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Quick Looks: Piiink!

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Sometimes I like to do my makeup, but either the look itself is way too basic to warrant a tutorial, or I just don’t have the time to film one. I know you guys like seeing makeup tutorials and such, so to add to the actual tutorials I film (and pinkie swear, they’re coming!) I’m gonna start doing what I did way-back-when on live journal, and posting FOTD (Face of the Day) but I’ll just call them Quick Looks :) I doubt this will be a daily posting, but hopefully it’s more often than tutorials!

Today’s quick look is insanely simple, but always attention grabbing :) I had done my face makeup and was planning to film a tutorial, but soon realized that it was a little too late to start filming, and I still hadn’t had a chance to go to Target to get some new light bulbs for my umbrella lights (the ones I have are waaay too dim, resulting in me looking like my face is gray!) So, I decided that filming will happen tomorrow afternoon (I’m going to get an evaluation for invisalign tomorrow.. ahh! I want my bottom teeth to get re-straightened out. this is what happens if you don’t wear a retainer, kids!) And instead went over to Ulta to use my 20% off coupon :) :)

Quick Look

My face makeup, as always, is my OCC airbrush makeup (Y1) along with a little contouring from Benefit Hoola. All I have on my eyes is one coat of Benefit They’re Real Mascara on the top lashes, although I haven’t decided if I really like that mascara. I guess it’s good if you have a lot of lashes and just need length.

On my lips is an illamasqua Intense Lipgloss that, wouldn’t you know, doesnt have a color label on it. After searching both Sephora and Illamasqua’s website, i have a feeling this color doesn’t exist anymore.


I wish i could tell you the name! It’s a bright bright neon pink. it reminds me of OCC Anime Lip Tar, but its not as opaque.

I used a volumizing product in my hair today (i forget what it was, but I think it was a pureology volumizing mousse) which I hadn’t tried yet since it’s been short.. I don’t know if I like it yet or not. you can’t really tell from that photo, but it’s taking on a life of its own. Super final fantasy :)


This is usually what happens a few days after washing it, not a few hours! before I washed my hair this morning, it had been unwashed for just a day and a half, had zero products in it that would piece it out or add volume, and I was able to make it stick straight up. And my last stylist told me I wouldn’t have enough volume for this cut. Hah!

Oh yeah, I also made my tutorial background white. I’ve wasted so much money on fabric at Joanns for fail backgrounds, haha. I think white will work though!

Okay, this was a weird post. But I kinda liked it. I’m going to go either play Banjo Kazooie on xbox, or try dance central with xbox kinnect that I just got in the mail. I should probably do the later and get a little exercise in :)



  1. Gabi

    October 28, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I like this post :D I think its a good idea to continue them

  2. Laura

    October 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Wow, your hair really does look like it has a life of its own! And it does look very FF-ish, lol. That lip gloss is seriously awesome; love the hot pink! :D

  3. Vanessa

    October 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Dance Central! It’s totally a fun and addicting game. I love this look and your hair looks great the way it’s cut!

  4. Paige

    October 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

    I think the color is frenzy or petulant, they are similar

    • leesha

      October 28, 2011 at 4:30 am

      im thinking it miiiight be Frenzy, based on temptalias swatches it looks the closest!

  5. Kim Teague

    October 28, 2011 at 2:44 am

    I love reading your blog, you always have such great posts :)

    Question: How do you feel about the Illamasqua intense lipgloss?
    I found one sheer & two intense glosses on Sephora’s website that I like, I just want to pick up one first but I’ve not seen a review on them. Do you feel they are worth the $20 and what is the gloss like (fragrant, highly sticky, etc…)

    • Kim

      October 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      Hey Kim,

      I know you’re asking Leesha, but just in case she doesn’t get a chance to answer, the intense lipglosses are stickier than most other lipglosses, and they can’t be just slathered on in 2 seconds. The color is kinda streaky, so you have to make sure your lips are evenly covered when you put them on. The longer you wear them, the stickier they get, and they get to be a little drying as well. They do last a long time however. But depending on your lips they may not be drying, you’ll just have to try one and see.

      OCC lip tars are a lot less expensive, and do the same/better job for a lot less stickiness/dryness in my opinion.

  6. Olgie

    October 28, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I like this kind of post because it’s fun. Please keep doing them!

  7. Krystal

    October 28, 2011 at 3:52 am

    was the lip gloss maybe the “desire” one?

  8. Juan

    October 28, 2011 at 4:54 am

    let’s just say you aren’t exactly cut out for short hair

  9. Sarah

    October 28, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Can we just TALK about your hair – I’m seeing pictures from The Beauty Social and I’m dying. Ded. It looks redonkulous, SO GOOD. You look freaking incredible.

  10. Denise

    October 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Very nice look. I’m in the process of getting my hair to work with me.

  11. Phyrra

    October 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Sometimes just mascara + bright pink lips is awesome. I’ve done it with MAC Candy Yum Yum or Morgana Cryptoria Azalea Blue. Love it :) Love your hair too! You look gorgeous :)

  12. Traci

    October 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love this post and the look is really pretty! The lipgloss kinda looks like indulge. Love the color!

  13. Zoe

    October 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Leesha, I love your new short short hair! And that FF-ish hair really suits you, thats what I did when I had hair that short, except it was bright orange! Haha! :P

  14. Christina

    October 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm


    I just wanted to mention that hair products giving your hair volume are dangerous for your hair. I’m from germany and some scientists did a study on that. and they tested all kinds of volume hair products. the end result was that all of them had chemicals in there that are highly dangerous for your hair. and some were even supporting cancer.

    Just wanted to let you know ’cause I thought that might be interesting for you!



  15. Charisa

    October 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Leesha! I have invisalign and it’s great, much better than regular braces. I had them on top with metal braces on the bottom because they were so bad, but now those are off and I’m waiting for my bottom invisalign to come in. I hope it works out for you to get them!

  16. Marta

    October 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I love simple make up looks like this! x

  17. Genevieve

    October 30, 2011 at 12:42 am

    What happened to Dinair? Do you use the OCC makeup in the Dinair compressor?

    • Leesha

      November 1, 2011 at 3:43 am

      yup! ive done that for a long time :)

  18. Melissa

    October 30, 2011 at 5:23 am

    OCC can be used in the Dinair since they’re both waterbased.

  19. sierra

    October 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Your smile looks like my friend Patrick’s smile :) Don’t worry he likes to wear makeup and dress like a girl your both very pretty :) haha

  20. larisa_music@yahoo.com

    October 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Leesha, could you do a post about your lighting ? I’m trying to take pictures of my make up but as my lighting sucks, I simply cannot take proper ones. :/

  21. Donna

    October 31, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I love your haircut.


  22. Liz

    January 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Leeshhhaa! I wantnto try out occ airbrush foundation, any idea what color i would be if im a mac NW25? thanks hun!

  23. Charlotte Ash

    April 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Has anyone ever told you that you have amazing lips? I wish that I could wear lipstick like you can.  

  24. rashmi

    April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    hey Leesha .. loveeeee your blog and your looks are just amazingggg :D if am not wrong it is ILLAMASQUA Intense Lipgloss INDULGE … i have 9 of these and find that it is more or less like INDULGE :D 

  25. Helena

    August 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Love this look!!

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