InfluenSTAR: Jessica B
Meet Jessica Braun! This YouTube pro recently served as our Beauty Awards Ambassador for the makeup category. Learn about her puppy love, the drugstore beauty staples that she swears by, and her favorite VoxBox product of ALL TIME!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own blog?
Be true to yourself. There is no point in trying to be a second rate version of someone else - just DO YOU. It will come across through your content (be it YouTube videos, Instagram posts, or tweets). Can’t you see through people who are trying to be something they are not? If YOU can see through it, others can see through it in you, as well.
You're stranded on a deserted island (with WiFi - thank god!) and can only use ONE form of social media - what would be it? Why?
Instagram. It’s pleasing to look at the pictures and easy to search for things you’re interested in via hashtags. I love finding new beauty accounts on there and just scrolling through gorgeous photos of makeup! I love that you can cater your “feed” based on what you love, so almost every picture you see is something that makes you happy.
What are some products you LOVE that you've discovered through social media?
Thanks to people I follow, I bought the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in “Airy Fairy,” which has become a daily staple in my handbag! It’s the perfect work shade! I also purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, which has also become a travel-staple for me - the shades are gorgeously pigmented & easy-to-blend. Bonus: They smell like chocolate!
WOW! What a year! Got MARRIED to my best friend @tylertravelstv travelled to Paris and London, got a puppy named Pinocchio, and began teaching 5th grade! Might have been the best year yet, but the best is yet to come! What was your fave moment of 2015? #happynewyears #newyearseve2015 #2015 I used 2015bestnine.com to do this!
What's your favorite feature on the Influenster app?
I love the fact that you can scan a makeup product’s barcode and it will pull up product information and reviews from people in the Influenster community. It has saved me a ton of money because I’ve been able to avoid purchasing products that would not have been good for my skin type, etc. based on the reviews on the app!
What are your must-have beauty products? Which are the ones you can't live without?
I can’t live without my Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm - morning & night. I haven’t had chapped lips since I started using it! I also love the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks - especially the shade “Pink in the Afternoon”!
Check out Jessica's reveal of some winners from the makeup category in the FIRST EVER Influenster Awards!
So, there you have it! This is how Jessica's YouTube has grown a serious following, which products she can't live without, and her tips for starting your own vlog! Have any questions? Go ahead and ask them in the comments below!