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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $22 for a rollerball THE SKINNY: I have to giggle when I read Sephora's description of Elizabeth and James' Nirvana Black, brought to you by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. "Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is an addictiv...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $22 for a rollerball THE SKINNY: I have to giggle when I read Sephora's description of Elizabeth and James' Nirvana Black, brought to you by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. "Elizabeth and Ja...
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Tarte Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint and Lip Gloss
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars COST: $24 each for full sizes THE SKINNY: This was one of those random "special offer" items I put into my online Sephora shopping cart to reach the free shipping threshold. The two products are sample sized and sold togethe...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars COST: $24 each for full sizes THE SKINNY: This was one of those random "special offer" items I put into my online Sephora shopping cart to reach the free shipping threshold. The two products a...
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L'Occitane Bonne Mere Soap (Milk)
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $7 for one bar THE SKINNY: I love a shower experience that leaves me feeling calm, relaxed and just a little pampered. L'Occitane Bonne Mere Soap (I used "Milk") fits the bill. The creamy soap glides on and just makes ...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $7 for one bar THE SKINNY: I love a shower experience that leaves me feeling calm, relaxed and just a little pampered. L'Occitane Bonne Mere Soap (I used "Milk") fits the bill. The...
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Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2.5 stars COST: $75 for 4.1 ounces THE SKINNY: I didn't really think anything about Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. It was very average. And then I saw the price tag -- $75 for a cleanser! I had to be missing something, right? Fr...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2.5 stars COST: $75 for 4.1 ounces THE SKINNY: I didn't really think anything about Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. It was very average. And then I saw the price tag -- $75 for a cleanser! I ...
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Tarte Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $12 for 30 wipes THE SKINNY: My eyes water in cold weather, so I typically wear a waterproof mascara during the winter. It can be a pain to take off, and most makeup wipes take a little elbow grease to get all the masc...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $12 for 30 wipes THE SKINNY: My eyes water in cold weather, so I typically wear a waterproof mascara during the winter. It can be a pain to take off, and most makeup wipes take a little ...
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Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars COST: $25 for 8 ounces THE SKINNY: Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner did amazing things to my hair over the three days the sample lasted. It turned my fine, don't-like-to-hold-a-style locks into healthy,...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars COST: $25 for 8 ounces THE SKINNY: Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner did amazing things to my hair over the three days the sample lasted. It turned my fine, don't-like-to-...
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First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $32 T HE SKINNY: This is creamy goodness for your eyes. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream is designed to smooth, firm, brighten and nourish the skin while adding subtle glow to the under-eye area. It does all that and ...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $32 T<b>HE SKINNY: This is creamy goodness for your eyes. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream is designed to smooth, firm, brighten and nourish the skin while adding subtle glow to the und...
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Gucci Guilty Diamond
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars COST: $80 for 1.7 ounces THE SKINNY: Proving that you can’t judge a fragrance by its name, Gucci Guilty Diamonds is a medium-bodied spicy powdery scent that’s not too floral interesting enough to make me take notice. Do I lo...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars COST: $80 for 1.7 ounces THE SKINNY: Proving that you can’t judge a fragrance by its name, Gucci Guilty Diamonds is a medium-bodied spicy powdery scent that’s not too floral interesting enough...
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Shaveworks The Cool Fix Gel
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $25 for 5.3 ounces THE SKINNY: So I used this stuff for a week and never really figured it out. The Cool Fix by Shaveworks is supposed to sooth skin after shaving to waxing and reduce redness and ingrown hairs. I just ...
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Chloe Love Story
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $75 for 1 ounce THE SKINNY: Chloe Love Story is very classic scent that’s not for me. It reminds me of a fresh cut bouquet with some roses in it, even though the official notes include orange blossom oil, jasmine and c...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $75 for 1 ounce THE SKINNY: Chloe Love Story is very classic scent that’s not for me. It reminds me of a fresh cut bouquet with some roses in it, even though the official notes include o...
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Tory Burch
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $28 for a rollerball THE SKINNY: You know those "find your perfect scent" tools or quizzes you can fill out? When I do one, Tory Burch's fragrance always appears at the top of the perfume list that's generated. I didn'...
RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars COST: $28 for a rollerball THE SKINNY: You know those "find your perfect scent" tools or quizzes you can fill out? When I do one, Tory Burch's fragrance always appears at the top of the perfum...
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Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath
RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars COST: $38 for 6.35 ounces THE SKINNY: All you need are two little cubes from this jar to float away to total bath relaxation. Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath includes a fizzy experience with a citrus smell that is clean, energiz...
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Designer. Writer. Editor. Digital community manager.
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design, writing, editing, social media, SEO, coaching, community building, journalism, media
Employment
  • Freelance writer
    2010 - present
    Freelance writer on a variety of topics, most notably print and digital design. Check out my portfolio at https://carriecousins.contently.com/ I also run a beauty blog, Beauty Test Dummies. www.beautytestdummies.com
  • Collegiate Times
    News coach, 2012 - present
    Professional coach and adviser journalists at the Collegiate Times, student newspaper at Virginia Tech. www.collegiatetimes.com
  • Roanoke Regional Partnership
    Marketing manager, 2012 - present
    I am the voice of the Roanoke Region of Virginia. www.roanoke.org www.roanokeoutside.com www.roanokeentrepreneur.com
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Writer. Designer. Editor.
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Sports fanatic. Information junkie. Designer and writer. Beauty blogger. True-believer in karma. Love my city of Roanoke, Va.
Education
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Communications, 2001
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