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Hello fellow makeup junkies!! Welcome to my blog - A Daily Dose of Kaartehan (kaartehan = vanity)... This is my tiny slice of the world wide web where I celebrate being a girl & also where I store my boo-hoos & blah-blahs... I am a mother of 2 awesome boys who loves makeup & anything pretty... I am a certified MUA not MakeUp Artist, but a certified MakeUp Addict... If you are looking for a good read, hence the title of this blog, you are in the wrong place... So get out!! LOL... otherwise, thanks for droppin by & I hope you enjoy my blog!

feLLoW jUnKieS

Saturday, January 30, 2010


these are the flavor of the month for JANUARY

I was really feelin the MAC BLUSH in FEELING
RIMMEL KAJAL E/L in SABLE BROWN for a softer color on the lower lash lines
REVLON COLORSTAY E/L in BLACK really colorstayed all throughout the day
COVERGIRL SMOOTHERS TINTED MOISTURIZER in LIGHT TO MEDIUM is my bestfriend when my skin is at it's worst & does not want any foundation on it
CARMEX MOISTURIZING LIP BALM Strawberry flavor to prep my lips for lipstick application
BARE ESCENTUALS BUXOM LASH MASCARA (Sephora sample) lengthens my lashes without feeling thick & clumpy 
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL in MEDIUM sets the moisturizer & to rid of shine from it
  REVLON COLORSTAY E/S in SULTRY SMOKE gives out a simple everyday smoked out look
MAC MYTH LIPSTICK coz I love my lips nude
PHYSICIANS FORMULA MULTI-COLORED BRONZER in LIGHT with this buildable bronzer, I can go from having a natural glow to majorly contoured face
NYX GODDESS OF THE NIGHT LIPGLOSS in NATURAL looks perfect with the MAC Myth lippie
E.L.F. EYEBROW KIT in DARK is my all time favorite for my brows, it's the perfect match for my hair color

Monday, January 25, 2010


oh poor poor blog!!

I'm so sorry if you feel like I've abandoned you, but I've just been really really busy with a lot of stuff... I promise I'm not slackin, I have some good reasons why I haven't been posting lately.... here's a little update on what I've been up to:
good reason #1 - there's been a lot of out-of-town trips lately
good reason #2 - I've been concentrating on selling my stuff on eBay to make a little bit of money
good reason #3 - I've just been spending time with my kids, Devean being in kindergarten & prepping Deion for preschool
good reason #4 - I'm lookin into going back to school.. I'm actually in the 'trying-to-figure-out-what-I-wanna-do' stage.... so if you have any good ideas on what career path to take, I am open for suggestions, coz clearly, I have no clue!!!
good reason #5 (& the most legit one) - P90X... yes! we are doin it again... this is our second attempt to this hardcore workout program... If you had the chance to read my very first blog post, you would see that it was almost exactly a year ago when we first tried doing the program... but obviously, we failed! we had let lazyness & lack of determination get in the way... but not this time!! I am really stickin to it... I really really wanna get fit & I admit, it's long been overdue... my youngest is turning 4 this year, I don't have an excuse to have a gut anymore... LOL... I decided to ask the manfriend to do it with me... then we happened to mention it to our friends & they were so interested... so we all decided to do it together, believing that if we push each other, we would make it to the end... we are by the way on our second week... BRING IT!!!

so as you can see, I've been really busy... will you forgive me?! I promise I'll try to make it up to you...

your Master

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


since Davi had 2 weeks of vacation from work & Devean 1 month from school, we decided to drive up North to spend Christmas & New Year with family...

talk about being comfortable.... everything I need next to me, plus my iPhone 2G on my lap(not pictured)

baby Daddy took the first shift... he drove 11 hours & 5 hours for me.. fair share eh?!?

this was somewhere in Oregon (Eugene maybe!)... I took a snapshot of this view coz it was just too pretty... I was amazed given the fact that I've never seen snow before..... I was driving while I was taking pictures of the scenery, Davi was like "Babe, seriously!!! just drive! we have the kids in the car".. LOL 
after 3 gas stops; 8 Pixar/Dreamworks/Disney movies, 4 Starbucks bottled frappuccino, 10X repeat of The Blueprint 3 CD; about a hundred "are we there yet?"s; 16 & a half hour drive -- Seattle....

we left on the 25th of December, Christmas day & got there on the 26th, just in time for the manfriend's family's Christmas 'pyjama party'....

my kids clearly did not get the memo, RE: pajama attire.. LOL...

neither did we, until later... we coulda got some cute ass PJs like Christine's... =)

they took us to Steven's Pass (in Skykomish, WA) the next day so the kids can play on the snow...

I've never seen the temperature display on the rearview mirror of our car do that... that's crazy!!! hahaha... sorry! but no snow in central Cali, atleast not in my errryah...
North + ICE = NAHHYYYYYYS!!! (as said by Borat)

two little people all excited to see snow for the first time...

same picture??? spot the difference!! LOL

views from the lodge

bro & sis-in-law... thanks for havin us guys... we love you!!

with cousins...


the form is already good, just missing a board...

 my snow angel...
poor Deion has a stye again... =(

huge snowball....

oh I forgot to warn you... PIC HEAVY!!!!! hahaha....

more posts of the Washington trip to follow...