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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!

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Friday, November 26, 2010


another delayed post ladies & gentlemen...

presenting.... my Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2010 haul


Benefit Benetint 
my aunt from the Philippines had asked me to buy these for her... I guess this is her HG cheek stain.... since they don't have a Sephora there, she has to ask someone from here to get these for her...

I got a little curious... just had to open one to see how it looks like

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner

Peter Thomas Roth Uber-Dry Sunscreen

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque

this thing is hella tiny... I'm not so sure if this is worth the price yet... I guess there's only way to find out.... a review will follow as soon as I get the chance....

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #14 Star Struck 
I was looking for a blush that is on the orangey side...

this thing is hella tiny as well... but from what I heard from reviews, this stuff would last you a long time coz a little goes a long way...

here are the swatches

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol.III

the detail of the packaging when you open the front flap...
it's nice but what's the use again???

it includes 16 vibrant colors
(click image to enlarge & to see the name of the different shades)

it also includes 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Random (bright purple) and Zero (black)

& a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original

Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz (apricot nude)
I got this coz I've been looking for a good nude eyeliner for the bottom waterline... remember the Chromagraphic pencils from the MAC Pret-a-Papier collection?? I wanted to get that but it was sold out at my MAC counter... so I guess this is the closest I can get to that...

swatches & some close-up images...

I got this Sephora Colorful eye shadow samples as one of the samples...
I like how vibrant the colors are.... perfect holiday shimmery colors

I hope everyone's havin fun goin in the lines for the Black Friday sales while I'm warm & cozy in my bed.... =) goodnight y'all!!


  1. Ohhh! Gorgeous things ! :)
    It's really generous from you to buy those for your aunt! And that UD palette... DELECTABLE! You got some pretty good stuff here! :)


  2. Wow! As I kept scrolling down I was like, "oh my God, oh my GOD!" You got so many great products! I love that Urban Decay Book of Shadows.

  3. Great haul! I really want to try Benetint!
    I went to some Black Friday sales (not during the middle of the night) and I was a little disappointed.


  4. @ Marie - she's the best aunt that's why... plus she sends me stuff from there that I couldn't get here..

    @ Marie a la Mode - thanks! yes the UD BOS palette is my favorite! I now have all 3 of them... =)

    @ Savannah - I wanted to try Benetint as well... maybe in my next purchase I'll get one for my self... why were you disappointed??

  5. Nice haul! So nice of you to buy your auntie that, now Im gonna have to check that product out. Im so jealous you have the UD NY palette!

  6. Wow pretty things. Yay, I am drooling. Benetint i have tried already. It is really good. All time fav. Btw following you. Take a quick look at my blog too;)
    Kisses from Germany.

  7. @ Miss Nikka - thanks!! I'm just giving back coz my Aunt is THEe best!! she gave me & all of my cousins all kinds of stuff without asking for anything in return... so, that's the least I can do.. =)

    @ gingerSnap - thanks for the comment & for following gingerSnap! I might have to check out Benetint later on... when I recover from being broke.... LOL I am on my way to your blog... =)


  9. @ Sofia - I know right?!? love that blush color but I'm looking for something more peachy/light orangey... this one did not quite satisfy what I was looking for... but it's still a keeper! =)


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