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Amazon Prime Days & Howl Deal Days | Some really great mid-year sales are happening... right now!

Updated: Jul 12

If you would like to checkout my Prime Days video on Youtube then just click the pic above.

Amazon Prime Day is the annual two-day deal event held in July exclusively for Prime subscribers and is a major event because it's one of the few chances outside of Black Friday to get huge price cuts.

Well, due to it's ever growing popularity many other brands have decided to jump on board and offer some great mid-year discounts during the Howl Deal Days event too. While these sales may not quite compare to Black Friday I still find it to be a great opportunity to stock up on some of my favorite products and shop for new things to test out as well.

Below I have outlined some of my top picks from Prime Days and Howl Days. There are so many things on sale it would honestly be hard to list them ALL but I have scoured through thousands of deals and put together as detailed of a list as possible. I hope this helps, happy shopping!

All the links and codes are affiliate, you definitely do not have to use them (feel free to just gather the info!). If you do use my links, thank you so much!

Pictures in this blog are "shoppable" so if you want to go directly to a product just click on the pic!

You can also visit my Amazon storefront to see an amazing list of sales. I will be adding to the storefront all day. So many great DEVICES!!! skincare, haircare and much much more!

Amazon Prime Days

July 11th & 12th

UPDATED PRODUCTS FOR DAY 2 (but do scroll all the way down because there are SO MANY good deals listed below that are still on deal through tonight!)

Obagi Medical 30-40% off

This is an incredible deal! Obagi Medical is what I carried in clinic and I know how much many of you love some of these products. Of particular note is their vitamin C range (L-ascorbic acid based), their retinol and their cleanser.

Their Professional-C 30% L-Ascorbic acid mask is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I was so excited when it launched (several years ago crazy!) that I created an entire facial around this brightening product. It is 40% off today!! If you decide to try this be sure to follow directions and do not over-use. It is incredibly potent!

Revision Intellishade Matte SPF 45 (and Truphysical as well) 15% off

SO many of you love the Revision Intellishade products as your "foundation". Like iSClinical this is a brand that is often excluded from sales so if 15% off sounds good to you then this is a great time to stock up!

Be sure to check the rest of the brand for your favorite items because I noticed that other things from the line are on sale (like their Brightening Face Wash, Youthful lip Replenisher and Nectifirm products).


This brand is near and dear to my heart because it was the first brand I worked with when I first became an Esthetician. I was a "Dermalogica Skin Therapist" over a decade ago. I learned a lot about skin at that time and developed an affection for many of their products. Their special cleansing gel is just that...Special. It is so gentle on the skin, great for ALL skin types and will not strip the skin. Dry skin types don't be afraid of the word "gel", this is a GREAT cleanser for dry skin and oily skin alike (an amazing feat). I also love their pre-cleanse products, microfoliant, and their multi-vitamin power recovery masque (so so good!!). It looks like Dermalogica as a brand is 30% off today which is a higher discount than I get professionally!!

DR Dennis Gross 20% off

The Dr DG Alpha Beta peel pads are a cult classic for a reason. They are a daily peel pad that exfoliates the skin, brightens and helps to clear congestion and blackheads. This is a "IYKYK" situation. If you know, then you know that these are a classic for a reason. It looks like there are a few other things from the DDG line that are also on sale, worth a look if you are a fan!

Paula's Choice 20% OFF

Honestly 20% off isn't earth shattering BUT if this is a product you use and you missed the Sephora sale etc this may be something you want to know about. Many things from the PC line are 20% off and the BHA 2% is definitely one of the line's best sellers. It helps to brighten the skin, improve texture and most notably improve pores by dislodging debris allowing for clearer skin. I'll admit, it is a beloved product in my community. :)

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 30% OFF

  • Formulated with Retinaldehyde, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Vitamin E to boost hydration and smooth fine lines.

  • The star of this serum is Retinaldehyde, the classic form of Vitamin A that works to deliver rapid anti-aging results up to 11x faster than Retinol.

  • CHOOSE YOUR SKIN-SMOOTHING STRENGTH. The Crystal Retinal Serum is available in a series of progressive strengths, from sensitive skin Vitamin A beginners to Retinaldehyde pros, allowing you to slowly acclimate to the vitamin.

  • The Crystal Retinal formula is uniquely stabilized for optimum potency, delivering visibly brighter, tighter, and smoother-looking skin.

AOA Paw Paw Beauty Blenders (on Sale!!)

I cannot even tell you how much money I have wasted on expensive beauty blenders so when I discovered these last year I was so excited! They easily compare to the quality of the Beauty Blenders brand but are much more affordable and come with 6 in a pack.

Microfiber Wrist Wristbands (on sale!!)

These are probably one of my favorite Amazon beauty finds ever! They make the ritual of washing my face so much more enjoyable, I also love to gift these to my friends and family.

Mighty Patch Hydrocolloid Acne Patches (on sale!!)

A hydrocolloid sticker that improves the look of pimples overnight without the popping??? Yes! I always have these on hand, especially with one teen and one pre-teen in the house!

TYMO Hair Straightener Brush (on sale!!)

I discovered this straightening brush last year after seeing it used by GlamGirlGabi and I ordered it instantly, then I ordered three more to gift to all of the women in my family. I absolutely love this straightener! It is so easy to use and leaves my hair smooth, but without the creases like you would get from a regular straightener.

Lume Whole Body Deodorant (on sale!!)

This deodorant works so good....and it's for the whole body. I started using this about 2 years ago and I always have one in my bathroom and in my gym bag. It is also available in like 8 different scents, my favorite is the Clean Tangerine or the Unscented version.

Biossance Squalene + Copper Peptides (on sale!!)

If you have followed me for a while then you know that I am a huge fan of copper peptides. Biossance is a great cocktail serum that has squalane and copper peptides- both are super beneficial for the skin.

If you would like to see why I think everyone should have Copper Peptides in their routine then watch this video:

AGING SKIN: the INCREDIBLE case for COPPER PEPTIDES | information you don't want to miss!

Rotating Makeup Organizer (on sale!!)

If you have as much skincare and makeup as I do then you know that organization is key. I have had these under my bathroom sinks for a few years and recently ordered more for my pre-teen daughter (her collection is starting to catch up with mine 😂).

Apple Watch (on sale!)

I have really been focused on my health and wellness lately so I love that I am able to track my health and fitness stats with my Apple Watch. I plan on buying 2 of these as birthday gifts for my nieces so being able to get them on sale during Prime Days will be great!

Update: I did indeed buy 2 of these yesterday.....My nieces (both turning 13) are going to be SO SO excited!!

3 in 1 Charger Station for Apple phone, AirPods & Apple Watch (on sale!!)

This charger is so cool! I do not own this yet but I am going to order it during the sale. I like the idea that I would only have to pack 1 charger for all of my devices when I travel. (ordering 2 extras for my kids too!)

SunBum 3-in-1 Leave in Conditioner 20-30% OFF

This leave-in conditioner has been a long time favorite of mine, especially during the summer because of the light summery banana scent. It always leaves my hair soft, frizz free, shiny and smelling great! This truly rivals more expensive leave-in hair products!

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex 30% OFF

This is one of my all-time favorite cleansers and I love this brand overall. If you use iSClincal you know that it NEVER goes on sale. It is always excluded from sales at Skinstore or Dermstore... So to see it at 30% off is incredible! It looks like much of the line is on sale too!

By the way, you can use this cleanser as a light mask by leaving it on for a minute or two...Love a multitasker!

STRIVECTIN is 34% off!

This Strivectin Super-C Retinol serum gets amazing reviews and I know that many of you love the brand. It looks like most of the brand is on sale - this particular product is 34% off!

Sooo many more note-worthy sales!!!! All of these sales are for both July 11th and 12th unless otherwise noted in parenthesis next to the link. Many of these brand are having sales all across their lines so some of the links will go directly to their stores on Amazon. I will be adding more sales today and tomorrow so be sure to come back and check it out!

It Cosmetics 40%-50% off (So many more products from this brand on sale)

Super Hero Mascara

Your Skin But Better CC Cream

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm 20%-30% off

PCA Skin 30%-40% off

Peter Thomas Roth 30%-40% off

Skyn Iceland 25-30% OFF

My favorite from this line is the Icelandic Youth Serum ((28% OFF) (it is an astaxanthin based serum...A stellar antioxidant) and their eye patches (I ALWAYS have in my little fridge along with my Drmtlgy eye patches. The Drmtlgy brighten and the Skyn Iceland de-puff BIG TIME! So cooling and soothing!)

SunBum Products 20%-30% off

Laneige 30%-40% off

Lip Sleeping Mask (I love this!!)

Lip Glowy Balm

Water Bank Hyaluronic Moisturizer

CeraVe 20%-30% off

Tatcha 20%-30% off

The Serum Stick

Dewy Skin Mist

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Moisturizer 20%-30% off

Neutorgena HydroBoost 30%-40% off

Avene 30%-40% off (this is a big discount!)

BioDerma Micellar Water 30%-40% off

Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum 30%-40% off

Perricone MD 40%-50% off

The Inkey List 30%-40% off (July 11th only)

Shiseido 20%-30% off

Neostrata 40%-50% off

Pacifica (lots of items) 25-50% off

Andalou Naturals 20-30% Off Select items

Bioderma 30% off


Real Techniques 20%-30% off (makeup applicators)

Urban Decay Naked Palettes 45% off

Dermablend 30%-40% off

Anastasia Beverly Hills 20%-30% off

PUR 4-1 pressed mineral makeup (and a few other things from the line) 30% off


Pureology 30%-40% off

Hydrate Shampoo

Hydrate Conditioner

Olaplex (the entire line) 20%-30% off

Unite Hair 20%-30% off

Kitsch Heatless Curls 30%-40% off (July 11th only)

BaByliss PRO

Living Proof Dry Shampoo 30%-40% off

Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray 30%-40% off

IGK Antisocial Bond Building Dry Mask 30%-40% off

Alterna Haircare 30%-40% off


Foreo 30-50% OFF

SolaWave 40%-50% off (July 11th only)

NuFace 30%-40% off (July 11th only)

DR PEN A7 (from New Body Life seller, my preferred seller) 20% off

MLAY Radio Frequency Device 20% off

TriPollar Radio Frequency Device

Stop X Rose


NEWA 20% off (plus add a 20% off coupon)

PMD Clean 40% off

Myolift Mini 15% off

HigherDose Red light Therapy Mask 20% off

I have this mask, their sauna blanket and PEMF mat- I love them all! HigherDose makes very quality products and this mask is great option if you have been waiting for Prime Days to purchase one.


Strivectin (WOW. So many things from this line on deep discount!)

Lanbelle (many things up to 40% off)

Phyto Hair (MANY things on sale...I have loved the Defrisant forever!)

The Inkey List (the fulvic cleanser is a fave of mine)

Kitsch (this brand is already affordable! These are GREAT stocking stuffer ideas! (I KNOW. That's insanity)

SolaWave 40%-50% off

NuFace 30%-40% off

Howl Deal Days

July 9th-July 16th


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There are so many great products from Avene it would be hard to list them all in this blog!

The Redness Relief Mask is a holy grail for me, I really like to use this while massaging to help combat redness.

Right now I’m also loving the compact SPF as foundation AND bronzer (the darker shade), it's a plus that I am able to get in a little bit of extra sun protection during these warmer summer months.

To see some of my favorites from Avene then watch:

Avene | FAVORITES!!! What's new? and what I won't be purchasing again!

The Inkey List

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The Inkey List is probably one of the most affordable brands of skincare on the market, but don't let the price tag fool you they still have some amazing, straight-forward products.

I have two top picks on my list- The Fulvic Acid Cleanser (only $10!) is really nice and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated and the PHA Toner is a very gentle exfoliate that works great for dry/sensitive skin.


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A few months ago Dermelect was a "new to me" brand. I had seen the viral Get Lifted Moisturizer so I caved and bought it and was instantly impressed. I quickly ordered several more products from them and they did not let me down either. Great ingredient decks, affordable prices and products that work, what more could I ask for?

These products are worth checking out:

Self Esteem Sleep Serum

Neck Firming Lift Cream

Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector

Redness Conceal & Correct

For a great brand overview on Dermelect watch this video:

The BEST SERUM & NECK CREAM I have found in YEARS are from one brand: Dermelect | **NOT SPONSORED

Coco & Eve

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I first discovered Coco&Eve last year when I was sent the Sunny Honey Bronzing Foam and it very quickly became my #1 tanning product. Ok, maybe it's a tie... because I really, really like the Antioxidant Face Tanning Micromist too!!!

They also have some very nice hair care products! The Sweet Hair Repair Mask is incredible- I literally re-purchase this every time they have a sale.


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A few years ago I bought the UBeauty Resurfacing Compound and I loved it so much that it made it into my Best Skincare of 2021 video. For some reason (probably because it is expensive $$$ ) it just didn't make it back into my skincare rotation. I recently repurchased it during a Memorial Day sale and the second I put it on I remembered how much I loved it! However due to the price, I would only ever recommend buying this when its on sale!

Benefit Cosmetics

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The Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel has been a long time favorite of mine, I use it in shade 3 (neutral light brown) but its available in 10 different shades!!!

They have a really great range of colors available on so many different make-up products.

Rene Furterer

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This hair care line has been around for years (like since the 50's!) but can you believe that I have actually never tested out any of the products? I am definitely planning to place an order during this sale so I can see if there is anything worth raving about. If you have any recommendations for me please let me know in the comments section, you can get there by scrolling to the bottom of this blog.


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Tula actually has some really nice products, but there is one thing that turns me away and that's.... the price!!!! If you are someone who loves Tula then a 20% off sale is a great time to stock up on your favorites! I really like their Banana Pudding Cleansing Body Exfoliator the scent is so sumptuous.


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Kopari is an all around great place to shop for quality body care products. The Sun Shield Body Glow SPF 50 (also available in Rose Gold) is a very pretty sunscreen topper that gives the body a nice shimmer. I like to use the Exfoliating Crush Scrub when I am prepping my skin for self-tanning and the Tri-Peptide Lip Cloud Oil is packed full of peptides and ceramides and leaves my lips feeling very smooth and hydrated!


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There is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars a year for in-office Dermaplaning appts when you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the price. The Dermaflash Luxe is the best fool- proof way to Dermaplane at home, I also own the mini version (super affordable) and find that it is great for travel.

For a quick Dermaplane tutorial using Dermaflash watch this video:

Sharing my SIMPLE (49 year old) dermaplaning | peel | LED + makeup routine for luminous skin ✨ GRWM!

Violet Grey

Code: SHOPDIRECT20 saves 20% on 3 best selling brands Dr. Barbara Sturm, La Mer & Charolette Tilbury.

If you have followed me for awhile then you know that I am always searching for affordable alternatives to expensive skincare, and I have found some great dupes along the way. However, I know that a lot of you (myself included) still like to splurge on luxury products sometimes so what better time to do so than when they are on sale.

Well, that's it... my top picks for Prime Days and Howl Days. I hope you found this blog to be helpful and that all of you are having a wonderful summer! XOXO Penn

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