I’m Christopher, otherwise known as Christopher Cupcakes! I believe in magic, spreading kindness, being your most authentic self and inspiring others. I’m basically a unicorn! Unicorns teach us to believe in magic and embrace our creative sides and that is how I chose to live my life.
Besides unicorns, my other spirit animals are flamingos. Flamingos represent a more vibrant, outgoing, well balanced and resourceful life. Something I think we all inspire to have. Flamingos also represent my favorite color, pink! Pink is a peaceful, charming hue that resonates with harmony, friendship, openness, tenderness and a smattering of romance. All traits that I hope I embody in my relationships with others. The pink flamingo represents serenity and a contented life. And who doesn’t want that?
I used to work in the Beauty Industry, and taught both Yoga and Pilates, but currently work as a Content Creator, Digital Marketer, Social Media Manager, Photographer/Videographer, Writer and aspiring Graphic Designer. While I no longer work in the Beauty and Wellness Industries, they are still a passion of mine. Christopher Cupcakes is my online diary where a I document my knowledge and experience on Beauty, Wellness and Lifestyle topics as resource for others.
The French have a saying, “bein dans sa peau”, which loosely translates as “being well in one own’s skin”. To me this really sums up what my purpose is and the point of this blog. It is about everything it takes to be comfortable in your own skin, from the world we live in, to what we put in and on our bodies, to how we care for ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally.
My mission is to help both women and men fall in love with the skin they’re in through my passion for Beauty, Lifestyle and Wellness. I am on a Clean Beauty journey to remove toxic and irritating ingredients from my beauty, skincare and personal care products. I hope that this blog helps to inform and educate you on what we put in and on our bodies. I hope that this blog can be a resource on all things Clean Beauty and Natural, Non-toxic Skincare.
I also love exploring the non touristy side of my hometown of Orlando, Florida and throughout the state of Florida. I hope that this blog will also serve as a resource for those looking for things to do in Orlando and throughout all of Florida beyond the theme parks.
My Experience and Expertise:
I am a licensed Cosmetologist, who has worked in the Beauty Industry for almost 20 years as a hairstylist, makeup artist and esthetician. I have worked with some major beauty brands including Aveda, Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Redken, MAC, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Elemis, Shiseido, Dior and more. I have also done makeup for special events, fashion shows and print work.
I remember at a young age watching my mother get ready and being obsessed with the products she used. In my teens I began experimenting with makeup on my little sister (my first model) as well as my friends and I’ve been hooked on beauty products ever since. I now consider myself a skincare junkie and can never have too many facial sprays or moisturizers on my bathroom counter or in my bag.
I’m currently on a clean beauty journey to remove toxic products from my life and focus on clean and natural beauty products that nourish my skin and help it to look it’s best.
I have also taught Yoga and Pilates in the Boston and Central Massachusetts areas for several years in many local area studios and gyms such as YMCA, H.Y.P. Studios, Pilates by Gwen, The Core Connection, Beacon Hill Athletic Club, Fit Studio 28 and had several corporate and private clients. I owned my own studio, Worcester Pilates, before moving back home to sunny Florida in Summer 2018.
More on me:
In my personal life I’m a father to my rescue dog, Harley, an anatomy geek, avid reader and book lover, Disney nerd, Francophile, and cupcake connoisseur. My favorite color is pink and I can usually be found eating cupcakes or macarons pretty much all the time (hence the nickname Christopher Cupcakes). In my free time, you can usually find me at Walt Disney Word or reading French books while listening to Edith Piaf.
Posts on Christopher Cupcakes will feature informative posts on Clean Beauty & Natural, Non-Toxic Skincare, Wellness topics such as Yoga, Pilates and Meditation and Lifestyle topics such as Fashion, Home Decor, Travel and French focused posts. I will also include posts about Orlando and areas throughout my home state of Florida.
I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to send me an email or contact me via social media, whether that be for PR reasons or if you would like to ask me a question. I’ll respond as soon as I can.
I love working with brands and showcasing them on my Instagram and blog. If you would like me to try and review your products and promote your brand, please reach out to me via the email above. I have collaborated with some major brands to create original digital content to promote their products, such as:
- Truly Beauty
- Pixi Beauty
- Apex Drop PR
- Clean Juice
- Earth Harbour
- and more
♥ Occasionally, I may use affiliate links where I may link to external products. This means I get a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. This doesn’t determine my content however, I will include links when relevant and sometimes those may be affiliate links and sometimes not. ♥