Lady Gaga’s make-up and Sarah Jessica Parker’s backpack make Oprah’s Favorite Things list

Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker have been given a big business boost after finding their creations on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things wish list for Christmas 2019.The media mogul has just launched this year’s collections of must-haves – and they fea…

Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker have been given a big business boost after finding their creations on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things wish list for Christmas 2019.

The media mogul has just launched this year’s collections of must-haves – and they feature make-up from Gaga’s Haus Laboratories line and a backpack designed by actress Parker.

Introducing the items, which range from budget to luxury, in an online video, Winfrey asked Gaga to show her how best to apply her make-up and Parker surprised the TV icon by stopping by to model her Carried Away Convertible Samsonite collaboration.

Taking to Instagram following the announcement, the Born This Way singer posted a snap of herself with the 65-year-old and wrote: “@Oprah @OprahMagazine thank u for including @hauslabs on your list of favorite things this year! (sic).”

All 79 items, which also include desserts, sustainable goods and fashion accessories, will be featured in the December 2019 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

Among the cosy picks are E-Marie’s Travel Blanket, Intelex’s Plush Slippers, and Echo’s Faux-Fur Pull-Through Scarves, while some of the more interesting selections include the Flywheel Home Bike with Built-in Tablet, the Wolf Gourmet Precision Griddle, Pink Picasso Paint-by-Number Kits, Skeem Design Fireplace Match Cloches, and Truff Hot Sauce.

Meanwhile, Winfrey has given slimwear brand Spanx a huge endorsement after raving about the firm’s new Perfect Black Pants.

“When I first saw these ultraflattering pants, I immediately called Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, to applaud her,” she wrote. “In sizes XS to 3X, they have built-in tummy control, so you don’t need to wear compression gear underneath – you’re already Spanxed!”

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Oprah Winfrey unveils her 2018 Favourite Things list 

Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her highly anticipated Favourite Things list for 2018. Each year, the media mogul puts together an exhaustive range of items she’s tried-and-tested herself and publishes them for fans in O, The Oprah Magazine. For 2018, Opra…

Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her highly anticipated Favourite Things list for 2018. 

Each year, the media mogul puts together an exhaustive range of items she’s tried-and-tested herself and publishes them for fans in O, The Oprah Magazine.

For 2018, Oprah has selected 107 products that she recommends as holiday gifts, with categories including Cosy Things, Beauty Gifts, Fashionable Finds and even Presents for Pets.

“I go through every item, picking my favourites and narrowing the selection to my own. It’s a process. Because it’s important for me to remain as true to my original inspiration as possible,” she said in a statement. “So, what are your gifts to give? We’ve all heard it’s the thought that counts. True that. But it’s also the intention behind the thought. The greatest offering is letting someone know through your actions and your words that they matter.”

Among Oprah’s top picks for outfits to wear at home include super-cushy Pudus slipper socks, Eberjey’s Gisele Long Pajama Sets, Softies’ Hooded Snuggle Loungers, and Tory Sport’s Tracksuits.

For beauty lovers, she is a fan of Sunday Riley’s Game Changer Kit, La Chatelaine’s Deluxe Hand Cream sets, Clarisonic’s Mia Smart Luxe facial brush and Julep’s luxurious Beauty Divine Shine Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss Collection.

“I’ve survived enough Chicago winters to know that this collection of a dozen sheer glosses is a great gift for friends who are looking to keep their lips luscious from first frost until spring showers,” the 64-year-old said of the range of pink and berry red lip products.

Meanwhile, Oprah also loves technology items such as Aura’s Wi-Fi Smart Frames, Apple’s Airpods and Amazon’s Echo Spot, as well as great accessories like Echo’s Faux Fur Vests, Justin Gregory’s Fingerless Gloves and Un Billion’s Lacy Totes which are made from vegan-friendly fabrics.

While the more unusual gift ideas include Story Bikes’ Electric Step-Through Bike, costing $1,850 (£1,400), an Embark Dog DNA Test Kit, and a Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Kit which is priced at $45 (£35).

“Y’all know I love a good tree. Plant the spruce seeds from this kit, watch them sprout into a little Charlie Brown Christmas twig of a thing, and then transplant it outside, where the sapling can grow big and strong – and be visited for years to come,” added Oprah.

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