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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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


if I were to pick quality lipsticks other than MAC, YSL & all the other high end brands that offer really good quality, I would pick NYX round lipsticks in a heart beat.... for something that has such a low price tag, the quality is ah-mazingggg!! I already have quite a few in my NYX l/s collection but I've been wanting more for quite some time now... sooo... I finally got some of the colors that have been on my drool list....

I got my set from eBay, where everything is cheaper!!! yay!! donchu just love eBay??? 

the lipsticks were very neatly packed in these little boxes...

I got the 12 lipstick lot... they end up to be less than $2 a piece....

here are the shades I got...

& this is what they look like in the tube...













everything came in good shape except for some nicks on a couple of the lipsticks


which is not really that big of a deal.... for the price that I paid for these babies, I can't really complain....

the shipping was really fast & the seller is great! she responds to messages really quickly... so if you want the name of the seller that I got this lot from, let me know...

my fave from the ones that I already have are Thalia, Spoiled, Eros & surprisingly Power...

based on the swatches I've seen, I think Tea Rose, Orange Soda, Femme & Electra are gonna be my new favorites... 

can't wait to try 'em out & create new looks with them.... 

how about choo, have you tried NYX' round lipsticks?? how do you like them?? what are your top 5 favorite colors??

Sunday, June 26, 2011


back in April, I got the chance to work with Fotog_Republic once again to do Jessica's Quinceanera.... 

hope you enjoy the pictures showing our experience on our first big event.... 

{ MUA at work }

products used are listed on this post....

{ fave pix of Jessica after makeup was done }

{ Jessica with my friends Chuck & Michelle of Fotog_Republic }

this was taken by the end of the event, after crying & everything, makeup is still intact... I got to stay for a few hours to offer her a complimentary touch up but I didn't really need to... it was awesome!

I had a blast working with Fotog_Republic!! nothing beats working with friends.... =)

& I just wanna say....

thanks Jessica & Sonia for letting me be a part of this special event... =) I had so much fun!!

click HERE if you wanna 
see more pictures of 
Jessica's quinceanera at 
Fotog_Republic's website...

Sunday, June 19, 2011


just a quick FYI, [if you haven't noticed yet] I have changed my URL to I hope blogger won't give you any problems locating my blog with this new URL.... yup! just a quick update... new blog entries are in the works.... hope you all have a great Sunday!!

& to all the fathers out there, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I have a few great giveaways to share with you ladies! 

D.G.S. Beauty's 100 Followers Giveaway!
click HERE to join.... giveaway ends June 30th....

Faces by Farah's It's All About MAC Giveaway!
click HERE for details on how to join... ends June 30th...

Adrienne Adore's MAC Gift Card Giveaway!
click HERE for details... this one ends July 1st....

Spiced Beauty's Sigma Travel Kit (Naughty Black) Giveaway!
click HERE to join... ends July 3rd...

check it out HERE... it ends July 18th...

Goodluck & have fun everyone!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


this is my newest Forever21 haul & I would say the fastest shipping time ever....

I ordered it on Saturday, 6/4... I got an email on 6/5, Sunday, confirming that my order has been shipped... then I received the package on Tuesday 6/7... exactly 2 business days.... & mind you this was just standard shipping that they offer with no charge for orders of $50 or more.... now is that not the fastest shipping in the history of free shipping???!?!? LOL

here is what I got...

Filigree Oval Ring $4.80

Teardrop Disks Earrings $2.80

Lovely Teardrop Earring $2.80

Teardrop Bead Necklace $6.80

Egyptian Queen Choker $6.80

this is how the chain looks like, it looks almost like the herringbone style chains only it's plain solid

Braided Leatherette Sandal $12.80
I'm actually not sure why I got this... I've been wanting to get a pair of F21 sandals for a while now but they never have anything in my size... I always check them one by one just to see if they ever have them in a smaller size.... but nothing! until this one... I don't even like this style as much but just because they have it in my size, I just had to get it... I know, I'm weird!! doesn't make sense at all! hahahaha

Classic Career Jacket $27.80

here are the stock images from Forever21 of everything I ordered except for the black oval ring... 

I love everything I got especially the blazer.... it's my first boyfriend blazer & I am soooo happy I got it!!! I've been looking for one for ages but I never seem to find the right one... I've always been iffy about buying it online coz the fit might not work but I finally decided to take the risk & get one... I'm glad I got one that I ended up really liking.... =)

I haven't tried any of the accessories yet but just by looking at them, I know it's gonna look awesome with the perfect outfit to go with it...

the sandals is also cute on... it's actually making me wanna get a maxi dress to go with it... =)

have you bought anything from F21 lately??? leave me a comment with your link, I'd love to read your F21 or any fashion/clothing hauls....