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‘Project Runway’ contestants to make high-fashion styles with Duck Tape

BY DSN STAFF

AVON, Ohio — Duck Tape is heading to the runway this Thursday on Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” as season 11’s aspiring designers face the “Unconventional Materials Challenge,” a competition in every season that challenges them to create high-fashion clothing from something other than fabric.

Airing on March 7 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CDT, the episode will feature contestants trying to win over the judges — Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen — with their designs made with Duck Tape-brand duct tape. Designers will team up and create their styles from Duck Tape’s wide range of more than 150 colors — which include aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow — and prints, such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.

Thanks to the product’s versatility and the endless number of ways it can be used, Duck Tape has backed a trend of using duct tape for aesthetic purposes in addition to practical ones.

“Duck Tape has come a long way in the crafting and fashion world,” said Bill Kahl, EVP marketing at ShurTech Brands, the company that markets Duck Tape. “It has become a remarkable design medium, with countless Duck Tape enthusiasts using it to create everything from handbags to headbands, and we continue to see this trend grow as our palette of colors and prints evolves. This is a great partnership, and we’re anxious to see the final creations.”

Duck Tape is available at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers nationwide. To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your own, visit DuckBrand.com. For all the latest Duck Tape news, follow the brand’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/DuckTape; follow its Twitter handle, @theduckbrand; follow its Pinterest boards, Pinterest.com/TheDuckBrand; or tune in to its YouTube channel, YouTube.com/TheDuckBrand.

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‘Mini makeovers,’ product demonstrations to be featured at Bartell’s health and beauty event

BY Alaric DeArment

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is sponsoring "Health and Beauty" events this month at dozens of its stores, the regional retail pharmacy chain said.

Events will start Sunday and run for 13 days afterward, and will include blood-glucose testing, glucose-meter exchange and education, cholesterol testing, bone-density screenings, blood-pressure testing and others. In addition, there will be free "mini makeover" demonstrations and hair styling tips by Conair and product samplings ranging from cosmetics to supplements.

Representatives from Seattle-based Heather’s Tummy Care will provide information about digestive health and irritable bowel syndrome, while 30 Bartell’s stores will have demonstrations of products from Almay, Covergirl, Neutrogena, NYX and Revlon. At five stores, representatives of EveryMove.com will provide information about their new health rewards program with Bartell’s, and customers signing up will receive an EveryMove card with extra bonus points.

 

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Dermablend announces new tool to cover scars, unwanted tattoos

BY Jason Owen

NEW YORK — Dermablend announced on Wednesday the new Quick-Fix Illuminator, a multipurpose concealer and highlighter that brightens the complexion of the skin with the click of a pen.

Quick-Fix Illuminator has a lightweight formula with six uses in one product: conceal, smooth, illuminate, brighten, highlight and sculpt. The new illuminator is dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, noncomedongenic, nonacnegenic, fragrance free and safe for sensitive skin.

Dermablend Quick-Fix Illuminator is available in 5 shades: pearl, light, medium, tan and dark with a suggested retail price of $25.00.

Dermablend products can be found at Ulta, Macy’s and Dillards, as well as select Lord & Taylor, Bon Ton, Carsons, Boscovs and online at Dermablend.com.


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