Themes and Themes and Themes

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Awhile ago, I used to do two weekly videos on youtube called Wearable Wednesday and Fierce Friday. They were basically a way to please everyone- the people wanting toned-down, work appropriate looks had something, and the people who liked bright, in-your-face fun had something. It was also great for me, because each had a specific theme that the looks would be based on (one time Wearable Wednesday was based on Greek Gods/Goddesses, another time Fierce Friday was based off of Candy). This was a great way for me to get my creativity going, and I miss it!


The series both sort of faded out for one reason or another, but I am constantly getting requests to bring them back, and since I clearly suck at posting on YouTube if I don’t have a set schedule clearly defined for me, They’re coming back! I already have this week’s looks planed out, but I do need your help for the next few!

I need some ideas for themes for Wearable Wednesday and Fierce Friday! This can be essentially anything- animals, countries, flags, monochromatic, whatever. I just want to know what you guys think would be a fun idea for either category. The easiest way for you to suggest a theme would be to comment below. if you see a theme idea you like, reply to that person’s comment and let them know! That way, I’ll be able to tell what ideas are popular.

At the end of the week, I’ll hold a poll with the most popular ideas, and you guys can vote to determine a winner. I did this in then past and it worked out really well, so I’m hoping it will again! Not only will this choose a winner, but it can potentially map out future WW and FF themes that will happen when this first one is over.


So, speak out! Let me know what you’re thinking, and here’s a preview of this week’s FF. I need a name for it, twitter thought it looked like Watermelon :)


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  1. Christine

    November 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm


    E.g: I remember for one summer trip my mom took me and my brother to Wicklow (Ireland) and we used to go to a cafe for tea and scones in the afternoon. The seating was outdoors in a beautiful garden and the furniture was white plastic garden furniture. It was so sunny on that trip the white from the table was almost blinding but it made the red roses seem even more red and bright.
    ———> Look: Bright white and bright red (possibly on the lips), or for FF incorporating a rose/flower design.

    It would be a cute way to share stories with your followers (that you want to be shared of course!) and probably a nice way to remind yourself of childhood, teenage years etc etc, and the inspiration for each week would be totally different (possibly a plus for you as an artist)

  2. Brooke

    November 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    wizard of oz!!!!! there could be looks for places like the yellow brick road and emerald city..or the characters, maybe a green-and-black FF look for the wicked witch or a smokey silvery WW based off the tin man, etc..and something for the ruby slippers!

  3. Sara

    November 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Holiday party looks! wearable but fun and of course more bold and glittery looks :)

    • Cassie

      November 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm


      • natalie

        November 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm


    • Sophie

      November 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      yup! :)

    • Holly

      November 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm


    • Sarah

      November 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm


    • Leah

      November 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm


    • Becky C.

      November 5, 2011 at 4:10 am

      That could be cute… like santa claus, pointsettas, candy canes, elves(sorry if I spelt that wrong), aurora borealis, snowman, even characters from old christmas movies like rudolph, rudolph’s girlfriend clarice, frosty, heat miser, cold miser, IDK can’t think of anything else at the moment…. But yeah!

      My daughter said the dragon ball z kai characters lol.

      • Greta

        November 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

        Yes! That’d be so fun!

      • Taylor

        November 13, 2011 at 3:04 am

        your daughter is awesome!!! the world needs more female DBZ fans :) and that would look pretty darn cool

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Great idea!

  4. Avery

    November 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    You should do a for a cat as fierce friday! Like cool winged eyeliner and detailed eyes.

  5. Sarah

    November 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    For Wearable Wednesdays you could recreate (or draw from) the signature looks of Golden Age Hollywood stars?

    • Emma

      November 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      I would love this! What a great idea!

      • Stephanie

        November 3, 2011 at 8:00 am


        • Harley

          November 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

          OMG YES !

          • Amie

            November 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm


          • Coco

            November 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

            Yes yes yes…

    • Sarah

      November 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      I hadn’t checked this thread in a few days but YAY I’m glad some people agree haha. Good LAWD the comments..I saw the number and I thought the website glitched!

  6. Dar

    November 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Leesa! Stoked for FF to come back. I’ll throw some ideas at ya.

    “Runway” – I know you’re up on the trends, so it would be cool for you to do a series of runway inspired looks. Crazy avant-garde! Perhaps you could do some 80’s runway throwbacks. “Psychedelic Burlesque” – flashy colors and frizzy lashes. Totally what I would expect from Xsparkage – just lets you play more with your vibrant makeup addiction. :) My last suggestion is “Famous Paintings”. Not the drab ol’ Mona Lisa – more like inspired by Van Gogh’s moody Starry Night, super mod Piet Mondrian or the golden boldness of Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.

    Hope this helps Leesa. Keep on doin’ whatcha doin’. I’m proud of all you have accomplished and love your vids!

    • Beth

      November 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      I love these ideas! Especially the runway looks, but I would also like to see WW Runway looks, on how we can incorporate trends into our day-to-day makeup. Also I love the Famous Paintings Idea. They would look so gorgeous!

      • Kristen

        November 2, 2011 at 11:55 pm


        • Coco

          November 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

          Me too really like the famous paintings idea! Like Monets water lillys !!!

    • ChloëV

      November 3, 2011 at 7:02 am

      Sounds great, especially the runway!

    • Casey

      November 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      I like the Famous Paintings Idea!

  7. Megan

    November 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    You should name the look “Hummingbird Heartbeat” , after Katy Perry’s song. It remind me of those bright Hummingbird colors and also of Katy Perry’s colorful style.

  8. Mary

    November 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Fairytales!! like alice in wonderland (and then all the characters) and snowwhite and everything :-D

    • Danielle

      November 3, 2011 at 2:43 am

      I love this idea!

    • Beth

      November 3, 2011 at 7:14 am

      Love Love Love this!!!

    • Harley

      November 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      omg this too ! haha

    • Pam

      November 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      I like the fairy tale theme also but I was thinking classical illustrations. The SurLaLune site has a great collection of images from some fairy tales here:

      The colors are a little more muted but have a kind of water color feel. The stories are also available on the site if you want to read them for inspiration.

      • Coco

        November 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        Yes go with it…love. Great idea Pam!

    • Tabitha

      November 4, 2011 at 2:11 am

      thiiiis <3

    • Lexy

      November 6, 2011 at 3:19 am

      obsessed amazingggg!

  9. Lizzie

    November 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    How about different flowers, or more celebrity looks, or a Facebook Tutorial, one for Twitter, Tumblr etc based on the wesite color schemes!

    • AmandaTX

      November 3, 2011 at 6:54 am

      Those websites are all blue, unfortunately. Not much variation. :(

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm


  10. thecandiedmango

    November 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Disasters! You could do some really cool stuff with this—oil spills (going with the rainbow sheen oil has instead of a literal interpretation), forest fires, volcanic eruptions…

    • Annie S

      November 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

      i love this!

    • haley

      November 3, 2011 at 4:05 am

      YESS! natural disasters please leesha

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm


    • Sarah

      November 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm


    • Lisa

      November 4, 2011 at 2:07 am

      This is super creative! I love it!

    • Tabitha

      November 4, 2011 at 2:20 am

      Oooh this sounds like a neat idea as well :)

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Another really great idea….you girls/ ladies are so good at this …love it!

      • Greta

        November 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        This is clever! Could be a fun FF!

  11. Lacie

    November 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I think it kind of looks like a flamingo inspired look. I love it!! Keep up the good work!

  12. justine

    November 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    my innitial thought was a flamingo, but then i thought of flit from pocahontas. awesome look!

  13. Silje

    November 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Do iron fist inspired look? make a dark an dramastik look fun with colurs but still dark an dramastik :D

  14. Silje

    November 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Or a tim burten movie marathon?

    • Derick

      November 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      I was totally thinking that, thumbs up!

    • haley

      November 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

      thatd be really cool

      • ChloëV

        November 3, 2011 at 7:04 am


        • Zoe

          November 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

          OMG YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

    • Beth

      November 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

      Loving this!!!

    • Hanah

      November 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm


    • KamiJ

      November 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Ih my god I love that Idea=)

      when I saw the pic of this weeks FF – i just read yr twitter about the muppets ;)

      And I think that look looks like “Miss Piggy loves Kermit XD

      haha keep it up I love your looks =)

    • Casey

      November 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm


    • Aubree

      November 4, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Love this idea!!

    • Nikki

      November 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      So awesome, i would love that

    • Roxy

      November 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      So cool!!!

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Oh oh this this!!

  15. Derick

    November 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    World Wonders
    Endangered Species
    Patterns (plaid, stripes, hounds-tooth, etc.)
    Planets/Solar system, Pick up where Petrilude stopped!
    Fairytale creatures (unicorn, leprechaun, dragon, centaur, fairy, etc…)
    You could take some of your old looks and use the exact opposite colors and see how different it looks
    Popular villains
    Pixar inspired

    I hope some of my ideas were helpful!

    • Esha

      November 2, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      I like a lot of those. World Wonders, Fairytale creatures, Popular Villains, Patterns

      • Alisa

        November 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

        World Wonders + Fairytale Creatures ! Yes !

    • Ashley

      November 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

      OMG Pixar- I’m a Disney Fanatic!

      • Greta

        November 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm


    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      fairytale creatures!!

    • Sarah

      November 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      I like the idea of taking old looks and doing opposite colors.

    • Nikki

      November 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      Fairytail creatures + Patterns I would love that

    • Roxy

      November 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Great ideas!

  16. Sophie

    November 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Christmas theme! Or Bonfire Night!

  17. Courtney

    November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I like Pixar inspired and maybe somthing wearable inspired by the Different time period barbies. like the 1980 somthing Peaches and cream can be peachy.

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm


  18. Esha

    November 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Fierce Friday Theme:
    The Muppets
    NHL Hockey Team Colours. Different looks dedicated to different teams using their colours.
    Country Flags
    Christmas Wrapping Paper

    Wearable Wednesday Theme:
    Victoria Secret
    Ivy League Schools – using their school colours
    Hollywood Icons from the 1920’s – Audry Hepburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Marylin Monroe, Grace Kelly, etc.
    Princesses from Around the World – England’s, Spain’s, Denmark’s, etc.

  19. Jillie

    November 2, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Women through the ages / Famous historic women

  20. Sophie

    November 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hey what about makeup looks from ANTM? (America’s next top modell)

  21. Taylor

    November 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Decades! like 20’s 30’s 40’s 50’s etc

    • Daniela

      November 3, 2011 at 4:43 am

      Yes, makeup by decades would be awesome!

    • Rachel

      November 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Yes definitely! I’d love to see an 80s (maybe punk rockish), look.

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      agree!! ;)

    • Alisa

      November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      agreeeeeeeed :)

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      I would totally be in to this!!!

  22. Michelle

    November 3, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Retro chik

  23. Lindsey

    November 3, 2011 at 2:54 am

    For FF, I vote for doing make up looks inspired by famous paintings.
    For WW, I vote for doing make up looks inspired by fairytale characters.

  24. Tara

    November 3, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I thought I posted this already, but maybe it didn’t post lol!

    Leesha, would you be willing to do one of the FF with that look you did in Paris, the one for the photoshoot? I have been trying to recreate it, but for the life of me can’t accomplish it :( If you would consider this look for FF that’d be so cool!! Thanks!! XOXOX

    • Tara

      November 3, 2011 at 3:27 am

      Crap! I did post this already. I can’t delete it. Sorry for duping my comment :( I’m lame!

  25. Raven

    November 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I am getting married in October next year and all the wedding looks are SUPER BORING! Would love to see a kind of vintage look that would kick up the wedding look a notch or two

    • Leïla

      November 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      yess! Wedding looks!!!! I’m getting married in September 2012 and i could definitely use this kind of tutorial!
      a turquoise bridal make up would be grat for me…^^

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      yes! exciting wedding looks

  26. Sarah

    November 3, 2011 at 5:47 am

    College teams would be so cool! The colors can be so unique and might make some really interesting looks.

  27. Rachel

    November 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    After watching the vid of you talking about the Inglot palette and you mentioning Pokemon (the fact I’d also pulled out my old Game Boy Colour and started it again probably didnt help either.) I’d love to see a Pokemon inspired look. It could be a WW or FF I guess but I think FF would fit it much better.

    At least theres a lot to pick from but I personally only know the ones from Red/blue gold/silver

    • Grace

      November 4, 2011 at 6:17 am


    • Ericka

      November 4, 2011 at 6:29 am


  28. Hadar

    November 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I think a really cool theme could be like different decades and the fashion or styles that were popular then.. like the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s etc…

  29. Holly

    November 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Deserts. eg. cheesecake, chocolate fudge, creme brule

  30. dementia

    November 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I just stumbled into your blog and so far I’m loving it! I wish you have feedburner newsletter though…or some other newsletter form. Anyway, my theme suggestion is….Cyndi Lauper. I love her back in the 80’s and I think you can really pull off her look :)

  31. Avery

    November 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    You should do a look from any kind of characters from Batman…any of these villians such as: the Joker (this one would be fun!), the Riddler, Mr. Freeze or Ivy!!

  32. Ági

    November 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Sex and the City caracters make up tutorials!
    Something glam rock you know the 80s rock n roll looks!
    or.. rockabilly looks:)

  33. Sarah

    November 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I’m getting ready to do looks based off of my favorite band’s albums on my blog. It’d be cool to see what your favorite bands are and what looks you could create from their albums. Also, I think watermelon sums up this look the best and I LOVE it! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!

  34. amy

    November 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    maybe you can do Children’s TV Shows? but i dont mean like dora or something more like old ones that we used to watch..

  35. Josh

    November 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Birthstone looks
    Cleopatra look
    Fairy Tale looks
    Disney Character looks

    • Lock

      November 4, 2011 at 3:54 am

      Fairy Tale Looks would be nice.

    • Zoe

      November 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      Birthstone looks and fairy tale looks sound awesome :) She did disney looks a loooong time ago, but I still love them :3

      • Josh

        November 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        She did princesses and Tinker Bell. I meant more like Tigger, Pooh, Pascal and other characters.

  36. Liz

    November 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    read through the comments and definitely agree with most of these but my favorites would be vintage glam hollywood stars for WW (audrey hepburn, veronica lake, judy garland, rosemary clooney, etc.) and famous paintings for FF (my inner art history nerd is tingling at the prospect)

  37. K

    November 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I’m just here to say that gosh your watermelon eyes are adorable on you!

  38. Tabitha

    November 4, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I think it would be cool to do teen movie inspired looks :D (Cruel Intentions, the Virgin Suicides, the Craft, Jawbreakers, Clueless, Spice World, Heathers, 10 Things I hate about you, Mean Girls, the Breakfast Club, etc. )

  39. Lock

    November 4, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I am in love with this idea!
    I am in love with (this is the geek in me) The Lord of the rings movies right now. So maybe if you could do something like that……
    Just something to think about! Anyone else?

  40. christie

    November 4, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Have you seen Monster High dolls? They are the kids of famous monsters. My daughter was one for Halloween and I had a blast doing her makeup. Could be fun inspiration!

  41. Grace

    November 4, 2011 at 6:15 am

    If you visited a bird shop or park before you would have known that birds are adorned by amaaaazing color combos!!!

    And theres also neutral (brownish birds) for WW!!

  42. Rachael

    November 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Do some type of TV show theme. There are so many great shows out there right now. You can pick specific characters (like you did with Glee), and recreate their looks. Vampire Diaries, The Circle, True Blood, etc… I know when I watch some of these shows I think, I wonder how I can recreate that look. Or, what eyeshadow is she wearing. I am always looking online for these type of tutorials and I do find some. But the guru’s are not nearly as good as you when it comes to makeup.

    • Alisa

      November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Love this idea. Agreed !

      • Khomatose

        November 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        You should check out GoldieStarling’s channel, she’s already done True Blood and they’re amazing.

  43. Kathryn

    November 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    what about the planets & the universe? nebula, black holes, then the actual planets etc etc?

    • Tabitha

      November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      I like this idea a lot :)

    • Cassandra

      November 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      totally was just thinking that!

  44. Cassandra

    November 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Planets or Plants, i think would be pretty cool!

  45. Khomatose

    November 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I think a ‘Historical Heroines’ theme would be amazing! Like Joan of Arc, and Cleopatra and Emily Davidson!

  46. Zoe

    November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Seeing as it’s winter now, why not Christmas themes? Fairies, snow, lights, food, I bet you could have tons of fun with that! :)

  47. Mya

    November 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    can you make a tutorial on this look ? and you should do Christmas looks !!

  48. Roxy

    November 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Country flags
    Precious stones

  49. Lock

    November 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Board game looks?

  50. Josh

    November 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Roman Gods
    Dr. Seuss Looks
    Food Inspired Looks
    Weather Looks
    More looks from that Makeup Store Magazine
    Around The World
    Geographic Looks
    Muppet Looks
    Animal Looks

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