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

Loubi Under Red Gives You Red Bottoms for Your Nails

Loubi Under Red

The red soles of Christian Louboutin footwear have been a fashion, style and pop culture phenomenon for years.  Now you can have the iconic color for under your nails. Loubi Under Red uses a small precise sponge at the tip of the weapon like brush to make painting under the nails a snap.   While nail art [...]

Big Bold Lipsticks That Are Perfect for Fall

Iman Cosmetics - Black Brandy

Over the last year my lipstick game has gone from ‘meh’ to ‘major!’ I’ve always bought lipsticks but I would put them on and almost immediately declare them ‘too much.’  Before you start thinking I’m crazy, allow me to explain;  I’m 5’11″ tall  with lips that are well north of small. In my mind, my [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Avon ANEW Vitale

ANEW Vitale Review 2

The Avon ANEW Vitale line is a breakthrough formula with VitaTone Complex, an exclusive blend of patented and patent-pending ingredients and peptides, that is formulated to help awaken and invigorate dull, tired skin to renew vitality, improve skin tone and give an overall radiant glow. The ANEW Vitale collection includes: Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington

OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington Swatch

Have you ever wanted to match your manicure to your walls or vice versa? I’m not talking about various shades of white, I’m talking about vibrant eye catching colors. If you’ve dreamt of manicure and wall color oneness, the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington is the exact thing that you need. The collection features 18 [...]

Facts and Myths About the Use of Oils in Skin Care

Herbal Essence Dropper

Have you ever heard that oils are bad for oily skin?  Or that oils clog pores and cause breakouts?  The truth is that not all oils are bad and not all oils are good, either. However, there are some oils that are used specifically for their soothing and calming properties as well as their ability [...]

My Fall Dior Beauty Picks

Dior Beauty Picks for Fall 2014

We are days away from the official start of sweater weather, which for me is the bat signal that it’s time to wear layers and layers of makeup and experiment with different makeup looks. I recently received some Dior Beauty and here’s just some of the makeup I’ll be wearing and experimenting with this fall. [...]

Diptyque Launches La Collection 34 and its Bazar and You’re Invited!

diptyque Ambiance La Collection 34, Essences Insensées, Redouté

Join Diptyque Paris for an evening of champagne and shopping as you discover La Collection 34 and its Bazar.  Explore the range at the Bleecker boutique on September 18th and receive a luxury gift with purchase.  The collection consists of a limited edition fragrance, an array of scented pillar candles, textured candle holders and soap stone diffusers.   [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC Rocky Horror Show Lipsticks

About MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection: The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Collection

Lipstick Queen - Made It

“This intensely rich but wet formula, inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen, is a ground-breaking, industry-first. Silver Screen is a homage to Hollywood sassiness, if this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!” – Poppy King, Lipstick Queen Founder With an intro like that, who could resist [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring Clique by Roblé

Clique by Roble 1

If you know Chef Roblé you are probably wondering how and why he has anything that could be featured in Mani of the Week. The outspoken Chef recently launched his gourmand fragrance, Clique by Roblé, along with a scented  limited edition promotional nail polish.  The polish “smells delicious” when dry and is featured in this [...]