Friday, January 12, 2018

How I Organize My Makeup

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For beauty lovers like myself, you’ll understand that all of those trips to Sephora for “just one thing”, or a little late night online shopping can quickly add up to drawers packed full of precious beauty products! Tell me I’m not the only one who feels like they found buried treasure when you rediscover a product in the back of your drawer that you totally forgot you bought? Lol! A few months ago I decided that I finally wanted to get it all organized and sorted out, making it easier to access and not forget what I had! Plus, so many beauty products come in such pretty packing, so it’s nice to be able to see it on display!

I had seen pretty acrylic makeup organizers on Pinterest, and knew that I wanted to find the perfect set to put on my dresser or vanity. I was familiar with and loved the idea of GLAMboxes, but they were a little pricey for how many I wanted, so I kept searching for something similar. That’s when I came across the Luxe Acrylic Modular Storage at the Container Store. They were practically identical to the GLAMboxes, but much more affordable and you could build your own set with so many different sizes and pieces to choose from! They do all different size drawers, trays, inserts/dividers, and risers to set on top! I was a happy girl, haha! I ended up putting together a set that had exactly what I needed, and organizes all of my makeup perfectly. And looks pretty too!

As you can see in the photos above, I went with two of the large drawers (which are actually a little thicker now than the ones I have in these pics which is nice, but same price still!) 1 medium drawer next to two small drawers, and two medium short drawers. The nice thing is that all of their drawers stack perfectly on top of each other. For example, two medium drawers side by side will fit on top of one large drawer, etc. If you have limited space in your room/bathroom, you could just use the medium/small drawers to make a taller, skinnier stack rather than adding in the large ones for a wider stack! I can’t think of a better way to organize your makeup, especially if you live in an apartment, dorm, have limited storage space, etc! You can also use these for hair accessories, jewelry, desk supplies and all sorts of things! Click here to see these luxe acrylic stacking pieces, and click here to see all of their acrylic makeup storage pieces.

I love that the drawers are clear so that you can see exactly where everything is and what you have. It’s so easy to find the lipstick I’m looking for (can you tell I hoard them, lol!) by being able to see the labels. I have a drawer specifically for face masks, my nail polishes in the small drawers, beauty samples I’ve collected and lip liners in another drawer and hair products and face creams in the bottom drawer. On top I set things like perfume, makeup brushes, my most used products and my 24-lipstick riser (only $6.99)! Since organizing my makeup with these, I find that I use a lot more of my products because I can see everything neatly displayed and not forget what I have! It’s freed up drawers in my vanity and gotten rid of clutter. Plus, it’s easy access right on my dresser so that I’m more likely to use everything, and looks really pretty too!! I actually had fun organizing and going through everything, and love that I can always go back and grab more drawers if I need to. Because let’s face it, the addiction is real and my makeup collection is ever-growing, especially my lipsticks, haha!

I will wrap this post up now, but I wanted to mention one more quick thing! These organizers make the BEST gifts for any woman you know that loves makeup, jewelry etc. You can build a set just for her, and she always has the option to go back and add more on. If you know someone going to college, or moving into a new apartment, or just needs a little help organizing ;), these are a great go-to. For Christmas this year, we put together a set for my mom because she loved mine and my sister’s so much. We filled it up with some of her favorite beauty products and travel size items which was such a fun way to complete the gift!

So that is how I organize my makeup! I hope that this answered some of your questions and that you found this helpful! I would LOVE to hear if you give these organizers a try, and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions! Stay tuned for many more posts to come on my favorite beauty products + what’s in my makeup bag! LMK if you have any requests you’d like to see! 🙂

XO, Rachel

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Athleisure for the New Year

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am so glad to be back into the groove of things, and ready to take on 2018! I hope you all have had a wonderful start to your new year so far! I’ve been a little quiet around here lately due to a slightly slow start to January. It was so nice to unplug and relax a bit after Christmas, which then turned into trying to stay healthy and fighting the unbearable cold weather! Winter has been brutal this year, haha!

All that aside, I am SO excited for all that 2018 holds, and I can’t wait to share some exciting things with you all this year! I am so incredibly grateful for all of your support in 2017, and I hope to continue to grow this community that I love so much throughout 2018! You all are the reason why what I do is possible, and why I love it so much!

With a new year comes new goals, and one of mine is to put fitness first and run a half-marathon by the end of the year! During these cold winter months, I find that I need all the motivation that I can get, and to be honest, cute workout wear and new gear definitely make a difference! Are any of you the same way? The athleisure trend is one that I will never tire of, and definitely makes life easier during the winter. One of my latest obsessions is this cozy, chalet faux-shearling coat! It is honestly so snuggly, and also effortless. The one thing that instantly sold me on this coat, other than the fact that it is SO cute, is that it’s long! It’s the perfect thing to wear with leggings and joggers, and can even be worn with jeans and booties! This coat will get you from gym to street! Whether you’re headed to spin class, running to the store, or trying to tackle your to-do list while still looking cute enough to grab lunch with friends, this coat is for you! It would also make a great layer for traveling.

What are some of your favorite ways to style the athleisure trend?

I would love to hear what some of your goals are for 2018! I absolutely LOVE hearing from each and every one of you, and I hope that this is a space you always enjoy coming to. I appreciate every single “like”, comment, sweet message and question asked! If there is every any questions you have, things you’d like to see more/less of, post suggestions, or you just want to chat and introduce yourself, please don’t hesitate! I love getting to know you all, and want to post content that you want to see! 🙂 You can always email, comment here or on Instagram (@rachelpuccetti), or send me a DM on Insta!

Xo, Rachel


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

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Wish a very Merry Christmas 2017 to you and yours! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day with the ones you love most! I have so much to be thankful for today and everyday, including each and every one of you! We woke up to snow yesterday, and it was so magical. My little reindeer and I were dashing through the snow all day long!

Merry Christmas!

Love, Rachel


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Favorite Camo Things

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Happy Saturday everyone! One of my current favorite trends right now is camo print, and I’ve loved finding ways to style it for the winter! Whether its joggers, a cute jacket, or a cozy sweatshirt, there are so many fun pieces to choose from right now. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite camo things with you all that are on my shopping list! Which one is your favorite?

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas weekend spent with the ones you love! Xo, Rachel


Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Moto Christmas

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We’re officially one week from Christmas! I am trying to soak up every bit of this holiday season, it will always be the best time of the year! I’ve been putting the finishing touches on my gifts, and if there’s one gift that would be perfect for any of the girls on your list, it would be a moto jacket! Make it a merry moto Christmas!

There are endless ways you can style a moto jacket, whether it’s with joggers, denim & heels, a feminine dress underneath, or bundled up with a sweater and scarf. You really can’t go wrong. BlankNYC makes some of the BEST jackets, and right now they have so many good ones to choose from. Seriously, I wanted to add every single one of them to my bag as I was scrolling though, haha! They always have the coolest styles, great quality (real suede!) and are affordable! They would be the perfect last minute gift, and you still have time for free shipping and Christmas delivery! I linked all of my favs down below!

Which one is you favorite?


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Room Decor + Favorite Netflix Christmas Movies

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Duvet Cover: Nordstrom, Pajamas: PJ Salvage, Beanie: BP., Candle: these are my favorite, Glass Trees: similar here, and here, Garland: identical here, Headboard: Target, Rug: Target, Lamps: Target, Plaid Blanket: HomeGoods, Pillows: HomeGoods, Tree: HomeGoods, Nightstands: Joss & Main (also love these!)

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far, and maybe even enjoying some snow where you are (I’m so jealous!!) This weekend I’ll be staying cozy at home watching movies with my big Christmas tin of popcorn, baking sugar cookies, and helping my mom finish her gift wrapping…I already finished mine (see my highly requested gift wrapping post here!)

Today I wanted to share my Christmas room decor with you all. There’s nothing I love more than decorating for Christmas, and I wish the season would never end! I want my room to stay this cozy and festive forever! Ruby sure loves it too 😉 Notice her sound asleep on her favorite spot on my bed. Along with a cozy room comes snuggling up with Christmas movies, so I also wanted to include my 10 favorite Christmas movies on Netflix! Perfect timing just in case you’re wanting to have a movie marathon this weekend, ha! This is where you’ll find me this weekend with that tin of popcorn. It’s Topsy’s, a KC company that’s been around for a long time, and every year we get a big Christmas tin! It’s seriously the best popcorn you’ll ever have, even Ruby is obsessed and tries to sneak a piece any time she can!

– How The Grinch Stole Christmas

– The Santa Clause

 – The Santa Clause 2

– The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

– A Christmas Prince

– Christmas Inheritance

– 12 Dates of Christmas

– A Christmas Kiss

What are your favorite Christmas movies? Share them below in the comments! Xo, Rach


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Travel Gift Guide + What’s In My Bag

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  • Oribe Dry Texturing Spray– this is one of my all-time favorite hair products, plus it smells soo good, haha! When you’re in a different country/state the weather and the water can do funny things to your hair, so I always like to have a dependable hair product on hand. This one is travel size too!
  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir– I fell in love with this product after bringing it home from Paris with me! You can spray it on your face throughout the day for a quick refresh, or even to set your makeup. I can’t travel without this! Traveling, especially flying, can really suck the moisture out of your face, and this spray really helps.
  • Lanolips– my #1 lip product! The lanolin in this lip balm does amazing things for your lips, and keeps them smooth and moisturized. Plus, it tastes good too, ha! Like the Caudalie spray, I HAVE to have a good lip balm with me on flights, and this is my favorite.
  • YSL ‘Mon Paris’ Perfume– I always carry a travel size perfume with me when traveling, and this scent is so yummy!
  • Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream– never travel without a good facial moisturizer in your cosmetic bag. As I mentioned above, traveling/flying can really leave your skin feeling dry, so I always make sure to pack my favorite moisturizers. This Cloud Cream is my current favorite, and is incredibly light and refreshing! It also comes in a travel set here with the face wash which I love too!

All of these items would make great stocking stuffers for someone who travels!

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Today’s post is all about the jetsetter! If you have someone on your Christmas list that loves to see the world, I put together a travel gift guide that features some of my must-have travel essentials! I also get asked what’s in my bag, and what beauty products I always travel with, so I am sharing my top 5 items that are in my cosmetic bag while traveling!

Last Christmas I received these Barrington Gifts luggage items, and I am absolutely obsessed!  Whether you’re a frequent flyer, a girl on the go, or enjoy taking weekend trips, these are a MUST! They have come with me to Paris, New York, weekend getaways, and my next international vacation in March! The duffle bag is the perfect carry-on for flights, or for a weekend away, and the tote bag carries all of my necessities/tech items to keep with me under my seat on flights! Passport covers are just SO cute, and this one kept my passport, boarding passes, cards, etc together & secure. The cosmetic bag is a recent addition to my collection, and I’m so in love with it! It’s nice and roomy, and holds everything I need to take with me.

I couldn’t think of a better personalized gift than these Barrington Gifts items. There are so many different items to choose from, and they are totally customizable. All of the patterns and  color combos are so cute, and I love that some of the prints (like mine) look like designer bags, but are much more affordable (and durable in my opinion!) Whether for traveling, work, school or just everyday use, these bags are so useful and stylish! We are getting so close to Christmas, so be sure to go order NOW and make sure to check the Christmas delivery dates or expedited shipping!

I wanted to highlight a few of the items for you…

  • #1 Luggage- Cute luggage is a must-have (hello travel Instagram, lol!) Calpak makes the cutest luggage, and it’s also relatively affordable compared to other brands. This luggage set would make such a great gift.
  • #12 Headphones- I can’t recommend a great pair of headphones enough for traveling. These Bose ones may seem pricey, but if you’re a frequent flyer, these are worth every penny. Not only is the sound great, but they are noise cancelling as well, to help cancel out a noisy plane/airport, the drone of the plane engine, and also if you’re trying to sleep!  These are wireless as well!
  • #10 Travel Adapter- this is a must-have for international travel, and will adapt to the plugs of so many different countries/continents. I couldn’t have gone without this in Paris, and it’s also under $50. This is NOT a converter, those are more tricky. For Apple product plugs, or anything that is already the proper voltage for the country, this will just adapt the different plugs. It also has USB ports for extra phone charging.
  • #14 Mophie Portable Charger- this is another travel item that I can NOT travel without. Long days of traveling around the city/days spent in airports, you are going to need a recharge! This one will hold multiple charges, and is one of the best out there!

I hope that you found this post helpful, and got some great gift ideas, or even gifts for yourself 😉 Be sure to get ordering, there are only so many days left for Christmas delivery! Xo, Rachel


Monday, December 11, 2017

Top 10 Favorite Winter Lipsticks

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Coat: J.Crew, Lipstick- Amorous

If you’ve been following for awhile now, you know how much I love lipstick! It’s one of my absolute favorite beauty products to wear and buy. I get asked a lot of questions about which ones I’m wearing, and which are my favorite, so today I wanted to share my top 10 favorite winter lipsticks with you all! With all of the holiday parties, Christmas photos, and winter attire, there is a lipstick for every occasion!

1. MAC Red– My all-time favorite true red lipstick (blue tone)

2. Savage Matte– the perfect raspberry pink color. The BEST liquid lipstick I’ve ever used.

3. Russian Doll– a gorgeous pinky, red lipstick

4. Kim K.W.– the perfect nude lipstick

5. Captive– one of my favorite everyday shades

6. Creme Cup– the best pinky, nude lipstick

7. #13– my favorite red lipstick when I need something a little more orangey than MAC Red.

8. Amorous– the prettiest, plum for fall/winter

9. Anna– one of my newest favorite shades!

10. Spicy Metal– has such a pretty sparkle for the holidays. The same liquid lipstick as ‘Savage Matte’

Whether you’re looking for the perfect red lipstick for Christmas, a great jewel tone for the winter season, or just the perfect everyday nude, one of these will definitely be a winner! Lipstick also makes for a great gift for a beauty-lover on your list, and such a fun stocking stuffer too!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! I’d love to hear your request for future beauty posts! What are some of you favorite winter lipsticks? Xo, Rachel


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Gift Wrapping 2017

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Happy Saturday everyone! Every Christmas season I get SO excited to not only shop for presents, but to wrap them! I seriously love gift wrapping so much! My mom taught me well! My favorite thing is to turn on a Christmas movie, make some hot cocoa and snacks, and gift wrap in my pajamas! This week it was two late nights of watching The Holiday, one of my all-time favorites. This week I shared mine and my mom’s gift wrapping on Instagram Stories, and I got SO many questions and requests for a gift wrapping post, including tips & tricks!

To start off, each year I always have a theme picked out, sometimes I already know what I want my theme to be for the next year as soon as Christmas is over, lol! There’s just so many cute ideas. Themes make it easy to picture what you want everything to look like, and make staying focused and shopping for gift wrap easier too! Not to mention, they look so much prettier under the tree when all of the presents create a beautiful, festive theme! Here are my tips for choosing a theme:

1. Search Pinterest

2. Find an anchor point and go from there. Whether it’s a certain paper or gift bags you found and loved, or ornaments to tie on to the packages. Each year Target puts out their bins of ornaments that are already separated by theme for you, and they’re always so cute! Last year that’s how I chose my winter camping theme (see post here) and that’s also how I chose my Nutcracker/Sugar Plum theme this year! I tie the ornaments on with the ribbon to dress up the presents (you can also keep them for your tree once the presents are unwrapped!) Once I have my ornaments picked out, I choose the matching paper, ribbon, gift tags etc. from there to create my vision!

Here are a few other fun tips I have for making your presents look extra pretty!

  • Layer your ribbon! Find a couple different types of ribbons that match your paper and theme, and layer them differently on each present, or tie it different ways! You can see above how on the silver presents I had the burgundy ribbon tied in a 4-square, and then I added the red/white or gold/white twine! The twine is one of my favorite ribbons to use each year, and you can tie it however you want! On the present with the lollipop, you can see I just wrapped the twine around a couple times and criss-crossed it. It’s cute when it doesn’t look perfect! I love that twine almost looks like peppermints, and a little more old-fashioned Christmas. I use it every year no matter my theme to accent other ribbon. Also, you can find twine pretty much anywhere: in the craft section at any store, sometimes in the dollar section at Target, in the baking section, or in the gift wrapping (The Sugar Paper collection at Target always has some in their Christmas wrap!)
  • Use multiple different wrapping papers. I usually have 3 or 4 different ones that go along with my theme. I just think that it looks more fun that way at the end when they’re all together! You could also do one paper per person too!
  • As I said above, I love embellishing my presents. I love to use ornaments attached to the bows, candy, or sprigs of greenery. If you want to add a little greenery to your presents, I recommend using the tree picks or sprigs of greenery that you can find at places like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby! They always have so many cute tree picks that are perfect for attaching to presents with the ribbon! My mom is using the cutest little plaid Scotty dogs for her theme that are tree picks from Michael’s. PS- if you’re using candy, be very careful if you have pets! I would never attach chocolate or anything that would be bad for my dogs! My peppermint lollipops are still covered in plastic wrap, and we keep a close eye on my two dogs 😉
  • If you want your ribbon to look a certain way or stay in place, use scotch tape, double sided tape, or hot glue. None of the ribbon I chose had wire in it, so on some of them I used a dab of hot glue to keep it in the shape I wanted it to be, to give a little dimension!
  • Find fun gift tags! There are a million to choose from, and they all look so cute on the presents!
  • Check out the DOLLAR SECTION at Target. It’s SO good this year it’s crazy! That’s where I got a lot of my wrapping pieces, and so did my mom and sisters! We’re talking gift bags (big and little!), ribbon & twine, tissue paper, wrapping paper, gift tags, and all that good stuff for $1-$3!! They also did so many different themes and patterns!
  • I mentioned above that I love wrapping on the floor while watching a movie. I just spread everything out on my bedroom floor and have at it! Easy clean up too with a vacuum! You could also do your kitchen table/countertop.
  • Buy all your gift wrap early! It will all start to get picked over and the good stuff will be gone, or the bins will be a mess to dig through, haha! Even if you plan on wrapping closer to Christmas, just go out and stock up on your wrapping essentials!

Those are some of my best tips for gift wrapping, and hopefully you find some of those helpful! Just have fun with it!! Stay tuned for a little gift wrapping tutorial on my Instagram Stories (rachelpuccetti), I’ll show you how I actually wrap them/tips!

Details:

Wrapping Paper:

Silver Sparkle-Target

Snowflake- Hobby Lobby

White/Gold Dots- Sugar Paper at Target

Ribbon:

Burgundy and Blush Pink Velvet- Michael’s

White Ribbon/Bows- Target

Red and Gold Twine- Target

“Joy” Gift Tags– Target

Sticker Gift Tags– Dollar Section at Target

Nutcracker Ornaments– Target

Peppermint Lollipops– Christmas Candy Section at Target

Small Gift Bags– Dollar Section at Target

Large Car Gift Bag– Target

Burgundy/Gold Fleck Tissue Paper– Target

If you have any other questions, please let me know! I’d love for you to share your gift wrapping ideas/theme with me too! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Xo, Rachel


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Casual Winter Style

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Hello, friends! We are one week closer to Christmas and I am loving every second of the holiday season! Today I wanted to share a little casual winter style with you all to hopefully give you some outfit inspiration for those cold winter days! With Christmas right around the corner, my days are busy with checking off my to-do list, and I always opt for something comfy and cute to wear for the day. Joggers are an essential, and lately I’ve loved pairing them with cute scarves and beanies! It makes for the ultimate cozy outfit while out running holiday errands.

This chunky knit blush pink scarf is one of the best (under $50!) and would make such a cute gift. I have been living in these long sleeve tees as well! They’re only $19, and I have them in a couple colors because they are so easy and great for layering. I love that they’re nice and long to wear with leggings too, and you can also tie the end in a cute knot!