A special request
Thomas' Banana Bread English Muffins are one of the newest limited edition products from the Thomas' line to be released this summer. Created to follow the popularity of the Limited Edition Banana Bread Bagels, these delicious English Muffins offer the aroma and taste of freshly baked banana bread. They are made with real bananas and each muffin is 150 calories and contains 5g of protein. Only available until the end of August.
WHERE TO BUY: $3.99 - $4.29 in stores or at thomasbreads.com
Catching a wave
Ouidad's new Wave Create Collection helps control the tousled beach hair of summer, whether at the lake, pool or seaside. Ouidad Sea Spray is made of natural seawater and mineral rich sea salt crystals to help manage any hairstyle. Algae extracts condition and help nourish and maintain elasticity, since it is rich in amino acids. There's also a great Ouidad product called Texture Taffy perfect for wavy and even straight hair using kelp seaweed extract, since it includes a high content of vitamins and minerals to nourish curls and add shine. Milk thistle exact acts as an antioxidant to moisturize.
WHERE TO BUY: $23 for both a 6.4 ounce Sea Spray or the 4 ounce Texture Taffy at ouidad.com
Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q Sauce line, which also includes rubs and marinades, has introduced a new flavor: Sticky Sweet, only available in select markets this summer, including Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. This new variation is a thick, rich sauce with brown sugar and molasses for an authentic Southern flavor perfect for dipping and slathering on burgers, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. All of these "small-batch" sauces are all-natural and contain no high fructose corn syrup, along with the "Gluten-Free" certification seal.
WHERE TO BUY: $3.79 at Strack n Van Til, Jewel-Osco or stubbsbbq.com
The world of face serums is about to get some serious competition with the launch of OLEHENRIKSEN ultimate|LIFTTM serum. It's created to visibly lift and restructure skin, while immediately tightening for sculpted facial contours. Lightweight and oil-free, ultimate|LIFTTM serum diminishes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles and plumps to restore a youthful complexion. It is powered by high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, so skin is densely moisturized and plumped from the inside out and protected by a lightweight barrier that locks in hydration. It will be available starting on QVC at 1 p.m. Aug. 22nd and thereafter on QVC.com.
WHERE TO BUY: Priced $55 at QVC.com