NYC Trip 2010 | xSparkage

NYC Trip 2010

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Last week I went on vacation to Chicago and NYC with Josh (Petrilude), Suzy (MACNC40), and met up with amazing people in NYC, including Brooke (SayAnythingBr00ke), Joy (FalloutJoy), Nick (SoundlyAwake), Justine (JPMetz), Michael (hartzproductions), and Amber (ninteenpercent), Yeison (LoserLuigi), and Risa (Makeupbyrisa). I had a BLAST, probably the best time I have spent with these people that I can remember.

One of the greatest parts of hanging out with people who share the same interests as you is it’s incredibly inspiring. Being in a room full of people who are playing with makeup and getting ready and everything was like a fresh drink of water for me. My day-to-day life makes me so.. “meh” about wearing makeup, because it isn’t necessary. The second I was with all of these people, it was like my love for makeup just came and slapped me in the face, SO awesome.

Brooke and Suzy, Pretty Makeupss

DSLRs make your makeup look amaaazing haha

Hartz and me, LOVE this boy

Justine and Amber, Nick did their makeup!!

We were being 80s haha

Using your friend’s camera to take pictures of yourself would be awkward in any other situation

Damn him and his ability to be a ridiculously hot woman

Probably my favorite picture hahaha





LOVE THIS, we look like a band lol

Cute boyyyyy

Risa! So freaking pretty

Facebook (1) | Petrilude's Photos - Wall Photos
Again, damn him! He placed 2nd in a drag competition :)

Possibly the best photobombed photo ever


Our Engagement Photo

Yeison is so cute, love him!




  1. Suzy

    November 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    OMG. WAI YOU DO?!?!?

    *RUNS & CRIES* miss you sooooooo muchhhhhh

  2. SayAnythingBrooke

    November 24, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    COME BACKKKK. Last year I think you were at my house on Black Friday hahahah

    • xsparkage

      November 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      I WAS. We bought zoya and threadless together remember lol

  3. Meggan

    November 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Totally random..but did Risa used to be son_risa or something like that from LJ?

    • xsparkage

      November 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      yes it is!

      • Meggan

        November 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

        Haha small world, I recognize her from mac_cosmetics when I used to frequent there like..six or seven years ago!

  4. Miranda

    November 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    lol jkkkk
    I was gonna say I love your makeup in suchandsuch picture, but I love it in every one.

  5. Sam

    November 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Omg that photo of you and Nick is SUCHHH a good picture of you!

  6. Roxie

    November 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Dharma initiative!! haha and you’re so pretty!

  7. Annette

    November 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    wow! you got awesome pictures! looks like you had a blast! & the makeups…. ah-mazingggg!!!

  8. Laurie

    November 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    i am glad u guys had fun u look awesome

  9. Chelsea

    November 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Where did you guys get those laptop cases?! I really want the snow white one!

    • SnowFairy05

      November 26, 2010 at 5:39 am

      hi, my friend has one. She got it on Ebay I think.

  10. marilia

    November 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    omg leesha…all of your pictures look amazing…you def have to do tuts on every single one of these looks. they are pretty.

  11. Tara

    November 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Love love love these pics! Thanks for sharing :) the laptop pic is really cute also!! And holy smokes Josh!! Wow!! He looks great!

  12. pjsparklez

    November 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    not only does your makeup look amazeballs in every photo, your hair looks freakin’ fantastic, you cut it a little bit, yeah?
    i watched that blogtv jpmetz and you + everyone did at 530 in the morning, all i can say is LULZ.

  13. Carmel

    November 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Dharma laptop = <33333

    Your makeup is amazingggg as everyone has already said haha.

  14. Sara

    November 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Looks like you guys had a total blast.^^ I just moved to the Vermont area and really need to get my butt to NY while I’m over here. Just got my Sugarpill order and am loving it! Thanks so much for all the great tutorials with that brand, keep em’ comin!.:D

  15. Brittany CrazyHat

    November 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    love the pic of where you all look like u were n a band, it really does! and its really pretty

  16. Melissa

    November 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Love your makeup in the pictures! Do you know if you can buy Inglot products over the phone. I don’t live near any but I need some!

  17. Lorna

    November 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    love the pics, everyones makeup looks so great!
    but where did you get that lost macbook cover?! looooove it

  18. kathrina

    November 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    first, josh is lookin FIERCE!!! like actually tho, id deff stare in awe.
    second, your makeup is also looking hott!

  19. Brynne

    November 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    What’s on your lips in the ones where you’re being 80s? WANT!

  20. Jordan

    November 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Please tell me. . . where did you three get your macbook covers? Are they just decals underneath plastic covers (like a speck cover)? Thanks! :)

  21. cclarebear

    November 25, 2010 at 1:57 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos!!! Especially that last one – I showed my boyfriend and said “SEE hot boys wear eyeliner and it looks good” ;)

  22. emeliabby

    November 25, 2010 at 4:00 am

    awww, this looks like so much fun!! gives me hope to find an awesome group of friends like this someday :D even if they do live in different states :) you all look amazingggg!

  23. Lydia

    November 25, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Ah I love the photos, the engagement photo with Nick is so cute n’aww, actually looks like an engagement photo! xx

  24. Amber

    November 25, 2010 at 6:48 am

    You look amazing in that cute boy photo! Loved looking at all the pictures by the way, they’re great!

  25. Dagmar

    November 25, 2010 at 7:01 am

    hi leesha. i just wanna say that i’m happy for you that you had soooo a great time with your friends. and you look so pretty on every picture! it’s just incredible!
    greetings and hugs

  26. twinkletoes

    November 25, 2010 at 7:04 am

    aww leesha this makes your absence almost worthwhile.

  27. Claudia

    November 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

    You are all so sweet! I’d like to kiss you all! ;-) Greetings from Germany

  28. Rachael

    November 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

    The pictures are great, and your makeup does look fabulous. It’s a shame that we wont be able to purchase those colors. Where did you get your MacBook cover? I love it!!!

  29. Kacee

    November 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    wait. im SO confused…you and nick are engaged? what?

    • Kayla

      November 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      LOL, no they’re not. It’s a joke.

  30. greatgospel

    November 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    love these pics, you look beautiful… great to hear you are inspired… your make up in these pics look brilliant, are you going to do a tutorial on them? LOVE your videos and your kitties, lots of love from the UK


  31. greatgospel

    November 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    oh yeah and I think you should do some oldschool Leesha videos with crazy bright colours like these… like old clashing fierce fridays… maybe you could call it ‘Fierce Friday: Colourflash’ or something and do all these amazing looks from these pics! xxx

  32. Tamara

    November 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Such amazing makeup!!! Josh looks great with the red wig and brows haha, very interesting look.

  33. Michelle

    November 26, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Leesha thanks for sharing some fabulous photos! Enjoyed them ALL! Looks like you had a blast! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  34. Colie

    November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    So first, you and nick must have babies. Second could you PLEASE at least blog on what you used in these looks, if not make tutorials. Im just really interested in recreating them! all my favorite youtubers in one place :D :D

  35. Thelea T.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    You pulled off some AMAZING looks, Leesha. Don’t be a stranger!

    …I mean- technically you *are* a stranger. Well, I’m more of a stranger to you than you are to me, because I know a lot more about you. …Ah. Well, that’s not creepy at all hahaha! But you know what I mean.

  36. Brenn

    November 27, 2010 at 1:21 am

    It’s so unfair that Josh is as good looking as a guy as he is as a lady!! The makeup in every single picture is so fun!!

  37. jayAdoubleZ

    November 27, 2010 at 9:36 am

    It seems like when you get around these guys, they bring out some inspiration in your makeup & you look freakin awesome. MacNC40 always does such awesome looks but never post videos about them! Errrr…

  38. Assie

    November 27, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I need to recreate the look you have in the second pic! I love love love it! I love all the looks, but that one the most:) I’m glad you had a great trip!

  39. d&rk $p@rk$

    November 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    hi……………………um…………………….its hard to say this but……………………………..WHY DID YOU BANN ME????????????????????????????????????????????????im not mad but now i cant chat and that makes me mad.:(

  40. MissR.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Seriously adorable. Tutorials on all those looks puh-leeez!

  41. xjanemabobx

    November 28, 2010 at 2:59 am

    looks like you had fun :). I love the makeup in the cute boy pic, it’d make a great tutorial :D

  42. Helena (XOXO Parisky)

    November 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Can you get more awesome? XD It looks like you had a lot of fun!

  43. Amber J

    November 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Omg looks like a ton of fun people all together! :D I’m glad you are having a great time!

  44. Erin

    November 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    OMG! You are all so breathtaking! I feel as though I’m in the presence of royalty! Amazing.

  45. Linda B.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm


  46. Lorraine

    November 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Do you happen to know which blush you’re wearing in the 14th picture?

  47. Laura

    November 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    leesha this photos are just fun to look at, thanks for posting :)
    josh is just the prettiest woman eva XD

  48. Dinocoredani

    November 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I demand a tutorial on all those past looks you did! lol

  49. Dinocoredani

    November 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm


  50. Shelle

    November 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    omg you have to do tutorials on some if not all those looks i especially loved the purple and turquoise lid and the first photo of you with all the colors…i love it please do tutorials

  51. Hannah

    November 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Leesha you are so beautiful and so are you’re other makeup guru friends! I’m so jealous of Josh’s ability to be a ridiculously good looking women and a really cute looking guy! haha =] but you’re awesome girl. You are the one that really got me into makeup and beauty. Thanks.

  52. Gabriella

    November 30, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Aww, cute pictures! Everyone’s makeup looks amazing! I guess thats what happens when a bunch of makeup gurus get together, lol! :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

  53. Tamsin

    November 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    You look stunning in every picture :D And I love the makeup you have on, especially the eyes in the last picture – could you do a tutorial? :) x

    • karen

      December 1, 2010 at 7:42 am

      yeah !! totally love her last two picture makeup !!

  54. Cher

    November 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    You’re absolutely gorgeous Leesha! I love the pictures! My friend tells me that since she has pale skin she doesn’t want too many colors on her eyes, but you own the colors!

    Thanks for sharing with your fans!

  55. Tracee

    November 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    UGGGGH. Snow white. <3

  56. Shanny

    November 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    You’re getting married??? What the frickin’ hell.

    • kacibrianna

      August 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

      BAHAHA Nah, she’s kidding. She’s got a boyfriend named Tyler XD. It would be HILARIOUS if she married Nick though… Rofl XD.

      • Simone

        April 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

        Not anymore :( But I agree, how awesome would it be if Leesha and Nick got married? It’d be like an explosion of awesome if they had a kid, it’d probably rule the world and we’d be slaves to it! LOL.

  57. Caitlin

    November 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Aww that looks so much fun. I wish I could hang out with you guys! You all rock!

  58. Jordan

    November 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Could you do a video on the second photo of you? So cool, like a technicolor peacock!

    • karen

      December 1, 2010 at 7:43 am

      *thumbs up* !!

  59. karen

    December 1, 2010 at 7:40 am

    hi leesha !! love your makeup looks !! especially the makeup for the last 2 pictures shown here !! please do a tutorial on that makeup look plsssssssssssssss!! =)

  60. karen

    December 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

    i think the last 4 pictures are the same makeup look !

  61. TayyRenee

    December 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Where did you guys get those amazing Macbook covers? I want one for my mac!

  62. Harper

    December 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my gosh. You guys are ALL SO ATTRACTIVE.

    How unfair.

  63. Barbara

    December 5, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Your makeup looks amazing in all the photos! Can you do tutorials for all the different looks you had? I especially love all the really colorful eye looks. If you could also do a post on all your Inglot colors with the corresponding item numbers so we can know what to ask for if we want to phone in an order, that would be AMAZING! Also, don’t hesitate to do tutorials with all your Inglot, we still want to see what you can do with all those great colors.

  64. Mandy

    January 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Leesha! I love your website! I was looking at the pictures and i think you should do a tutorial on the make-up you did in the 2nd picture to the top! It looks very fun and bright! I also think you should do a tutorial on a tropical themed look!

  65. Sydney

    February 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    i luv you make up in the pic where it says cute boy will u do a video on it :)

  66. Emily

    April 30, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Leesha you are sooooo adorable! haha

  67. Haley

    June 24, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    You are officially the coolest person in the world.
    No, not because you are a makeup mastermind, because you have the Dharma Initiative logo on you apple.

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