Update: Hair, Skin, & Life

Hair: Since my failure of the ‘No-Poo’ hair experiment, I have tried to go back to using the L’oreal Cleansing Conditioner. Although I had once achieved beautiful results from this product, I have yet been able to replicate it. I believe that from now on I’m going to stick to good ol’ shampoo.

Skin: I’m still using the OCM, without anything else. I simply splash my face with warm water in the morning and evening (if I don’t use the OCM). My skin has been flaky and dry and I believe if I start supplementing with Argan oil or Jojoba oil it will fix this problem. I will keep updating!

Life: I’ve moved to New York! Sorry for the lack of posts, it’s been hectic trying to move in and such.

I will update more starting next week

Til next time,

Jackie Jinse

Have I Been Doing It All Wrong? De-bunking DIY Skincare Recipes

There comes a time where you have to admit you are wrong about some things. I know, I know, this is new information for you because you consider me infallible. Alas, dear sweet child, that time has come.

If you watch the video below, you will see an esthetician. An esthetician is a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, a beautician. She created this video in order to battle against the countless DIY skin recipes that are actually harmful to your skin. If you listen to her explanation, a lot of it makes sense.

Of course, this is one persons word and some things may work for you, but it’s good to know the consequences that could potentially go along with it. For example, when I used my apple cider vinegar & water toner after my baking soda rinse, I did notice a severe drying of my skin. Since then, I have stopped using that cleansing method and use only the OCM.

However, in the video she states that you should not use pure lavender oil on the skin. I have read that you should never use essential oils undiluted on the skin, but that lavender oil is an exception. Lavender oil has worked miracles on my skin. I don’t know if I will stop using it undiluted as a spot treatment, but I’m happy to be more knowledgable about it now.

Watch the video and tell me what you think! Have you used any of these DIY remedies before? What were your experiences? Tweet @JacquelineJinse or comment below

Until Next Time,

Jackie Jinse

P.S. Here is her video on DIY recipes you should try: Here

Style Spotting: Miley Cyrus

The VMAs were on Sunday night and everyone is still buzzing about. If you saw Miley Cyrus’ performance, well then you know why.

Check out my post about it here:

“She Can’t Stop and She Won’t Stop” Miley Cyrus & the Appropriation of Black Youth Culture

If you were able to tear your eyes away from the hypnotizing twerkings of Ms. Cyrus

then maybe you noticed the awesome platform sneakers she was rocking

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Starting Today I’m starting my new twitter project of giving daily beauty tips, advice, and tricks!

Here’s today’s:

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This tweet was inspired by my new switch to the oil cleansing method for skincare. I was amazed at how much my skin cleared up after I stopped using all products on my skin; This was even before I started doing the OCM! You can save a lot of money a year if you are able to break down exactly what your skin needs, and find a natural solution to it. $82.00 for a serum by Lancome? No thank you, I have a $5 bottle of Avocado Oil.

The tweets will sometimes include photos, videos, and be linked to blog posts that expand on the tweet. You can also tweet at me with the #DailyBeautyAdvice and I’ll retweet you! You may even inspire the next blog post and be featured.


Follow me now on Twitter so that you don’t miss any of my daily beauty advice tweets! @JacquelineJinse

Stay beautiful inside & out,

Jackie Jinse