Get Ready With Me!

Happy Wednesday Darling Divas! I hope you are ready for a fun filled week here on NoMinusPlus! Today we are going to be switching it up a little bit. I am doing a Get Ready With Me video! I haven’t done one in such a long time, but I had a lot of fun with it! I  was getting ready for a family BBQ, so grab your makeup and outfit and get ready for me! 

I hope you enjoyed this cute little get ready with me! Interested in the products in this video? Check out the list below. If I was able to find a link to the exact product you can click the title to go to the website!

(Products listed in the order that they were used) 
NYX Pinup Mascara
My Outfit of the Day! 
 Shades, Shoes, and Shorts- Rainbow
Crop Top- Forever21
Chambray Top-Walmart

So, ladies, I hope you have enjoyed today’s Get Ready With Me! If you like them let me know! Tomorrow is NoMinusPlus first ever Facebook Live at 8 PM? Click here to RSVP, so I know that u are coming! I hope that I will see you there! While you’re on the Facebook Page be sure to give it a like and also feel free to follow my other social media platforms. They have linked above! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you lovely ladies on Friday!

The Elements:Water

Hello, All My Darling Divas!

Happy Holloween! Today is the last day in the element series, and I am so sad it’s coming to an end. If you have no idea what I am talking about, then click the links below to catch up!

Click here to watch the Fire Lookbook
Click here to watch the Behind The Scenes for Fire
Click here to watch the Earth Lookbook
Click here to watch the Behind The Scenes for Earth
Click here to watch the Air Lookbook
Click here to watch the Behind The Scenes for Air
So now that you are all caught up, I bring you to the last lookbook which is water. Today is going to be a double feature Monday, so you are getting the lookbook now at 3, and then you come right back here at 5 PM for the behind the scenes footage.  Let’s get into the lookbook! 
Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! Blue is my fave color, so this lookbook def was a color paletteL that I love! Let’s get into the breakdown!
Look 1
Top-Burlington Coat Factory
Skirt-Target
Sandals-Ross
Look 2
Top-Target
Jeans-Fashion2Figure
Shoes-DSW
Look 3
Dress- Fashion to Figure
Shoes-Torrid
Look 4
BathingSuit- Forever21
Kimono- Umgee
Shades-Christian Siriano
This wraps up the last lookbook in the Element series. Be sure to come right back here at 5:00 PM today to check out the behind the scenes footage for this lookbook! Are you following me on social media? You should be! They are all linked above! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you at 5!

Is CurvyCon worth it?

Hello My Darling Divas!,
Welcome back to another day here on the blog! This week as promised all the videos are going to be CurvyCon related! Yesterday I came up here to share with you all my Curvy Con vlog for this year. You can click here to check out that blogpost. I decided to come back here today to simply answer the question: Is CurvyCon Worth It? If you are thinking of attending next year and your just not too sure hopefully this video/ blogpsot will help you with your decision. Ok enough of the chit chat. Let’s get into the video! 
Did you all enjoy? I hope so! I have nothing but great reviews for CurvyCon! I hope that if you are thinking about attending next year you will! The love and support that is in that room should be experienced by everyone! I wont say much more since I touched on it in the video, but I know that CurvyCon truly is a one of a kind experience. I was honored to be able to attend this year, and hopefully I will be able to again for years to come! 
Click here to check out the #HereIAm video. It truly is a wonderful short video, and highly suggest all my curvy girls watch it. It is truly amazing. 
Well that’s it for today’s blogpost ladies! Be sure to meet me right back here tomorrow for another CurvyCon related video! I promise it will be my last! (lol) If you want to you can follow me on my social media. They are all linked above. Did you know the blog has it’s own IG and Twitter page? You can follow over at @NoMinusPlus! I am happy to be back ,and still on a high from CurvyCon! I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see all you ladies at 5 tomorrow!

Curve Maintenance Episode #4: The Reboot

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today’s post is going to be about The Curve Maintenance series! I started up this series last year with hopes that it would be really inspiring and motivating. Well unfortunately it didn’t go the way I planned, BUT that doesn’t mean that were going to give up! So this year around I am going to do the curve maintenance series the way that I wanted! So in the video I am explaining to you what went wrong with the Curve Maintenance series last year, and what changes will be made to make it stick this year! So enjoy this video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope that this introduction to the reboot of this series was inspiring, and made you excited for the series! I have alot of great things in store for this series, and I cant wait to share them with you all! Be sure to check back here tomorrow because I’m going to be giving you pretty much an update my journey, my weight loss story, and what consist of my diet at the moment! If you have any ideas on what you want to see in the Curve Maintenance series, then send me an email to Nominusplusblog@yahoo.com and put Curve Maintenance in the subject line. I would love to hear any suggestions from you all! Also be sure to follow me on social media! All of my links are provided above. I would love to be connected with you all! Be sure to come back here tomorrow for another blog post! So I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you ladies tomorrow!

A Weekend of My Style

Happy Monday Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog. Today I am going to be showing you a peek into my style for the weekend. My weekends can get a bit crazy due to work, events, and spending time with family and friends. But through it all I have to of course look fabulous! So take a look into my weekend style, and meet me below for more info!

Did you enjoy? I really hope so! I wasn’t able to capture any pics of the looks, but if I do this again I will plan a bit better so that I can take pics! Told you my weekends are crazy! I just wanted you to get a lil peek into what I wear over the weekend.

Friday Outfit Details 
Blazer: Burlington Coat Factory
Shirt: Target
Leggings: Eloquii
Booties: Payless
Turban: Random Scarf
Shades: Spirit of Halloween Store
Lippie: NYX Pencil in Emerald City  
Saturday Outfit Details
Sweater Dress: Old Navy
Faux Fur Vest: Forever21 
Tights- Eloquii
Boots: Payless 
Sunday Outfit Details 
Sweater: Forever21
Vest- Gifted
Leggings: Forever21
Booties: Payless
Hat:Torrid 
So ladies that’s a weekend in my style! I hope you all have enjoyed. Be sure to come back here tomorrow at 5 for your second blogpost for the week! Feel free to follow me on social media. They are all linked above. I would love to be connected with you all! So until tomorrow I love you lots like tator tots, and have a good rest of your Monday!

May Curlbox Unboxing

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Now that finals and school are over for the summer, we can get back to our regular scheduled programing! I’m back today with another curlbox unboxing, and I swear everytime I get one of these it feels like Christmas! If you want to get your hands on your very own Curlbox then click here and sign up for their mailing list. They will send you an email for when they are accepting new subscriptions! They are only $25 bucks a month, so that’s a pretty good deal for 5-6 FULL size products! So enough of the chit-chat! Let’s get into this unboxing and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I was soo excited that it had all Creme of Nature Products! I was even more excited that all the products has Argan Oil Infused in it. I cant wait to test these products out on my hair! Now here is the full breakdown of all the products in the box.You can buy all these products from your local drugstore or Walmart or Target. The good thing is that all of these products are under $20! So you can get some really great products without hurting your wallet.

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Creme of Nature Perfect Edges 
Creme of Nature Hair Color in Intensive Red
Creme of Nature Argan Buttermilk™ Leave-In Hair Milk
                                 Creme Of Nature Argan Buttermilk Leave-In Hair Milk
Creme of Nature Pure-Licious™ Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
Creme of Nature Pure-Licious Co-Wash
Creme of Nature Style & Shine Foaming Mousse
So darling divas that’s it! I am now off to test these products for you all! I am soo excited! I have a feeling these products will work wonders for my hair! Be sure to get yourself a curlbox! Visit the Curlbox website which is posted above to get on the mailing list! They will send you an email when they are accepting new subscription. You can also feel free to stay updated with me through social media! They are all linked above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots and see you later this week!

It’s 2015!!!!!

HAPPY 2015 DARLING DIVAS!
Oh god it felt so good to say that! I hope that your NYE was as fabulous, fun, and safe as mine! I decided to kick off the new year by updating you on what’s being going on, and new things coming to the blog for 2015. I’m really excited about the new things coming ,and I hope that you will be too! So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details!

Are you excited about the new additons to the blog? I know I am! Remember to leave any video/blogpost ideas in the comment section below. Or you can let me know your ideas by posting it to me on my social media. They are all linked above! Also if you wanted to check out the Holiday Bombshell series then click here for all the videos.

So just a recap of the new two topics coming to No Minus Plus
Hair Style Battle: Me VS ( Different Hairstyles, products, and hair tools)
A series catered to experimenting with Natural Hair! Testing out different hairstyles, products, and hair tools on my Type 4 hair. These blogpost will be filled with alot of information and resources on each hairstyle, product and hair tool so that we call all learn from my mistakes. If I succeed I will tell you why I think this hairstyle worked for me, and if I fail then I will tell you why it didn’t. I will also be listing the different videos and/or websites that I learned each hairstyle from so that if my video doesn’t help you out, somebody else’s might. So be ready for alot of hair talk!
Curve Maintenance
A series catered to a healthier you! This series includes healthy recipes, fitness tips, and other health and fitness related topics that I have tried and will try. Being healthy and maintain curves is the goal! So get fit and stay curvy with NoMinusPlus!
Ladies that is all! First Curve Maintenance videos will be up next week and I am sooo excited! I hope that you do enjoy the new topics coming to No Minus Plus because I think  you definitely will! So until next week, love ya lots like tator tots and WELCOME TO 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!

Interviewing Miss New Jersey Plus USA

Hello All My Darling Divas! Today on the blog we will doing something pretty different and special! I got a chance to meet up with the current Miss New Jersey Plus USA Jeanel LeBlanc! Jeanel is a close friend of my mine from high school, and when I heard that she was competing in a plus size pageant ,I just knew I had to present this to all of my darling divas! So I asked her a couple of questions and she was more than happy to answer them!

Q. So How did this all begin? 
I had done a pageant previously, and I was told that part of the reason why I didn’t win was because I was too tall (My gown didn’t sweep the floor.) I was also the largest girl competing which was discouraging at times. I always thought of doing another pageant, but I didn’t know which one, or when. Then I discovered Miss Plus USA. I made a decision at the beginning of this year that I would not let fear stop me from doing anything. When I happened upon the Miss Plus USA website, I got really nervous, but that told me that I have to at least TRY.

Q. What was the process of getting into the competition?/What process did you have to go through to become Miss New Jersey Plus USA? 
The State Queens are chosen through an application process. The application includes 2 letters of recommendation, a headshot, a full body photo, and a video explaining your platform and why you would make a good state representative of Miss Plus USA.

Q. How as being a part of this competition changed your life so far? 
Seeing the amount of support I have from my friends and family is extremely encouraging. I feel so loved! Being a state queen has also helped boost my self-confidence.

 Q.  What advice do you have for plus size  young women who want to enter this competition next year? 
Go for it!! Just know that it will not be easy. You have to put in a lot of work and stay motivated. But, don’t let fear stop you! It’s a great experience!

Q.What’s next for you in the competition? 
I leave for Seattle on August 10th!!!

Here Jeanel is picture with Miss New York Plus USA Tanisha Frazier, Miss Northwest Plus USA Brittany Hudson, and the Plus USA’s NY/NJ Agent Sonja Elise Freeman

Jeanel will be competing for the title of Miss Plus USA in Seattle Washington on August 16th! Wont you darling divas join in me in wishing her luck to bring home the title! Leave uplifting comments below, and I will be sure that she see’s your warm wishes! You can also help her cover some last minute cost for the competition by click here to go to her GoFundMe page. Any amount helps!


You can click here to check out Jeanel on Facebook
You can click here to visit the official website for Miss Plus USA. There you will find more information about the pageant and if you are interested in applying for the pageant next year, all that info is on that website too. 

I hope you ladies have enjoyed this blog post! I really enjoyed reconnecting with a great friend and I’m so proud that she went after her dreams! That is definitely inspiration for all of us to go out and of course try!!!! Ladies feel free to follow me on all my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time, love you lots like tator tots and GOOD LUCK TO JEANEL!


Top 10 Fashion Essentials for Summer

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today were going to be talking about my Top 10 Fashion Essentials. Since it is now towards the end of summer, I figured it was time to finally put up all the essentials that I have been using all summer. I have also done a Top 10 SkinCare and Makeup Tutorial which you can click here to see, and a couple of years ago I did a Top 10 Natural Hair Essentials. You can check that out here. I will probably revisit these top 10 list in the colder months sincee my essentials change up due to the weather change.  So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and pics of course!

Did you enjoy the video? Comment below and let me know what some of your fave summer fashion essentials are. Here are pics and details of the items listed in this video.
1. A Dress
I loveee  dresses in the summer! They provide comfort and keep me cool on summer days. The dress in wearing here is a high-low dress from Umgee. Click here for my video on this dress and others from Umgee for more details.
2. Light Weight Hoodie
 Hoodies are not just for the colder months. They are perfect to pull out on those cool summer evenings. I got this light hoodie from Target. I absolutely love the neon color!
3. Sunglasses
 Of course no summer day is complete without a pair of cool shades to block out the sun! I grabbed these babies on sale from Icings! Click here for the haul video that I mentioned these in for more details.
4. Decorated Shorts
 Now you know I had to slide my decorated shorts in this list! I have been rocking these pairs of shorts all summer. Whats even more awesome is that these are shorts from my own store! Click here to visit my website StyledByNoMinusPlus! Grab yourself a pair while the weather is still hot.
5. Canvas Sneakers
 Now im usually not a fan of sneakers, but my canvas sneakers have been a definite staple this summer for me! It pairs perfect with any outfit, I can slip them on and go, and they are just really cute! I purchased mine at Target.
6. Sandals
  
Sandals of course have to be on this list. What summer outfit isn’t complete without a cute pair of sandals? Sandals and sneakers were pretty much the only things I wore this summer. I purchased these sandals from payless.
7. Vest
 

 To me the vest is the perfect thing to layer outfits with in the summer. I wear all types of vest in the summer, but my denim vest definitely is my favorite. I got my vest from forever21.
8. Scarf
I would have to say that turbans are my go to hairstyle. Whenever I am being lazy, or my hair doesn’t want to behave, I slap this turban right on. The summer has very harsh sunrays which can be pretty damaging to my hair. The turban is perfect for hot days and protects my hair from the sun. Click here for my video on how I tie my turbans. 
 9. Arm Candy
 I overload on the arm candy when its hot out. I like layering and stacking my bracelets to create a fashionable look. Its almost as if I’m styling my wrist. My bracelets come from Torrid, Fashion2Figure, and Ashley Stewart. All of those stores carry bracelets that cater to a woman with larger wrist like myself.
10. Oversized Bag

A big bag is sooo needed in the summer! I carry around so much stuff(crap) with me when its really hot. A big bag ensures that all of my things can be carried in one fashionable place. I got this purse as a gift, but you can find over-sized bags pretty much everywhere!

Ladies that’s a wrap for today’s video! I had soo much fun recording this for you all, so I hope you really enjoyed it! Make sure to check back here on Friday for the second blog post for this week. It will be a very special one! Be sure to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!