Nice to meet you!

I’m Jasmine. Call me Jas!

I am a twenty-something-year-old, who is a curious cat about most things: cruelty-free beauty, style, personal growth, and self-care. You can find me wandering around the Bay Area with my handsome partner. We enjoy discovering new places, good food, and fun times all while drinking plenty of coffee. When I’m not out and about or working my 9-5 job, I spend my days writing about a new favorite lipstick to tips on self-love and my nights include the couch, my cats, a murder mystery, and snacks.

It seems that most people ask themselves, should I start a blog? Having asked that question several times during high school, community college, university and now, after graduation, I’ve decided to dip my toes into the blogging community.

Why start now? I’m seeking a sense of belonging and friendship. Writing about my experiences and discoveries, I want to connect with others (yes, that includes you!) and encourage mindful action and discussion about making the world a kinder place. Let’s chat about everything best for you, me, animals, and our planet. The Kind Californian is a place of comfort and solitude, where I explore anything I may fancy.

Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, kombucha, beer, wine – no judgment here!) and stay awhile.

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  • Happy Friday, everyone! I woke up feeling swollen in the eyes 😳 I think it's just the lack of sleep that's catching up to me. Luckily, it's a three day weekend! Do you have any plans?
  • A big storm has hit the Bay Area, but luckily my @everlane (PINK!) rain boots were delivered just in time! 👏
  • 💓Happy Valentine's Day💓 I know some people believe it's a consumer holiday, but I think it's nice to be reminded that you are loved. It's a reminder or opportunity to show your loved ones that you appreciate them (even though this should be done more often!). 🥰 Give your loved ones hugs and kisses!
  • Wearing the fun @flowerbeauty LA Wanderlust palette this week. I've been sticking with the neutrals, but I thiiink I may dip into the bright blue or green shades this weekend 😅
  • This is Wilfred, my cross-eyed boy with a whole lot of attitude 😅
  • So many fun new things to try from @wetnwildbeauty! So far, my number one pick is the loose translucent setting powder - it's amazing, the amount of product you get for $6 (!!!) is insane, and I've noticed my foundation looking softer and lasting longer. 😮 What's your favorite budget beauty brand?