If you have been reading any of my other posts, you know that I truly love all things beauty. I love trying new brands and products and I believe that switching up one’s beauty and skincare routine every now and then keeps it fresh, interesting, and effective. There are a few brands out there that I really love – Tarte, Aveeno, and LUSH are a few of my favorites. Every now and then, however, I come across a line of products that blows me away. Canadian company Cake Beauty is one of those brands. Started by CEO Heather Reier in Kitchener, Ontario, Cake began as a small assortment of vegan, all-natural beauty products and then blossomed into a full-fledged line of everything from bath goodies to hair and skincare products. Everything from Cake is made with cruelty-free practices and vegan ingredients, so you can rest easy knowing that these products are not only effective and sweet smelling, they are made with lots of care and conscience. I have a ton of Cake products and always find myself buying more when I come across them. Not only do they work like a dream (their dry shampoo – see below – is the stuff freshly showered dreams are made of) but they smell absolutely delicious. When it comes to Cake I could go on and on but I decided to cap my list of favorite products at six (just so that this post isn’t the length of War and Peace). So with that in mind, here are my top sweet treats from this Canadian confection.
The best way to unwind after a long hard day? A hot bath filled with luxurious coconut and Tahitian vanilla scented bubbles of course! This sweet smelling gel lathers up like crazy, filling your tub with fragrant, frothy foam reminiscent of whipped cream. Bonus: this multitasking formula can also be used as a shower gel!
It’s gross to admit, but I use a lot of dry shampoo. Like too much. My hair is so dry and curly and gets really frizzy and dull if I wash it everyday, so I try to skip a day. Sometimes that skipped ‘day’ becomes two or three days (ew, I know) and that’s where this bad boy comes in handy. Unlike a lot of other dry shampoos out there, this dry spray leaves ZERO white reside and leaves my strands looking and feeling miraculously clean (how?!) and not at all sticky. The scent is a little bit strong at first, but it does smell like lemon sugar so I am not complaining.
Whether your hair is dry to the point of crispy like mine, or a bit on the oilier side, this dry conditioner spray is pretty fantastic for all hair types. It’s hydrating but lightweight and adds a glossy sheen to hair without making it look greasy or weighed down (the downfall of a lot of leave-in conditioners). It’s filled with ultra moisturizing ingredients such as coconut and argan oil, which keep your tresses soft and silky, even if you’ve just heat styled the sh*t out of them. The yummy caramel-vanilla-lemon scent is the icing on the cake – shameless pun totally intended.
I am a huge fan of facial oils and this one is the cream of the crop. It’s made with antioxidant and omega (3, 6, and 9) rich inca inchi oil, as well as grape seed oil and vitamin E. The freshly peeled orange scent doesn’t hurt either. Use it to give your complexion a healthy, hydrated glow, or smooth a tiny bit onto your hair to tame split-ends and frizz.
As a girl who is constantly on the go, I appreciate products that are made to do it all. This moisturizing, delicious smelling balm literally (and I do mean literally) does IT ALL. It’s made with super ingredients such as cocoa butter, castor oil, shea butter, and coconut and sunflower oil.It feels utterly delightful on the lips and skin (it melts on contact like butter). So, what does this super hero of a product do, you ask? Every. Damn. Thing. It can be used as a lip balm, to moisturize dry skin, to plump up lips, to smooth frizz, to soothe itchiness, sunburns, and bug bites. It can be used to seal split ends, to fade under-eye circles, and tame unruly eyebrows. You can also use it as a highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones! I keep one in my purse religiously and I am totally addicted to it. Because why wouldn’t I be? It’s basically my vanity in a tube. If you take anything away from this post, it’s that you need this. You need it.
How many lotions can a girl have? A lot. I have too many lotions and it’s getting to the point where I have no space at all on my dresser (partly because of my perfume collection as well – I now have 80 fragrances. I should be on an episode of Hoarders.). Despite this fact, I couldn’t help adding this delicious confection to my excessive collection. It was love at first sniff and touch and there are so many reasons I adore it. Reason number 1: it smells like a tropical vacation with dreamy notes of coconut and vanilla. Reason number 2: although it is very hydrating, it is incredibly light and airy (just like a mousse should be). It’s not at all greasy and sinks right into the skin. 3) It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth ALL DAY. Usually I have to reapply creams and lotions constantly throughout the day, but this keeps my skin quenched and supple for hours on end. I bought this one in bulk (I have a giant bottle in my bathroom and a travel sized tube in my purse) and I suggest that you do too. It’s like ultra-nourishing body frosting and my skin eats it right up.
So there you have it, my six favorite products from one of my favorite Canadian brands, Cake Beauty. Have you tried any of these products? Are there any other Cake products I simply must try? Let’s chat in the comments!