5 Different Ways I Show Up For Myself

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

I hope you all are doing well! This Friday we are going to be shaking things up a little bit. I have been exploring more of my Lifestyle content lately, and today I’d like to bring you into my current mindset. I have been challenging myself to show up for myself 100%, and it has been nothing but wonderful. I naturally felt led to share the 5 ways I have been showing up for myself in hopes that I can inspire somebody or be inspired by you! So grab a snack, take a seat, and enjoy today’s video!

I hope you all truly enjoyed it! What are some ways that you show up for yourself? Comment down below! I’d love to hear some possible new ideas to incorporate into my current ways! Still, working on some ways? That’s totally fine! I’m still a work in progress myself, but so far these 5 have been a great start.

My 5 Ways

  1. Cooking More: My inner chef has been unleashed during 2020, and it has been so therapeutic for me! Should I start doing some cooking content? I know I have done a little in the past, but I was thinking of starting it up again! Let me know.

2. Sticking to my schedule: This has been such a blessing to my mindset! I have been able to breeze through my task now that I am doing them when I planned to! AirTable has been such a big help with maintaining my schedule. It’s a great app that helps me organize my thoughts, my daily tasks, and allows me to check them off one by one!

3. Only Working On Weekends: My Weekends are my absolute Me Days! I look forward to it every single week, and I lounge just as hard as I work! On my weekends I do facemasks, catch up on my tv shows, and spend time with my loved ones. I also use my weekends to SLEEP! If you want to see a weekend routine video let me know!

4. Spending Time Unplugged: This is an area that is still such a struggle but has still been so helpful when I do it. Spending time away from all of my electronics gives my brain and eyes a break! Everything we do is on the phone now, so it’s great to take a break every now and then.

5. Writing Things Down: Writing things down has been such a big help! It allows me to track all that I am doing. Sometimes we get so caught up in knocking things out that we don’t know what we actually knocked out. Writing in my various journals and crossing things off my handwritten to-do list has been a big help because it allows me to see what I have been doing! Hopefully this tip can help one of you!

So darling divas that’s all from me this week! Be sure to sign up for the V.I.P. mailing list if you haven’t already. It’s 100% free, and new perks are being added soon! I love you lots like tater tots, happy holidays, and I will talk to you all next week!

I Just Felt Like Getting Dressed

Hello All My Darling Divas!!

Welcome back to another Friday here on the blog. 2020 has got ya girl experiencing some major MGD: Miss Getting Dressed. Around this time the holiday party invites start coming in, and this year that’s just simply not happening. I decided that you know what? I don’t have to wait for an invite to get dressed. I can JUST GET DRESSED! So that’s what today’s short and sweet video is all about. Enjoy and meet below when you’re done!

Ain’t I cute? It felt good to just slap on some makeup, a wig, and a good outfit. Especially wearing pieces that I have been meaning to style. I plan to wear these three looks once it’s safe to gather again! Which look is your fave? Let me know down below

Look 1

Look 2

Look 3

That’s all from me Darling Divas! I hope this video inspires you to just get dressed. Even if you can’t go anywhere just do it anyway! Are you signed up for the V.I.P. mailing list? You get perks such as seeing videos first, coupon codes, and starting in January some new perks will be added, so sign up today! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will talk to you all in the next one!

Minding A Black Owned Business-The Honey Pot Company

Happy Black Friday Darling Divas!

I hope everybody is enjoying a day filled with shopping, eating lots of leftovers, and safely being inside. Today I am introducing a new segment here on NoMinusPlus called Minding A Black Owned Business! In this series, I will be giving my reviews on black-owned businesses in hopes to put you guys on to some incredible BOB’s to support! First up is The Honey Pot Company! I know I might be late to The Honey Pot party, but I still felt the need to let you all know how I feel about the products. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the video!

Did you guys enjoy? I hope so! I have really been enjoying honey pot products, and I absolutely will be using them from now on! I have been having a happy period these last couple of months, and I know that it’s all because of these amazing products! If you are interested in purchasing honey pot products click here to go to the website, and click here to take their quiz to see which products might be best for you! Be sure to also check out Target, Walmart, Walgreens, or any other stores similar to see if they have the products! Let’s get into the breakdown of the products I used!

Honey Pot Products That I Love!

The Honey Pot pads are HEAVEN SENT! I swear they have been helping me with my cramping pain due to the herbal ingredients, and I honestly don’t see myself using any other pad product. They also have pads in a regular style and a variety of other menstrual products that can help you have a happy period.

The Honey Pot Feminine wipes surprised me, and now a staple in my wardrobe. I use it in my intimate areas, but I also use it for my face and I love it! I actually need to re-up on this product because I cant live without them!

Honey Pot Feminine Wipes in Normal

This lavender panty spray also pleasantly surprised me! After using it I always feel refreshed, and the lavender scent is light and amazing!

Refreshing Herbal Spray- Lavender Scent

Well darling divas that’s all from me! I hope you all give Honey Pot a try if you haven’t already. They are having an amazing sale today in honor of Black Friday, so now is a great time to try the products at a discounted rate! As mentioned in the video if you know of any other black-owned businesses that I can support and feature in this video, let me know! Be sure to also join the V.I.P. mailing list if you haven’t already. I’m adding new perks in January and you will be the first to know what they are if you are on the list! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you in the next one!

Unwind With Me

Hello All My Darling Divas!

I know it has been quite a bit since you have heard from me. 2020 has been quite a ride and I was just off taking some time to get somethings together. Now that everything is balanced on my end I am ready to create again, and we are kicking things off by getting Unready! I have posted plenty of Get Ready With Me videos, but I thought why not switch things up and get unready. So grab your wine, let’s chat about life, and let’s get unwind-ed!

Thank you so much for watching! What are some ways that you like to decompress after a long day? Comment down below and let me know!

Products mentioned in video

My beautiful Jade/Black Ombre Wig

Honey Pot Natural Feminine Wipes

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Clean and Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub

Nivea Face Cream

Facial Buff Pads

Well, that’s all from me Darling Divas! Be sure to sign up for the V.I.P mailing list if you haven’t already. It’s free to sign up, and you get a lot of perks such as seeing new videos a day early! Also be sure to grab yourself some 10yr Anniversary merch, and check out my social media pages by clicking the links above.

I hope you all have been staying safe during these times. I know certain states are going back into lockdown modes, so wear your mask, leave a couple of rolls of toilet tissue for others, and stay sanitized! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will talk to you all in the next video!

Wipe Party|A LookBook Inspired by Toilet Tissue

What’s Up Darlng Diva’s!

Long time no speak right? Life has been quite hectic on my end, but I hope that all of you out there are doing amazing and staying safe during this time. Today I am back (kinda) with another video that I have been sitting on since MAY! Can you believe it? This fabulous and fully finished lookbook has been sitting on my computer since May, but now feels like the perfect time to post it. When this video was originally filmed it was around the time of George Floyd’s death, all the protest, quarantine, and honestly, it was just a lot going on. I took the time to work on a very special project for my brand SlayBJanae called The Melanin Collection, and now I feel that its the perfect time to start posting my fashions again! So enjoy the video, and we will chat more after!

I hope you all enjoyed it! Since we can’t really attend any white parties this year, and since toilet tissue really was a battle to the death during quarantine, I figured this creative lookbook would be fun and cute to make. It was totally inspired by my Lysol Lweks lookbook! In this blogpost I wont be linking any items since most of the pieces I used are years old, but feel free to use them as inspo for all your post-covid looks!

Wipe Party Look 1

Jumpsuit: Fashion to Figure

Belt & Bag: Ashley Stewart

Wipe Party Look 2

Top: Woman Within

Pants: Ashley Stewart

Jacket: Robe from Target

Wipe Party Look 3

Top: Ashley Stewart

Skirt: LoveLianca

Glasses: Eloquii

Wipe Party Look 4

Dress: Dia&Co

Purse: Cashi Boutique

Wipe Party Look 5

Top & Bag: Hot Topic

Overalls: Ashley Stewart

Cat Ears: FiveBelow

Wipe Party Look 6

Top: Fashion to Figure

Bra: Lane Bryant

Jeans: Ashley Stewart

Fanny Pack: Flaws of Couture

So that’s all folks! I really hope you have enjoyed today’s video as much as I enjoyed making it! The NoMinusPlus video schedule will be coming back in September, so stay tuned! If you want to get updates first, and get other special perks be sure to sign up for The NoMinusPlus V.I.P. list by clicking here! I love you lots like tater tots, keep sane, sanitized, and safe, and we will chat soon!

Business On Top Lookbook

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

I hope everyone is continuing to stay Sane, Sanitized, and Safe during this time! Today I am bringing you this fun lookbook that I hope can provide some inspo for your zoom call meetings! So enjoy this short and sweet lookbook, and meet me below for more details!

I hope you all enjoyed! I have been having so much fun creating fashion content suitable for this time, and I hope it can give you some inspo! Let’s get into the breakdown!

Look #1 Boss Babe Realness

This look is great inspo for any of my boss babes that might be hosting a meeting or presenting a big project! Red screams BOSS, and this incredible neck scarf adds the perfect pop of CEO!

Blazer: Lane Bryant

T-shirt: Torrid

Neck Scarf: JCPenney

Look #2: Pretty Participant

Morning meetings can be tough, so adding some color to your look can make it a whole lot better! Grab your brightest cardigan/blazer, a cup of coffee, and you’re ready to kill it!

Jacket, Glasses, & Top: Ashley Stewart

Mug: SlayBJanae

Look #3 The Creative Student

This is the perfect casual look for all my darling divas that are students or need a quick put-together look. This can also be used as inspo for a virtual job interview!

Cardigan: ModCloth

Top/Dress: Loft

Look #4 The Elegant Educator

I know school is almost done, but if you are still teaching via distant learning then this outfit is the perfect inspo! Keeping kids engaged in person is tough, but I know possibly on the computer is even more of a challenge! Hopefully, by adding a little print and color you can keep you and your kiddos happy!

Top: Melissa McCarthy Seven

Tank-Top: Walmart

So ladies that wraps up today’s video! I hope you have truly enjoyed it as much as I loved creating it! What other quarantine themed lookbooks do you want to see? Comment them down below! Are you signed up for the V.I.P. mailing list? It’s a great new way to keep updated with the blog! Click here to sign up for free! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will talk to you all in the next one!

What Ive Been Doing to Stay Sane During Quarantine!

Happy Friday Darling Diva’s

I hope everybody is staying Sane, Sanitized, and Safe at this time! I know that some states are starting to open back up, but I wanted to still come up here and chat with you all about what Ive been doing to keep Sane during quarantine! This time can be very hard on people physically, mentally, and emotionally so I’m hoping that some of what Ive been doing can keep you calm and sane as things start to get back to a better place. Shall we begin?

I hope you all enjoyed today’s video! I know it’s a bit different then the content that I usually provide, but I really loved thinking outside the box and creating it! If you loved my shirt that I rocked in the video hit up SlayBJanae! Just screenshot this photo below, and send it on over to the Request Custom Order section, or DM the photo to the IG/FB pages (@slaybjanae) to place your order!

I started my 2020 fitness journey in early February, but I have really kicked up during quarantine and I have really been enjoying it! Going for my walks and workouts keeps me on my pre-quaratine routine, and honestly gives me a reason to get dressed and go outside! Please know that you DON’T have to work out at all at this time. Be gentle with your mind and body, but for me getting outside and moving has been so therapeutic and I look forward to it each time! Check out some of my workout outfits below! If your interested in where I purchase my workout clothes from its mostly from Walmart, Torrid, and Lane Bryant!

I have always loved to cook, but during quarantine cooking has really been bringing my family together! I cook about 2-3 times for a week and lately have been trying new meals at the request of my family members. It gives us all a break from eating the same ole thing, allows various members of my family to really feel involved, and its fun for me to create new meals for all us to enjoy! Last night I whipped up Chicken and Waffles for the first time and I honestly don’t even know how I went on this long without making them! Darius Cooks on social media has really been inspiring me, and I also love to watch the Food Network 24/7 so I have definitely been channeling my inner Chef Brie at this time! Click below to check out some of my favorite recipes!

UnSloppy Joes

Honey Garlic Chicken

Philly Cheese steak Sliders

Egg Frittata

Although we cant go far, I still like to just sometimes sit outside to just confirm that the sky isn’t falling and the world isn’t ending lol Its something about nature that has always calmed me, so during this time it has been a pleasure to just sit outside, take a deep breath, and remind myself that everything is going to be ok. Going outside also has been a form of self-care, but I have also been doing face masks, reading books, doing my hair, and soon will be doing my own mani and pedis to extend more on my self-care. Its soo important to make sure that your mind, body, and spirit is ok at this time and being outside and different forms of self-care have really helped with that. So if you can go for a walk, sit on a porch, do your favorite cross- word puzzle, or listen to a playlist while you manifest DO IT! I promise it can help you feel better!

During this time I am still pushing out SlayBJanae orders, so crafting is apart of my everyday, but working with my hands has really been a wonderful distraction! I have been whipping up all types of fun quarantine items and really have been allowing my creativity to run wild and I love having an outlet to that! Check out some of my recent crafts and follow the SlayBJanae page ( @SlayBJanae) to see more of my creations!

Spending time with my family and friends are VERY important to me, so I have absoloutly been participating in many virtual events and apps to keep close with my loved ones at this time. My family has a Zoom call happy hour with all of my family close and far and I honestly look forward to it every night! I have also been loving the quarantine parties and artist battles on social media, and have been loving using different apps to create new memories with the ones I love! Check out below some of favorite apps that I am using to have fun with my peoples!

HouseParty App

RAVE APP

Netflixs Party

So that’s all from me darling divas! If this video helped you in any way then I know my job has been done! What have been some of the things you have been doing to stay ok during this time? Comment them down below! I would love to hear all about it. Be sure to sign up for the V.I.P. mailing list if you haven’t already by clicking here. Its a brand new way to stay connected with NoMinusPlus! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you all in the next one!

Lysol Lewks| A Lookbook Inspired by Lysol Cans

Happy Monday Darling Divas!

This weekend has truly been a crazy one, so this blog post is getting to you a couple of days late, but it’s worth the wait! Since we are currently still in quarantine and can’t go anywhere I decided to have a little fun and create a fashion video inspired by Lysol Cans! I got this idea from a twitter thread I saw that did the same with Beyonce’s outfits, and I had to give it a try myself! I had so much fun creating these 6 monochromatic looks, and I definitely will create more “just for fun” lookbooks in the future. Who knows? Maybe you can use these looks as inspiration for your post quarantine looks! So enjoy this short, sweet, and fun lookbook, and meet me below!

I hope you all have enjoyed!! Since I created these looks using random pieces from my wardrobe I don’t have the links to everything, but I have the links to some, and of course, I can give you links to all the bomb lipsticks that were used! Shall we breakdown?

Blue Lewk

Suit Top & Pants: Eloquii

Bodysuit ( Actually a bathing suit): Mahagani Jenell

Glasses: Ashley Stewart

Lipstick: Presidential by The Crayon Case

Green Lewk

Blazer: Rainbow Shops

Top ( actually a dress): Ashley Stewart

Skirt: Eloquii

Purse: Dia&Co

Lipstick: Lucci by The Crayon Case

Yellow Lewk

Top & Pants: Rebdolls

Jacket: Ashley Stewart

Glasses: eBay

Lipstick: Pablo by The Crayon Case with Honor Roll Highlighter on top

Orange Lewk

Dress: Fashion to Figure

Jacket: Target

Fanny Pack: A + LA

Lipstick: Jambalaya by The Crayon Case

Red Lewk

Dress: GSLoves Me ( Now Asoph)

Cape Blazer: JustFab

Glasses: Eloquii

Lipstick: Crawfish by The Crayon Case

Pink Lewk

Dress: JCPenney ( Coming soon to my Poshmark Closet!)

Jacket: Dia&Co

Purse: Co-Edition

Glasses: Eloquii

Lipstick: Soft Twerk By The Crayon Case

And that’s all from me Darling Divas! As always I hope you are staying Sane, Sanitized, and Safe! Have you joined the V.I.P. mailing list? You get to see videos first, coupon codes, and so much more! As a matter of fact, if you’re on the list you got to see this video on Thursday! Cool right? Click here to sign up! It’s free! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will talk to you all in the next one.

A Day In The Life Of Brie: Quarantine Birthday Queen

Hello All My Darling Divas!

As always I hope you all are staying Safe, Sanitized, and Sane during this time. I am back here with another quarantine episode of A Day In The Life of Brie! This time around it was my Mom’s bday and we made sure to celebrate her virtually in style! I hope that this episode gives you all some ideas on how to celebrate your birthdays or other special events inside. It sucks that we all can’t be together, but thanks to technology we all can still get really close and make new and safe memories! So grab a snack, enjoy today’s video, and meet me below for more details!

I hope you all enjoyed! This blog post is going to be short and sweet since there isn’t much info to share. If you would like a custom shirt like I made for my mom or any other amazing goodies be sure to check out SlayBJanae on Etsy and request a custom order! I am still taking and shipping orders!

Once again I hope everyone is doing ok and sending prayers and positive energy to those who aren’t. Want to join the V.I.P. mailing list? You get to see videos first, special coupon codes, and so much more! Click here to sign up. It’s F R E E! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you all in the next one!

Brown & Brie Episode #2: Getting Fired Changed My Life

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

I hope everybody is doing well and staying safe during this time. Today I am super excited to bring you the second video in my Brown&Brie series! In this episode we are talking about me getting fired and how it changed my life. So grab a drink and enjoy the video!

I hope you all enjoyed! If you want to see the first episode in this series click here. Have any topics you want me to talk about in this series? Leave them below!

Today’s Brown Drink

This time around I combined my two loves: Vanilla Coke and Hennessy! Just add equal parts over ice and enjoy! I wasn’t able to make my special SlayBJanae glass for this video, so instead, I used this amazing square glass that I love to drink out of.

That’s all from me today! If you would like to join the V.I.P. mailing list click here! You get special perks like coupon codes, seeing the videos first, and its free to sign up! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you all in the next one!