Many kids of the '80s spent quality time churning out delicious (read: inedible) treats from an Easy-Bake Oven, but not everyone saw it as a future career. For Shareena Casterline, 30, her signature Easy-Bake "Shareena Cakes" were just the beginning of what later became New York City's Madison Street Bakehouse, an online bakery/one-woman-show run single-handedly by Casterline.
With a vision in mind for her bakery and whole lot of hard work, she made Madison Street a reality all on her own—but not without sacrificing sleep, skincare, and her sanity at first. With that days start at 4 a.m. and include 13 or 14 hours of baking, working solo puts a lot of pressure on Casterline to be both business woman and baker for her loyal customer base.
Now in her groove, Casterline has established that a balance of yoga and great skincare keep her feeling like her best self—even on her longest days. Before bed, Casterline hits the mat and then starts her beauty routine, which includes L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Skin Revitalizer Serum + Moisturizer and L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Face Mask. The mask does all the work while Casterline sleeps, helping her take advantage of every waking and dreaming hour. Today, she feels better than ever. "It makes me feel awesome," says Casterline, "and when I'm feeling awesome, I feel like I can do anything and take on everything."
Stay In The Know
Marie Claire email subscribers get intel on fashion and beauty trends, hot-off-the-press celebrity news, and more. Sign up here.
I'm the Beauty Director at HearstMade.
Nordstrom's New Arrivals Are Full of Spring-Ready Attire—20 Picks on My Wish List
These are worth getting excited about.
By Raina Mendonça
Bella Hadid Finally Confirms She's a Beauty Brand Founder
Orebella arrives on May 2.
By Sophia Vilensky
Zendaya Wears Another Vintage Cyborg Look to the 'Dune: Part Two' Press Tour
She's got access to some of fashion's greatest archives.
By India Roby