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CGN Insider Report: The Holiday Glam Face

We’re heading into the home stretch, and this weekend serves up a litany of holiday brunches, shopping, and events. If you’re all out of creativity for your make-up look, then you MUST watch my favorite Brit, Lisa E...

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6 Tips for Choosing Your Signature Scent

Last week we discussed your signature scent and five tips to wearing it. When chosen properly, a signature scent helps define your personal brand and makes you memorable – just make sure you know how to choose and wear your...

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CGN’s Insider Reporter: Five Tips To Wearing Fragrance

Potent fragrances, which trigger childhood memories, fill the air as we head into the holiday season. Ever wonder why the smell of pine trees, cinnamon sticks, and luscious baking aromas wrap us in a warm and nostalgic blanket ...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Sephora Haul Fall 2013

Sometimes, a picture says a thousand words! Last weekend I indulged in one of my favorite pleasures – Sephora’s VIB  (Very Important Beauty) Insider 20% off promotion. The adventure ended so successfully, it prompt...

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5 Ways Not To Look Tired

At work, whenever someone says to me, “you look tired,” it instantly puts me in a bad mood. Those three words send me into a downward spiral of self conciousness. At a previous job, I had one coworker who never fa...

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Style Your Hair With Needle and Thread!

Last week, I had the privilege of being a part of a Redken salon show. Two Redken artists, Lauren Hagen and Roger Molina, were flown in from Philadelphia and San Diego respectively, to be the creative genius and educators for t...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Our Annual Beauty Spending

Yesterday, I hit Sephora with my fabulous VIB Rouge 20% off card for an EPIC haul (more to come on that next week) which shocked even me. It brings new meaning to the phrase: make good choices. I made some magnificent choices,...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Unexpected Beauty Reads

I love to read — I have since I was a young girl. I use books as an escape and as user-friendly educational tools. I am particularly fond of  autobiographies and biographies because most times I get a history lesson thro...

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CGN’s Insider Report: The Top 5 Best Exfoliators

It’s that time of year again – as temperatures drop, our hair, nails, and skin start behaving differently. Everything feels more brittle and dry, so we respond the way any typical American might – we slather on more oil, ...


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Fall Fashion Favorites

Fall is without a doubt the best time of the year.  I mean, when else can you sit outside in your cozy scarf and sweater while watching the leaves fall and sipping on a delicious pumpkin spice latte? It is simply the best seas...