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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, January 28, 2011



~ face ~
Monistat chafing powder-gel (as primer)
MUFE HD foundation - #123
MAC mineralized skinfinish natural - Medium
MUFE powder blush - #5
NARS bronzer - Laguna

~ eyes ~
MAC paint pot - Painterly
MUFE powder blush - #92
88 matte palette - Magenta color (see image, eyeshadow used is marked in green)
Jesse's Girl pure pigment eye dust - Cloisonne Violet or now called as Ultra Violet in the website (click HERE to see my haul post on this)
Avon pure shimmer color stick - Natural Shimmer (for highlights)
ELF eyebrow kit - Dark
24/7 eye pencils - Zero
Maybelline NY the colossal mascara - Classic Black

EOS lip balm
MAC lipstick - Creme d' Nude
NARS lipgloss - Turkish Delight

on to the results.... please excuse my not-so-flawless face, I forgot to use a concealer...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


do you ever have those lemmings that you cannot get over until you actually get it??? well, I have that all the time... I should call it lemanx!!! instead of sepanx (separation anxiety) I have lemming anxiety! (hahahaha.... sorry! it's early, I have a long day ahead & I'm awake!!!! this doesn't happen everyday so I'm gonna take advantage of this good mood & start my day by doing a blog post....)

everytime I see something that I really want, I have to get it otherwise it will bug the heck out of me... but eversince I started blogging, I found a way to kind of ease the anxiety by blogging about it... for some reason everytime I make a wish list of some sort, the anxiety goes away... it's sort of like a release I guess... after blogging about it, suddenly I no longer feel this strong urge that I need to buy this certain product..... that's the beauty of blogging baby!! =) I love it!!!

anyhoo... on to my release!

I saw this picture about this military must-haves from a junk mail I got yesterday on my email....

& right away, the one on the far right caught my eye... so I hurried to the Payless shoes website to check it out & ughhhh... I almost died!!! it's so gorgeous! right away, I fell inlove!

Fioni Krazy Lace-up Shootie in Taupe $34.99
***wipes drool off face***

they are having a BOGO 50% off sale at the moment so ofcourse, you have to think ahead & imagine 'if I were to buy the Krazy Lace-up shootie, what would I buy with it to enjoy the sale?' so I browsed around the site & found 2 other shoes that I might grab with the first pair, with a big IF! the first choice is the...

Fioni Lyric Lace-up Shootie in Tan $34.99 / $17.49
oh so pretty!!! this would look super cute especially with skinny jeans!!

or this....

Z London Hotty Peep Toe in Bone $34.99 / $17.49

I've been looking for these type of shoes for ever but none of the shops or online stores have them in my size (5) & I just wouldn't take my chance on a 5.5 coz most of the time, on pumps sizes always run bigger.... so what got me really excited was that Payless have all three shoes in my size!!!! yay!!! so now, all I have to do is let it simmer for atleast a day then convince the beaufee into buying them for me... LOL

anyhoo.. that's it for my [L]emmings [O]f [T]he [D]ay!! now I can go on with my day... =)  btw, mother goose & father bear are leaving for the Philippines today & they are staying there for three months!!!! so we are kinda busy with the packing & the airport trip & all that good stuff... so Imma cut this short for now... hope all you ladies have a great day!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


you all know that I am absolutely inlove & obsessed with YSL's ROUGE VOLUPTÉ lippies, so you could probably imagine how excited I got when I found one of the shades [that I was planning on getting next] on a blog sale!! for hella cheap!!!

so without further ado, I present to you, the newest member of my YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick family


I found this at Lindah's blog sale a couple of weeks ago.... & I bought it for $10 (+ $3.50 s&h)... can you belieh that?!!??!! $10!! $10!!!!!! $10 compared to the regular price of $34.... at first I got too excited about the price that I didn't even bother checkin with her how much was used/left of this item.... I didn't start thinkin that there might be a catch for it to be super cheap until I already paid for it.... but I was more than happy when I received her package last week & saw the condition of the product... I mean look at this
from L-R is my
- #2 Sensual Silk
(from this haul)
which you can see is very much brand new, I haven't even used this thing, I've only swatched it once....
- #8 Fetish Pink
 (from this haul & used on this look)
also fairly new... I've only used it twice
- #13 Peach Passion
you can see that it's about the same amount of product left compared to my two other ones.... so she probably used it atleast two or three times....

isn't that great??? for $10????? am I the luckiest girl or am I the luckiest girl???

here are the swatches of all three [in different lightings]...  

here is the first picture of the happy family... LOL

ahhh... gorgeousness!!!!

this is my very first blog sale purchase & I'm pretty happy with my experience.... it was a very smooth transaction... no problems whatsoever! now all I need to do is sanitize my stuff with this rubbing alcohol & spray bottle that I bought from Target the other day & they'll be ready to use!!!
now, no pun intended to Lindah (or anyone for that matter), I know she looks like a clean, neat & healthy person [& I like her! she seemed super nice from her email..] but this is just a blog sale or second hand cosmetics protocol that we all should be aware of & should be practicing at all times....

Lindah also included some other stuff in the package...

a Korres night cream & a lipstick pencil....

here is the swatch of the lip pencil 
thanks Lindah!!! if I wasn't too broke I would get more of your stuff.... =)

check out Lindah's blog HERE & her blog sale website HERE.... she still has a lot of great stuff that you might be interested in.... 

# 1 Nude Beige & #26 Tender Peach, you are next!!!! mwahahahahahaha **evil laugh**

Sunday, January 23, 2011


okay ladies, are you ready for the giveaway alert of the century??? I say this because there are tons & tons of amazing giveaways goin on right now.... like literally tons!!

& you don't wanna miss out on these amazing ones... so get your pretty butts ready coz you're gonna be on that laptop for a while! LOL


Just Peachy : 100 Follower Giveaway
ends 1/31/2011

Beautyburg : New Year's Giveaway!
Ends 1/31/2011

ends 1/31/2011

Curves Ahead Makeup : Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway
ends 1/31/2011

Adventures in Makeup : Chanel Giveaway
ends 1/31/2011

An Exception to the Rule : 1st Giveaway with MAC & ELF
ends 2/1/2011

Beauty Crazed : Make Up For Ever Giveaway
ends 2/4/2011

Hell Candy Make Up : Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway
ends 2/4/2011

The Glam Shack : Zoya Matte Velvet Collection Giveaway
ends 2/4/2011

Lipgloss Love Affair : Ultimate Urban Decay Naked Palette/Book of Shadows Giveaway
ends 2/7/2011

Painted Tips : Karmin Giveaway
ends 2/11/2011

Starryxuan : 200th Giveaway
ends 2/12/2011

MakeUpJunkie88 : 1st Official Giveaway
 ends 2/13/2011

The PolishAholic : 1000 Followers Giveaway
ends 2/15/2011

Makeup by Claire : 100 Followers Giveaway
ends 2/21/2011

JBREEZY Makeup & What Not? : Birthday Giveaway
ends 2/25/2011

Madiha's Makeup Blog : First MAC & Sedonalace Giveaway
ends 2/28/2011

nothing but great stuff right???

Goodluck to the lucky girls/ladies!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


as requested by one of my readers - Alicia from FunnyFaceBeauty, a swatch of one of the WnW fastdry nail polishes from my last haul....

Wet n Wild Fast Dry nail color
Seche Base ridge filling base coat
WnW fastdry 237C Gray's Anatomy
INM Out The Door top coat 

here are pictures in different lightings...

& some close ups...

I felt like I didn't capture the gorgeousness of this polish just like how it shows in the bottle... & I dunno why it looks hella streaky in pictures, it doesn't really look like that in real life... LOL...

well, there's the first swatch for you... I will be posting pictures of the rest as I wear them in the following days/weeks....

what do you think about this color? love it? hate it?

for me it was just mehh.... I was expecting the duo chrome to show up some more, instead of the green & the purple shade that you see in the packaging, the purple is the only shade visible... I was expecting more like MAC's Clubbin or something awesome like that... it's just aight for me.....