From the fertile hills of Jamaica, the Rasta Group company brings us a recipe to beautifully groom locks and twists. This sponsor wants you models to picture how well their blend of ancient ingredients work and enhance any type of hair that you want to have locked or twisted.
What a week! Things are getting better. I car was dead since last Saturday but my boyfriend fixed it on Friday! (Yay!) I didn’t even have the time to get to it. I live in PA but am staying in D.C. for along-term gig. I haven’t been home since October!
Challenge 2 with Sula NYC’s at home spa treatment was very hard! But fun to put together. I was cool trying to come up with a concept and thinking of how your going to execute it. I like how my step-by-step pictures for my review turned out.
This time around with Challenge 3 Jamacian Mango and Lime (which foodwise I love together- I wanted to use them for props but had no time to go to the store) products. I tried to show some different looks and hairstyles. I also worked a lot more on color adjustment and lighting. I went to the store on Friday and did see the Jamaican Mango and Lime Wax at the supermarket. I told my dude “Look this is the company whose products I am modeling in Challenge 3!” That was cool. Most of the day during the week I work, get back and am so tired. So I did alittle on Thursday and then did the rest all day on Saturday! I’m glad I did some photos during the week ! I did everything myself. Hopefully everyone enjoys the new shots.
photo by: James Mosley
So far, the most difficult thing about this competition is switching from the role of model to photogopher. I have to think past composition, facial expression, and body positioning and now have to focus on picture quality, lighting, etc.
This has been no easy task. I have grown to respect the roll of photographer so much more.
I don’t know about the other competitors of the Miss Nappturality contest but I know for me, this contest isn’t easy! LOL I had no idea, it was as hard as it is to model and do things “just right.” This has taught me an important and valuable lesson. I have a newfound respect for models and their profession. It isn’t easy taking a whole bunch of pictures, changing, keeping up your momentum.
Take for instance week 3, whew chile! We had to represent Jamaica…so its November and there I am half dressed laying all out on the sand, in the water! LOL The next day, you guessed it, I was sniffling, and sneezing. But you know what? I had a blast, and if I had the chance I would do it all over again!
I have never been considered beautiful, especiallly when I was younger. So this contest has really boosted my self-esteem, and helped me realize that yes, I am beautiful, and I am worthy just like anyone else. Shew, we all are! We are made in his image so we are beautiful.
This contest has taught me humility, patience, and beauty of self.
Thank you going natural, I appreciate it.
Just posted Challenge 4…ugh, it was tough narrowing down which photos to choose…But hopefully I made the right decisions! This time around I spent a little more time on the article than usual. When receiving the challenge, I worked on the article portion immediately and set up my photoshoot a little earlier b/c I am finding that it has become too difficult to submit in time! I’ve been submitting at 1159 on the dot lol b/c from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown I observe the Sabbath, so it gives me one less day to work on my submission b/c I avoid leisurely things and working etc…. But I think the time constraint makes me get on my grind even more (??)
I enjoyed myself once again…Just got a package today from going natural. Nu Ade’ is the product…Interested in finding out the Challenge for it:)
P.s…I got a spider bite or something on my shoulder last week…I have to get it checked out ASAP! Im very thankful I didnt get it on my face or anywhere visible (phew). It itches like crazy though:(
I had to really motivate myself to do this challenge….so much going on. Just frustrated all around:( And YIKES…eliminations begin and I dont celebrate Holidays!
For the next challenge you are going to create curls with the twist n curl potion and use the flower from Ododo Originals that you’ve received. Ododo Originals is a one woman business who sells her flowers via www.ododooriginals.etsy.com. Your best picture will be linked to her shop to sell her flowers.