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New Products for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-09-18T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Quiet time

Between changing diapers and helping burps escape from tiny bellies, it is no surprise when new mothers find themselves stressed and unable to calm the cries of their fussy babies. Mommy's Bliss, a provider of safe, effective and natural premium-quality products for families, soothes tiny tots' rumbly tummies with its Gripe Water. Ideal for relieving gas and stomach discomfort often associated with colic, hiccups and teething; this all-natural herbal supplement is available in both Original and Apple flavors. Containing no alcohol, chemicals, parabens or artificial flavors, it is 100 percent vegetarian and vegan; as well as recommended by pediatricians nationwide.

WHERE TO BUY: $11.99 at Walgreens and Wal-Mart

Stepping it up

The Freewaters Snuggle Bug women's shoes are super comfy slip-on shoe, great for winter travel, heading to yoga, wearing with a dress or jeans. And with each purchase, it helps a great cause. There are one in six people around the world who don't have access to clean drinking water. Freewaters funds clean drinking water projects by contributing 1 percent of GROSS sales to digging wells in areas of need. The comfy cotton uppers are complemented by a super soft slight stretch in the tongue and heel for easy in and out. There's also a faux fur footbed for optimum comfort. The Super Pillow insole feels like walking on clouds, along with a soft flex outsole and constructed with water-based glue.

WHERE TO BUY: $60 at

Image awareness

Stars are flocking to Los Angeles in anticipation of the Emmy Awards this Sunday and stylists, makeup artists and hair pros turn to L'occitane for flawless skin with minimal effort. With extracts of organic iris and angelica, Sublime Essence offers ways to enhance skin and make-up as a fresh, sheer, first-step formula which helps to correct skin irregularities and reduce redness. Skin's texture appears visibly refined, pores quickly feel tighter and skin looks more radiant. There's also Iris Angelica BB Cream that offers all of the benefits of a moisturizer, foundation and SPF in one velvety, luminous cream.

WHERE TO BUY: $39 for Iris Agelica BB Cream and $52 for Sublime Essence in fine department stores

The drill

The New 8V MAX Impact Screwdriver from Black & Decker delivers up to 10-times more speed and 2-times max torque. The top two complaints involving screwdrivers are speed and power. Most traditional pistol grip 4V cordless screwdrivers on the market provide 200 RPM (revolutions per minute). With a speed of 2,200 rpm, the new 8V Max Impact Screwdriver drives select screws with up to 10-times more speed. With its high speeds, the new Impact Screwdriver is particularly handy when tackling big jobs with lots of screwdriving such as removing and replacing kitchen cabinet hardware or assembling furniture. Most cordless screwdriver speeds are very slow, with an average speed of 200 RPM. The new Impact Screwdriver speed can be almost 10-times faster.

WHERE TO BUY: $39.99 at Home Depot or

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