Beauty Basic’s Episode #2- Brows

Happy Monday Darling Divas!
   
     Welcome back to the blog! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, but it’s time to  get back to business! Now last week I introduced  the Beauty Basics series here at NoMinusPlus! In the last episode I talked about the importance of prepping your skin for makeup and removing your makeup properly. If you want to check that out click here! Now episode 2 was supposed to be up the next day, but since it was such a long video it too FOREVER to upload! I decided to work on it more, and now its finally ready to present! So today in this episode of the beauty basics series we are going to be talking all about BROWS!!!! Eyebrows are a very important part of  doing your makeup. If your eyebrows aren’t on point then your whole makeup look will not be on point! So today I will be showing you how to groom, fill, and clean up your brows. Since this video was soo long, I had to break this video in two parts! So part one will be showing you how to groom your brows, and part two will be showing you how to properly fill in and clean up your brows. Breaking up these videos in two parts also works because now you can choose which part you want to learn. If you want to lean how to just groom your brows then just watch video one, and if you want to fill and clean up your brows just watch part two of the video. Of course if you want to learn it all then watch both parts! Now enough of the talking, lets get to the videos!

Part 1

Part 2 

Did you enjoy the videos? I really hope you did! I hope that it taught you something new! Now since I have alot of information to share in this video, I am going to split the info according to each part of this video. So lets first discuss Part 1 which is the grooming process.

Part 1 Grooming
 In the first video we talked all about grooming your brows. Before you even add a brow products to your face you need to make sure that all the unnecessary hairs are gone from your brows. By grooming your brows you also give yourself a clear guideline for when it’s time to fill them in. There are soo many tools that you can use to remove your hair. Below I will show you my top suggestions for each tool I mentioned in the video. 
If you want to use tweezer’s I recommend:
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  Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

If you want to use eyebrow razor’s I recommend
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Tinkle Eyebrow Razors 

If you want to use a facial hair removal cream I recommend:

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Nair Hair Remover Face Cream in the Sensitive Skin Formula  

If you want to use an electric facial hair  trimmer I recommend: 
 Kiss Super Groom Precision Hair Trimmer

 Kiss Super Groom Precision Hair Trimmer

 With all of these facial hair removal tools and products please use with caution and be careful! These items are sharp or use chemicals so you want to make sure that you properly choose whats best for you, and be safe!

 To draw your guide on where to remove hair I used a silver eyeliner pencil from NYX. I would recommend using a White eyeliner pencil because you can really see the hairs that you want to use.

The white eyeliner I recommend is: 
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Wet n Wild Color Icon Liner Brow & Eye Pencil in White


Part 2 Fill

There are seriously so many brow fill in products on the market for you to use! You can use powder, pencils, gel’s, pretty much anything to fill in your brows! I switch between powder and pencil, but I love trying out new brow products. 

If you want to use a eyebrow powder/cream I recommend: 

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E.L.F Eyebrow Kit 

If you want to use a brow pencil I recommend: 


Color Icon Brow Pencil

Wet n wild Color Icon Brow

Feel free to try out whatever brow product interests you! However if you are a beginner I would stick to a pencil and powder since they are the easiest to work with. You can also use a eye shadow color that is the same color of your brow if you cant get your hands on products! 


Part 3 Clean Up

Now the clean up process of brows is where the magic happens! This adds that sharp perfect brow look that everybody loves. A thick concealer will do the trick, and you want to make sure you get the concealer in a shade 2-3 shades lighter than your skin color so that your brow can really pop. 

The concealer I recommend is:

  Concealer Jar

 NYX Concealer in a Jar

 So ladies that is all for the brow tutorial! I hope you enjoyed this video, and I hope it really helped! Feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above for you to check out! Follow me because I will be making a huge announcement later this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another blogpost! Until then I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

Beauty Basic’s Episode #1- Prep& Remove

Happy Monday Darling Diva’s!
Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today I am finally going to be starting up my beauty basics series! I asked on my social media if anybody would be interested in a series teaching makeup for beginners. I got alot of great feedback on that post, so here it is! This is a ongoing series so it doesn’t have an end date. Im going to just keep on making these basic’s videos until I feel that I have touched on every topic. If you have a particular makeup skill that you want me to show you how to do just leave it on the comments! I will be sure to touch on it if I can! I AM NOT A MAKEUP ARTIST! But I really love makeup. I will be showing how I personally like to apply makeup, and I hope that’s ok! So enough of the  rambling! Let’s get into the video!

Did you enjoy the video?? I hope that you truly did! I hope that it was really informational and helped you out alot. Skincare is very important when it comes to makeup application. You have to take care of your skin before you even put an ounce of makeup on. So I figured this was the perfect video to start the basic’s with. So lets get into the info!

How I prep my skin 
Prepping your skin is very important! You want to make sure that you have a clean, smooth, and moisturized surface to apply makeup to. I classify my skin under Normal skin, so I have alot of leeway with what kind of skincare products that I can use. I keep my skincare routine really simple these days since my skin right now is pretty fine. If you would like to see my complete skincare routine click here. I do this routine (and parts of this routine) at the times when my skin is really out of control. During those times I choose not to wear makeup because it actually makes my breakout WORSE. 
My Cleanser
St. Ives Apricot Scrub 

                                                                        My Moisturizer
                                                                   Nivea Face Cream
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You can buy both of these products at your local Walmart or Target. 


   How I remove my makeup
Properly removing your makeup is just as important as prepping your skin for makeup. You want to make sure that you remove your makeup so that you don’t create any skin problems. When I don’t remove my makeup I end up having really bad breakouts, and ALWAYS wake-up with a pimple. When I remove my makeup properly each time my skin is happy, I am happy, and my makeup looks even more flawless. Granted there are times where I get lazy and just sleep in my makeup, but I really try hard to take it off every night. No matter how tired I am. 

                                                                  My makeup remover
                                                         Wet n Wild Eye Makeup Remover

You can purchase this at your local drugstore. I also have a tutorial on how to make your very own Makeup Wipes. Click here to check out that video.  After I remove my makeup I use the same products above to cleanse my face. 


So ladies that’s it for the first Beauty Basic’s video. I hope it was informative, and I hope that it was helpful! Be sure to come back here tomorrow for another beauty basic’s video! I plan to do two of them a month! Feel free to follow me on social media. They are linked above. So until tomorrow ladies I love you lots like tator tots, and see you soon!
 

Christmas Haul 2014



Hello All My Darling Divas!!
I know I know! Christmas was sooo last year! (Literally!) But I finally had the chance to sit my butt down and record my Christmas Haul. I got alot of fabulous things, so I had to make sure I shared my goodies with you all. If I can find the exact links to any of the items spoken in this video I will be sure to link those below for you all just in case you’re interested in buying what you see. I will also provide a list of the stores that I got the items from so that you can maybe find some fabulous things of your own! So enjoy the video (bear with me its 15 mins long!) and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? Hopefully it wasn’t too long! Now if you would like that velvet lookbook let me know! I will probably end up recording it anyway since my love for velvet is so real! (lol) So now let’s get to the details

Items from Target

                                                   Black and White Envelop Clutch

                                                        Floral Printed Skater Dress

                                                         Floral Printed Body Suit

                                                                   Grey Blazer

                                                   Tribal Printed Grey Cardigan

                                                            Sonia Kashuk Brush Set

Items from Forever21

                                                        Velveteen Skater Skirt in Navy

                                                   Items from Fashion2Figure

                                                              Aztec Printed Cardigan


                                           Items From Ulta

                                                                 Ulta Lip Glossary

Items From Kiko Cosmetics

    I couldn’t find what I got exactly online, but click here to visit the Kiko Cosmetics website!        They have alot of great stuff!

Everything else mentioned in the video I couldn’t find exactly online! Sorry you guys! But I gave as much info about everything as I could, so I hope it helped!

Ladies that is all! Sorry for the longggg video! If you didn’t watch it all the way through I understand! (lol) If you did thanks for watching till the end! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media, they are linked above! So until next time, love you lots like tator tots!

Top 12 2014 Moments of NoMinusPlus



HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE DARLING DIVAS!!!!
It’s just so crazy to me that tomorrow is going to be the first day of 2015! I feel like we were just bringing in 2014 yesterday, and now today is the last day! Crazy how time flies right? All of my favorite bloggers always do a recap of what happened on their blog for the year, and I also like to do the same. It’s always great to look back and see what happened here on the blog. Now I was going  to limit it to just fashion ( which I have done the past 2 years), but this year had soo many great moments that I couldn’t just file it under fashion. I decided to countdown my favorite moments/blogpost of 2014! If you want to check out the blog-post, just click on the title of the blog above the pic. So enough of my blabbering, lets get started!

This outfit made the list because it was truly one of THE most comfortable outfits I wore this year! Styling colored jeans can be kind of tricky, but I really enjoyed this look!

Now if you know me at all then you know that cheetah is basically my fave color! This moment was when I fell in love with MAC’s Heroine which is honestly THE BEST LIPSTICK ON THE PLANET! And also this jacket is my soul-mate, so for those two reasons this outfit made the cut.
The Maxi Skirt is the holy grail of the summer, and this outfit was so cute and casual. It mixed colors and prints that I didn’t even think would go together.
Can we please have a moment of silence for this dress,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Ok moment over. This dress is hands down the most FAB dress ever! I absolutely love this dress. and when I die I will be buried in it! The color, the sleeves, just everything about this dress is amazing!
Now my obsession for lipstick this year went extremely overboard! The amount of lipsticks in various colors that I have right now is truly insane! I really enjoyed making this video because I felt that it was the perfect guide for those wanting to try lipstick colors a try. Still a very relevant video, so check it out if your looking to take your lipstick obsession to a new level.
This post was VERY popular this year, and I def understand why it was! Plus Size Pageants? Um yes sign me up! It was an honor to interview my friend Jeanel for this blogpost. She is truly such a warm spirited person, and I was so excited that I personally knew a pageant queen! I think its so powerful that plus size women are getting more platforms to showcase their beauty and talent, and it excites me to think what other opportunities will be coming our way in the future.
Dying my hair blue was the best mistake that I have ever done! It felt so awesome to have blue hair, and I def see myself doing it again. This color experiment has sparked my curiosity in coloring my hair all types of funky colors, so don’t be surprised at what color my hair will be in 2015. 
5.Holiday Bombshell Series
Although this series was not completed ( Will explain in a video later this week) I still had alot of fun with what I produced. Makeup has always been a passion of mine, and it was really great to focus on that for awhile. I def learned my lesson though. I am a Jill of all trades for a reason. I can never just focus on one thing.
4. The Seven Deadly Sins Series
 This by far was the most creative thing that I have ever done. It felt so freeing creating 6 different personalities that surrounded each sin. This was also my first ever monthly series that I did, and I’m already brainstorming what series to do next for new year. Hopefully this time I actually finish one (lol) 
One of my biggest accomplishments this year was opening up a store for the blog. I was really excited about it, and I honestly still am. The store will be relaunching early spring 2015 and I hope that with the changes that I make, the store can function a bit better.  Plus who doesn’t love colored shorts?
It amazes me everyday that I have had this blog for 4 years! This blog is the foundation of making my dreams come true, and I am so honored that you all have decided to take this journey with me. I also released my first ever merchandise which is still available at www.styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com if your interested in purchasing. 
1. Everybody Has a Beachbody
This blogpost broke the internet before Kim Kardashian! Ok so maybe it didn’t, but this blogpsot was a very popular, and dammit I’m really proud of this post! I am all for body positivity, and being comfortable in your own skin. This blogpsot was just to celebrate curves, and inspire curvy women to wear whatever the hell they want on the beach! I’m glad you all enjoyed my half-nakedness, and I will be sure to follow up with another swimsuit post in 2015!

So ladies that is the 12 Top Moments of 2014! I hope you have enjoyed walking down memory lane with me. This blog has truly developed this year, and I am so excited to see what next year will bring! Later this week I will be introducing you to some new things happening in 2015 on the blog, and I hope you will be down for the ride!
I hope you darling divas have a safe and fun New Years Eve/Day and I will see you in 2015!

NoMinusPlus is how old????

Hello All My Darling Divas!!!!
Today is such an exciting day because today is the 4year Anniversary of No Minus Plus!!! Yup you read that right! NoMinusPlus is FOUR years old today! The last four years of having this blog has helped me grow in so many ways! I am grateful everyday for each and everyone of you darling divas! You have all been apart of this wonderful journey with me so far, and I hope that you will continue this journey with me! NoMinusPlus has come a lonnnggg way since 2010, and that’s all because of you! Your support and your love has guided me, inspired me, and just helped me keep going. And I will always love and appreciate all you darling divas for that! So enjoy the video below and meet me below for some very exciting pics!

So yes you also heard that right! NoMinusPlus Now has Merchandise!!! I’m so excited about that! Head over to Styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com to check it out and grab yourself some NoMinusPlus Swag! Also I mentioned my A M A Z I N G graphic artist Ashley! Here info is all below! She designed this logo and designed the store website. She is the best! Hit her up for any of your graphic design needs at great prices!

Email: Miragemedia@gmail.com
Instagram: MirageMedia

Now I had a lil photoshoot for the merch, and here are some of the pics!

So Ladies that is it! I know I said thank you a million times but I am going to say it again… THANK YOU!!!! Be sure to check out here for the second video out of the four this week. And don’t forget to buy yourself some merch!! The store’s site again is Styledbynominusplus.bigcartel.com. My social networking sites are linked above, so follow me on any or all of them to stay updated with what’s going on here. Until next time, love you lots like tator tots, and see you tomorrow!

Envy: Green With Envy Makeup Look

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back! So today is yet another video in The Seven Deadly Sins Series! Today is going to be all about Envy! Now this series wouldn’t be complete without a makeup look, and that is what your getting today!

How many of you all guessed that today would be Envy? It was a lil tricky because it could have passed for Wrath, but hopefully the green background gave you a hint.

So ladies enjoy the video and meet me below for more pics and details!
Did you enjoy the video? Remember to follow me on my social media( linked above) so that you can guess which deadly sin video is up next! 
List of Products Used in video
Brows
BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio in Medium
BH Cosmetics Corrector and Concealer Palette in Medium and Dark
Eyes
NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl
NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Jade Pearl
MicaBella Cosmetics Eyeshadow
 (Couldn’t find my exact shade used, but click here to check out the website)
Light Green Eyeshadow from Unknown Cosmetics line
Soft Brown Eyeshadow from Sephora Palette
Two Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
Blue-Green Cream Eyeliner from Sephora Palette
Dramatic Lashes from E.L.F Cosmetics 
Absolute Black Eyeliner 
NK Cosmetics Mascara in Black
Face
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Honey 
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Coco
Ruby Kisses HD Banana Setting Powder 
E.L.F. Candid Coral Blush 
All Brushes Used are from E.L.F. Cosmetics 
 
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed this video! Be sure to check back here next Monday and Wednesday for another two deadly sin videos! Hmmm I wonder what they will be about??? Be sure to follow me on all my social media for a sneak peek so that you can guess which sin is up next! So until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

Sloth: Get Ready With Me Lazy Day Edition

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! We are keeping up with our Seven Deadly Sins Series, and up today is Sloth.

I put this sneak peek up on my social media yesterday. How many of you knew it was Sloth? Remember I always drop sneak peek’s of the next deadly sin video. Be sure to follow me on all my social media( linked above) so that you can guess which one is up.

So since Sloth is all about being lazy, I decided to film a Get Ready With me video for the days where your just feeling so lazy and sluggish. I have these days VERY often, but I still need to look somewhat presentable. This lazy day guide is perfect for casual days at school or work, and running errands on the weekend. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more info.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so. Now usually I would tell you what I’m wearing, but since the video already told you all the details, I can give you some info on what I’m wearing in the Sneak Peek Picture above.

(I got all the items listed a long time ago, so they are no longer available. Sorry!)
The Newspaper Print Dress- Fashion2Figure 
The Fur Shawl- Gifted
The Purse- Aldo
So ladies that wraps up today’s Seven Deadly Sins video! I hope you enjoyed Sloth, and check right back here Wednesday for another video. I will be dropping that sneak picture on Tuesday, so be sure to follow me on all my social media so that you can guess what it is! Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!