The New New


Many of you have probably been wondering what happened to me in the world of blogging. It may seem like I fell off the face of the earth, I promise you I didn’t. I’m still here! I took a brief hiatus from blogging and then started building my personal account (@iamjasmineclarke). I have a lot of new things to share that have happened over the (more…)

20 Questions with Best Selling Author and Queen Boss TV Personality, Lucinda Cross

As seen on the television show, Queen Boss, BET, ABC, NBC,CNN, The TODAY Show, Black Enterprise and the Founder of the Activate Conference, Lucinda has shown women what it means to put their goals, dreams and aspirations in the front row of their lives. As a best selling author and TEDx speaker, Lucinda has shown the world through visual activity and motivational speaking how creating a vision board can activate your drive to make what you really want your reality.¬†Lucinda shares 20 questions for JasTalk readers (and a few of her beauty favorites, I couldn’t leave those out).¬† (more…)

Why You Need a Skincare Regimen

If you asked me about 2 years ago: do you have a skincare regimen I would have told you that soap and water or sometimes just water was it for me. I also would have took it a step further and told you about the department store or drugstore cleansers I’d used. Now that i’m more knowledgable about skincare and my personal skincare needs I will tell you that the old soap and water combination is not enough. It may be cost effective but if you want healthy skin that looks radiant and maintains youthfulness it requires a consistent skincare routine with good skincare products.

Here are 2 things that will help to start you on your way to a skincare regimen that works for you:

  1. Identify your skin type and it’s needs
  2. Research brands for your skin type

Each skin type (Normal, dry, oil, combination to oily) requires needs and developing a skincare regimen will enhance your the appearance and health of your skin.

See my night time skincare routine video here.

BB Creams vs. CC creams + Which 1 I Prefer

If you read my recent post on my current go-to foundation then you had a peek into my obsession with bb (beauty balm) creams. I’ve received this question a lot and thought I’d answer it here.

What are bb creams and how do they differ from CC creams?

BB (beauty/blemish balm) creams are light/sheer coverage tinted moisturizers. They differ from CC (color correcting) creams because they (more…)

The Benefits of a Back Facial + My First Experience 

Yes, you read that right, a back facial or in the words of my childhood friend “bae-cial”. If you’ve ever had a back massage you’ll love this and if you haven’t then making the decision to get a back facial may be your smooth introduction to get one. 

I had my first facial in March of this year and as my knowledge of the importance of skincare has grown so has my interest in various skincare treatments. When I think of skincare I think of the my face and hands because that is mainly what people see but it’s so much more than that. Skin is the largest organ of the body… I won’t get skin deep here but with all that being said I had to get a back facial. 

So what’s included in a back facial?

Cleansing, hot towel product removal, steaming and exfoliation and moisturizing.

A steamer is used to open pores before the removal of blackheads and postures (pimples) on the back. Exfoliation is done with a mask that included exfoliant beads. 

The back facial lasted for about 55 minutes and is a skincare facial I highly recommend. Plus, it’s incredibly relaxing! This would be great to do for the summer season. You will enhance skin health and promote clearer skin for this focus area of the body. 

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My Spring 2017 Wishlist

If you haven’t noticed already my spring wish list is post on the top of my website. I like the feature of having top pick items for this season there. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below if you like it. The feature gives you the option to shop the items by clicking it.

For the most part my spring wish list has some fun items with colors and transitional pieces of course (because you know I love transitional pieces to bring from season to season) and some fun shoes that work well with both day and night outfits.

You can view the full list below:


What is on your spring wish list for 2017?

Rose Gold Everything… because I’m completely obsessed and you should be too!

Rose Gold is one of my new favorite colors. My iPhone is rose gold, my phone case is rose gold, I recently picked up a rose gold watch and there’s so more things that I’m planning to add to my growing rose gold family. The color is that lovely midpoint between bronze and gold with an touch of glam. Perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

Here are list of rose gold items for your shopping pleasures:

What/s your favorite rose gold item listed?

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