Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pool Goddess!

Hey Everyone!

I thought today I would talk about some of my favorite pool-day-products! This is typically what I throw in my pool bag! 

The Bag:

One time I ordered from Victoria's Secret online and got a free tote with a swim purchase! Don't you love those free gifts?! 

Sunscreen/Tanning Oil:

For tanning oil I love the Banana Boat products. 

and for sunscreen...

I like this because the SPF is high enough for me and it stays through sweat and water.

Lip Balm:

I got my lips sunburned last month and it was really painful. So, I suggest you always have some sort of lip SPF with you. 

Romper/Cover Up:

I saw this romper on and thought it was so cute! They have it in black and gold as well but I love the bright orange! 

I also throw in some extras like bobby pins, hair elastics, a book or magazine and a towel haha! 

Hope you guys have a great day! 

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Pictures from....
Tanning Oil:
Lip Balm:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Update: Stress, Moving and New Videos

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to make a quick blog post on what I'm up to. Without venting too much, I've been dealing with the whole moving process and some personal things recently. We knew we were selling our house and moving, but after we sold the house we didn't know where we were going to end up permanently. Does that make sense? Right now we are renting and just trying to figure out our next move. Financially we can't just buy a house right away, so we could be here for the summer or up to a year. That means I would be going to a different high school this year and then a different high school again the next year. So it's a little stressful not knowing wether I should get comfortable and start unpacking boxes or if I should be ready to pick up and move again.

If we do stay here, I will be working and making plenty of videos this summer! I also haven't been able to make a video yet because we didn't have our internet set up until today. If we do move again I will continue with my channel but might not be able to start really making videos again for a little while.

Whichever way it goes, I hope that everything is happening for a reason and we will end up where we are supposed to be. Know that I am thinking about youtube and my subscribers all the time and I can't wait to be back in the swing of things!

Talk to you guys soon!

xoxo summerbrunette17

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: YES To Tomatoes Acne Treatment

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a few days, just been super busy! I promise I'm getting to the end of my workload though and then I'll be bloggin and vloggin way too much, haha! Anyways, I wanted to do a review for you guys on the YES To Tomatoes Acne Treatment (roller ball.) 

Let me just start by saying that any company that is cruelty free, has natural ingredients and is reasonably priced is something I definitely want to try! YES To... meets- and exceeds that list. I had never tried this company before but had heard about their cucumber facial wipes, but never the tomatoes (acne) products. I saw the rollerball at ULTA for $10, and I was currently unhappy with my acne medicine, so I gave it a try. I am so glad I gave it a chance!

To use the product you simply unscrew the cap, roll over any blemishes and overnight-presto! They are either gone or have significantly improved. This product has done wonders for my blemishes and I no longer have to worry when I see a pimple pop up! What's funny is, it really does smell like tomatoes (or maybe I'm just imaging it...)

So if your looking for a new acne medication, try out YES To Tomatoes Roller Ball Acne Treatment! 

Picture here:

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vlog Channel?

Hello Everyone,

I had a question for you all because I need your advice! Do you guys think I should make a vlog channel?
It would probably be unrelated to my beauty channel (in other words it's not a second channel for my beauty channel, just a vlog channel- still me! haha) 

So what do you guys think??

Do you guys have any channel name suggestions?

Bye guys!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Beauty: Too Faced Summer Palette!

Hey Everyone!

Have you girls tried those Too Faced eye palettes? I almost bought the "Romantic" palette but then I changed my mind and got the Stila "In The Garden" palette. Well, I was in Ulta today walking past the Too Faced row when I stopped in my tracks to behold the new beauty that is the summer palette.

I think this palette is so cute and completely perfect for summer! Coral Crush, Mermaid and Toasted Coconut are so gorgeous! Let me know if you guys pick one up and how you like it! 

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Savvy Shopping: Summer Sales!

Summer Sales!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to tell you guys about some great sales going on right now.
So here are my top three picks to check out for summer apparel!

#1. Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale:

This sale comes around twice a year and can have great deals. Victoria's Secret has great workout wear (almost every girl is in LOVE with their yoga pants), their bathing suits are adorable but they can be way overpriced. So if you are a VS lover, now is the perfect time for great savings!

#2. Nine West

Nine West carries a lot of high end brand shoes and can sometimes have good sales. Right now they have some shoes marked 60% off and buy one get one 50% off. So if your looking for some cute espadrilles, color block heels or gladiator sandals for summer check out nine west. 

#3. Juicy Couture

Juicy doesn't often have sales, so when there are any sort of saving opportunities it's best to act fast.
Their new summer bathing suits have arrived and their sale items are an extra 30% off! (Also they have really cute shades!)

Picture is from here:

xoxo summerbrunette17

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nails: Fave Summer Polishes!

Hey Everyone! 

     What are you all up to today? Today I thought I would share some of my favorite nail polishes for the summer! Summer is coming up fast and while we may need to pencil in more pedicures, nails always look better with that sun-kissed summer skin! What are your favorite colors for the summer?

Turquoise & Caicos by Essie

Glitzerland by O.P.I.

OPI On Collins Ave by O.P.I.

Kiss On The Chic by O.P.I.

Trout Pout by Butter LONDON 

Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze

Frostbite by China Glaze

I'll do a post on drugstore polishes too if you guys want!

xoxo summerbrunette17 

What's your favorite summer nail polish?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Video: My Skincare Routine + Product

Hey Everyone,

A new video, yay! Here is my skincare routine and some skin products I've been using lately. 
Let me know what you guys use and like! 

Nice thumbnail right? haha.

Thanks for watching!

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fight Animal Testing!

Hey Everyone!

If you guys love lush as much as I do, then you'll LOVE their latest project. 
I went to lush today, and saw that they are fighting animal testing.


Just when you thought Lush couldn't get any better, it did. This is a cause I am very passionate about and if you guys are too click the link to read about it and sign (Lush's) petition

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Video: My Makeup Set-Up/ Storage

Hey Everyone! 

I forgot to blog my last video so here it is! My current makeup set-up and the majority of my collection. When I change my set-up it could be totally different! Subscribe for more videos and follow me on twitter @Jsummerbrunette 

Also if you notice in the right corner I have my username in my videos, you may have noticed it moving around in this a lot. 
Youtube has a cool new feature that makes your video a LOT less shaky, so the username shakes instead of the video. Trust me, it's better this way. 

The beginning of the video was cut off (my camera must be pretty full), what I had said was that I keep my makeup in that traincase and that palettes and a few other things are packed away, so I keep everyday (or most often used) things in there. 

xoxo summerbrunette17

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where Have I Been...?

Where Have I Been...?

So sorry everyone that I haven't posted videos for a while! There has been so much going on for a long time and hopefully that will all be resolved soon. I was thinking I was going to wait until things settled down to make videos again but why wait? I think I'm ready to jump back into it again! 

If you guys have any video suggestions, or questions I promise I read all of them and try to do as many as I can.

Thank you to those of you who messaged me, asking if I was okay. Thank you to those of you who stayed subscribed to me on youtube, followed me on twitter and followed my blog.

Thank you all so much,

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Trend Alert: Peter Pan Collar!

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to update you on some trends I've been seeing lately. Peter Pan Collar! I've seen the cutest nails that show this trend. If you guys haven't heard of the beauty department you should definitely check it out! It's Lauren Conrad from The Hills (which I still love) and they do all sorts of beauty and fashion posts. 

When I was in H&M and Forever 21 recently I actually saw a lot of cute shirts with this trend! 
I personally think it can get a little pilgrim looking but if you do it right- it's adorable!

So check out this trend!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Video: How To Make Your Own Lip Butter

Hey Everyone!

I have a new video up, how to make your own lip butter! How fun!

It's easy, and my favorite DIY to make!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Best Thing You Can Do...

Hey Guys,
This is kind of a venting post because of some non-youtube related things that have been going on. Just ignore this post if your going to be offended by this. Just really think guys before you say something, you don't know how it could affect them.

Ever hear the saying "If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all" or "treat people as you would want to be treated?" 

Think about these quotes everyday. 

Think before you say something mean to someone.

You never know what a persons life is like, and you never know what could happen from saying one "little" mean thing to them.

Just be cautious and be kind, because being kind is the best thing you can do. 

The same is true reverse, one little nice comment could make someone's day! Try tomorrow to say at least 5 nice things to people in your life. Let people know how much you appreciate them. Sometimes they just need to be reminded.

Your more loved than you could ever imagine. 

I love you all,

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Music...

Hey Everyone, 

Today I thought I'd do a post on some new music I've been liking. In the comments let me know your favorites of the moment!

It Will Rain by Bruno Mars:

Lights by Ellie Goulding

A Skrillex Remix: La Roux 'In For The Kill'

Also if you haven't seen my new video here it is:
"What's in my traincase?"

xoxo summerbrunette17

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

For The Love Of The Internet!

Hey Everyone,

Today is not a beauty related post, just letting you know right off the bat. 
Although it still concerns you. You may have seen googles logo today, or maybe you didn't see it because it's blacked out. It's a censor bar.

There are two bills going around congress right now: SOPA and PIPA. I don't consider myself an expert on this at all but basically what it means is that the government is going to censor the internet. 

If you haven't hear about it you can read about it here:

Wikipedia has shut down their site to raise awareness about this:

CNN also has a story on other websites raising awareness:

Who knows my very own blog (not that too many would be concerned) could be changed! If you believe in freedom of speech, and you don't want to be censored on what you can say I hope you will get involved! Other youtubers could change as well! 

Think there's nothing you can do, think again!

*Please ask parents permission first if you are under 18*

1. Educate yourself and others about this issue!

2. Sign the google petition!

3. Encourage others to do the same!

4. Contact your local representatives and make your voice heard! 

Thank you all for reading this blog, I hope you get involved! 

xoxo summerbrunette17 

Mic Pic:

Monday, January 16, 2012

I don't like it... (ELF Eyeliner)

Here is another I don't like it post!
This one is on the product: Elf Liquid Eyeliner.

I had been using this product as my liquid liner for probably a year. Once it's dry it stays for about 3-5 hours but starts to fade. That part isn't the problem- it's the application. No wonder I've always hated lining my upper lash line, this product makes it really difficult. You know how people pull their eyelid when they apply eyeliner? I wasn't doing that and working with this EXTREMELY watery formula. It was hard for even really steady handed people. It runs, drips and if you mess up- forget eyeliner for the day!

If you want to try it it's only a dollar but really difficult to apply. 

*Note: The product I am talking about could have changed since I bought mine. When I bought mine it looked like one above and now it's in different packaging.*

xoxo summerbrunette17

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Video Ideas...?

Hey Girls! 

Do you have something you'd like to learn? A video you'd like to request? 

Please send them my way! I'm stuck and need some ideas!

xoxo summerbrunette17

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I don't like it....

Hey Girls!

I've been kind of MIA recently but I thought I'd make a blog post today, an I don't like it. 
In these posts I'm going to review a product that I don't like that's something you may be considering, usually from a high end brand (don't waste your money!).

This post: MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation.

This foundation is described as a matte, light/medium coverage gel based foundation. I would say the coverage is light and the finish is matte. If you have oily skin and are looking for a natural coverage this might work better for you. MAC makeovers and color matching is free so don't be afraid to try it out and ask for help!

It had the coverage and finish I wanted but I didn't end up liking it. It was really drying to my skin, maybe I just didn't like the gel based formula. It made my skin look like it was dry and peeling. It was also cakey and flakey eeeek!

Most people don't like MAC foundations but I wanted to try it out.
MAC does have a great return policy and I will be returning it. 

I did pick up the interior life palette ( I think it's limited edition so go get your hands on it!) and I love it! 

xoxo summerbrunette17