This time of year you need some little luxuries. One of mine is L'Occitane Creme Ultra Riche. Soft marshmellow texture, lovely smell, luscious moisturizing:  yummy! Expensive, but worth it. (I often pick it up while shopping for gifts and a year’s worth of beauty supplies at Blue Mercury’s pre-holiday sale.)

If you're splurging on this goodie, save elsewhere with a trick a manicurist taught me: instead of buying pricey hand scrubs, raid your kitchen cabinet. Combine a spoonful of sugar with some (cheap) olive oil and exfloiate away.

"Use the good china for breakfast."