New YouTube Video Alert: Beauty Bakerie Review Part II

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In the video linked above as well as embedded below, I give you a breakdown of several Beauty Bakerie products and demo the majority of them with the exception of two. If you have been hanging with me the last few months then, you’ll know about my affiliation with the brand. However, my opinions, and reviews are completely my own and the video of course is not sponsored. If you pop over to their website and see any goodies feel free to use my discount code “ZJAYBB10” it will save you 10% off your complete order and it does work internationally!

Coffee & Cocoa

The first product I used was the Coffee & Cocoa bronzing palette that retails for $38.00 or $34.20…Pssst that’s that price with the discount code. This palette in my opinion would look better on medium to dark tones rather than lighter tones. The palette is “bronze” the colors are gold, brown, and has a beautiful red that appears to have undertones of brown, orange or possibly both. Thus, why being a fair tone it may not be as flattering. But Alas! There really are not any rules in the makeup world that I live in so do you girlfriend!


The second new product I used was the Browies in Dark Brown. This pomade textured eyebrow product is somewhat easy to use if you are used to using a pomade. But if you are not it can be challenging as it is deeply pigmented as well as soft which means lots of product on eyebrow brush and easy to get more than what you want on the brows rather than the little it takes. If you have a precison eyebrow brush I think making hairlike strokes will be easy to do. This retails for $16.00 or $14.40. You decide the cost!

Matte Lipstick

Matte lips are in! But what’s even better is a smudge proof lipstick that doesn’t transfer and stays on for over SIX hours. Yes you read that correctly. I’ve tried it out and it’s the real deal. Beauty Bakerie’s lip whips are the hottest on the market right now. The color I used in video review is Cranberry Stiletto. It is recommended that when applying to avoid using more than three coats. The result of not following the advice(I didn’t at first) makes the lip whip tacky and cakey! I big NO. They retail for $20.00 or in your case $18.00.

Lip Whip Remover

As mentioned and shown the Lip Whip Removers are a must have to accompany the lip whip. You really must watch to see where I’m going with this. It will be a huge hassle to remove without it. For some people that’s an inconvenience, but for $12.60 or regularly priced at $14.00 I’d rather buy and have my matte lipstick stay on my lips and not on my food or coffee cup.

~Glitter sparkles $6.00

~The Do it for the Graham palette is no longer available online. The Riley Rose locations does have some left.

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Until next time,

Zahara J.

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Walkfashion Show *Detroit

What an amazing experience is that first thought I think of when trying to explain how I felt. Walkfashion was founded in 2009 by Daishawn Franklin and Crystal Bailey in their hometown Detroit, Michigan. According to their website, it was founded for the purpose to give a platform for emerging fashion in Detroit. Where now they have sold out shows expanding to the fashion capital New York City. You definitely want to take advantage on more of the accomplishments and stories.

On May 19th, 2018 Walkfashion hosted another successful event. One that I was lucky enough to see. It was a busy day! My sister graduated with her associates degree and that almost threw a wrench in being able to go to the event. Time was crunched this day for sure. I knew that supporting my sister would take the forefront but also out of a promise and networking opportunity from a friend I made the show in just enough time to catch the last walk. What I witnessed was nothing short of astounding.

Seeing the diverse group of women and men was an experience I won’t soon forget. From women of color, Asian, and even sisters with hijabs. Also women of different body physiques was great witnessing. It shows growth in the fashion industry, where being a size 0 is not the only way to be.

I have a new found respect for runway models that’s for sure. Seeing them walk several times in high heels, shoes that could’ve been too small or large and still make it work. Wobbly feet, yet head still held high. My adrenaline was pumping for them.

As this was my first time, I felt like I was Carrie and just missing out on a few girlfriends and some good cosmos. I was privy to seeing fashion from local designers. Designs ranging from laid back beach attire, wedding reception specials, and Negash footwear making footprints across the Detroit area.

Overall it was an exceptional experience and my only regrets are deciding to go last minute and not getting a press pass. Perhaps next time I’ll be backstage interviewing, doing makeup, or maybe hosting! Who knows what the future holds. I do know for certain it’ll be fashionable.

Enjoy my video from the seats of a fashion loving spectator

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Below is a picture of my makeup application done by yours truly.

A world of baked goodies

Hey guys!

It has been a long time I know. As I mentioned on my Instagram this semester has really kicked my behind! But, it is OK, only three consecutive semesters left and I am done. (For now)

I am so excited to create my first blog in relation to being a new Affiliate with Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics. So who is this company that has sugary sweet names for their products, promotes diversity within their cosmetic line and very engaged with their followers? Well keep on reading current and hopefully future beauty bakers. Without further ado, lets get caking!

But first a quick cliff notes version of the lady herself.

Cashmere Nicole founded Beauty Bakerie in 2011. She is a model of black excellence a term loosely thrown about here and there. She is a survivor of Breast Cancer, no victim. SURVIVOR. Her story inspired me to push forward with my dreams and what I want to aspire to be. Cashmere mentions in her story, she and her daughter were at a church service and she could not wait to fill the bags to help needy families as she was also at one point on the receiving end at a time. This is a story we need to hear and read about. A quote from the website resonated with me, “I wanted to create a brand that contradicted the popular “bad girl” persona that the mainstream was pedaling – to show girls that there’s nothing wrong with upholding a sweet and friendly nature” (Beauty Bakerie Website)

Now that you all have a small backstory, feel free to go on the website and take a peak at the “Our Story” linked above as well for a more in depth look at this fascinating tale.

Now the ReviewEggs

For today’s blog, I am reviewing three different products from this company. My husband was working in Chicago this past winter and I was excited to visit him. What I did not know was that, on the Beauty Bakerie Instagram they would post their products would be in the Riley Rose location at the Altamonte mall. That made my day when I saw that. Like many of you, it is hard trusting a brand or even purchasing clothing that you could not physically touch, see or smell. Long story short, I made my way into the Chicago traffic to get my swatching on. I fell in love. However, most of the products were out of stock like the famous flour setting powder, and some of the new lip whips. I managed to get my hands on the Matte Lip Whip in Fortune Cookie.


This Lip Whip is amazing, honestly I have zero complaints. The claims are, ” its Long-lasting, smudge proof, and water-proof, It’s Vegan! And a disclaimer, Stickiness can result if the product is not allowed ample time to dry or if product is layered with more than 3 layers”.

Is it the truth? Absolutely. I can put this on prior to my morning class that starts at  11AM and it will stay on until about 6:30PM which is the start of my second class of the day. Within these hours, I’ll easily devour a couple of cups of coffee, eat and snack between that and my lips will still be slayed. My only issue is if you do not know to not exceed the three layers, you will definitely experience some stickiness which is not pleasant. However, reading reviews or the product details are really important. Saves a lot of frustration.

My second and probably my favorite thus far is the Blending Eggs Beauty Sponges (I just need a moment to inhale and exhale). Beauties, you get 6 blending egg sponges, I REPEAT SIX blending egg sponges for $16.20! For the newbies joining the Bakerie family, you may not know about the quality, but for the Beauty Bakerie Veterans, you already know the quality was superb! Extra on Extra. One for foundation, One for concealer, and heck on for highlighting too! Or if you are a cool friend give one to another beauty lover just to try out. The claims outside the obvious number of egg sponges you are getting is it Non-latex sponge, washable, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free and sulfate-free.

I used within minutes of it arriving to my house, that night I received many compliments on my makeup. The only thing different that I did was use my three products I am reviewing today.

Lastly, the nice sized 12 shade palette, Do it For the Graham. Aren’t the names so adorable. Of the 12 shades baked up there are  foil, matte, and duo-chrome eyeshadow. It’s has something for everyone. Retailing for $38.00! It is a hefty price, I definitely can justify making this purchase. *Whispers*  How about $34.20? Sounds a little better right!

The claims are, it is versatile, buildable, Cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free and blendable. I can agree that these things are very important to Beauty Cakers who are conscious of what we are putting on our body; especially our faces. Don’t nobody  have time for premature wrinkles. But really, I am not your beauty guru with tons of followers, sponsored Ads galore etc. So if I can use this and it looks good on me so can you.

Until Next time!

P.S If you are going to try out any of Beauty Bakerie products make sure to use my discount code to receive 10% off complete purchase, the code can be used as many times as you like with no minimum purchase.  ZJAYBB10

Stay Sweet,

until next time

Z Jay


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Here are my favorite items in the videos over this last year. Not all are “newly” launched by its brand but for some it was new for me to use. I will have a complete post at some point tomorrow or Monday!

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