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Prime Day, now in its fourth year, is bigger and better than ever.
This year, the sales event is live for a full 36 hours and is promising more than one million deals worldwide.
Now through July 17, you can shop an unprecedented number of deals, but you probably can’t dedicate your entire day to looking through pages and pages of deals. That’s why we’re doing it for you and handpicking the best ones that you should focus on today to save you both money and time.
Below you’ll find a master list of the very best Prime Day 2018 deals across all categories, including tech, home and kitchen, travel, and back-to-school products. There are so many deals to look through, so we took the time to find only the best ones. We’ll be updating this page throughout the day, so check back here frequently for the best and most up-to-date flash deals.
Just remember that you have to be a Prime member to take advantage of the deals, so don’t forget to sign up for a free 30-day trial membership here if you haven’t already. There are more perks if you want to stay a Prime member after your trial.
This is our cheat sheet to the 24 best Prime Day deals of 2018. You can keep scrolling to check out our full list:
To get things started, and since this is Amazon Prime Day, here are the best Amazon devices and Prime services on sale. At $69.99, the Amazon Echo is available for its lowest price ever. At $79.99, the Kindle Paperwhite is also at its lowest price to date.
Olivia Culpo‘s first grown-up home is just like her — polished, pretty and more than a little glam.
The actress and model picked out her Hollywood condo for its cool, loftlike feel and architectural details, including an oddity for the West Coast: exposed brick walls. “I was definitely attracted to the character in this building and you don’t find a lot of that in LA, so it reminded me of where I’m from on the East Coast,” the Rhode Island-raised star, 26, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
“She’s got that East Coast, preppy vibe about her, so the minute we started chatting I was envisioning some sort of interior from a Nancy Meyers movie,” says designer Orlando Soria, who along with online-decorating service Homepolish helped bring her ladylike rooms to life with pale furnishings, blush accessories and hits of polished brass.
“We combined light colors, which are traditionally seen as feminine, with strong geometry, traditionally seen as masculine, to create a space that felt neither too childish or too industrial,” explains Soria, who chose pieces from Hayneedle, including a pair of tufted ottomans that stand in for a coffee table.
Though they didn’t make any huge structural chances to the space, the pair did build a custom closet for the fashion lover and a dining nook in one corner that Culpo says has the best light in the house for snapping Instagram photos.
Though the social media star is frequently traveling for work, when she is home, you can find her in one spot: “I definitely lay in bed for so long and I watch HGTV,” she admits of her crash time.
The bedroom’s walls are lined with gold-framed mirrors to visual expand the cozy space, and of course for the Culpo to check her look before heading out to the other place she feels right at home: a red carpet.
After nearly a year-long process of making it her own, the finished apartment finally reflects its stylish owner. Says Culpo: “It’s glam. It’s modern. It’s everything that I wanted it to be. It’s perfect for me.”
Melodramatic purple adds sophistication and visual interest to any space. Image: Elad Gonen
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Millennial pink has had its day. The warm shade shaped a number of decor trends in 2017. 2017 is over, though, and the new year is bringing hot new hues. One of the hottest is actually a cool, calming color. If you haven’t already been exposed to melodramatic purple, let us introduce you.
This color started its climb to the top just recently. The name “melodramatic purple” came into the spotlight in August of last year, when Lorde stepped onto the red carpet in a dress of this color. Now, it’s cropping up as a go-to shade for fashionistas and interior decorators. Why?
Melodramatic purple replaces the youthful vibes of millennial pink with sophistication and subtlety. While the pink was ideal for accent pieces and pops of color, this chic purple stands in for neutrals and shines when featured in major design pieces. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can incorporate melodramatic purple into your home decor.
Melodramatic purple yard decor
Decorating your outdoor spaces can be challenging. You want them to feel fun and fresh, but you also need to consider colors that can hold up when exposed to the elements. Fortunately, this year’s favorite purple can come to the rescue. Because melodramatic purple is already a soft hue, it doesn’t change much as it fades in the sun. It’s an ideal color for any outdoor upholstery and umbrellas.
Or, if you’re looking for a more natural way to incorporate this trending shade, grow it. Lavender bushes thrive with infrequent watering, making them ideal for black thumbs and water-conscious gardeners alike. Mexican sage is another low-maintenance way to add splashes of purple to your yard.
Purple blooms keep your yard looking fresh without overwhelming it with color. Image: Peter A. Sellar
Melodramatic purple curtains
If you’re attracted to melodramatic purple but don’t want to be married to it forever, turn to your curtains. The changing season is a great time to swap out your window coverings and refresh your home. Add purple curtains to your dining room to give the space a luxurious feel. Remember, purple is the color of royalty. The soft touch of this drapery swap will make your space feel lush and inviting, even as it adds an air of sophistication.
This curtain swap is also ideal for rooms where you want to add a sense of calm, like a nursery or office. If you’re feeling frazzled sitting at your desk, this soothing hue can help you recenter.
Add a sense of calm and softness to any space with curtains in this color. Image: D’Apostrophe Design
Melodramatic purple furniture
Even if you find an affordable piece of furniture, there’s still the time-investment factor. There are many choices to consider: shape, size and fabric. Statement couches in vibrant hues are fun and add a notable design element, but will you get sick of the color?
Melodramatic purple provides a happy middle ground between the same-old neutrals and high-saturation hues that could go out of style. The mellow but interesting color adds a cosmopolitan touch to any living area without overwhelming the space.
Melodramatic purple is making its mark on the design and fashion world. When you incorporate it into your home, you’ll not only be on-trend, you’ll also work an interesting but balanced shade with staying power into your decor.
How will you use melodramatic purple in your home? Let us know in the comments.
Former “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines is launching a summer collection for Matilda Jane Clothing.
It will feature casual clothing and accessories for babies, tweens, women, and home.
Plus, the collection will introduce the brand’s first apparel for boys and men.
Popular home renovation show “Fixer Upper” may be over, but its stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, aren’t going anywhere. Their Magnolia empire comprises everything from the Magnolia Homes renovation business, Magnolia Realty real estate agency, and Magnolia Silos marketplace to “Magnolia Journal” magazine, Magnolia House and Hillcrest Estate luxury rental properties, and Magnolia Table restaurant.
And now, Joanna’s latest project is debuting June 1.
She has teamed up with family fashion brand Matilda Jane Clothing to design a special summer collection of adorable clothes and accessories for girls, babies, tweens, and women as well as home goods, according to a press release. Plus, the brand will be offering styles for boys and men for the first time ever via the collection.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
The New York City Medical Examiner confirmed on Thursday that Kate Spade’s death was a suicide.
The cause of death was suicide by hanging.
55-year-old fashion designer Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue home on Tuesday.
Kate Spade’s cause of death was suicide by hanging, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on Thursday.
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are on sale for $6 million — the highest-ever price for pop culture memorabilia.
The Cowardly Lion’s costume from “The Wizard of Oz” is already one of the most expensive film costumes ever sold.
Two Marilyn Monroe dresses are among the most expensive pieces of memorabilia ever sold.
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from”The Wizard of Oz” are looking for a new home.
Actress Judy Garland wore the shoes in the 1939 film and they’re now on sale by Moments In Time for $6 million. The slippers had previously been on exhibit at Disney World for over a decade. Several other pairs of the slippers exist, including a pair that was stolen in 2005 and never found.
The authentication document for the $6 million pair says the shoes are “rimmed in 46 rhinestones, surrounding 42 bugle beads and the three larger (rectangular) jewels centered in a line.”
While no movie prop or costume has ever sold publicly for more than $6 million, there have been several pieces of memorabilia that were auctioned off for seven figures.
Take a look at these 12 pieces of memorabilia from movies, TV, and sports which each sold for at least $3 million.
Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball: $3 million
In the summer of 1998, baseball fans across the country watched Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire try to break Roger Maris’ single-season home-run record. Eventually, both players broke Maris’ record of 61 home runs, which had stood since 1961.
Sosa ended the year with 66 home runs and McGwire hit an even 70. Even though it wasn’t the home run that broke the record, comic book millionaire Todd McFarlane purchased McGwire’s 70th home run ball for $3 million. He also owns McGwire’s 67th, 68th, and 69th, and Sosa’s 66th home run balls.
The Cowardly Lion’s costume: $3.1 million
The ruby slippers are not the only sought-after costume from “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy’s dress from the movie sold for over $1.5 million, but another character’s wear has sold for more.
Actor Bert Lahr donned this costume made of actual lion skin and fur for the 1939 film. He sung “If I Were King of the Forrest” and found his courage in this costume.
Bonhams auctioned off this piece of movie history in 2014 for $3 million.
Honus Wagner T206: $3.1 million
The most famous baseball card of all time is also the most expensive. There is an entire book dedicated to the card and it has arguably overshadowed Wagner’s Hall of Fame playing career.
Only 57 of the cards are known to exist and few are in good condition considering they were printed between 1909 and 1911. At one time, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky owned one of the mint condition copies.