{Best of 2011} Our favorites from this year, revealed.

Drum roll, please… We’ve compiled a list of our 15 favorite beauty products and gadgets, fashion accessories, books and more that we’ve featured on FabOverFifty in 2011. The best part? You can win them all. Find out more here.

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1. PaloVia at-home laser, $499: PaloVia, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. First, you replicate expensive in-office laser treatments so now we can do them in the comfort of our homes (for a much lower cost). Second, you’ve been proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. And third, our members said you really do work(!)–read all their rave reviews, here.

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2. The Baking with Dorie app, $7.99: Our favorite FOF cookbook author now has her own app. Based on the idea that we all have different cooking styles, the app has four different ways to view each recipe. Have cookbooks gone the way of the dodo? If this app is any indication–it’s certainly probable.

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3. A hand-painted scarf from Jill Kirsh, starting at $150. We ran a giveaway with Jill’s gorgeous scarves in October, and it turned out to be one of our most popular fashion contests to date. These scarves have it all–they’re one-of-a-kind and hand-painted in your most flattering colors according to Jill’s color matching system.

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4. The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age, $15.64: Two of our favorite FOF makeup experts, Lois Joy Johnson and Sandy Linter, have teamed up to create a beauty book for FOFs. It’s chock full of product recommendations, step-by-step tutorials and cosmetic solutions (surgical and non-surgical), just for us!

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5. “Graham” leather stud bracelet from Gorjana, $55: Over 200 of you raced to enter our giveaway last month for these gorgeous leather wrap bracelets from Gorjana–reminiscent of the iconic Hermes double-strap watch, but at a price point slight less than $2,700. At just $55, we couldn’t believe they’re made from genuine leather and 18K gold-plated accents. Oh, and they come in over 30 colors. We’d give our right arm for this, and apparently you all agree.

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6. Victoria McGill Eye Defining Contour Strips, $9.99 for 16 strips: One of our most popular beauty giveaways yet–nearly 500 FOFs entered to win this product that promises a non-surgical solution to droopy eyelids. Anything to avoid going under the knife, right?

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7. BeautySleep drink, $21.90 for 6 bottles: A drink that helps you get more shut-eye? Sounded like a bunch of baloney to us, too. But, your raving reviews made us BeautySleep believers. How could we have been sleeping on this one until just now?

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8. Asprinpods, $28 for 10: A bestseller this year in the FabOverFifty shop, this genius keychain could save your life. Find out more.

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9. FabGown by Goodnighties, $54.95: Another FabOverFifty shop bestseller, this night gown is made with the same material that pro athletes wear–so it keeps you cool, eases pain, improves sleep and looks great. “Thank you FOF for… such a great product!” wrote an FOF who bought one and reviewed it. “I love this fabric – it’s like magic and I’ve never slept better!” Read more 5-star reviews.

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10. Alpine Rose 3-Step System by Dermelect, $193: We run weekly beauty product tests on our site but one of our most favorable responses yet, was to this product trio by Dermelect made with cell extracts from the resilient Alpine Rose. “After 10 days using this, I stopped wearing my foundation,” wrote one FOF in her review.

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11. Wheat Belly book, $15.96: You couldn’t stop buzzing about an interview with Dr. William Davis we published in November. His groundbreaking new book suggests eliminating wheat from your diet to lose weight. But, does it actually work? “I have downloaded his book.. and read it. I have lost 14 lbs and I can boast, I am not hungry,” commented one FOF on the story. “Dr. Davis gives great advice and I can attest to the diet actually working. Bravo, easiest diet I have ever been on.”

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12. Locket from Stella Saves the Day, starting at $88: Over 200 FOFs entered a giveaway last month for a custom, embroidered locket from the Etsy shop Stella Saves the Day. “Love the retro look of the locket, but with a a new spin,” wrote FOF FabulousMimi. We couldn’t have said it better, ourselves.

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13. Tarte ReCreate anti-aging foundation with Wrinkle Rewind technology, $37. FOF Beauty Guru Tracy Brown, of the BlingingBeauty blog says she splurges on this foundation from Tarte. “As we age, our skin has so many more needs. Look for foundations that contain anti-aging properties such as this one.” If there’s such a thing as an FOFoundation–this is it.

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14. Brazillian Peel, $78: Remember the episode of Sex and the City where Samantha gets an impulse peel, her doctor leaves it on too long, and she ends up looking like a boiled lobster? This is virtually impossible with Brazillian Peel, a chemical treatment that actually turns itself off. Then, it “brightens, tightens, and smooths your skin” Revolutionary! (Plus, FOF Founder Geri Brin is a huge fan.)

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15. Bras by Le Mystère, starting at $36.99: The line for Le Mystère bra fittings wrapped around the room at the FOF Beauty Bash this year. No surprise here–these bras are comfortable and gorgeous. “It gives extra support under fitted clothes and light fabrics without feeling like you’re wearing a mattress,” says Today Show style expert and FOF Charla Krupp about the bras.

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18 Responses to “{Best of 2011} Our favorites from this year, revealed.”

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  2. kakkie60 says:

    Oh my goodness. I have been taking care of everyone except myself for so long, the chance to pamper myself with all of these would be a dream come true!I would share these with my 79 year old blind mother. Wouldn’t we be two lucky women!

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  3. Fernando says:

    Yes, thanks Christine! We did list Fitbit on our fientss tracking roundup it’s great to see that we’ve covered so many of these bases already. Ready to move to the next step soon where we can all tag, rate, and review the tools coming in the new year!Alex

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  4. Best of 2011 says:

    […] month, we revealed our favorite things of 2011, then asked FOFs to fill out a survey about the fabulous things they discovered in 2011, from […]

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  5. Debm says:

    Would love all these goodies!!!

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  6. pattib says:

    This has to be THE contest of the year! I would be proud to win any of the prizes and to actually win ALL of them would be totally unbelievable. Talk about a treasure for years to come! I have been a very good girl this year Santa so please remember me. Besides, some of the prizes I would actually share!

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  7. Peggy says:

    Looks like a great collection of items…..most of which I’ve never tried!

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  8. Marybeth says:

    While I’d love many of the items on your list, I’ll have to go with Jill’s hand painted scarf. I’ve picked up several scarves in my travels and love having them brighten up what is sometimes a dull work wardrobe. I also love them having a background I can share.

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  9. Christel Tirrell says:

    12 days of Christmas …. 15 favorite things … nothing beats this! Only ONE of these favorite things will be a bonus!!! I just need only one… and my Christmas will be done!

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  10. Cindy Pigg says:

    This would be my Christmas Dream great stuff and I need it all!

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  11. FabulousMimi says:

    Fabulous contest for one lucky winner to win! Every item is fantastic!

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  12. Marie Doyle says:

    Santa Baby…..I am awaiting your visit and the treasures offered in this contest. I can hardly wait……

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  13. Marie Doyle says:

    Please Santa remember my address……What a bonanza this would be……I promise to leave a Glass of wine and some aged cheese for you to nibble – not the usual cookies and milk…. Deal? Sure do hope so. I am looking forward to Christmas morning and finding my treasures.

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  14. Tamara Lieven says:

    What fabulous things you are giving away! You can count me among the ones who would love to win all of these goodies. I’ll be the one with my hand in the air while I’m jumping up and down!

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  15. Soledad says:

    Any of these products would be so great to win! I am unemployed for the second time within the last 5 years. This would be such a pick-me-up. Pick me please! 🙂

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  16. corigarrett@comcast.net says:

    OOO! Wouldn’t it be a merry, merry Christmas present to win this treasure trove?

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  17. Catherine says:

    It would be wonderful to win any of these gifts. That would make it a HURRY day for me!!!

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  18. cweber405@gmail.com says:

    I’m just waiting for this contest!! What a great gift it would be!!

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