If Amazon is your one-stop shop for life’s necessities — or just an occasional destination for those random but useful must-haves that occur to you in the middle of the night — you’re in luck. After two years of disruptions, delays and cancellations, Amazon Prime Day 2022 is back and just around the corner, taking place July 12 and 13 (from 3 a.m.!). It’s basically Black Friday for Prime members, where deep discounts are offered on a huge variety of items, from fashion and accessories to beauty tools to kitchen appliances. (If you’re not a Prime member yet and would like to be, you can sign up for a free trial by clicking: here.)
One thing about shopping Amazon is it can be a *touch* overwhelming. So to help your Prime Day run seamlessly, we put together this roundup of some of the most stylish deals at the big sale. We’ll also be updating this list as more deals crop up, so check back if you like the idea of someone else combing through the endless product descriptions for you.
Also of note: Many Canadian brands will be included in Prime Day, and actually Amazon Canada is hosting a pop-up market at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square from 4 to 9 p.m. on both July 12 and 13, where you can shop Prime deals and regular-priced items IRL via QR code from more than 40 small local businesses — look for Soak’s lovely laundry washes and Chef Pomodoro’s sleek pizza-making tools.
So whether you’re in need of some summer accessories, thinking about back-to-school shopping or getting a head start on your holiday list (yes, that’s a thing organized people do!), read on to see our pick of this year’s best Amazon Canada Prime Day deals.
The versatile vitamin C serum
La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Serum, $52 (on sale from $61), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
It’s one of the most powerful topical antioxidants out there, which is why it’s such a good idea to add a good vitamin C serum to your routine. Not only does it protect skin from free radicals and sun damage (i.e. premature skin aging), it can help fade dark spots and promote a bright complexion. If you’re looking for one or running out, take advantage of the Prime Day deal on French brand La Roche-Posay’s Vitamin C serum. Featuring 10 per cent pure L-ascorbic acid, this water-gel textured serum does more than your typical antioxidant serum—it also features salicylic acid to help clear breakouts and clogged pores, and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration levels.
The amazing water flosser
Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, $60 (on sale from $100), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
If you’re someone who takes oral care seriously, you’re going to love this. Our editor-in-chief, Laura deCarufel, is an enthusiastic convert to water flossing—she says it brings her as much joy as her young son gets from driving through a car wash. “I realized I was looking forward to my nightly power flossing in the same way: It’s a minor pleasure, but a real one, and it’s très car wash in its sensibility—and its effect.” This Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser is a Prime Day hot seller of the moment: It flosses and massages your teeth and gums with its 10 different pressure settings, leaving your mouth feeling squeaky clean and fresh.
The everyday blue jeans
Levi’s jeans, $65 (on sale from $96), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
We love a good steal, especially when it comes to wardrobe essentials like a pair of blue jeans. But not just any jeans—Levi’s iconic 501s. With their original, relaxed fit and cropped ankle length, these denims can be effortlessly styled in the summer with white sneakers, ballet flats or sandals, and come fall, you know these will look really cute with suede booties. Like The Kit’s beauty and lifestyle director Katherine Lalancette has said, high-waisted straight jeans are where it’s at these days, so take advantage of this killer Amazon Prime Day deal today.
The rich cleansing balm
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, $61 (on sale from $89), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
If you haven’t incorporated a cleansing balm into your skincare routine, now’s the time. Our associate art director, Poonam Chauhan, has a soft spot for this luxurious British skincare brand’s cleansing butter: she enlisted it when she was battling maskne at the beginning of the pandemic and swears by its gentle deep-cleaning results. Thanks to oil-infused rose and mimosa waxes, this cleansing balm can break down makeup, sunscreen and a hot summer day’s grease, while nourishing the skin and leaving you with a glowing and healthy-looking complexion.
The gorgeous scented candle
Nest Bamboo Scented Candle, $36 (on sale from $60), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: This delightful candle will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a calming, refreshing rainforest. With fragrance notes of lush jasmine, hyacinth and white lotus, it will leave any room smelling fresh and clean. It has a burn time of 80 to 100 hours, so don’t be shy — light it when you’re reading or taking a bath to get the full relaxing effect.
The high-end earbuds
Sony noise cancelling earbuds, $158 (on sale from $300), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: Whether you’re shopping for your kids’ back-to-school gear or replacing a pair you so unfortunately lost, take advantage of this excellent Amazon Prime Day deal on one of the most popular (and attractive) earbuds around. The noise-cancelling feature dramatically increases the sound quality of whatever you’re listening to, while the touch controls are convenient for making calls, pausing music or asking Alexa for a favour.
The sparkly hoop earrings
Swarovski Vittore hoop earrings, $75 (on sale from $95), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: If a silver finish and hit of sparkle is your jewelry cup of tea, these lightweight Swarovski hoops will be just what you’re looking for. Featuring high-shine white crystals, these earrings offer a hint of glimmer to any outfit, from a T-shirt and jeans to your next wedding guest look. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their life.
The serious espresso machine
Breville espresso machine, $546 (on sale from $650), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: Upgrade your coffee experience to barista level with this Breville espresso machine that’s going to be on sale for Amazon Prime Day for a really good price. There’s a reason this machine is the crème de la crème: It guarantees the right dose of ground beans and water pressure for that perfect espresso shot. It also heats up your milk to microfoam status, to help you perfect all the latte art your heart desires. Available in a slick, brushed stainless steel, this machine will look so good on your kitchen counter. If you’ve been sitting on a coffee upgrade, this is your opportunity.
The sunglasses to keep forever
Ray-Ban sunglasses, $145 (on sale from $198), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: It doesn’t get more classic than Ray-Bans when it comes to sunglasses. While the brand’s Wayfarers and Aviators get a lot of love, these round-framed metal styles are actually our favourite Ray-Ban style. The round lenses feel cool and contemporary without looking too retro. Plus: The frames are less chunky, so they’ll feel super light on your face when you’re out and about this summer.
The sleek smart speaker
Echo Dot Generation 4 smart speaker with clock, $43 (on sale from $80), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: Don’t be fooled by how small this compact spherical smart speaker is — it’s packed with functions. Not only does it deliver crisp, balanced sound when you play your Spotify playlist, its subtle LED display shows the time — perfect for setting a timer on your kitchen counter or as an alarm for your bedside table. (With just a tap, you can snooze it when you want those five extra minutes.) Grab a few and place them in key spots across the house.
The sleek white sneakers
Adidas Ultraboost sneakers, $174 (on sale from $248), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: If you love white sneakers as much as we do, a fresh new pair is periodically required. Want a pair that’s comfortable, performance-ready and stylish enough to take you to the gym and back? These Adidas Ultraboost sneakers have your name on them. Made of a knitted textile material with plush cushioning, they’re so light and comfortable you’ll feel like you’re running in a pair of socks. But don’t worry, your feet are getting all the support they need, thanks to the midfoot cage and supportive heel counter.
The chef-worthy pasta maker
Philips pasta maker, $224 (on sale from $299), amazon.ca SHOP HERE
The details: If you fancy yourself an entertainer, know that fresh pasta will impress your dinner party guests every time. And with this super-cool pasta maker, you won’t need to spend all afternoon making it yourself. You just throw in the ingredients and let the machine mix, knead and extrude up to half a pound of tasty pasta in as little as 10 minutes. It comes with four different shaping discs, so you can create a variety of pastas and noodles including spaghetti, fettuccine, penne and lasagna. Carbonara at your casa has never been easier.
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