Christene Carr

About Christene Carr

Christene is a marketing and social media strategist who has worked with start-up companies as well as established brands. She takes a practical approach to beauty and her reviews and comments often focus on ingredients as well as efficacy. For Christene, being bored is never a concern...when she is not busy running marketing campaigns, testing beauty products and concocting new beauty potions, she is creating food and drink recipes, writing, making dresses, eating, or any one of a myriad of random things she thoroughly enjoys. Find Christene on her blog, www.christenecarr.com, and follow her randomness on Twitter @ChristeneCarr

ThisThatBeauty Previews: MAC The Simpsons Collection

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If you have never seen an episode of The Simpsons, please reconsider some things.  I am not saying you have to like the Simpsons but to not acknowledge it and be curious enough to check out an episode is just wrong. After All, it’s a pop culture phenomenon that has been on television since 1989;  it [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring the Nails Inc and Alexa Chung Collaboration

Nails Inc Alexa Chung Collaboration

The mild summer here in the Northeast has had me stuck in pre fall fashion mode for the last couple of weeks. Naturally, that has been playing out on my nails. Having fall on my mind has led me to polishes from the Nails Inc and Alexa Chung Collaboration, that feature an innovative line of fabric [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring the Jinsoon for Tess Giberson Collection

Jinsoon x Tess Giberson

I love Jinsoon polishes and I am always eager to try new creations.  I find that I reach for them more than any other brand…at least at the moment. The Jinsoon collaboration with Tess Giberson for Fall 2014 is inspired by “the transference of classic rugged American sportswear into contemporary, effortless, luxurious style” and only further [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Toothpaste

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They say a “a smile is worth a thousand words” but with beautiful teeth a smile is even more valuable.  Beautiful teeth are those that are pearly white and almost seem to sparkle.  The foods and drinks we consume can stain our teeth and  flossing and brushing with regular toothpaste will remove food and prevent [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: MAC Novel Romance Collection

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The MAC Novel Romance collection uses imagery  I’ve only seen on the cover of cheesy romance novels that I would never read. The makeup collection on the other hand, is signature MAC and has me wanting all the richly pigmented shadows, glossy bold polishes and attention grabbing blushes. If you are a MAC addict (who [...]

TTBFaves with Christene: Featuring Lipstick Queen, L’Oreal, Diptyque & More!

Rosabotanica

Summer so far has been pretty mild but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t influence my favorites.  This month’s faves range from sunscreen to home fragrances and lots in between.  Check out the products that have been rocking my world for the last couple of months. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Why I Love It.  Since [...]

3 Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin

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When you have sensitive skin it is sometimes impossible to find a product that won’t sting, burn or otherwise  irritate your skin. My little cousin has extremely sensitive skin but loves being active outside. So, lately I’ve found myself trying to find her the right sunscreen products to use  while she frolics with her friends [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring MAC Nail Transformations

MAC Nail Transformers

Suppose you have the standard manicure you’ve worn to your office job all week and you want to jazz it up for a fun night out with your Boo or Besties?   What do you do? Here’s one suggestion…grab a polish from the MAC Nail Transformations collection, apply a single coat and you are good [...]

Get the Look: Jill Scott at the Premiere of Get On Up

Jill Scott Get On Up Premiere NYC

Jill Scott is one of my favorite singers of all time.  I don’t think I would have made it through grad school without her musical wisdom. While the curvy, sultry songstress knows how to hold a note, in recent years she has also been commanding attention on the big screen. At the New York premiere [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring Jinsoon and Nail Rock

Jinsoon Kookie White with Nail Rock

The white manicure is all the rage right now.  While I would want nothing more that to rock a clean white manicure, it is a bit of a challenge because of the length of my nails. If I cut my nails down a bit I could confidently wear an all white polish but as they [...]