Working at Leigh’s: Rachael O’Donnell

A lot goes into keeping Leigh’s afloat, including all the hard work of our employees. In “Working at Leigh’s” we will highlight each employee so you can gain insight on who they are. Today we interview Rachael O’Donnell in our cosmetics department!

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How long have you worked at Leigh’s? 

I have worked at Leigh’s for about 9 months as an esthetician.

What’s a quote you live by?

“This too shall pass”.

What do you like most about working at Leigh’s?

I like the atmosphere and the family side of it. Everyone is very cool and very welcoming. They’re always very driven to do their best and help each other out.

Where do you draw makeup inspiration from?

Being that it’s 2017, social media is very prevalent these days so I follow a lot of the beauty guru’s on Instagram. One of my favorites is @FlawlesssDolls which showcase all different makeup artists with different techniques and different products.

What’s your favorite makeup brand/product?

Here at Leigh’s, we carry Trish McEvoy and it’s one of my favorites because her system has steps. So there’s a step one for your eyes, step two is your eyeliner. She’s very organized and she has a level system depending on the degree you’ll wear your makeup. Outside of our brands, I’m really into Glossier.

What’s one of your favorite makeup trends?

I really like the minimalist look. I think for so long, as far as eye makeup, everyone wanted the smokey eye where it was dark on the lid, eyeliner, and everything. Now I think makeup is taking a step back where you want to see the freckles and it’s just you with your features emphasized opposed to makeup being emphasized.

What do you do outside of work?

I have 2 little boys that are 3 and 1 so I literally just chase after them! I have three cats too so it’s a full house. I keep everyone alive; if everyone is alive at the end of the day then it was a good day (lol)!

 

Call 616.942.6300 to make an appointment with Rachell! Also, Rachell specializes in our new lash lift service, we highly recommend!

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Kiehl’s this Father’s Day!

Here at Leigh’s we would like to wish all the uncles, granddads, brothers, and dads a happy Father’s Day! While you do your last minute shopping stop into our cosmetics area to pick up the perfect gift for the dad in your life. While most products that Kiehl’s offers can be used by both men and women, we offer a distinct line that caters to men’s skin.

Men’s Oil Eliminator Products

 The combination of these three products from Kiehl’s  greatly reduce oil and sweat from the face and leave the skin feeling softer. The moisturizer is formulated with crushed Apricot Seeds helping it eliminate

dead skin cells without leaving skin feeling overly dry .

Prices range from $22-$27.

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Age Defender

The Age Defender provide firming, lifting, and anti-wrinkle treatments. From Dark Circles to fine lines, age defender is for the guy that wants to look and feel young forever!

Prices Range from $15-50

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Facial Fuel

Facial Fuel products are great for normal skin that just needs a pick-me-up. Facial fuel products do it all.

Prices Range From $8-$58

 

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Hair and Grooming Products

What is great about Kiehl’s hair products for men is they remove build up while also hydrating. The beard oil is softens and soothes the skin on the face while also taming hair.

Prices Range From $8-28

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Looking for a grab-and-go type of present? Kiehl’s offers a Men’s Travel kit, filled with travel sized facial fuel options! $43

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Remember, Father’s Day is June 18th! Don’t wait until the last minute!

xx   The Leigh’s Girls

Summer Looks by Dex and Drew

Summers in Michigan are spent running out the door to spend time in warm weather. Girls are faced with a huge dilemma; how can I stay cool in the heat but also stay on trend with what I am wearing? We decided to focus on two brands, Dex and Drew that make summer dressing a breeze.

Dex is a brand started out of Montreal that focuses on the latest trends while also staying affordable. We live for their versatile fabrics that you can dress up or down. This dress you could almost wear to any event. At only $78, everyone needs this dress in their closet.

The Dex Romper we featured is only $89 , paired with Prada Sunglasses. The Classic denim Romper is a summer staple.

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Drew is a brand that is also versatile and comfortable in the clothing that it makes. This Drew dress happens to be on sale for $157  as a part of our semi-annual clearance! Paired here with Prada Sunglasses, this dress has a t-shirt attached to the camisole dress, which makes it that much easier to throw on and run out in! The rest of our spring summer merchandise you can find for up to 50% off!

We can’t wait to see you in shopping these products and the rest of our sale- and if you do decide to purchase something, don’t forget to share your purchases with the hashtag #gotitatleighs

xoxo, the Leigh’s Girls

This Thursday-Hot Party!

Join us June 1st (that’s tomorrow!) for our annual Hot Party! This year it will be extra HOT! During the Hot Party you will score 10% off your cosmetic purchase, and 20% off your entire purchase. Exclusions do apply so read our full flyer!

We have so much going on throughout the day! We have a spring Diane Von Furstenberg  pop-up shop including all new arrivals available for immediate purchase.

We also have a Nic + Zoe Spring Trunk Show Happening! If Bright Textures aren’t your thing, try on these light fabrics that will get you through the summer months. They are a great price point!

 

To make things better, there will be a Ray Ban trunk show so you can find the perfect pair of sunglasses for the summer.

 

360 Sweater will be here for a fall preview of what we will see trending in the coming months! You might not want to think about wearing sweaters right now-but order a few to be delivered just in time for when you need them!

 

 

The scorching hot deal of the day will be the buy 2 get 1 free mascara deal with Trish McEvoy. Her lash products feature water-resistant formula that keeps it from coming off in the heat but allows for easy removal at the end of the day.

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DJ AB will be here playing hot music all day, along with bites and sips from Martha’s Vineyard!

So stop in Thursday  to see what all the hype is about!

 

Lash Lift: All you need to know.

Lash lifts have become increasing popular, especially with the rise of influence in beauty bloggers. But what exactly is it?

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A lash lift is when perm solution is applied to your eyelashes to create a curling effect. You’ll be free from eyelash curlers with this lift, and it will typically last you about 7 weeks. Getting a lash lift is perfect for the summer because you won’t have to worry about applying mascara, you can wake up and go. Most people also get a lash tint when they get a lift so your real lashes will look like falsies in the summer sun! Here at Leigh’s we offer both lift and tint to help you create a great summer look!

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At Leigh’s we use Studio Lash products and the treatment take about an hour to complete.

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Stop into Leigh’s to set up an appointment or call 616 942 6300! A special deal will occur for our annual “Hot Party”: Book two lash lifts for $115!

A special thank you to Rachael, are Lash Lift Specialist for helping us out with this blog post!

Bold Bags for Summer!

Get into the groove of summer with bold printed and colorful purses here at Leigh’s! For the days where it’s too hot to get fully dressed or to simply make an everyday outfit pop, here are 5 must have bold bags for summer.

This red Rebecca Minkoff purse will not only make you stand out, but it’s big enough to fit all of your necessities, plus a water bottle. The adjustable strap will even allow you to make it crossbody if need be. ($245)

 

 

Music festivals are on their way!  This fringe Rebecca Minkoff will be exactly what you need. With adjustable straps, this purse can easily be used for night or day. ($195)

 

 

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but for summer it’s a go. This colorful Kate Spade floral printed handbag will be perfect for simple outfits that need an extra something to make you stand out. The twill nylon texture of the bag will keep things feeling lightweight no matter what you place in it. ($248)

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Not only does Sam Edelman have great shoes they also have great purses for the summer! This striped yellow cross body will be perfect for a dinner date or a day at the country club. ($148)

_DSC0585bwSummer is a busy time for weddings, garden parties, and other events. This Ella McHugh mini purse will serve as your go-to purse for upscale summer events. The classic look of the bag is complimented by the vibrant pastel blue and will make you the center of attention no matter where you are. ($1935)

5 Great Open House Gifts

It’s open house season and here at Leigh’s, we have the perfect products for your recent graduate. From Trish McEvoy mascara to S’well water bottles, here’s a list of things that will make the perfect gift.

  • S’well Water Bottle

S’well water bottles are big, durable, and stylish. This summer, treat your graduate to a water bottle that will keep them hydrated in style.

  • Kate Spade Card Holder and Mini Purse

This Kate Spade mini purse and card holder will be perfect for a girl on the go. It has enough space for all of your essentials, but you won’t be tempted to pack unnecessary items. The mini size is ideal for interviews with the cool tone pink and adjustable strap.

  • Denim Patch Rebecca Minkoff Purse

Nothing screams summer like a denim patch bag that can be worn with any outfit. Patchwork is on trend. Gifting your grad this purse will make her look young, fresh, and ready to take on the world in the coolest manner.

  • Summer Essentials: Ray Ban, Trish McEvoy, Sun Bum, Laura Mercier.

Your graduate may be on the hunt for a job or preparing for college. She will also be spending a great deal of time in the sun. Prepare her properly with products from Sun Bum. The brand offers SPF and cool down products that are not tacky or sticky, and will keep you safe in the sun.

The Trish McEvoy “High Volume” Mascara will be perfect for a day in the sun as it is water-resistant. Opposed to being waterproof, the mascara coats your eyelashes in tubes so it won’t smear when you’re in the sun all day. Even better, it can be easily removed with warm water. It is a beauty editor favorite!

Gifting your graduate Laura Mercier Lip Gloss will give her the perfect pop of color without drying out her lips. This lip gloss line comes in a variety of colors that will work well with any outfit and skin tone.

Lastly, what better way to spend your summer than in a pair of Ray Bans. The round shape of these glasses will give your grad a cool, retro feel, which is perfect for some fun in the sun.