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Make Humor Work For You

Some of you caught onto the fact that I’m a Ted Talk nerd. I love them! They started as a procrastination technique (sort of like Facebook, but more educational) that I managed to spin into a legitimate research method fo...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Mascara’s Magic Secrets

So, you think you know your mascara formulas, huh? Me too. After all, I worked for Lancome Cosmetics for many years, and that brand takes its mascaras seriously! I was a Regional Trainer with them when they launched Definicils ...

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The ‘F’ Word

This past Saturday, I attended an absolutely delightful event hosted by the popular Midwest Style Bloggers. A beautiful venue combined with great information and a ROCKSTAR swag bag made for a lovely morning. Later as I chatted...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Are You Greenwashed?

What the hell is greenwashing and why should you care? Read on, Career Girls! We’re about to bust the lid of off the (beauty) news story of the season! Are you being greenwashed? I started writing about green beauty three...

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Mom, Dad, and Your Interview

I flipped the first time I learned of the new interviewing tactic some twenty-somethings were employing in their job search: Mom, or Dad, or both were accompanying them on their job interviews. HUH?? My first thought jumped to ...

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What’s Your Skin Eating? [Infographic]

I feel a green ‘phase’ coming on again. For someone who considers herself  ’a healthy’ person, I consume (and apply) a lot of junk! On one hand, I strive to maintain my health (and weight — who am...


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I Am So Much More Than A Number

The newest Special K advertising campaign dubbed ‘You are so much more than a number’ leaves me feeling uneasy. If you’ve not seen it, the sixty-second spot begins with what appears to be a grand opening of women’s clot...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Fall Beauty Trend Update

Another Fashion Week wrapped up and the Spring 2014 beauty trends started surfacing as fast as the models hit the runways, BUT we have way too much ahead of us this season to let ourselves get distracted by the likes of pastels...

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Repeat After Me: Stress is My Friend

Huh? Stress is my friend? Since when? Since I watched this fabulous Ted Talk featuring Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist! By way of background, many people have described me as high-strung, nervous, jumpy, edgy, energetic...


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CGN’s Favorite Things: Concealers, Foundations, and Powders

Two weeks ago, we kicked off a new series called CGN’s Favorite Things. Thus far we’ve featured our favorite primers, shadows, lips, and cheek products. This week we wrap up the series with our top picks for conc...