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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 Current Go-To Foundation

I have never been enthusiastic about foundation. The process of finding the right shade to match my skin tone in stores has left me staring at shelves for far longer than i’d like to admit and sometimes finding the perfect match has meant mixing two different colors. My solution (more…)

My New Beauty Secret

Maintaining my youthful skin and radiant glow are two things that are important to me. Along with my new skincare regimen I have added a new device that I can’t get enough of. My favorite is (more…)

3 All-Natural Berry Colored Lipsticks to Try

Left to Right: Aster, Dahlia, Iris


I love when I find lipstick colors that compliment my skin tone and provide long wear coverage throughout the day. These 3 colors are in the berry family and are vegan, plant based and all natural lip products. 

The featured colors work well for transitioning between seasons or even adding a little pop of excitement to your day. They compliment a variety of skin tones and as a women of color I must say these colors are incredibly pigmented and add even more brightness to my completed makeup look when applied.

You can shop each featured lipstick here:

Aster Smoothed Over Lipstick

Dahlia Smoothed Over Lipstick

Iris Smoothed Over Lipstick

Shop these Smoothed Over Lipsticks individually by the links above or visit my website to see other all-natural, vegan and plant based products http://www.JasmineClarke.Arbonne.com.

Which color would you wear?

Talk About it: 3 New E.L.F. Cosmetic Flavored Exfoliators


E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator in Clear and other featured products from this company.

E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face) Cosmetics has been one of my favorite drug store brands for some time now. The items produced from this line are inexpensive and work as great dupes for many high-end products.

When I wear matte lipsticks/glosses (which is often) I love to use E.L.F.’s exfoliator lipstick in Clear. It has a sweet taste and the line also features more flavors: Sweet Cherry and Mint Maniac for $3. This lip exfoliator been a beauty staple I use to keep my lips smooth and moisturized. It also gives my matte lip looks a flawless finish.

Check out these 3 NEW exfoliator lipstick flavors in Pink Grapefruit, Rose and Coconut here.

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