After overcoming challenges at a young age, the makeup mogul is living the sweet life with her cruelty-free cosmetics brand.
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A feature interview on Beyoncé’s website gave Beauty Bakerie founder and CEO Cashmere Nicole the push she needed to expand her beauty brand, but Nicole’s entrepreneurial spirit had been years in the making.
When Nicole became pregnant at 15, she worked tirelessly to put herself through school, relying on food stamps to keep her small family afloat.
While working full time as a nurse, Nicole decided to dive into the cosmetics industry, creating the brand’s now-signature Lip Whip, a favorite with celebrities like Cardi B. and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas. However, her budding business was thrown a curveball when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a 26-year-old single mother, she battled constant fear, but her resilience would later inspire her company’s motto: Better Not Bitter.
“I just hope to continue to spread the mission of being sweet and sweeting the lives of others,” says Nicole.
Since her recovery, she has channeled her energy into creating products free of harmful chemicals that