Yes, I am still on my quest for kawaii cosmetics (and bath products too) and lucked into this fabulous brand called CAKE Beauty. While they may not fall into the most kawaii looking products – if a scent can be called kawaii – then these products certainly qualify!
Oh my heavens – CAKE is delicious, so yummy it is like a pink swirled cupcake of delight. I thought they had some interesting products but I was totally not prepared for the super yummy smell. I am now addicted to CAKE.
CAKE Beauty is a Canadian brand that was created by Heather Reier. Here is more about her from the CAKE beauty site:
This is pretty Heather.
“From her childhood days, Heather Reier was always interested in beauty products. In 2003 her passion for indulgence and products had not wavered. After using various products on the market, while she loved many of them, she couldn’t help but feel as though something was missing. She realized that the beauty world needed a line of cremes, suds and scrubs with decadent, nourishing ingredients accompanied by sophisticated packaging and a sassy, fun concept. And from there the philosophy of was born.
Working initially in the kitchen, Heather spent nights and weekends not resting until she had finally created the ultimate cremes, suds and scrubs. No detail was overlooked. She studied the properties of each ingredient, insisting on using only those that would benefit both physical and emotional needs while yielding the most superior textures. Ingredients such as, mango and shea butters, coconut and jojoba oils, turbinado sugar, marshmallow, pure essential oils and whole milk were used.”
Here is what I got:
CAKE milk made hand buffer.
At first I was perplexed by how this appeared – it looked like an oil with some kind of sediment in the bottle and a spoon too. Closer inspection revealed it was not sediment but SUGAR and the oil was meant to be stirred with the sugar and then a bit of the mix would be applied to the hands. I did as instructed and buffed my hands with the delectable smelling sugar scrub, rinsed under warm water and then could not believe the level of softness of my hands. My skin felt like silk satin and smelled like a luscious vanilla milkshake. No, even BETTER than that. It is almost indescribable – maybe it’s a vanilla cupcake with butter-cream frosting (keeping it in the cake theme). Whatever you want to call it the scent is divine and the product works like a dream. This is one of the best scrubs I have ever used. You can use it on elbows and knees too and I don’t see why your feet would have to be left out of the bliss. This is one of those hidden beauty gems, one of those finds that you marvel that the entire world hasn’t caught onto this but no matter my hands are as soft as a kitten’s tushie. Lucky me!
CAKE milk made hand cream.
I have long used milk as part of my beauty regimen, from the days in my youth taking milk baths, to using milk based products (from Fresh) in the shower too. Milk is very soothing to sensitive skin and has numerous benefits that include calming irritated skin and helping moiturize dry skin. This hand cream is amazing. It smells like sugary vanilla with a hint of raspberry coulis. I put it on my hands right before bed to drift into the sweetest slumber. My kitteh Lucy likes to lick it off my hands! It has mango butter, milk powder, shea butter and marshmallow extract (from the plant, not the stuff in a fluffernutter!) making it silky and fast absorbing and locks in moisture wonderfully. I bought one tube but I will get another because I need one in my purse. It is that good.
CAKE walk triple-mint foot cream.
From hands to feet – this powerful cream packs a triple threat of minty goodness that will bring your feet and legs back to life. It has menthol, peppermint and spearmint plus mango butter, coconut oil and avocado oil as its active ingredients. It is especially important to me because I need good circulation in my feet and this really helps to keep my toes tapping. Mint is wonderfully for reviving tired tootsies. Oh and the cream is pink so bonus – it is pretty too!
CAKE satin sugar hair & body refreshing powder.
This is a wonder – I mean – totally fabulous genius product that will blow your mind. We all have those in-between shampoo times when our hair gets a little lackluster. You know how they say now not to wash your hair every day because it strips your hair of healthy natural oils? But admit it sometimes that second or third day hair is kind of – well – not so fresh. That is why you need this satin sugar hair powder. It comes in a light shade or a dark shade and you shake some into your hands, rub it between your palms then apply it to your roots. It absorbs excess oils and gives your hair renewed vitality and body. Plus it smells like lemon butter-cream with sugar spinkles. You can use it on your body too – it feels silky and is completely natural made from cornstarch. Don’t be surprised if you need to get everything in the satin sugar line because you want to smell this good all over!
CAKE satin sugar balm.
This is another wonder product. This is almost 90 percent pure shea butter with that incredible lemon butter-cream with sugar sprinkles scent. This is for your split ends, your dry areas (elbows, knees, heels), or just melt it between your palms for a super indulgent hand treatment. The smell will transport you to a sugary-sweet fairyland. And your skin will thank you. I use it every day on rough patches and it has healing properties that really make a difference. It is worth every cent and a little goes a long way.
CAKE satin sugar refreshing hair & body mist.
Just using this on your body and hair would be a mistake. You can spray it on your sheets and pillowcases too and go to sleep in the wonderful aromatherapy of this delicious scent. It does work wonders for your hair, especially if it needs a little refreshing (like when you walk through a crowd of people smoking in front of a restaurant – ewwww!) and you will give your hair a toss after you spritz and feel sweet and clean once again.
CAKE kiss lip butter.
I got the lip butter in berry flavor and it is delish as all the products are. It isn’t sticky and is very soothing. I put it on at night and give my lips a little spa treatment. It is a bit glossy so it is a treatment product that is wearable too.