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Leesha Loves: May Favorites

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Already June?! Ahhh!!! This month will have a lot going on- I’m going to get myself back onto my schedule of having 2-3 videos a week, along with getting a schedule together for the blog, I have my first session of laser hair removal (I’m a bit nervous about this, but I got an awesome deal on Urban Dealights- $99 for six sessions! blasting that underarm hair away for good!), my 2nd facial in life (i know right) along with lightening my hair a bit more and working with some fantastic companies. Oh, and of course, IMATS!! I can’t believe it’s already time for IMATS LA. It’s going to be absolutely insane but I am extremely excited to see all my friends and hopefully some of you guys :)



May didn’t have as many Beauty favorites as I feel the other months have- probably because I’ve been using a lot of other products that have already been featured and haven’t been introduced to new products that really caught my attention! I did realize that I forgot one product I’ve been using all the time- Bumble & Bumble Texture Cream. It’s my first Bumble & Bumble Product, and it’s AWESOME for short hair! I use just a touch on damp hair- I flip my head over and put some on the under layer of hair and at the roots to give my hair some volume and make it messy :)

Products Mentioned in the Video:

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray: I use this on my roots when my hair is towel dried right out of the shower to help slightly lighten so the difference between my roots and the rest of my hair isn’t so drastic.

Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Bedaub: I did a special post for this product very recently, so of course it gets included in this list! Amazing, unique, must have!

Lancome Artliner in Beach Gem: Gorgeous Turquoise liquid liner with gold shimmer. LOVE!!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Vegan Brushes: Some of my absolute favorite brushes. A bit pricey but AMAZING quality.

In The Mood Polishes: Nail Polishes that change color based on temperature! Really cool and pretty colors (Colors I have are the three “New” polishes- Ditsy, Guilty, and Naughty).


Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Book: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Thing: Keurig! Donut Shop K-Cup/ Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee K-Cup (NOM!)

Recipe: Soft Pretzels





  1. Samantha Barb

    June 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I use the John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner and I love them as well! I might have to try the spray, for now I’ve been using good old lemon juice haha.

  2. Lisa

    June 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love hearing about everything that interests you! I’m always on the look out for new books or gadgets as well so its great to hear about new things! And as always, your opinions on beauty products are fantastic!

  3. Vijaya

    June 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Hooray for Mortal Instruments fans!

  4. Jessica

    June 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I love the combo of both (: keep doing it.

    My favorites of this month was
    -MAC new line the beach one. I finally bought the beautiful flower blush one I’m scared to use it. Then I got the crushed metallic pigments beautiful and the bronze.

    -Book is Wicked.. Most amazing book ever. I saw the play and after that I finally got the book (:

    -& the nyx liquid eyeliner <333

    & that is all my May favorites lol :D.

  5. rima

    June 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Hey , what lipgloss/lipstick did you use for this video?

    • leesha

      June 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      candy yum yum from mac and an illamasqua sheer lipgloss in a bright pink color.. the name rubbed off so im not sure on the name :/

  6. Tara

    June 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    This may sound dumb if you used the lancome eyeliner… Butttt what eyeliner did you use for you look?

  7. Tara

    June 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Nevermind! You posted on YouTube that it’s a blue inglot gel liner!! :D can we get a number perhaps? Pwease with lots of sparkles on top? :))))))

  8. Erin

    June 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    There are actually three other Mortal Instruments books (there are 4 total.) The fourth just came out in the begining of April. But they are great! I’m so excited they finally cast Jace!

  9. Safari Poet

    June 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I enjoyed the fact that you didn’t just talk about beauty. In may I really enjoyed Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I liked the mix of Greek mythology and contemporary.

    I still one of the minority that has to read The Mortal Instruments as well as the Hunger Games, but hopefully one day.

  10. Samanthe

    June 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    U should try native american fry bread! Its so yummy! I could give ya the recipe!

  11. MakeupMonologue

    June 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve always wondered about the OCC brushes but never thought to buy them. I might have to take a look next time I want to purchase brushes.

  12. Nikki

    June 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Really interested to hear about how the laser hair removal goes! I know it’ll be a while before you finish the treatments and give it a few weeks to see how well it worked, but y’know…whenever it’s all said and done, do tell us about it!

    • leesha

      June 2, 2011 at 12:44 am

      no worries, i absolutely will1

  13. Katrina

    June 2, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Be careful with laser hair removal…NO sun on the underarms period or you will blister! I use to work for and do laser hair removal! :)

    It is awesome if it works!!

  14. Jennifer Williams

    June 2, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Interested to hear how the laser hair removal goes! I’ve always wanted to try it but have been too chicken.

    I really like the parts that aren’t makeup. A lot of makeup blogs get a little boring when it’s all makeup all the time. Plus it’s always nice to get to know the person a little bit that you spend so much time watching on the makeup videos.

  15. whitney

    June 2, 2011 at 2:29 am

    when is IMATS??

  16. aclineo

    June 2, 2011 at 3:39 am

    I love the electric blue liner ur wearing in the vid!

  17. Soo

    June 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

    ahhh! thanks so much for featuring ‘mood’ changing polishes! I’ve been wanting to try some out but didn’t want the Claire’s ones.. it’ll probably be a while before I get them, but I saved the site for later.

  18. Michelle Tiu

    June 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I love your liner in the video!

  19. Eline

    June 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm


    I have been following your blog for like a few weeks and I’ve started buying brushes and I notice that it’s much easier to apply make-up. I wonder though, I’m from Belgium and we don’t have that much MAC-stores so my brushes are by Rituals ans Gosh. I wanted to ask what you think about these brands?
    I’m planning to buy MAC brushes as well but it’s not that easy to get to these stores over here so…
    Let me know what you think ^^

  20. Tamsin

    June 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    no no no not a video intro! you’re like the only guru who didn’t have one and i loved that about you :(
    good favourites though :) i really wanna try the cream pigments from illamasqua x

  21. Rachel

    June 6, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Oooh. There was a groupon a while back for the same deal in my area, but I didn’t act quickly enough. Hope it goes well for you, though.

    I loved Pirates just for that fact of how many plot-holes it had (ended up writing a 7.5 page nitpicky rant about it on my blog ^.^). I still had fun, though, and the theater gave me a free temporary tattoo, the skull and crossbones from the movie, so that made it better :D

  22. Chris

    June 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I also loved the new POTC film! Had so low expectations before I went in, but pleasantly surprised. Plus a bit of Johnny Depp never hurts, haha.
    I want to recommend a tv-series for you, Leesha, and everybody else, if you haven’t seen it. It is called Game of Thrones, and I have been completely obsessed with it in May. A defiant must see =)

  23. Rhonda

    July 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    That lipcolor looks great on you!!

  24. Courtney

    July 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I love hearing about everything, because even us makeup junkies do other things than makeup.

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