Every Woman: Jackie Trask

One woman’s story of happiness and success

Jackie Trask is a ray of sunshine personified. She starts nearly every day here at JAFRA with an infectious smile and greets everyone she passes with contagious positivity. She says it’s easy to be happy when you love what you do. “This is where I want to be. Don’t stay at a job where you don’t want to get up out of bed. Success is being where you want to be.”
 
Jackie grew up in rural community in South Carolina. She was raised in a home without running water or electricity by three generations of hardworking women. Jackie’s grandmother was tough on her, but only because she believed in her ability to be someone great. Her mother’s formal education ended in 9th grade, but she was fiercely intelligent and loved books. She passed that passion onto her daughter and as a child, Jackie quickly outgrew the 10-book limit imposed by the local Book Mobile, negotiating her way into receiving 30 books at once by the end of 5th grade. It was the stories in these books that gave Jackie the vision to go beyond the dirt roads of South Carolina and the determination to become anything she wanted.
 
When Jackie was five years old, her grandmother began to instill in her the desire to go to Harvard University. “My grandmother had a dream and I was her dream. For her, defeat was not an option.” When she was six, her mother moved her to a desegregated school where she would receive a better education but she was the only black student. Jackie was held to very high educational standards at home. A’s were fine, but why not A+’s? She was constantly encouraged to be the best.
 
Jackie was the first person in her family to graduate from high school and she went on to attend - you guessed it - Harvard University. Once she graduated, she decided she wanted to attend business school. First, because she was curious about it and second, because she feared it. She forced herself outside of her comfort zone and attended The Wharton School of Business.
 
She stayed up all night the night before classes started at Wharton, nervous about being thrust into a new environment with people more experienced than herself. She didn’t “fit in,” but that didn’t stop her. “When I take risk, I have fear. It’s important to walk through the fear. I tell myself, ‘this will be good for me’ because I believe it.”
 
Jackie graduated from the Wharton School of Business and was offered a job with every single company she interviewed with after graduation.
 
After years as a business professional, Jackie decided she wanted more. By this time, she had fallen in love and become a mother to a wonderful 9-year-old. She told a friend, “It’s about time I go international and report to a CEO”.
 
And now she does. In her more than 10 years at JAFRA, Jackie has gone from mother to grandmother. In her words, “They took a chance on the black chick with the crazy hair” and we’re forever grateful that they did. We love you, Jackie! You continue to inspire us.

 
“My best moment is my ‘now’ moment. Always enjoy the now.”
- Jackie Trask

April Showers...

Floral scents we love for spring

Spring is right around the corner and that means we’re switching things up with some fresh new fragrances and chic spring classics. Here are some of the best scents to lighten your vibe for the season to come…
 
Gardenia Blossom
Gardenia Blossom is the perfect fragrance to shift toward lighter notes without giving up the romance. The luxurious scent of brilliant Gardenia gathered from South India in the peak of summer is married with feminine green apple with rich notes of Amber to create a feminine fragrance with a charm all its own.
 
Rose Blossom (New Arrival!)
Bring your senses to life in the newest addition to the Blossom Collection straight from the South of France. Rare Rose Centifolia, hand-picked in the fragrance capital of the world and selected at peak fragrance perfection, joins the modern sensuality of creamy Silk Woods and earthy Pink Pepper in this must have scent. It’s always nice to try something new for spring, but you’ll love this one year-round.
 
Paris et Moi
A fragrance in a class all its own, Paris et Moi was the first fragrance in our prestigious Perfumer’s Edition series created by the world renown perfumer, Philippine Courtière. This romantic, one-of-a-kind scent takes you to the beautiful city of Paris with an enticing blend of sweet Mara strawberries, romantic rose petal macarons and elegant, creamy Silk Woods. Take a spring trip of intoxicating glamour inspired by the City of Lights with this fabulous, feminine fragrance.
 
Cool & Crazy from Double Nature
This spring, let every side of your personality shine with the all-encompassing Double Nature line. Crazy & Cool make a perfect spring duo to accompany every facet of your inner self. Double Nature Cool has a carefree vibe, with fresh fruits, delicate flowers, and spicy amber that is laidback, yet lively. Double Nature Crazy picks up the pace with floral bouquets intensified by fruity notes that make it fun and refreshing. Just like you!
 
Navigo Femme
The women’s counterpart to our nautical men’s line, Navigo Femme is a tropical experience you should try this spring. It features a lush, feminine collection of exotic florals, including Mexican Orchid, Bergamot and Winter Mandarin. The fruity notes of pear, orange flower and Magnolia with take you to perfume paradise.

Fab Five: New Spring (Wander)Loves

This new collection has us craving some adventure…

If you’re looking for a little excitement in your look to shake off that winter slump, we’ve got just the new arrival for you. The new Wanderlove Collection features a spectrum of beautiful, worldly shades in our best-selling formulas to take you to a new destination of bold metallic for festival season.
 
Wanderlove Haute Escape Slim-Line Lipstick was created with the customer favorite, vitamin-infused formula from our Always Color Stay-On Lipstick. It goes on smooth and gives you a rich, glossy finish that stays put through every kind of adventure.
 
See the world in luxe Jet Setter Liquid Eyeshadows that deliver beautifully intense color. This lightweight, water-based formula dries smooth with minimal fallout so your look stays right where you want it.
 
Fun Fact: The Jet Setter Liquid Eyeshadows are great for body art, so get creative on your shoulders, arms, hands and around your eyes.
 
High pigment and fast-drying, Wanderlove Luxe Matte Inkwell Eyeliner is a liquid eyeliner with a fine, automatic brush for insanely accurate application. It’s fade-proof and smudge-proof with a new matte finish that makes this customer favorite even better.
 
Our top-selling Beyond Brilliant Gel Nail Lacquer gets a revamp in this new collection. Hot Spot Gel Nail Lacquer features advanced ultraviolet technology that uses natural light to give you a flawless gel manicure without a salon appointment. It’s basically a manicure made for being on-the-go, but still gorgeous. 

December Staff Picks: Natalie’s New Faves

See what caught Natalie’s eye for the month full of glam and gifting

Glitter and glam galore! We asked Sales Communication Specialist, Natalie Borraez about her top product picks for the holiday season and beyond and here’s what she had to say: 

1. Fill in the Blank: All I want for the holidays is ________________ !
The Peppermint Glam Eyeshadow Trio. Glittery gold pigments are my fave!
 
2. Favorite futuristic fall trend? Gold metallics or out-of-this-world highlighters?
Oh, I love them both so much! I’m going to go with gold highlighters.

3. Help! You went out for some winter fun and now your lips are wind burned! What product is your go-to to save the day?
Believe it or not, Royal Jelly Luxury Lipstick! It is ultra-moisturizing and soothing, and it feels so good on my lips. Plus, I get a great pop of color! I’ve never tried anything like it.

4. What’s your favorite lip trend this season? Pretty glitter pouts or nude, well glossed lips? 
 Pretty glitter pouts. I love a bold lip! The bolder, the better. 


5. Which new JAFRA fragrance will you take with you into 2018?  
Hands down Diamonds Blush! I love carrying the mini in my purse to freshen up throughout the day.

6. What’s your favorite kiss-proof lip color to ring the New Year in with? 
 Always Color Stay-On Lipstick in Rouge! The bold rich color is just gorgeous and I don’t have to reapply after eating or drinking. Plus, my lips never dry out.
 

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