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Chicago Launches Simply Stylist

  On Saturday, I attended the first Simply Stylist held in Chicago.  The luxe Dana Hotel and Spa played host to some of the country’s top stylists, make-up artists, and fashion bloggers. Historically, Simply Stylist...

Eras of Beauty: Part Three

In part one of Eras of Beauty, we looked at the evolution of the beauty industry beginning in the Victorian era and ending in the 1930’s. Part two of the series took us from the 1940’s through the ‘70s. So, it seems fitti...

Eras of Beauty: Part Two

Last week in Eras of Beauty, we introduced part one of an interview series featuring the fabulous celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge and beauty historian, Madeleine Marsh. The first interview focused on beauty trends  begi...


Eras of Beauty: Part One

I became enamored with beauty products at a young age — probably when I was 10 or 11, perhaps earlier. I wanted to feel grown-up; to fast forward through all the awkward  phases awaiting me…I wanted the rule book o...

CGN’s 5 Must-Have Beauty Apps

This week CGN tracked down some of the top beauty apps for you. As we head into summer, make sure to download these on your phone, or tablet. Happy apping! Good Guide – Concerned about the ingredients in your next beauty, or ...

Generations of Beauty

I drew in a quick breathe of delight as I looked down at my May InStyle magazine – finally they smartened up and put Isabella Rossellini back on a cover. Sanity returned to the media industry and they remembered who the true ...


Who Defines Real Beauty?

It’s official. I’ve turned into a conspiracy theory-ed, middle-aged female who believes the entire mediated world is plotting to reverse women’s meager progress in this God Forsaken patriarchal society. Case in point R...

Top Beauty Bargains

Last week, I wrote about Walgreen’s new approach to the beauty business in Beauty Unites. This past spring, I traveled through two states conducting training sessions for Walgreen’s Senior Beauty Advisors. To kick off each ...

Beauty Unites

I came full circle this week – I began my beauty career in the corner drugstore of my hometown, and this week I ended up back there – in a manner of speaking. I led several days of beauty training for our hometown drugstore...


Tails for the Urban Cyclist

It finally happened. That resplendent moment each year when the temperature warms ever so slightly, the sun feels warm on our face, and we remember why the hell we live in Chicago in the first place: a blessed day of spring wea...