Hi I'm Jasmine, a 27 year-old commercial insurance underwriter who studied at the University of Birmingham, where I read Philosophy and Theology. I am from Manchester but live 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! 

If you'd like to know more about me, my thoughts on beauty topics, why I started this blog, my journey and my approach to blogging then check out the below posts:

Q&A and Get to Know Me
What Makeup & Beauty Means to Me
Lessons I've Learned in 3 Years of Blogging
Beauty & Ethics | When Should We Stop Supporting a Brand?
Why I Don't Want to Be a Full-Time Blogger
A New Approach to Beauty
The Truth About PR

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

Favourite Makeup Brands

Fenty Beauty
Milk Makeup

Favourite Skincare Brands

PSA Skin
Wow You
Fresh Beauty
The Ordinary
Beauty Pie 
The Inkey List
Good Molecules
Glow Recipe 
Kate Somerville


I get a lot of questions about the props in my photos, they are from Wilko, H&M, Anthropologie, Oliver Bonas and IKEA

Skin Type: Normal (dehydrated)

MAC Foundation Shade: NC40 (Studio Fix Fluid)

If you'd like to know more about me personally then check my post out here and if you'd like to know my Holy Grail beauty products, you can read about them here

I post 3 times per week and posts will go live at 8am if it's a weekday or 10am if it's a weekend:

Tuesday - General Makeup / Beauty / Skincare (including Favourites)

Thursday - Beauty Product / Brand Review or Haul

Sunday - Lifestyle, Body Care or Skincare Ingredient / Product Type Focus or Skincare Routine (possibly Style)

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

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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