I don’t know, but I think it would be kind of cool to see a behind the scenes of you actually doing a tutorial. A making of if you will. Maybe included how you edit your videos?
like emily did?
Emily? Is there a link?
that would be cool, i second that idea!
I had an allergic reaction to the same thing as well as my aunt had a bad reaction to a chemical burn from the product :(
I hope that yours wasnt that bad and it gets well quicker :) <3
I am not a huge fan of tutorials unless they are a theme or special occasion/holiday. I agree with what a lot of people said that hauls are not my favorite unless there is some info given about the products as well. My FAVORITE things are tips/tricks – quick videos that just help you to do something better. Also health/dieting videos. I also absolutely loved the videos where you would try a product and then go about your day and see how it held up. Like you had mentioned that drugstore foundation in a video recently but then on twitter later you said it oxidized and looked awful. That would have been a perfect one! haha. Another cool idea would be to do a look using all high end products and then recreate the look using only drugstore products. It seems simple to tell people they can use what they have, but I think some people need you to be very specific. lol
I love the reviews and the tutorials. It is really helpful to know what products are worth buying, and what products are not. The tutorials are so creative and fun.
I personally looove your review videos, and your ask Leesha vids.
You should do something with baking, too.. Maybe.
Aww, sorry to hear about the skin issues. They suck, don’t they? I like watching pretty much any video, especially hauls, tutorials, and makeup collection/storage. I was thinking it would be really cool if you could do “Looks from the Capitol” videos for the Hunger Games movie, or maybe ones from the different districts. You could use Sleeks Acid palette! One of the things I love about the xSparkage blog is the guest looks. I’m thinking of sending one in sometime, I just have to get a couple more colors and I’ll be ready. :)
i think my favorite videos are monthly favorites. which you never seem to do!! :( and then i love the tutorials. and then ask leesha’s are super awesome. and hauls are always super fun! :)
my favorite blog would be temptalia. :) she is amazing with her swatches and reviews. :)
So how do I go about collecting my cookies? =)
In all seriousness, tutorials are my favorite; I like the idea of going back to theme tutorials.
Maybe you could also do a series of how to go from day to night without taking a lot of makeup with you, or starting all over? Like, do a day look that you could put on in the morning and then show what products you’d need to take with you to amp it up for night, assuming you won’t have time or space to completely do your makeup over.
I’d also like to see tips and tricks that aren’t for any particular look, just handy things to know that people could incorporate into their daily makeup as necessary–say, how to contour for different face shapes. (Like, this is what you do if you want to downplay your forehead and draw attention to your eyes, this is what you do if you want to draw attention away from your chin, etc etc…) Or how to best cover different types of blemishes. Stuff that you need to do makeup-wise that isn’t necessarily applying color. =)
I like tutorials, themes and tips/tricks. Don’t like hauls.
While I do love tutorials in general, I’m excited for the themes! Super heros and gods/godesses are some of my favorite work of yours! I personally like your tutorials in general but haul videos and product reviews are fun too! I think a thing where people can ask beauty related questions either in comments or through video responses would be neat, as would doing Leesha loves monthly, or at least more often then seasonal. You’re the only guru who gives thorough enough reviews for me to trust.
I like the “Love It or Leave It” idea a lot. I’d love quick vids if you hear about an upcoming sale like at Haute Couture or Ulta or anywhere that carries cosmetics. Sometimes in haul tutorials you mention you picked those items up during the last sale, and I often wish I’d known about it too. Money is super tight right now, so bargains are appreciated. Of course giveaways are fun! They don’t have to be so elaborate like the most recent skin, beauty, swag. I bet most of us would love makeup you’ve previously swatched. An update on all brushes that are a must-have and approximate price ranges. Partner up w companies we might not have heard of, like those mini emergency kits and review them. Then, of course, get a promo code where we can get a percent off for ordering and mentioning you. How does make up wear? Do your makeup in the morning and shoot 8 hours later to see how it stands up. How many times you had to touch up. Did it oxidize etc… I’ll end the rambling here. Hope you find inspiration soon. Oh .. And I want snickerdoodles ;)
Personally, my favorite are full on tutorials. Whether they’re part of a series or not. That’s pretty much why I check out makeup blogs and videos on youtube. For new makeup looks to try out. I did kind of like the ask Leesha too because sometimes they touched on questions I may have had… um… let’s see… Oh! I do also like your reviews because it’s great to hear the opinion of someone you trust about a product you’re unfamiliar with. It saves me money because if I see that you’ve discovered that it doesn’t have good color payoff or doesn’t deliver on wearability etc, then I won’t waste my time on it. Hauls I’m not as big a fan of as far as any makeup guru is concerned. I tend to skip those. Hope this was helpful!
p.s. I’m sorry about what happened to your skin. I have sensitive skin so I’m no stranger to bad reactions. They suck. :\
First off, where are my cookies? ;)
Personally, I can’t wait to the new themes. Tutorials are my absolute favorite things
to watch, simply because they inspire me to realize that I can do more than my go-to look.
I love themed tutorials because they give me something to relate to and to connect with,
Instead of just “smokey yellows” or “chartruse glitter” ect.
Thank you for doing what you do, rock on!
from one makeup junkie to another :)
I *love* your tutorials – you’ve given me so many cool ideas to try! But tbh, my favorites are the reviews and hauls. I’m such a product junkie, I feel like I would just go out and buy everything if I didn’t have voices of reason like yours helping me decide what’s worth my time and what isn’t.
i like hauls and think you should do a pin up look like the one …some where its a pic of you on facebook
Well I always like a little personal life with whatever the topic is. I read a lot of fashion blogs, and although it may sound lame the bloggers that ive been following for a long time(you included), i feel like their friends of mine. So its always nice to see how friends are doing. haha.
Anyways, lameness aside, I like tutorials when I need to be inspired, product reviews because I find them valuable when I’m looking for a new product..and I must have missed the ask leesha thing but it sounds great. Other than that i got nothing.
Cute cats. :)
I agree with you completely. There are SO many fashion bloggers out there to choose from, and we (fans) follow Leesha because we like her as person too. I’d also like to add that changing things up every now and then makes me more interested overall (it kind of keeps me on my toes, I guess).
If you feel like it, Leesha, maybe more clothing-related posts? I think that’s still appropriate for this blog and I really like your style when we do get to see glimpses of it.
I will be doing more clothing style things in the future and implementing it into my videos subtly (i think itd be weird to all of the sudden to fashion videos haha) so stay tuned :)
I like hauls and reviews. Especially reviews on more drugstore products that I can actually afford… :D
Love all tutorials! Not as big a fan of hauls
I’m not a video person, but my favorite posts are definitely product reviews!
I love full on tutorials. you’re one of the few gurus (with a lot of subscribers) that still do tutorials to this day (and i LOOOOVE YOUUUU for that). and i like the balance of wearable and extreme looks you do. and whether or not the look is wearable on a daily basis, they’re definitely easy to change up to make it more wearable :D.
i really want your First Impressions to come back because those are helpful and fun, quick and simple initial reviews. (especially on eye products. not so much on face products since everyone is different).
everything else are great too. i do like your hauls and review videos. and i don’t even mind if you do sponsored videos (as long as they’re relevant in the makeup loving everyday girl such as myself :D).
for this blog, i love it because there’s a balance of makeup and nail polish. i’m not big on fashion, because i’m simple/basic and somewhat picky when it comes to clothes, so i don’t want this to have a lot of fashion. but i don’t exactly mind either way. just putting it out there :D. basically, i wouldn’t change anything you’re doing on this blog :)
and ps, i did not like the neutrogena redness relief cleanser and neutrogena has been really good to me, usually. it’s so weird.
id like to see like a haul and a review in one. like carly cristman does. she does like an end of the month haul, and a review on those products.
also, it’d be cool to see like how to get started as a makeup artist/beauty blogger(guru) and maybe behind the scenes?
i also will forever love your regular tutorials!!!!
I am not a huge fan of hauls (personally)
I love love loveeee your tutorials :D
And I would love to see “First Impressions” back but legit first impressions (like you opening the product and stating everything you think on camera like you used to do :)
Hehe those are always hilarious ^_^
That is all…
And I shall be waiting for my cookies ;)
My fav are monthly favorite/dislike products. I also really like first impressions or open boxes. I like hauls and reviews too! I really like emilynoel83′s “one brand” reviews… she does an entire face/eye/lips tutorial using products from one brand, and then goes into reviews and her top picks. She mainly does drugstore and a few higher end, but I’d love to see something like that from you as well, esp since you use different range of products than she does. Just a suggestion :)
Please send me some cookies! ^__^
OH and maybe like updates on your healthy lifestyle? snacks, recipes, exercise routines, and such.
You owe me cookies…I like chewy ginger cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip :) Sorry about your skin reaction, I often suffer similar issues with new products. My preference is to watch reviews, first impressions and how-to’s but not “looks” per se. The variety of posts you have is entertaining, the unboxings are kind of fun and first impressions are helpful. Reviews really clinch a purchase or avoidance tho, so those are my fave. Hopefully the blogging blues bugger off and you can feel inspired and engaged in this again :) Thanks!
I honestly love when you do full-on tutorials. I feel like that’s what you mainly started out with and everytime you post one I get so excited! I learned how to REALLY get good with makeup by watching your videos. I liked when you did themes for the tutorials, but unless they make coming up with an idea easier for you, then I can live without them. Maybe you could do videos more on technique? Or tricks that you use that you know not many other artists use?
I like to watch short haul videos where you literally just show us quickly what you got, tell us what made you want it, and then end the video. I feel like after that, a review is definitely more interesting to me because I’ve been briefly introduced to a product.
I would love to have First Impressions back! t was a more in depth review of a product, which I liked. I also like comparisons, like you did with the Pout Paints from Sleek and the Lip Tars from OCC. I felt like that was so informative and you made really good, understandable points that really make me rethink which product I want to buy.
Generally, I like your blog. The only thing I wish you would do more, is update the FAQ haha. Really that’s it :) And for your posts on tutorials, I really wish you would bring back the full face picture, close up on the eyes (open and closed) and close up on the lipstick/colour. I don’t feel like I get as good an idea on what the makeup really looks like unless I see those.
Other than that, I love your blog. You were the first beauty guru I ever watched (two years ago) and it immediately changed my opinion on how a person could use makeup. You’ve been a consistent favourite and I’ll always refer to your blog for good reviews on products I’m interested in buying. I trust your opinion on pretty much everything :)
Good luck getting back into the blogging feeling! :) Thanks for putting so much effort into things.
omg i am the worst at updating the FAQ. i will get on that right now haha thank you for telling me!
Oh! And could the new theme series coming up possibly be Hunger Games? ‘Cause that comes out in March, right?
My favorite videos personally are hauls! My next favorite would have to be your tutorials because they are always so bright and fun!! You have a great blog and there isn’t really much that I don’t like! You’re doing a great job!!(:
I loved the theme tutorials, but mostly i love it when you show just how you do something like blending or cat eyeliner. I can put together the colors but it is the technique that fails me sometimes. I also like your reviews so that i know when i buy a really expensive product it is worth it. if you wanted to do something truly interactive you could do a tutorial on blog tv and after you finish a step answer a few questions then do the next step. just an idea.
I love all your videos but I would like to see more first impressions videos again.
I like the product review post the best. I like to see what out there because I don’t always have time to get to the store and see what’s new. I liked themed tutorials second best- holidays, movie characters, ect.
Have you ever thought of doing FX makeup? Like Face Off? I imagine that could be something new to keep you from getting bored. A whole new set of challenges. I’d love to watch it!
I really love themed tutorials and product reviews/first impressions. It’d be awesome if you brought those back! :)
Yay! I get home made cookies from you? Awesome lol. I found that this blog post wasn’t boring, if anything leesha you should make some more personal sorts of blog posts now and then. Im not sure what other suggestions I have for your blog cause I’m totally not creative like that, lol.
For videos though I really enjoyed the themes and I’m so glad you’re going to bring them back! To be honest I don’t feel like I’m watching you repeat the same sort of tutorial. You’re always using different products and showing us really great looks with them. But like I said themes were awesome.
& you should do a q & a now and then. I think it would be fun for both you and us.
As for the reaction from that product, I hope it will clean up well for you.
i just felt it didn’t look like you having a post asking for our ideas for themed tutorials and ignoring everything and not doing them. it seemed like you had just ignored us, which is not at all like you! i think you could post photos everyday with like FOTD cause i’m just curious to know what makeup you wear on a daily basis – if you use all those crazy colour all the time or also wear toned down makeup like all of us mortals :b maybe not for long – just for a week or so. and maybe include a poll and we could choose the looks we wanted to see a tutorial on!
I totally understand- I made that post asking for ideas and then never got into doing an actual theme. It wasnt so much that I was ignoring you all, it was more an act of procrastination above all. I already have ideas for the next few months (well, except for these next three weeks.. maybe ill do a little mini series) thank you for your input!!
and for your FOTD idea, honestly i rarely wear makeup if it isnt a tutorial!! :X I really should change that; I’d probably be more inspired if I did haha and if I do that, I will absolutely post photos every time :D
Hey Leesha! I would love to see health related posts, because you have been looking fabulous lately and I know you have a few great tips :) also, I’d love to see ootd from you because you get a lot of cute stuff from Hautelook,and you don’t have the same old style as a lot of the other gurus! I love love first impressions and open box reviews and those things. The best thing in tutorials for me though, is seeing more of your personality shining through :)
Hi Dani! I have been doing “healthy beauty” posts every saturday :)
I really liked your health posts you started lately. They are fun to read and very informative. I agree with what most people have said that with the blogs I read I get to know the writers and feel like they are friends. It’s nice to read and just check in occasionally to see what’s new.
My daughter also wanted me to tell you that she loves your Disney princess tutorials and would love to see more of those lol…she is 4 and will sit and watch your tutorials for hours.
Sorry to hear about the skin issue :( I broke out bad with that same brand too.
I had a terrible reaction to the same cleanser. It must be pretty harsh. I really enjoy all of your videos because you remain very true to yourself. I am really excited for love it or leave it. Seems like its be really helpful! :)
I personally love seeing your more creative tutorials. I like wearable looks too, but is so much fun to see you as an artist do your thing! I also would like to see you revisit past looks (maybe before your good camera, or even some from your makeup looks video) and revamp them. Might be cool…..maybe?
Anyways I love your videos and I’m excited to see what you come up with!
LOL I totally read all that, cuz me and my hubby finally got.internet hooked up. Connected the Xbox and downloaded the YouTube app and started watching new videos! Ahhaa i ended up watching like 5 of your videos in a row! It was great cuz our tv is sooo high deff, I could see your pours! It was almost kinda awkward! Ahaha love watching your videos & reading your blog! :)
I love everything about your blog. Period.
I discovered you only a short time ago (months), and you’ve changed my life. I’m 34 and I’ve always been a make-up moron, (One color of brown eyeshadow, one color of brown eye liner, one Mascara – That was my entire arsenal… sad) your tutorials showed me how the heck makeup should actually look, be applied, ect… I’ve taken my laptop into the bathroom, plopped “you” down on my counter, and followed along step by step… I’m happy to report, I’ve greatly expanded in all directions! The ONLY downside to discovering you, I’ve spent about $1,400 on products in under two months, and it seem to be my new expensive obsession, LOL. (4 Sephora orders in 1 week = I may have issues) HA. OK, so that long winded ramble really boils down to… FULL LENGTH TUTORIALS ARE A MUST. I adore them. New people discover you everyday (I’m sure) and these are REALLY helpful.
You’re the only Guru I watch, and I’ll tell you why (besides your sparkling personality and expert advise/skill) – You are VERY similar to myself – We have the same skin tone, eye color, hair color & length. I know if it looks good on you, I too can wear it easily. This takes the guess work out of it for me, I don’t have to worry about buying a product and having it look horrible. This being said, I would love to see full face photos when you review a product. Example, not just a shot of your lips showing a new lipstick, but your whole face wearing that lipstick.
This may be a little harder, but maybe some reviews of any mens products you know of? You mentioned you love the mens Jack Black lip balm. Sephora had this as a 100pt perk so I picked it up. Turns out, the hubs loved it. (He’s a picky one too!) I think helping our men out would be a nice addition =)
Now that I’ve ventured farther into the makeup world, I’d love to learn technique. Maybe some videos specifically geared to application technique?
As for inspiration, I work in the corporate world so I can’t wear wild colors to the office, although I would like to indeed wear “color”. Maybe a few videos on subtle colors (pinks, purples, blues) that are office appropriate – Still colorful, but toned down for office wear? That would be amazing!
All in all, I think you’re doing a fantastic job. I’ve poked around other guru sites, and none of them in my opinion compare to yours. You’ve nailed it. I should make YOU cookies!
Thanks for all you do, and the passion you put into it. It shows and it’s appreciated.
Theme tutorials are my favorites. I also like tips and tricks. Product reviews are always useful. I don’t like haul videos. I would love to see the greek gods/goddesses done for FF.I would also like to see like a redo or something of the Disney princesses or the villains.
First of all, where are my damn cookies? Second of all I love, in order of preference, reviews, hauls, and tutorials. Actually if you could find a way to combine hauls with reviews it would be perfect. Like a mini, first impression review with each haul? Then the standouts could have their own videos. Just a suggestion.
Every guru has their own thing that they are really good at. Like pixiwoo and lisa eldrige are great for general tutorials, brooke and macbarbie07 are great for hauls…etc. I would say that I most enjoyed your theme tutorials, they were freaking amazing, especially the superhero theme since I found it the most creative.
I love love love your tutorials. And reviews on products are super helpful. You & your blog/videos are awesome and very helpful.
I also would like my cookies, but as far my opinion on your site, I REALLY appreciate reviews, because as a consumer I would like to know if a product is worth the money I will be spending on it. One of the worse things for me is seeing something and getting excited over it, then have it come no where close to my expectations, wasting my money and letting me down. Also a good range of Higher brand AND drug store cosmetics. And finally, maybe reviewing a indie company once every 2 weeks or once a month, so we as readers can be shown some interesting new options and quality products by some of the underground secret gems! ( I have recently just been introduced to Shiro Cosmetics and it is AMAZING quality for a indie makeup company) That’s just my opinions and ideas though :)
Thats so hard I truly like full on make up tutorials Themed ones are freaking awesome. But I think I love your reviews better. I will usually watch other people reviews on the same product, but I only trust yours. Tips and Tricks would be sweet too :D But reviews are my favorite.
Leesha, I will takw those cookies! LOL. I really have no complaints about your blog. You are my fave and I check your blog and Youtube a few times a week. I love and appreciate everything you post as it has helped me soooo much! I like the idea of bringing back ask Leesha and themed tutorials. The idea of love it or leave it is kewl too! I really look forward to any tutorials you post, as they are always AMAZING!
I LOVE your theme videos I hope you will do a hunger games theme ;p your reviews/hauls are great also, I like that you’re starting to review more drug store brands. I really like your videos showing your kitchen appliences. Ok now where are my cookies =)
I don’t like when people film tutorials just because they feel they need to get a video up, because like you said it gets repetitive. I’m very ok with going a while between full on tutorials if when they happen you’re actually really inspired and excited about them :)
Also I remember laughing my head off at some of your first impressions videos, gimmicky products look way less awesome when you actually see someone attempting to put it to practical use, like that paint roller foundation you did. So I enjoy those too because they’re honest and useful.
I basically learned how to do makeup watching your videos, and now I actually do it for a living :) so thanks and I think you’re doing a great job!
I have no dislike’s about your blog or on youtube ^^
you’re realy fun to watch so anything you post is good
except the give aways don’t intrest me (becauce i live in the netherlands) xD
hauls, turorials reviews, ect, ect. are all fine with me ^^
keep up the good work! hehe :P