Skincare Routine

Hello all my darling divas! 
I know it has been a couple of weeks since I came to you with a blog post! I was sick for a week and then decided to take a week off just to relax. But now I’m back and I have alot in store for you all! 
So today we are discussing skin. Now I know this is not a topic that I usually don’t discuss, but a proper skincare routine is the foundation for anything makeup related. So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and info. 
 

So here is a list of the products used in this video. All the products can be found at your local drugstore, target, or walmart. The only product you will not find is the Herban clay bar, but I will show you where you can purchase it.

Loreal Paris Eye Makeup Remover 
I love using this product because it removes all my makeup without any hassle. I also have a D.I.Y. tutorial on how to make your own makeup wipes. Click here to check that out.
St Ives Apricot Scrub
 This is honestly one of my fave products! It exfoliates and cleanses my skin very well. I also love that this product is very affordable. I have been using it since high school, and it hasn’t failed me yet!

Herban Clay Bar (Can be purchased here )
This product was a gift and I really have fallen in love with it. Its a great product to follow up with after I’m done with my apricot scrub. Its very cleansing and dries my skin out if I use it every night, so I only opt to use this product once a week. 
Dollar General Astringent (But astringent can be brought at any of the stores mentioned above)
Astringent is honestly my BEST FRIEND! I use this faithfully every single day. Its great as a makeup remover as well. My astringent product changes according to whats available at the time. In the video I used this astringent from dollar general, but very often I normally use sea breeze or Neutrogena deep cleansing astringent. Either way I always make sure that astringent is in my possession.
 Shea Moisture Problem Skin Toner 
I just started using this product earlier this summer and I have to say it has been doing wonders for my skin. It has been helping me control my blemishes and has been evening my skin tone. Its made with African black soap and tea tree oil which are two products that are really great for your skin.
Dual Treatment Moisturizer( Can only be purchased at Target)
This product has been a staple in my skincare routine for the past 5 years and I’m never letting it go!!! It keeps my skin feeling very moisturized and a little goes a long way! Each bottle takes me forever to complete and I love that because that means I save even more money!
Ladies all the products above are under $20! Awesome products at a super affordable price. You can never go wrong with that combo! I hope that this video was really informative and has helped you! Be prepared for more great blog-posts coming your way! Feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time love you lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

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!

Styled By NoMinus Plus Announcemt/ Mini Haul

Hello All My Darling Divas!

So today is a two for one video. I had an announcement regarding StyledByNoMinusPlus. I am now offering to buy your shorts for you! Pretty sweet right? I explain more in the video, but if you have any questions regarding the new option to Styled By NoMinusPlus, feel free to email me over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com. So Enjoy the video and meet me below for more deets and pics.

Did this video give you life? I hope so cause it gave me a lil. So below I have lised all the stores webistes so you can go check out some of their items. The only store not listed is my local beauty supply store, but I have managed to find a website that sells the Ruby Kisses 3D Creator, and the NK Lipsticks.

I also Swatched and tried on each of the lipsticks for you. The only one that I didnt was the orange lipstick because it was to clear. 
NK Lipstick in Smalt
NK Lipstick in Beach Fuchsia 
E.L.F. Cosmetics Matte Liptick in Natural 

NK Lipstick in Aqua Verde

So ladies I hope you have enjoyed this mini haul! I got some great things, and maybe you can go pick yourself up a pair as well. Feel free to follow me any of my social networking sites, they are linked above. Also get yourself a pair of shorts!!! Head over to my store StyledByNoMinusPlus to get your hands on some pretty amazing shorts! 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! 

NYE Makeup Tutorial

Hello My Darling Divas! Here I am again this week! Two Videos in one week? Pretty great right? I hope that your Christmas was as amazing as mine. I hope you got great gifts, gave great gifts, and had a great time with your loved ones! Now the other day I posted a NYE Hair Tutorial and today is a makeup tutorial that will go perfectly with that lovely updo. Now feel free as usual make this look your own, and if you end up wearing this lovely makeup look on NYE let me see! Post your NYE Hair and Makeup to any of my social networking sites with the hashtag #NoMinusNYE so that I can see how fabulous you all are gonna be! My Social networking sites are listed at the top of this blog post. Well enough Chit Chat! Lets get to the video! If you missed out on seeing the hair tutorial click here to check it out

Did you enjoy? I really hope you do! Now I am no professional MUA, I am always trying to perfect my skills so if I can pull this off, so can you!!! Feel free to coordinate the glitters and colors to match your outfit perfectly!

Makeup used
 if the item is available online, click the sentence to buy
Gold Eye shadow from Sephora Pallete 
Pics! 
I hope you ladies enjoyed! I have one more NYE surprise for you all so stay tuned for that! Follow me if you want on all of my social networking sites! They are located at the top of the blog post.  Dont forget to let me see those NYE looks using the hashtag #NoMinusNYE Until next time, love you lots like tator tots! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Hello My Darling Divas!!!

Just wanted to stop by inbetween my last min cooking to wish you all a fabulous Turkey Day! I’m thankful for each and everyone of you, and thank you as always for your support!! I hope you guys eat till your stomachs bust!!!! Check back in next week for some new videos, and enjoy your Black Friday and Cyber Monday cause you know I will! Love you lots like tator tots and see you next week! ENJOY!!!!!

Simple Fall Makeup

Hello all my Darling Divas!

Ok so fall is here and I have to say its my favorite season! It’s the time of the year that I can pull out all my best clothes and put on my best makeup because I’m telling you in the summer and sometimes spring, it gets way to hot to put on a full face! But the other day was my first official full face for the fall and I just had to do a tutorial. It came out way better than expected so I introduce to you my simple fall makeup tutorial.  Now I know on my site that I usually don’t do makeup vids, but its actually the reason that I started this blog so I decided to get back to basis a bit this week. The best thing about this video ( to me) is that all the products used are under $10bucks! With the exception of one product, but I gave an cheaper and in my opinion better alternative. So for the divas out there on a budget,( or are broke college students like me) this proves that you can still be fab on a dime. All the products and more pics are below the video. And enjoy my lovey ladies!

List of Products and Prices
E.L.F. Face Primer-$3.00
E.L.F. Liquid Foundation-$6.00
NYC Pressed Face Powder- $2.99
 NYC Black Eyelinder pencil-$1.50
Milani Concealer- $3.00
Two Faced Shadow insurance-$18.00
This is a bit pricey but a cheaper primer that still get the job done and be found here-> Click Me!
NYC Coustom Palette – $4.00
NYC Liquid Eyeliner-$2.00
Claire’s Glitter Eyeliner-$2.00
Beauty Supply Mascara-$1.50( or 2.00 I cant remember) 
Blush is from my Sephora Palette( Gifted!)
Pics of the look


Makeup Quickie

Ok my Darling Divas
So I kno that most of you are always in a hurry to make to class, work, meeting or maybe to catch a bite to eat with the girls. But just because you are going out doesn’t mean you makeup has to be bad! Im always rushing out the door but always put my best face forward with this quick 5 mins or less makeup quickie.
Enjoy!
xoxo
Ms.DivaJanae

P.S. Products all under $10! Purchased all at my local target
That cheap Chic!