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Coquette
San Francisco, CA
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Hi Delphine, Nice tip for using it for stamping too! I think I want to get a caddy for mine too as it's hard to see the colors you want in the box sometimes. Thank you for always inspiring me creatively. :) xo Nat
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I've been really enjoying my bullet journal and journaling/sketching more regularly. I purchased these Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens ($61.89 on Amazon) last year and these are my go to brush pens for coloring and decorating my journal. I love Japanese pens and these do not disappoint! I have limited space in my condo and it's always hard for me to get out all my watercolor supplies when I want to get artsy. I love these pens because they store easily in their box and I can grab the box or just a few colors and take... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coquette Maman
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What's the Big Deal About First Ladies By Ruby Shamir, Illustrated by Matt Faulkner Published by Philomel Books ISBN-10: 32 pages, Hardcover Age Range: 4-8 years old $12.32 on Amazon Putting all current political and presidential issues aside, it's nice to look back in history at all of the famous first ladies that have also worked to help make things better for our country. The new book, What's the Big Deal About First Ladies by Ruby Shamir gives kids a fun look back in time at at what different first ladies have done during their husband's presidency. Today, I'm super... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Coquette Maman
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(Photos: Courtesy of Clarins) Last week I had a great time at MKT Restaurant at the Four Seasons in San Francisco getting a preview of all the new Clarins Spring and Summer skincare and beauty products.Nassima from Clarins came out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Coquette
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Today is not only the first day of Spring, it's also The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! I'm sure I don't need to introduce Eric Carle's beloved book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar to you guys. It is one of my favorite children's book as a child. Since my husband is French, we got the French version for our daughter Chloe when she was born in 2008. It was really fun to be able to read my favorite book in a different language. The book was first published back in 1969 and has been translated into 40 different languages. This book has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Charlotte and the Rock By Stephen W. Martin, Illustrated by Samantha Cotterill Published by Dial Books ISBN-10: 1101993898 Age Range: 3 - 5 years $12.74 on Amazon Kids who don't have pets at home looooong for one. Trust me, I know when I'm walking my little Pomeranian, half the neighborhood kids want to take her home. Shedding some humor on the subject is the new children's book, Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin that debuts today. When little Charlotte longs for a pet, her parents give her a...ROCK! She makes the best out of her situation and does... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Hi Lovelies! It's been a little while since I had the chance to do a blog post. My daughter was sick from late last week till early this week and then I of course ended up getting sick! I had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Coquette
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More often than not, if you have kids, you probably have one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's books. Her children's books have been constant favorites of Chloe's and they were extra fun for me to read. I loved her witty sense of humor in her books from toddler favorites like Little Pea to the book above, Chopsticks that is hands down one of Chloe's all time favorites for the last four years (with Spoon as a close second). She saw me pick it from her bookshelf this morning and I just found her read it again still laughing out loud on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Just launched is the new Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-day System with Pure Vitamin C ($27 at Sephora). The system includes two formulations that help with anti-aging -- a powder cleanser and a serum booster that works with your moisturizer. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Coquette
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I have been taking care of my skin for years but one of the bad things I do is squeeze out all the "gunk" from the pores around my nose. The pores around my nose are larger and I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Coquette
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Life on Mars By John Agee Published by Dial Books ISBN-10: 0399538526 Age Range: 4-8 years old 32 pages, Hardcover $12.09 on Amazon With all the talk of planets in the news lately, your little budding astronaut or scientist is going to love the new book by San Francisco author John Agee, Life On Mars. My daughter Chloe is convinced there is life on Mars, once she gets a chance to go there one day. This book just confirms it all! The book takes a fun and humorous approach to that subject, telling the tale of a little boy who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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I went to my favorite YSL counter at Bloomingdales a few days ago and picked up my two must have items - Babydoll mascara and Touch Eclat Radiant Touch that I use as a concealer. Of course, since I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Coquette
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New to Kiehl's skincare family is the Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream ($60 for 1.7fl oz jar). What I love about the cream is that it made from 99.6% naturally derived ingredients and there is no fragrance. The main... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Coquette
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(Photo: Kate.net) Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I love how my daughter get so excited about passing out cards to her classmates. For those of you who don't necessarily love the commercial cards (superhero, anything that's actually a toy you can buy), I love how many crafters and artists have shared free printable cards for kids online. I adore these printable animal Valentine's Day cards from Kate.net are already laid out perfectly to print on letter sized paper with gridlines for easy cutting. I would recommend to print the cards on card stock paper. Here are more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Clarins has recently launched a new skincare line, Hydra-Essentiel that helps to hydrate really dry skin. It's perfect for me now with the indoor heating and outdoor cold and rain. I have been using the Clarins Hydra Essentiel Bi-Serum Intesif... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Coquette
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I spent most of January really working on my skin. I did a 7 day face mask challenge that really helped to rehydrate my skin after all the holiday travel and food. I outlined most of the stuff I used... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Coquette
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I recently finished my small bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I wasn't ready to splurge $100 for another small bottle. Instead I headed to Soko Glam and ordered the Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence ($49 at Soko Glam).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Coquette
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Just launched this month is a special collaboration between Clinique and Crayola. Yes, your favorite crayons as a kid gets a beauty update. The Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm features ten different limited edition shades at just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Coquette
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Has your hair been feeling flat and dry with all the cold weather outside and indoor heating? I decided not to color my hair anymore and am growing out my ends that show the last bit of light brown color... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Coquette
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Remember those four color Bic pens you used as a kid in school? Clarins got inspired and created the new limited edition Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One Pen ($30 at Clarins USA). There are four colors total: three eyeliners in black, brown... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Coquette
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I am loving the new Clarins Face Contouring Palette ($42 at Clarins USA) that lets you contour, sculpt and highlight your face all in one. This limited edition palette is so amazing. The texture is a cream powder and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Coquette
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This Book is Magic By Ashley Evanson Published by Grosset & Dunlap ISBN-10: 0399543929 Age Range: 3-7 years old 32 pages, Hardcover $11.24 on Amazon Ashley Evanson is a San Francisco based author and illustrator of the Hello World series of books. She has a new book just out this week called, This Book is Magic. What kid doesn't like magic?! Kids will not only instantly become attracted to Evanson's adorable and whimsical illustrations, the interactive fun really comes into play when they realize "magic" will take them through this book. With a wave of their their finger they can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Hi Lovelies! Welcome to my top skincare and beauty favorites from last year! Last year, I discovered the world of Korean Beauty and have incorporated a lot of Korean products into my daily beauty routine. For me it's all about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Coquette
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I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World Series) By Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Published by Dial Books ISBN-10: 052542850X Age Range: 5-8 years old 40 pages, Hardcover $12.69 on Amazon Just out today is the new book from the Ordinary People Change the World children's book series, I am Jim Henson, the most famous puppeteer of all time and creator of Sesame Street and The Muppets. Chloe told me that this was her favorite book from the whole series because she learned about Jim Henson who was a creative person -- just like her. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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While in Paris, I picked up a new handbag as a Christmas/Birthday gift from my husband. Goyard is an old French brand (a bit older than Louis Vuitton). I don't have anything Goyard in my handbag collection and I had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Coquette