GRWM: To Film

Happy Friday Darling Divas!
As announced in my IG stories, today we are doing a double feature Friday here on NoMinusPlus! So that means you get two blog posts today. Isn’t that so fun? For your first video, I am doing a GRWM to film for the video that you will be seeing later today at 5. I love doing GRWM videos because they allow me to chat a bit with you, and you get to look at some of my makeup skills. This video is a bit long, so grab a snack, grab your makeup, and get ready with me!

    
Did you ladies and gents have fun getting ready with me? I hope so! Below you will find a list of all the products mentioned and my outfit details! 
The Makeup 
Nivea Face Cream
Tarte Amazonian Clay Brow Powder
Sacha Cosmetics Kamaflauge Concealer
Sacha Cosmetics ButterCup Powder
BH Cosmetics Pallets in Modern Matte and Foil Eyes
NYX Liquid Illuminator 
Maybelline B.B. Cream
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer
Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner
Wet n Wild Lash O Matic Fiber Extention Kit
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Powder 
L.A Girl Pro Setting Spray
Wet N Wild Mega Glow Highlighter
The Outfit 
Jacket-JCPenney
T-shirt &Shoes- Ashley Stewart
Black Skirt ( Which is a dress)- Forever21
So this wraps up your first blog post of the day. Be sure to come right back here at 5PM to see your second! Want to follow me on social media? Do so today by clicking on the links above! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you at 5!

Summer Blues Makeup Tutorial

Hello All My Darling Divas,

Happy Friday ladies! I  hope you are all ready for your weekend ahead. I am coming up here today to show you this really fab and fun blue makeup tutorial. I truly believe that all you need in life is liner and lipstick. The two come together in this look for a simple, but bold, look that’s perfect for when you’re feeling edgy. Enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

 Did you all enjoy the video? I hope so. I enjoyed making this video for you guys. It’s always great when an idea in your head comes together.

List of products in this video 

E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark 
B.H. Cosmetics Foundation and Concealer Palette 
Eyeshadows from NYX Love in Paris Palette 
Nicka K True Matte’s Liquid Lipstick in Cornflower Blue 
Ulta Liquid Liner in Brown Pearl
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Orange Corrector 
E.L.F. Powder in Light Beige
Maybelline Bronze BB Cream in Medium/Deep Bronze
Ulta Full Coverage Concealer in Cool Tan 
Contour Powder from  True Complexion Contour Palette in Medium/Dark
Sasha Buttercup Powder 
E.L.F. Powder in Toffee
Highlight from True Complexion Contour Palette in Light/Medium
NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in JetSet 

More Pics!
Thank you, ladies, so much for watching! Be sure to follow me on all my social media! They’ve been linked above! Come right back here for two new blogposts next week. I love you lots like tater tots, and have an awesome weekend!

Simple Blue and Orange Makeup Tutorial

Hello All My Darling Divas,
Happy Friday and welcome back to another day here on the blog! Today I am showing you a makeup tutorial that was requested! I first did this look in my Dia & Co March unboxing video. You can check that video out by clicking here.  I love pairing orange and blue together, so I def had no problem recreating this look! I am away from home so the lighting in this footage is crappy, but it still came out great and were going to push through! So enjoy the video, a meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! Sorry about the footage! Everything should be back to normal next week. If you have any request for me comment them down below! I will do the best I can to accommodate to them! Let’s get into the details.

List of products used in video in order 
Maybelline Master Primer
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark 
B.H. Cosmetics Foundation and Concealer palette
B.H. Cosmetics Modern Matte Palette
E.L.F. Expert Liner
Tarte Tartiest Mascara 
B.H. Cosmetics Foundation and Concealer Palette
Maybelline B.B. Cream in Dark 
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Yellow Corrector 
Black Radiance Contour and Concealer Palette in Medium to Dark
Sasha Cosmetics Buttercup Powder
Black Radiance Contour and Concealer Palette in Light To Medium
B.H. Cosmetics Blush Palette
Black Radiance Contour and Concealer Palette in Light to Medium
Maybelline Lipstick in Pink Pop 
Random Lipgloss

More Pics!

So ladies that wraps up another day here on the blog! Be sure to come back next week for two more blogposts! Also, be sure to follow me on my social media. I am now doing themed days, and you should def check it out and participate! If I left anything out feel free to let me know! I love you lots like tater tots, and I will see you next week!

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!
 

BSS Makeup Haul

Happy Friday Ladies! Today to end our week I’m going to be showing you a few things that I picked up from my local beauty supply store. I really do enjoy Beauty Supply Store makeup, and I think that you should def give it a try if you haven’t already. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and info.

Did you enjoy the video? Which of the products did you like the most? I honestly am loving the Banana Powder from Ruby Kisses.

So here are the products listed in this video. If you cant find them or do not have a local beauty supply store in you area don’t worry!  I will provide links to where you can buy them online!

HD Set n’ Forget Setting Powder by Ruby Kisses 
I have this in the color banana, but below are the other colors they are available in.
Click here to purchase this product
Absolute Eyeliner
Click here to purchase this product

NK Cosmetics Mascara 
Click here to purchase this product

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer
I got mine in the color Warm Beige. But as you can see there are soooo many shades! 
Click here to purchase this product
NK Cosmetics Lipstick 
All four of the lipsticks are featured in my Fall Lipstick Collection video. In that blog post is more pics, info, and where to buy.  Click here to check that blog post out.
Ladies that is all for you today!  I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! I just wanted to show that even inexpensive products can still be amazing! Be sure to comment below and let me know if you want a makeup tutorial for the look in this video. You can also let me know on any of my social networking sites, they are all linked above! Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you next week!

Top 5 Lipstick Colors

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome Back! I made the announcement this week that I would posting 3 blogpost this week. Yesterday I gave you my OOTD, and today I’m delivering again with this video. Today I am discussing the Top 5 Lipstick Colors that I believe every woman should have in there possession!
So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details.

Did you enjoy the video? Be sure to comment below letting me know what your fave color lipstick is, and what your fave brand of lipstick is.

Here are more pics and lipstick tips. I decided to use all older pics of me wearing the lipstick colors I discussed so that I can show you how often I wear these colors.

 1. Nude Lipstick
My fave nude lipsticks are:
2. Pink Lipstick
My fave pink lipsticks are:
3. Red Lipstick
My Fave red lipstick is
4. Purple Lipstick
My fave purple lipsticks are:
5. Wild Card
My fave wild card lipsticks are:
Lipstick Tips
  • Adding a lip liner will make your lips look fuller, and can also help change the color of your lipstick. So if you want a darker or lighter shade of lipstick, blend your lipstick with a lip liner!
  • Be sure your lips are moisturized and cared for. You don’t want lipstick on cracked lips! I always moisturize my lips using Blistex
  • Maybeline always has lipstick color collections. So if you are on a budget, look to them first! They actually have a lipstick collection for every color discussed in today’s video.
  • Apply a gloss to the top of your lipstick to create a shiny finish
Ladies that is all for today! Meet me right back here tomorrow for another blog post. Hmmm I wonder what it will be about? Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Also be sure to check out my new store StyledByNoMinusPlus for your colored custom shorts!  Until next time, love ya lots lke tator tots!

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!

D.I.Y. Makeup Wipes

Hello All My Darling Divas,

Today I decided to try my hand at my first D.I.Y. project! I really love doing D.I.Y.’s, and I plan on making plenty more in the future. I came across this pretty cool D.I.Y. project on tunblr, and couldn’t wait to give it a try. So enjoy the video below, and meet me under it for more deets and info!

So did you all enjoy the video? I hope so! Now feel free to use whatever size container you want. Just as long as it has a top. I tried to pull the paper through the hole, but it was suchhh an epic fail! If any of you figure out how to do it right, leave me a comment and let me know lol

I got my plastic container from my local dollar store. You can also reuse any container with a top to save you a bit of money. This whole project cost me under $20! Not to bad for my own makeup wipes!

Ladies that’s it! I hope you all have enjoyed it! If you try out this D.I.Y. please show me a pic! Post it on any of your social networking sites and hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus! You can also follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and talk to you next time!

My Top 10 Skincare/Makeup Essentials for the Summer

Hello All My Darling Divas!!!!

Sooo as you know it’s getting a bit warmer out. So that means that my skin starts to act crazy, and my makeup is always melting off my face. My top 10 products help me keep my skin clear, and my makeup on. I also created a Top 10 list of my essential natural hair products a couple of years ago. This post is inspired by that. You can check out that blog post here. Meet me under the video for more pictures and info!

 
Did you enjoy the video? Did you love my Flawless moment in the beginning of the video? I added that in there especially for my Beyonce lovers. But anywhooo, listed are my 10 products, a lil more info on them, and where you can buy them.
1. Cleanser- St Ives Apricot Scrub
So this stuff is BOMB! And its super affordable! I purchase mine at walmart and it usually comes in a two pack so I get two for the price of one. You cant beat a good deal! 
2. Astringent- Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent
This stuff REALLY cleans my skin! I purchase this from target, and trust me a lil bit goes a long way. 
3. Toner- Shea Moistrue African Black Soap Toner
Im just now starting off with this product, but so far I like it! Shea Moisture already makes some of my fave hair products, so its only right that I test out there skincare products. I purchased this also from target. 
4. Moisturizer- Up&Up Target Brand Moisturizer
This stuff right here is def a Staple product for me. Its cheap and always gets the job done! I purchase a pretty generous sized bottle from target. Try it and I swear you wont regret it. 
 
Like I said in my video, my brows have to ALWAYS be snatched to the gawds! I feel naked without throwing some brows on. My go to brow kit since the new year started is this BH Cosmetics pallet, and I don’t plan on ever looking back!
Brows and Concealer go hand in hand. So I cant have brows as an essential, without following up with my concealer. This is great for me in the summer because I clean up my look without packing on the makeup. My concealer can keep up with the demanding warm weather, which makes it perfect for the summer. 
7. BB Cream- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
On the nights where I need to be flawless and perfect looking, I grab this BB Cream because it is truly the best! It gives me great coverage while still being light weight on m
y face. Its perfect for the summer, but I don’t use it all the time. Only for special occasions. I purchased this from Target.
8. Beauty Blender-Forever21
Now this isnt the ACTUAL beauty blender, but this faux one from Forever21 is just as good! I love how it easily applies my makeup.
9.Blistex
This keeps my lips feeling really moisturized during the summer. The summer sun can make my lips feel really dry and cracked. My Blistex ensures that my lips stay hydrated to beat out the summer sun. 

10. Lipstick
This is probably THE MOST IMPORTANT item on my list! I have various shades and colors, and the summer time is when I really express my look using my lipstick. I have really become a makeup junkie, and will soon be recording a lil lipstick collection lookbook to show everyone!

So that’s it ladies! What are some of your favorite summer essentials? Comment and let me know below! Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites, they are all linked above!
Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you in my next video!