My name is Christina Goltare, Social Media Influencer, Beauty Blogger and Part-Time Freelance Makeup Artist. I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I resided until 2004, when I relocated to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. My interests include researching, testing, reviewing and promoting beauty brands that are cruelty-free and vegan with a good cause. I am very passionate about anti-aging innovations, educating people about non-toxic health and beauty products, researching products from health and beauty brands and learning all the ways that I can make a positive impact in the Cosmetic Industry. And I also write, paint and act a little!
I absolutely LOVE The Ordinary AHA + BHA 2% Peeling Solution! I believe that this product has helped to fade my sun damage and a few acne scars that I have after using for about thee months, once or twice per week. The ingredients are simple, and perfectly balanced so that there is no irritation to the skin. Also, the price point is so affordable! I can order several products at once for what one similar product would normally cost.
I Love Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, but never had the chance to get the Crystal Limited Edition Eau de Parfum *insert sad face* The bottle is just beautiful, and I hope that eventually Viktor & Rolf create a bottle with an atomizer, maybe for the holidays or something. I keep crossing my fingers that they will :)
How could y'all miss the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew!? Its one of my absolute favorite KIND Bar flavors :) I feel like I'm 'cheating' when I have this one, like it is a candy bar, but without the guilt or empty calories. If you're a KIND Bar fanatic like I am, you need to try the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew flavor if you haven't already. You won't be sorry.
I have been using this brush for years... and I can't do without it. It is the perfect detangling brush to use after I have washed my hair. I've tried multiple other brushes that claim to detangle without causing damage to wet hair, and none of them compare to the way this brush works. I have fine textured, highlighted, waist-length hair and this brush is GOLD!
Honestly, I still do not understand what all the hype is about this brush. Maybe its my hair type and length... I have fine textured, highlighted, waist-length hair that HATES this brush. My colorist used this once on me in the salon and she could not get it through my hair. It did nothing but tangle my hair up worse and actually ripped my hair a little. I was NOT happy at all. I would definitely not purchase for myself or anyone else. This brush is horrible.
Influenster sent me a complimentary FULL SIZE bottle of the Becca Cosmetics Velvet Prime for testing and review purposes, and I am loving it so far! This primer is perfect for warmer days to keep your makeup looking fresh. It really does the trick to prevent my foundation from caking up, and it blurs pores and fine lines. It starts out with a peachy tint, but when you apply it, the tint disappears into your skin. One thing to remember is that you have to shake the bottle well before using.
Sinner smells so sensual and adventurous! I'm definitely more into Sinner because it goes better with my body chemistry, which was a pleasant surprise, being that it has patchouli, wood and cinnamon... and these types of scents usually turn sour on me. Thank you, Influenster for sending this fragrance! I love it!
Saint smells heavenly, but I have to blend it with Sinner because it is so light and disappears within an hour or less after putting it on. I'm dissapointed that Saint doesn't linger as long, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE vanilla and jasmine, which are the top notes in Saint. Thank you Influenster, for sending me this fragrance!
I love anything by Too Faced... they do EVERYTHING right! This palette is my favorite to date. I'm a southern girl who loves sweet peaches, so its difficult not to want to eat these eyeshadows. LoL, jk. But, in all seriousness, these eyeshadows are some of the best quality, they blend effortlessly, and Too Faced will always have me as a fan and customer as long as they remain cruelty-free.