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