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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TTB Faves : Featuring Laroche-Posay, Paula’s Choice and Vince Camuto

Bella Vince Camuto

These three products have been in heavy rotation over the last month, so, naturally I had to share.  If you are looking for  lightweight exfoliation that will give you more radiant skin in a week, a dual purpose SPF and the perfect fragrance for spring, keep reading! Laroche-Posay Daily Anti Aging Primer with SPF 50 [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Yardley Nourishing Elements Artisan Soaps

Yardley Nourishing Elements Artisan Soaps 2

I grew up familiar with the Yardley brand of products.  I remember we had the soaps in drawers of clothes because the smell was so amazing.  These soaps were always gifted by relatives and friends living abroad, so, it was a treat to use them to bathe and wrap myself in the wonderful aroma.  I [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring JINsoon Tila March Collection

Jinsoon Tila March

It’s still hovering around 40 degrees in North East but it’s spring on my nails today thanks to the JINsoon Tila March Collection. The collection is the work of  one of my favorite nail artists, Jin Soon Choi, and Tila March designer, Tamara Taichman. The five shade Spring/Summer collection is a nod to pop art [...]

Purity of Elements – A Luxe Skincare Line Based on Wonders of Copper

Purity of Elements Review

I got my hands on the entire Purity of Elements face care line the day it hit retail at  No matter how many times it happens, I am always excited to be among the first to try new products.  Like a complete and total beauty junkie, I started using two of the products as [...]

3 Products to Add Moisture to Dry Hair

Acure Moisturizing Root Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Keeping moisture in my very porous naturally kinky curly hair is no small feat.  While I want my hair moisturized and manageable, I don’t want products that will weigh my hair down or irritate my scalp.   Hair that is properly moisturized is less prone to breakage and tangles.  During the most epic winter ever [...]

Mani of the Week: Victoria Beckham Nails Inc ‘Bamboo White’

Victoria Beckham Nails Inc

I can usually tell I have a winning manicure by the number of finger photoshoots I do when wearing the polish.  Last week I tried the Nails Inc Victoria Beckham polish and I couldn’t stop looking at my nails. The light creamy tinted white polish,  Bamboo White, is a seriously flattering shade that is a part [...]

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

vaseline-bejewelled- rosey-lips

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 [...]