A roundup of new products and services
ColorAction Technologies has a fun-in-the-sun product aimed young girls. Indoors, Mystique Nail Polish shows only as clear or pearl. When exposed to direct sunlight, it will change instantly ...z...zTC to "solar red" or "solar pink," depending on which of two bottles you use. To order the polish ($12.95 a bottle plus shipping), call (800) 922-0932.
There are certain things a parent can count on with the start of every school year -- buying all new backpacks and organizers and hearing how your children have lost everything in them three days after school begins. If your child's lunch money, bus pass or house keys disappear all too often, add Sentry's Portable Lock'R to your list of back-to-school supplies. This mini-locker allows students to secure small items virtually anywhere they go. Just attach the unit to any stationary object, such as a fence post. Two sizes, colors and weights are offered. Look for Portable Lock'R at Kmart and Wal-Mart stores at a price of about $29.99. For the store nearest you, call (800) 828-1438.