About Me


My name is Christine, I’m a Pediatric Critical Care doctor in the Midwest. I’m married to a great guy, and we have an adorable toddler that I don’t mention much on the site. She’s hilarious and loves to “help mommy put on her makeups”! I’m also pregnant and due with baby girl #2 in the fall of 2014.

I’m a product junkie and always have been. In high school I had every flavor of Lip Smacker, I tried about 20 types of Noxema, I couldn’t just have the “original” Noxema. I have to try everything that is new in Makeup, Skin Care, etc. I can’t help it, this is just the way I am!

Due to my day job, I really don’t have much time in the mornings (I could have more time if I got up earlier, but I’m not a morning person, so there you go). While I was in my medical training, I was especially rushed on my way out of the door! I could get from dry-ish hair to out the door, dressed with makeup and coffee in hand, in about 15 minutes (hence, 15 Minute Beauty). I’m not quite that fast anymore, but if really pressed I can do it! If given the time, I am high maintenance enough that it would easily take me 2 hours to get ready to go to the grocery store. Really.

15 Minute Beauty started as a way for me to stop offering comments on every one else’s beauty blog everyday and keep track of stuff I have loved. I like to look at the science behind a product to see why something will (or won’t) work, and to educate others. Hearing about pores opening and closing is like nails on a chalkboard for me, the pores can’t do that!

Hopefully I’ve pointed my readers in the direction of some great products, steered them clear of some horrible ones and given them some info on the science behind beauty!