NYC Trip 2010

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

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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!


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  1. Suzy says

    OMG. WAI YOU DO?!?!?

    *RUNS & CRIES* miss you sooooooo muchhhhhh

  2. SayAnythingBrooke says

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

    1. xsparkage says

      I WAS. We bought zoya and threadless together remember lol

  3. Meggan says

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

      1. Meggan says

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

  4. Miranda says

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

  5. Sam says

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

  6. Roxie says

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

  7. Annette says

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

  8. Laurie says

    i am glad u guys had fun u look awesome

  9. Chelsea says

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

    1. SnowFairy05 says

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

  10. marilia says

    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 says

    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 says

    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 says

    Dharma laptop = <33333

    Your makeup is amazingggg as everyone has already said haha.

  14. Sara says

    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 says

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

  16. Melissa says

    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 says

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

  18. kathrina says

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

  19. Brynne says

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

  20. Jordan says

    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 says

    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 says

    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 says

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

  24. Amber says

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

  25. Dagmar says

    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 says

    aww leesha this makes your absence almost worthwhile.

  27. Claudia says

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

  28. Rachael says

    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 says

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

    1. Kayla says

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

  30. greatgospel says

    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 says

    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 says

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

  33. Michelle says

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

  34. Colie says

    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. says

    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 says

    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 says

    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 says

    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 $p@rk$ says

    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. says

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

  41. xjanemabobx says

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

  42. Amber J says

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

  43. Erin says

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

  44. Lorraine says

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

  45. Laura says

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

  46. Dinocoredani says

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

  47. Dinocoredani says


  48. Shelle says

    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

  49. Hannah says

    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.

  50. Gabriella says

    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

  51. Tamsin says

    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

    1. karen says

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

  52. Cher says

    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!

  53. Shanny says

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

    1. kacibrianna says

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

      1. Simone says

        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.

  54. Caitlin says

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

  55. Jordan says

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

    1. karen says

      *thumbs up* !!

  56. karen says

    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!! =)

  57. karen says

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

  58. TayyRenee says

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

  59. Harper says

    Oh my gosh. You guys are ALL SO ATTRACTIVE.

    How unfair.

  60. Barbara says

    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.

  61. Mandy says

    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!

  62. Sydney says

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

  63. Emily says

    Leesha you are sooooo adorable! haha

  64. Haley says

    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.

  65. eebest8 says

    Simply a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great design and style .

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