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,, and follow her randomness on Twitter @ChristeneCarr

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 [...]

Summer Time Favorites: My Skin Care Travel Essentials

Skin Care Travel Essentials

Packing skin care products for travel has never been easier…at least for me. When TSA first instituted the 3 fluid ounce rule where all products had to fit into a tiny ziplock bag, people scrambled to find appropriate sizes of their current skin care products. Skin care fanatics the world over were pissed! No one [...]

NARS Reformulates Nail Polish and Launches New Shades and Brush

NARS Nail Polish Stylized Group Shot

What’s your favorite thing about nail polish? When you’ve tried as many brands, in as many formulations and as many shades as I have, you start to look for more than just a great long lasting finish and shine. You start to look for other elements to stand out. I found one such thing in [...]

Clinique Launches Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

My introduction to Clinique came via their 3-Step Skin Care System.  It was the first skincare system I purchased from a department store. I remember I felt very accomplished when I made my first purchase…like I was doing something great for myself. If I am being honest, I felt like I had made an adult [...]

Nia Long is the New Ambassador for White Diamonds Lustre

Nia Long for White Diamonds Lustre

I was 13 years old when I got my first bottle of  White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor. I can admit now that the sheer opulence of the fragrance was a bit much for a girl in Jamaica who just barely broke into her teenage years…even the silage was epic. But it was a gift from [...]

Stars & Stripes Glossybox for C. Wonder Contents Revealed

C. Wonder Glossy Box

My life is like a C.Wonder Store — “unexpected touches at every turn.” If you follow me on instagram you might have picked up on that. I’m into a little bit of everything and this C. Wonder and Glossybox collaboration is a bit of everything needed to jump into summer. The contents of the box [...]

Enter to Win the JINsoon Summer 2014 Collection!

JINsoon Color Field Collection Full

I’m a huge fan of JINsoon polishes and an even bigger fan of Jin Soon Choi, celebrity manicurist and the line’s creator. The JINsoon collections are always tightly edited and the polishes are either on trend or classic…sometimes both.  So, I’m happy to share that JINsoon is having a Summer Nail Art Contest where 5 Lucky [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Red by Kiss Handle-Less Blow Dryer

Kiss Handle-Less Hair Dryer

Dealing with my natural hair can be quite a chore.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love my hair because when it’s awesome, it’s really awesome! However, at times it can be very unpredictable.  Sometimes a slight change in the weather can render once loved products almost useless, while products that were relegated to the “throw [...]