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Did any of you guys watch Oprah yesterday?

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Let me just start off by saying that was a really depressing show to watch!  It was Oprah’s annual “Favorite Things” episode, where she gives everyone in the audience thousands of dollars worth of her favorite things.  To see the complete list of gifts each audience member received this year, go here.  It ranges everywhere from a $40 set of soaps to a $3,799 refrigerator.  And yes, everyone in the audience received this refrigerator (with built in tv and digital cookbook).  It’s CRAZY! 

The cool part about this show was that none of the women in the audience knew they were on the Favorite Things show.  When Oprah told them – I’m serious – it was almost a riot.  Women were going NUTS! Crying, dancing, dang near passing out.  It was very intense.  Now that I’ve seen one of these shows – and see how much Oprah gives away, I might have fainted myself!

While I wouldn’t spend money on things like this, it doesn’t mean I don’t want you to buy it for me for Christmas.  Not everything on Oprah’s must-have list was out of our price range.  There were a couple products that I actually wouldn’t mind trying – and would make even better gift ideas.  Here are a couple of my favorite things from Oprah’s favorite things.

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CLAUS PORTO SOAPS FROM LAFCO NEW YORK

These all-natural, bath-sized shea butter bars distributed by Lafco New York are a labor of love. They have been created by the Claus Porto’s family-run factory in Portugal for the past 117 years. The jumbo-sized soaps appeal to the senses with beautiful wrappers and 17 magnificent scents, from honeysuckle to grapefruit fig. “They make great hostess gifts,” Oprah says.

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KAI BODY BUTTER and BODY BUFFER

“Bathing is an art form and nobody enjoys it more than I do,” Oprah says. Kai customized their signature scent into a moisturizing body butter in a tub just for Oprah. “It’s clean and fresh,” she says. She also loves the Body Buffer by Kai, which combines an exfoliating loofah and cleansing soap all in one. Just wet and squeeze to release foaming bubbles that smell like an exotic garden.

Bliss Jingle Bell ‘Socks’ Spa Set!

I love Bliss, it’s probably my favorite skincare line.  If you haven’t tried their products yet, then you really owe it to yourself to give it a try!

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A perfect holiday gift!

Inspired by Bliss‘ hot-paraffin-pack spa treatment, this professional-strength foot-lubing duo makes history of hardened heels, puts corns and calluses on recall and makes tired feet feel fleet.

Includes:
bliss softening socks: envelops dry skin and, when activated by body heat, force-feeds moisture that treats rough and dry feet.
bliss softening sock salve: tenderizes tough heels and toes. It soothes, smoothes, and softens the skin, leaving with insufferably soft soles.

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Face Highlighter from Missoni!

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This time of year, my face has this pale tint to it. I hate it! I try not to tan, so I use a lot of bronzers in the winter.  But I may have to give this a try!

Missoni’s Face Highlighter!

What it is:
A luxurious pressed powder luminizer for face and body.

What else you need to know:
Experience “la dolce vita” – the good life – as only Missoni knows how to create it. Designed to impart a subtle warmth and delicate golden shimmer, this four-tone highlighter bears the unmistakable zigzag pattern Missoni is known for. Housed in a signature orange compact, it comes with a natural bristle brush, for expert application, and a reusable cotton drawstring pouch with Missoni print pom-poms.

$70.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Elle the new fragrance from YSL

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I love this new fragrance from YSL, at first spray I thought it would be too aggressive for me but it quickly mellowed into a beautiful amber and fruity floral. The smell is slightly reminiscent of Opium but it is a truly modern scent – feminine , sexy, refreshing. Elle also has amazing staying power, it lasts all day and I can still smell traces of it the next day.

The Elle bottle meant to resemble the lines of a modern building with it’s angular lines balances out with the feminine color and slenderness of the bottle. Elle is a great fragrance and a definite standout from all the new fragrances hitting the stores for the holidays. Top notes are cedrat, peony, lychee; heart notes are pink berries, freesia, and jasmine; base notes are patchouli, vetiver, and ambrette seed.

Get a FREE sample of Elle for you and a friend! click here

ELLE by Yves Saint Laurent

Eau de Parfum Natural Spray

Unpredictable and unique, elle is the essence of femininity which embodies Yves Saint Laurent. A vibrantly feminine, audacious fragrance that blends dazzling floral and woody notes.
Peony – Pink Berries – Patchouli

$78.00-$109.00 BUY IT HERE.

For a great layered scent try the Elle bath and body line:

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ELLE
Energising Body Lotion

The bath and body line embodies the bold personality of elle Yves Saint Laurent. On application, the milky veil offers instant moisture as it melts into the skin. The vanishing texture leaves the skin soft supple and lightly scented.

6.6oz

$45.00 BUY IT HERE.

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ELLE
Energising Shower Gel

The bath and body line embodies the bold personality of elle Yves Saint Laurent. The shower turns into an energizing experience. On contact with water, this crystalline gel becomes a creamy, fine-textured foam. Enriched with silicon, a complex of trace elements, and amethyst, a precious active ingredient, the skin is left feeling supple, toned and lightly scented with elle.

6.6oz

$40.00 BUY IT HERE.