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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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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


so ladies & gentlemen (I think I have about 3 or 4 of them following my blog... LOL), here is the very first blog post of the year...

as you may all know by now, most of the time, I procrastinate on my blog posts (ok & maybe with everything else too)..... something that I hope I can change this year, but hey if this thing called LIFE is what's getting in the way of blogging, then there is really nothing I can do... LOL... okay, I don't wanna be too overdramatic on my very first blog post of the year, so let's get on with it....

let me start off by saying Happy New Year to you all!!! I hope you all had a great NYE....

we didn't really do anything this year.... just our regular poker night with friends... it was very low key, but fun as always!! it was funny coz we got there literally a minute before midnight!! why???? coz I was doin my NYE LOTD!! haha... last minute, I decided to do a look for NYE... so I started late not thinking how long it would take me... as soon as I was done, we were off... took us 5 minutes to get there, we literally ran to the house so we can make it to the countdown... hahaha... story of my life.. almost-always late....

anyhoo... here is the look that I did on 12/31/10... last look of 2010 & first look of 2011...

just a look using mainly inexpensive products that, I.M.O., have the quality of high end brands...


~ face ~
Monistat chafing relief powder-gel - as primer
Rimmel stay matte foundation - Classic Beige 201
Rimmel hide the blemish concealer - Light Beige
Physician's Formula baked pyramid - Baked Bronze
Wet n Wild coloricon blusher - Heather Silk

~ eyes ~
L'Oreal de-crease e/s base
NYX jumbo e/s pencil - Baby Blue (inner lid)
Wet n Wild idol eyes creme shadow pencil - Distress (outer corner)
Wet n Wild idol eyes creme shadow pencil - Envy (lower lashline)
Wet n Wild coloricon holiday palette - Snow Sprite (used all colors except for the silver on the top right)
Wet n Wild coloricon - Pride (used only the matte white as highlight)
ELF liquid eyeliner - Black
Diamond Cosmetics soft as silk kohl e/l - Black
Maybelline the colossal volum' express - Classic Black
Wet n Wild ultimate brow kit - Ash Brown

~ lips ~
ELF therapeutic conditioning balm - Strawberry Creme
Rimmel London 1000 kisses lip liner - 049 Natural
Wet n Wild lipstick - 903C Just Peachy
Tutti Dolci lip gloss - Tiramisu Veneziano

& the final look + some cam whorin... why not?!? it's the first post of the year!!!

the palette I used here was the Snow Sprite palette from the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Holiday LE palettes... the only one I got out of the 4 palettes they came out with... I dunno if I ever told you the story, but when it came out, I kept goin back to our local Walgreens (mind you we have two)... I probably went there maybe more than 5 times to check... yes, I'm that persistent! I never found them until I finally gave up.... I assumed my Walgreens is just the worst one in the entire US.... but then I went back maybe a couple of weeks before Christmas & decided to ask the sales associate, who directed me to the seasonal shelf.... "what seasonal shelf?!?" there were only two palettes left, and they were both Snow Sprite!!!! they've had it all this time, I just never knew where they were at!!!!! now WHY DID I NOT THINK ABOUT ASKING FOR HELP BEFOREHAND????? believe me, I kicked my self a hundred times for that!

but yeah, so I decided to grab both palettes... the one that I like the least out of the four!!! =( I wanted to get the Night Elf so bad, so if anyone is interested in doing a swap - my Snow Sprite to your Night Elf.... lemme know! =) pretty please! LOL... I'm desperate...

so here is the one that I got + swatches....

from L-R
top row L, top row R, 2nd row L, 2nd row R, bottom row L, bottom row R 

again, if anybody wants to swap my Snow Sprite with a Night Elf, let me know.... thanks! =)


  1. I love your eye makeup! Ive been wanting to try that palette for awhile now =)

  2. ohhhh lala! such a pretty look!! it looks soo good one you =)

  3. very very pretty look. love it!!!!! By the way, what kind of camera do you use?

  4. I love this look!! It's simple sophistication!

  5. I love this look, simply stunning!

  6. Really nice look, pretty toned down for nye lol Well, at least you got to spend that minute with your friends. I totally missed the countdown because I fell right? Oh wells, haha so lame. And I can't find those wet&wild anywhere >.<

  7. I have Snow Sprite but I'm not quite sure how to use it. I love it on you, though!


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