Christene Carr

About Christene Carr

Christene is known among her friends as a jack-of-all-trades, which for her translates to never being bored. By profession, Christene is a marketing and social media strategist and beauty editor. When she is not busy marketing compelling concepts or testing beauty products, she is crafting food and drink recipes, socializing, writing, making dresses, eating, or any of a myriad of random things she thoroughly enjoys.
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Mani of the Week: Pitch Black Perfection with Maybelline Patent Black

Maybelline Patent Black

I don’t wear a lot of black nail polish.  Truth be told, it’s a bit difficult to get it out of my cuticles and if it chips I have to remove it immediately or risk looking like someone who trolls for dates in back alleys. Patent Black Nail Polish from Maybelline’s  Color Show Back to Black [...]

Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Gives You One Shade Three Ways


We often hear that bold lips are for fall and winter and lighter, more colorful lips are reserved for Spring.  Lipstick Queen’s founder, Poppy King, is bucking the trend with one of her latest collections, Bete Noire. The Lipstick Queen Bete Noire collection was inspired by the dark sensuality that resides within us all.  Of [...]

Philips Sonic Care DiamondClean is the PERFECT Toothbrush

Philips Sonic Care DiamondClean

Have you ever imagined yourself without teeth?  I have and it’s scary! While having no teeth at all is quite extreme, discolored teeth can also have a profound (and even devastating) effect on your overall appearance.  There is no shortage of teeth whitening products like strips, gels, lights and rinses but it all begins with a proper [...]

Get Rose Tinted Kissable Soft Lips this Valentine’s Day

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If your lips aren’t kissably soft on any other day of the year, you definitely want to get them there before the day of love, Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter who you kiss or where you kiss them, a kiss is made infinitely better when lips are hydrated and soft. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Vaseline created [...]

4 Cleansing Oils We’re Loving Right Now

Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Can you really clean your face with an oil?  The short answer is yes.  While you can clean with an oil, not all oils are created equal. The idea behind oil cleansing is that oils can break down the oily residue, makeup and other impurities on the skin allowing you to rinse them away. The [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: TULA Probiotic Skincare

TULA Probiotic Skincare

When I hear talk of probiotic, it’s more often than not related to digestive health.  Unless you’ve been living under rock (of sorts) you have probably seen Jamie Lee Curtis chatting up the health benefits of probiotics in your yogurt.  But can probiotics do for skin what it does for digestive health?  The makers of [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Ella+Mila Nail Polish

Ella Mila Nail Polish

I love a good feel-good branding story and Ella+Mila is nothing if not that.  The brand is named after and  inspired by the twin daughters,   Ella and Mila,  of one of the founders. Ella+Mila is a 5 free (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor,)  vegan, Peta certified brand of nail polish, release [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30 %

Revision Skincare Vitamin C 30 Lotion

Vitamin C has long been hailed as an antioxidant superstar in the skincare world and has lots of research to support those claims. Vitamin C helps to boost skin’s radiance, promote collagen production to increase skin firmness, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and more.  I was recently introduced to the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion [...]

TTBFaves with Christene: Best of Beauty 2014

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If I had to define 2014 by beauty or cosmetic product I would have to say it was the year of the lipstick. In 2014 I resolved to wear more lipstick and that I did. While reaching for multiple lipsticks was a conscious thing, the other products on my Best of Beauty of 2014 list [...]

Winter Skincare: 3 Cleansers for Oily Skin

Eve Lom Cleanser

A good skincare routine begins with a great cleanser.    If you wear makeup, you may start your nightly cleansing routine with a makeup remover or a cleansing oil but the next step inevitably has to be a cleanser that is right for your skin type.  I have combination/oily skin that has a tendency to [...]