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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...

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine [Infographic]

The day you prayed for finally arrived! You’ve been invited to the boss’s home for one of her famous wine-tasting events — a sure sign that you’ve arrived in the ‘circle of trust’, however yo...

CGN’s Favorite Things: Lips and Cheeks

A Few of Our Favorite Things! Last week, we kicked off a new series called CGN’s Favorite Things in which we featured our favorite primers and eye products. This week we add on to the look with our top picks for lips and ...


Advice from Comedians for Your Career

I discovered something of real value in my search for material recently. It offers perspective on staying the course when others around you appear insane in the workplace. The reason I adore this article stems from the people ...

CGN’s Favorite Things: Prime and Shadow

The fall (retail) season hit its full stride last week, so new, new, NEW is the word on the beauty street. As noted a few weeks ago in Marc Jacobs Beauty and More, the fall season serves up more new beauty and skincare products...

Are You A Victim of Narrowcasting?

Yes – you are. I can almost guarantee it. If you handpicked your Wall Street Journal home page content, or followed specific topics on LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, or any other social media platform, or entered demographic informat...


What Power Looks Like

Non-verbal communication fascinates me. One of my favorite pastimes involves watching people (from afar) in conversation while I figure out the plot line of the exchange. Who’s the power player and who’s not? Restau...

Can You ‘Almost’ Have an Eating Disorder?

I remember myself as a pudgy child – not grossly overweight, but just sort of roly-poly. I started my ‘diet’ in 6th grade, so that puts me at 11ish. Months later I  spent my 13th birthday in the hospital after securing ...

CGN’s Insider Report: Does She, or Doesn’t She?

Many of you know my ongoing struggle with the beauty industry; it’s a true love-hate thing for me. As a youngster, I escaped into the glossy pages of a teen beauty magazine to avoid a tumultuous childhood. My love affair with...


You Earned Your Bragging Rights!

Last weekend I attended the Go Blog Social conference in Kansas City and watched two days of presentations from some truly amazing entrepreneurs, including our very own CGN Founder. Marcy Twete. All were women, aside from one...