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Clarins, one of my favorite brands has launched a host of fabulous holiday beauty sets. One set that I love is the Clarins Extra-Firming Luxury Collection ($145 at Clarins). The set includes four anti-aging products that help lift, tighten and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coquette
Serums are skincare essentials for me and I love trying new ones out. Clinique has outdone themselves with the Clinique Smart Custom Serum ($59.50 at I have added this serum to my daily skincare routine for the past few... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Coquette
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Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Coquette Maman
This fall, Clarins debuted a newly-formulated Shaping Facial Lift: Total V Contouring Serum ($80 at Clarins). I've been using this product consistently since it came out in the U.S. about three years ago. (See my interview with the Wall Street... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Coquette
I'm back after a much needed vacation to Hawaii. I also had some dental surgery last week that left me in very uncomfortable sorts. I'm happy to say all is ok now so I'm back to updating Coquette. Thanks for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Coquette
Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition By David Soman & Jacky Davis Published by Dial Books ISBN-10: 1101994339 11 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches Age: 3-5 years old The Ladybug Girl series has been a favorite of my daughter's for many years now. I love the how strong the main character Lulu is and all of her adventures with her dog Bingo. The first book came out the year Chloe was born in 2008. To celebrate this New York Times best-selling book series, the publisher has released the new Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition ($15.29 on Amazon). This deluxe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Just launched is the new NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection called Fantascene featuring a gorgeous 13 piece color collection and 10 piece gifting collection. Renowned fashion photographer Stephen Klein's provocative images grace a multitude of special holiday palettes and gift... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Coquette
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Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Coquette Maman
My Rakuten Affiliate Network Bonus Box came for fall! I love trying new beauty products and getting to test out "new to me" brands. There are a few I had never heard of before and now, I'm a new fan.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Coquette
I love prepackaged one time use masks and just started using the Hada LaboTokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($14.99 at Amazon). The box says that it "drenches skin with a bottle of serum" and lists that each mask contains 0.7... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Coquette
I just discovered lilah b., a Sausalito, CA based beauty brand that uses natural ingredients founded by Cheryl Yannotti Foland. The formulas are rich in ingredients from the earth and the sea. All of the products are free of parabens,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Coquette
I try to plan ahead for dinner but somedays are just too crazy to have time to think ahead. My most pinned item on Pinterest is this Italian Chicken Recipe by Rocco DiSpirito from the People Magazine site. Mind you, I pinned this 2 years ago and I get notifications at least every day that someone has pinned it to their own board. It's crazy! This chicken piccata is so easy and delicious, your family will think you have been slaving away in the kitchen. Even my picky eater Chloe loves this juicy chicken too. (For her, I make sure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Coquette Maman
New for fall is Clarins Joli Rouge Moisturizing Long-Wearing Lipstick ($27 at Clarins). Lipstick lovers rejoice! It comes in 16 shades and so many variations of nude lips that I can't even tell you how excited I am. The lipsticks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Coquette
NARS just launched their new Pro Palettes that come in two sizes: small ($14, size: 7 1/20" X 5 1/2") and large ($18, size: 8 9/10" X 6 4/5"). I have the small palette which for size reference comes out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Coquette
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Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Luxury beauty brand Cosmedicine has a new line of skincare formulations called the Gold Standard. This new line features small artisanal batch production and special packaging to ensure freshness of the vitamin and nutrient ingredients for maximum results. The company... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Coquette
More Creative Lettering By Jenny Doh Published by Lark Crafts ISBN-10: 1454708921 9.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches $11.94 on Amazon As a mom, I'm making it a goal of mine to make time to creatively enrich myself. Enter in this beautiful and inspirational book, More Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh. This is a follow up to Doh's first book, Creative Lettering. I knew Doh from my days as a craft editor and I've been following her inspirational photos on Instagram for the last few years. In this book, Doh and 15 contributors who are leaders in the craft and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Clinique is a brand that I'm really rediscovering this year. Don't ask me why I forgot, but one of the things I love the most about it is that the products are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Here are a few of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Coquette
Target is entering the beauty box world today with their first Target Beauty Box. The box comes with with six products -- all for only $5. Shipping is free for the box too! Word is these will go fast so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Coquette
1. Pacific Face Oil ($110 at True Nature Botanicals) I just started using the Pacfic Face Oil last week before bed. It's been really hydrating and the soft scent relaxes me before bed. It feels great on my skin. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Coquette
My Leaf Book Written and Illustrated By Monica Wellington Published by Dial Books ISBN-10: 0803741413 8.9 x 0.3 x 11.3 inches Age: 3-5 years $12.90 on Amazon A great way to look forward to Fall is Monica Wellington's new book, My Leaf Book. Kids will love to collect the falling leaves using Wellington's book as a guide. The book includes a comprehensive list of leaves and trees showing kids the various leaf shapes and silhouettes so kids can easily identify them. I particularly love the inclusion of ginkgo leaves as we have two ginkgo trees in our neighborhood. It's one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Hi lovelies! I took a few weeks off the blog to hang out with my daughter before she started second grade. It really was great to just be off the computer and go out on mini adventures with her. Now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Coquette
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Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Denim is like the little black dress – it never goes out of style. In fact, as time goes by, denim just keeps getting cooler. I'm loving the new looser look of denim fashions lately, boxier jackets and loose boyfriend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Coquette
Earlier this year I watched an episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Jennifer Lopez as the guest. When Andy Cohen asked her a reader question on what skin care she used, JLo glowing skin and all, smiled and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Coquette