Hi I'm Jasmine, a 29 year-old commercial insurance underwriter moonlighting as a beauty blogger. I studied at the University of Birmingham, where I read Philosophy and Theology. I am from Manchester but am now based back in Birmingham.

I like to blog about beauty for all budgets, with some lifestyle content and even do the occasional fashion post!

I spend far too much money on these things but for me it's a hobby; some people like Star Wars Memorabilia, some people collect stamps, my thing just happens to be beauty! I'm a Ravenclaw (though apparently have some Slytherin tendencies...), a bit of a pop culture nerd, an avid reader and an aspiring writer, which are interests I share here sometimes.

My blog isn't a tutorial site; I like to think of it as sitting down with a coffee and our makeup bags and just chatting about beauty. Hopefully you get the same feeling when you read this blog. I'm also not a dermatologist or esthetician (obviously; I'm an underwriter...) just an enthusiast sharing what works for me and products I personally enjoy - be sure to do your own research into ingredients (I link to the product page with the full ingredient list in all of my posts) and read more widely about the skincare I discuss to get a range of opinions before making your purchasing choices! 

Awards and Accolades

New Generation Beauty Awards 2017 - Shortlisted Women's Beauty & Best Design and Photography
Harley Street Skin Top Blogger 2017
Vuelio Top 10 Blog 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Custard PR #1 Manchester Beauty Blog 2016
As featured in Blogosphere Magazine June 2018
As featured in Cosmopolitan UK ‘the Rise of the Skinfluencer’ May 2020

Camera Equipment: as of June 2020, Olympus Pen EPL7 with 60mm Macro Lens (upgraded to EPL9 in March 2021) - occasionally the pancake lens is used

Skin Type: normal to dry

Skin Concerns: dehydration and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

MAC Foundation Shade: NC38/40 (Studio Fix Fluid)

Blog Schedule

I post 2 times per week and posts will go live at 8am if it's a weekday or 10am if it's a weekend:

Tuesday - product / brand focus or review (skincare, makeup, body care or hair care)

Sunday - seasonal beauty, general beauty topics / chat, routine advice, skincare ingredient deep-dive or an occasional lifestyle post 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at: jasminetalksbeauty@mail.com 

Any views expressed on my blog or social media channels are my own personal opinions and do not represent any company or brand I currently or have previously worked for or with

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