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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...

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CGN’s Insider Report: A Nod to Mrs. Kennedy Onassis

This past Sunday marked Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s 84th birthday. For women of my mother’s (and subsequent) generations she epitomized everything a true lady should be. As a child, if you remembered hearing, Sit ...

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CGN Insider Report: Marc Jacobs Beauty and More!

So, I might be rushing it, but I ADORE the fall fashion and beauty season. I basically love the fall season period. You get the cooler weather, richer textures, deeper hues, boots, tights, AND back-to-school supplies! This is a...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Face the Interview for Under $50

It’s rare I open Excel – as in the software program. I’m not much of a numbers person, and instead I rely on what I refer to as ‘slop math.’ I slop out some estimates and fly with those, never really caring to ‘dril...

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CGN’s Insider Report: No Pain, No Gain [INFOGRAPHIC]

After a weekend of personal care appointments (PCAs, as my beau refers to them), which included ripping hair off my body with hot wax, pore extractions, and a bit of semi-toxic hair coloring, I paused to reflect on my current b...

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Flawless Face Under $50

Congrats! One interview stands between you and your dream job. You’ve got the experience, perfected the resume, and your ensemble has received your girlfriend’s stamp of approval. Now, it’s time to get your game face on &...


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Boardroom Beauty

Are you a beauty guru but unsure of how to transfer your love of a dolled up face into your nine-to-five job? Women are constantly worried about not fitting in well or standing out too much in the workplace, thus resulting in a...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Top Red Lip Picks

  I love a fabulous red lip on any woman. It immediately brightens her face and tells the world she plans to show up wherever she goes! It’s a natural shade choice for any woman who has a speaking engagement, a big prese...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Beauty Box Subscription Services

  I was an early adopter of Birchbox, signing up for it in July of 2011 nine months after its launch. The business model was a stroke of genius – an elegant solution to legitimizing beauty sample sales: offer a subscript...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Concealers

Summer presents quite a dilemma when it comes to picking the right concealer. Your skin tone fluctuates shades, breakout becomes an issue, and parties abound causing morning-after dark circles and puffiness. If you’ve got som...