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 Review
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
until next time
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