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Perfume Workshops are a Can’t Miss

Join Us for a FABULOUS and Fun Girls’ Night Out!

Make Your Own Perfume Workshop
at Brazen Beauty Lounge.

Join us in handcrafting your very own custom perfume oil!
Seriously, how fun is that?!

Grab your girlfriends & bring a bottle of wine for a truly unique night out.

Sign up for a workshop here

THE CLASS: First we go over a brief explanation of ingredients & alternatives to the toxic chemicals found in typical perfumes.
Then we guide you through scent selection to start experimenting with which scent blends suite you. We help you create the perfume of your dreams through mixing various scents and essential oils.

Lastly, we add an organic oil blend to make the finished product rival the quality of dept store brands. You package it in a cute little dropper bottle and we even make you a custom label!

We save your formula for future refills, too!
Choose from over 60 different phthalate/paraben-free aromas to blend together to bring your idea to life. The sky’s the limit!
Class size is limited to 10 participants, to make sure everyone gets personalized attention.

Sign up for a workshop here

TIME: Class attendees should arrive at 6:30pm to settle in, get a beverage, chit chat, etc. Class starts promptly at 7pm.

REFRESHMENTS: Please feel free to BYOB (wine or beer, no hard liquor). We have all the supplies like corkscrew, glasses, etc. And would be happy to serve you & your guests so you don’t have to do any work!

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Our class instructor, Sandria, has over 16 years experience in formulating natural products & is the owner/chief formulator for Brazen Cosmetics. She is fiercely passionate about natural products and treating your skin nicely. You will be in good hands with a pro!

LOCATON: The class will be held in our adorable pink oasis Brazen Beauty Lounge, in downtown Ferndale. It’s in the Ferndale Art Building, downstairs.

Conveniently located right off Woodward Ave, close to tons of great bars and restaurants that you can hit up after the class.
195 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220

Plus, save 10% on any of your other purchases at our shop the night of this class.
What better way to spend a great time out with your girls?

Sign up for a workshop here

Here’s what previous attendees have to say:

“I’ve been to your eyeshadow class too. Both classes my friends and I left with sore cheek bones from all the laughter. You’re a great host!”

“The fellow classmates were way cool and I think I met a new friend for life. Not to mention this awesome scent the girls at work ask me about and I know I’m the only one that has it!!! hehehe”

“My boyfriend goes mad when he smells by neck: you advised well :). I don’t know if you allow “boys” but look for Matt to sign up. Don’t let him copy though I want to see (should say smell) what he comes up with”

“Can’t wait to come back and try that chocolate blend I was considering. SO MANY CHOICES, so little time!!!”

Sign up for a workshop here


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Participants must be 16 years or older with an adult guest. Younger guests are welcome at our pre-teen/teen workshops. No one under legal drinking age will be allowed to participate in alcohol consumption.

What are my parking options getting to the event?
Ferndale has public parking and street parking for $.50/hour, metered until 9pm. On Sundays, parking is free. Please allow extra time to find parking on weekends/evenings, as it’s sometimes busy.

Can I buy tickets at the door?
If we have space, you are welcome! We can’t promise there will be an open seat for that class, however. Ideally, we like to have tickets pre-sold to make sure we have all the proper supplies set up and ready. We keep our classes small, to provide personal attention. Please call us the day of the class to check if we have space.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!

Sign up for a workshop here


New Events!!!

I’m so excited to let you know of some fun new events happening here at the shop. First off, our new DIY EYE SHADOW class is rocking. It has been a huge hit with the lucky ladies who’ve already gotten the experience!

You can join us and create the eye shadow shade of your dreams with a rainbow of shades and finishes to pick from. Go crazy!

4/10/15 Eye Shadow Class Info

Our Perfume Bar is *almost* ready! I’ve been working on this a while and I can’t wait for you to all see it! Make your OWN signature scent- how cool is that!?!

We will beholding workshops to create your custom signature perfume starting in May. Tickets are limited & will be going fast, so grab yours quick!

4/21/15 Perfume Class Info

5/8/15 Perfume Class Info

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

So proud of Sandi and the Brazen Team for sprinkling their awesomeness at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair!!!  This year was THE biggest yet and at the end of the show, over 8,000 people decided to shop small and handmade this year!  That is unbelievable.  The Brazen girls were hustling all day for two days.  If you were one of the many that came out to say “Hi”, we want to give you a shout out and say “Thank You” for showing us your love and support, it truly means so much to all of us and we appreciate you guys.  Now, a gratuitous photo of our fearless leader at the booth this weekend!  Doesn’t she look fierce!

Our fearless leader.

Our fearless leader.


Hey there lovelies, what are we all doing today?  I’m just doing my best to stay toasty warm with a hot beverage and a good movie. Here are some recipes that I have tried out myself that I thought I would share with you guys! My absolute favorite?  The salted caramel hot cocoa by A Beautiful Mess!  Stay warm. – Candi

Fido Does Ferndale

Come join us for a tail wagging good time! – Candi


Happy Hour @ the Beauty Lounge

Come visit us for happy hour! Join us Friday and Saturday nights 4-6pm for wine & makeup fun time. Bring your gfs!

Stop In & Say Hi!


Bust Out the Champagne, BBL is NOW OPEN!

We are NOW OPEN! After a month & a half of hard hard work, I finally got the doors open. I’ve been busting my ass every day from morning til night and now it’s ready!

Please stop by to see all the hard work. We will be having a big grand opening party soon (when the weather gets a little better lol), so keep an eye out.

xo S

The Last Three Days Have Been a Blur

What’s that you say, it’s now 2014? When did this happen??? I’ve been going and going like the Energizer Bunny…

That’s me!

On Dec 31st, I got the keys to our new space (yippeeeeee!). There was SO much left from the prior renter, so my day mostly consisted of moving her stuff outside & mega-cleaning…which is like cleaning but on shit-tons of coffee and showtunes.


The first thing I had to do was put up party lights, since anything can be fun if you call it a party (cleaning party? painting party? dental work party?). Then I hung some suggestive signs in the window warning people about the awesomeness our  new store would contain. My left-brained bf would shake his head at the organization of my priorities, but you artsy girls can understand!


Our new space is so much bigger than our current one, so tons more to paint and display. I can’t wait!

Who’s ready for more pics of the painting party?

Keys are mine!

It seems like I’ve been waiting forever!!! I got the keys to the new store today. Now let the painting begin!!!


Vintage Vanities

pink vanituI literally have notebooks of ideas for decorating the new space! I love the visual aspects of retail, especially beauty products. One of the main focuses in the new shop will be our makeup bar, complete with three loaded stations where girls can get services by makeup artists or play makeup with all of our products.

We’ve been hunting down vintage vanities for our makeup stations. I’m mega crafty, so they will get a sweet new look with new paint & a vintage faux effect. I love when furniture has its own personality!

There are dazzling displays out there with the vintage twist we are looking for. I’ve been obsessively searching Pinterest for ideas. Check out this board we started. Please feel free to leave your favorite links in the comments for any ideas we need to incorporate into our new store!


S 🙂


Brazen Cosmetics is beyond excited to announce their new makeup bar to open in February 2014.

We are thrilled to be bringing our edgy organic cosmetics & self-love manifesto to the women of Metro Detroit. Brazen Beauty Lounge will be unlike anything our customers have ever seen, it will be a totally interactive store- part makeup salon and part retail. Shoppers will be able to try out all products right there in the store with mini spa treatments and makeup applications.

With the popularity of Brazen’s classes and events, this new space will give more women a chance to experience the fun. We will also have a full-service makeup bar, so you can stop by for a cocktail and makeup application or touch-up before hitting the town. We have some amazingly talented makeup artists on our team that are ready to wow you with all the latest looks.

Our selection of products will really excite the beauty fans out there. Not only are we going to continue to provide the Brazen brand (complete with many new products!), we are excited to bring you some of the freshest indie brands in bath & body care. Our handmade soap & lotion selection will thrill those who love to pamper their skin. Not only that, let us demo our body products right there at our sink! You won’t believe the new soft skin you’ll leave with.

We also are carrying a range of our favorite indie designers of all things feminine & girly, with a vintage twist. Expect to see unique jewelry, purses, clutches, knit wear, tees and more.

This new space is about twice the size of our current showroom, which means tons of space for products and more room for shoppers. We get to have walls and walls of makeup!

We have some killer decorating/display ideas, so stay tuned for that. Think new burlesque meets classic pinup with a creative DIY twist.   

To put the amazing finishing touches on our store, we need your help! We will be offering pre-sale appointments for our “Primp & Go” services and tickets to our “Martini & Manicure Mondays”, along with a host of other fun perks. Please check out our campaign page for more info.



PS And don’t forget…instead of a boring gift card this year, why not treat any special girl on your list with an appointment at Brazen Beauty Lounge? Pampering is *always* more fun than another gift card to the mall.

Our Campaign is LIVE


After slaving away for months, our IndieGoGo campaign is NOW LIVE! Please check it out & be a part of the coolest store you’ve ever seen!

Our Feelings Exactly

Our Feelings Exactly