Nominus Plus Week! Day 1: Nominus Plus Facts!

Happy Monday Darling Divas!

So the ‘Icon’ series is official over, and I hope you all have enjoyed it! It was 4 fabulous weeks filled with very fun transformations, and I hope you all enjoyed the series! You probably thought it would be a long time before there would be another series here on the blog, but you are soo wrong! No Minus Plus is turning 5 this week, and I just had to have a week long series for it! I simply can’t believe that my baby NoMinusPlus will be turning 5 tomorrow! It has been such a journey, and I’m glad that I got to share it with all of you Darling Divas! So I figured NoMinusPlus turning 5 is a very big deal, and it needed 5 days to be properly celebrated. So this week I present to you divas No Minus Plus Week: A week long series celebrating the fabulous fifth year anniversary of Nothing Minus About a Plus! This week will be filled with 5 fun videos, and they will all allow you to get to know NoMinusPlus a little bit better. So today I will sharing with you 5 facts about NoMinusPlus that you may or may not know! This video lets you get to know more about the blog and the creation of it, and I hope you will enjoy it! Tomorrow is the actual anniversary of the blog, so I figured giving you some facts about good ol’ NMP would be the best pre-anniversary gift ever! So enough of the talking, lets get to the video!

Did you enjoy the video?!! My hope this week is that you will get to know the blog a bit more! This blog is literally my whole entire LIFE and I want to express that as much as possible this week! This week is going to be so much fun, and I can’t wait until you see what I have in store for you this week! So be sure to come right back here tomorrow to celebrate NoMinusPlus Fab Fifth Birthday!!! I am going to flood my social media with plenty of pictures and memories, so be sure to follow me and lets get connected! All of my social media is linked above! I love you lots like tator tots Darling Divas, and I will see you ladies tomorrow! 

Icon Series: Beyonce

Hello All My Darling Divas!
 It’s the last day in the ‘Icon’ series, and I am so sad its over! I hope you have enjoyed the series, and of course you know it had to end with a bang! The last icon in the series is none other the BEYONCE! I am definitely a huge fan of Beyonce, and she is well on her way to becoming a icon in the music industry! We started with the timeless beauty Billie Holiday, went on to the fabulous firecracker Tina Tuner, moved on to the legendary Janet Jackson, and now we will end with none other then Beyonce herself! I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween festivities, and enjoy this video!

Click here to check out the video
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjrn6tubwznyaa0/Beyonce.mp4?dl=0 

 Did you enjoy! I hope you all did! Thank you so much for watching the ‘Icon’ series here on Nominus Plus! I hope that you all enjoyed it, and truly know that it was just amazing to create! Tomorrow at 3pm will be the last behind the scenes footage, then following that at 5 will be a regular blogpost! I can’t thank you enough for watching this series ladies, and I am already cooking up something good for next Ocotber! (lol) So I will see you tomorrow with the behind the scenes footage! Until then love ya lots like tator tots!

Chit Chat Get Ready With With Me

Happy Friday Darling Divas!
You are in for a real treat this Friday! I am going to be coming to you today with something a little bit new. I am going to be giving you a chit chat get ready with me video. I literally obsess over other you-tuber’s chit chat get ready with me videos, so I decided to give it a try! Feel free to let me know if you enjoy this video and I will definitely make more! The purpose of this chit chat in this video is for me to just talk to you guys and for you to hopefully get to know me a bit more. Also in this video I am able to jam pack a whole bunch of blog post that I want to put up but I cant right now in one video! I really enjoyed chatting in this video, so I hope that you guys really like it so that I an chat with you again! Make sure you grab a snack or something because honey we are going to be doing some talking! So this video was split into two parts. If your into my makeup look them watch the makeup part, and if your into my hair the watch the hair part. You can of course watch both if you want! So enough with the into, lets get into the video!

Get Ready With Me: Makeup
Get Ready With Me: Hair 
So as you can see this video had to be two parts because maybe I just was talking a bit too much! I told you a really enjoyed making this video! Let me know if you enjoyed this type of video and I’m telling you I don’t mind at all making more. Sorry if I look a bit orange in the video and the quality of the video!. This camera im working with is a bit old, but have no fear a new camera is coming really soon! So I loved this video because it was like so many videos rolled into one. You got a makeup review, makeup tutorial, first impression, hair tutorial, hair review, girl talk, just soo much stuff all in one. So now im just gonna run down all the info for this video. 
My Makeup Details.
If you want to check out my brow tutorial that I mentioned them click here
List of makeup used for look
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark ( used for brows and contour)
Lustare Concealer in Light
Wet N Wild Stick Coverall Concealer in #801
Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Silver Eyeshadow from Wet N Wild High Flying Colors Palette 
Nika K Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Maybeline Lash Stiletto Mascara 
Wet N Wild Retractable Liner in Misty Eyes 
KISS Stick Foundation in Beige 
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Warm Honey
Ruby Kiss H.D. Set n Forget Powder in Banana
Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk 
On my lips are Light Brown Liner by Nika K Cosmetics and Circe by NYX
My Hair Details
These are my recent crochet braids installment and I am loving it! I used 4 packs of the Harlem 125 Brand of Kanekalon Braiding hair in the color 613. To achieve the curls in this hair I used small perm rods and followed this tutorial here. I cut each of those packs of 4 in half. I would recommend getting more hair then you need though just in case. I love this particular set of crochet braids because it allows me to style them in many different ways and I am loving that! It is so similar to my actual hair. Every night I just put a silk bonnet on my hair and go to sleep. The curls still keep in tact. I slick my edges down with the Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer that I received in my curl box a couple of months ago. 
So I think I listed all the details for this video in this blogpost! Let me know if I left anything out! I also mentioned that I finally got a snapchat! Feel free to follow me on there! My username is Brielikeme just like my Instagram. You can also follow me on any of my social media. They are all linked above. Thank you ladies so much for chatting with me this Friday! I have something special coming to you this Monday at 5 so be sure to come back here! You don’t want to miss it! So until then have a great weekend, and I love you lots like tator tots!  
 

 

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!
 

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!

My Current Faves

Hello All My Darling Divas!
Happy Monday! This post was supposed to be up on Friday, but YouTube got me again with uploading my video. It literally took me ALL day to upload my video! Idk why YouTube wasn’t on my side last week, but I figured I would save this post for Monday! Today on the blog I am going to be walking about my current faves. Now I obsess over other you-tubers monthly faves videos. I swear I could binge watch them all day! But I personally don’t have enough favorites to do one every month, so I decided to show you all what I have currently been obsessing over. So I hope you all enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? What are some of the things that you are currently obsessing over? Leave a comment below and tell me! Maybe it’s something that I may try out. So if you interested in trying out any of my current faves, then here is a list and picture of it so that you can go purchase it! I got all the items in this video from either RiteAid, Target, Five Below, and my local beauty supply store. Feel free to copy and paste the item into Google to see where you can purchase it.

Makeup Faves
Maybelline Master Primer (Purchased at my local RiteAid)
 Nicka K Cosmetics in Coyote
(Found at my local Beauty Supply Store)

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Chestnut
City Color All-Set Setting Spray (Purchased at Five Below)
Click here for the City Color Website
Wet n Wild Lipstick in What’s Up Doc
Sonia Kashuk Contour Brush (Purchased at Target)
I couldnt find online the exact one that I have. 
Fashion Faves
Earring Cuff from Cashi
If you are located in New Jersey PLEASE go visit Cashi! Its an affordable accesories store, and I promise you that you wont be disapointed! Here are the two locations of the stores in New Jersey
Union Store
1015 Stuvysant Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Linden Store
218 North Wood Ave
Linden, NJ 07036
American Eagle Bayley Twist Flat (Purchased from Payless)

Women's Bayley Twist Flat, Black Jersey, hi-res

I couldnt find my other black flats online but they are from Dexter Comfort from payless

                                          Salmon Mossimo Jacket (Purchased from Target)
                      I also couldn’t find this online, but check your local Target in the Clearance Section
                                                                         Misc
                                                              Sparking ICE Drinks
                                                  (Purchased at in a 16 pack at Costco)

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Tess Hoilday on the Cover of People Magazine
Well ladies that’s all! I hope you have enjoyed my current faves! Be sure to check out last weeks blogpost! It was about some protective styling tips. Click here to check that out. I will be right back here later this week (HOPEFULLY) with another blogpost/video, so be sure to come right back! So until then ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

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!

Springtacular: Spring Lipsick Lookbook

Hello All My Darling Diva’s!
Welcome back to another day of springtacular! It’s day 4 and today is all about lipstick! I have put together this little mini lipstick looks books filled with 3 bold colors that are perfect for spring! Some are really bold, and the others are more laid back. So there is a color in this lookbook for everyone! So check out the video, and meet me below for more pictures and details!

Did you enjoy the video? I am super obsessed with lipsticks of every color, so I had alot of fun putting this little lookbook together. Now lets get to the pictures and info!

Maybeline Lipstick in Electric Orange
Revlon Lipstick in Candy Pink

Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Lavenderism
Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Mojito Lover

Maybelline Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin
L.A. Girl Lip Paint in Tango

Comment below and tell me which ones you would wear and which one’s you wouldn’t wear. I would love to hear back from you! Well that was all for day 4 of Springtacular! Remember to join me tomorrow for day 5! So until tomorrow I love ya lots like tator tots, and see you then!

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!