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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Beauty Gifts $20 and Under


When it comes to giving gifts this holiday season, not everyone can ball out of control.  Otherwise come the first of January, we may need to pay our bills by regifting — and while that amazing sweater knitted by grandma Rose might be priceless, the good folks over at Visa don’t attach that same value. [...]

TTBFaves: Best Mascaras of the Moment

Best Mascara - Benefit They're Real!

A great mascara can be the difference between an amazing makeup look and one that’s just simply — blah. Mascaras often promise to lengthen and thicken lashes but tend to work differently from person to person, so, we thought we’d share with you our best mascaras of the moment.    We are five strong at ThisThatBeauty [...]

Beauty Gifts and Must-Haves from ELF Cosmetics

ELF Must-haves

If you are a beauty junkie, hoarder, fiend, lover or just a person who wears makeup, you need to check out ELF cosmetics.  ELF has great products at bargain basement prices.   While I now have access to some of the most luxurious makeup in the world, I  still buy and use ELF products because [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: The Artis Makeup Brush + Giveaway

Artis Brush Review - ThisThatBeauty

When I first saw the Artis Makeup Brushes I immediately wanted to try them.  I honestly didn’t care it they were made out of skunk tail —  the look of them was intriguing and as a devout beauty girl, my beauty card would lapse if my interest wasn’t piqued.  I was happy to learn that [...]

Black Friday Beauty Deals


After you have recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma and taken a little nap, your fingers may be looking to do a little walking. If you choose to shop, here’s a list of Black Friday Beauty Deals to check out. NARS 20 % off site wide by signing up here (11/28-12/2). Mally Beauty 30% off site wide 11/25 [...]

Holiday Home Fragrances You Should Definitely Try

Nest Holiday Candle

There are certain scents that just say holiday. They conjure memories of family, friends, food, warmth and an overall good time.  These scents obviously vary by location and culture but for me, in recent memory,  holiday home fragrances center on pine, cranberries, spiced oranges, gingerbread, eggnog, warm apple cider, pumpkin pie, rum cake and more.  Here [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Narciso


A man once said to Narciso , “Every time my wife puts on one of your dresses, we never leave the house.” In the spirit of this sentiment, Narciso Rodriguez presents a fragrance that celebrates a woman’s powers of seduction. I must admit, after reading that intro to Narciso, I expected to be blown away. [...]

12 Beauty Gifts to Buy Right This Minute


The holiday season is one of the best times to shop for makeup.  During that time you’re sure to find limited edition collections that feature best sellers, cult favorites and specially packaged items to make any beauty lover swoon. These limited edition beauty gifts will be great for your bestie (or yourself). Guerlain ’Meteorites’ Perles d’Etoile [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: MAC x Prabal Gurung Collection

MAC x PrabalGurung

My favorite thing about MAC x Prabal Gurung collection is the packaging. Don’t get me wrong, the collections is beautiful but the packaging got me because I’m thinking about the holidays and holiday parties and sequin blazers (I was just shopping for one), so the gold-tone packaging stole my beauty heart. It’s MAC, so I [...]

Mani of the Week: Featuring Tom Ford Black Cherry

Tom Ford Black Cherry

My mani this week reflects my mood — dark and intense.  I think the Tom Ford Black Cherry nail lacquer  is as close as you can come to wearing a black nail polish without actually wearing black. The benefit of not going all the way to a black polish is that it looks less harsh [...]