Shop Seattle Holiday Gift Guide

gift guideAh the holidays are upon us which means if you’re anything like me you’ve procrastinated on your holiday gift shopping. Even though there are many, many items that I love from large retailers and big brands I also love the idea of giving a more unique, non mass-produced gift. This is why I’ve pulled together a holiday gift guide that features ideas for your mom, sister, and girlfriends that consists of products found (and some even are made) in local Seattle businesses. Don’t worry if you don’t live in Seattle, all these products can be bought through their e-commerce shops. Links for all featured products are below, happy shopping!

Makeup Favorites

makeup, beauty, foundation, clinque, sephora

This week I’ve pulled together some of my favorite beauty products. I won’t lie, I was really behind the times in the makeup category. In the last 8 months have I only started wearing foundation. I’m not sure why it took me this long. I think it is because I hadn’t found the right type of product for my skin type (that didn’t look caked on my face). I finally went into Sephora and had the sales associates help me find the perfect foundation for my skin, and they paired me with Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. Apparently, my Seattle self is so pale that this Urban Decay foundation was the only one they had in stock for any brand that was light enough for my skin tone. Eight months down the road I’m really loving this foundation. It has a really nice blur factor and works with my combination skin. They also paired me with a really nice foundation application brush that gives an airbrushed look to my skin.Read More