Nigerian sensation WIZKID! [2012 BET International Award Winner] Click to read and view pics!

July 27th, 2012: featured on &

August 22nd, 2012: mentioned by (one of my favourite bloggers)

August 29th, 2012: featured again on (amazing blog on natural hair, health & lifestyle)

September 1st, 2012: Revamped website to (Designed by WebYourMind)

September 25th, 2012: Nominated and received "The Versatile Blogger Award." Nominated by LexFINatural

Nominated again and received "The Versatile Blogger Award" by AfroDivasTexture Me Natural, and BrownieOwolabi

September - October 2012: Hired two (2) amazing interns: Tony Deng and Gizelle Lue

October 1st, 2012: was featured on the Slice TV's program 'The Mistress'. Forward to 10 minutes 30 seconds to see me!


October 18th, 2012: Created "A Celebration of Curlsnatural hair show toronto

November 19th, 2012: Natural hair is a global phenomenon! I was featured on The Kinky Apothecary's blog in Nigeria! Please check out the full article below:

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December 1st, 2012: I wrote an article in this issue of Neighbourhood Living Magazine [east end edition] titled "Hot neighbourhood fashions, make gift giving cool this holiday season (page 26)." Check it out!

December 13th, 2012: I presented a story I wrote, titled "Caroline's Shoe's" at the Bata Shoe Museum, to view my story and others see:
The exhibition at the Bata will be running through the holidays.

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December 23rd, 2012: Woke up to great news today! Shakara Natural Tips was nominated for the Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Best New Weblog, Health & Wellness, and Topical categories.


December 30th, 2012: We reached 10,000+ fans on Facebook!


Once again, many thanks to everyone: fans, family, friends and fellow bloggers/peers that have made this year successful and amazing!

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2013!!!


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