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Marla Rene Beauty & Co.

Marla Rene Beauty & Co. is a nontoxic esthetician approved skincare brand for women of color. We renew your skin and restore your confidence

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Campaign Ends on October 19, 2020

Project Description

While there has been a 40% drop in sales for hair relaxers from 2008-2015...“studies have found that Black Americans had higher urinary concentrations of parabens, the hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly used as preservatives in personal care products, pharmaceuticals and foods.” ~Huffpost

At our core, we deliver uncompromising results naturally though wild crafted, eco-conscious, cruelty free ingredients. Our line is firmly rooted in mindful beauty rituals, that raise the bar in industry standards and consumer awareness. With laser focus on purity and efficacy, we provide beauty without compromise and without the use of petroleum, parabens, silicones, DEA, PEGS, TEA, sulphates and other harmful carcinogenic ingredients. Skillfully crafted in micro batches, each formula is highly concentrated with restorative fatty acids, phytonutrients, minerals and skin loving ingredients. We bottle all those earth provided goodies up to create an unparalleled synergistic effect that contributes to healthy, glowing skin, to address skincare needs ranging from sensitive and acne prone to anti-aging and hyperpigmentation concerns

 

  I vividly recall my mommy slipping away. Yes, I said "mommy" for the little girl in me will always miss her deeply. Mid-morning October 10th her body could fight the cancer no more.  As I reflect on that moment in time, I remember feeling alone but more importantly, helpless. It didn't matter how may people or loved ones shared a kind word, they could never understand the gut wrenching pain I felt knowing I could do nothing to save my mother's life. She was dying and I had no choice but to muster the strength to live life without her.

In retrospect, the flood of emotions was all across the spectrum, from sadness to anger to even guilt. Questions swarmed, could I have done more? What could I have done differently? Is there anyone out there who understands? I wished I didn't feel so alone. We sometimes forget how much of an emotional responsibility it is and often feel guilty for needing a break.  The Tita Project was born out of a dire need for those families and individuals who care for their loved ones in need to feel like they are not on this journey alone.  Sadly, we had to put it on hold in 2020.

                                      

 

My mission is to empower women to take control of their health and well-being, reminding them that they are powerful, bold, perfectly imperfect beauties. I seek to enable women to make skincare choices that will help them achieve their personal vision of beauty without sacrificing their inner being.

We have been self-funding since inception, exhausting our retirement and savings to build a legacy that not only inspires but changes lives. 

Now we need your help.

Your contributions will enable us to expand manufacturing and fulfillment, allowing us to be better equipped to launch and sustain growth in retailers like Ulta and Sephora trusted skincare sources for women of color.

Your seed funding will also allow us to create economic growth in our community providing jobs and business building skills.

For me, what's dearest to my heart is that your gifts will allow us to bring The Tita Project back to life so we can help more amazing families like Michell's, our Q4 2019 Tita Project recipient. 

 

Thank you for taking the time to review our campaign. We appreciate you. 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Funding Period: August 19, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Bamblu -  Midlothian,Va

Free Shipping in the Continental US

You will be contacted at the end of the campaign to finalize your order. 

Sarina Bishop
08/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Aicha
08/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Christine Love
08/21/2020
Black Lives Matter Limited Edition Trio
$100
08/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$2,575
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Black Lives Matter Limited Edition Trio

#FACTS CANDLE

Scent Profile: Shimmering green cactus mingled with clean ocean air, sea spray, driftwood and sea moss.  You will love this sea side blend of fresh ozone notes on a base of sweet musk.

  • We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. 
  • We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. 
  • We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
  • We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. ~source

PEACE LOVE & MELANIN CANDLE

Scent Profile: a modern tropical fusion of fresh mango and creamy coconut milk. Pineapple and orange top notes meld with ripe mango and a hint of peach. Coconut milk and sugar base notes round out this lush, luxurious fruit medley.

  • Racism and colorism exists worldwide in every form. What many people don’t know is that there are more brown, black, “red” and “yellow”- skinned (melanated) people on this planet than others. It’s mindboggling that there are medical items such as sleeping aids made from extracted melanin.
  • WE MUST TEACH
  • Schools aren’t teaching our children to embrace their skin, so it’s up to us. We have to end the “light-skin vs dark-skin” debates. ~source

POWER TO PEOPLE CANDLE

Scent Profile: a sweet and sultry fusion of mandarin, jasmine, and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk.

  • By 1966, the civil rights movement had been gaining momentum for more than a decade, as thousands of African Americans embraced a strategy of nonviolent protest against racial segregation and demanded equal rights under the law. ~source: History.com
1 Supporter
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120.00 USD
Glowfidence Discovery System

Your skin will naturally start to renew itself with our raw honey, balancing out the melanin in your skin while keeping it hydrated.  The natural fruit enzymes found in the Papaya and Lemon army toward speeding up the lightening of those dark spots naturally.  Get ready to experience your renewed self within these next 30 days of skin transformation.

 

0 Supporters
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175.00 USD
Glowfidence System + GLOW UP

Time to amp up your glow meter. Exfoliating and masking are essential keys to fast tracking skin results. This reward takes that amazing discovery system and your skin to the next level with a full size mask and exfoliating scrub. 

0 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Glowfidence System + 30 min consult

How about some 1 on 1 time with the founder and 8 year beauty expert.  Imagine what it was like to get home with a brand new beauty stash and no clue what to do next. 

No worries. This will be the one time that you'll have the right goodies with the right guidance and be on the road to success. 

 

0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Glowfidence System + 45 min consult

Ok so you got what you need and know what to do but what if ... (fill in the blank). What's next? Now you'll not only have extra 1 on 1 time but you'll also get two additional consults to make sure you have the perfect combination of ingredients to get you the results you deserve. Just in case an adjustment needs to be made, it's on me too boo. 

This 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Black Lives Matter Limited Edition Trio

#FACTS CANDLE

Scent Profile: Shimmering green cactus mingled with clean ocean air, sea spray, driftwood and sea moss.  You will love this sea side blend of fresh ozone notes on a base of sweet musk.

  • We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. 
  • We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. 
  • We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
  • We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. ~source

PEACE LOVE & MELANIN CANDLE

Scent Profile: a modern tropical fusion of fresh mango and creamy coconut milk. Pineapple and orange top notes meld with ripe mango and a hint of peach. Coconut milk and sugar base notes round out this lush, luxurious fruit medley.

  • Racism and colorism exists worldwide in every form. What many people don’t know is that there are more brown, black, “red” and “yellow”- skinned (melanated) people on this planet than others. It’s mindboggling that there are medical items such as sleeping aids made from extracted melanin.
  • WE MUST TEACH
  • Schools aren’t teaching our children to embrace their skin, so it’s up to us. We have to end the “light-skin vs dark-skin” debates. ~source

POWER TO PEOPLE CANDLE

Scent Profile: a sweet and sultry fusion of mandarin, jasmine, and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk.

  • By 1966, the civil rights movement had been gaining momentum for more than a decade, as thousands of African Americans embraced a strategy of nonviolent protest against racial segregation and demanded equal rights under the law. ~source: History.com
1 Supporter
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Glowfidence Discovery System

Your skin will naturally start to renew itself with our raw honey, balancing out the melanin in your skin while keeping it hydrated.  The natural fruit enzymes found in the Papaya and Lemon army toward speeding up the lightening of those dark spots naturally.  Get ready to experience your renewed self within these next 30 days of skin transformation.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Glowfidence System + GLOW UP

Time to amp up your glow meter. Exfoliating and masking are essential keys to fast tracking skin results. This reward takes that amazing discovery system and your skin to the next level with a full size mask and exfoliating scrub. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Glowfidence System + 30 min consult

How about some 1 on 1 time with the founder and 8 year beauty expert.  Imagine what it was like to get home with a brand new beauty stash and no clue what to do next. 

No worries. This will be the one time that you'll have the right goodies with the right guidance and be on the road to success. 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Glowfidence System + 45 min consult

Ok so you got what you need and know what to do but what if ... (fill in the blank). What's next? Now you'll not only have extra 1 on 1 time but you'll also get two additional consults to make sure you have the perfect combination of ingredients to get you the results you deserve. Just in case an adjustment needs to be made, it's on me too boo. 

This 

0 Supporters
Select this reward