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New Products for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-09-04T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Time for it

The easy-to-use RX Timer Cap is a helpful tool that displays the last time when medication was taken. A significant factor showing why patients have not taken prescription medications properly is linked to basic forgetfulness. Even caretakers can be forgetful sometimes. According to the makers of the device, patients who use the RX Timer Caps showed a 34 percent improvement in adherence.  The cap works like a stopwatch. Every time the cap is replaced onto the bottle, the timer automatically resets itself to 00:00 and then begins counting up the hours and minutes since medication was last taken or given.

WHERE TO BUY: $14.95 for two caps at or (800) 428-7537

The bright side

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick has a new formula, new shades and new packaging. The new formula features Avon's "Pure Revealing Technology" and self-renewing pigments that deliver vibrant colors that stay true to their shade. The new formula also features lip-nourishing Shea Butter, Omega Oil, Arctic Berry and Vitamin E and makes lips feel smooth and moisturized instantly. The new packaging offers a clear view window to see each shade instantly. It's designed for different skin tones and available in 55 shades with soft matte, satin and shimmer finishes.

WHERE TO BUY: $8 at (800) FOR-AVON or visit

Soft touch

Hästens soft, supremely comfortable Down Slipper Booties are perfect for the winter months just around the corner. Whether for a college student pulling an "all-nighter" in the computer room or anyone looking for a cozy fit, these premium booties are ideal indoor footwear. Filled with 75 percent all-natural white down and 25 percent sea bird feathers, these Down Slipper Booties deliver pillow-soft cushioning for tired feet. Enclosed in 100 percent premium cotton, this naturally breathable and sweat wicking fabric also keeps wearers dry and comfortable, while also snugly warm. They are one-size-fits-all slippers and are as fashionable as they are cozy.

WHERE TO BUY: $80 at

Soup's on

When the weather gets cooler and there's more time spent indoors, nothing's more comforting than a hot bowl of soup to beat the fall chill. But these warm, hearty soups often translate into thick dishes that can get high in calories and carbs. NoOodle next-to-no carb soups, with just 5 grams to be exact, allows everyone to enjoy a hearty cup of soup without sacrificing taste or diet. The broth-based soups contain 50 calories per serving and are packed with a natural dietary fiber that slows digestion and traps fat from being absorbed by the body. These healthy and satisfying soups are ready to heat and eat in three minutes, can be paired with a salad or vegetable or eaten as is. The new soups include: Chicken Noodle Soup – Prepared with chicken and fresh vegetables in a natural chicken broth and Tomato Risotto with diced tomatoes, spinach and basil prepared in a tomato sauce.

WHERE TO BUY: $41.70 for 6 starter soup packs at or (312) 575-0606

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at or (219) 852-4327.

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