ThisThatBeauty Reviews: GlamNatural Hydrating Foundation

glam natural hydrating foundation

A foundation ingredient label that you can actually pronounce? @christenecarr explains. . . . . Truthfully, when was the last time you looked at a foundation bottle and could understand and pronounce all the ingredient names? Hmmm…never, you say? Well, I am a product ingredient junkie and even I often have difficulty. Not so with [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Per-Fekt Beauty

per-fekt beauty

Hey, Ms. Lazy Bones! Yes you — the super busy girl who claims she has no time for makeup. Star Contributor @christenecarr helps with a review of super simple Per-Fekt Beauty. . . I have a few friends (three to be exact,) who claim they are too busy for “traditional makeup” [gasp]. After asking what [...]

How to Extend the Life of Your Forever 21-ish Purchases

Styles from Forever 21

Sure, that super cute $10 skirt you scored at the local Forever 21-ish retailer seems like a major deal, right? But after 3 wears and a few washes you notice the color isn’t as vibrant, the shape is not as, well, shapely. What went wrong? Well Star Contributor @ChristeneCarr shares her tried and true tips for getting [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Bliss Fabulips

bliss fabulips treatment kit

I sent ThisThatBeauty Star Contributor Christene Carr (@ChristeneCarr) on fun little assignment that promised fabulous, plump, enviable lips…Uhm, sounds interesting! Take it away, Christene: When I think spa treatment, never before has the thought been on lips, but at a recent Bliss event at the W Hotel, I was introduced to a spa treatment that [...]

Breast Cancer: More Than a Pink Ribbon – SCAR Project 2011


Writer Christene Carr (@ChristeneCarr) revisits a Breast Cancer Awareness project that is near & dear to her heart . . . *** Last October, I had the pleasure of seeing the work of David Jay, the fashion photographer behind the Pulitzer prize nominated SCAR Project.  The SCAR Project is “a series of large-scale portraits of [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Prancing Leopard Organic Active Wear


Super fit ThisThatBeauty Contributor Christene Carr (@ChristeneCarr) gives Prancing Leopard Organic Active Wear a whirl. Her thoughts . . . *** When buying workout clothes I generally scout out whatever is on sale and available in my size…go on, judge me. Aside from price and size, usually, my only other criteria is that the gear [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Orlane Anagenese 25+

Orlane 25

According to the manufacturers of Orlane, “aging begins to settle in beginning at age 25 and becomes visible towards age 35-40. By effectively fighting against invisible signs of aging, you can delay the transformation of the skin.” Iʼm not one for dramatics but First Time-Fighting Care cream from Orlaneʼs Anagenese 25+ line is fantastic. Used [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Absolution Le Soin Regard

Absolution Le Soin Regard

ThisThatBeauty Contributor @ChristeneCarr shares… ********** Over the last year or so I have become a little bit obsessed with eye creams. While Iʼm not yet at the stage where I need serious help around the peepers (praises to all that is holy with a wish that the day never comes), every once in a while [...]

In It To Win It: Caudalie


Hey, everyone! My ace beauty contributor, @ChristeneCarr, has partnered with Caudalie to offer you, yes YOU, the opportunity to win her fave fragrance of the moment. Listen up! ********** Everyone loves a contest and this one is truly worth entering. Caudalie recently launched three fragrances, Fleur de Vinge, Zeste de Vinge and The des Vignes, [...]

Getting to Know: Lumene


ThisThatBeauty was recently invited to an evening of Finnish beauty secrets via Lumene, a masstige Scandinavian skin care brand widely available at CVS, Target, Ulta Beauty, and Sears. Contributor, Christene Carr (@ChristeneCarr) tells all… ********** Lumene products fuse technology and Artic natural ingredients to create targeted skin care potions that take the guess work out of [...]