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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Earlier this summer I received a cool surprise from Rakuten Affiliate Network. It was their first ever Bonus Box filled with really cool beauty and accessories. Between going on vacation and shuttling the kiddo to various camps, I spent a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Coquette
Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Chronicle Books ISBN-10: 1452129185 7.8 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches, 48 pages Age: 5-8 years $8.03 on Amazon Out today is the new children's book Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Alina Chau. Ling is a poet and she brings her beautiful prose to this Chinese-American family that moves from San Francisco to the East Coast. The story centers on a sister and brother, Gracie and Jake who are sad to leave San Francisco, especially their extended Chinese family that includes their grandma (Nai Nai), and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Check out Super Kawaii! Go Back to School with Cute Japanese Supplies by Coquette at Mode Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Coquette Maman
I have been using the new Jo Malone London Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub ($55 at Nordstrom) for the past few weeks and love the way it's making my skin feel so soft. Let's just say there's nothing like a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Coquette
A few years ago, I wrote a book review about Crêpes by Suzette by Monica Wellington that my daughter Chloe had just picked up from the library. The book was out of print but I really loved collage style of the book mixing city and scenery photographs of Paris with illustrations. It's just a fantastic book! Now for our digital age, lucky for us Wellington has launched an app of the book. It's truly the book form come to life for Apple and Android devices. You can have the book read to you not only in English but also a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Check out Stylish Mini Bags for Fall by Coquette at Mode Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Coquette
Check out Back To School: Get Organized with Lunch Containers by Coquette at Mode Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Coquette Maman
Ok ladies, let's talk serums today. I'm a huge believer in them and anytime there's a new one from Clarins, I'm always up for trying it because it always seems to work. The new Clarins Mission Perfection Serum ($72, exclusively... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Coquette
I love this time of the summer because all the new Fall beauty is rolling out. First off, is NARS' new Fall 2015 Color Collection. It seems like each collection just gets better and this one is no different. For... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Coquette