Woosh Beauty at Leigh’s

Woosh goes beyond beauty. Andrea Devos Abraham and Bobby Thomas met in 2011 with the mindset that woman should embrace each other, instead of knocking each other down. Woosh is a female owned and operated company. They are dedicated to solving common skin care needs for women.

We were so excited to have this mindset in our space last night for the Girlfriend pop up shop featuring Woosh.  Girls of all ages came to learn about this empowering new concept in cosmetics & say hi to founder Andrea Devos Abraham!

Our amazing displays by our creative director Patrick Plank
The fold out face with the beauty mirror
Cosmetic Cookies!
Would it be a party without a little champagne?
Woosh amazing lip gloss


Sushi catered by Maru Sushi


Our Niyama by Marocco pop up shop
Lafayette New York pop-up shop in store 
Our amazing makeup artists on site to help demonstrate

Take a look at some of the products below!

The Fold out face featured with the popular makeup brushes


Eyelash Wand and Applicator


Makeup mirror made easy


Eye stencils for an easy wing look



Laura Mercier Holiday Gift Sets

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 We all know that the holidays sneak up on us a whole lot faster then we anticipate, so start your holiday shopping now at Leigh’s and stress less when it comes time for all the fun festivities! We currently have limited addition holiday gift sets by Laura Mercier, that are perfect as a gift on their own or to break up between several gifts!

Also, don’t forget to treat yourself this holiday season! May we recommend Laura Mercier body soufflé? 🙂

Lots of Love,


October 21st & 22nd: Laura Mercier Fall Make Up Event



This Wednesday and Thursday join the Laura Mercier artistry team to take your flawless look to the next level for the upcoming winter season. Have our talented cosmetic consultants brighten, sculpt, and shadow you to perfection. The glow-licious make up look pictured above was created using the Candle Light Glow Collection by an online beauty blogger. After a application with our make up professionals you will feel confident enough in your skill to create the perfect glow for you skin at home by using the latest release from Laura Mercier, The Candle Glow Collection!

There will be a special gift included with purchase, so book your beauty appointment today by calling, 616-942-6300!

Lots of Love,


*$250.00 purchase required. Limit one per costumer. Not valid on any prior sales, only while sales last.


2014….Thank You!

Wow, I am amazed how quickly 2014 went by, but sometimes the best times always seem to move at a faster clip!  It was such a great year for Leigh’s and I want to thank you for making it so wonderful.  As you know, we are passionate about what we do; bringing the very best fashion the market has to offer right here to West Michigan for you…..our amazing customers.  You get it all from us….clothing, shoes, accessories and cosmetics and we love enhancing your own personal style all while delivering you an exceptional Leigh’s experience.  As I reflect on some of the new labels that we had in store for you in 2014, it makes me smile….Stella McCartney, Band of Outsiders, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Derek Lam main collection, vintage Chanel and Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Barbara Bui, Monique Lhuillier, Ella McHugh, Wes Gordon,Veil Cosmetics, Damone Roberts, Aerin and so many more.  With all this and all of your perennial favorites,  it might not surprise you when I share that we had another record year at Leigh’s and were once again voted one of the best women’s stores in Grand Rapids.  We are flattered and humbled by this.  We know there are a lot of choices out there and that you choose to support our local business not only allows us to be successful but means the world to us.  So, thank you.

We are also excited about what 2015 has in store….this is our 40th anniversary!  Yes, Larry Leigh founded the business in 1975.  My partners and I are also celebrating 10 years of owning the business and building the new store.  And…this will be our 10th anniversary of our signature runway presentation Couture for a Cure benefiting the Van Andel Institute (October 8…save the date).  We’re looking forward to celebrating these milestones with you through out the year.  Cheers to 2015!


Teen Makeup Lesson

gwThis is my beautiful daughter Gabrielle and this is her “selfie” photo. (For those of you who don’t know, a “selfie” photo is one is which you take a picture of yourself for posting on your favorite social media site…in her case Instagram.) She confided that she doesn’t normally do selfies, but with the special occasion of getting her braces off, she wanted to have all of her friends in the know about her tin-grin-free smile….instantly!   I was showing the picture to the Leigh’s cosmetic team and I was having a proud moment thinking about their influence on Gabrielle.  The summer before 7th grade, Gabrielle asked me if she could wear makeup.  This was a request that I had been dreading because I envisioned my daughter going to the extreme of caking on makeup and looking way too old for her age.  But, I refrained from saying an impulsive “no” and instead responded, “Ok, then we have to go to Leigh’s and have you work with one of our makeup artists to have them teach you about makeup.”   We drove straight to the store and our makeup artist Carol talked to Gabrielle about starting with just mascara and lip gloss….two cosmetic items that I certainly was very agreeable to as the mom and Gabrielle was thrilled about!  Carol spent time with her talking about makeup and giving her a lesson on applying both items.  We both went home with smiles on our faces.  Whew, that was easy!  Well, before this school year started, Gabrielle broached the makeup discussion again.  She wanted to add more to her routine.  However, this year I realized that I had nothing to fear.  I knew our makeup artists would steer her in the right direction.  And I was right!  Gabrielle met with Rachel, our lead makeup artist, and had so much fun, all while learning about how to create a natural and fresh look….and very age appropriate!  It’s not often that I am the “customer” when I’m at Leigh’s, but this was such an amazing experience from start to finish.  The extra time that our makeup artists are able to spend with each and every customer makes such a big difference in each individual’s confidence in makeup selection and application.  I’ll end by thanking my wonderful cosmetic team for their positive role in creating this fabulous “selfie” photo and everyday look for Gabrielle.


Naughty or Nice

naughtyoIt’s so much fun at Leigh’s during the holidays.  Santa’s sleigh (aka: UPS and Fed Ex truck) pulls up everyday outside our receiving door and delivers an assortment of fabulous surprises! It just makes me smile every time we open a box!

And then there’s our beautiful store….Patrick has our store glittering with holiday cheer from our amusing windows to our Merry and Bright Shop.  We must chat about our  front windows.  Patrick, of course, wanted to have us reminisce about something we have all contemplated from a very early age….were we naughty or nice this year and what will Santa bring us based on our behavioral tally sheet.  This picture gives you a glimpse of our windows: One window interprets naughty and the other nice.  I would love to hear which one you relate to?!   Could it be the “Bad Girl” window? Or, perhaps the “Good Girl” window?  Patrick cites a quote from Mae West to make our pondering of this more challenging, “Good girls go to heaven and bad girls go everywhere.”  Let’s admit that if we can be assured we will be getting a gift from Leigh’s this holiday season, we will honestly confess that being nice and a little naughty is just as fun as it sounds!


Holiday Gift Ideas

The holiday season is upon us….yikes, it always sneaks up!   And, if you’re like me, you’re just starting to write out your list of people who you need gifts for and contemplating gift ideas.  As you have learned, some friends and family are so easy to buy for and others…..yes, you know, you rack your brain for hours trying to think of something…anything…to give them!!  We want to help you push the “Easy” button!  I spoke with Rachel, our lead makeup artist, today to discuss some wonderful gift options from our cosmetic area.  I think you are going to LOVE her suggestions!

Hostess (with the mostest) Gifts!

Natura Bisse’ Spa Silk Hand Cream:  This hand cream will revive the driest of hands and last through three hand washes.  With all the dicing of onions, wrapping of gifts,  a set of hands will love this special treatment!

Fresh hand soaps:  Your hostess can happily toss her Dial hand soap out when she receives these lovely hand soaps  that will add the finishing touch to any guest bathroom!

Spa and makeup services from our makeup team:  Why not give the hostess a gift card for some wonderful pampering.  She’ll look oh-so-pretty and relaxed after receiving her facial (in our private spa room) and  expert makeup application while she sips her spa water in our lovely cosmetic area!

Stocking Stuffers!

Fresh Sugar Lip:  In each and every stocking (the male gender included), you must add a little sugar, Fresh Sugar Lip that is!  Forget about the Chapstick!

Laura Mercier candles:  Only available during the holiday season, Laura has three delicious scents to bring cheer to all – Warm Roasted Chestnut, Fresh Fig, Creme Brulee. Mmmmmm….they smell so good!

Butter London lip and nail lacquer duos:  For the little trendinistas, we have the perfect sparkly red and mysterious onyx colors that will be sure to please and very eye-catching!

BFF Gifts!

Trish McEvoy Power of Skincare Collection:  Create and maintain beautiful bare skin with Trish’s result-oriented Power of Skincare Collection for effortlessly effective AM and PM skin care routines at home and on the go.  Give this gift and you truly will be BFFs forever!

Laura Mercier beauty-palette-to-go in cool neutrals:  This luxurious palette is truly an entire face in an easy compact and will take your BFF from day- to-night.  The colors are incredibly universal so you can buy this for all your BFFs and it will bring out the individual beauty in each of them!

Trish McEvoy brush set:  Trish packages her brushes in a glamorous quilted hot pink leather case that is the perfect girly gift with the most fabulous makeup brushes known to mankind (yes, MANKIND)!

neuLash:  What BFF doesn’t want her eyelashes long and luxurious….naturally?!?  This tube of miracle grow for your eyelashes or brows will have your BFF jumping for joy!

Merry, Happy to Me Gifts!

Clarisonic Opal:  Are you  sick of your mother in-law complaining of her saggy, baggy lined eyes (hmmm, and maybe you have your own inner conflict on this, too)?  Get your hands on a Clarisonic Opal.  In 30 seconds, two times a day, you will take your eyes from gloom to vavoom in delivery results that are proven to refresh and rehab the eyes.  Yea us!  So, it’s one Opal for you, one Opal for Mom…favorite daughter in-law status to follow!

Natura Bisse’ Diamond Extreme Eye & Stimuleye Gel:  Extreme at night, Stimuleye in the morning.  Poof away the puff!  Instant recovery from holiday cocktail party overload or Grandma’s gravy!

Significant Other Gifts!

Trish McEvoy Sexy 9 & No. 9 fragrance:  Trish has come out with a special pocketable size that your sweety will love and she can “pocket” it in her purse to carry with her everywhere she goes!

Clarisonic Pro:  This dreamy handheld wonder will make the dullest and driest skin radiant and glowing after just one use, one beeping minute a day.  We are bleeping nuts about this one….give it to everyone you know (men, too) and reap the resulting praise “as the best gift ever” from your recipients!

Natura Bisse’ Diamond Life Infusion:  For the ultimate gift of luxury, treat your significant other to the Diamond Life Infusion.  This serum with patented technology will deliver the results of taking 3.9 years of age off the face.   After hearing this, my one question to Rachel is:  Can I bathe in this….does it take 3.9 years off other areas too???  Ok, one more question:  If I take two baths, does it double the results??!!

Bond No. 9:  Fragrances for both men and women with names derived from NYC, such as:  Wall Street, Astor Place, Madison Square & Nuits De Noho.  Put the Big Apple under your tree this season!

Fresh shaving cream and after shave skin soothing lotion:  Yes, we have the guys covered too!  And, they will love you giving them these wonderful pampering gifts….smooth move!

Let’s wrap this up!  We have wonderful gift ideas in store for you this holiday season and we are looking forward to assisting with finding the perfect gift for those special people in your life…and maybe something special for you too!