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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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I am loooovin the Rimmel nail polish!!!! I mean look at how vibrant that red is!! but it's not just that, I love the finish of this nail polish, it goes on really really smooth... as in 100% streak free... I just love it!!

Nail Magic Nail Hardener (base coat)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro - STILETTO RED (3 coats)
Revlon No Chip top coat
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Starry, Starry Flight (2 coats on tips)
Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat

I probably should have left it alone but just to give it a little spark for the spirit of the Holidays, I tried doin a little nail art... I mean I reeeaaally tried!! haha... you'll see what I'm talkin about...

here is a picture of one thin coat of SH Starry, Starry Flight on the tips...

then after 3 coats of the glitter polish...

I tried to make it look like snow icicle....

but you're the judge whether I'm successful with this attempt or not... 

personally, I thought I did alright at my first attempt to nail art... =)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I know it's really really late... but I just wanted to greet you all a Merry Christmas!! hope you all had a nice celebration with your loved ones.... I did! & I think I am still recovering from everything that is happening/has happened during the holidays & that is why I've been laggin on my blog posts... I apologize... I am back to catch up though... I have a lot of blog entries lined up for posting... but let me just start with a look that I did on Christmas eve....

I used mostly products that I won from Marie's giveaway (see the stuff I won HERE)


~ face ~
MUFE HD Primer - #6
MUFE Mat Velvet foundation - #35
Bobbi Brown corrector - Light Bisque
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural - Medium
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Maybelline NY Dream Mousse blush - 20 Peach Satin
Urban Decay setting spray - All Nighter

~ eyes ~
MAC paint pot - Painterly
Urban Decay Ammo palette
- Sin (inner lids & lower lashline)
- Polyester Bride (inner tearduct for hightlight)
- Chopper (center of lids)
- Last Call (crease & lower lashline)
- Oil Slick (a little bit to define outer V)
MAC fluidline - Blacktrack
Sephora mascara lash plumper
eBay false lashes (seen here & here - the one on the left)
Revlon Brow Fantasy - Dark Brown

~ lips ~
EOS lip balm - Summer Fruit
Wet n Wild lipstick - Red Velvet

before I put the red lips on to complete the Christmas look, I tried the MAC Plink! lipstick that came with the giveaway package first to create a look using just the items I acquired from the giveaway... just thought I'd play with all of them & see what I can come up with...


 hope you like my delayed Christmas look... LOL

Thursday, December 23, 2010


hey girlies!! just a quick post about two great giveaways goin on right now but ending very very soon.... so get your pretty little booties to these two awesome blogs & join in to win their cool prizes....

first off is

Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado's 200+ Followers Giveaway
this giveaway is ending January 7th so hurry & click HERE for details on how to snag this awesome UD palette... 


Alicia of FunnyFace Beauty's Holiday Giveaway 
there are eleven sets of amazing items that only one lucky follower will win..... is that lucky person me or you?? well, there's only one way to find out... click HERE to enter her giveaway which is ending on the 11th....

Goodluck ladies!!! may the best makeup junkie win! =)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


part of my "All Things Sparkly" segment for the holidays is this shimmery green eye look.... I am goin all out with the bright sparkly colors this season... so here ya go... hope y'all like it...


Revlon PhotoReady foundation - 006 Medium Beige
Hard Candy Glamoflauge heavy duty concealer - Medium
MAC MSF - Medium/Natural and Shimmer (used as setting powder & the shimmer part as highlight on cheeks)
Blush/Contour Palette (C = countour/bronzer & B = blusher)

NYX Jumbo e/s Pencil - Milk (base)
88 e/s Shimmer Palette (I = inner corner, A = all over lid color, O = outer corner/crease)
88 e/s Matte Palette (H = highlight & L = lower lashline)
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack (upper lashline)
Rimmel London Soft Kohl e/l pencil - Jet Black (lower waterline)
eBay falsies (shown in this post)
Maybelline NY the Colossal mascara - Classic Black
Wet n Wild Brow Kit - Ash Brown (used only the lighter shade & the wax to set)

Smith's Rosebud Salve
NYX l/s - Indian Pink

& the end result....

ahhh... my side swept bangs are finally backkkkk!!!! I so hated having a straight fringe... it did not fit me at all... so I'm so stoked to that they've grown a little longer & now I can wear them to the side again.... yea-yuhhh!!

3 more days til Christmas... are you all ready??? hahh! I'm not! yikes!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


yay!!! my giveaway goodies from Marie a la Mode came!!!! I got it last Wednesday, the 15th, I just didn't get the chance to post it right away as I was too busy with my kids' Holiday events at school..... but now that everybody's on winter break, it's time to relax, & when I say relax it means, blog & play with makeup & all things girly!! LOL

anyhoo, I didn't get to take pictures of all the stuff together... but here is the original giveaway picture from her blog...
& this is exactly what I got! =) looooove it!!!

here are pictures of everything I received from winning Marie's giveaway.....

they were in this purple organza bag....

first off,

Sephora by O.P.I. n/p set

at first I didn't know what colors were included in this set, but when I looked, I realized it includes the one that I've been wanting to get from Sephora - the Metro Chic!!! ooohh... I almost died!!! I was the happiest girl! you shoulda seen me.... LOL

Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Peach Satin
I'm also excited about this product because it's something that I've been curious about but never tried before.... I've heard a lot of raves about it but I dunno why I never thought of getting it.... 

Sephora mascara
I don't own any Sephora mascaras yet, so I was happy to get this as well...

MAC Plink! lipstick
I don't think you could ever go wrong with any MAC lipstick... whatever shade it is, you can be sure that the person you're giving it to, will def love it... especially this one that is in most "Top 5 favorite lipsticks" videos...

gorgeous!!! it seems like it would resemble Angel though... but who cares?!? I'm still stoked that I got it!

Calypso Cuties Sugar Baby
deluxe lip gloss in Tahitian Tango

I haven't heard of this brand before... maybe it's Canadian?? not sure!
cute eh?!?
(how do you like my Canadian 'eh'?? LOL.. I love it when people say that by the way)

this stuff smells good, it actually smells like my Aquolina Pink Sugar hair perfume.... I'm pretty sure it would taste yum too, I mean what sugar doesn't taste good??

& finally....

Urban Decay Ammo Palette

need I say more?!? I mean, I literally heard angels sing when I opened this baby.... 

just look at the colors!!!

no flash

the packaging is also oh so gorgeous!

the details are made of embossed felt material & a foil that's seemed to be embedded on the cardboard packaging... 
when it's laying flat, you see that the foil material looks like a shiny silver print & the felt fabric is a dark purple

but when you look at it in an angle, the colors switches to the other way around... the foil becomes a darker purple & the felt material turns into a lighter shade of purple.... ain't that crazy???

same goes with the back side of the packaging....

here's the detail of the front side....

& of course the cardboard that shows all the shades included in powder form just like any other UD palettes...

this is honestly another item that I've been interested in ever since I started blogging, but being the practical girl that I am, I was reluctant to get it coz of the limited colors included in the palette... but I guess me & Ammo are just meant to be together!! LOL

***sigh** I'm inlove!!! 

this is like the best set of prizes for me... like honestly, I couldn't ask for more... =).. everything is just perfect!

Marie also included this note in this cute card...

I love personalized notes! I think it's very sincere & thoughtful!...

I wanna say thank you sooooo much again to Marie for this awesome giveaway!!! I loved everything I got!! I am one lucky girl!!! you have no idea how happy you made me, ok that sounded kinda creepy but for real though, I am one happy girl!!

I can't wait to play with these goodies! hmmm... I wonder what I should try out first!?!