Playing In My Hair!

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! The year is going by so quick! Can you believe it’s already March?? I can’t, but I am definitely glad that warmer weather is coming our way soon. Today on the blog we are going to talk all about natural hair! Now it’s been some time since I have styled my own hair, so today I decided to pull out some of my old tricks, and style my hair! Protective styling has been bae for awhile now, but it honestly felt good to style and rock my own hair. I plan to do it for a week because I am getting my hair done this Sunday! So while I wait to protective style, why not experiement? So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details and info!

Did you enjoy the video? I swear it felt like a throwback moment styling my hair! It’s so exciting to see how much it has grown, and how healthy it’s becoming. Protective styling is really treating ya girl well! Now in this video I mention a couple of my Curlbox favorites. My curlbox experience was truly the best, and I was able to try out alot of amazing products with my subscriptions. You can check out any of my curlbox umboxings by searching through the blog archives which is located on the left side of the blogpost. All the products I used are from my past curboxes, so I will be sure to link the blogpost for each product which will have further information in them.

Co-Washing Product
My favorite deep conditioner ever at this moment is the Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex conditioner! It makes my hair feel super soft, and it honestly brings my hair back to life every time. You can click here for the curlbox unboxing for this video, and you can click here for the product review for this video 
Moisture Products 
 These are two of my favorite styling  products! The dove advance serum makes my hair feel so soft, and I instantly fell in love. The Argan oil spray treatment is the perfect heat protectant, and the argan oil adds bonus moisture. This duo did wonders for my hair, and it made my hair feel super soft to the touch. You can click here for the unboxing for the dove products, and you can click here for my  One’n only’ argan oil product review.
Styling Products 
 These two styling products are awesome for my type 4 hair. The carol’s daughter’s hair mimosa not only smells good, but it makes my hair feel really moist, and keeps my scalp healthy.  The Argan oil style & shine foaming mousse is perfect for styling, and gave me some amazing ringlets.
Take down products
I have ranted and raved about the design essentials edge tamer product! It is honestly the only edge control that can tame these edges, and the one and only argan oil treatment helped moisturized and fluff my sections.

Pics! 



 So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for another blogpost! You can click here and here to check out the blogpsot from last week. They were both curve maintenance related. You can feel free to follow me on all social media! They are all linked above, and my snapchat is BrieLikeMe. I love you lots like tator tots ladies, and I will see you all tomorrow!

How I Take Down My Crochet Braids/ Natural Hair Update

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! All my birthday festivities are over, and were back to our scheduled programming.If you missed any of the birthday related blogpost then click here to check out my bday tag, and here for my get ready with me birthday edition video. Today we are going to talk about hair! I have showed you my many crochet braid installs, showed you how I maintain them ,and even gave you protective styling tips. But I never showed you how I take down my crochet braids. Well I am showing you today and will give you an update on my natural hair! Last summer I laid out my hair growth plan, and now today were going to see if my hair has been growing according to my plan. So enough of the chit chat, lets get to the video!

Did you enjoy? I hope so! This blogpost is going to be FILLED with information, so lets just get into that!

In this video I was referring to my  hair growth plan . You can click here for that blogpost, and here for Naptural85’s video. She inspired me to create my hair growth plan,and her plan was really awesome too if you wanted to see what she had to say.  I also mentioned that I would be washing my hair with the AMAZING superfruit complex line from Shea Moisture. You can click here to check out my product review blogpost for that. Click here for part 1 of my hair routine, and click here for part two. I also have an older hair routine if you want to check it out, but this one is the updated version that I still do to this day.

Here is a list of my protective style videos
Click here to get tips on how to care for your hair before you protective style  
Click here to see how I maintain and refresh my crochet braids 

My hair is growing so well! So I think my simple, yet realistic, hair growth plan is working out for me! I plan to continue on this growth plan for as long as I can. I highly recommend you map out a hair plan for yourself if you want! It really helps to have a plan.

I hope that you ladies have really enjoyed today’s video! I am really happy with my hair growth so far, and I am excited to see how healthy it can get! If I left any info out let me know and I will update the post! 

That’s all for today’s blogpost darling divas! I hope that it was informational, and very helpful! Be sure to check back here for another blogpost! It’s sure to be a good one! Feel free to follow me on all social media! They are linked  above accept for my snapchat which is BrieLikeMe. February is already starting on a good foot, and I will be sure to keep coming you guys with alot more amazing content! So until tomorrow I love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!

A Pop of Burgundy

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome to another day here on the blog! Today we are going to get into my latest crochet hairstyle! This will be the first video of 2016, but not the first blogpost! The first blogpost went live yesterday at 5PM, and it was all about my last Curlbox unboxing! Click here to check that out. Today will be the actual first video of 2016, and I hope that the first couple of days of the new year are treating you well so far. So this simple video will just give you the details for this fabulous curly do. So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! My obsession with crochet braids started in 2015, but it will continue in 2016 and years to come! Its such an affordable style that I just cant get enough of! So lets get into the details for this particular style!

 This is the type of hair that I used. The silky dread was installed, and then unraveled to reveal the curls. I used three packs of this color blend, and then one pack of just black. Click here to buy this exact hair online.  I purchased mine from Beauty & Beauty Beauty Supply store in Union, NJ if you live in the area. Feel free to use this picture as a reference when you go into your local BSS.

If you would like to get your hair done by Shirley send me an email over at Styledbynominusplus@gmail.com with Crochet Braids in the subject line. Only send if your located in New Jersey or willing to travel to NJ.

More pics!
Ladies that’s all for today’s blogpost! I hope you all have enjoyed! Be sure to follow me on all my social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you all. That’s it for the blogpost for this week. Be sure to come back next week for another week of blogpost. They are definitely two that you don’t want to miss! Darling Divas I love you lots like tator tots, thank you so much for watching, and I will see you all next week!

Hairstyle Battle Me VS Finger Coils

Hello All My Darling Divas!,
Welcome back to the blog! It’s been all about hair this week and I couldn’t be more excited! So earlier this week I came to you with my first CurlBox Unboxing! If you want to check it out click here! February’s curlbox came with alot of wonderful products this month, and I had to of course figure out a way to incorporate the products in the box. I decided what better way to use the products then to do a Hairstyle Battle video! Now I have always wanted to try finger coils, and now that I had some amazing products to try I figured now was the perfect time to test it out! So enjoy the video, and meet me below to see who won: Me or the Finger Coils!

So I think it’s pretty safe to say that this hairstyle battle was a TIE! I won because the style did look great and stayed in place. The Hairstyle also won because I ended up not liking how it looked on me. You guys be the judge. Who do you think won? Me or the hairstyle? Leave your comments below! Now lets get into more info and of course pictures!



The two videos that help me achieve my finger coils feel free to use both of the  full out tutorials to show you how to achieve finger coils.
Charyjays Tutorial on Finger Coils- Chile I loveeee a Charyjay Tutorial! Always very informative and simple to follow. I chose her because we have a similar texture, and she showed two different methods of products to use to achieve this style.
Jouelzy’s Tutorial on Finger Coils- Jouelzy is my go to guru for 4C Hair! What attracted me to her tutorial was because we have similar length and texture.

 For this video I used 4 out of the 6 products that came with my CurlBox. For a more detailed description of the products featured, click here for my Curlbox Unboxing Video.

Ok So I started off with super dry hair that was tangled and lacked moisture. I used the Cantu Shea Butter Coil Calm Detangler. It left my hair feeling super soft and manageable. I will definitely be using this again! 

Then after that it was time to condition and I decided to grab the Carol’s Daughter Mirabelle Plum Conditioner. It put shape back into my curls, and kept my hair feeling and smelling great! 
After that I let it dry using the Dove Quench Absolute Cream Serum as a leave in. I showed how soft my hair was in the video. I showed you that I used the  Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste and it really held the finger coils! I loved the curl control paste! I was really pleased that it held my curls 
So since I didn’t really dig the finger coils, so I decided to take them out and rock a finger coil out and I loved it! The Control Paste really defined my curls and I have been rocking this super defined coil out for the past 3 days!
So ladies that’s all! Maybe I will revisit finger coils once my hair gets longer! If you try it out let me know! All my links to my social media are linked above. I hope you have enjoyed the second video in the Hairstyle Battle Series! I am having sooo much fun testing out new hairstyles, and I wonder what I will come up with next. If you want to see me try out any hairstyle just comment below and let me know! So until next week ladies, love ya lots like tator tots!

February CurlBOX Unboxing

Hello All My Darling Divas!!!
Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today I am super excited because I  F I N A L L Y was able to snag a subscription to CurlBOX, and today I will be showing you all the goodies that came with this month’s box! This is my first curlbox, and in the video you can definitely tell how excited I am! I’m even more excited to incorporate this into the blog because we will be doing an unboxing every month! Now if you want to get your hands on a Curlbox click on this link here and join the mailing list. They send out emails each month when the subscriptions are available. Now be sure to act fast on the date and time that they send you in that email. These babies get sold out fast! So enough of the blabbering, lets get on to the video!

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! Now I have already started to incorporate some of the curlbox products into a video and hopefully that will be up later on this week! Cross your fingers for that! Now I will list the products below and where you can find them just in case you wanted to give any of these products a try.

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coil Calm Detangler
 
Dove Quench Absolute Cream Serum
Lotta Body Moisturize Me Curl and Style Milk
Dark and Lovely Au Natural Easy Twist Gel N’ Butter
 
Carol’s Daughter Mirabelle Plum Condiner 
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste
6 FULL SIZE products for $25 a month??? Why wouldn’t you want to get yourself a curlbox!!! Click here to once again visit the site and get on the mailing list so that you can join their subscription list to get a curlbox the next time it’s available! Stay tuned for the next video where I show you how I used some of thease products. Let me just say they are amazing!!! So until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon! 

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!

Natural Splendor Product Review

Hello All My Darling Divas!

 Today on the blog I did a review on the Natural Splendor products! Now just a disclaimer that I am NOT being sponsored to this post. This was all done on my own to shine light on a product that is new to me and probably new to alot of you naturalistas as well. So now that we got that lil disclaimer out the way, take a look at the video and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video? I sure do hope so. Now lets get down to business.( and defeat the huns! What Disney movie is that from? Comment and let me know below)

Natural Splendor Social Media( click each word to visit each site)
Now in the video I mentioned I would link the blog post to the videos that show you how I did certain hairstyles and methods mentioned in this video.
  • Click here to check out my Natural Hair Regimen showing you how I tension method blowdry my hair. 
  • Click here to check out how I 3strand twist my hair.
  • Click here to check out I do my Faux Bun
A recap of how I feel about the products
I overall was very impressed with these products. I plan to go in and try these products again when I have more time. So be prepared for a Natural Splendor Follow up in the next couple of weeks. 
So ladies that is all! Be sure to check out the Natural Splendor website if your interested in any of the products. You can also go on and follow me on my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until tomorrow