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Meet Jasmine Akins and Nicollette Strickland of Self-Care Succs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Akins and Nicollette Strickland.

Jasmine and Nicollette, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We are Nickie & Jas, two women, who like many of you were affected by COVID-19. During that time, we realized how important our moods were impacted by our home environment. We came up with the idea of Self-Care Succs.

Self-Care Succs is a play on words because we all know that needing to self-care in moments you feel less than… can suck.

Our motto is to provide something beautiful that’s “Low Maintenance So You Can Be High Maintenance”.

On each of our plants, you’ll find self-care tips. Our hope is that when our plants are in your home it will be a constant reminder to take of yourself.

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s our first time starting a business.

So in addition to buying all the necessary products to start the company, we had to do learn all the legal terminology and how the process works.

We both work multiple jobs & have different work schedules throughout the day. Therefore, our time is limited to work on our own business.

We are NEVER not working. But we love it, and truly believe in our products! It’s worth all the late-night and early mornings.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Self-Care Succs – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Our company, Self-Care Succs, specializes in succulents and cacti in chic glass designs. We created this brand with intent to promote self-care through our plants. We have all been guilty of being overwhelmed with the responsibilities in our lives and neglecting ourselves and our plants too. Succulents are great plants because they require little to no care, remove the toxins from the air, and can adapt to both indoor and outdoor environments.

The message behind our business is clear, we create something that’s low maintenance so you can be high maintenance. On each of our plants, you’ll find self-care tips. Our hope is that when our plants are in your home, it will be a constant reminder to take of yourself.

We are most proud of being able to develop our vision during a difficult time in the world. We are also proud because we are two black women that created a product that promotes self-care to people in such a challenging time. Self-Care Succs is universal, everyone can experience the joy it brings no matter your background, race, gender, or religion.

Our company stands out not only because of the message we are sharing behind our plants but also through our chic glass designs and fun unique arrangements. They are one of a kind.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We love that our city is a melting pot of different people who all come here to follow their dreams! It’s very inspiring to live in a city with hustlers and like-minded people. There’s always so much to do in Los Angeles and the views never get old. Every corner is a painted mural that reminds of the talent this city holds.

We dislike what everyone else in this city dislikes, the traffic, the parking, the smog.


  • Glass mug with plant $20
  • Wine glass with plant $20

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