Leesha Loves: January 2011 Faves

I feel like I’ve tried so many things this month, and I miss doing monthly favorite videos, so it’s kinda perfect timing for that all to come about now :) Here are my favorite products from this month!




Juice Beauty Organic Full Strength Apple Peel
I’ve had a sample of this peel sitting in a drawer for I have no idea how long. I think I got it as a sample from ordering Sephora online, and I always looked at it but never really had the urge to try it until a few weeks ago. This stuff really is magic. It smells not so awesome (like fermented apples) and leaves your face looking a bit sunburnt after using it (like most peels) but the next day.. my skin is so soft, and looks crazy healthy. I’ve been using this weekly since (the sample was enough for 4 peels!!) and just ordered a full size from beauty.com, as sephora doesn’t seem to sell it anymore. It’s great cause if you order through Ebates, you get 12% cash back! (sorry, i love ebates haha) :)

Origins VitaZing Moisturizer

I got this because another YouTuber, MakeupbyTiffanyD, had been raving about it on Twitter, and now I see why! This moisturizer really brightens up your face and gives it a beautiful glow. It’s one of those things that you kinda just have to try to understand I think, but believe me, the results are great!


Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

I have used a ton of face washes, but they all are for a specific problem- acne, anti-aging, etc. I wanted to try a face wash that wasn’t full of ingredients targeted to help a certain problem, but one to just leave my face feeling fresh and clean. When I ordered the VitaZing from Origins site, I got this as a free sample (a pretty decent sample, being a full oz bottle!) I love that this foams up really nice, and you only need a TINY amount of product. It claims to cleanse both dry and oily areas of the face without leaving your face feeling stripped, just perfectly balanced, and it really holds true to that.

L’oreal Youth Code Day/Night Cream
Great night time moisturizer. See full review here :)

Fortune Cookie Soap Whipped Cream: Something Tropical
Fortune Cookie Soap recently introduced luscious body butters to their line, and these don’t disappoint! My favorite scent by far is Something Tropical. You can see a full review here.

Fortune Cookie Soap Shampoo Bar
Full review here. LOVE Hawaiian Ice and Ikebana.


OPI Black Shatter Polish
This is a new product for me- I know that some of you have seen polishes like this back in the 90’s, but I guess I was a bit too young, or just not cool enough to know about them :) This is a fun polish to play with, and see what it looks like over different colors. I tried it today over Lighthouse from the new Anchors Away collection from China Glaze (It’s a bright yellow gold with a crazy shimmer) and it’s SO cool. the shimmer from the yellow looks CRAZY peeking through the flat black. Very cool.


Zoya Harley Nail Polish
Beautiful gray blue, totally unexpected love from me!

Longwear Lipcolor 
LOVE Loreal Le Rouge in Perpetual Peach. So pretty! Also love ELF lipstain in first date, which I’m wearing in the video :)



  1. Tamsin says

    Your hair looks a lot lighter in this video :) Have you dyed or done anything different with it?
    Great video though, gotta check out some of these products x

    1. Leesha says

      i did the roots.. crazy how much of a difference it makes. im thinking about making it just a touch darker, not sure how i feel about it this light (it was never this light without roots so im like AHH lol)

      1. Tamsin says

        haha well i think it looks lovely :) but you suit all hair colours x

  2. SammieSamm says

    I wish we were best frenns. lmao :)

  3. Karlie says

    Would you recommend the apple peel for people with sensitive skin?

    1. Leesha says

      they actually have a peel made for sensitive skin :D

  4. Ashlyn says

    Leesha, FYI there is a NYX sale on Hautelook tomorrow!!!

    1. Leesha says

      oooh yeah! i totally forgot, now i gotta wake up early :D

  5. Casey says

    I love this video! It’s great to hear about your favorite products, and I hope you continue with this series!

  6. Chloe says

    Today I just got this nivea lip balm it’s called light kiss ad all ready I think it is apsolutly think it is amazing whe u have it on you finger it’s a little liqudy but when u put it on it awesome dosent feel like it is there I love it

  7. Ashley says

    What was the ELF lip product you were wearing? You said products would be listed here so maybe it’s here and I don’t see it because I’m a crazy blind person when it comes to finding anything………….. But I tried! :P

    1. Leesha says

      oops! its elf lip stain in first date :)

  8. amy says

    hey leesha just wondering which color you had of the elf lip stain! i was hoping it would be mentioned here but no luck. thanks

    1. Leesha says

      my bad, its in first date :)

      1. amy says

        omg i have the exact same one! do you think you could do a tutorial using the elf products yo hauled recently?

  9. Jenni D. says

    I love love love your Favorites videos! I get so overwhelmed when I go out to buy cosmetics I rely heavily on my fav Makeup Bloggers! I got the Apple Peel as a sample too and have been wanting to try it. In fact…I might try it today. I was wondering if you’ve ever tried the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder? I want to try it but it’s $60! I trust your opinion and would love to know what you think. :) :o)

  10. Signe says

    What shade of the elf lipstain Are u using? So pretty :D

  11. Lisa says

    All the Juice Beauty products I’ve tried have horrible smells. I couldn’t continue to use them because of the smell!

  12. Mandy says

    I had never heard of Ebates until now. That place is amazing, though, thanks for introducing me! :D

  13. Sarah says

    Love this, and I looked up that Apple Peel stuff on the Sephora website, and they do still have it.

  14. Mia says

    I love the lip stain you’re wearing. Unfortunately, no matter what kind I use, the natural reddish color of my lip still shows up and I think that’s the reason first date looks different on you than it does on me even though we both have the same skin tone. D: What can I do to tone down my natural lip color?

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