Monday, December 19, 2011

Another this or that tag...

I saw a quick little tag and thought I'd do it!

Coke or Pepsi? I don't drink dark colas really at all but I pick coke. I like orange soda, it reminds me of summer! 

Ice cream or frozen yogurt? I know that frozen yogurt is better for you but I just love ice cream!

Clothes or makeup? I love, love clothes- but I feel more glamorous in sweatpants and great makeup than a dress and no makeup.

Hairspray or frizz lotion? Frizz lotion. It just works, it tames my hair! Hairspray just holds my curls, frizz lotion makes my hair look good for whatever style. 

T.V or book? I love T.V because I can multi-task. Right now I'm watching ugly betty (one of my favorites, all you fashionistas would love it!), writing this blog and doing math homework.

Pool or beach? I love the ocean! The smells, the sounds- everything! Although I am definatley more of a fresh water person. I know how weird that sounds but I love lakes and stuff!

Water or soda? Water, my typical day would consist of 4-5 glasses of water, green tea, sometimes eggnog (for the holiday season), and a glass of milk.

Sandals or boots? Though I love my boots in the colder months, I am definatley a summer kind of girl ( summerbrunette), I love sandals! 

Purse or backpack? When given a choice of "a" or "b" I always pick "c" ahah. I carry a tote bag with all my daily neceseties and my school stuff. It's kind of too much to carry a school bag and a purse and I can't fit everything in just a purse. (Watch my what's in my back to school bag here)

Team Jacob or Team Edward? Complicated answer. Books: Team Edward. Movies: In the middle.  Team Robert or Taylor: I used to be Taylor but I'm actually more on the Robert side now(; 

Mall or online shopping? I love, love, LOVE online shopping! I don't have my license so I don't get to the mall very much so online shopping is my holy grail. 

Tennis or soccer? Tennis. When we play soccer in my gym class I either a) hit someone in the face on accident, b) get hit in the face or c) slip and fall. It's awful. I'm alright at tennis though.

MAC or Maybelline? Before you jump on me for loving MAC hear me out. Not only do they have amazing products in SO many colors and types they are animal friendly. Something very important to me. MAC does not test on animals. Maybelline does. Don't believe me? Look here

Have an awesome day and leave this TAG in a response!

Monday, November 28, 2011

What's your all time favorite...?

Hey girls,

I have a quick little post for you today, some fun questions about your favorite things. I love getting feedback from you guys about things. One of the cool things about making beauty videos, is that it's a place where information, tips and tricks can all be traded and learned. I don't just teach and recommend things to you guys, you give me advice too! I'm not afraid to ask you guys what you recommend.

So, with that said: What's your favorite lip gloss of all time?

A good Lip gloss is really hard to find. It can be too thin and runny or too thick and goopy- blech. 
So what's your go to lip item for every day? I'm really looking for one that's pigmented enough for no lipstick underneath without being too thick. So what are your suggestions? 

My current favorite lip product is actually my home made jelly balm!

Have a great week girls! 

xoxo summerbrunette17

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stay Hydrated!

Hey Everyone!

    Have you ever wondered why we get chapped lips? It's your body's way of telling you that your dehydrated! So drink up! The recommended amount is 8 glasses a day (about 4 water bottles) but that has proven to be untrue. Here is a calculator to see about how much you should be gulping down daily.

   As winter approaches you should try to drink more though. Cold temperatures + Wind + Dry air = Dehydration. When it's chilly outside it can be hard to reach for a icy glass of water, so try drinking some herbal tea too. If water is too bland for you try adding a little fruit extracts like; lemon juice, a squeeze of orange or even mint! I like to freeze real pieces of fruit and mint in an ice cube tray to perk up my water!

   My challenge for myself is to drink 1+ glass than recommended for winter and a mug of green tea. I love green tea and it has SO many beauty benefits. So join me in this challenge! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

When to wash clothes...

Hey Everyone!

You probably read the title of this blog post and are thinking: Ew gross, you should always wash your clothes! 

Don't worry guys, this is researched stuff I'm blogging. Certified true. 
There are a few exceptions to these rules (guidelines is probably a better word), like if you work out and get sweaty in the clothes, if they have stains, if they have actual dirt on them (or any kind of grossness). 

How often to wash your...

T-Shirts + Tank Tops

After every wear.

They are close to the skin and absorb sweat and oil so it's good to wash them more frequently than other garments. 

Tops + Dresses + Sweaters

After 2-3 wears.

These garments are looser fitting and typically don't get as dirty. 

Jeans + Pants

After 4-5 wears.

First off jeans are very durable to dirt and grime. Secondly if you wash them too much their color will fade. 


After 4-5 wears.

Same as pants, sometimes even longer when they're loose and flowy.


After 3-4 wears.

There are some exceptions to this rule; if you shower before you sleep (1-2 more wears) or they are silk (wash them after every use).

Jackets + Blazers

After 6-8 wears.

Usually very durable and don't come in direct contact with the skin. These garments you usually have to wash the least.

Swimwear + Underwear + Socks

After every wear. 

These garments you have to be the most strict about, wash frequently. 

Other Rules

1. If it's white wash it after every wash.

2. If the garments has been worn for 4 hours or less it is okay to count as a non-wear (give it an extra day)

3. Special occasion wear should be washed after every wear. You don't want the stains to set between months.

Pictures from: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bundle up!

It's easy to feel unglamorous in the winter. Big puffy jacket, big clunky boots, winter colds (don't even get me started.) On the other hand, it so EASY to feel glamorous with all these chic pieces this year! I've been shopping around and your best bets for cute winter accessories is H&M or Forever 21. I put together a little winter fashion inspiration for you!

Question: What's your favorite winter accessory?

Monday, November 14, 2011

DIY Gel Liner + Jelly Balm

Hey Girls,

Today I made some of my infamous jelly balms and gel liner. 

Jelly Balm:

Gel Liner: 
In Black (sorry about the flash)

Gel Liner:
In Brown

If you guys are interested in a DIY video on this let me know!

Have a great week and talk to you soon!

xoxo summerbrunette17

Friday, November 11, 2011


     Hey Beauties,

Let's all take a moment to appreciate and remember our veterans who fought for and still fight for our country. They do so much for our country and sometimes we forget to appreciate that.

I had a quick question for you:

Do you guys like hauls?

Do you want one tomorrow?

xoxo summerbrunette17

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thank you! + Update (sick)

Picture: here

Hey Everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't put up a video or a blog post in a while. I have been sick for a few days and am hoping to be better to put up a video soon. Although my blog posts should be constant now.
I've just been reading Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad and watching movies. 

If you are really interested in knowing I have a bad cold and the stomach flu. Nothing serious just been feeling a little under the weather. So, I should be back in the swing of things tomorrow. Just having a day to rest. 

I also just wanted to say thank you guys so much for subscribing and following and everything. It really does mean the world to me. I appreciate it so much and no matter how bad my day is I can always watch someone else's video and it will cheer me right up! Every time I see 'new subscriber', my heart does a little flutter and I'm just so happy. So thank you guys, you really are amazing. (:

Quick Question: What cheers you up when your sick?

xoxo summerbrunette17

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween... + Contest


Quick Question:
What are you being for Halloween?

There have been some really great costumes and tutorials this year!

Contest: I would like to feature one of YOU youtubers or bloggers on Halloween Tutorials. 

Please in the comments leave a link to your video or post on your halloween look!

My Favorite Halloween Hair:

I saw this on the beauty department  and I am loving it! Fun Frizz... 

My Favorite Makeup:

This girl is great! I love the makeup!

Although my absolute favorite is:

Michelle Phan's Forest Fairy. Gorgeous, right? 

I'm definitely feeling the green for Halloween.

Forest Fairy, Poison Ivy something like that. (:

And Nails:

I love candy corn nails or orange with designs on every finger. I like to do bats, plaid print, vampire teeth, etc.

Picture From Here

Get into the spirit for Halloween and go all out! 

And if your all dressed up with no where to go, film a makeup tutorial on how you did it! 

For all you makeup girls this is the night of the year you can do WHATEVER you want and get super creative! 



Update + New Schedule

Hey Guys,

I know it's been a while since my last video or blog post but I've been really busy. I think that's all about to change though. I'm hoping to do 3 videos a week along with a blog post every other day (not including days that I put a video up.)

So a week might look like this:

Monday: Video (no blog)
Tuesday: Blog post
Wednesday: Blog Post
Thursday: Video (no blog)
Friday: Blog post
Saturday: Blog post
Sunday: Video (no blog)

I'm posting my regular blog post after this one so look out for that! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cute and Cozy Fall Coats

Hey Girls,

This week we've had a little summer weather, but those crisp fall days are right around the corner. For those of you who don't like the cold, don't frown! There are some amazing coats out there for this season! My favorite? A scarlet peacoat. Oh my gosh, just typing it gives me tingles (: . I've had my eye on a few from Delia's (BTW 20% off right now!) and Victoria's Secret. Although, I am in love with my camel colored trench coat. 

For 2011 Neutral coats are still in: grays, camels and navies, so that your coat goes with almost all outfits. If you would rather go for a bolder statement and a pop of color (see what I did there? :), go for a red or burgundy coat. 

Here are some great picks:


In Navy


More Budget Friendly:

(Though I personally think that coats are where you should spend a little more, you don't want to be cold because of a cheap coat.)


Victoria's Secret:

(This is my favorite) 

Isn't it gorgeous? 

It's on sale! $99.00 (From $129.00) 

Extra Tip: You should probably make sure that there is a hood on that new coat!

Happy Coat Shopping!

Comment Question: What's your favorite fall color?

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How Was Your First Day?

Where did the time go?

It's been a while since I made a blog post or a video and I promise that I will be doing blog posts more often now. You guys have to remind me though when I'm slacking ;)

I wanted to make a quick post just talking about the first day of school. So write me a comment on how your first day went! 

My first day of school I was going to a new school (well a new building), and so I got lost more than I would have liked but it's all under control now(:

I wore a Forever 21 dress:
(I think I mentioned it in another blog, that's how much I love it!)

With a brown belt around the middle:
Similar to this one

With a little grey shrug over it

[couldn't find a picture :( ]

What did you wear and how did it go?

xoxoxo Jordan

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Got Beauty Questions?

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to make a quick post about sending in questions and requests.

If you have a video request these are the best ways to reach me:

1. Comment on my latest video
2. Email me at

If you would like to send me a personal message:

1. Email me at 
2. Personally inbox me on youtube or on

And... all things summerbrunette17 can be found here:

***Picture is from here 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Floral dresses in fall?

      Hey Readers!

      I wanted to do a post today on floral dresses in fall, and if they work. I received an email with some fashion questions that I wanted to answer right away so, Amber, this is for you!

      The answer is: it is totally okay to wear floral dresses in fall. While they are not my particular favorite for fall I still do wear them! There are defiantly ways you can bring more fall trends to the dresses too. For example a brown or deep camel colored jacket over the floral dress, or a simple blazer. This jacket is from Forever 21.

I hope you will try to work some floral dresses into your fall wardrobe! 

xoxo J

Friday, August 26, 2011


   On this blog I will post all kinds of beauty and fashion related posts. I am not able to film a video everyday for youtube (though I would like to) so this blog will help me share more beauty and fashion tips with you guys as well as some other stuff that I'll write about too. Feel free to request videos and reply to my posts. Thanks so much for subscribing and checking out my blog.

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