April 17, 2014
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  • Rachael

    Thank you. I always get lost on what to pack. I always under pack with my makeup. And I am glad to see that you are trying out the signma brushes. Please do a review of them once you know what you think. I need to find a new company for brushes that is not that expensive. I always seems to follow your advise. :)

  • Lils

    Ur the best Leesha!!! I was wondering what the heck should I take on a business trip I’m going on (my first:)) and u posted this just in time. Very helpful, thanks!!!!

  • http://frolic-through-life.blogspot.com/ Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life

    I’ve heard so many good things about the YSL Touche Eclat. I think I need to give into the price and give it a try. I love the Sigma Travel bag too. Enjoy your trip home!

  • jacky

    hey leesha, i am going to be living in AZ soon, I am going to college t NAU =D and i have also have a dinair, and i wanted ask you (or anyone else who may know) do i pack it (the dinair machine and the large 1.15 oz foundation) in my big luggage or can i take it in my luggage bag that i am taking with me inside the plane (you know to put it on the overhead compartment) this is my first time going on a plane so srry if this is a dumb question to you….

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandee-Beads/181626548515744 Sandee

    i really need to get me one of those naked pallets for traveling! But they are always sold out on the website. I wonder if they will have them at LA IMATS?

    I also love the little pouch you have everything in! super cute!

  • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

    You have way more essentials than me. I think I’d have 4 items to travel.

  • http://beautifulloft.blogspot.com/ Michelle Tiu

    LOL! I’m actually leaving for vacation this Friday. This could be like a check list for me. I just have to change a few things and use it to make sure I don’t forget anything! :-)

    Thanks Leesha!

    Oh and I thought your mom already brought the YSL Touche Eclat home with her? LOL

    • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

      lol she did, in her color :)

  • katrina

    Where did you buy your Dinair?

  • Caitlin

    Do you have any tips for packing palettes for vacation? I just got the Naked palette, and I’d love to take it with me on my trip to Florida this summer. I’m just so afraid that shadows will break!

    • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

      I always carry makeup on the plane with me, never check it. If I carry it on, I know where it is and im the only one handling it.

      • melissa

        I do the same…its important luggage! I never would want to loose any or have it destroyed so if its in the carryone you know it will be protected if its in your hands!

      • Taylor

        do you wrap them in bubble wrap or a towel to prevent breakage?

  • AmandaGreathouse

    More info on the Yaby palette would rock. I’m an eyeshadow addict, and the colors, especially the shimmery ones, were gorgeous.

  • Tricia

    Lol, was actually already on my way to Vegas when you posted this and was happy to see I packed about the same stuff with the exception of A BUNCH of false lashes. Unfortunately I arrived to find I frgot to pack the actual plug for my Dinair! NIGHTMARE! LOL

  • jen-sexieejenn21

    Awesome! I was going to buy that Sigma makeup bag and thought it would be to small so I passed… Now, I’m gonna jump on it!
    I can’t wait to see your review on Sigma brushes, I have the complete brush kit, with the roll but I always like to hear your thoughts on products! I feel like every single review on Sigma is exactly the same and for the same reasons.. I trust you though!

    • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

      oh the sigma bag is huge!! lol the size reminds me of the size of a mead school notebook, maybe a bit bigger, and then the bottom can be around 5-6 inches wide so you can fit a good amount of stuff in it.

      and yes, I was hesitant to try sigma brushes because i feel like everyone who makes a youtube channel can review them, but I have gotten a lot of requests and was interested myself. don’t worry, my review on them will be thorough and truthful! :)

      • jen-sexieejenn21

        AHHH LEESHA REPLIED! :-) I’m gonna order that bag, I always carry more than I need so that’ll work out great lol! Like I said, I really can’t wait for your review! I feel like I already know what you’re gonna say about at least two of the brushes haha!! Thanks Leesha!

  • Ariana

    I love these long and detailed blog posts :)

  • Candy

    your “essentials” contain more than what a lot of people have in total!

  • Amber

    Urbandecay.com has the naked palette in stock!

  • http://libervix.blogspot.com/ LiberVix

    Hi Leesha,

    I noticed you mentioned a love for all things mini and sample sized…wondered if you’d tried out Birchbox yet, and if so, what your thoughts are on it :)

    • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

      i actually JUST heard about Birchbox last week and im gonna try one, sounds so cool!

      • http://libervix.blogspot.com/ LiberVix

        I just got my first one last week and really love the idea of it. Even if I don’t ADORE every product, it more than makes up for the price in the sheer anticipation and enjoyment of trying new things. The sample sizes are very generous too, about the size of a 100 point Sephora sample. You should do a review when you try it out :)

        • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

          cool! im a huge monster sucker for sample sizes of things because i love try-before-you-buy so the birchbox idea is SOOO me!

      • jen-sexieejenn21

        Leesha, if you do the birchbox thing, you should def do a video every month showing the products! It’s not really a haul… lol

  • Crissy

    Fun post! And very helpful. That Sigma bag looks amazing, almost the size of a pillow!

    • http://www.xsparkage.com leesha

      its about half the size of a throw pillow :)

  • Amy Marie

    I’m trying out the primed and poreless primer myself… i find somedays its awesome but then somedays im not sure if i put enough or what but my pores seem huge… maybe im just making stuff up but its a little weird lol

  • Christa

    Surprised not to see NYX milk jumbo eye liner; have fun on your mini vaca, and Easter!

  • Amadia

    What shades of MAC Prep & Prime and YSL Touche Eclat do you find work best along with the salmon corrector? Just asking because I’m still working on my holy grail undereye combo and I think we have about the same shade of skin.

    Thanks for the helpful post and for your blog in general. I don’t think I’ve commented before but I’ve been following via google reader for a couple months. Love your eyeshadow looks!

    • Leesha

      the mac prep and prime is colorless, and i use #2 in touche eclat :)

  • Tilda

    I always take way too much makeup with me on trips! This has definatly been a big help. I really love the Yaby Best of Both Worlds palette, especially the vibrant orange colour. I have all ready placed my order for it. You always seem to get me into new things! Cheers Leesha

    • Courtney

      I agree on the always bringing to much. I also agree on the getting me to buy new things. She is not good for my wallet.

  • Rachel

    I would love to see swatches of the two Dinair foundation shades. Maybe also a comparison to MAC shades. I can’t to order some of their foundation! Thanks!!

    • Rachel

      I meant I can’t wait to order some of their foundations!

  • laurice

    Hi Leesha, this might be an obvious answer to my question, but with the airbrush gun itself, do you put that in your “check-in” luggage (the one that gets put in the belly of the plane) or do you bring it in with your “carry-on” bag?

  • Courtney

    Thanks for the post on this. Super helpful, especially when picking a bag, since picking the right sized bag is hard sometimes.

  • Aneta

    HI everyone,
    does anyone know where can i get Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in the UK from? I don’t really fancy getting it from the ebay because you never know where it came from. I was wondering as well if there are any uk website similar to Hautelook, i found a great set of brushes on it and i can’t buy it because they don’t ship in the UK:(. Any help is appriciated.

  • Rach

    I want to bring my dinair on a plane trip too but I’m not sure if I can carry it on a plane? Prob not the gun but can I carry on the compressor?

  • Roxseaton

    Leesha, I may have missed the answer to this but can the Dinair be brought onto a plane on a carryon?  If so, do you unattach the gun, bring a diagram, etc?  I’d truly appreciate a definite answer.  Dinair said they have told airlines about the product and that people travel with them but the TSA representative had no idea what I was describing and said i it has a regulator then no.  It doesn’t and as such he said to go early and if they say no take it back to my car.  Well, that works for my homebase but I’m flying from Pittsburgh to San Diego and truly don’t want to have it confiscated on the other side of the country.  What would I do then?  And advice would be appreciated.