New Products

New Products for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-02-20T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Scent of success

Viva by Fergie is the singer's new fragrance for Avon. It's captivating with cool herbs, spiked with fierce lavender and intriguing vetiver. Since 2009, Fergie has partnered with Avon, creating fragrances such as Outspoken and Outspoken Intense and supporting the causes of the Avon Foundation for Women. Fergie's debut scent, Outspoken, remains the number one fragrance launch in Avon history.

WHERE TO BUY: $30 at or (800) -367-2866

Food for thought

You heard it at least once while growing up at the dinner table, the proverbial: Don't play with your food!"  But MOLECULE-R allows kitchen fans and cooks to experiment with food in the comfort of your own home. For anyone who has ever wondered how to make a "horseradish foam" like in the fancy restaurants are and "infused cocktail," MOLECULE-R's Cuisine, Cocktail, and Siphon kits helps reconstruct any dish with the simple tools included, DVD and fun techniques. There's special emphasis on gelification, spherification and emulsification along with FDA approved additives.

WHERE TO BUY: kits range from $58.95 to $79.95 at

Growing up

Spring starts March 20, just a month away. It's time to start thinking about gardening.More than any other series on the market, DK Publishing's "Get Started" series answers fundamental questions for gardening know-how. Growing fresh vegetables is not only a popular hobby for everyday therapy, but also saves money while promoting good health. "Get Started: Growing Vegetables" by Simon Akeroyd is 192 pages of basics.

WHERE TO BUY: $15 at


Designer and artist Taylor Reeve is showcasing her signature art and designs on the soles of her exclusively crafted heels, which now includes a line of flats. Originally from southern California, Taylor has etched her vibrant style and twist with the creation of her new collection Taylorsays. Taylor made a name for herself drawing on unconventional mediums from surfboards to motorcycles. From butterflies to "blinking eyes," her shoes are conversation starters.

WHERE TO BUY: $60 to $80 at

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