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New Products for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

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2012-11-07T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Soft and delicate

This elegant vanity case from Crabtree & Evelyn is a great gift idea and ideal splash of color for winter's arrival. What's inside makes it all the better. Besides the garden bloom motif dressing table box, the contents include all of the Iris line favorites, like Iris Bath & Shower Gel, Iris Body Lotion, Iris Hand Therapy and Iris Eau de Toilette.

WHERE TO BUY: $75 at any of the Crabtree & Evelyn locations or call (800) 272-8733 or

Berry good

Thanks to Driscoll's berries, enjoying fresh, plump and juicy strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other great picks is easy and delicious throughout the year and as close as the produce section of the grocery store. Driscoll's celebrated National Oatmeal Day on Oct. 29 to sing the praises of the "perfect pairing" of oatmeal and fresh berries, the latter promising age-defying antioxidants to keep the mind sharp, eyesight keen, and help strengthen immunity. Check out the Driscoll's website for more healthy facts and recipes at

WHERE TO BUY: $3.99 for a pound of strawberries or half pint of blueberries and $1.99 for a half pint of blackberries or raspberries at Jewel-Osco in the produce section

Sweet treat

The taste of Hazelnut and chocolate is a reminder the holidays are just around the corner. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur has created an indulgent chocolate ganache made in conjunction with celebrity chocolatier MarieBelle. A new special boxed selection features an adorable cat and dog face logo on each truffle and a portion of proceeds benefiting pet charity Bideawee.

WHERE TO BUY: available starting in a 4 piece set up to 60 chocolates, prices starting at $15 at

Cat's meow

Merle Norman PURRR…FECT Cat Eye Kit includes all you need to master the always on-trend cat eye eyeliner look. This 4-piece set comes complete with Lasting Cream Eyeshadow in Nectar, the new Pro Pen Eyeliner in Sharp Black, Supreme Lash Mascara in Black and Brow Sealer in Clear. Each product is tucked inside an exclusive leather carrying case, featuring a custom-designed black and white contemporary kaleidoscope print interior. Features a step-by-step how-to tutorial, which will guide you through creating cat-eye perfection.

WHERE TO BUY: $30 at department stores or

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