As you might’ve heard, this year Amazon Prime Day is back in Canada following last year’s hiatus, and it’s taking place today and tomorrow. If you have the bandwidth and are a bit of a planner, this is a great moment to buy staples and essentials you’ll use all year long, as well as get a jump start on back-to-school or holiday shopping (I know… we went there, but hear us out). While you can find amazing deals and deep discounts on anything from apparel to fitness watches, and from favourite beauty brands like NYX and Rimmel London, here is a guide to items you’ll want to snag right away. Prices are accurate as of time of publishing, but are subject to change.
As far as fitness smartwatches go, Fitbit is has been around for a long while, and in this time, they’ve honed their tech to help you track and reach your health and personal fitness goals. This year’s Amazon Prime Day includes many Fitbit Fitness Smartwatch options, including this Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch featuring GPS, Bluetooth call and text and more. You can optimise your workout routine with a Daily Readiness Score (it includes a helpful members-only feature to remind you if you should exercise or take a rest day to focus on recovery). You can run, bike, hike and more, all while keeping track of your pace and distance — and then see the route later. Also included is a super-insightful sleep tracker, helping shed light on when you’re in awake, light, deep and REM stages (past criticisms of Apple’s watches included it’s relatively short battery life, and no native sleep-tracker).
Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch W/GPS, Amazon, $218.
Other great Prime Day Fitbit sale options include:
- Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker, Amazon, $114.
- Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker, Amazon, $130.
Another staple to include in your bathroom cabinet, THAYERS Face Astrigent is one of those drugstore cult favourites and for a reason. It’s a gentle astrigent made to cleanse, tone and moisturize skin. It’s pH balanced and it helps minimize pores, soothe dry skin and help give your skin a natural glow. The formula uses certified organic Witch Hazel grown on a family farm, as well as certified organic Aloe Vera. It’s also made the old-fashioned way, with maceration and never alcohol.
NYX’s Warm Neutrals Ultimate shadow palette is also on sale, so if you’ve been eyeing palettes that can work for any and every occasion and that embrace the clean girl makeup look, then look no further – this is your moment. This palette features 16 matte, satin, shimmery and metallic highly-pigmented shades that are easy to apply and that will make your eyes stand out.
Go for the no-makeup makeup look by adding to your nude lipstick collection with COVERGIRL’s Exhibitionist Cream Lipstick in Dulce de Leche. The lipstick is infused with shea butter for a creamy feel and available in other shades as well.
Shopping for other COVERGIRL deals? Here are several more options:
- COVERGIRL Exhibitionist All-Day Lip Liner, Amazon, $7.
- COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Demi-Matte Lipstick, Amazon, $8.
- COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation, 30 ml, Amazon, $13.
- COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner, Amazon, $8.
Another drugstore brand with lasting appeal, Rimmel too is selling items at discounts you’ll want to stock up on. This Rimmel London Brow This Way Professional Pencil is smudge-proof and comes with a built in mini-brush for easier growing and shaping. It’s long-wearing and ophthalmologist-tested with a pigmented formula that helps you fill any gaps or to lengthen that arc.
Rimmel London Brow This Way Professional Pencil, Amazon, $7.
Other great options from Rimmel London this Prime Day:
- Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Color, Amazon, $7.
- Rimmel London Kind + Free Clean Mascara, Amazon, $8.
- Rimmel London Kind + Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation, Amazon, $8.
Maybelline’s legendary Instant Age Rewind Eraser for undereye dark circles is also on sale, so get your order in. It’s the number-one concealer south of the border for a few reasons, including the affordable price point, and because it’s so effective in helping minimize any redness or darkness to help brighten any tired, dull-looking sensitive skin under your eyes (or anywhere else really). It comes with a handy blending sponge for when you’re in a pinch and don’t want to touch your face with dirty hands or to deal with makeup residue on your fingers.
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