The Slayed Afro

Happy Saturday Darling Divas!!

Yes, I know that this isn’t a day that I usually post, BUT I meant to come up here yesterday, and that just didn’t happen. So I thought to myself why not put it up today? And obviously, here that post is. I have new hair!! I decided to go big with it this time around, and I am in love with it!!! So in today’s mini-blogpost I am just sharing my new hairdo, and I hope you all will enjoy! So sit back, what the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you all enjoy? I hope so! I am definitely lovingggg my new look! Click here to cast your vote in the poll!  Being blonde is always fun for me, so I decided to take it back for a second. I dug into my archives and found some blonde pics of me. Oh, how I miss bleach sometimes.

So I wanted to get back to my blonde roots, but this time, no bleach was required! For this crochet install, I searched around for blonde hair that had dark roots because I wanted to look natural. I went to my beauty supply store and was lucky to find what I wanted!!

So this is the type of hair I used to achieve my look. The Durban Twist hair from Harlem125. I used three packs of RT27, and one pack of F1B/27. This is some big hair yall!!! So, for now, im rocking it as an afro, but I plan to put curls in soon.  This hair can do so many things, and is super soft! So click here to purchase online!  The website I linked is a longer length and comes in different colors. If you’re looking for the same hair as mine, I would look at your local beauty supply store, or do a further search online!

    So, ladies, that’s it for today’s mini-blogpost! Be sure to come right back here next week for two new blogposts! ANNDDD a special announcement is dropping next Saturday so get ready!!! Feel free to follow me on my social media. They are all linked above!! I love you lots like tater tots, I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

Big Hair Don’t Care

Hello All My Darling Diva’s!

Welcome back to another week here on the blog! I hope your weekend was fabulous and fun, but it’s time to get back to official NoMinusPlus business! Today we are going to talk all about my newest crochet braid installation! This big hair is giving me all types of life, and you know I had to come and share with you guys all the details on my new do’! So check out the short video below, and meet me back here for more details.

Did you all enjoy? Are you all loving my hair as much as me??? Shirley always comes through and slays my hair, and I swear to you she is truly the best!

Hair Info
I got 4 packs of the Vivica Fox Kinky Marli Hair. I ended up using 3 of the packs and cut each of the packs in half. I installed the hair as is, and didn’t do anything to the hair. I loved the curl pattern as is, so I kept it that way. You can click here to buy it online and in many other colors. 
More Pics! 

Thank you so much for watching today ladies! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! If I left any information out, just let me know in the comments below. Are you following me on social media yet? You can do so by clicking on the links above. My snap chat is BrieLikeMe. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for your second blog post of the week! I promise it’s going to be longer than this video! I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

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!

December Curlbox Unboxing

Happy New Year Darling Divas!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Mine was a bit hectic, but I really enjoyed my holiday! To kick off 2016, I decided to go back to 2015 for a little bit. During my busy schedule I failed to show you all my December Curlbox unboxing! It was the my very last curlbox, and I unfortunately wasn’t able to do a proper video about it! So instead I just decided to do a picture unboxing of it all! So lets get into what’s in my very last curlbox!

So here is the outside of the box that we all know and love. I’m going to definitively miss unboxing this glossy black box.
Here is what the inside of the box. This month’s box was called the Editors Choice. This box was filled with personal pics of the editor of Curlbox. I was really excited to be ending my journey with Curlbox with personal pics from the editor.

The Products
Eden Bodyworks All Natural Curl Defining Creme
Curl Keeper Total Control for Frizzy Hair
Marula Oil 
Ouidad Flexible Hold Hairspray
Briogeo Curl Charisma 
 Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges on-the-go


Elucence Moisture Balance Conditioner
That’s it for what’s in the box. I’m really excited about the items in this box because most of them are travel sized, and lot of them are brands and products that I’ve never tried before. I always love when I get to try out new things, and Curlbox definitely has allowed me to try out brands that I love and brands that I have grown to love. I will miss curlbox sooo much, but it’s time to move on to another unboxing service. I am reveling my new monthy unboxing service to you all in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned! 
Althogh I am ending my subscription with Curlbox you should still start yours! Click here to visit the curlbox website! Add your name to the subscription list, and they will send you an email every time they are accepting new subscribers! I really enjoyed my curlbox subscription, and I know you will as well! 
So ladies that’s all for today’s brief blogpost! Be sure to come here later on this week for another blogpost! 2016 is going to filled with alot of goodies, and I cant wait to share. So that means you need to stay connected with the blog! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media! They are all linked above! You can also follow me on my snapchat which is BrieLikeMe. I would love to be connected with you all!! So I love you lots like tator tots,
and I will see you later on this week! 

Pre- Braided Braids?

Hello All My Darling Divas!
 Welcome back to the blog! Today we are going to discuss my latest crochet braids installment! Yes these are crochet braids, and YES I changed my hair AGAIN! (lol) I am forever changing my hair up, and when I saw these braids my last black and blue style had to go! If you want info on that hairstyle though feel free to click here for the deets!  But today its all about the purple! My latest crochet braids are actually crochet Senegalese pre-braided twist! What will the hair gods think of next! I discovered crochet pre- twisted and pre-braided styles a couple of months ago, but I’m just now getting around to trying them out. And let me tell you ladies I am H O O K E D! You get the same style, look, and feel of braids with the process time pretty much cut in half! Braids like this usually mean sitting on your butt for a good 5+ hours, but I only sat in a chair for 2hrs and boom, braids done! Braids in under 5 hours? I will take that any day! Of course when it came to color choice I had to grab something bold and funky, and this deep purple was just perfect for me! I haven’t actually had purple hair yet, so this was my way of trying out a color that I haven’t yet. I will definitely be revisiting purple hair again.

The brand of hair that I used was Janet and this is hair is in the style Noir Tantalizing Twist Braid in the color purple. This is what the pack looks like for reference if you would like to use this exact brand and color.

This is how the hair looks inside, and outside the pack! The hair is about medium length which is fine for me, but if you want longer braids I would suggest finding another brand. I brought 10 packs of hair to be safe but only ended up using 5. My hair was purchased at Hair World located in Bear, Delaware. You can also find this hair online by clicking here and here. Always be sure to check your local beauty supply store. You never know what you will find! 

Caring for this hairstyle is simple. It’s pretty much how I care for my hair when I have braids installed, but since this is a crochet style, I don’t need as maintenance or product. Pictured are the three main products that I’ve been using in my hair so far. I use the Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey to moisturize my scalp, the Cantu Edge control to slick down my edges and, the Lusters Pink Sheen Spray to add a bit of shine and moisture to my braids. If it wasn’t for curlbox  I wouldn’t have been introduced to two of the three products pictured below, so shout out to them!

Pics!
So ladies I hope you have enjoyed today’s blogpost! I have a feeling that these pre- braided crochet braids are going to be an obsession of mine for a while, so don’t be surprised if you see another batch sometime later! If you give this look a try, or have already, share your pics in the comment section below or tag me in your pics on social media! They are all linked above, and I would love to be connected with you! My addiction to crochet braids is REAL, and they just keep coming out with more hair for me to try! And I will not stop until I try them all! (lol) This blog post concludes the post for this week ladies! I will see you all next week with two new blog post’s! so until then love ya lots like tator tots, and have a fabulous weekend!

November + October Curlbox Unboxing/ Product Review

 Happy Monday Darling Diva’s!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, but it’s time to get back to NoMinus Plus business! Today on the blog is all about Curlboxes! Yes that’s right plural! Today I am coming to you with 2 curlbox unboxings, and a product review of the October Curlbox products, and I am so hype! During the month of October we were busy with the ‘Icon’ series, so I wasnt able to give you the proper curlbox unboxing of that month. So I figured I would just wait until November to show you October’s goodies, so here it all is! I was also able to try out the products from the October curlbox so today will also be a product review on that! If you want to get your hands on you very own curlbox then click here! You can sign up for there subscription list, and they will send you an email every time they are accepting new subscribers. So since today’s blogpost is soo jam packed, lets get into the video already!

Did you enjoy? I hope so! We have alot of info to go through, so lets get into it!

October Curlbox Rundown & Product Review 

Proganix Coconut H20 Quench Shampoo
shampoo

First of all these products all smell so great! I started off with the Shampoo of course, and I didn’t really like it too much. I always have a problem with Organix’s shampoo’s because they make my hair feel really dry and stripped. So while my hair is clean, it feels really dry. I wouldn’t try this product again. 
Proganix Coconut H2O Quench Conditioner
conditioner
I followed with the conditioner after I shampooed. It added moisture back to my hair, so for a conditioner it did it’s job. I wouldn’t say I am head over heels over this conditioner, but it did its job. I wouldn’t try it again.
Proganix Coconut H2O Quench Leave-In Moisture Conditioner
leave-in moisture
I dried my hair using the T-shirt method, and then added this product. It gave my hair moisture, and I was definitely looking for that after I finished shampooing it. I am sucker for Leave-In-Conditioner, but I wouldn’t buy this product again. 
 Proganix Coconut H2O Quench Moisture Balm
moisture balm
I applied this product after I applied the leave-in moisture, and I have to say it made my hair feel super soft! I then went to put my hair in bantu knots, and when to sleep. When I took my bantu knots down in the morning, my hair was even softer then the day before! I really was relived because I was really worried about the moisture not being added back into my hair. I liked this product, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
Final Verdict: Overall I wasn’t too impressed with this collection of products. But I feel its because I not a fan of Organix products period. They never do anything great for my hair, but I just keep trying different lines of the products to see where I can fit in. I just think they personally are no good for my hair. One of my friends tried the products and LOVED THEM! So that just goes to show you that everything isn’t for everybody! I would say to try out the products for yourself, and see what you think! 
November Curlbox Rundown 
Cantu For Natural Hair Wave Whip Curling Mousse
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Cantu For Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

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Cantu for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream (We got a Sample of this)
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Cantu for Natural Hair Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel

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Cantu for Natural Hair Dry Deny Moisture Seal Gel Oil  
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So ladies that’s all for today’s blogpost! It was full of information, and I hope you all have enjoyed it! Tomorrow I am coming to you with some black Friday weekend shopping tips and tricks, so be sure to come right back and check that out! Be sure to follow me on all social media if you want! They are all linked above. I would love to be connected with you! So until tomorrow ladies, love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you tomorrow!

Black & Blue

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to the blog! We are now back to our regular scheduled programming here on the blog, and were going to kick it off by talking about my new hair! I have yet another crochet braid installation, and yall know I have to give you guys all the details! You guys know my stylist Shirley hooked me up, and this time I wanted some long hair!  I was going to just do an all black style, but I needed a pop of color. You can never go wrong with blue in my book, so I grabbed a pack of blue hair, and this fabulous hairstyle was born!

  For this style I used 5 packs of the Harlem 125 Brand of Kanekalon Braiding hair in the color 1 and 1 pack of the color Navy . To achieve the curls in this hair I used small perm rods, and followed this tutorial here. This is the same method and hair that I used for my last crochet braids. I just used a different color, and didn’t cut the packs in half.  I would recommend getting more hair then you need  just in case. I love this curl pattern sooo much! It’s a very tedious and long process, so be prepared!
Every night I put my hair in four bantu knots, and I just put a silk bonnet on my hair and go to sleep. 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. 
I am really loving crochet braids! It has been my go-to style all year, and there is no telling when I’m going to give it up! Here is just a quick view of all my crochet styles that I have done this year! They are such a fun and inexpensive way to switch up your hair!
So ladies that’s it for today’s blogpost! Be sure to meet me back here tomorrow for your second blogpost for this week! Feel free to follow me on social media! They are all linked above! I would love to be connected with you! Until tomorrow, 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!