Happy Birthday, Product Hoochie!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, well, well… looks like we made it! Product Hoochie is ONE! This is a time for celebration. I want to thank all of you out there that read my words. Sometimes I have no filter and I appreciate that you still come back and enjoy my spouting. Here is a year in review of Product Hoochie:

On June 16, I introduced myself to you- in Dolce & Gabbana (lipstick.)

Some D&G Lipstick

Some D&G Lipstick

July had me reeling and I wanted some advice. Only two people emailed me.

I wonder what happened to this lipstick...

I wonder what happened to this lipstick…

In September, I refused to give you a beauty tutorial…

My face is asymmetrical...

My face is asymmetrical…

And in October, I tried to make you giggle with a face mask chronicle.

Channeling Swamp Man

Channeling Swamp Man

By December, I was a bit more comfortable!

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January was cool…

I always make this face when applying products.

I always make this face when applying products.

By February, I explained the feelings I have for laser hair removal (love it!)

Portrait of Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Portrait of Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We have come a long way!

By the time March rolled around, I shared my roots with you.

There are my roots. As you can see, those shimmery things are the gray hairs that need to be annihilated.

There are my roots. As you can see, those shimmery things are the gray hairs that need to be annihilated.

And by April, I was invited to guest blog for the Moody Sisters- a pretty sweet accomplishment.

Everything's coming up roses!

Everything’s coming up roses!

May came rushing in…

Started to get lippy.

I got a new tattoo. See it?

June, you could not come too soon!

Everything is peaches and cream.

Things are super peachy!

From eye shadow to wrinkle erasers, we have been through a lot together. Thank you for reading about my antics this year. I hope that I can always make beauty products more accessible to you!

You still have a few more hours to enter my giveaway! Do it here! Winners will be announced tomorrow and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To another year!

Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO

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ipsy-licious!

Hi Lovlies! I am home today with a nasty cold. I can’t hear out of my ears and my head is pounding. Great fun for a Friday. To ease my feeling yucky, I figured I would write about my ipsy delivery. I read about the June bag over at Pink Lady Beauty. Melissa got a slightly different bag but I am happy with the contents.

The theme of this month’s bag is “On the Wild Side.” I think the products I received actually fit into this idea quite nicely!

For the birds!

For the birds!

J. Cat Beauty Sparkling Cream Palette ($4.49 US) : These glitter creams are neutral and that is better for me. If they were colorful I might have more trouble using them than I already will. I am not big on glitter and though these are really pretty, I probably won’t have much use for them. On the description of ipsy’s website, it says to NOT use them on the eyes, which makes it more problematic.

Lots of lights in this bag.

Lots of lights in this bag.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil($18 US) :  This pencil will get some serious use. I usually use the beige NANO pencil from Sephora and this one is a chubby pencil that I can use in the corners of my eyes or under my brow bones. This pencil can also help conceal redness and blemishes. This type of pencil is great for people that wear glasses. I do and I swear by some highlighting to help enhance the area that is hidden by my specs.

Starlooks Lips Pencil in Tickle Me Pink ($12 US): I have read a few reviews on Starlooks boxes and am intrigued. If I didn’t already get ipsy, GlossyBox, and Birchbox, I might have taken the plunge. The Starlooks line claims to have quality make-up at pro-prices (I guess they mean a discount.) The color seems to be very vibrant and I will probably use it this summer with a nice gloss over it.

Putting the pieces together.

Putting the pieces together.

NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare ($7 US): I love my NYX cosmetics! This powder has shimmer and matte colors. This is more of a rosy gold and I think will make it easy to use, as it can almost double as a light bronzer.

And I hope this next one gives you a giggle. I have now received my fourth bottle of… DRY SHAMPOO. I. CAN’T. EVEN.

My best secret?

My best secret?

Psssst! The TRUE Original Dry Shampoo (Travel Size $2.99 US): Great for sopping up oily roots and adding volume, Psssst! is the matriarch of dry shampoos. Basically, you spray in and brush out- which I why I probably can’t use it. If I put a brush to this head, you’d be looking at Frankenstein’s Bride.

Wild Things!

Wild Things!

I am pretty pleased with the month’s bag. It far exceeded the $12 monthly charge.

You still have a few days to enter my giveaway. Click  here for a chance to win!

Until next time…

Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO

What I Like About June

Hey all! It has been a week since I have posted and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. For one, I have a lot of stuff to give a try, photograph, and take notes on. I also have a bunch of events coming up so I know I will fall behind again. Apologies for my absence! I have a few products and accessories I have to share with you.  I won’t be giving you elaborate reviews.. yet, but I have already formed some serious opinions. (Big surprise.)

NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches & Cream and Maple Blondie

Smooth and creamy!

Peaches & Cream and Maple Blondie

These glosses are seriously shiny but are not sticky or goopy. They are so smooth and the colors are soft and pretty. The only downside is that you need to apply pretty frequently.

Everything is peaches and cream.

Everything is peaches and cream.

Performance Colors Semi-Matte Cream Lipstick in Neon Flamingo

Glow in the dark.

Glow in the dark.

I first read about this brand on Portrait of Mai and was very excited to try it. I went to the Etsy shop and started to shop. I spent $25.25 US and got a three lipsticks, an eyeshadow, an eye primer, and a number of samples to try. I wore this color Friday night and went into Sephora in Times Square. The cashier complimented my lipstick and when I told her the price I paid and the fact that it didn’t disappear during the torrential rain, she was impressed. This color is slightly shiny but the staying power is amazing!

Flamingos are pick because they eat shrimp.

Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp.

Prada Candy L’Eau

I have worn the original Prada Candy since its release. It is one of my favorites, especially during cooler months. I was very happy to see that Prada finally created a lighter version. Prada Candy L’Eau is very light and though reminiscent of its older sister, the fragrance stands out on its own. The base is musky with caramel like the original but the top notes are more citrus and light floral. Unfortunately, L’Eau does not have the staying like the original. I still plan on wearing it all summer.

I want candy.

I want candy. Especially if it is from Prada and calorie free.

Necklaces from ForeverXXI

I picked up these adorable necklaces in the Times Square store. The heart reads “My Darling.” Each was $1.80 US. They are light-weight and won’t make me want to rip them off during the warm weather.

More neck candy.

More neck candy.

Thank you for popping by! Be sure to enter my giveaway here. Remember- you have to be in it  to win it!

Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO

Party With Product Hoochie!

Okay, not really party with me but CELEBRATE! Product Hoochie celebrates its first birthday in two weeks and I want YOU to participate in the festivities. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have people read my musings about beauty products. It has been a lifelong obsession and it is fabulous knowing that my readers keep coming back.

I have two giveaways that I put together that will help you stay gorgeous. I purchased the items myself. They include brands that I L-O-V-E!

The first is Flawlessly Fierce.  It includes:

Flawlessly Fierce!

Flawlessly Fierce!

Mirabella Prime for Face & Eyes makes it easy to get on the go.

Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette with 10 Shades of Concealer. Great for blending your perfect shade.

E.L.F. Lip Stain in Nude Necter for all day color.

E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner in Black  to create sleek eye looks.

NYX  Ultra Pearl Mania Eyeshadow in 02 Pearl  to make your peepers glisten.

E.L.F. Dramatic (False) Lashes (not shown)

Pop Beauty Mascara (Deluxe Sample) in 01 Smokey Black so you can bat your lashes

The second giveaway is Flawlessly Fun. It includes:

Flawlessly Fun!

Flawlessly Fun!

E.L.F. 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette because you need options.

E.L.F. Conditioning Lip Balm in Nice & Natural to pucker, pout, and protect with SPF 15.

Go Smile On the Go Pen to shine up those whites.

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer to prep your canvas.

Da Vinci Cosmetics Shimmer Powder to illuminate your face.

an “I ❤ New York” mirror.

This giveaway is open internationally BUT if there is a mailing “issue” with liquids, I may have to substitute a product or two. This won’t be a problem for US residents.

Enter via the Giveaway Tab on my Facebook Page for your chance to win!

Keep Calm & Primp On!