Monday, November 20, 2017

Gift Guide: Nordstrom Beauty Gift Sets

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nordstrom beauty gift sets christmas between two coasts1.  Holiday Heroes Set: The SPACE.NK.apothecary shop on Nordstrom has some of the latest and greatest of beauty products, and this Holiday Heroes set is one of the BEST beauty gift sets out there this season! It’s valued at over $233 and you get it for only $99. It’s the perfect under $100 gift for any beauty lover on your list! I am obsessed with everything Oribe, Kevyn Aucoin and really love Smith & Cult nail polish. I can’t wait to try out the rest for the first time!

2. NARS Lip Set: NARS is one of my favorite beauty brands, and they have some of my favorite lipstick and blush, so when I saw this cute little set, I knew I had to have it! The color is SO good, and also comes in another color set. These have been selling fast, but be sure to check back for restocks, or check your local store!

3. Stila Eye Palette: I love all things Stila, and this eye palette is just so pretty! It has such great shades for the holidays and winter, and is a great price!

4. Stila Lip Set: Everyone loves the Stila Stay All Day liquid lipsticks, and this is such a cute little gift! This is the ‘Play It Cool’ set, and there is also a “Warm and Fuzzy’ set with warmer tones! This would make such a great gift or stocking stuffer at only $20!

5. Bobbi Brown Lip Set: In the photos above, I had purchased the YSL lip set, but unfortunately it sold out SO FAST! (check your local store!) This Bobbi Brown one is very similar, but you get even more lipsticks…yay! I love both brands just as much as the other, and have seriously had my eye on this set! I’m a little addicted to lipstick, and these sets are a dream come true for any lipstick-lover on your list!

6. Stila Liquid Eye Shadow Set: Yet another Stila product that I’m obsessed with! These liquid eye shadows are just too good, and make doing your eye makeup a breeze! They have the prettiest sparkle to them, and I always get TONS of compliments when I wear these. This set is only $25 and comes with 3 of the best colors!

7. Lanolips Set: Lanolips is my all-time favorite chapstick brand. The lanolin in them is incredible for your lips, and leaves them silky-smooth! This set comes with two different flavors for only $25! Another great stocking stuffer idea. You can never have too many of these in the winter!

8. Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palette: As I said before, I’m in love with Kevyn Aucoin beauty products, and this trio palette is such a great set! It comes with everything you need to perfectly bronze, highlight, and set for under $60! One of my favorites! The 3 palettes magnetize together.

9. BEAUTYBLENDER Ornament: You can never have too many of these in your makeup drawer! This one comes with the cleanser, and has the cutest packaging as an ornament!

10. Skin Inc. Face Mask Bento Box: Who doesn’t want a bento box of face masks, ha! I have a whole drawer full of face masks that I love to use while I’m watching a movie or relaxing! In this set you get 3 different kinds of face masks, and they’re rose gold, platinum and gold! So fun and such a great gift so that someone can treat themselves to a little at-home spa treatment!

These Nordstrom beauty gift sets are some of my absolute favorites, that I either bought for myself or plan to give as a gift, or both! They always have the best holiday gift sets each year that come with so many great products and at a great value. I love knowing that I will definitely use every product that comes in these sets. I hope this guide helps make your shopping for any beauty-lover on your list a little bit easier! Also, be sure to watch my holiday Youtube video below where I share all of these gift sets and why I love them! Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for more holiday videos, and let me know what else you’d like to see on my channel!

Xo, Rachel

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gift Guide: Cozy At Home

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There’s nothing better than being cozy at home for the holidays, spending the night snuggled up in your robe with a cup of hot cocoa, or lounging around in your Christmas jammies baking cookies! Today’s gift guide is an EXTRA cozy one for all those that love spending time at home. Every single one of these items I would LOVE to receive, or definitely have on my list to gift to someone special!

PJ Salvage Pajamas: My ALL TIME favorite pajamas. They make the best pj’s that are such great quality! All of their sets come in the cutest patterns and keep you nice and cozy! I have multiple pairs of these, and just bought the red fair isle Christmas ones! There is a cute pattern for everyone!

Pom Pom Beanies: Any one that knows me, or follows my blog, knows how much I adore cute pom pom beanies! I seriously could live in them! So many cute choices, and I own both of these! Two of my favorites for sure, and both are under $50!

Bath Bomb Truffles and Candle Set: What could be better than a relaxing night in on a cold winter night with a bubble bath and your favorite candles burning? There a tons of cute bath bombs everywhere, and this set that looks like chocolate truffles is such an adorable gift! These Voluspa candles are some of the absolute best!

Blankets: Let’s just say, you can never have too many cozy, knit blankets around your house! Whether on your bed, sofa, or piled up in a big basket, the more the merrier! I would never be mad about receiving a snuggly blanket as a gift, ha!

UGG Slippers: These are something I can’t live without. There are no better slippers than UGG slippers, and they come in so many different styles and colors! I lounge around in them, travel with them for hotel rooms, and take my dogs outside in them!

Barefoot Dreams Robe: On any given night in the winter, you’ll find me in my Barefoot Dreams robe! They are the absolute coziest and such fantastic quality. They are a little pricey, but totally worth it! Also, so many pretty colors to choose from! Any mom, sister, friend would LOVE one of these!

Silk Pillowcase and Eye Mask Set: We all need our beauty sleep, and silk pillowcases are a must-have item! Not only do they feel so pretty and luxurious, but your skin, hair and face will thank you! This pillowcase and eye mask set is such a great gift!

Coffee Cup and Chocolate Bar Set: We all have someone in our lives that is a coffee lover or has a sweet tooth, and sometimes they go hand in hand! You can’t go wrong with a cute coffee cup or a yummy treat as a gift, and they would also pair together perfectly as a gift! I love adding in little extras with gifts, like a yummy coffee blend or hot cocoa mix with the cup, or some candy to fill up the mug!

Lavender Neck Pillow and Essential Oil Diffuser: I have both of these and really love them! The lavender pillow is so relaxing and soothing, and can even be warmed up. Everyone should have an essential oil diffuser on hand, especially during the winter. There are so many great oil blends to help with health, or just to make your house smell great! This one is under $40 and is seriously so cute! The two of these together would make a great gift for someone who lives a busy life and needs a little help relaxing at the end of the day! (Don’t we all? ha!)

UGG Socks: I love these cozy socks so, so much! I probably have one too many pairs of cute socks, but they’re a winter essential, and also such an easy gift! These are fleece-lined, cable-knit, and have pom poms, what more could you ask for? Also under $50! Perfect for a stocking stuffer!

Lounge Pillow: These are great for someone who loves snuggling up watching movies, or likes to work/study in comfort!

I hope you all enjoyed this gift guide for being cozy at home, and found a couple great gift ideas for someone on your list! Whether they’re a homebody or not, we all need a little coziness at home! I’d LOVE to hear what other gift guides you want to see this season, just leave a comment, or send me a message on social media!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review Part Two

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I am sharing my book review part two! This time of year is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa! Here are some of my latest reads…

1. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

This was without a doubt one of my all time favorite thrillers! I tore through this book, and it seriously had me a bit on edge reading it late at night! The main character, Cass, drives home late one night down a winding road in the woods, in the middle of a downpour. She sees a car on the side of the road, and debates whether to stop and help them or not. Only to later find out that the woman in the car was murdered, and feels terribly guilty for not stopping. She can’t admit to anyone what she saw that night, especially since she promised her husband she wouldn’t take that dangerous road. Ever since then, she keeps receiving silent calls, and has a feeling that someone has been in her house and is watching her. Cass can’t seem to remember simple things like where she left her car, if she took her pills, or what her alarm code is. Is she really losing it, or are things not as they seem? In the end, you won’t see the twist coming at all! SO good!

2. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Tom and Karen Krupp are happily married and living in the suburbs in New York. One day, Tom comes home to find Karen has simply disappeared. The house is unlocked and her car is gone, but all of her belongings including her ID and phone are still there. The police soon inform him that Karen has been in a card accident in the worst part of town. She wakes up in the hospital with no memory of that night, but quickly needs to recover her memory when a murder is reported just down the street from where her accident happened. The police begin to suspect that it was Karen, and she is desperately trying to prove she’s innocent, especially since she feels that someone has been in her house, moving her things around. I absolutely loved this book, and the twist at the end was completely unexpected!

3. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Jack and Grace seem like the perfect couple. Jack is wealthy and very handsome, and Grace is elegant and a woman of many talents. The two never spend a minute apart from eachother, but is it really true love? Grace’s friends wonder why she doesn’t have a cell phone, or why she can’t leave the house without Jack, or why their house is so heavily secured? You’ll soon found out that things aren’t always as perfect as they seem, and you never know what goes on behind closed doors. This book was another page turner, and really kept me on edge!

4. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

This is the book that I am currently reading and nearly finished with, but am loving! Catherine thinks she is the luckiest girl when she meets blue-eyed, gorgeous Lee, but his mysterious side might not be so attractive after all. Their relationship quickly turns from passion to a nightmare, as Lee becomes twisted and violent, and horribly jealous. Catherine tries to end things and turn to her friends for help, but they don’t believe her. She feels alone and desperate to escape, just barely with her life. Four years later and Lee is in prison, and Catherine has moved on with her life. Her past stills haunts her though, and she suffers from OCD in an effort to feel safe from day to day. Her new neighbor, Stuart, helps comfort her and brings hope that she can turn things around and finally have a normal life. That is, until the day that the phone rings…

I would love to hear if you have read any of these, and keep me posted if you decide to read them! I highly recommend all of them! I absolutely love mysteries and psychological thrillers, and would love any good recs you might have! You can never have too many good books for the winter time!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Jewel Tones-Cozy Gift Idea

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Top: BP., Denim: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Hinge (on sale!), Scarf: Free People, Hat: Free People, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Sunnies: Quay, Lips: NARS Lipstick Holiday Set Here!

Baby, it’s cold outside! The temperatures are really dropping around here, which calls for cute, cozy accessories alll day long! I’m not too mad about it since I absolutely LOVE wearing cute beanies and scarves! This gorgeous Free people combo is my recent favorite. I’m obsessed with the color combination in the scarf, and the lavender beanie to go with! There is just something so pretty about winter jewel tones. They are such a refreshing pop of color during those grey winter months!

This scarf is just as snuggly and soft as my other favorite Free People scarf, and can be worn multiple ways to keep you warm (and cute!) all winter long. Free People just gets it, ha! Both my scarf and my hat are under $60, and would make the perfect gift to someone this Christmas! They both come in multiple colors, so you could choose your favorite color combo! The green/blue scarf has beautiful jewel tones as well! Below I paired together each scarf and beanie! Which one would you keep for yourself, and which one would you gift?

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Favorite Statement Coats

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This time of year I am all about the statement coats! Not only do they keep you warm and cozy all season, but they’re the foundation of your outfit. You can instantly create a look around one gorgeous piece. Just switch it up with different shoes, accessories and layers, and you can create multiple different looks! Whether it’s a shearling coat, teddy bear or your favorite colorful J.Crew coat, you can’t go wrong!

This stunning, blush pink faux shearling coat is my latest obsession! Shearling biker jackets are definitely the coat to have this season. This coat paired with cute boots looks like you’re ski-lodge-ready, and paired with trendy white boots you could be ready to take on the city! It would also be just as cute bundled up with a beanie, or a baseball cap and sneakers for a sporty-chic look. One coat, SO many options! The one I’m wearing is under $200, also comes in black and brown, and I’m wearing a size small for reference. Unfortunately it keeps selling out (it’s just that good!), but good news is that they keep restocking each color in a couple sizes here and there, so just keep your eye out! Also, there are so many other cute faux shearling coats to choose from, and I have linked a few below!

Below I have linked a bunch of my favorite statement coats for the season, a couple of which I own and love! Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fall Neutrals

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Happy Monday, my friends! Monday isn’t quite so bad when Halloween is tomorrow..what are you all dressing up as? Any holiday that involves extra candy and sweet treats is a good one for me, ha!

This weekend I wore this casual, cute look and it couldn’t have been more effortless! Fall neutrals make creating a look so easy. You can’t go wrong with a black and white striped tee, and I paired mine with this camel colored scarf, and fun leopard print beanie, because leopard is a neutral right? 😉 This cozy scarf is definitely the ‘It’ scarf of the season. It’s incredibly soft and SO cute, and also long so you can wrap it multiple ways! It’s available in a couple colors and under $50, and would also make a great gift this holiday season!

I hope you all have a great start to your weekend, and have a wonderful Halloween! Stay tuned on my Instagram (rachelpuccetti) to see my Halloween look! Xo, Rachel

Friday, October 27, 2017

Faux Shearling Vest

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Happy Friday everyone! Our fall days are finally staying cool and crisp around here, so I’ve been  having fun playing around with layers! When the temps are cool but not too cold yet, vests are one of my favorite pieces to style. They’re so cute layered over your favorite top or sweater, and I love accessorizing with cute scarves and beanies! My latest obsession is this faux shearling vest…it’s just SO cute! And the best part? It’s only $19!! Can you believe that? It’s super cozy and soft, and it also comes in a handful of colors (I want the burgundy, too!) The quality is great, and I’m wearing a size medium (I could’ve worn a small too, medium just gave a little extra room for layering)

I’m thinking this might be the perfect thing to wear for Thanksgiving, and it would also make such a great gift for Christmas! It’s never too early to think ahead, plus we’re only days away from November, yay!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Perfect Fall Day

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 There’s nothing quite like the perfect fall day. The colorful trees lining the roads, the crunching of the leaves, the cool breeze rustling the trees..I wish it would never end! This weekend we went out for a fall drive, and I could have spent all day getting lost in the fall foliage! This red covered bridge was the most idyllic fall scene, with leaves blowing through the air on a quiet winding road. I honestly felt like I was in a Hallmark movie in the best way, ha! My perfect fall day always ends with baking and watching one of my favorite movies, or whatever movie is on the Hallmark channel!

As mentioned before, this is one of my all-time favorite dresses, and it’s perfect for being comfortable, but still cute! I paired it with this new plaid scarf that I’m loving (only $31!) How cute are the pom poms? I think this dress would also be so cute paired with this faux shearling vest I just purchased (it’s only $19!!) I am wearing it on my Instagram!

What is your perfect fall day?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall Basics

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Mondays are made better by fall basics! After a relaxing fall weekend, Monday mornings can be extra long, but I find that having some cute, comfy fall basics to rely on make getting dressed and out the door much easier! A long, cozy cardigan that can be paired with leggings or jeans, and a cute scarf are must-haves. This burgundy cardigan is by one of my favorite sweater brands, DREAMERS. All of their sweaters are SO incredibly soft, you just want to live in them all day long, and they’re also so affordable! There are so many cute styles to choose from at Nordstrom. I’m wearing a size medium for reference. I paired mine with my new favorite Free People scarf…which is also crazy soft! It will be perfect for bundling up in this winter, especially since it’s so long and can also be worn as a wrap (or used as a blanket, ha!) It comes in a couple colors, and is under $50!

What are some of your favorite fall basics? Xo, Rachel

Friday, October 20, 2017

Favorite Velvet Booties

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Friday, it’s so good to see you! The temperatures are finally staying cool around here, and I am loving these fall weekends! One fall trend that I am totally having fun with right now is velvet booties. The jewel tones, the patterns and embellishments…it’s all such an exciting twist to your everyday bootie! The love affair started when I first saw these gorgeous, burgundy floral booties I’m wearing! They look so luxe and feminine, and I love the way they instantly transform an otherwise simple outfit, while still being affordable! When it comes to trends like this one, I like to find items that are still pretty affordable, so that I don’t invest in something that might not be in style the next season.

Velvet booties will also be the perfect shoe for the holiday season right around the corner, so I wanted to share a couple of my current favorites with you all! Which ones do you love?

Also, I am always wanting to get an idea of what content YOU want to see, especially with the holidays quickly approaching, so please send me a message or leave a comment anytime here or on social media to let me know if there are any posts you’d like to see! Whether it’s fashion/beauty/travel related, or something fun like holiday gift guides or decor, I’d love to share! I’ve also been doing polls on Instagram Stories (rachelpuccetti), which is a fun way for you to vote for what you want to see!