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2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Tech Talk: What Deals You Should Look For On Amazon Prime Day

Technology continues to morph the way we interact with our business and our personal consumerism. Businesses have selected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as their number one choice in telephone use, a technology that only found its initial footing in 1995. Similarly, consumers are head over heels for a platform that was only born in 1994 and was originally an online bookstore. Perhaps you’ve heard of Amazon? Twenty-five years later, the company is obviously much more than a book store and this July, we’re gearing up for Amazon Prime Day.

2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Or rather, Prime Days. The online giant will feature exclusive deals for Prime members on July 15 and 16 to celebrate its 25th birthday. From toys to pet supplies to clothing, this giant has it all. If you’re looking for deals on tech, you’ve certainly come to the right place. A recent statement from the company noted that there will be more than a million deals across all categories on the site.

After all, electronics are one of the three most valuable commodities moved by logistics companies today. Here are some of the top tech deals happening on Prime Day(s) this year and who should keep their eyes peeled:

For the Health Nuts: Keeping it Clean

Prime Day is known for its commitment to health, offering some of best deals of the season on inspirational electronics. One of Amazon’s most popular fitness choices, of course, is the Fitbit.

Fitbit 2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

This health-tracking watch took the world by storm and it shows no signs of slowing down. From monitoring your sleeping habits to your levels of (in)activity, it’s become one of the easiest ways to keep you motivated and accountable for your health. Last year, Business Insider notes that Prime members were able to save $60 on the Fitbit Alta. As one of the company’s most popular designs on the market with more than 3,500 positive reviews, BI expects similar savings to occur this year.

If you simply can’t wait for those summer savings, there are a few earlier deals that you can snag, too. The Fitbit Versa, which can store more than 300 songs, is currently on sale for $31 off its retail price. Paired with Apple AirPods running for $20 off, there’s nothing stopping your tunes from playing during your workout. Of course, this also makes it a great deal for music lovers.

Better yet, healthy eaters are getting special privilege in the days leading up to Prime Day. By spending $10 at whole foods, Prime members will also get a $10 credit to use during the two-day holiday.

FOREO 2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Beauty lovers will love the savings on FOREO’s best-sellers, offering up to 35% off their beauty tech must-haves. The LUNA 2, LUNA Mini 2, and LUNA 2 for Men are all 35% off. The LUNA 2 and LUNA 2 for Men are originally priced at $169 USD and $219 CAD, but on Amazon Prime Day, they are reduced to $109.85 USD and $142.35 CAD. The Amazon Prime Day price for the LUNA Mini 2 is $195.30 USD and $244.30 CAD, down from $139 USD and $179 CAD. Everyone’s favorite smart masking device, the FOREO UFO, is also available at 30% off. The Amazon Prime Day price is $195.30 USD and $244.30 CAD, down from $279 USD and $349 CAD. The coordinating UFO Masks are 35% off; get them for these great Amazon Prime Day prices of $6.49 USD and $9.10 CAD for the Make My Day and Call It A Night masks and $12.99 USD and $16.84 CAD for the Matte Maniac, Shimmer Freak, H2Overdose, Glow Addict, and Youth Junkie masks.

For Small Business: Computers and More!

It isn’t just the happy homebody looking to catch the best deals this year; many business owners are also looking to bolster their company, whether it’s improving efficiency and operations or simply crafting a more welcoming work environment. While small businesses can deduct up to 100% of insurance premiums from their taxes, improvements to a company, including purchasing new office equipment, can also be deducted.

This encompasses a range of products, including important technology like computers or external hard drives for their business. In fact, experts estimate that 25% of business owners never test their disaster recovery systems. If a company is able to improve its operations and save money (both through killer deals and on taxes at the same time), it’s an endeavor worth pursuing on Amazon’s birthday.

Luckily, Amazon has plenty of tech deals to satisfy the aspirations of any growing business. In the days leading up to Prime Day, the company has unveiled a couple of deals already.

For example, the ever-popular iPad is currently $100 less than its retail price. Now, the 128GB tablet costs only $329 online, while the 2018 model at 32GB is only $249. This is great for creative offices with graphic designers or startups who want to stay on the cutting edge of new technologies.

2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

But any business can benefit from the Lenovo Chromebook. This office staple is easy to use and weighs only 2.6 pounds when you opt for the 360-degree Chromebook C330. Bring it to your meetings when you want to take notes or take it on the road when you meet up with important clients. This laptop is lauded for its compact power and portability.

After you’ve gotten your new computer or maybe a new phone, check out the 20%-60% Amazon Prime discounts on 138 cases from Catalyst. Get 60% off Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 cases and various sizes of MacBook Sleeves; 50% off waterproof and shockproof cases for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus / 7 and 7 Plus, floating lanyards and tempered glass screen protectors; 40% off waterproof and shockproof cases for the iPhone 8 and 8Plus; and 30% off the Samsung Galaxy S10 series shock proof cases, Apple watch bands, XR and XS/XS Max waterproof and shockproof cases.

For the Busy Student: The Best of Both Worlds

Students can enjoy all of these deals with the added perk of joining the Amazon Prime membership for free. With a student email, you can get six months of free Amazon Prime perks with the click of a button. Invest in a FitBit or buy that new gaming computer you’ve been eyeing: the world is your oyster.

From tech to clothing to toys, there is no better time to visit the popular eCommerce site. It’s thanks to online retailers like Amazon that the average American has amassed more than 30 outfits at one time. Keep in mind, however, that the deals are only available to Prime members. If you’re looking for deals across the board, you may have to wait it out until Labor Day comes around.

23 Random Things From Amazon For $36.00 or Less

We all know that Amazon is a wealth of products. Filled with things you need and things you didn’t know you needed. The best part, Amazon offers options in price and sellers. Don’t like that particular item but want something similar? Want that item but the price is too high, you can probably get it for less from another seller. Add in the wonderful Prime membership and those random things can be yours with same day delivery. As it is the holiday season, we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some of the random things we’ve gotten from Amazon through Prime. All of which retail for $36.00 or less. Whether you’re looking for something special like jewelry or something as basic as socks, you WILL find it on Amazon.

You can’t imagine the thousands of things available on Amazon for $36.00 or less. The 23 items we’re highlighting doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what you can purchase from Amazon, so let’s dive right in and see if these random items may be useful in your lives.

fitpolo Fitness Tracker, $23.99 – remember when fitness trackers were expensive? Not if you buy it on Amazon.

HVS HP Sprocket and Polaroid Zip Instant Printer Accessories Bundle, $23.91 – all the accessories you need for your printed photos. A perfect gift for DIY lovers.

NEXGADGET Waterproof Case Compatible for AirPods, $8.99 – why not opt for a sleek, waterproof black case instead of the white everyone has.

Langsdom F9 Headphones, $14.99 – if you love pink and rose gold, like we do, you’ll love these earbuds.

DYAFIN Natural False Eyelashes, $7.99 – you can spend $20 getting your lashes done at a salon, or you could save yourself some money and try these.

ASENKU Pet Grooming Gloves, $9.99Jeselry Extra Bass Stereo Earbuds, $6.99 – Of course these are not related but we received them in the same package. Keep your pet’s fur looking silky everytime you pet them with these grooming gloves; and give your music that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom bass with these extra base earbuds.

Karrong Bike Mount Universal Cell Phone Holder, $8.49 – perfect for bike riders. Stay in touch while enjoying a spin around town.

Assorted Color Balloons with Double Action Hand Air Pump, $13.99 – there’s always an occasion for balloons and with the inclusion of a hand pump, you can literally save your breath.

Karrong Bike Chain Lock, $12.99 and Aggly Metal Locking Clip, $4.98 – if you own a bike, you’re definitely going to need a lock; and these locking clips give extra comfort to the wearers in strollers and cars.

AOKE Wireless Single Bluetooth Earbud, $19.99 – available in five colors, this single earbud will help keep family and friends close by.

ALT Lighting E1 H13/9008 LED Headlight Bulbs, $35.99 – totally random we know, but you car owners know the importance of working headlights.

Levsox Compression Socks for Women, $15.99 – not only are these adorable, they are wonderful for relieving leg sweeling and fatigue.

GYS Cap Sleeve V Neck Pajama Pants Set, $21.99 – so soft and comfy, it’s like sleeping in the softest t-shirt.

BamTyo Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, $23.99 – if you’re looking for a non-poisoning way to keep pests out of your apartment, this set of four devices’ sonic pulses will help.

THEHORAE CZ Pendant Square Necklace, $21.99 – you can’t go wrong with jewelry as gifts and this pretty pendant would make a great gift this holiday season.

NUBWO Gaming Headset for PC, $19.99 – got a gamer in your life? Give them a better gaming experience with this very affordable gaming headphones.

VAVOFO Flame Effect Table Lamp, $20.99 – add a bit of a decorative touch to your home with this no-burn table lamp.

AMIR Wireless Indoor Outdoor Digital Freezer Thermometer, $17.99 – know the temperatre inside and outside of your home witht he touch of a button.

Hyrixdirect Wax Warmer Hair Removal Heater Pot, $10.99 – how about your own personl wax system for smooth, touchably soft bare legs, underarms, etc.

JJRC H98 RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera,  $29.99 –  fun for adults and kids, take amazing arieal photos and videos with this very affordable drone.

Geburun Remote Control Car, $32.99 – last but certainly not least, this tough remote control truck which would light up any kid’s heart (probably a few that are kids at heart as well).

Well that’s our list of 23 random things from Amazon for $36.00 or less.  As we said Amazon is a wealth of products. Any of these products catches your eye?

Pop Icon: Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display

Remember the days of waiting for your Polaroid pictures to magically develop? While those days of shaking your Polaroid pictures are long gone, you can still experience the magic of instantly seeing your photos develop, but with a digital spin. The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera boasts a touchscreen display that makes it ideal for capturing all of your favorite moments in the 3.5 x 4.25″ instantly and with the Polaroid border format you grew up to love. We love that combination of the modern digital technology and the old school Polaroid technology. So just as before, all you have to do is just pose, snap and print your pictures — no computer or printer required!

What are some of the features you can enjoy with the Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display? This great holiday gifting gadget features ZINK Zero Ink technology for instantly printing photos; a 3.97” color LCD touchscreen display (as you can see above); a 20.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, a Live Edit mode to personalize your pictures with various filters and stickers; the ability to edit, rotate, crop and draw on photos in Gallery; 1080p/720p full HD video recording capability; 15-second GIF recording capability to create your own gifs; Wi-Fi capability and a Self-timer; and even a photo-booth mode and digital zoom. Your photos and videos can be kept on microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC (up to 128GB) and boasts a free Polaroid Print App for iOS and Android. The Polaroid Pop also boasts some great coordinating accessories which I’ve highlighted below.

Accessories for the Polaroid Pop instant digital camera include:

Glam on the go with Retro Photo Frames – $14.99

 

Not Your Mother’s Clothespin Frame – $12.99

 

Fun and Decorative Border Stickers, Magnets and Frames – $14.99

 

‘Tis the Season for Stylish Polaroid Pop Camera Cases – $19.99

Quilted Photo Album for Storing Life’s Special Moments – $14.99

 

Photo Booth – the Inescapable Centerpiece for Your Next Party – $39.99

The Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display comes in six colors – yellow, black, blue, mint green, pink, and white. It retails for $199.99 each on www.amazon.com. Now that you’ve seen its modern update, what are your thoughts on the update of this iconic camera?

What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?

Iconic Character, Betty Boop Launches New e-Commerce Website

Calling all Betty Boop fans…..Boopers? Boopsters? You can now get all your must-have Betty Boop merchandise in one place. The world’s most iconic pin-up, who has been featured in films and on a plethora of products and merchandise since her debut in 1935, welcomes you to her newly relaunched e-commerce site, www.BettyBoop.com, the official, and go-to website for products featuring the historic caricature of a Jazz-era flapper. Are you an avid fan? The website offers everything you may need with thousands of licensed products available, including everything from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and kitchen products, automotive accessories to stationery, and collectibles. Ladies, if you’re looking to start your Betty Boop collection in a fashionable way, you can rock this iconic symbol in some casual chic Betty Boop women’s fashion looks, including t-shirts, sweaters, pencil skirts, shorts, etc.

The new e-Commerce site is offered through a partnership with Amazon.com, the website also offers a variety of items featuring Baby Boop, the child version of the popular character, the latest Betty Boop product launches, a blog, Betty Boop’s social media platforms in real-time, access to contests and giveaways, and for you die-hard fans or those who want to know more about this classic character, a link to Fleischer Studios for additional information on Betty’s history.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the new Betty Boop store through a new arrangement with Amazon,” said Ita Golzman, Vice President, North American Licensing for King Features Syndicate.  “After researching potential partners for this venture, King Features decided to work through Amazon because of its unparalleled excellence in delivering a superior e-commerce experience and high standards for customer service. Betty’s fans are already familiar with Amazon’s interface for shoppers and the trust factor that we wanted for them in shopping at the Official Betty Boop Shop is clearly there. Betty’s fans deserve the very best and we are confident that the Shop will quickly become the premier online shopping channel for Betty Boop fans.”

Make Them Green with Envy with Amazon.com Beauty

One of the hottest and most anticipated hues for this upcoming Spring 2013 is Emerald. The newly announced 2013 Pantone Color of the Year has beauty lovers positively “Green with Envy”. Thanks to Amazon.com Beauty, you can get a head start on the beauty competition with their wonderful array of Emerald beauty offerings for eyes, nails, hair and body.

What beauty products are you looking forward to rocking in 2013’s color of the year?

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung has captivated the world with it’s release of the Galaxy SIII and it’s about to blow you away with its newest launch, the Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet, which contains several of the features already available on the Galaxy SIII (Smart Stay, All Share Play , Share Shot) but offers so much more. Combining content consuption and content creation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will redefine mobile computing. Launching today in the US, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has already sold 10 million units worldwide.

What are some of the amazing features?

  • The S Pen allows for precise handwriting and drawing with over 1000 levels of pressure sensitivity. It looks and feels like a real pen and you don’t have to worry about accidental smudges. It also features handwriting to text conversion, formula match, shape match and knowledge search – all available with S Note.
  • Truly multitask with the Galaxy Note 10.1’s side-by-side Multi-screen option. Open two apps at once on the same screen. Look up your favorite actor while you watch them in a movie, cut and paste easily, dragging content from one window to another without toggling back and forth between two windows.
  • Video Pop-up Play – watch your favorite videos/movies anywhere on the device while performing other tasks. You don’t have to stop to answer emails, surf the web, or get work done.
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch – Edit photos like never before. Create fluid, natural strokes when you use the S Pen with Adobe Photoshop Touch. Changes in pressure make lines lighter, thinner, thicker, etc allowing you to design beautiful illustrations with various brush weights and sizes. You can even sync with Adobe Creative Cloud to move whatever image you’re working on to your home computer to continue editing there.
  • Thanks to e-learning pioneer, Kno, students have access to 150,000 e-textbooks, allowing them the ability to highlight and write directly on them and leave their backpacks at home.
  • Smart Remote – the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can also be used as a universal remote for your TV.


See below for Movie Director Baz Luhrmann discussing how he uses the Galaxy Note 10.1 with Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America.


Director Baz Luhrmann on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – G.Skinne from Glasgow Skinner on Vimeo.
Movie Direct/Producer, Baz Luhrmann discussing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America.

See below for Designer Zac Posen discussing how he uses the Galaxy Note 10.1 in his daily creative life at the launch event with MC, Liz McGraw


Designer Zac Posen Discusses Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Glasgow Skinner from Glasgow Skinner on Vimeo.
Designer Zac Posen discusses how he utilizes the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 as a designer

Performance features include: 1.4 GHZ Quad Core, 2 GB Ram, Ice Cream Sandwich, Galaxy SIII features (Smart Stay, All Share Play, Share Shot), Dual Front Speakers, Sound Alive Technology, with Jellybean upgrade coming soon. As stated above, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in stores today (though the Union Square Best Buy had it available yesterday), check out Best Buy, Amazon.com, CDW, Tiger Direct, etc for purchase. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in White and Deep Grey. The 16GB/Wifi retails for $499.00 while the 32GB/Wifi goes for $549.00.

Check out some photos from the launch event below:

Amazon.com Swim Shop Satisfies Your Beach Season Needs

Now that I’ve completed my Amazon.com Swim Shop Giveaway, I want to share a few of the offerings I fell in love with. I know during the giveaway, you guys shared what your choices would be if you won, so I hope you don’t mind as I share my favorite swim attire (not all of them are actually swimsuits) that are available at Amazon.com’s new Swim Shop.

You’ve always heard me state that I love color so the following should be no surprise. I love the tortoise shell hardware against the vibrant Turquoise of this Hermanny By ViX Womens Solid Sahara Bandeau swimsuit

The same goes for this beautiful coral Lisa Curran Women’s Monaco Tortoise swimsuit


Of course, I love more than just the bikini bottoms, suits like the cool Robin Piccone Womens Ikat Twist Bandeau and Wrap Skirt are a great alternate to covering up a more rotund butt (like mine)

Now if you’re thinking, why is she only selecting two piece suits? Don’t worry, there are lots of fabulous one piece swimsuits available on Amazon.com’s Swim Shop. I wouldn’t mind adding any of the below four to my closet. In order of appearance – Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Ruched One Piece Swimsuit and Volcom Juniors Time Lines One Piece Swimsuit (pictured together), Majestic Swim Women’s Bettie Maillot and Hermanny By ViX Womens Nepal Tube One Piece

Now swim wear doesn’t just end at swimsuits and Amazon.com’s Swim Shop offers hats, sunglasses and great choices for cover-ups – it’s your one-stop swim shop

It seems the only thing Amazons Swim Shop doesn’t offer is the actual beach. Happy Shopping!!