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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

Friday, August 27, 2010


sorry for being.....

I feel like this was the most hectic month everrrr.... summer's officially ended, school's officially started (August 16th) & I am now officially the busiest Mom I've ever known... LOL.... as many of you know, I have 2 boys & they are now both goin to school.... my oldest, Devean, started 1st grade & my baby, Deion, started preschool..... & boy oh boy! lemme tell you I have never been this busy in my whole life... my day starts at 6:45 AM now... drop one off, drop the other off, pick one up, pick the other one up is what mostly consist my day.... they have different schedules too.... imagine if I'm workin?!? sheeeesshhhh!! that would be crazeee!!!

it was hard getting up really early in the morning at first coz I got so used to sleepin in until around lunch time... I picked up this habit since I stopped workin in '08 & kept it until right before school year started... I know, I know! it wasn't such a good habit, I'm not proud of it either.... I'm spoiled, I'm lazy, I'm too comfortable having people around that cooks & does other things that I don't have to worry about... but you know what, I'm glad I now have a reason to get up & do things, kick some sense of responsibility into me.... I gotta admit, I like it... I like getting up early in the morning, I get things done, I have time to do my workout.... & I feel like I get to bond with my kids more.... I love it....

{ some pictures of the little school boys & us droppin them off to their first day of school }
I was glad I get to capture this one... awwwww....

my baby did not want Mommy to leave.... =( leavin him there cryin was the hardest thing to do...

but he was sure happy to see us when we picked him up later that day...

but yeah, that was the reason why I have abandoned my blog temporarily.... no more stayin up late during school nights & of course, weekend is play time.. so I really have no time to blog lately.... sorry to all my fellow beauty addicts that were looking forward to my posts.... I am still trying to adapt to my new schedule & I'm pretty sure I will find the time for bloggin eventually....

anyhoooo... back to the more interesting stuff...

so lately, while I was away from the whole blogging scene... I've been pickin up some stuff here & there... not too much though... for some reason, I don't see anything that really gets my attention.... I know I have stuff on my drool list but I just don't have a strong urge to pick any of them up....

here are the things I got for the last couple of weeks....


from Sally's
China Glaze nail polishes

Curlformers Hair Curling Spirals

from CVS
Milani lipstick in Rose Hip

reminds me so much of MAC's Petals & Peacocks lippie

from Ross
Color Club nail polish sets
Rebel Debutante

Yacht Club
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I have been looking for this brand for a while now, I was so happy when I found it at Ross, I got them for $7.99 each vs $20 regular price each...

from Rite-Aid
L'Oreal H.I.P. Shadow Duos

Wet n Wild Lipstick
the one with no label is the Bare It All

I've opened only the Bare It All so far.... this has become my go-to everyday lip color... it's the best neutral lip colored lippie... I apologize if it looks gross... haha... I've been using it so much lately

Wet n Wild Color Icon Creme Shadow Pencil

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil

I also got several pieces of clothing & some accessories that I will blog about in a different post... I don't wanna go way overboard... so watch out for that...

another update.... I had my hair trimmed again... I'm actually tryin to grow it out, coz I'm getting kinda tired of this hair style, I've had it for more than almost 2 years now..... but the back gets so thick & shapeless.... so i had to visit my stylist for a little trim in the back & on the fringe...

cam whore much???

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Michèle of LACQUERIZED is havin another awesome nail polish giveaway
this giveaway is open to all her readers from all over the world... so go check it out HERE... giveaway ends August 31st.... thanks Michèle for this giveaway! hope I win!! =)

Friday, August 6, 2010


it's my friend Chuck's birthday tomorrow & we are headed to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia.... I realized that I always wear a dark colored nail polish whenever there's an event or whenever we go somewhere special... so to change it up a little, I decided to wear a different shade, still dark, but much lighter than what I used to always wear....

so for the NOTW,

Sally Hansen Base & Top Coat (base)
Orly Nail Lacquer - Blue Suede
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

it was actually a nice suede finish (semi-matte) but I wasn't feelin the matte-ish finish right now, so I applied a top coat over 2 coats of the nail polish.... what I forgot to do though was take a picture of the Blue Suede without the top coat....

taken hours later, after I did some stuff.... you can actually see marks & little scratches on them...

I'm not too crazy about this n/p... I'm thinkin about takin it back to the store... is that even allowed?? LOL

pictures from the Six Flags trip to follow if I ever get to copy the pictures...I am so not bringin a camera... I hate extra baggages at crowded places like theme parks... my friends bring their cameras anyway, so I'll just ask for copies... =)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Clinique Superfit Makeup - #15 Creamwhip
Maybelline NY Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector (concealer side) - Light/Medium
Bare Minerals foundation - Medium Beige
Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic multi-colored bronzer - Light Bronzer
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder - Suntan Matte
Jane Blushing Cheeks - Blushing Petal

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
(pictured in a white E.L.F. elements quad compact/palette)
MAC e/s - Goldmine - all over lid (bottom right in compact/palette) 
Milani e/s - Storm - crease (top left in compact/palette)
MAC e/s - Nylon (top right in compact/palette)
ELF e/s - Ivory (bottom left in compact/palette)
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Zero (waterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Bourbon (lower lash line)
Maybelline NY the Falsies Volum' Express - Very Black
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit - Ash Brown

YSL Rouge Volupte l/s - #8 Fetish Pink

say goodbye to my brand-spakin-new YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in #8 Fetish Pink....
I love love love this lippie... you won't believe how smooth it goes on your lips... it was like butter melting on my lips... it's awesome!!! although I love the formula of this lippie, I'm not so sure about the color I picked... I mean, I don't know where I can wear this at.... it's just way too bright!

anyhoo... here is the end result...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


the lovely Princess Feef & & awesome Miss Laura has given me yet again another I ♥ your blog award.... yayyyy!! I love getting awards... they're so heart warming.... it makes me happy that a lot of girls love reading my blog... this is what keeps me wanting to do more & more blog posts....

I now have 3 of this award!! yeepee!!!

thank you so much ladies!!!
you deserve this in Red, Pink, Purple, Nude & all other different lip colors!! LOL

since I have already done this in the past (see post HERE), I will skip this one out.... & tag all of you that I follow!! =) luv yah  gurls!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I have been droolin on TOMS shoes for a whhhhiiile now.... & I think I'm finally gonna get one (one, if I can control my self on buying more than one pair) very soon.... these shoes reminds me of those espadrilles that my mom used to wear with anything when I was a little kid.... it just goes with anything & I love that....

here are the colors that I have my eyes on... starting with the one I like the most - the white, to my very last option - which is the black

the other thing that really got my attention is their One for One program.... it's a project that they started to which involves every individual who purchases a pair of shoe to become a benefactor.... once you become a Tom's customer, you are also doing something really great to help people that are less fortunate.... how it works is that every pair of TOMS shoes you buy, a pair of shoes is donated to a child in need... so basically, you're buying 2 pairs, for you & a child that needs it the most.... isn't that such a neat thing?! you're being stylish & helping others out at the same time...

for more information on this, go to TOMS.COM

which pair do you think I should get first?? the white, navy, red or the black pair???

do you own a pair?? what color do you have? how do you like them??