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Just Hand Santa This List: A Beauty Guide to The Holidays

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Don't worry! I am specifically asking regarding your skin care. I imagine even Santa would attest to the fact beautiful skin, especially up close, is a gift most ladies would ask for. Whether you're shopping for someone you care about (nice!), or splurging for only for yourself (naughty & nice!), these products & companies genuinely have mission accomplished when promoting gorgeous skin.All local to Western Washington, each of these luxurious product lines feature qualities that any woman, from younger ladies to mature women, in your life would squeal with excitement to unwrap on Christmas. Being a good or bad girl all year should not reflex what a woman receives regarding beauty products.

Anti Wrinkle & Preventative

HydroPeptide Silver & Blue Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Repair Gift Set ($299) has every product to combat aging. Combining the best science with antioxidant-rich plant stem cells, these items all strengthen your own skin's structural proteins while moisturizing.Although local to Issaquah and featured in Seattle's Elaia spa, celebrities nationally attest to the products improving their ageless appearance. The Bachelorette's Trista Sutter says she uses it every day.Youthful & FreshAlthough a skincare line, Don't Call Me Ma'am is also a movement. Packaged with inspirational quotes on each product, this company promotes luxurious formulas and everyday necessities to make girls to women stay a younger 'Miss' compared to an older 'Ma'am'.Their simple 'Wash It Away' cleanser is a personal favorite, smoothly removing makeup while toning. A great gift that will last all through the year, they have various monthly package options as low as $39. Trendy & GlamorousFashion forward and timeless are often difficult to pair. However, Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. combines those qualities in their latest Holiday Duos, a perfect stocking stuffer: silky lip-gloss and smooth, non-clumping mascara. Gabriel Cosmetics has an entire collection including a Nail Collection, Clean Kids, tremendous line of makeup and more. Whether you're on a budget (their gift sets are as low as $25) or in a hurry (they have products for literally every woman in your life), this company makes organic, natural beauty products flawlessly modern and classic for any age.Naughty and Nice Lip Whips from local makeup company Kari Gran would also make great stocking stuffers. Naughty is a burgundy sparkly and Nice is a peach-nude glitter. Get them both for your friends who have that whole multiple-personality thing going on! Individually they are $20, but together they're $35.Uniquely Handmade & PhilanthropicHandmade La Conner. Their products are truly as transparent as the company's name. From face care to bath salts, their confidence in handcrafted merchandise is something you can experience too. The delightful smelling Lotion Ball is 32 ounces of lotion packed into a 3.3-ounce sphere! Lastly, feel incredible on the inside and out while you use handmade. La Conner's Love For Bella lemon + lavender lotion; all proceeds of to help 3-year-old Bella Hamerly fighting leukemia. Vegan & EarthyAlthough the weather in Seattle sometimes makes us feel like we live in the rainforest, Seattle based Teadora infuses their products with powerful ingredients from the actual Amazon. 100% vegan, you can't go wrong choosing their Discovery Holiday Spa Gift Set. The package contains two collections: smooth, floral and coconut scented Rainforest at Dusk or Rainforest at Dawn, bursting of refreshing lemon, citrus and eucalyptus scents.Teadora, which means 'adores you' in Portuguese, makes your skin feel exactly that from thei Exfoliating Bar to nourishing Bath & Body Oil. Looking for cheap and easy parking in Downtown Seattle's Retail Core, Pioneer Square or the Waterfront? Find spots in garages & lots for as low as $3/hour at