Got the bloggin’ blueeesss

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Hi there!

First and foremost, I want to apologize for the fact that there were no new videos this week. Tyler (le bf) left on a 10 day trip on tuesday, and my plan was to film a bunch of videos this week to get ahead of the game, but unfortunately last week I had a really bad reaction to a skincare product I was trying out (I know it will be asked, so it was Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Relief Facial Cleanser. I’m not sure if my skin was reacting because it was a new product or what, but it was baaaaaaaad). I decided to postpone filming to give my skin some time to heal, and it’s finally getting to the point where everything looks okay under makeup. I wanted to get a video up today, but the day got the better of me so the plan is to get right back on track on Sunday- I’m gonna add an extra little 2-part video series called Love it or Leave it.. essentially product of the week and product of the never again lol :)

The main point of this post is to say that I’m feeling like I’m in a bit of a blogging rut. Every post is either a product review or a tutorial recap, and for me it’s kinda boring. I know that there is a weekly guest look, but I really want to start having more interactive posts, get more feedback and participation from you guys, and make xSparkage feel a community? haha i don’t know, just less repetitive like i feel it is now.

This also applies to Youtube. The way I have been going about everything lately is a review/haul/something on Mondays, and tutorials on Wednesday and Friday. I always notice that the more popular videos seem to be hauls overall, followed by tutorials and finally reviews. What types of videos do you enjoy watching most? I read a comment recently asking me to bring back First Impressions and Theme tutorials, as well as Ask Leesha.  I guess my question is, What are your favorite style videos to watch from beauty gurus? Hauls? Reviews? Tips/Tricks? Full on tutorials? I put videos up to help YOU guys, so knowing what it is that appeals to you will help me out a lot.
I’m totally planning on bringing back theme tutorials (they will start mid-february, and there is a reason for that, you shall see!) but until then I’m sort of striving for ideas in the tutorial department, so it’s difficult to bring two a week. I work MUCH better when I have a set idea in my head and know EXACTLY what it is I want to represent, but without that I tend to sort of go back to the same styles, which I know gets repetitive.

I’m writing this because I want to know your thoughts. I’m sure you all have loads of favorite blogs you check out daily, and I’d love to know what it is you like about them- the type of posts, the way they present photos, etc. I’d also love to hear what you do/don’t like about xSparkage, both the blog and youtube.. feedback either way is really helpful!


omg, if you read all of that, I will personally bake you cookies. Sometimes I miss having a personal blog, lol :) To make it up to you, here is a picture of two cats actually using a cat product the way it was advertised (I didn’t think it was possible)


Again, sorry for the boring post and total MIA-ness this week! I appreciate all of your support so much!

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  1. jayme

    January 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Here’s the things with Hauls. They are great to watch.. until the Hauler goes overboard. I’m a huge fan of Dulce Candy, but her hauls lately have actually made me angry. It’s not a jealously thing, but it’s like.. she buys EVERY color of each product. It’s excessive. And naturally, being a not super rich person, I’m totaling up her purchases in my head while she talks. Hundreds and Hundreds of dollars. It starts to look like you’re not showing us the stuff to share in case it’s something we’d be interested in… you’re showing us because you’re excited that you dropped hella $$$$ on every color of the Lip Butters. Hooray for you.

    I’m big on conciseness. Which I think you tend to do in most of your videos. I like people to get to the point.

    I’m most interested in things like best foundation for pale people. Best liner for the waterline (still searching.) I like reviews, a lot. I loved Asked Leesha, too. I turn to beauty gurus for advice when it comes to buying beauty products. Bottom line.

  2. Ane

    January 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I don´t know much about makeup. I have really dry skin and when i apply foundation my skin gets even drier and gets dry red spots al over face. That is why I avoid using foundation because i have not found anything that suits my skin. Because of this I haven´t been using any make up. BUT what I want to say whit this is that even though I myself don´t use make a lot I still love love love your blog. You are amazing. Since I started watching your videos I have bougnt a lot of make up and am now chasing for the right foundation :D Thank your for the amazing blog.

    My favorite kind of videos are different tutorials. I love your princes looks becaouse the first video I saw was your snowwhite look. I also love advices and different tips you give sometimes…..

    What I would like you to do (little selfish of me i Know but still) is one wedding look. I´m getting married i june 2012 and need some inspiration for the wedding look. So that would me awsome…..

  3. Sam

    January 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I absolutely love first impressions. I think it’s a great connection to include drug store products and to show people, who don’t have the money to spend on the more expensive stuff, where they can save in a drug store and still get a great product (and also what to avoid to further save). I also love tutorials in general, especially when they have a specific theme. I LOVE reviews as well (I’d like to see a bigger mix of the expensive/drug store stuff). This is pretty much how I decide whether or not to make a purchase.

    I think you’ve got an amazing blog and YouTube channel and I always look forward to the new submissions, whatever they are. I think it would be nice to stick to a regular schedule (i.e., Wednesdays and Fridays with tutorials) with something random on Mondays (say a review or a first impressions or what have you). That way you get to keep fans and followers happy with regular posts and get to keep some spontaneity in your blogging/recording with Mondays being anything you want (you can also use this to judge whether or not you may want to add something new or replace something). I think you’ve given some amazing tips on how to apply makeup and all the different ways it can be worn and that maybe you feel like you’ve hit a plateau. But you’re a huge part of the beauty sphere and you should continue in a way that suits your fancy. Maybe you need to branch out into fashion or nail stuff because you’ve got such an impressive and professional handle on the makeup stuff. Whatever you need to do, know that you are and always will be supported. Don’t feel pressured because of us. You need to do what you need to do, whatever that is.

  4. Lina

    January 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I like tutirials the most when it comes to beauty gurus, but I also enjoy tips and tricks videos a lot. I’m not all too keen on haul videos actually, seeing as I can’t get many of the products in Norway. The thing is, everyone should just do their own thing, and that’s it. If you’ve hit a poiint where you don’t have the inspiration to make more makeup videos, then don’t do them. Talk about books or cars or cats or whatever instead. Just do your own thing.

  5. Natalja

    January 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Hi Leesha,

    i’ve been watching your videos for couple of years now and absolutely adore all of them and you. I looked over for make-up tutorials a lot, but when I found you I was so happy as your turned up to be the best. You explain everything so well and in details, I love how you committed to your fans. The other good thing about your videos is that they all are different, hauls and reviews helps me save money on make-up and tools as I buy products with better quality and also I already know what I neeed or want from your videos and I don’t buy something what is not right for me or would be wrong shade.
    Most of the product you use are kinda expensive like MAC, Urban Decay and etc. and in Uk in town where I live we don’t have anything apart from drug stores cosmetics like Loreal, Max-factor etc. So I order online which sometimes can be risky and not as cheap as in shops.What i wanted to say is that maybe you could do a bit more reviews and tutorials with products from drug stores or suggest in colour wise which could work just like Mac or other products you use, that would be really helpful. Also maybe a bit more about tips, and different technics.
    However, as I mentioned before I love them all:) So keep doing it , because you inspire us, I study Performing Arts and make-up is very suitible skill to have for it:) And thanks to your videos I get lots of compliments from my classmates, I started putting photos on facebook with my make-up style some of them my own but most of them came from you:)( you can check out the photos if you want it’s Natalja Medvedeva, not much yet as i just started ) Oh and other thing, I also had bad reaction to Netraugena cosmetics, I damaged my skin it was red and very dry, so from having normal skin type now i got combination, I really hope it’ll warm people before using because I think they put in to much Alcohol and Acid . Now I use Proactive never been happier with skincare product it genius!
    I hope it was helpful, and thanks again and again for what you are doing for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xxxx

  6. Amy

    January 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I love your tutorials Leesha, I am so grateful to them as you’ve got really similar eye shape colour and skin tone to me, so I know what looks good on you (what doesn’t!) will usually look good on me too!
    I love your product reviews on the blog here, such high quality pics!
    I like your haul videos, basically cause I like seeing what you’ve bought!

    Loving the ideas of the themes again!

    Amy :)

  7. Nina

    January 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Tutorials are the best – I prefer them over haul videos, I’ve never really enjoyed haul videos much. Also, your first impression videos are good, I like watching those too.

  8. Lauren

    January 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Hey Leesha,
    You are the first beauty blogger I found and the one that a get most excited about when I see a new video has been uploaded! I think the reason for that is your both creative and skilled in the makeup looks you put together and I think bringing back the themes is a great idea since it showcases this (and they are also some of your most viewed uploads!).
    Just keep doing what you are doing and most importantly find what inspires you so you can continue to be engaged and challenged :) xxxxxx

  9. JG

    January 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Leesha, your personality is so fun and accessable that it really doesn’t matter what you post – I’m going to read/watch it anyway! That being said, I was drawn to you through your tutorials, and I think those are a must. I love the themes that you have done, but I also love the wearables and friece videos. I get my inspiration by seeing what colors are used and how they are applied, etc.
    I think the biggest thing I enjoy is when you explain why you like something or why you are placing a color someplace. Years ago you showed a color-wheel and talked about color theory and honestly, I still use that.
    Haul and First Impressions are OK, but indepth Reviews are much better. I base a lot of my purchase decisions by what “Leesha Loves” and I find it’s more useful after you have used the product for a while, not just when you first open it.
    When it comes right down to it, I think most of your fans watch/read you because you’re YOU. You make me feel like I’m talking to a friend and I love that about you. I hope this was helpful, but I think I pretty much just repeated what a lot of other people have said. :) Keep up the good work, we all love you!

  10. Jen

    January 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    My favorite videos are hauls and any collection videos, monthly favorites..i love your unboxing videos when u receive packages. Love your blog and yt and I follow u on twitter.

  11. LD

    January 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Tutorials are absolutely my favorites, I don’t even care what kind/theme/style!

  12. Jess

    January 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Hey there :) I ‘d like to say that I love your videos. I started watching beauty videos about a year and a half ago. I have to say I subscribe to quiet a few but, I always look forward to yours. I always watch wether its something I’m interested in (tutorials) or something I’m not really (hauls) bc I value your opinion as a smart, everyday- average- girl next door. :) I really love how friendly you are and how you make us feel like a girlfriend when we see videos.
    I would LOVE to see tutorials for makeup looks but include more footage of application/blending/ reapplying (layering). I’m “new” to makeup even though I’m 30. Include more “troubles” you may have doing it etc. I even learn from when you make mistakes/ bloopers. . I love your drugstore hauls and leesha loves!. I usually make choices on what I should try based on what your take on it is bc I know you will either RAVE when it’s great or NOT. Much love and hugs! Ps: I like chewy chocolate chip cookies hot from the pan. ;)

  13. Jenny

    January 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I personally like the tutorials and the tips. I also like when a blogger has everything linked in one place ie a post that has the youtube video in too (I know you do this) that way I dont have to go hunting here there and everywhere.

    I enjoying using your site and am grateful for all the hard work you put in and hope that it doesnt become a chore for you

  14. Stephanie

    January 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I used to love Watching your tutorials all the time cause well you are one of the more bright and perky guru’s and i loved that you used so many bright colors. so if i was to be honest i really love the tutorials that guru’s put out they help give me idea’s of things i can do with makeup . Also I do love it when you do Tips and tricks cause sometimes you teach things i didn’t really think of and that’s amazing cause its helpful . Simply i do not really like hauls they kinda bore me, But i do love it when you tell us about products you really LOVE and ones you really DIDN’T love. Oh and for the hope of cookies I love Love loooove Oatmeal cookies juuuust saying oh and your cats are very darn cute its not even right how cute they are.

  15. Kim

    January 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Leesha, you’re such a nice person. It’s so nice that you care so much about what your viewers think, but as someone who’s watched you since you had your flaming red hair lol, I must say any video from you in my Subscription box is awesome. Personally, I enjoy hauls and tutorials the most (and First Impressions would be cool to see again), but there’s no kind of video that I don’t like at all.

    I hope no one actually had the nerve to leave you rude comments about not putting up videos this week, that must just show that they have no life. I’m a very busy girl like you, I understand you not having time to make videos or blog posts. It’s hard for me to make time to upload a look to Makeupbee lol.

  16. Genevieve

    January 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    First of all, I’m so sorry about your bad reaction… :( Usually Neutrogena products are AWESOME! I understand… I burnt the side of my face with a curling iron and have had a fail-face ever since! I’ve been watching your videos for about 2 years… (since your hair was black… or the first seventeen magazine spread) and I absolutely love your videos and you’re my favorite guru because (this is going to sound really creepy) but I feel like I have a connection to you. We have a lot of the same sense of humor and interests and I like that. I definitely like the themed tutorials (like the Superhero ones and the Greek & Candy) and my favorite “hauler” type videos are the first impressions. I don’t really care if the company sent it to you or if you bought it yourself but the first impressions are awesome. I also like how honest you are. You’re friggin awesome. I hope to receive my cookies in the mail soon.

    Thanks for everything and you seriously inspire people and (cliche) change lives.

  17. DiscoGrrrl

    January 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I liked Wearable Wednesdays and Fierce Fridays… That’s what I watch the most, other things like product reviews and others I usually don’t watch. Oh, and Tips&Tricks were also useful! I think those are my favourite things to watch, I want to learn how to apply makeup without looking stupid and to make it easier. Don’t worry, just go back to where you were a year ago, that was the best :))))))

    • DiscoGrrrl

      January 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Oh, I forgot one more thing… How about one more makep DON’Ts?

      • Ariana

        January 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        I second that notion :)

  18. Josh

    January 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    First, I’m waiting for my fresh baked cookies. I’m allergic to nuts. I rally want to see more reviews and first impressions. I loved the makeup playdates and would LOVE for you to bring back themed tutorials and Ask Leesha. Theme ideas

    1. Gemstones/Birthstones
    2. Disney Characters (Not just princesses)
    3. Around the World

    • Ariana

      January 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      make-up play dates fo’ sho’ lol

  19. Miriam Haslund-Thomsen

    January 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Hey Leesha

    I have only just found your site, and can´t believe that I haven´t seen it before. I am absolutly cray about makeup, and I love love love this site. Your tutorials are soo helpful in giving ideas, and I think you are crazy talented.

    As I said Im crazy about makeup, but I have only one problem. I live in northen part Denmark, and moste brands of makeup that are sold in here are realy boring. We don´t even have Mac…. Disaster I know!!! I would love to get my hands on some Inglot! you were the one who introduced me to that brand, and Urban Decay as well.

    Well I´m sorry for the tittle tattle, just wanted to tell you to please keep doing what you are doing. I realy like the way you take inspiration from movies and other events.
    I like you product reviews, and your tutrorials.

    hope your skin gets better soon.

    much love Miriam

  20. tonya

    January 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    i think you do a great job and blogging, makeup, beauty etc is every evolving so do what feels comfortable as you grow and whatever you are bored of/sick of, leave behind for a bit and try something new and if you feel inspired to do those things again, do it.

    this is your space to do whatever you want, so dont worry because as long as you enjoy it the readers will feel your passion and feed off of it.

    inspiration page: i think the blogger for the site does a great job of making her site interactive. maybe she can inspire you, check it out.


  21. Becky

    January 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm


    Sorry to hear that you’re feeling blah. Just wanted to say that regardless of what you put up on YouTube, I love watching your videos and hearing what you’ve got to say. I’ve never been let down by a product review you’ve done when I’ve gone to purchase that item. I also love your themed makeup series i.e. Goddess, cartoon, etc. I bet someone has already suggested this but I assume you love music, so why not a series of make up looks inspired by different types of music? I only suggest because right now I’m listening to Saint Saëns-aquarium and it has such a cool mystical feel that I know you could capture it perfectly. A look inspired by classical, punk, grunge, etc?

    Just do what you love to do and put it on you site/YouTube! Youll never find an unsatisfied viewer here!

    All the best!

  22. Jessica

    January 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to have ask leesha come back! Also the whole themed tutorials i really enjoyed watching. I feel you really expressed yourself well with those. I basicly love your blog the way it is. I actually spent a whole day out of one of my weekends reading almost every post aha. I’m super new to makeup so i kinda just had to keep reading. You are my favorite beauty Guru, and i love everything you do (:

  23. Colette

    January 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’d love some first impressions, but ACTUAL first impressions. some youtubers (not necessarily you) put up first impressions and just kind of look at the product and read out what it’s meant to do, but don’t actually film TRYING it for the first time, which is surely the only way you can get a proper first impression from it? either way, i think that would be really helpful. i’m sure you get sent lots of products that people would be curious about, and so trying them out properly – on your face, on your body, whatever it is! – would be really helpful. and then maybe you could have a recap video of a few of your first impressions vids every now and then, if you thought intially it was good, to see if it stands the test of time.

    other than that, what i love most about you is your personality and how you can make that shine through with your makeup. so themed looks are really fun to watch, and maybe the makeup that you would wear to certain events.


  24. Ally

    January 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I looove tutorials, especially yours! they are my favorite.

  25. Hannah

    January 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I personally love your more wild tutorials with brighter colours or super smokey, because you’re one of the best at doing them to be blunt. They never look messy and some of the colour combos inspire me when I’m in a rut. I used to like hauls and reviews but now I want to use up some of the stuff I have, but I like it when you introduce some new and unique brands (currently going through an indie phase).
    I like it when youtubers do themed looks over weeks/ months and it gives me something to look forward to.

  26. Mikka

    January 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Hello there Leisha! I am one of your perhaps more recent subscribers on Youtube and I just wanted to let you know what I enjoy the most about your channel. I love the tutorials the best, the way you use colours realy inspires me to try out new things and I can’t wait for the themed tutorials you mention. I think reviews are also realy useful and I realy value your opinion so please don’t throw those out completely. Hauls are fine once in a while but they do get excessive and boring and they seem to encourage me to just spend, spend, spend, so that’s not such a good thing (yeah, I know, it’s me, I have a problem :) . Anyway, while your trying to figure things out and find new inspiration maybe you could go back to basics a bit. I know you’ve covered a lot in your old videos but perhaps one or two new ones would’t hurt…things like contouring and highlighting, blush, foundation, I don’t know…it’s just a thought. And if it’s any consolation, I get the feeling many of the MUAs I’m subscribed to are in a bit of a rut inspiration wise at the moment.I think all the glitter and sparkle kinda wore everyone out :)) Anyway, I think you’re great and hope you find some new ideas soon!

  27. Amy (alphabravo5)

    January 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Hey Leesha, sorry you’re in a bit of a funk…have those myself it isn’t fun! Luckily what I do isn’t in the public eye! lol (stay at home mom, things become extremely repetitive REAL fast!) Personally, I love all your videos, I follow you mostly with youtube and I read your blogs (yes even this one lol) Hauls are awesome, I don’t get out that much and where I live there’s not a lot “out there” so watching and hearing about a lot of the “cool stuff” you’re into really helps me enjoy the few things I have to myself!! (three kids…not much of that left!! lol) Like online shopping for the cool stuff I seen on XSparkage!!
    I say do what makes you happy, those who follow you and love what you do will stay with you!! Whether it’s haul/tutorial/ask Leesha/product reviews…or none of thee above, your personality rocks…definately makes my day!! lol
    All the best,
    Amy (alphabravo5)

  28. Mikka

    January 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    …oh and I second the music-inspired tutorials idea..that sounds so cool!!!!

  29. Ariana

    January 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Your tutorials are great and inspiring but I think you should try to do more drugstore favorites, like posts dedicated to something you love from the drugstore, whether it be makeup, skincare or whatever same goes for high-end. The products that you don’t like would be super helpful to so we all know things to avoid when looking for a new product. I also think monthly/yearly favorites would be great too so we know what you actually think is great, and we get a sense of good everyday products. Hauls and first impressions are great too but like Jayme, said they’re great to watch until the blogger goes overboard. Do more hauls but don’t go makeup crazy because it’s not a healthy habit and makes your watchers sick because we know that you might possibly have a problem we can’t help you with because beauty blogging is your job. Themed tutorials are great and I can’t wait until mid-February no matter what the theme is because your artistic approach to make-up is so beautiful. I think you should bring back the Ask-Leesha too it’s nice to get someone else’s opinion on a beauty related problem. Maybe you should try to do more OOTD’s so you can bring more personal expression into your channel and have an opportunity to reflect more of you so you don’t feel like it’s boring for you. Maybe doing some more health related posts too because it could help inspire lots of people, oh and you must share that cookie recipe because I read that whole thing! And your cats are so adorable! Have a great day Leesha and just do something you want to do, your viewers will always love that.

  30. yeaLINDSAY

    January 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Leesha!

    Personally I enjoy watching any video you put up. I really enjoy when you make tutorials using a lot of color and when you do makeup looks that other gurus aren’t doing. I would like to see more dramatic tutorials sometimes because they inspire me so much. I also like when you just turn the camera on and start blogging. It is fun to watch and it feels like we are chatting. Hahaha that sounds kinda cheesy. I would like you to tag your videos better though because sometimes when I search through them I can’t find videos I have seen before. One more thing I would love to see on your blog is more pictures of your makeup looks especially after you post the video to Youtube. Alrite that was more then I thought I would write. Anyways I hope this feedback was kinda of what you were looking for.

    Thanks for reading the feedback! And keep the videos coming I would be so sad if you stopped making videos!


  31. Laura R

    January 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    first- your cats are BEAUTIFUL and adorable! (my cat is jealous haha).

    i’ve been a fan for about 3 years and i like how you run your blog and your channel. i did have a few ideas that interest me for potential changes.

    for example, i know sometimes you say that a look has gone wrong, a product has acted up or made your skin react (like that cleanser you mentioned), etc. would you be willing to do a short blog series on When Things Go Wrong? that way it’s not quite as much work as a video, and pictures could be optional, but honestly knowing what NOT to do is almost as important as what TO do.

    i love First Impressions (of basically any product!) and i am so excited you’re bringing them back.

    a blog series on things you regularly repurchase might be nice….do not misunderstand me, i love that you haul stuff, review stuff, try stuff on camera, etc. but i feel like other than TFSI, Nyx Milk, and Stila Stingray i don’t know what items are your standbys that you like enough to repurchase regularly.

    Just a few thoughts. i love your enthusiasm, your willingness to laugh at yourself, and your love of colour. i’ll be watching and reading whatever you produce! keep up the good work!

  32. Natasha

    January 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    i love first impressions cos i feel like gurus only tell us what they like (monthy faves etc) but its quite rare for them to say what they dont like, which is very useful to know, cos not everything i buy i research before i do, and sometimes impulse buys can lead to me hating a product and wasting money! plz can you do “products i hate” vids!!!! <3 u xx

  33. Deb

    January 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Hey Leesha,

    I started watching you/subscribing to your youtube when I came across your tutorial for how to apply false lashes. I thought you were just the cutest thing and loved how your personality shone through the video. I love your tutorials…I don’t wear overly intense make up but you have inspired me to step outside my comfort zone a little bit. Please don’t stop with tutorials or looks of the week…Also being able to ask questions for advice/recos would be a great addition too :)

    I will tell you some other blogs/youtubers I read/watch regularly. Outside of you there are only two I turn to regularly..Pixiwoo (watch for their tutorials, personality – who doesn’t love british accents) and Temptalia for her honest reviews and ideas/recommendations for what I should or shouldn’t be spending my money on. (oh and jazziebabycakes…I love her!!!!!) Again, it’s about the honesty and personality that draws people in…

    You are fun, bubbly and extremely talented. That is why people love you….

    Keep up the awesome work! I hope the bloggin’ blues don’t last too long!


  34. Astrid

    January 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Hi Leesha,
    I really like your makeup looks, but I also used to like your MAC first impressions or reviews :) also hauls are fun to watch! I really love your vids, I hope you’ll continue to make them for a very long time <3

  35. kristi

    January 22, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I really miss your Theme Tutorials Series. When I first started following your vids like 2 yrs ago, they are what got me hooked and what drew me in. I like the reviews and swatches alot, and would hate to see them go, but the tutorials are the reason I check your blog almost every day; I really love and admire your creativity, and it gets me motivated and inspired. I like the guest looks too; but I wish there were tutorials to go along with them too. Im looking for technique, play by play instructions, details. Anyway, I love your blog and your youtube channel, and am a huge fan. Keep up the good work; you’re doing an awesome job!

  36. Candi

    January 22, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Okay, I read it all, where’s my cookies? lol. <3 jk.

    What I would personally like to see more of is some hauls/tutorials with more drugstore type make-up. I absolutely cannot afford high-end items, and while I have been able to find some drugstore products that match up with the colors of your products, it would be awesome to do maybe a "budget friendly" theme once a week or so. :)

    But you are amazing as always, Leesha, so anything you do will be wonderful!

  37. Melani

    January 22, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Ok so first of all, your cats are too precious! I think videos with tips and tricks would be great. Also I love comparison videos. Hopefully something can inspire you! Remember…. You are awesome! Hehe

  38. brenda

    January 22, 2012 at 5:28 am

    HeeHEee!! Love the cat picture, so sorry to hear about the awful reaction to the facial cleanser! I’ve never used Neutrogena products (save for the bath oil and body wash) and I don’t think I’ll ever try it. I stick to what works.

    Understandably ruts happen. Kudos to you for the creativity to keep the tutorials and ideas coming like you do!! I look to you, Lisa Eldridge and Christine at Temptalia the most for reviews, tips and tricks and tutorials. And I’d say that is the order of my favourite things to see on blogs. I don’t buy ANYTHING without reading reviews first and I like to see swatches that show textures and colours as well as the product packaging. The tutorials are a great starting point for when I have my own ruts!! I’ve bookmarked so many of your looks to help me get started (when I do get the chance to put on makeup – I have a newborn!!)

    I like the themes. Pick a theme, any theme!! Get inspired by artists, whether they paint, blow glass or sew! Pick cities, food (fruit?) emotions, I’m sure you can create looks to go with just about anything anyone suggests:)

    Whatever you do, I’m sure it will be great.

    thank you for you inspiration!!!

  39. Monica

    January 22, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I have been REALLY into the drugstore hauls recently maybe because drugstore brands have come out with some very awesome products.

    I really do also love the first impression videos. PLEASE DO MORE OF THOSE!

    Thanks! :)

  40. Lalel

    January 22, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Hey, Leesha!
    Glad your feeling better again!
    I have to say that you don’t have to do apologise if you couldn’t do a video. It’s your hobby and we don’t pay for it (like Josh at Petrilude says in one of his videos). You have your own life and that’s more important than people you that don’t even know you complaining about whatever.
    Nevertheless I appreciate you caring about what kind of videos we would like to see.
    I personally like reviews because I like getting to know new products.
    Perhaps you could do tips (which are generally very good because it’s often the small things helping most) for example on how to make a look you see on the internet fit your own eye shape or how to alter your face and so on; the very basics of make-up artistry.
    In terms of tutorials I personally would love to see rather editorial make-up like the ones on the website of Illamasqua than every day looks.
    Finally I want to say how much I love your videos. You are so cool and talented.
    Thanks a lot and take care!

  41. Jessie

    January 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

    From other youtubers I prefer reviews and hauls, because the tutorials they make are always something I could have just thrown on myself. But when it comes to you Leesha.. TUTORIALS please!!!!! Cause you always go outside the box and make something interessting and amazing that I would’ve never thought of myself ;)

    (sry if my English is bad, hope you understand)


  42. melanie smith

    January 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    ur actually one of my favorite channels and blogs. i would like to see more themes though. i dunno, maybe inspirations from ur favorite tv or cartoon characters? i think sailor moon would be cool too. btw im in a sausalito cookie mood, since i did read all of ur blog :> haha good luck with ur revamp!!

  43. caddy

    January 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    yeah no offence but it feels like we’ve seen all of you…how about doing a makeover series for other people? concealing their flaws and such?

    • Paige

      January 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

      I like that idea, but not concealing their plaws, that just sounds and is plain mean!

      • Melissa

        January 24, 2012 at 5:35 am

        I agree even though I feel like it’s just a wording issue, how about “drawing attention to their best features” instead? Haha.

        Or maybe a similar series where the looks are based on how Leesha views the people’s personalities or even how that person views themselves (a girl with a very bold personality would get a crazy look, a shy girl would get something soft and natural, etc). I feel like you could even take this as far as to do their alter egos if both sides got creative enough.

  44. Allison

    January 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    That Neutrogena Redness Relief wash didn’t work for me either! It actually made my skin WORSE, it was even more red and had more acne! Not gonna use that stuff again. Ugh. Now I’m using some Cetaphil face wash and it’s working great so far–my acne is more settled down than it’s ever been in a long time. Cetaphil moisturizer works pretty well too.

  45. jess

    January 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

    i love your videos. the second a new one is posted i immediately watch it. i personally have issues with makeup. peach fuzz= obnoxiously stupid annoying burden.yes, im bitter. you should do videos in relation to that kind of stuff. like body products in general. and you should review more drugstore stuff because a lot of people can’t get sephora/ ulta makeup that’s more expensive. and a new brushes video explaining the different ones. im still confused. haha.

  46. CarrieB

    January 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I love your videos. I really like the reviews and first impressions because I want to know if a product is worth it before I go out and drop a bunch of money. I like that you use so many different products, but also stick with your favourites. Its a good way for your followers to be exposed to all there is out there and get a feel for the brands. It would be neat to do a series of looks based off of one pallet, for example the Naked or Naked 2, a good 88 or 120 pallet, etc. A common complaint is that people cant afford to shop at Sephora or Ulta all the time, but I think a lot can be achieved from having the basics and a few select products for an extra punch. I love the make-up looks, especially the themed ones. I’ve only gotten into makeup over the last year and I was completely overwhelmed until I found you and a few other beauty guru’s online. I would like to see themed make-up looks come back, as well as a brush video because Im confused about which size and shape are best for what. Tips and tricks are great, and I think most effective when combined with Ask Leesha. If one person is having a problem, chances are hundreds of others are as well. I do really like that you’ve started to include other aspects of lifestyle such as diet and exercise. They are important to beauty and health and it leaves your blog with a well balanced feel. Thanks for doing a great job!

  47. Stephanie

    January 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Holy crap the same thing happened to my Mom and I with Neutrogena stuff. She used an eye cream that burned her skin up and made it all red/blotchy painful and I used a “sensitive skin” face sunblock that made my skin feel like it was burning off and it became all red/blotchy painful. I have sensitive skin, but I have NEVER had any product from any line effect my skin the way the Neutrogena stuff did. I avoid their stuff like the plague now, whatever is in it isn’t good for me. D:

  48. Almeida88

    January 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Hey Leesha, i really love and enjoy your hauls and reviews they are awesome. I first noticed you through a tutorial and you are just great at what you do. I would like to see Dupes!!! I think that would be awesome!!! if you have ever tried any HE products and noticed if a drugstore brand has worked the same I know we would like to know. I aslo like the posting you did once when you had pictures of a jacket you recently bought, I think if you wanted to take a break from cosmetics you can let us know what great deals you may have gotten or a new accessory you just purchased etc.

  49. Paige

    January 24, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I read it all, can I have some cookies now please? :)

  50. Amber J

    January 24, 2012 at 5:40 am

    You owe me cookies. :D Even though I totally enjoyed your blog. I personally love your tutorial videos because I feel they are more useful. When I see you do something fun and different, it makes me want to do something extra fun that day! Honestly, I have felt your recent tutorials haven’t caught my eye and that has made me stop caring about my makeup. Geez, I haven’t done my makeup for a week now. :[ I love when you inspire us! Especially themes and doing looks from art. Plus, I love videos when you are you! Because you’re such a sweetheart! Just keep up the good work! <3

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