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

Beauty Brands to Launch New Products Exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC

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If you are a true makeup and beauty  lover you should be aware of The Makeup Show.  The multi-city makeup event is in its 9th year and this year The Makeup Show NYC will see the launch of several new products from a some of our favorite brands. Here are a few of the brands [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: MAC Playland Collection


There is always something to love from any MAC Collection and the Playland Collection is no different.  Here’s what MAC has to say about the collection: Playland is a funtastical wonderland where spring becomes a fabulous whirlwind of creativity and amusement.  Make merry in luscious shades of Lipstick and Lipglass in playful pinks, brilliant purples [...]

My Must-Haves from FLOWER Beauty Spring Collection

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My spring makeup is usually about ease and convenience. I often don’t take the time to do a full face unless it’s a special occasion, and the fewer products I can use to achieve my desired look, the better. Most of my favorite makeup items from FLOWER’s spring collection fit the bill of being dual [...]

Lupita Nyong’o New Lancôme Ambassadress

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Following Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame and recent Oscar win for the movie Twelve Years a Slave, beauty mavens the world over have been wondering which cosmetic brand would snag the Mexican-born Kenyan star as Brand Ambassador.  Nyong’o will join Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz and Lily Collins as brand ambassador to Maison Lancôme. Many [...]

TTB Sale Alert: LVX Nail Polishes 50 Percent Off at Vente Privee

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If you have been reading our Mani of the Week posts you know we are obsessed with nails. LVX has some great colors for spring and right now they are on sale!  Head to the flash sale site,, to shop LVX polishes at 50% off. The sale ends April 3, 2014 at 9am EST so, act fast! [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Lip Pencil

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When I think of Sisley, my mind immediately goes to luxury skincare.  So when I received the Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Lip Pencil, I was eager to experience the skin-loving ingredients that would be incorporated into the luxe lip product. The jumbo lip pencil has two active ingredients: phytosqualane, to maintain the suppleness and elasticity of [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring PaintFab

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JustFab is a customized subscription service that offers denim, shoes, jewelry and handbags.  The Kimora Lee led company is now making a foray into beauty with the introduction of PaintFab nail polishes. Like everything else on Justfab site, you will need to have a subscription to make purchases.  The Paintfab nail polish collection was launched [...]

Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Files: Five Beauty Essentials for Spring

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It’s finally spring. Finally! Since it feels like it has been winter forever (still does), I am overjoyed at the thought of fresh new shades for eyes, cheeks and lips. A girl craves change, so naturally a rundown of spring-inspired essentials is in order.    Guerlain Meteorites Bubble Blush       Bobbi Brown Art Sticks   [...]

Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Files: How To Wear Pastel Eyeshadow


Wearing pastel eyeshadow is actually not as tricky as it sounds. Pastel eyes offer a refreshing change of pace for spring, but don’t go haphazardly dusting it everywhere. Ladurée-inspired shades lift lids and brighten the face with just a single, airy wash of color. A soft brown liner adds depth to the lash line and softly frames the eye without being [...]

Coming up Roses – 3 Rose Note Perfumes to Try Right Now

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I have developed a minor obsession with roses that started about a year ago when I received a floral arrangement that was so fragrant that it filled my apartment with an overwhelming aroma of awesomeness. Since that bouquet, I have received similar arrangements but they weren’t as fragrant…this led to my discovery that roses genetically modified [...]