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

auto show

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is coming to New York City March 25- April 3, 2016 and I’m a little excited. Deep down inside, under my trillions of makeup palettes and red lipsticks, I’m a bit of a car fanatic. And by fanatic I mean if I were a millionaire I’d collect cars that would sit in my driveway only to drive one on Sunday afternoons. Anyways!

If you’re in town and want to go to NYIAS, jump ahead and enter the giveaways at the bottom of this post.  View Full Post


GIRL! Lawrd Jesus be one of those fences that hold you close to someone else who goes to church more often than you!

This happened.

I am very proud because this was on my bucket list. Actually, I wanted to full on jump out of a plane. Like a plane in the sky close to Heaven where my mother resides. In theory, it sounded like an awesome freaking idea. Until I did the faux diving, aka indoor skydiving. Those real skydiving dreams are long gone. I’m good! View Full Post


Hey beauties, Tarah here!

If you’re into saving the planet…or if you’re just an obsessed makeup junkie, Velvet 59 is for you. The vegan and cruelty free cosmetic line recently launched in 10 Ricky’s NYC stores! They currently hold the entire line-up of Velvet 59 products, such as Matte to the Max liquid lipsticks, full lipstick and lipgloss collection, Contour is a Girl’s Best Friend Palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, the full lipstick and lipgloss collection, and the Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara.

Velvet 59 is the makeup line of 23-year-old, Paris Manning who aims to tie in today’s beauty with vintage glamour. This is primarily illustrated through her catchy product names to the images and fonts she uses on the boxes, containers and labels.

Manning’s all for serving Marilyn Monroe realness.

And with good cause! View Full Post