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!

Emerald & Gold Fall Makeup Tutorial

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

Fall is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Bring on the sweaters, hot chocolate, and the holidays! To kick off my fall inspired videos I decided to bring to you this fabulous makeup tutorial! I noticed that it’s been such a longggg time since I’ve done a makeup tutorial, so it was time to dust of my brushes and get creative! This emerald green color is calling to me this Fall! I am completely obsessed with this color, and I feel like I will be wearing it all season long. This look can be amped up or toned down, so feel free to make some changes and make it work for you. So enough of my chatter, lets get into the tutorial!

Did you enjoy the tutorial? I really hope you did! I feel that Emerald and gold complement each other so well, and I hope you ladies look fabulous if you choose to rock this look! So here are the details on the makeup.

Makeup Details
Whats on my Eyes
Wet N Wild Coverall Concealer in #801
Light brown, Gold, and Emerald green eyeshdaow
from sephora palette 
Nika K Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner 
The Super Sizer Mascara by Covergirl
Random Lashes from Beauty Supply Store
What’s on my Face
 Maybelline Master Prime Primer
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
Lustare Concealer in Light 
Kiss BB Cream in Medium
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Honey
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Chestnut
Ruby Kisses Set n Forget Setting Powder in Banana 
Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk
What’s on my lips  
NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Emerald City

And of course more pics!

And if the green lips are too dramtic for you dont forget I gave you another lip option!
 Details on my nude lip!
Lined my lips with light brown liner by Nika K cosmetics then I filled in my lips with Circe by NYX then I just put a random gloss on top. I love this nude combo! So this lippie if for those who dont like to go as bold. The nude and the green lips both go really well with this makeup look! 
So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! I hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead! Be sure to come back here on Monday for another blogpost! Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above. So until we meet again ladies love you lots like tator tots and see you Monday!

Springtacular: Dramatic Spring Makeup

Hello All My Darling Divas!!
Welcome to day 6 in the Springtacular series! It feels so weird to be coming to you on a Saturday, but hopefully you all wont mind! The series will be extended until tomorrow since there were a bit technical difficulties, and I couldn’t get this up yesterday. But everything is fixed, and now we can get back on track. Today’s video is going to be a Dramatic Spring Makeup Look. I already did a simple spring makeup look, so now its time for a look for the ladies who like something bold! This is a collab video with the fabulous Savannah Fab! Be sure to click here to check out her amazing look. So enough chit chat. Enjoy the video and meet me below for more pics!

Did you enjoy? I had alot of fun creating this colorful look. I usually dont do super colorful makeup looks, so it felt great doing something out of my comfort zone. Lets get into the details of the makeup that is on my face.

What’s on my eyes
Nyx Eyeshadow Base in Pearl
Nyx Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold, Jade Pearl, and Baby Blue
Micabella Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Arrogance
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
Whats on my face
Maybeline Master Primer
Maybeline B.B. Cream in Medium/Deep
 Maybeline Dream Mousse Foundation in Coca
L.A. Pro Concealer in Warm Honey
Ruby Kisses HD Powder in Rich
Whats on my lips
Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Lavenderism
More Pics!
 (Since the colors were so loose and glitter based, the pictures do this look absolutely no justice! It looks better in the clips in the video!)
Ladies thank you soo much for watching! Be sure to check out Savannah’s video for her Dramatic Spring Makeup. You can click here to check that out! Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 7 of the Springtacular Series! I hope you all are enjoying so far.  Love ya lots like tator tots, and see you tomorrow!

Purple Wings Makeup Tutorial

Happy Friday and welcome back!
Hello all my Darling Divas! I hope that you guys are having a great Friday, and will have great Valentines Day!!! I only was able to get one valentine’s themed video up this year, even though I had soo much planned! Hey maybe next year! But I did however post a vday makeup tutorial yesterday and it was a collab with my sis KenzaAshley! If you missed it or want to check out again, click here. 
So enough small talk! Lets get into what today’s video is about!

Now I posted this look in Instagram a couple of weeks back, and it was simply a product of boredom. The look was received very well from you all, so I decided to to a tutorial on it!

Now this look is SLIGHLY different. The only difference is that I don’t have anything on my lower lash line, and I didn’t outline the purple wing with black liquid liner. I also didn’t add lashes. I wasn’t to simplify the look a bit, and I honestly like this version wayyy better! So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details! 
Did you enjoy the tutorial? Simple right? Now I don’t know if you heard it in the video, but I stated that I will NOT be recording any more makeup tutorials till March! This is Not I Repeat is NOT a makeup blog, but I fell in love with makeup all over again so I have been kinda getting a little crazy with all the makeup tutorials. (lol) I want the other topics of this blog to shine, so no more makeup tutorials till mid spring. I hope you all wont mind! I promise that there will be a whole bunch of other great videos that will take your mind off the missed makeup tutorials! 
List of Products Used in Video!
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Toffee
Scotch Tape
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in EggPlant
Purple Glitter from WARPAINT Beauty. Not Warrant lol 
Absolute Black Liquid Liner 
Black Mascara from Nika Cosmetics
Lustare Cosmetics in Light
Maybeline B.B. Cream in Medium/Deep
 Maybeline Dream Mousse Foundation in Coca
Ruby Kisses HD Powder in Rich
Dark Pink Blush from Sephora Palette
Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Lavenderism
Clear LipGloss 

More Pics

So ladies I hope that you enjoyed this simple makeup tutorial! I also hope that if you are celebrating Valentines day with your boo that you both have a great valentines day weekend! Until next week, love ya lots like tator tots!

Valentines Day Look: Sugar&Spice Collab w/KenzaAshley

Hello My Darling Divas!
Welcome back! I am super excited today because I am doing a collab video with my good friend/ sister Kenza Ashley!! We are both pretty obsessed with makeup, so we decided to put together this Vday makeup collab for you! Now we went with a sugar and spice theme which is perfect for Valentines Day. So if your looking for a soft and sweet look, you can go Kenza’s route, and if your looking for a spiced up sultry look you can go with mine. Either look that you decide to choose will  leave you looking  fabulous!! So lets get on with the video! I think I have talked enough! Click here to check out Kenza’s look! Her blogpost will have all the info and details on her look!

Did you enjoy the look? Did you enjoy Kenza’s look? Like I said above click here to check out her video! I promise you wont be disappointed! So lets get into the details for this look!

What’s on my eyes
 E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
BH Cosmetics Corrector and Concealer Palette in Medium
Lustare Concealer in Light
Two Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
Red and Black Eyeshadow from my Sephora Palette
NYX Eyeshadow in Cryptonite
NYX Fabulous Lashes
What’s on my Face
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Honey 
Maybeline B.B. Cream in Medium/Deep
 Maybeline Dream Mousse Foundation in Coca
Ruby Kisses HD Powder in Rich
Dark Pink Blush from Sephora Palette

What’s on my lips
E.L.F. Studio Matte Lipstick in Rich Red
 More Pics of both looks!
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed! If you use either of the looks let both of us know! I hope you all have a fun and sexy valentines day with yo boo! Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites! They are all linked above! A special shoutout and thank you to Kenza! I had alot of fun with this collab, and I hope we will do one again soon! I also hope you enjoyed the collab. Be sure to come right back here tomorrow for another blogpost!  So until tomorrow love ya lots like tator tots, and happy Vday!

Simple Glitter Makeup Tutorial

Hello all my Darling Divas!

Happy Wednesday! We are on our THIRD our of FOUR blogpost this week, and I must say I am relived that I havent had any technical difficulties.(Crosses fingers!) I have been able to give you three so far, and I feel sooo relived when I am able to give you one last more tomorrow! So enough of the chit chat, lets get into what today is about!

Back in september I posted this makeup look that I did randomly and asked if anybody wanted a tutorial. I got some thumbs up, record the video, and never posted what I recorded! I just found it the other day on my PC and I was like “WHY HAVEN’T YOU POSTED THIS YET!!! (lol) So I figured better late then never why not post it up now. So check out this super throwback video, and meet me below for more detials!

Did you enjoy the video? I always love working with glitter. If it were up to me I would wear it every single day!!!! Who else is super obsessed with glitter? Ok maybe its just me! Let’s get into the deets!
What’s on my eyes
Teal Gel Liner from my Sephora Palette
What’s on my face
Lustare Concealer in Light
  Search Lustare Concealer in Amazon or Ebay if they don’t carry it in your local beauty supply 
store
Maybeline Dream Mousse Foundation in Coca
Ruby Kisses HD Powder in Rich
What’s on my lips
Amethyst by NK Cosmetics  
More Pics!

Ladies I hope you have enjoyed this SUPER throwback tutorial! This the third out of four blogpost this week, so be sure to check back here for the fourth! Click here to check out the first blogpost this week which was my Christmas Haul, and Click here to check out the second which was my First Hairstyle Battle Video. Also feel free to follow me on any of my social media! They are linked above! So until we meet again, love ya lots like tator tots!

Hoilday Bombshell: Miss Heat Miser

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Ok so I am reallllyyyyy excited about this makeup tutorial! It is paying homage to my FAVORITE Christmas movie which is The Year Without A Santa Claus. I have to watch it every single holiday season and thanks to ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas I am able to watch the movie like every night! If you have NEVER seen this movie pleaseeeee see it! Its such a fun Christmas movie! So check out the tutorial below and meet me under it for more info and pics!

Did you enjoy? I hope so because I had alot of fun creating this look! If you have missed any of the first 3 looks in the Holiday Bombshell Series, then click on the links below to check it out!

Click here for the Hot Coco Dreams Tutorial

Click here for the Snow Queen Makeup Tutorial
Click here for the Mistletoe Maven
So now that you played a lil catch up, lets get into the makeup details for this look.
What’s on my eyes
Flawless Brow Trio in Dark
NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl
Black, Red, Yellow, and Orange from my Sephora Palette
Corrector and Concealer Palette in Medium
 Remy Isis CK Eyelashes in #43 Black
Absolute Liquid Black Eyeliner
NK Cosmetics Mascara
Duo Eyelash Adhesive 
What’s on my face
L.A. Girl pro concealer in Toffee
Maybeline Dream Mousse Foundation in Cocoa
Ruby Kisses HD Setting Powder in Rich
What’s on my Lips
E.L.F. Studio Matte Lipstick in Rich Red
Pics!

So ladies that is it for today’s video! I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Bombshell Series so far! Be sure to come back next week for two new videos in the series! Feel free to follow me on social media! All the links are at the top of the page! Until next time ladies, Love you lots like tater tots and have a good weekend!

 

Holiday Bombshell: Hot Coco Dreams Makeup Tutorial

Happy Holidays Darling Divas!!!

The Turkeys have been stuffed and all your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday needs have been met and it’s finally DECEMBER!!!!! I announced earlier this week that starting December 3rd  I would start another monthly series on the blog! Now there were some technical difficulties so instead I’m posting it today on the 4th! I hope you all don’t mind!  This Series is called Holiday Bombshell and it is a 10 video makeup series that are all inspired by the holidays! So to kick off this series, I decided to do a makeup look inspired by one of my favorite things to drink when its cold HOT COCO! This neutral brown look is totally wearable and can be rocked as an everyday look if need be. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details!

I hope you enjoyed! I am sooo upset about the qualty of this video! I’m having alot of problems with my equipment, and I am hoping to replace and add somethings to make better videos for you all soon! Hopefully this will still do! I didnt want it to hold me back from making videos!!

So enough of me explaning myself, lets get into the details!

Whats on my Eyes
Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
Different Shades of Brown’s and Whites from my Sephora Palette
BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio in Medium
BH Cosmetics Corrector and Concealer Palette in Medium
Absolute Black Liquid Eyeliner 
NK Cosmetics Black Mascara

Whats on my Face
Lustrare Concealer in Light
Maybeline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Cocoa
Ruby Kisses HD Setting Powder in Rich ( Sorry I Said Earth in the video!!)
What’s on my Lips 
NK Cosmetics Lipstick in Mystics
Some Pics!

So ladies I hope you have enjoyed!! Feel free to follow me on any of social networking sites. They are all linked above. I hope you have enjoyed the first video in the Holiday Bombshell Series going on for the whole month of December! I think your going to enjoy it! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you later this week!

Updated Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello All My Darling Divas!
Welcome to another week on the blog! I am really proud that I have been keeping up this 2 blog post a week thing all summer. Kudos to me! So today I am showing you my updated makeup routine. I’m always working on switching up my makeup routine, and learning different ways to apply makeup. It dawned on me that I haven’t shown my makeup routine since 2011 and I’ve learned soooooooo much more about the application of makeup since then. If you want to check out my old routine, Click here So enjoy the video below, and meet me under for more pics!

So did you enjoy the video? I know I may have been a lil ashy due to that darn translucent powder, but I fixed all my casper mishaps off camera. I love learning new makeup tricks, so if you have any suggestions feel free to comment them below!

Now let me throw in there that I don’t do this EVERYDAY. I do this routine when I am going somewhere, recording, or just wanting to feel like Beyonce. I call it my everyday routine because its just a basic makeup regime versus an actual tutorial when I’m showing you a certain eye makeup look.

Products Used

I did a side by side comparison of my makeup routine from 2011 to now. I have come succhhh a long way and all that proves is that my makeup skills can only get better and better from here. I was fabulous then, and I’m even more fabulous now!

So ladies what’s your makeup routine? Share it with me below or on any of my social networking sites! The links to them are all above. That’s all for today divas! Check back this week again for another video.Hmm I wonder what it’s going to be about! Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!

Vday Makeup Tutoial

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY  LADIES!!!!!
IF you are celebrating it alone, with your significant other, with family or close friends, or not at all, I hope you have a wonderful Vday! I wanted to be sure that I atleast got one Vday video out with you. This crazy weather could not hold me back any longer. So for those of you who are doing something tonight, here is a simple makeup look that you can put together. It’s quick and simple, so for those looking for a quick look to maybe do for a last min date or outing, this is perfect for you! So enjoy the vid! More info about all products used and pics will be below!

 
List of Makeup Products Used(Brows, Blush, Concealer, and Foundation Applied off camera)
Avon Concealer 
Brown, Black, Pink Eyeshadow, and blush from Sephora Palette
And of course pics! 

Enjoy your vday! Feel free to follow me! All the links are posted above on my site! Until next week ladies, love ya lots like tator tots!