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


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cozy Winter Essentials

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Happy Thursday everyone! We’re so close to Friday…and December, I can’t believe it! We all need some cute, cozy winter essentials to get through those cold winter days, and today I wanted to share two of my favorites! I have been living in this Free People sweater lately, and have had so much fun styling it with different winter accessories. This Free People scarf pairs perfectly with it (also seen here) and I just love the pretty purple tones to brighten up those grey days! My sweater is actually on sale for under $100 too, and comes in a couple other colors as well! Both the sweater and scarf come in a couple colors, so you could pick your favorite color combo for the perfect gift!

Any fun plans this weekend? I’m planning to finish decorating our very first real Christmas tree this weekend, and bake some cookies!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Cold Weather Essentials

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Happy Cyber Monday, friends! Although, it feels like it’s been an entire cyber weekend, ha! I’ve been cozied up all weekend watching movies and doing a little online Christmas shopping! Today the sales are better than ever though, and I wanted to share a selection of my favorite items, specifically my cold weather essentials list!

All of these items are incredible prices and still available in almost all sizes!! Those flannel pj’s for only $57…umm, yes please! That navy cape is a must-have, and these cute boots come in a couple colors, and I live in mine during the winter! They’re so cute paired with some fun, cozy socks peeking out the top. I am stocking up on all of these cozy items for my next international trip in March! Any guesses where I’m headed to? (hint: it will be cold!!) Stay tuned to find out!

Cyber Monday is such a great day to check items off of your shopping list, and grab yourself some of these cozy items for the season! Xo, Rachel

Here are a few other great sales happening today!

Shopbop: take an additional 35% off all sale items with code WOW35

J.Crew: 40% off + an extra 10% off ends tonight

ASOS: 30% off everything with code EPIC30


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nordstrom Black Friday Sale 2017

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Happy Black Friday everyone!! I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! I have so much to be thankful for each and every day, including all of YOU! I just want to say THANK YOU for following along here everyday and for all of your support, comments, and messages…I love hearing from you all always!

I wanted to share a quick guide with you all featuring some of the best items from the Nordstrom Black Friday sale! They have SO much on sale, so hopefully this helps narrow things down a bit for you, and give you a look at what’s on my shopping list for myself and for Christmas gifts. What is on your shopping list??

Nordstrom Rack is also having an amazing sale…take an extra 30% off clearance! Happy shopping!

Xo, Rach


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!