New Products

New Products for Saturday, April 12, 2014

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2014-04-12T00:00:00Z New Products for Saturday, April 12, 2014Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Wood be favorite

Billed as the "world's first and only all wood bumper iPhone case" crafted from maple and walnut grains, the easy one-piece design from Grovemade easily snaps on to the exterior of the iPhone. It even features actuated wood volume buttons and power button for easy accessibility with full access to ports, speakers and camera. Each bumper case is hand-sanded and oiled to a craftsman-like quality. It is available for the iPhone 5/5s/5C and is 100 percent made in Portland, Ore.

WHERE TO BUY: $39 at

Exotic and flavorful

Belvedere, which bills itself as "the world's first super premium vodka," has launched its newest creation, Belvedere Mango Passion. It is distilled with five exceptional ingredients including fresh mangoes and aromatic passion fruit, along with fragrant hints of citrus, mandarin, tangerine, and zesty lime. Belvedere's all natural approach ensures its vodka is made with real fruit and no sugar added.

WHERE TO BUY: $34.99 at

Firm approach

Just in time for warmer weather, Nerium International is launching the new NeriumFirm Body Contouring Cream, described as "the only contouring cream containing the patented extract of the Nerium oleander plant (NAE-8)." Formulated for use on problem areas such as love handles, thighs, waist and upper arms, NeriumFirm is formulated to reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling to help smooth, tighten and firm loose skin and to help restore the appearance of youthful contour, tone and texture. A nature-based product, it contains other ingredients derived from plants, including: caffeine, White Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract and Forskohlin Root Extract.

WHERE TO BUY: $98 at

Tea time

Zhena's Gypsy Tea has a new collection of 100 percent organic loose-leaf teas. Available in 12 exquisitely flavorful blends including Coconut Chai, Lemon Jasmine, Peach Ginger and Mint Rose, each tea is presented in an elegant glass jar with an attached handcrafted wooden server for a presentation beautiful enough to leave on any countertop and makes a wonderful gift.

WHERE TO BUY: $9.99 at or in World Market stores nationwide.

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