Ty Alexander

There has never been a moment in my life where I wasn’t plus size. In fact, I was plus size before the world introduced us to the term plus size. As a relatively tall teenager (I’ve been 5’8 since I was 9) I grew up ashamed of my curves. Partly because I had to shop at the same places my mother did. I have to give myself credit though. Somehow I figured out how to dress up those mom jeans. I even learned a cute way to tie up my plaid shirts so that it would fit tight around my wide waist—just like my skinnier friends. But I never wanted to show off too much of my body. View Full Post

Plus size model Ashley Graham

Hey beauties, it’s your girl Maui!

I don’t know if you have heard but plus size history was made a few days ago. Yes, Ashley Graham became the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated while Precious Lee became the first African-American plus-size model on the inside pages. This is a huge accomplishment for both of these curvy beauties as well as the plus size community. However, a cloud of negativity followed that which has me really disenchanted about some individuals within the plus size community. View Full Post

Target Plus Swimsuit

You guys! I am wearing a bikini (You can purchase it here!). Like, in real life. This is the first time I’ve ever showed this much belly on the beach. Or anywhere, really! But I had to do it.

It feels like it’s been forever since plus-size blogging pioneer, Gabi Gregg coined the term “fatkini,” which ultimately led to empowering chubby girls around the world to dismantle body barriers and call themselves whatever they wanted. Not only did they call themselves what ever they wanted, they also wore whatever they wanted. Crop tops, booty shorts, skinny jeans…if it was trendy and chic, they were wearing it regardless of what anyone thought about their bodies.

I say “they” because I just wasn’t there yet. View Full Post

Woman on a date

First dates bring a lot of different emotions. Besides hoping your date will actually be a good time, what you wear is kind of right up there on that list of things to worry about. I’m all about leaving a good impression. Even if the date goes down the drain, at least you will still be fierce and fabulous!

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Top 5 Sites to Buy Affordable Beauty Products

From those expensive eyeshadow pallets to the latest trends in hair care, a simple trip to the store is enough to break a beauty addict’s budget. I just dropped $75 at Ricky’s. Dude I bought FOUR things. LAWRD.

Since we are clearly not going to STOP buying makeup we have to find a balance. There’s a few discount beauty websites that offer huge deals on basic and high-end products. These sites let makeup lovers (points at you and me) stock up and try out more of their favorites for way less. Check out five sites to buy affordable beauty products:  View Full Post