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Naturalbelle on challenge 1

Natural BelleFirstyly can i say what a fantastic start to the competition. picking a favourite this week was near impossible all the candidates did so well with great pictures and intelligent answers to the set questions.

This week i was torn between Ebony, Munya and Raven, all three ladies submitted very different shots that were great in different ways.

 

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Kcurly on Challenge 1

Nina was my pick for favorite, but I was really torn between Timolin, Stephanie, and Raven.

Nina Ellis-Hervey

Your emphasis on not only physical beauty but also health and the mind were very inspiring. I got a wonderful sense of professionalism tinged with a chic and sassy flair from your photos. I also thought the poses and clothing well thought out. I loved your hair and the ease with which it seemed to flow with your choice in outfits.

Laura Cottingham La Lueur Naturelle

I very much enjoyed your answers. The display of your faith and love of humanity as a whole are clear in your answers and I find it very refreshing. While viewing your pictures, I found the shots very unique. However, I kept hoping to see more of your face and hair. My favorite by far was also your favorite because it showcased your beautiful profile and I could clearly see your regal updo.

Timolin Jeffers

The shots you chose were lovely and do a good job of showcasing your lovely face and lush hair, along with those to-die-for cheekbones! I also liked how your shots ranged from professional to free/uninhibited. Your answers reflect a laid back but determined young woman. The only suggestion I have is perhaps more full body/torso shots.

Natasha Beals

I just admire your show of confidence and enthusiasm in your answers. I loved the hair and the earrings, though I think some versatility in the accessories department would have been refreshing. I also would have liked some more versatility in your poses and shots.

Munya Magande

The hairstyle you chose really made your hair stand out from the rest of the contestants. I love the sophistication of a loc’d updo. I loved the poses, eye catching outfits and accessories. Your shots exhibit “natural” in every way, shape and form. I loved your response using your father’s wisdom.

Ebony Clark

Your angle of “every woman” is great because I feel that’s what a lot of women are starting to look for in advertising.I also enjoyed the confidence you seemed to exude in your answers.  I loved the twistout and the different styles you managed to do with it. Your poses were beautiful. The choice of outfits and accessories did showcase some versatility but I’d love to see a bit more.

Denitrika

I enjoyed your hair in the twists and twistout, very pretty! I also liked that you showed the professional side of natural hair while still exuding femininity with your accessory and hairstyle choices.  However, I would’ve liked to have seen a few different angles of both your face and your hair.

Stephanie SV

You probably exhibited the most flexibilty in your look and style on this challenge. I loved, loved, loved the back shot because it screamed “strong, black, healthy, beautiful woman”. It’s obvious from your answer that you are well traveled and have experienced many different cultures which is a definite plus. The only suggestion I have is that you could maybe show a bit more of your hair.

Raven

You have an edgy, yet sometimes quirky feel to your shots that I just love. I loved that I could clearly see the emotion behind your shots. Your answers reveal an outgoing individual who loves life! On the hair front, it was good to see a healthy, beautiful TWA which I think are so striking when it comes to modeling.

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 1

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 1

Rachel RitfeldNina: my favorite picture is the one where you are holding a yellow jacket, because you look the most natural in that shot. My advice in posing for you would be not to try so hard (referring to picture in the grey dress) as you don’t need to do much to look naturally beautiful. You have a beautiful smile and I loved your answers to your questions. The clarity in your answers depict beautifully and eloquently who you are.

Laura: in the picture where we can see your face, you look beautiful! what are you hiding? i would love to see you more clearly in future pictures and to see more of your personality

Timolin: i love the way you explored different expressions in your different shots and set ups. my favorite is the one of you in the workplace you look strong, sexy and sophisticated. Keep it up.

 

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Kcurly on Week 4

I picked Timolin as my favorite for this challenge. Nina and Denitrika came in close!

Natasha

Makeup

The simply colored backgrounds and your choice of clothing color (black) really help bring focus to your beautiful skin tone and make up application. Let me say that you have the smoky and sultry stare down pat! But I would really love to see some jubilant expressions as well to fully get the full range of the makeups effects. I also liked your choice in hairstyle as it gave off both a flirty and sophisticated feel.

Jewelry

I enjoyed how you paired the earrings with different accessories, giving you a different look each time. I think the fro was a good choice in hairstyle because it still allows a lot of focus on the earrings while complimenting them as well. Great job!

Denitrika

You have a smile that is verging on adorable! The makeup looked flawless on you. Your shoot had a carefree, young, and light feeling. I do think that a few of the shots had lighting that was a bit too bright and did not fully reveal the coloring. Overall, though, loved it!!

Ebony

Makeup

Your pictures had a fresh faced feel for a wonderful everyday look. I liked the choice of clothing and the scarf. Even though I do enjoy the everyday look, I do feel that you’ve could’ve shaken things up a bit more with a bit more color in some shots or perhaps a few action shots.

Jewelry

Again, very fresh feeling to these photos. I liked the outside lighting and your hair framing the earrings.

Raven

I am digging the dramatic and bold feel to your photos! The poses ranged from sexy to thoughtful, just loved it. I also loved how your makeup changed based on your poses and the feel of each photo.

Jewelry

I didn’t feel like I got the full effect of the earrings you were showing off. I still felt like your photos were great shots of you but I don’t feel the focus was on the jewelry.

Timolin

Make up

Your photos were absolutely stunning. Your makeup and hair were just great. There were some fantastic full face shots in there as well. Your look was class, simple, and effortless! Loved it!

Jewelry

Same here! I especially loved the different hairstyles you paired with the earrings. The first photo of you in black and white and the earrings in color particularly stood out.

Munya

Makeup

These shots were very soft and feminine. I liked your gentle expression but would have liked to see more variety in both your face and poses.

Jewelry

Again, very soft and feminine shots. However, I think you would have benefited from closer shots to showcase the jewelry more.

Nina

Makeup

These shots were all gorgeous! Your updo really helps to accentuate your facial features and the makeup. Your poses have the feel of a woman getting ready to go out on the town for a night of fun! I loved it all.

Jewelry

Because the item you were showcasing has such a unique feel and color, I think it’s imperative that your clothing compliment that. And it did! Again, I love the updo here too. I also liked how you were having fun with the jewelry not just wearing it.

Laura

Makeup

I liked the shots but the photos were too bright (or maybe the lighting was too bright?) so I didn’t feel like I got an accurate effect of the makeup. I feel like you could’ve done more here to attract attention as far as your posing goes. I loved the shot where you were looking directly into the camera with a beautiful smile.

 

 

Sasha-Shae on Week 1

Sasha-Shae on Week 1

SashaOverall I chose the photos of Ebony C to be the best because they were well done and truly exhibits what a natural model is all about, light, free, nature-in tuned, and just exuberant. Miss. Nina also had a good deal that showcased this. I think everyone did an overall good job for the first weeks challenge and I look forward to seeing what comes in the weeks ahead.

Now everyone, go ahead and get them fierce photos coming!!

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Denitrika
Judgement: you are an inspiration to so many in the natural hair community. I love that you are fun and outgoing and always seeking the best in situations. I think your time in this challenge will really help you further step out as a natural hair guru.

 

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Lady Kinnks – Week 5 Feedback

Ebony, Timolin and Nina – I felt like your submissions were the best this week. You provided clear instructions on my favorite style the twist-out. I also thought the “after” pictures were enjoyable within the Valentine’s spirit.

Nina: Nice touch including your sponsor products along with the needed supplies. Your dresses are sexy! I want them all! I love your positive words about inner confidence!

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PATRICIA GAINES (Deecoily)

PATRICIA GAINES (Deecoily)

Patricia Gaines Dee NappturalityNina Ellis-Hervey Challenge 1
Your answers were thought provoking. Wanting to inspire others, especially young girls is something I take very seriously. As someone who also mentors, I feel the image you are projecting, of natural health and beauty is to be commended.  I could feel your energy in every photo. I love the attitude, the energy and the look of your hair in every single photo. The feeling is fit, youthful, vibrant and stylista, but professional and neat. Very well done and I’m looking forward to your future challenges.

Laura Cottingham’s La Lueur Naturelle Challenge 1
I love the spirituality you represent in this challenge and the way your answer reflected this. Regardless of faith (or not) it is important for all people to learn to recognize and appreciate the beauty they were given by their creator as the perfect beauty for them. The blond hair extensions had me confused for a second, then I realized you were using them like a fur stole. Very clever! Your photographs were very well composed, showed class and sophistication – the cowboy shot was my favourite! I would like to see more of your hair in future challenges. Overall, this was an excellent challenge.

 

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Natural Review

Natural Review

Ebony- My favorite was the photo with the rose. It was simple and beautiful. It really showcased your hair and your beauty. I would like to see more variety in facial expressions.

Munya- I enjoyed the hairdo. You look beautiful in your photos, but I did find them to be very similiar to each other.

Natasha- I thought your hairstyle was creative and beautiful. The close-up shot of your face was striking. I’d suggest trying out more poses.

Laura C.- Beautiful close-ups. I also love the creativity of the hairstyle. You gave a few different looks. Again, I’d suggest being a little bolder with poses.
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Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 2

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 2

Raven: You bring some edge to the competition! i like it. I like how you included a smiley picture too showing your versatility. Really well done!

Ebony: You look beautiful in each of your pictures. Very commercial, very approachable. You really followed the guidelines and delivered beautiful shots.

Timolin: I really enjoyed your pictures. The soft smile is beautiful and elegant. Your first 3 shots are my favorites. You know your best angle and know how to work it. Try to make sure your pictures are in focus next week, a couple look a little blurred.

 

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