About Christina Marie
My name is Christina Marie. Like many of you, I'm overwhelmed by the makeup tips, beauty blogs, and fashion magazines out there.
My goal is to help you choose the best beauty products, look your best with very easy makeup, and look stunning with affordable fashion and clothing finds.
P.S. – You will notice references to “Very Easy Makeup” throughout my blog. I started my blog in 2019. At first, it was focused on very easy makeup tips and beauty product reviews. I’ve since expanded my blog to include more topics, such as outfits for women, travel tips, and weddings. With this change, “very easy makeup” doesn’t quite fit anymore, so I’m slowly rebranding my site.
If you have ideas for a new name for my blog, please let me know!!!
About Christina Marie
I blog about all things beauty, fashion, and makeup for FUN! It's my side hobby.
I have a background in marketing (my undergrad degree is in marketing from Emory University and I worked in brand management after getting my MBA at Fuqua), but now I do IT project management for software implementations for my daytime job.
In my free time, I enjoy searching for the BEST clothing online and researching the best affordable beauty and makeup products for my blog (of course!).
I also love playing tennis (I'm on an ALTA team in Atlanta), going to Pure Barre (it's my version of yoga), going out with friends, and walking along the Beltline in Atlanta, GA.
Chic Lifestyle Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness in Fashion, Beauty, and Hair
You’ll notice that many of the posts on Chic Lifestyle are focused on outfit ideas, affordable clothing for women, beauty tips, and hair. I also write about photo shoots, wedding guest dresses, plus size clothing, and travel.
So why should you trust me? What experience do I have?
All the posts on Chic Lifestyle have strong research, consumer insights, and ratings and reviews behind them.
For example, I don’t just randomly recommend clothes from Amazon. I scour the reviews on Amazon and find clothing with amazing consumer reviews and photos. I’m now at the point where I can go to a party, and say, “I love your dress! Is that the ZESICA boho dress from Amazon?” 😊
I am a member of various Facebook groups for women, where women share their wedding advice, beauty tips, favorite makeup products, travel tips, and more. And yes, I am a member of women’s plus size fashion groups on Facebook. Women share advice with other women, and I use that consumer data in the posts I write.
I do research via Google trends and talk to women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s (and up!).
I also have personal experience. After all, I’m a consumer of the clothing and beauty products I write about!
For recommending clothes for plus size women and curvy women, I’ve talk to my curvy and plus size friends who shop online. I also read reviews online for the dresses, lingerie, and clothing I recommend for plus size women.
More sources of research include subscribing to many women’s fashion and beauty magazines.
In summary, the posts, “top 10 lists,” and recommendations by Chic Lifestyle have been thoroughly researched and thought through carefully.
I have a marketing degree from Emory and an MBA from Duke and I used to work in brand management. So trust me, I’ve done thousands of hours (not exaggerating!) of research to find the best beauty products, outfit ideas, and clothing for women. 😊
How I Come Up With The "Best Of" Lists
Many of my posts feature "the top 5" or "the 10 best" lists for beauty products and clothes for women.
I don't pull these recommendations out of thin air!
To come up with the "best of" lists, I do a LOT of research.
- My own experience with a beauty product or piece of clothing.
- Amazon reviews (both the average star rating and the comments).
- Photos from Amazon (I look at the photos of clothing online, to make sure it looks good!).
- Reviews from third-party research (especially for beauty products! I read Allure and Glamour magazine to research new products).
- Feedback from my network of friends.
- Input from women's Facebook groups (I belong to many beauty and fashion Facebook groups where women recommend products and clothing to each other).
You'll also notice that most of the products I recommend are from Amazon. Why? Partly because I LOVE Amazon (it's just so convenient!).
Additionally, Amazon 1) has beauty products and clothing that are relatively affordable for the average woman 2) sells clothing in multiple sizes (including plus size clothing), 3) has free returns (for most items), and 4) has LOTS of reviews.
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I'd love to connect!
You can send me an email at veryeasymakeup(at)gmail(dot)com
You can also connect with me at facebook.com/veryeasymakeup