Beauty Bakerie Makeup


I’m back with products from a new brand, new to me anyway…Beauty Bakerie. I came across this company at the beginning of May on instagram and I placed my order the same day! Beauty Bakerie is a cruelty and smudge free brand. They sell Lip Whips which are liquid matte lipsticks, long wearing eye brow gels call Brownies, Eyescream cream eyeshadows, Gelato which is their gel eyeliner, a Sugar Lip Scrub and the Lip Whip remover.

The first thing that caught my eye were the lip whips. They currently have 18 gorgeous shades. They’re so pretty but what actually got me was a video they posted showing that these really are smudge free and waterproof. The staying power is ridiculous!! I bought “Cranberry Stiletto” and “Versailles”. I love them! My only complaint is that they are extremely drying. I have to add some kind of lip moisturizer several times throughout the day, which isn’t really an issue for me because I usually apply chapstick/lip balm often anyway. But, it’s absolutely necessary with these lipsticks. I’ve worn both shades several times this month and I have to say, they absolutely do not smudge or fade even after eating and drinking. All the colors are beautiful and the color pay off is amazing. I definitely need to go ahead and get the Lip Whip Remover because I almost scrubbed my lips off my face trying to get this lipstick off, no joke!

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip,

Lip Whips “Cranberry Stiletto” & “Versailles”

I purchased two of the cream eyeshadows, “Frosted Plums” and “Fudge it All”. There’s also a video on the company’s instagram showing how these hold up under soap & water. There are 11 colors. These are going to be my new favorite eyeshadows! I haven’t worn them yet but I swatched them and they go on so smooth and creamy. They’re super pigmented, I swear I’m already in love!

Beauty Bakerie Eyescream,

“Fudge it All” & “Frosted Plums” cream eyeshadow


“Frosted Plums” & “Fudge it All”

Beauty Bakerie, Sugar Lip Scrub

Sugar Lip Scrub

The last thing I got was the Sugar Lip Scrub. I really like this stuff because it’s an exfoliator and a moisturizer. After exfoliating your lips you just add a small amount to re-hydrate and moisturize. I’ve been using this on my son as well because his lips are always dry and peeling no matter what we use, but this product has really been working.¬†I plan on purchasing the Eyebrow Gel, and more Lip Whips.

Go ahead and check them out on instagram @beautybakeriemakeup

Kisses, Melyssa

Quick & Easy Curly Hair Routine

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share my updated curly hair routine. I haven’t posted anything about my hair or the products I’ve been using in over a year. It’s changed several times and since I just went and had my first curly session and cut, I’m switching it up again. I went to Oasis Hair Salon in Rockville, MD. They specialize in curly hair and they’re one of the best curly salons in the area. They’ve been featured in different articles which is how I came across them and why I chose to go there even though it’s an hour 1/2 drive for me.
Anyway, back to today’s products…I still wanted to share them because anyone with natural/curly hair knows the struggle of trying to find the right products, the right order in which to use them and the everyday struggle of trying to keep frizz to a minimum. I’ve found a couple different things from different brands that work for me but these particular ones are the cheapest(curly hair products are expensive), work the best and cut the amount of time I spend doing my hair in half.Natural hair products

First, I wash my hair with true shampoo by made beautiful. I follow up with their co-wash conditioner and detangle before rinsing it out. Both the shampoo and conditioner contain shea, honey, coconut and mango. This conditioner makes it super easy to detangle, I don’t even have to use a comb or brush, I just use my fingers. As soon as I get out of the shower and with my hair still soaking wet, I add ECO Natural Conditioning, Curling N’ Styling Cocktail. Then I wrap my hair in a cotton T-shirt while I finish getting ready and by the time I’m done it’s about 65-70% dry. I just let it air dry from there. In case anyone is wondering why I dry my hair with a shirt…regular towels cause frizz in curly hair so I either use a 100% cotton T-shirt or a microfiber towel.
I love the Eco Curling and Conditioning Cocktail! It acts as a gel making my curls last longer without making them crunchy or hard and it conditions really well. It contains olive oil and shea butter. My hair stays moisturized longer and my curls are soft, fluffy and bouncy.

After about 3-4 days I spritz my hair with the Hair Milk Refresher Spray by Carol’s Daughter, that adds moisture and brings my curls back to life for another two days or so.

Carol's Daughter, Refresher Spray, Natural Hair Products

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray


The first three products mentioned are free of sulfates, and parabens. The ECO Conditioning N’ Styling Cocktail is also alcohol free.
The Hair Milk Refresher Spray does not contain parabens, mineral oil, petroleum or artificial colors. All products are available at Sally Beauty Supply.

Have a beautiful day everyone!




Products I’ll be trying next

Recently I’ve been searching for the best inexpensive and drugstore brand products. I came across City Color Cosmetics a while back, I saw other beauty bloggers using their products and decided I’d give them a try. So the products I’m interested in are the Sun Kissed Trio blush, bronzer & highlighter, Highlighting Wand, Figtastic Eyeshadow Palette, Be Matte Lipstick & Lip Balm. Unfortunately, all except for one of these products are currently out of stock in the shades/colors I want. I’m going to just keep checking back often to see when they’re back in. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!


Glam on a budget


Makeup, Cosmetics, Lipstick, Eyeshadow Palette I hope all you wonderful moms out there had a beautiful, love filled weekend! I’m going to make this quick, I just wanted to share the budget friendly products I recently ordered and picked up at CVS. I haven’t used any of them yet so this isn’t a review. Here we go…

  1. Coastal Scents Everlasting Creamy Lipstick


  2. bhCosmetics Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick PalettebhCosmetics Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette
  3. Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick 
  4. Milani Moisture Lock Lip Treatment(grapeseed oil infused)Milani, Lip Gloss
  5. Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow


  6. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Eyeshadow Crayon


  7. Timid Lashes
    Timid Lashes,"Sofia", "Demi Whisper"

    “Sofia” & “Demi Whisper”


  8. NYX Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder
    NYX Setting Powder, "Medium/Dark"



  9. NYX Highlighter/Definition Brow PencilNYX, Eyebrow Pencil, Highlighter/Definition
  10. L’OREAL Magic Lumi HighligherL'OREAL, Magic Lumi Highlighter


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, NYX Ombre Lip Duo, Shea Moisture Butter Lip Crayon, Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick, ColourPop Lippie Stix

My current favorite lipsticks/lippies

Lipstick is my favorite part of makeup! I’m obsessed. I buy more lipstick than anything else. So, I decided to put together my absolute favorites and share.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

I love this lipstick! It goes on creamy and dries to matte perfection very quickly. The color I have is “Pure Hollywood”. I usually mix it with another color, or use it as the lighter color when doing an ombre lip because it is really light on me. It’s very pigmented, non drying and long-lasting. Once it’s dry, it doesn’t transfer. They cost around $20 and worth every penny!

ColourPop Matte Lippie Stix

I jumped on the ColourPop bandwagon over the summer and I am in love with these lippie stix!! All the colors are gorgeous! I have “Nevermind”, “Silk”, and “Creature”. They’re very pigmented and non-drying. I go pretty much all day without having to reapply.  The cost is around $5.00 so I highly recommend adding these to your collection.

ColourPop Matte Lippie Stix, Nevermind, Silk, Creature

ColourPop Lippie Stix


ColourPop Lippie Stix


Shea Moisture Butter Lip Crayon

I just love Shea Moisture Products! They have the best stuff…hair products, body lotion, oils and soaps! When I found out that they had makeup too, I was all over it. Their products are sold in Target which is another plus for me, although I couldn’t find these lip crayons in the target near me. I ordered “Sonia” off the Shea Moisture website. It isn’t nearly as dark as it looks but the color is still very pretty. It goes on smoothly, and doesn’t cake up or feather. You can order them for $9.99 off the website or check your local Target.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

This is another one I think you should definitely pick up. This stuff lives up to it’s name…it is everlasting. I swear it doesn’t budge! It lasts ALL day through eating, drinking and even a kiss here and there. My shade is “Double Dare”. The color payoff is amazing. My only issue is that it’s a little drying. Nothing a good lip balm or lipmask beforehand can’t fix though. They cost around $20 and are absolutely worth it.

Too Faced Melted Liquid Longwear Lipstick

Sometimes I like to take a break from matte lips and switch it up. This particular lipstick is great if you’re going for a high gloss look. I picked up “Melted Ruby”. The color is really rich, very pigmented. It lasts for about two hours then it looks more like a lipstain. You have to be very careful with it because it can be very messy even with the sponge tip applicator. I recommend using a brush instead of applying it straight from the tube. I really like it but the only thing I don’t like honestly, is the price. I don’t know, I just feel like it should be a little cheaper. Yes, it’s on my list of favorites but it’s not the best thing in the world. I just really like how pigmented it is and the fact that it smells good(I love lipsticks that smell good).

NYX Ombre Lip Duo

I picked this up in Target for close to $12. They come in 12 shades, I grabbed “Cinnamon & Spice”. The liner and matte lipstick are at either end and both ends twist up and down. I’ve found that the liner lasts longer than the lipstick. After about 2 hours I have to reapply the lipstick but the finish and color combination are so pretty so that won’t deter me from buying it again. It’s so easy to create the perfect ombre lip with this lippie.

NYX Ombre Lip Duo

“Cinnamon & Spice”

That’s it for now, I plan on doing some shopping tomorrow. I’ve got so many things on my “to get” list…maybe I’ll do a collective haul, we’ll see!

Kisses, Melyssa

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